Sunday, 3 April 2016

Thank you thank you thank you x

Wow what amazing cards, comments, emails, texts and presents you sent me for my birthday on Friday. And what supportive comments you left for my fist design team piece I shared for Country View. Thank you all so much. They really warmed my heart.

I had a wonderful birthday lunch with my Hb. We went to Rules in London. It is the oldest restaurant in the city and has been open for over 200 years. It is such an amazing place and I will share a whole post with photos soon. Just for today I wanted to share a couple of photos from my special day.

Here are some of my cards and my Hb even made me one with a photo of my from when we first met in 1979! I'm eating an ice cream at London Zoo.

He also bought me this brilliant travel set.
 Some of my other pressies
 and meet my newest garden pig. Isn't he daughter bought him for me

My Hb took this happy photo of me in Rules with my pudding, the staff even brought me out ice cream with a candle to blow.
My challenge piece today sums up my spring birthday mood......these really are the Moments and it's time to party.
I made a version of this for one of my Tim tags last year. This one is for sale in my Etsy shop here

It's got lots of details including some faux stitching. The large stamps are Visible Image, the tag stamps are Lili of the Valley.

Here are some close ups, I used Spring themed distress inks and also distressed all my edges for a very vintage but spring feel.

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

Simon Says stamp Work it Wednesdays 1/3  pastel colours
The artistic stamper 1/3  all things distress
Card mania 1/5  spring
Simon says stamp 3/3 Wednesday anything goes
Mixed media world vintage
Crafting from the heart 3/3 anything goes
Creative Inspirations 2/3 anything goes
Pixie's snippets playgound #223 I used tiny snippets of card for my tags.
Penny Black and More 1/3 Birthdays

OK it's time for me to party party...I'm off out to my birthday lunch with the family and then back for cake and a party tea...the sun is shining and it's going to hit 18c today...woop woop. Spring has really arrived and it will be cake in the garden and guess hubbie has made it for me again this year.

I'll share some photos soon.

There is one more final huge thank you remember that I asked you to vote for my Lavinia stamps Art journal pages on Facebook? If not take a quick peek here. Well yesterday  afternoon I found out that your votes got me into the Top 20.

Their design team then chose the overall winner.......and guess was me!! Have a look at the link here. Wow what an amazing weekend for me. Thanks so much for voting for me on Facebook. I can't wait to get my prize of £40 of Lavinia stamps.

Thanks again for all your wonderful support of my creative journey and a very warm welcome to my newest followers.

Must dash, as my tag says, "Today's the day to party".

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Your bright and early with our new theme Jane and a super creation as well, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  2. LOVE this piece of art Jane - the eye always works so beautifully!

    So sorry I missed your Birthday, trying to keep time on the laptop down has meant some things just passed me by - but you had a fabulous day and that's what counts.

    And what brilliant news about the Lavinia win (despite my efforts to gather votes being a bit skewed - you even got a vote from an 83 year old male author!). Enjoy the rest of your weekend - what an amazing start to all your future plans.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!


    Di xx

  3. Well my friend, you are certainly on a high at the moment, many congrats on winning your latest challenge!! All card designers will be trembling in their boots at the moment now that Janes Journal has gone ' full-time'!!! :) And yet another brilliant design today!
    Sounds like this birthday weekend is a lot of fun and just look at all those lovely cards and pressies......enjoy my dear!!
    V x

  4. The card is so cool and different with that eye..I love it! You got treated well and some beautiful gifts for your birthday...just what you deserve.

  5. Enjoy your special weekend, dear Jane,

    And the biggest congratulations on your win! And a well-deserved I may add, your creation is stunning. I love today's tag too, with its perfect say for your day: partyyyy, partyyyyyy!

    Sunshine to your new week soon too!


  6. Hello jane ...looks like you've been having fun and i'm so glad you had a good birthday. I love your card and well done in the lavinia challenge ...i was chuffed to make the runners up too. Big hugs rachel x

  7. Happy belated Birthday Jane.
    What an amazing card you created, and loving your choice of colors.
    Thanks so much for joining us this month at Penny Black and More!

  8. Belated Birthday Wishes Jane. It sounds as if you had a wonderful time.

    Your card is absolutely beautiful. Barbxx

  9. Really beautiful work Jane... and belated birthday wishes.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time, love the pig from your daughter!
    Congratulations of the Lavinia win too

    Anne xx

  10. Congrats my Friend!
    I hope you had a lovely party!
    Thank you for sharing your joy and happiness with us!

  11. Happy Birthday to you, a bit late. Sounds like your day was great!!!! God bless you with many more lovely years with your husband and family! Your card is so nice as well! I raise my cup of tea to you as a toast! Clink! **{}**

  12. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* again! I think you had a wonderful day and lovely romantic dinner with hubby.. I can't wait to see the cake he made! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. Beautiful card Jane and perfect for your celebrations, so glad you had a wonderful time and congrats on your win too.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  14. This stamp set is on my wish list and I love how you used it for this card. Your pressies look fab but it was the Moorcroft CRM lamp base that caught my eye!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  15. Happy birthday! I'm glad you had a great celebration. Congrats on your win! I'll look forward to seeing what you do with your prizes :)

  16. Wonderful card Jane, love the little sentiment tags! Looks like you had such a wonderful birthday, that pig is awesome! So nice, that card your hubby made for you, what a sweetie he is!! Great card collection there! hugs :)

  17. Hi Jane,

    Looks like you had a fabulous day, great piece of Art work and BIG CONGRATULATIONS on winning the Lavinia comp.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  18. What a striking card this is. The eye really pulls you in. Congratulations on your win. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting From the Heart. hugs ValeryAnne D.T.

  19. Very neat card design! I love the colors you added to the eye. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  20. Wonderful pictures (especially the one of you) - wonderful card you made. The eyes are the window to the soul! Looks like your received some beautiful cards and great presents.
    Congratulations for winning first place - I do go to see what you had done and indeed you deserved first place. Beautifully done!
    Sandy xx

  21. Hi Jane . . . so sorry I missed your Birthday honey. But I am sending you happy birthday wishes belatedly.

    LOVE YOUR CARD and it looks like you had a lovely time at Rules. Can't wait to see more.

    This is the start of good things to come I'm sure . . .

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  22. Oops - and forgot to say MANY CONGRATS on your Lavinia win. xxx

  23. Ohhh my're gorgeous and I've just loved seeing all the cards, your first post for the DT, your daughter's photos and that cake of hers....LOVE that cake!!!
    I've had a blast perusing your blog. You're such an amazing, funny and talented lady. You have a great weekend and big hugs to you,Jane.
    Lisa xx

  24. A fabulous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  25. This is just beautiful; I love the shabby chic style and pretty colours. A very uplifting piece of art :-)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations!
    Kat x

  26. Very nice, I hope you really enjoyed your birthday. Thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.


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