Saturday 30 June 2012

Celebrate: Olympics Stylee...


Hoooooooooray for the weekend!!!

So sorry I've really been MIA. After a fabulous 30th birthday last week, a weekend spent watching our friends tie the knot and a manic week preparing for the Olympic Torch passing through yesterday, it's been go. go. GO!

So before I start on the paper crafting stuff (I'm sorry. I know that's what you're here for!) Thank you *so much* for your birthday wishes! You know how to make a gal feel blessed ! I was spoilt rotten with well wishes and beautiful cards from super talented friends! I'm sorry I haven't gotten around to thanking you all personally yet but I will in time - I promise! Let me say this, if this is what it's like to be in your thirties then I'm wondering what all the fuss was about being in your twenties! :D

Now back to the paper crafting side of things! Well as I said earlier, the Olympic Torch passed through our neck of the woods this week (Both on Monday in Sheffield and on Friday in Derbyshire - where I work and originate from.) There's so much hype about the Olympics kicking off soon that we decided to run an Olympic themed challenge on our A Passion for Papertrey blog:


I've had this idea in my head for what seems like ages and I've been biding my time waiting for the fabulous event to draw closer. Doesn't get too much closer with the torch being within reaching distance twice in one week so it was time to get that idea stamped out!

We hope you can join our fun challenge and get into the Olympic spirit too! Less than a month to go!

Before I leave, I thought I'd share a pic of my guy and me at our friends' wedding last weekend.

I know I'm biased, but I reckon I'm a pretty lucky gal to have such a handsome and sweet guy. He earned major boyfriend points for my birthday by surprising me with a gorgeous pair of shoes I've had my eye on for ages (I didn't even tell him about them! How did he know?!) and a watch from a favourite label of mine, Roots. The brand holds fond memories of our first trip to Canada which blew my mind. He'd even been sweet enough to set the time on the watch to the time in Toronto - our second home. Love!

Right I must dash. I'm hooked on Wimbledon and I must get the chores completed before Murray comes out on the court!

Thank you so much for stopping by and still reading after my waffling and long absence!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
Stamps: Around and About Sentiments, Round and Round (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)/Tuxedo Black (Memento)/Buttercup, Fern (A*Muse)
Card: White, True Black (Papertrey Ink)


Unknown said...

Adorable photo of you two! Sounds like you had a great birthday. We also love Roots. I'd love to see your birthday shoes!

Laurie said...

First off...happy late birthday! I hope you had a FAB day! I saw your pics on Facebook of the wedding! Gorgeous girl! I love love this card too! So CAS and such a fun idea! Hugs!!

Lynn said...

Aimes, such a gorgeous photo of you and Chris...but no surprise there at all! You both look absolutely stunning!

Love, love, love your Olympic card. Working for a bit today followed by Ryan's baseball game but I'm looking forward to planting myself in front of the TV tomorrow to watch Wimbledon. It is entirely too hot here to do anything else!

Wida said...

so many things to say:

1. happy birthday day again, the 30's are better for the mind, not as much for the body ;)
2. I love this card. period. nothing new there.
3. you have such a poised, I do yoga kind of look on your photo and your fella looks pleased to have you on his arm. You both look picture perfect.

Ok, later...

Anita Rex said...

First off fun card, such a clever idea! Love it! Sounds like life has been so fun over there! And as a Canadian I approve of your favorite watch brand! :> And I saw photos on your fb of the wedding and you looked gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

awwww...such a fab post. Love the card..genius.

LOVE the pic of you 2...soooooo cute!!!! and a major wahoooooo for Toronto...that's where I was born:)

Maureen said...

LOVE this card!! How clever with the rings of happy :) I'm sure I'll catch the Olympic fever soon :) We have a hometown boy there for Shot put....Dylan Armstrong :) His Stepmom works at our school. You two are just the cutest couple...and wow, does he know how to spoil you with surprises!! He's very attentive! Although you need one more watch to set at BC time ;) We're 3 hours behind Toronto so we can stay up longer and drink!! ;)

JJ Bolton said...

Love the card design! So clever!!

Happy belated birthday! A hubby that buys shoes? He's a keeper:) You and your hubby are just too adorable!!

pamela said...

Hehehe, happy 30 :) Olympics in London is going to be awesome! Brings back the Winter Olympics memories in Vancouver ♥

Terri said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Glad to her it was a good one. Cool card. I agree your boyfriend sounds like a great guy and is a cutie. Great picture of the 2 of you too.

Tigriswillreign said...

Such a great pic of you and your man! That's so cute that you like Canada so much--I'm the same way about the UK!
Happy belated birthday wishes!

sandie said...

Just stunning-love how clean it looks.
Gorgeous dress by the way. And what a win for Murray!!

Caryn said...

Sounds like you've have a hell of a week! And you look fabulous (Chris is alright too ;0) in the photo.

I'm addicted to Wimbledon too - cant handle any more surprises though!!

Karen B. said...

Aww, you two are too cute! What a great couple. Cool card too, so simple and so effective, just my kind of card.

Chunyuan said...

What a great card for Olympics. you are very good looking couple.

aaga said...

Happy belated bday!
Adorable photo and card! :))

Ginny said...

Great card for the Olympics!! And I love the picture of you and your darling boyfriend - you look wonderful together. (Thanks for you sweet comment!)

Ann said...

Squeeee! I am SO excited for the Olympics to start! Just watched our gymnastics trials last night & they picked the ladies' team--SUPER exciting stuff! USA! USA!

Love your fun card...& that pic of you two is ahhhh-dorable!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a cute pic of the two of you and your birthday sounds amazing! I love the Olympic themed card and we can hardly wait for the games to start!!

cards by cara (in Canada!) said...

What great gifts and a sweet pic! Canada would love to have you back!

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