Wednesday, 28 November 2012

40th Birthday Card

Hi all, I felt really lucky yesterday, firstly my name was pulled to receive Velcro from Christine Emberson's  blog, then I won blog candy at Planet Susie, oh how lucky can one get. I immediately went on to buy some euro millions tickets in case it was "three in a row", have not checked them yet, feel I am being greedy or chancing my luck.  Oh,  I checked my Euromillions and won £2.90. ah well at least I won.

Yesterday I had a surprise day babysitting, young William had been up all night and his mum Emma was exhausted so Auntie Wilma took over so she could catch up on her sleep. I ended up having him all day and being only 7 weeks old he was a joy to look after. How could I forget that little boys are a danger when they have no nappy on, I left his nappy open while I fed him and suddenly felt my lap getting wet, oh the joys of babies, but I loved every minute of it. Every time he stirred in his pram my two dogs went over to stand guard, they were intrigued by him. As a result the 40th birthday card I was due to make had to be put on hold until today

(A few hours later) ......Fortieth Birthday card done and dusted and a couple of other projects, to be revealed later.


8 x 8 white card
Red and white spotty paper from Papermania Cranberry and Apple 12 x 12 paper pack
Red and white card from stash
Spellbinders Labels Twenty
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners LG
Spellbinders Vintage Lace Accents
Numbers created on Cricut Mini (still learning how to use it)
Cosmic Shimmer Mica Flakes Luna Silver
Gems, peel offs, ribbon sentiments from stash
As usual ladies I eagerly look forward to reading your kind comments.  I really have to get more Christmas cards made for my own use or no one will get any this year.  We as a family have decided to cut back on cards this year and donate to a charity.
Take care ladies, wrap up warm.
Wilma x x


  1. Great 40th card Wilma. Love the borders on the front of the card, they're really delicate.

    Kat xx

  2. Love your card Wilma especially the sparkly 40th....



  3. Wilma, you did have a day full of lovely surprises, but I think the one that gave you the best joy was looking after William. That wet leg moment was a surprise full of memories. Emma must have been so grateful that you were able to have him so she could get that much needed sleep. I can't believe you managed to make a beautiful card to. Enjoy a restfull day. Hazel

  4. Love this card Wilma the red and white are so cheery

    jacqui x

  5. Good Morning Wilma,
    You have been busy too, love the card, really bright and cheerful.
    The 40 justs pops. You must be on a lucky streak at the moment.
    Have a great day.

  6. Good Morning Wilma,
    Bet you had a fantastic day, yes! boys can be dangerous even at 7 weeks...............!!!!but the greatest of pleasures. So good you are there to help, bet mummy felt more able to cope after catching up on her sleep.
    Love your card nice, bright and cheery for a birthday at this time of year.
    You lucky lady pity the money win was not 2.9 million........LOL
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  7. Beautiful card Wilma. The red and white are great! My funniest bay boy experience was when I was a midwife and popped a tiny bay on the scales to weigh him. As I bent forward to check I felt a stream of very warm "liquid" hit my cap, run off my hair and drip down my face. Don't know where it all came from. I was much more careful after that I can assure!!!! love from Christine xx

  8. Beautiful Wilma. I love the colouring and the delicate borders on the front! I too must start on my Christmas cards.xx

  9. Really lovely card Wilma. Love the red/white.

  10. Good Morning Wilma, Your story brings back lots of happy memories for me too. Your card is beautiful and I love the inside too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

  11. Hi Wilma,
    I am sooooo glad you won those lovely goodies. I said they would be put to really good use by you.
    Your card is a superb creation. Love everything about it.
    I would dearly like six crafty people to be given all the same items to craft with. The end result of everyone's card would be so totally different don't you think.
    Don't you just love those little babies even if they do a trickle on the lap. My fav part of babies is their knuckles only they are not knuckles on babies they are dimples.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  12. hi Wilma, fabulous 40th card, great layout.
    long time since I baby sat for our Grandchildren..youngest is now 11yrs. oldest 22yrs...makes me feel old..pam

  13. Gorgeous card Wilma, Love it all... the design & detail is fabulous! Hugs May x x x

  14. Lovely card Wilma, love the design and the colours, Carole Z X

  15. Stunning card wilma I wished now I had got a curcuit and not my robo 2 yrs ago it just gathering dust .Melanie

  16. Great card Wilma, that is how to celebrate 40. xx Flora

  17. Love the use of dies on this card Wilma, hope you had a crafty weekend, hugs Erika.

  18. Happy Birthday dear ... it's awesome card design, i love it. Thanks for sharing a great moment.
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  19. Hope that it was a wonderful celebration for you as you turn the big 40th!! Many happy returns for the year a head.
    Best wishes always.
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