Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Cards, Cakes and Hearts

Morning lovely Crafters. I hope I find you all well on yet another sunny morning. I really hope this isn't Summer and come next month Autumn will return!! Is that being pessimistic?

We have had a really busy, fun weekend. It was DD's 10th Birthday on Saturday. I can't believe my little baby is so big, where do the years go? Anyway, after the horrible birthday she had last year when she was so poorly, we were determined to make it really nice for her this year and so we spent Saturday bowling and eating Macdonalds with some of her friends at lunchtime and then various members of the family came in the afternoon. She was thoroughly spoilt but said it was the best birthday ever. Can't ask for much more than that.

She has gone completely off birthday cake and buttercream so asked for buns instead. I forgot to take a piccy of them all but these were what was left at the end of the day and no I didn't make the flowers, they were bought, how lazy is that!!

Her card was inspired by one I saw in the new Creativity magazine and I used the free Tatty Teddy stamp that came with it. The F was printed on the computer and then cut out of Kanban paper. I stamped the Teddy 3 times and coloured it with grey die ink and promarkers and decoupaged it and then decorated the letter with flowers and punched butterflies and doodled swirls.

Thankfully, Mr Mojo has come back so I have been busy with all sorts of things, but none of them finished yet so I thought I'd finish by sharing with you the completed wall hanging I made using Sheena's Paint Fusion Sweetpeas and heart die cuts recently. It is now hanging in our Conservatory and spurring me on to do more fusioning, I just need more hours in the day if anyone has any to spare.

Thanks for stopping by and for all the generous and supportive comments you always leave and welcome to my new followers, that counter is creeping up to the 100 slowly which I can scarcely believe. I remember being so excited when I had one follower, my blogging buddy Sally, who has been a brilliant follower and friend right from the beginning.


Jill said...

So pleased that Freya had a good birthday this year! What a gorgeous card, no wonder she was thrilled!

It might be sunny here but its pretty windy! Hope you enjoy your day! Jill x

Lesley said...

I'm so glad your mojo has returned Brenda!!
What a delightful card and the cakes look delicious.
Happy crafting!
Lesley x

Michelle said...

Hello you lovely lady!
Wow you've been busy and I've missed my crafty friends birthday! Do wish her a belated happy birthday from me. Her card is wonderful, love the design and those huggable bears, bet she loved it. Having seen your fabulous wall hanging I can honestly say it is so very beautiful - might need some lessons! Love the poppy card and your great pictures of Malham. We are so privileged to live in such a beautiful area.
x Michelle

Karen said...

Oh Lisa, I love what you have done with Sheena's stamps! Its gorgeous my lovely. So pleased it was the 'best birthday ever' for your DD, esp after last year. Oh & where is my bun??? haha xxx


Freya's card is fabulous Lisa - the template is such a great idea and you have decorated it beautifully. Love the painted hearts and your flower cupcakes - Mr Mojo has come back with a vengeance!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Lisa Jane said...

Looks like a fab birthday .. yummy cupcakes and gorgeous card .. i love the BIG letter
The wall hanging looks fabulous!
Lisa x

Artyjen said...

Gorgeous card....love the layered ted!
The sweet peas are gorgeous too. You would not know your mojo had ever left! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Sally H said...

Gorgeous cakes and the card is fabulous! One day I want a lesson from you on how to do paint fusion. I'm doing the background then colouring with distress inks at the moment...maybe when I retire!!!

Sally H said...

Whoops, Meant to say a very happy birthday to Freya x

JoZart said...

How lovely everything is for Freya's birthday. I'm so pleased she enjoyed it all, including your extra special card. Happy Decimal Birthday to her too! Shame I can't have a cake.. .they look perfect.
I wish my girls were 10! It hit me for six when DD1 was 40 last birthday!! Eeek! Am I really that old! Nah!
Hugs Jo x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

I am so pleased your daughter's birthday was a super happy one this year!!

Gorgeous cupcakes and such a beautiful card. I love what you have done.

Lovely wall hanging too.

Have a great day.

Love Jules xx

Emma said...

A belated happy birthday to your DD...it sounds as if it was a birthday to remember and the card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it and she must've been over the moon to receive that!! Wow... :)

Love what you've done with Sheena's stamps and it's reminded me that when I have some "me-time" I really do need to get my Paint Fusion out and have a go!!

Enjoy the rest of the week...
Lotsa love, Emma xxx

Lynda said...

It's F for Fabulous too! what a brilliant card. Those buns look delicious!

Love Lynda xxx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, and a great ida with the 'F'. Love the fusion wallhanging, remember when you showed the painted hearts - great assembled!
Avril xx

craftimamma said...

Wow Lisa you are getting a dab hand with those paints of Sheena's! The wall hanging is gorgeous and so is your DD's card. Lots of lovely things in this post.

It's quite mile here today (Monday)n but we've hardly seen any sunshine and we've had a quick shower or two.#

I'm hoping it gets out of the way before Saturday, my DD's wedding day, which as you know is up near your neck of the woods.

Lesley Xx