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Sunday 3 June 2018

A crafting birthday party

Hello there! Have you had a good weekend? I have had a brilliant weekend - my long planned birthday party came and went - but it was such fun! For the daytime I had 12 friends over to craft with the very lovely Jo Rice... We had such a great day ...Jo is so beautiful and kind - thanks so much Jo if you are reading this!!!

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Here we are at the end of the day with our completed ATC boxes! 

Here's a close up of mine ...

I do like it - but many of the others were so amazing I wasn't so keen on mine on the day - but now I like it!!!

Here's some more pics from the day ...

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my fab cake!!!

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me and my bestie, Sandy...

me and the lovely Jo

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and a wonderful face from the crafting world - my beautiful friend Anne

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In the evening I had a ceilidh - I am currently chasing pics so I will add those to another blog post!!!

Big hugs!

Rachel xx


  1. Happy birthday Rachel and looks like you all had a great time love the cake and fabulous ATC box
    Carol x

  2. Rachel, we just had the BEST time ever!! I loved the class with Jo (love what we made!), she is so talented and lovely! I really enjoyed meeting your family and friends and watching people dance at the ceilidh was such fun, everyone had such a fabulous time! Thank you so much for including us in your wonderful celebrations, it was a joy to be with you and your lovely Mum and girls. Huge hugs, Anne xxx

  3. Happy, happy birthday lovely looks like you had a fabulous time, loved what you, so happy for you.. xxxx

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  5. Didn't we have a wonderful day, enjoyed every minute of it.It was lovely to meet up with the wonderfully talented Anne and lovely Sandi again,

  6. Happy Birthday Rachel x Looks like the most wonderful day was had by all x Look forward to viewing the ceilidh photos too x Love your ATC folio.......a lovely way to celebrate such a special date xx

    TFS and hugs Annie x

  7. Wonderful project Rachel, and it looks like you had a fabulous time, and birthday, Kate x

  8. So pleased you had a wonderful birthday and it was all that you wanted it to be. Love your project too.
    Linda xxx

  9. I'm so pleased that you had a wonderful day Rachel, a super cake and your ATC box is fabulous.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  10. It was such a privilege to be included in your Birthday celebrations Rachel, I totally enjoyed my day, meeting your friends, and as always your family are just the best...Have a wonderful day tomorrow..and shhhh but you done look 50...
    Much love and hugs,,.Jo. xxxx

  11. Hi Rachel
    Looks like you had a fabulous day... Thought your Birthday was on the 8th... The cake looks fabulous...
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Love to Penny and Lucy xx

  12. Just read on Anne's blog that you had a birthday, and going back to enjoy the project she made. How lovely that you could all gather to celebrate a special milestone birthday and what fun it was for me to see some blog pals. Hope that you had just a super grand day. And that is one splendidly decorated ATC box. Love the color and all the texture and interesting embellishments. Now back to look more closely at Anne's. TFS

  13. What a fabulous day Rachel, I love what you made, and that you got to spend the day with your favourite people. Have a very happy birthday today - hope you still have cake left! xx

  14. Wow! The cake looks delicious and it such an interesting theme for a party. I should have a party like this on my birthday. I haven’t even decided the event venue and my birthday is next week. But I am really happy about one thing that is I got to see this post before my birthday and now I know how to make it interesting.


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