Monday, 10 August 2009

And what fun we had...

Hello, I hope you had a great weekend. Like you already know I had a class on Saturday. I had 10 people booked for this and by Thursday there were only 3 left. So decided against the venue and we held it at my house instead, and because it was a gorgeous day we held in in the garden. Before we started all set and ready to go
However it didn't take long before the girls were well into their projects and the table looked like this
Bless, it was so nice to be outside (we were in shade of course) but we did have a few issues with the bees, they rather liked the bright colours of the paper we were working with. From left we have lovely Alison then, lovely Joanne and peeking in the corner( she was trying to hide) is lovely Jane. They are such a great bunch of girls and I really enjoy their company, we had such a laugh. And of course there was cake as well. ( I dare you to click on this picture and make it bigger)

A rather yummy apricot (cos they are in season) upside down cake served with real dairy vanilla ice cream. Not terribly pretty but very nice. (And yes I scoffed the rest by Saturday night girls lol).

Ok should I show you a card? It was Sunday yesterday and that means one thing , there is a new challenge posted over at SWUS and this time is Christmas. I really need to start on Christmassy makings but here is my first effort, pretty simple one to ease me in nicely and steadily.

Certainly Celery, Real red and Chocolate Chip, Snow Flurries stamp set and Big Deal alpha,the pudding was made with the 1 3/8" circle punch and the scallop circle punch. And check that new twill ribbon out, it ties heavenly, I love it!!!
Ok got to go hope to catch up soon, hugs Monica xxx
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Aimes said...

OMG I'm still drooling over that cake Monica! I don't care how it looks - it's all about the taste LOL!
What a fab crafty get together you had with fab weather too - I'm jealous!
Love your Xmas card but dunno if I'll get around to starting mine before Dec!

Emma said...

What an idillic scene in the garden, great company, good weather, yummy cake and crafting. Who could ask for anything more - NOT ME.

Have a great week :D

Emma x

Lola G. said...

It looks as though a wonderful time was had by all! Tasty, too............

simplyfairies said...

Oh my yummy doos that cakey look scrummy!!

Fabulous creations too!!

I lurve the crimbo card....

AuroraDawn said...

Looks like you had fun Monica :O) wish I could have joined you ... and that cake looks FAB

I love your Christmas card, so simple but looks fantastic - one I'll def be using for inspiration ;o)


Julie said...

Hi Mon, _ I agree with Aimes - the cake looks so yummie :)
I love the Christmas Card - I Love the little Christmas pudding - It's great.
Take Care - Ju xxx

Jo Austin said...


I meant to ring you back earlier.. about the cake... can I cancel it please? Carley has just found out that the manager at work has managed to get a friend of hers to make one.. would have been nice to have been told eh?!

Debbie said...

Wow I'd have come just for a piece of that cake! Hope you & your ladies had a fab day.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh my Monica that cake! WOW! I could almost taste it from here, and yes my goodness it IS pretty! Your garden looks fab as well. Looks like you all had a great time!

Dale said...

If there was no ocean seperating us, I would have been at your stamp event. The scenery, the cake and the beautiful creations who could resisit.

I have nominated you Monica for a Kreativ Award

Alison said...

Looks like you had a fantastic class there - how lucky to have nice weather and craft outside. The cake looks delicious - Yummy indeed!
Lovin' the xmas card, the snow flurries set is really nice.
Alison -x-

Vicki said...

Looks like a great time!! That Noel card is awesome and that cake looks yummy!!!!

Rhonda Langley said...

Yummy cake!!! Love the idea of Certainly Celery for Christmas!

Vicki said...

Oh Monica wish I lived closer to you, your garden party looks really Yummy!

Vicki x