Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Spoilt rotten

Last weekend was perfect...sunshine, family, gifts, food, flowers and cake. I cannot think of a better way of spending my birthday and I was spoilt rotten.
This was just a small selection of the gifts I received...did you spot the Samsung Box....






Yes my dear Hb bought me a Samsung Tablet so now I can almost live  in my studio ;0) I have had smart phone for some time and really like it but the tablet takes it all to another level.













and how "me" is the Orla Kiely storage jar.



















I had lots of lovely flowers too and lunch was celebrated at the same hotel we went to last year. It was so lovely to be surrounded by my family and we toasted our health with some bubbly too.



















The sun shone from dawn to dusk and it was so warm that when we got home we were able to sit out in the garden and enjoy my yummy lemon birthday cake.














What an extra bonus it was to have such beautiful weather. Thank you all for the birthday wishes you sent me, I really loved them all.

Although the weather has changed here from less spring like we have still escaped the cold blast that my Scottish friends have had...they are under a blanket of snow again!
To keep up with some sunny thoughts my card today is another Spring time/ Easter card.

I inked up my sweet Lili of the Valley "gift wrapped" stamp again and this time went for a pink and brown colour scheme.












I coloured my stamped imaged with my trusty Promarkers and highlighted the image with my Prismacolor pencils.

I added some glamour dust glitter to the butterfly wings to give then a lovely sparkle.






and I finished off with some lovely mulberry paper roses, 2 heart brads and a round Easter sentiment.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.

Ladybird Craft Ink #57 spots and stripes
Divas by design #29 anything goes and a 1st birthday BLOG HOP!
Party Time Tuesdays #62 flowers
I love Promarkers #111 springtime
Penny Black Allsorts April Challenge, Oh so Cute
Flutter by Wednesday #197 Open
Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday #73 Easter and/or animals
Creative Craft Crew #7 Spring
Paper Sundaes Easter #114

And someone else has been enjoying these lighter Spring evenings too ;0)
Wishing you all a restful Easter break. I have now finished work for a whole week..bliss. I hope the sun manages to show an appearance at some point but enjoy yourselves whether you are spending time at home quietly or getting together with family or friends. Relish these wonderful longer evenings. Thank you always for your visits and your kind comments.

Bye for now,

Jane x

54 comments:

  1. Dear Jane, Happy Birthday!!! I'm so happy to see that you had a wonderful and special day with so many adorable presents! I thought to say something as they say here but can't translate it well, still the meaning is 'Become hundred years' and may all your wishes come true! Hugs to you and sweet Billy up there on the roof! xxx Teje

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  2. Thank you Teje for your sweet wishes. Billy sends a purr from the roof!
    Jane x

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  3. Hi Jane, looks like you had a super birthday and lots of fabulous gifts! Your card is super sweet, love the cute image! Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this fortnight, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

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    1. Thanks Pami it was a great day. Lovely to see you here.
      Jane x

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  4. You were definitely spoilt Jane, what lovely gifts you received! I'm very jealous of the 'Orla'!!!! Your purple tulips are a stunning colour. :)
    I love this week's card, it reminds me of chocolate!! :)
    Hope you're feeling much better now and ready to enjoy the Easter celebrations.
    Have a really lovely Easter and eat lots of chocolate, that's an order! ;)
    Vivienne x

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    1. My gifts were so special as you well know Vivienne ;-) I am slowly getting there my birthday was a perfect distraction. I will certainly do as I am told re the chocolate....but I never need much persuasion for that! Happy Easter too,
      Jane x

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  5. This is a lovely card! I love the shading on the image! Thanks for joining in at Divas by Design. Good Luck! Laura x

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    1. Thanks Laura I enjoyed the blog hop this week too.
      Jane x

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  6. A beautiful card and fab colours. Love all your pressies. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

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    1. I was a lucky girl wasn't I Elaine. Thanks for visiting.
      Jane x

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  7. Your presents look lovely, I see you like Cath Kidston then! such a cute card and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts this month.
    Lynn x
    DT

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    1. Does it show that I love CK then Lynn ;-) Thanks for your kind comment.
      Jane x

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  8. Dear Jane,

    I'm so happy your special day was wonderful, and those beautiful gifts too.. oh my, I would love to get ALL that too :) And that tablet, I have been drooling one for so long, that will be so perfect for blogging in your studio! Maybe Santa will brig me one too?

    Have a wonderful long-weekend soon, happy moments in your studio, sunshine and gardening! Happy Easter to all of you!

    Yours,
    Mia

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    1. I was so spoilt wasn't I Mia! You should write to Santa now....I'm loving this new tablet...so great for blogging in my studio indeed. Warm Easter wishes to you too my dear.
      Jane x

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  9. Jane, you really made out like a bandit! Love all your gifts and the tablet, that is perfect for you in your studio. Your birthday weekend seems like it was just so warm and loving and the SUN! I hope you have a wonderful year full of happy and healthy times. I know it will be special in many ways!!
    xoRobin❤

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    1. It was certainly a perfect day Robin and as you say there is plenty more for us to celebrate in 2012. Lucky lucky lucky me!
      Jane x

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  10. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful birthday! Love the storage jar and your Easter card is so cute :)

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  11. Your card is lovely...such a cute image and I love the soft colors! Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

    P.S.
    It looks like you had an amazing birthday! Yay for you!

