Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Turquoise Cup Cakes

I’m late this evening but as I have finished the card I wanted to share I thought I would get it done
Before I go any further I must explain that this turned into a real labour of love as it has been a catalogue of disasters but I have worked through them!
Some time ago I bought some Me To You rubber stamps and the official ink pads for my daughters but August time they brought them back as they just aren’t into crafting as much now they are at work full time.
I decided to do some stamping one day and was so annoyed to see the blue ink pad had rotted away to nothing – so I ordered another from EBay.
At the weekend a few of us went to a craft shop we knew were having a sale and I saw the perfect stamp for the card so bought it – came to do the stamping tonight and the blue ink pad has gone the same again and the rubber stamp is faulty as it seems to have a dip in the rubber so wont ink up which means it won’t stamp out!!!
So as I said I worked around these problems and managed to knock a tower of 1mm gems over – and typically I hadn’t put the lid on after using them so had around 5000 gems bouncing all over – have to say they look great stuck in the rug!!!

So to the card...I used the Do Crafts Digital Designer cd rom to print out the backing paper and the round scalloped rosette.
Using round scalloped nestabilities and my Cuttlebug I cut out the rosette and a slightly bigger mat from the spotty paper.
I stamped the image in the centre of the mat and re-stamped the apron onto the spotty paper cut it out and attached to the image with sticky pads.
Next I cut a piece of light turquoise card and punched Happy Birthday 3 times across the top and then flower with leaves 3 times at the bottom – the punches were Martha Stewart deep edge punches.
I measured out a piece of spotty backing paper and used a hearts border punch – again Martha Stewart – to punch a border to the top and bottom of the paper, this was then matted onto a darker turquoise card stock.
I used a length of aqua organza ribbon with white butterflies printed on it and fixed this across the card and secured at the back.
Next I used a length of turquoise spotty ribbon from Mei Flower and added a silver heart ribbon slider to the right hand side, then secured the ribbon at the back.
I added this panel to the card using double sided tape then stuck the scalloped panel to the card front using sticky pads.
To finish I added turquoise glitter to the cup cakes and a tiny red gem to the tops. Small clear gems were added to the apron.
Next I used a Sakura quickie glue pen to draw a fine line around the inner circle and middle scallop line then covered with Glamour Dust.
Finally to the flowers – I bought these as plain white flowers from www.dreamees.co.uk and simply sprayed them with Cosmic Shimmer Aqua Lagoon spray and then a quick squirt of Radiance Rain but not sure what colour, I stuck the 3 flowers to the bottom right hand side and added an pointed AB gem to each centre!
So there you have it! Finished despite all the problems
See you again soon folks


  1. A gorgeous card Angie. I love the Digital Designer CDs.
    Thank you for joining in.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  2. Great post Angie....it made me smile....especially the beads fiasco. That happened to me when I was buying a tube of beads in a craft shop when I was on a visit to the UK. Not been back.....so embarrassing lol
    Back to your lovely card. What a great job you've done matching up all the turquoise elements. Good luck and thank you for sharing it with us at CD Sunday this week. Hugs Wynn xx DT

  3. A beautiful card Angie and I am pleased you got there in the end. Love the image, punches and die cuts. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  4. Sorry to hear of your trials and tribulations but you have made a lovely card :-)
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  5. Been there and done that with the beads Angie. It sure isn't funny at the time but one can manage a smile later.
    Lovely card.
    Thank you for joining in with us at CD Sunday.
    Carol x
    CD Sunday DT (Team B)

  6. They say perseverance pays off and in this case it certainly has. A very cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz

  7. A lovely card & isn't it awful when you have one of those days! But it was worth all your work. x

  8. All of your hard work was worth it, as this is a stunning card. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.

    Sue T x
    CD Sunday DT