Friday 19 September 2008

Let them Eat Cake!

No I haven't fallen off the planet - I've been baking! This lunchtime(yes THIS LUNCHTIME!) DH's parents let me know that they could come for their tea tonight. Usually this wouldn't bother me except that it is MIL's birthday and I asked them 2 weeks ago! Sooooo - this gave me four hours to make Moroccan Lamb Casserole (MIL's favourite) and her cake! I have been planning to make this cake for weeks after getting the book Sweet and Simple Party Cakes by May Clee-Cadman. This is the first time I have ever made a "proper" iced cake and I was paid the greatest compliment when everyone thought it was shop bought!

Anyway I am absolutely tired out now but we had a lovely meal. Here are my two boys (or "the twins" as I call them). DH is extremely tired after having spent 2 days travelling home and he is in desperate need of a haircut but I still think he is the most gorgeous man alive (and as long as I do that's all that matters!). Off to beddy-bies now to sleep for a week!

Thursday 18 September 2008

Cute Card Thursday #28 - Food

Yummy theme this week from Cute Card Thursday - Food! There are some yummy ribbons to give away too!

I have coloured Tilda blowing hearts (minus the hearts!) with Promarkers and lots of Sakura Stardust pens. The shrink plastic cupcake and strawberry were coloured with Stardust pens before shrinking. The spotty paper was a magazine freebie and I got the flowers and ribbon from My Paper World when I won a draw. On the inside the cupcakes were coloured with Promarkers and finished off with some prisma glitter.

All this talk of food has made me hungry so I'm off for my breakfast. My husband comes home today so we are in carnival mood here. He's been away 5 weeks and 2 days, or as Ben said "Far toooooooooooooo long"!

Wednesday 17 September 2008

Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges - Pink, Blue & Green

Ben is back to nursery today and seems to be fine but we had a couple of difficult days as he is just not used to being ill and he didn't like it one bit! I now have so much to do I don't know where to start! Perhaps with this week's challenge from Tilda & Friends ATC Challenges which is nice and easy - a colour scheme "Pink, Blue & Green" and we have Sakura Souffle pens in these colours and stamped images of new Magnolia Stamps to give away. Don't forget that you are not restricted to using just Magnolia stamps now but can use any of our round-faced friends you may happen to have!

This is Maggie with Flowers by Sugar Nellie (except I have cut off her flowers!) and coloured her with Promarkers and Sakura pens. I have used paper from K&Co Blue Awning tag pad and run some card through the Cuttlebug for the background. Some shaggy wool fibres and square gems finish it off.

Better get some housework done!

Monday 15 September 2008

My son is ill so I don't know when I'll be about. He has been on the couch most of the day with a temperature and I can't remember when he last stayed still for more than 5 minutes!

Hopefully be back soon ....... DH is home on Thursday so that is at least one good thing to look forward to this week :)