Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Piece of Cake!

Hello all, glad to be back in the land of blog! The family and I have all had awful virus which has laid us really low for last couple of weeks. It's awful when you all get ill at once. All I can say is thank goodness for Tesco Home Delivery service which brought in emergency supplies of Tissues, Sudafed, Throat Pastels, Paracetemol etc. LOL. Ah well, getting back into the swing of things and thought I'd start with a fun card. Moving Along With The Times has a Challenge this week called "Have Some Cake!"

This gorgeous Cupcake Stamp is from a set called 'Piece of Cake' by Dovecraft. It was part of the fab Candy I won last week in the 'Name the Camper Van' competition held by Lisa Jane. I chose the name Dusty for the Camper Van as it had long lashes like Dusty Springfield and it just seemed to suit her. It was a lovely surprise to win anyway. The gorgeous camper van digital image was drawn by Lisa Jane's very talented daughter, Bethany Jane and you can see it and other fabulous digital images for sale at her new website Squidgi Digi, so be sure to check them out!!

I've coloured the cupcake with Promarker Pastel Blue, Rose Pink and Blossom. Used Stardust Stickles and made some sprinkles to match. The image is mounted on Scalloped Nestabilities. As Hanna & Friends have a Challenge for Card without Design Paper, I have made paper myself on Corel Painter 11 Software, it's my new toy while I have been ill !!! very satisfying to spray paint a blank sheet of paper with the different brush effects - for these I used Fur Effect with Dark Pink and on the other I used Pink Fairy Dust and then Shattered Effect over top. On top is embossed white card with Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

Creative Inspirations - Challenge No. 110 - 'Embossing' ends 10th May 2011
Hanna & Friends - Challenge No. 93 - 'Card Without Design Paper' ends 11th May 2011
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge No. 97 - 'Have Some Cake' ends 11th May 2011
Totally PaperCrafts - Challenge No.  65 - 'One image, 2 papers, 3 embellies' ends 12th May 2011
My Time To Craft - Challenge 140 - 'Scallops' ends 16th May 2011
Divas by Design - Challenge No. 1 - 'Anything Goes'  ends 17th May 2011
CES - Challenge No. 35 - 'Favourite Colour Combo' ends 13th May 2011
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 59  - 'Glitzy & Bling' ends 14th May 2011
By the Cute & Girly - 'Anything Goes' - until end of May 2011

I went to see the stage show Mamma Mia on Saturday and it was fabulous - all the audience were on their feet clapping and singing along, so was great atmosphere! But I have all the Abba tunes on my brain now !!! LOL - I was surprised that I remembered all the lyrics, but they all came flooding back! Happy Memories!!!

P.S. I think I may have completely misunderstood the 'Card Without Design Paper' Challenge!!! Now I'm thinking they wanted alternatives to backing papers!!!

Take Care
Hugs Sue xx


Anonymous said...

Oh yummy this cupcake looks delicious!
Gorgeous card Sue.
I am glad that you are ok now, i left a comment in the previous post because it's been two weeks since your last post and i was worried.
I am happy to see you back and happy for you that you had a nice evening with "ABBA" lol
Have a nice day!
Hugs xx

Sue said...

Aww thanks Pat! I couldn't believe it was two weeks since my last post! I am glad to be back too! At least my mum and dad are on the mend now, they were very ill and my mum had to go to A & E over Bank Holiday. Yes Abba was great, just what I needed - a nice feelgood pick me up !!!! LOL

Hugs Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

Fabulous card Sue - i love those papers .. so pretty . And thanks for the mention
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Lisa Jane said...

oops .. and BTC&G lol..

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Sue and what a great win in Lisa's challenge. I love how you have coloured and decorated the cake - so scrummy.
Thanks for joining in with our 'cake' challenge at MAWTT this week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Vicky said...

Mmmmmm....yummy card Sue..! sorry to hear you have been poorly sweetie..hope you are feeling loads better now!

thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card, your cake looks good enough to eat and I love your bp
Beryl x

Vicky said...

Me again...lol..

thanks for joining us at tpc....and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

gerslittlesnippets said...

Gorgeous soft colours.
Thank you for joining in the By the Cute and Girly "Anything Goes" challenge.

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card and so colourful.Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

Suzi said...

What a lovely cupcake this is. Your card is just adorable. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week
Suzi x

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous. LOve your colours.
Beginning to wonder were you where lol glad your on the mend. (I now am humming songs from ABBA hope it doesn't last all day)

Jenni said...

Yummy creation! Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspirations challenge this time.
Jenni x

laney said...

what a fabulous card Sue!!! Love all the pink!!
Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design this time hope to see you again and also Creative inspirations glitz and bling good luck hun
Nice to see you back and I hope all is well

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Sue, Another stunning card for us this week on MAWTT, Thanks for playing, Hazelxo

Vicky said...

Me again...lol!

thanks for joining us at tpc...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Sue! I love the colours you have chosen and I love the paper you have created, WOW! And great image of course, your cupcake looks delicious! Sorry to hear you have not been well, I hope you feel better now:-) Hugs Delphine xx

Pat said...

Lovely card, super image. Layout and papers. Thanks for joining in our challenge at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card love that cupcake also the papers a super card thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations
Lorraine x

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Sue, I'm so sorry you have been ill, I hope your all better now?
Your card is brilliant! lovely shades of pink and the home made DP is inspired! it sounds so much fun spray painting with fur!! The little cupcake is really cute a great prize to have won.
Lucky you to have seen Mama Mia live...I'm going to a friends wedding in Greece next week and thats all I keep thinking about.....if we don't all skip through the village singing 'Dancing Queen' and jump in the sea I'll be gutted!
Hugs Laurie x

Lesley said...

Very pretty card, yummy cake! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

chrissy xx said...

Hi Sue I mostly use prisma pencils, blend them in with Sansodor and a stump pen! do you use this with yours?
Thanks for all your lovely comments.

chrissy xx said...

p.s. What district of Manchester do you live?