Saturday, 1 March 2014

Muse 56 - All You Need is Love

This is for this week's Muse, where we have our Guest Designer for February, Lisa Haines providing inspiration with this gorgeous card:

I focused on the monochrome colour scheme, the 3 hearts in the windows (Everyday Labels from Neat&Tangled), the little tail on the end of the sentiment (Hampton Arts) and the two dark horizontal lines.

I filled the little hearts with my new clear Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle. Makes a nice change from Stickles, right?

I hope you'll be able to join us at Muse this week. The deadline is Monday at 8:00 am, EST. Voting starts at that time and continues until Tuesday at 8:00 am and then the results will be posted on Tuesday at noon! You can vote even if you don't post a card!

Things may be quiet here for the next couple of days. Kate's 11th birthday party is on Sunday and it's quite a production! Hopefully I'll have some photos to share - we're planning a scavenger hunt and a special idea for the birthday cake. I can show you the treat I made for the loot bags - birthday cake fudge ( photo and recipe from Pinterest) - it turned out really well!

Birthday Cake Fudge with sprinkles! So easy and adorable, it can even be mailed for long distance birthdays :)
Birthday Cake Fudge
  • 2 cups and 2 TBS white or yellow cake mix
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter cut into four pieces
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles (optional)
  • 1 can of icing (optional)
line a 8x8 baking dish with foil, very lightly grease foil. In a large microwave safe bowl mix together cake mix
and powdered sugar until completely blended. Add in milk and butter.
Microwave for 2 minutes. You butter should be almost completely melted, if not stick it in for a bit more.
Stir together until blended, it will be a thick consistency.
Then fold in your white chocolate chips. The hot batter will melt them as you stir. Be sure to keep stirring and folding until you can’t see any more chocolate chips.
Pour (more like drop) you fudge batter in you foiled lined dish, smooth out with spatula. I like to use a piece of wax paper and icing smoother to get it nice and smooth and level.
Add sprinkles on top. If your icing these you can skip these steps and sprinkle after.

Let chill for up 30-60 minutes. Then lift foil out pull back, add icing and sprinkles if doing so, and cut into 1inch squares.


Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous the embossed black, so classy!

Gerrina said...

Greeat card!! And have fun on the birthdayparty; the cake looks jammie!

Anita in France said...

Black and white perfection, Ardyth ... wonderful sheen and shine! Yummy looking fudge ... hope Kate has a fab birthday! Anita :)

cm said...

Two swoon-ables here, Ardyth: your GORGEOUS card (your creativity in transforming simple into stunning has me in constant awe!), and the birthday cake fudge! Happy Birthday to Kate; hope your day is stellar!! Looking forward to seeing photos!

Geri said...

Elegant simplicity!!!! No need to say more...except that I love the embossed 'negative hearts'!

This cake recipe has my mouth watering! I am not a big fudge fan but this recipe would tone down the overly 'fudgy' taste! YUMMY IN THE TUMMY!!!

Thanks for sharing :)

Happy b-day planning (can't say that I miss those days!)

ThePurplePlace said...

Yummy sounding that the kind of "zero" calories...! LOL!!!

I'm so excited to see your fabulous card and LOVE that classic sentiment. It is one I use often and works perfectly on your card!!

So happy that you took the time the play along....


Happy Dance said...

First of all, what a wonderful card! I love those little heart-filled squares. And that's such a perfect sentiment. Hope Kate's birthday, and party are fun -- with a scavenger hunt, it's sure to be great. And I'm not printing the recipe! It looks much too delicious! Happy Sunday. Bev

Sheila H said...

Love the card! I trust your daughter will have a wonderful birthday celebration :)

Lynn Mangan said...

Happy, happy birthday to Kate! That fudge looks yummy and I love your fabulous card as always!

Manuela said...

wow, your card looks so classy in white and black
wish you all a great birthday party...

OH Babs said...

One of my favorite Ardyth card and maybe because it is black and embossed.

Aileen said...

Gorgeous chic card. The fudge looks yummy. x