Sunday, 11 September 2016

It's a piece of cake! But what’s new???

Hi there!
Sunny Sunday here!
Yesterday it rained all afternoon, 
which was such a shame for the all the events, fêtes, fairs and festivals which were on in villages and town all over the country.
Our own Crowborough had their annual festival yesterday.
So much effort, so much planning,
all hinged on the weather.
Especially if you’re planning a bonfire!

Ah well.
We can’t stop the rain, eh.
There’s always next year.....(???)

Anyway, I can’t stop long.
Mum and Dad’s today.

A Wedding Anniversary imminent, so
we’ve got a little surprise trip planned for them, 
which I am excited to tell them about. 
I just hope their passports are valid !!

On the subject of celebrations, 
here’s a little step-by-step project showing off our 



Brilliant for all sorts of celebrations.
You need A4 Parchment.
I went with one of the new Soft tones colours:

You can buy a selection pack of all 6 tones
CLICK HERE
or you can but large packs of individual colours 
if you are planning a wedding or a party.


Right.
No. 1 tool from the Starter Kit to trace out the template.


Make sure you get the inner boxes.
These you can then fill with any number of designs!


I am going with the lacey icing on one of the complimentary Wedding & Cake Decorations borders

Just line up the inner box on the cake slice
and away you go!

It really is a piece of cake!


Add a rose...


...or two....


We do like a polka dot!


And a Dove.
There are so many different elements on these borders.


So now we’ve added hearts and all sorts, 
we really ought to press on.

The Polka Dots need a little whitework.


Easy.
Working from behind on a soft mat


Use the No. 4 tool to stretch the all little dots.
Then go back over them all again with a smaller No. 3 tool
(Other tools in Starter Kit)



Out with the Groovi Grids.
When you buy the diagonal and the straight together,
we send you the 1-needle and 2-needle piercing tools as a gift.

They are brilliant.
I really like the little white dot embossing effect for backgrounds.
I also like how easy it is.

Call me simple. I can take it.

You don’t use the piercing tools though. You use the No. 2 tool from the Starter Kit. The one at the other ender from the No. 1.

And again I say,
call me simple. I like simple.



So you can fill areas around images,
or you can fill images.
I use the diagonal grid for filling mostly.


Doesn’t this look delightful?!



Very quick too.
And if you are planning on making 50 or 100 or 200 of these
Cake Slices as bonbonnieres/wedding favours,
very quick sounds good.

Add a little colour to the roses with a Distress Marker.
From behind of course. xx


Now let’s cut and assemble.
Large scissors work for me.



Fold in the little tags and the sides, 

I used organza ribbon to keep the end closed.


12 slices make a complete cake,
and what a perfect centre piece that would make 
for an anniversary or a wedding.



All ready to be filled.
With chocolates.
With confetti.
With sweets.

Any other ideas?



On the subject of other ideas,
we are in full production on another Groovi Tem-Plate.
We have the beautiful box with the Christmas decs.


What do you think could be the next Tem-Plate coming your way?
The first person to guess right below I will send the new Tem-Plate and it’s matching Border as a prize! 

Have a great Sunday.

Love & Hugs.

Barb
xxxx

174 comments:

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    1. Hi I think it could be an envelope template with different sized envelopes. Wendy M

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  2. could it be a heart shape box, I do hope so I have the other two and they are stunning
    chris xx

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  3. Could it be a Christmas Cracker. I would love a hexagon box too Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  4. Is new tem-plate a round circular box by chance? Enjoy surprising your parents and have a relaxing Sunday x Fi x

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  5. Could it be an oblong gift box that would be lovely for Christmas gifts or maybe a card box for special gift cards. I love the two so far they are gorgeous xx

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  6. I know it's already been said but my money is on a Christmas cracker too, just to slow lol. Have a lovely day with your Mum & Dad x

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  7. Hello from Germany,

    I think the next template is a bag.:-)

    I wish you all a great and sunny Sunday.

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    1. And we can make us our own handbag ... please please please.;-)

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  8. I reckon it could be a Christmas tree template, or a 3D Angel. I can vouch for these boxes being so easy to create and decorate. I hope those passports are up to date and everyone has a fantastic time. Hope you have not forgotten Poldark tonight. Have a great day. xxx Maggie

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  9. A camper van - that would be great!

