Monday, 25 July 2011

Another birthday, a lovely card, and another cake!!

Today was my dad's birthday.  I often struggle when it comes to making cards for my dad... not this time!  I knew straight away what I wanted to do.  It was the perfect opportunity to practise some paper cutting without feeling that I was indulging myself, and as his birthday present was a new wheelbarrow, so the card had to be allotment related. 

It was quite a bit more adventurous than the card that I did for the Fairy's birthday, and although the writing caused me a few problems (it was too small, and therefore too fiddly), I thoroughly enjoyed doing it.

And then there was the cake.  I love to make cakes, as you have probably already noticed, but this week I have simply made too many, and eaten to many pieces!  This was delicious though... a simple sponge filled with jam, cream and strawberries.  Yum!

The little Tinker is beginning to think it is a daily task, asking today if he can make another.  I think it will have to be bread I will be making with the children over the holidays rather than cake otherwise I am going to end up being huge by the end of the summer!


Ali said...

That papercutting is amazing - you are getting really very good at the technique now.

Cake looks yummy! Happy Birthday to your Dad.

Ali x


Ali, thanks for your comment and birthday greetings to my dad x

Supercutetilly said...

I love it and I love the colour too....I think you may have the hang of it now although I know what you mean with the aching, it's normally my finger that get sore xx


Thanks Nic x