Monday, 21 March 2016

A Spring 30th birthday

My darling daughter turned 30 yesterday and her Hb had organised a wonderful weekend of surprises and celebrations. My SIL asked me to be cake provider so several weeks ago I started planning my creation. My daughter adores my Victoria Sandwich mix with raspberry jam and butter cream but she is also a Cadbury chocoholic. I decided that a perfect cake for her special birthday would combine both.

I had also been admiring anti gravity cakes and I noticed last year that Lakeland had started selling a kit so I purchased one and got designing.

I purchased a large bar of Dairy Milk (her favourite)

 I also found a brilliant CDM purple cake board and some purple ribbon from my stash,
 I also bought a fun chocolate mould and using fondant icing made these candle holders

So here is my cake all in place at the party.......

and here is my daughter cutting it...with a ceremonial sword no less!
We had such a wonderful weekend.

I would like to enter my cake into Di's fun challenge, lots of snippets of icing and chocolate went into it's construction.  In fact there were so many snippets that I made myself quite giddy with all the sampling which was necessary as I make it ;0)
Pixie's snippets playground #221
I would also like to enter my cake into Simon Says Monday challenge where the theme food and drink

My card challenge entry today is the birthday card I made for my girlie......I kept the purple theme but added more spring colours as her birthday was on the first day of spring.  I used Noor and Visible Image stamps, which I white embossed, to create my spring birthday scene.

 Adding lots of glitter effects too using my honey comb stencil and some number die cuts.
 The background was made with Distress inks.
Yesterday was her actual birthday...the first day of spring and we enjoyed more celebrations over a Sunday lunch by the sea.

I will share some more photos soon. I also want to make a Moment of our weekend so WIP for a little while,

I would like to link up my spring birthday card into the following challenges;

Anything but cute crazy for colour
Fussy and fancy 2/3 things with wings
Paper creator  2/3 spring colours
Mixed media world vintage
Emerald Creek Dares  ring in spring
As you like it Favourite type of embossing Mine is heat , and I have used it for my flowers and butterfly. It's my fave because I can use it as a resist to my inks.
Penny Black and More 2/3 feature a creature
Stamping sensations 1/3 flower power
Try it on Tuesdays 2/3 nature
We love to Create 2/2 #6 anything goes mixed media
Little Claire's  1/3 anything goes
Ribbon Girl 1/3 any image
Vintage Stamping at least 3 layers I have 4; the inks, the glitter embossing, the stamping and the die cuts.
Craft stamper take it make it anything stamped
Sparkles 1/3 make it girlie
Whimsy 1/3 spring colours or Easter
Wow embossing powders March challenge

I have my final day at work on Wednesday.....the next stage of my life is fast approaching!

Thanks for visiting and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. I will be back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Your daughter has excellent taste Jane, another cadburyaholic here, in fact eating jumbo buttons as I type. Super cake creation.

    And a lovely Butterfly card with sparkle for her as well.

    Many thanks for sharing you post with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

  2. So pretty. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  3. Gorgeous card full of spring delight!

  4. Oh Jane, what a fabulous cake - is there no end to your talents?! What a fun time you must all have had - and I do so love the card to made as well of course!


    Di xx

  5. An AMAZING cake and card --- oh my gosh! Great!
    Thank you for linking it to us at
    Try It On Tuesday!

  6. Wow .....amazing cake, M and I have a lot in common!!!
    Seriously though it does great and what a way to slice it!
    So glad you had a great weekend.
    Enjoy your last day at work, just remember it's the start of something new!!
    V x

  7. Super cake and card you all had a great weekend and I also cake left!

  8. A lovely, beautiful birth day card.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

  9. Wow jane ... that cake looks amazi g ..but being sugarfree at present i like the card even more! Big hugs rachel xx

  10. Your cake is simply fantastic Jane and great to see some more photographs of it. Emily must have been thrilled with it.
    Gorgeous card and beautiful colours.
    Julie x

  11. your cake really looks yummy...and your card is fantastic, love the background!! Thanks for joining us in the WOW embossing challenge

  12. I'm having massive chocolate withdrawal symptoms... Wow beautiful and gravity defying!
    Your card is lovely too and the colours are just my cup of tea! Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges this month.