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  10. I think it might be a milk carton style box, where the handles come together at the top for a pretty ribbon to tie them together.

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  11. Morning Barb

    Stunning work. I think it could be a single angel looking beautifully serene

    June x

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  12. How about a Bonfire and fireworks ready for Halloween
    Margaret

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  13. And for my next guess as this has been mentioned already I'm going for Octagon :-) x

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  14. I think maybe a hexagon box with everyday items rather than christmas.
    I love the cake slice, I do buy more general items rather than christmas as I get more use out of them.
    Love
    Trudy

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  15. I recon the next template will be a gift box in the style of a handbag. Best wishes

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  16. This template is great , has so many uses , the little baby rattle would be great for a baptism . As for the next template so many guesses already so I'm going for a shoe shape! Wouldn't that be great ! Hope your parents enjoy their surprise x

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  17. I love these templates. I think a hat box shape would be great. Maybe with a cameo lady on the lid?

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  18. Hi Barb - most of my ideas have already been chosen, so I will go with a Bell Tem-Plate! Could be used for many occasions, not just Christmas. Have a great day with your Mum and Dad! Hugs Gilly, x

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    1. Hi to all of my lovely blog friends - I was just about to catch up on yesterday's blog, when I saw that Barb had already done today's! I hope that all of you are ok, and have a good day with some sunny weather. We have just had a shower of rain, but the sun is now coming out here! Neill and I are having a resting day, ready for the week ahead. Love and hugs to you all, Gilly xxx

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    2. Morning gilly pleased your resting with Neil the weeks are passing so quick sending restful hugs for you both xxx

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    3. Hi Gilly, I've just caught up with yesterday's and saw today's as well. Hope all is one with you. Yes, rest for the week ahead good idea ! X x

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    4. Happy Sunday hope you are both resting in the sun. Xx

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    5. Hi Gilly, I hope you have a great day just chilling.

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    6. A resting day sounds like a good sensible idea to me Gilly. Enjoy your day. Love and Hugs xxx

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    7. Lovely have a rest in the shade, do you both good. Sunny here too with a bit of a breeze.

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    8. Hello Gilly hope you and Neil are enjoying your rest day. After the rain yesterday we've got beautiful sunshine so we've done a spot of gardening. Sending hugs xxx

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    9. Glad you made the most of today to set you up for next week xx

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  19. I think a box with border plates for new babies. Actually I think a hexagon is the most feasible but it has already been mentioned . My daughter has already said yes to the square boxes and then the cake slices for her wedding next year but she will want silver and purple so I hope I will be able to buy those colours in A4 in bulk! Enjoy your Sunday. X

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  20. Hearts for Valentine's day. Or looking further afield Easter Eggs.

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  21. Hi Barb,
    I reckon it might be a pyramid shape. Have a good time with your mum and dad. Are you off to Germany? Love and hugs Alison xx

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    1. Afternoon Alison, hope you are well today. Just off to sit in the garden for a bit, lovely sunny day. Xx

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    2. Hi Alison, are you stuck in front of the Paralympics? I hope you're having a good day. Love and Hugs xxx

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    3. Hello Alison hope you are enjoying the sunshine today. Sending hugs xxx

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  22. Hi Barbara, you've decorated your cake slice beautifully. Thanks for sharing. I'm simple too, definitely a less is more person.

    I really struggle to think outside the box. Ha, ha. The only different box shape I can think of is a pillow box.

    Hope you have a good day with your parents. And they get excited about their surprise.
    Love Brenda xx

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    1. Morning Brenda hugs for you and daisy xxx

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    2. Afternoon Brenda, hope you have the sun today like we have down south. Sending hugs. Xx

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    3. Hello Brenda. Are you enjoying the Paralympics? I've never quite got the hang of 'less is more'. Sometimes I have difficulty knowing when to stop!! Love and Hugs xxx

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    4. Hello Brenda hope you are having a good day. Sending hugs to you and Daisy xxx

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    5. Thanks everyone xx

      A wee bit sun on and off here, you can tell summer is over, cold wind. Sunday's chore is a big one, but been managing a wee bit craft after while watching the paralympics

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  23. Hi Barbara , I agree about the rain every Saturday it such a shame. We have a good car boot here on a Saturday and I have been trying for weeks to do it to raise some money to spend with you at ally pally, but every week they forecast rain and I would be out in the middle of a field. Oh well too late now. Now for the next template I believe it will be a Christmas one, maybe tree decks , or a traditional scene, but I do know what ever it is it will be stunning once you're self and your team get to work with it.

