Monday, 10 November 2014

A Birthday Card, a Birthday Boy and a Visit to the NEC

Hi there folks, it's been a little quiet on here for a few days as I've been busy spending time with my Dad and helping him celebrate his Birthday.

Here's the card I made for him

I used a scallop edge 8 x 8 base card and created a background using a Memory Box hexagon stencil and Distress Inks.

The cute bees were a free digi from Uprintables by Rebecca B - there are some great images on her site for free download (check her terms and conditions before using).  I fussy cut all the bees and attached them with PinFlair Glue to give them different levels.

The sentiment is a stamp from a set by Stampin'Up! which I stamped using black Archival Ink then cut out using an oval punch.

Dad's birthday started by opening cards and gifts - helped by Miss Tilly, who loves nothing more than opening parcels as you can see !

The day finished off with a family dinner at a local restaurant and more card and gift opening

The birthday celebrations didn't end there, however.  The following day saw us heading off to the Craft Exhibition at the NEC where Dad was a huge hit with the presenters on the Create and Craft stand.  Stephanie Weightman very kindly spent a lovely long time speaking to him - I tell you he was a very happy chappie
Stephanie then gave him a signed photo and asked him to send her some of his cards, being most impressed that at 88 years young he was still an avid crafter.

I did add to my stash, even though I was sure there was nothing I needed !  I went a bit crazy on the Lavinia Stamps stand, but I know I will use my new stash often as I do love there stamps and dies.  I also picked up two great goody bags, the one from Create and Craft was particularly impressive and great value for just £10.   Containing dies, embossing folders, templates and punches plus loads more.

I think this post is about long enough, so I'll save my latest project for posting at a later date.  I hope you've enjoyed this little window into our family celebrations, thanks for visiting.


Lauren Hatwell said...

Well first let me compliment you on your most excellent fussy cutting. I wish I could fussy cut so neatly. I am MOST impressed... Your card is fabulous and I'm sure the birthday boy was mighty pleased with it. Looks like he had a really special day, and how kind of Miss Tilly to assist with the unwrapping part of the day :oD

A day at the NEC sounds like the perfect treat. Sir Andy certainly knows how to charm the ladies doesn't he :oD


Kathyk said...

Well done on your haul from the NEC ... good to see Sir AofS looking so well too matey

Your card is the bees knees too!


Louise Wright said...

Love the card and thanks for link to digi :) looks like Andy had a great birthday. Wish I had made it to the nec this year... can't wait to see what you make with your new stash. Happy playing :)

Katie Berberich said...

Firstly I hope your Dad enjoyed his special day Wynneth. Wishing him a belated Happy Birthday. He sure looked extremely happy to let Tilly join him in the gift un-wrapping! What a lovely photo that is.
I just loved the pic with Stephanie, what a great memory. I can see why she spent so long talking with your Dad, I bet she learnt a thing or two. Bless him.
Stash that you didn't know you needed is always the best ;)
Hugs, Katie xx

RebeccaB said...

Hello Wynneth.... RebeccaB Designs here from U printables by RebeccaB. I've come over here because a lady called Lottie left a msg on my blog saying she'd seen your bee card. I just had to find you ;)
The card is absolutely gorgeous. You have layered everything perfectly. The card looks like it's come from a gift shop, you are very talented. I think those bees were meant for you, they've gone to a wonderful home haha ;)
I just love seeing my designs being used and I haven't even printed this one off for myself yet :)
If you use any more of my printables and publish the photo, let me know so I can come have a look please. Take care and have fun :)

RebeccaB said...

Also I'm going to publish your card on my FB page to show off your handiwork ;)