Sunday, 19 June 2011

Two more challenges!!




The challenge over at the Play Date Cafe this week is to use these three fabulous summery colours
Hollyhock...Sky Blue...Orange

I couldn't resist having a go at this and I needed to make a congratulations on passing your Driving test for a friends daughter, what better than to use the cute beetle car image from Hero Arts and make three fun, bright cars!  This was a really quick card to make the only thing was waiting for the Glossy Accents to dry on the windows.  I also got to use up some ribbon scraps from my basket.

This card also fits the current challenge at the Hero Arts Blog, which is "Wedding and Congratulation cards"


I have made another card for the Hero Arts challenge after being inspired by Jacqueline  she has made some amazing cards using the Simple Frame stamp from Hero Arts and after seeing them I immediately added it to my wish list.

 I was lucky enough to find the stamp in a sale at The Glitter Pot, one of my favourite online craft stores, fantastic service, I ordered it on Wednesday evening and it arrived Friday.  I have stamped the frame onto some patterned paper from Prima and then cut it out, I masked the edges and then stamped Hydrangea with distress ink in the frame.  Next I added a mask to the flower and stamped very lightly with the Old Letter stamp.

A few weeks ago I decided to spoil myself and buy a food mixer,  I just thought you would like to see one of my first bakes using it.  My Husbands favourite Raspberry Pavlova.  I am so pleased with the result that theres no stopping me now, I am trying lots of new recipes for cakes and desserts.  My family's only complaint is that they are worried they are going to put on weight!!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.




13 comments:

Anette said...

WOW, Sally! Both cards are gorgeous! (And my daughter almost went through the screen to have a bite of the cake! Yum!)

angelwhispers said...

Two beautiful cards really love the passing your test card its just perfect. The pavolva looks so yummy bet it didn't last long!!! Chanelle xxx

Dotty Jo said...

Which do I praise first??? The gorgeous, bright and cheery car card, the romantic framed hydrangea OR that yummy Pavlova? All lookin' good! Jo x

Brenda said...

Great post today Sally! Filled with loads of inspiration! Love your fun, happy congrats card! Those cars are just gorgeous! Love how you used the simple frame stamp! As for the Pavlova, yum! I understand why your family could be concerned, I would struggle not to go for seconds!

Vicky said...

Wow Sally such fabulous cards and that pavlova - one of my faves too. A very productive weekend! :)xx

Barb said...

Oh YUM!!! Does that ever look good, Sally! And both of your cards are wonderful! Love those adorable cars and the hydrangea in the frame is gorgeous!

Michele Gross said...

I was scrolling down to leave a comment on your card and then I saw that dessert! Oh my heavenly decadence! YUM! Your card is so fun, love the stacked VW's, fun way to work the colors! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe!

massofhair said...

Two gorgeous cards, really loving the beetle card. My first ever car was a VW Beetle and have very fond memories of a steep learning curve, where was the end of the bonnet lol!

Your second card is just plain gorgeous, fantastic image, great colour and vintage looking.

Good luck with your experimenting. I made my first soup and a fresh tomato sauce yesterday, both turned out ok but could have been better. I just wanted to play with my new hand held blender... :-)

Dawn said...

what a fun card with all those cute bug's Sally and I adore your second card... I think these two stamps just go so well together. Your pav looks so yummy. So nice with all those fresh raspberries.

Robin K. said...

You had me at "Raspberry" Sally! What a delicious looking dessert!!! Love your beetle card - great design for the occasion! And your hydrangea card is gorgeous! I think HA should give Jacqueline a commission for the frame stamp - she has inspired so many to use it!

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful cards, Sally! love the colors and designs! and your raspberry pavlova looks soooooooo yummy! =)

Jinny Newlin said...

Mmmmmm! That looks amazing, Sally! TFS! And your card, for our take, is too cute! LOVIN' that ribbon treatment! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Tracey said...

Oh Sally what a treat for the eyes!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)