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Saturday, 1 May 2010

wedding cake

Hello All,

How are you..I have had a really lovely day, have had a little trip to Elgin today and visited "Paper Boutique" where there was some fab demonstrations going on...got some fab demos on making flowers...shrinkies..chipboard books, and lots of really lovely things. spent lots...and I also I picked up my new Leanne Ellis stamps!! whooo hoooo!!!! cant wait to play, I have loads of lovely ideas floating around my head!!

Anyway onto this card, I actually started it yesterday, and I finished off this eve...I am quite slow at the mo, due to some ongoing health issues..but never mind I got there in the end.

This fab wedding cake is from the fab "polkadoodles - paper boutique" cd......I have to admit I am struggling with the whole template thing....the finished cards look a bit home made, instead of handmade, so if anyone has any tips on how to get them looking a bit more professional I would love to hear them.

I covered the card in paper "sandy lion - wedding roses"...and all the edges have been tinted with "distress ink - worn lipstick" The white flowers are blank flower shapes from "polkadoodles - all around and everywhere" which I have copied into my craft studio and re sized, I have colour tinted the edges, and shaped a little and added some pink gems. The little pink flowers have been made using an "x-cut" punch.

The Scallops of icing were part of the template which I have put on with 3d foam and covered with stickles.

Finally the couple on the top of the cake are from "Sassy Studio Designs"...I have just coloured them slightly with my copics.

This is my entry for:

Die Cut Dreams - Make your own flowers (2nd entry)
Cute Card Thurs - Make your own (I have made my own flowers)
C.R.A.F.T - shaped card
Cupcake Challenge - don't be square
By The Cute and Girly - celebrations

Once again thanks for looking...and putting up with all my waffle!!
Hugs Juls

51 comments:

  1. Besides your comment which has me chuckling while i type, "home made and not hand made" I think it came out fab i am sure by the looks of this lot that it wasnt easy, dont beat yourself up its really sweet
    smiles
    Paola

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  3. this is fabulous juls!!!! really stunning creation
    xoxo BA

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  4. It looks fab Juls ! Not home made at all ! Smiles from Catherine

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  5. I think it's beautiful! I love all the flowers, sparkles, and touches of pink. It makes me want a piece of cake...yum...!
    Hugs,
    April

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  6. Hi Juls

    It sounds like you have had a brilliant day. I can feel the excitement from here!!! LOL!!

    Your wedding cake looks lovely and not "homemade" at all. I think you are being very hard on yourself.

    Thank you for your encouraging words on my blog this week.

    Love Jules xx

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  7. Deleted my other comment, sorry hun, sounded horrid reading back

    Super card NOT homemade
    LOVE your blog background
    mandi xx

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  8. WOW Juls, this is gorgeous - so soft and pretty! Fabulous card :-)

    Sharon x

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  9. Sounds like you had a lovely day at Elgin. Was there a week past Thursday with my friend but I was working this morning and she had a class at Peterhead craft shop in the afternoon so we couldn't go. Pity though cos we might have met!

    Card looks lovely to me. I tend to avoid "different" things as I'm not good with templates...to say the least. This must have been a lot of work but worth it in the end.

    Kat xx

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous Juls.

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  11. WOW! This is just gorgeous, Juls! Love it!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.. Hope you feel better soon.. Hugs!!

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  12. this is gorgeous! Love those pretty flowers.
    x

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  13. I think it looks fab. Obviously a lot of work gone into it. the glitter really lifts it. from the photo it definitely looks hand made and not home made!

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  14. Oh Juls this is stunning!Fab papers and love all the flowers on this cake!You did a magnificent job!
    Hugs,Connie

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  15. OMG.......what an amazing card!!! What are you talking about Homemade!!!! It's wonderful.

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  16. This is phenomenal I am just taken with this! Beth

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  17. Holy smokes Juls, what an amazing creation, you have patience girl! wowzers!!!!

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  18. Home/handmade however you say it, the results the same--gorgeous and amazing! The details are fab!!! Hope you are feeling better and have a great weekend Juls!

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  19. Hi Julia

    Pleased you had a good retail thrapy session, always good for the soul.

    And what a wonderful cake. I have to confess I have not ventured into that section of the CD yest, but you have encouraged me, I have a few wedding cards ordered so this might be just right for some.

    Thanks for sharing with us at BTCG.

    B x

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  20. what a work of art, fab. I did a close up and its perfect a card that will be treasured.
    your day out sounds just my thing, I'm looking forward to the happy stamper on Saturday and seeing Beryl again.
    takecare janex
    ps the card bellow is ab fab.

