Wednesday 22 August 2018


It's Wednesday and that means a visit to Julia's lovely blog and lots of other lovely crafting spaces to explore and enjoy. If you don't know what I'm talking about, the head over to WOYWW 481 at Julia's lovely blog and find out ... and I hope you'll join in the fun.

I can't really believe it's Wednesday already, but here we go! Sorry this is a long post, but I thought I'd share something of my birthday on Monday as well as a bit of craftiness.

This is the left hand side of my desk - some papers and flowers out ready for two 8 x 8 birthday cards that I've been commissioned to make ... although by the time I start to make them I'll probably change my mind and use something different - lol!

This is the right side of my desk - some goodies I got yesterday from Hobbycraft. It was my birthday on Monday and I received a £5 discount emailed to me from Hobbycraft ... so it would have been rude not to have used this birthday gift.

Talking of my birthday, I had a wonderful day ... made special by the fact that John was here (he was in hospital last year for my 70th so we couldn't really celebrate together). I took him by wheelchair and we went to Ask Italian for lunch, then on to Hotel Chocolat for a big box of 'dark fix', then into M & S for flowers etc.

And John's flowers weren't the only ones I received. I even have some in the craft room near me, sent by friends:

And now some photos of the beautiful cards I received, along with flowers that John gave me:

And there are even flowers on the kitchen windowsill, given to me by a friend, who also gave me some yummy chocolates and the mug you can see in the middle of one of the photos above.

I received three M & S gift cards and also money ... so I'll have a spending spree very soon.

Hope to see you at WOYWW 481.


  1. Sounds a wonderful birthday! I love HC's 'dark fix' too - less sugar and more cocoa, yum!
    Happy WOYWW :)
    Claire no. 1

  2. Hi Hazel, and belated Happy Birthday! Wow, so many beautiful flowers, I especially love carnations.Lovely selection of cards too. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 X

  3. Happy belated birthday Hazel. So many lovely cards and flowers. So glad that you were able to celebrate with John this year. Fab that you were able to put your Hobbycraft voucher to good use. Have a great week. Sarah #21

  4. Wow such lovely cards and flowers. The hobby craft goodies look like fun too!!
    Happy late birthday wishes xxx
    Ellie #17

  5. Love your birthday cards and flowers. Have fun playing with your hobby craft goodies. Belated Happy Birthday. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#19)

  6. Belated happy birthday, what a fine array of cards and flowers. Love the goodies from Hobby Craft, especially the flowers. Helen #2

  7. Sounds like a lovely birthday and lots of treats. Karen 9

  8. Glad you had a great birthday celebration! Such beautiful flowers and cards!! Enjoy playing with your birthday goodies! Thanks for popping by and hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!
    Carol N #24

  9. happy belated Birthday. Great post today. Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x15x

  10. Happy belated birthday, Hazel, and what a lovely lot of cards and flowers you had. Thank you for your visit and I'm glad you enjoyed my antics this week!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #5

  11. Happy belated birthday. Don’t you love being spoiled on your special day? Glad you were treated like a queen. Have a great week. Dorlene #30

  12. Hi Hazel, Belated Happy Birthday. Lovely flowers and cards.

    You'll have fun with your new crafting stash.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #11

  13. Belated birthday greetings, my word you did do well with all those lovely cards and flowers. Glad you got to celebrate with hubby and what a lovely day you two must have had.
    Hugs, Neet (and thank you for visiting me whilst I was getting on with m face painting which happily is ready for publishing today) xx

  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a lovely day you had! And so many flowers! Lucky you! Thanks for your visit, and have a great week! Lindart #27

  15. Hi Hazel, belated birthday wishes, you certainly had lots of lovely cards and flowers, pleased to hear you got to celebrate with DH, sounds lovely an Italian meal and then chocolate, what more could you ask!
    Enjoy the rest of your week
    Jan #25

  16. Happy Belated birthday Hazel!! I'm so glad you had such a lovely day with John and looks at all those amazing cards and flowers - lovely, you deserve them :-D
    Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

  17. Oh Hazel how do you manage to keep your work space so tidy? I have 2 desks and can't see either of them!!!!!!! I truly do have too much stuff.
    So glad you had a good birthday and very happy that John was home to share it with you.

  18. Sorry I'm late Hazel, again! Belated happy returns, you deserve all the flowers ad cards. Isn't it lovely to have so many that you have to dot them throughout the house. I'm fascinated that you can pick out embellishments and such out before you've even got the card size and image sorted. I am so inflexible in the way I do things, I must try to break the habit and see if it helps!

  19. Hi Hazel, OOh I hope it was a really good day, I smiled to see so many of your cards also had blooms on the front :) I am grinning from ear to ear on your behalf. ~Stacy #33

  20. Hi Hazel, belated Happy Birthday greetings. I'm glad you had a wonderful day, and received lots of cards and presents. I always forget to use my Hobbycraft birthday voucher! Have a lovely week Heather x #10

  21. Hi Hazel, belated happy birthday! I thought i had typed a comment but it didnt appear! Lovely cards and presents, and such a tidy desk! Have a lovely week Heather x #10

  22. Looked like a great birthday hope its a good year too. x Thanks for your visit and comment

  23. Happy Belated Birthday, Hazel! Lovely flowers. Good that you and John could spend this one together. Thanks for stopping by in time to see my desk clean. hehe Creative Blessings! Kelly #31


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