Cupcakes and bunting

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How late am I writing this? So close to the wire but I refuse to be beaten! I’ve been to a lovely Hawaiian party but got the timing wrong and consequently the whole day has been out of kilter. Anyway, I got here in the end. It’s been a good week for finding new blog challenges and today’s project is for the Labour of Love challenge over at The Shabby Tearoom.

Now I love a new blog challenge site and I especially love it when the challenge inspires me to do something I’ve been wanting to try for ages. An added bonus when you get to make good a piece of previously ruined crafting stash.

Remember when I mucked up not one but two little canvases when I was making this name plaque?

Eloise name plaque

I wasn’t sure how I would be able to use the ruined ones. I’d originally intended to make this as a card but thought I’d see if I could rescue one of the canvases and am so glad I did.

For this particular challenge you have to create a project that is inspired by the colours in the photo’ and includes a banner.

I love that combination of turquoise and deep red and wanted to have a cupcake as the main focus. I’ve seen quite a few cupcakes with button “frosting” floating around on Pinterest etc and have been wanting to try something similar for ages. I cut a cupcake silhoutte from red card then started arranging ivory, turquoise and red buttons as frosting. I found it a lot harder than it looks – trying to make the arrangement appear random but making sure that there was space for the red gem as a cherry. Once I was happy, I glued everything down with Pinflair glue gel  – a brand new tube – very exciting.

I covered the frame with some stripey paper then attached bunting with silicone glue so that it had some height. I decorated the bunting with butterflies and blossoms. You will be famililar with these by now, as I use them a lot, and know they are cut using Martha Stewart punches. The finishing touches were (of course) some gems, a little rosette (as featured in the pic), a lace bow and some words from a Tim Holtz Ideaology pad.

Cupcake and bunting

Hope you like it 🙂


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