Saturday, 21 September 2013

A Piece of Cake!

Hi Everyone


This week over at Stampotique is their Birthday theme.

I started off with the faux geli plate background and then stamped out our friend Jammin,  and the flower, cake and candle from a set I've had for ages.

I looked at the Stampotique stamp and thought it looked like he was holding something and so the idea of the cup cake was born.


The words It's a piece of cake I typed onto my computer printed it out and had a circle punch and layered it onto the flower.  On my research for this weeks project I was looking at birthday phrases and this jumped out at me for the definition of where the phrase came from:



Referring to something as a "piece of cake" is often used to describe a situation that was easy, or required little effort. How did the term cake come to mean easy?

The idea of cake being “easy” originated in the 1870’s when cakes were given out as prizes for winning competitions. In particular, there was a tradition in the US slavery states where slaves would circle around a cake at a gathering. The most “graceful” pair would win the cake in the middle. From this the term “cake walk” and “piece of cake” came into being, both meaning that something was easy to accomplish. 

The term was first used in print in 1936 by Ogden Nash who wrote, “Her picture’s in the papers now, and life’s a piece of cake.” 

Everything has been coloured in with Promarkers and the cake topping and candle I have added  Glossy Accents.


I have added a Glintz glass dome (from Eco Green range) over the words.  These are FAB to highlight words or pictures as they make whatever you put underneath magnified.  You glue then on with a glue that dries clear.  Mine was Cosmic Shimmer.

Then came my Pièce de résistance I was looking for something to put in the right hand corner of my tag when I noticed what the stamp was called.  Well - I nearly wet myself with laughter ......

It's a piece of cake with jam in!!!!!
Sorry my sense of humour......

and there you have it.

If you are celebrating this week......happy whatever it is.....
Sue

13 comments:

  1. Love him holding the cupcake. Very cool. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

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  2. Very cool, Sue - and I love the wordplay too!!
    Alison x

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  3. Fabulous, made me smile!!!Thanks for joining this Stampotque DC

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  4. Wow great tag, love the saying!
    Groetjes Karin

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  5. Absolutely love your humor and this birthday card. How very clever for you to have added the cupcake! Brilliant!

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  6. What a FAB tag! Love the cake! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC again. XOXO

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  7. Congrats on being selected as a Stampotique Design Team favorite this week! Way to go!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments

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  8. Congrats on being this weeks favourite. I can see why you got chosen!

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  9. Your background is absolutely amazing, Sue! LOVE IT! You and the Gelli plate seem to make a perfect match!

    Greetings from Vienna,

    die amelie x

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    1. Oh...and congrats of course for being among this weeks favorites at Stampotique Design challenges! ;)

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  10. This is awesome! ... Please, tech me! I wanna be awesome, too. :)
    Seriously - love MMA, but suck at it. Yet, thanks to you and other brilliant artists I get to enjoy looking at your work an wish upon a star... :)
    Have an awesome day!

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