Friday, May 30, 2008

Still feeling damp

after yesterdays wet walk. What better excuse to stay in and do crafty things? May also need to do a bit of wardrobe sorting in Carys' room. Then we paln a Dr Who extravaganza this evening. All our fave episodes. Well not all of them but a fair few. With snacks. And everything.

Here are a few shots from yesterday. We have a fab book of circular walks round Essex. Circular is the best sort of walk in my opinion. I do like geocaching (which we started to do about 3 years ago I'll have you know. I may wear crocs but I am not a slave to scrap fashion!) but you tend to go there, find the cache and then go back the same way. There was a short period where we overdid the circular and ended up back where we had been 10 minutes before but after some "full and frank discussion" we found our way. Lets just say me and Phil were both right...


Tanya made her debut as Dare chooser this week on DCM. Go Tanya go!
It's all in the Shape'
I'm a fan of shaped cards so thought this was a great one to do for my first dare. You can do any theme but your card has to be a shape of some sort.
I decided to crank up the old Craft Robo for this. Loading it onto the new computer was not straightforward but it worked! Of course all my carefully saved GSD patterns are upstairs on another computer so I went a looking on UKS and found this lovely cupcake card shape by Rockchick.
I then hand cut the layers from DCWV cardstock. I have a pack of lovely colours of cardstock which makes me laugh as it never seems to go with any patterned paper I own (and I have quite a lot!) but it does tone together well and each side is slightly differently coloured from the other. I also made a little candle from a scrap of Scenic Route Loveland, added two lots of stickles glue as frosting and more from the bag of sequins I opened. I'm trying to use the same elements on cards and layouts together so I use things up and don't just store them away.

Right, off for some creative fun!

9 comments:

craftyb said...

Well done with your cupcake card...it's fabulous! The "sprinkles" are great and the scenic route candle just makes it I think...brilliant! bx

Nickynoo said...

Fab card, looks good enough to eat! I like the stickles frosting.

Karen said...

I really really love this card Lythan!!! Well done !!!

seedlings mum said...

love it! looks yummy!

EllePiggo said...

I just love your cupcake card!!! :) Hope you enjoyed your Dr Who extravaganza. :)

Vanessa.

Gina said...

Very cute card! Should be a cupcake day everyday I think :)

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Wow Lythan that is a gorgeous delicious card.

Andrea xx

Cass said...

Hi there,thanks for the mention on your blog about my cupcake GSD file on UKScrappers. I'm so glad you liked it.You've done a fab job of the card.It looks scrummy.

Cass (aka Rockchick) xxx

Susan (Sue H) said...

Loving you fabby cupcake Lythan (I nearly did one too but changed my mind at the last minute)
Those sequin sprinkles really make it look good enough to eat!