Friday, 25 May 2012

One layer Sweet Cake

I didn't think I'd have time to enter all my favourite challenges this week but when I saw that Cheryl's One Layer Wednesday challenge was to make a card featuring something sweet, I immediately thought of my new Sweet Cakes stamp set! How long could it take? I thought! Well it didn't take long at all - AND I was able to incorporate this week's gorgeous ColourQ palette (although I haven't done it justice at all.) Come and have a look:


I love this vintage seaside-style image (and the three stunning sentiments that go with it!) Wouldn't this make a cute little card to pop in a lunch box?! I think it also lends itself well to teen cards and this sentiment would work well for a sixteenth birthday.


I coloured the rubber with markers before stamping to get this multi-coloured image because I was going for a one layer card, but it would be fun to layer elements up on another occasion.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Sweet Cake
Ink: Poppy Parade, Pool Party, More Mustard, Crumb Cake - all markers
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: 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.

Talking of putting notes in people's lunch boxes, My daughter and I were having a clear out of her books a little while ago and this popped out and brought the memories flooding back:


It's a little note I put in her lunch box when she was having a tough time at school at just six years of age. I'm so touched that she kept it and the sweet thing is that those are actual clothes that we wore and that little green table and chair actually lived in her room! She tells me she loved getting notes in her lunch box and I do think it's a great thing to do regardless of whether your loved ones are having a tough time or not.

Oops, I've got distracted again... it's back to the kitchen for me! Enjoy your weekend won't you, and I'll see you very soon.

Hugs,

31 comments:

  1. Sweet card! And here I expected a recipe for a real cake to eat!

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  2. WONDERFUL card, and what a SWEET lunch box note. I'm so touched, especially that she kept it all these years.
    Cheers, Karen

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  3. Vicky can you be my Mum too? LOL

    Ann

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  4. Lovely card Vicky, the colours are great.

    What a sweet thing to do, putting notes in lunch boxes. I've never heard of that before, if l put one in hubby's, it would be 'close the lid, it's not lunch time yet'! He always eats his lunch way before 12pm :)

    Have a lovely day, take care xx

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  5. What a lush card and what a fab mum you are, I've seen notes before but not on this scale, what a beautiful piece of art.
    Linbyx

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  6. Great card Vicky ; very 50's retro and lovely summery colours ! Spookily, I too used to put little notes in Rosie's lunchbox and draw pictures of her favourite Disney characters with a little message- it went on for a few years as I remember ! Have a wonderful weekend ! Jane x

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  7. Super summery card and such a sweet note. x

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  8. Great card Vicky - and so lovely to read your story about the lunch note. Memories are so precious. Beautiful handwritten notes mean a lot and are often kept, much like beautiful handmade cards.

    hugs
    Gill x

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  9. Hello Vicky

    Wow your card is brilliant, I love it, especially the colours.
    I'm sitting in the Library !!!
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. It does look like a vintage sign..... It's those bright rays of sun that do it :0)
    Great one layer card, it works really well and the colours look smashing too!
    What a sweet note, have to say I've never put a note in a lunchbox ever....hubby would want to know what I'm after and I couldn't guarantee James wouldn't eat his!!!! It'll have to be Hannah then :0)
    Jenny x

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  11. Wonderful card, that cake is good enough to eat! That so lovely putting a note in a lunchbox, something I've never done or had done for me, a lovely thought though. xxx

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  12. Great card - I do like that stamp!!

    I love the little note you found - so nice that your daughter kept it!

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  13. Love the card Vicky it's got such a retro feel to it! Love the idea of lunch box notes, bit late for me now but we did have a laugh the other day when I was rummaging through the bureau. There was a letter to me from Dom aged about 12 apologising for his behaviour and thanking me for buying him a tennis racquet despite his badness!!! Enjoy the weekend :)
    Val x

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  14. Ahhhhhhh on the note what a lovely thing to have saved and the cake on the card looks good enough to eat yum yum Luv Sue x

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  15. Well I would say that you certainly did these colors justice! That's a very sweet card! I've always thought that including a little note in a lunch box was such a fun thing to do - I've done it often. And how wonderful that your daughter saved this note!

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  16. I love your card and I hadn't seen those fun colours yet! That sketch? You're quite the artist! What a wonderful memory to have resurface.

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  17. WOW!! I LOVE your BEAUTIFUL CARD!! Such a GREAT take on the challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!! =)

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  18. gorgeous card, very 1950's retro - i think that's right lol! you are a fabby mum doing such a little but heartfelt thing for your daughter! hugs Karen x

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  19. This is a sweet card! Reminds me off art deco. I think you could have a lot of fun with it. Aw love the little note! x

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  20. Great card - that image is bold and makes for a perfect one layer card!

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  21. What a fun card (I never have the patience to do that!)...and a sweet little lunchbox note!

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  22. WOW! Great job on this...it really "Looks" like it has layers...which means that you've done an outstanding job!!

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  23. Fabulous card and love the multi coloured effect on this stamp. Very retro design and as you say perfect for a teenager. I was so touched by your little picture how moving and beautifully drawn i may say. How wonderful she kept it for all these years.

    Marie

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  24. Sweet card, Vicky, love how you used the colors with this stamp! Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over on the CQC.

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  25. I love your card Vicki, it is totally vintagy-seaside. You balanced your colours perfectly.

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  26. great card, love how you used the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ this week.

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  27. Love your coloring for this fun card. How wonderful your daughter kept that note, and how wonderful of you to show her your love by giving it to her!

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  28. Vicky, your card is superb and looks multi-layered, love it! And I love the note and your daughter for saving it. I've done notes, but not complete works of art like yours!!

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  29. Popping back to congratulate you on your Courtier shout-out!!!

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  30. Vicky, Your card is adorable! Such a great color combination too. Thanks for playing along with us this week!

    Oh, by the way congrats on your Courtier Shout Out!

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  31. Oh, those lunch boxes notes... I always ate at home and only had lunches when we had school activities but my mom always put a note in with the lunch and I remember those very clearly. They made me so happy! My mom didn't draw anything as fancy as you did, though, but she always wrote something like, "Have fun today, be nice with your friends and don't break a limb!" haha! She laughed when I told her I remembered those messages. I also remember the first time around, my friends were a little envious I had gotten a note from my mom and the second time around, they all had notes, too! LOL!

    TFS!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x