Monday, 25 February 2013

New Baby Girl Cookies

This weekend I became an Auntie!  To celebrate the arrival of the very pretty Lucia Isabella, I made these fun baby cookies as a gift to the very proud Mummy & Daddy. No doubt they will have lots of visitors over the coming days, so these will be great to share over a cup of tea or coffee. 
The cookies are organic vanilla shortbreads, made as follows:

To decorate the cookies,  you will need:
  • coloured sugarpaste (I used a pretty light pink made with Sugarflair dusty pink paste)
  • white sugarpaste
  • a small amount of boiled jam (I used yummy raspberry but the flavour choice use your own favourite)
  • Cookie Cutters
  • small round paste cutter
  • small round pastry cutter
  • Dresden modelling tool
  • miniature modelling ball tool
  • tiny Blossom plunge cutters
  • blush and white sugar pearls
  • water brush
  • Pearl Lustre Spray 

To decorate the Pram Cookie, cut out the pram shape from the rolled out pink sugarpaste, and set on top of the cookie.  With your finger, soften the edges.

From rolled out white sugarpaste, cut out the pram hood using the cookie cutter and trimming to size.  Adhere to the cookie with a small amount of water.  Emboss the hood with your Dresden tool.  Cut 2 wheels from white paste and adhere to cookie.  Emboss with Dresden tool.

Cut out 3 tiny Blossoms from pink paste, adhere to cookie.  Add a blush pearl to the blossom on the pram hood.

Follow a similar process for the Duck Cookie and Baby Bottle.

For the final gorgeous touch, spray your decorated cookies with pearl lustre spray.  I packed these all into a lovely Lindy Bowman box lined with wax paper and dollies, which made a very pretty and tasty present.

Welcome to the world, Lucia Isabella, you've made your parents very happy!

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Saturday, 16 February 2013

PSX Botanical Pear Card

Hopefully Spring is now just around the corner, and so to celebrate, my card this week is a fresh design featuring PSX Botanical Pear Stamp.  This card was made for a very dear fellow forumite, Jane, who is in my Birthday Card swap group and who I am so proud to be able to call my friend, she’s an inspiration.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: PSX Botanical Pear
Colouring Mediums: Memento Ink London Fog, Promarker Pens, Tattered Angels Glimmer Spritz
Paper & Card: Conqueror, Stardream Opal, First Edition, DCWV
Tools: Spellbinders Venetian Accents and Motifs, Silhouette Cameo, Grand Calibur, Anna Griffin Ribbon Punch
Embellishments: Double satin ribbon 3mm, Cotton Lace, hand-made beaded Hat Pins, crystals, mulberry cherry blossoms, Anna Griffin bubble

To make this card, using my Silhouette Cameo, I cut the card base from stardream cardstock, and the flourish background & tree from DCWV and First Edition patterned card.  The ribbon-edged border was cut from more on K&Company Elegance Shimmer with an Anna Griffin ribbon punch and threaded with 3mm double satin.  I also used my Spellbinders Venetian Accents and Motifs. 

The main image is PSX Botanical Pear Stamp, inked in Memento London Fog and coloured with Promarkers.  I stamped the image twice and decoupaged the Pear and Blossom.  Finally, I cut the image out using a Spellbinder border die and spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Spritz.

To add a bit of interest to the accent pieces, I heat-embossed the filigrees tree with two different embossing powders, one glitter and one pearl.  The effect is very subtle and hard to pick up on the photographs!

To ensemble, I mounted the flourish background onto the backing card.  Next, I attached a layer of cotton lace to the back of the Anna Griffin punched threaded ribbon border.  I used a number of accents pieces from Spellbinders Venetian Accents and Motifs, embellished with rhinestones and an Anna Griffin Botanical dome sticker. Finally, I added a gardenia mulberry flower and a couple of hand made Pearl Hat Pins.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, I hope you like this card, if so please do leave a comment, I love to read them all!
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Friday, 8 February 2013

Monochrome Chinese New Year Card

Hello and Happy Chinese New Year for Sunday!  This festival gave me the inspiration for this week’s card, which features a beautiful Joanna Sheen Chinese Vase Stamp and Cherry Blossoms cut with my Cameo Silhouette. 

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Joanna Sheen
Colouring Mediums: Versafine Black Ink Pad, Promarker Pens
Paper & Card: Elegance Satin, Stardream Black, Trimcraft patterned paper
Tools: Spellbinders, Silhouette Cameo, Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page
Embellishments: black velvet ribbon 10mm, crystals, mulberry flowers, rhinestone button

To make this card, I stamped and heat-embossed the Joanna Sheen Chinese Vase using Versafine Archival Ink.  I cut one image out using a Spellbinders Nestie and the other I cut out by hand, cutting away the back of the top of the vase, so that when I decoupaged it, the blossom stems would “come out” of the vase with the correct perspective.

For my cherry blossom stems, my Silhouette Cameo did most of the work, but I did use a ball tool to shape the flowers before attaching the black, fine cut detail.  The Cameo also cut out the chrysanthemum decoration which you can see as a background accent across the card.

I didn’t have the right colour mulberry flowers so I used my Pro-marker pens to colour these black to co-ordinate!  Black velvet ribbon provided further texture to this card, and the rhinestone button adds elegance, I think!

The time you take to leave a comment is always very much appreciated and I do love to read them, so MTIA!
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