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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

A busy day.

It was a really warm morning this morning - but a great turn out as ever for Race For Life. I struggled a little this year - and not just with the heat. I have been doing Race for Life for many years. I started walking with friends. Then jogged with a friend. Then jogged on and off on my own for a few years. Then two years ago, my eldest niece joined me. And last year, both my nieces and my sister were with me. This year I was back on my own due to other commitments that they had. And in among that huge group of women who had all turned out for the same good cause as me, I felt really lonely. It was really strange. At the mile mark, I was almost in tears - so many groups of people all encouraging each other - and I was on my own. It took another half a mile to snap out of it - and remember the reason why I (and everyone else) was there!! A big thanks to all who sponsored me for such a worthy cause.
After a quick snooze (whilst I was supposed to be watching the Grand Prix) I then spent a few hours tidying up the veg patch. Has been somewhat neglected - so is still only partially done!!

Onto today's card, which is another I made for my friend's twin sister. This one was for my friend's twins to give their auntie. 
The twins are almost three - and when asked what they would like on their card for Auntie Angie, one of them said 'sprinkles'. So I decided that we would go with a cupcake with sprinkles on. I used a free digi from Bird's Cards and paper pieced the icing with Papermania Ivory Creative Tones paper (this has been in my stash for a long time!!). 

The cupcake holder was coloured with Spectrum Noir pens - GB8 & 9, FS2, TN1, GB1, EB6 &8. I then used Glossy Accents to make it shiny. 
The card itself is made from a large sheet of Dark Chocolate Centura Pearl. I used more of the Papermania paper and Centura Pearl, along with some gold pearl card from my stash, to create the layers. These were cut with Spellbinders dies - circles, scalloped circles and Grand Decorative Circles. The hearts were cut with X Cut nesting dies, and the numbers with an old X Cut set. For the banner and name, I used my Craft Robo - with the Silhouette software.
i finished off with a piece of ribbon and a few beads for those all important sprinkles. And of course there had to be a matching box!!
I would like to enter this into:
Brown Sugar Challenges - Dots and/or Stripes (stripes on the cupcake case)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Food

Back soon,


  1. Awww Carole, I think you did an amazing job doing the race for life, I would love to do it, and maybe follow your lead and do it on my own :) The pride you feel must be amazing hun! I adore your card, the cupcake looks amazing. Joey x

  2. WOW! You did amazing with your run! Good for you to manage to carry on.I love your beautiful card, and the matching box! Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining the c4e food challenge this week. keeley

  3. Great card thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week and good luck
    Hugs Tonnie DT

  4. Your dedication to the race has left me awe stricken. Your attitude is so encouraging. Thank you for doing it for all the right reasons.

    Your card is very lovely. The beads as sprinkles is very clever.

    Thanks for joining our food challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.



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