Name cards and vintage jars for a 60th Birthday celebration at the Midland Hotel

Hours of Fun now offer stationary and table decorations for your wedding, party or event.  I have such a love for paper crafts and table name cards are lots of fun to make as I get to use my Sizzix machine and my imagination.

These cards were embossed using my Sizzix machine with a small, cute bow.  The colour scheme was pastel pink and blue, so incorporating a coloured bow fit in with the colour scheme perfectly.

For the centre pieces; jars were decorated using lace ribbon and the pink and blue cord that was used for the bows on the name cards.  I also added a couple of buttons to each jar as the finishing touch.

They looked gorgeous when in place and filled with flowers.  The venue was a beautiful, sunny room and the vintage theme worked really well.


A cake for Nan’s 94th birthday

We were heading down south for Nan’s birthday get together with the family and we decided a cake would be a fab addition to her present and it would be something she can share out with people in the home and spread the birthday celebrations around.

I had 3 cakes on all due for the same day so I needed a simple yet elegant design and it was Kev who suggested doing something with frills as they do look classy on a cake.

nans birthday cake puple and white daisys and frills  (2)

nans birthday cake puple and white daisys and frills  (3)

nans birthday cake puple and white daisys and frills

It was a simple white and purple cake, with frills and flowers used to decorate it with a birthday message across the top.

I love using my frill tool to create a frilled edge to the decoration and it requires regular practice other wise I seem to lose the technique!  I remember in cake class there were a couple of people who got frilling straight away but for others, including myself it took us a while to actually start making the icing curl rather than it just looking like its been squashed a little!

Happy Birthday Nan, hope you enjoyed eating the cake and sharing it around your friends.