Wednesday, 28 January 2009

...thank you all

Yesterday I was reading all the lovely comments and well wishes from the folks who visit my blog and I was really touched. It's so easy to listen to the news these days and think that the world is full of badness. One thing I have discovered since I started a blog (many thanks to Lynn) is how many lovely people there are out there - and I count myself very lucky to have made such very good friends with some very special people. So thank you.

Because it was my birthday on Monday I went stamp shopping in Belfast with my BB Genevieve. I know, I know, but I was in need of instant gratification and couldn't possibly wait for a PTI delivery , tho I believe there might be one scheduled soon...

I purchased a wee set of stamps and a couple of Tim Holtz inks, new to me, which I wil have fun trying out soon hopefully. I made a little thank you card since I was feeling thankful and no, I didn't forget to colour it - I just thought it looked better that way. The stamps are wee furry animals and I think they'll be great for cards for my girlies and their friends. Penny Black is the brand. he paper is from a little Ambrosia pad by Basic Grey.

The weeny 'thanks' sentiment is PTI - mixed messages I believe but don't quote me. and there is Pure poppy and summer sunrise cardstock in there too - both PTI.

Hope it tickles.


  1. Very Cute! I love the color scheme!


  2. Beautiful Card! Love the way you did the flower with all the matching colors.

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  3. GORGEOUS! Happy birthday, honey, and happy stamping... love your kittie stamp purchase. Great mix of cut-outs and stamps... well done and thanks! Angela. xxx

  4. Belated Birthday Greetings.

    Love the card. Great colours.

  5. This card is lovely, Claire! I love Penny Black stamps. Did you know there is a Penny Black Saturday Challenge: You might enjoy that.

    Yes, I think we all need to save our pennies for the PTI release in February, which, according to all the hints Nichole is making on her blog, promises to be fantastic. It's hard to imagine it being better than it already is, but there you go!

    When it comes to nice bloggers out there, I count you among them!

    Take care, and enjoy your new stamps.

  6. Recently found your blog and drool every time I visit. Am keen to try the lemon juice technique which you described on christmas cards - but have yet to find the time. Belated birthday wishes. Petal

  7. Oh belated birthday happiness! I adore penny black! Aren't her critters so cute? Sometimes it's nice to do up a card with an image in black and white. The cat looks good "naked". :)

  8. Wonderful card Claire! I love the layered flower - so pretty with all the colors! And the layered image is great too!!

  9. Just Lovely Claire! I love Penny Black... I just bought a penny black set myself!

  10. Beautiful card with cheerful colors! Happy belated birthday!

  11. I just read Nichole's blog
    is one of the 3 you!?!

    I would not be at all surprised. Your cards are fabulous, your cottage drawing is amazing, and you have a love of PTI. what more could Nichole want?

  12. Wow, Claire you broke into rubber!!! Well done you, now wasn't that a nice experience? Penny Black are very good stamps. They also do some gorgeous brush flower stamps. Have a look at their website, they have some lovely stuff on there.

  13. Hi Claire,

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday. It sounds like it :)

  14. What a very sweet card! I LOVE how you used those punched out pieces! That makes a stunning embellishment! Wonderful! Best, Curt

  15. I just recently baughts tome of the Tim Holtz inks as well and the blending tool. I have to say that I really ejoy the look they give. I am sure you will do great works of art with them. Can't wait to see what you will do!!! I have a couple of cards on my blog that I have used them on, if you want to check them out.

    I know you said you are a relativly new stamper (me too!) but it seems like you have been doing it forever! No learning curve for you!!!!


Thanks for taking the time to comment, :) I read them all and I appreciate you taking time to visit!