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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

2012 Christmas Cakes

Finally got around to decorating the family's Christmas cakes today.  I had chosen the blue ribbon for the general theme a number of weeks ago - so wanted to keep the icy blue idea going.
All are rich fruit cakes and coated with marzipan and either sugarpaste or royal icing,
The first one is for my daughter and is coated in sugarpaste.  Quite pleased with the penguins, although my trees didn't turn out that well.   Should have gone with gut instinct and made them with star cutters.  They made it look so easy in a book I have doing them with scissors - still a few dragees have camouflaged them slightly!
Penguins 1
Close up of top


This second one is for my son's family.  The prefer Royal Icing.  Must confess it is a long time since I have piped lattice - should have gone with a No. "0" tube.  I am obviously out of practise!  Must be nearly 15 years since I did this sort of piping!
Penguins 2

Close up of top

and finally my cake.  Wanted to do something different to penguins on mine - so made a very quick poinsettia, using a bit of artistic licence and make it white and pearly blue/green.    I could have done a better job, had I left more time to make it!  However, as I have to have a starvation blood test tomorrow morning and nothing to eat after 7pm today - didn't dare risk working with icing and popping a smidgen in my mouth! lol!
poinsettia cake

close up of top
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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Birthday Cards

Following on from yesterday, here are a few birthday cards created in Craft Artist.  Erm - think I might be rather hooked on the scrabble tiles!
for a friend living in Dubai

Background using on of the photos I took at Sheffield Park
another background from Sheffield Park Photos

And a Memory Page

Sheffield Park outing

Monday, 10 December 2012

Chrstmas Cards and CAP2


I have been a bit lax in posting lately - so am going to try and make up for it with some of the designs I have made for my Christmas cards with CAP2.  I even forgot to take pictures of the finished cards for most of them - so am just having to share the toppers!

All have been been created with CAP elements and freebies, but in some I have imported images for the toppers from JS Jane Netley Mayhew cd and some from JS Daisy & Friends Christmas.

JS Jane Netley Mayhew

Daisy & Friends


my facebook header

and a couple I actually remember to take photos of!

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