Monday 20 August 2018

Something Different

Good afternoon crafty friends.  I do hope you are all well today and have been having a good summer.

Tomorrow is my 50th birthday.  I can't believe I got to this milestone already!!! Lol.

Although it isn't my birthday yet, I have had some nice surprises.  I got a Tim Holtz stamping platform which I had been wanting since I saw some youtubers using them.  So my lovely fella got one delivered to me!

He even got me a little storage case to keep it in!  Love it!

He also organized friends and family to come and visit me on Saturday.  I knew nothing about this until they all turned up on the doorstep.  I was in complete shock as I hadn't washed my hair, cleaned my house, put make up on etc. etc. lol.  But it was lovely.  He did a really good job keeping this quiet.  We had drinks, food and a damn good laugh!  It was a lovely way to celebrate my 50th (nearly).  I'll never forget it.  They all made me feel so special and I'm so grateful.

I had to experiment with this new present and I used some clearly besotted stamps which I have had for a while and I feel like these platforms were made especially for these layered stamps.

I've been dying to do CAS cards like this for ages and now I feel more confident doing them with my present.


Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Craft Stamping Magazine - August Challenge
Morgan's Artworld - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day.


  1. Well that must have been so much fun! What an awesome present from your hubby! I have the MISTI and love it - I couldn't stamp without it now. Your card is beautiful!

  2. Time sure flies doesn't it! Happy 50th! Don't feel bad about that number ... I will be celebrating my 50th Class Reunion next month ... holy cow ... how did THAT happen? LOL
    You are going to LOVE the TH platform and probably won't need the case unless your leaving your house and want to take it with you ... because you'll want to leave it set up and ready to use at all time! (ask me how I know, lol)
    BEAUTIFUL card and yes, the platform is PERFECT for these type of stamps! Thanks so much for playing in our Fussy and Fancy Challenge! Please come back again soon!

    Fussy and Fancy Girl
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. Happy birthday tomorrow. I’ve got this stamping platform and I’m confident to say you’re going to love it. I’ve used so many more stamps since I got it, because some stamps need re-inking to stamp well. It’s also much easier to add different colored inks to the stamps. I love your first make using it, so beautiful. I don’t know if you’ve heard this from others, but I sometimes have troubles accessing your blog, I get some sort of widget error and lands on a page like your blog doesn’t exist? Strange...

    1. I have the same trouble Pia -was wondering if it was my computer but obviously
      Carol x

  4. What a pretty card Michelle. I shall be expecting lots more CAS cards now you have your stamping platform!! I hooe you have a brilliant Birthday tomorrow and that the surprises keep on coming. Many Happy Returns xxxx

  5. This is very pretty and lovely. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT for

  6. Happy Birthday to You......wishing you a wonderful day full of love & surprises! Sounds like you have a lovely fella arranging all that for you........enjoy your stamping platform!
    hugs Jo x

  7. Happy birthday Michelle and sounds like you had a great time even if unexpected brilliant pressie too!!!oops nearly forgot love the beautiful CAS card too
    Carol x

  8. This is such a cute design. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge. Happy Birthday too xx

  9. AW! what a great fellow you have, a surprise and something you've wanted, what could be better to celebrate your milestone birthday. Not being a stamper, the platform was a first for me and I have loved it, glad to hear you do too. I LOVE your CAS card, it's so very pretty with those layered stamps. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge at Morgans Artworld this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

    Faith Morgans Artworld DT
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