Tuesday, 23 November 2010

It's my birthday

It's my birthday today, and as you read this, I will either be up in the air flying to New York, or hopping with excitement around 5th Avenue. I am taking my laptop, so will be posting as usual from there
I had these lovely handmade cards:
Firstly, from Lou, my Funky Hand teamie, thank you so much Lou, I love that stamp, must have a borrow of that one........



next from Joan, who is a regular visitor to my blog and has become a real friend. She hasn't been well lately, and I was moved that she remembered my birthday. I love the card Joan, thank you so much


and from Jessica, who is such a faithful blog friend, she visits and encourages me every single day, Jess, the card is lovely, thank you so much



on to my card for today. The image was coloured with promarkers
monkeys - sandstone and tan, pastel pink
pastel blue on the bubbles
pale green on the grass
ice grey 1 to shadow







Can you guess who I had in mind when I made this? The paper is from a gorgeous Sassafrass scallop stack that I got from Hobby Lobby, and the lettering is Heidi Swapp. The bubbles are shiny with glossy accents, which doesn't show on the photo


Yes, I am pretty sure it will be going to three year old Max. He is going to play one of the three Wise Men in his nursery nativity play, and his parents have been spending time teaching him the Christmas story.
'a sweet little baby was born on Christmas Day Max, his name was Jesus' said my son - Max looked on wide eyed.............'his mummy and daddy didn't have anywhere to sleep one night, and do you know what they did?'..........................................
Max pondered this for a while
'did they go on the internet?'

Priceless, a child of our time

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62 comments:

pinky said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENFYS!! Hope you have a lovely day in New York!! Hugs
Pinky

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Enfys, hope you have a super day
Love Heather
xxxxxx

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Enfys, hope you have a super day
Love Heather
xxxxxx

noune said...

un très bon anniversaire encore
et que du bonheur

WhiteRacoon said...

Happy birthday!
Wishing you a lot of luck, love and creativity =) Have a great week!

Biscuitlid said...

Many happy returns En
Love
Victoria
x

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday En - hope you have a great day!
Debe

love2quilt95 said...

Happy birthday Enfys!!! Hope you have lots and lots of fun in NY!!!

furrypig said...

happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Enfys, happy birthday to you. Hope you are having a fab time in NYC xxx

~JulieH~ said...

OH HAPPY BIRTHDAY EN!! Have a wonderful time in New York and spend lots of money!!
Hugs
Juliexx

nessy said...

oh enfys have a very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
vanessa xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Enfys, wish I'd known it was your birthday, anyway hope you are having a ball, fantastic to go to New York and I hope you have the best and happiest birthday ever, big hugs:0)
Love your monkey card by the way it's great! :0) xx

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Enfys! Have a fab time in New York - jealous!!!

Margie said...

Oh my goodness, Enfys, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Are you in New York? What a fantastic way to spend your birthday! Have a wonderful time!

Jóna said...

Congratulation and have a super fine time in New York !
Greetings from the north,
Jóna

Josie0602 said...

Happy Birthday Enfys!! I love the monkeys and your Max sounds adorable!

Terrie B x said...

Happy B`day Enfys:)
Your cards are `Wonderful`
Have fun in New York:) xxx

Autumn Mist said...

Have a happy birthday, I'm sure you'll be having a great time. I love the card, and have 3 grandsons and a granddaughter so I'd get a lot of use out of it, wouldn't I?!

eiyiyi said...

Happy Birthday En!!!! Hope you have a great time in NY. It's the perfect time of year to be there. hugs, eileen

nnalorac said...

Happy Birthday to you, share the same date. Lovely cards and your monkey card is adorable. Carolxx

sandra said...

Happy Birthday Enfys!!!
Great card you get and beautiful you made!
I wish you best Birthday ever!
No mater where you are!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Larisa said...

Happy Birthday to you Enfys!!!
I wish you all the best for next yyear! Good luck!

ursula Uphof said...

Happy birthday Enfys, Hope you have a wonderful day, shopping and having fun. Warm wishes from SA.

themessycraftroom said...

Hi "Happy Birthday Enfys." Hope your having a fantastic Birthday. Love your cheeky monkeys a great card. Hugs x ChrisB

Debbi said...

Happy Birthday, Enfys!! I hope your visit to NYC is very special. It is a fun place to visit.
Your story about your grandson is so priceless! What a cutie. :-)
Love your card. Those monkeys are adorable.
*happy wishes*
debbi

LorraineB said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you will have a good flight. I live in New York State - 50 miles east of the City. You picked a good day to come here. The weather is going to be mild. Have a great time!!

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you,Wishing you a wonderful day and have fun shopping.
Love all the cards, so cute and creative.

Saskia said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your special day!

Saskia :)

Loopylou. said...

Happy birthday my lovely En.The lovely vase of flowers is a Tiddly Inks digi, I love it. Have a wonderful day hunny xxxxxxxxx

CraftyCooky said...

