Saturday, December 3, 2011

75th Birthday Wishes

We have just had our fourth summer day in a row - love it!  Tomorrow it is supposed to rain though.

Today we celebrated my Mum's 75th Birthday with a trip to Riverstone Kitchen for lunch.  The award winning food was up to expectations although a couple of us decided to try something different with the special of the day "Karitane Paddle Crab".  While the dish tasted delicious it is not something I would choose to eat at a restaurant again - we were given finger bowls and a little spike type fork to retrieve the crab meat from the legs, in fact it was all legs - what a mess I ended up - breaking the legs squirted sauce all over my top (lucky it was black), I stabbed my finger with the fork and luckily had some plasters in my wallet but I wouldn't be beaten and was last to finish my meal.  Consequently we three were a good part of the lunch time entertainment lol.   The Riverstone Birthday Cake was delicious and presented beautifully to each of us accompanied by icecream and berries. The hospitality and service superb.

Riverstone is a fantastic venue to visit with the award winning restaurant, homemade preserves can be purchased and three shops have an abundance of gift ideas and Christmas Decorations.  With the weather being perfect the children with us enjoyed a play in the magnificent playground with a real looking fort all surrounded in the manicured gardens from which the restaurant vegetables and herbs are grown. 

Here is the card I made for Mum.
 Created using a Lili of the Valley image with Prima and Tim Holtz papers with Wild Orchid Flowers, pearl hearts and lace with a little Kaiser pink added to the flowers. 
 the '75' was painted with Shimmer Paint and then coated with Kindyglitz.

 I forgot to take a photo of the inside but used a Martha Stewart around the page flower punch for the white piece to write the message.
This week Lili of the Valley Challenge is "Anything but a Christmas Card" so I have entered the above card.
 Two little princesses helped NanNan blow out the candles. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

We went to a 5-year old Birthday last night so will be back with that card next time.



Joanne Flannery said...

Hi Dianne

Your card is gorgeous, sounds like you all had a lovely time down there. Catch ya tomorrow.


Rachel F said...

Ditto :-) Your cards are stunning. LOL sounds like it was cheap entertainment at the restaurant, I hate having to shell seafood, really they should just bring you the meat afterall if you wanted that work you would eat it at home he he.
Have a relaxing day tomorrow sounds like you have been a busy, busy lady!

Daisychain said...

Thank you for joining us this week at LOTV with this gorgeous card. Hugs Christine x

Unknown said...

Hi Dianne, luv the colours you,ve used for your card & the design is gorgeous xx

Mrs Frizz said...

beautiful ... and that cake with the strawberries around it like that... well that looks more than a little on the yummy side.