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  12. Angela it was a really amazing day. Thanks for visiting and liking my card.
    Jane x

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  13. Looks like you had a super birthday Jane.

    And a super card as well, thanks so much for joining in our Oh so Cute theme at Penny Black and More Challenge and good luck with all the prize draws.

    B x

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    1. Hi Brenda, I had such a great birthday thanks. I do love you PB challenges..fingers crossed for the great prize draws,
      Jane x

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  14. Hi Jane, what a lovely card! Beautiful colour combo and great colouring!
    Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.
    Berit:)

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  15. Hi Jane, looks like you had some brilliant presents there and very happy birthday by the sounds of it!

    Great card as well, love the image, your colouring and the colour combo.

    Thanks for celebrating and hopping with the Divas.

    Sarah

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    1. My pressies were fab Sarah...so "me!". Thanks for visiting and the Diva's blog hop was great fun,
      Jane x

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  16. Hi Jane, wow, you must be very loved indeed to get so spoiled! I love your card.. brilliant! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. I felt very loved Teresa :0) Thanks as always for your visits,
      Jane x

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  17. Gorgeous photos, I like the last one of the cat on the roof, my cat does that on next doors' shed !! Fab card too. I have that image, but have not used it yet. I must get it inked up. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Annette xx

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    1. Cats love to get high up don't they Annette! Thanks for liking my card..it's a great LOTV stamp and I have made several colourways of it for this Easter,
      Jane x

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  18. wow, flowers, gifts and a tablet - sounds like a great birthday! this is such a cute easter card with some lovely flowers and added glitter. thank you for playing along with our oh so cute theme at penny lack and more.
    linda

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    1. Yes what a lucky girl I was Linda! Thanks for liking my card and for visiting me here.
      Jane x

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  19. Happy Belated Birthday, Jane! What wonderful gifts you received too...and such a very pretty cake! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter.
    Helen x

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    1. Thanks Helen and the cake tasted as good as it looked. Happy Easter to you and yours too.
      Jane x

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  20. Looks like you had a super birthday!
    A cute and Pretty creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  21. I did indeed thanks Tracy, thanks for visiting,
    Jane x

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  22. Wow I love this easter bunny card with the flowers in the corner. The colours chosen are beautiful. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

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    1. Thanks again Bettina, you can see I have made some different colourways using this super stamp. Happy Easter,
      Jane x

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  23. Happy belated birthday wishes Jane!...Such lovely gifts..I think they would all be on my wish list too!..Your Easter card is so pretty...
    Hope you are having a lovely Easter break with your family,
    Susan x

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  24. Hi Susan I was so spoilt Wasn't I. We are enjoying a lovely quiet Easter break thank you, enjoy yours too.
    Jane x

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  25. What a wonderful birthday you have had. Your LOTV bunny card is so cute, thank you for joining in the fun at Penny Black and More and good luck x Susan x

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  26. It was such a lovely day Susan. Thanks for liking my bunny card.
    Jane x

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  27. Lovely, lovely, lovely! A very happy belated birthday to you, Jane!

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    1. Great to get your birthday greetings Bethanie and lovely to see you here.
      Jane x

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  28. what gorgeous gifts and such a pretty card - i love the colour combo
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week for our spots and stripes challenge
    Lisa x

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    1. They were gorgeous Lisa. Thanks for visiting me here.
      Jane x

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  29. First off, a very happy birthday! YOu made out very well indeed!

    Next, I have to ask where that statue is from on your header? It's beautiful and I'd love to learn more about it.

    And finally, your card is just darling! I love those little bunnies!

    Thanks for joining us in our Easter/Religious challenge this week at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisabee PSDT
    My Crafting Blog

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    1. Hi Lisa great to see you here. The statue is at St. Pancras railway station and is called the meeting place by Paul Day. It is awesome and huge. I took the photo last year as my Hb and I took the Eurostar to Paris to celebrate our Pearl Wedding anniversary. If you put the name into Google you will gets lots of other info. Thanks for liking my card and a very Happy Easter.
      Jane x

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  30. Goodness, what a fabulous birthday you had, Jane! Oh, the flowers, the cake, the beautiful jar, and tablet! Wonderful! And the card you created is so very sweet..perfect for Easter. I'm wishing you and your family, and Billy, a wonderful Easter sunday, my friend!

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    1. It was a perfect day Shirley. Happy Easter to you too my dear friend,
      Jane x

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  31. What a lovely Easter card! Thank you so much for playing along at Creative Card Crew! Hope to see you again in our next challenges as well! Ani

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  32. Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

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  33. Thanks for visiting Sharon!
    Jane x

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x