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Thursday, 31 March 2011

C for cupcake, chocolate, candy......................or Charlie!

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Isn't it funny how sometimes good things all start with the same letter like cupcakes, chocolate and candy!  Who cares really which letter they start with when they all taste that good!  Today I'm sharing my cupcake with you.  I love signs and have wanted to have a go at something along a sign line for a while and Shelli's creative challenge this month has inspired me to finally get around to it.  It just so happens that I love all these 'C' words too!  Sadly it's all those things that remind me of the phrase 'A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips!'  Ah well you have to enjoy life and if creating, inspiring and sharing means C for cupcakes, chocolate and candy I'm in!

The downside with projects like this is that they don't easily fit into my photo cube and the light today isn't great for pictures, but hopefully the selection of shots gives you the general 'C' idea!!! Are you getting my drift now! Yes I have a sweet tooth.

When the in colours arrived, I have to admit I wasn't keen, but it's like lots of things once you try them you can't say no.  I've fallen for them now and the whole sign is decked out in 'in colours'.  From our paper stack of in colour dsp I've decorated the background and embossed my own wall paper print from Crazy for Cupcakes in white.  Chipboard letters have been coloured with markers and embossed in clear several times to give an enamelled effect and the 'c' got the dazzling diamonds treatment.  Punches have given a base to the 'for' and the cupcake case is made by fan folding a piece of dsp to give a concertina which I've then adhered to the base.  My 'frosting' is made by stamping one of the tree tops from Trendy Trees on blushing bride cardstock in versamark and then I've used heat and stick and dazzling diamonds to give the rich, piped effect.  My cherry is poppy parade with a linen thread stem and to bring the whole thing together I've used poppy parade stitched poly ribbon. 

Of course one thing that my son has reminded me about is that I could have made this to say 'C for Charlie'  which potentially throws my theory about good, sweet things all beginning with the same letter, straight out the window!!!!!!!!!  Thankfully he has his moments!!!

Happy Crafting
Hugs Zx


  1. oh bless him Charlie is sweet and lovely (most of the time!!!). I love this sign, it is fab. Emma xx

  2. Another gorgeous creation, the only thing I would say is you forgot the best and as a bonus, calorie free "c" ... crafting!! lol!
    Another winner I think, Hugs xx


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