Thursday, 16 June 2011

Seize the Cucake!

I'm scheduling this so fingers crossed Mr Blogger does his bit. Yet another of my late night coloured images, this is Cupcakes by LOTV and I had to try out a couple of new Copic pen colours on it, Sketch pens RV63 and RV66 on her shoes and the hat flower as well as the little cupcakes at the back of the stand. I love this colour and it works so well with the chocolate browns too - now where can I buy those shoes!

Our challenge this week on Cute Card Thursday is birthstones, and with an April birthday mine is diamond .. .. not got too many of those however, but I do love pink gems and the pale amethyst stone called Rose de France is echoed in my colouring. Or it could be pink Sapphire, or perhaps Kunzite, Morganite, a deep Rose Quartz, all are my favourites! So in addition to punching out the Nellie Snellen poinsettia flowers and X-cut ivy leaves I've added lots of clear diamanté sparkle for my birthstone. I've also added a layer of clear glaze pen on the cup and saucer, the stamens in the centre of her hat flower, the decoration on the cupcakes and little bits on her shoes. The papers are by Designer Digitals and the stamped text is from a clear set in my stash, I think it might be Hero Arts but I've binned the packaging. Do pop over to the CCT blog to see what birthstones the rest of the DT have used on their creations.

The Copic colours I used:
skintones - E000, 00, 21, R00
hair and brown bits - E70, 71, 74
pinks - RV000, 00, 63, 66
hat, socks and cake stand doily - YR30, 31, 21
cupcake papers - E40, 81
shadow - Y0000 and Y00 to match the hint of yellow in the patterned paper

As well as CCT I can enter my card in the Sweet Stampin' challenge for food and at Totally Stampalicious where anything goes!


  1. Hi Annie, Hope you are feeling better today.
    Another fab creation and such a cute image. Love all the flowers and the glitz. Pretty colour combo.

  2. She's lovely Annie and I do love those new Sketch colours - might have to investigate acquiring them myself !!! Hope your cold bugs are in retreat and you are starting to feel better.

  3. Glad you feel a little better such a pretty card - the flowers are wonderful
    Lisa x

  4. beautiful card so love the sweet image and pretty colours!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  5. beautiful as always Annie, hope your feeling better today

  6. Oh this is gorgeous Annie, adorable image and beautiful colours too :)

  7. Your clear gems are terrific with this & really give such a lovely finish & contrast to the other colours. Your use of colour in this is especially thoughtful & an education for me all by itself (the old grey matter thinking). You're right about the Hero Arts sentimentm& thank you so much for the informative Copics page - shall go through that with my colour charts once I've finished commenting catching up. Hope you are feeling a bit better.
    Much love
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Hope you're feeling somewhat better today!!
    What a lovely card, the stamp is adorable!!
    Dutch Tulip

  9. So beautiful card Annie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  10. Love this card! Great use of the colour and brilliant image! Sooo cute!x

  11. Love the card Annie such pretty colours.

    Hope you are much better now and just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you!! Chanelle xxx


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