Saturday, 28 August 2010

It's my Mum's Birthday today

 To celebrate we are all off for a lovely meal at our local Indian Restaurant.  She didn't want much in the way of pressies, just to go out and not have to cook or clear up afterwards.  We did make her a cake and had it with some tea and the giving of cards this afternoon with our nan.
My sister and I had grand plans for the cake originally but being the naughty daughters that we are left our planning a bit too late so just winged it with some colour buttercream.  Can you spot the mistake in the photo?  Yep it's only half the cake, whilst greedily tucking into it we suddenly remembered we hadn't photographed it!
I got some yummy Stampin Up Kraft cardstock in the post yesterday which I ordered from the lovely Mandi over at Enchanted Occasions and couldn't wait to use it.
The papers are Anna Griffin punched with the Fiskars Waterfall border punch.  It kinda reminds me of sun awnings.
Recently purchased Myler templates were used for this pink and sparkly butterfly card.  I just cut out two of butterflies then scored the edge of one of them and glued them together at the edge to make a standup card. 
 In the sunlight this morning (which has now gone I might add) it really did twinkle.
Finally got round to making use of some of the goodies I won from the very kind Rose over at Victoria Rose Crafts.  The tag was part of some Tilda embellishments who I just adore.
I've mixed it with some Papermania paper trimmed with a wavy blade on my Purple Cows trimmer.
This last card is classic in design and again relies heavily on Anna Griffin papers and ribbon.  I do find myself using her stuff an awful lot. 
Now all that's left to do is beautify ourselves for this evenings feast.  I'll be wearing something comfortable though as I have been known to eat the odd thing or two when I am out!

Thanks for popping by and hope your bank holiday has some sunshine in it ;o)

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  1. Fabulous creations Karen
    Glad you got the card, thatnks for the mention :)
    I particularly love the Mum card its stunning hun!

    Happy Birthday to Mummy

    Enjoy your weekend

  2. Beautiful cards and yummy looking cake, especially the filling! xx

  3. Beautiful cards Lolo I am sure mum loved them .... I know I would x

  4. oohh lovely cake, card and pressie, what a lucky Mum. Love the cards you have made, really pretty.

  5. Your cards are amazing!!! Love them!!!
    Cake looks yummy too!!

  6. Happy (belated) Birthday Mum!!! Lovely cake, gorgeous cards!!

  7. A belated happy birthday to your dear mother!
    The cake and the cards that you made... are all so beautiful!
    I bet she was over the moon... with those!



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