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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Sugar Nellie "A Recipe for all Seasons" Blog Hop.

Good morning everyone and welcome to my little contribution to the Sugar Nellie "A Recipe for all Seasons" Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Denas blog then you're on the right path.
So, I flicked through my recipe book and decided to pick one of Lilians beautiful recipes, which is also the current challenge on the Sugar Bowl. I wanted to show you that they can be used for any occasion and any season. Now I'm no Nigella or Delia in the kitchen, so I picked a nice and easy recipe. When you first bake a cake you start off with a plain victoria sponge, then you can add your own flavourings, fillings and toppings as you fancy. This recipe is no different. A beautiful and simple recipe that you can add your own toppings to, as plain or as fancy as you choose.
Lets start by gathering the ingredients. You will need:
1 card blank.
1 sheet Bazzill cardstock.
2 sheets of designer paper, I chose Basic Greys Eskimo Kisses.
1 suitable sentiment.
1 Prima poinsettia flower.
1 pearl brad.
A pinch of glitter (to taste) and lastly
1 sprinkling of love, always makes my cakes that bit sweeter.

Method:
Start in the kitchen (craft room), make sure all the work surfaces are clean, turn on the oven to heat up (turn on my laptop and go on the Sugar Bowl blog) and find the recipe (challenge) I want to bake.
Next, turn on the radio (Ipod) and spend a lovely hour creating a cake I hope everyone will enjoy, all the while singing very loudly and very badly!
I don't have a very sweet tooth (unless it's the Scottish calorie free sugar) and I prefer my cakes to be plain and simple, so there's only a little icing on top.
Cooking time is approximately 1 hour excluding preparation (stamping and colouring the image).
If your not sure if the cake is ready or not, I advise walking away for a little while, make a coffee, tidy up the kitchen and more often than not when you go back and peek in the oven you'll see the cake doesn't require any more baking!

I hope you've enjoyed my culinary lesson, and I hope you like my cake.
Your next stop along the blog hop is to the lovely Janiels blog. This is Janiels last project on the DT, so I hope you'll all wish her a fond farewell and good luck in her new ventures.

Thank you for looking and for any comments you may leave.
Love Elaine xx

70 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card, i loved your recipe write up lol... Hugs Sonia x

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  2. love your card! pretty papers and the stamp is so beautiful!
    Alice

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  3. Morning!!! Scrumptious card as always Elaine and fabby colouring. You have a way with words lol. Have a super day. Hugs Ali x

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  4. This is just so cute! I love the colours. Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  5. Hi Elaine
    Your cake (card) is done to perfection, loved your recipe, cake (card) is very pretty my fav colour (pink,) also love the image.
    I don't know why you were worried about the blog hop, job well done, give yourself a big pat on the back from me.
    huge hugs
    Sandra(craftynan)

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  6. How fabulous is this Elaine. Love it, and the image is just gorgeous. I chuckled while reading your recipe. Have a fab weekend.
    hugs
    Marion

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  7. love this!, the colours are fantastic, beautiful layout, the punches look fab and she is beautifully coloured! x

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  8. You made just a sweet card. Love the sweet coloring on the stamp.

    xx Anita

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  9. Hee hee, a brilliant recipe, Elaine! As always, I love your colouring and the colours you've used - fresh! And just the right amount of icing!! Susie x

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  10. Lol, fab recipe Elaine and a perfect card, love the pastel colours, TFS

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  11. Very funny recipe...including the BAD SINGING!! lol Your card is sweet and adorable...love the soft colours you chose! bx

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  12. Fab card and image, your 'Recipe' made me smile...sounds very familiar..lol..xxx

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  13. Scrumptious card love the colours
    Anne xx

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  14. Absolutely my kind of cake - nothing to upset the silly old digestive system & very tasty, what's more a PERFECT (wink & smile & wave) recipe for lasting satisfaction.
    My compliments to the Chef.
    Paula (PEP)
    OND Hotel, Catering & Institutional Operations

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  15. Love the card and image, Hugs SArah B X

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  16. Ah Elaine this sounds like my kinda recipe, though I have to admit when it comes to real calories I love baking and messing arty but such a shame as I really don't have a sweet tooth and am so not bothered about eating them so don't bake very often. Stick to crafting not as fattening either.Your card is so pretty less definitely is more in my world and this cutie doesn't need any competition another for my wish list! thanks

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  17. Gorgeous card Elaine. Cute image which is coloured bautifully. Lainy xx

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  18. Hi Elaine. Beautiful card. Love your colours and cute image. Love your recipe/method, will have to try this more often, when it is not going to plan. Donna

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  19. Beautiful card - love the colours you have chosen.

    Denise xx

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  20. Hi Elaine,
    She's just beautiful! I absolutely love your colouring & the gorgeous colour scheme. What a little stunner!
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  21. isn't that the cutest stamp
    i just love your card, yhe colors are so sweet
    thanks for sharing hun
    hugs angelique

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  22. Hi Elaine, what a pretty card. The image is so sweet and your colouring is awesome. Love the colour scheme and punched detail. Hugs, Denise x

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  23. Hi there Elaine! Love your card! THe papers are so pretty and the image is very cute!Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing!
    hugs
    Michelle

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  24. Love all the soft tones.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  25. Well done Elaine, love the card its gorgeous and your post is fabulous, hope things go brilliantly for you. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx
    Enjoy the peace and quiet while hubbys away, mines volunteering this weekend so Ive got the place to myself to.

