Thursday, 23 February 2012

Hello Cupcake!

Hello folks, hope you're having a great week and have the sunshine that we have down south today. I have a card to share with you that was quite a challenge for me and came about because vintage challenge blog Sugar Creek Hollow has a sketch challenge this week with the added extra that really did challenge me - to use a cute image - eek! As you know, that's not something I do that often so a lot of thought went into this card.

I've used the cute Molly Bloom stamp and the cake and I stamped them with Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured them with Promarkers. I set the images on a mat of green check paper (Polka Doodles Pretty Sweet CD) cut out with a Papermania die and inked with umber VersaColor.
I added this to a mat I made by scanning one of my precious collection of vintage lace doilies, printing this out on parchment paper, cutting it out and embossing it in parts to bring out the beautiful raised lace flowers.
I covered the kraft card blank with Magnolia red cherries paper then added a central border of Nitwits Collection red swirl stitched paper with crochet lace along the bottom edge.
I added 2 little panels of green cross stitch fabric, trimmed with pinking shears and embroidered with large crosses using red floss. I finished off with a ticket sentiment from the new Candy Doodles Collectors Edition CD.

Challenges for my card:
Sugar Creek Hollow - Sketch and Cute

Papercraft Star - Photo Inspiration and Something From The Kitchen (cakes are frequently found in mine as I love baking!)

Simon Says Stamp - Use 3 Different Papers

Thanks for looking.
Hugs, Fliss xx


Cheryl said...

oh fliss this is just gorgeous,really super layout hugs Cherylxxx

May said...

Beautiful card Fliss, Stunning!! Hugs May x x x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss, I think that you do "cute" very well. You have made cute and vintage go well together with these gorgeous colours!
Dot x

Sandra said...

Great card Fliss, its so cute
Sandra x

Sylvia said...

Fliss, if you don't do cute, maybe you should, this is fabulous! I love the image and the ticket is too cute. Thanks for joining us this week at the Papercraft Star Challenge Blog.

Joan said...

This is lovely Fliss,great vintage and you made the "cute" work really well. What a great idea to scan the doilies, I have some in a box upstairs, don't be surprised if they appear on my blog soon,thanks for the tip !

Brenda Brown said...

Great vintage cute Fliss, love your choice of stamp - spooky see my first post on Sunday!!!.
Hope your week is going well.
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} xox

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my you SOOOOO nailed this challenge - this WAS a tough one wasn't it !!! your card is adorable, thanks so much for playing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow - big fan of your artistry!

Sleepy Stamper said...

What a lovely card! I am amazed at the parchment paper technique! Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Papercraft Star!


Patti P. said...

Fliss, what a fabulous job you have done with our difficult challenge. I must say that I love your doily, thanks so much for the inspiration, I had never thought of scanning my lace and crochet work from my dh's grandmother, fabulous idea!Thanks for sharing at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Patti SCH/DT

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful card, love the use of the lace.

The Wired Angel said...

What a great card, Fliss.. scanning your lace pieces..what a great idea. It fits your card so well. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow for our last challenge. There's a new one posted this morning that I think you will like. Peggy

Dezinaworld said...

Thats such a cute card Fliss, Hoping all is good with you and that you are having a lovely weekend
hugs June x

lainey said...

that doily is to die for Fliss!! lainey x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a cute card Fliss.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.