Friday, 24 February 2017

Donkey birthday celebrations

Happy Friday and today is a very special one for me as it is my darling son's birthday. My baby is now 28 years young. We met up in Southampton with his darling GF, our DD, SIL and Daisy last weekend as this weekend he is out partying 😁
We enjoyed a wonderful roast lunch first and then went out for a walk along the River Hamble to walk off the huge roast we enjoyed.
Daisy loves to feed the drove of donkeys who live there (no I'm not smart I had to look up what a group of donkeys is called).
They come walking towards you especially when they see the bag of carrots you have brought. 
 Our son helped Daisy up for a closer view

 they are such sweet gentle creatures...

 there were some very young ones at the fence too
so woolly
and then it was time to walk back to the car
and drive back to our DDs and celebrate with some wicked cake made by our son's GF and cupcakes made by sweet Daisy. Yes they were as good as they looked.

such a perfect family day.

Now that he will have seen it I am sharing his birthday card for my card challenges today.
The stamp is Lili of the Valley which I gold embossed. I used some fab BFG papers I found in a sale, my son adored Roal Dahl's books as a child and the amazing Quentin Blake illustrations. I even made him a golden ticket using a Tim Holtz stamp and die. I used a very grungy textured sheet made with distress sprays to cut out the Noor star die and the golden candle is Marianne. The sentiment is Clearly Besotted.

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

Rubber Dance  2/3 layers
Allsorts anything goes
Happy Little stampers anything goes with a die
Words 2 Craft by celebrations
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge February
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday anything goes

Wishing my darling son the best that life sends his way; may he always hold a golden ticket to the future....Happy Birthday!
Thanks for visiting today on this, the very last Friday in February. Enjoy the weekend ahead and I hope you get some time to Carry on Crafting.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Another super entry for this weeks challenge Jane, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    B x

  2. Love that bg paper and the big sentiment. Cake looks gorgeous. Any left?? Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance layers challenge. Hugz

  3. Happy birthday M, hope you've had a great day!
    Aren't donkeys just the sweetest creatures, so good for Daisy to have lots of contact with animals. :)
    The cake and cupcakes looked delicious...yum!
    Great card too my friend!!
    Enjoy your weekend, hard to believe February is almost gone...slow down 2017!!
    V x

  4. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

  5. What a fun time for your whole family.. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to your son! I loved seeing the donkeys.. such cute creatures. The colors of the card remind me of New Orleans and Mardi Gras. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Love the pictures of your family day. Wonderful birthday card. Great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  7. Happy birthday to your son, Jane!
    I love donkeys and want to have a few when I grow up (haha), just have to move out of the city first .. I didn't know a heard of donkeys was called a 'drove' - thank you for the English lesson! :-)
    Thank you for joining us once more and entering the beautiful birthday card to our Layers challenge at Rubber Dance ♥

  8. Looks like a wonderful celebration and a good day out Jane. Great card and so apt when your son loves Ronald Dahl.
    Julie x

  9. Happy Birthday to your sweet son Jane!
    Love the cake and cupcakes!
    Thank you for sharing these sweet photos as well.
    Your card is absolutely beautiful and full of meaning, i love both!
    It also bears the typical Mardi Gras colors ;-)


  10. Jane, What a special card... for a special young man! The only thing I love more than your card are those great pics! Looks like it was a wonderful birthday celebration. Thanks so much for sharing with us at our Mardi-Gras-inspired Celebration Challenge over at Words 2 Craft By. :)

  11. All the best for your son. It's a wonderful card and the cake and cupcakes look scrumptious :)

  12. Fabulous card !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  13. Hi Jane, long time no see!! What a wonderful card for your son's birthday! I love all those images in the background, so much fun! Your big sentiment is fantastic and the bronze embossed star piece is a wonderful accent!!

    Looks like you had a great time. Those donkey's look so adorable, what an amazing animal. The little ones are so adorable!! Yummy on the cake and cupcakes, especially the peanut butter cups, my fav!! Hope you've been well while I was away, sending hugs!

  14. Love the gold embossing - great focal point! Thanks for sharing with Words 2 Craft By!

  15. Great birthday card with all those fun embellishments on it.
    Thank You for playing along with HLS February Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!


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