Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Special Sister - Sketch Saturday

Hello and Happy Wednesday Everyone

Well, my daughter's birthday has absolutely flown by, and I think she has had a lovely day. We did manage to do Pizza Hut and the cinema - Eleri and I watched The Princess and The Frog, and Andrew and Richard watched Astro Boy.

I'm going to show you the card I made for Andrew to give to Eleri, and I'm entering it in this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge. and the Digital Tuesday Challenge (my first time for this challenge!).

The image is from Karen's Doodles - isn't this the most adorable little girl - I just love this image. I coloured the image with Promarkers - the only problem is that the ink bled outside the image - would this likely to be caused by the card I used?, 'cos I would really like to be able to use Promarkers with digital images ... any advice would be gratefully received! I managed to hide some of the bleeding around the image by going around it with a blue pen, but I should have done something about the eyes, maybe used a white gel pen. The papers I used are Kay and Co, and I produced the sentiment on the computer.

The photo doesn't show it but there is lots of sparkle on the card - I used a Sakura Stardust Clear pen to add it, and it looks lovely IRL!

We were not home in daylight for me to be able to photograph the card Richard and I gave Eleri - I'll try to show that one tomorrow, so please come back to have a look see!!

I will show you a photo of the birthday cake as promised yesterday - does not look anything special - Eleri just wanted a plain cake with icing and sprinkles on it. The cake mixture did not have any butter in it - instead it has courgette and ground almonds! I am fairly pleased with it - but don't look at the height of the sponges - mine never rise as much as they should - just haven't figured out where I go wrong, although I have realised that the recipe said to use 18cm cake tins and mine are all 20cm - well that's my excuse this time anyway lol!! I think there's a bit too much lemon in it, and it is a bit too sweet for me, but everyone who has tasted it has enjoyed it! The recipe was from my new cook book by Harry Eastwood, all of the cake recipes include some kind of vegetable - sounds weird huh!! - but it is a way of getting the children to eat vegetables they wouldn't normally touch!

And, finally, here are a couple of piccies of my little girl on her birthday! Guess who forgot to take the camera to Pizza Hut (der!!!)

Sorry about the long post! See you again soon, I hope!

Love, Andrea xx


Karin Seiness Lilleseth said...

What a cute card and a lovly birthday girl (",)
Hugs from Karin

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl. Sounds like she had a fantastic day!!
Love the card you made for her brother to give to her. So pretty. The cake looks delicious too with all the fun sprinkles. Thanks so much for playing the DTC.

debby4000 said...

Adorable card for an adorable girl.