Saturday, 28 February 2009

A Birthday Card and a RAK

Its Thursday evening already, and this is the first time i've posted for a few days. I have been busy with other things, with Jasmine back at school its been back to teaching Ben. I managed a couple of cards but im afraid no challenges so far this week.

Today is my sons girlfriends birthday, this is the card that i made up for her. The papers are from a christmas stack by Papermania i believe. The image is surrounded by a border stamp coloured with various sakura glitter pens. The whiff of joy image itself is coloured using my favourite pro-markers.
The flowers are metal bead caps with holographic sequins inside finished off with a flat back pearl. The sentiment is one of the fabulous craftwork crafts sentiments and the flower is a punch by SU.


My lovely friend Heather is promoting a childrens charity called Incy Wincy.

I was sent some gorgeous downloads to use to make a card with to promote the charity and to get you to look at the downloads. Here is the card that i made, using a ready coloured image of these gorgeous koala bears. With the recent bushfires in Australia, i thought they might appeal to many of you who may have friends or relatives out there.


A friend of mine's grandson has recently had an eye operation. I made this card to wish him well. I think this is an elzybels image although im not sure. The papers are from the basic grey range. Brads are American crafts. Hope Luca liked it.

This is a quick card made for a friend no special reason just to say thinking of you. I love this tilda image, she looks great just sitting there thinking!


What a great surprise i had on Wednesday morning, when the postman arrived. I received this gorgeou card and beautifully decorated box from my great friend Emma.

I adore the gorgeous card and the beautifully decorated box, thank you so much Emma.

So those who know me, know i've been talking about getting my hair cut for weeks, or even months now. After a rather un flattering comment from my darling husband this morning I finally got to the hairdressers this afternoon. I can not believe how much lighter my head feels now, i feel so much tidier too. My day was made by the young man who cut my hair, whilst talking about what he had been up to through out his younger years (the joke of it is he is only 24yr old now!!) i began talking to him about my dear son, who has of late been a real worry to us. His comment was he couldn't believe i had a nineteen old son as i didn't look old enough! and then said that i must have had him when i was very young. Of course he had the gift of the gab i know that, but im a sad middle aged woman after all!!! and it still made my day!
I have to say i would highly recommend a male hairdresser, its the best hair cut i've ever had! and great conversation too. Im booked in again in 6 weeks time!!
Well another weekend looming, i have nothing special planned. Hubby is planning a day of golf on Sunday, weather permitting. I think thats means ill be able to play with my crafting goodies. I am afraid i gave in and brought some of those gorgeous Daisy and Dandelion stamps by the ever talented Claire, i can't wait to have a play with them.
So i hope to see you all again over the weekend, have a good evening.
Hugs Linda x


B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Hey! Koalas aren't Bears!
They're not-a-bears!!!!

(Silly beak-nosed tree huggers!)


Donna said...

Fantastic cards Linda, I love the card with the donkey and balloons, such fab colours and a really cheery card. Hope you are OK :) Donna x

Helena said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, LInda!!! Really lovely. I love that dragon, too! (As does Dilly!!)

I had my hair cut on Saturday in COlchester at a place called Peewees. I'd never been there before but I was very impressed. I used to have it long and all the same length, but I took the plunge and had lots of layers put in!!

I think it has knocked a few years off me, might even have put me back in my 30s!!!

They other a free 15 minute consultation a week later, to check that you're happy with it. I'm having mine tomorrow.

ALso, you can nip in between appointments and have your fringe trimmed for free!

AND!!! The chair you sit in as they wash your hair is a massage chair!!! I nearly dosed off!!!

And as of that isn't enough, you can have a free hand massage while it's being cut and free tea.

Well! They are really trying to get business, aren't they?! I am definitely going back. All that for £25. YUM!!!!

Will you be putting up a photo of your new look?

I might.... once this spot on my chin goes :)

Lesley said...

