Monday, 14 November 2011

It's not a cake!

Hi, and welcome!

So nice of you to drop by....and an apology from me for not posting last night, as I said I would....should have known I'd be too pooped, after being at church, and then Taylor's baptism, straight after....heeheeeee.......

It was a very long day....left home at 9.30am to get to our usual Sunday services, which last around three hours....then a mad half hour of setting up tables and chairs, bringing in food, getting Taylor changed into her baptism dress, and trying to take photos...all with around 80 guests milling around....and maaaaany of 'em were you get the picture....haaaa!

It was a really lovely day for us all, and Taylor was a little princess, and had a wonderful experience.
After all the chatting, chasin' after sugar-hyped kiddles, wiping squashed cupcakes off the floors, and clearing away all the after-party debris....Ken and I finally arrived home at just after 6pm.......pooped majorly!

Was all worth it for this little angel......

A friend of the family gave Taylor those sweet pink roses......she was thrilled!

There were millions of jars and boxes of old-fashioned sweeties.......sorry......was too busy to take many piccies......and you may just be able to see the bunting I made to hang above the display.......again, sorry it's not a good piccie.....and no, Doreen 'twasn't a big cake....haaaaa!

A small  selection of the 150 cupcakes .......and not one of 'em passed my lips.......did I tell ya I was busy?.....yep.....busy.......

Another not very good pic........ the gorgeous birthday bouquet made by Daughter #2 (Gillian).......the square base had those pretty ickle flowers iced onto it, and Taylor's name.......can't believe I missed that off.........but I was being jostled and pushed at the time....haaaa......

One of those gorgeous cupcakes in the bouquet........didn't get a sniff....not a crumb.......sigh.......

Okie-dokie........made a card........heehee........

I've decided I'm rubbish at takin' photos.............

Needed to be quick........when do I ever have the time to be slow? ........ha! turned to the Kanban goodies I got a while ago........

Decoupage and a different's that for quick?
Would rather stamp or print, then colour up, and start a layout from scratch, but this works to add another card to the stash that's going to be needed in the next couple of weeks....that's my story, and I'm stickin' to it....HAAAAA!!

Sorry this was a bit long-winded....thanks for stayin' with me!

Anne-Marie x


  1. Wow, that was a long day, and all those sugar-hyped kids to handle as well. Congrats!! Taylor looks beautiful and those cakes look scrumptious.
    Love your card, fab pyramid image - love the colours. Would love the details on how to make the card - I haven't seen this fold before,

  2. So glad the day went off beautifully,your bunting is so much better than a big cake, I am sitting here mouth watering at the sight of those gorgeous cupcakes and wow Taylor looks adorable. A day to remember forever.

    Love your card by the way,the snowman is

  3. Where does that energy come from?? WOW

  4. Taylor looks like a fairy princess. She's gorgeous! How fun (and yummy) to have a cupcake and old fashioned candy theme. So much scope for the imagination! Everything looked wonderful.

    I love that card! It's such a darling scene.

    Hugs to you sis!!!

    P.S. I ate a piece of very yummy cake for you today, so you don't need to feel bad about missing out on all of those cupcakes.

  5. Taylor is absolutely beautiful!

    The cupcakes looks delightfully fattening so good thing they didn't cross your lips - have to stay svelte for the Dunderstud. Gillian out did herself with the decorating on those cupcakes.

    Love your card - don't let C see the bunnies. Now go, sit and REST A SPELL!!!

  6. The image is delightful and I really like style of card you have made. Enjoyed reading about your busy day as well!! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends, good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you again.
    Love Diane(DT)xx

  7. Hi Anne-Marie! Wow those are some great pics before you card and you are one busy person! I give you many kudos for submitting such a brilliant card. It is gorgeous. I love how you have done such an original cut for the card, and the Christmas with an animal is perfect! The colors are nicely chosen and put together with that fantastically cute image! Good luck in your challenges, and of course ours, at Forever friends. See you again. Divine Love, Samara

  8. What a very clever card! Love the look at all those cupcakes too! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this fortnight. Rachael xx

  9. What a beautiful card. I love the image and especially the shape.
    Thank you for joining us at Mami Doodles and Good Luck.

  10. Gorgeous card, love that snowman! Thanks for playing along with our wintery challenge this week at Craft Your Passion!