Saturday, 30 December 2017

Make a Cake Card

Hi crafters!  How about some chocolate cake just dripping in icing!  Okay, it's just a die but it does look good, don't you think? LOL  Here is a really fun set that you can use for anyone's birthday card!

The finished dimensions are 7" x  7" in size. All for now, Sue x


Pam said...

Beautiful card, so gorgeous. I could eat some of that lol.
Elaine, it is no wonder Andrew wasn't taking it all in, what a blow to receive, Helen must be so anxious . I pray that the stent and treatment work as planned and the outcome is successful. You were right to stay home, as much as you want to support your boy, you don't want to pass on any infection.
Helen and hubby, hope you feel better soon.
CraftySue, hope your meeting went well yesterday. For whatever reason you are resigning, your boss has to accept that. I hooe there are no bad feelings on his part to spoil your remaining time there. Good luck
Lynne what a terrible journey you had, hope you are now well rested and recovered.
June, glad to hear you are feeling a bit better, Colin's beef casserole should help. He should be on the NHS list.
We got a lot of snow yesterday so cancelled a trip to Sunderland to take the boys to spend their Christmas money. It started to that early afternoon so my SIL and I ventured to Hartlepool, the main roads were fine once we got out of the Close but so cold that by evening the ground was frozen solid. If all well today my elder daughter is taking us all to Sunderland for a couple of hours and tonight we have a table booked at Toby Carvery, my visiting 15 Year old nephews favourite place to dine when he is here. Tomorrow we hope to get to Seaham to Lickety Splits to meet more family, ice cream in this weather are we mad but Elliot says it is what makes his Christmas holiday tradition.
Keep warm , safe and well everyone, sending lots of hugs out today, all with hot water bottles, thinking of all missing poorly and anxious friends. said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very cute card.
Have a great weekend and, A happy healthy and prosporouse new year.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card this morning. Very pretty and the cake looks scrumptious.

Barbara V

Karen Drew said...

Calorie free cake!!!! Love the card
Karen xx

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Gorgeous card ans fabulous video! I love the tip with the glue dot thanks for sharing.
Hugs x
Heather T

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Great card. Will watch video later.

Marion Scott said...

Great card Sue and fabulous video
Marion S x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today.

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, oh this is good enough to eat, I can just taste that icing on the cake. beautiful.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above, shame about the weather spoiling some of your plans but you are in the best place, keep safe and warm. Hopefully you will all be able to get out today and later have the Carvery, what a treat that will be.

Special hugs to Elaine, Andrew and Helen, am thinking of you all.

Off to a Groovi workshop this morning, looking forward to that.

I had some really great news yesterday about the Groovi retreat, one of my best friends has been able to book it and come down from up North for it, so I am over the moon.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue from a peaceful little cottage out in the sticks where the view of the super moon should be magnificent. Talking of magnificent this sample is just that plus this cake die will be the one of the first that's ticked off the new list once 2018 is in full swing. I had a momentary panic when I read on Paul's fb group that Julia had a show demonstrating your Cocktail Hour dies as I wasn't sure this cottage had HOCHANDA on its tv package and not set to record before leaving ! But I'm really pleased that it does so I can settle in the warm and watch 'The Queen Of Backgrounds' work her magic ☺
So a big Saturday hug is finding its way to you and I hope your day will be as peaceful and as happy as my Saturday will be (providing there's no grouse shooting etc) !! Xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, the cake looks good enough to eat, and it's great to see your paved pearl technique around the edge.
Elaine, sorry to read about Andrew's results, I hope the new treatment eases his pain and gets rid of this awful disease. Sending prayers to your family.
Pam, I hope you get to have your carvery and ice cream!
My meeting went ok, the boss was disappointed I was leaving but understood my reasons, he even said there's a job there for me any time. Love the people I work with but the shifts are too much for me. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

P Austen said...

Morning Sue,what a scrumptious card. Great treat for those of us who are now on post Christmas diets as your cake is calorie free. Will watch the video later. Hugs xx Pauline

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A fabulous birthday card with a beautiful pave pearl border. Thank you for the tutorial.x

Narrowboat girl said...

Mmmm, this looks good enough to eat Sue, especially the icing

Chris Curry said...

