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:

Sarah said...

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

Juls said...

Adorable!!! Love the pink, hugs Juls

Craftnut said...

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

nnalorac said...

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

Desire Fourie said...

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}

Jane said...

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

Helen said...

Hope you have a lovely day, Brenda! xxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

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

Marianne said...

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

Dots Dabbles said...

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

Kavitha Vadhri said...

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

Catherine said...

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

Hugs
Catherine

Ella's Design said...

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

gwen70 said...

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

Astrid Maclean said...

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!

Wendy L said...

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

Helene E said...

He chose wisely =)
Have a lovely birthday!

Edyta z Kubkiem Kawy said...

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

Liz Miller said...

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

ellyscard creatief said...

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

Tammy Jacksonise said...

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

Eret said...

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

Marianne said...

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

Bridie Payne said...

Gorgeous! I love the pink butterfly too

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Lorraine said...

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

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Looking awesome, Brenda!

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

Paula (PEP) said...

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)

susiestacey said...

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

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Brenda
Happy Birthday xx

chillin with Quillin said...

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

Sue - bearhouse said...

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

Durga said...

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

rachel said...

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

Deborah said...

Such a pretty card, Brenda. Happy birthday!

jean said...

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.

Sonia said...

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

ALI said...

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

Karen Petitt said...

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

Crafting Queen said...

Very Happy Birthday for Saturday. Have a wonderful day.

iReneM said...

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

Lau W said...

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

butterfly said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Rhonda Miller said...

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. :)

AnyOldCraft said...

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.

Marlies said...

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

Paper Profusion said...

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

Silvia(Barnie) said...

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

Lisa Jane said...

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

linda said...

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

Gerrina said...

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

Michelle J M said...

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

Tanya said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Kathleen said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

May said...

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

Fandhmum said...

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

Donna Ellis said...

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

Ea Christiansen said...

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

OLE LUKOE said...

Happy Birthday Brenda!!!

debby4000 said...

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

Phi said...

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

Charlotte said...

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

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

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

Debbie said...

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

loulou said...

So pretty. Love the soft feminine colours.

scrappymo! said...

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.

Aud said...

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

Pat said...

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

Izzwizz said...

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

Marianne's Craftroom said...

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

Linby said...

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

Julie said...

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

Tedz said...

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

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

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

joolaa said...

happy birthday! this card is so lovely :)

Marta said...

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

Marta

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card. And Happy Birthday to you too!

Mrs.B said...

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

Bad Kitty said...

Lovely card