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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Cupcake Heaven!!

Finally found some time to make a few cards, so reached into my big box of plastic wallets - all prepared with base cards and toppers! And this time I pulled out these gorgeous Hunkydory Cupcakes (from the 'Treat Yourself' and 'Oh, go on then' sheets)!

So, these are what I came up with!! I also decided to try out (some of) my new Spellbinder purchases!! I know - I have finally broken my New Year's Resolution of only buying things for specific projects!! Well - everyone has their weaknesses - and Spellbinders are one of mine!!  

And here they are in a little more detail - the base card for each one came from a large Brenda Pinnick Kit I bought a long time ago:
This was the first outing of my new Romantic Rectangles die which was used to cut the gorgeous pink Craftwork Cards paper (from a Warren Rabbit kit). This was mounted onto blue pearl card. I also cut the swirls from this card - one from the Floral Flourishes set and the other from the Flourish Accent set. The sentiment I think is a magazine freebie!!

For this one, the yellow dotty paper is, again, Craftwork Cards, cut using Romantic Rectangles. I wrapped a wide plum coloured ribbon around the paper before mounting onto the card. The cupcake was mounted on dark plum card that I cut using the largest Splendid Circles die. This one proved tricky to release from the die - and had load of pieces to poke out!! This is not one to use if you are in any hurry to get your card made. This is the second attempt!! The sentiment came from a Redhot Bed sheet.

This time round, I mounted the large Lace Doily motif cut from orangey-gold pearl card onto pink card which I embossed with That Special Touch Dotty mask. This, in turn, was mounted onto Brown Bazzil card. I wrapped a piece of wide ribbon from top to bottom, and used one of the small lace doily motifs which I cut in half and stuck to the back of the sentiment.

For the final card of the four, I used red textured card to pick up the red on the cupcake. The yellow is something that has been in my stash for ages - and the blue is Craftwork Cards. This time I used the Parisian Motifs to cut the mount for the cupcake - and for mounting the sentiment which is from a Forever Friends Spring/Easter set.

All of these cards will be available soon to buy from my website - please feel free to have a look!!

Be back soon!!



  1. I've just found you via Carley - lovely cards - I really like the lilac one in your last post :-)

  2. Thanks Denise!! I was pretty pleased with the way the lilac card turned out!! Cxx

  3. Carole, you are making my mouth water and that's so not fair for a diabetic!

    Sorry I haven't been around lately but March has been a manic month for birthday cards, but I am finally all caught up.

    Lin xx


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