Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Daisy Jane celebrations

Happy birthday to my darling Daisy who is 1 today...what a fantastic year it has been and how quickly the time has flown by. Thank you everyone for all for your birthday wishes which I have sent to her. We enjoyed the most wonderful family party on Saturday. My daughter and SIL put on a delicious spread and the house looked gorgeous, all decked out in a bright happy daisy theme. My little princess had a new party dress and is loving walking around with her new walker.
Just look at that cheeky little grin she is sharing with her daddy.

I promised you all that I would share the cake and card I made too so grab a cuppa as this is a photo heavy post today.
I decided some time ago that my cake would feature daisies (what else!) and spent some time cutting and making various daisy flowers out of sugarpaste.

I cut the petals out in white and then
rolled a small piece of yellow and pressed it
into their centres. I wanted to add some texture
to this and after a lot of searching I found the
perfect tool...the end of a thimble!
It worked really well.

I also made some tiny daisies as I wanted to spell out her name with them and I also made a fun Daisy face as the focal and a little daisy candle holder

My sponge was my usual all in one
Victoria sandwich and I put
the cake together after work on Friday
all ready for the party Saturday lunch time.
It was nerve racking transporting it in the boot
of the car in it's box but it arrived in one piece thank goodness.

When we arrived we were delighted how pretty the house looked, there were photos of Daisy, flowers and pretty daisy decorations everywhere including a banner for the party girl. She adores giraffes (just like her Uncle) and her serviettes featured them.
The conservatory was opened up to give us more room for the celebrations
The spread was so eye catching and her Mummy had made some delicious daisy cup cakes to match my cake
Daisy looked like a little princess

She really has the cheekiest grin
After enjoying lots of chat and laughter and delicious finger food we sang happy birthday
 and her Mummy and Daddy helped her to blow out the candle
The cake went down really well.
The afternoon raced by and bath and bedtime soon approached, there was just enough time to play with a balloon.
Thankfully it didn't burst!

My card challenge today is her special birthday card. I made an easel card with the sweetest Lili of the Valley stamp called Petal. I coloured her with my Promarkers and highlighted with Prismacolor pencils. I used lots of glitter to add plenty of sparkle

I used my joy butterfly border and made some daisies with gold glittered centres.

 This is the inside of the easel with a button where the easel front rests when the card is opened.
and here is my card..........
made by her Nanna with lots of love xxx

We enjoyed such a wonderful family occasion and it is incredible that my darling girlie is now 1....................

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Country View bugs, bees and butterflies
Penny Black and More anything goes
Stamp and Create ribbons and bows
Crafty little Fairies not a square
Little Claire's shaped cards
Creative Inspirations easel cards
Papertake weekly 2 or 4 legs
Top Tip Tuesdays 3 or more papers
Crafty Sentiments anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned papers anything goes

I would like to enter my cake into the following challenges;

That craft place anything goes
Crafty my life anything but a card

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. This is a lovely card and that cake looked yummy! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week! xxx

  2. A very Happy First Birthday to your special little Princess, Daisy Jane! Looks like she enjoyed her birthday celebrations and your cake was just fabulous, Jane - all those sunny little sugarpaste daisies, so pretty!
    The lovely card you made was just perfect and so bright and cheery! Hugs, Lisa x

  3. Such a lovely happy time for you all especially Daisy.
    I had to laugh, she really means business with her walker. :)
    Her birthday cake was a little masterpiece, well done Nanna and I loved the pretty cup cakes too. What a beautiful card as well, she is going to be surrounded by daisies always, how lovely!
    Happy 1st birthday Daisy!

  4. Happy 1st birthday to your beautiful Granddaughter - she looked as though she had a lovely party...
    Your cake and card were just perfect - you do realise you will have to do this every year now!! xxxx

  5. Sending very happy birthday wishes for your oh so sweet little Daisy. She looked so happy, and yes, that certainly is such a cheeky grin!

