Saturday 2 August 2014

Hearts congratulations card

Good morning friends/bloggers, here is my latest
'Less is More' card.
It's a colour theme this week, I will post the colour 
theme after my card . Otherwise as we all know 'it'
will show up on your blog feed and not my card ! 
Sorry for my absence last week, more about that later.
Warning too......long post....but a very happy one !!!!
Now onto my card, hope you like it :) 
hearts, blue, green, congratulations, jute
I used my yummy new Lil' inkers hearts dies, a Paper
Smooches wording die. A piece of Jute, bit of string,
and some Doodlebug Sprinkles. The card was from
a selection I have had for a while from QVC I think.
"For our
Colour Challenge 
this month we have chosen to use one of the
 Colour Seeds inspiration pictures."
 "It reminds us of a mojito!"
I agree :)

color sip 
It's also Sarah's birthday today! 
so wishing Sarah a very Happy Birthday :)

Sorry Chrissie, belated Birthday wishes from me too!

It's my BIL's birthday today also and my birthday
 on Friday 8th too...happy days !!!

Been so busy with visitors last week. My SIL and BIL
& nephew and friend  came to stay for a week.
 We spent most it at various beaches along the coast.
A visit to a stately home and gardens (where I dropped
 my camera) and lots of yummy meals out etc.

I hosted a big party for us all including our children
and grandchildren. We celebrated my nephew's birthday
 too while he was here. 
Lots of champagne consumed so not
weighing myself this week either !

We have more visitors arriving next weekend too.
I am hosting another party with my other SIL and BIL
and all our children and grandchildren yet again lol.

We also have my birthday to celebrate on Friday.
Then a wedding 'do' on Saturday and then this party
 on Sunday so I may go missing again !

It has been lovely though, I have been spoiled already
 too. Clothes, shoes, jewellery, craft stuff ! Then an 
AMAZING surprise yesterday!!!

I managed to drop my small Panasonic Lumix camera
.......sob sob!
 ( I use it mainly when I go out as it fits in my pocket). 
....I hope to get it  mended.
Well yesterday my other trusty Fuji Finepix camera
(OH's old one) wasn't working either arghhh! I was
 soooo frustrated, then my dear beloved said not to
 worry  and he  could help.

He went out to the garage....what would help there I
thought??...a hammer?? anyway he quickly returned with
 a large carrier bag. It said Happy Birthday on the front !

He said "This might help", inside was a top of the range
new camera (Nikon D3200) along with a tele photo lens!

Wow!!! I was so gobsmacked I wasn't able to speak
 for a whole 30 seconds!
Which is  a very LONG time for me believe me lol.

I had been wanting a newer camera for a while but didn't
want to spend money on one as I already have  two serviceable

OH said he knew that and had researched which was the best one
for a while then bought it via our son so it would be a surprise
 for my birthday.
He said he felt so sorry for me being without a camera
 he couldn't let me wait any longer for my surprise.
 Of course he spent twice as much as I 
would have done.........but he said I was worth it.....
( I know I know...tears)   how lovely is that!

He is definately a keeper :)

So I hope to aquaint myself with my new present in the coming
 weeks.I do hope my photo's improve too :)

Thank you for reading all this if you managed to stay 
with me until the end !  mwah xx


Sid said...

The hessian add some great texture, lovely LIM card Viv !!

Ankie vd Polder said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card. Good luck with this challenge. Hugs, Ankie

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous the burlap looks amazing with those hearts !!

Rebecca Hoy said...

Love the bright hearts on the burlap, Rebecca x

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Viv, I love the hearts and fabulous design.
It sounds like you have been very busy with various celebrations and having lots of fun with your family with more still to come!
I hope you have a wonderful Birthday and enjoy using your new camera.
hugs Sue xx

Jan said...

Fab card Viv and well done hubby eh! Have a great birthday and time with your family xx Jan

Viv said...

Lovely card as usual Viv. Wishing you Happy Birthday (as I'm probably going to be sat in a traffic jam on a motorway somewhere!) and have a lovely partying time! x

Darnell said...

Oh, lucky girl, Vee, he is indeed a keeper!! Good luck and have fun with your new camera! They make them so small and they all take such incredible photos these days. Speaking of incredible, your LIM card is that and more!! I love the way you've used the colors, your fantastic design, and all the texture from the jute and layering the hearts!! Enjoy the company and have the very best birthday EVER!! Hugs, Dee

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card... love the touch of burlap (or jute as you call it). sounds like your birthday is shaping up to be absolutely brilliant!

Christine L said...

A fabulous card Viv... loving the burlap and the diecut word and hearts... quite different to your cards of late - but equally gorgeous!

And oooh to your nice new camera!! Sounds like you have a lovely husband, and have had a fabbie week! Happy birthday for whenever it is... it's obviously close to mine - we're both GRRRRRRRRing Leos!! LOL!

Christine x

Christine L said...

Me again... aha... I just read back to see when yours is... the day before mine!! We're nearly twins!!

Gerrina said...

At first : Happy Birthdaywishes! Hope your new year is one filled with beautiful and creative moments!
And second: Wow that really is a dreamBD-gift! Have fun getting to work with it and we will enjoy your pics here!
Almost forgot to say that your card is beautiful! Love the cloth as a BG; it works perfect!
Enjoy summer! Hugs, Gerrina

Canonbury creations said...

Hi Viv, what a lovely card, those hearts with the stitched effect make it look as if they are felt. The jute/burlap/hessian adds some great texture.
Wow you have been a busy bee, all that entertaining and more to come:)
Definitely keep your OH amazing how they can still surprise us after soooo many years:) Hope you have a wonderful birthday we will be on our way to Portsmouth:)
Val x

Chrissie said...

Happy birthday Viv, enjoy your new toy, but your photos are always amazing anyway, so there'll be no contest with you when you've got the hang of your new camera!
This card is AWESOME!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wowzers Viv what a busy time you are having with visitors and still manage to submit the most AMAZING card. Simply gorgeous. Love it.
Thanks for the birthday wishes and all the best for Friday to you too.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Anne said...

Viv what a lovely thing for your OH to do!
Beautiful card, lovely texture
Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
Less is More Designer

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, love the dots on it too. What a sweet husband you have too! ~Diane

Clare said...

Such a cute card! My favorite colors all in one sweet package. ;)
Wow, it sounds CRAZY around there! And omg, what a super sweet hubby you have!

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