Saturday, 25 March 2017

Sweet treats, Rudolph and a Snippet


I don't make many celebratory cakes nowadays as my fingers are not really nimble enough for the sugar work, but this was a rather special one for our daughters Anniversary, it did take me some time to make the Lily sprays compared with previously, but having given me the brief of Lilies and Ivy to reflect her bouquet she was thrilled with the result which is all that matters

Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Tracy Mouse has come up with the theme of  'Cakes, Cupcakes and Sweet Treats'. Our prize this week is a super Tonic Pick of the Bunch die set.

Well it's no surprise this theme sent me way outside my comfort zone and this week sees me colouring up a cute image, totally unread of but that's that challenge right ?

I had absolutely nothing cake related in my stamp stash and was going to share an anniversary cake I made and decorated and that was already loaded onto my post, but then I found a Penny Black image a friend had stamped up for for me so I am sharing a card as well.


The image is from Penny Black called Tall Cake which I coloured with Spectrum pencils, created an easel card with Tattered Lace dies and added a few flowers as well. And being frugal again I gutted the mats to layer up so I reckon it counts as a Snippet for Miss Di over at the Playground.


It's also the start of this months Rudolph Day's challenge and one again I am all prepared..........how many months can this last one wonders. It's a fairly simple stamped card, I inked and stamped the trees which I think are Memory Box..........do they make stamps, well I don't have the packing but that name sticks in my mind. The I masked a moon, used Pan Pastels to create a sky, stamped the Hobby Art Santa and Inkylicious sentiment and sprinkled some glitter here and there.

Happy weekend all.

59 comments:

  1. Beautiful cake for your daughter B, and lovely display of cards. Enjoy your weekend.x ♥[aNNie]

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  2. Beautiful cake .. your daughter will be delighted. Your cards are gorgeous too xx

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  3. Wow Brenda! The lilies and leaves are so true to life and perfectly shaped. The whole cake is beautiful, lucky daughter! Hope you have a sunny day in the North, here it promises to be a nice spring day. xx

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  4. Oh my!!!! Your sugar cake is just breathtaking, Brenda!!! All the flowers and branches are made with sugar paste too??? I'm really stunned by your awesome talent!!! Your daughter was surely thrilled with the result, no dubt!!! Amazing, just amazing!!
    Beautiful cards, love expecially the sweet easel, great colouring with the pencils and fab colours!

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  5. Gorgeous cake, so beautiful flowers!
    Lovely two cards, a cute one really and a fabulous card for Christmas.
    We had some snow last night, so our yard is white again;-))m

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  6. Hi Brenda, the cake looks gorgeous and the lilies are beautiful - I wouldn't have a clue where to start.
    Sharon x

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  7. Oh my word hun the talent you have just wow. That cake is fantastic honest hun you are so talented
    The detail is just incredible,then you finish off with the most perfect card. Just amazing love hugs cheryl xxx

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  8. Good morning Brenda
    What a gorgeous cake, you are so talented and patient too. It seema a shame to eat it. You could have entered this into the Allsorts Challenge!
    Love your cake card, just my sort of image.
    Enjoy your day
    Take care
    Lesley

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  9. Simple cards are often the best, Brenda, and I love the softness of your Christmas cards. It also reminds me that I have only created 2 Christmas cards so far this month, so I think it's time to remedy this before the month is over.
    Have a good weekend!
    Marianne x

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  10. Wow what a stunning cake Brenda, my Mum used to make wedding cakes and special occasion cakes like this one, but her hands are so bad with arthritis now she can't do any longer. Two beautiful cards,that's one tall cake on the first.

    Sue xx

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  11. A gorgeous cake, and wonderful cards too. Flowers on your cake are amazing. You are really talented.
    Have a great weekend.
    Valerija xx

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  12. Wauw your cake is fantastic Brenda. A true piece of art!! Your allsorts card is beautiful. A lovely easelcard and I love the dies you used. The PB image is adorable! Your Christmas card is beautiful too. Very elegant! hugs, Marlies

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  13. what a stunning cake! have a good weekend.

