Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fruitcake Anyone?

This is Shirley's 2 Girls "Fruitcake Angel".  Isn't she just a little twisted?  Well, that's okay cause it's Twisted Thursday, that's right we're back to challenges and this week it's buttons and bows.  I put so many buttons on this card I couldn't fit the sentiment "You say fruitcake like it's a bad thing".  AND the two other sentiments that come with the image are a equally funny.
Fruitcake has such a bad reputation but I have to tell you that in my family the Italian fruitcake is something we adore. It's too bad that it's so difficult to make, my aunts no longer make it and no one else wants to carry on the tradition.  One year I took a vacation day to learn how to make this cake.  As much as I love the cake it's something that I couldn't do alone and no one else is up to the task.  Lots of rolling dough.  It's rolled and filled with honey, cloves and nuts and raisens, then layered and cut and wrapped into a circle shape.  Maybe one year my daughter will want to give it a try but I digress...
To make the card (you might want to click on it, that way you can see a larger version of it) I used a Memory Box pink card base.  To make the papers stand out I sponged the edges with Ranger Worn Lipstick.  The pearls on the mat were made with a Viva pen.  The bow was tied onto a Spare Parts clip and attached to the mat.  The little white dots were made with a gel pen. 
I think I have to send this card to my Aunt Kay, she made those cakes for so many years she'll get a kick out of it.
It's time for you to join us.  Just make a card or project with the twist "buttons and bows" and link it up to the S2G blog for your chance to win a prize.  All the details are here.  You don't have to use S2G images to play but if you have them we'd love to see you use them.  If don't have them but want to get some you can shop for them here.

Here's the deets:
image - Shirley's 2 Girls digi  "Fruitcake Angel"
ink - HP printer
paper - Doodlebug dp
miscellaneous - copics, ribbon, charm, Viva pen, gel pen, Spare Parts clip, buttons, nestibilities


  1. Tht Christmas Angel looks just like will do after all those christmas goodies . Very cute stamp indeed.

  2. Love the pink and green combo here!

  3. Love the Fruitcake Angel---but I hope she doesn't drop one of those horrid cakes at my door. I don't need another door stop!

  4. Myself & Maddy love fruitcake (we found that out early on in our friendship)! And the Italian fruitcake sounds wonderful!!! The card is terrific - love the image and all the buttons too!


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