Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Um Cupcakes....

Today I've been taking it easy, the cough that has been plaguing me since boxing day is slowly starting to subside but not before I managed to pull a muscle during one of the more vigorous coughing episodes and so doing anything today that involved moving was a big no no for me. Even sitting colouring was uncomfortable but I managed to get by, by doing a little at a time as laying on my bed looking at the ceiling wasn't what I had planned for today.

Today's offering is a birthday card and the image is from the Belles and Whistles range of stamps and is called 'Belle with Cupcake'. The Artist is Elisabeth Belle and is one of my favourites. you can find her stamps in most retail stores around the country.

The image of 'Belle' has been coloured with new spectrum Noirs (Thank you Santa xx) and water colour pencils and then masked over, and then the background added with Tim Holts Distressing inks and some grass and butterfly stamps.

This card is a simple easel card and is made by taking a regular square card and folding one side Here I've used a Scalloped card then taken one side of the card and folded equally down the middle again, so you can then mount your work onto the folded half . with any easel card you will need a stopper to stop the whole thing sliding down in this case I used a ribbon border and a large sentiment label.

The Dies I used to create the picture frame are from the Spellbinders range and are called 'Decorative labels 8' and can be found on the J and C Creations website  so keep an eye out for those. The M-bossibilities folder I used on the base can also be found over at J and Creations and  and is called 'Mystic'.Dont forget you will need the Raspberry embossing plate to use these folders.

Sorry this post is not as comprehensive as my usual ones, I'm sure once I'm feeling better, I will be able to put more time in at the PC, but for now this is it for today. My youngest daughter has been playing with her cupcake maker she was given at Christmas this week, so I'm now off to raid the cake tin and have a little comfort food while I nurse my achy ribs xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting for all seasons/something new
Color throwdown #224
Nutcrafters challenge #34
The house that stamps built/ challengeJ913
LEJdesigns/challenge #35


  1. This easel card is beautiful!! Love the colors and the image you used!!

  2. Oh poor you, if it is not one thing it is another. Hope you get better soon, big hugs. Your card is delightful, love that image and so beautifully coloured.

    Wilma x x x

  3. This is the most beautiful card I have seen in a long time. Looks like you put a lot of effort and time into it. Great job.

  4. A really beautiful card. I do hope you feel better soon -x-

  5. Thank you ladies, you are all very kind and yes today I'm feeling much better , love to all xx

  6. Thank you so much for joining in with my challenge over at Nutcrafters. What a stunning card and so many flowers - just perfect!!

    Good luck

    Sylvia x

  7. This is such a pretty card, beautifully embellished.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  8. What a gorgeous card! LOVE all the fabulous embellishments! I'd love it if you'd come and join me at Inkspirational this week for our Photo Inkspiration challenge and also at Technique Tuesday for our monthly technique challenge! HUGS and happy weekend! :)

  9. So beautifully detailed, Tracey! I love all the amethyst color! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown challenge with us!

  10. WOW!! You have used the CTD colors beautifully...the image is adorable, too, and I love all the gorgeous details you added!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  11. Tracey, this is GORGEOUS! Lots of luscious color, texture, ribbon, bling...DELICIOUS work of art!

  12. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  13. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x


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