    That cake was marvelous, and your card
    was gorgeous. Thank you for sharing Daisy's special day with us.

    Jennifer. x

  6. Daisy looks so pretty on her birthday and has the most infectious smile, you can't help smiling back at her photo. Your cake is fabulous.....the Great British Bake Off may have a new competitor. A real keepsake card for Daisy to treasure x
    Julie x

  7. Dear Jane,

    What a wonderful Birthday! Just the perfect theme for the precious little Daisy Jane - and she looks so happy! You did fantastic job with the cake&card, I love them both! Time really flies - the little princess has her second Christmas coming soon... just like here too, I can't wait!

    Lovely week, dear friend!


  8. Happy Birthday to your sweet little Daisy! How happy she looks and what a busy little princess she is now....so much to do on her first birthday! Your cake is beautiful and so are her mummy's cupcakes......I love all those perfect little daisy flowers
    Enjoy the rest of your week, Jane.
    Helen xox

  9. Happy Birthday, Daisy and hi Jane! She is so cute little girl! Looks like you had a fun party and your cake is amazing! I can imagine how much fun you had making it as well as the beautiful card! x Teje

  10. Love your post Jane!
    Your Daisy Cake is amazing!
    You are such a pro at everything you create!
    Love your card also. It is full of unbelievable details and I know Daisy will treasure it even more in the years to come.
    Thank You for this warm post full of life love and happiness!

  11. Hello dear Jane! Thank you so much for sharing your special birthday of Daisy with us. She looks like she had a wonderful time! Here's to her next year! All the decor and cakes look fantastic! What a nice family you all are. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  12. Oh my goodness, Daisy is gorgeous!! Happy birthday to your little princess. I'm so thrilled to see such a loving post, Jane..your pictures just are so full of warmth and love. The care in your daisies (and thimble..wonderful!) and that scrumptious looking cake as well as your beautiful card are such a joy to see. Thank you so much for popping by, and I am SO grateful for your kind and generous support through the years. I'm really really blessed to have such wonderful friends. Thank you Jane!

  13. Little Daisy could not have asked for a more loving gathering of family (and blogging friends) to celebrate her 1st Bday- It's evident in her smile that she knows this! Looks like everybody enjoyed the yummy cake you made. Hoping that your sweet card is preserved as a keepsake of this special day! :o)

  14. Thank you for sharing the photo's of little Daisy on her Birthday. She is so cute. The card you made her is beautiful. Full of layers and embellishments and the very pretty Fairy image.

    Good luck in our challenge at Penny Black and More this month and we hope you will join us again soon.


  15. Hi Jane, This birthday is what memories are made of ---- Sweet Miss Daisy, the birthday girl.
    Love her lovely dress, cake and card.
    Thanks for sharing with all of us.

    Anne xx

  16. This is a gorgeous easel card. Love the details with the butterflies, flowers and leaves too. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

  17. This time with my DT hat on, Jane...ditto all my comments above, re your fabulous card and other photos about dear little Daisy's special day.

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  18. It looks like a wonderful celebration and the cake looks beautiful and delicious!
    Your card is delightful, so pretty and I love the combo of pink and yellow :-)
    And what a lovely selection of pretty papers - perfect for our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday - thanks for sharing :-)

    Kat x

  19. Adorable card beautifully decorated. The birthday girl looks a sweet little cutie/
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  20. Ah she looks just darling in that top photo! I'm sorry I'm so late to add my birthday wishes, but Happy Belated Birthday to Daisy! Your cake and card are both amazing, lucky little girl to have such a super talented Gran (are you a 'Gran' or a Nana, I feel sure you've said at some point?!). Bethxx

  21. Happy birthday to your sweet Daisy! Wonderful cake and great card! Thanks for sharing at L.c. challenge! Francy

  22. What lovely photos of Daisy celebrating - belated birthday wishes! - and all the cakes, big and small, look just wonderful. How pretty daisies are in abundance!!

    A delicious confection of a card too... Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx


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