Thursday, 5 May 2011

Many birthday thanks … and some pics!

I would just love to thank everyone who sent me kind birthday wishes, cards and gifts for my 50th birthday yesterday – I was overwhelmed and really spoiled!

I’ve put together just a few photos to show my lovely day, and have also taken pics of the stunning handmade cards I received from so many lovely bloggy (and non-bloggy) friends … of course I also received some wonderful cards from non-crafty friends and family but for the purposes of this I have concentrated on handmade ones! :-)

First … my flowers :-) …
I don’t normally get bouquets much, so was really thrilled with these (most of which came on Saturday when i was in!) – l-r are from my oldest school friend Helen and her husband; my mum & dad, and my husband
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…. then with all the cards that arrived yesterday (there are 1 or 2 missing which arrived today, but they are pictured later :-)  )
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For the first time ever I had a personalised cake from M&S so I could take it to work and share with my colleagues …yummy!
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Here’s me cutting it in the office …
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I had lunch out with 15 colleagues but won’t share those pics here as I haven’t asked their permission … but we had a fab time at the local Ask :-)

in the evening I went out with my husband to see “Swan lake On Ice2 – a fabulous ice show :-)

… and here are close ups of the gorgeous handmade cards I received … I was totally blown away by these and will treasure them!

Beth
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Christine
(an old school friend who I met again 2 years ago after nearly 30 years!)
Christine 

Clare
(crafty friend who I used to work with)
Clare

Debbie
Debbie - OBAG

Debby
Debby - PBSC

Fleur
Fleur - OBAG

Francesca
Francesca - OBAG

Helen
Helen

Jenny
Jenny 

Kath
Kath

Katina
Katina

Kaz
Kaz

Laurie
Laurie - OBAG

Lil
(friend from work)
Lil

Lisa Jane
Lisa Jane - OBAG

Lynda
Lynda - PBFC

Nat
 Nat - PBSC

Samantha
Samantha

Squirrel
Squirrel

Tracy
Tracy - OBAG

Totally amazing!

Unfortunately it’s back to normality today, but I have got  some wonderful cards and memories to treasure.

Don’t forget that you still have time to enter my Tatty Teddy + LotV birthday candy – it’s open until May 14th!

Hugs

18 comments:

  1. WOW Happy Birthday, what a lot of beautiful cards and flowers, well done you. And many Happy Returns:0) xxx

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  2. Hi Pauline
    Glad you had a special day & have many happy memories to treasure. The cards are so lovely, so many different styles and I agree it is wonderful to keep them all.

    Cheers
    Cynthia

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  3. Happy 50th Birthday

    What a great day you have had...enjoy your fifties...

    Sylvia x

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  4. Wow! You received so many beautiful cards Pauline :) Love the flowers too x
    Glad you had a wonderful day x

    Jenny x

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  5. Hi Pauline thank you for stopping by and leaving me your lovely thanks, you are more than welcome, I'm looking forward to working with such a great bunch of girls. Your flowers are gorgeous as are your lovely cards but your cake tops it for me! Those chocolate roses look DEVINE!!
    Hugs Laurie x

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  6. Wow - you certainly were spoiled...beautiful flowers....gorgeous cards...and...I don't suppose there's any cake left??? ;0)
    Helen x

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  7. WOW! Someone was spoiled on her 50th! Lots of great flowers and cards plus yummy looking cake!

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  8. Hi Pauline, a little bit to late maybe, but I want to congratulate you on your 50th birthday. Your pics are lovely, your cake is fab and I noticed you got realy nice cards. Whis you al the luck you can get. Hugs, Ankie

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  9. Hi Pauline, So glad you had a lovely birthday :-) Your cards and flowers are beautiful. The cake looks yummy too :-)

    Lisa x

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  10. Hi pauline..looks like you had a very special day...lots of gorgeous cards and oh that yummy cake is making me drool...have you saved me some...big hugs kath xxx

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  11. Glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday.
    luv
    Debby

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  12. Wow aren't you lucky with all these gorgeous cards and flowers :) Oh and btw I love the cake! lol xxx

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  13. wow what fab flowers , cake and cards - you must have had a wonderful day
    Lisa x

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  14. Glad you had a great day, what gorgeous flowers cards and goodies you got.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  15. So glad you had such a lovely and special day Pauline! Why do you only look about 40 , huh, why?! Not fair!! See you next week. xx

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  16. What a fab collection of cards & flowers....what a lucky girl you are! Glad you had a lovely birthday. Now come on spill the beans.....how yummy was that gorgeous cake?
    Hugs
    Kaz x

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  17. Oh wow! What gorgeous flowers and cards you've recieved - and the cake looks yummy too! I'm glad you liked your card and you had a lovely day!

    Love Beth xx

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  18. WOW - Happy Belated Birthday Wishes. I think you need to make a special box or holder for all those very creative cards you received.

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x