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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

WOYWW,and some cake

Morning guys hope you are all okay gosh it was such a busy weekend for me,spent all day sunday,out then Lisa and Gary came round,brought my presants,bless there hearts they spent far too much but just had to show you this cake lisa had made for me. The chef at work made it for her,oh what a fantastic surpise it was too take a look,take a slice and I will put the kettle on he he
Plus she had this book designed on the internet,too the pictures,were the London,ones when we went to maddame tussords. I wanted to show you the rest,as she also had pictures on the front,too and my own,mouse mat and the most stunning necklace,and earings,set you are ever likely to see,just awesome,and Gary oh bless his heart got me a u to me bear and is says Mum and the bear is holding hearts,so yeah have I got 2 amazing kids or what. I just love them to bits,and am so proud of them both as my god we have been through some of the roughest times together,really hard. I am just so glad that we all came out the other side and managed to hold on to each other for that I will be extremly grateful.
I always think ,that when you have had an horrific childhood abuse etc,not my too,oh god forbid,you somehow come through,and find the strength,to cope yeah it may be hard but life is not easy. I always swore that when I had children,no matter what they would always have what I never did,and that was love effection and everything within my power to give them. Okay I will shut up now just felt I wanted to write that.
Right firstly sorry to the PIXIE COTTAGE TEAM,I did not get my DT card done opps,well I did have a really full birthday weekend and out for the day with Lisa on Monday too shopping then to lunch,then Friday I am out with Gary. So sorry guys I will get next weeks,done. The theme over at the pixie cottage this week,is something sweet,like an image,sweets,etc and also another fab sketch too. The link to see the DT cards and more info on the challenge is HERE.
I have taken some pictures of my desk,just after I had finished,my creative things,which I have been working  the pictures were taken with me standing on a chair,hehe,if you want to know what all this crazy stuff is all about then,pop over HERE To the lovely Julia's blog to find out more,

I have also,decorated,this bag which I bought from the CRAFT BARN, I used my papers from graphic 45,cut out the main,images,and adhered them to the bag.which I painted first with aged gold,the flowers I decoupaged,some,then used my circle punch,to cut out various pieces which was left on the paper.
I have then added charms,to the handles. Used some more of 7 Gypsies,rub ons,Tim,s flowers,and ticket to finish.




I have also been playing with this,door which I also purchased from the CRAFT BARN,I used some more of my paint,then rubbed it down,with my sanding grip,stamped over it,using,flowers from the artisitic stamper,the txt is from one of my paper artsty stamps.  The,alice in wonderland,images have been stamped with coffee,archival ink. The colured ones,I cut from a sheet of alice papers,then used some more of the rub ons, The clock I have stamped,then used some crackle glaze over the top then rubbed on some,distress inks,to bring it out more these have been stamped onto grunge paper. Then finished with one of Tims,door,knobs,and a tassel which My dear friend Sarah bought me. Oh just added a skelton,to make it kinder hallowean.


I will anounce the winners for my,book and torso later this week.
Challenges
Oh Alice doors gate,or keyhole
simonsaysstampand show anything but a card
Oh thanks to caroline,and anne for the bealted birthday cards just gorgoues,

100 comments:

Anesha said...

Happy Belated Birthday, sounds like you had a great day. Love your projects they are fab!Anesha

Dora said...

Hi what a fantastic yummy Birthday Cake... he he kettle on you said .. I'd love that :)) And your projects today are a wow. They look like they have taken you hours!! I never venture further away than cards he he xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Looks like you had an awesome birthday. Happy belated! I am in love with that purse. Those steampunk G45 images are amazing. And that door is pretty special, too.

Also wanted to say what a lucky mom you are. I can feel the love there. Happy WOYWW (no. 12).

kath said...

thanks for the crafty snoop cheryl and all those gorgeous creations....happy belated birthday and wow the cake looks yummy...hugs kath xxx

Mandi said...

Belated Birtday wishes first! MWAH
Thansk for sharing your 'life' with us, good to let off steam at times eh hun
What a supe rcake..cant bear to cut it though LOL

Those projects you have created are F-A-B-U-LOS!!!!!!!!!

Have a great week hun, may be a bit flatter than last eh!
Happy Birthday again
mandi xx

Candace said...

Hope you had a wonderful Birthday

Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing

Candace #15

Chris said...

Wow, Cheryl You look like you had a great birthday with your kids. Lovely cake. Love what you made too. I've been looking for those kind of tickets you used (dream) where did you find them ?

Hugs, Chris

Neet said...

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Cheryl, Happy Birthday to YOU! (sorry it is late but what a fabulous birthday cake and presents you had). Made me fill up a bit reading your blog.
Love the wooden artwork you have done - I have still got a couple of those bags to decorate - just never thought of doing them with papers like that - must have a go as I am Steampunk Crazy at the moment.
Cheers! #22

jude said...

