Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Birthday Cupcake

As an antidote to yesterday's ultra simple card, I have a much fussier one to share today. The image is 'Birthday Cupcake' by House Mouse, which I coloured using watercolour pencils, adding some 'Crystal' Stickles to the icing. The papers are from the 'Hopscotch' pad by BasicGrey - I distressed the edges with inks and my scissors, before adding some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a white gel pen. The flowers are a mixture of Poppicrafts, and Prima, the seam binding ribbon and button twine are from the Ribbon Girl, the sentiment is from the 'Anytime Messages' set by Hero Arts, and the button and Card Candi are from my stash.


Challenges for this card:

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Wow - my prize from Penny Black Inc has just arrived...thank you so much!!! It took less tha a week to get here from the US...I think that may be a record...the Postie must have known I was hoping it would arrive before I go away! lol I'm buried in receipts at the moment, trying to get all the stuff my accountant needs for my annual accounts to him before the end of the month, and I'd love to have a play with the stamps...but I'm going to try to be good...not sure how long that will last! I do have a couple of DT projects I need to do for the weekend (the only crafting I was going to allow myself, until after I've done my accounts)...so maybe I could use them for those... ;0)

This is what I chose:


31 comments:

America said...

Beautiful DP and fab embellishments. I adore the sparkle for cupcake's icing. Great HM&F design. Thanks so much for playing along and joining us on our 100th challenge celebration blog-hop at House-mouse & Friends MC Blog! Good LUCK to you!!! :)

Christine said...

Hi Helen awwww how cute are these guys having fun with this cake.
stunning creation great take on the chall theme.

thanks for sharing at HM & Friends Monday chall celebration blog hop.good luck in the draws..

smiles Christine xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Lovely card, thanks for playing along on our stitching challenge on Crafty Sentiments this week Hazelxo

Sue said...

Helen, your card is so pretty, love the pastel colors and the sparkle on that frosting. They sure look like they have had their fill!! Thanks for joining us for our big 100th challenge celebration and blog hop at House Mouse and Friends Monday. Nicely done.

Hugs
Sue

Whisper said...

Am loving the frosting and choice of DP's, cute image too.

When i won PB Flicker i chose the exact same Transparent Set, as i so fell in love with the doggie in the car !!, Congrats again for wining, Luv Sam x

Claire x said...

An adorable card Helen, love the image and great papers too. Love that PB prize - you lucky gal. Hugs, Claire x

Sandra said...

Your card is so pretty the image and colour is adorable:) Sandra H

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Helen..!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Hi Helen
aww scrummy card, luv all the sparkle on the cake, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & embelies, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week,in our 100th challenge, sue,x

Karen Hasheck said...

Lovely card!I would choose a cupcake too! Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch!

Kim. said...

Really lovely card, cute cute image which is beautifully coloured and great stitching. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week.
Kim xXx

Christine said...

Wow, I love your card!! What a perfect combination of papers and glimmer. Great card design!! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
xoxo, Christine

Carissa said...

Teehee, so cute. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face. Hugs, Carissa

Julie Hoffman said...

This is adorable! Love the adorable image and soft colors! Thank you for joining us for the Buttons & Bows Challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, love the colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Georgia Ehrmann said...

What a wonderful card! I really love everything about it...it's perfect! Thank you for playing at Critter Sketch this week and good luck!
Hugs,
Georgia

jackid said...

thanks for joining us at Critters this week with this fab card
Jacki xx

Dilsaver Designs said...

Such a cutie of a card, love your beautiful DP's and embellishments! Thanks for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) everything is fabulous ,, perfect :-)

Love your new PB stuff too :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Helen. I just love that image and the colour combo is really pretty. Thanks for joining us at HM&F for our 100th challenge and blog hop.

Kat x

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Awwww, what a darling card! I love the sweet image and the glitter gives it the perfect touch! It is such a fun birthday card! Thanks for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes! I hope you'll join us again next week!
Amber

Sandra said...

Helen..Fantastic card!! I love image and colors.Thanks for joining our challenge at SAM
Hugs
Sandra

Mickaela said...

What a beutiful card! I love the sparkle on the frosting!

paperfun said...

What a sweet card. I love all the pink yummyness.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Mari

Nadell said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and more.
Hugs Nadell

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Adorable card!! Love the scallop shape and your take on this weeks inspiration photo. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Lynn said...

Your card is just adorable! Love those little cupcake eaters! Great colors and I love the dp!

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and DP. Thank you for playing at Die Cut Dreams.

Hugs Ali x

Kristie said...

LOVE your card, Helen!! The image, papers, sparkle - all just perfect and so sweet :) Thanks for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!!

Gill McCall said...

what a fantastic card. thanks for joining us at HM&F.
Gill GDT for July
http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com

Natascha said...

Hi!
Your card is really great. Love this cuties and your awesome layout. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse Monday Challenge and Blog Hop! Good Luck!

Hugs, Natascha