Just getting over all the rich food of Christmas but yes please, that chocolate cake looks delicious. Great card Sue, thank you. Have a lovely weekend. Xx

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonettes,

Scrumptious! Mostly what I'm drooling over is the alphabet grid, with letters that work just as well in positive as negative. Like Cr@fty, I love how you made a picky-uppy tool with your pokey tool and part of a glue dot.

In case my home computer doesn't recognize me, this is Donita, keeping warm in New England and feeling sorry for Carmen in Toronto, where it's cold enough to put your chunk out.

Instead of worrying about Andrew, I'll send healing energy with an encoded message to his rogue cells to take a holiday and stay gone. That man sure can endure.

I wish we had a miniature die cutting machine, for little dies we need to cut lots of times. Like the berry boughs, or single words, or stitched flags. It would be nice to sit and watch TV while running little bits through a machine on a tray or something. And that one could carry on a plane for die-cutting while on vacation. Or buy to keep at one's cousin's house in Phoenix for when one visits.

May everyone enjoy Saturday in some way, no matter what the circumstances.


margaret driscoll said...

Good Morning Sue
Pretty card I will watch the Video now!
Love Marg

TDQ Karen said...

Fun card, love the banner in particular and of course the cake xx

JAO said...

Great card Sue.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Lovely sweet card.Your pearl border is just perfect.
Jan x

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & the perfect inspiration for a special birthday card I need to make.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card love it

Unknown said...

Morning Sue
A lovely card perfect for a special birthday love your pearl border.
Catherine V94 xx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
A beautiful card today & really gets you into a party mood. My lips are already drooling just looking at your cake. Yvonne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a brilliant card and the cake is so realistic. Will watch your video later this morning. Sending best wishes

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

A fabulous birthday card!!

Krafty Runner x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Love, love, love todays card, it's gorgeous. Will watch the video later to see what dies have been used.

Suemac said...

Another lovely card

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Loving these clean and simple cards you've posted today and yesterday, the icing on the cake looks so realistic and how nice to see the paved pearl borders in action again, so effective...
...and looking at today's card (and having caught up with some of Julia's recent shows) I now realise how much I NEED that Alphabet Grid but having had to invest in a new mangle my die-buying will have to be put on hold for the time being!...Curses!!!

Off to watch the video


Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A great birthday card, suitable for everyone.
My pick up tool is made with a small blob of blue tack on the end of a cocktail stick.
Donita: there are small die cutting machines with a 2 1/5 inch wide mouth, Diamond Press is one, can't think of other names right now.
B xx

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
Fabulous birthday card, great dies.
It sure sounds cold - keep warm and keep crafting. Glad you are a bit better June. Thank you again for the summary Pam,
Muriel x

Anne said...

What a lovely card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

karenlotty said...

Woo hoo I was lucky enough to get the alphabet grid for Christmas and have used it already- it’s brilliant
I love today’s card The cake die set is on my Wish List

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Yet another lovely simple card. And just in time for my daughter in law,s birthday next week. Lovely colours and design.
Pam I hope your day goes well with your family. Oh and enjoy your carvery. Our was brilliant when we went on Thursday we haf a lovely family afternoon. Best Wishes to all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card and it sure looks good enough to eat ,with no calories ,,,,,,, i am starting my diet in the New Year.

Aww Bless you Donita, i will pass on your healing energy to Andrew ,and make a wish that you get your mini die cutting machine.

Craftysuetoo,,Great when a boss tells you that you can have your job back anytime ,it makes things easier all round while working your notice.

June , have a lovely time at the Groovi Workshop xx

Pam our snow and black ice has all gone now , hope yours has too so you can carry out your plans ,sounds as if you are going to have a fab family time , xx

Latenight SandyH,,,Yorki girl,, Crewe Trish,,,Helen Bell,,, Pat L,,,theresa w,,,Lynn L,,,Fluffycat ,,,Diane Green ,,,alimecca,,,izzy,,, Pam and anyone i have missed thank you for your good wishes ,i wright them down and pass them all on to Andrew so he knows he is not alone and peeps are rooting for him xxx

Thank you Carmen , please try and keep warm .

Well i am having an idle day today ,the sun is just coming out so may try a little walk later , whatever you are doing have a lovely day .
Hugs to all
Elaine H X

June Horrocks said...

What a beautiful card today sue I love it I know lots of people who would love too thank you sue love june Horrocks xxxxxxxx

Stella Munn said...