Happy Birthday Enfys, wish you the best of time in the Big Apple... lucky gal!
xxx
Claire

Stampersue said...

Happy Birthday Enfys - I hope you have a lovely day. The monkey card is so cute it made me smile.

Stampersue
X

Cheryl Winget said...

From the mouths of babes. I can't wait to spend Christmas with my own 3-year-old grandson, Patrick. Love the "monkey" card and may have to case it. Have fun in the U.S.

KSD Creations said...

Congratulations on your birthday. I hope you have wonderful time in NYC.

Barbara said...

Enfys, I just love your little monkey card. The stamped image with bubbles is perfect for a 3 year old. You must really treasure your grandchildren. I am an older Mom, but really value the time with my 2 daughters, ages 8 and 10. In fact, it makes my older daughter's day if she can spend the time crafting with Mom. Hopefully, I'll be able to afford some Promarkers for my birthday next Feb. (already asked for too many carts. for Christmas!! :) Thanks again for all that you share--I really enjoy stopping by each day now. -nu2scrap-

Say Anything Crafts said...

Great card. Happy Birthday!

pcrusberg said...

Happy Birthday and give my regards to Broadway! Hope you have fun in the big apple. Love your monkey card. So sweet. What a funny story about Max and the internet too. Thanks!

Miranda said...

Happy Birthday!

Sue said...

Many Happies today Enfys, hope you enjoy your day. Your card for little Max is priceless just like his answer to the question.
Smiles:)

Erin Glee said...

Happy Birthday, Enfys! I hope it a very special and fun ~week~day~month for you! I love to follow your blog but am not good about leaving comments or sending cards. Please forgive me. ~Erin

Pamela A. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENFY'S! Have a wonderful time in New York! May God richly bless you and yours this coming year...

I love the monkey card and your what your grandson said...They truly are a gift from God.

God bless, Pamela

Kristie Maynard said...

Well, happy birthday to you! Have a wonderful visit in NYC!
Adorable card! I'm sure the little guy will love those monkeys from Gran!

Nannieflash said...

Wow your birthday is just 3 days before mine, Happy Birthday and I hope you have a wonderful time in New York, you like personage.
I love all your B.cards and yours is fabulous and yes Im sure your grandson would love the bubbles I know our grandchildren love them and that means all ages.
Yes well just like a modern child, he would consider sleeping in a stable the right thing would they. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

1CardCreator said...

Happy Birthday Enfys! I hope you are having a marvelous time in New York. Your grandson is priceless! Travel safe and enjoy your day. ~Diane

Sara said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a GREAT one!!!!!

agypsyangel said...

Have a wonderful time :)

Kim. said...

Happy Birthday Enfys have a lovely time. You have some really lovely cards and your card is great for all those cheeky monkeys around. Bless Max no different to any 3 year old these days lol.
Kim xXx

Debbie Johns said...

Happy Birthday Enfys, Have a fab time.Debbie Johns x

Dana said...

Happy Birthday. Hope it's one of the best ones yet.

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Brigitte said...

Happy birthday!!! I hope you have a great time in New York.

pisces23 said...

nice cards ..and wish you a happy birthday to you...

hope you enjoy your trip...

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freetimegone said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy birthday to you. Good thing you don't have to listen to me sing this song or you might not want many more. Hope you have a very enjoyable day. thank you for sharing the Christmas story. Kids say the darndest things! Love your card too and as always, your coloring is perfect. Someday I'll be like you....

Nikky Hall said...

En - hope you're having a great time in New York, shame I didn't know you were going away for your birthday (you'll find out why when you get home I think!). Ahh well, never mind!! Typical that I didn't think to ask you first LOL! Anayway have a fabulous day, talk when you get back hunski xxx

Sharon said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day! Have a great time in New York!! Love the Max story! Soooo funny! :)

ddinak said...

Enfys, Hope you have a wonderful birthday! Enjoy 5th Ave!

iluvmybugs said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENFYS!!!

Have a wonderful time in New York!!!

Hugs,
~Terry~

Lynda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY En - hope you have a fantastic time in New York. Loving all the cards.

Love Lynda xxx

kisatrtle said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a marvelous time in NYC!

JennyKozar said...

Have a wonderful birthday and safe travels! Hope you picked yourself up some beautiful birthday goodies!

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Enfys,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Mickie said...

Out of the mouths of babes. What a cute story about your gson. He will enjoy that monkey card I am sure.

kathlee said...

Happy belated birthday Enfy! I hope you are enjoying NYC. I live 90 miles north of the city. I jump at the chance to take visitors down to take in the sights and sounds of the city but love returning to the Catskill Mtns! Great place to visit but wouldn't want to live there! Too bad you missed the tree in Rockefeller Center. Guess you'll just have to come back!
Kathie
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I'm so glad that you had a wonderful day, my friend! And you are quite welcome for the card. All my friends get a card for thier birthday. I'm glad you like it. Little Max is,indeed, priceless. Havefun in NYC!(and keep the DD tales coming!)
Hugs, Jess