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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

WOYWW #402 - Happy Birthday ME!

Gosh 53yrs - really????   Yep born in 1964 so it must be!!

The desk shows the latest scrapbook page I am working on, my journal and other Love card.



Got a bit of "LOVE" inspiration from our host's desk a while back although neither of us can find the original post - blog or facebook???? Anyway Julia assures me it was her original creation which launched my crafting.



Firstly I made a SWAP card on the theme of LOVE, plus a spare.



I then changed up the colours, but had lots of paint left on my board so spread it on my journal.




The journal page just grew and grew and I added my favourite Tennyson quote.

"O love, O fire! Once he drew
With one long kiss, my whole soul through
My lips as sunlight drinketh dew."



I then adapted and blinged up the spare for a friend's Valentine Birthday.

Then changed the items for twin boys 15th birthday cards. (today too!!)



Thanks for the inspiration Julia.


Oh and the other scrapbook pages I have done this past week.....

 
Happy WOYWW Everyone

43 comments:

Helen said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day. You have been very busy this week, love the "love" work! Helen #2

Nikki C said...

Happy birthday BJ have a wonderful day looks like you've been very creative hugs Nikki 4

Helen said...

had to come back and reply to your comment... tell hubby he should be up making you breakfast!!! hope you found lots to put on your list! xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I always love seeing how a design evolves. The harlequin background is so versatile.

Fiona #9

sandra de said...

Happy birthday and lovely to see the inspiration continues. Have a great day.
sandra de @8

Anne said...

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear BJ, Bon Anniversaire! Wonderful pages and cards, I love what you did with Julia's original nspiration, superb! Have a wonderful day! Anne #7

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh and Happy Birthday!

Judys Lace Creations said...

Many Happies! You're only a baby at 53! Enjoying the scrap book page.
Have a very happy rest of the week.Hope you got spoilt muchly! Thanks for the visit.
Judy

craftyani said...

A Very Happy Birthday hope you have an enjoyable day. Valentine certainly seems to have got to you this past week.

Ann

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Birthday bJ - you young whippersnapper!! Have a wonderful day, hope you're doing something nice :-D. Love how the design developed over those cards, she's an enabler that Julia!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

Lynn Holland said...

A very happy birthday to you and I hope it's a good one for you.
I like what you have been working on and variations
Lynn // 13

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by at mine already today. A very happy birthday to you. I love all your projects this week....you've been busy.
Hope you have a fab week.
Hugs,
Annie x #15

Sarah Brennan said...

Wow talk about multi tasking on a theme. happy birthday and happy WOYWW Sarah #25

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and HAPPY BIRTHDAY too! I was 46 on Monday. Not much of an event in our household. It is the busiest time of year on the farm, so we manage to find the energy to go out for a meal locally and that is it. So many uses of that Love design - clever. Ali x #26

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Happy Birthday BJ! How fitting that you made #1 this week! You've got lots of mileage out of that card background. Lovely scrapbook layouts for your treasured memories. Enjoy your day! zsuzsa #23

Neet said...

Many Happy Returns!
Great journalling and what a lot you did with the card background.
Hugs, Neet 12 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely day. It seems Valentines Day gets busier every year- it's also my Youngest sons Birthday, a nephews birthday, and a couple of friends! Love the cards you made, great take on Julia's inspiration, I'm sure. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxXxX

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I really like your artsy Love cards. I like the graphic feel of your scrapbook pages too. Blessings!

donna garner said...

Happy Birthday to you nicely set out weds desk you have there, hope you have a lovely day, I'm a '65 babe and I have to say I think I definitely have a hippy gene structure.. thx for already coming by my desk this morning, dx #24

sue jones said...

Happy Birthday BJ !! My Birthday a few weeks ago born in 1960 eeeeKK! Love al the pages and cards. Thanks for the visit earlier xx Enjoy your day xx Soojay 21( I wish !)

Sharon Koole said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope you get to go something fun and creative for your day (and get lots of crafty goodies). Love the LOVE creations.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #38

Robyn said...

