Friday, 14 February 2014

All you need is love

Happy Valentine's Day everyone and whether you are a soppy romantic like me or find today rather over the top, I am sending you some love in my post today. I enjoyed 5 wonderful days with my Darling Daughter and Daisy. The 3 of us managed a little bit of getting out and about despite this horrendous weather. The flooding is frightening and is now very close to of Surrey are under inches of water and still the rain continues. Even more is forecast. I thought I would try to lift the mood with some sunny photos.

I still smile when I see my granddaughter in the same Moses basket her Mummy and Uncle slept in over 25 years ago. Also look how much she has grown in 3 months, it is nearly time for her to go into a cot.

Can you feel the love in my photos above?...if not the photo below has some,,,,,,,,,
 or how about this second bloom on my hyacinth which popped up unexpectedly....mmmmm

 or the gorgeous tulips my daughter bought me?

Now I never usually do really personal stuff on my blog but occasionally a cause is so worthy that I need to promote it. My son's wonderful girlfriend is running the London Marathon in April to raise money for Anthony Nolan, a most worthy cancer pioneering charity which helps to find bone marrow donors to help treat the victims of blood cancers. This disease has blighted my own family and Charlotte's too.
I am proud to share a link to her JustGiving donation page here and if you feel you can spare £1 or any amount, it will help to raise funds for this vital work. You can donate anonymously and you do not have to create an account, just skip that part. Payment can be by Paypal too if that makes things easy. If you are a UK taxpayer they are even able to claim back Gift Aid which adds more to you donation with no extra cost to you.  Thank you in advance if you are able to help. Even if you do not feel able to donate please do have a look at the wonderful work that the Anthony Nolan Organisation does.

My card today is the Valentine card I gave to my darling hubby this morning, we are celebrating 34 years since we got engaged. How lucky I am that he is still my sweetheart. Tonight we will enjoy a special Dine in for £20 M+S Valentine meal and will be popping open the bubbly. Cheers!

I stamped the background with the freebie Craft Stamper rose stamp by Visible Image using white ink. I used my newest Spellbinders set of dies to showcase the focal. The bow die is Memory Bax. I also added lots of gems and used a stamped sentiment as my focal with silver embossing powder. I have no idea of the maker as the packet it was in was blank! I bought it a few years back in a crafty sale.

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

Make it Monday linky party
Rhedd and Rosie love is in the air
Pan Pastels anything goes
Natalie and Amy love is all around you
Penny Black and More make it sparkle
Crafting for all seasons Show us some Romance
Papertake weekly with a heart
Cupcake Inspiration Inspirational cupcake I was inspired by the cut out heart for my card
Visible Image love
Totally Gorjuss sentiment as the main focus
Hels Sheridan shine on you crazy diamond
Ali Craft Valentines
Squirrel and Fox Love
Deep Ocean Love is all around
A Creative Romance Let's get sentimental
Whimsy Stamps love is in the air
Polkadoodles love/romance

Sending all my blogging friends a virtual hug with lots of love. I hope I can put a smile on your faces today and in the words of the Beatles remember that "There is nothing that you can do that can't be done......................
all you need is love."
Spread a little love around and it's amazing how it comes back tenfold. Enjoy this evening how ever you are spending it and have a wonderful weekend. Take care in the UK with the extreme flooding we are suffering.

Thanks for visiting me and thanks for the sweet comments you take the time to leave.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Thank you so much Jane for these emotive vibes.....I so agree with the lyrics from the Beatles song....and also love moves mountains!!!
    Beautiful little one ....isn't it just wonderful to have that bundle of warmth in your arms....a second chance for Grandmas and this time with the liberty to spoil,spoil and spoil!

    Have a wonderful meal!

    Amanda xx

  2. Daisy is gorgeous and the photo of her reading is heart squeezingly cute!!!
    I have to say I'm not a romantic but I'm always open to some chocolate love!!! ;)
    Good luck to Charlotte!
    Happy weekend my friend, have a lovely evening with your hubby,
    V xxx

  3. Hi Jane - thanks so much for sharing your lovely pictures of Daisy - she is growing fast. Love your card too! We've been having the special M and S menu since tues - we had the side on tues night, the main on weds night, the starter last night and will have the bubbly and the pud tonight - I wrapped the chocs up as a pass the parcel for my rainbows on weds night - I think that was money very well spent! Lol - Hope you enjoy yours xx

  4. Very fun pictures and wonderful colors and design on your card.

    Hugs diane

  5. Thank you for sharing those lovely pictures with us! They certainly brightened the dull evening here with their 'sunnyness'.
    The card is very dramatic. I love the way the Visible Image rose has been used. Thanks for joining us in the challenge and good luck! KimB

  6. Dear Jane,

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! We saw at news the horrible weather in UK, and I wish you all are alright, dry and cozy!

    That sweet baby is just fantastic, and she has grown so much! Thank you for sharing that little ray of sunshine, she always makes me smile so wide!

    Wishing you a good&safe weekend, stay warm&cozy, dear friend!


