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London, Battersea, United Kingdom
I have been blogging since 2010. I have been married for 27 years and have three children,aged 28, 26, and 21. I have been blessed with Three Gorgeous Grandchildren. I love making my own cards, but dabble in cake making & crochet too. I am a create and craft member. I enjoy going to Alexander Palace twice a year with my mum. I live in Battersea and have grown up here, although me and hubby's dream is to one day live in Spain.....

Sunday, 12 August 2012

50th Birthday Card

Good Sunday evening to you all x

The closing ceremony of the Olympics has just started on tv. I am recording it too, although I am sure it will be available on Dvd soon.

What a week I have had, today has been sooo bloomin hetic!

My Daughter got her temporary accommodation on Tuesday. I must say I was quite shocked at what she has to live with for at least 9 months or so. It is a room with a kitchenette. She has her own toilet but will have to share a bathroom. Thankfully it got a lick of paint to freshen it all up. Me & hubby bought her a fridge freezer (coz she can take it with her when she gets her proper place). My Mum got her a mini oven (coz the one that was there was rank rotten). Father in law got her a microwave. Hubby moved her in. She has a lovely sofa bed too. 
When I went there on Friday I was so much happier. Although this is going to sound very silly... but its true.... the room looks more spacious with all her bits in it. She has a nice big rug being delivered from Ikea on Wednesday & some curtains to hang up. 

My youngest son was not feeling well on Friday morning. I had the window cleaners round & got him out of bed early!!
Anyway, today he was still under the weather, bad stomach cramps & feeling nauseous. I decided to take him to the walk in clinic. He saw the Doctor who then told me to take him to A&E because she said he may have appendicitis !
So off we went 4 hours up there, but thankfully just had gastroenteritis. Just got to take things easy & drink plenty of fluids.

And lastly ... my Father in law suffers with ulcerated ankles. This occured when he had a bike accident in his younger days. During the week he was not feeling too good. His ankles playing him mary hell. Could not even walk on them!! He is such a coward when it comes to hospitals BUT he finally went there on Saturday.  The doctor drew a grid on his leg because he had a visible line going up his leg. It started at his shin & is way past his knee. They have given him strong antibiotics via an injection so it acts more rapidly. He has an abses inside the ankle & if it does not react to the meds, then he will have to have an op to drain it away. The worse thing that will happen is him having his leg amputated!! 

So, had so much to deal with.... talk about "it don't rain it pours".

Are you still with me????

I do have a card ... My Brother has a 50th party to attend in September. This is what he gave me to work with on the card. He asked if I could try & do a similar border to the invite on the card.

Here is what I came up with.

Easel Card



A NICE DECORATED BOX TO MATCH THE CARD 

I shall be entering my card in to the following challenges:
Fab & Funky - Rhinestones or Pearls.
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes.
The poodles Parlour - Let's see those Die Cuts.
Whoopsie Daisy - Anything Goes.
No Matter Which - Anything Goes.
Dream Valley - Die Cuts & Punches.

What I used :

CARD STOCK: Anna Marie designs.
GOLD MIRROR BOARD: Purchased from craft shop.
NUMBERS'50' & 'th': Cute Companions patchwork number sets. ( I stamped and used a template).
STARS: Also from patchwork number sets.
BORDER AROUND CARD: Got off the net. I used 'paint' programme to rub out unwanted text.
FLOURISHES: Marianne design creaTables:  LR0116.
SPELLBINDERS NESTABILITIES: Labels 1.
FINE GOLD GLITTER: Purchased at Alexander Palace.
PEARLS: Meiflower.
CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE & GLASSES: Crafter's Companion platinum popcorn the bear 'Lovely Bubbly'.
PROMARKERS: Used to colour numbers & bottle/glasses.
SENTIMENT: Produced on laptop.
HAT PIN: From Wild Orchid Crafts.
FLOWERS & STAMENS: Wild Orchid Crafts, won as part of blog candy & craft shop.
LEAVES: Punch purchased fron Hobby Craft Store.

Blimey... glad you stayed with me, Lol. 
Hopefully it ain't took you as long to read this post as it did for me to type it! Lol.