Thursday, 13 June 2013

Another Year Older...

...and most definitely, another notch on my doolally-belt!  Well, just because the years are a-passing and old age is a-creeping, doesn't mean to say I have to act any older does it??  Anyways... first up, THANK YOU for all the lovely birthday wishes... it means so very much that you all have taken time to wish me a Happy Birthday!  Facebook has gone fair bonkers... and my Grim & Alfonse have well and truly spoilt me!



I thought I would pop some pics on of the Studio 490 Curio Shelf class that I did on Saturday at Birds in the Barn.  Now, I make no secret of my lurve for all things Wendy Vecchi... and it was so nice to play with Art Parts and stamps and ink and Grungepaper - it has been a yonk since I had chance to have a proper play (I was working though... ahem...)   Big thanks to Janet for hosting the class and to Karen for prepping all the class kits and doing the cutting outy bits... and to all the lovely ladies who joined me for a day of Studio 490 delights.




So... d'ya wanna knows what I got for my birthday then?  I am SO excited!!!  Grim had been asking me for a couple of weeks what I wanted for my birthday... so I says I wanted a big sack of birdseed... I loves to see the birdys arriving on the feeders *and Alf ignores them... for some reason!*  But NO, Grim said he wasn't going to get me a sack of birdseed!  So, I asked for the last two DVD's from the Twilight series as I haven't seen them.  I also asked him to get me a new iron 'cos mine leaks from the handle and drives me nuts.  He point blank refused to get me an iron and I have it on good authority from several friends that I am insane for asking for an iron for my birthday (yep, that be me!)  So... I cheekily asked for some of the Susan's Garden flower dies from Sizzix.  Well, I am CHUFFED because I got the DVD's... and I got three of the dies (I am SO lucky)... and... and... and... the surprise of all... he got me a new... phone!!!  The last new phone I had was in 2009 and since then I have always had his old phone when he has upgraded.  I finally left the old steampowered phone behind at the beginning of the year and went onto the swizzy HTC phone that was his old one.  But.  It has less memory than me (yep, that low!)  Anyways, I was over the moon this morning to open up a surprise pressie... and it is a new Samsung Ace 2... how swizzy is that!!! I have sort of figured out how to use it... so if you get any weird messages from me, you will know I am trying it out!   I also got some gorgeous pressies from my friends including tote bags, stashly goodies, choccies (they know me too well) and a host of beautiful cards... I shall pop a pic of those on tomorrow. 



Anyways... I shall away, we are off to the Garden Centre this afternoon where Grim has promised me he will buy me said sack of birdseed!  Hurrah!  Oh and... classic or what... Grim said to me this morning "Anything you want today, you just tell me... ."   SO, I said "what, like you are my slave for the day?"   He says "yes...."   My response... "well, my toe nails need clipping.... "   Funnily enough, that isn't in a slave's remit!  Fancy!  Anyways, on that rather revolting image, I shall say... thank you for looking (and for all the greetings)... have a fab day!! TTFN

Hels x

33 comments:

Helen said...

ha ha ha!! what a fab post. Happy Happy Birthday, glad you like the card. Your presents sound wonderful, enjoy - good luck with the phone I am still learning my new one! oh, and the Wendy shelf looks fantastic. xxx

Grim said...

DVD? Back in the day maybe...they are BlueRay no less lol!!

Anyway, I get you nice things cos it's what you deserve.

Xx I Love You Mrs S xX

janet said...

So glad you had such a sooper-dooper birthday and wonderful pressies. I don't have a 'proper' mobile phone and wouldn't know where to start (just have a calls only one in the car for emergencies)so I think you are very clever!! I don't even know how to send a text LOL.
I always like practical pressies so I think an iron is a very good thing to ask for! Did you get any crafty gifts??
Love the message on today's tag -where is it from please?
Hugs Janet (and Bea)

whyducks said...

Lol I am with you with the nails, not easy when you have a bad back is it! A wonderful Wendy shelf and have a wonderful day sweetie x

Kaz said...

Happy happy birthday lovely lady xxx

Anita Houston said...

