Thursday, 7 May 2009

Birthdays and Surprises

Goodness what a busy week! I've been rushing about cake making and card making in between the usual jobs because it's a certain persons 8th Birthday today. Goodness 8, where did those years go?

After a hectic early morning opening a pile of presents she went off to school proudly wearing a birthday badge and clutching a tin of buns for the rest of her class. I hope she enjoys her day, you're only 8 once and apparently it's better than being 7!!!!

I thought I'd show you her Birthday cake. She ordered a fairy cake-what else and found a picture she liked. Thankfully it wasn't too difficult and I could cheat and use some flowers I had in my box left over from various wedding cakes. The fairy is actually a little figurine of mine which has had a pair of homemade wings stuck on. As usual though when I make a cake for us I was in a rush and the royal icing was too thin and didn't hold it's shape. Still it'll taste just as nice.

As for her card, yes you've guessed it, it had to have a fairy on, I managed to find a lovely image on the internet which I printed off several times and decoupaged. The backing papers were bits I had left in my scrap box and the Happy Birthday was stamped with a stamp from my lovely blog candy winnings, more of that in a minute. A few gems added the finishing touches.

With all these Birthday goings on it was lovely to receive my blog candy winnings from Sally yesterday. What a treat. Not only her own beautiful cards, even more lovely in real life but lots of stamps and a beautiful stencil. I can't wait to try them all out. Thank you so much Sally.


Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card and cake! Your daughter's lucky to have such a clever mum! x

Sally H said...

Wow! That cake and card are absolutely stunning! You are so clever! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your stencil xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh your cake is stunning what a clever Mummy!
Such a pretty card!
Love your image and pretty colours!
kim x

Kate T said...

fab cake and card ! just love the red poppy !, hope she has a fantastically magical day !
Kate x

Enfys said...

Fab card and the cake is stunning. You clever thing. Hope your DD has a wonderful birthday weekend.
En x

Anne said...

Wow! Amazing cake and card, you clever person. Congrats on getting that lovely candy too