Hi huni!!! I think ur cards are as gorgeous as ever!!! i bet that ur glad that u made the hair appointment now!!! i bet it looks fab!!! u take care and i will be in touch really soon!!! luv n hugs Lesley xxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow Linda, such a great collection of beautiful cards love the papers and wonderful colour schemes. Hugs Nikki x

Diane.W. said...

Gorgeous cards Linda.
We need photo proof that you have had your hair done!!! I did on Tuesday,you have to too!!! :o)x

Glitter Monkey said...

Wow Linda what a lot of lovely cards you have made (and received)! I too have had a really good cut this week and feel so much lighter and fresher. Happy haircut! Lol Lynn ♥

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous cards, you have been busy. They are all so different but all so great as well. Congrats on finally having the courage to get your hair done you will have to show us a piccy. My brother is a hairdresser and yes as most male hairdressers are he is !!!! if you get what I mean. He is great and has such a rapour with his customer they all love him to bits. Only prob is he is always to busy to cut my hair as often as I would like and I am ashamed to say it was last done before xmas and my blonde roots are now showing through my lovely redybrown colour.
Lyndsey xx

Sue said...

aww fantastic cards hun, fabby papers, cor i bet you feel 10ft tall, does give ya a boost havin ya hair done, hope we gone see piccies??? ya does look young hun, sue.xx

Paula said...

Wow Linda you have been busy all of your card's are Fantastic. Glad you feel better now you have had your hair done mines a mess its not been done since September lol my fringe is that long i cant see lol.
Paula xxxx

Denise said...

Linda, I love your cards! You do such great work. You should be getting your Hello Kitties soon.
Hugs~ Denise

Michelle said...

Linda your cards are fantastic and how fun to get that very special RAK. I, too need a haircut but don't have a salon as of yet. I might take your advice and look for a male hairdresser though!

I mailed out a package of goodies to you yesterday so hopefully you'll get those in a couple of weeks!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Linda,
the cards you have posted are beautiful Think it must be that time of the year for hair cuts i'm having mine done in a few weeks in time for my 30th Birthday party can't wait I love going!
I agree with everyone else though we'd love to see it hun....

Emma xxx

Natalie said...

Great cards Linda, I especially love the first one. I am glad you had a good day at the hairdressers, when your hair looks good it makes you feel great and that it what is important. I hope you have a great crafty weekend. x

Kristine B. said...

These are all really great!! LOVE that first one though--colors are some of my faves. Love the koalabear card too :) Congrats on your new "do"!! That always feel so great to get a cut (granted you get a good cut!)lol :)

Emma said...

Gorgeous cards Linda as always...
Fantastic to hear you feel better after your hair cut and bein woo'd by a young man!!! Lol
Emma x

ger76 said...

Lush cards as ever hun!!!

You'll have to get some pics on of your new hair do @:)

love Ger xxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Linda, glad your visit to the hairdressers went well. I had mine done last week-end and could never go back to shoulder length hair which I used to have as I am normally counting down the days to the 5 weeks being up!!!

Well that donkey is gorgeous and the colours you have used are so vibrant. I tried looking at that site re Incy Wincy and have logged in as a member but can't see anything to purchase - maybe I need to give it time.

Love the card which I think is Sarah Kay. The colours are like the donkey one - fun and so vibrant.

Hope you do manage to get some cards made at the week-end - fingers crossed - will be thinking about you.

Cazzy said...

I hope we see photos of the new hair cut soon Linda. You have been busy and the cards are lovely. I like the donkey, I may have to get that stamp.

Cazzy xx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun these are all so fabulous your woj one is a true delight and I love that little Koala one
big hugs
Jacqui x

Happy Crafter said...

Beautiful cards Linda and gorgeous RAK from your friend:)
Val xxx

Crafting Joanne said...

All fantastic cards hun and what a lovely surprise from Emma.
Will you be showing us a piccie of your new hair do?
Can't wait to get mine cut in 2 weeks time, my hair is so thick I can only wear it up at the moment. I don't usually wait so long to get it done, but I booked it for the day before we go away to London for the weekend, at least it'll be nice for that.
Glad you enjoyed your day of pampering by a young man.

