Sunday 26 June 2011


I was asked to make a special birthday card for a friends 8th. Her daughter isn't in to anything in particular so I thought all girls love cupcakes, what ever age.
I stamped and coloured the cakes on Wednesday. I used silicone on Friday afternoon to stick them on. I only needed to put on the name and age. When I looked at the card on Saturday morning I couldn't believe the silicone was showing through like greasy marks. So after a busy Saturday I set off and made the card up again. My friend collected the card this afternoon and she was delighted with the finished card. That made all the hard work worth it.
These stamps are from Chocolate Baroque and are so useful. I stamped the base of the cake onto patterned paper with black ink for definition. I coloured the tops of the cakes with pens and added glitter for a little bling.

I hope it has been a good weekend for all


Sunday 19 June 2011

Chocolate Baroque - Blog Candy Giveaway

There are new stamps being launch by Choclate Baroque this weekend and Glenda is offering the opportunity for one lucky winner to recieve them. Pop over to the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog.
Leave a comment there and keep everything crossed as they are a NEED!!!

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Only words and a gift

I suggested a little challenge to the Design Team members of Chocolate Baroque. The challenge was to use only words. I created an octogon in four sizes and used as a template to cut out white, two shades of purple card. I used dusty concord distress ink around the top layer to highlight the score line. The flower is a die from Crealie. I have used this stamp many times as I love the wording. It's from Chocolate Baroque and the stamp plate is called loving sentiments. I hope you'll have a go with only words.

I started quilting last year and thoroughly enjoy every stitch I sew. I did needlework at school and one of my exam pieces was an applique cushion. I spotted the quilt I have replicated in a magazine. It is a similar design to the original cushion. I've made this quilt for a friend at work who's retiring and she loves to garden. I thought it would be nice on the back of a chair or over her lap on an evening.

Many thanks for popping by