Thursday 16 August 2018

My Challenge Card

Good Morning Ladies,

Well today is a rather special day in our's Paul's Birthday, I feel a little sad though, because we usually spend his birthday together as a family, on the beach usually in the sunshine in Spain, he has to go to work today though, it just doesn't seem right.  Never mind only today and tomorrow and then we have 3 weeks together.  I hope he has a very Happy Birthday all the same, he deserves to be treated like a king on his birthday, I still can't believe how lucky I am to be married to such an amazing, kind, caring and loving Man.  I think that most of us ladies have truly good husbands though, which is not always the case.

Now today's card is the simple Birthday card that I made for Paul, it is my Challenge card for Karen's challenge, there are two options for songs for this card...….
Dandelion by the Rolling Stones or
Happy Birthday by Altered Images.

I used the Stampin Up! Dandelion Wishes and Bokeh Background Stamps to create this card, I just love the 'I made a wish and your came true' sentiment, actually its very true! 
The colours I used are Balmy Blue and Whisper White.
I hope he likes it xx

Another busy day packing and making cards to schedule for me, I am starting to panic a little bit, I am sure it will all fall in to place in time though.
We are all going out for dinner tonight, which I am looking forward to, its so nice going out as a family, with a few '+ 1's ' !

I hope that you all have a lovely day my lovelies,

Love and hugs



  1. How clever Sandra, the dandelion images are so beautiful but I do think they make a great masculine card too. Great choices of songs for your card challenge entry Sandra and happy birthday to Paul too. TFS :O) xxx

  2. Morning Ladies

    Gorgeous card Sandra& I hope Paul has a lovely birthday and you all have a great time out tonight.

    I was very late home last night-11:30! Awake at my usual time this morning but at least I’ve not had to rush . The weather forecast says sunshine & cloudy today but it looks quite grey. I’m off to Southport Flower Show today with my crazy friend. We’re not likely to stay too long so I’ll go onto Tesco to do my shopping then I can relax this evening.


  3. Morning Everyone
    from a very dark and damp morning here in Sheffield.

    First a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL. I hope you have a lovely evening spent with the family.

    SANDRA- a very pretty card and I love the colours you have used.

    My task for today is to get my CC sent off and then I think a little tidying around my craft station is called for as it looks as though a bomb has hit it. I must find a way of storing finished cards. At the moment I put them in a box all ready for writing when needed but I then forget them and make another card derrrrrrrrrrrr or what.

    The CAFE doors are unlocked and ready for you all to pop in when ready for a sit and a chat.
    HUGS are on their way to you all. Take care everyone xxxx

  4. Great card Sandra. PAUL will love it HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL. I love that you've entered my challenge. I was hoping to do cc yesterday and got asked at the last minute by daughter to make a New Baby card in blue (I have pink in my stash but no blue) It was such a rush that I didn't even photograph it. Hopefully I will get a chance later
    I hope the last minute packing goes OK - any sign of the missing flip flops?
    Must dash, will be back

  5. Morning everyone
    Lovely card and A big Happy Birthday Paul ! Have a lovely dinner tonight.
    Sending many hugs to you all and hope you have a nice day whatever you do xxx

  6. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL I hope you have a great day. xxx and HUGS
    Love the card you have made for him and I’m sure he will too.

    Sandra I hope the girls have got their GCSE (A level) results. 🤞Fingers crossed they were what they hoped for. Tierney logged on to UCAS at 8am ...... her offer from Leeds was there, bless her she was shaking with excitement. Mum had driven over to take her to school to get the actual A level results, she got the A’ s needed. We had sort of guessed that having already got the Uni offer. She has gone back home to see Dad and siblings, but will be back this afternoon. It’s been so exciting here the morning has flown by.

    John and I are going for eye tests this afternoon, I’m sure my prescription has changed quite a bit, so new glasses will be needed. Johns doesn’t seem to change much. He may be let off for another year.

    MARIA Hope Dad and Mum are alright. xx
    PAT How is Pete after the transfusion? xx
    LYNDA I hope you are feeling better xx

    Better get a wiggle on , Have a good day everyone, Hugs Brenda xxx

    1. Hi Brenda
      Congratulations are in order for Tierney. Well done on getting A’s and a place at Leeds University.
      Hope you eye tests go ok, I’m due one at the end of the month
      Pete’s feeling a bit better today and he has a bit more colour. Not looking so yellowy. Mind take a couple of days for him to be his old Perky self. We’ve had a few visitors today to see how he is so that’s cheered him up.

  7. Hi Sandra and ladies
    Wishing Paul a very Happy Birthday. I hope you have a lovely day. Lovely card today Sandra.
    Pete looks a bit better today thank you very much. It might be a few days before he gets back normal. Well that’s the theory anyway. Although I don’t think he’s ever been normal.
    Maria I hope your Mum and Dad are feeling a better today. Must be a worry for you when your not on hand so to speak.

  8. Hi Sandra & all in cafe,
    Sandra please wish Paul a very happy birthday, & hop you have a lovely meal with family tonight. Is it a double celebration for the girls results, I am sure it will be. Lovely card you made for Paul, beautiful colour as
    Pat good to see Pete looks a little better today.
    Brenda congratulations to Tierney, such a relief to them. Hope eye test goes
    Maria hope news is better from Mum & Dad, hugs on
    Sending hugs to all who need them love

  9. Hi, very quick call as have to Dr this afternoon as a red rash has developed on my legs together with the swelling.

    On a happier note please wish Paul a happy birthday. Hope you have a lovely family time tonight, you are so lucky to have your family close by.

    Lovely card Sandra, that sentiment is rather special.

    I hope this publishes, been having trouble with Mr Google.

  10. Hello Sandra & ladies
    SANDRA love your birthday card for Paul. Wishing him a very happy birthday. Enjoy your family meal tonight.
    Hope the girls have got their GSE result they wanted & making it a double celebration meal.
    PAT pleased to read Pete is feeling better after his transfusion sending Hug's
    BRENDA Congatulations to Tierney for her exam results.A Proud Nan & Granddad
    Just sent Sandra my Challenge cards, so now I have to tidy my craft room I make so much mess 😳.
    MARIA hope dad & mum have better news for you Big Hug's xx
    It's come over very dark think we are in for some Rain. So better go & get washing in. Have a good afternoon Hug's for everyone xx
    Love Lynda xx