Friday, 19 December 2014

Card and cake!!

Card and cake.....the name of my blog, so I thought you would all be wondering what happened to the cake side of read on......

Warning----- long post so tea and cake may be required.

Hi everyone and a very warm welcome to my new follower, I hope you like what you see here and if you do please leave me a comment so that I might visit you too.

Another week has flown by, the weather here has been a bit mixed and today wet and very very windy. The star has blown off the top of the outside Christmas tree....second time now,  so job for hubby in the morning! I wouldn't mind but it is tied to a metal stake up the top branch but still it has broken free.

Are you all ready?.....sorry are you tired of being asked that? I am ready..........for Christmas that is, until I find another something that I might just sneak in before THE BIG DAY!..........yes it's one day and we have prepared for weeks and stressed about everything that there is to stress about, and no doubt still will be doing until Boxing Day when we will all have collapsed in a jelly heap on the sofa in front of the telly and ........dare I say it..... be planning our next crafting challenge for the New Year.

Right time is at a premium for everyone so I will press on. This is my last Christmas Card for 2014, and as it is hubby's then it is probably one of the most important ones.

It is a 7x7 inch card that I covered with some paper from my stash, it's dark green with gold embossing on it. Next was the white embossed layer using the Vintage Holly folder from Crafters Companion.....I love this folder. I used a linen texture card and I dipped the edges of the card in Versamark and heat embossed with Wow pale gold powder.

The holly is a stamp from my stash that I have had a long time and it has not seen much use but I thought it mirrored the embossing folder so well. I stamped it on the same background paper several times again using Versamark and then embossed in the pale gold ......cut it out and a bit of decoupage.The berries are part of the stamp and were given the glitter glue treatment though you cannot see it on the photo...sorry..bad light.
The sentiment is computer generated on the linen card again, edged with gold in the same way as the background and the tiny holly leaves and berries are a memory box die............they are so small and the berries are even a so tiny!!

Hubby is pleased with it and I guess I am too!

I feel quite sad that I have so much stuff for Christmas that I have not used yet and ideas going round in my head still, but next year I intend to start in February and play Christmas!..........if only so I can justify being tempted next season with even more!

Are you still here?.........and awake?..oh good......on to the cake then..........

Penguins building a snowman! Not much to say about this was pretty quick to do......which is what I needed. I fancied some penguins this year so I set to and made a chubby little family....not perfect by any means but they make me smile when I look at them.
Here is a close up

 They wouldn't win any competitions but hey what the heck!
 The snow that is glistening is magic sparkles!
I expect it will remain uncut on Christmas day as everyone will be too full so it could be 'Weight Watchers' for hubby and I next year!

So there you have it, the cake bit of my blog and the first one since the wedding cake. Icing, marzipan, and other is a fruit cake, are expensive now so it means that doing a cake just for practice is a no no really.Not quite so with a card............and this reminds me of some LOTV penguin stamps I have that are still un-inked.....maybe next year!

I hope you haven't been bored silly and if you have stayed with me this far....thank you so much, I enjoy your company and appreciate that your time is precious, and that if you choose to spend a little of it with me, it makes my day. Thank you for all your lovely comments that you leave me, you truly are a wonderful bunch.

Hopefully I will be back at the beginning of next week with some more bits that I have also been busy with. Have a wonderful weekend, be it shopping, baking, crafting or whatever makes you happy.
Take care my friends.
Love and hugs
Carole xx

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Papertake Weekly................Last Christmas Card.


  1. Lovely card Carole and a FABulous cake! great post, enjoyed the read
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  2. Gorgeous card and love all the texture. Great fun cake and love the penguins. I haven't made one for a few years now. I used to make all the families cakes all year round. Royal icing days. My daughter is now into baking and has made some amazing creations. In the genes!! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  3. Just brilliant loved reading your post and what a fab card I love the design and that gorgeous holly arrangement its beautiful I'm sure your hubby will love this. That cake its just brilliant I so love those penguins I'd find it very hard to cut this cake or eat those cute penguins love and hugs Carole x

  4. such a classy card and wow that cake is fabulous love it
    hugs Kate xx

  5. Oh wow Carole! Your card for your hubby is just absolutely STUNNING! I so love the embossed background too!! And your cake .. my goodness! You are such a TALENTED gal! Wowwwwww! I'm sitting here in awe staring at it .. how clever you are!!! It's GORGEOUS!!!

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

    Big Hugs,

  6. Wow, your cake looks absolutely incredible! Those penguins are totally adorable too. Such an elegant card as well!

  7. Stunning card! I love what you've done with the gold embossing, it looks fab. The cake is great too, you've been working hard! xxx

  8. Hi Carole what a stunning cake..I love those penguins..they are just so cute.. I bet Alan loved his card too!!!
    Marjorie xx