Monday, 20 February 2012

Testing Testing One Two ???...

Hello Fellow Bloggers

First of all, maybe I should explain my post title today - I dropped my camera down the toilet wilst we were out on Friday afternoon (please don't ask if I had flushed the chain before the little mishap, because I really don't want to answer that question ha ha ha!!!). So I wanted to test that it was still working properly - all the photos in this post have been taken since the camera's little swim, so yes it's working - yayyy!!!

Today is Andrew's birthday, and he says he's had a good day despite having to go to school on his birthday! He didn't want anyone to know it was his birthday today, but one of his friends knew and told their teacher, so Andrew had to stand up at the front of the room during Assembly for everyone to sing Penblwydd Hapus to him (he was very embarassed apparently - aawww!).

Eleri had a good birthday on Friday - we decided to go to a forest centre for a few hours, with the intention of having some fresh air followed by some nice food in the cafe. But as we were nearing the place the mist was coming down and the rain was starting - by the time we got there we could hardly see anything in front of us. But we had some good food! Thing is, the weather was quite nice at home before we left, and it was still good when we got home LOL!

Anyway, Eleri is very happy for people to know it was her birthday, and she wanted some cakes to take in for her classmates today. I was going to make some cake pops on lollipop sticks like last year, but I saw a similar idea but for cupcake bites instead - they are sort of a cross between cakes and truffles - very rich and sweet. I found the recipe and instructions here.

If I'm honest, I preferred the chocolate ones I made last year - I think I should not have used a rich vanilla buttercream to mix in with the cake this time - much too sweet for me, but then they weren't for me LOL!

Now on to the cards I made for Andrew:

This is the one from Eleri:

The image is a High Hopes stamp, the papers are the Crafts Beautiful magazine freebie this month, and the sentiment is from TLC creations.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Stampin for the Weekend - Photo inspiration/colour combo
Card Crafters Circle - To die for (use dies or punches) - my plain and scalloped circle spellbinders dies
Kaboodle Doodles - Lets get cooking - I would like to enter my cupcake bites into this challenge too, but not sure if they will count?

This next card is from Richard and I. The image is a Kenny K digi, coloured with promarkers. The spotty paper and sentiment is again from CB magazine. I tried to keep this simple but I'm not sure it worked very well - may have looked better if I'd layered the image onto plain card rather than the spotty paper, his foot coming out of the frame would have shown up better.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

CES Challenge - Spots and dots
One Stitch at a Time - Use a digi
Kenny K Challenge - Emboss it

Well, if you've made it here to the end, thank you very much.

I'll see you soon.

Love, Andrea xx


Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love your card! And I also love your cupcake bites. I've downloaded the recipe and can't wait to try it out hopefully but not sure if I could get hold of the ingredients listed since some aren't availabe in our country (i think). Got to do some research. TFS!!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Cooking or Baking Challenge!

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Monica said...

Relieved that camera did not go down the drain...
Both the cards are swell. Love the second one and the spotty paper adds a lot of character to it and it matches so well with the embossing. Great colouring.
Happy Birthday to Andrew even though he does not want to make a big deal out if it...

Good to see you,


Karin Seiness Lilleseth said...

Such a cool card and great design :-)
Thanx for joining at Kenny K`s Krafty Girlz. Hope to see you again next week.
Hugs from Karin

Kami-koneko said...

super card, really masculine and boyísh, and the colours are swell!
thanks for sharing with us at KennyK's.


Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous projects and yummy food to tempt, fab Post! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and hope to see you again. Good luck. HUgs


mudmaven said...

Wow - sounds like your camera had a bit of an adventure - so glad it's still working! Love your cupcake card! So cute. Thanks for joining us for our Let's Get Cooking! challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

Anonymous said...

Hi Andrea, glad the camera survived, lol! Love your cards for Andrew; just perfect! Your cakes look delicious too - I'm sure Eleri and her classmates demolished them in no time!

Sara said...

What a cool card!!!! Love the way he is walking out of the card =)
Ooooh and the cupcakes looks delicious!!!!
Thank you for joining us at KKKG Challenges this week!

Marjo said...

Yummy yummylicious, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Trish and Treasure said...

Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Crafter’s Circle this week. This groovy monkey is fabulous and I like how you created such a simple yet striking layout,really great card!I hope to see you again next week for our latest challenge!
Trish Munro
Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

Stephanie said...

Eeek that was a close one - surprisingly resilient aren't they camera's?!! Gorgeous cards & gorgeous cakes :) Sorry to hear you're a bit stressed out today, hope work calms down soon x

karen said...

2 fantastic card and those little bites look delicious! thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karen

Karen C said...

Very fun! So glad you played with us this week at One Stitch At A Time! Best of luck in the draw!
Karen C

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya

febe said...

Yummy! Those cup cakes made me hungry. And you have wonderful set of cards. :)

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Mina said...

lol oops sorry to laugh but that so sounds like me, maybe being a clutz is catching Andrea lol...oooohhhhh yum yum yum to your gorgeously scrummy looking cakes and I love the cards too
Mina xxx

Kimberly said...

Oh your little treats look fabulous..and your cards are the images and you coloured them up super fine...tfs

Tab said...

Gorgeous cards, hun....such a lovely images.....ooooh and your cake bite look awesome :o)
Hugs Tab xxx