In amongst preparing for the craft fair, birthdays of friends and colleagues have come and gone. My colleague, Leanne, had a big birthday last year and I made her the cake above with birthday bunting.
This year, it was the same 'Russion Roulette Revels cake', minus the bunting. I have written about this cake before and it is a great recipe, keeps moist and has the most delicious chocolate fudge icing, but works equally well with chocolate buttercream. The Revels are a chocolate coated sweet, with various fillings - honeycomb, toffee, orange, chocolate, raisins and coffee. The last two are my least favourite and I usually get more than my fair share of them! Leanne says she always looks forward to this cake.
I have also been making cards, again with bunting (a bit of a theme is developing here, but it is very celebratory, isn't it?). This was for a birthday in September.
This was Leanne's card this year. I used glossy accents on the bunting to make it shine and used a kit to create the card.
This is for a colleague's 50th birthday this week and involved stamping, heat embossing, glitter and glitter paper. It was very enjoyable to make too.
I added a few stamps and die cut numbers to the inside too.
The great thing about using stamps is that the envelope can be decorated too. I have a feeling that I may be making more cards in the future... in fact, my mum is 80 in less than a month, so that is a perfect reason to make another card.