Thursday, 27 June 2013

Poppy fields



Good morning Peeps, it's Birthday week here in fantasy land, yesterday it was hubby's today it's mine and our grandsons and on Saturday one of our granddaughters.

I've had loads of cards and goodies from my crafty friends and will be opening them all shortly, but in advance can I say a big thank you to all. 

And I thought I would share my card from hubby, now I could say he made it but of course we all know that's not the case as it's one he selected from my card basket, but one I would choose if it were down to me. A simple masked background of Pan Pastels and stamped with Inkylicious Poppies and Penny Black Aspire, two swallows and of course a butterfly. I used Hero Arts ink pads which come in a lovely selection of vibrant colours and work very nicely with Pans.

Have a lovely day everyone.

81 comments:

  1. Many Happy Returns B, I hope that the sun will shine and that you have a lovely day!! Beautiful card too, such pretty colours xx

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  2. Adorable!!! Love the pink, hugs Juls

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  3. Happy birthday! Sorry I've not sent a card life is so upside down at the moment Tracy x

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  4. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Brenda. Hubby has good taste, love his pick of the bunch! Gorgeous card. Carolxx

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  5. Such a calm and serene creation. Pink and green always work so well together. Awesome stamping once again and the butterfly is a nice touch to give dimension.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  6. Happy Birthday dear Brenda. What a lovely card your hubby chose from you stash....it really is perfect for you. I hope the sun shines and you have a really lovely day xx

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  7. Hope you have a lovely day, Brenda! xxx

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  8. Happy Birthday Brenda and great celebration week to the rest of the family too!
    Beautiful card with delicate colours.
    And thank you for the lovely card you sent me;-))m

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  9. He picked a beautiful card and happy birthday to you today. And a(belated) happy birthday wish for your hubby and the grandchildren. Have lots of fun!!!
    xxx Marianne

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  10. This is soooo beautiful Brenda. I love the pinks
    Dot x

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  11. lovely card, Happy birthday and best wishes to your family. yours cards are so inspiring,so glad to be your follower

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  12. Lovely girly girly card... Love the stamp u have used and the butterfly looks gorgeous...

    Hugs
    Catherine

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  13. Many Happy Returns, Brenda! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Lisa x

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  14. Gorgeous card Brenda, my favourite flowers, it was my birthday on Monday so a good week for all. Hope you have a great day

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  15. Have the most wonderful birthday! I totally adore this beautiful card, those wild flowers are so pretty and the sun and butterfly really make it pop!

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  16. Gorgeous pastel card. Hope my card is one that you will be opening, hope it got there in time. Have a wonderful day. xxxx

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  17. He chose wisely =)
    Have a lovely birthday!

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  18. I hope You have a beautiluf and sunny days:-) and happy Birthday to You of course:-)
    Gorgeous card, I like pastel colours and I like wild flowers and grass:-) You card is so... wild:-) and windy:-)
    I HOPE that I make not very much and big mistakes...
    Big hugs:-)
    Edyta

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  19. Happy Birthday Brenda. Hope you have a lovely day. The man's got good taste as he chose a beautiful card.
    Liz xxx

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  20. That a lot off celebrations.
    Congratulations too your all.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Gr Elly

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  21. Amazing, thank you for sharing, great work, thank you :))

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  22. Happy Birthday, Brenda!
    You shared a really beautiful card with us today. It's gorgeous! The pink and green are so lovely together and your masking.. Stunning as always!
    Hugs
    Eret

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  23. Best Wishes on your special day, Brenda, and many Birthday Wishes to your hubby and grandchildren as well. Reminds me of some birthdays in my own family, with my sister's and my mother's birthdays on consecutive days and my own birthday a couple of days later. Sadly, most relatives always came during the weekend of my mother's birthday and had long gone when it was my turn...
    Your DH is showing great taste, love your card.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Marianne x

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  24. Gorgeous! I love the pink butterfly too

    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment on my blog



    Happy crafting from Bridie

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  25. This is so pretty Brenda, I love it!
    Have a lovely birthday
    Lorraine x

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  26. Looking awesome, Brenda!

    Thank You for your kind words and support, it means a lot to me.

