Monday, 1 June 2009

Lyn's Birthday

It was Lyn our Governess's birthday on Saturday, and she was originally
going to have the weekend in Katherine, so when she decided to stay home
the weekend instead I thought I better whip her up a cake.

Here she is above with her prize student...........

Here is the cake! I told you I made it in a hurry. Lyn loves Purple and
Butterflies so with limited supplies and time this is what I came up with.
The pink is actually cream and not icing. It was pretty yummy.

Here is the birthday girl. This is Lyn's second year here with us and
she also did a couple of years with us at Delta over in the Gulf.
She is such a nice person and is so easy going that it is great to
have her on our "team". She has been with us so long now she
is one of the family. We hope if our contract is renewed next year
that she sticks around with us.
Here is the card I made for her. This is the first time I used this stamp,
actually the second, the first time didn't stamp very well
and I ended up sanding it, which gave it a lot cleaner image.
I used my markers straight onto the stamp. (I'll come back with
colours later).
My base card is Pink Pirouhette which I stamped with the canvas
bg stamp, I then put Kiwi Kiss at the base and stamped that with
the BG Canvas stamp as well. The image was stamped on Whisper
White then backed with Rose Red and Regal Rose. I used the new
SU border punch along the bottom with the Whisper White Card,
and as you can see paper pierced in certain areas. I stamped the
Birthday Celebrations from the Upsy Daisy set in Kiwi Kiss and
lightly stamped some of the daisy's in PP onto the white as it seemed
too stark. Then backed it with Rose Red and PP. I placed a couple
of butterflies in Orchard Opulance and Regal Rose on there as
thought it set it off, but also because I couldn't give Lyn a card
without some form of purple or butterfly on it. LOL

Here is a close up of the flowers and butterflies.

After I finished the card, it still didn't seem finished to me if you know
what I mean. So ended up pulling the stamped image and backing up
and stamping the grass image from Inspired by Nature set, and then
I was happy.

We had a nice night for Lyn's birthday, with Pork Chops for tea
for a change from beef and watched the movie The Women, with
Meg Ryan it.




1 comment:

Jean said...

Kristy, Your birthday card is gorgeous - what pretty flowers and the cake looks scrummy too! Not sure it would be good for the waistline though!!

Speaking of cakes, today I made your recipe of the Pineapple Fruit cake -it smells mighty good - have people coming tomorrow so cant wait to try it! Must try the Chocolate cake some day - maybe I can make cupcakes with that recipe too!