Sunday 17 January 2016

Things with Wings - Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Hello everyone :o)

This should have been posted yesterday, so I apologise for running so late, but yesterday was my 40th birthday and I just didn't get chance to pick up the laptop all day!

I don't feel bad about turning 40, although Dex did sweetly point out that I'm now 4 decades old lol.  My dad was very ill when I was growing up, and his aim was to get to his 40th birthday (he had marfan syndrome)... he missed it by 6 months, so I'm grateful that I got there, and still a little sad that he didn't.

Sooo... onto this week's challenge at Sweet Stampin', where we'd like to see your 'things with wings'.  We're sponsored by Craft's and Me this week.

This one was fun to make... I picked out one of the butterflies from a Clearly Besotted set (which doesn't seem to be available now, although this set is similar), made a mask using a post it note, and then stamped a butterfly border.  Coloured it with copics, and then added a sentiment from the same set.

I had a fab birthday... we wrapped up warm and went to Filey, had a freezing cold walk on the beach with the kids and dog, and went for fish and chips of course!  On the way back to Sheffield it started to snow, but we'd planned on spending the evening at my mum's so we went anyway... the journey back was a bit scary as the snow was starting to settle and the roads were very slippy.  Snow looks so pretty, but it's better when you don't have to drive anywhere!

I got lots of lovely pressies and cards, had flowers delivered, money to kit out my new craft room when (if?!) the building work's completed, and a Samsung tablet that I'm hoping will make it easier to visit everyone's blogs.  And while we were out the extension was being fitted with its new windows and doors, so it looks almost finished from the outside now... exciting!

Right, I think I've waffled on long enough!  Off to play with my tablet and visit some of your blogs... thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely day :o)


Tracey T said...

Gorgeous card, lovely CAS design. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday and before too long you'll have a beautifully kitted out craft room - what a brilliant start to your forties! xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I'm glad you had a lovely day yesterday Lisa.
A beautifully colourful CAS card design.

Chris said...

Glad you had a lovely day Lisa.
Your card is gorgeous, great masking and stamping and a beautiful CAS design.


Hi Lisa
A beautiful card and Happy Birthday and hope you are keeping well
Dianne xx :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Happy Belated 40th Birthday. Glad you had a happy day even if it was cold!

A Beautiful card with beautiful colours..

Sarah said...

Belated Happy Birthday Lisa, sounds like you had a lovely day with the men in your life!! Love your pretty card, the colours are gorgeous xx

Amanda said...

Happy belated 40th birthday Lisa, sounds like you enjoyed your day out, fish and chips sounds so yummy. Hugs, Amanda x

Debs said...

Happy Belated Birthday Lisa - sounds like you had a wonderful day.
Love this gorgeous card - fabulous design and stunning colouring.
Debs xx

rachel said...

wonderful card Lisa and belated birthday greetings. Big hugs xx

Jackie said...

My Dad was only 25 when he died, and I have now outlived him by 50 years, so I am truly grateful for every single day...hugs
What a stinning card and beautiful colouring :o)
Jackie xx

gail said...

Happy Birthday, looks like you had a fab day, I love the beach around Filey and sounds like my perfect day. Lovely card with those butterflies xxx

Whisper said...

Simply gorgeous CAS Butterfly card and i'm so glad you had a lovely Birthday, Luv Sam x

Annette said...

Congratulations on your 40th (I freaked out a little when it was mine!!) and I hope you have lots of fun with your new goodies. I love the butterflies card, it makes me think of spring rather than snow!

Unknown said...

Happy birthday for yesterday. Gorgeous card and such an effective use of the butterfly stamp. Karen xxx

An Occasional Genius said...

You are forgiven Lisa, a girl only turns 40 once! So pleased to hear you had a lovely day and are appreciating your age. Stunner of a card too xx

Carole Pollard said...

Happy Birthday Lisa so glad you had a great time. Fantastic card love the pretty design love and hugs Carole x

Kat W said...

You have made such a gorgeous CAS design with those beautiful colourful butterflies; very clever with the way you masked them.
So nice to hear you had a fab 40th birthday...Happy Birthday!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, and belated birthday Wishes sounds like you had a great time xx