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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me...!!

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Yay, it's my 43rd birthday today!  I mean, boo, it's my 43rd birthday today!!  So what does one do to celebrate one's birthday?  Take a day's holiday from work of course!  Well, I've done that, but I actually need to spend ALL day doing housework and gardening!  We are hosting two lunch parties this weekend - my in-law's 40th wedding anniversary and my mum's 70th birthday - so it's go, go, go to get things ready!!!  Hey ho, at least the lovely hubster will take me out to my all time fave restaurant The Griffin Inn in Fletching tonight - the food is superb and the wine waiter is cute (and far too young for me, but a gal can look, right?!).

Anyhoo, enough waffle - here is a birthday card I made for someone else!  I used some more fave goodies over at Quixotic Paperie...


Isn't this cutie fun?!  And such a dream to colour in!  This is Jester Bear by Rick St Dennis - one of the newer lines Quixotic Paperie is now stocking!  You can either buy him for just £3.45 or the whole first Bears #1 collection of 6 images for £17.99 (that's £3 each!).  I used that fun paper from the My Minds Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue paper pad - just to add to the fun!

That's it from me for now - please join me later for the new Take the Pixie Dust challenge!


Michelle said...

Happy birthday to you.........Happy Birthday to you........ Happy Birthday dear Mary....Happy Birthday to you!!!

Just be grateful you go to read that and not listen to it,lol!!

Hope you have a wonderful birthday and get a few pleasant surprises.



Oh, and I really love your fun card, the layout is fab and those stars are fantastic!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Happy Birthday Mary, shame you've got to do the dreaded "HW" hope you enjoy your day!! Gorgeous card too!

Ciska said...

Ooooh, happy birthday honey, hope you're having a lovely day and a yummy dinner! This card is another cutie, I love the primary colours, I don't use them nearly enough so might have a go myself now!

Sally said...

Now come on HW on your Birthday that is just wrong!!! lol. Happy Birthday honey, hope you have a fabby day anyway at least you are away from work.
Sounds like you will be having a great weekend too.
lots of hugs Sally xx

heidy said...

Hi Mary ,Happy Birthday sweetie!
Hope you will have a good one,but home work (lol)
What a great card!
Love it!
XXX Heidy

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Happy birthday, Mary! Just in case you haven't received my card, I'll be posting it on my blog a bit later today.

Gorgeous card, so chirpy.

cebelica said...

Happy birthday hun! May all your wishes come true and may the following year be full of special moments. *hugs*
I like the card you made a lot. It's so "dynamic" and so fun. Brilliant!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday chuck! x

Mike Newell said...

Happy Birthday Mary!!!! Hope you have a great day.

Squirrel x said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUNNY! Hope you have a super day. Loving that bear. Hugs Sxx

Chrissy said...

Happy Birthday Mary J...I wanted to get in first cause I messed the date up last time, but emergency babysitting made me late, Hope you have a wonderful day...and you will, because I've wished it


Chrissy said...

It's me again...just needed to add that your card is fabulous...very the stars, and very cute image...and asked the waiter if he has an older brother.


Amanda R said...

Happy Birthday! You are the same age as me and don't we look damn good! Hope you still have a good day but at least being off work is stil a break. Spectacular coloring on the bear and I love all the stars you added, goes perfectly with the paper. Hugs and don't drool in your food tonite when the waiter comes with the wine!

coops said...

Happy Birthday Mary.wishing you a wonderful day and noooooooo to the housework :D
your card is stunning.i love the fun image and great bright colours and design ;D

xx coops xx

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Mary J and wishing you an amazing Birthday, Happy Birthday wishes. Joey xxx

Craftilicious said...


Do try to have a little bit of birthday fun amongst the housework ;-)

Thanks so much for your additional cards for this weekends sale - they just arrived and are totally STUNNING as always :-D

Enjoy your parties this weekend.

Tara x

Tina said...

happy birthday hun.....hope you have a wonderful day...your card is amazing


Laila said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY :O) I hope you're having an awesome birthday, and a bit of pressies too.. I must say, that from your pic I would not have guessed you to become 43 !!! Are you sure you didn't make a mistake writing that number ???
Anyway, have a nice evening out.
Hugs Laila

MiamiKel said...

Happy Birthday, Mary!! I hope your day was specatcular!! Gorgeous Birthday card! So full of color and fun! xoxo

DesignerDiva said...

Happy birthday Mary I hope you have a fab day and get spoilt rotten! I'm still hungover from my party 2 days ago - alledgedly I was drinking a bottle of champagne with a straw. I don't think I believe that I'll need photographic evidence!
Your card is gorgeous as always love those stars

Laurie xx

Fabiola said...

encore une fabuleuse carte! quel talent! biz

Mandy said...

happy birthday Mary J !


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mary!!!
Gorgeous card as usual!

Kathleen said...

Lovely bright, cute card, fabulous papers.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

DANG - I missed your birthday! Well, sounds like you did too if you spent it on HW?! I think you're allowed a substitute day of fun if that happens, lol. Anyway, wishing you your BEST year yet, Mary J!!!

Anita said...

This is soooo cute and I love the colors. Adorable bear and the stars are perfect.

Theresa said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

What a fabulous card!! Love all the stars. The teddy is just too cute.

Anniebee said...

I'm here on the Pollycraft Blog Hop but I saw this card and had to stop to comment. It is adorable! I love everything about it and your coloring of the adorable teddy is exquisite and makes him come to life. I hope you had a lovely birthday!


Lynne Armstrong said...

Oh...I missed this post :( HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MARY J :) We nearly share the same birthdate...mine's the 22nd...just a bit older than you LOL Hope you had a fabulous day and a fun party weekend with your families.
Hugs xx


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