Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Curiously....

... cor blimey and thrice! There was me, saying I would be back yesterday (actually, I didn't say yesterday, I said "tomorrow" but I meant yesterday.... confoosed? me too!) Anyways... then I got hit by the dreaded lurgy. I can only think that it was those blinking pesky mozzi bites that did for me. Needless to say, I spent most of the day either shivering like it was mid-winter or sleeping on the sofa! I am feeling a bit better today but still not 100%... although I am not going to let a few mozzi bites ruin today... because... don't tell anyone but... tis my birthday! Oh yesh, tis National Cake Eating Day once more and I for one will be snarfing back more than my fair share. But, before all of that... I have my entry to the Compendium II Challenge. Hosted by the ever lovely Linda Ledbetter, based on the book by the Duke of Distress, HERE is the challenge and HERE is Tim's website for you to go and have a nosey.


This week is all about Pocket Watches... which I just so happen to have one here that I haven't done anything with yet. SO, I made a travel themed watch and popped it onto a tag so it goes with all the other tags I have made. All the deets on how I made it are HERE on The Stamp Attic blog.




So. Cake! Pressies! Cards! Oh yesh, a lovely nice crop of all of those.... here are a few pics of them:


Grim made a lovely job of baking my cake.....

Gorgeous blooms from Grim....

Fab birthday cards...thank you :O))

And... check out this fabby pressie from my dear old Dad. Some proper copper bottom pans. I know, I know, saucepans, for one who doesn't like cooking? Well, every time we have been on the boat, I have moaned that I love their pans (so much easier to cook with) and how cruddy ours at home are... so, a brand new set to play with. Don't tell anyone though - I have a reputation to keep and I don't want peeps thinking that I actually cook...



Thank you for all your birthday wishes on here and on Facebook and Twitter... wowzers! I am grinning like a loon reading them all... and speaking of reading... CLICK HERE, it will take you off on the back of a giant birthday butterfly to Ellen's place... she has done a lovely birthday post for me... and, even better, she just phoned me... all the way from that America, which is a very long way away... the miracles of the modern world eh?



Oh and when I was clicking the camera, Alf got in on the action.... shame my photography skills are no better now I am a year older... but isn't he just the cutest!!! Right, I must away... I have an afternoon of lovliness planned... and later... chinese takeaway... mmmm, nomnomnomnom..... Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

50 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

happy BirthdaY !!!!! Enjoy! Hugs and birthday wishes trace x

Gabrielle said...

Happy birthday my lovely! Glad you are on the mend though I think I might have the lurgy now... mmm... anyhoo have a wonderful afternoon playing with those pans! Tee hee!!!

Rebecca said...

Have a super day :)
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Mandy Chilvers said...

happy HAPPY birthday hels!

Jacqueline said...

Happy Buffday to you
Squashed tomatoes and stew
Bread and butter
In the gutter
Happy Buffday to youuuuuu ! Lol


Hope you have a great day Hels and hopefully you'll be feeling well enough to stuff your face with lots of cake :D lol


Jackie xx

Karen Spreckley said...

Happy Birthday Hels.

What a gorgeous post from your friend Ellen. Made me cry too!

Wonder what your pressie is?

Have a great day x

EmeralDQueen said...

Happy Birthday, this is an awesome day for my family too. Your concept on the pocket watch is very interesting. Very nice :)

whyducks said...

Oh poor Hels, sick on your Birthday! A wonderful piece of arty stuff as always. Have a great day hun, but not sure you are telling the truth about Grim icing that cake!

Helen said...

Gorgeous flowers, loads of cards (I spy mine!) and new pans to burn sorry use, how lucky! Hope you enjoy the rest of the day.

Aquarius said...

Have a great day - I'm sure you will and that cake looks scrumptious. Brilliant pocket watch tag too

Julia Watts said...

Happy Birthday Hels. Hope you're having a lovely day. Hugs, Julia xxxx

Shazza said...

Happy Birthday my luvly!!! Glad to see my card arrived on time, unlike last years which went via Malta lol! Cake looks v impressive Mr Grim as do pans. Alfiecat, big hugs for you
enjoy your day
lots of love
Shazza x

Artyjen said...

Ooh! Cake, cards, pressies and Chinese later what more could a girl ask for? Sorry, I can't send you RA!!!
LOL
Have a fabulous time Hels...Haaaaappppyyy Birthday :)
xoxo Sioux

Sarah said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday Hels!

Sarah x

Scrapthat said...

Happy Happy Birthday Hels!!

Joanne said...

Well a special lady deserves a special birthday. Have a ball.
Hugs Joanne xx

Karenliz said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

snazzyoriginal said...

Huge birthday wishes from the Headmaster & I, hope you are feeling better - won't last for long if you get stuck into that fab cake tho', need to share maybe?
Have a great day xx

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday! Sure hope you are feeling better. I love the tag, it's awesome!

Andrea said...

hope your having the bestest of days and that cake looks nearly as good as the birthday ones you make, have to say that as still waiting for mine LOL all the best for today and always, lots of love xxx

Sarah said...

Huge congrats my dear! Bump decided you should have the day all to yourself...

Have a really fabulous day celebrating all that is you! I looked at the cake and thought why has someone cut a square hole in a wooden table and put a cake in it - but now I see it's on a board - duuuuhhhhhh! Looking forward to seeing you do a bit of Jamie Olivering with the pans...

I sent you an email and FB message about something I wanted to send...maybe I got junked! Can you let me know your addy and I will try and get it off before something pops out!