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  27. Have a very lovely day & hope you're able to do something very special. Delightful to see how he picked your special things out & I'd imagine it's quite exciting to see which card he picks out from the basket.
    Belated wishes to your husband too.
    With much love
    Paula (PEP)

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  28. Happy Birthday Brenda - hope you all have a big birthday bash together. Must say your husband made a beautiful choice of card for your birthday too x Susan x

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  29. Lovely card !!!
    Happy Birthday ,hope it turns out awesome for you !!!!
    Paula

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  30. Happy Birthday Brenda, I hope you are having a wonderful day and belated birthday wishes to your husband too. He has chosen a stunning card to give to you too.
    Sue xx

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  31. The stamping is awesome Brenda, amazing. Very crisp and neat :)

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  32. what a stunning card your husband chose Brenda - so clever of you - hope you have a wonderful birthday! Big Hugs Rachel x

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  33. Such a pretty card, Brenda. Happy birthday!

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  34. Happy birthday Brenda it was mine Tuesday, love the card i have a good few diferent coloured poppies in my garden just now so pretty too even if folks thinks they are wild or weeds. can i ask you if i can enter my card this week by email for the challenge please.If no ill put one in for next week .thankyou,love Jean Zaccardelli.

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  35. Happy Birthday to youu
    Happy Birthday to youuuuu
    Happy Birthday dearest Brendaaaa
    Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu ^_^

    Hi sweety ,I hope you having a fabulous day and hope my envelope arrive soon^_^

    This card is a dream,I love the colors used and the gorgeous butterfly^_^
    Huge hugs,
    Sonia

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  36. Happy Birthday Brenda hope you have a great. Love the card, well chosen..lol

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  37. I hope you have a lovely day and get thoroughly spoiled huni! Happy Birthday Brenda. Must be something to do with us crafters - it's mine on Saturday lol! There have been a lot recently - I think a lot of us crafters are Cancerians lol. Lovely card, I love the gentle colours and the stamping is wonderful. In fact I'd pick this one for me too - love everything about it Karen x

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  38. Very Happy Birthday for Saturday. Have a wonderful day.

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  39. Happy Birthday, Brenda, I hope you are having a wonderful day.
    Birthday wishes to your hubby, grandson and granddaughter too :)
    Your hubby made an excellent choice for your card - this is sooo pretty - lovely pastel colours, fab stamping and such a lovely butterfly.

    My hubby does the same as yours and "borrows" one from my card box....he signs 'Love from Hubby' on a post-it to stick inside so it can go back in the box...and all because once I suggested he pay £1 !!! He did actually buy me a VERY nice one for my 70th and kept on for days about how much it cost, LOL.

    x

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  40. Happy birthday my sweet Brenda, and happy birthday to the family !!
    Hope your day is fabulous !
    Your card is fantastic, love love loooove it !!
    xxx

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  41. Good grief... that's even more birthdays than we squeeze into the end of April (me, my brother and my nephew all within 8 days)... hope you all have a lovely time!

    And what a pretty card - such a lovely meadow in early morning, or perhaps at sunset? Either way... gorgeous card!
    Alison x

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  42. What a wonderful card, so beautiful, I love the soft colours and the design is great. I had to have a chuckle at making your own card LOL. Have a wonderful Birthday Weekend :o)
    Jackie xx

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  43. Happy Birthday Brenda!! Happy birthday to your hubby and grandkids too. I hope you all have wonderful days.

    What a pretty card he chose for you. :)

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  44. Happy Birthday sweetie I hope you get spoilt and a happy birthday to your hubby and grandson as well :)
    Fabulous card as always. Such a pretty scene.

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  45. Happy Birthday Brenda and congratulations to your husband and grandchildren too. I hope you have a lovely day and you can just keep on partying with all the birthdays haha.
    Your husband gave you a beautiful card. love the pink colours and the stamped flowers look fab. Very elegant as allways.
    hugs, Marlies

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  46. Wishing you a very very happy birthday Brenda! Well your dear hubbie has excellent taste - I love his light and very pretty card. There must be a lot of cake in your house this week! Nicola x

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  47. Happy Birthday Brenda, I hope you've had a wonderful day :) Your card looks fantastic again, love the soft colors.

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  48. Happy Birthday Brenda - sorry i forgot the card ! Hope you have had a fabulous day . If i had been more prepared i could have popped to M&S and bought something with a You know what on it !!

