Tuesday 22 September 2020

Another Beautiful Birthday card


Good Morning Ladies, 

What a beautiful September day we had yesterday, it was pleasantly warm and lovely and sunny and stayed warm into the evening, which I was glad of as I didn't get to spend much time out side until late afternoon.  Another day of phone calls and searching online for answers to other issues regarding probate and Land Registry πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜“!
So spending an hour in the garden checking over the sprouting Brocoli and Brussels Sprouts and picking what I expect are the last of the Sweet Peas,  they smell heavenly!

Today's card made me gasp in delight when I pulled it out of the envelope, the beautiful paper that Sonia used has a pretty blue floral pattern with a lovely lace detail too.  Sonia used really ornate frame die cuts that work perfectly with the detail in the patterned paper.  The sentiment which is from a Spellbinders set has a pretty font that works so well with the style of the card. Sonia finished this gorgeous card with a pretty butterfly πŸ¦‹ die cut.
Sonia thank you so much for my gorgeous Birthday card, I absolutely love it XXX 

Sonia's always has a way of inspiring me, this card it's the sentiment,  I have that set of stamps that I think I was inspired to buy by Sue Wilson, I had forgotten about them until I saw Sonia's card. So thanks again Sonia, while looking for those stamps I found a whole box of stamps,  hidden treasure!!! 

I got a bit more organising done in my craft room done before the phone calls started, hopefully I will get to finish it today.

I hope that you all have a lovely day,

Love and hugs to all of you, 



  1. Morning Ladies

    Sandra-what a gorgeous birthday card from Sonia, it’s so pretty. It would be lovely framed as a picture.
    Glad you were able to get some time in the garden to compensate for the time spent on the phone.

    My GP was meant to phone me yesterday-got a voicemail message yesterday afternoon (I don’t get any signal in the department) then her tried phone my house. Hubby answered and said as I was at work he doubted very much I’d have said to phone my home number. I phoned the surgery (after listening to the most ridiculous lengthy message) and asked for home to try my office number so instead I got another voicemail!!! Guess I’ll be phoning the surgery again today. Rant over.


  2. Hello all, dull and misty here.

    Sandra love your card from Sonia, it’s perfect, from the colour to the die cuts and sentiment.

    Kitchen fitters back today, so a bit noisy.

    Had to have the gas engineer out yesterday apparently our boiler was leaking pressure. He found the leak, then broke a valve, decided our pump was very noisy so decided to put anew one in. Then he couldn’t get the heating to work. After more than 3 hours he finally finished, dinner at 9 pm. Poor man should have been a 20 min job.
    Are we in for another luck down, we shall find out this evening, hope not but I fear it’s coming.
    Have a good day all , Lilian

    1. Hope the kitchens going well Lilian. Poor engineer with your boiler. Fingers crossed it’s working well now.

  3. Hi Sandra & ladies
    A lovely birthday card from Sonia today. Loved yesterday’s man card as I either forgot to post or it disappeared. Spent yesterday afternoon at Thrupp, people watching, watching the boats and reading. Left about 5.00 it was so nice.
    Take care & stay safe especially those in special measures.

  4. Hi everyone
    Thank you for sharing my card, and for your kind words. I’m pleased you liked it 😊
    I hope you manage to finish your craft room today, and still get time to relax xx
    Michele, I hope you get to speak to your GP today xx
    Lilian, sorry to hear about the problems with the boiler, bet you’ll be glad when it’s all finished xx
    Pat, sounds like you had a nice afternoon yesterday xx
    Looks like today is the last day of this lovely weather, then I think it’s really going to feel Autumnal.
    Enjoy the rest of the day whatever you are doing. Sending hugs to all xxx

  5. Hi Sandra and ladies.
    A very pretty birthday card from our Sonia for you. Beautiful papers.
    Sound like you had a lot to deal with again per telephone yesterday so hope today was better and you could have a rest.
    Michele- hope you got the call from doctor sorted and work was alright for you today.
    Lilian- oh dear what a mess. I hope everything now is sorted and the new sink on it's way. Hope your day been nice .
    Pat- sound like a nice place to go ,sit and people watching. We have got some books ordered so it be to read, card making and watching Tv I guess and still try to go for a daily walk when weather permitting if/when it be another lockdown. It really have gone up again with new cases every day.
    I wish you all a good evening and hope your day have been fine. Hugs to you all xx

  6. Hello Sandra and ladies,

    What a beautiful card Sonia made for your birthday, everything looks just perfect. Love the background paper and the ornate dies.

    Sandra I hope you are trying to take things easy and enjoy some family time.
    JANET how is the new central heating coming along. It will be lovely when it’s finished. Take care, we miss you . xx
    LILIAN hope your kitchen is nearing completion xx
    Sending hugs to Margaret and Lynda. xx

    Take care and stay safe. Love Brenda xxx