Wednesday, May 04, 2011

So Much for My Big Idea

My "big idea" was to try and make/blog "A Card A Day in May" and see if anyone would like to play along with me.... well it was already the 3rd before I remembered this so maybe next year, eh?
It's a shame really as I've been crafting like mad as we have so many family and friends with birthdays in May - if on;y I'd remembered to blog in time.
Ah well, never mind.
Three of our nephews have birthdays in may, and there's one of my BIL's too.  I really don't like making "boy" cards so this month is always causes me a headache.
Anyway, here's the card for the footie-loving 17 year old:
A while back I used my Craft Robo to cut a load of silhouette cricketer figures - I made a couple of cards, one for my cousin and the other I put away ready for my BiLs birthday later in May  - sneaky ha?
They worked out pretty well, so I thought I'd do some footballer ones for this card and cut them in coloured card for a change.
I used:
Footballer silhouettes cut with Craft Robo, Bazzill card, football paper (made using my graphics package), spotty paper (Cosmo Cricket), 
Footballs were made using clipart images, resized to cut with circle punches, 
sentiment; home-made decal sticker
A few days ago my lovely blogging/FB friend Lisa mentioned she'd been making Rhubarb and Custard Cupcakes the other day so I went a-begging for the recipe.  We started growing rhubarb in the garden a couple of years back and I'm trying to gather a few recipes for using it.
I didn't quite get the frosting right - it was too soft to pipe, but boy! these taste good.
Often when I bake a boxful of the goodies get sent in to the office - that way I still get to do baking, but it saves us from pigging out on the lot!  When Hubby said "shall I take a few to work with me? this time I said "no!"
Thanks Lisa, you're a star!


Angelnorth said...

Fab footy card, love the brights! Rhubarb and custard cupcakes huh? Sounds good!

Kath said...

Love the card Kathy and those cakes look gorgeous. I could just eat one of those!!


mamaluke said...

Love the robo cut sillohettes! i made some thing similar to this recipe this evening, its my classic go to recipe to use rhubarb.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Great card Kathy! Very original, not to mention apt.

And as for those cakes...... recipe please?

Anonymous said...

Love the card Kathy - those CR figures are fab!
Those cakes do look good - would love the recipe...x