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  24. Hi Barbara, A box template that can be in various sizes to use for presents. Have a fabulous day with your lovely parents. Enjoy! Looks like a good day weather wise. Big hugs Marian X

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  25. Beautiful Barbara thank you for giving us another lovely offer and am chance to win a template have a wonderful day with your parents Sunday hugs xxx
    A winter scene template ( trees robins snowman ect )

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    1. Morning dear blog friends thinking of you all happy Sunday hugs to you all I'm having another rest day just might do a little groovi-ing later on today xxx

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    2. Enjoy the rest, hope you feel up to a bit of Groovi later. Xx

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    3. Just done a little stamping added gems and ribbon so resting again xx

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    4. Hi Sheila, enjoy your crafty day. I managed to get my challenge card done yesterday and can you believe it, I used the scrap from last months entry and it turned out better than I expected. Need to do the calendar card next. I don't feel good after a load of nonsense last night, I just feel like packing a suitcase and leaving but that is not the answer...crafting might be the answer today.

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    5. Bless you Julia crafting will help you through but you don't need the nonsense as its hard enough to go through as it is sending you a special hug to keep with you xxx

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    6. Hi Sheila. Sending you lots of big gentle hugs with love. xxx

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    7. Hi Sheila enjoy your crafty rest day ( best of both worlds!). Sending hugs xxx

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    8. Glad you got some crafting done xx

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  26. I'm going with a mini milk carton type template. I have a die that makes one, but I'd love a groovi version.

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  27. I'm going with a mini milk carton type template. I have a die that makes one, but I'd love a groovi version.

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  28. I'm going with a mini milk carton type template. I have a die which makes one, but I'd love a groovi version.

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  29. Hi Barbara, well very beautiful love the cake box but everything you bring us is amazing.
    Well I think all the ideas have been said, would love a Christmas cracker, it still could be used as a gift package.
    just can't wait.
    Have a wonderful day with your family, very important.
    Lynn xx

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    1. Hi Lynn. I hope you're having a good day. Love and Hugs xxx

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    2. Hi Morag, thank you for your kind thoughts.
      The weather today is good. So have been in the garden trying to get a few jobs done.
      But I am know doing my Groovi cards, just doing the tracing out then will go back in later to do the colouring.
      Waiting for my new pencils to arrive then I can see how good they are.
      Lots of hugs xxx
      Lynn

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  30. What about a little house shaped box...it could be a gingerbread house for Christmas, or a spooky house for Halloween. Whatever it's going to be, I'm sure it will be beautiful.

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  31. I'm hoping a heart or a round both would be fantastic and get us past Christmas xxx

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  32. I suspect that the winning answer is above, but just in case it hasn't I'll go with a birdhouse/nesting box. It'd go with all the bird Groovi plates, and could be used to hang on Christmas trees, with numbers to make into a hanging advent calendar....

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  33. My cake boards arrived just as we came away! Like my great niece ! Sorry I'll stop talking about her soon !! Can't wait to have a go with them so this will be a useful blog when I get back.

    Why did the students eat theiir homework? Because it was a piece of cake !

    Hope everyone is well. Been for a swim this morning will no doubt have to go in again as it's hot hot hot! Hope everyone is well. It's hard for me to read all the posts so please forgive me. Love to all X.

