Monday, November 28, 2011

if at first...

Good morning everyone did you all have a fabulous weekend...wow how windy was it, I thought our roof was coming off at one stage....well Phil made his Dundee cake for my Dad again and this time it worked beautifully...we discovered what went wrong the last time too Phil forgot to adjust the temperature for a fan oven so it would have been too hot but as you can see the cake is gorgeous and it smells incredible...my Dad is so lucky hes getting it whole as it was so tempting...my kitchen smelled so much like Christmas yesterday as Phil was stewing the fruit for his Christmas cake, the mixture of fruit and alcohol is so scrummy smelling....yum yum yum

right now onto my card for today, I tried to make a Christmas card that was just a bit different but I don't think it worked at ll...oh well back to the drawing board lol...I used this lush Christmas cupcake from Meljen Designs and just shaded it and glittered it up adding some chocolate holly (well it seemed like a good idea at the time lol) and a chocolate coloured ribbon...the lush paper is really glittery and embossed and is another of the ones I bought from my local craft shop that doesn't have a name on it...

I added a chocolate coloured scrunched ribbon and a scattering of pearls to finish...this is one of those cards that I'm really not happy with (we all have them don't we) there's just something not quite right about it and Im so not happy with the colouring...I think I'm having a mojo crisis lol...Im entering this for the Totally Gorjuss challenge, The Ribbon Reel challenge and the Lollipop Crafts challenge too...I'm of to kick some serious butt to get my Dads car sorted out today, heads will roll and I will yell out if I need the rest of your fab girls for backup lol, thank you all for your support of my Dad yesterday, it so isn't right is it...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one and I hope wherever you are the weather isn't too bad
Mina xxx

48 comments:

Marion said...

Hi Mina,
Wow! Phil's cake looks fabulous. I can smell it here in Cornwall. Takes me back to my childhood as my Mum used to make this every year.
You go give them what not for leaving your Dad with no transport.
Lovely fun card today and such a pretty ribbon and paper. Great cupcake image.
Hope the winds have died down where you are now. Seems calmer here this morning.
hugs
Marion

kingfrog said...

Аппетитная получилась анология! Восхитительно! просто Super!

Lisa Jane said...

ooh that cake looks yummy .. and i like your card ... that cuppa would go nicely with a slice of the cake lol
Lisa x

Christine L said...

Mmmmmm I can smell that cake and all that luscious fruit being soaked for your Christmas cake... your description is so good!

Your card is lovely, just different colourwise.... a change to see chocolate holly!! hehe!

Hugs
Christine x

Renkata said...

mmmmm Yummmyyyy cake have made your Phil :)
and your card is delightful.

Teresa said...

Oh Mina that cake looks gorgeous, if you want I could pop a kettle on you are more that welcome to pop round with a slice or two :o)
Your card is gorgeous too, I love the warm colours.
Take care, hugs Teresa xx

pinky said...

OMG I am so loving that cake, wonder will your dad save me a bit lol. I am liking the looks of that coffee machine behind it too:) Your card is gorgeous, very chocolatey, perfect for the image. Still flippin windy here today Mina!

Sue said...

What a lovely cake,your Dad is going to love it.Stewing the fruit,mmmm,I just soak mine in brandy,might give that a go.Love your chocolate card too.
Hugs Sue xx

My'scardcorner said...

Hats off to Phil that cake looks gorgeous can almost taste it from here:0) I like your card it is different for you.Good luck in the challenge
Myrax

Hanneke said...

Wow, that cake looks so yummie! I do like your card, fun idea to make a Christmas cupcake with chocolate. The pearls and brown ribbon go really well together. Hugs, Hanneke

riliska said...

Very nice cake! And your *chocolate* card looks fantastic! the paper is brilliant and *yummi*)))

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow I know your not happy with this but I really love it! The image is super and I love how you have left it mainly white thats what makes it wow foor me ! I adore how you have done the pearls the little panels and this beautiful chocolate ribbon ! Good luck with your Dads Car today !!the Dundee cake looks super yummy !! Kitty ;o)

Chrissy said...

Gosh, Mina, I really love this card, gorgeous colours and the pearls and glitter and papers are lovely.
Dare to be different, thats my motto..lol..Our winds have died a bit, but so hot, and cant keep doors or windows open...still cant find the rubbish bin from the last blast..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Mina,
A lot of creative work in your house over the weekend. The cake looks fabulous and I think your card does work. I love the papers and layout and the pearls really look like mistletoe berries.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Knerten said...

What a beautiful card, lovely layout and colours too :-)

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh that cake looks so scrummy!!!
I love your card, It's nice to see a different colour holly.
Love the colours!
Good luck with your Dad's car today.
Hope you get it sorted. Go kick ass!
Love, Mel. xxx

Del said...

I hate fruit cake but that one looks sooooo tempting lol. Your card looks great too, I love the colour you've used. xx

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card love the colours and layout ,yummy cake please can l have a piece lolxx

tilly said...

clever Phil, that cake looks great, I have never heard of stewing the fruit for a cake, mine soak overnight, I love the chocolate paper and the cupcake, fab card, good luck sorting your Dad's car
Tilly

Rose Petal said...

