Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Cupcake!!

Good Morning, dear friends!  I hope the sun is shining where ever you are today.  I have a great card for you today.  Actually, what I mean to say is the card has a great image.  I used Wryn with a Cherry on Top from Tiddly Inks.  These images are so adorable.  I could easily buy all of them!  Who knows, I may end up with all of them eventually.
The lighting is horrible in my pictures today.  I'm sorry for that.  When we take a break from school I plan to work on that and learn how to edit my pictures.  Until then, they are pretty lousy.  Thanks for looking anyway.  So, on to Wryn.  She is such a cutie perched up there on that giant cupcake!  I think you can see the glitter I added to the frosting in this picture. :)  This card is for my daughter and she LOVES bling!  I colored Wryn with my Prismacolor pencils.  I also added Glossy Accents to the cherry.  It looks alarmingly in the photo like it is running.  I ran to my card to see that it is not! Phew!!  That was a scare.  It was very fresh when I took the picture so it may have been shifting, but since I layed it down it seems to be where I put it.  Thankfully!
I used a great sketch from Papertake this week.  I don't usually put my elements at an angle, I like how it looks, I'm just ... obsessed??... with everything being straight.  But I like how this looks.  Learn something new everyday!  It's funny, my main DP (from AC Moore) is pretty much covered up.  (Don't worry, you'll see it when you peek inside)  The 2 DP you can see are scraps from my stash.  They have been there forever.  So, yeah for me for using them up!!  The seam binding and flower are from Wild Orchid.  The green rhinestone swirl is from Michael's quite a few months ago.  The lace and feathers are also from my stash.
First, let me explain why there is a candle in my picture.  I always use this candle to prop up my cards while I photograph them.  And I always hide it.  But today, like I already mentioned, everything was still wet on the front and I didn't want to mess anything up.  Sticking out the side was the only dry place.  So there you go.  You know my little secret!  Now, the DP is great isn't it?  When I saw this image of Wryn I knew exactly what paper I would use (it doesn't really count as my stash I think because I only bought it less than 2 months ago.)  But, it's got cupcakes!!  And it was the inspiration for my color scheme.  The sentiment I made on my computer.
The writing panel is a bit small, but I didn't want to cover up the cupcakes.  I will write really tiny when I give this to my girl.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Tiddly Inks - Birthday
Digi Tuesday - Your Favorite Color (I used mine, not my daughter's)
Papertake - Sketch
Ribbon Carousel - Anything
Shopping Our Stash - Circles or Dots

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. Super gorgeous! I love the glittery cupcake, it really pops off the card! Your embellishments are fantastic, I really love the feather! That was a great sketch to use!

  2. Gorgeous card Michelle, great layout and embellies, love the sparkle on the cupcake, thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks. Joey x

  3. he he he!! awwwww she looks too sweet sat on that yummo looking cake and I so want to eat the cherry!! :)
    Thank you for popping in on the tiddly inkers this week
    hugs Lou x

  4. How PRETTY!!! I LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Ribbon Carousel Challenge.!

  5. I still struggle with taking pictures, it just isn't my forte but your card is lovely and I really like the glitter you used on the icing, looks yummy! Thanks for playing along with us at Tiddly Inks!

  6. This is gorgeous, love it.

  7. This is beautiful! I love your gorgeous embellishments! The feather and bling are the perfect touch! Gorgeous and thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

  8. loving the blingy-ness of this cupcake...spectacular...thanks for joining in the circle and dot challenge at Shopping our Stash this week!

  9. Great layout, love that paper and all the sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us over at SOS this week :)

  10. This card is YUMMY Michelle and not just because it has cupcakes all over it. Really lovely job with the colouring and glitter and gloss touches. Really love it x

  11. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, I love the colours you have chosen, fabulous, thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this time hugs Pops x x