Saturday, January 4, 2014

Something New

The next two-week challenge starts today at Sugar Creek Hollow and in honour of the start of another year, we are calling it Something New.  We want to see vintage oir shabby chic projects that utilize something new to you.  This could be a new craft supply or a new technique you have learned or you could even celebrate the New Year..

I have created this card featuring my new Birthday Blueprint stamp from Tim Holtz.  My daughter's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks (and I am not sharing how old she is going to be because then you can figure out that I am old - lol) so I have made this for her. I took this photo on Thursday and since it was snowing (and -28C) it was difficult to get a great photo but it does look good in real life so I think she will like it.

The card blank is some Recollections card stock and the background paper is from my scrap box.  I added a panel of handmade paper that I picked up at Dollarama and then a strip of striped patterned paper from Raspberry Road that I edged with the deco edge punch by Martha Stewart.

I used Archival Ink from Ranger to stamp the image twice and then fussy cut around the cupcake.  The cupcake was coloured with Prismacolors and blended with Gotrick OMS.  I highlighted the flame and the icing with a gold Sakura pen and a little gold Stickles by Ranger.

The sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Simple Sayings set and the flower is mixture of flowers from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.  The doily and cupcake panel have been chalked with Mungyo chalk pastels and some gems from Michaels were added to finish the card off.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Creative Romance - Something New
Stempelsonnen  - Anything Goes (with stamp as focal point)
Charismacardz  - Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp - Something New
Crafty Sentiments - Birthdays
Cuttin and Stampin - Anything Goes with Something New


  1. Beautiful card Cec I'm sure your daughter will love it, no matter how old she is ;-) I hope you're keeping warm, -28C sounds terrifying to me ! Sue C x

  2. Sehr sehr schön geworden,
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei SsC.
    LG Tina

  3. Miam ! Miam (in french) ! Your cake has a delicious air... Perfectly proportionned ! Bravo ! Magnificent realization !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz in this period of birthday !

    Best wishes for 2014 !

    Hugs from France.

  4. What a fun stamp!Great job!
    Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

  5. Very pretty card Cec and I'm sure your daughter will love it !! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  6. Adorable card!! Love that TH Blueprint stamp and the colors you did it in!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  7. Such a great fun card loving that stamp
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Charisma Cardz challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (A Charisma Gal)

  8. Das ist großartig geworden!
    Hab herzlichen Dank für Deine TN bei der Stempelsonne
    GLG Tamesis

  9. -28C makes me grateful that I live in England now! Your card is beautiful, I love the pink tones and that cupcake stamp is on my wish list.... I think your Daughter will love this. Anne x

  10. Gorgeous card, love your pretty colours and sweet image, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

  11. Hi Cec! Love, love your card, especially Tim Holtz' steampunk take on the cupcake!! Great texture and details!


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