Monday, 14 March 2011

Happy Birthday to someone VERY special ... and PB Saturday on a Monday!

Good morning everyone ... I have been missing in action for most of the past week, and the reason has been that having been a bit unwell last weekend and the start of last week I have been rushing to catch up with myself ... because today is my darling husband's 50th birthday.

I actually had a little time off work so that I could do a bit of shopping for prezzies and get the house tidy before the weekend, so we could just chill out and go for a nice meal without having to rush around catching up with the chores like we normally do. Of course I also had to make him a card ... and here it is!

I really thought this adorable PB kitty was perfect for the occasion - cute but not girly. Sadly I don't own this stamp - the image was sent to me some time ago by my lovely PBSC DT teamie Nat - but I only had the one so I only had one shot at colouring it in ... no pressure then! Having said that I think I may well now get this stamp as it has rather captured my heart (rather like my husband really :-) ). This is a C5 card rather than my normal square, and generally I kept it fairly simple as I don't think men like a lot of fussy details.

Talking of Penny Black, the more observant amongst you may have noticed that I didn't produce a DT card for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge. Being so busy with other priorities I only managed to produce this one card, and I didn't want to publish it before his actual birthday which is today. However as luck would have it it fits the theme of this week's challenge which is


So please do pop over to the challenge blog to enter - there is a fab prize on offer this week of a $20 voucher to spend online with 1-2-3 Stitch; and also there is lots of fab inspiration from the rest of the team.

Main image: Penny Black , coloured with Promarkers;
Sentiment: LotV calendar circles and "Celebrations" See-D;
Papers: My Mind's Eye;
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House;
Tools: Martha Stewart "scalloped dots" edge punch; numbers cut using Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" alphabet dies.

Little Red Wagon - Green
Sentimental Sundays #46 - Let's Go Green
PaperPlay #10 - Shades of Green
Penny's Papercraft #48 - Going for the Green
Wee Memories #47 - Green or Spring
Stamp Something - Cream & Green
Colour Create #66 - Green, Cream, Brown & Black
Allsorts #94 - Luck O' The Irish
(colour green, plus I think I had the luck o' the Irish when I found my husband ;-) )
CES #27 - Men Only
Ooh-La-La #75 - It's A Man Thing
Moving Along With The Times #89 - Card for a Male
Top Tip Tuesday #25 - Happy Birthday
Passion For Promarkers #90 - Food or Drink
Creative Card Crew - No Flowers
Simon Says - Anything Goes

That's all for today ... hopefully I will be getting back into my card making after today and will also have a bit more time for blog visiting.


  1. Your colouring is fabulous Pauline, love the gold and green combo
    love tasha xx

  2. Your colouring is fabulous Pauline, love the gold and green combo
    love tasha xx

  3. Your colouring is fabulous Pauline, love the gold and green combo
    love tasha xx

  4. Lovely card hunny! sorry to hear you were feeling poorly! hope your feeling much better now! hugs Samantha :0)

    Happy Birthday Graham xx

  5. Happy Birthday to your hubby

    Your card is gorgeous, fab image and beautifully coloured. Joey x

  6. Oh this is so gorgeous Pauline.
    Happy 50th birthday to Hubby.

  7. I love this PB image, someone kindly sent me a stamped image as a pressie... so I'm waiting for a special time to use it...knowing me I'll spoil it, this card looks lovely!

  8. This is adorable Pauline!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!


  9. Really cute! Love it!
    Happy Birthday to your hubby hun x

    Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT & CES Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. Hi Pauline! Oh I love this cat! lol
    Thanks so much for taking the time to join us at Sentimental Sundays! We really appreciate your support!

  11. This is fabulous Pauline! I love this little image, you could use it for any occasion. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Good luck! Pami x

  12. A lovely card Pauline. Thanks for playing along with Paper Play Challenges blog this week, hope we see you next week, hugs, Janey x

  13. gorgeous card pauline.i love the fab image and great colours and details.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Beautiful card, Pauline, and I love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at PfP.
    Hugs :o)

  15. what a great card - that image is so cute
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  16. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  17. Fab card Pauline and he looks like a very well nourished cat. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

  18. Congrats to your hubby's 50the birthday. And i love your card, the image is so adorable and beautiful colord.
    Hugs, Yvon

  19. An absolutely fabulous card Pauline and so obviously made with love! Your hubby and I share the same birthday, except I'm 3 years older! :o( I did wonder where you were - hope you're feeling better. xxxxx

  20. Hi Pauline, what a fantastic card. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with my "food & drink" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  21. What a cute & fabulous card! Thank you for playing along us at Paper Play. :)

  22. Way to cute and yummy looking. Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  23. Fabulous card Pauline :) I love the shine!

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck.

  24. Cute, cute, cute! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La in our "It's A Man Thing" challenge.

  25. what a lovely project! I love the colouring. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge and good luck!

  26. What a gorgeous card I love that image and your colouring is amazing
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  27. Wow, your card is wonderful, love your coloring. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week.


  28. FAb card Pauline - such great colouring!! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time around. Juliex

  29. gorgeous card

    thanks very much for entering my Irish theme this week @ Allsorts


    Amanda xx

  30. Love this, one of my favourite PB stamps.


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Pauline x