Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Have My Cake & Eat It Too

Today Olga, one of our house gnomes, approached me wondering what flavour of cake I wanted for my upcoming name day. I assured her that a cake was quite unnecessary, as my lord husband and I were not having a name day celebration for me this year. “But my lady must have a cake!” she squeaked. “It’s tradition!” She walked away muttering to herself about the importance of upholding traditions and cursing my “stubborn nature” under her breath. I had a feeling there would be a cake for me come Sunday, despite my protests. Suddenly inspired by all the dessert talk, I went to the crafting chambers to create, snagging a brownie on the way.

I started this card by colouring The Greeting Farm’s Birthday Anya, wielding the Lady Commander’s Copic markers. This earned me +148 Copic colouring exp, allowing me to level up. My sister will be so proud. I then cast a bravery spell which allowed me to cut up my Bo Bunny “Sweet Treats” paper *gaaaaaaaaasp*. I know...I didn’t think I’d ever cut it either. I do believe that my lady mother bestowed that paper upon me on my last name day! I stamped some hearts using Lawn Fawn’s “My Silly Valentine” onto pink cardstock, cut them out, glued them on, and covered ‘em in Glossy Accents. This made them look more candy-like. The sentiment I stamped using the My Pink Stamper “Family & Friends” set. Lastly, I broke open the roll of brown and pink ribbon that I’ve also had for quite some time, and used it to finish off the front of the card. Brown and pink are my favourite colours together. In fact, I have a brown and pink Paul Frank hoodie that I’ve had for eight years and the sleeves have holes in them, but I can’t fathom getting rid of it because I love the brown and pink so much! But I digress...

On the inside I used the Dylusions “Bordering on the Edge” set and stamped the whooshy things. I stamped the sentiment using My Pink Stamper’s “Birthday Crazy” set.

I subtly stamped the same whooshy swirliness on the envelope in light pink.

This brown and pink card will sweeten up the following challenges:
TGF Farm Fresh Friday Challenge: Use Ribbon and/or Lace
Love to Create Challenge #51: Let’s Celebrate
Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge #113: Ribbon and Bows
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Have a Heart
Simply Create Too Challenge #30: Valentine’s Day (Or Hearts)
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #13: Anything Goes
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge #119: Your Favourite Colour Combo (pink & brown!)
Anyone for Anya February Photo Inspiration

Crafting For All Seasons Challenge #45: Colour Inspiration

After spending so much time in the crafting chambers surrounded by images of cake, I immediately changed my mind and flew down the stairs and headed straight to the kitchens to find Olga. As soon as I burst through the door she smiled knowingly at me, “I knew you would come ‘round,” she said, her face splitting into a huge grin. What can I say...I like cake.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Laine said...

Wonderful Celebrations card. Thank you so much for joining us this week as we Celebrate our 1st Birthday at Love to Create Challenge.

Rachel Parys said...

This is so fun! I love the colors and the layout! Thanks for joining the TGF challenge!

Joan Macdonald said...

Great colouring and layout is lovely. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Joan x

Bunny said...

This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck.

Caz PPC DT x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Lovely card ! That cake looks soooo yummy !!!

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge


Jo x

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Lovely card, yummy cake. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting For All Seasons.

Carol said...

Fab card, such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Mina said...

what a fantastic fun birthday card...great colours too so bright and cheerful...thanks for joining in with our Crafts & Me Challenge last week
Mina xxx

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