Monday, March 19, 2012

St Patrick's Day

Hello there.  It's been a couple of weeks since my last post - just not enough hours in the day during that time.  I have been busy getting as many pages as possible done for  DD#1's album which I gave her on Saturday for her 30th birthday (hard to believe I have daughter who is now 30).  A St Patrick's Day themed celebration was held at her home on Saturday night so there was also a busy time preparing for that and I am most grateful to a wonderful "Fairy God Mother " (Rachel) who came to the rescue with making a beautiful celebration cake and cupcakes.
 The cake looked more stunning than the photo gives it justice.  It had pale green edible glitter over it and sparkled.  Unfortunately the photos were taken with a flash and not in good light.  It had also travelled from Timaru to Port Chalmers.   Thank you so much Rachel.
 The birthday girl. And below the Rachel's amazing icing skills with the rosettes on the cupcakes..  
 and below my very amateur attempt to put four leafed shamrocks on the chocolate elcairs all done in a bit of a rush but in the spirit of the theme.
 The Birthday card created with BoBunny papers, Kaiser dress form & paper flower, Websters butterfly and heart, Prima flower.
 The little white flower is off a flower arrangement from when DD#1 was born.  Lace is Wild Orchids and pleated ribbon from Embellish It. 
And the present containing two ring binder scrapped albums.  Perhaps not the most elegant storage solution but hopefully it will keep the albums in good condition as they can stand up and there is enough room for another album so really it is a work in progress.
This week will be spent getting sorted for this weekend - the Embellish It Retreat at Raincliff.  I am really looking forward to the weekend and catching up with everyone.  I hope to get lots done so do really need to be organised. 

I hope you all have a great week.  I will try and return with some of the album pages and some recent cards.  Right now it is bed time to catch up on some sleep. 

Take care.  
Until next time...


Rachel F said...

You are more than welcome, so glad I was able to help you out. Your elcairs are fantastic and that card is just stunning!

Bronwyn said...

Wow you guys just don't stay still for even a moment how do you fit it all in?? - Great job on everything - everyone - Way to go :)

Joanne Flannery said...

Hi Dianne
The Cake and Card look fantastic!!!
See you at Raincliff :)

Francine said...

wow - i bet your daughter just loved her present! Everything looked amazing- mmmm those rosettes were beautiful!