Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Cupcakes and Karaoke

Yesterday was Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, and most certainly not a day for blogging. In a few days time we will begin celebrating the seven day holiday of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. We have a Sukka (temporary dwelling) to build tonight and I have lots of plans for the week long holiday. Blogging may be a little sporadic over the next week or two, so I thought that I would catch up now and show you a couple of my latest pieces.
The Purple Cupcake Notebook, above, has recently gone into my shop. I started playing with the cupcake design here and decided that it would be good to try something new in my range and use it to embellish some lovely purple notebooks that I had sourced locally. I had some very positive feedback when I posted about the notebook in the etsy forums and hope that it may be the start of something good.I received a jpeg of this 'Karaoke Hits' background from a client in the UK and was asked to adapt it and create a Batmitzvah card around it. Apparently the Batmitzvah girl's life is performing and the card had to be very musical, including lots of microphones and singing notes. I was also asked to incorporate the the titles of Annie, Oliver, Hairspray and Mama Mia, using the typeface of the musicals. This was one of those cards when it was best not to question the copyright issue. It was a one-off - much more collage than papercut art - but my client was happy and the card was well received.
I recently received an e-mail from Stephanie of Cabbages and Kings telling me that I had won the giveaway on her blog and that my prize was a print of my choice from her shop. I chose the fabulous 'Standing Tall', which I have already received, and am delighted with it. Many thanks Stephanie, and thank you also for your kind words about my work on your blog.
Now, where did we put the wood for that Sukka...?


MAB said...

Wonderful new items!

Stephanie said...

Oh I am so happy to hear that you received the print and love it!!!

Also, I love the Cupcake Notebook! You can do such clever things with paper. I am in awe :)

LizzieJane said...

Great title for todays post Lisa. I love the little cupcake design. Congratulations on winning such a wonderful giveaway. They are always such fun.

Jenny said...

Karaoke always makes me think of the people who live across the road. They belt out their karaoke greats from the garage. I think they think no one can hear them. Oh how wrong they are! Congratulations on your win!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the cupcake design - the use of corragated card for the patty pan was most inspired! Well done on the win.