Sunday, January 29, 2012

Would You Believe...

that the words "it's too sweet for me" actually came out of my mouth?  I had to ask my hubby "Have you ever heard me say that before?"  We were out at a buffet and they had my my favorite cake, carrot cake, sitting prettily on a raised platter (ok, who am I kidding, whatever cake is on my plate is my favorite cake).   Who'd think at this late stage things would be too sweet, but two bites was all I could take.  Fortunately for me they had some other not so sweet goodies....

This cake is just so funky, funky but chic. It's our fabulous inspiration for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.   Wouldn't you love to have this at your next birthday party?  I would, I don't even care what it tastes like, sweet or not, I just want to look at it.  Well, now that it's on my blog I guess I can look at anytime I want. 

This week our sponsor is DRS Designs.  They graciously let the design pick a stamp to use for this week.  When I saw this cake stamp I knew it was the one for me. 

Originally I thought I would paper piece the cake with zebra paper but as I was looking through my stash the white and cream printed paper jumped out at me so I gave it a try.  When I was looking through my stash a pack of pink prints kept finding their way into my hands and onto my desk.  I thought I would use them for different layers but it occurred to me to use different papers above and below the squiggled lines on the cake so I tried that out.  In person the three different paper stand out more.  After putting the icing on the cake I stamped out the flowers again, cut them out and added then to the card, put a some pink bling on the side stems and a little stickles on the candles.  In the end this cake is pretty dang cute too. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - DRS Designs "Girly Swirly Birthday Cake"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Close to My Heart "Silhouette" cream and black dp; Bazzill "Parrot" and "Flamingo"  cs; Authentique "Uncommon" collection dp
miscellaneous - copics; flower charm; burlap twine; pink bling; lace; flower brads; sewing machine; SU corner punch

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge CIC145 - photo
Crafts and Me - Pink and Sparkly
Charisma - Pretty in Pink
Paper Play week 4 - Lovely Lace

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. Beautiful card, Chris! I love the ribbons you've used.


  2. This is just fabulous! Love the twine (I've become obsessed with twine random is that?!?)!
    Rene :D

  3. Lovely card, fab use of the twine and lace, thanks for sharing with us at Paper Play, hugs Liz xx

  4. Lovely card,great colouring.I love the image alot!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cards this week,best of luck!

  5. Chris, your paper pieced cake looks beautiful on this SWEET card. Love your selection of patterned paper too. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's Pink and Sparkly challenge. ~ Rose

  6. beautiful card Chris! thanks for joining in at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

  7. so pretty! love those pink candles and sweet charm!


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