Wednesday, 24 August 2011

WOYWW 116 - Happy Birthday Dad!

Hello there Peeps!

Hurrah Hurrah! It is Wednesday!!  That means two things for me. 

Firtly, it is my Daddy's 80th Birthday!!!

Secondly, it is WOYWW with the lovely Julia. 

Thirdly, it is "Hump Day".

Haa Haa!! 

Here is my desk.  Not too bad for me though there seems a fair bit going on and also, I can see, on the far desk. 

I was asked about my clock by the lovely Julia last week.  NO I do not time my sessions.  It is there in a vain attempt to make me aware of what the time is.  Too often I say words (not out loud though or I may be heard!!) along the line of "just until 10 o'clock" or "5 more minutes" or "I'll just go down for a wee/cuppa/take the washing out of the machine/feed the chickens/get the cake out of the oven" or any other such like statement and then 3 hours later I am still sat at my desk and the cake is burnt (or even worse!!)!!

As I mentioned it is my Daddy's Birthday today so here is a picture of the card I made him, complete with stamped envelope.  I used a Crafty Individual stamp (first time I have used it) and coloured it using Copics and also Antique Linen D.,  I also used Distress Stickles in Peeled Paint, Rock Candy and Burlap over the whole image, before using Faded Jeans around the edge.  The tag was made by firstly inking with Frayed Jeans DI and then flicking water on then using Adirondack Lettuce and Faded Jeans DI on my Penny Black stamp and then spritzed the stamp before stamping.  The background paper is MME.  The sentiment stamp again is Penny Black.  The 80th stamp is from Stamp Addicts. The studs are from American Crafts and I bought them soooo long ago and think this is the first time I have actually used them.  

I used my Penny Black stamp again on the envelope.

My Dad has already seen the card and approved, it as well as the lovely chocolate cake I made for him complete with candles and a Womble. (The Womble was on a cake of mine when they were in vogue.  If I didn't use this it would have been something Christmassey!!)

I also have something else to show you...

How coolio is that bunting!!  It arrived yesterday from the lovely Lunch Lady Jan!!  Isn't she such a sweetie!!  I LOVE IT!  Thank you Jan!!

Rightio.  Off to work now and I shall be back later to go around the world by desks!!  Don't believe me? then pop along to the WOYWW extravaganza!!

Bye for now.  See ya later.  Please don't forget to leave me a message so I know you have been!!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful card for your dad. Tell him happy birthday from a gal who lives in Kansas in the US. And Jan's "bunting" which we call banners is adorable. Happy WOYWW from #3 this week.

Candace said...

cool bunting!

Happy birthday to your Dad, hope you all have a great day celebrating.

ScrappnBee said...

Love the card! It is spectacular how you melded all those colors! Wish him a happy birthday from the WOYWW gang! The bunting is super cool! Tell the Lunch Lady that it is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda

Wipso said...

Love the bunting. Happy birthday Dad.
A x

sasa said...

Enjoy the celebrations - that's a great card and the bunting looks just wonderful and so cheery.
Thanks for sharing today. Sarah (at 1)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Glad you like the bunting!! Just a little thank you for your help re shopping tips. It looks really pretty where you've put it, together with the heart and fairy lights. Me likee :) xx!!

okienurse said...

Great looking card you made your Dad for his birthday. Gorgeous bunting that Jan made! I have the same time issues. It could be worse, drugs, alcohol etc. The statement about burnt cakes make me feel right at home. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Helen said...

Love your Dad's card, hope he has a great birthday.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Fab 80th birthday card.

And . . . wow . . . that bunting is just lush! Might have to take a trip over to LLJan's blog to see what's occurring!

Hugs, Sandra x

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Love the card you've made for your dad's birthday. The colours you combined are great. This bunting looks wonderful too. Have a great day and enjoy this celebration.

sandra de said...

Such a beautiful card, I love all the details you have added.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Sam I do so so love how you have used the crafty Individuals stamp... love it and think colours are superb..and wow some lively decorations from Lunch Lady Jan for your desk, well done you Shaz in Oz.x

Spyder said...

Fab card for your dad and that bunting if gorgeous!! Have a great WOYWW

Dragon said...

Still on me way round chuck!!! Thanks for your spearkly comment about the suitcase... it was fun so have a go... and why arn't YOU doing the birdcage swap then??? you with it on your very header missus woman!!!

Twiglet said...

I love the card and the little envelope too - nice idea and lovely colours. Jan's bunting is fab isn't it.

Tertia said...

That birthday card for your dad is awesome! Happy belated birthday to him.
The bunting is really great.
Happy very belated WOYWW