Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday – a date I share with Jane Austen who (contrary to Rosie’s belief) is CONSIDERABLY older than me!!  This year I have been super-lucky as I’ve received what must be one of the cutest cards of all time ….. 

My Birthday Card

 Ahhhhh.  And here at Coombe Leigh we’re great believers in tradition, so no birthday tea is complete without jelly and blancmange – made in rabbit shape of course, with the very same mould my mum used when I was only little!  Here it is ready to be turned out …

Birthday Tea

The fire is lit, and we’re waiting for our guests to arrive…. 

Fire's Lit!Growing older might mean creaky knees and grey hairs – but birthdays are still lots of fun!

PS If you’d like to commission your own Flapdoodledesigns birthday – or any other occasion – card then you can contact Jacqui over on her Facebook page.


  1. Kathleen Robertson says:

    Happy Birthday Helen, hope your day is extra special xx

  2. Happy Birthday to you,,I hope your day is filled with joy and good friends!! Have a wonderful day…. xx’s

  3. Sarah Smith says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!!

  4. Happy birthday Helen! I love your card with the pups, so true. Have a great day.

  5. Happy Birthday!

  6. Happy birthday, I hope you had a fun time.

  7. Awww Happy Birthday, Helen! May all your wishes come true! Best card ever! Who is the wonderful artist? Big birthday hugs to you! Enjoy!

  8. Happy, Happy Birthday Helen! I hope your day is full of happy surprises!

  9. Yaaaay, Happy Birthday to You! The card is adorable and it looks like you’re well set for a party with the blancmange. I hope your day was wonderful. 🙂

  10. Happy Birthday, Helen!! Enjoy your special day!!
    XX Linda

  11. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Helen
    Happy Birthday to you

    Sorry its late, just had one of those weeks, and things are not improving for this week either!
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

  12. Happy Belated Birthday Helen, sorry I missed it but I am sew sew busy sewing for Christmas!!! Hope you enjoyed your day!!

    Hugs, Jan

  13. С днем рождения!

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