Wordless Wednesday

parchment peacock

papercut bird and branch


Christmas Cards

A selection of my cards!



post box

Christmas Bakes

I found time to do some baking on the run up to Christmas!

Christmas cake

Christmas cake
– baked, marzipanned, iced…

cake iced

…and decorated.
Most of the fondant parcels have sweets in them. Chocolate, fudge, chews etc.

cake decorated


Yule Log
– baked, covered with chocolate and decorated.

yule log


– baked and decorated with chocolate or fondant icing.



Snowman Bauble

snowman bauble


Take 2 different sized white plastic baubles. Remove the ‘cap’ from the bigger bauble and melt a hole in the bottom of the smaller one.

snowman bauble 1

Wedge the top of the larger one into the hole, then decorate with gems and ribbon!

snowman bauble 2


2 Cards – 2 cakes

My grandson and grand-daughter celebrated their 8th and 11th birthdays last week. I often make their birthday cakes (with varying degrees of success/failure) and I usually go along with whatever theme they choose, or match them with their presents and cards.


Dreydon chose a nerf gun for his present so I thought a target would be a fitting idea for both the card and cake.

And yes, he did use them both for target practice, though he was limited to one shot only at the cake!


Shanice wanted (and got) a jacket for her birthday – not really an inspiring theme for cards and cake!


However, she is into unicorns (isn’t everyone) so that’s what I went with.



Tiger Card



One of my grandsons turned 14 this month and I find making cards for teenage boys quite difficult. Well, not actually making the card, but coming up with the idea.

After much searching and debating, I settled on this tiger, which I drew, then cut out of black paper with my scan ‘n’ cut (quicker than doing it by hand).
I stuck some white paper behind the eye cutouts and pink behind the nose, then stuck it on some orange paper and trimmed the edges. the whole thing was glued to some folded white card and a coloured happy birthday peel-off added, plus a couple of green jewels for the eyes.

Birthday Cards – Flowers & owls

Flower Card


  • Cut, scored and folded the card.
  • Added backing paper and edging peel-offs.
  • Die cut flowers, leaves and swirls.
  • Stuck to card along with some pearls and a happy birthday peel off


Owl Card


  • Embossed card with bark embossing folder
  • Cut, scored and folded the card.
  • Added backing paper.
  • Cut out balloons, bow and owl pieces.
  • Assembled and embellished owls with gems & sequins.
  • Assembled bow.
  • Stuck everything to card
  • Added dark card behind the ‘hole’