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  21. Oh Juls, this is fabulous and certainly does not look Homemade but exquisitely Handmade. I love the soft papers you have used, and those flowers are just perfect. The recipients will love it. Glad you had a lovely crafty day.
    Max x

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  22. Wow this is gorgeous Juls. I think it looks great and I love all the gorgeous flowers.
    Clare x

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  23. Hi Juls

    Never understood the difference between handmade and homemade - same thing to me.
    Your creation is fabulous, I love the pink touches and the flowers and the sparkle and the topper - I could go on!! I have thsi CD and have printed out a cake to do but can't think where to start!!! Doh!!!

    Hugs Ali x

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  24. Now Juls there is nothing homemade about this, its absolutely stunning, caught my eye immediately! Sounds like you have had a fun day, lucky ducks. Hope your health issues get sorted soon. Thanks for joining us at BTC&G. Hugs
    Pinky

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  25. stunning card,love all the detail the flowers are gorgeous, it does not look homemade to me but a very beautiful handcrafted card that would be treasured by the recipients.
    thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week
    andrea

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  26. This is brilliant! thanks for joining us at DCD.
    xx

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  27. what a lovely project! Thank you so much for entering the DCD challenge this week and good luck!

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  28. wow that a lovely work the colours the es .... gorgeous !!!

    xx Cora

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  29. Wow this is stunning Juls, you are one talented lady. Thankyou for playing again at DCD.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

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  30. OMG Juls...what wrong with you?!..it looks A-Mazing chick..wow, wow,WOW!!love it!!...Debs x

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  31. Hi Juls, this is beautiful!!
    I know what you mean about templates sometimes making your cards look homemade rather than handmade, I found that out when I done some with the Helping Hands templates, but I think when you use the same template again, you learn where you could improve on bits, but your cake looks fab and it certainlt don't look homemade to me! :)
    Lucky you getting to Paper Boutique! I have never been but I hope to go some day. Not having a car kind of restricts where you can travel unfortunately :(
    Oh almost forgot to say thanks for joining in with the challenge, still missing you over there :(
    Hugs Lora xx

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  32. 很高興見到你哦!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  33. Beautiful wedding card and colour combo, your image and handmade flowers are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
    Hugs,
    Nicola -x-

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  34. Such a lovely card Juls, its only on the close up that I could really appreciate the beautiful rose papers. I can see why it must have taken a fair of of time to make.

    Keryn x

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  35. Wow, I rally like this cakecard....beautiful details, and the flowers are gorgeous.

    Hugs
    Eva Gro

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  36. Stunning wedding cake card...amazing design! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Cupcake :) Donna x

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  37. Hi Julia - Yesterday and today? It would have taken me a week and unless there's something we can't see in the photo - it looks absolutely wonderful - very professional and beautiful to boot.
    Beryl xx

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  38. Wow Juls
    this looks good enough to eat. What a stunner of a card
    Love Sarah XXX

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  39. Your cake is gorgeous Juls. I think we all struggle first time round with templates, I do, just can't get my head round the instructions sometimes (health issues with me)but get there in the end. We might of crossed paths, was at Elgin too. So much lovely stash isn't their to temp us, well, I have no willpower and think it might not be there next time I go. Well that's my excuse! Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. Good luck. nnalorac.xx

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  40. I think your cake is wonderful! I think it makes for a lovely keepsake,
    Love Sarita xx

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  41. Wow!
    What a beautifully gorgeous creation!!!
    hugs
    kim x

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  42. Brilliant card... a real Masterpiece!
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  43. wow Juls what an amazing creation, how special would this make you feel on your Wedding Day...so glad you had a fab time
    Mina xxx

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  44. This looks GORGEOUS, it couldn't look any more professional to me! I really love the soft, sweet colors you've used, totally gorgeous wedding card Juls!

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  45. WOW!! Another amazing cake! Looks pretty professional to me! keeleyxx

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  46. Wowza. That's an amazing card!

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  47. WOW this is AMAZING I adore it and anyone who receives a card like this on their wedding day would treasure it xxx Hugs Pascale

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  48. Wow what a scrummy card!
    Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!
    Hugs,
    Eiglas
    x

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  49. Beautiful cake/card. Really looks like an iced confection. Thank you for joining the Cute and girly challenge this month.
    geraldine

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  50. WOW, Juls, your project is amazing! Great idea!
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge.
    Magda :)

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  51. Is that Elgin in the highlands of Scotland??
    I've been there and know someone that lives there!!
    What a fantastic card you have made! it must have taken AGES to make with all those lovley details!

    Good luck in the challenges

    Hugs Nina

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