Saturday, 31 March 2012

March Workshop

Just a few cards from my March workshop - sorry for the delay in posting!
A mothers day card using the heart punch and PP - the sentiment is from the Something to Celebrate - which is an exclusive hostess set.
Another Christmas card using the First Post Set and Sentiment is from Heard From The Heart set.  I have used circle and scallop circle punch and the snowflake on he circle has been covered in Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I have used White Craft ink on Night of Navy CS.
This card I have used the Vintage Vogue stamp set and papers from Sale-A-Bration.
Thanks for looking
Love Sarah x x

Friday, 30 March 2012

More Cupcakes

More special order cupcakes!
Vanilla cupcakes - blue and pink - complete with pearls

All boxed and ready to go!

Pink butterfly cupcakes - complete with pink daisies and rice paper butterflies

Thanks for looking
Love Sarah x x

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mothers Day Cupcakes

A special request for some cupcakes for some special Mummys!
Pink and Yellow Vanilla cupcakes

A special half a dozen with pretty Vanilla frosting complete with icing flowers
Boxed and ready to go!

Complete with a little tag

I couldn't not make some for my Mummys this is what we had on Mothers Day - yellow and lilac swirl icing and lilac flowers.
with just a little bit of glitter!

Thanks for looking
Love Sarah x x x
ps - Happy Mothers day to all you wonderful Mum's out there!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Christening Cupcakes

Christening cupcakes for two special boys aged 8 and 4 - so they had different requests!
Monsters for Toby.
I wish I could say I did these toppers myself - but I did order them especially.  I am determined to have a go at making my own toppers this year - a challenge to myself!

Oliver had footballers!

Boxed and ready to go!
and I am pleased to say the boys loved them!
Thanks for looking
Love Sarah x x x

Saturday, 3 March 2012

BB's Cupcakes

My UKS teamies are going away this weekend and I am unable to join them.  However I made sure a batch of my cupcakes went with them!
Vanilla cupcakes - with lilac icing and a purple and silver flower and lavender glitter! (Purple and sparkly being the Bijoux Belles colour!)
I buy my flowers from ebay - something I would like to learn to do myself one day!

I found it quiet difficult to get the purple to look the right colour in the photos as they look like blue flowers - but they are purple (honest!)
Hope the BB's have a fab retreat and enjoy the cupcakes!
Thanks for looking
Sarah x x x

Friday, 2 March 2012

February Workshop

Sorry I am late posting these cards - but I have been so busy - the photos have been uploaded but not all the info to go with them!
Card below is using my fav Xmas set - First Post ( 111780) and I have used a technique called brayering  - where I have out a post it note circle on the card and using a brayer and Night of Navy ink - I have inked over the cardstock and then removed the post it note to leave a moon and stamped my reindeer in Early Expresso.  I have used sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes ( 115370), scallop oval punch (119856) and large oval punch (119855), with a couple of jewel and Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon (122331).
The card I have again used the First Post stamp set - but shown how you can make a card using a Christmas set. I have used Chocolate Chip ink and cardstock.  Very Vanilla cardstock has been 'spritzed' using the Color Spritzer Tool (107066), the edges of the cardstock have been distressed using the distressing tool on the Cutter kit (106958), and inked around the edges and the hearts using the Small Heart Punch (117193).  I have attached the tiny tags (Jewelry Tag punch 117190) with Foam pads and threaded them on to linen thread (104199). I have used sentiments from the Tiny Tags set (118091).
The final card is using up that Christmas paper (124004) Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty paper, with Real Red and Wild Wasabi.  The Wild Wasabi has been embossed using the Big shot and Square Lattice embossing folder (119976).  I have used  library clip from the Clips Assortment (112580) and the Celebrate is from the Sale-A-Bration set Outlined Occasions (126014) - you can get this set for free when you spend £45.00 or over!
Thanks for looking and come back soon for March Workshop cards!
Hugs Sarah x x

Peaches and Cream

Peaches and Cream Cupcakes

with Vanilla frosting

Mmmmmmm - delicious!

120g Plain Flour
140g Caster Sugar
1.5 teaspoons of Baking powder
a pinch of salt
40g of unsalted butter at room temp
120ml whole milk
1 egg
400g tinned peaches sliced.

Vanilla frosting
250g of icing sugar
80g of butter
25ml of milk
a few drops of vanilla extract

soft light brown sugar to decorate.

Divide the peaches between the paper cases so that the base is covered before you put the cake mixture on top.  Bake in oven for 20-25 mins at 170 degrees centigrade


Recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 170 degrees centigrade

120g plain flour
140g caster sugar
1.5 teaspoon of baking powder
a pinch of salt
40g of unsalted butter
120ml of milk
1 egg
1/4 of vanilla extract

Vanilla frosting
250g icing sugar
80g of unsalted butter
25ml of milk
a couple of drops of vanilla extract

Cook for about 20-25 mins

Enjoy x x x

Recipe - from The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook