Thursday, 14 July 2011

Eat More Cake

My card today is a special one, made specifically to play along at Catered Crop where I am lucky enough to be the Guest Chef this time around.

The criteria for the FTR 16 recipe is:

    * Colours – red, white, green, and brown
    * Stamps and Stickers –
cake, flowers, mice, strawberries
    * Patterns –
circles, checked/gingham
    * Color Mediums –
markers (ProMarkers, Copics)
    * Embellishments – banners
    * Tools –
border punches
    * Techniques -
faux stitching, doodling/drawing
    * Theme –
- the red text highlighted ones shown above I have used on this particular card but to play along you just choose any from the list.

The image is called 'Celebrate with cake', available from Phindy's Place and I have coloured her with Promarkers giving her red patent shoes that any little girl would be proud of. The Martha Stewart border punch I did my 'cutting it through to go round a circle' trick for the front of the card and the sentiment within the oval shape on the front is from TLC, placed in a die cut with slots in for the ribbon. I had to be a bit crafty with that narrower ribbon too, as I found that I had run out of narrow red so coloured my fabby white satin ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons with Promarkers instead. It goes a little stiff once dried, but on the positive side that does make it all the easier to stick down! LOL. 

When I was sketching out what I wanted to do with the inside of the card I realised that my papers made it look rather like a fruit cake with a paper 'sash' around the middle (like my mum used to put onto our Christmas cake). There again, maybe that is just my hectic imagination again & no one else can see it! LOL. With that thought though, I then added the frilled punched borders & faux stitching to the 'sash' and it was mounted onto the inside of the card to create a pocket for my 'to' & 'from' tag to go into. The top of the tag I drew in pencil to look like a candle (albeit a short, stocky one) on top of dripping icing and when in the pocket, the top lines up exactly with the back of the card. - so it looks like the candle is on top of the cake when in position.

I would like to thank Linda & the lovely ladies over at Catered Crop for choosing me as Guest Chef and asking me to play along with them this week. I hope they, & you, like my resulting card! I am sure they would love it if you could join in too. Just choose as many items from the provided recipe as you like to use on your card.

Happy crafting,

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this time around are:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - design layout
Cupcake - use your favourite Cupcake challenges (#43 - something sweet)
Ooh-la-la - tag it (functional tag on the inside of the card)
Wags 'n' Whiskers - birthdays
Kaboodle Doodles - use scissors (I always have to cut my circles with scissors as I don't have a circle nestie or anything but of course, I can have any size of circle I like! LOL - also I had to cut around the candle & flame with scissors)
Ladybug - summer birthdays
Penny's - birthdays
Fab & Funky - baker's dozen (food)
Scrap-Creations - at least 2 papers & 2 embellishments (ribbons & gems)
Cute Card Thursday - circles
Barely Mine - anything goes
Simon Says - anything goes.


  1. Hello.
    Such a beautiful card. Great image and colors.
    Many thanks for joining us at Penny's and Good Luck.

  2. Such a pretty and adorable card! Love that image and great coloring! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

  3. I love that image so much :)Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck!

  4. Your card is beautifull!!!

    gr. arjette.

  5. Love this Tine! The colors are great and that doily is fantastic! pretty tricky making it round! Very crafty changing the ribbon color too! Must keep that in mind! Adorable image and beautiful coloring! Congrats on your card being chosen!

  6. Your card is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL,hope we see you next

  7. Ooooh yummy! THis came out real nice, Tine and the inside is gorgeous!
    So are you telling me you cut each segment of border paper lace and stuck it down individually? Why have I never thought of that? Am I that clueless? Wow, what a great idea! A lot of work, but great!

  8. Lovely image & gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week x

  9. Hi Tine

    What a fabulous card love all the detail and love that you cut the border punch to go round a circle - never thought of that myself - LOL.

    Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  10. Thats so SWEET, love the little image. Thanks for joining us at LCI this month.

  11. Very nice card and love the detailed instructions on how it was done.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

    Blog: "Let's Get Scrappy!"

  12. Gorgeous Tine, love the half doily with this sweet image. Fabulous take with the sketch and the inside is just as great! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

  13. Your card is beautifully done. I love how you colored it up and I love the use of the border punch around the image. Your crad is finished to perfection! Thanks for joining us at SSW
    Nancy SSW-DT

  14. Absolutely adorable! Such a sweet image and I love that doily!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


  15. This is just amazing and adorable! Your creativeness is overflowing on this one and I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  16. Fabulous! Perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing at F'n'F this time xx Jenny xx

  17. Oh I do love this card what a beautiful image and the colours and design are fabulous thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine.
    Lorraine x

  18. This is adorable Tine! Super sweet image and I love the quote inside the card!

    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
    Lizy DT x

  19. Ah, Tine, it's perfect! You rocked it, and your card is wonderful! Thank you so much for being a part of our fun at Catered Crop.

  20. Fabby card, adorable image. Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine this time. Good Luck. Hugs J x

  21. Congrats on your guest spot at Catered Crop! Your card is gorgeous, thanks for showing it off at Fab N funky this week!

  22. Adorable card...nice coloring job! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles.

  23. Such an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!


  24. Gorgeous card, love that image.

  25. So so pretty! I love the doily & the sweet image. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

    Genevieve DT

  26. this is such a sweet image and one i have not seen before either

    Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

    Designing for:
    Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

  27. Gorgeous card Christine, I love the sentiment and agree with that one lol.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  28. What a fun card! I love your doily behind the circle panel - a creative element with the sketch. And the image is wonderful - how sweet. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon :)

  29. Love your card, great sentiment too!! Thanks for joining in with the fun at Ladybug Crafts Ink

    Sue xx

    P.S I have blog candy at the moment if you are interested!!