Friday, November 25, 2011

anyone want a cookie...

Good morning everyone I hope your all well and happy and if you celebrated Thanksgiving I hope you had a wonderful family time...my Dad has been telling us over the last few months how disappointed he is that you cant buy a really traditional Dundee cake, he thinks the ones you buy in the shops don't taste like the real ones, so when Phil came home yesterday, off he went to the shops, bought all the ingredients and set about making him one, Phil is an excellent cook and he bakes the lushest cakes, so he made it last night and popped it into the oven and we forgot about it and yes you guessed it, it burnt...he was gutted as the inside tastes amazing...so he will have to get more while we are out shopping today and make another...poor lad worked so hard on it too, it even had the almonds on the top all arranged beautifully...oh well if at first and all that...we are off shopping for the day today and I'm so looking forward to it as shopping with Phil is so laid back, we just stroll round get what we need and stop for lunch and afternoon coffee and cake too...the most chilled shopping trips ever, we are then going to the light switching on ceremony in our local town this evening...right now onto my card for today which is using this stunning little sweetie from Whiff of Joy called Christmas Pastries plus two sentiments, isn't she so gorgeous, I coloured her with distress inks and paper pieced her dress and bow with papers from the same pad as the background...they are all from the stunning new Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas 6x6 paper pad, this pad is so gorgeous, the colours are perfect for a fresh modern Christmas feel, but there's also ones (like the song one I used here) that have a real retro old fashioned feel to them too...I wish I had got a brighter picture as the colours are beautiful, the stamp and pad are from Bunny Zoe's Crafts and don't forget they are all 10% off for Nikki's Black Friday special sale...I finished with some fab blue satin ribbon from the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop and a scattering of buttons...the fab sketch is from the Stamp with Fun challenge and I'm also entering it for the Dutch Dare card challenge...I'm off to get ready for our day out now as I cant go without the polyfilla on the face can I lol, whatever your up to today I hope you have a brilliant one
Mina xxx

46 comments:

debby4000 said...

Adorable Mina and gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

June Nelson said...

OOh Mina its gorgeous and I love your paper piercing and out of the box style lovely darlin xxxxx

Marion said...

Hi Mina,
Stunning card and I just love that DP.
Poor Phil, forgetting the cake in the oven. Hope the second one is perfect for your Dad.
hugs
Marion

Margreet said...

What an adorable card Mina....love your paperpiecing....poor Phil with his burnt cake....hope you won't forget the oven while baking the next one....enjoy your shopping together!!
xxx Margreet

Lisa Jane said...

ooh yes please .. never mind the diet!
LOve the colours in the card and her fab paper pieced dress!
Lisa x

frances joy said...

adorable card!!! i love the image and paper :)

ribenaruby said...

Hi Mina, loved reading your post, I'm sure the 2nd cake will be just as mouth watering as the first! What a gorgeous creation once again, her paper pieced dress is wonderful. Have fun today. Ruby x

kingfrog said...
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kingfrog said...

Super! Чудесная получилась открыточка!

Michelle J M said...

She is so adorable! Love the paper piecing. Hugs Michelle x

pinky said...

Ach what a shame about the cake, sounded delicious too:( I am hoping to have a shopping day like that tomorrow Mina. heading to Abbey centre and my hubby sounds just like yours, totally laid back and the patience of an angel:) Love your gorgeous papers, the little girl is so cute and those papers are gorgeous. Have a good weekend.

My'scardcorner said...

Such a cutie Mina and love the bacikng papers Bab luck about Phils cake but Im sure it will be perfect today..Enjoy your shopping trip.Myrax

Chrissy said...

Lovely Christmassy papers Mina, and a gorgeous image, love her paper pieced dress,so pretty.

Luv CHRISSYxx

jo said...

Hi Mina, gorgeous card and i love the paper piecing you've done! Hope you have a great day shopping and manage to squeeze in a little crafty treat!
Jo x

Natka said...

Very sweet Cookies!

Hanneke said...

