Tuesday 11 September 2018

Cake Soiree Card

Good Morning Ladies,

I hope that you are all well, I have now got to reacclimatise to this chilly weather, I'm sure September isn't supposed to be this chilly, it's so hard not to put the heating on, Paul said if it's that cold later he may light the fire in the lounge to give a bit of warmth.  If it doesn't warm up though the heating WILL be going on, I can't bare being cold, it just makes all of your aches and pains feel worse!

Today's card is one I made before we went on Holiday, I have had this 'Cake Soiree'  stamp set and matching 'Sweet Cake' Framelit dies for a while but I hadn't really used them.
I used one of the 'Petal Pair' Embossing folders (the floral one) to create a bit of background detail onto a piece of 'Blushing Bride' card, I added this to a mat of silver mirror card and popped a piece of  Metallic Edged White satin ribbon around my card before mounting onto a Blushing Bride card base.
I then stamped my cake on to Whisper white card and coloured with Blushing Bride ink and then a variety of Stampin' Blends for the flowers and foliage.  I cut the cake out with matching die set and then used silver mirror card to die cut the cake plate and stand and foliage.  I also stamped some of the flowers from the set and die cut them too and arranged them to the side of the cake.  I then took two more pieces of Silver edged ribbon to tie two bows, one for the cake stand and a larger one to finish the card.
I am quite pleased with how this card turned out.

Sweet Cake Framelits

Cake Soiree Stamp set.

If any of you are interested in either of these sets just let me know or go up to Contact tab at top and follow link to Stampin Up Web site.

I am so looking forward to getting into my Craft room, I need to tidy it first as I left it in rather a mess!   But like all of you, after a long period of not crafting your fingers just itch to get busy and messy in my case! 

We dropped Soph. Lucy and Lewis on Sunday, a little earlier than planned as we had to be off Campsite  by 12 whereas we would normally stay until 3/4pm.  
We went into a local town where they all did some last minute shopping while Paul and I enjoyed a delicious icecream on a shaded bench in the town square.  We dropped them off at about 3.40 and then made our way back to France for our first overnight stop,  I am so pleased we booked the little cabin again, as we loved it on the way down, it's such a lovely place for an overnight stop.
We arrived in good time and surprisingly it was still lovely and warm.
I will update you with the next instalment tomorrow.

Have a lovely day,

Love and Hugs 



  1. Hi everyone,
    SANDRA pleased you're home safely albeit a bit chilly. Enjoy getting back in the craft room today.
    Lovely card. Such a pretty stamp set. The cake looks good enough to eat.x

    A quick hello today as Pippa and I are off on our monthly coach trip. This time it's to Villajoyosa Market and a visit to the Valor chocolate factory. Then Alicante Castle to finish off the day. I used to live very near Villajoyosa so it will be full of memories.

    Have a lovely day everyone.
    Love Valx

    1. Tell us about your trip tomorrow. Hope you both had a great day xx

  2. Morning Ladies

    Lovely card Sandra, really pretty. Hope your journey was uneventful & you’ve managed to get a good nights sleep.

    I have a meeting this morning (must try & stay awake-couldn’t get back to sleep from 3:30 this morning) then I have my Eye Test at 5:25 after work. I just need to check everything is ready for my new venture tomorrow evening-I’m starting a Card Making class once a month!


    1. Ooh How exciting but a little bit daunting I expect Good Luck and hope your class is well attended

    2. You be a wonderful teacher and they will learn a lot from you. Good luck. xx

    3. Good Luck Michele, I know you will be a great inspiration xx

  3. Morning Everyone
    We are starting the day here wet and very cold so it will be difficult to decide what to put on this afternoon when I go to K&N.

    SANDRA- a very pretty card. I hope you're going to have a restful day today after travelling.

    MICHELE- good luck with your new venture. I'm sure it will be successful. Where are you holding the class and what age are you aiming at? Sorry if I'm being nosey but that's me.lol

    The CAFE is OPEN and nice and warm waiting for you all. The heating is on lol.
    HUGS are on their way to you all with extras for Dear Friends not feeling too well.xxxx

    1. Have fun at K & N today. It's a bit early to put the heating on but hasn't it gone raw as soon the weather changed. Take care xx

  4. That’s a very pretty card SANDRA Pleased to hear you’re home safe and sound but I’m saying that with a little bit of caution when you say “next instalment” I’m wondering if the rest of the journey didn’t go smoothly....
    Must finish getting ready for work I’ll pop back later xx

  5. Hi All, very wet here, but not so windy.

    Chair day for me today, didn’t get much sleep, pills decided not to work.

    Sandra glad you home safe and sound, lovely card, cake looks really good.

    Have a good day all, hugs Lilian

    1. Hi Lilian, you just take it easy and put your feet up. Wish you better, hugs xx

  6. Hi everyone.
    Pretty card Sandra. Hope you have a rest after your journey today.
    Sue- sorry you had migraine. Hope today is a better day for you. hugs
    Lynda- will miss you and Terry a lot, big hugs. We are going to Egypt and down the Nile beginning of October. Had 3 "pricks" just to be on the safe side hahaha
    Pat- sending many,many hugs to you !
    Slow day only tidied up and hover and duster was out quickly this morning. Sister in law and her husband is coming to us tomorrow for the day.
    Hope you have a nice day whatever you are doing my friends. Hugs to all, Maria xxx

  7. Hi Sandra & all in café,
    Sandra pleased you are home safe & sound, you will certainly feel the cold. A beautiful card today I love the colours, a real change. I am sure you are taking it easy today after your long journey, take care.xxx
    Brenda, Karen & Maria sorry will not see you on Sat but hope we meet at Watford soon, I have a wheelchair booked for Sunday to make it easier. I have been to Chiropractor this morning, first time since March so am feeling sleepy now. It makes me feel relaxed afterwards.
    Pat thinking of you hugs on way.xxx
    Sending hugs to all who need them love Margaret.xxx

  8. Hi Sandra and all in the Café today.
    What a beautiful card for us to enjoy. I love the pretty colours. I hope you aren't on too much pain after such a long journey yesterday my lovely xx
    Mchele good luck with the craft club tomorrow night. How many people are you expecting? We will all be waiting to hear about it on Thursday X
    Maria, your holiday sounds lovely but a bit too hot for me but you will.gave s great time no doubt X
    Pat, sending hugs to you and Pete X
    Lilian, sorry you had a bad night. Why do the meds not work so well sometimes? Its so annoying, and painful isn't it! I hope you are feeling a bit better by now, hopefully staying snug and warm X
    Its really windy and showery here but quite humid, really odd weather. I'm off to start a man's challenge card. Haven't decided yet but as soon as I get an idea from Pinterest I am going to go with that instead of spending ages looking at other ideas. That's the idea anyway 😊 Sending love and hugs to you all with extras for all in need. Take care xx

  9. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Love your card Sandra it is really beautiful. You have introduced us to yet another set of fantastic dies. Thank you xx
    It looks as though only Maria and myself will be the only ones going to Ally Pally on Saturday, Karen, Margaret Sue, Pat and Sandra also Lynda and Terry we will miss you all. xx I hope you ladies going on Sunday have a good day. Karen enjoy your day with Oscar. Pat thinking of you and Pete, sending gentle hugs. xx

    Take care everyone, Love Brenda xxx