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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Copic's Class

I went to my first class last Saturday to learn how to use the Copic Sketch Markers.  It was a beginners class, and am I ever happy that I went.  It was a very good class and I learned so much that by the time I got home my brain was in overload!  When I was first leaving the house, I reminded my husband that he was going to have to remember to take care of the dogs.  He asked me where I was going and I had to remind him that I had a class.  The next question was "what was the class again?" typical for a male............. to which I replied, "It's a colouring class".  You can probably guess the next question - "why do you need to take a colouring class?", so I responded "I need to learn how to colour in the lines"  .................  LOL, we both had a good laugh at that point :-)

Anyway, I am posting a couple of pictures, the first one is a stamp I coloured before the copic's class and you have to promise not to laugh!  Yes, it's that bad ............... LOL.  The second, third, and fourth stamps are posted in the order that I coloured them (is that how you would say it? I'm still so new to this). 

Sorry about the blurriness of the first picture, I'm not sure why it would not come into focus :-(

I'm off to get ready for a cake I need to do for this weekend, plus I would also like to make a card to go with it.  If anyone has any ideas about where I can find a clay flower pot with Roses (or some other flower) planted in it I would appreciate it if you could let me know.  The cake is going to be a flower pot with Roses planted in it (and maybe some other blossoms and leaves too if I have time).

Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Birthday Blog Candy

Wow, talk about Blog Candy, check out the generous Birthday Blog Candy that Debbie is giving away on May 27th.  Make sure you check it out before it's too late :-)  Not just that, but she has a fantastic blog as well!!

More later...........................


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Great Blog Candy

I just found this blog tonight and they have some pretty interesting stuff on the blog, including a chance to win some wonderful blog candy once they reach 800 followers:

Particraft Ltd Blog

Sorry, I would add a picture of the blog candy, but I am still new to this and haven't figured that one out yet :-)  The count is currently at 760 (after I became a follower) which is pretty close, so get everyone you know to become a follower and add this link to their blog. 

Take care and have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Panda Bear Cake

Hello everyone,

OK, I finally finished the Panda Bear cake after having to bake it 3 times to do a poor baking pan, a core that was warped and my cake was too soft. I had used this recipe before and it was a very dense cake and I should not have had any problems with it so I'm not sure what happened to it. In the end everything worked out fine as it usually does.

There were some mishaps while I has making and painting the bamboo, but nothing serious thank goodness! My hubby, he's such a sweetie sometimes, he knows exactly when to check on me, when things are too quiet! While I was supposes to be putting petal dust on the bamboo - 7 different colours to be exact, I could hear him in the background calling me. Finally, I responded, and I was sitting with the bamboo in one hand and the brush fully loaded in the other hand, mid stroke getting ready to put the dust on the bamboo and the client was to pick up the cake in the next hour or two (I still had to put the cake on the board and add the grass and final touches) Well, I didn't skip a beat I answered him back, said everything was fine and that I was almost done, and thanks for checking. In fact I was actually sleeping and had to get back to it real quick!!!!

OK, I got the last of the dusting done, went downstairs and put the bamboo into the back of the Panda Bear, put the Panda on the larger cake circle, mixed up the icing to the right colour green. The grass was laid and I made sure that everything looked as it should, oh one final touch I put a bouquet of Stephanotis (the client's mothers favorite flower and she passed away years ago, they always like to include her in their celebrations in a little way) in the Panda's paw.

Side of the cake, showing my lovely bamboo :-)

When I finished the cake I still had a little time left over and I decided to put together a card that I had saved, I knew that I would need it one day :-) It's a card that was in the MTC Library and I'm sorry but I don't know who the creator is to give credit to.

Left the inside of the card blank so that she could right something before she gave her the Birthday cake :-)

That's it for me, hope you had a wonderful weekend doing what you love!