Wednesday, 30 April 2008

I thought I would take up the challenge from Cute Card Thursday and do the Girls Just wanna have fun challenge, it also fits in nicely with a card I have to make for an up coming birthday. I have used a Sugar Nellie stamp and papers from Pink Petticoat. I have paper pieced the ballerina's dress too, using Pink Petticoat papers too. The sentiment has been made on the computer and the flowers, gems and ribbon from my stash. I can see I will be churning out a whole collection of these little Sugar Nellies in a range of Pink Petticoat colours.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Ok its official - I am now the mum of a TEENAGER. Happy Birthday Euton!
The card has been made using Sugar Nellie Skater Boy stamp and the background done using the background plates from Pink Cat Studio Billy Stamps. Some black ribbon and a strip of paper from my stash. I have computer generated the Teenager description and senitment on the card. The cake is Euton's favourite - dark chocolate filled with chocolate mousse.

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

Sunday, 27 April 2008

I made this card using shaving foam and food colouring to create the background card. The butterfly is an image from Dover Book of Chinese images (a prize for a card of mine which was in lucky enough to be printed in Making Cards magazine). I outlined the image with a black Sakura pen for some faux embossing. I had this card shown off in Papercraft Essentials Magazine....for which I was sent a copy of the magazine and some brilliant papers etc

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Three more cards made using Billy Stamps from Pink Cat Studio. The Background paper used in each of these cards are the Dovecraft designer papers from the masculine and charcoal packs. The cowboys oval background has been made using the Majestic scoreboard from Keepsake a wet teabag to get the dusty aged effect!

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Debbie at Crafting Fairy is having a blog candy competition to celebrate her birthday. All you have to do is make a girly birthday card featuring ribbons and pretty papers. I have made mine using some papers and flowers from my stash - actually the papers came free in a magazine but I cant remember which one and the image is from Pink Petticoat. I have used some seed beads to decorate the image and white pen to create some faux stitching.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Here are two more little guys from the Pink Cat Studio Billy stamps. I have used the background stamps to create the background on the aperture for the pirate. Tried some glitter on the cloak of the little super hero - I think it works really well x

Happy Birthday to the Man of the House. Yes it's my hubby's birthday today so I baked him a lemon sponge cake which has been layered with white chocolate mousse and covered in cream and chocolate curls - wicked!

Lemon Cake with White Chocolate Mousse Filling


8 oz Self Raising Flour
8 oz caster Sugar
8 oz butter
4 Large Eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Grated zest of one lemon


8 oz White Chocolate
150ml Double Cream

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and base line two 9 inch sandwich cake tins and set aside. Measure and weigh all of the ingredients for the cake and mix/whisk together in a large bowl - approx 5 minutes
Divide the batter between the tins and bake for approx 25 minutes until well risen and golden.
When the cakes are cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tins. Remove from the tins once cool.

To Make the Filling - Heat the cream gently over a low heat, stir in the white chocolate and stir until the chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat and whisk until the mixture is cool. Refrigerate until cold and whisk the mixture again until it reaches a soft mousse consistency. Use half to sandwich the sponge together and then use the remaining filling to cover the top and sides. Hmmmm Enjoy x

Friday, 18 April 2008

Making cards for little boys always proves to be so difficult, its usually the sporting things and not much else, but these little stamps from are so adorable. The 'Billy' set includes the cowboy, a pirate, a superhero and a frog prince. There is also a background plate to accompany these little stamps. Now I'm off to have a play with the others in the set....lets see what I can come up with!

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

I thought I would also have a go at doing handmade invitations, as it would give me the chance to dabble with a few of the finer embellishments that are available. I was mainly going to focus on weddings, however I have just finished an order for 50 of these for a 40th birthday party - Posh!

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

I am so glad that Pink Petticoat decided to bring back their Cheekies range. They are delightful but wicked in a Cheeky way. Ladies of all ages are just going to adore these. I have used the Keepsake majestic board to create the scallop ovals and a white pen for the faux stitching. Somehow the glitter board on the blue and purple design, just didnt want to play with the topper, so I had to resort to punching in some holes and using ribbon to hold it together. However I like the effect and will try this on a few different ones x