Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Two Birthdays and a yummy cake!!



Here is a photograph of my hubby and son taking on holiday last year, it was their birthdays yesterday, yes, that's right they are both 19th April babies!!! It makes it a very expensive time of the year for me!!lol!




Just thought I would show you the cake I made for them this year, its called a Humming Bird cake and its extremely fattening and very yummy. The cake is a bit like a carrot cake but you use bananas, walnuts and pineapple in the mixture instead of carrots. The icing is made with cream cheese. It won't last long in our house!!!



My time as a Hero Arts Hostess is nearly over the last three months has whizzed by and now there is only a couple of weeks left! Heather, Anita, Sharon, Linda and I thought we'd put up a challenge this week – Using the same stamp. We've been comparing stashes and found several stamps in common but the Antique Engravings set was all of our favourites. Please visit the flickr site here to find out more about the challenge.


This is my card using the set and I decided to try and make a masculine card which is also one of the challenges this month on the Hero Arts Blog. My idea was to make the butterflies look like those sample trays they used to make in the Victorian times with real butterflies. ( I am so pleased that it is now illegal to do that . I think this is a much better option)

Hope you find time to have a go at the challenge.




Supplies: Hero Arts StampsCG197 Old letter, CL383 Antique Engravings, CG269 Happy Definition, S5435 Graph Background, CL148 Happiness Messages.  Distress Inks, Old Paper, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye. Patterned papers.

11 comments:

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday to your boys. And what a great cake...looks very yummy!!! I love your card too Sally. I'm off to make one shortly using the butterflies~ half done.

Deirdre said...

Belated happy birthday to the men in your life. That cakes looks delish! yum yum. Love your card too.

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing your fun photos, Sally. Your cake looks so delicious!

Lin said...

I'll be right over for a piece of that yummy cake :)) And your card reminds me of a page from a botanical book - beautiful, Sally!

Miss Pink Cupcakes said...

The cake looks amazing Sally! Hope Jem & Tristy had fab birthdays xx

Dotty Jo said...

That cake looks amazing - I'll just grab a fork and head south!!!! Happy birthday to your guys! Love that card, really stylish. i'm up to my ears in work or else I'd give that challenge a go myself. Have a great Easter hol, isn't the weather fabulous!!! Jo x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Sally

Happy birthday to your two men! Hope they enjoyed their day! That cake does indeed look very yummy.....and I bet it is all gone now....

The card is another fabby creation Sally and I also love the backdrop of the photo too. Hope that you are enjoying all this lovely sunshine!

Take care

Tina
X

Vicky said...

Fab card Sally, love your butterflies they really do look like Victorian specimens.
Hmmm that cake looks very yummy! :)xx

Brenda said...

What a terrific card Sally, so much texture and I love how you added the butterflies in a strip like that! Hope your men had a wonderful birthday! As for that cake - I think you might need to share the recipe, please!!!

Heather Maria said...

I hope the birthday boys had a wonderful time celebrating! Oh Sally, I'm getting hungry looking at your blog. Your cake looks amazing, I'd love the recipe too! Love, love your card! Wonderful design, colouring and details!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful card! Love how you used the soft stamped images behind the popped butterflies. Happy belated bday to the boys!