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    1. Hugs Jackie enjoy the heat xxx

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    2. It's good that you'll have so many nice things waiting for you when you get back Jackie. Have a great day. Love and Hugs xxx

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    3. Hi Jackie the holiday is obviously doing you good - that jokes terrible! Congratulations on your great niece, I hope mum and baby are doing well. Have a lovely swim xxx

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    4. Glad you're having a good time xx

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    5. Congratulations on the birth of your great Niece, have a super holiday.xx

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  34. Ps next template - might it be a handbag or a Christmas tree to stand up? What every it is I'm sure we will enjoy ! Xx

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  35. I just this peace of cake and I also do love it simple. I believe it will be a heart-box. Would be nice. xx

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  36. I'm torn between Christmas cracker and some sort of bauble. I'm going to say it's a cracker ;-)

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  37. I guess a Lantern that a battery operated tea light could fit in, I just ordered the box template with that in mind for Christmas xx

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  38. Beuatiful as always. I had a craft day in Edinburgh yesterday and it was lovely and sunny outside! Hubbie took advantage of the weather and and had a day with our daughter walking around Edinburgh. She is now settled into her new flat and has enjoyed a week of fresher's celebration as a rep. I am so proud of her taking on lots of responsibilities.

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    1. Hi Fiona it's good to know they are settled in safely isn't it. We haven't seen Emma's new place yet, Internet isn't connected until the end of the month then we will get the Skype tour ( as will granny and auntie!). Sending hugs xxx

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  39. I luv these boxes and all the new groovi designs, my bank balance isnt so keen though :)
    Thinking into next year,the new templates maybe Valentine or Easter themed?
    Looking forward to Leyburn x

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  40. Mmmmm......I think it may be a beautiful Christmas star. For putting a little pressie, choices or sweets in. And they would look so pretty in different colours hanging on the tree, or on a garland. Hope you have a lovely day with your mum and dad, mine are both gone now, I miss them so much xx

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  41. Afternoon, I think the template will be a church. The extra plates could be all the extra images for weddings. Hope your Mum and Dad enjoy their surprise. Xx

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  42. Afternoon bloggy friends, hope you are all well. Beautiful sunny day today, might do a bit of reading in the garden and then start my garden challenge. Xx

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    1. Afternoon Donna enjoy your resting reading your book and doing your blog challenge hugs for you and cuddles for phoebe xxx

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    2. Enjoy reading in the garden. I'm going to photograph my garden challenge card and then start the calendar challenge card.

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    3. Hi Donna. I'm going to be brave this month, and give the garden challenge a go!! have a good day. Love and Hugs xxx

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    4. Hi Donna enjoy sitting in the garden, we've got a lovely day here too so I'm heading that war too. Sending hugs xxx

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    5. Hi Donna I have started my challenge card but have made the most of the weather to lop some trees and bushes (with a little help from hubby of course!) xx

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  43. Good afternoon I think it will be a bottle gift bag/box. X

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  44. Good afternoon I think it will be a bottle gift bag/box. X

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  45. Ha ha, I think you are just looking for ideas for new templates Barbara. I think the new template could be a pillow box.

    I would like to say thank you to Paul. Yesterday most of my day was a 10 but in the evening things went bad between me and soon to be ex husband (not soon enough) so I took my laptop into another room and watched Paul grooving on catch up. I know everyone says it but it really is therapeutic watching someone else groovi.

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    1. I agree Paul is so good to watch as he is so calming glad you mannage to loose yourself in the groovi show xxx

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    2. Hi Julia. You stay strong my friend. As Barbara says, 'this too will pass'. Sending you love and extra hugs xxx

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    3. Hi Julia I hope today is a 10 again, it will be over soon xxx

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    4. I thought that about the templates too xx

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    5. Sorry you're having such a tough time Julia - if you fancy popping over for a crafty session or to meet for a coffee sometime just let me know x

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  46. Love the ideas of the templates have got the cake slice but not used it yet I think the new one has already been guessed a hand bag .so to add another mix maybe something to do with transport cars ,lorries x

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  47. Love the effect of using the diagonal 'dots' plate. Yet another thing I want to try with my shiny new Groovi stash! My guess re new template is a cracker maybe? Meanwhile, continuing with the daily comment challenge though crafting's had to finish early.

