Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday Snippets

Evening Everyone,

I hope you are well and have had a wonderful weekend.

Our weekend has been most enjoyable. Yesterday my son-in-law, Graeme,  had his 50th birthday and my daughter, Juli, arranged a surprise party for him. Fifty people, family, friends and a few surprise guests, were invited and we were all sworn to secrecy! It was a wonderful party, Graeme had a ball and I'm absolutely certain he will never forget it. Here's a photo of the cake ...
... that's a copy of the first car he owned and loved. There's been many more cars since but not one of them has ever replaced it in his affections :)

And today, just to make the weekend perfect, my son and his family, who had driven down for the party, popped in to visit before they made their way back to the north of Scotland. All-in-all, a wonderful weekend :)

But now, Sunday is almost over and  it would be a shame to let it go without popping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground - it's week 144 - with a couple of small snippet makes.
A tiny card with a twinchie topper. All the materials used, apart from the base and the twinchie, are from the snippets pile.
A close up of the twinchie which was stamped and embossed in gold before being coloured with watercolour paints.
A gift tag made with a leftover topper and snippets of card, paper and twine.

As it is still Sunday, I'm claiming Jules Law; that is, it's okay to be lazy today and not list the materials used, however, if there is anything you would like information on do ask, I'll do my best to answer any questions. By the way, if you haven't seen Jules photo of a Glasswing Butterfly already then I can only urge you to go look ... it's absolutely stunning!

Thanks for visiting and thanks too for any comments that are left ... it's always good to hear from you.

Happy Crafting,


Jackie said...

Beautiful snippet cards Elizabeth, and a lovely cake :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth, looks like I pooled in right on time, so lovely to have your family and friends around for such a milestone birthday. Sound like you all had a wonderful weekend. Beautiful cards and amazed what gorgeous works of art you can make with all of those snippets, both are wonderful. Do hope you are feeling much better.


Sue - said...

Lovely snippets makes! The cake looks yummy too -glad you all enjoyed the party.

Rita said...

Glad to hear you had such a great family party. As always your cards are beautiful. Hugs Rita xxx

Sarn said...

Glad you enjoyed your weekend Elizabeth.

Lovely snippets cards here.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jean said...

So glad you enjoyed your family party, the cake looks great.
I love your snippets card and gift tag.I especially like the topper on the tag, such a cute image.
Jean x

Di said...

Great snippets cards Elizabeth! And your weekend sounded good fun - LOVE the cake :)

Hugs, Di xx

Liz said...

Lovely card and tag, I love the image on the tag. Fab cake too! xx

MaryH said...

Enjoyed seeing your snippet cards - they are delightful. Especially loved the leaf card with that layered look. So happy you got to enjoy a family fun weekend, and that cake is splendid. I can just imagine how pleased your SIL was to see his favorite car as a topper on a milestone birthday cake. TFS & Hugs

Sandra H said...

Sounds like a fab time you had celebration Greame's b'day and what a gorgeous looking cake yummy!! beautiful cards too x

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic cards Elizabeth and such a mouth watering cake.

Brenda said...

What a lovely family weekend you had! They are always the best aren't they?! I love, love your fun card. The water colored leaf and other areas looks fabulous, I so love the gold embossing too. The tag is just the cutest! I love the kitty under the umbrella with all the rain coming down, so pretty. Hugs, Brenda

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

A trio of lovely creations!

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

Wow!! You have certainly been very busy on your blog. Lots happening in your world at the moment!

Pleased you liked my butterfly photograph .. .. I took loads of pictures but that was my favourite. Strangely enough that was the only one I saw all the time I was there. I felt really lucky to have captured it! I would love to see those in my garden .. .. and all of your beautiful flowers too. Hubby is a veg man .. .. very practical .. .. but hopefully we will get round to flower space too one day.

I hope all is well with you and hubby.

Love Jules xx

Mrs A. said...

Great use of your snippets. Especially love the second card. With puss. Hugs Mrs A.