Saturday, 26 July 2014

Happy Birthday to me!

Today I will be flying off to Spain with my husband, daughter and two grandchildren. We have been every summer since Daisy was born and she really looks forward to it. A week of R&R for some of the party, but probably not Granny and Grandpops!
We are really looking forward to spending time with them.
Today is also my birthday.... not an incredibly huge one...that comes next year, just a might big one!

Her are my cards for Less is More this week. The theme is Anything Goes!
This is the card I made for my son whose birthday is tomorrow! He's really into sailing and has just returned from a sailing holiday in Greece.
My very kind friend Sherry got the dies for me and shipped them over for me as the company (Creative Time) don't ship to the UK.  Thanks so much Sherry, what a great bunch of people bloggers are!

This utilises a Cuttlebug embossing folder which was inked with Distress ink before running the card through the machine. I was really pleased with how it turned out. The single house is from a Memory Box die and the sentiment computer generated.

For this I did that fiddly process where you have a die with 'tails' and a circle die and you cut them out so that the word die is attached to  main piece of card. Jennifer McGuire did a video explaining the process you can see it here. It gives quite a sense of achievement when it's done.
This last one is another of my watercolour stamp conglomerations. I was quite pleased with how the daisies turned out on this one! It was a commission card for a friend. The stamps are from Art Impressions coloured with Distress Inks. 
Have a wonderful week ...I hope to!

24 comments:

  1. Congrats for your birthday!!!
    Enjoy the quality-time with your family and congrats for your son tomorrow!
    Great inspiring cards and a super die on the first!
    Enjoy your vacation-week!
    Gerrina

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  2. Fabulous cards Chrissie, especially like the house embossing folder.

    Have a great birthday and ENJOY some qualtity time with the family.

    Love Sheila x

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  3. Many happy returns Chrissie, great cards love the 1st one xx Jan

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  4. Many happy returns Chrissie, hope you have a lovely birthday and a fabulous holiday! As always, your cards are brilliant, Jo x

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  5. Hi Chrissie
    Happy Birthday.... Enjoy your Hols....
    Three fabby cards.... Love the new home one
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRISSIE
    Have a lovely holiday and fabby cards x

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  7. All are fab cards Chrissie !! Love your style !

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  8. Happy, happy birthday Chrissie - what a way to celebrate.....flying off to Spain; bet it's not as hot there!!! lol Four gorgeous cards, love the one for your son with the anchor on. Have a wonderful birthday and holiday.

    Karen x

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  9. Happy Birthday, Chrissie. Have fun on vacation. I love each and everyone of your cards but the daisies have to be my favorite. I love watercoloring and those Art Impression stamps are great. I don't do wood mount stamps or I'd be tempted to buy them all.

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  10. Appy Burfday to U
    Appy Burfday to U
    Appy Burfday to Uhoooooo
    Appy Burfday to U

    Have a GREAT day and holiday.

    As always your cards are pure inspiration.

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  11. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Lovely cards - that anchor ROCKS and your water coloring is fabulous!!

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  12. Wow ... super creative cards --- all so unique and beautiful! Happy Birthday to you ... enjoy your holiday with the family! Loll xx

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  13. Great cards Chrissie. Enjoy your holiday with your family and I hope you have a fabulous birthday.

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  14. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Chrissie!sounds like you will be having fun too!Fab cards as always, the last one is my fav this week. Wow I love those daises and your great colouring :) Viv xx

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  15. Happy birthday, Chrissie! I hope you have a wonderful time with family in Spain :) You have left us with a wonderful selection of cards - love the anchor and your fab water colouring!

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  16. Happy belated Birthday Chrissie. All yoru cards are wonderful, really love the watercolor can and flowers, beautiful.

    Hope you have a wonderful vacation.

    ~carole

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  17. Happy birthday Chrissie! Great job on all your cards. I envy your trip to Spain. Have always wanted to go. Have fun....

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  19. Belated birthday greetings Chrissie, I hope you are enjoying your first day in Spain with the family:) Love your cards and especially the pink baby on I'm going to check out that tutorial. Hope to catch up with you in September at Ally Pally, I've made sure I'm not on Charlie duties that weekend:)
    Val x

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  20. Fabulous cards. Hope you had a fabulous birthday and a great holiday.
    Elaine

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  21. Happy Birthday and enjoy your trip! Your cards are all beautiful. ~Diane

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  22. Great cards Chrissie and Happy Birthday. Enjoy your hols.

    x

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  23. Chrissie!! I missed your big day, and nearly missed the challenge =/ A birthday. In Spain? Seems your wishes have all come true... so happy for you!
    =] Michele Ferguson

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  24. Love the card and wondered whose daisies stamps these are or if you free-handed them. kren dot kurts at gmail dot com

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie