Monday, May 11, 2020

Peddle On

It's The Doc's Birthday today and this is the card I made for him. Nearly gave myself a heart attack trying to remember where I had carefully put the bicycle die cut that my good blogging buddy Di had sent to me several months back after I saw here using it on her blog. Di very kindly die cut me a green one as that is the colour of his bike and it does match perfectly. Thanks Di.
Couldn't get any self raising flour but I did manage to purchase a Betty Crocker Rainbow Chip Party Cake Mix in my Sainsbury shop last week. After carefully sifting out the rainbow chips I made a cake up this morning which is now cooling down in the kitchen as we speak. I even found a pot of Apricot Jam in my larder so I can split the cake and use to sandwich together again. Simples.

Entering into the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations #CIC 493 Things with wheels.
Crafter's Castle #29 Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #409 Anything goes.
Creative Craft Cottage #129 Make it Masculine.
Creative Moments #190 Anything goes.
The Crafter's Cafe #241 Anything goes.
Cardz 4 Galz #121 Birthday.
Creative Fingers #185 Anything goes.
A Perfect Time To Craft #5 Anything goes.
Classic Design Challenge #5 Anything goes.


Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful CAS card, love the bicycle.
Linda xxx

Di said...

First of all - hugs from a distance and Birthday wishes to Keith! You can give him the hugs. So glad your card for him worked out so beautifully - LOVE the sentiment, perfect with that there die cut. And how very enterprising to sieve the rainbow chips out of your cake mix. Rather than go straight for sour dough bread, which is an art in itself to get right and you really do need a few extra items and tools to do it right, have you thought about making Stottie cakes or Milk Fadge - the fadge doesn't need yeast but does need SR flour. But you can always add baking powder to plain flour - that was the only option back in the day!

Enjoy the rest of the day!


Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Ohhhhh.....that bike is fabulous!

Great card, Mrs A.

You were very smart to sift out the bits from that cake mix. Luckily, I had flour in before all this and since I rarely bake anymore, I had lots to last.
I do not need the extra calories, and Al has diabetes...BUT

I must admit that I am baking more than usual and it is so handy when we can not get loaves of the bread at the stores that Al can eat.

Mac Mable said...

Yay the baking and improvising x. Thoughtful and great masculine card for your husband and how kind of Di to supply the wonderful green die cut bicycle x. Sending birthday wishes x.

Viv said...

Happy Birthday to Mr A!! Great card.
Flour? What's that - not seen any since February. The whole nation have turned into Nigella domestic goddesses wannabees I think.
Sifting out the bits is ingenious....... but as the fridge asks me 'What do you want NOW' every time I open it, maybe me partaking of cake is not such a good idea!

Sandra H said...

Beautiful is your card and happy birthday to the hubster love the image x

Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A your card is gorgeous. I bet your hubby loved it. I hope he had a good birthday and enjoyed his cake. Take care. Hugs Jackie

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, gorgeous card, it's a love cycle die and I bet your Hubby loved it. Birthday wishes to him and hope he had a grand day, Kate x

Kathleen said...

On your bike, springs straight into my mind. Great die and sentiment. very novel idea,

Kath x

Liz said...

Super card, Mrs A. Great sentiment and I love the shade of green you've used. Glad you managed to get some ingredients to make a cake. I'm wondering what Di's Milk Fadge is..... I think I'll have to google that one. Sounds intriguing. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous design as always.xx

Jane Willis said...

Happy belated birthday, Doc! I did giggle at the thought of you sifting out the rainbow chips, but apricot jam sounds a lot tastier so it must have been worth it.

dutchess said...

I do hope Doc has a lovely birthday and I am sure he will enjoy his cake even more for the ingenuity you have used to make it for he loves his card ....take care xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Valery Anne and a very Happy belated Birthday to Doc, I hope he enjoyed his day.

Sue xx

terrie said...

Happy Birthday Doc...I hope you had a fantastic day.
Great looking card Mrs. A thanks for sharing it.

Donna said...

Darling card and like that sentiment! Happy Birthday to Doc!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Doc. I hope you had a lovely day and enjoyed the cake. Your card is super, I really like that bike die, its great, Hazelxx

Darnell said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Doc! I love how you use the same creative skills in both the craft room and the kitchen! I'm sure the cake was delish! His very personalized card certainly is!! Take care and keep safe, Hugs, Darnell

Cindy Groh said...

Cute. This reminds me that I need a birthday card for a biker.

Diane said...

What a fun masculine design and happy birthday to your husband.

Hugs Diane

Karenladd said...

What a fun CAS birthday card for a guy. and so fun that you personalized to the color of his bike. I also love that sentiment! You are so clever to sift out the rainbow chips from the cake mix and I'll have to remember that trick. Not a fan of the rainbow chips at all, although my grandkids love them. Hope he had a happy birthday!

Donna said...

Cute card! I'm sure Doc liked it. And cake. Yummy! We've kind of stopped having cake for birthdays. We just have to eat the whole thing. Too many calories. LOL! Hope all is well. Stay safe!

Sandy said...

What a great bike card. Cute sentiment! Thank you for playing along with our Let's Roll challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.
Please join us again soon!
-Sandy, DT

Dorothy S said...

What a great card ..the green die cut is just perfect! And the cake sounds delicious. I am so not understanding these shortages - seems like every one should be stocked up by now! Thanks for entering the ATG challenge at the Crafter's Cafe. Dorothy S, DT member.

Chrissy said...

Cute fun card..
Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I bet the Doc loved the card and the cake x

Lynda said...

Such a cute card - love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda DT

OlgaB said...

Lovely CAS project in this fresh green!
Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
Hope to see you again!
Hugs from Africa!

EmmaT said...

Fabulous card, love the colour. Emmax

Ilonka said...

Such a lovey card. Thanks for join us at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge.
Hugs Ilonka DT


Beautiful CAS creation!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.