Thursday, 21 April 2016

Birthday card

Hello Everyone. I hope that you are well and enjoying some sunshine, even it is still mighty cold out there. Thank you for popping in I hope you like what you see and if able to leave a comment, I value your feedback. Sorry I'm a little late post this but I've been out for lunch with my daughter! There is no minilotty yet ANG. I hope, bless her, that she won't have to wait much longer. 
ERIKA, you asked how I made the bed ends on my cake. I drew a grid and laid Bakewell paper over the top and piped royal icing with tragacanth added. Tragacanth is an ingredient available from chemists which hardens the royal icing, making it a little "stronger". I have to say I probably made about 4 of each to account for breakages. The air probably turned a little blue as I probably broke a couple adhering them to the cake!
I was asked to make a card for a friend to give away. I didn't have any brief (I try and use their hobbies, colours etc if known), so I felt a little stumped at first. I knew her approximate age and went with an idea that I knew my daughter/daughter in law would like. 

7x7 card blank
Serif background and "dress"
kraft card
Tattered Lace - pearl flourishes die (one of my latest buys)
Sue Wilson Austrian tag die for sentiment
X-cut haberdashery dress form
Embossilicious EF

I've added my purchases from Ally Pally, the CE black gloss card is amazing - black on both sides so no white core, 2 Perspective die sets from Sue Wilson - love 'em! some glue and die storage, some CE gilding polishes and some Nuvo crystal drops


  1. Hi Karen your card is stunning. I love the design. You certainly have a fine haul from Ally Pally. We might have met if I had gone on the Saturday but we were looking at a wedding venue with our daughter and her fiancé. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Some good looking stash there. Your card is lovely, the kraft card works so well with the pretty papers. Cara x

  3. Karen this is gorgeous! I love that dress on the dress stand! Wish it fit me! Love the papers you used!

  4. Hi Karen
    Fabulous card and love the paper on that dress.
    Eeeee, I thought MiniLotty was due at the beginning of April.....oooh, the excitement!
    Looks like a brill haul from AP. Look forward to seeing what you do with the stash. At least you got to eat your sandwiches in peace at AP this time lol!
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

  5. Hi Karen, Your card is beautiful. I love your pretty dress on the body form. Barbxx