Wednesday, 20 July 2011

My guys sometimes look at me and wonder what's all the fuss is about - my obsession with little pieces of paper - mostly in shades of pink. I am love with all things from many papers in the most awesome hues and patterns. I really enjoyed making this card....its taking ages to get my thinking cap on and to think out of the box creatively after a long break, but I hope the receiver will be pleased with it. The image is a digistamp from the Greeting Farm called Kissy Kissy. It is adorable and fantastic to colour. The challenge this week at Allsorts Challenge Blog is free and easy which really suits me. I have used papers from Nitwits Threads and Thimbles collection, roses, black gems, fiskars border punch, promarkers, black card stock, lace and the digi sentiment, which I recoloured before printing comes from here. The photos aren't great...dark days really hamper good photos inside.......and its suppose to be summer!!!! Now onto the next challenge..........housework!!

Hello Kitty makes an appearance in buttercream on a Vanilla Sponge!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

I managed to get some of the stash out this week - spent most of the time hunting for papers, card and embellishments as I had forgotten what I had stashed away (or how much I have stashed away). This week over on Cupcake Craft Challenges is a celebration for reaching 150 challenges, with the challenge to create a card or project from one of the previous challenges. As I ease back into crafting I thought I would go simple and go for Challenge number 61 - Going Girly. These gorgeous papers are from Nitwits collection, I love them. Some faux stitching and a handwritten sentiment with some flowers to finish the card. The stamp is an ex Sugar Nellie by Elisabeth Bell, called Scattered Love. I am seeing my niece for the first time in 5 years next week and as I missed her birthday, I have made this with her in mind.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Lemon and Coconut Cupcakes with Lemon Cooked Flour Buttercream and Toasted Coconut

It's been months - I've almost had to have a tutorial to find my way around my own blog!! But my Diploma course has been completed after many, many hours of hardwork, lack of sleep and juggling family and work too. I now have some spare time on my hands and hope to begin my journey through the mountains of stash I have stored over the past months and to get out the sprinkles and do some mass baking....but not Eating! Since seeing myself in a photograph at Easter.......I have embarked on a healthier eating and more exercise programme with a person who is very dear to we can laugh, moan and cry (well not yet) about our weekly success! I have had cake...not weekly though......but I havent had a packet of crisps since Easter!!! The only thing I am really missing is the sunshine - it's suppose to be summer - so what's with all this rain and cooler temperatures!!!!

Weightloss This Week One and half pounds - Cakes Eaten - 1 (As Above) - Cards Made 0

Total Weightloss - Eleven and half pounds!