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Thursday, February 28, 2013
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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Saturday, February 23, 2013
Just saw that the theme at Less is More is also paper piecing. I can't resist, I'll link this card up there as well.
Update: Obviously I can't read - as Chrissie pointed out its paper piercing, not paper piecing! That little R makes all the difference....Well, its too late, can't retract from the challenge, but they can throw it out!
The car stamp is amuse. I stamped it, clear embossed it and colored it with Copics. I fuzzy cut it and mounted it on foam cushion. The sentiment is Hero Arts - Four Bold Messages (Cl226), which I masked. the flames I sponged, using part of a TCW stencil.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A while ago I won an Annabelle challenge and I got myself this beautiful stamp set. Time to put it to good use....
Monday, February 18, 2013
I am very happy you joined my little blog. And as is customary on my blog I greet my new members usually with a special picture of artwork that I have discovered on one of my museums trips. This time I choose glass artist Toots Zynsky. One of his pieces is in the Newark Art Museum. I found it stunning and very different from other glass artists. He fuses colored glass threads to create his pieces. Very unique. I hope you like it. I linked his name to his website, where you can see many more pieces better photographed than mine.....
I actually had so much fun, I made two cards. This is the first one. The second card, I showed yesterday. I stamped the snowman three times, first on the aqua cardstock and then on white paper and cut it out, mounted it on foam cushions and cut out the "carrot" nose.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I used the Simon Says Fresh Daisies die cut, scored the card and added the sentiment (Hero Arts Sending Smiles Messages - Cl 490) with Platinum ink. I thought black ink would be too harsh.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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Saturday, February 9, 2013
2 1/4 sticks unsalted softened butter
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
add one by one
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and 1 T vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk,
alternating dry ingredients with the milk
Spoon batter into buttered and floured bundt pan; bake at 350°F for about 1 hour
Cool in pan 1 hour, then invert onto a rack and cool completely, about 1 hour more.
You may dust the cake before serving with confectioners’ sugar if you want.
This recipe is from epicurious – only slightly altered.
Are you still with me? Here are those cards I promised:
I tried myself on the technique so fabulously explained by JJ Bolton on the C&S 1st bonus day class. Everybody probably know her, if not, I linked her name to her blog. I fiddled around with that technique, which is really not that difficult to do, but it is time consuming. I cut the triangle shapes with my Big Shot and Lifestyle Crafts diamond shaped dies. I am not so happy with the first card. Probably should not have cut the corners on the upper right, but it is, what it is. It improved a bit with adding Stickles to the hearts. I am entering this card in the "Love Theme" VSC #8 Challenge.
With the second card I gave up on the spacing, just taped the die cut together with Scotts tape and trimmed it to a conical shape. I like the second card better. I am entering this card into the die cut divas untraditional Valentine's card challenge.
The sentiments are Hero Arts Hugs N Hearts (Cl301), Hero Arts Spring Borders (Cl128).
Have a great weekend and enjoy the snow - if you have any!
Thanks you all for those lovely comments you keep leaving on my blog - they are all very much appreciated!