Sunday, 3 February 2013

Cake, Tags and Challenges

Hi you all! Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
I decided to do some crafting  and bake a cake today. After a nice, long soak in the tub I started on my pineapple upside-down cake. I have been planning to make it for weeks, but never got round to it till today. It's a wonderful recipe, where you first heat sugar and water with butter to make a caramel to bed the pineapple in, and the cake itself is made with ground almonds and lots of other good ingredients. It definitely isn't anything for people on diet, but it is delicious. If you are interested in the recipe, you can find it here





While the cake was baking I was able to make some tags. They have both been made of cardboard, treated as usual with gesso, ink and Utee gold. The first tag is for the challenge at Art Cards Challenge Blog, where they want to see Moos  and/or inchies. I have stamped my Mona onto speciality stamping paper, coloured her with sparkling H2Os  and then chopped her into three inchies, which I have mounted with foam squares over various scraps used as matting.






The second tag is also made with inchies, and therefore also something for the Art cards challenge, and I am also linking to Fashionable Stamping, 'Show some love', and the 'friendship' challenge at Crafty Individuals.
The background has been stamped with a text stamp from Lost Coast Designs, and the inchies, which I popped up with foam squares, are from a   CI stamp.




That's all for today, I need a cup of coffee and perhaps another piece of cake....
Have a great day, take care, and thanks for visiting.


38 comments:

  1. That cake sounds and looks YUMMY!!

    Very pretty tags, I like how you used the gold Utee, it looks gorgeous.

    xxx

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  2. The tags are great, as always, but I think I'll pop round for a piece of that cake! hugs, Sarah

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  3. I love PUDC and it's lovely. As for the inchies totally tiny scrummyiness what lovely tags ;0)Dxx

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  4. The cake looks absolutely delicious, so do the tags. Fabulous pieces.

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  5. Your tags are great! I have to explore using cardboard some more! The cake sounds yummy!

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  6. beautiful tags today! I'm most impressed with your baking, I am going to check out the recipe now, thanks.

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  7. zum Reinbeissen sieht hier nicht nur die Ananastorte aus.. die Tags sind auch zum Anfassen und Abbeissen schön! SCHWÄRM!

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  8. Oh yum, can I come for tea? Bet it was delicious just out of the oven. Your tags are lovely too, you've put me in the mood for inchies and munchies! Xx

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  9. Ooh, haven't made a pineapple upsidedown cake for years. Always used to put a cherry in the middle of each ring cos a) I like cherries and b) it gives it a bit more colour. Nam nam. Great tags

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  10. Oh my goodness Valerie you have me salivating!! What a yummy looking cake. Lovely tags too. x

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  11. Superb entry - the gold, the script and the images work beautifully together. Thanks so much for being our first Challenge link, Jean x

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  12. My husband walked by as I was viewing the cake. OMG!!! he now wants me to bake one! It looks so yummy
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  13. Your cake looks delicious can almost imagine how good it will taste.
    The tags are both beauties as well.
    Yvonne x

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  14. Lovely tags, Valerie! That cakes sounds scrumptious!

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  15. These are fabulous tags Valerie, and your cake looks delicious xx

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  16. such beautiful tags and that cake, oh my, thats yummy!!!

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  17. The plane is warming as we speak so have my piece of cake ready please. :o) Love your tags as always -- such character. Is the cake all gone? I'm coming anyway. hugs, Donna

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  18. Your tags are so inspiring Valerie! I love them all, really can't pick a favorite today! I can smell your upside down pineapple cake here right now! It looks beautiful, I bet it tasted wonderful too! I am going to fetch your recipe now! ~Diane

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  19. I've decided you must have 2 sets of hands Valerie you make such amazing things.The tags are terrific and I so love the way you are using gold.

    Now you say you can bake as well and I am so impressed. I did put on 3lbs just looking at the cake picture as it sounds and looks scrumptious

    Have a beautiful day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  20. You are so good at making tags, Valerie!! the gold just makes everything pop out!
    and that pineappple cake looks sooo yummy!
    xoxo
    have a great week :)

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  21. So wunderschöne tags! Der zweite ist mein Favorit mit seiner bezaubernden Borde und den Perlen, einfach traumhaft schön!

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  22. Yummy cake!!! I haven't made one of those for ages....maybe later in the week.
    The tags are fabulous....such rich colours and images.
    Hugs xx

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  23. The cake looks yummy Val, shame I mayhave to give it up if my diabetes test is positive!!¬ Love your tags and what a great way of using up scraps.

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  24. Spitzenmäßig, ich bin hin und weg...
    Und Appetit habe ich nun auch bekommen :-)
    So ein leckerer Kuchen...hmm...

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  25. Loving the way you have used the stamps on both your lovely tags and the cake....oooh what can I say.....yum yum and pass the cream....x

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  26. Put the kettle on then that cake looks yummy!

    Great tags too :)

    Karen x

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  27. This was the first cake I ever learned to bake and it was always scrummy I really must make it again.Fab tags especially love the image on the first one she looks right fed up ! and the beautiful gold UtEE on the next super !

    Marie

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  28. This was the first cake I ever learned to bake and it was always scrummy I really must make it again.Fab tags especially love the image on the first one she looks right fed up ! and the beautiful gold UtEE on the next super !

    Marie

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  29. love them both! and that cake looks yummy.

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  30. Wow - the Tags are great - and that pineappple cake looks so yummy!

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  31. Not sure where to start, so I suppose the beginning! That cake looks so good and Pineapple Upside Down cake is one of my favorites. The tags are both gorgeous and no stortage of beautiful details! I actually was playing with stamping on UTEE today! Well hope you have a great week and thank you for joining us at FSC! Hugs!

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  32. Oh a yummy cake and great moos and inchies on marvelous tags !

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  33. I love your tags Valerie, gorgeous images and fabulous designs, but I have to say that cake looks so scrummy I could sit and eat a piece now mmmmmm.
    Thanks for sharing some love at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  34. I certainly would not say NO to a slice of the cake!
    The gold looks so fabulous and what a stunning entry for the CI challenge.
    Thank You for joining us.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  35. Two lovely tags! I love how you used the gold! bizz

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  36. that cake looks delish....hmmm I hungry now....lol, so glad you joined us at CI this months with your stunning tag
    hugs

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