Friday, 26 June 2015

40th Birthday!

Morning blogging buddies.

It's been a few days since I've been able to get round to your blogs and leave comments, so do please forgive me, I will try my best to catch up.

My back is playing up I'm afraid, so it makes it difficult to sit at the desk for too long, sit anywhere for too long for that matter, I have to keep changing position, I'm being very careful as I don't want it to  'go' completely, so I'm nursing it a bit, not bending to pick anything up and stuff like that, it's a flippin' nuisance. 

I've been taking my 'big' tablets as I call them but they unfortunately make me very weary after a couple of days, so there's no winning at the minute.

I have my son's, daughter-in-law's and grandchildren all here on Sunday as it will be my birthday, so that will make it an interesting day 'back wise' being as I have to feed everybody! 

I'm trying to make things that are easy to prepare to make life easier  I do like to put on a good 'spread' though, but I'm sure they'll all 'muck in' if need be, hubby's pretty good at helping out in that department so long as I tell him exactly what to do (typical bloke) but hey ho, onward and upward as they say.

So onto crafting....

I made this a couple of weeks a go for my niece, dozy me forgot to blog it!

As usual, challenges and recipe below, hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Crafty Ribbons....Anything Goes
Moving Along With The times...Sewing, Stitching
Crafty Gals Corner....Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs....Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination...Anything Goes
Moo-Mania And More.....Numbers
Whimsy Stamps....Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Through the Craft Room Door....Anything Goes

Card Recipe,....

Papers & Butterflies....By Cathi Freund, Daise Company (no longer available)
Number cut on Silhouette Portrait
Card Stock, White Linen.....From Stash
Ribbon.....From Stash


Aunty Sue said...

stunning love the texture of the card with this design

Irene said...

Hello Jacee, I just love your card, it's so soft, delicate and so pretty. The papers are wonderful and I love the layout.

Hope the back improves. Take care.


Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Jacee! Your patterns are stunning as always, love the soft purples! hugs :)

Carole said...

This is such a pretty card Jacee and so fresh looking. Love the butterflies and violets. Take care of that back.....I sympathise with you...mine is screwed. plated and a bone graft so I do know how you must be suffering. On the up side I wish you a very Happy Birthday...enjoy your day. Take care. xx

brenda said...

Gorgeous work as always Jacee, apols for the no show for a few days but been up to my ears in samples.

Have a good weekend and enjoy your Birthday, mine tomorrow as well and the number on your card would do me just fine !

B x

Shirley's Cards said...

This is so prety Jacee. ope you have a lovely birthday and that your back improves. xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Jacee, I'm sure your neice loved it. Sorry to hear your back is bad, I hope that is soon clears for you. Have a great Birthday on Sunday and enjoy your family visiting.

Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Jacee,
Happy Birthday for Sunday.
sorry to hear about your back, I do hope it doesn't trouble you too much so you can celebrate your Birthday is it 21 again. lol.
I know just how you feel as I have just got my back to stop hurting hopefully.
Yes sitting for long periods doesn't help as you get quite uncomfortable, and stiff when moving about again, and then you seem to drop everything just when you didn't want to bend.
You take it easy, and I do hope it is soon feeling a lot better.
Love your super creation.
Such beautiful items used, and wonderfully designed as usual.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

KandA said...

Another truly wonderful card. love the colours and great design.
Sorry to hear you're back is bad and I do hope it improves soon and you have a super birthday on Sunday xx

Crafting Queen said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday, hope you have wonderful day. What a lovely card. Hope your back improves soon.

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is stunning Jacee… what a fab design… love the paper pieced 40 and the pretty ribbon and butterflies!
Hope your back improves soon hun
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Magda said...

A wonderful card Jacee!!!
Wish you a very happy birthday on sunday and take care!!!
I do understand your problem very well, it's the same with me and I didn't color any images for so long because it takes me to long.
Enjoy your day!!!!

jimlynn said...

Jacee, your card is absolutely yummy looking and gorgeous! I love that pretty paper you used and the big 40. Stunning card!!1
Hope your back starts feeling better. Try to get some rest and Happy Birthday and couple of days early! Have a fun weekend.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

this is a fabulous card with beautiful papers . Sorry to hear about your painful back hope you soon feel more comfortable Ginny x

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Jacee. Beautiful colours and love how you've done the number and those pretty butterflies. . Hope you get some relief soon and enjoy your birthday with your family. hugs, Pat K x

meg said...

Beautiful design Jacee, the soft hues and layout are beautiful. Enjoy your weekend.

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

chrissy xx said...

Woozer! What a BEautiful design Jacee.
I LOve your colours and pretty papers.
Hope your feel well again soon x

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous card for your niece.
Hope you are feeling better soon.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday on Sunday! x

Becky said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Sending a hug :)
Your card is stunning. Love the design and design paper.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

So pretty and a beautiful design. Love the verse too. I do hope your back improves soon and you are able to enjoy your family and birthday celebrations.
Happy Birthday for Sunday!

Diane said...

Sweet card Jacee !! What's doing your own Brithday party !! That doesn't sound right !! Really hope those BIG tablets kick in sweetie so you can have a fun time with the family !!

hugs Diane xx

Karon said...

Stunning card and fabulous layers. Hope you feel more on par soon. Hugs.

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Jacee and sorry to hear your backs not good at the moment hope you get some relief soon


Kamila R. said...

