Saturday, 8 September 2012

Wedding Card

With a good friend marrying her best friend, I felt I had to make a card they could treasure forever (hopefully).  I found a sampler pattern and changed it enough to allow me to personalise it.  This is the outcome.  The butterflies are 3D-ish using paper cut-outs to compliment the card colour and thread colours. 
Wine glass charms with glass blown sheep, cow, pukeko, kea, kiwi and jandal as well as a pukeko wine bottle stopper, very kiwiana were also part of their gift.  Hopefully the boxes, bubblewrap, padded bag and additional thick pieces of cardboard mean everything arrive safely in the US.

SPCA Cupcake Day 2012

A selection of the cupcakes I baked and decorated for the 2012 SPCA Cupcake Day at the end of August.  A flock of sheep, some pawprints, a dozen Oscar the Grouch cupcakes, busy bee with a flower, some dogs, some dogbones.  All in all I baked 70 cupcakes, 51 were elaborately decorated, the others were just for us at home.  $100 was made through selling them to the Lions members and was donated to the Taranaki SPCA.  Quite pleased with my efforts.