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  14. wow your cake is amazing - beautiful work.
    Love the PB cake card - must look that one out and your scene is just delightful.

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  15. Aren't you a special lady.....Cakes, cards and Christmas all in one post. The cake is absolutely exquisite Brenda, it must have taken you hours to complete and I'm not surprised that your Daughter was thrilled with it. I love the image of the girl juggling all of the cakes and your Christmas card is beautifully CAS. Enjoy your weekend. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

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  16. Oh wow wow wow that cake is incredible! Just stunning!! Do your talents ever end? Hehe! And 2 really love cards too! Ooh I wish I could make cakes like that!
    Lucy x

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  17. you have made a beautiful and a wonderful card Brenda
    Gr Karin

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  18. h Sweety both cards look wonderfull,
    but your cake shows me "Yummy" ....
    want to have a piece of it *lol
    CU hellerlittle

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  19. Can I just say WOW!!!! That cake is exquisite!!! The lilies are amazing and I love the pearls around the layers! Your cake card is fabulous! the cake coming off the edge is so perfect! And you know even when they are simple cards your scenes are stunning! Prayers and hugs, Robin

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  20. Fabulous cards. Well done for doing something outside your comfort zone.
    HAPPY RUDOLPH DAY.

    WOW - that cake is totally AWESOME!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  21. super cards and what a cake wow , you are a lady of many many talents Brenda .
    jane x

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  22. The cake is a beautiful work of art Brenda, the details on each lily are just amazing. I know I would have a hard time cutting into that cake!
    Gorgeous cards too, love the pretty pastel colors you used on the tall cake card and the Christmas card does look like a Winter Wonderland.

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  23. Well, putting it bluntly as our Kath would say - my gob is totally smacked here B!! That cake is just stunning! If this is what you make with dicky hands then goodness knows what you've made previously!

    And I adore your snippets card - totally perfect, I wonder if the cake in the image actually made it to the table? Love the RD one as well of course - an all round super turnout.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  24. Brenda! Is there no end to your talents! The cake is wonderful, as are your cards

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  25. That cake is beautiful Brenda, the lilies are beautiful. It's fab to see a cute card here and your wife try scene is gorgeous. Have a lovely Mothering Sunday day xx

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  26. WOW Brenda, that cake looks absolutely stunning, you are very talented. Your daughter must have been thrilled with it.
    And 2 beautiful cards, love the cute cake image and it's a lovely Christmas card.
    Avril xx

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  27. Wow Brenda your cake is beautiful! How thrilled your daughter must have been to have this, you are a very talented lady and patient too as making these flowers is time consuming and fiddly. Gorgeous clean and simple cards too.
    Lorraine

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  28. I popped over to see your lovely Rudolph Day card, Brenda, and was absolutely wowed by your stunning cake. The lilies are simply beautiful ... I'm not a bit surprised your daughter was pleased. And the card with the cake image is wonderful too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  29. Gorgeous cards as always Brenda, but that cake has to take centre stage...STUNNING!
    Lorraine x

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  30. Wonderful cake and a good job you didn't have to make as many layers as the brilliant card has, great image and love those dies. A wonderful RD card, fantastic background and images - simple - would have been a nightmare for me.

    Kath x

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  31. Stunning cake Brenda, no wonder she was thrilled with it.
    Beautiful cards.

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  32. very nice cake!
    cards are stunning!
    love them!
    have a nice day
    hugs

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  33. Omg Brenda, I would love to see your cake work when your fingers were nimble as this cake is beautiful. Congrats to your daughter and husband. Love both the cards, especially like how you have that tall cake going out of the frame.

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  34. Love the cards but the cake is absolutely beautiful-I used to make cakes and made all mine their wedding cakes so I know how long and how fiddly things are to make -the flowers are exquisite
    Carol x

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  35. Stunning cake!!! Love the cards as well. Have a great day.

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  36. Yummmmmmm! Your amazing cake is the perfect reflection of your talented, caring heart, Brenda. I love the gorgeous spray of lilies, and marvel that your dear fingers created each one with great love. Congratulations to your daughter!

