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London, Battersea, United Kingdom
I have been blogging since 2010. I have been married for 27 years and have three children,aged 28, 26, and 21. I have been blessed with Three Gorgeous Grandchildren. I love making my own cards, but dabble in cake making & crochet too. I am a create and craft member. I enjoy going to Alexander Palace twice a year with my mum. I live in Battersea and have grown up here, although me and hubby's dream is to one day live in Spain.....

Monday, 22 September 2014

Little Mermaid Cake


Hello there & thanks for stopping by my blog today.

On Saturday I went to Alexander Palace with my Mum. Love going there, although I must say that there did not seem to be as many stalls or people! regardless we enjoyed the day & still spent our money, Lol.
I would love to try out the NEC in Birmingham, any info on this would be great.

Today I am going to share a Little Mermaid Cake that I made for my Daughters Niece for her 3rd birthday.
I am going to show you pics all around the cake.
The bottom tier was Madiera and the top tier chocolate.

My Daughter purchased all the figures which are on the cake.

Hope you enjoy looking & will enjoy reading your comments. I will then pop on over & visit you too.
Top of cake
I had to make some more shells to go around the Mermaid so as she did not keep falling over.

I coloured all my own fondant except the Top Tier which I purchased from Hobby Craft. 



The shapes are from a Wilton silicon mould.
I had several attempts to remove them before I got the knack. 

Pearls are edible too. 


Thanks for taking the time to look.

Enjoy the rest of your day where ever you are in the world.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Wedding Card


Hello there and welcome to my blog x

The weather here over the last few days has been pretty dim ..... guess our summer is over!! what we had of it.

Saturday we had a BBQ for our Grand-daughter Poppy. Family & close friends who have not met her yet had the opportunity to do so. It was a brilliant day, lots of food, drink, laughs and dancing.

My Son, Father in law and Husband did the ice bucket challenge and raised £135.00 for Cancer. We were all chuffed with that. I know this has gone viral and once you have seen one you have seen it all, BUT, before I share the wedding card I have made I am going to share the videos.

My Son Kerry
video

My father-in-law George.
video

My Husband Lee.
I apoligise now for the swear word at the end
video


I am going to share a wedding card with you. It was a commisioned one and I made it quite a while ago but have not shared it yet.

Bookatrix Card

Close up of left side. 

Close up of right side. 

Box for the card. 

I do not have a list of what products I used on this card, but, will list what I know.

* Spellbinder dies.
* Marianne Design creaTable dies.
* Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts.
* Card purchased from Ally Pally.
* Ribbon from my stash.
* Liquid Pearls.
* Pearls by Meiflower.
* Distress Ink Ranger.
* Image is a wooden stamp.
* Promarkers used to colour image.
* two different embossing folders, not sure what make!

I shall be entering my card into the following challenges:-
Sisiters of Craft - Anything Goes.
Mema's Craft - Anything Goes.
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes.
Suzy Bee's Bloomin - Anything Goes.
Crafting at The Weekend - Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by today. I do hope you liked watching the videos and I look forward to reading your comments.
I will of course pop on over and visit you too x

Enjoy the rest of your day where ever you are in the world.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Kyla's Princess Party

Hello there, welcome to my blog.
If you are not already a follower please do become one and I will be over and do the honours for you too x

Today I am going to share some of the stuff I did for my Grand-daughter Kyla's 3rd birthday party which was in April.

Unfortunately I was not able to make my own birthday cake because I was on holiday in Spain. I did not fly home until the day before Kyla's birthday party.
Instead I decorated a ready to decorate cake which I purchased from Morrisons on the way home from the Airport.

All the bits made have been printed, cut & assembled. I found what I wanted from the web and it was all free. I cannot remember where I got them from so if you can enlighten me to give the person credit I would be most grateful.

Hope you enjoy x
Every child had a princess hat & a wand which I did not take a pic of.
 They were purchased from the 99p shop

Pop corn boxes 

We put soft crisps in these. 

I folded these napkins to hold pink cutlery. 

These envelopes are big enough to hold a chocolate lolly which I purchased from Lidl. 

Pink straws purchased from £1 shop. I added the princess theme onto them. 
We also had princess cups and plates. 
Also
Cartons of flavoured water with a princess theme wrapper around each one.