These are absolutely stunning hun !Love the doors alice in wonderland fav of mine since childhood.Isn't your cake just cute she is so sweet hope my daughter do that for my birthday whe they get older!have to start hinting ...lol or even show them this page..
Glad you had great birthday hopefully my belated wishes arrive today
love n hugs judex

lil-paper-pixie said...

Happy belated birthday hun, your daughter is a diamond, I could just eat a piece of that scrummy looking cake!! Your projects look fab hun!!

Hugs

Sarah

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Cheryl,
That is amazing that Lisa made the cake--it is gorgeous!!! And I love all these beautiful pieces you made...what a wonderful birthday you had...I am so happy!!!
Love,
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

I misunderstood--I thought she made it..but it is awesome!! And it has paint and a scrapbook and everything--wow!!! Your kids are amazing!!!
XO

Nicks said...

wow loving your steampunk stuff! n
no cake ta I am on a diet

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww so pleased you had a lovely birthday, gorgeous cake & book, wow loo at all your creations, stunning hun, that bag is beautiful, luv the door, gona pinch some cake now to go with me cuppa, will reply to mail when im home hun,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x(13)

Chrissie said...

Glad you had a wonderful birthday... belated happies!
What wonderful things you are making, I really enjoyed my snoop today, thanks!
Chrissie

Wipso said...

Thanks for the slice of cake and the cuppa. Hope you had a really special birthday. All the best people are born in October :-)
A x

Cardarian said...

Huh you say you had a weekend off, but you have been making a lot of lovely stuff! What a lovely snoop that was!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Toucan Scraps said...

wonderful cake and gift, so thoughtful.

your projects are fab too

Hels Sheridan said...

Happy Birthday from me too... and loving your sentiments about Mums and children... so lovely :O)) Have a great day! Hels (40)

BTW, LOVE your altered art!! :O))

Susie Sugar said...
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Susie Sugar said...

Happy Belated B/day Cheryl
Awwwww what a fab daughter and such beautiful words for her lovely mum
You have made some beautiful things too
Hope you are keeping well
Hugs Susie xx
ps sorry about the first comment I don't know what happened there I think I have a gremlin in the works today !!! lol x

Crafty Chris said...

well what can I say gorgeous creations love to pop over to see what you have made, that cake looks yummy, did you save me a bit:o)
take care
Chris x

Helen said...

Great kids, lovely desk and the arch creation is lovely - I was thinking of using one of them for the Simon Says challenge too! (38)

Padster said...

Fantasic cake for a fantastic person.
Happy Birthday Hun!
Hugs,
Debbie x

qwiksave said...

Great personalised cake, I love all the icing 'embellishments'. I must do WOYWW one day! Fab makes too. x

Kaz said...

mmm cake!! Happy belated birthday!! hope the cake was as yummy as it looks ! have a great week and thanks for sharing your desk xx

Maria (inkymits) said...

Superb cake,and what a lovely message from your daughter!!

Maria x #73

gina g said...

Hi Cheryl i'm so glad that your birthday was fab and such lovely words from your daughter.

I get were your coming from hun regarding being abused as a child because i said the same as you that i would give my children all the love and affection that i never had, and i think your right it does make you stronger but sometimes a little lonely as no one really knows what its like.

take care luv gina xx

Kate said...

Wow love your makes. Glad to hear you had a great birthday and thanks for the slice of cake!

** Kate ** #74

Jan said...

Great projects and what a beautiful birthday cake and note from your daughter :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Cheryl, Belated good wishes for your birthday - your children are awesome. Your projects are terrific - I love all that steampunk thing. Thanks for peeking at my desk and kind comments. Elizabeth #60

Morti said...

Well, belated Happy Birthday for a start - fab goodies lurking on your desk there Mrs! Glad you had a great day, and that cake was just lush,

Jules said...

Your projects look great - happy belated birthday :D Jules (63)

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh how FABULOUS is all this, love your creativeness!!!

JoZart said...

Lovely creative post with so many fab pics of your projects and that cake.
You are so right to be proud, it was so lovely to read about your family.
A belated Happy Birthday to you!
hugs Jo x

brenda said...

Hi Cheryl

Words can't express the love in that cake and sentiment, you sure are one specail Mum.

And a lovely piece of artwork as well, a perfect post really.

B x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Oh you beat me to it- I've been wanting to make a bag like that for ages! So special! Happy birthday and may God grant you your heart's desires! Moms always want the best for our kids, don't we? Patsy from
HeARTworks

triciasconfetti said...

What a fantastic birthday you had - love the cake. Go nice with a cup of Earl Grey.
x Tricia (79)

Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic birthday cake and what a lovely daughter too making your birthday so special. Happy belated birthday. Love your bag too, great papers. Tracy Evans (22).

Rosie said...

