Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Create a Cupcake with extra doodling

I've finally got round to making a card for this week's Less is More challenge where Chrissie and Mandi would like to see some doodling on a card. Actually I made six because the design I finally came up with was such fun I just carried on until I was called away to cook something! Come and see:


These cards are tiny - only 7cm square! - but they make great little quick notelets and are the perfect size to tuck into a little gift. The doodled frame and sentiment in grey is supposed to draw attention to the colourful cake.


I shall be sorry to see Create a Cupcake retire when the spring mini catalogue finishes at the end of this month - I've had loads of fun making mouthwatering delicacies with it! Here's one with a Lucky Limeade cake case and a blingy flower on top...


 ...this one has double sprinkles, a shiny cherry and a rhinestone centred stamped ribbon...


...this is the Peach Parfait version with the heart and rhinestone topping... I could go on, but you won't be able to sleep tonight if you nap now!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Rose Red, Pacific Point, Basic Grey
Card stock: Naturals Ivory
Other: Markers, Basic rhinestones, white gel pen, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. And don't forget to add a free pack of designer paper if your order is £45 or more (Offer limited to one pack per qualifying order - click here for details).

Oh dear, I am so behind with everything and one of the reasons is that I've been galavanting about! On Sunday I went to a craft show at the Ally Pally with my pal Jenny and was delighted to meet up with some other lovely LiMettes including her royal LiMness Chrissie, Gay, Val and Sylvie. We had lunch together and Chrissie enlisted the services of a surprised but helpful man from a neighbouring table to take a photo (although sadly Sylvie had scooted off before we could rope her in!)

Top row from left to right: Gay and Chrissie
Bottom row from left to right: Val, me and Jenny
I wasn't there to buy anything - for goodness' sake I have Stampin' Up stamp sets I haven't even used yet! In fact I've recently taken delivery of a HUGE stash of new and very exciting stamp sets and accessories which will be appearing on cards around here very soon...!

Thank you for coming to see my cards today. I was terrible at commenting last week with the Easter holidays going on but I promise to do better this week! Do pop back tomorrow if you have a minute when I'll have another card to show you.

Hugs,


35 comments:

  1. Well of course I love your super cute cupcakes! How exciting to have lunch with some LiMettes and especially Chrissie! Thanks also for the link to Jenny's blog- I LOVE her style and have added her to my ever growing blog roll!

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  2. Looks like you ladies had loads of fun!!!
    Wonderful card and love the doodling on here. Yummy looking cupcakes too! Precious card.
    Lynn

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  3. Cute doodled border on your cute cupcake card. LOVED the photo - how fun!
    Cheers, Karen

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  4. I've long wanted to hand-doodle a frame on my cards, but have been afraid that I'll fail miserably. You make it look so easy! The cupcakes are perfect for these sweet little cards too.

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  5. Hi Vicky

    I have been bad at commenting too .. .. but I am here at last!! Yay!!

    As always you have been posting some gorgeous cards.

    Loving your cupcakes and doodles .. .. of course I would have to have the one with the heart!! LOL!!

    Pleased you had a good time at Ally Pally.

    Love Jules xx

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  6. I've never doodled around a card, I guess I always thought I'd make a mess of it - yours looks great. Sounds like you had a fun Sunday. Were you demo-ing or just having fun? Helen (Sydney)

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  7. Great doodling and a super little set of cards. xx

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  8. I love your "doodling"! It must have been fun to be with stamping buddies. That's cool that you and Jenny live close enough to go to this together.

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  9. Such cute little cards Vicky, love your doodled frames :o) Lisa x

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  10. Wasn't this the greatest challenge? What a fun way to pep up cards. Your mini-cards are super cute. Only 7 cm, they must be so cute.

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  11. WOW - these are so cute....and such great 'doodling'....I just love doodled borders...they look so cool! :)

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  12. It was just super to really meet you, rather than just knowing you Vicky! It was such fun wasn't it!
    It's a pity the photo leaves a little to be desired quality wise, but I didn't want to lug a heavy camera around with me!
    Your cards are as always exemplary!
    The doodling is fab!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  13. The doodled frames are marvellous - perfect with those cupcakes.

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  14. Great cards and doodling Vicky! such a great photo too, great to see so many LIMettes together:) Viv xx

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  15. Super doodling, Vicky. Such a lovely little set of cupcake cards, and as you say, they make perfect little gift cards x

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  16. LOvely card Vicky...I expect I will hear all about your meet up when I see Val in JUne...

    Anne

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  17. Fab cards Vicky, lovely doodling around the edges!

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  18. I love your cupcakes, Vicky, and the doodled border is wonderful. Ann

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  19. Fantastic cupcake cards. You've made great use of the set x

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  20. Cute notelets. Love the cupcakes. x

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  21. What a brilliant idea the doodling is, I suppose even I could do something like that LOL.
    Love these little cards of your Vicky.

    It must have been lovely to catch up with "old" friends, you all look like you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves

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  22. Fab cards Vicky. Looks like you enjoyed yourself on Sunday!
    M x

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  23. mmm they all look delicious Vicky and your doodled frame is fantastic. It was such a great day...believe it or not you helped to curb my spending!!! tee hee :0)
    Jenny x

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  24. Super cute little cards - perfect for notelets. Love the doodling x x

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  25. Such a lovely collection of cards Vicky, you're a dab hand at the doodling, is there no end to your talents? Looks like a great time was had with the LIMettes.

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  26. firstly have to say what a gorgeous bunch of gals you are loved the group photo. Also cant believe my order will be arriving tomorrow I only just ordered it, now that's what I call service. On to your gorgeous cards all six of them !! Love the squiggly border and those super delicious cup cakes, very yummy indeed.
    Marie

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  27. Hi Vicky, More fabulous cards, the tiny size is filled with the brilliant cupcakes, perfect!!
    It was a real treat to meet you Vicky and the other ladies, you are all so lovely. Didn't we have fun!! Gay xxx

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  28. Your doodled cupcake note cards are darling, Vicky! How great to see a photo of you all together having fun!

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  29. Hola Vicky, very yummi cards!!!:D:D, great idea the size for these cards, because i have little stamps and now i have some ideas, thank you.
    Oooh, i think i need to go london for the next craft fair and meet me with the super Limmettes girls :D:D:D.
    A warm hug from Palma
    PS, why not a craft weekend in Palma???:D:D:D

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  30. Hopefully these cupcakes will make it into your main catalog next time. You've done another wonderful card with the set! Love the doodling!

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  31. I think I might have mentioned to someone else how envious I am that you all got to meet each other...and even shop for crafting goodies! How much FUN that must have been!! LOVE how you used the small cupcake stamp...I rarely think to cut down the size of my card...but what a fab idea to make these images really pop!!! Love these little cards!

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  32. Absolutely terrific cards Vicky
    I love these little cards too
    Was so sorry not to have met you
    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  33. Your little cupcake cards are adorable and I love the doodled frames. Sounds like you ladies had a lovely time at Ally Pally!

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  34. Cupcake cards truley scrumptious lucky you going to Ally Pally but so glad you had a reallly good time Luv Sue x

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  35. Super doodling! I love these cards:) It looks like you all had a fab day at the show ~ I would love to have been there. Sarah xx

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Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment - I thoroughly enjoy reading them! Vicky x