Posts tagged ‘Just perfect alphabet’

October 29, 2011

Flower daisies…

I have been having such a blast! Ultra busy but having such fun with my crafting friends!

At cake class in week 4, we learned how to make flowers from sugar paste, and I may not have made a lot, but what I did manage to make in class I was pleased with …

 

I loved the little calla lilies and I loved the way the carnations turned out too. I know there’s room for improvement, but for a first attempt it wasn’t too bad. It really helped that you use the same principles to make sugar flowers as you do when making paper flowers, so that helped me a lot!

And making the sugar flower plaque gave me the inspiration to make this wedding card that my friend asked me to make for her friends, Sam and Amy…

 

I love the bashful blue and whisper white together – reminds me a little of Wedgewood …

All supplies from Stampin Up.

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October 9, 2011

Sweet bundle of love …

I started a beginners cake decorating course at night school in September.  My daughter, who is getting married in 18 months’ time, has asked me to make her wedding cake and whilst I feel very honoured, I also feel a little daunted too …

She asked me because I made my own wedding cake … but that was 24 years ago and I only decorated it as my mum made the fruit cake base!  So I thought I’d better do something about it now whilst I have plenty of time to practise …

So far I am loving the course.  We have a lovely teacher (hi Tracey) and I’ve made friends with a great girl, Claire, who helps me enormously.  On the very first lesson, Tracey got us doing some sugar modelling … here’s my first attempt at sugar crafting…

I lost count of how many times I did the ears and took them off again, but I have not laughed so much in ages – it was great fun! 

Now for something I feel a little more comfortable with … my friend, Ana, asked me to make a new baby card for her friends in Italy.  I used my favourite baby stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Bundle of Love…

I just love this two-step stamp set.  The images are so cute they are adorable!  I used whisper white and pretty in pink for the card but the lighting wasn’t quite right when I was photographing it and everything turned out looking a little pink – maybe I should sign up for a photography course next! 

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