Thursday, 12 November 2009

Cupcakes galore

This card follows the sketch for Clean and Simple FTL67:



This was the prompt for day 257 'picture this' on 365 cards:



It's also good for these challenges:

Saturday spotlight with hidden potential 6: 'repeatedly useful' - to use an image more than once

Cute card Thursday 86: glitter me silly!

Crafty Ann 1: celebrate

Hand full of stamps 4: 'share it with the family - we were encouraged to include a recipe as well as food on our cards, so here is my cupcake recipe:

2 large eggs, cracked open
1 tsp vanilla essence
125g/4oz caster sugar
125g/4oz soft margarine
125g/4oz self-raising flour

1. Heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and beat them together until the mixture is smooth and slightly lighter in colour.
2. Line a bun tin or cupcake tin with paper cake cases and half-fill each case with the cake mixture.
3. Cook the cakes for 18-20 minutes. You can tell they are done when they have risen up, are golden in colour, and spring back into shape when lightly pressed.
4. The cupcakes can be decorated using a basic icing, plus marshmallows, writing icing, food colouring and coloured sweets.

I've again used some of the DB cupcakes kit, this time stamping a large cupcake in the nestie scalloped circle and smaller cupcakes scattered. They have been coloured with copics and the icing topped with ice stickles.


Yummy and sweet

This card is for sketch on My Grafico sketch time:



It's also for
Cute card Thursday
: 86 'glitter me silly' - the edges of the oval and the sentiment are glittered.

Everything used for this card is from a Dawn Bibby cupcake kit (I bought it because it included some cupcake stamps and the kit itself is suitable for making some quick cards).

Deep pink decoupage

I've made a card for Card Patterns sketch 40:



It's also for Basic Grey week 7: photo inspiration:



The deep pink/burgundy colour in this photo is one of my favourites and I had a hard job choosing which BG papers to use for this card. In the end I used some from eva and some from bittersweet. I chose the striped one because of the stripes in the photo.

The flower is decoupaged, which is right for this week's Alphabet challenge: 'D is for decoupage'.



Cook up a card: October recipe: prize

I won the prize for the October recipe on Cook up a card - yay! it arrived this morning and this is what I received:



There's a lovely recipe for their November challenge - perhaps hop on over to Cook up a card and take part.

Salt: Psalm 46: be still

It's Salt Faith Challenge day again today - how the weeks go by - Lythan chose the topic and you can read what she wrote here and see the other lovely creations of the team.

Most often I do a LO for Salt, but this time I made a card, using Papermania touch of teal papers, stickers etc. I even attempted a bit of doodling, so I'm going to link this card for two challenges that are asking for doodling this week: Creative card crew 36 and Creative Inspirations 20.