Happy happy birthday!!!! Love all those pressies! The shelf is grand as well! Love the amaze balls flower!!! Enjoy your "seedy" day darling!!!!

Sandra said...

You always make me smile.
Have a great day xxx

Disco Queen said...

Happy Birthday Hels

Aquarius said...

Very very best wishes for your birthday and I'm sure you are having a wonderful day. Lots of lovely pressies anyway.

Rita said...

Happy Birthday Hels. Not been able to join in with the the challenges challenges but I still love your stunning work. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Emma said...

Happy Birthday! Have a fantastic day, you deserve it xx

darcydaydream said...

Ha Ha Ha....clipping toe nails is so in a slaves remit along with cooking or buying you dinner (or lunch or both!). So glad you are having a fab day.
Christine in Darcy...xx

carol e said...

Hi hels so glad you got wonderful things and more for your Birthday treat, and the day is not over yet so enjoy itx

Shazza said...

LOL Happy Birthday Hels, glad you are being spoilt, you deserve it x

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Lovely project.

Glad to see you is being spoilt. Hope you continue having a brilliant day. X

nikkib said...

You deserve to be spoilt on your birthday... what a fabulous hubby you have....... hope you have had a lovely day x

liz spooner said...

Your day always sounds so wonderful and I hope that it is as wonderful as you, Happy Birthday Hels and lots of love. Liz Spooner.xxx

Cardgenie said...

So glad you were spoiled, hope Alfie enjoyed playing with the bags and boxes! Enjoy the rest of your birthday. Jean

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday Hels, sounds like you have been a really lucky Lady. Love Valerie

She King said...

Happy, happy birthday dear Hels. I am so glad you have had a wonderful day and been spoilt....Enjoy your new phone...I got a nice new one a couple of months ago and love it!!! Love S xxx

rachel said...

oh happy happy day Hels - sounds like you had a goodly stash to open up - very jealous of those beautiful dies - must try one day to get those!! Enjoy the rest of your day! Big Hugs rachel xx

Craftychris said...

Happy Birhday, sounds like you had a fabulous day!!! A new phone, how cool! Love your project too xx

Cornish Emma said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Sounds like you've had a wonderful day and lots of goodies - how wonderful is Grim!! I love the new susans garden dies, gorgeous. just to finish your shelf project is super gorgeous too. Emma

Buttons said...

Just read what your Grimmy wrote - awwwhh! What a poppet! Hope you get to eat way too much yummy stuff tonight and get some free time to play with the new dies too. You deserve to be spoiled rotten (and I hope Alfie has forgiven you know:)
Happy Birthday Hels, huge hugs, Jenny x

Linda Simpson said...

A wonderful post and love the gorgeous creation, so inspirational. I hope you have had a lovely day and Happy Birthday.

Hugs
Linda xxx

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

Thank you for another lovely day on Saturday at BITB. I am really pleased with my shelf. When are you coming back? I don't like not having a 'Hels' day in my diary to look forward to! x

Erika said...

Happy birthday. Hope you had fun at the garden centre.
Hugs Erika.

Karen Petitt said...

You are a very nice person and so are Grim and Alfonse, you know what I mean, glad to hear you were thoroughly spoilt and hope you enjoyed the rest of your day! Belated Happy Birthday wishes Hels xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Hels it's a bit late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetie. Sounds like you were thoroughly spoiled, and so you should. It's so cool to have a super duper new phone, but if your anything like me, it takes me forever to get to know how to use the flippen thing. By the time you do know it's well out of date and twenty three new designs have been brought out, and it feels like you have an antique again!!!!! Oh and the piece is FABULOUS darling. Hugs Debbie R xx

Helen said...

Happy Birthday, sounds as though you've been thoroughly spoilt (as indeed you should be). Hope you have lots of fun with your prezzies!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, So glad you had a lovely Birthday and what a lot of lovely prezzies, you are a lucky girlie. Bet you feel really proud with your spanking new phone. Loving Grim's comments above too, although some of us still only have DVDs ha ha.
Your hanging is brilliant, I so love the sentiment too, lovely colours and gorgeous flowers, bet the ladies loved the class.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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