Thursday, November 4, 2010

Snowman and Snowflakes....

The theme for this month over at Sir Stamp Alots Challenge Blog is: Christmas Traditions! I just love this theme. My Christmas tradition is to make Christmas cookies and package them all up and share them with family!

For my card and for my gift bag I made these little jingle bells. I had bought them in gold and silver at our local Walmart store in the craft section.I then spray painted them with ivory spray paint, let them dry, then apply craft glue with a paint brush, sprinkle lots of glitter on them and let them dry over night!

I found this wonderful and fun Vanilla snowflake cake that I am going to make and I wanted to share it with you! I had to make a recipe card for it as I know this is going to be a hit in our house!
Bake at 350 oven.
Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 2 round layers. Blending 1 pkg. dry pudding mix into batter. Bake. Cool and remove from pans.
Draw snowflake shapes on paper. Melt chocolate and spoon into small resealable plastic bag, cut
small corner off bottom of bag. Trace over snowflake patterns with chocolate.Make 35 snowflakes.Freeze 10 min.
Beat remaining dry pudding mix, sugar and milk in large bowl with wisk.Stir in cool whip. Place 1 cake layer on plate and spread with jam, then 1/3 of the pudding mixture. Cover with remaining cake layer. Frost top and side of cake with remaining pudding mixture.Decorate with chocolate snowflakes. Keep refrigerated!

Have a wonderful day....thank-you so much for popping in for a visit!


Lia said...

beautiful cards you made I love the colors
hugs Lia

Julie said...

Gorgeous Christine, love the red and white colour scheme, very festive.

Caroline said...

OMG these are gorgeous ..... I am sooooo going to make some bags like yours I love your jingle bells!!! x x

Monique said...

So cute..Love the red and white... Music Paper, snowflakes and snowmen.. Great combo!!!Your gift bag looks fab with those frosted jingle bells...Great gift set!!BTW the cake looks delicious!!

LINDA said...

OMGosh these are all just beautiful.. Love the papers.. Oh and that cake is to pretty to eat..
Hugs, Linda

Dena said...

Christine! What a yummy recipe!! Love how you made all the cute coordinating items. The bells are too cute!!! What an inspiration!
Hugs, Dena

Janiel/ janny said...

love it.. and that cake YUMMY YUM!!!

Love the sparkle jungle bells dear!
hugs, Janiel

Lisa Jane said...

Oh wow Christine .. i love the card and bag and those fabulous sparkly bells - but that cake is something else .. i NEED to make some of thise choc snowflakes .. they look absolutley gorgeous
Thnak you so much for sharing
Lisa ;)

brenda said...

Hello Christine

I absolutely love your Christmas card and gift set. How wonderful for the recipients to receive such lovely matching creations.

And I am so pleased you like our theme this month. That cake looks pretty good as well.

Thank you so much for joining us again at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x
I have Stampalot candy here

Rachel said...

Oh how cute is this set!!! loving the jingle bells Christine and that cake oooh yummy!!

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Christine,
Your Christmas set is stunning! I think your Christmas tradition of sharing cookies is wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Martina said...

Oh Christine, I knew this cake must be something for me!!! Yummy!! And you made such a lovely card with these little jingle bells...oh...what a cute idea! Love all you are showing today, dearie!!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Christine. What a gorgeous gift set. The colours are perfect, so clean and crisp. Like what you have done with the jingle bells, great idea. Love your Christmas tradition of sharing cookies with your family. What a beautiful cake, I'm sure it tastes great too. Donna

Kat said...

Love this card and gift bag Christine and another of your lovely recipe cards. Love the colour combo, very festive. Cake looks yummy too!

Kat xx

chris said...

HI Christine wow what an amazing collection, these are ALL so gorgeous. stunning work as always. hugs chris xx

Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot challenge.

Denise Marzec said...

Oh wowwwwww, your snowflake cake looks FANTASTIC!! Love the snowman image to go with the recipe card too. Super cute!

debby4000 said...

Oh Christine wonderful cute card set and what a yummy cake.

pinky said...

Oh wow I want to go to your house this Christmas Christine!! Beautiful makes and yummy cake!! Thanks for joining us this month at Sir Stampalot.

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Christine I think Ill be over later for Xmas, what fabulous projects, the bag, cards and that beautiful Xmas cake, youve certainly been busy and its all so beautifully arranged and presented. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Tracy said...

wonderful projects, Gorgeous creations, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Happ Birthday Christine. Shame I'm going to Florida for Christmas not Canada as I'd love to coe over for some of this. It looks fabulous. I'm sure it is low calorie, lol! Beautiful project, love those little bells. Marianne x

Sharon said...

Absolutely stunning Christine, you are SUCH an inspiration. Just love your creations. Super background for your blog, where do you find them? I also need to get a Christmassy one! Super job with the bells. Wow!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh WOWZER Christine this is one ACE project what a wonderful idea I love it.
Lorraine x

Nilla said...

This is adorable, even the cake decoration! Love it! Hugs Nilla

Sally H said...

A fabulous Christmas card and the cake looks amazing!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Grenouille Greetings said...

When I saw the top of your post I thought "lucky family - Christmas cookies". By the time I reached the end of your post I was salivating over the cake! It looks lovely - as do your gift bag, recipe card and greetings card. Fabulous jingle bells! Clever you! Hugs, Lesley