Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Birthday treats!

It is my Birthday this week and I am being spoilt rotten with a special treat on every day so far!  I have opened presents and cards in bed (helped by Alex who got very over excited about it all - hence pulling a silly face!), been taken to Starbucks for hot chocolate and cup cakes, taken out for a pub lunch, given a beautiful bunch of flowers and today while Alex is at nursery Tim and I will be going to the cinema. I also have tomorrow off work for a major crafting session getting to grips with my new crafting toys!
In the run up to my birthday I decided that I needed to have a major overhaul of my crafting corner so that I would actually have room to fit in my new presents! Therefore as part of this weeks WOYWW I thought I would show you the fruits of my labours!  This is the billy bookcase that stands adjacent to my desk...I emptied it completely and threw away the accumulated rubbish and some card magazines from 6 years ago (I decided only to keep the scrapbooking & craft stamper magazines, magazines that I have been featured in and the most recent cardmaking ones), which resulted in much more space.  I also put everything away in their proper containers rather than just shoving them any where on the shelves.  It looks like I have much more space which is nice.
It is just as well really because look at this pile of lovely goodies.  These are my crafting presents from Tim, Alex and one of my best friends, Julia!  The presents include my first ever Whiff of Joy stamps (I have always loved them), Crafty Individual stamps, scrapbook papers, embellishments and several sets of promarkers.  I am a newbie to the promarker thing, and have never used them before so I am looking forward to experimenting later.
With all the tidying and birthday celebrations I haven't managed to do much in the way of actual crafting so far this week, but did make this little card to fit with the OLL 'nothing floral' and Pollycraft 'anything goes' challenges. I am also entering this into the Simon says 'Halloween' challenge. I don't really do halloween and don't have anything truly appropriate, but thought that the black cat against the orangey sky might be appropriate. Have a great rest of the week everyone! 


Linda Elbourne said...

Happy Birthday week ... it sounds like you are having a wonderful time! That card is lovely ... enjoy your crafting tomorrow!

Susan Allan said...

you have spurred me on and hopefully inspired me to do some tidying..i love crafty individuals stamps.. but not come across the others you mentioned.
have fun
sue xx 88

Claire said...

First up, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!" and by the sounds of it you are having an absolute ball this week, presents everyday - now thats what I call a birthday!!! Well done on the tidying too, it's definatly worth it after but during...oh what a drag!!


Wendi said...

Lovely card I love that background and I hope you have a lovely Birthday
Thank you so much for shring with us at ooh la la this week

Diane said...

Happy Birthday..enjoy playing with your new stash!

Christine said...

Beautiful card!

Sue said...

Hi ya Caro
aww lovely piccie, hope you have a lovely birthday, lots of new goodies to play with, happy sorting, lovely card,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(2)

Anonymous said...

Great card Caro, looks very Halloween like to me! Lots of new goodies for your birthday and it sounds like you've had a brilliant week too!

Brenda #105

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Happy Birthday Week!!! I love the sky of the card and the silhouettes of the bats and cat! Very cute :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Helen said...

Looks like you have had a great birthday - congratulations! Love the organised bookcase. I have years and years of magazines that I should go through/prune - one day!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Well you're having a deservedly lovely week! Your bookcase looks fab - I bet it feels great to walk into your room and have everywhere neat and feeling 'new'! Good luck with the PMs, am quite sure you'll love them!

JoZart said...

Well done you with all that tidying. Come to mine next please!
Love the card.
Have a wonderful birthday.
joZarty x (33)
don't miss my blog candy draw!!

Wipso said...

How lovely to have a Birthday week. You sound like you are having a fab time too. Congrats.
A x

The Taming of the Glue said...

What a great idea...having a birthday week! You've certainly done very well with all the lovely new craft stash! Pam (21)

sasa said...

Hope you have a fab week. Lovely buys there - hope you can soon enjoy them all. Great cat card!
sasa 18

Joanne said...

Happy, happy birthday week. Hope you enjoy all your lovely 'goodies'.
Luv Joanne

debby4000 said...

Oh beautiful card and love how your Birthday is lasting a week how fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Sherry said...

Happy birthday to you!

All your pressies look fab - as does your wonderfully organised bookcase.

Sherry (117)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Lots of celebrating going on this week. Happy Birthday!! I can see why crafts would go on the back burner. Hope you had fun. (#1)

Spyder said...

yes, a very happy birthday! Hope you had a great time, it looks like you did!
Love that bat card, and that book caes looks great...I'm in the middle of tidying and woyww-ing!
have a good weekend

Daniele said...

sounds like you had a lovely birthday and all those goodies to play with
thanks for the peek
hugs from #45

Crafting Joanne said...

Sounds like you have had a lovely week, many happy returns for your Birthday!!

Fabulous card too!!

Thanks for joining this week over at Pollycraft.


Joanne xx