Saturday, 30 April 2016

With a cherry on the top



Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts where this week Helene has come up with the theme of 'A Cherry on Top' and would like to see cherries or fruit on our work. Our sponsors are Digistamp Boutique and Sizzix.

I can tell you this one caused me no end of problems, do I have any stamps with fruit, well of course I don't, I did think I had one with pears on it years ago but it's nowhere to be found so I moved on to plan B to make some cupcakes with cherries on the top. Having made them I wasn't very happy with the outcome of the icing as my hands were having a dodgy day, so it was back to plan A and I bought a cute critter Penny Black stamp which has a strawberry on it..................which has now moved on to a crafty friend who I know for sure will get far more use out of it than I ever will.

But then the panic set in as it meant colouring in, I have made hundreds of Penny Black cards over the years but I believe apart from the odd hedgie baby card this is the first one with critters. So I set about colouring the image with distress inks using a Dove blender pen and made it into a circle easel using TL dies. And after ages searching I found a little strawberry stamp, I have no idea how I came by it but stamped it out three times and cut out and used them as the stopper along with the sentiment which is in the same stamp set as the main image.


And here are the cupcakes, they might not look too good but they disappeared pretty quickly so must have tasted OK.

My teamies have made some awesome creations so please do pop over at the challenge blog to take a look.

Happy weekend all.

46 comments:

  1. So gorgeous Brenda and yummy looking cakes too, xxxx

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  2. Yum cupcakes, but I still love your easel card with the cute critters.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. Yummies! This is very historic moment to see you colouring critters. And you did it with style of course, beautiful card, lovely soft colours. Just done my first colourings with this same stamp.
    Happy weekend to you too;-))m

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  4. Brenda you're far too hard on yourself! Nothing wrong with how the cupcake look, the icing swirl topping gives a beautiful rose head impression and the proof is in the eating! I avoid cute and critters too, but it's a lovely card and the mice are fun!
    Enjoy this long weekend, Brenda.

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  5. A lovely card and yummy cupcakes too!
    Kath x

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  6. Good morning Brenda
    What a great card. I love a circle easel card and the image is just perfect. I have to say Penny Black make some of the cutest critter stamps on the market and this one is brilliant. The cakes look delicious.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lesley

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  7. Lovely easel card Brenda and a cute image....your cupcakes looks yummy no wonder they all went quickly..
    Have a good weekend

    Anne

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  8. Lovely card and those cupcakes look yummy. Have a great day.

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  9. Very nice card Brenda. I can't enter this one as I am sure I don't have any stamps with fruit on!

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  10. Those cakes look so tempting Brenda no wonder they disappeared quickly, good job you didn't take over to the Playground 'cause we'd be fighting over them. Love your card too and well worth all the trouble it took to make. The image is so sweet and I love the sentiment. Have a great weekend xx

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  11. Loving your circle easel card Brenda, love those little mice and yes, those cupcakes DO indeed look yummy, no wonder they didn't last!!

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  12. You certainly did work hard to find the right stamps for this one. Well it looks beautiful Brenda. I love the little PB critters and this is such a cute image. I love the colours too. A really pretty round easel card - something I don't often think to do. Barbxx

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  13. Very nice card and cupcakes...yummie...:-)!!!
    Hugsss, Gaby

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  14. Now, I'm not one for cherries, but those cupcakes sure do look yummy from the cherry down! But the cherries do add that finishing touch! Now your card is just cuter than cute, and that image is colored just right! Swa-weet!

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  15. Aww this is so cute and such a fab design! Ooh those cakes look delicious too!
    Lucy x

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  16. Love the image and design...but very sad you never saved me a cupcake!