Fab card Sue. Love this. X

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue x xhazel

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely card, the icing on the cake looks so realistic and this type of cake is not going to ruin my diet!


Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Great card . love Jean Z xxxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card the cake looks scrumptious, off to watch the video.
Donita you can get a small machine called a Baby Blue, or if you want a larger small one (if that makes sense) a Cuttlebug is good.
Tale care everyone, Jess.

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is great, and the die set is just superb (along with the Bunting and alphabet grid), can be used for any occasion and both men and women. Off to watch the video, have a great day everyone. Bx

Owlish said...

This is a gorgeous card don’t like choc cake but I love this card

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Morning Sue

Fabulous card! So nice to see the 'paved pearl' technique being used again

June x

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card,cake looks good enough to eat!!! Love chocolate cake.
Best wishes
Karen M

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue... Stunning card and the cake looks beautiful die cut. I will be watching video in a little while. Julia is doing a fantastic job with dies.

BenteS said...

Lovely card :))
Thanks for the video tutorial!

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
You’ve Done It Yet Again Another Truly Tremendous Card Also Extremely Inspiring
Plus Very Informative Video Tutorial, You Never Fail To Amaze Me With Your Remarkable
“Tips/Techniques” I Like Izzy, Just Love “The Paved Pearl Technique” So Its Great To See It’s
Return, The White On White Looks So Magical Once Dry It’s So Very Tactile To Touch I Just Love
Them Around Card Edges.
I Loved The Fabulous Tip In The Video Tutorial Where You Used A Sticky Bud On The End Of Your
Pokey Tool To Place Your Birthday Alphabet Into Place I'll Have To Try This Technique, I Wonder If
It Works When Pearls Ping Off The Sheet (Sometimes A Nightmare Picking Them Up)
The Photograph Stills Are Excellent They Show Your Card To Perfection (But All Your Cards Are Just Perfect)
Products Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Blush/Dark Pink/Chestnut Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam “
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Double Sided Adhesive Sheets”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer PVA White Glue” (For The Paved Pearl Effect)
“Creative Expression Pastel Bakers Twine”
“Tim Holtz Distress Markers Mustard Seed/Spiced Marmalade”
Star’s Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s Make A Cake Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 8 Cutting Dies)
“Sue Wilson’s Alphabet Grid Die Set” (From The Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
“Sue Wilson’s Celebrations Die Set” (From The Shadow Box Collection 14 Cutting Dies)
Sue, A Superb Card As Always Thank You For Sharing Today’s Video Tutorial I Always Find
Them So Extremely Interesting Plus Great For Looking Back On When You May Be Looking
For An Idea....................
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather, Plus Sam & Family
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx
I’m So Thrilled Julia Is Back On Hochanda Today With The Truly Stupendous Glass Dies/Plus The 3D One
I’ve Got Both Sets Plus The Tremendous Sentiments That Match Up With The Dies, Julia has a Collection
Of Exceptional Samples In Her Gallery Section On Her Blog, Her Enthusiasm Bowls You Over.....................
She’ A Great Ambassador For Your Cutting Dies Also For Creative Expression...........................

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for the great video and the tip with the pokey tool and glue dot. Today's card is stunning and I have made quite a few cards with the cake Die. I must cut out the bunting and have a go at that now I've seen how you do it
Donita hope you get a baby cutting machine sounds like there are a few to choose from
Pam echoing you and hope you all enjoy the cavern

Sending love and hugs to everyone

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love chocolate cake! The icing/frosting looks very realistic and the Alphabet Grid is one of my top wish list items. Very clear video as usual and a great tip for a pick-up tool.

Donita - I have a Grand Calibur for all the big jobs but I also have a Spellbinders Sapphire. It is a dinky little machine, not very heavy and the plate sizes are just 2.5" x 6". It is perfect for sentiments and most of Sue's smaller dies including the berry boughs and all of the banner dies.
Pam - enjoy your family trips out, traditions start early don't they :-)
CraftySuetoo - glad the meeting went well and isn't it nice to know that you are appreciated and will be welcomed back at any time.
Stephanie - enjoy your quiet time at the cottage.


Crafty Cruiser said...

I don’t know what happened to yesterday! When I saw the blog still on Thursday, I realised I didn’t look in on Friday so have looked back at the very cute card. As is today’s - both gorgeous!
Doreen R

CraftyJo said...

