Happy Occasions Giveaway 2012

Hello Gals…
What better way than to start the New Year of with this fantastico give-away!

These pictures you see here are the latest cards to be released by Abacus Cards, taken here at The Happy House {blogged about HERE}…so if you have a shop, you can order them.

Or if not you could buy them from my website! you might of even seen them in your local card shops as they were released about a month ago…

They are really pretty and some have glitter and filligree patterns on them….proper lovely occasion cards!

Oh and speaking of occasions…Blighty has its fair share this year! what with The Olympics and The Queens Jubilee…

But there is another occassion coming up in October! Oh yes! it is me and my Freddy’s 25th Wedding Anniversary! Woo Hoo I hear you cry!

So for a chance to win this set of 6 lovely Happy House cards…

Please read the rules below..

The Rules

I would like you to suggest something for us to do for our Wedding Anniversary…

Please do leave as many suggestions as you like…as I am stuck for what to do, but as it is such a special occassion I feel I would like to mark it with something special.

I will draw this Give-away on Tuesday 17th January!

Just copy and paste from the ABOVE scroll bar into your HTML gadget in Blogger, to add the ‘Happy Greeting Card button’ to your blog.

Remember to add this blog button to your site to pass the word on…
…and thanks so much for all your ideas 🙂

Good Luck my Lovelies!

GIVEAWAY CLOSEDbut the cards are still available on the link above




  1. talha
    9th May 2012 / 11:46 am

    Love the bright shades collection for your creation, I like these ideas.Plastic Card HoldersPlastic CardScratch Cards Printing

  2. Annabelle
    16th January 2012 / 5:06 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your blog – I am so happy to have stumbled upon it. You have inspired me to put more colour into my life.As to 25th anniversary – Congratulations! My most favourite spot in the world is Positano in Italy. Drive the Amalfi coast, walk the narrow streets, eat the pasta, sample the ice-cream, drink the wine, dip your toes in the sea, buy some stunning pots, etc! Fairly cheap flights to Naples and such a truly romantic spot. Should still be warm in October. Whatever you do – be happy. xxx

  3. Country Rabbit
    15th January 2012 / 9:51 am

    wow! look at the cards! so blighty bright and cheery! cheer the soul xcongratulations on the 25th anniversary…id love you to have a 'come dine with me'style dinner party then you can share the fun and food with us in your fabulous home!!!!! x x kazzy x

  4. kerrie of sea cottage
    14th January 2012 / 12:45 am

    happy soon to be anniversary. We always like to getaway in our vintage travel trailer 'The Pearl' to the coast. Camping anytime of the year makes our hearts skip a beat and doesn't break the bank! You could go to your favorite place whether it be an icecream shop or a pub…a place that carries memories from your many years together. If I won your cards they would sure make me happy! I collect stationary and I actually still write letters. oxox

  5. sky-blu-pink
    13th January 2012 / 11:16 pm

    How about a Murder Mystery weekend? I saw an offer on the London Metro – I'd love that for an anniversary treat. (01904436002) Love the cards – super!

  6. Anonymous
    12th January 2012 / 5:21 pm


  7. Nana Go-Go
    11th January 2012 / 8:44 pm

    I haven't got any way-out suggestions as to what you might do on your anniversary. I think that getting to your 25th Wedding Anniversary is celebration enough in this day and age. Congratulations to you both – TOGETHERNESS is everything.x

  8. Thoroughly Modern Me
    11th January 2012 / 2:22 pm

    Just added your button to my blog sidebar. Love the way you put colors together. I first read about your site in Blogging for Bliss a few years ago. Now I have taken the blogging plunge myself. For your anniversary…..perhaps recreate your first date or a favorite date/event from over the years. Would at least be good for a few laughs and some happy memories.

  9. ♥ Miss Tea
    11th January 2012 / 11:21 am

    ooh love those lovely cards! and how excited that your going to celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary! all the lovely ladies up there have great ideas/suggestion, not sure if i have one but maybe make about 25 memorable items and hide it in the house for your husband to find with a clue or direction to the next item would be? and once all items found or the last item (the 25th item) would be a note saying perhaps meet you somewhere nice for dinner or a place where you guys first met? hehehe I have put your button on my blog side bar and i do hope i'll win the lovely giveaway!susan (missr4in@gmail.com)

  10. gill
    11th January 2012 / 9:40 am

    As it's our 25th anniversary this year I'm interested to read the suggestions as to what to do!! We are planning on returning to our honeymoon destination – I also plan to mar the occasion with a professional photo of our family, I'm hoping to use the same photographer who did our wedding!

  11. vivian
    11th January 2012 / 2:03 am

    I think you should go somewhere out in the county and have a picnic! or have a weekend away. maybe have a picnic party somewhere and invite all your friends to join in the fun.I love your cards! they are so bright and cheerful!xoxovivian

  12. Happy Harris
    11th January 2012 / 1:56 am

    Awww Hi Loretta…you are soo lovely thankyou for this wonderful comment…you know I have been thinking about Ireland, as we have never been there! I would love to meet you but our Anniversary is in October :(…but a lovely suggestion….and thanks for all the other comments too…they are wonderful…what a lovely bunch you are…you are all wonderful!Keep 'em coming though…I have ditched the budget idea…as my Mum has offered us something towards it…bless her :)Love Happy xx

  13. Do you love him Loretta
    10th January 2012 / 10:02 pm

    I was going to say 'I can't believe you have greeting cards', but actually I CAN believe it! I love your blog because:1. you are extremely amusing.2. you are so talented.3. your home is pure eye candy to me.I could go on and on but…I am Canadian but my husband is Irish from North London, and we are meeting his family for a big Irish summer holiday this early August! Why don't you rent a cottage in Ireland and do small day trips to the beautiful sights all over Ireland! We'll be in Wicklow in early August. Meet us there!

