Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Day for Daisies

Does the sight of butter cream icing send shivers down your spine?  It makes me weak in the knees.  Cream cheese frosting is just killer.  The other day I broke down and purchased one of those mini cupcake makers.  While I was in line the woman behind asked me something about it and all I could say was it seemed like it might be better to have a few small cupcakes in the house than one huge cake.  Cause in my mind if you eat a dozen tiny cuppies it's not the same as one big cake.  That's my logic and it works for me, don't try to tell me otherwise.  Thank goodness my doctor isn't into crafts and probably won't ever see this post, she'd be wagging her finger at me.
This week Cupcake Inspirations CIC158 has a new sponsor, by A Day for Daisies.  Lots of adorable stamps to choose from, it was really hard picking just one for this challenge.  If you win this week you're going to have a fun time shopping. 

This image is "New Umbrella", one of many umbrella images.  But you don't have to use an umbrella in your creation, just be inspired by something about the photo.  While I was visiting the ADFD shop I was taken with the mermaid images and thought about using one of them, the color scheme is good for anything to do with the sea.  It's also good for boys.  Go where your imagination takes you and share the results with us by posting your card.

don't forget the inside
When you use a dark card stock for your card base it's a good idea to finish the inside of your card with at least a piece of white card stock.  If you have a large stash of paper why not make it a little bit fancier and use some of it on the inside.  This one is pretty simple but I've visited blogs where I've seen insides of cards that look better than the faces of mine. 
Here's the deets:
ink - hp printer
paper - Colorbok cardstock; Basic Grey "Skate Shoppe" dp
miscellaneous - copics; ribbon; embroidery floss; umbrella charm; brads and mini brads; machine stitching

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspiratons CIC158 - photo
Speedy the Fox #105 - Shades of Blue
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's #64 - stitching
Ribbon Carousel RCC50 - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday #157 - Winter Blues

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  I look forward to seeing what you make for the Cupcake Inspirations challenge.


  1. oh my gosh, I so love this card!!! Tammy has the prettiest images at ADFD, doesn't she? and your stitching adds so much to the overall look of your card. wish I could sew, but I can't even faux stitch straight! grins!

  2. adorable image, i just love your papers

  3. Gorgeous! LOVE the stitching!!!
    Rene :D

  4. Cute card. Love the yellow and blue combo. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun and more chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

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  6. Great paper. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  7. Gorgeous card, Chris! I love that little umbrella charm.


  8. This is another fabulous card Chris and your stitching around the circle is brilliant! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  9. what a cute card!!! I love the umbrella charm. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox blog challenge!


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