Sunday, 15 August 2010

Don't take the Mickey!

I still haven't caught up with things on here, I've been too busy, must try harder!! So I will now try to caught up a bit better now!
I was really busy last week preparing for my nephew's 2nd Birthday. I believe he is now 2 years old, it's gone so quickly! Anyway my brother rang me and asked if I could make a Mickey Mouse cake for his Birthday that was on Saturday. I did some searching on the interent and had a good think about how I was going to make it, I wasn't sure how it was going to work out!
I printed off a head shot of Mickey and then made a template of the cake tin I was going to use. Then I copied the picture and drew my own mickey to fit the template and then cut out the face shape. I used this face template to cut out the icing. I was really pleased with it in the end and I had great fun making it!! My nephew loved it and kept saying 'Mickey cake', he loves cake!
Everyboby loved it and everyone was impressed I made it! I have even been asked to make his best friends birthday cake in October, so my next challenge to make in 'Pepper Pig'!!!
I love this photo of my nephew blowing out the candles on Mickey! Yes, I had noticed there is a ear missing here!! He had a little party for his little friends in the morning and they tucked into it!!
Here's one of the cards I made for my nephew, quite pleased with this one, I'm loving the layers!
This is my layout for Sunday's challenge at The Studio. the challenge was to use 5 or more different patterened papers We are still sponsored by the lovely Cosmo so I used more Delovely, I think I used all the patterened papers they were! I cut some droplets out of card and used them as a mask to mist over and then cut some more out of the PP. If you join in with this you could win some lovely Cosmo for yourself!
On Saturday we at The Studio are having a Cyber Crop. it will be a day full of fun with special guest designers and LOTS of prizes to be won! I am doing a class about making your own embellishments, well, how could it be about anything else!! The Make and Create Shop are sponsoring this, you could win one of my kits! Make sure you remember to check it out it is going to be great!

Here's a couple of layouts that I made for my inspiration section on my shops blog. I made this one using the bunting, ric rac, bow, ticket, journaling spot, rope, starfish, beach hut, word, coiled rope and round felt embellishment all from my 'All Aboard' kit. I think this is my first layout on red cardstock and I quite like it!!

This layout is of my nephew with his 'cheese' face on! I used the frame, button and felt embellishment from my 'Summer Splash' kit. I like the mixed letters title I used on this one, I only did it because I didn't want to use 3 e's from one packet of thickers!!

I've been asked to make some christening cards for a friend of my Sister-in-law. I had a meeting with her this afternoon and she loved the sample I did for her so that was nice and easy!

Hope you're all still with me, bit of a long post, sorry!!

I'm off on holiday for a week on Thursday we are going down to Devon to my uncle's holiday cottage. I hope the weather will be ok!! I have quite a bit to do before then so if I don't get back on here before then, I see you when I get back! Don't forget to check out the Cyber Crop at The Studio on Saturday, especially my class!!! Thanks for looking xx

1 comment:

  1. First, let me start with how great that Mickey cake is!! Your nephew is a cutie and love that photo of him blowing out the candles.

    Your layouts are gorgeous - I'm particularly smitten with the red one. Wow - I have never dared scrap on red but you really showed me that it works and it looks so nautical. Gorgeous work Anna!!


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