Archive for ‘Cakes’

November 6, 2013

A heart full of anniversary wishes…

I can’t believe a whole year has gone by since my daughter’s friends got married!  This year has really flown, and it doesn’t seem that long ago since I was making their wedding cake. 

I guess a lot has happened since then, including Anna being a bridesmaid for my daughter’s wedding earlier this year, so I couldn’t resist making Anna and Ciaran an anniversary card using their wedding colours …

Anna and Ciaran 1st anniversary

Anna and Ciaran anniversary close up

And the wedding cake I made them, that inspired the card …

 wedding cake

You can see the vintage card I made for their wedding last year on my original post here.

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

cardstock: old olive, elegant eggplant, whisper white; stamp sets: memorable moments; inks: basic grey; punches: small heart; accessories: adhesive rhinestones, stampin’ dimensionals.

Thanks for dropping by today


September 7, 2013

Dinosaur punch art with a little artisan label love …

My neighbour’s little boy had his 4th birthday a few weeks ago, so I made this fun dinosaur punch art card for him.  I used two of the new in-colours from Stampin’ Up – baked brown sugar and pistachio pudding – the colours sound so delicious …


Different sizes of oval framelits were used to cut shapes from pistachio pudding cardstock. I sponged the edges in matching ink and then used the dauber to sponge circles onto his back, before popping him up on dimensionals onto the baked brown sugar base card …

Dinosaur greeting

The birthday greeting was stamped from the label love stamp set, punched out with the co-ordinating artisan punch, and popped onto the paper rosette, made from some colourful quatrefancy designer series paper.  Apparently, the birthday boy loved it!      

I had loads of fun making Joel a dinosaur cake too …

… the rocks and boulders were delicious – the icing was caramel flavoured – yum.

Joels birthday cake

My husband said I’d made the dinosaur look a little too cute – it was obviously not scary enough for the boys – and it was his idea to add teeth and claws … I still think he looked cute though (the dinosaur, not my husband). 

I had a little help with the cake – my daughter helped with the red plates for the back, and I had artistic direction from my husband (teeth and claws) – he made the dinosaur eggs too … even painted the spots himself (I new I’d make a crafter out of him one day!)


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

cardstock: baked brown sugar, pistachio pudding, basic black, whisper white; stamp sets: label love; inks: baked brown sugar, pistachio pudding, early espresso; punches: artisan label; several sizes of circles, corner rounder; accessories: quatrefancy dsp, stampin’ dimensionals, sponge daubers, simply scored scoreboard, oval framelits, bigshot, tombow adhesive.

Thanks for dropping by today


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