My grandfather turned 82 yesterday and I made a card for his birthday, and some cake. I chose to use elements that I know he likes, such as raspberries, motorcycles, gold and shooting. He has been shooting in competitions for as long as I can remember and he took me and my brother for practice once a week when we were younger. I loved it and every summer I asked if we could go shooting with air pistols which he always brought with him to our summer house. First I thought of adding a plain white or kraft tag but then I remembered I had some old paper targets left from my practice so I cut a tag out of one of them. Such a damn good idea I must say! The raspberries are a few rhinestones glued together on a piece of paper, painted with some stickles to make them more pinkish.
My friend Jennie made the layout for me and the more I look at it, the more I like it. It’s interesting how much positive feedback I’ve gotten from showing the picture of the card. Now I just have to analyze what makes this card so god damn fab!
A closeup on the raspberries, so happy to use my bling stash!
Here’s the cakes I made, roll cake (directly translated from Swedish; rulltårta), it might actually be called Swiss roll when translating it. I prefer to call it roflcaek. Anyway, the red one is filled with mashed fresh raspberries and the brown one is filled with a nut creme! Next time I’ll make one with lemon curd and maybe some strawberries.. *drool*
Long time no posting, I know.. It doesn’t mean I haven’t been creative tho! I’m just a bit lazy and… yeah that’s it. I have been trying to organize stuff and learning new techniques. Since the scrapbooking/card making thing is quite new to me I have a lot to learn. I purchased a bunch of cute stamps and now I’m mostly practicing working with aquarelle. I also have a few birthdays coming up so there will be lots of reasons for practicing card making too. Yay!
Anyway, I made a simple thing for Malin and her new apartment. I have one myself in blue and my mother has one in yellow. I got the idea from her actually, not sure where she got it from tho. Since Malin keep her bathroom in black and white I decided to make one what would match!
Last but not least. My brother had his birthday a few days ago and I baked a bunch of cookies for his birthday dinner. Dangerously delicious as usual and very appreciated! I also made a few for my aunt when I was visiting my new born cousin, she liked them too!
Finally the time came for our crafty Saturdays, to be honest it was more like a crafty Sunday but it was pleasant as usual. We were quite a few joining this time and the variety of crafts was better than usual! We had a bunch working with cards and scrapbooking, some jewelcrafting, decoration, knitting and sewing. It was a very nice day and of course we had dinner at Svenska Sushihuset afterwards. It’s a part of the tradition and their food is delicious!
I managed to make one card during the day, and I can’t say I’m very proud over that achievement but luckily I didn’t bring too much materials to the meeting. Only scrapbooking related items and a few beads.
Yesterday I baked Chocolate Chip Cookies for today and they are SOOO delicious! I made quite a few and ended up with some spare cookies.. poor me, hehe. Anyway, I really want to make more of them since they are so tasty and I want to share it with everyone I know. I hope there will be some birthday events or something soon that I can use as an excuse to make them again. Don’t they look awesome?