Monday 5 March 2012

A wonderful birthday + a new baby card

Good morning bloggers on this gorgeous start to the day. Wall to wall blue here although a tad nippy. I cannot believe it is nearly a week since I last posted, hopefully I will be able to catch up on your blogs over the next day or two.  
I have had a wonderful birthday long weekend, what a shame they have to come to an end! I spent Thursday with my cousin and we went out and had a lovely lunch.  On Friday I went out and bought myself a birthday present. My old compact camera has given me brilliant service for 5 years, but I have now retired it because I wanted something smaller and more up to date. So, I replaced my Nikon Coolpix 1 (6.5 megapixels) with a Nikon Coolpix S3100(14 megapixels) which is bright redLOL. My main camera is still my beloved Nikon D40 DSLR but it isn't always convenient to carry such a big camera around.

Here they are, the old and the new, for size comparison. I can get the new one in my handbag. I have taken over 20,000 photographs (I promise you I am not exaggerating)  with the old and I hope to take at least that many with the new :o)
Onto my card, made yesterday at our wonderful craft get together. I did make others but haven't taken their pics yet.

This is for our hostess's son and DiL on the birth of their gorgeous new granddaughter on Saturday. I used my new Marianne die which my wonderful friends gave me. I couldn't make up my mind in the shop whether to buy it or not, and when we got back to the house they had bought it for me. Aren't friends just the greatest people?
Talking about craftshops, I bought myself two sets of Grand Nesties with my birthday money so now I have to go out and buy a Grand Calibur LOL.
Sorry, I should have warned you it was going to be a long post :o)
Jackie xx


Christine said...

Happy belated B/day Jackie..sounds like you had a good time..ohhh am loving your new girly camera very chic..this gorgeous baby card defo does it for me stunning.

smiles Christine x

nnalorac said...

Happy belated Birthday wishes Jackie, sounds like you had a lovely weekend. Lovely baby card, smart camera and wow, buying the accessories before the machine, love the living recklessly moment. Hope the machine follows soon. Carolxx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I didn't realize it was your birthday....Happy Happy Happy Birthday Jackie. Yes, what wonderful friends to surprise you with the die. Is the darling baby carriage the die cause that is awesome too. AND, you new camera...big congratulations. My husband replace mine 5 years ago after he borrowed it and did fried it on an Alaskan fishing trip. The trigger is a little lose, but other than that, it is small and keeps going strong. It was $400 5 years ago and the price is still about the same. I now expect even more beautiful camera shots from you in the near future. PS My birthday is Wed...we want discuss age, but I am alive and kicking...haha

McCrafty's Cards said...

Happy belated birthday Jackie, I got a coolpix for christmas and I have to say its great I can even take picks of my cards, which I couldn't do before, I can just point it and click.
your card is gorgeous I like the pram die.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

Belated Birthday wishes Jackie,fabulous camera you have there.
Love your

Anonymous said...

What an adorable little card...I love the carriage!!! I also wanted to THANK YOU for the very sweet comment you left on my blog!!! I hope you have a very blessed day!!!

Lesley said...

Hi Jackie not offended - I only look at your posts and not the side bars etc serves me right for not looking more closely - great card best wishes Lesley x

kay said...

sounds like a fabby long birthday jackie,like the look of your new camera,its my fave colour,sweet card too,x

gina g said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jackie i love the camera hun, as for the baby card simply adorable. luv gina xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jackie. Glad you had a lovely birthday, your new camera looks lovely. Sue x

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card Jackie, love the new die and pretty pinks. Ooh! thats a fab camera, Happy belated birthday hun.

Donna x

coops said...

happy belated birthday jackie,.i am glad you had a good one.your card is gorgeous.fab pretty colours and design and your new camera looks nifty ;D

xx coops xx

Christine L said...

Happy belated birthday.... glad you enjoyed yourself and spent some £££ too!! Love your new sparkly camera - and can't wait to see the fab photos you take with it!

Gorgeous card too hon.... and hope you get your grand calibur soon!

Christine x

Inger Harding said...

Hope you had a wonderful time :)
What a super sweet baby card as well!

♥ Hugs, Inger

Deborah Frings said...

Belated birthday greetings Jackie - love the new camera - very swish! Great baby cad too!

Chris said...

Sorry I missed your birthday Jackie, so much going on... I know no excuse :O(. Looks like you had a fab time loving the new camera and your card is so cute. have fun with both your new toys. Chris xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jackie, catching up after all the upheaval of this last week and I find I missed your birthday - so happy belated birthday wishes. Love your present to yourself - great colour - so look forward to seeing more stunning photos on your blog taken with your fab camera. Off to look at your more recent posts. Elizabeth x