Monday, July 19, 2010

Grab and Cuppa and Pull Up a Chair .......

.......... it's going to be a looooooong post.
As some of you have noticed, I haven't been creating for the
longest time. Thank you for the emails I have received asking
about me and my family. No excuses other than I just haven't
had the time. Due to one reason or another life has been
extremely busy not leaving very much ME time, BUT I've
decided that is definately going to change.
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I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago and with it came
the most stunning hand-made card from my dear friend Iris.
When I opened the card I suddenly realised what I had been
missing and decided that I would always make time for my
craft work.
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So, having decided that I headed straight to my craft room
and got to work.
First up I HAD to stamp a couple of the gorgeous Magnolia
stamps that were sitting unused and neglected on my desk.
I seriously can't believe how many of then haven't been
used yet!!!!
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This darling little is sitting waiting for her Prince.
I hope she doesn't have to wait too long.
Along with my un-opened stamps sat a pile of un-opened
Magnolia papers, which much to my pleasure, have
finally been used.
I just love the one with the roses on it.

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A little bit of glitter to jazz up the roses a bit.
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Now just because I haven't been making cards
doesn't mean I haven't been using my card
making supplies.
I recently discovered another use for my Cuttlebug
folders............
CUPCAKES!!!!!!!!!
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What do you think about that - embossing icing with
Cuttlebug Folders - now thats a way to justify spending
money on all that craft equipment!!!!
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Next to crafting, well maybe on par, is my next love of
baking and decorating Cup Cakes.
I love having friends over for afternoon tea and offering
them my latest creating or taking a tray of them to
friends houses.
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All the hard work is worth the effort when a 6 year old
oooh's and aaaah's at how pretty the cakes are before
eating them all up.
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Once the first Tilda had been inked and coloured it
wasn't too long before the next one was ready to be
put on a card.
I still can't get over just how long I've gone without
these little girls - they bring so much pleasure, not
just to the crafter, but to the recipient of the cards.
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This card would definatley have to be one of the quickest
ones I've ever made and didn't take much effort at all, but
none the less I was still quite pleased with the results.
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It's definately the addition of glitter that completes this
card.
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And finally - my green butterfly card.
I don't usually like to use green, I'm generally a pink
person, however I think it came together really nicely.
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I'm sure the inclusion of butterflies on this card
is what's brought it all together.

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I usually like to include a list of all items used
when putting together my blog posts, however
as I've included several different projects I've
passed on the items list this time around.
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If there is a specific paper or stamp you want
to know about, please feel free to ask.
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~ Peta ~

15 comments:

Riet said...

What a beautiful creations Peta,i love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Karen Lynn said...

Aw, great cards!

angel4031 said...

Gorgeous can I have a Cuttlebug Cupcake pleaseeeeee? xxx

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Peta, welcome back! You've been missed! So...you jumped back in with both feet I see! How wonderful your creations are. Especially the cupcakes!! Your Tildas are wonderfully colored and you butterfly card is gorgeous! Glad you haven't lost your wonderful touch...

Autumn said...

Beautiful! Great job all around! I especially love the green one! TFS!
xxAutumn

Regina said...

WOW!!! What a fabulous creations. They are so lovely!!! You really did a fantastic work!!

Regina

Jennifer said...

Welcome back Peta, love all your creations, especially the scrumptious looking cupcakes. The only thing missing from the cakes was Tilda with the wooden spoon or Ooops Tilda...:)
hugs
Jennifer

Nancy said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

Purple Princess said...

Oh, your cards are just gorgeous! I also like the idea of the embossing folders for decorating. Its amazing sometimes the way our minds work! LOL Everything is just Lovely!

Lisette Morris said...

Welcome back Peta! You were missed. All your cards were wonderful and the cupcakes made me hungry!

JzScrapRN said...

Beautiful cards and those cupcakes look yoummy!!!! Luv your blog.

Pam said...

Peta,
I'm hitting that same period myself! Glad you got to do some inking! the cards are all quite lovely! Great cakes too!
Hugs to you,
Pam

Julie said...

Your Tilda is just beautiful!! I love those cupcakes!! How clever of you to figure that out

Alicia said...

Oh it seems as if you would have burst wide open with all this beautiful creativity locked up in you. Beautiful projects.

DG said...

adorable cupcakes. Is that fondant? love them.

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