It's another TV-related post this week and another programme I must confess to never watching. I know it's incredibly popular but I haven't really got into The Great British Bake Off. I blame all those dreadful "housecraft" lessons we had at school. Starching tray cloths, cleaning ovens and making soggy scrambled egg with never a Tunis Cake or a Charlotte Royale in sight put me off baking for life.
But I know someone who would probably love Bake Off and that's the star of another iconic TV programme, one that I did watch and definitely loved although Michael Bond's books were wonderful too. So if you know someone who is a fan of Bake Off and also has a soft spot for Paddington Bear, then this might be the card for them.
It's made from some of the decoupage components of a paper kit I think I bought (so much stash, so little time!) from Create and Craft a while ago. There are lots of lovely Paddington toppers and card blanks including the TV one that I cut in half to use as the background. I customised the sentiment in Serif's Craft Artist Professional 2 and added glitter, gems and four corner dies cut from gold mirror card.
Top Tip: The tiny leftover bits from the die-cutting made great embellishments for the top of the mixing bowl.
Here's hoping that Paddington at least makes it to the final of Bake Off and may the best bear win!
Copyright Melissa Lawrence 2014