Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Hi sweet bloggers! Hope you are all well!
Yesterday we celebrated our 20th year in France and even though it was hot weather, I baked an 'old fashioned' chocolate cake in the oven.

I was so surprised that it was a success, my first thought was, what did I do to deserve that?? Even the chocolate cream I made to pour over the top did not drip onto the plate, but stayed on the cake! That is how I like baking!
If any one is interested, here is the recipe and I can highly recommend it because the cake is made by putting every part of the recipe into the kitchen machine so that does the work for you.

I have been making some distressed backgrounds for stamping on - love doing that and using different stamps together. I mostly use Hero Arts stamps.

And some gold embossing.

My second card was inspired by Franziska, here is her blog - I just love her cards. I stamped the Hydrangea with white ink on a distressed background.

Finishing with a great postcard which arrived from Holland, a place called URK where traditional clothing might still be worn!

I hope the weather in the U.K. and the North of Europe improves. The drought in the USA, as I heard from my brother in Michigan is really bad and could do with some of the rain that other parts are having in abundance.

Happy creating!


  1. That chocolate cake looks scrummy Jacqueline, probably all gone by now ;-) Your cards are gorgeous, especially the butterfly one, really love it!

  2. I'm a chocolate lover, so your cake is making my mouth water! Beautiful cards today too, my friend! Hugs! :)

  3. Your chocolate cake looks so yummy Jacqueline, and your cards are fabulous. Love the backgrounds you are creating.

  4. Looks good -- both the cake and the cards!:)

  5. Your cake looks delicious. I want some badly!
    Your card is amazing! I just could stare for a long time!
    On my way home from work today the therometer in my car registered 103 degress Farenheit...we surely need some rain in Michigan!

  6. Wow, I did not realize you had been in France that long already! That's a lifetime. Love the look of that chocolate cake, I am sure it was totally delicious! I am in love with that gorgeous butterfly card you made, those colors together with the gold embossing are simply beautiful!

  7. Your cards are always so gorgeous. I just love your style. And that cake looks so yummy.


  8. Your chocolate cake looks so yummy... 20 years is a goodly length of time. Your cards are lovely. The backgrounds are delightful and your collages are lovely

  9. Love your cards ... you really did a fabulous job with the backgrounds ... and I visited your friend Franziska ... you are right ... she does make the most exquisite cards ... TFS

  10. The cake looks delish!

    Love your cards and distress backgrounds. Great job! Always enjoy viewing your work.

    Much love and continued blessings...Leanne

  11. Eine traumhafte Karte und ein herrlicher Kuchen, Jacqueline, er sieht sehr lecker aus.

    Liebe Grüße

  12. Hi Jacqueline! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment! I read a few of your older posts and am glad to hear you are doing well! Love the distressed backgrounds you created for your cards-the butterfly one is just beautiful! Hugs, Robin :)

  13. Ooh that looks so yummie! Looks like a fun celebration. Out here in The Netherlands it has been raining a lot the past few weeks. I hope we will have a few weeks of summer since we haven't had a really nice summery period in ages. Hugs, Hanneke

  14. The weather is improving here in the uk.........Lovely cake and cards....
    you are clever !
    love and hugs
    Chris Richards


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