Wednesday, 17 February 2010

My 30:th birthday cards

Thought I would showcase all the beautiful cards I get for my birthday on this post. If you have sent me a card - check back here as I will edit this post with new pics. I will also add a link in the sidebar so you can find this post easier and enjoy the cards I get.
I'm so happy for all the nice comments and birthday wishes I get from you. As I said before - I don't have much contact with my family and don't have any friends in the town I live in. I always imagined getting a surprise party with lots of friends on my 30:th b-day...It's a little sad so I'm very greatful for all of you, even if I don't "know" you.

I've been thinking about how to celebrate my day. Originally me and my fiancée were supposed to go to Thailand and dive, just like we did on his 30:th b-day, but since I've been ill I don't dare to go anywhere yet. I haven't had a totally painfree day yet and don't want to sit on a plane for 10 hours. It's quite boring to have your b-day in march since it's so darn cold here. Other things I've been thinking about is to go on some kind of spa treatment nearby or check in to a hotel or about getting make-up and hair done, but it all seems quite boring. Especially if I compare to how we celebrated my fiancées b-day. He had his b-day in august and we went to Malta. It all begin in spring when I surprised him with a plan where we both took a diving certificate. We did it all spring and summer and when we finally got it we went to Malta for 2 weeks. They have some amazing diving and on the day of his b-day we went diving 30 meters under water. The guide and I applauded under water as the depth meter turned exactly 30! It was such a brilliant way to spend it and it makes me so sad that I can't have something spectacular just like that. If we went somewhere (as I love to travel) I wouldn't feel so alone either I think. I'm so mad at this illness, but at the same time I'm thankful that I will get fully recovered. We have already decided that we will celebrate big when I turn 30,5 on september 13:th. I've always wanted to have my b-day in september as I love the beginning of autumn.

If you have any suggestions on how to celebrate - let me know.
I've been looking a bit on the net, but all they suggest is to celebrate with family and friends...
I'm thinking about doing a movie-marathon and see 2-3 movies after eachother. I really want to see the new Alice in wonderland. It just doesn't seem spectacular enough. I want to have a good story to tell when I'm old of how I celebrated my 30:th b-day (concidering my 20:th wasn't anything  special)

Ok, enough of my sobstory, here are the cards.

First card I got is from Esther in Netherlands. Love the colourcombo of this card and glitter. It's very "me". The butterflies are so beautiful and I love the blings on the text. Gorgeous Esther, thank you so much!

Next card on the list is from Linda in the UK. She also enclosed a lily of the valley stamp that is sooo cute! Thank you LInda. I love your colouring and choice of colours.

This one is from Lynn in the US. Love the dekadent look of it and glitter! Don't you just love glitter?

This card is from Maria in Norway. I really like the dryembossed and inked sentiment. The flower really makes the card stand out.

The inside is just as nice as the outside:

Third card came all the way from Australia. There were some really cute kangaroo postage stamps on the envelope. I've always wanted to go to Australia, it's my dreamplace no1. Maybe for my 40:th b-day? Love how different this card is. The sentiment is on vellum, the butterfly is embossed as is the background card. Just brilliant.
There was also a little giftie in there:

A card from Yara in the US. We belong to the same house mouse yahoo group and have "known" eachother for years. I think I'm on some kind of birthday list of hers because every now and then I get a card out of the blue. Love the colours and the embossed panel. Think I have to "lift" (aka steal, lol) this layout. Really like how it's put together from different panels.

This one is from my friend Sharon. I'm sooo glad I bought this stamp and it arrived a week earlier, otherwise I would've been so jealous. I just love this stamp! Don't know how to use it, but I already have bought a frog-die and saved some ribbon with frogfeet on it. I love her fab colouring and the colourchoice. I never would've thought to mix lime with brown, but it looks so good, don't you think? Oh, the inside says:"then hop on over to this side of 29!" I thought it was so sweet since I've been feeling a bit old *blush* The inside is fab decorated too in the same style.

This one is from Irina in Russia. It got to me in time Irina. That was fast! Love the cheery colour and the different size of her card. I also love how she used mulberry paper for the background. It really looks like a bouquet in wrapping paper seen from above, don't you agree? The flowers are made in 3D, some stand out more than others. Fab card, although I can't read what it says. I will figure it out although I'm a bit rusty. Just learned the russian alphabet on my own.

Last card - a very surprising one - is from another woman I know from one of my house mouse yahoo groups. I must be on her birthday list as I have not been active on that list for years. Just love the bright cheery colours. You can really see how the mice are basking in the sun. Love the usage of stickers. I have way too many that I never use as I'm sure you have to.

This one is from Andrea in Germany. She also included a magnolia stamp that I've been wanting to have, but was too cheap to buy, lol. Thank you so much Andrea! Love the colours on this card and the beads on a string are brilliant! Love the little embossed hearts too.

Next, a card from Linda, Sweden. I love that it looks like the kitty is holding the same flower she has put in the right lower corner. Almost like a real memorbilia. Fab colouring too. Love the ribbons and flowers.
Last but not least - the card that dropped in today was from Elsina in Israel.I really like the motif and the smaller sized card. Fab colours too. Did you notice that the girl's dress is the same pattern (but smaller) than the background paper? Just gorgeous.

Last a card I got last week or even earlier, but it hid on the side of my bookshelf. Naughty naughty. I got some great images with it too. It's from Monika in Germany. I love the elegant look of this and the style of the saying. A bit of bling doesn't hurt ;)

Thanks a lot ladies. I'm really happy for the cards. It brightens my day to get up and see envelopes on the floor in the hallway (we get our mail through a slot in the door)

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Esther said...

Nice card,haha
The butterfly you like so much is one of Martha Stewart.
I am glad it's arrived.

x Esther

Karen said...

Beautiful card. I love the colours and those flowers and butterflies.. Super work! xx

Karina said...

Dear Katharina

occasionally I landed on your blog and didn't want to go without writing you a word. I very like the artwork you do and am sure to take a look again from time to time.

By the way, right now I have a Candy to give away, if you like try your luck;

Anonymous said...

Happy bday ;o)

Hope you're having a great day !

Beautyful cards.

Hugs from Norway

Monika Reeck said...

I have sent you a birthday card too...did you get it? I think from Germany to your country it is only 2 or 3 days...please tell me dear if you didnt get my card ooh where is that card stay ???Just wondering :(

Monika Reeck said... have got my card... I am Happy....hope you like my card dear..

Hugs from Germany