Monday, 19 August 2013

"Piggin" Birthdays!

Last week saw me busy with a Birthday cake for friends who had a joint 60th celebration! One birthday was back in July and the other is still to come in September, a married couple so I had to be careful not to make it look like an wedding anniversary cake for 60 years!
She(Helen) likes pigs (hence the blog post title) and he(Steve) likes mini cars - so the colour scheme was born of pink and green and a two tier sponge cake. I decided on polka dots and I made a large 60 for the top of the cake, a pink sugar pig - and bought the mini- I just hadn't the time to make one! Steve used to own a racing green mini in his erm dare I say younger days! - hence the green choice.

It says Happy Birthday on the top, sorry that doesn't show on the picture, and their names on the bottom tier.
A good time was had by all at the "do" and they were very pleased with the cake - thank goodness! It tasted good too - I don't always get to try my creations!

So I have had no time for paper crafting and the wedding cake was side-lined for a few days - so back to the grind once more and up to my elbows in marzipan and icing. The kitchen smells lovely!

Will be back soon with the start of the wedding peeks so please stop by again, and if you would like to leave me a comment it would be vey much appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to drop in!
Take care friends.
Carole xx

Monday, 5 August 2013

Early baby!

Where is the time going? Into August already. My sons wedding in September is keeping me busy (will soon be able to show you what I have been up to!) and last week my best friend from Blackpool came over for a few days to take me to get my outfit for the wedding. Dress sorted but still the shoes (and I need comfortable shoes so not easy I have to say), bag etc to get now.
Anyway while my friend was here she received news that her grandchild (due end August) was on the way  -  a month early! - so - she needed a special card, and what better way than to get her involved in the making. She is not a crafter, has never stamped or crafted before so we set about and this is what she did with a little help from yours truly, matting and cutting.

All the stamping. colouring and choice of papers was down to her, also she decided where she wanted the placement of things .(we knew it was a boy and would be called Oliver by the way). So I think she did a great job for a first attempt and the best bit was that she really enjoyed it! She didn't think she could do it, and she fell in love with the Grand Calibur when she cut the circles. If she was nearer I think I could convert her to a crafter.!

Oliver was born weighing 6lb 6ozs - mother and baby doing well, and Grandma over the moon!

That took us quite a while so not a lot of time left for me to make a card so mine was a quick one courtesy of LOTV using the new sentiments that I had bought, some Spellbinder dies, a bit of inking and an embellishment from my stash.

Right well lots to do with the rest of August - cakes! so best get on with it all and will be back when I have something more that I can share with you.
Thanks for stopping by and I would love for you to leave me a comment if you have the time.
Take care
Hugs xx