Sunday, 14 February 2010

Calorie free cupcakes for the Stamp With Us challenge

A Happy Valentine's Day to all. I hope that your loved one is pampering and spoiling you and if you don't have a loved one at the moment then all the more reason to pamper and spoil yourself.

I'm getting a bit of a lie-in today and letting DH take my other loved one (Bess the dog) to socialisation class on his own. We've been to class three times now and we think we see a glimmer of hope though Bess still pulls like crazy and wears herself out most times. We've had cut paws from her pulling too hard over the gravel and she usually can't move on a Monday morning because she's tired herself out so much the previous day. Today hubby'll be trying a different technique and swapping dogs with the class organiser. She thinks that Bess may be trying too hard to protect us and may calm down a bit if she walks with someone else and sees that we're still safe. Fingers crossed.

And onto the crafting ...

Today's challenge over at Stamp With Us is a colour one and this is our inspiration:

How sweet are these cupcakes? Great for anyone still on a diet ;-)

I know it's predictable but I just had to use the Crazy for Cupcakes set, on the other hand I don't think I've ever kept it so pastel before. I also figured I'd resisted an easel card for long enough to make another, lol.

Stamp sets: Crazy for Cupcakes, Happy Moments (sentiment)
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Regal Rose, Markers
DSP: To the Nines
Punches: Word Window
Gingham Ribbon: Light Pink
Other: Square Fire Rhinestone Brads
Non-SU: Die-cut ovals

I'd already matted my caramel and DSP layers when I realised that the ribbon would show around the back of the top half of the card. To get round that I matted again onto some Sage Shadow . The sentiment was made by stamping and punching with the Word Window and then reinserting the sentiment into the punch again to shorten it. It's then matted onto a full size Word Window punch in Pretty in Pink, to echo the frame around the main image.

Here you can see the easel stand a little better:

Please stop by and take a look at the inspiration provided by the rest of the Design Team.

Can't wait to see your creations for this one.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xx


Alex said...

Beautiful colour combo Sara! Love the papers and the ribbon.

Enjoy your day.

Alex x

Caroline Colgan said...

Your card is lovely Sara! And thank you for your kind comments! I really enjoy my regular visits to your blog!

simplyfairies said...

A beautiful card Sara, Awww poor Bess, Stamford does the same had me over chasing a squirrel that i didnt see and he did!! I get dragged evrywhere, must sort out some classes!!

Kate Lewis said...

Beautiful card Sara, and good luck with the dog training! Hugs Kate xx

ARUNA said...

tht's a very nice card!!!