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March 4, 2015

How to Train Your Dragon punch art …

Hi and welcome to my blog. I loved making this How to Train Your Dragon punch-art birthday card for my daughter…


She may be 30, but she’s still young at heart, and she absolutely loves the Toothless character from the movie How to Train Your Dragon – well who doesn’t? In fact, my husband and I went to see How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the cinema and we both loved it! 


I think the baby Toothless character looked quite cute …


I made a baby Toothless character in fondant for her cake too, by following the tutorial I purchased from the Cake Dutchess, just making a few changes of my own here and there …


I made grey “volcanic rocks” from fondant, which I placed behind Toothless so I had something to put the number candles into … 


This was my first attempt at a pinata cake, and my first rainbow cake too.

I used Smarties in the centre of the cake, but wished their colours had been a bit brighter to match the cake …

guess that’s what you get with natural food colourings?


It was a lot of work making all those different coloured layers, but it was worth it to see my daughter’s face when she cut into the cake!   

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cardstock: whisper white, real red, basic black, pistachio pudding, smoky slate;

inks: black stazon, whisper white craft;

punches/dies: ornament, large oval, extra large oval, small oval, boho blossoms, petite pansy, mosaic madness, small circle, 1/2″ circle, 1″ circle, blossom petals, crop-a-dile, typeset alphabet bigz die;

accessories: stampin’ dimensionals, stampamajig;

All card making supplies from Stampin’ Up. 

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November 23, 2013

Despicable me minion birthday …

Hi there – I hope you’re having a good weekend so far.

I know I promised more Christmas creations, but I’ve been a little busy – baking a cake for my daughter’s birthday, and making a birthday card – Despicable Me Minion style …

Despicable me minion card

After making a Minion card for my husband’s birthday, my daughter said she wanted one for her birthday too, and I aim to please!  I decided to give just a nod to the Minions, and used my circle framelits and punches to put this little guy together.

He was really fun to make – one of my favourites …

Despicable me minion card 2

And the cake was fun to do too …

Despicable me minion cake

My plan had been to make a dozen cupcake minions too, all decorated to look like little Minions… but time got the better of me, so I managed the large Minion and several yellow-topped cupcakes with no faces, bless!  Next time maybe? 

Despicable me minion cake 3

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: daffodil delight, chocolate chip, marina mist, basic black, whisper white, brushed silver; inks: daffodil delight, marina mist, smoky slate; punches: circles, corner rounder; accessories: circle framelits, big shot machine, white gel pen, basic grey stampin’ write marker pen, marina mist buttons (retired), mini glue dots, paper snips, sponge daubers. 

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