Thursday, 3 March 2011

Three Little Cupcakes

It seems that practically the whole of crafty blogland has been bitten by Less is More bug...so I thought I'd join them. Their challenge this week is 'Three Squares'...and here's my interpretation:


I decided to draw my three squares on to the card blank to act as frames for my cute little cupcakes. I marked out in pencil where I wanted them to be, then drew the lines in free-hand to match the whimsical style of the cupcakes. The cupcakes are from the Hero Arts 'Cupcakes' set...I coloured them with watercolour pencils, added some Stickles to the frosting, cut them out and then popped them on 3D foam pads. The sentiment is from the same Hero Arts set.

This card is not my usual style...it's the kind of card I would have bought before I started making cards, but not something I would normally make. I'd never make it through my stash mountain if all my cards were as CAS as this one, but I think I might try to do it more often...as much as I love them, my cute cards aren't always the most appropriate thing to give!

Challenges for this card:

28 comments:

Ann R. said...

I LOVE your card! I really like the way you made the square frames.

Claire x said...

Now I'm impressed as when I first looked at the card, I thought the squares were part of the cupcake stamp!! Hand drawn perfectly and I love the look of this CAS card. Hugs, Claire x

Jenny said...

Wow those squares are fab and freehand as well!!!.
Such a sweet card (excuse the pun) x

Chrissie said...

Hi Helen and welcome!
This is just super.I love the freehand boxes, as you say they are perfect for these particular sweetie images.
A great submission, I hope that this will be the first of many!
SO, see you next week!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

ding said...

Super card, your frames are perfect (thought they were stamped at first!!!).
Diane

Jan said...

MMMMmm yummie, xx Jan

Suze Bain said...

Love this card Helen, cakes look yummy!

Aileen said...

Brilliant hand drawn boxes. Your sentiment goes well with that lovely icing on the cupcakes. x

downrightcrafty said...

wow less is definitely more and love your squares a perfect elegant card
Hugs Kate x

Mandy's Crafts said...

This is such a fab card. Love using cupcakes, you have made a very effective card.

Céline said...

fab CAS card, perfect for our challenge "you've been framed"
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline

Lynne said...

Super card.Those cupcakes look good enough to eat. I think you`re very brave drawing your own squares lol.
Lynne xxx

Babs said...

Mmmmm yummy they look good enough to eat, fab cards

Babs x

Mandi said...

Super card Helen
Those cup cakes looks yummy! Love the handrawn boxes, so effective
Glad you found us and hope to see you again and again
mandi
"Less is More"

Kaz said...

Like others, I also thought your frames were part of the stamp they look so good and that sentiment is just perfect with the image.
Kaz xx

Vicky said...

I love this card Helen ~ sweet image and fabulous sentiment :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Carrieanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, your hand drawn squares are perfect and the cupcakes look good enough to eat xx

Chris (catt871) said...

This is reallllyyy cute!! I love those squares & the cupcakes! Too cute!

Crystal said...

I love the less is more idea!! Great card, the little cupcakes look yummy enough to eat!! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch :)

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

loooove your yummy cupcake card!!! fab :)

Faith A said...

Love the cupcakes glitter

Pauline said...

Love these cupcakes, that soarkle really shines.

Gemma said...

Love this card, I'm a great fan of less is more although I hardly ever succeed in using it! Love your bunny card as well, the way you did the patchwork is just fab! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week,hugs Gemma

Andie's Space said...

Hi Helen,
Just popped by to say 'Hello'. I'm so thrilled to be joining you on the Secret Crafter DT. I love your colouring on this image & no wonder you like those papers so much, they're gorgeous. This is fabulous.
Big Hugs,
Andie xx

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Sentiment Challenge Blog for our Critter Challenge! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Michele said...

great CAS card! thanks for playing the critter challenge.

Pauline C said...

I really love this - the hand drawn lines have worked out perfectly!
Pauline x

Michele Gross said...

I was about to comment on your Bubble Tree card which is uber cool and then I saw this too! So sweet and fun! Love the bit of sparkle :)
I wanted to let you know about a brand new weekly CAS challenge that will be starting soon. Its called CAS-ual Fridays. I hope you'll stop by to check us out and we'd love to have you add yourself to our fun followers :)
http://cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com