Saturday, December 20, 2008

My First Challenge....

Since starting a blog was outside my comfort zone; I decided to really add to the stress level (like there isn't enough during the holidays) and try Taylor VanBruggen's Cupcake Challenge this week.
The easy part was the cupcakes - they are Stamping Bella's Mommy and Baby Cupcake which have been patiently waiting to be inked since I moved. (had a wee bit of a shopping spree at Stamping Bella before the moving truck came). The sentiment is also from Stamping Bella.

I received my birthday order from Gina K today so I immediately had to try the 80lb Pure Luxury cardstock I ordered because I was told I would love using it with my copics. I have to say I was amazed at how easily the colours flowed on the paper, thanks for the recommedation Karen (my hubby thanks you too!) I then added a little dazzling diamonds to give it a little bling. The candles are coloured with my Atyou Spica Lemon (love those)

I used my Nesties circle for the image and the scalloped circle in Kiwi Kiss for mounting; I also inked the edges of my circle with Kiwi Kiss to make the edges a little softer. I don't know about you but I love my Nesties; what did we do before them?!

The designer paper is by Heidi Grace Designs and is called Reagan's Closet; this came in one of my many packages from Stamping Bella; I just ask Em to pick for me - she is so Fantatic!

I embossed the Pink Pirouette cardstock with Bloom Dots because the flowers and circles are similar to the pattern on the paper. A little chocolate ribbon with a lovely bow; again a lesson from Leslie - without her there would not be any bows on my cards!

Thanks for stopping by - it was nice to make this card and have a break from all things winter


Leslie said...

How cute is that? So cute! I'm blushing with pride at your bows :)

Karen Motz said...

I love your card! Isn't the Gina K paper just dreamy! Way to go on the challenge my friend. :)

Helen said...

LOVE your cupcake card!

Janet said...

such a pretty card! love the colours and the paper is fab!!
stay warm, i hear its freezing out there!!

Nicky said...

Fabulous card and love those cupcakes.
Miss you