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Monday, February 14, 2011

Seize the Day, or cupcake.....

It has been an absolutely beautiful day here today - not too hot, blue skies and no wind.  It's the fourth day for the Wooden Boat Festival and  I am sure they relished it! It is Regatta Day today as well, and so fireworks this evening to close the proceedings.  State Schools start tomorrow as well, and so everything must come to an end including the Summer holiday and it will end with a bang! 

Made a card this afternoon - and decided to enter it into the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #95, and the Lollipop Ladies Challenge #13 - mint and chocolate, plus polka-dots!  Annabelle Stamps is also saying - say it with polka-dots and as I added some buttons to my card, I decided to enter it into Tuesday Throwdown's Challenge - add buttons!

There She Goes had an Inspiration Challenge #92 which I used to co-ordinate my colours and decide to use a square (sort-of) for the text rather than a circle as in the sketch (I was too late to enter that one!). Here it is!

The cupcake was stamped several times (Carpe Cupcake set by Verve for both images and text), coloured up using Copics and Smooch, and then added to the card topper with dimentionals to lift it off the surface. The icing was stamped onto orange DP and fussycut and added to the top of the cake.  The text is placed into a Labels 17 Nestability in the Cuttlebug, and the buttons are antique with the shanks cut off. I used SU Close to Cocoa to edge some of the papers card and for the text label, and the DP is  from the KaiserCraft Lush Collection of 6" pads. The brown card is from Bazzill scraps, as is the backing card for the brown card (scrap, that is and Bazzill)! The text label and the cupcake rectangle are SU cream card. The folded green card is from a piece of Bazzill card 12 x 12.

The photo below shows a close-up of the Cupcake and candle. 


Lauren said...

What a lovely card! I love your buttons! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Sue W said...

So glad you're enjoying some fine weather it's gone quite miserable here though we're expecting 30c on Thursday!!!
Gorgeous the image and your layout is perfect!

Kylie said...

Hi Susan,
What a yummy card, I simply LOVE your Dotty DP, your fun image and sentiment and your use of embellishments, just gorgeous!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take care,
Kylie X

Melissa Hortin said...

Lovely card Susan. I just adore the background DP. I love polkadots. Thanks for joining us at The Lollipop Ladies. Mel xxx

Carolyn V said...

I love everything about this card... the bg, paper, the twine, the sentiment - and the image. The only problem is... now I really want a cupcake. :(

Denise Marzec said...

Fun! Love the dimension on the cupcake!!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Love the colours in your DP, and what a gorgeous cupcake!
Thanks for playing along with us this week :)

Sue Kohler said...

this is so cute Susan, loving all the dots and the very yummy cupcake!
Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle Stamps! :)

Ida said...

Oops - If I commented on your Yellow card twice (sorry) but the link went back to it for some reason.

Anyway I really like this fun Cupcake card. Thanks for playing along with the Polka Dot challenge.