Hello Mina. A stunning card as always. I just love the richness of it, gorgeous colour, love the ribbon, everything about it, is pure class. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Tracey's KRAFTS said...

Hi Mina. I wouldnt worry about your card as it is fab and makes a change from all the red and greens on xmas cards.

Cake looks scrummy too!

Hugs
Tracey xx

Cec said...

Of course your card worked - it is absolutely stunning. I love the image and the great paper. I also love the cake photo because I am a huge fan of any kind of fruitcake. Yummy!
Hugs!
Cec

heidy said...

Oh Mina I can almost smell the cake ,it looks delicious!
Love your different christmas card!
XXX Heidy

Linda said...

Darling, the card works beautifully. On my computer the brown is a rich deep purple and it is a sparkly confection. Love that DP too!

Your DH cake looks like perfection and I can smell it right through the computer. LOL

I know you straightened out the mess with Dad's car by the time I read this. Did you have to threaten them with your back-up of angry scrapping ladies? LOL

Hugs, Linda

Carla S. said...

Phil's cake looks so yummy, Mina! I'll bet it smelled heavenly in the making! Hope you straightened out the mess with your Dad's car by now. Your card is gorgeous! I love the rich sparkly color and the yummy cupcake!

Em's Craft Corner said...

Wow, gorgeous looking cake and card. I love the rich colour of your card, such lovely paper, and the way you've added the pearls to the froth.

Pauline said...

This is a chocolate delight Mina! Thanks for taking part in our Anything Goes challenge at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Miss Emerald said...

Your post starts very tasty! Mmmm .... looks amazing! A card is just great! Chocolate perfection of paper!

Lee said...

Ooooooh yummeeeee,as Marion said we can smell it here in Cornwall lol,clever Phil.Hope by now you have some results concerning your luvly dads transport.

GORGEOUS card,super colours n embellies love that image.Huggles to all.xxx

Lau W said...

Oh your cake seems so yuuuuuummyyy !
And your card is delicious !
xxx

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Mina I think your right in respect the chocolate holly doesnt do your card justice the rest of it is just stunning. Those papers are just so scrummy to.
Im so sorry to hear that the garage were so late in letting your poor dad know about his replacement car I do hope you managed to bend their ears today and put them straight.
Your hubbys cooking looks so gorgeous he can come and do some for me anytime hes here in the UK. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous, girlfriend! Your card looks yummy - I love chocolate!

Michelle J M said...

Gosh Phil's cake is perfect and your card looks good enough to eat ! So glad Charity Crafter won the awesome candy, well deserved. Hugs Michelle x

CraftyLoops said...

Wow, Phil did an amazing job on the cake. Im sure your Daddy will be delighted with it. I love your card Mina, I think it works really well. Hope theres a wee shot of Bailey's in the hot chocolate.....just to get us into the festive mood, heehee. Lee x

coops said...

fabulous card mina,.totally scrummy image and your papers and design are lush :D
scrummy cake by phil too :D

xx coops xx

D K Crafts said...

Hi Mina. Gorgeous card. Lovely rich colours and great image. The cake looks really tempting. Hope your dad enjoyed it. Wish I had someone to make a christmas cake. I am the only one that eats it, so I just buy myself a small one. Donna

Natka said...

Delicious cakes, Mina!

Sherri said...

I just have to ask! What is a Dundee cake? It looks fabulous! It's making my mouth water just looking at it! And your card is a hit too! Love the way you added the background paper across the card & the chocolate ribbon made me hungry too! I'm seeing a theme here! lol

Dona said...

The cake looks delicious and the recipe would be great. I'm with Sheri, what is a Dundee Cake? Love your card and aren't we always so critical of our own work. You go Girl and kick some serious butt for them leaving your Dad with no transportation. Love your blog and all your ar work, thanks for sharing.

Sonia said...

Hello Mina
Mmm! I smell a yummy cake, lol!!
YOU did a wonderful creation!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Craft this week. Good Luck!
-Sony
http://sonia-studio60.blogspot.com/

Andrea C said...

Love this card and your cake looks yummy x

Mau xx said...

Gorgeous Mina so different, love the colours xx
Great cake Phil, xx

Sandy said...

I don't know what looks better - the cake or your card. They both look delicious! Mina, I could stay on your blog forever. Your artwork is amazing!
Sandy

craftymum said...

A great "sparkle" card. Thank you for joining us at TG this week.I hope you will play along again next week.

Sarah x

p.s. I have blog candy on offer on my blog when I reach 300 followers

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Mmmmmm...looks yummy Mina! I will have to research what a "Dundee" cake is. Lol
Love your beautiful, brown cupcake card, great design. ~jeni :)

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts!

Keilly said...

Gorgeous card, love the chocolate cupcake! Thanks for playing along at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight.

The Dundee cake looks yummy!

Samantha said...

You know I opened your blog saw you 1st card and was like Oh thats so pretty! scrolled down and YUM YUM!! awesome cake!! and Ohhh another lovely card on the same post too! way to go!!
Thanks for joining in with us at Totally Gorjuss for our Sparkle challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

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