Stunning card creation!! Beautiful patterns and great die cutting! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD challenge this week!
Kamila DT

Jean said...

I love this very pretty card, a lovely design and gorgeous colours.
I am so sorry your back is bad and hope it soon gets better for you.
Happy Birthday for Sunday, enjoy your family time.
Jean x

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've made Claire a stunning milestone birthday card, Jacee, which I'm sure she'll treasure always! I'm so sorry your back has poked its head out the door, darn thing, and I know prezackly what you mean about babying it so it doesn't go ALL the way out! Do be careful and let others muck in for the whole blooming meal this one time, not only for your back, but because it's your birthday, for heaven's sake! Let them treat you like it's your special day because, hey, it is! Enjoy and I wish you many, many more and a back that settles back in quickly!! Hugs, Darnell

Chrissy said...

WOW!!...a stunner Jacee...gorgeous papers and colours and love the big the sentiment your back eases soon for you...not good to feel down when your Birthday is so close..sending you big Birthday wishes and hope your day is perfect.


andree said...

Oh this is beautiful Jacee so very pretty. I hope your back improves soon and that you have a wonderful birthday on Sunday xx

Linny said...

Hello Jacee, this card is so fresh looking, I love it! hugs Linda x

Marie-Louise said...

This is gorgeous Jacee.

crafty-stamper said...

Hope your back feels better soon.A beautiful card and pretty papers very feminine
carol x

julie_woolston said...

Hi Jacee sorry you are having trouble with your back, I hope you soon feel much easier.
Have a love birthday with the family.
Your card is stunning.
Hugs Julie xxxx

Trish said...

A very pretty card,i love the colour combo,get well soon!

pam said...

Hi Jacee, happy birthday for Sunday, hope you have a good day and take care of your back..
Beautiful 40th birthday card, pretty flowers and colors.
Hugs Pam x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh this is lovely! A big day for your niece and this is a wonderful personalized card - love the sentiment on the inside! I was going to ask how you did such an amazing job cutting the numbers but I see you have a Silhouette, you lucky duck!

I hope your back gets better soon - no fun being in pain - especially with the family visiting and so much to do. Feel better soon!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow beautiful card Jacee I love the design with the butterflies and the beautiful papers
Kevin xx

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card. I"m sure your niece loved it.
Happy birthday to you too. Hope your day is very special!

Judy V said...

Beautiful card! Love the design! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

Debra Kenworthy said...

Oh, this is just wonderful! I love the papers and design. The butterflies look so lovely. I especially like the verse, it made me chuckle.
Happy Birthday for Sunday but shouldn't they be making the big spread for you, lol. Take it easy and delegate everything! Debra x

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, so pretty.
I hope your back allows you to enjoy your birthday get together tomorrow...hugs
Jackie xx

Crafty KJ said...

Such a pretty card, lovely soft colours and love your faux stitching too. Hope your back is better soon Jacee xxx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jacee, such pretty papers and perfectly crafted as always.
I hope you back soon begins to improve and that you have a lovely Birthday on Sunday.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jacee sorry to hear that you are in so much pain I hope that it improves soon, I would also like to wish you a Happy Birthday for the weekend. Jacee this is one very beautiful card the raised numbers and butterflies look superb the papers are gorgeous I love it.
lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful image and lovely design once again with awesome colour combo.xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING card, thanks so much for joining us at Moo Mania and More

Pat said...

Beautiful card with gorgeous colours and design. Sorry your back is bad hope you soon get some relief.

Happy Birthday for today, hope you have a super time with your family.

Pat xx

Pollard Carole said...

Wonderful this is a very classy card I love your pretty design Love and hugs Carole x

Eve Maynard said...

I hope that you have a lovely day.
Oh poor you - a bad back is not nice. I injured mine a while ago and the only thing that helped me was rest. So I hope that everyone takes care of you and you get pampered on your birthday.
Your card is stunning as usual - I love the colours.


FABULOUS layout Jacee and the green and lilac colour perfection.
Hope your back is better soon - happy birthday, and enjoy your family get-together today!
Sylvia xx

Deb Bradley said...

Oh wow I love every thing about this card Debbs xx

Gina Knott said...

This is such a pretty card!! Love the colour tones and beautiful design inside and out. The ribbon and butterflies just finish it off perfectly! I bet your niece loved it!
Happy Birthday, I hope you have a wonderful day with your family and you are felling better.
Gina xx

Ema M said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Pat said...

This is just adorable and the pretty colour and design of the papers is perfect for this 40th birthday. Again just as gorgeous inside as out! x

Kathie said...

Totally stunning 40th birthday card these would have to be my very favourite colour combos delicate and clean. Totally perfect.

Kathie said...

Happy Belated Birthday for Sunday Jacee I do hope you had a lovely day and was spoiled rotten and your back wasn't too sore.

Lozzy T said...

This card is stunning Jacee, so beautiful. Hope you had a lovely Birthday (so its belated) and the family spoilt you...Hugs Lozzy xx
me to just catching up with visiting everyone, no what you are going through with your back, painful. On the 1st of June i had one of my Facet Joints put back in the right place. Had bad back for many a year and found out that's why. So far so good but still got to take it easy. You take it easy to and take care xx

anne said...

So pretty Jacee, the ditsy floral papers are lovely x

Leah Tees said...

Beautiful card, I love the layout and paper! Thank you for joining us at the Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog!

Faith A said...

LOVE LOVE everything about.


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