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  26. this is gorgeous and one of my fav managas!!

    fi
    x

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  27. this is just gorgeous dear and am so happy you joined us on the hop. Hugs

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  28. Your card is so yummy!! Elaine fabulous choice of DP and detail beautiful, image is gorgeous and colouring amazing, so love your recipe post is fantastic!!! enjoyed reading it chum, hope you are well and have a great weekend
    Hugs
    Sarah xx

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  29. This is so beautiful and sweet, I dont have enough words to say so! :D

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  30. I am so enjoying this hop and seeing all of the lovely creations. I think this is one of my fave images (although I love them all) and I love the soft pink tones you have used to colour her. A beautiful image and a beautiful card. Warmest wishes, Lesley

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  31. wow this is beautiful i just love what you have made and the colouring is perfect as always xx

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  32. I love the soft colours of this card, and the image is gorgeous! :) Beautiful Card Elaine, absolutely beautiful xxalisonxx

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  33. love the pastel colours, she's so pretty in pink
    Debz
    x

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  34. She is gorgeous and I love those papers!
    x

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  35. She's gorgeous! So soft & sweet looking... I love it!

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  36. I love your creative recipe, so cute. I love the colors you used for your card and oh my the image, have to have it:)

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  37. Hello Elaine, Love the beautiful soft colors you have used with this fun image!! Great job with your coloring.

    And a big congrats to you on becoming permanent on the team.
    hugs, Janiel

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  38. Oh this is sooooooooooo cute Elaine! Love the soft colors!!

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  39. Hi Elaine
    A stunning card just love this stamp,
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  40. Such a YUMMY card - thanks for sharing the recipe =0) might lift it one day when I have a sweet tooth and need a quick fix. Looks lovely and what a fun way to introduce it. WAY TO GO:

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  41. A lovely card. Sweet image, perfect colouration, nice paper and a fun recipe.
    Sinikka:-)

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  42. loved reading the recipe! and your card looks devine :)

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  43. Great recipe and a fabulous end product. Love it. Debs xx

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  44. Pretty, pretty, pretty! What more can I say? Love the card, stamp, colours and paper. Hugs Christine x

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  45. Beautiful card, love the colours.

    Jo
    x

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  46. What a yummy recipe! Your card is so pretty, I love the colours and your colouring is to die for!!

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  47. such a pretty card, this one was one of my favourite stamps from last year, have a fabulous weekend, hugs debx

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  48. Hi Hun, fantastic card, great recipe, and your lovely way with words, just love it, will mail you tomoz, hugs Liz xx

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  49. This little girl is so cute. Great card.

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  50. oh my word is this gorgeous! Love your coloring and that sweet sweet image!!

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  51. What a fun post! And a lovely card!!

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  52. Great recipe Elaine. Gorgeous card. I have this stamp and papers myself, so I may have a little play!!

    Love Kerry xxx

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  53. gorgeous card and image, you did awesome!

    Perfect colouring and great papers!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  54. Oh hun your card is another beauty, so cute, love the image and papers you've used and I am so jealous of your colouring with DI's.
    Your recipe was brilliant lol
    hugs Mandy xx

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  55. What a great card! I love the soft colors!!!
    Congrats on being on the team!! So well deserved!
    Hugs, Dena

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  56. Beautiful card! I love the sweet pink and blue.

    Jennifer

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  57. Loved everything about your card. The colors are beautiful and so is this little image. Thanks also for your fun and fantastic 'RECIPE'.

    tfs
    hugs
    bobbi

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  58. Beautiful card, love the icy colours, and a really fun 'recipe'!

    Nicki, x

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  59. Absolutely stunning Elaine! Luv everything about this card! She one of my all time fave stamps. Thanks for sharing. Lotsa luv xxxx

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  60. Elaine, you forgot to mention that you have no crumbs on your cake. This is so clean and crip looking and not a thing out of place. I love the none traditional colors and how you put them together just says Christmas....plus I love this image (which I already have!) Can you feel a cased cake or card coming on! You go girl!

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  61. Elaine, you truly are an amazing awesome addition to both teams! I am so proud to be a teamie with you at the SB. Congratulations on your Sugar Nellie DT position ;)
    Love your recipe write-up ... I could never be clever as that. Your card and coloring is stunning and I love love love your color combination! :) Take care!

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  62. Elaine, I love, Love, LOVE this!!!
    Nxxxx

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  63. Beautiful card and loving the colour scheme you've used. Thanks for sharing. x

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  64. Too Cute!! Now that's my kind of cooking!!
    Linda S. in NE

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  65. Beautiful cake Elaine, just right for anyone with a sweet tooth. I love the colours, papers and image they are all fantastic. :-) xx

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  66. Gorgeous card Elaine,such lovely papers and fab image.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  67. Gorgeous card Elaine :-) I love this image ,, so cute and the soft colours you used are lovely :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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