Wednesday, 24 August 2011

A Piece of Cake

This is a card that I made for Laurie's 50th Birthday. As she will have opened it by now, I thought I'd pop it up on here. I seem to remember Laurie likes Coffees and Brown (as do I !!!) and so I chose this gorgeous MAMBI paper.

The digital image and sentiment are from Bugaboo Stamps. I bought two stamps and here I have used the sentiment from the other stamp. The cake looks more sparkly in real life! Not many bellies on this one. I've added two pearls for earrings and the polka dot ribbon from stash. I decided to leave it at that. I tried adding more decoration but didn't think it added to it so resisted! :-))

Colouring: (Copics by no. Promarkers by name)
Skin: E00, E02
Hair: Vanilla and Tan 
Dress: Paper pieced with DP
Boots and Bow: E55, E25
Cake: Kars Extra Fine Glitter

I decorated the inside too and personalised it. And that's it really. Quite a Clean and Simple card. Although not enough white for a Less is More Challenge! 

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

Sentimental Sunday - Challenge 69 - 'Birthday' (ends 27th August 2011) 
Craft your Passion - Challenge 72 - 'They said WHAT??!!!' (ends 28th August 2011) 
Pollycraft - Challenge 107 - 'Autumn Colours' (ends 28th August 2011) 
Stamps R Us - 'Anything Goes' (ends 4th September 2011)
Fab 'n' Funky - 'Mono Madness" (ends Tuesday 30th August 2011)
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Anything Goes' (ends Tuesday 30th August 2011)

Hope you are all having a good week!
Love n Hugs
Sue xx


Anonymous said...

Oh gorgeous card Sue! Laurie must have been very happy.
I just love the sentiment.
If it was for me, there isn't enough cakes in the world for me to eat!
Have a great evening.
Hugs xx

chrissy xx said...

One yummy card! LOve these colours! No a girl can't have toooo
much cake lol. Laurie will LOve it. It's Gorgeous.

Teresa said...

Ooh Sue! Makes me want to eat chocolate cake! One scrummy card here and I love those pearls as earings! What a perfect paper for the card too - love it! Hugs, Teresa x

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Sue..! love the image, sentiment and the super colour combo too hun....!

big hugs Vicky xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, oh love this card, your colours are gorgeous, I'm sure Laurie loved it to bits. The coffee & browns are so warm looking, like a hug lol.
Hugs Cheryl

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is gorgeous hun,the colors image and detail is just amazing and sure she just love this to bits,hugs cherylxxxxxx

coops said...

stunning card sue.gorgeeous paper and image and i love your yummy colours ;D

xx coops xx

Marilyn Webb said...

Absolutely Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us this week at Stamps R Us.

cotnob said...

Gorgeous card Sue, great image and I love the coffee and brown colour combo, they go so well together.

There is a new sketch over at pop over and take a look if you get a chance.


Delphine said...

WOW, Sue! Your card is so beautiful! I love the coffee chocolate cream colours:-), your paper is gorgeous and I love your image, with the earrings and paperpiecing! All fab! Hugs Delphine xx

DesignerDiva said...

Well Sue after being absent for a couple of days I can assure you that Laurie thought this card was FANTASTIC! It was so well made and professionally finished off she/I was over the moon and majorly impressed Mrs!! I love the image, the sentiment, the papers, the inside - I was really impressed with that, the colours, the colouring - have I missed anything lol
Stunning and I love it thank you so so much and for your gorgeous gift, not sure if I could bear to part with them and actually put them on a card!! Thank you Sue you are a very kind and thoughtful lady

Big Hugs Laurie xx

DesignerDiva said...

Me again

forgot to say, my party was amazing and I will blog some pics when I get them back from the photographer. Alledgedly I was drinking a bottle of champagne through a straw!!


Sussie said...

Fun card! And I totally agree.
In this household we love cake!

heidy said...

Fabolous card Sue!
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
Hugs Heidy

Karen said...

Oh I love your gorgeous Birthday Card!!! Thanks so much for playing along at Sentimental Sunday's this week:-)

HandmadebyTLC said...

Sue, you mean Designer Diva don't you? I got my first blogger award from her! She's a real sweety. Great Birthday card and I'm glad you sent it on to her. Thanks for showing it to us at Sentimental Sundays too, it's got great coloring and the design rocks! Good luck and hope to see you again tomorrow! Tell Laurie I said Hi and congrats!
Tammy Louise

Emma H said...

Really pretty, love the monochromatic scheme. Might as well kill 2 birds with 1 stone - Thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion and Fab and Funky this week!

Tameko said...

Fabulous CAS card. I love Bugaboo stamps. Thanks so much for joining the Sentimental Sundays birthday challenge.

Alexis said...

How cute is that. I love the paper pieced dress. thanks for joining us the week at Fab 'n Funky. Good Luck!!


xxxtglxxx said...

Fab card! :) Great sentiment and your paper piecing looks brilliant!