Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Christmas, Cupcakes, and Flowers

Here's this week's sketch for the Merry Monday #22 Christmas card challenge.
I used some crumb cake, ivory card stock, and a scrap of dsp from Imaginisce for this one, adding 2 felt snowflakes and a snowflake brad. The sentiment was done with stickers and the horizontal border was done with a CB snowflake embossing folder.
 Here's the {PIN}spirational challenge #9 photo for this week's challenge found here
I added another birthday card to my stash, complete with cupcakes :) I used a Sizzix powdered sugar ef for the cupcake base, and a Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl ef for the frosting, and a SU! square lattice ef for the squares, then added some red gemstones to the tops just for fun. The sentiment is from SNSS and the ribbon is from Pizzazz Aplenty, done up into a bow with the Bow-easy.


I'm entering this card into 2 challenges. The Shopping our Stash challenge #53 is to add May Flowers (anything floral related) to our cards. I'm also entering this into the Sentimental Sundays challenge #104 which is "A Pocket Full of Posies" or in other words, use flowers, flowers.......lots of flowers on your card plus a sentiment. I embossed some flowers from the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set on yellow cardstock with black ep, hand cut them and popped them up on foam tape. I embossed the background with a TH Sizzix damask ef and punched the edge with a SU fancy scalloped border punch. The black pearls, yellow pearls, and gingham ribbon are all from Pizzazz Aplenty and the sentiment is from SU!

Thanks for hanging with me for this looooong post - I hope you all had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend and I wish you a wonderful week ahead.

Carol

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28 comments:

Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

Your cupcakes are yummy, yummy! Love your creation - Delicious!

It is just lovely to see you join us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week - Thank you :) If you love challenges, you are welcome to share a creation at Tuesday Alchemy: http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com

Happiness,
Corrinne

PS - I have handmade blog candy on my blog right now!

Sue from Oregon said...

I can't keep up with you girlie! You are making Rob Thomas proud LOL! Love all your creations! That black and yellow one is very strikng!

Bonnie said...

I love the combination of embossed, printed and punched snowflakes, Carol! I'm so glad you joined us at Merry Monday.

jimlynn said...

Carol, I just don't know how you whip out such pretty cards so quick! All of these are wonderful. Love the Merry Monday challenge card with that snowflake!
The Shopping our Stash card is so lovely in yellow and black! WOW!
And last but not least, the cupcakes! Surely look good enough to eat. Love that gingham ribbon on here too!
Glad you joined us at Shopping Our Stash AND {Pin}spirational Challenges.
Lynn

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Oh my! What beautiful cards!!! The cupcake card is YUMMY!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}spirational Challenge this week!!!! Be sure to become a follower and come back again next Tuesday!!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such beautiful cards you did a great job thanks for sharing!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Great cards, Carol! I especially love that Christmas card at the top....kraft and red are GREAT together!!

Rufus said...

Whoot, whoot!! All of these are great but the cupcake one blew my socks off!
R/

Susan (rainy) said...

Wow, Wow and Wow!! Three fabulous cards. Really lovin' that black and yellow beauty with the pearls.

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol! These are all Fabulous! I really Love your Christmas card! I'm with Miss Denise Love the Red and craft together! And the Sweet cupcake card looks Super Yummy and Love the popped up flowers and all the lovely pearls on your Wonderful yellow & Black card for shopping our stash too! Wow 8-)

Big hugs
Shannon

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I'm behind on commenting, so sorry. These are three fabulous cards. All gorgeous and so unique. Love the crumb cake with the red and white. Your second card is delish with all the embossing and bow. I love how you colored and "pearlized" your flowers in the last card. Had to work yesterday, off to Maine today. Talk soon.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Morning, friend! This is a post chock full of beauty. I am a big fan of the cuppy cake card. To the surgeon for a check up this morning....what fun! hugs....

Anke said...

Carol your cards are so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke

JD said...

All of your cards are great, but I do have a favorite, I really like the cupcake card, but that might be because I have such a sweet tooth...smile...Hugs, Jill

Lesley said...

Wow Carol, all great cards. Your snowflakes are cute, love the sticker sentiment too on your MM card! Thanks for playing!

Shelia said...

All of your cards are so pretty. I really like the snowflake card. Great dp and the felt snowflakes are so pretty.

LeAnne said...

Well, now I feel like eating a cupcake...too bad the floral card didn't make me feel like working in the garden! Your MM card is beautiful...you KNOW I love those colors! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday sketch this week!

Benzi said...

You've been a busy bee, Carol. Lovely cards...each one. You do the 'bestest' work. I want a cupcake...NOW! :-)

Janice M said...

Awesome cards Carol! I LOVE that Fifth Ave floral one!!

grandmabonnie said...

Oh my, i love your cupcake card..and i will be storing this idea away for another time..so cute! so happy to see you at {Pin}spirational challenge this week, hope to see you again next week!

Karen said...

all of your cards are gorgeous hugs Karen x

Narelle Farrugia said...

All 3 of your cards are gorgeous Carol. You entry for Merry Monday Challenge is just beautiful. I love those colours together and your multi-layered snowflake is very effective. Thanks for playing along this week!

Wendy said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Carol! Love how you used the felt snowflakes, the snowflake EF and snowflake paper! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday's! :)

Paige said...

I adore your cupcake card - so sweet! So happy you joined us this week at {PIN}spirations!

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Love the cupcakes on is card! They look good enoh to eat! Thanks for sharing this with us at (Pin)spiratonal Challenges!

- Mel xx

Deena said...

gorgeous flower card...but I really love that cupcake one with the embossing...fabulous...thanks for jining in the shopping our stash flower challenge this week!

montereylover said...

Love, love the cupcake card! What embossing folder did you use for the base of the cupcakes. I don't recognize it and would love to case this card (if I may)!

Kathy

montereylover said...

Love, love the cupcake card! What embossing folder did you use on the cupcake base? I would like to case it if I may.

Kathy