Monday, 9 May 2016

A card, a walk and a milestone!

 I hope you are all well and enjoying the warm weather! I can't believe the difference from a week ago! I am sharing a card I made using an indigo blu stamp and distress inks in fossilised amber and abandoned coral. I am taking this to Miss Di's playground, as I every bit of card I used except the base card was snippets. The stamp was one of four bought for me by a good friend for my (50th shhhh!) birthday last week. We started the celebrations last weekend with a lovely walk around Langsett Reservoir...



 and ended up as Banks End Cafe for lunch and a pudding (Jam roly poly and custard was just the ticket, lol)! At the time there was still snow on the hills and we wrapped up warm. Don't you just love their polka dot wall?
 My celebrations continued with a visit to a craft shop, another tea room and my Karate grading this weekend. I may be doing a pretty good impression of a beetroot, but I was awarded my first Kyu (brown belt with two black tags). The next time I grade it will be for black belt. I also got a lovely surprise as Meg and her boyfriend, Grant came down from Sheffield to support me. Here I am below with Sensei Alex, Meg and Sensei Richard
 The guy on the left here is Sensei Karl, who is the Area Sensei, and Sensei Richard is from my Dojo. I think they find the height difference amusing too! Everyone here has played a huge part in my karate journey and I really appreciate their help and support over the years.
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments.

18 comments:

craftimamma said...

Glad you've had a lovely birthday week Sally. Congratulations on your karate achievements. Love the pics from your walk and your card is gorgeous.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

brenda said...

I had a feeling it was a special one Sally but didn't dare put that on my card just in case I was wrong. It looks like a perfect day out for you and well done on the new belt. Lovely card as well.

B x

Barb said...

A beautiful card Sally and I love the colours. What a great present for your special Birthday. Sending you belated Birthday Wishes. Great photos of a wonderful day out and many congratulations on your award. That is very special. You do look very tiny next to those two hunky men. Barbxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Many congratulations Sally on your special birthday and on receiving your new belt. The card that you've made is lovely and I love the rich, warm colours that you've used on it. Warm crafty hugs, Sandra :) X

Craftnut said...

Belated birthday greetings Sally (you don't look 50) Tracy x

Dotty Jo x said...

Happy birthday! Great card and a lovely post, Jo x

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning colours on your card Sally and what a gorgeous image, fabulous card.
Congratulations on your Karate grading, used to do it myself aeons ago.
Lovely photos and many belated birthday wishes, Kate x

Jean said...

Belated Birthday wishes, and congratulations on your new Karate belt.
Your card is lovely, a great new stamp and gorgeous colours.
Lovely photos of your walk too.
Jean x

Linby said...

Congrats on your Bkack belt! Also belated birthday wishes and well done on getting all 4 flower stamps, I just got the Daisy and made a card. Love the colours on your card.

Aquarius said...

Happy milestone birthday and congratulations on the black belt. I thought when I saw this card that you'd been zentangling! This is a fab flower stamp and you've used it well. Thanks for sharing the lovely scenery pictures.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Sally what an awesome looking card it is a beauty, the pictures are brilliant a belated Happy Birthday
hugs
Lorraine x

SARN said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your achievement, and how lovely that Meg & Grant surprised you with their support too. Many happy returns (although belated).

LOVE your pretty card too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

SARN said...

I think that deserves a glass of hooch in the Tree House don't you? xxx

Di said...

Spotted Sarn's comment - any excuse for a spot of hooch! Lovely photos and loads of good wishes from Parsnip and moi for your 50th Birthday too. You certainly doo look tiny in between those chaps! And I adore your card - wonderful colours and the stamp you used is a beauty!

Hugs

Di xx

Sally H said...

line up the glasses , Sarn - we can both celebrate!

Helen J said...

Happy birthday for last week, and huge congrats on your karate grading, what a fantastic achievement! Oh, and the card is lovely too:-)
Helen

Jules said...

Hi Sally

Very belated birthday wishes from the House of Hearts!

A gorgeous card .. .. love the colours you have used .. .. fantastic news on your grading and so lovely that Megan and her boyfriend were able to join you.

A special post all round!

Love Jules xx

Greta said...

Happy belated birthday & congratulations! Gorgeous, artistic card!