Posts tagged ‘Papillon potpourri’

September 11, 2013

Elegant sympathy card …

Sympathy cards are always difficult to make.  They are not ones I prepare in advance – they would make me too sad.  However they are necessary to let our bereaved friends and loved ones know that we care and are thinking about them.  For me, sympathy cards need to be simple and quick to make, and yet beautiful, to convey the condolence message. 

Butterfly sympathy card

 I used elegant eggplant and whisper white for the card, a colour scheme I’d used before hereand added a butterfly, stamped onto vellum and punched out with the co-ordinating punch. 

Lines of embossing and beautiful, stamped images from Stampin’ Up were all the card needed.

Butterfly sympathy card close up

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

cardstock: elegant eggplant, whisper white, vellum; stamp sets: papillon potpourri, happy day, teeny tiny wishes; inks: elegant eggplant, sahara sand; punches: elegant butterfly, word window, modern label; accessories: adhesive pearls, stampin’ dimensionals, tombow glue, simply scored scoreboard, stamp-a-majig.

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March 16, 2013

Roses with noses …

My friends and I did some fund raising yesterday, for Red Nose Day – the Comic Relief charity – with a Great British Bake Off.

I was a judge so didn’t enter the competition, but made some cupcakes …

Red nose day roses with noses

They were “roses with noses!” – lots of fun to do …

Red nose day rose with a nose

And raffled one of my cakes, which I hand-painted with a spring scene using edible food colours…

Red nose hand painted cake top and side shots

Everyone had worked so hard and all the cakes were delicious. It was a very difficult job for the judges having to taste all those cakes Open-mouthed smile

marks were awarded for appearance, taste and, of course, humour.

I donated the prizes and couldn’t resist doing a little papercrafting to make some hand-stamped labels, using the papillon potpourri and teeny tiny wishes stamp sets, with co-ordinating punches …

Red nose prizes

First prize went to the very imaginative red nose cake pops …

Red nose day cake pops

Second prize to the “yummy scrummy” carrot cake with the red nose …

Red nose day yummy scrummy cake

Third prize to the very tasty carrot cake with the smiley face made from crushed walnuts …

Red nose day carrot smiley cake

And the other entries …

chocolate rice crispy cakes with red noses … (took me straight back to my childhood!)

Red nose day rice crispy red nose cakes

The aptly named “Pennsylvania Dutch funny cake” …

Red nose day Pennsylvania Dutch funny cake

A scrummy carrot kiss cake …

Red nose day carrot kiss cake

And take a look at this plate of lovelies!

Red nose day colourful cupcakes

It was such an amazing day!

Here’s what I used to make the gift cards – all supplies from Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise stated:

cardstock: whisper white; stamp sets: papillon potpourri, teeny tiny wishes; inks: pretty in pink, night of navy; punches: decorative label, butterfly; accessories: glue dots, adhesive rhinestones, ribbon from my stash.

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