Hello all! I hope that everyone is ok. It's been quite a while since I last blogged. I went away on holiday to the very lovely Spain for a few weeks. Took the rain with me and then brought it back home again it seems!
We stayed here for a few days at the start of the holiday, with a friend who lives there.
6km from the nearest town, surrounded by olive and almond groves. Some just planted!
So peaceful and quiet. Bliss!! And the sun shone the whole time we were here!
After our stay here, we headed south to civilisation (and rain). Fortunately, I had my ipad with me so was able to have a quick surf of the net whilst topping up my non-existant tan! LOL!
So, on to my card. I wasn't going to blog this, as I don't think it is as exciting as I wanted it to be! But as I've been quiet for a while and my mojo is scrabbling around for some inspiration, I thought I'd show this, as an example of how NOT to do a man card! LOL!
I've used papers from the Tim Holtz ~ Vintage Shabby pad.
The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment was stamped from individual letter stamps by Paperartsy, which I embossed.
The metal '50' numerals are Tim's of course. I enjoyed hammering those brads into place :-)
The birdcage stamp and die is also by Paperartsy. I embossed the image and added some of Tim's ball chain.
I just love birdcages and when we were on holiday we kept passing this shop which had a really old vintage brass birdcage in the window and I stopped and drooled down the window looking at it every day. I wanted it! It had no price tag on it though and I didn't dare ask!
Then one day, we were in my favourite jewellery shop and I saw my OH buy a little charm. He said it was a Christmas present, but then on the last day of our holiday he gave it to me! Woohoo!
It's a birdcage charm for my Thomas Sabo charm bracelet. The bottom opens up to reveal a little bird. So cute!
Whilst I'm here, I will enter the following competitions with my card:
'numbers': Simon Says Stamp & Show and Creative Belli.
'something to celebrate': Stamp Something.
'neutrals plus one colour': Gingersnap Creations.
Thank you for looking!