Craft Fairy (Lisa) has launched a new die cutting challenge over on her blog to create a Hallowe'en themed card or project using a die-cutting machine. There are not a lot of challenges geared-up towards die-cutting specifically so it makes a nice change.
Here's my card:
To fit in with the challenge I used Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle dies and used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the background paper. I also used a digital stamp from here, Fiskars edge punch, ribbon from my local market and a bit of pen stitching.
Get over to Lisa's blog and check out the dare!
As I said in the post title I have done a bit more baking. Yes my cupcake baking addiction has not yet subsided!. After watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall making rhubarb compote this week I started thinking about rhubarb and custard and how it would make a lovely cupcake. So yesterday I got busy in the kitchen and came up with my take on rhubarb and custard cupcakes:
It's a vanilla cupcake with a portion of rhubarb and ginger compote inside and topped with custard buttercream icing.
The reason there is a tub of Bird's custard powder in the background is because that's what I used in the 'custard' buttercream icing. Yes I am a child of the 1970s and absolutely LOVE Bird's custard (particularly on Jamaica Ginger Cake).
Also as a child of the 1970s Rhubarb (or should I say Roobarb) and Custard also has another meaning:
Thanks for looking.