    The lass from Dundee is now happy
    Though she started the day feeling crappy.
    The house is a mess
    But she couldn't care less,
    'Cos her Groovies are getting less scrappy!
    (and she loves the mindfulness approach)

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  48. Hi Barb. I
    A bottle box would be nice or a cracker which could be used as a gift box for any celebration. Have a good day with your Mum and Dad (please give your Mama a hug from me)...x

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  49. I really love the cake box and the square box templates, have just ordered mine can't wait for them to arrive - lots of ideas spring to mind on how they can be used. As for the new template - I think it could be a handbag, however, would also love to see a hexagon box template or a pyramid box the latter would be good to hang on a tree for Christmas and could also be used to put a small gift in it. I am intrigued to find out what it will be !!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your day and really pleased the sun is shining...
    Moya xx

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  50. Ooh, I do love a competition! So, even though most of my ideas have been taken, I'm going to guess that the next tem-plate will be another box, but it would have a border plate that features various ribbons and bows to go around the outside of the box, making it look like a little wrapped present. It would be perfect for Christmas, birthdays, or any present-giving occasion, with room inside for a gift card or small gift. I'm sure one of the previous commenters has already come up with the correct answer, but I quite like this idea so I'll be crossing my fingers that it's a possibility! :D Thanks for another lovely post Barbara, always a joy to read.
    Madeline x

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  51. I would say a Christmas Cracker too Barbara. Your demo is gorgeous, as you so rightly say it would be perfect for anyone having a special celebration coming up. Enjoy your time with your parents. I'm sure they'll love your surprise. Hugs xxx
    Here's todays little ditty!

    Three is simple....it rhymes with Dee
    The talented lady who I hope you’ll agree
    Created this rose masterpiece........
    Just for me!!????!!

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  52. Hello my dear friends. Penny not having a good day today, which means no crafting for me as she just wants to be cuddled. We're just praying that she doesn't start her pacing and trying to hide, as it goes on for hours until she's exhausted. I so wish that we'd waited until she was 12 weeks old before letting her have her 2nd vaccine. It may well have prevented this. But isn't hindsight just wonderful!!!
    Love and Hugs to you all. xxx

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    1. Hi Morag I hope she settles soon, such a worry for you. Sending hugs xxx

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    2. Poor little thing, hope she's better soon xx

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    3. Just saw what you've said about little Penny. Hope she'll soon be better, what a worry for you. I can remember one of our puppies having a bad reaction like that but I think it was either the worming or the flea treatment that caused it.xx

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    4. Hope she feels brighter soon xxx

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    5. Could you try her with Valerian tablets which relax dogs rather than knocking them out? I give them to my two on the run up to the dreaded Bonfire Night and they do work well. xxx Maggie

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    6. Oh thank you so much for your suggestion Maggie. I will try anything, it is heartbreaking to watch her. I'll go now and have a google. Love and Hugs xxx

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    7. I've found that a local pet store sells it Maggie. So I will be there first thing tomorrow. xxx

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  53. Absolutely stunning this box.
    I would guess that the next box would be a pyramid, triangle type box, with a flap to open and insert treats and surprises.
    Could be decorated to look like a Xmas tree too!

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  54. I think it will be a pretty plate.

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  55. Thank you for the step by step for the cake box, it looks beautiful. Have a lovely afternoon with your parents, they're bound to love their surprise.

    I expect the new groovy template has already been guessed, but I'd go for the cracker or the pillow shape gift box personally.

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  56. Hello Barbara on this sunny Sunday afternoon.
    The cake slice box is stunning, I have this on my wish list but I did buy the box plate and its borders.
    Hope you have a lovely afternoon with your parents and that they enjoy your surprise you have for them.
    As to what your next Tem Plate could be....... I think it's to make handbags and purses.
    I hope I'm right as I would love to own one of those as I think they to would make lovely gifts. Xx

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  57. Hi to my lovely blog friends, hope you're enjoying all this beautiful sunshine and making the most of it. Been busy all morning, yesterday and today helping to move a rockery further along in the front garden, to make space for a small car. Pete did all the heavy work, I just gave the orders and put the plants in. We're both aching now so it's definitely rest time in the sunshine for us. Love,and hugs to you all.xxx

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    1. Hi Pam mind your back with that lifting, mind you I like the idea of giving orders myself! Sending hugs xxx