These door hangers went in each childs party bag.
I also bought princess party bags with bubbles, bracelet, magic slate, sweets, colouring book, pencils and a balloon. 

Each party bag was tied up with one of these tags.
I laminated them so as they were strong. 

These 3D stand up dolls were printed onto card. They were a touch fiddly but well worth it.
They were put around the cake table.  



The cake.
This is one of the wands which each child had. The Tiara is metal with rhinestones, so as my Grand-daughter can keep and wear it.
Name and roses are fondant. Used my own letter cutters and mould.
Purchased the boa from haberdashery store.
Candles from Asda.
Pink pearls are edible.  

I purchased this cardboard cake stand from Ebay. 

Blueberry Muffins.
I made the cake toppers.
Cake wrappers from £1 shop. 

The birthday girl Kyla. 3yrs Old. 

I also made some princess bunting, but again forgot to take a pic!

I do hope you have enjoyed looking and I look forward to reading your comments.
Enjoy the rest of your day where ever you are in the world x

Sunday, 3 August 2014

70th pop up box card

Good Sunday afternoon everyone. Hope you are enjoying your day.
 The weather has been glorious here. 
Yesterday me & hubby went to Portobello Road, they did predict rain, but we had none. Ended up buying myself a new dress, shoes and hubby bought me a lovely glass locket with sea pearls and turquoise stones. We got a fab deal, bartered the women down and was pleased as punch with what we paid. 

Today I am going to show you a commissioned card that a work colleague wanted for a friend of hers.
She just gave me the colour combo, age & name.

                                                                     





I got carried away with decorating the box card and it ended up not fitting the envelope! Good job I know how to make my own boxes, lol.

What I used

Box card from craft work cards. You can buy yours HERE.
Papers were from my stash. All out of packets I'm afraid.
Flowers from the £1 shop.
Large butterfly is an Xcut punch.
Other butterflies is a Martha Stewart punch.
Flourishes is a Marianne Design die cut.
Ribbon from my stash.
Pearls & gems from Meiflower.
Embossing folder is a Tonic Studio A4 size.
Large rhinestone in middle of ribbon is from Wild Orchid Crafts.
70, was cut from card & then glittered.
Letters is die cuts by Xcut.

Hope you have enjoyed looking & I look forward to reading your comments. I shall pop on over & visit you too x

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Pirate Cake and Decorations for my Grandson's 2nd birthday.

Hello there,

Long time no see!

It's been a fair while since I have posted anything or done any blogging. I have been extremely busy with crafting projects, which I am now able to share with you all over the coming weeks.

I am delighted to announce that I now have another Grand-daughter, born on the 19th June and named Poppy. Pics to follow in future posts.

Today I am going to share my Grandson's 2nd birthday party, (which was on the 16th March). I made the decorations and cake. He had a pirate theme.

It is going to be picture heavy!!!! but hope you enjoy.
I got all my inspiration from the net, pinterest and blogs. All were free, I just had to download, print, cut and assemble.


                                                              Here is the cake

Close up of cake. Used Curly Wurly, Maltesers, Liquerious allsorts and chocolate fingers. 

Crushed digestive biscuits for sand. Edible glitter and fondant starfish. 

The sea, I painted blue food colouring onto white fondant, fish are also edible. 

Blueberry Muffins. 

Pirate Table Centre Piece. This defiantly put my craft knife skills to the test! 

Tub was £2 from Asda, filled with sand and shells and treasure. Rope from an haberdashers. 

Every child had a pirate hat. 

And an Eye patch. 

And a Map. 

Attached the pirate labels to cartons of flavoured water. 

Straws to go with the drinks. 

Used cake pop bags which I purchased from £1 shop and added flumps & attached labels. 

This pirate booty envelope was just the right size for the chocolate lollys which I purchased from Lidel. 

Put digestive biscuits in here, but chocolate would have gone down better! 

Labels to attach to party bags. 

Although these have treats in, we added crisps into ours. 






I also made some popcorn boxes, but don't seem to have a pic!


The Birthday Boy Eddy. 

I do hope you enjoyed looking, we definitely enjoyed the party.
I look forward to reading your comments & I will pop on over to visit you too.