Eisteddfods and more...

Wow, finally managed to do the non mid week dare from The Daring Cardmakers. This week it was to...

"... make a card that has to have more than one fold - so it can be a gate fold card, or a 3 panel card with an aperture or a card with multiple folds OR you can incorporate paper folding on the actual card itself. It can be on any theme."

I set myself a further challenge by only using one colour of card and one inking color. I really enjoyed making it and am really pleased with the outcome, however I am now on the search for darker coloured foam pads or figuring out an alternative, as the white pads really spoil the effect of the dark card when viewed from different angles, especially as this has so many folds in it. If any one has some useful suggestions please leave a comment and I'll let you know if I try any out!

Ingredients: Anna Griffin stamps, 3 different sized butterfly punches, kikyou flower punch and a leaf peg stamp from Rubber Stamp Tapestry

Luke attends a bilingual school, and is being taught in the medium of Welsh. One of the joys of this is being involved in Welsh cultural events such as Eisteddfods. Part of this is entering competitions, and we have been asked to encourage the children to participate in submitting

1. 6 Welshcakes
2. The Longest Leek
3. A model of My Country

Well, we've suceeded on 2 out of 3. My Country is a bit of an abstract concept for Luke, and when I quizzed him as to what he though it meant he didn't really have an idea. Our weekly organic veggie box had 2 leeks in it last week, so I've saved the best looking one for the entry. We tracked down Tom's gran's recipie that we all used to enjoy and with the careful instructions from Tom's mum that it was better to make the mixture a day before cooking - we have a plateful of Welsh cakes to choose our six. We didn't have a proper round cutter, so we used a toy plant pot turned upside down that was about the right size, and Luke had spied a heart shaped cookie cutter in my cupboard (not the traditional shape of Welsh cakes). We used dowling rods either side of the rolling area to insure equal thickness and luke had an initial go at flipping them over - I soon took over when he realised the pan was very hot! All we have to do tomorrow is sprinkle them with sugar.

The funny thing is, Luke usually chooses not to eat cakes etc with currants or raisins in, but he seemed to quite happily eat these! It goes to show that if children are involved in the cooking process they are more likely to try and like what they've cooked!

Ingredients: TOP SECRET!!!

Nearly forgot to tell you about the 70's night! Well, considering it was nearly cancelled because we hadn't sold many tickets - it was a roaring success!

There were approx 150 people there, with at least 90% making a real good effort on the costume front. People were up and dancing and enjoying themselves. Not sure how much money we've raised in total, will update you soon.

Me (right) with the midwife that was present for Luke's birth!

An atmospheric photo of the "boat" dancing that took place on the floor!


Esther said...

1. that card must have taken ages! So did you use bronze, good on ya!
2. Cant believe those pics of Luke, we took almost exactly the same pics with troy when we were making cookies on valentines, we had special cookie cutters!
3.Wow what fun, good to see that the midwife has a good sense of humour!

Esther said...

Oh just to say, the funny thing was... after spending time making and baking troy didnt want to eat them! I think we put him of by telling him they were too hot!

Rachel said...

wow amazing card, its beautiful, and those cookies look so yummy Im hungry now hehe

Lythan said...

What an awesome card. It must have taken ages. And welsh Cakes mmmmmm nothing like them!

Susan said...

Spectacular effect with that folded card! I am not sure why you weren't as happy with it as you could be? How cute about the baking - I thought you both were very creative using a toy flower pot to cut them out! And you look as though you had a great time at the 70s night.

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh WOW!!!!! Ruth your fold card is jaw dropping Gorgeous!!!!!!... what an amazing talent you are!
loved looking at your other picys too... you looked amazing dressed in your 70's gear!!!..made me smile!

Rhi said...

Wowee, what a stunning fold card, how long did it take you to work all those out! Gorgeous colours too.

Have you thought about colouring the sides of your foam pads with cd markers or making your own foam pads in a matching colour with funky foam and DS tape on both sdes... just an idea :)

Kathy said...

This is such an amazing card. It looks so complicated it must have taken hours to do.

Great post - your Little guy is sooo cute!

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