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    2. Hi Pam, that sounds like me - when hedge cutting or leaf clearing I am always reminding my hubby not to step on this or that. I have been known to put canes in to signal where small plants are hiding xx

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    3. How nice it will look when your finnished xxx

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  58. Would love to make a groovi bauble, not sure how a template would work, or a groovi waterfall card. Not even sure these things would be feasible which is why I am not a designer lol

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  59. Hope you have a lovely time with your mum and dad and that their passports are still in date!! Love the box you have created, such beautiful patterns and a lovely delicate colour too. I think the next template will either be a bag or a Christmas Cracker. Have a lovely Sunday. xxx

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  60. Hi Barbara
    What a beautiful box, I wonder if the tickets for the treat will fit inside it! There have been so many guesses so I'm sure it's gone already, my thought would be little match boxes that could be used as advent boxes or hung from the Christmas tree. I'm sure it's a pillow box or cracker. Happy anniversary to your mum and dad, they must be celebrating many happy years together. I hope they enjoy their suprise. Have a lovely family day.
    Love Diane xxx

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    1. Hello lovely blog friends, looks like we've all got sunshine today, lovely isn't it. We've been doing some chopping back in the garden this morning - just heading out there again with my book - what a treat. Sending hugs all round xxx

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    2. Us too, it's that time of year xxx

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    3. Enjoy reading your book xxx

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  61. It has to be New Year surely. Love how you make it look so easy. Practice, practice and some more practice, just change the pattern from time to time to avoid the squiggly eyes. What a shame we couldn't have this weather yesterday. Never mind, we go with the flow. Happy Sunday xx

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  62. Could it be a star shaped one? Ooh the possibilities xx

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  63. What shape should it be, what about a hexagon with an exploding lid full of surprise and promise for the New Year. xx

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  64. I am trying to think outside the box (groan!) and I think it will be a pram with baby bootees, a matinee jacket, rattle etc.
    A Grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television - unknown - if she is anything like me with two lively boys it's like a hawk especially in playgrounds!

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    1. Hello blog pals. It's that time of year when I want to make the most of the lovely weather. We are planning to sit outside or in the conservatory this evening and watch the stars appear xx

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    2. That sounds lovely Chris, especially with some nibbles and a glass of wine.xx

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  65. I do love how you have decorated this cake box Barbara. Really pretty.
    I think the next template could be an envelope template. That would be really cool. Xx
    Hugs
    Amanda xx

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  66. How about a Christmas Tree Decoration

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  67. OMGosh Barbara, that is a cool template, love the way you made it. Definietly need to get this one for sure.....Have a great day with your folks.

    Hugs
    Chris B
    http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

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  68. As we saw a colored owl in your blog, why not an owl box for Christmas cut in a colored parchment paper which can be closed to be used as a box or open at the bottom to be used with a led light ???

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  69. My first thoughts were Christmas tree or cracker but maybe a Christmas stocking?

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  70. My first thought was Christmas baubles. Xx

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  71. A babys shoe would be my guess. lovely work Barbara xx

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  72. I am late getting on here today and all the thing I would have said have already been mentioned, but I think I would put my money on a cracker template. I love what you have done with the cake slice box Barbara, just so pretty! I'm sorry your local event was a bit of a wash out yesterday, such a shame when things have been planned for months ahead. Your Mum and Dad were thrilled by the surprise you have for their anniversary I'm sure. It obviously entails some travelling abroad which sounds exciting! x

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  73. Most of my first ideas have been taken already so how about a nativity stable.

    Hope the day is kind to you

    Carole

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  74. Hello Barbara

    Ooh, an anniversary. Is it an extra special one? As to the next plate - a lantern? More Christmas decs? Whatever it is going to be I am sure we will all want it.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  75. A Christmas cracker template !!! Happy anniversary to your Dad And. Mum sounds like they are in for a great surprise we have a big one coming up December 40 year wow don't know we're that time went . Lots love hugs xxx

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  76. celebrated my parents' 50th wedding anniversary in july, so i'm thinking yours might be celebrating their 60th? make the most of it, hugs xx

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  77. Love your cake box, reckon you're whisking mum and dad off to Paris as an anniversary treat - wherever you take them have fun! Just finished my first cube box - 'chuffed to bits' with it and have an idea for my cake template to try next!

