Thursday, 3 July 2014

Happy Birthday Cupcake

With so many red, white and blue challenges at the moment, I decided to make a card to play along with a few.  It's not a colour combo I use a lot, but I really enjoyed making this fun card in bold colours.
 The cupcake image is a Bugaboo digi, coloured with Promarkers, and "iced" with Cosmic Shimmer PVA, which dries opaque white, then sprinkled with red micro beads for, well, sprinkles!  I cut the cake out, leaving a narrow border, and stuck it on a white mat, raised with foam pads, embossed with a bunting pattern, done with an Embossalicious folder.
The papers are Papermania Capsule Collection, Spots and Stripes in Brights, I cut the bunting from this too using a Joy die, adding the lettering with Papermania Madame Payraude stickers.
I made the flowers with a Spellbinders die, Woodware punch, Nellie Snellen punch, and another Woodware punch for the leaves.  A trio of clear gems and some doodling with a white pen finish my card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Party Time Tuesday - #179 - Red, White and Blue
Shopping Our Stash - #158 - Red, White and Blue
Creative Inspirations - #272 - Anything Goes, Optional Sketch, I used sketch #11, rotated
Crafter's Cafe - #70 - Red, White and Blue
DRS Designs - #129 - Pennants, Banners and Flags
Inky Impressions - Patriotic or Red, White and Blue
Artistic Inspirations - #98 - Anything Goes / Patriotic Colours
Open Minded Challenges - #13 - Patriotic Colours
Creative Colors - #14 - Navy, Red, White + Add a Banner

Cupcake Inspirations - #267 - Celebrate


  1. Bardzo eleganckie, podoba mi się!

  2. A gorgeous card Wendy, very Patriotic. I saw you in Bannantyne's today, you seemed to be so engrossed in your book,I didn't want to disturb you. Marlene

  3. Fabulous card Wendy, just right for Independance day tomorrow.
    The cupcake looks good enough to eat, Kate x

  4. Gorgeous as always hun....:o)

    Vicky xx

  5. Gorgeous as always l like the design and the image x

  6. beautiful card, amazing details...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  7. Gorgeous red white & blue birthday card! Love that cupcake!! Thanks for sharing with us at DRS Designs!

  8. How yummy Wendy, what a super image and card, and a great bunting embossing folder! Jx

  9. Gorgeous!! Love your banner! Love the flowers.. Love that sprinkle on the cupcake!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  10. Fabulous card and colour combo Ginny x

  11. so stunning wendy.fab design and colour combo and i love the cupcake ;D

    xx coops xx

  12. WOW, wow, wow, Wendy, you did it once again! Absolutely stunning card and perfect for our challenge over at the Creative Colors Challenge Blog! Thanks for faithfully playing along in our challenges! Hugs, Sabrina (CCC DT)

  13. Wonderful card, love the sprinkles lol. Great creation with the colour combo, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

  14. wow totally awesome! love the great banner you have used for this!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  15. Hi Wendy, youve really done a briliant job of using the bedroom inspiration photo for your card, the flowers are gorgeous to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  16. Great card, I love the bunting and also that you have embossed bunting in the background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT :)

  17. very beautiful card!!! thanks for joining us at inky!!!

  18. Very cute birthday card. I don't use this color combo much either except for July 4th and with all the different cards like yours I've seen this week, I'm going to have to try it on some other type of card. Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations! nance, DT

  19. Beautiful card,love image and wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations. I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  20. Super card. Love that embossing folder you used on your card. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Creative Color Challenge. Have a great week. Tereese (Friday)DT

  21. Hi,

    What a great card. Really love all about youre card. It's so sweet. Thanks for joinign us at Creative Colors Challenge and good luck.

    Hugs Claudia

  22. Such a cute card! Love the sprinkles!

  23. Lovely card, love the cup cake. Thanks for joining us at Creative Colors Challenge & hope to see you again soon.


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