Thursday, 24 September 2009

Mini Cheesecake Parade

I found a new challenge this week...well new to me anyway...it's a sketch challenge called Card Patterns...and you all know I can't resist a good sketch! lol I managed to combine it with a couple of other challenges: the Cupcake Craft Challenge is asking us to distress our cards; and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge wants to see stitching. The image is from the 'Micey Day' set by Penny Black, the stripey paper is by My Mind's Eye ('Adore')...I distressed the edges using inks and my distressing tool. I used my CutterBee Bug to pierce the holes, and gel pens to add the 'stitches'...so much quicker (and neater!) than my real sewing! lol The ribbon and flowers are from Poppicrafts, and I couldn't resist adding a few pieces of card candy.

22 comments:

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Gorgeous card, I love the distressing and faux stitching.
Clare x

Avril Ann said...

Fab card Helen, love the colours and the distressing, My Minds Eye are one of my fav papers at the moment...good luck with your challenges. Hugs Avril xxx

Squirrel x said...

So gorgeous hun, just love it. You can call me Queen Squirrel - then I can have a second birthday and you can send it to me!! Squirrel xx

Lorraine A said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Helen The image is very cute and the papers and embellies you used are just perfect ! I really thought that was real sewing ! the paper piercing really does make a big difference ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x

Rose Petal said...

Hi Helen. Lovely card as always, fab image and love the colours.
Sandra x

Mandy said...

Helen this is gorgeous, such a sweet image and fab colours
hugs Mandy xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a cute card, brilliant sweet image. Love that sketch too.
luv
Debby

scrapnnMO said...

Ahh what a cute image. Gorgeous card! :)
♥Dawn♥

cats whiskers said...

What a beautiful sweet little card this is I just love it Hugs Jacqui x

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow! Darling image and beautiful color combos! I really like your brads and flowers too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

<3,
Steph

whoistracy said...

This is adorable Helen! I love this image and your coloring of it. The trio of brads in the corner is perfect.

Lesley said...

This is cute - love that image and the distressing. Lovely!
Lesley x

Rach said...

a fantastic card, so sweet. hugs rachxx

Enfys said...

Love this helen, the respberry tones and that duckegg are just gorgeous together.
hugs
En x

Manda said...

Gorge card Helen!! Very pretty xxx

Elise said...

That card makes me think, "YIPEE!" So sweet! Your color choices and imagery are excellent! YOU made this C/P sketch extra special! Fabulous!

Donna said...

Fantastic card, love the distressing you have done and such a lovely layout too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CCC :) Donna x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Helen, what a cute card. Love the sweet image and the papers you've used. The distressing looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Paper Pixie said...

this is soooo sweet.......K x

Liza said...

Fabulous card, I love your distressing. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Rybiooka said...

Very nice card! I'm impressed!

~ Ali ~ said...

This is gorgeous Helen the papers are scrummy and fabby PB image.