Hey #1 Happy Birthday! I'm glad you were born. I just might send some of my forgotten valentines! there is still love to go around
Robyn 36

Vicky Fisher said...

Happy B-day!!! Love the card with the changed color scheme, happy WOYWW, Vicky

Elizabeth said...

Hi B-J, not only are you #1 today, and Happy Birthday again, but you've been super productive this week too! Love you LOVE cards and the 18th birthday cards are fab. My grandson is 18 today too - seems today is a big day for birthdays. Your scrapbook layouts are great too. Hope you have a good week. Elizabeth x #35

Lindart said...

I love "variation on a theme" cards! Well done! Happy Birthday!!! I think I was just falling in love with the Beatles in 1964! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #40

505whimsygirl said...

Hi BJ,

Happy birthday to you!!! The Love card is very sweet, just in time for Valentine's Day. I haven't gotten into scrapbooking but I can feel the itch coming on. I found a whole box of old photos that I'd love to get into books. I bought some Project Life cards but then decided I don't want to use them for scrapbooking - it seems that they would conflict with the old photos (yes, taken before you were born).

Have a lovely day and Happy WOYWW!

Hugs,
Kay (41)

lilian said...

Happy Birthday hope you have a great day, Love all your work,

Happy woywdw

Lilain

Sharon Madson said...

Great projects! I love scrapbooking and have been working on the 80s. LOL Thank you for sharing your projects with us. Happy Birthday! #44

Carol Norby said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day! Great projects! Love the "LOVE" die. Very cool. Thanks for the visit!
Carol N #34

Michelle Reed said...

Happy Birthday BJ!!!
Thanks for your visit.
Your scrapbook pages look really great and the Love cards are great colours.
I'd love to send a B-day card your way. If you want just send me your address to cardiologydepartment@outlook.com
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Michelle #30

Sue said...

Hi BJ, Lovely cards and LO. Those will have kept you out of mischief:) LOL

Happy Birthday. hope you have been spoilt rotten.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #29

Patsy Paterno said...

Happy blessed birthday BJ! I love your industry! Great job!

Cardarian said...

Happy Birthday!
I hope you got some nice presents and you had a nice day! I love your LOs - I am not a scrapbooker but I admire the work of them !
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to you and the twins! What a Birthday Present those two were. I love how you started with one thing and let the leftovers flow into totally different projects. I see your crafting list parallels mine a lot - though I do not knit. But do have my hands in pretty much anything else hehe.

Thanks for stopping by my blog this week. I'll put the reminder for my color challenge in my WOYWW post the week before. Remember, you can always grab my button and put it on your blog as a reminder.. and share with others who would like to play. Creative Blessings! Kelly #46

Monica said...

I think by now you have had a happy birthday but pretend you arre here in Texas nad have another. What a productive week. That is a good way to use up paint.
Monica #39

Melissa said...

Those are such great LOVE cards & I really like how you adapted then for the twins birthday cards! Looks like you had lots of FUN!

WOYWW#50 Melissa

Bernice said...

Happy birthday! Thanks for calling in earlier. I have lots of dies as well and I have them all securely organised in 3 magnetic folders.
Bernice #49

Angela Radford said...

Happy birthday, hope it's been a good one for you. Loving your journal pages, looks like you've been busy. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 17

Dorlene Durham said...

Happy Birthday!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy belated birthday, dear. I hope you had a great one. I really enjoyed seeing the scrapbook pages you created, as well as the LOVE and beautiful cards. You have certainly been busy.

Twiglet said...

Hope you had a very happy birthday! Some fab card creations there BJ! x Jo

Marit said...

Happy, belated birthday... 53 is a great age (bet you can guess my age now huh?!) I love seeing how much you did with one inspiration-card... the twins cards are nice too! Have a great weekend dear, lots of love from foggy Holland. Marit #32

lucy Knight said...

I am very sorry about the incredibly late peek Turns out working on a Wednesday and joining in WOYWW don't go together - so I will just have to have Wednesdays off! Happy birthday to you - I hope you had a good one. It's crazy how adaptive you have made the card, so many lovely versions that are very eyecatching. Thanks for sharing, EmbroidRage #6 x