Monday, 21 December 2015

Happy Birthday Mr Duck...............

Good morning everyone. Hope you're all well and are all sorted for the festivities.

Thank you for your comments on Nesta's necklace. She does twinkle and sparkle when she wears it.
I apologise for being awol but as you will see, I have had Mr D's birthday, lots going on at work (the curse of retail at Christmas) and Christmas prep to contend with, whilst still twinging with my "itis"
I have been keeping up fairly well with my comments but hadn't had time to sort out the software conflict with my camera and laptop (why can't they just play nicely ?) I've just uninstalled then reinstalled it and got everything crossed they seem to be happy again.

Now, above is Mr D's cake. I thought that may grab folks attention on a reading list rather than his card lol!!!
You may remember I did an individual one for John in October but this is a full size chocolate cake with chocolate filling, covered in chocolate ganache and surrounded by Kit Kats.
The piggies are made with pink fondant and embellished with some CE ribbon.
Mr D is an absolute chocholic so this was nirvana for him (far too sweet for me)

Well, here's the card..............

"Don't make it too fussy or girlie"  Did my best on that one and the above was very well received. Its A4 in size (If you're going to have one, have a big one!!!)

A3 white card
Shades of blue card
Papermania embossing folder
That Special Touch Balloons border mask
Papermania "Husband " stamp
Various blue inks, including Chic Blue Grey, Blue Sky and Turquoise Pool Colour Clouds and Bahama Blue and Paris Dusk Mementos

I double stamped the "Husband" in two different inks to give it a shadow effect and the panels are on 3 different levels.

With his card, cake and pressies, along with his favourite tea of Toad in the Hole, Mr D was a very happy boy.
Well that's me for now folks.................................but here's one last snap of the cake for you chocolate lovers out there...................

Hope the last few days before Christmas aren't too fraught..............will be braving the food shop on Wednesday morning so spare a kind thought in this direction lol!!!

Ang x


  1. Good morning Ang,
    Wow! Oh! Wow! That's is absolutely brilliant, love it.
    Mr D will have been in 7th heaven with that lot ..... now who do the little "piggies" represent???
    Have a wonderful Christmas
    Patricia xxx

  2. Good morning Ang. Mr D cake is fantastic ( I had one from Tammy that was like that but the top was filled with maltessers ) great card for him too. Oh he will have had a good birthday getting all his favourite foods. Better you than me food shopping. Hazel X

  3. Good morning Ang. Missed you...
    What a gorgeous cake with the piggies and love the card design.

  4. Piggin' Hell Ang! The cake is brilliant! His card ain't half bad too It's a great idea and perfect for men Don't work too hard hopefully the shops won't be too busy on Wednesday In case you don't post again before Christmas I hope you and Mr D have a great time Take care xx

    Lovely Mans card Ang , I am shopping on Wednesday too ,hope we don't get squashed in the crowds .
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  6. Morning Ang,
    WOW!!!! what a cake, like you I would find it a bit too sweet, but a little would be good.

  7. Stunning cake Ang, I bet he was just like a pig in muck when he saw this, lovely card too, xxx

  8. Good morning Ang and happy birthday Mr D. What a gorgeous cake! My friend made me a lovely jam sponge cake complete with 3 candles. It was lovely but I think I will show her your piggy cake in case she needs an idea for next year!! I think for you it's roll on Christmas Eve and a few days off so hope you get a good rest over Christmas. Love from Jackie xx

  9. Piggin' brilliant! Love the cake and the card too.

  10. What a scrummy cake you've made for Mr D, and a fab card too!

    Season Greetings from the tub!

    Jenny x

  11. Love your card but I have to tell you - your cake is a piece (no pun intended) if art!! What a wonderful cake and should put a smile on anyone's face. You should sell them. I wonder how one would fare being shipped to the United States!!!
    Merry Christmas Ang and a Happy Birthday Mr. D!
    Sandy Claus xx

  12. Fab Cake and Card the piggies especially the one floating on it's back..HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR D!!
    Bet my grandchildren would love this as they are chocoholics as well.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  13. Hi Ang - Mr Duck is a very lucky man. Love the cake and the card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  14. WOW- the cake is amazing!! Love the card-definitely not fussy or frilly!! My hubby would love a cake like that.


  15. Wow! My mouth was watering looking at the amazing cake! Happy Birthday to Mr.D! Merry Christmas Ang to you and Mr. D!

  16. That cake is amazing - had to pin it! Would be too sweet for me too, but it is soooooo adorable! You should go into the confection business! Happy Holidays to you and Mr. D!

  17. Hi Ang,

    Sorry I have been absent again! Love your cake and your necklace both beauties. The card is fabulous, just right for a Man. May I wish you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year I hope you have a wonderful time with your family.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  18. Hello Ang,
    My husband would love this. He doesn't have a sweet tooth, just eats chocolate by the ton!!!
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
    love Maureen xxx

  19. I can see Mr D was as happy as a pig in mud with that cake. Happy Birthday to him. Have a very happy Christmas and New Year.
    Margaret M

  20. A fantastic cake and card Ang it looks yummy xxx
    A merry Christmas and a happy New Year xxx