Tuesday, 24 March 2009

A cupcake kind of day



















That sums up yesterday! I was part of a team that presented a series of mini workshops to a bunch of people in the very sunny and really charming seaside town of Exmouth. Such a fun day; it was really nice to meet so many keen stampers! If you've read this blog in the last week, you'll know I've been fiddling about with cupcake card ideas. I promised to post these for a semi-permanent reminder, but whether you were at the workshop or not, cupcakes are a good way to open, doncha think!
I know I've yammered on about the benefits of demonstrating a product (or two), but I was relieved and delighted to hear from lots of my new chums in Exmouth that they felt the benefit of being in a workshop environment - picking up tips for much used products and experiencing other stuff on a 'try-before-you-buy' basis. Got to be good value for money for that alone, but add in the camaraderie and the appreciative feeling of a few gals enjoying some time off - magic, for me certainly. I don't work, but I love that work.
But wait there's more! I had the great good fortune to follow a link that wound up at Helen's site, http://www.enfys.me.uk/ She crochets. I'm sure she does other things, but man, she can crochet! I have a niece that doesn't eat anything except carrots, gravy, pringles and PINK yoghurt and PINK french fancy cakes (there is a connection..keep reading!) So because even a chocolate treat at Easter is totally wasted on our beloved mini-niece, I thought it would be fun to give her one of the Easter baskets that Helen is selling on her site. How fun! Then I realised the potential, so I ordered one each for micro, mini, maxi nieces and Miss Dunnit. (It's OK, she wouldn't read my blog if it were the last written word on the planet). Helen offered me ridiculous amounts of choice over colour and was even tactful enough to point out that the 'piggy' was actually, when I put my glasses on, a rabbit! Anyway, never one to tear the backside out of a story...they arrived at the weekend. I'm sooooo pleased with them, they are cccccccute and lovely and will just look great with a few edible and non edibles in them - look:


I can picture the girls walking around with them..brace yourselves, I so just bought myself a multi photo layout! Thanks Helen.

Been (again) at a CM coffee morning/demo/crop today and of course, came away truly inspired and with a challenge..so girls if you're tuned in - I'm working on it, in the next hour or so. Will photo the result tomorrow just to prove it!

13 comments:

ffroggie said...

Love the cupcakes Julia, and the wonders made by Helen are a joy to behold, especially the "piggy" lol.

Must add that the custard color is much easier o the old eyes sweetie :)

laura said...

cards are gorgeous as usual.

Cheers for changing the backround for me lol

Laura xx

my5bratz said...

great cards, 2nd's my fave..

those easter baskets are too die for!!!! I want one for Tori..lol

I'm still envious everytime I see your craft room, just give me an hour in there...maybe two ;0)

Jo Power said...

Love the cards the Black and white cup cake is really lovely.

Love those easter baskets I hope nieces will love them if not I love them theya re so cute.

AuroraDawn said...

I love the cupcakes, made me hungry just looking at them.

jay670120 said...

Cupcakes to die for and I love the little animal baskets x

allyf said...

Lovely cards, and cute baskets, may need to contact Helen myself.

Jenny said...

Lovely! I reckon they'll love those baskets x x x

Enfys said...

Thanks for all the nice comments about my baskets. Love those cards, mine never look half as nice. Best I stick to crocheting!

Lyn said...

It's fab to see crocheting "made modern" - a dying skill, I'm fearful. Mmmmmm ..... cupcakes!

Love to Doodle! said...

Loving the cupcake cards...the black and white - cos its punchy with texture....the pink cos its deliciously stylish, the combo cos its fun, different, and makes you crave for cake...and chocolate... all fab.

...and those are very cute easter baskets...I especially like the rabbit - cos it looks like a pig.....and the duck follows next as I like his back feet...

Off for a nosey at this wonderful lady's creations...xx

POSH SCOT said...

Love the cards Julia, the dieters choice with 0 calories!!

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