  7. Great photos & a fab card! Hope the meal & the bubbly were good!
    Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  8. Ahhh Jane, What a sweet post of love! All you need IS LOVE and a sweetheart like Daisy! She truly is so cute and looks like she has a lot of personality already! Daisy really does make me smile and I CAN feel the LOVE! I love your card to your husband and I wish you both a beautiful and fun evening. I'm going to check out the site you highlighted.

  9. Oops forgot, lovely cause for your son's girlfriend run, she must be a wonderful thoughtful person! Hope you stay safe and dry with all your wet weather. Be thinking of you, xoR

  10. Happy Birthday dear Jane!
    Thank You for this lovely post!
    I cannot believe how much Daisy has grown and she's turned really fair!
    Darling Card also!

  11. Seems as if its a birthday celebration too? Happy Birthday and I hope you and hubby had a lovely Valentines's Day as well. We don't celebrate it but had a chocolate given to us for another purpose so shared it last night! I wonder if that page of the book your grand daughter was reading with the "carfish" was predicting anything!! Hope the floods stay away from you and yours. Your card is great - got that background stamp so must fish it out and use it. Love the die cuts. Thanks for entering this at the Squirrel and the Fox.

  12. Happy Birthday! Loving your card, the white stamping looks just fab... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  13. Hello dear Jane! My favorite kind of post, with lots of Daisy Jane images! You can tell she's loved super well and is a treasure to her family. I am thinking of you all there and hope the rains and floods go away.

    *H*A*P*P*Y* *V*A*L*E*N*T*I*N*E*S* *D*A*Y*

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  14. What a cute baby Jane, love your card. Thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck, Zoe DT xx

  15. Fabulous photos of Daisy, she is growing so fast and what a cherub she is. Love your card and the contrast of the red and brown together. Hope you weren't badly hit by the awful storm last night. Gusts of 67mph were recorded here at farnborough airport, what a noisy night xx

  16. Hi Jane! Sweet thoughts and photos for a Special day! Have a lovely weekend! x Teje

  17. Love the card Jane and hope you had a lovely evening.Thank you for joining in at Ali-Craft.

  18. Lovely card Jane! Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.
    Jill ~ The Sweeties

  19. What lovely photos and a super card. I have a version of that rose stamp that needs to see ink, thanks for the inspiration and for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  20. Very Pretty card, Jane. I'm afraid I'm late in getting some comments done but better late than never. Your granddaugther is a cutie too. Sorry to hear about the horrible flooding over in the U.K. Such nasty weather everywhere! Anyways, I like the red and black colors of your card. Thanks for playing at Cupcake Inspirations. Hope you join us again!

    Nance, DT Sweetie

  21. Oh my word, Jane - Daisy is a little sweetheart! Her smiles are infectious - she really is a little cutie and I'm sure you've loved having her to stay! Who cares about the rain when you've got that little ray of sunshine?!!
    I got spoilt rotten for Valentine's Day this year - hubby came home with a big bunch of flowers, card and then whisked me away to a lovely hotel for the night with a champagne lucky am I?!
    Love the striking colour combo on your card and pretty layers! Hugs, Lisa x

  22. What a sweetheart! Lovely card! So glad you shared at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope you'll join us again this week for a fun color challenge!
    Hugs, Debbie!

  23. Lovely card Jane, thanks for sharing it with us at Ali-Craft and good luck with the challenge, Angela x

  24. Happy Valentine's Day Jane! I got nothing as I'm married to a total unromantic, but I'm used to it these days, I did buy the £20 Waitrose meal for two....and shared it with my boys as M was away, ha ha!

    Lovely little Daisy is growing, isn't she?


  25. Wow,how time flies,your little grandaighet 3mths old already...she is adorable.

    Love your card Jane, really rich looking with the red and black...

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Rhedd & Rosies...x

  26. Hi Jane . . . aww your little granddaughter is SOOO cute.

    Perfect Valentine card for your hubby too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  27. A rather belated thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More with your lovely card Jane.

    Good luck to your son's girlfriend, three of ours are running it again, one for MS, one for Help the Hospices and the third is an Elite. But I admire all the runners, it takes so much determination and effort.

    B x

  28. Adorable photos :) It's nice to see your happiness in such a pretty little girl. Pretty card too!

  29. Such sweet photos, Daisy is very cute indeed! Your card is lovely, such a wonderful sentiment. I hope you and your hb had a lovely Valentine's Day! Good luck to Charlotte.
    Wishing you a happy week, and hope the rain has stopped now.
    Helen xx

  30. Beautiful card love the red on black. Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison x

  31. Hi Jane,
    So glad the girls could come visit again.
    Daisy will need a bigger bed soon. She is so sweet in her basket.
    Good luck, Charlotte.
    Happy mid February to you and yours,
    Anne xxx

  32. Thanks so much for joining us in the Love Challenge at VIsible Image. Great stamping, colors and die cuts! Love how you used the rose!

  33. love the red and black! Thanks for playing along with us at Rhedd & Rosies challenge

  34. Great card Jane, love the roses and all your pics are great, Daisy looks adorable, I'm jealous!
    DT head on, good luck in the visible image February challenge :D xx

  35. fab card,thanks for joining in the challenge at Visible image x


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