Mina, this is so sweet! Love her hair color and that dress. The way you arranged he ribbon looks really nice too. Hugs, Hanneke

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful - says it all. The lovely image and fabulous backing papers. A marvellous card.

Marjorie said...

This is lovely hun, lovely image and papers...thank you for your visit and kind comments on my blog.
Your cards are gorgeous!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Marja Rolfes said...

hmmm, did you feed the burned cake to the birds???? to bad!
What a happy card you made!!
xxx
Dutch Tulip
Marja

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow how gorgeous are these papers with her ! Finally going to try out the paper piercing technique later on ! Love this ! Enjoy the lights ! and the festive spirit. Hope his cake turns out perfect next time ! lol Kitty ;0)

CraftyLoops said...

Awwww poor Phil, he's such a thoughtful man. Im sure it will turn out perfect the next time he does it. This card is gorgeous, she's a wee cutie. Lee xx

Tammy said...

Your card absolutely made me squeal with delight! Love your creativity and the ribbon treatment is lovely.

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Mina, such a sweet and pretty image and those papers are wow....

We were only talking about Dundee cake yesterday, everyone had to have one at Christmas when I was small, and they always came in a tin, niot had a home made one, but I did love it.....sorry for all Phils hard work to go to waste, he won't do that again in a hurry, I burnt a pan of home-made soup the other week....was I mad at myself...lol...xxx

heidy said...

Oh what a sweetie and beautiful papers!
Enjoy your day hun!
XXX Heidy

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Mina! I love the papers and the sweet image! Great paper-piecing! Sorry about Phil's cake! I am sure it will be perfect next time!

Flowergirl said...

She is gorgeous, such a beautiful card x
Wendy x

Sue said...

A simply gorgeous card Mina,love your image.Get a timer for your phil,I have a small one for my pocket when I am baking.Have a lovely time.
Sue xx
Ps I have emailed you.

Lee said...

Oh Mina,i'm so sorry but i can't stop laughing,what ya like forgetting about it LOl how did that happen !!!!

I'm sure the next one will be perfic but put the timer on please LOl.Hope you have a fab day and evening.

LOVE your card,soooo pretty adorable image,gorgeous paper piecing hun.Still tittering here.Huggles xxxx

Miss Emerald said...

Mina, this is just a great card! Music and sweets! I love them!

Lau W said...

OMG your card is fabulous and very yummy !!! :-))
xxx

Renkata said...

yes , please I want :)
very cute card Mina, love the paper piecing

Lorraine said...

This is adorable, Mina! Love the paper piecing of her outfit, the papers, and the blue ribbon. Hope you had a great day of shopping!

Katina said...

Beautiful card Mina. Love the background paper and the paper piecing.

Hope you had a lovely shopping day.
xx

Michelle J M said...

Just noticed that I hadnt put the picture of your fantastic candy on my blog!!! I had done everything else except that, sorry, its there now. Hugs Michelle

coops said...

so gorgeous mina.the image is really sweet and i love her paper pieced dress and fab papers ;D
what a shame the cake got burnt, heres hoping the 2nd one go smoothly ;D

xx coops xx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and papers and fab image. Hope hubby has better luck with the cake next time. Hope you had an enjoyable day. Donna

Christine L said...

Very lovely image Mina... love your paper piecing... your card is FAB!
Hugs
Christine x

Rufus said...

Sweet card, Mina you seem to be going with a cooking theme here! That Phil of yours is a man of many talents. Hope you just whittled the cake down till you got to the good bits and ate it! Your Dad is going to be totally thrilled.
R/

Kitika said...

Oh such a charming image and coloured so beatifully, a truly pretty and adorable card, Mina!

riliska said...

This is just ridiculously adorable!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Mina,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

noga said...

Great card!

Marja Sch said...

Such à cute card

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I just love these cards, they are so cute and beautiful! Hugs! Leah Ann

Juls said...

stunningly gorgeous!!! Love her paper pieced dress! Hugs Juls

Grenouille Greetings said...

And this one is sooo sweet. Love your ribbon layout, paper piecing and bright colour choices! Hugs, Lesley

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