Saturday, 4 August 2012

Golden Age...

...dedicated to the love of my life, my lovely Grim. Today is his 50th birthday - and to celebrate the "golden" milestone, we are spending a day doing one of our favourite past-times, messing about on the river. Oh yesh, today we are heading off to the Norfolk Broads for a day of rest, relaxation and ripararian adventures! (Just for once, I have used my education and remembered a "big" word... ripararian... ha, take that Mr Deith *ancient English teacher*) Anyways, as ever I have digressed and waffled on... I just wanted to say a HOOOOGE Happy Birthday to Grim... he may be 50 in years but he doesn't look it at all... I am sure he has hidden a painting in the attic you know!


Today I have another demo card to show you... this is one of my faves I think - I love the colours (which, BTW, very topical because they are Luton Town's colours... Grim's been a fan for about 827 years) The design is pretty simple because I wanted to show off the dies and stamps... sometimes I think less can be more - I have to really give myself a good talking to so I do put less on a creation... and this one is a case in point.


Labels 28 is the main part of the card, along with Venetian Accents - those borders are so pretty - and the Fancy Framed Labels so the butterfly, which is a Studio 490 stamp from Botanical Art, has somewhere to perch. Simply edged with Dried Marigold DI and stamped with Black Soot DI, isn't that a gorgeous sentiment?




Right, I shall away, I need to hoist the mainsail and crank the jib and all that. Actually, I made that up, we have a normal broads boat, not a yacht - imagine just how dangerous I could be with a yacht... mmm, that would be a disaster lol Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

29 comments:

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby, grim. It's ny hubbys birthday aswell. Love your card.
Debbie

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby, grim. It's ny hubbys birthday aswell. Love your card.
Debbie

Dee in N.H. said...

Happy birthday to Grim!!! Hope you have an awesome day on the boat!

Julie Short said...

Have a rip -par-ian time together. Falling in is encouraged and messing about sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day.

Dan said...

Lovely card, and happy birthday Grim! :)

peggy gatto said...

I never want to miss a birthday!!!!!!!
hope it is grand!!!
(mine is tomorrow!)

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Grim. I hope you enjoyed your day on the river.

inkypinkycraft said...

Happy birthday to Grim, hope you have a great time, trace x

Helen said...

Happy Birthday, Grim!!! 50 is nothing (fromone who reached it a few years ago)
Have a wonderful day together on- or in - the water! Great card, too Hels.

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card and Happy 50th to Grim! Have a great day messing about on the river, Carole Z X

Gabrielle said...

Happy, happy birthday Grim! Hope you had a fab time on the boat *shudders* as I am still seeing a psychologist to get over that holiday on the broads last year!!! The card is beautiful as always... I know "less is more" and is a lesson I need to learn, but sometimes lots is just more fun to make isn't it?!!!!

Marleine said...

Hi Hels,
Happy Birthday Grimm. Hope you both have a lovely day messing about on the boat.
Your card is simply stunning. X

lydia jordan said...

Hi Hels,
Happy 50th to your hubby Grim, have a lovely day on the broads.
Lydia
X

hazel said...

Hi Hels Happy Birthday to your hubby Grim, hope you have a fab time on the river. Love your card for its simplicity love the colour too xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, A very Happy Birthday to your hubbie Grim, 50 is the new '40' so they say, anyway age is just a number, it is how you feel inside that matters. That makes me '21', but who is that looking back at me from the mirror ha ha !! I hope you have a lovely day on the boat, the Broads was the first holiday my hubbie and I went on after we met, it was magical. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Shazza said...

Happee Birfday to you Mr Grim x

TAM said...

Happy Birthday Grim - hope you have a brilliant day and the weather on the Broads is kind to you.
btw - loving your card Hels

Planetsusie said...

Hi Hels - have a super day celebrating your hubby's birthday on the Broads. Love your card - I must admit to liking your less is more look - very cute.

Hoist the mainsail as they say.

Hugs Sue P xxxx

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Grim. Have a great time on the 'Broads'. Great place to go & unwind. Beautiful card Hels. Sx

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous card....happy birthday wishes to Grim :)
xoxo Sioux

isisimaginings.com said...

Happy birthday Grim!! Gorgeous card, Hels, hope you're both having a wonderful day.

Dawn said...

My Hubby was 50 in May this is a lovely male card have a super time together xx

Redanne said...

Beautiful card Hels, and a very Happy Birthday to Grim. A x

Buttons said...

Happy birthday Grim. Hope the rain has stayed away from you. Lovely card Hels. I like your choice of colours. Hugs, Buttons x

Fuchsia said...

Happy Birthday Grim hope you didnt get too wet in our neck of the woods today x

Hels Sheridan said...

Thank everyone for your lovely messages... Grim says thank you too, he would comment himself but he is busy filing in his Saga form... *don't tell him I said that lol*

Hels Sheridan said...

Thank everyone for your lovely messages... Grim says thank you too, he would comment himself but he is busy filing in his Saga form... *don't tell him I said that lol*

gayle said...

Happy birthday Graham! Hope you both have a lovely day :)
Gorgeous card, that sentiment is fab and love the butterfly x

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday to Grim! HOpe the day is all you both deserve...
Alison x

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