Joanne x

The twins mum said...

Hi Linda lovely cards especially the koala what a cutie. We have had photo's in the papers recently of all the animals that got caught in the fires and there were a lot of our cuddly koalas. Poor little Buggers
Take care

Tracy said...

gorgeous cards Linda I especially love the dragon one.
have a great weekend
Tracy x

Tasha said...

Hey Linda what a gorgeous birthday card - i love it! Ohi totally agree since i turned 18 i have only had my hair cut by a male hairdresser he just so hppens to be a great friend - the guy i tol you about lol!
Oh i bet you look stunning
love tasha xx

nessy said...

gorgeous cards linda ~you have been so busy!!
so glad you had an uplifting experience at the hairdressers ~makes you feel good doesn`t it!!??
vanessa xx

Heather "Hev" said...

Gorgeous cards Linda :)

Thank You for doing the Incy Wincy one for me - much appreciated!! We have had another set back so please bear with us - everything that has gone wrong this week has - ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Linda,l love the image en colours.

zo mooi.
hugs Riet.xx

Suzanne said...

Hi Linda I so understand about the time thing there just arn't enough hours in the day!! You card is gorgeous and I just love the shape. Beautiful RAK and very well deserved . Love all your recent cards just sorry I haven't had time to comment. Sue :o)

Rach said...

oh wow Linda!
love the cards that you have made, they are gorgeous, the rack is beautiful.hope that having your hair done has lifted your spirits

joey said...

Hi Linda, these are such pretty cards, I love the card you have made with the koalas, the box emma sent you is stunning. glad the hairdresser gave you a little boost hun we all need those from time to time. I shall mail you properly over the weekend. joey.xx

scotspanda said...

great cards hun, you've been busy lol. when do we get to see a pic of the new hairdo then?


Amanda xxx

angeljakki said...

All your cards are lovely, how short did you go? x x

Sue said...

Hi Linda,well what can i say about your cards since i last visited you...AMAZING... thats what they are.. all of them:) can't pick a fave though,thanks for sharing:)

Hope you're keeping well darl and that you got my special email this morning,if ya did i hope it made you smile:)

love and hugs


Kim Piggott said...

Oh Linda such wonderful cards and Luca is going to love his when it gets here you are so lovely to think of him.
It is such a boost to have your hair done isn't it and your morale really gets a boost when you get compliments like that wow!
Have a great weekend.
kim x

gina said...

Great bunch of cards Linda, love the top pinky one but I it is my fav colour :)
Gina xxx

Marcea said...

Hi there sweetie, what a wonderful collection of cards - love them all so much in different ways. Glad you had a fab time at the hairdressers - is nice to get a compliment :o)
Sorry for being such a bad bloggy buddy - you will have to forgive me. Getting my Daisy and Dandelion stuff on Sunday - my local Range/Papermill won't display them until the 1st!!!!!
Have a fab weekend

Annie said...

you been busy again! your pink birthday card with the WOJ donkey is just gorgeous, I love the border frame. Glad you had fun at the hairdressers - are we going to see the new you? hugs, annie x
PS 19 year old boys are absolutely unbearable - but they do grow up into lovely young men, eventually!

joey said...

theres a little something on my blog for

Becky said...

What beautiful cards Linda!! I love each and ever one of them, esp love the first one, so adorable!!
Hope you're well!!
Love Becky xx

Crafting Joanne said...

Only me again Linda. I have something for you over on my blog.

Joanne x

Maya said...

Stunning cards,Linda!!
Love the firs one,so cute!!
Hugs from Maya :)

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Linda, fabulous cards as always You may already have been given this but I have something for you on my blog ju x

TeresaW said...

I what to see a photo of the new hair. But I like the Princess Diana look of the Tilda card and I'm just off now to look at the Incy Wincy Charity to see if I can help.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

MORE yummy cards the papers and your colouring is beautiful.
Have a nice weekend.
Carole x

Greg B said...

Thank you for your help with IWCC I love what you did with the pictures that Heather sent you. Amazing talent you have.

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