Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Leapday and Birthday wishes .....

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.... It's Leapday today - if you're one of those born on 29th February, I'd like to wish you a Happy Birthday!!  I think it must be quite strange being born on 29th February and only having a "proper" birthday once every four years!!  Famous people born on 29th Feb include:
  • Jimmy Dorsey (band leader) b: 1904, d: 1957
  • Rossini (composer) b: 1792, d: 1868
  • Pope Paul III b: 1468, d: 1549

Things are moving on here. Yesterday, I had the oven professionally cleaned - looks wonderful now!  But I mustn't use it - so I'm going to be cooking on the hob and mircowave for the next couple of weeks!!  Today has been really good - I planned some "me" time and arranged for my hairdresser, Debbie, to come round colour, cut and blow dry my hair.  She's a fabulous hairdresser and I'm absolutely delighted with the cut and colour - it's going to have to keep me going until I can find a new hairdresser in Northville!

I managed to get into my craft room this evening and did some initial tidying - I'm going to be giving away quite a lot of the "scrap" piles.  It felt good clearing it all out this evening.  After that I decided to make a few cards.   You'll get to see the rest later this week.

My cousin, Neil, has his birthday on Friday and I suddenly realised that while I've made lots of cards for my Aunt, I didn't have one ready for me to send to Neil.  So I used the colours from this week's Colour Q - cQc126 challenge and the layout from Clean & Simple Stamping - FTL179 to come up with Neil's card.

I've used some of my lovely new stash from Stampin' Up! to make Neil's card.  I treated myself to a set of SU marker pens; it made colouring the sentiment so easy!  This card was so quick to make and I'm really pleased with it.  And it's one of the most clean and simple designs.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! - Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set), Sprinkled Expressions
Inks:  SU - Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig to position stamps and card from stash

I also want to share with you a lovely notebook that Vicky sent me last week (along with my SU goodies - my last Stampers 6 parcel).  She made it specially for our move to America - it's fabulous and is the perfect place to record our adventures.

Don't you just love the sweet little plane?  I think the journal title is absolutely brilliant!  Vicky really is very creative!  Thanks so much for the lovely gift, and for all my super goodies as part of the Stampers 6 Club.  I'll be back in about 3 years!

Before I finish, I'd just like to welcome my newest follower - Susan - really pleased you've joined me!  Do join me tomorrow with the new challenge over at St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.  Bye for now!


Jackie said...

Fabulous CAS card and I love the colours. A fantastic notebook too :o)
Jackie xx

Tara Cardwell said...

Love the card Deborah - CAS perfection.
What a cute notebook - you'll have lots of fun adventures to fill its pages with I'm sure!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Deborah and what a great notebook from Vicky..


Kim S said...

I'm so glad you gave yourself the markers - this simple card is absolutely perfect with the colored sentiment.

Paula (PEP) said...

Superb CAS for a man & I love the colours - I've not got to use my markers yet but will do & this demonstrates perfectly how utterly useful they are.
Love the look of the journal too.
Paula (PEP)

Ardyth said...

Love this CAS and yet colourful card! And I can sympathize with you and having to find a new hairdresser. Before I moved to the UK (18 years ago - I'm back in Canada now), I took pictures of my last haircut from every angle so I could show the new one in London! Good luck!

Sylvia said...

Sweet CAS card, Deborah, I love how you used the Sale-A-Bration stamp set with these colors. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

Stella said...

You do CAS in a wonderful way; I can only sigh and stare. Always lovely to be here>>> i love that notebook that you got from your friend. There will be enough to write down.... I have not been around lately;sorry... when are you leaving for the USA?

Arielle H Gordon said...

Hey Deborah - this is just PERFECT! Thank you so much for joining us at the colourQ this week!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful CAS design on your card Deborah - so colorful and perfect for a guy! and what a fun journal your friend made for you to use while in the US!

Buffy said...

Gorgeous cards Debs, love those colours

As for my weakness
I got French country, Florentine Flippery, Compact sentiments & Chicken wire

And I didn't get the job at the local Uni. But I suppose I can take consolement in knowing I made the final six.

See you saturday
Buf x

Meredith MacRitchie said...

*perfect* take on that sketch, Deborah!!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love what you've done with these stamps Deborah - it's the most beautiful CAS design. I'm so pleased you like the journal!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a cool card for the colourQ, the star that is breaking away in stars rocks.

SmilynStef said...

Awesome cards ... I really love what you created with those colors.

Jen Mitchell said...

Wonderful CAS design. Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

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