    The new template... hmmmn...how about a little basket with lacy handle to run ribbon thro'? Ooh ... or could it be a hat? Those are my guesses so now to wait and see!

    Enjoy Poldark... got it recording while we watch Victoria xx

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  78. Lovely artwork, as usual. Best wishes all. LB.

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  79. It is amazing how many ideas you and the Clarity team keep coming up with. The little cake box is beautiful. We've had a lovely day here in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Hope the trip goes well and congrats to your Mum and Dad.

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  80. I'm loving all the ideas everyone is coming up with. I'm gonna say, a template for an advent calendar?
    Whatever it is, I know it'll be great and we'll all want one! Have a great time with your ma & pa and hope you all enjoy the anniversary celebrations. Xxx

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  81. Hi Barbara
    I think a hexagonal box template would be lovely so perhaps you have designed one for us. Have a lovely day with your dear Mum & Dad.
    Hugs from Chris X

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  82. Well I think the next template could be ...........erm maybe a snow globe - I love a snow globe!! Please can we have one x

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  83. Hi Barbara
    Congratulations on the new templates. The samples made by the Design Team and yourself for the TV show were beautiful.
    I rather fancy a template in the shape of a house. With Christmas looming it could be used for treats/ presents on the tree or as an Advent calendar. It could also be used to make a birdhouse any time of the year.
    I hope your Mum and Dad enjoy their surprise trip.
    Love Shirley G

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  84. Love the cake box. I would love a template for crackers - different sizes so you could do some little ones for the Christmas tree or place settings. However a hexagonal box sounds good too, again perhaps in different sizes - again I am thinking place settings with one choc in the box.

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  85. love the cake template - is the next one a cracker - they are all crackers !

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  86. Ooooohhh. .. would love it to be a pyramid type template so that I could make an advent tree with them.

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  87. Ooooohhh. .. would love it to be a pyramid type template so that I could make an advent tree with them.

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  88. maybe be a circular boxx
    not having a good steart to our holiday can only get better positive thinking love to all anne

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  89. Morning Barbara, I hope you had a lovely time with your Mum and Dad, and Happy Anniversary to them, I bet they love your surprise !!
    Thank you for the step by step of this gorgeous cake slice box.
    I think your next template will be a bell or bauble or Christmas ornament, but whatever it is - we will all be waiting in eager anticipation !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  90. Morning Barbara, I hope you had a lovely time with your Mum and Dad, and Happy Anniversary to them, I bet they love your surprise !!
    Thank you for the step by step of this gorgeous cake slice box.
    I think your next template will be a bell or bauble or Christmas ornament, but whatever it is - we will all be waiting in eager anticipation !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  91. Hi Barbara love this box it's beautiful I think the next template will be a raindeer tree Dec
    Happy anniversary to mum and dad
    Love June Horrocks xxcxxxx

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  92. Happy anniversary to your Mum and Dad.
    Well, I know its not for a while yet but could it be something for Easter?

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  93. Hello Barb, love this step by step, it is amazing what can be produced with the Groovi plates and parchment. Mmmm, I am thinking the next template is for Easter, perhaps an Easter basket. Looking forward to seeing it revealed. Happy Anniversary to your Mum and Dad. Bx

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  94. A little octagonal box maybe. Ideal for small xmas gifts. Hope your mum and dad were pleased with their surprise trip. Just been catching up on your blogs we have had such a frantic weekend not had time to read. Brilliant though as we were with all our nieces and nephews and our own children as well. xx

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  95. MMMM could it possibly be a gift bag how beautiful would that be with matching tags and decrotive border plates xxxxxx

    Ali Dartford xxxxx

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  96. This is a wonderful step by step, thanks. I think the next template will be a heart shaped box, that would be wonderful for valentines day, gifts of jewellery or chocolates.
    I was in Crowborough for the carnival at the weekend and was so disappointed it was raining.

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  97. I have to say I just love the vellum boxes - you could almost persuade me to get groovi with those! I think a grand piano shaped template would be beautiful x

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x