Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Bank Holiday Weekend Makes

I haven't had a great deal of time for crafting this weekend but here are a couple of things I did manage to put together. I bought a newspaper on Saturday morning which had a Royal Wedding feature so that I could put together a page in my weekly scrapbooking journal. I loved the wedding so much that I wanted to give it a whole page to itself in my journal (breaking my rule of one page per week!!). This picture is so beautiful that I couldn't bring myself to cut their feet off so it is folded over. I have put the date along the fold to cover the folded over print (I also used an off cut of  the reverse of the Union Jack paper to create a backing). I have been collecting together Union Jack themed scrapbooking bits for a while. I thought I might use them for a London page sometime in the future. But the wedding photo seemed the perfect opportunity to use them.

I finally got to use my beautiful Union Jack ribbon which I've had in my stash for a year or so. I love it but can never find the right opportunity to actually cut it. The letters were cut with my Cricut (Don Juan cartridge) from Whisper White, Real Red and Concord Cruch spotted Designer Series Paper. Oh and i embellished with basic rhinestones to bling the LO up a bit.

I'm happy to have created a patriotic page to look back on in my journal. For me it reflects the pride and happiness I felt while watching the wedding.

And here is my other lovely make for the weekend. My sisters 21st birthday cake. I havent baked a cake in AGES and here I was making 5 separate layers for this huge mountain of a birthday cake (I created 5 separate layers- each one a different colour to create a rainbow effect inside once the cake was cut). It was a family affair in the end, Mum helped me bake the cakes, Natalie provided the chocolate topper and Sam bought the 'Happy Birthday' candles. It was far from perfect (and we ran out of vanilla icing) but I loved making it and Sophie seemed happy with the overall multicoloured effect.

 And here is the newly 21 Sophie enjoying the cake and her 'S' sparkler too.
Happy crafting ;0)


  1. What a brilliant idea to scrapbook the royal wedding. What a memento that will be in years to come! And thanks for sharing the pic of Sophie's cake - trouble is I logged on at lunchtime and it's made me feel very peckish indeed!

  2. Spectacular cake Sarah!! Love your royal wedding LO, that paper is lovely x