  14. *MaDiBue*Handicraft*
    10th January 2012 / 5:09 pm

    Wouw!!!What a colorful page,so nice.Makes me happy :).Thanks!And your anniversary….celebrate it with the people you love!!!Greetings from overseas,Marielle

  15. pam
    10th January 2012 / 3:48 pm

    Leading up to the date of your anniversary, how about each of you write 10 letters and or create 10 pieces of meaningful art for each other. Places you have been, your best memories, what you love about each other. Take 5 of the items and for the four days prior and the day of you each get to exchange one of these pieces created by two brilliant artists/writers ;-). Then save the other ones for the next 5 years until you get to the 30th! A nice dinner and anything else is icing on the cake! Of course if you can afford to come over to America, you probably have enough readers who would love to put you up and show you around all kinds of places in the U.S. other than the craziness you see on T.V.! (Hint,Hint 😉 Good Luck and congratulations!

  16. Ivana
    10th January 2012 / 3:14 pm

    Thank you for these lovely cards and congratulations for your 25th anniversary!Maybe it's a good idea to visit places where you spent your honeymoon?Anyway, I wish you all the best :)Ivana

  17. MoniCue
    10th January 2012 / 2:03 pm

    You have the luck of living in Blighty, so why not visit the flea market that impressed me for all time? Camden Market! That's where I purchased my first silver toast rack on my honeymoon (yes, there is now a toast rack collection, often purchased in US shops where they think the racks are "letter holders") You could look for silver pieces to mark your 25th!

  18. Sue
    10th January 2012 / 9:40 am

    Beautiful cards! Yes, a trip to Bath would be lovely or how about a trip to Whitstable. Love that place! Great shops on Harbour Street; fab restaurants; yummy, yummy oysters and fish; pretty old fashioned Beach Huts on Tankerton and it makes an excellent base to explore nearby Margate, (Tate), and Canterbury. I can recommend a lovely holiday apartment if you're interested and its very reasonable too. What ever you do, have a wonderful time!Take care, Sue xxx

  19. VintageVicki
    10th January 2012 / 9:15 am

    I'll be reading all the suggestions as its only 3 years till my 25th WA.My suggestion – why go anywhere else – big up Blighty – so suggesting a proper seaside break – come of Suffolk and to Southwold in particular – hire a beach hut on the prom, build sandcastles and play the silly machines on the Pier – oh and eat chips & ice-cream but not together.

  20. delia hornbook
    10th January 2012 / 9:11 am

    aahhh congratulations 25 years is wonderful. Those cards are so pretty your home is just gorgeous i just love the colours and patterns. I would say a pretty vintage garden party with all your friends and family. Why you don't you have an old vintage record player and play all your favourite records and dance around. Or bath has some beautiful places to stay my friend and i stayed at Queen Charlottes Orangery its beautiful and very small in Sept it cost us £100 each for 2 nights. You could then treat yourselfs to a morning in the bath spa and then have afternoon tea in the pump rooms. Check out the website for the hotel its http://www.queencharlottesorangery.com Its just a joy to look at the photo's if nothing else. dee xx

  21. lemonade kitty
    10th January 2012 / 8:06 am

    You simply must have tea at "The Ritz". We celebrated our silver wedding there and it was realy special and the afternoon tea was lovely not to mention the dinners, breakfasts and drinkies!! Whatever you do the main thing is you'll be happy doing it together, Lucey x

  22. Shmum
    10th January 2012 / 8:04 am

    How about a picnic under the skeleton of the huge dinosaur in the Natural History Museum? A bright table cloth laden with flowers and cakes and bubbly, signifying the blooming health of your relationship with Freddy and declaring that LOVE is not dead!! Hurrah! Sharonx

  23. allie
    10th January 2012 / 7:20 am

    Wow 25 years. Well it is a silver wedding anniversary, how about loaning an airstream [since it is silver]. And tour the UK, why do you need to go abroad!! And visit all the places you have wanted to go to or held the most special memories to you and your family.

  24. Riddlers cottage flowers
    10th January 2012 / 6:57 am

    Love the cards.Mr D and I went to Dubai very lovely but sadly not cheap.Why don't you have a lovely vintage garden party.Sorry not good at ideas! Lesley x

  25. Marlynne
    10th January 2012 / 4:46 am

    Love! Love! Love! the greeting cards! a suggestion that will last for 25 days. Prior to our 25th I gathered 25 small gifts, $5.00 and under and wrapped each one differently and placed them in a pretty basket with bow. then starting with the Anniversary my husband picked one to open each day till they were gone. It would even be more fun if both of you did this! mcreatesdaily.blogspot.com

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