Thursday, 17 July 2014

Christmas Cake, and Plenty of It!

Imagine a Christmas cake this size!  It's big enough to sit on!  This one would last well into the New Year.  I picked up this Tulip stamp for the bargain price of 50p in the Hobby Craft sale months ago, this is it's first inking.  I've coloured it with Promarkers, adding Star Dust Stickles and Glossy Accents to highlight elements of the design, and white pen for the dots on the ribbon.
 The striped paper is Papermania Spots and Stripes Capsule Collection, from the festive range.  The holly border was made with a Martha Stewart punch around the page set.  I kept the layout simple as the stamp is large and detailed.  The sentiment stamp is from a Papermania, Honey and Hugs stamp set, I thought it was perfect for this image.  The holly was die cut with a Spellbinders die and then glazed with Glossy Accents, it looks odd in the photographs, but in reality it just looks like nice, glossy holly.  I shaped the leaves and added veining with my Susan's Garden tool kit, I think it's this that has confused my camera and has made it look like there is a pool of Glossy Accents in the bottom of each leaf.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
CRAFT - #268 -  Christmas
Aud Sentiments - #111 - Christmas in July 
Crafting By Designs - Use a Sentiment
Hobbybook - Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July
Passion for Promarkers - #256 - Christmas in July
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas in July
Robyn's Fetish - #220 - Christmas in July
My Sheri Crafts - #137 - Food, Food, and More Food
Sweet Stampin' - Christmas in July


  1. Fabulous image and card design Ginny x

  2. Wendy, I love the striped paper you chose to use with this project - and your coloring of that super fun image is so skillful! I like the holly border detail and your choice of the sentiment is perfect! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
    DT for Aud Sentiments: [#111 "Christmas in July"]
    RubberMAD (

  3. Hi Wendy, what a fab bargain, and it's a lovely image too, colouring as usual is fab, Kate x

  4. Your card looks delicious.

  5. Cute card and image used for our challenge this week...cheers, aNNie for {Crafty Sentiments Inspirations DT Member}

  6. This is lovely!
    Thanks for entering your adorable card in our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!
    Monica - DT

  7. really gorgeous, love the design
    thanks for playing withus at crafty sentiments

  8. so gorgeous wendy.stunning design and colours and i love the bargain stamp ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Super card! Bargain on the stamp too!

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


  10. I love this card so much - what a cute image! Fab card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  11. Super Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

    Cass xx

  12. Thanks for sharing that gorgeous card with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge.
    Laurence DT

  13. What a wonderful Christmas card! Your coloring is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts.

  14. What a lot of cake! And it looks just YUMMY, too! Great job with your coloring and shadowing! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  15. This is a GREAT card! I love that around the page border punch that you've's PERFECT with this image. The image is just wonderful and you've colored it fabulously. GREAT card!! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Sentiments! Hugs, Gail

  16. A gorgeous card Wendy. Love the image and layout.
    Thanks for joining my Christmas in July challenge at Passion for Promarkers.
    Lorraine x


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