Related to this so much - I'm another one who swore never to visit on my children the things I suffered growing up. Love the things you've been making, especially the bag! (71)

Twiglet said...

What a great post this week - thanks for the cake and Many Happy Returns.

Liz said...

So sorry I just remembered on the day cheryl so glad you had a great day Will e maail Soon Not too great today hunnie
Liz x

Erin said...

Happy Birthday, the cake is amazing. Love the door, very creative. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

Pam said...

Sounds like you had a fab birthday. Hugs Pam x

Junibears said...

I'm so glad you had a super birthday. You've a couple of great kids there!
Lovely cake! And where did you find the time to do all the rest of that artwork? Stunning!
Thank you sweetie for all your lovely comments.
Hugs xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Happy belated birthday Cheryl, I'm so glad you had a wonderful day and your gifts from Lisa and Gary are beautiful :D
And your work, oh my goodness, they're just stunning, I think the bag is my favourite but that door is just magical :D

Terry & Kim said...

Hugs those kids tight! The cake looks amazing. You are blessed. As for crafting - I love your paper!

Linby said...

Oh I love your cake - that is so special. Glad you had such lovely gifts. Your little case and the door are so wonderful - really inspiring.
Linbyx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous cake and what wonderful items you had. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)

Netty said...

Brilliant posting Cheryl with some heartfelt words and some brilliant craftings. Ooh I want one of those handbags, just going to have to pop over there and get one...or two....lol
Annette x

peggy gatto said...

Gorgeous cake from and by your daughter, so special!
Love your purse and "alice"!
busy and talented artist!!!!

Juls said...

sooooooooo many gorgeous things!!!!! your cake looks fab! so creative...loved having a close look at your deak...the paper that was on it looks just fab!!!! I am just LOVING all your alice and wonderland projects at the mo...FABULOUS!!!.....and the box with the elegant ladies on it is just fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

dandelion dreamer said...

oh that note from your daughter is so lovely! Happy belated birthday and thansk for sharing all the pics of your woork too. M x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

You have a great eye for art!! I LOVE these!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Jingle said...

That cake is wonderful! What a treat! I love your projects! Alice is always a favorite of mine!

Betty said...

Oh Cheryl its wonderful to hear you had a great birthday, with both your loved ones, the cake is super just wish i could taste some lol!
And what super creations you made this week love the bag with all the images on, and the door is brill with the alice in wonderland theme.

Hugs Betty x x

Daniele said...

wow you have been busy, love graphic 45 papers, love the steampunk projects
thanks for the peek
hugs

Ciara said...

That cake is brilliant! Glad you had such a great birthday.

Just to let you know - Ellie the dog was fine after falling off my chair, she's a resilient little thing!!

Ciara
xx

butlersabroad said...

What a brilliant birthday you had, that cake is just superb, hope you saved me a piece! Sounds like you have great kids Cheryl, that's all down to you you know! Wonderful projects too this week.

Hugs
Brenda 87

Rebekah said...

What fabulous creations Cheryl! Hope you had a great birthday the cake looks fab and what a wonderful and loving family you have! Hugs Rebekah x

Tracy said...

Oh Cheryl, what a lucky girl you are, Happy birthday although it's late. Your cake is wonderful and all your pressies sound wonderful too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

jackiescrafts said...

What a fab card and presents from Lisa.
All your makes are fab too

Hugs Jackie x

akilli melek said...

awe that door is just fab, what a good creative imagination you have. did you enjoy the cake? thanks for popping by earlier. caroline #36

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Cheryl your children are to be proud of - and hey, remember, they're like that because of you! Many happy returns. Love the aerial view of your desk - my, you have been busy again!

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful cake how very special of them to do this for you hope you had a wondeful day. See you managed to find time to have a good play smashing work. Sorry not to have been round been busy but not doing much! LOL xx Zoe

Doone said...

the hardest task I have ever undertaken is to be mother to my sons - it is wonderful when they appreciate you as a prent, especially if your role models are negative, or not present at all...and the art work is fab too, thanks for sharing,

Dx 104

Doone said...

parent not a prent!

Mandy said...

Hey hunny, gorgeous cake love the little pritt stick, so cute.
Gorgeous makes too Cheryl, blimey there is so much in your post I don't want to miss anything lol.
Hun your kids are blessed to have you, they obviously think so with all the effort they go to. I think most of us learn by our parents "mistakes" and always try and do better with our own kids and try and give them the parent we wanted in many ways
hugS Mandy xx
P.S I knew there was something else, I'm pleased you liked your goodies xx

Mina said...

sounds like you had a fantastic Birthday Cheryl...your cake is yummy looking and so thoughtful...fantastic creations as always
Mina xxx

Scrapcollectr said...

Wow! You are blessed with wonderful kids... and I think I will have some tea with my slice! Lovely projects, too! Thanks for visiting my blog...
Linky #88

madebyKarla said...