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  17. Dolcissima e divertente easel card, Brenda!!! Davvero adorabile!! Le fragoline ci stanno benissimo! E che bel sentiment hai scelto, è perfetto con le due topoline in bicicletta!!
    ..E questi cupcakes.... Mmmmmm... Yumm! Ci credo che sono spariti subito! Hanno un aspetto deliziso!! :D

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  18. A gorgeous card Brenda, the PB stamp is so sweet and I love the easel design.
    Cupcakes...they look delicious!
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

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  19. A fun image and super sentiment to go with it Brenda, love the circle easel design. Those cupcakes look yummy too.
    Lorraine

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  20. Lovely card, and jummy looking cupcakes!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

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  21. "Sweet" card, the PB image is quite cute and the lay-out of your card fabulous. The cupcakes looks very delicious :) Have a great weekend, xx

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  22. Gorgeous easel card with great coloring of the lovely image. Love the sentiment. The cupcakes look yummy!
    xxx Margreet

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  23. Those cupcakes are delish, hope you sent some to me....love your card and I have actually just now printed up my image for the challenge...enjoy the weekend...oh and the robot has left me alone for several days now, put a spanner in the works.xx  {aNNie}

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  24. Brenda, your card turned out really cute, I think you colored it beautifully and love embossed white on the background. And the sentiment is so perfect for the cute bicycling mic. Maybe you should have held on to the stamp, in case you have do do a fruit card again for a challenge LOL.
    Your cupcakes look delicious!! My daughter saw them and said "I want them". Might have to get baking!!

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  25. Prachtige kaart Brenda mooie stempel. de cup cakes zien er lekker uit.
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  26. What a great card Brenda, a really cute image and the sentiment is lovely. The cupcakes look delicious. Have a good weekend.

    Pat xx

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  27. Oh Brenda it is adorable! You did a lovely job on the coloring and the shaped easel is wonderful. I've never learned how to do this one. Usually I just figure it out myself without having to look up a tutorial but this one I have to find one if I ever want to do it. Your cupcakes do look yummy. Hugs, Robin

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  28. That's such a sweet card Brenda, love the quote too. Cupcakes look good to me, no wonder they didn't last long.
    Have a great weekend. Avril xx

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  29. Hi Brenda, wow, cupcakes look fabulous, hope you manged to get one for yourself.

    Now you little critters are soooo cute, it's a lovely card and a brilliant easel style, Kate x

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  30. cute card Brenda - and those cakes look very naughty! Big hugs rachel x

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  31. Well I think you solved your problem with great ingenuity! The card is cut and the cupcakes look delicious, so no surprise they disappeared quickly! Have a LOVELY sUNDAY AND i HOPE YOUR HAND WILL BE OK AGAIN SOON!

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  32. What a cute card & now I want a cupcake! Enjoy your weekend, Brenda!

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  33. Love the image and the strawberries for the stopper, love circle cards and especially easel cards.
    Cupcakes looks great, think the postman must have eaten mine!

    Kath x

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  34. Your creation is gorgeous and the colouring is fab. Now you've shown this I can get the stamp out you gave me (thank you very much) and create with it. I have a pear stamp you sent a long time ago, it might be the one your thinking of.
    Yummy cupcakes, I'm baking tomorrow, lemon tray bake, carrot cake and scones, all three kids got there orders in.
    Have a great bank holiday weekend
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  35. Those cupcakes look Yum, I can imagine they would have disappeared pretty quickly. Cute card.

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  36. We are all coming round to your house for tea Brenda so we can eat those tasty cupcakes, beautiful card too I like the image
    Kevin xx

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  37. LOL! Well, you certainly strove to meet this challenge head on! Cute cup cakes and REALLY cute PB stamp. They are adorable and so sweetly colored! They have the most darling expressions on their little whiskery faces! Sooooo cute! Wonderful card, Miss Brenda! XO

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  38. Love your circular easel card - cute critters, and the little trio of strawberries is so sweet (glad you found the stamp!). And the cupcakes look pretty darn good too.
    Alison x

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  39. Lovely card and cupcakes :)

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  40. Beautiful card sweetie but those cup cakes mmmmmmmmmmmmm x x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  41. Those cupcakes look so good! (a great idea to make coming week for the mayvacation) Great colouring! Hope you had a sunny weekend!

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  42. Beautiful card, Brenda!! You've done a great job with coloring it!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  43. They look good to me! YUM! My favorite! Such a sweet card, love the shape!

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  44. Yummy card and yummy cakes :) x Susan x

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  45. What a sweet card. I love the cute image. Those cupcakes look delish.

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  46. some wodnerful cards above and below B. am a real lover of bird cards so they took my eye!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration, and for popping over, pray you're well as can be hoped at mo...
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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