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1  Re: Glee Swap (signup 5/13/10 to 6/8/10 Send out by 7/12/10) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Mableheartscharlie on: June 09, 2010 10:27:24 AM
Yay double post!  Roll Eyes

Saw a photo of Pete Wentz and this is all I could think about:

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2  My first EVERYTHING cake! in Dessert by Mableheartscharlie on: June 07, 2010 10:44:46 PM

So after some Craftster creeping, countless hours of Ace of Cakes watching (NOT Cake Boss tyvm) and psyching myself up I made this cake. It's my first time with fondant, butter cream, chocolate piping, making a filling and carving a cake... pretty much the only thing I made before was the actual cake as it came from a box (Didn't want to risk the actual cake tasting bad if I failed at decorating it haha).

The Back Story:
It was my friends birthday and she was having a sizable shindig of a birthday and she was paying for all the food herself (!!!) so I volunteered making a cake. I didn't want to fuss with transporting layers (I live out of town and I didn't know if I was taking a bus) and so I thought a stable one layer would be best. Paula (The birthday girl) loves to surf so I thought that would gnarly!

The Construction:
 I made the ganache filling earlier in the week using this recipe http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/Whipped-Chocolate-Ganache-Filling-or-Frosting-106954 cause it said I could finish it later. I also made the marshmellow fondant earlier in the week too..YAY Riverwatson! For the actual cake I used 3 boxes of cake mix and divided them equally and used 2 9x13 pans (well the same one twice haha) used one in the middle and carved out the shapes for the front and back using cardboard templates I sketched out. When it was time to cover the cake I added my colour to my pre-made fondant, I used the Wilton Garden Tone 4 Icing colour in Delphinium Blue.... SO MUCH KNEADING! NEVER AGAIN! I only used that instead of the gel everyone raves about because I had them in my cupboard. Then on to the piping basically found an image of a couple hibiscus flowers and used the "Hawaii Lover" font from dafont.com for the script and free handed the fins (I realize they are a tad too big for the scale of the board but meh it's more chocolate haha) here's a closer shot of the chocolate. It says "Happy Birthday Sweet P" and sadly the chocolate bloomed a bit when I wet down the fondant to stick it on:

And yeah I garnished with a couple shells I had around the house and some flowers from a fake lei (I gave Paula a matching one to wear at the party Smiley ) and the 'sand' is actually ground up sugar and cinnamon! I lucked out and found like a pepper mill that had them both in it at the dollar store! I used 2 mills and it made my hands raw turning the blasted thing I had to enlist a friend to help! haha and yeah the birthday girl LOVED it and it was the talk of the party I'm really pleased with it for a first attempt   Grin

Here she is again and if you have any questions, comments, critiques I would be glad to hear them!

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3  Re: Firefly Round 9 in The Swap Gallery by Mableheartscharlie on: May 05, 2010 10:01:41 AM
Yay I found my cord and my sweet new CPU has iphoto so I didn't even need to find my software!  Shocked Yay technology!

What I sent:

A "Book"mark (my favourite part is the yarn is like Book's hair in Jaynestown  Grin )

A wobbly headed geisha (pretty much stolen from her wist)

A jewellery box for her pretties - She said she loved the theme song and my favourite part of the credits are the horses at the end and how it blends the sci-fi with the western I think it's a striking image... so I went with that haha:

And the top:

And inside - The betrayal on top and I though the bottom fabric was pretty cunning:

Everything together with the "Big Damn Hero" shirt, 2 Inara shawls, those grow a sponge dinosaur things (one of my favourites from childhood) and some beads to build an Inara-inspired necklace:

Now on to MY shiny package:

Quote coasters:

Some promotional town poster magnets:

And awesome magnet that reminds me of the bar that the crew goes to meet Fanty and Mingo:

AND A JAYNE TOQUE/HAT!!! I AM SO STOKED TO BE A PROUD OWNER OF ONE OF THESE AND ATELLIX DID AN AWESOME JOB! (I have a very small noggin and some hats look silly on me but this fits SOOO well):

And I have taken to wearing the flaps up make it a little more cute not so Jayne-y haha:

AND A JAYNE TOQUE/HAT!!!! I never dreamed I would ever get one!! I LOVE IT!

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4  Scott Pilgrim swap? in New Swap Theme Ideas by Mableheartscharlie on: May 03, 2010 06:40:42 PM

Having just got into Scott Pilgrim (Why hello, must-read-before-movies-comes-out bandwagon I believe you are my ride!)

I think a swap would be awesome!!! As I am completely in love with the series!

Just me?  Undecided
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5  Re: Crafting FAIL in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Mableheartscharlie on: March 16, 2010 11:01:12 AM

Hahaha, I think I'm on that same team, it's just harder to make a T-shirt for that one. Smiley Honestly, my friend and I both based our preferences on who we'd rather look at. Puck is a jerk and Finn is just so dumb. I love Finn's character and his lines always have me in stitches (one of my personal favorites: "I have to go or they'll think I'm pooping!"), but if I knew him... I don't think I would be friends with him. However, I'd pay money to stand next to that 6'3" angel all the time.

I forget who asked, but I did make the Finn shirt! As painful as it is for me to say it, I think I like the Puck shirt more, sixth finger aside. This is going to sound strange, but I LOVE his arched eyebrow! It makes the shirt for me, haha.

haha "I have to go or they'll think I'm pooping" is my favourite line from Finn too! I laughed so hard...

