No card tonight as I have had a buzy day and not managed to finish any of the one's started. Hopefully I will get them done in the morning.
I went to Zumba dance class first thing this morning, then it was my monthly meeting at "Cut and Chat" with my craft friends. Ths afternoon I have been tidying up my crafroom (and that can take the best part of two hours!!) No sooner have I got it organised, I start to mess it up again!
Sorry about the photograph, think I took it at slilghtly the wrong angle as all the embelishments look a bit stuck together, but actually they are all spaced out and at different hights, don't no what I did to make it look so different in real life!!
I have wanted to have a go at making a "Cupcake" for ages, and I had a good luck around 'till I found a tutorial I could actually follow.
Some of the gorgeous tutorials were so elaborate, but unfortunatly I don't do elaborate, compicated or hard, I like things simple and nice to do, but not time consuming. What a light weight I am!!
I started off with a cirle of paper which I folded about 15 times, a sort of consertina, then added a small chunk of florists oasis to the centre and wrapped the paper round it. If you squeeze the folds round the oasis it ends up looking like a real cupcake. Use a glue gun to stick it together, but DON'T glue your fingers like me because......IT HURTS, ALOT!!
The curls on top are made with thin strips off a 12x12 sheet of paper, wrap round a pencil then pin to the oasis. Glue on ribbon wound round and round to resemble icing, then add any embelishments you like on a cocktail stick pushed in.
It was only my first attempt, so sure the next one will look a little sharper, but am quite pleased for a first time.
I have even found a challenge or two to enter:
One Stop Challenge--NOt a card