Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Cupcake challenge

Before I go any further I want to say a huge thank you to everyone both for joining in with my blog candy and the One-Off challenge and Blog Hop I'm organising for 1st February which looks like it's going to be great fun.

As a result of all this organising I have not had too much time for crafting but did manage to put one card together especially for Mr Andy Stampalot who asked me to try out another of the Martha Stewart round the corner sets. This one really is very pretty with the lovely loopy finish and probably my favourite of these corner sets.......well at the mo anyway and until I get my hands on another one.

It is my entry for this weeks Cupcake challenge who have the theme 'Going Girly'. Another easel card using the round the corner punch in the background. The image is Sarah Kay coloured with Copics and the DP Doodlebug. Now the flowers........and a confession to Lou the Tilda Queen.......lurking in Stampalot the other day, as you do, I browsed through........wait for it.......the first edition of the Magnolia Tilda magazine. Shock horror......I just don't do Tilda, don't even own one, but I was really impressed by the magazine.
It has some wonderful ideas plus these flowers. The ones in the magazine were done in white with gold on a Christmas card, but I thought I would try them with coloured paper and really like the unusual finish. They are made with three punches and so easy to create and it's worth buying the magazine just for these and the overall inspiration which can be translated into whatever style of crafting you are into. I used a pre made butterfly and added some ribbon, punched leaves and pearls.

41 comments:

Scrappymax said...

ooh Brenda this is gorgeous and I know what you mean about the punch. I haven't any of these corner ones but I am sure will succumb soon lol.
I can't wait to read the new magazine as I have it on preorder from Sir Stampalot so it looks like it won't be long before I will have my little mits on it.
Max x
PS. still nothing from Nikky .... boo hoo, desperate to play!!

Lisa said...

Hi Brenda, Such a beautiful card! Lovely colour combo and gorgeous flowers.

Lisa x

Fliss said...

This is a real stunner Brenda and I WANT that punch having seen it on Rachel Jackson's bicycle project in the latest Craft Stamper. Know what you mean about Tilda-it's the lack of mouth that gets me!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sarah xx said...

Brenda this is really lovely, having been umming and ahhing about those corner punches for ages but you might just have sold me now!! Those flowers are really clever too and very different from what we normally see. Thanks for the inspiration. xxx

Anonymous said...

That is a fabbie punchie!!!

lisa said...

Hi Brenda. I adore this card. That Martha Stewart punch set is on my wish list, it's fantastic and I love those flowers, something else to try. I haven't even got round to the roses yet.
This is one of my favourite cutie images, it's a truly beautiful card.

Lisax

Christine said...

Hi Brenda this is gorgeous these easel cards are very popular great colour combo & punch too, your daisy flowers must try this out..thanks for the inspiration..

Hugs Christine xx

Mandy said...

Hi Brenda, love the flowers..got the magazine but haven't got round to making the flowers yet..must get some of those punches..love the image and your colouring is great..beautiful card..
Mandy xx

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! Brenda, so so lovely card and thankyou for the link very sweet of you.See you soon,Lou.xx

stampinfrog said...

Stunning card Breanda!Love the sweet Sarah Kay (beautifully colored) and the flowers are gorgeous!
Hugs,Connie

Tracy said...

Oooo Brenda you've used one of my favourites, Sarah Kay. Love your border, and the flowers are fab, waiting to see more of them.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shelly said...

Hi! Your card is just beautiful, I love the border and flowers! I have one of these stamps but haven't yet used it (grrr), I shall have to find time now! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Hugs Shelly ;)

pinky said...

Gorgeous flowers, now what size of punch did it take to make those i wonder! Love your card Brenda, can't believe you haven't tried a tilda, though edwin is my fav and I always draw a mouth on there.
Pinky

Kari said...

Gorgeous girly card!Love the colours and the fabolous flowers :)
And the amazing butterfly,wonderful ;)
Have a great day:)

Hugs,Kari:)

Clare said...

Another gorgeous card Brenda. These flowers are great and I adore the butterfly on the base.
Clare x

chris said...

Beautiful card Brenda ,love the flowers love the punch I want one!! I'm sure Mr Andrew will be very pleased with this one, the layout is gorgeous.
lots of love chris xx

craftimamma said...

Absolutely wonderful card. Love your colouring of the pretty image and the flowers. My favourite bit is how you've used the butterfly as the 'stopper'. Really cute idea.

Lesley Xx

Sally H said...

Wonderful! I do love that border punch! beautiful x

The Crafty Den said...

What a gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and the papers are definitely girly! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Juls said...

Hi Brenda

This is gorgeous!! Love the gorgeous colour combo and all your fab flowers..oh and I love the butterfly too!! Hugs Juls

Moni said...

Stunning card, fab colour combo and so love the image! Hugs,moni

Lynne K said...

Wonderful card, & I love how you've used the butterfly to hold up the card. That punch set has just gone on my wish list.

Crafty Dawn said...

Lovely card Brenda the easel cards are addictive (Love them) yr cute butterfly to hold the card open is yummy

Love Dawn xx

Cheryl said...

OMG huny this is truly brilliant love those colurs blue always takes my breath away and with your amazing detail its even better love those flowers hugs cheryl xx

craftymum said...

This card is stunning!!!
Love sarah XXX

Fleur said...

Hi Brenda, Stunning card & the flowers look great. The colours you have used are so pretty together. I adore the magnolia magazine & can't wait until the next one - mine has been read over & over, well worth it's money.
Hugs Fleur xXx

Beryl said...

More fab flowers Brenda. Does that mean I need even more flower punches? This image is one of my favourites. Fabulous card.
Beryl xx

Lenas kort said...

Wow!Loooooove this card! It is gorgeous :-)

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Brenda this is one beautiful card love the colours and the image and those flowers are totally awesome.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Maria Matter said...

Holey Moley girl, this is stunning, absolutely stunning!
blessings, maria

Davi said...

Love those easel cards and this is beautiful. The colors are very pretty and I love those awesome flowers!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love those stunning flowers.
luv
Debby

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda thats a stunning easel card, I love it its gorgeous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Anonymous said...

WOW stunning! I LOVE IT :0)

Merry said...

Beautiful card..those flowers are wonderful.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous Brenda fabulous image and great colours also have this punch, and it's my favourite too so pretty xxhugsxx
Sarah xx

Linapyssel said...

This is just adorable!!! Need to get that MS punch. You are so talanted!!!
hugs LINA

issy said...

Hi Brenda, yet another beautiful card, and that punch set is gorgeous, so are the flowers.

issy

Nettie said...

Very Girly. Really love the punched edge.x

Ruby said...

Love that punched edging, your card is gorgeous!!

Mel said...

These flowers are a brilliant idea. Ill have to do them with Mum. Mel x