Saturday, 26 January 2013

Cupcakes anyone?

As soon as I saw last week's sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches, I knew I wanted to use the cupcakes stamp from my Verve Birthday Bash set. It also gave me a good reason to try out my new Stamp-a-ma-jig. This is a really nifty tool for aligning your stamp so that you get the stamped impression exactly where you want it. Perfect for wood-mounted stamps but also very handy for aligning clear stamps. I used it to add two more cupcakes to the right of the three cupcakes of the original stamp.

Here's a close-up of the glitter:

And here's the sketch:

I stamped the images onto Neenah solar white cardstock and coloured them using Promarkers. The cupcakes look purple in the picture but they are pink in real life (blossom, rose pink, maroon & ivory, satin, gold). When I wanted to put the card together, the white looked terribly white, so I coloured the background with my ivory marker and added a little shading under the cupcakes with my satin marker. For a festive touch I added some glitter glue for frosting and Glossy accents for the candle flames.

Materials used:
Cardstock - from stash & Neenah solar white
Papers - My Mind's Eye (So Sophie 6x6 pad)
Sentiment stamp - Paper Smooches (Sentiment sampler)
Image stamp - Verve Stamps (Birthday Bash set)
Doily - came as a surprise goodie with my order from Verve Stamps
Distress ink on all edges - Ranger's (spun sugar)
Ribbons - from stash
Fibre - from very old Avec fibre collection
Stamping ink - Mememto (Rich cocao)
Colouring medium - Promarkers
Glitter glue - Avec
Glossy accents - Ranger's

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - 81 Tie up your loose ends (bows)
Bearly Mine - (Tic tac toe: bottom row - glitter, twine, pink, doily)
Passion for Promarkers - 182 Favourite colour combo
I love Promarkers - 152 Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - Y for Yummie
CAS-ual Fridays - 87 Make your mark (use markers)
The Ribbon Girl - Colour inspiration (pink and ivory)
Polkadoodles - Week 4 Monochrome/monochromatic


  1. A pretty cupcake card an the fibre ribbon looks very nice - thanks for joining in at The Ribbon Girl colour challenge, Mary G x

  2. What a perfectly adorable card Marianne! I love those little glittery cupcakes. Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  3. Love the play on pink...perfectly sweet colours for cupcakes! Thanks for playing with us at PolkaDoodles. Hope to see you again next week. ... x
    Asha - PolkaDoodles DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  4. Lovely card with a great design. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Alphabet Challenge this week.

    Pat xx

  5. You've done a great job with the sketch!
    And I have to use the Stamp a ma jig all the time!!!
    Even then I have 'crooked'!

  6. Cute card, Marianne! The inked doily looks so cool and I love the fun sentiment with the cupcakes! The cupcakes are so perfectly aligned I thought that was how the stamp was!

  7. Fantastic Birthday card Marianne and I love the doily!! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x

  8. Aww how sweet, love the cupcakes and style of your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  9. Gorgeous card Marianne :-) the cupcakes are lovely and the doily is fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  10. A gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your favourite colour combo with us at Passion for Promarkers this week

    hugs Vicky xxx

  11. so gorgeous ,i love your yummy cupcakes and fab pretty colours.
    thanks for joining in my challenge this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  12. Totally cute! I love your take on the sketch.

  13. stunning card Marianne, what a brilliant idea to add the doily...thank you so much for your Birthday wishes on my blog
    Mina xxx

  14. I love the layout of your card...the cupcakes are oh so cute. Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays.

  15. That added cording with the puffs is super neat! Great card!

    Have a craft-tastic day!

  16. Love those sweet cupcakes, Marianne!

  17. What a great take on the sketch, Marianne! LOVE those little, glitter-topped cupcakes to bits!

  18. There's so much wonderful detail on this card, from the glossy accents, to the glitter, to the pretty eyelash trim at the bottom. Very cute!