Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Pretty purple cupcake !

Hello to you all I have been on a card making roll this last week ! How ? you ask - well it'simple - I haven't done the ironing or the dusting and only just the very bare minimum of housework - So the house is clean enough but I wouldn't want the queen to pop in ! Luckily I'm pretty sure that isn't going to happen so ........ !

This card was inspired by a blog that I adore Cupcake Creations. Each Saturday the uber talented Mona sets a challenge. This is the 1st week I have taken part as I am usually super intimidated by the talent of, not only Mona but the other entrants, their cards are all so cool and classy.
This week however I decided that to grow I have to play and experiment so thats what I am doing ! My card definately does not live up up to some of the others entered but I am very pleased with it.
Here is the inspiration photo and I was so happy to have a change from christmas cards.

Firstly my card base is made from a silvery pearlescent card from my A4 card folder and I cut it down to make a 5" x 7" card.

I have used papers from pink petticoat and that yummy cupcake is from them too. I gave it a liberal sprinkling of doodlebug sugar coating glitter to give it a twinkle !

The satin ribbon is from my local craft store capture the magic.

I popped up one of the clouds (top left corner) with another pink petticoat paper in the same design but a slightly darker purple shade and added lots more doodlebug sugar coating glitter to it.
This is also my 1st attempt at ribbon ruffling and, although it's not perfect, I love the lush effect is gives.
That little tag is from an old K & Co kit and I stamped "hello" onto it with a HOTP clear stamp.

So there it is I do hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it (yes I was covered head to toe with glitter !) - thanks for stopping by x

I would also like to add this card to the following challenges;

Cupcake Creations
- Color challenge
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Sparkle & shine
Stamps R Us - Sparkles and Scallops

Have a great week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx


Doreen said...

This is just fantastic Suzie, love the cupcake and gorgeous design.xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Suzie! I'm so glad you took a break from the daily chores of living and decided to create :) I love the lil' purple cupcake, shimmery cloud and scalloped layer! Thanks so much for playing along with the CR84FN challenge :)

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Anne said...

Stunning Suzie, and as you say you need to jump out of the comfort zone now and again to grow. Love the ribbon too. Hugs xx

Curlybear said...

Beautiful card Suzie, Lovely colour scheme,
thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 109 Sparkle and shine,
Good luck,
Hugs Bridget ;) x.

jimlynn said...

So pretty! LOVE all the purple and I can see the shimmer and shine from here! Thanks for playing along at Stamps R Us challenges.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautifully done, and looks like fun too!