    Love the softness of your card ... so pretty
    Lisa x

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  49. happy birthday brenda and the same to all your family members! your hubby has very good taste; this is a beautiful card and just so feminine with all the pink and soft background.
    hugs, linda

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  50. A day late, but I wish you a good new year filled with lots of beautiful and crafty moments!
    Also congratulated with your husband, grandson- and dauther!
    This card is so delicate and beautiful! Warm greetings, Gerrina

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  51. Happy Birthday Brenda and to your husband and grandchildren too. Good choice of card for you, it is so pretty and looks like your meadow. Michelle x

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  52. Happy birthday Brenda and to your hubby too :) It was my birthday yesterday too, had a lovely day :) Gorgeous card too! Love the colours and that pretty butterfly :)

    Tags xx

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  53. 21 today 21 today youv'e got the key to the door never been 21 before, Happy Birthday Brenda I hope you have had a wonderful day, Happy birthday to your husband and Grandchildren too, Your card is beautiful, I like the poppies in the pink and the butterfly.
    Kevin xx

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  54. Stunning beautiful card, very delicate and super images.
    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, although a tad late in commenting it may be over by the time you read this, but if so, hope you had a great day.

    Kath x

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  55. Happy Birthday ! Beautiful card that your husband chose. I thought right away it was Panpastels in the background, the colours are so pretty. Have fun ! Shirleyx

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  56. Happy Birthday Brenda & Birthday wishes to your hubby & Grandson... have a super day & I hope you get spoilt!! Enjoy!! Hugs May x x x

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  57. Happy Birthday, Brenda. Hope you have had a lovely day and have been spoilt.
    Beautiful card,
    Rosie x

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  58. Beautiful card made with the pastels, B! Love those soft colors, and the pretty sky line. Your card has that elegant feeling with the raised panel - very pretty. hugs, de

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  59. Happy Birthday Brenda. What a gorgeous card - so Clean and Simple. Love the colors.
    Hugz
    Ea

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  60. Wonderful beautiful card and Happy Birthday to you all.x
    luv
    Debby

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  61. This is beautiful Brenda. Happy birthday to you and your family.

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  62. Oh wauw Brenda! This is really a great card. The colours are so soft and nice. Love the flowers and the watery sun, great!
    Greetings,
    Charlotte

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  63. ah what a cracker card, well done! fab stamping! wonderful panpastels! and many happy returns of the day to you.... and many more to come in good health every blessing, dear B. love Shaz in Oz.x

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  64. Big 'Happy Birthday' wishes to you dearie.Have a super day.What a busy week with all those birthdays.Beautiful card.Love all the pinks.Such a lovely scene.Big crafty hugs x

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  65. So pretty. Love the soft feminine colours.

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  66. Happy Birthday Brenda! Your birthday card is so very pretty...even if you made it yourself! teehee
    I like the pink look for the poppies...it is so soft and girly! Your colouring is spot on as always and love the addition of the butterfly.

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  67. Hope you had a nice birthday Brenda, love this card the colours are lovely, love it !! Aud x

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  68. Stunning card Brenda, love the poppies and the delicate colours. Belated birthday wishes to you and hubby, sorry it's late but we had no internet or telephone all day yesterday so I have only just seen your post. I hope you had a great day with all your goodies, birthdays wishes to for your grandsons and granddaughter hope they enjoy their day.

    Pat xx

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  69. Beautiful poppies Brenda, I love the unusual colours on this card. That was a good idea for your hubby to pick one of your cards from the basket. Mine actually bought me a card this year!!! Maddy x

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  70. Just catching up so belated Birthday wishes. So sorry I missed it. This is so gorgeous, love the pinks. Love that you let him have a card you made, hope he added some lovely words inside

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  71. I love the subtle colours on this, so beautiful. Hope you had a good birthday.
    Lynn x

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  72. Ohhhh B, I would have sung you happy birthday had I of known! I so love your card,hope you don't mind if I borrow the idea some time! Hope you had a lovely birthday, enjoy your weekend Julie x

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  73. Hi Brenda, This card is beautiful, I love the pinks. Hope you all have lovely birthdays! Pauline xx

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  74. Really gorgeous, I love the pink and green together and since you have created is beautiful, belated happy birthday, I hope you had a wonderful day
    Lindsay xx

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  75. happy birthday! this card is so lovely :)

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  76. Happy Birthday!!!
    I ove those poppies, they are amazing!
    regards

    Marta

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  77. Lovely card. And Happy Birthday to you too!

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  78. Happy belated Birthday Brenda - what a beautiful card, like the idea of him raiding your card basket!
    Avril xx

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