Some More Publications I Forgot to Share and THE CAKE

Hello! I hope you are all well! And that you all had a wonderful christmas! I have been not well most of the time because of a nasty cold that made me feel dizzy. But I just worked slowly and enjoyed the magic of christmas nonetheless. It was such fun to watch the excitement of a sweet little girl. And I made the most elaborate cake ever! But first some projects to share. So totally out of the season, these Halloween Tags were published in the CARDS October 2011 issue:

You can only see one of them in this photo, but they are featured in a video, too. You'll find it here. And that issue can be found here. Yummy Pink Paislee again. I thought these would make nice little treats. 

Next is a card from the Paper Crafts special issue Card Creations: Get Inspired:

Love that Hero Arts Lace Background stamp! I embossed it with gold embossing powder. 

And the last card for today was featured on the Paper Crafts Connection blog yesterday:

This one is from the new special issue Cool Tools for Card Makers. Oh, I can't wait to get my hands on it! There will be a Cool Tools Week on the Paper Crafts Connection blog and Moxie Fab World (Jan. 9 -13). Don't miss it!

Now THE CAKE. I was close to giving him a name. So much time spent together. Haha. I got this new German magazine called Sweet Dreams and it is full of delicious cakes and desserts. We have been drooling over its pages. Ok, now that's not a pretty mental picture, sorry. Usually I just look at those amazing cakes and end up making the simple ones, but this time I decided to jump right in. And chose one of the most elaborate ones. It took me hours. Because I had to bake four different cake bases. Then make toffee for the filling. And then the toppings. But it was worth it. Proud me:

And a closer look at THE CAKE:

We were 8 on Christmas Eve. But we only ate a quarter of THE CAKE. Death by chocolate. I froze the rest. So yummy, but so much!

Long post. I hope you are still here? Thanks for reading! And thanks for visiting!

Hugs and Love,


Dawn said...

beautiful cards Vanessa. love them all... congrats on getting published. And The Cake looks amazing. Well worth the effort.

~amy~ said...

gorgeous cards and that cake is amazing...yum!

Aimes said...

Holy Moly!!!! That is one AWESOME cake!!!! I need to stop drooling over my keyboard LOL!!! (What a gorgeous dress too - you look lovely!)
Fabby projects as always! I adore your butterfly card especially; such a clever use of a border punch!
Hope you had a fabulous Christmas!

Sylvia said...

mmmmmm....Vanessa, der Kuchen ist der Hammmmmmmerrrrrrr!!! Ich bewundere Dich für Deine Gefuld...aber das Ergebnis sieht wirklich soooo lecker aus *mjamm*
Wo gibt's denn das besagte Magazin, wenn ich fragen darf?
Sylvia xx

Tiffany said...

You look lovely and holding that cake, oh my!! Always so good to see your cards on print, they are beautiful, looks like you had a blessed holiday! Here's to 2012!

Alice Wertz said...

you are amazing, girl! love your take on the inspiration card. sigh... pure beauty! and the butterfly one is absolutely gorgeous. love love love your work! and i'll be at your house for Christmas if you are making cakes like that next year! =) wow! it looks sooooo yummy! hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours! big hugs!

Barb said...

Oh, my word, that cake is HUGE! And oh, so yummy looking! What a pretty picture of you too, Vanessa! Congrats on the pubs - wonderful cards! Happy New Year! :)

Angela said...

Hallo Cake-Queen....
sieht ja leeeeccckkkkker aus... hab auch schon Sachen aus der Sweet Dreams gemacht. Tolle Zeitschrift.
Vorsicht:::: Hüftgoldalarm !
Lg Angela

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I love each of your cards--always love seeing them in print!!! MMMMM! That cake looks YUMMY! I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! And you look FAB!!! Happy NEW Year!

CinnamonSally said...

Wow congratulations on being published again Vanessa, fabulous cards and tags. Wow that cake looks AMAZING so yummy thanks for sharing!!

Daria said...

Beautiful cards. I am especially drawn to the first one--my colors.