Birthday Parade

Good morning everyone!  It's actually a sunny day as I write today's post.  Maybe spring will finally put in an appearance soon.
As promised, I'm now able to show you my wonderful birthday cards. These were all made by members of my brand new card swap group, plus an extra surprise.  There is some amazing talent out there, let me tell you!
 Let the parade begin:
This card is from my dear friend Ann Wall.  I blame her entirely for my addiction to Stampin Up!  She runs a wonderful craft group in Derbyshire, where I learned so much.  Fabulous use of the Feeling Sentimental stamp, don't you think?  I got this as a birthday present and can't wait to ink it up.

What amazed me about these cards was that each one contained something significant that I love, whether it be a colour or element on the card.  In this case, it's the bicycle as I have a passion for  images of bikes.  I adore the stamped image on this wonderfully simple card by Victoria Jefferies. You can view Victoria's blog at   Thankyou so much for this, Victoria, it's beautiful.

I am so in love with this card, made by the lovely Michelle Pratt.  You can tell she reads my blog because she used one of my all-time favourite dsp's on this card, Spice Cake!  I actually love everything about this card, and also got this embossing folder for my birthday and can't wait to play with it.  Michelle's blog is at  Thanks again for this awesome card, Michelle.

Check out this fabulous card from the super-talented Aileen Skene.  I'm so glad I found her blog.  It's very exciting to see a card on someone's blog that you're actually holding in your hand. In this case, I am in love with the colour scheme (I have a thing about Summer Starfruit!).  And of course you can't go wrong with a beautiful butterfly, can you? She tells you all the details on her blog here.  You'll want to put the kettle on and stop for a browse for this one, I can tell you!

This is a stunning card from Margaret King.  I'm afraid my photo really doesn't do it justice.  It's so simple and elegant.  I am privileged to have a card from Margaret, thankyou so much,  my dear.  You can find Margaret's blog at .  Again, you might be there a while!
Look at this for a work of art!  This is made by the wonderful Zoe Tant.  I wonder if she knew she'd used my favourite stamp set in my favourite colours.  This is so beautiful and delicate to hold, with fantastic details.  Awesome ribbon, too, Zoe!

This wonderful card is from a lady called Sue Ralph down in Gloucester.  The colours and the details are beautiful.  As far as I know she doesn't have a blog at the moment, but if she makes cards like this all the time, I definitely think she should have one!  Thankyou so much, Sue, it's lovely.

And finally, a sweet little card from Vicky Hayes.  Although she hasn't been able to stay with the group she wanted to send me a birthday card, and here it is, isn't it adorable?  And it's got horses on it, I can't imagine why that is! So as you can see, this birthday was very special, with so many cards to open, and me gasping at every single one of them.  I can't wait to send my card to the next person now, having enjoyed it so much myself.
Thanks for looking in today, go and have a hop round these people's blogs, you are bound to be inspired.
And pop back here soon, I'm trying to post every day while I've got this week off work.
Thanks again for all your wonderful creations, ladies, you absolutely made my day.
Jane xx


  1. Oh my didn't you do well. Thank you for sharing all the cards with us. They are all gorgeous. Zx

  2. Thanks for sharing all the cards Jane. It's lovely to see everyone's creations and thank you also for your kind shout out. x

  3. What a lovely selection Jane. Hope you had a lovely birthday
    Margaret x x

  4. Oh wow Jane a stunning set of cards, the designs on them are just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  5. What a gorgeous selection of cards Jane, thanks for showing them all. Well done for organising the craft group - looks like we have got off to a great start. Thanks for the lovely comments too. By the way - the main hexagon was cut using a Nestability, then I cut the Early Espresso with my craft knife and ruler as I like a thin mount. Enjoy your week off - I'm looking forward to seeing some more creations. I'm counting down to the Easter hols! x x

  6. What a lovely bunch of cards! I'm glad you had a lovely birthday!


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