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Saturday, 25 August 2012

A sweet bribe....

Hello there....well its a bit of a grey Saturday morning here in Aldershot at the moment. The sun is trying to poke through, but the clouds are currently winning! I'm off to a BBQ later so some sunshine would be really nice!

Joe and I live in a block of flats in Aldershot....he's been there several years and I've been there just over a year. We've made friends with a lovely couple in our block called Kirsty and Jake, who live a couple of doors away from Joe's flat. They love my cupcakes and whenever I make a fresh batch I try and take some cakes down to them too. They got engaged recently and are planning to buy a house nearby.....I will miss them and so I decided to bribe them yesterday with some freshly baked cupcakes!

These are vanilla cupcakes, with a two coloured vanilla butter cream swirl and a fresh strawberry on top - yummy! I think I've finally mastered the two coloured icing and I'm really pleased with how these look.
I tried reasoning with Kirsty and Jake that if they move I won't be able to deliver sweet treats like this anymore! Hee, hee!
I'd like to enter these cupcakes in the "it's a gift" challenge over at Allsorts this week.
Soooo.....I also have a little card for you today.....
I love the soft sweet colours of this patterned backing paper and I think it looks fab with the sky blue plain paper, it also has a fab glittered effect to add a little bling factor. My cute LOTV image has been coloured with my Promarkers and I've added some sparkle to her wings with my Stickles. Finally I've added some cute little blue squares and some blue punched flowers, which have glitter centres.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 Kids - anything goes
Lili's Little Fairies - spots or stripes
DYSU - fantasy
Poodle Palour - things with wings
Pop by all these fab challenge blogs to see the gorgeous DT cards that have been created this week!
Thanks for popping by today,
Wedgie xxx


Helen said...

Those cupcakes look absolutely delish! Your card is fantastic - lovely image, beautifully coloured and I love the sweet sparkle on her wings! Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week Wedgie;)? Hope the weather holds out for your BBQ later!

Doreen said...

Those cupcake look pretty tasty...A fabulous card,lovely

Wishcraft said...

Ooh gorgeous cupcakes hun - wish I lived close enough for deliveries ;o)

Love your cute card too! Pretty colours and super sweet fairy. Hugs, Lisa x

Colette Smith said...

Ooooh yummy yum!

The card is delish too!

Colette xx

Mary Jo said...

That is such a sweet, beautifully colored image! Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Annie Anya said...

I am now having a cuppa and just wish one of those yummy cupcakes were in my hand...gorgeous and the card is a cutie too...luv annie

Deonna Bemish said...

This is a fantastic card! i love that stamp that you used and the colors are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Send a Smile 4 kids.

Jenny said...

Wow what yummy looking cupcakes! Your card is rather fabby too :) Jenny x

Elaine said...

Oh my word your cakes always look so scrumchious.... sorry your friends are leaving .
Your card is fab too I adore this stamp isnt she lovely well done Hugs Elaine

WencheP said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Vicky said...

Mmmmmm gorgeous cupcakes hun...and loving your pretty card too sweetie...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

mixamatoasties said...

I love coming by your blog and looking at lovely cakes. I can enjoy them without the calorie intake ;)

Love the card. I love that image. Haven't used her in a long time!

Susan xx

Sandy said...

Yummy, they look fab - the two coloured butter cream looks great.
Your card is lovely too, love the sweet little fairy image and the soft blues.

brenda said...

You have made my day Rachel, when I came up with the theme I really hoped somebody would make some cupcakes, and in the back of my mind I thought that somebody just might be you because I know how you love your baking.

And was a strawberry on top of girl couldn't ask for any more.

It's great to see you at Allsorts challenge this week, thank you so much for joining in my 'It's a Gift' theme this week.

B x

Hazel said...

Yummy cupcakes (I think I'd stay around for them - lol!) and super card - thanks for joining in the Tuesday Throwdown 'hip to be square' challenge - Hazel, Guest Designer x

lis-m said...

those cupcakes look delish! i am gonna have to give making them a try.. the icing is amazing!
love your card too.... its goes with the cupcakes :-)
thanks for joining us over at Lili's Little Fairies this week. good luck!
hugs xx

Bunny said...

This is lovely, thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, and good luck.


Karen Hasheck said...

What a sweet card - any child would love to receive it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and good luck in the drawings!

SHARY said...

Love the pastel colours of your card. Thanks for playing along with us at CCT.x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh yummy!!! Wow love the icing. I would seriously consider staying lol :D

Your card is wonderful. I really love the soft colors and how you have colored her up.

Thanks for joining us as Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Pauline said...

Simply adorable!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

happyscrapper said...

This is such a cute card. I love it. thanks for joining us at Throwdown Tuesday, and hope to see you back.

Barb said...

My gosh this is pretty! I love the image and your fabulous coloring. Those cupcakes are soooo yummy looking!!! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...


They look fab and i'm so glad we have some non-papercrafting entries this week at Allsorts, we want the challengs to open up to as many crafts as possible where we can and im glad you joined us

Thanks for joining in with our 'its a gift' challenge this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Ren-Yi said...

Oh my - that frosting deserves some real big thumbs up! You will have to show us your secret! I also love the card - fits so perfect with the cupcakes! Beautiful color scheme and fun lil blingy wings & centers! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.