Friday, 3 November 2017

Happy Birthday Tess .

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your Friday is going well. 
Today is a special day in the Rice household as Tess is 9, I really can’t believe where the years have gone. 
We have cake to celebrate, 

And a card...

Hope you recognise Tess and Eric...
They are both fast asleep at the moment after their long walk down the fields this morning . 
I am busy getting ready for tomorrow’s Groovi is our Manchester class and I am so looking forwards to seeing everyone..
The cards are made, and my bags are sort  of I thought it was time for a coffeee and catch up. 
Wednesday was our Hazel Grove workshops and we made more Christmas cards..
I really am doing so well this year..

This card is a great combination of Clarity Stamps and an embossing folder 

It is good to use a variety of products, and I do love this folder 

Some inks, torn paper and a moon mask, and we have a lovely scene ready to stamp on 

And look, a great quick and easy card 

And so easy to change the stamping , the colours, the shape of the moon etc to give a different look. 
We also made another quick card...
Bit of a favourite of mine..
Bet you would never have guessed .....a wreath card ...

Now our lovely Julie made a special cake for Wendy’s Birthday....unfortunately Wendy wasn’t well enough to join us. 
But I can honestly say the the cake didn’t go to waste ...

It was so yummy...Thank you Julie..
I do seem to eat my way through workshops these days....and yes, I love every minute of it...
After all what could be better than good friends, crafting along with lots of coffee and cake...
Sounds like a plan to me..
I hope you have a good weekend planned...are you going to any bonfire celebrations.? 
We are having our own little celebration with baby that they don’t upset Elliot and Tess...
Elliot is having a busy week too, after his Trick or Treat evening, he has been for his first swimming session and next will be his first bonfire celebration.


Oh I do love being a Grandma....( can you tell????) 
Right, coffee break over , so back to it...
Thanks for chatting, take care 
And do pop back soon
Much love and hugs
Jo. xxx


  1. What a lovely post Jo! Happy birthday to Tess - I love your card! And it's great to see Elliot looking so handsome and having such lovely experiences in his life.
    Your Christmas cards are pretty too - I love snow globes!!
    Looking forward to seeing you in 3 weeks ! Xx

  2. Happy Birthday Tess. Hope you got lots of doggy Birthday treats.
    Elliot, cards and cake all looking good. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Great birthday card for Tess, and I love that little snowglobe embossing folder. I really must get on with some more of my Christmas cards as well - the overseas ones need to be put in the post at the beginning of December and there are about 90 left to make!!! Have a lovely weekend x

  4. Happy Birthday Tess. Xxx🐾🐾

    Lovely cards, Jo. I need to finish my Christmas cards! Half way through!
    Have a lovely weekend with little Elliott. Xx

  5. It was a great afternoon Jo. I may not have finished them yet but they are on the desk ready to be done.
    Elliot is such a handsome young man (takes after grandad maybe?) and Eric is SO big!! I am quite shocked at how much he has grown.
    and Happy Birthday Tess! still a beauty.
    Enjoy your week-end. (hugs) Chrissie

  6. Happy birthday Tess! Phoebe will be 10 in December, can't believe how fast the time has passed. Well done on your Christmas cards, I am determined not to leave them too late this year... Hope baby enjoys his first fireworks. Xx

  7. Happy birthday Tess from Spike! I love your cards Jo and the embossing folder is perfect. Elliot is so cute in his outfit, hope he enjoys his swimming and first fireworks, he is a busy boy :-) Hugs xxx

  8. Happy Happy Birthday to Tess and happy 1st bonfire night to Elliot. Lovely cards as always xx

  9. Happy Birthday to Tess.

    I love the card you made to celebrate.

    That embossing folder is ideal.

    Have fun tomorrow xx

  10. Hi Jo.
    Happy Birthday to Tess.
    Beautiful cards and a little insight into you enjoying life.
    Lovely photo of your grandson, he's a cutie.
    Have a wonderful weekend, love Carole x

  11. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments, Tess had a great day with lots of extra cuddles and some Birthday