  13. Wow we'd all love a cake like that Jane. The card is lovely too. Very pretty colours and great glittery texture. Barbxx

  14. What a clever and delicious looking cake! Love the sword cake cutter! I look forward to seeing more photos.

    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to your daughter!

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  15. A very beautiful card for a special occasion, The cake you made looks fabulous as well. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

  16. happy belated birthday to your girl! Fab cake and party and a beautiful card too!!

  17. Dear Jane,

    Your next career is also at the Great British Bake Off!! OMG! Your cake is unreal, magic, extraordinary!!!
    I am at a loss for words! What a master piece!!
    I cannot wait to see more pictures. Your DD will remember that precious day all of her life thanks to your creation!
    Your matching card is divine too!



  18. No better way to cut the chocolate Birthday cake, than with a ceremonial sword!!!
    Happy Birthday to your daughter :)
    Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  19. Beautiful shimmery spring inspired card with such yummy vibrant colours and fabulous stamping! Your cake is super cool! Happy Birthday to your daughter! Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DTxx

  20. What a fabulous cake you made for Millie, it looks amazing. Love your birthday card too with the gorgeous colours and mixed media feel to it. Great job.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  21. Wow Jane, the cake is superb - belated birthday greetings to your daughter! I love the colours on the card, they are so Spring-like and very beautiful! Thank you for joining in our Crazy for Colour challenge at Anything But Cute. xx Anne DT

  22. It looks absolutly yummy!Also abeautiful card.

  23. What a wonderful cake you made! It is a real work of art and you are very clever to create it so professionally! Love the beautiful card too. Happy 30th Birthday to Emily, so glad she had happy celebrations.
    Sending you love and best wishes too for your new life, Jane x
    Helen xox

  24. Your card is just gorgeous Jane. Those soft colours and all that glitter, love it! I think my attention has been stolen though, by that delicious, amazing looking cake! How very clever and oh so yummy! hugs :)

    1. I need a tattoo or something that will remind me to say Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Crazy For Colour' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  25. Wow! What an amazing cake, Jane, quite spectacular! Your card is pretty special too! I love the colours and the white embossing. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  26. Another one of your amazing cakes - this really is fab - I didn't know you could get choc icing! Love your girly glittery card too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  27. Beautiful the embossing and of course the shades of purple. Thanks for sharing with us on Emerald Creek Supplies Challenge Blog.

  28. Fantastic cake!!!! And the card is gorgeous too! :)

  29. My eyes rested enviously on that cake (my sugar levels rose just looking at it!) before moving on to the beautiful card! Emily must have thought that this was her best birthday ever! Thanks for joining us with your fabulous makes at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  30. What a lovely happy post full of chocolate and birthdayness! Sounds like you all had a great time.

    LOVING your inky creation too.

    GOOD LUCK with the next phase of your life Jane. I hope it's everything you wish it to be.

    There's Hooch in the Playground Tree house . . . and hot cross buns being toasted by Parsnip . .. come over and join us once you FINISHED work!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  31. Your card is beautiful but I have to admit it does not come close to the cake you made and the combinations of the raspberry jam, butter cream and chocolate sounds heavenly!!!! I have never seen anything like that chocolate flavored ready to roll icing. Her cake is so marvelous. Once again, your card is stunning - I want a piece of that cake!!!! You just won the Mother of the year award!
    sandy xx

  32. Wow! What a brilliant birthday cake and I am sure your girl loves the beautiful birthday card you made her too! It's lovely!

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Emerald Creek Dares!

    Claudia x

  33. DearJane,

    What a wonderful cake you made, a chocholics ;) dream! Lovely to hear you had fantastic time, family birthdays are the best. Your card is also stunning, and all purple goes perfectly together.

    Happy Easter soon!


  34. Fantastic ! Great colors and great background and I really like the glitter.....very, very nice ! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy ! :)

  35. Your card is lovely and that cake looked incredible. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  36. A very memorable birthday and cake!! Happy Birthday wishes for M. (A fellow chocoholic)
    Happy late March from windy America,
    Anne xx

  37. Pretty!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Ribbon Girl challenge! xoxo t.


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