Sunday, March 01, 2015

First Post

I have two posts today... my goodness, something of a record for me in recent times - it's been more like two posts a fortnight :-))  The first is my DT card for Di's Digis Challenge, where we have a new challenge starting with the easy peasy theme, "birthdays"
As the acetate was still on my desk from my last creation... I've used it again!  I wanted to show off that super cute image (Cute Cupcake Tower, available here) as I was really pleased with my colouring on this one, I've coloured as usual with Copics and Prismacolor pencils (though I've bought a couple of Rembrandt pencils so they're in the mix too, lol)
I added lashings of Star Dust Stickles to the icing... of all the cakes - on the image and the papers inside and out!  I also added Glossy Accents to the cherries (even those eensy teensy ones on the paper on the inside!) and the candle flames.
I used paper from a Merci pack, the "doily" was already printed on the green background with the cupcakes in the corner... I just used my Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circle Dies to cut an aperture in the white card (fussy cutting around the cupcakes to keep them whole!) and to cut the pink "ring" to finish it off.  I backed the whole inside of the card with acetate then decided it looked better with the pink "lining".  The aperture in the lining became the mat for the image, perfect!  It's amazing (I think) how different the image looks with green around it, with the front closed, to a lot of pink around it with it open.
The sentiment is from Create With TLC, the little 'resin' cupcake holding it on is actually from a digi paper kit I have, printed on shrink plastic then, well, shrunk!  It looks really good IRL but was difficult to capture on film :-)  A couple of pearls, card finished!
That's it for this post, hope you get a chance to check out the rest of the team's inspiration... and I hope you get to enter the challenge too... as always there's a great prize on offer and, again as always, if you use one of Di's great images you go in a draw for an extra prize, wow!
I am entering this card in the following challenges

Make It Digital
Punches and/or Die Cuts 4kids
Picture (Keep Calm and Bake Cakes)
Cute Critters
Use Patterned Paper
For the Girls
Anything Goes with Birthdays
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Anything Goes
All or Nothing (one layer or lots of layers)... it's actually "lots" :-)
I'll be back in a few minutes with my second post for the day 


Indy's Designs said...

Oh those cupcakes look so sugary and so, so yummy! Darling card! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations for our Cute Critter Challenge! I invite you to come back tomorrow as we celebrate our 300th challenge! (Lots of super fun sponsors!)
Hugs, Debbie
DT Sweetie

Nikki Byrne said...

Oh this is such a cute card!!!! Love those mice :D thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight and goodluck. Nikki DT

Lorraine said...

Another brilliant card Donna. The little mice look fab and you've really brought them to life. Love your design too.
Lorraine x

Colette said...

What a gorgeous card, great colours, fab image, beautifully coloured and I love the little shrink plastic cupcake, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter - Make it Digtal - challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Over Embellishing said...

This is so cute! The image you chose is adorable and your coloring exceptional! I really like the way you dolled up those cupcakes! Great work!)

Jacee said...

This is wonderful Donna, gorgeous colouring, pretty colours and such a cute image, great idea with the acetate, lovely!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tina said...

beautiful card, such soft colors and image...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Those cupcakes are scrummy, it's a gorgeous card, very clever use of the acetate.

Warm hugs

Nina Dee said...

What sweetness! I love the colors, the papers, and the little bit of shimmer! Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations :)

Heather said...

An adorable card Donna, a fabulous window design and lovely coloured in the front and inside. Your sweet image is beautifully coloured with gorgeous sparkling on the 'icing' !!

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Anonymous said...

What wonderful colouring.The colours and sparkle are so pretty.Love the window idea too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Kathy S said...

Oh wow - this looks so yummy. The way you created the "sugar" is fantastic. This is a perfect entry for Send a Smile 4 Kids. We really appreciate your participation and would love to see you again soon.

CraftyGirl said...

I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Cara said...

Adorable! I love those mice! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Please come play along with us again!

Stephanie said...

Oh my word, this is stinkin' adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug this week!

Cass said...

Gorgeous card.Love the acetate.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Pami said...

Love this card, the image is fabulous! The cakes look good enough to eat! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck! Pami x

Tammy Miller said...

Thanks for joining in February Photo Inspiration Challenge @ Catch the Bug! I love all of your projects and appreciate you taking the time to join us!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOOVE this creation hun, all that sparkle & the colours you have used are just perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

Susanne Halseth said...

Another fabulous card! So cute image <3