Saturday, 21 September 2013

Birthday Celebrations...

Yep Monday was my birthday & not just any ol' birthday, I was 50 (I still can't believe I'm THAT old lol) & I felt the need to get away from it all so hubby & I spent a few days at Hazlewood Castle in Yorkshire which was wonderful & very relaxing which was just what we needed as we've both had a lot of stress at work lately.  I did have the weekend before celebrating with my eldest son Craig & our 3 grandchildren who came up from Kent & also a meal with my youngest son Stuart & his girlfriend Hannah on my birthday (they missed the weekend celebrations cos they were on holiday).  So all in all it has been a pretty good week & I don't feel 50 (& it IS just a number anyway right).  I got lots of fab pressies, including crafty stash (of course).

My Pressies :o)
Enough rambling, on to my card for the Jellypark Friends challenge which is late but as above I have a good reason ;o)  The theme is "The Sentiment is Key" & the image I used is part of the Christmas Bundle Set which if you're a member of the Jellypark Club you can get for only £6 (normal price £10). I coloured Santa with ProMarkers & used Liquid Pearls for his beard & a pompom on his hat.  The papers are from Dovecraft & I finished with a ribbon, gems & die cut Poinsettia & Christmas tree border.  There are also fab new releases at Jellypark too.

The challenges:
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes
Cut It Up - Going in Circles
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Dies or Punches

I hope you're all having a nice weekend & can find time to join in our challenge :o)


June Houck said...

Very cute Santa card! I love his beard,your striped paper, and the terrific 3D bloom. Thank you for playing along in the Going In Circles challenge at Cut It Up!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I love the pine border and that ribbon! But best of all is Santa's beard :)

Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Challenges Going in Circles Challenge!


Mynn xx said...

Such a darling image! LOVE the row of trees! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Chocolate Coffee & Cards said...

Such a lovely Christmas card, great paper, colors and an adorable image! Thanx so much for playing along with us at CC&CC for our Anything Goes Challenge! Joanne

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Margaret said...

Such a Happy card with the gorgeous Father Christmas and the bright stripy paper. Love the trees along the bottom.
Margaret M

Migdalia said...

Beautiful!! Awesome job!
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
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Have a wonderful day,
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Deborah Frings said...

I do like the row of Christmas trees! Love the focal image too! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

BTW - 50 isn't THAT old at all :) Sounds like you had a super birthday!

Penny said...

So glad you had a nice birthday, Tracey! :^) And you don't look 50, that's for sure! Nice stash of presents there! :^)
Love your Christmas card! You featured the sentiment beautifully! Really love all the die cuts and the DP! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Jacqueline said...

A lovely creation and I love your traditional colours - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

catherine said...

Such a great card Tracey and thanks for joining our challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin
x catherine

Ruth M said...

Such a festive card, the trees border is a lovely touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

Fabiola said...

thanks to play with us at CSAYL with our christmas cheers challenge Tracey,beautifull and sweet card, so lovely scene, hope to see you next time, biz

Gretha said...

Beautiful card Tracey, love the colours
Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
x Gretha

lalkygirl said...

Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck


Unknown said...

This is so cute Tracey, I love that trees die and gorgeous Father Christmas image.. love those goodies too :P xxx Enjoy xx

Unknown said...

.. and thank you also for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week. Good luck xx

Unknown said...

.. and thank you also for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week. Good luck xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Happy 50th! Sounds like you have lots of reasons to celebrate :o) I love your row of little trees on this fun card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT.

Anonymous said...

Lovely and colorful card. I really like the way you have decorated Santa's bird and the coloring is great :)
And: Happy birthday! What a lovely way to celebrate your 50th, and the presents are very nice :)


Marilyn said...

Happy belated Birthday!
Great card and I like the image and that fab poinsettia in the corner. Great ribbon and the border of trees is a very cute idea.
Thank you for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope you'll be back next time as well.

Heather said...

this is super cute! Love the dimension on his bead, makes it look almost real. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Lola said...

Happy birthday! And what a wonderful age! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Your card is just lovely. His beard looks so soft and full.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Tracey :-) Santa is FAB and I love his pom pom :-)

Glad you had a lovely 50th :-) 50 is the new 25 right !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Lols x x x
p.s I have a candy on MY BLOG if you would like to join in :-)

Teresa said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance for our Dies & Punches challenge.
Hugs, Teresa

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Fiona said...

what a fab that image!!

Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin.


Unknown said...

Sounds like you had a happy birthday! wonderful card - I love the dimension! Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up!