Wednesday 16 October 2013

Butterfly whisper and chocolate cake

Sitting in the craft room the other week, I spied a snippet of pink 'spider's web' in pink, grabbed another little piece of black 'spider's web' and this was born:
I used:

- 5" x 6" white linen card blank - a funny size but this card might well need a box anyhow

- black and pink 'spider's web' ribbon

- a lovely pink gauze jewelled butterfly embellishment, bought years ago - possibly from Lakeland Limited when they sold card making goodies

- sentiment by Hero Arts called 'Handwritten Happy Birthday' - very bravely  (for me) stamped in black Ranger Archival Ink without the aid of a safety net stamp positioner, once the card was almost finished

- a little mix of black pearls and pink gems at two corners plus one little pink one over the letter 'i'

Quite quick and easy, once I backed the inside of the front of the card to hide where the 'spider's web' ribbon was stuck down :)

Len had a lovely Birthday and thanks you all for your kind wishes. At 4pm yesterday this was brought to our room:
A delicious chocolate cake - which took the two-legged mouse completely by surprise. In fact it took me by surprise too when the Guest Relations Manager got me to one side at breakfast, said that they knew it was Len's birthday from his passport registration and what would be a good time to deliver a little Birthday cake to the room for him. Yummy!! And what a lovely and totally unsolicited gesture :) Another big tick in the box.



  1. Sweet card Di ... love your "spider web" ribbon.

    How sweet for the hotel to want to make Len's birthday special - now that's great customer service!! Cake looks delicious and I hope he shared it with you :) Loll xx

  2. Oh yummy cake, how nice of them and I love your card. So pretty and effective x

  3. Pretty card Di-That spider's web is a lovely backing for the butterfly :)
    Ooooh yummy cake! Happy belated Birthday to Sir(tee hee!)what a lovely gesture from the hotel-and what a beautiful cake!
    Hugs,Nessa xx

  4. Card is fantastic
    cake njami njami
    have a great day
    hugs Tamara

  5. Beautiful Card and the cake looks yummy too x

  6. Very pretty card! Love the contrast of the black with the pretty pink.
    The pink layer looks like lace and is a nice foil to the black webbing.

    Len's cake is gorgeous!!!

  7. What a lovely gesture for Len's birthday!
    I was quite sad when Lakelands stopped selling raft items. I used to like browsing that shelf when I visited.
    I love that delicate ribbon behind your butterfly. they go so well together. Kate x

  8. Happy Birthday [even if a little late] from me too....nice to hear of someone doing something so thoughtful without you asking for it.
    A x

  9. Very pretty card. The cake looks scrummy - hope it tasted as good!

  10. Fab card Di . . . simple but elegant.

    WOW - what a nice gesture from Da Management. It's so lovely when people take the trouble to go the extra mile and make you feel special.

    Sarn xxx

  11. congrats to the hotel for doing something so special........your card is beautiful less is more again lol

  12. Did you let Len have any of that cake????? LOL Lovely card Di.. am bereft of snippets makes altho' have lots of snippets laying about!!! Must try harder?????

  13. Wow! I hope you are bringing us some of that cake back here for us all. So kind of the Peeps at the hotel to make the effort for you both.
    The card is nice too!

  14. Nom nom! Gorgeous looking cake, so glad to hear that you and the Mr are having a good time! Sorry not been around much this week, but I'm hiding up the back of the bike shed - you do not want to know what they are up to, I've heard whispers of a custard pie fight! Yeuck! Enjoy your time away Mr and Miss xx

  15. Beautiful card and yummy cake. Have a great time.

  16. Huh, bet the house mouse hasn't saved a piece for the playgound, what a fab jesture thought, how observant of the guy to notice that, can tell he's not English.
    When I saw the word 'sitting' I immediately thought 'on the dock of the Bay' and expected some exotic photo of you and Len under the board walk!?
    Great idea, fab card. Love the jewels.

    Kath x

  17. Great card - but that cake - OMG - that looks sooooo delicious!

  18. Happy Belated Birthday to Len!! Wow, what an awesome place you are staying in to provide such a luscious surprise cake!

    Your card is so delicate and beautiful, Di! I have never even heard of this lovely spider web material before. It's perfect with your telescoping bling and fragile butterfly!! Hugs, Darnell

  19. Oh Happy Birthday Len! I hope you enjoyed that delicious looking cake! What a nice thing for your hotel to do & I'll bet he was surprised. Now to the lovely card: That says it all. Pure Lovely. Sheer genius to pair the laces in the 2 colors for drama behind your little fairy butterfly. So light, looks ready to lift off the card. Fancy having just the right pearls to embellish. TFS & Hugs

  20. Love the card Di and yes the cake looks ok too :D wonder if calories count when just looking at it n cyber space :D have fab time added another bit of "snipperties" too ! Shaz in Oz.x

  21. Lovely card Di, is that what you made for Len? Love the cake too, hope you saved some for the playground scamps!!


  22. Hi Di,
    fab card. what yummy cake.
    Glad you hols are going well.
    Lots of love. Jenny L.

  23. First of all please wish Len a belated happy birthday for me will you Di? So glad he had a good time and I bet that cake went down well! What a lovely gesture.

    As for your card, I love black and pink together so that box is ticked for moi! You stamping without a 'safety net' made me smile - I would say "one hundred and eighteeee" - spot on!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  24. What a lovely card Di and omg what a beautiful cake!!!! yummy huggles Sue xx

  25. How lovely, Di! That was a fabulous surprise for Len and it does look super delicious - love the decoration. I hope you've both had a fabulous day.

    The card is fabulous too - I like the way you have used the two colours of spider web together and the greeting stamp is super.

    Elizabeth xx


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