You have wonderful children! That cake looks amazing! I just love your steampunk and alice in wonderland projects. haven't got into the steampunk stuff myself yet, but your works are very inspiring.

Linda C said...

Great cake for a great lady. The love between the three of you is felt all the way to South Carolina! Your designs are amazing. You are not only blessed, but talented too! Linda #68

Lori said...

Gorgeous pieces, just love all the elements you used! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Susan Allan said...

I agree, it is an amazing cake. I really love the little floral tin on your desk.


Have a great week.
Sue xx 72

voodoo vixen said...

Gee but haven't you had a lovely birthday and obviously your influence has rubbed off on your lovely children! Your bag is gorgeous, love those papers. Annette#33

Sunshine Girl said...

Happy belated Birthday wishes! Lots of lovely artwork there - thanks for sharing (No 46)

Hope Jacare said...

Sorry I am late ...it's been one of those weeks! Happy Belated Birthday - so pleased you had a great time with the kids. Love your projects , weirdly was just looking at those gorgeous steampunk papers. Cheers Claire x

Nicola said...

Happy belated birthday greetings Cheryl, awe those words from your daughter sure pull the ole heart strings and her cake is fabulous - lucky you getting the cake and eating it too rofl. Awesome creativity as always sweetie, you sure are an inspiration.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Holly said...

Super cute bag you decorated.. Your BIrthday Cake ROCKS!!! Great kids.. Happy Birthday..

Cheryl said...

WOW you never cease to amaze me,love your GORGEOUS creation!!! Hmmm would love a piece of that beautiful cake...lol....so glad you had a wonderful day!!
Hugs xx

Risa said...

Happy Birthday to you Cheryl!
Your cake looks very delicious and I know that you enjoyed every bite! Your altered projects are fab and the details rock! TFS!!!
hugs
Risa:)

Sylvia x said...

Hi Cheryl just popping by to say hi...wow sounds like you had a brill birthday weekend (and so you should). Love the altered bag and that door !!!!! well brill as always.

Hope you are well hun

sylvia xxxx

Taluula said...

Oh wow, oh wow, I love what you are doing here. Gorgeous.

Cheryl said...

What a yummy looking cake! I love the alter items too. I hope you had a great birthday.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love the cake. i would have been bawling my eyes out over it and the card! your work is just gorgeous. i still think you should have a store!

hugs, my friend.

CraftyC said...

Firstly I wanna say happy belated birthday, and your kids sound amazing to. What your daughter wrote was beautiful and that cake is wow. More gorgeous projects, I love the alice themed work. Have emailed you!
Clairex

Sarah said...

Hi Chum,
I'm so glad you had a wonderful day out chum with Lisa she is a wee Gem and Gary too, but then you are a great Mum too!! fabulous pic of you and Lisa and her words to you here are beautiful, bless her, sorry for late comments chum, told you that I would pop across yesterday, I'm here now lol' your cake is fabulous chum love all the crafting bits!! and WOW!! this wee bag is gorgeous and also your Doors are amazing love them to bits you have been busy and with stunning results as ever!!! will email you soon chum lots of Hugs xxx
Sarah x

Phree said...

Lovely creative desk, thanks for the snoop round.

minnie_mac said...

Belated birthday greetings. So good to read that you had such a great day with your children who love and appreciate you so much. Love your artwork. Brilliant.

Marilyn
x

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, you have wonderful projects to show us this week! i specially like the bag and all it's details! thanks for sharing!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Cheryl,
I just came over to say "hi!" I hope you're doing well...and I still can't get over how beautiful this cake is and all your exquisite creations!!!
XO

Sue from Oregon said...

wow you have a lot of wonderful things to share today! Hope you had a great birthday!

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous artwork!

Sandra Evertson

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Cheryl,
Can't wait to hear your dream...I'm sharing mine in my message on Monday!
XO

Craftgirl said...

Love love love Alice and Steampunk. Some of my favourite images.

Carol WOYWW (65)
Art Stamp Designer and Manufacturer
www.stampattack.co.uk

Janetlynne said...

Happy Birthday- Your cake is wonderful....Thank You for sharing Janetlynne (84)

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Cheryl! Happy belated birthday!! Sorry, I'm a little late...have been quite busy myself and haven't been blogging much. What a FABULOUS birthday cake!! And it looks like you've been quite busy creatin' too! The purse and barn door are AWESOME!!! Just gorgeous!! :)

Shirl said...

What a talented lady your are Cheryl - the cake looks too good to cut send it over here and I will look after it for you te he.
Hugs Shirley x x

Piddawinkle said...

I love your bag and your alice piece is fab, thanks for visiting me at no 78 :)

Lynne Phelps said...

Your projects are great, and I love the quote about how time unfolds us! Thanks so much for playing along with Oh, Alice!