My other favourite line is " Oh sure he's dumb like sand" I use it all the time :]

I like the Finn shirt!! You should have his smile on the side of his face haha like so:

Why yes I could of resized it but look at that punim!
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6  Re: House M.D. Swap 2.0 Gallery of WONDERMENT! in The Swap Gallery by Mableheartscharlie on: December 29, 2008 12:03:10 PM
I RECEIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

Today has been a great day this morning the boy I really like confessed his feelings to me and got hit on the way to the bus and new Fall Out Boy album is AMAZING AND I GOT MY PACKAGE when I got into work (I got it shipped to work because my home resides in a Bermuda triangle of sorts and I never get my mail  Roll Eyes) !!!!!

I got: 

A stencilled Everybody Lies shirt (with a cute little detail I will show you in the photos) and this was perfect because today was casual dress and I didn't know (it's usually business casual) so I'm wearing it right now Smiley It fits really well!

The cute detail I love is it's in a speech bubble so it's like I'm saying it..

Here I am giving my best House grimace/snarl saying everybody lies:

I one of the items I asked for was a charm bracelet and it is PERFECT:
(I kept this on bigger to show off detail)
The whole thing:

Please note from left to right - The (red) thong of Lisa Cuddy, Wilson's eyebrows (I told Meghan I would make sweet love to Wilson's eyebrows if I had the chance haha), House's H, A vicodin, a cane and bottle of vicodin  Grin

(The eyebrows, thong and bottle are my favourites  Cheesy)

Action shot:

and THE MOST BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE EVER (get your wist buttons ready!) modeled after the opening credits thorax it looks EXACTLY like this:

compared to:

it's SO Detailed... oh yeah and did mention they are HAND PAINTED!!!
A general question they are not sealed and I'm afraid of the paint smudging... what should I do? I was thinking nail polish? Or clear tape? Help?  Smiley

And the jewellery came in this sweet script bottle:

Action shot of everything...

THANK YOU SO MUCH loudxmouse!!!  Grin Grin Grin
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7  Re: Super Mario Mural! Now with Pics and VIDEO! in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by Mableheartscharlie on: September 16, 2008 12:04:43 PM
Posted on Pete Wentz's blog... similar no? haha

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8  Re: Help... how do I make a Yoshi costume??? in Halloween Costumes by Mableheartscharlie on: October 12, 2006 08:35:34 AM
with the hoodie i would team it up with poofy shorts like so
made of the same material and then white tights and red galoshes... since i saw that hoodie i had this costume idea in my head haha oh yes and paint a noise maker pink or red for yoshi's tongue! good luck! post pics when you are done!
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9  Re: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Swap in The Swap Gallery by Mableheartscharlie on: May 19, 2006 12:47:47 PM

I received today!!!! I love everything! I'm so glad that polkadot pixie popped my swapping cherry!! Wink 
I got:
--'The dining dead' hair chopsticks (clever!) with Joel and Clem's name on them and they are blue ruin coloured with agent orange and red menace writing.

-- a Clementine mix CD!!! this girl knows how to mix a CD it has a lot of good stuff on it ...a lot of good old music which the pin up in me loves!! on the CD there is one of my favorite quotes 'Clementine the tangerine:juicy and seedless' with a dollop of personality infused paste Wink

1) Clementine-Johnny Cash
2) Clementine-Univeria Zekt
3) Clementine's Loop-Michael Penn and Jon Brion
4) Clementine-Bix Beiderbecke
5) Clementine-Johnny Hodges and Wild Bill Davi
6) Clementine-Bobby Darin
7) Clementine-Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
8 ) Clementine- Joe Venuti
9) All The Time Clementine-Darwin's Theory
10) Clementine-Laurel Aitken
11) Clementine-The Walkmen
12) My Darling Clementine-The Libertines
13) Clementine-Elliot SmithTribute (Artist?)
14) Clementine-Elliot Smith
15) Clementine-The Decemberists (Elliot Smith Cover)
16) Clementine-Beck (Elliot Smith Cover)
17) Huckleberry Hound (Main Title)-TV Theme

-- a shirt that has ESOTSM on the front in fuzzy letters  Cheesy which fits nicely Wink
I love it because it reminds me of the Love Is... Shirt Clem is wearing in the 'this is working like gangbusters' scene i love that quote and i love the brand love is...
pic of shirt i mean

-- a very cute pillowcase i can use when i smother my boyfriend  Kiss

Polkadot said this was the Disney version of the one seen the the movie... a comparasion...

I was also shocked to know that she made this bad boy!!! it's very professional

the group shot including the note she gave me on a christmas card! i love it!

The all round action shot... the pic is dark but i am wearing the chopsticks

I'm SO HAPPY!!!!! I love everything!! Grin Grin Grin Grin
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10  This is my first swap I can be a picture whore right? in The Swap Gallery by Mableheartscharlie on: May 16, 2006 05:44:49 PM
your wish is my command modus Wink

honeymoon on ice! i busted out my mad papier mache skillz on this one haha

armwarmers! (infront of my ESOTSM poster thank you very much Tongue)

a journal that i recovered and added joel quotes inside

are we the dining dead? magnets

how the look like jumbled up

group photo with the picture frame in the upper left corner

I'm so happy polkadot pixie enjoyed everything it was really fun crafting her

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