Celebrating Grace

Celebrating Grace and her 1st Birthday

This post absolutely is about celebrating Grace and her 1st birthday. Who said that creating is only about papercraft and not also about cake, especially when it comes to celebration and party time ! This last week was totally about our little Granddaughter and preparations for her first birthday celebration. My post this week has to be to share with you some of what I did to celebrate our darling granddaughter, Grace.

Mr Owlie a firm favourite

In the weeks leading up to Grace’s first birthday, I cast my mind back on how quickly she has grown. Then I asked myself which of her toys have become little treasures for her and was there a firm favourite in that toybox. One absolutely steals the show. It is none other than her cherished “Mr Owlie” as introduced to her by her Daddy and Mummy. The murals on her wall in the nursery are a daily reminder of this cute little character and her soft cuddly toy nestles in her cot and gives her comfort every bedtime. So Granny set about searching for owl decorations for her birthday party to

Celebration cake
1st Birthday Cake

celebrate Grace. This then also became the theme of her very special birthday cake. One item missing was a birthday card made with the Stampin’Up! retired Owl punch.  How many of you remember all the cute characters you could create with the Owl Builder punch ?


Chocolate Owl, hidden pink layer

Well to delight a very special little girl, Granny set about baking the cake. Once it had cooled sufficiently, it got smothered in a crumb coating of pink strawberry flavoured icing. This then got covered in a blanket of chocolate flavoured fondant icing. Of course “Mr Owlie” had to have a branch to sit on and so his perch was also made from chocolate fondant. Very edible and very delicious it was too.

Celebrate Grace

This picture tells a story and a few minutes later, Grace was tucking in and sampling her first ever birthday cake.


Surprise little cupcake owls for party boxes

To make the sweets post the birthday meal just that extra little bit tasty, Granny also

Birthday cupcakes

decided to bake a range of cupcakes – vanilla, chocolate and coffee flavours.

These went down very well with all the adults. You can see a couple peeking out at you from this party plate.

Creativity spans many areas

Isn’t it just great that our creativity can span so many different areas. We don’t have to be restricted to just working in one crafty area and so often one craft also supports the other. I hope you have enjoyed a slighly different creative theme this week and seeing the birthday cake.  Next week I will be sharing some of the cards that we will be making at my Christmas Craft Retreat this weekend. I am soooooo excited to see what all the ladies will be creating from my original designs and as they share in the fun. Be sure to stop by again soon.

Happy Crafting

Dianne x


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