Very cute :)

Hunnymummy54 said...

Afternoon Sue and all the Wilsonettes
Beautiful card today and lovely colours too, Some reason Im not getting my emails from bloglovin so I have just redone it so hopefully it will work.

Hope your all having a good day and wrapped up warm

Take care all

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a fab birthday card. Looks good enough to eat, the cake. Great for chocoholics like me. Thanks for your video.

Rosemary Stickland said...

Fab card, that icing looks so real.
Rosemary xx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
It's such a lovely card, any girl/boy would be happy to receive it - whatever their age - I'm 70 and would love it.
Hugs, Rose

scrAPpamondo said...

Fab and yummy birthday card! :)

Scottydog said...

Lovely card today Sue (as usual!). Have been having a sneaky peek at your cards the last 10 days (but unable to read comments) & there have been some beauties, particularly liked the hexagons. Off to watch the video now. Thank you Sue. Hope you have had a lovely relaxing Christmas break.

Scottydog said...

Lovely card today Sue (as usual!). Have been having a sneaky peek at your cards the last 10 days (but unable to read comments) & there have been some beauties, particularly liked the hexagons. Off to watch the video now. Thank you Sue. Hope you have had a lovely relaxing Christmas break.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

A very pretty card anyone would love to receive. The only problem is I want cake now, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A great cake card Sue. Good job it's only made believe isn't it, or else we'd all want a slice.

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful card Sue
Have a great 2018
Gr Karin

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your cake looks good enough to eat.

doreenj from k said...

Lovely card, could be used for a man too, I
know someone who is partial to Chocolate

Doreen x

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Scrumptious card Sue x The cake sure does look good enough to eat x love how you have done the banner too x thankyou Sue x
Donita I have the little spellbinders sapphire and its so handy , its light , compact and cuts sues dies really well x hope this helps x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Pawprintx4 said...

A Very cute card. Have made a similar card as I got these dies after watching Julia on Hochanda. Birthdays are always a reason for a card and we make so many of them. I love this set and the birthday shadow box. Donita, the alphabet set is very worth having also. Handy for many occasions & the font is cute.
Stephanie C, glad your little dog gets to have a peaceful time in the country. My Tucker doesn't pay much attention to the racket but I have had a dog who hated fireworks & thunder in the past.
Everyone, have a good day,
Stephanie K

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I have been thinking of getting this die for sometime and the alphabet dies now they have shot up to the top of my wish list.I hope you are managing to have a relaxing break with your family though I think I remember you once saying you retreated into your craftroom one Christmas and made a card.
Pam enjoy your meal out.Elaine a walk sounds good.
My husband has just come home from work he delivers food to a well known store he says that he has just taken in a load of easter eggs.

Eunice said...

What a fun card, I create in the kitchen and now I can do the same in card making!!!!!!!

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

What a lovely card. Looks good enough to eat. I remember seeing card this at Ally Pally and being amazed at how good the icing looked.

Thank you Carmen and Pam for your get well wishes. Xx Slept all day again. Still feel rotten. Probably should have had antibiotics after all.

Pam, enjoy your visit to Lickity Splits tomorrow, when we have a ride out to Scarborough we have lemon top ice creams from Jaconellis even in winter so I don’t think your mad...but then maybe I am too? Xx

Donita, I loved your message to Andrews rogue cells, a great approach. X

Elaine I think it’s great that you write down any messages that Wilsonettes leave for Andrew. That way he can tell we are all thinking of him and rooting for him to get well. Xx

Going now to fill yet another hot water bottle as I’m still shivering and achy.

Love to all

Helen xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Donita Spellbinders has the adorable Prizm machine for small dies, Sizzix has the new Sidekick, Altenew has a beautiful gold and white mini machine called the Mini Blossom (it is quite stunning and works great). I know there are others too but, I personally love the Prizm by Spellbinders and Altenew’s Mini Blossom!
Sue-This is the best kind of cake, beautiful and calorie free! Count me in! Did you know that Birthday calories are reversed so you can eat as many treats as you want to and LOSE weight instead of gaining it! LOL 😂😂😂😂 TFS!

