Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Hi there! It's back to normal schedule for me today after a few days off and a busy weekend of birthday fun! Since yesterday was my birthday and this week is my turn to host The Shabby Tea Room challenge, I decided to entice you with this delicious cake and a theme of Chocolate Covered Autumn! I hope you are inspired by the cake, the colors, the flowers, the season...any and all would be lovely for this challenge! Our wonderful sponsor is Meljen's and you can find these stamps at Whimsy Stamps!

I used several images for this chocolate covered cake box creation including Squirrel's Little Acorn, Autumn Leaf and Acorn, Little Layered Flowers Mini Cuties and Round Leaf and Rose Bloom.

(sorry for the delay in the details...internet problems back to our regularly scheduled program...)

I started by creating this cake box from a template. Then I used a Fiskars punch to create a sort of icing edge at the top and then cut a piece for the center filling of the cake with brown cardstock. I colored the squirrel and all the flowers and leaves with copics and cut them out. Layering them up on top was the fun part! To make the squirrel stand up, I bent his feet forward and glued him in place. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the pearls are from Recollections.

Be sure to stop by the other Shabby Girls' blogs to see what they have created for you!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures
Cathy Clark - Papier Girl
Lisa Golzbein - Oh So Cute By Lisa
Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations
Clare Buswell - Clare's Creations

Other Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything but a Card
Color Dare #80 - poppy, pear, chocolate chip, vanilla
Our Creative Corner - Embellishments - the more the better!
Stamptacular Sunday #81 - No cards allowed!
Crazy 4 Challenges #59 - Fall/Autumn
The Hybrid Chick - Digital Stamp Hybrid Project
Pixie Dust Studio #44 - Fall into Fall

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oi Pattie!!!

    Menina que bolo lindo é esse??? E essa fatia gostosa e apetitosa que você fez!!! Esta muito belo!!! Perfeito!!! Maravilhoso!!!


  2. Scrumptious!!!!!!! Fab job this week, Pattie:)

  3. oh wow! The inspiration cake is amazing (wish it was my birthday cake LOL!)and your box is fantastic too! Did you cut out all those flowers free hand or do you have a die?

  4. Patti! as always - beautiful creation! I love your work, your style, your everything on this project. Too bad you're on the DT for STR or you would be sure to win :)


  5. Pattie,
    OMG, that squirrel is the cutest thing EVER!!!!

    -- dalis

  6. This is fabulous all around - beautiful colors, wonderful design and amazing work with the Mel-Jen's images!! Very creative work using the Fiskar's punch to create the icing around the edge! Terrific work with the embellishments. So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  7. Happy belated birthday Pattie!!! I'm an October babie too...yeah!!! Hope you had a great one???

    Your Shabby Tea creation is fabulous!!! Love all the flowers...fab design my friend!!! Hugs ~S~

  8. The water is already running in my mouth.. seriously good job! thank you so much for joining stamptactular this week! also i'm giving away a candy at my blog have a look!

  9. Oh my gosh - this is amazing! WOW! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

  10. Stunning!!! Great use of the Color Dare colours! Congrats on being the featured stamper :D

  11. Amazing!! Love the fall colors and the adorable cake box. I love your coloring!!

  12. That cakes looks delicious! I love your creation too! The colors are great and I like the black lines on the petals/leaves. :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


  13. I saw this project featured on the Meljen's blog and just had to stop by. It is GORGEOUS! I don't even know what to say but "Wowza!"

    I love your work and just clicked to follow.

  14. Gorgeous creation! Love the yummy colours! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.


  16. WOW!!! Thank you for sharing this incredible project with us!

    Dianna, DT Member
    Meljen's Designs

  17. catching up on some comments...that cake is awesome and your interpretation is just!!


  18. WOW, this is beautiful! What a great project!! LOVE all the embellishments! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

  19. WOW! What a masterpiece yor cake is! :)
    And I just love that cake box. Little squirrel looks super cute :)

    Thank you for joining us at SSC and hope to see you again! :)


  20. O my this is seriously just too cute and sweet for words! just loving that squirrel! How cute is he?? Thanks for entering your OTP for our challenge this week at SSC.
    Hugs Leonie


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