Thursday, 3 April 2014

The Sunniest of Birthdays

Oh my I was so spoilt on Tuesday for my birthday. I had gorgeous presents and cards, my whole family were able to come up to a later afternoon tea party and the sun shone from dawn to dusk. How lucky is that? Thank you all also for leaving such kind birthday wishes on my last post too they are so appreciated. I felt very loved. The downstairs of my house is like a florist with vases of beautiful blooms everywhere including my favourites, daffodils.

The garden was so warm that we were able to have tea out there and we even had to get out a sunhat for Daisy
I even found my first tulip in flower in one of my posts 
And of course Billy wanted to be part of the fun
Daisy was even able to wear her newest sundress without tights over even socks.
Just look at those sweet toes.
 I had a birthday balloon and a yummy lemon cake

It was the sunniest of days.

My card is also a sunny card birthday card I made recently for a commission. I like to think it is me blowing out the cake...but a rather younger version ;0)

The image is Ladybug Crafts ink, which I have coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with Prismacolor pencils. I have added glitter to the cake icing and candles. The dies are MB and Quickutz for the frame.The sentiment is LOTV which I have added some distress ink to. The papers and the fun handbag charm at the bottom are from my stash. I have finished it off with a gingham ribbon and some gems.

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

Ladybug Crafts Ink birthdays
The Cupboard Trilogy friendship/ friend
Country View Crafts New beginnings my new beginning is the beginning of another year of being older and hopefully wiser following my birthday.
Deep Ocean for a friend
Allsorts use those dies
Crafty Card Makers You've been Framed
Papertake Weekly anything goes
Love Rubberstamps anything goes
Crafty Ribbons anything goes with ribbon
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge Birthdays

The weather has not been so good for the rest of this week but I think I had enough sunshine on Tuesday to last me a few more days. Enjoy the weekend when we get there and again thanks for all your messages, cards and are so kind. I have a rare free day today and guess where I am heading...out to my garden studio to have some messy play with some of my crafty birthday presents...woop woop!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. So glad you had a lovely birthday Jane!
    Family, flowers, cake and sunshine...really, what more could anyone want!!!!
    I REALLY love your card today!! ;)
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V xxx

  2. Your birthday photographs are beautiful and remind me of a very special visit I had with a very special Jane on tuesday also... anyhow I digress.

    Love your card. The black heart diecut would have been perfect for frame on it's own, but really works with the lovely red frame and the gorgeous paper.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  3. a gorgeous card jane and fabulous photos - a belated happy birthday to you! Big hugs xx

  4. Dear Jane,

    Looks wonderful - that weather was just perfect for your special day. And those toes...the cutest!

    Have a lovely time in your crafting-studio, and may the weather keep spoiling you! Happy weekend soon too!


  5. The very happiest of Birthday wishes Jane, so pleased to read you had a good day. I have many earlier posts to read but saw the title on this one and couldn't miss out on sending my best wishes your way. Hope the smog isn't bothering you? It's quite bad at ours :( Bethxx

  6. This card is amazing! The colors look great and I love that image! By the way, the photo's you shared are so sweet! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  7. Seems you had a lovely birthday!
    Great card too, goodluck at Loves Rubberstamps,HUgs Blankina

  8. Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  9. Hi, great pics, happy belated birthday!

    Brilliant card too, Liz x

  10. You're the BEST Jane! Happy Birthday, it sure was a beautiful day!

  11. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* Jane! What a perfect day you had.. family, Daisy, Billy and cake! I'm glad for your sunny fun day.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  12. A belated happy birthday. Lovely flowers and cake. Glad u had a grand day!

  13. Happy belated birthday Jane! Looks like you had a wonderful day...especially as Miss Daisy joined you... She looks adorable. It's been a while since I've seen your gorgeous creations...I love your Nikki card.... The pop of yellow is like sunshine! That heart die looks pretty fab too. Thanks so much for joining our Birthday challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  14. Happy Belated Birthday Jane!
    I love your card and the photos you have shared!
    Daisy is prettier than ever!

  15. Love how you have combined the red square and black heart frames. Thanks for joining us at CCM&M. Cxxx

  16. So happy to read that you had lots of sunshine on your birthday dear Jane and were able to spend time in your lovely garden celebrating your special day...Your cake is gorgeous and how pretty Daisy looks in her sun hat!
    Another beautiful card too!
    Thank you for taking part in my Giveaway too Jane and hoping you have a truly wonderful weekend!
    Susan x

  17. So glad you had a lovely sunny day for your birthday, Jane! Lovely cake and lovely baby too! I am sure it must be wonderful to be back in your garden studio again....happy weekend and happy crafting!
    Helen xox

  18. Happy Birthday Jane! I also have an April birthday, and I love it because it is in the Spring---a perfect season for new possibilities!

    Your garden is so lovely! Hope you have a great time working in it, as well as your studio!

    Jane T : )

  19. Such a fab card! I love the image you have used, and the black and red look so good together :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    Fiona x

  20. A fabulous card! Gorgeous image:) beautiful colouring and a wonderful design! Thanks for joining the Lovely Ladybugs for our 'Birthdays' challenge.

  21. Fabulous card and I love all your pic's. Thanks for sharing and Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  22. Beautiful card and fun pics! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  23. Thank you for joining in with our Challenge at Crafty Ribbons x

  24. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more... I love the bright colours!


  25. What a lovely card, thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

  26. Happy belated birthday - and what a wonderful card - thank you for joining in with us at Country View Crafts Challenges. Please accept my apologies for the delayed comment, I'm running behind this month and running to catch up!


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