Tuesday 13 August 2013

Anything Goes time... and a few pics I wanted to share!

Hi Ladies

Today's challenge theme at Anything Goes is 'By the Sea'....  and as I'd been inspired by a card I saw on the Pink Petticoat blog a couple of weeks back, I decided to 'have a go'!  As you know, I'm not known for my cards for men...  but thought I may be able to manage one.... and here it is!

Card Recipe:

  • Pink Petticoat Beach Cottage papers and Bazzill card
  • MFT Dienamics Pierced Circles (cut in half)
  • Papertrey Ink Ric Rac Die for sea
  • Li'l Inkers Stitched Banner Die and Stitched Square Die
  • Zig Zags on boat cut with pinking shears
  • Stampin Up Candy Dots
  • String and cocktail stick (for mast) from stash

So.... no pink, no glitter, and no fairies anywhere... unless one has snuck on the boat and is hiding!

If you pop over to the challenge blog HERE - you can see what the lovely Anything Goes teamies have come up with..  and don't forget that lots of crafting goodies can be purchased at Lynn's Craft Den online shop.

Now...  I just wanted to share a couple of photos of my 60th birthday celebrations over the weekend... my birthday was Friday - I got up to find balloons and banners in the lounge - then my lovely OH and I enjoyed a fabulous lunch at Betty's Tearooms at RHS Harlow Carr..  and this is what they did for me when they learned it was my birthday!  I'd ordered Pimms to celebrate... and they brought the little cake out for me - complete with candle... how lovely was that?!

We then had a yummy Italian meal in the evening with my daughter Emma..  followed the next day by a get together for family and friends at a lovely little village pub close to us...  

I was very spoiled by both my lovely OH and my daughters (unfortunately Clare - my youngest - couldn't be there as she lives in Bermuda - but she's coming over in September so we'll celebrate again then!).   I am a very lucky lady too as I received some fabulous pressies from them - and then as the 'icing on the cake' so to speak.... I received fabulous handmade cards from lots of lovely blogging friends.... and wonderful gifts too! A massive thank you girls.... you know who you are - I don't know what I've done to deserve such fabulous friends!

Today I'm meeting up with a fellow WI member who has become a good friend, and we're going to an exercise class called 'Wiggle and Giggle' - sounds right up my street.... but I may still need oxygen as my body ain't used to exercise of any sort!!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..
Christine xx


  1. This is a delightful card, I love it. Beautiful birthday photographs too. Belated Happy Birthday :o)
    Jackie xx

  2. Love your male nautical care hun and Happy Belated 60th Birthday to you too! Looks like you were totally spoilt and had a fabulous time. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Good morning sweetie, this is stunning, hugs Pops x

  4. stunning male card christine.i love the fab boat and design and your birthday pics are fabulous, so pleased you had a fab birthday :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Happy belated birthday Christine, I'm so sorry I missed it! I seem to be missing everything lately!!
    Your pictures are lovely as are your cards
    Hugs Laurie xx

  6. What a fab birthday you had, Christine - well deserved too!

    Your card is so fab! My FIL would love it!

  7. What a fab birthday you had, Christine - well deserved too!

    Your card is so fab! My FIL would love it!

  8. I hope you had a wonderful birthday honey. I was looking in my records for your address as I thought I'd sent you some stuff before in the post but I couldn't find it so had to send you an online card in the end. So sorry I copped out, but I'd love it if you would let me know your address again by email. Love the photos love the Betty's cake. My MIL is going there in a few weeks and I've asked her to get me some Brown Bettys as I'm addicted to them!! LOL Oh dear!! :0)

  9. Such a cute card Christine. Lovely photos of your Birthday.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  10. I just love the card Christine. Spot on!
    Congratulations on your birthday celebrations - super pics!

    Edna x <3

  11. Love your nautical make Christine - it's perfectly fabulous :o)
    Gorgeous photos too hun looks like you had a wonderful time.
    Debs xx

  12. Happy Belated Birthday Christine.
    Looks like it was a very good weekend! Great pics.
    Love the card, so cute.
    Crafty Hugs,
    Avril xx

  13. So glad you enjoyed your day.60 is the new 50 I have been told.
    Chris x

  14. It looks like you had a lovely time celebrating your birthday and the cake looks yummy :-) Harlow Carr is now the only RHS garden I haven't visited as we were at Hyde Hall today - so lovely in the sunshine :-)
    Your masculine card may be a little different for you but it is just fabulous - love it, might have to
    steal the idea too ;-)

    Big hugs, Kat

  15. Awww you look as if you had a real good B/day so pleased you enjoyed your FEW days of celebrating..well your only 60 once thank goodness lol your lovely Barry did well organising this yummy cake..as to your sailing boat creation well its just so sweet & yes I may just have to pinch some of your ideas here missus..lovely work very creative,,

    smiles Christine the other one.xxx

  16. Fab card Christine and what great photo's too.Looks like you had a fabulous birthday bash, you don't look 60 either !!!!Hope the exercise went well and that you did a lot of wiggling and giggling lol:) hugs Viv xx

  17. Happy belated Birthday Christine!!! Love your sweet card with the little sailboat! Great photos! Thanks for sharing :)

  18. Oh happy birthday! It looks like you had a great day.

    Love the adorable boat card, so sweet!


  19. Love this card Christine! Looks like you had a fab birthday and seeing these photos really does confirm you could knock ten years off your age - you look amazing!!


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