Wednesday, 27 January 2010

HI FROM CHA.....

Well today's the last day :( before I tell you about the yummies en route
I'll give you a little low down on the Californian cuisine.... Oh where to start...
Well first of all there's the cheesecake factory, now we HAD to make to two trips to this
one, it truly is the BEST, we NEED one in the UK. I had the most juiciest steak
at the Outback last night, had Italian at Buca Di Beppo (the most eclectic restaurant I've
ever been in. I think half of CHA were there that night including Mr Holtz and Ms Helmuth
etc. Also visited Fire & Ice, on recommendation. That was fantastic such a great concept
oh yeah and the food was great too. Needless to say the 6lb I lost before I went away has probably
gone back on again and again and again!!!
OK enough of my munching.
Here's what's going to be winging it's way to SUGAR AND SPICE

HEIDI GRACE ... yay she's back!!
COLORBOK
HAMBLY SCREEN PRINTS... Just LUSH!!!
BELLA BLVD... can't get enough of this
PINK PAISLEE
STUDIO CALICO... this one's for POLLY :)
ADORN IT
ZVA... mmmm bling bling bling!!!
CANDI CORP HOT FIX WANDS
BEST CREATIONS
BUTTONS, BUTTONS & MORE BUTTONS
TERESA COLLINS... so yummy!!!
3 BUGS IN A RUG... so cute... Look out for the fairies
and last but not least lots of cute butterflys, ribbon slides
and BLING!!!
I am now officially skint.... But oh so happy !!!
I'll be back in the shop on Saturday trying to work out
where to put it all
hugs xxx

Cupcake Crazy Part 1

Afternoon ladies. I hope you're over that horrid bit just after Christmas and now feeling ready to grab 2010 by the horns and scrap it til it's head spins!

Its one of my best friend's birthdays in January and I sometimes think she gets a bit neglected with all the post Christmas malais. So I wanted her to feel special, she also scraps and for that reason the gift needed to include something handmade for her. Here, I've used brown paper to wrap her pressie but have stamped it with golden cupcakes to make it unique.
Taking some cream ribbon saved from Amazon wrapped presents at Christmas, I repeated the theme this time using the tiny cupcake stamp but again in gold. To cover the ribbon joins and finish off the effect, I cut a circle of matt gold card using my new Cricut, punched a scalloped circle from the brown paper and stamped another cupcake on that, mounting it on little foam pads for dimension.
I don't think I'm quite up to making my own wrapping paper for Christmas just yet, but for a one off it's a pretty memorable thing to do and stamping is the perfect technique for it.
Happy stamping x