PS - Muzzies always munch on me too. Ugh! Hate them...

Gillian said...

Have a great day Hels...oh and save me a slice of that yummy cake.
Hugs xxxx

kerry said...

Happy Birthday Hels x x

...can i put the record straight here everyone!!
Have stayed at the old Sheridan manor and tasted Hels' cooking being it chocolate cake (on several occasions) or lasagne etc etc shes an A1 cook ;-)

Enjoy your day dear x x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Happy Birthday to you, Hels!!! Have a great day and remember that birthday calories don't count so you can have a go at all the goodies today. I am totally in love with your pocket watch journey tag. It is fabulous!!! And you lucky gal, those copper bottom pans are great. Happy day to Alf too!

Sarah said...

Happy purry birthday Hels - hope you're having a fabby day and don't get choccie overload with your lovely cake (unlike my home-made fudge which nearly sent you into a coma!!!). Jazzy and all the other furries send humongous purrs to you and tell Alfie to give you snuggles cos then he'll get tuna even though it's not his birthday. Enjoy your evening, Sarah x

Anna said...

Happy Birthday Hels!!!!
What a great BDay gift! Nothing better than a great set of cookware rather than using ends and tags. I couldn't believe the difference when I finally broke down and got some good Stainless Steel cookware.

Your travel tag and watch are absolutely wonderful!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Redanne said...

Hi Hels, what a lovely post by Ellen, it must have really choked you up! Happy Birthday dear lady, love your cake and flowers and the pans are great to look at even if you don't use them to cook with. Enjoy the rest of your day/evening. Anne x

Mo said...

Hip, Hip, Hooray!!! A very Happy Birthday Hels.
It's my strong belief that one doesn't have to like or actually carry out cooking in order to love dishes, pots and pans and kitchen gadgets.
Go and have some cake.

Astrid Maclean said...

Hapy happy etc!!!
That cake looks yummy and the flowers lovely and the tag is fabby too!

Hope you feel better soon!

Rita said...

Happy Birthday to You Hels. What a Fantabulous Creation. I just cannot stop looking at it. The colours are perfect and that plane looks ready for take off. Enjoy your meal to-night. Birthday Hugs Rita xx

Carole Z said...

Happy Birthday hun!!! Hope you've had a majorly brilliant day!!!! Hugs to you,Carole Z XX

Carol said...

Happy birthday Hels - you share the same birthdate as my Nan!

Hope the chinki was good!

Xxx

Est xxx said...

Happy birthday Hel's hope you've had a lovely day xx

M said...

Happy birthday! And I love that pocket watch! M x

rachel said...

Have a wonderful day Hels - and don't eat too much cake! Hugs rachel xx

Candy C said...

Gorgeous tag, Hels!!! Love it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY you dear lady! Love your flowers and your pressies! That yummy chocolate cake...I could just dive into it...FACE FIRST! :) I hope you're having a wonderful wonderful day, my friend!!! You SOOOO deserve it! <3 Candy

TAM said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY from one birthday girl to another - obviously 13th June is a very special day.
Loving your tag and that choccie cake looks divine.
Enjoy your day (and those pans when you get round to using them)

Barb Cady said...

happy birthday dear Hels. Hope you don't mind waiting a couple of days for your card? The pans are fandabolosy. and as for that cake! Do you rent the chef out? Tell him from me he's a winner. Can'tt wait for Saturday, enjoy enjoy enjoy, love and hugs, Barb xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...hope your Birthday has been full of sparkle!...and fabby Tag too...Mel :)

Caz said...

Hope you're feeling better Hun - this isn't the first time you've had a bad reaction - you and mozzie bites don't mix!!!
Card and pressies on Saturday - didn't trust Mr Postie!! It'll be your 2nd birthday (like the Queen has two!!)
Nice lookin' saucepans!!!!
See ya Saturday
XXXXXX

Anita Houston said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dearest Hels! Happy Birthday to you!!! (The dog is howling in the background!) I hate that you are feeling crummy, but that cake outta perk you up....what a fabulous decorating job! Love your tag by the way, great pocket watch! Cheers!!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

belated happy birthday, Hels! your cake looks yummy! and those pans could make me want to cook! i love what you did with the pocket watch theme. blessings!

isisimaginings.com said...

Hi Hels, sorry I didn't get a chance to vist your blog yesterday. Hope you had a lovely birthday & enjoyed your cake, it looks delicious. Your tag is fantastic.

Sue said...

I have so been out of the loop this week but hope you had a great birthday Hels. Birthdays are such fun...Sx

Carol said...

Happy Birthday Oooh I like the of cake yummy!

Karen said...

Have a very Happy Birthday Hels - make sure it lasts the rest of the week and weekend - you deserve it!
Fabulous tag and a fab looking cake - makes me mouth water it does! hugs Karen x

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I just read now that it was your birthday yesterday. It is MY birthday today and I am writing you from a small west coast of Canada city, White Rock, to say HAPPPPPY Birthday!
Diana

cremation mesa az said...

Got it right! Happiness comes inside of you.

craftimamma said...

Sorry I'm soooooo late with my comment Hels but I did leave my bestest birthday wishes to you on FB. It looks like you had a fab day with lots of gorgeous pressies and cards.

Lots of love and a big hug
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Me Again,

I completely forgot to say ....... The tag is brilliant. Love the watch and complimentary images. Smashing piece as always.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

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