Wow where does the time go, my last post was 2 whole weeks ago and I have not even had time to visit your blogs, sorry blogging buddies and I also had to miss a challenge at Anything Goes, sorry girls. My excuses... my husband's 50th birthday, being away for two weekends, baby minding in spare time and being busy at work.
I had a lovely surpise today, Elaine sent me a thank you card for winning two of my pins, it is the most amazing card and made just for me, I make so many cards but have never had a handmade card back so this to me was wonderful and really made my day. Thank you so much Elaine for taking the time to make me this card and for the shout out on your blog.
I also want to thank Susan for the shout out on her blog too, I cannot wait to see the cards she makes with the pins. I also hope that Sonia receives her pins soon but they have to go all the way to Italy.
A few of you might remember that on my last post I was getting ready for my husband's 50th surprise weekend away for 30 of us. It was the most amazing weekend everyone enjoyed it, the venue an old pub, now a self catering venue for large groups is stunning see Mermaid Inn and even the weather was kind to us. I have no pictures as I had left the card for my camera in my laptop, but there were many pictures taken I just need to get people to send them to me and I will pop a couple on.
I would like to show you the card I gave David for his birthday
It only measures 4" x 4" - bit small you might say, but...
It is a Squash Book
I actually opens up to 16" so quite large and very hard to photograph.
This is the first part, showing David when small and our first holiday together in Togago
This is the second part, showing David cooking at a family barbeque and us together just before going out on our work's Christmas Do.
Today was my day off and I managed to finish a card for a DT challenge, the first card I have made in over 3 weeks and I wanted to try and make some Cake Pops as a trial run before my granddaughter's birthday at the end of August.
Sorry not the best picture in the world, for those who do not know Cake Pops are round bite size balls of cake on a lolly stick covered in chocolate. The cake balls were easy to make as I bought a silicone mould and just used my normal all in one cake recipe, covering the little *!!!** was another matter. Not hard to do but major time consuming when I didn't have a lot of time. They need coating twice to look ok, and you have to stand there twirling them round until they are nearly set so they don't drip chocolate down the sticks and onto the makeshift stand which I made out of a large box, so I guess these Cake Pops might be our secret as I think I will just make her some cup cakes with sprinkles and glitter like last year. These are going into work tomorrow to be consumed by my staff :).
Thanks for looking at my long post and for taking the time to visit me, especially as I have not been able to get round your blogs recently.