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card for a birthday, who doesn't love cake and chocolate cake is even better! Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam echoing your comments today, hope the snow has gone. It's a shame it would take us 6 hours to get there but after visiting that lovely ice cream shop on our holidays I would happily join you there tomorrow 😃xxx
Elaine sending you a big hug xxxx

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it those dies are amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous card very cute.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue lovely card the cake looks good enough to eat
Pam I hope you managed to get to Sunderland today & had lovely carvery enjoy being with your family Yes we are feeling better today just have to wait now for our car to be repaired after new year so will have an extended stay with our daughter so that will be the good part!
Helen I hope you & your hubby will feel better soon
Elaine sending healing thoughts & prayers to Andrew big hugs winging their way to you too
Sending good wishes to all especially our poorly & missing friends

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
Great Card and with a change of colour it would work for everyone. Brilliant idea.
Hugs Brenda xxx

sued99 said...

Fabulous card. Great for anyone with a change in the colour. X

ursula said...

Ah a lovely fun card, my daughter is a cake maker, she would love this....luv Ursula xx

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card Sue. Must watch the video. Been out all day meeting up with younger son and family and exchanging Christmas presents. Lovely seeing them. Echoing Pam and send healing hugs to Andrew.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card. Just my type of cake at the moment, -calorie free!!
Pam hope you got to Sunderland and the car very and enjoy your trip to Seaham and Lickity Splits - no I don’t think you’re mad at all. If you’re at the seaside you have to have ice cream and/or fish and chips (or both!!)
Elaine sending healing hugs for Andrew,
Love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card and ideal for everyone, young and old. Xx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
What a lovely card perfect for a lot of occasions other than birthdays 🍰 inspired that’s what you are
Thank you Sue
Elaine I continue to prey for a good result for Andrew and I hope you can muster the strength to support him through the bad times as you always have.
June I hope you enjoyed tour crafting today and that you are well on the mend now give Colin a hug 🤗 and tell him he is the best xx
Happy you are happy your friend is coming to join you on the craft retreat x
I send my usual good wishes and hugs 🤗 to you all
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Laura O said...

This is a stunning card love the letters every card needs letters. Laura O Springfield

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
Sorry I’m late and been a bit hit and miss lately!
Great video and a lovely card ,. I loved yesterday’s even more! Thank you!
Pam - hope you’ve had a lovely day! I knew I’d heard of your Ice Cream Parlour but couldn’t remember how! Then Diane mentioned her holiday! That’s how I knew about it! It has to be good to be open at this time of year!!
Donita - I bought the Baby Sapphire - the small Spellbinders machine , for my grand daughters. They love it . They are 16 and 18 so it’s not a plaything for them!
Love to all, Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xx

DeCor said...

Love this birthday card. Even though it is a simple design it's very eye catching. I agree that the frosting looks so yummy. Have to watch video later so as not to wake up others. Love the paved pearls sets it off a treat. Thank you again for sharing your lovely card today Sue.

Latenight SandyH said...

Pretty card. That cake looks yummy. Can I be greedy and have two slices, please? Off to watch the video.
Take care everyone.

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card.I join the club ... the cake looks good enough to eat and calorie free.It is perfect for any age... the card I mean. Who won't love to get a yummy cake like this one?Or a card like this one?

Donita - Love your message for Andrew. Hope you don't mind if I'll join you sending him "healing energy and encoded message to his rogue cells to take a holiday and stay gone."
Elaine - Beside all the above, sending you all a big and gentle hug.
Helen Bell - Chest infection is not a joke ...did you see a doctor?Take care and get well soon.

Thank you ladies for your concern is cold indeed, we have a real Canadian winter, but I am a Canadian, prepered for this weather that I hate it with passion.My family back home named us Polar bears ... no comments.But, when I see my red high heels I am dreaming of sunny days.They will come around the end of April,May day, someday.

Sending warm hugs from freezing Toronto to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

carol edwards said...

Hello sue, such a great card a sumptuous calorie free cake to enjoy. Wonderful x

Jan.moogie said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm delicious hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, great card and video, think anyone would love to receive this card.

Marie from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue. What a fantastic video. So lovely to see a card being created and the little tips you give as you go along. So many things for me to learn and what a mentor you are.
I hope you have a Happy New Year and the same goes for everyone who contributes to the blog.
Please add my name to the prayer list for Andrew and healing hugs to all who need them.

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is totally goegeous, i adore the bunting it looks so fab and a perfect touch to the card.

Jean said...