Thursday, 24 November 2016

Birthday Thanksgiving + GIVEAWAY

Today is a day that's been a few years in coming. 4 decades in fact. Yes, today is my 40th Birthday. It also happens to be Thanksgiving in the USA, so I also want to share my birthday happiness and thank all of you who read and comment on my blog, watch my videos and interact with me on Instagram. You can read about my Thank You GIVEAWAY below my card :)

To my card! I'm actually getting through my NBUS quite well - just as I get a whole load more as presents - but today's card had to be those Harvest Mice by MFT that I got in my recent win.

I started with a Kraft panel cut with my SSS Stitched Rectangle and stamped the mouse, sentiment and pumpkins, with a bit of masking, in VersaFine Onyx Black.

I then coloured with my Polychromos Pencils. If you haven't seen Stephanie Klauck's recent pencil colouring videos, please sit down with a cuppa and watch and be amazed! 

Mr Mouse's purple shoes were chosen by my eldest who loves all things pink and purple.

I distress inked an A2 card panel with Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade and added the panel on top with foam tape, finishing off with some enamel dots.


So onto the GIVEAWAY! I picked 4 things that I love - one for each decade. 

1. Sven, the Avery Elle Viking.
2. A set from Clearly Besotted Stamps - some cute Bookworms.
3. A Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in Crystal Clear
4. Some of Lucy's Shaker Sequins - these are Twinkle Lights.

Here they are

And I'll send them to you in one of my pouches that I've become slightly addicted to making. They will fit Copics, if you have any, and I use mine for taking on holiday with me.

All you have to do is add your link to the linky tool below and I will draw a winner. It would be nice if you said Hello too in the comments :)

Here is a list of the supplies I used on this card. I have signed up to affiliate links on some products (at present only through Simon Says Stamp). If you purchase any item after clicking on an affiliate link, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps to support the cost of running my blog and your support is much appreciated :)


Anonymous said...

Happiest of birthdays to you, I hope you are having a lovely day - I'll be sure to send you a belated card xxx

Tamara Haverkamp said...

Happy birthday!! Hope you have a lovely day <3

rachelvass1982 said...

What a delightfully cute card Ruth and thank you for a generous giveaway!

Lisa Tilson said...

It's such a sweet card, I just love the look of pencil on kraft! Love the choice of purple shoes too! I never distress ink a background panel and use it in that way but it looks so effective, so I shall!! Happy birthday once again! Xxx

Mirella said...

Once again - happy birthday! Wow I didn't know it was such a round one! :-) hope you're having a fabulous day! Thanks for celebrating with us, too - such a lovely giveaway, and the addition of your pouch makes it extra special!!!

Marianne said...

Hello! No, seriously, Happy Birthday Ruth. Hope you have a wonderful day and are spoilt rotten! Seeing the Viking stamp reminds me of your watermelon version. So fun! Love your sweet harvest mouse as well.
Hugs, Marianne x

Rebecca Griffith said...

Thank You for a fabulous giveaway! Happy a Wonderful 40th!😊

Kajcyika said...

I already wished you happy birthday, so I will just add that I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Helen J said...

Ruth, I saw the beautiful card Michelle made for you over at the Card Grotto & just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday!

Kerstin F said...

Hello Ruth,
happy, happy birthday to you!! I would sing if you could hear me (haha). I hope you are enjoying this special day with your loved ones and a lot of cake and presents!
Hugs to you from germany,
Kerstin (@ka_eff_berlin)

Wendy Goundrey said...

Congratulations on this milestone birthday! I am so glad our crafty paths crossed online. I thoroughly enjoy your projects, videos and lovely comments on IG. How generous of you to create this fun giveaway!

Kim B. said...

Happy Birthday Ruth!!! Welcome to the 40's club!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love the bag with your give away I need to n try making these I think they are fabulous! ☺

Missy Pink said...

Happy Belated 40th Birthday my dear crafty friend, I dearly hope you had such a lovely day. As for this super adorable card it's delightful, gorgeous colouring and such sweet colours too. You are a dab hand with those polychromos too.... Well done sweetie xxx Hip hip hooray !!! xx

halomom said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Ruth!

maria f. said...

Congrats on your milestone! Dropped by to see what you're doing with gold... thanks so much for your lovely comments. Happy weekend.

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