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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Cute as a button!

I've spent a lovely weekend with Joe at his flat in Aldershot, just doing normal things that I enjoy. I visited my local craft shop and bought some papers, I went to Squires Kitchen and spent a Birthday voucher on more chocolate making goodies and I wandered around my favourite antiques shop - its been lovely! Of course I've also spent time crafting and baking - no suprise there then!

Here is a little card that I've created for two challenges this weekend

I have to admit that the lighting of this photo is awful, so you can't see the stickles twinkling on the branches, but sorting the flash on my camera is a bit beyond me right now! I've decided to go for a contemporary feel for this anniversary card, with pretty pinks, blues and greens.  The theme of "in the garden" and the gorgeous layout comes from this week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin where they have given us the garden theme and a gorgeous sketch to follow - its up to you whether you use one element or both. Don't forget to take a peek at all the gorgeous DT cards on their blog.

I'm also entering this card in the challenge this week over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge where the theme is anniversary. I love this tree stamp and have used it on so many different cards, but I always feel it works so well on anniversary cards - portraying growing love. Oh, look at me getting all mushy!! Take a peek at the SCSC blog to see all the gorgeous DT cards this week.

I've also been doing a little baking today.......I always focus on the flavours of my cakes rather than what they look like, so today I decided to make a really good vanilla cupcake that looks cute too! I was inspired by photos I'd seen in blogland of some very cute button cupcakes so I decided to give it a go myself....

Aren't they cute?? I made the buttons myself out of pre-coloured royal icing - I cut out the circles and added the centre holes using a tooth pick. For the larger buttons I also added an extra circle around the outside. I'm really pleased with how these turned out.

Thanks for popping by today, I hope to see you again soon.
Wedgie xxx


Fiona said...

fab card and fab cupcakes!! I am so rubbish at baking... Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Fleur said...

Gorgeous cards & cake.
Hugz Fleur xXx

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous card and love the buttons on the cakes, I feel hungry now, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely CAS look

Thanks for joining our "Anniversary" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Tracey T said...

Another very pretty card and more tempting baking - makes me feel hungry just looking at those cupcakes. I love the icing buttons! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Faye said...

I want this card! And a cake would be nice too. xxx

Francesca said...

Gorgeous card I love that sweet Image

Thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER challenge this week!


Abi said...

Yup, I'm sure I've seen you use that tree stamp before ;-)! Fabulous, hon, I should have come here earlier I was desperate for inspiration for an anniversary card!! Love the cupcakes too. Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous and very yummy!

hugs Vicky xx