    Darling birthday card so precariously balanced, and beautifully die cut, B! That image is beyond sweet, and lots of fun! both cards are delightful, whimsical and magical! Beautifully done!

    hugs,
    de

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  37. Wow, what a beautiful cake. Gorgeous flowers , the cake looks very yammie.
    Beautiful cards too.

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  38. Two beautiful cards Brenda, I love the image of the cake - so cute, but your actual cake is absolutely fabulous, no wonder your daughter was thrilled with it, the lilies are gorgeous.

    Pat xx

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  39. Oh my goodness, Brenda. What a beautiful cake! Your skill with cake decorating is awesome. She must have been so pleased.

    Your Allsorts cards is so sweet...no pun intended. I have always thought this is such a lovely image and you have made it up into a really pretty card.

    Your Rudolph entry is so pretty. Soft and subtle colours and a fabulous sentiment. i too am pleased to see you here each month. Keep it up girl, as there is going to be a special surprise draw at the end of the year for those that enter every month.

    Thank you for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  40. o wow, stunning cake, you are incredible. and your cards too.

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  41. Well, Brenda--my jaw hit the floor when I saw the anniversary cake! Makes me want to get married again & have a bouquet like the one you recreated! Darling cake card--beautiful coloring & the Christmas card is so beautiful! Hugs, Greta

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  42. What a fabulous cake, Brenda, the flowers are so realistic. Super cards too. The first one is has such a fun image and I love the layered mats with the decorative edges. You've created lovely scene on the second one - just beautiful. xx

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  43. What an amazing cake Brenda - it's beautiful!! Love that card with the cake stack, and the Christmas card is stunning in it's simplicity of design and perfect execution
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  44. Fab cards but wow that cake is stunning

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  45. Love the cards and the cake looks so beautiful Brenda xx

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  46. Two wonderful cards Brenda but the star has to be that amazing cake. It really looks stunning and definitely too good to cut into xx

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  47. Two really lovely cards Brenda and the cake looks amazing. I've not made a cake for over 20 years and never managed to decorate one that looked anything like yours. Amazing work! I'm sure your daughter really appreciated it too. Barbxx

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  48. Wow!! That cake is stunning!! The lily sprays are awesome!! Your cards are lovely!! The Christmas card is lovely!

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  49. Stunning cake! So clever! Love the cake card. - such fun and your Christmas card is beautiful! xxx

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  50. The cards are beautiful, but the cake: stunning! Your daughter must have been so happy that yoou made this for her, even if it takes you so much longer than years ago... Just WOW! Hugs, Gerrina

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  51. Wow Brenda,what a fabulous cake ! Is there no end to your talents ! And look at you doing cute and making a wonderful job of it too, also love your Rudolph card, simple it may be but just lovely too.

    Joan

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  52. That is one awesome cake, and the white flowers are so delicate & look yummy. Love your splendid winter tree line with Santa flying over them. Love that you use mats that were snippets! TFS & Hugs

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  53. What an amazing cake and Card , I'm sure your daughter was thrilled . It looks too good to eat , Is there no end to your talents Brenda ?
    JennyX

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  54. Your cake is amazing, elegant and impressive. The colouring on your card is really done well, I don't know why you worry as your colouring skills are good you know. And have to say love the image too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  55. First off that cake is just stunning!!! You have many talents I believe Brenda!!! I would love to learn how to make flowers like that for on a cake-they are perfect and look so real! Your snippets card is amazing as well, I love that image-so stinkin' cute! You have colored it up so nicely and make it into an amazing and beautiful easel card! Then there is your Rudolph card, what a beautiful evening scene you have created-one that all the children of the world would love to see in person on Christmas Eve! lol I love it! Hugs, Brenda

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  56. Hi Brenda,
    oh you are a multi talented lady that cake is so very beautiful and your work is superb.
    Your cards are wonderfully designed also and what super inking and stamping techniques.
    Just love every single details of them.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  57. Wow....what a cake! Fab cards too :-)

    Sally

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  58. Aaaah lovely and thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge. Sam

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