Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Happy birthday Sweet Cake!

Apparently the St Lukes Charity Card Challenge had quite a low number of entries for last month's challenge. That's a shame - particularly when you think of the good this challenge does, raising money for the St Lukes hospice in Sheffield which cares for terminally ill people and their families. This month's theme is Teen Cards so go on, why not challenge yourself to make at least one! Here's one from me:

In my experience, no-one has more capacity for cupcakes than a teenage girl (well my teenage girl anyway!) This wonderful image is from a lovely set in the summer mini catalogue called Sweet Cake and I think it lends itself brilliantly to paper piecing - especially in bright colours like Rose Red and Tempting Turquoise.

In this photo you can see how I've layered all the elements up, popping up the cherry and the sentiment label on dimensionals. Looking at it now, I see that the icing on the cupcake is crying out for glitter so I shall add some Dazzling Diamonds before I send it off.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Sweet Cake
Ink: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Blushing Bride
Card stockWhisper White
Other: Patterns designer paper, markers, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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My youngest son had a great time on his induction day at senior school yesterday. "How was it?" I asked as we walked home. "It was brilliant!" he said with great enthusiasm. "I bought an oat cookie at break - that was 60p - and then I had a meatball and mozzerella panini at lunch for £1.80, followed by a rocket lolly for 45p!" That's right, he couldn't remember anything much about the lessons - he was completely obsessed by the novelty of choosing and buying his own lunch from the canteen! 

It's Thursday tomorrow and I'll have a three minute card to show you. See you then,


  1. Mmmm ... feeling hungry looking at that cupcake! Talking of hungry, obviously your son enjoyed his day, and hopefully his injured teeth coped with the new canteen experience LOL! Helen (Sydney)

  2. Fabulous CAS card, Vicky. Love your paper pieced cup cake and lovely layers.

    Your youngest son seems such a happy, easy going, carefree little soul. I'm so pleased he had a lovely induction day x

  3. This is a great homage to the cupcake! Fabulously done!

  4. This is a great fun card Vicky, I love cup cakes too!
    My daughter did the same thing last year, and had a pizza slice for £2! We soon decided packed lunches were the way to go or we would be bankrupt, and I need my money for crafty stash haha!

  5. Another gorgeous CAS card Vicky . I really must try paper piecing.

  6. What a FAB card. I wasn't sure about that stamp set, but you've made such a nice card with it . . . I might take another look at it!!!

    Glad your son enjoyed himself! xxx

  7. A very tasty looking card Vicky although it's not just teenagers who like cupcakes - I have been known to enjoy a few(!) in the past! - Jacqueline xx

  8. Good boy: judging a school by his stomach! I love the bright colours of this card - you're right, perfect for a teen! This stamp set looks so much better in real life!

  9. Lovely card, the red/turquoise combination is fab.
    And I can completely understand your boy being all about the food rather than the lessons! xxx

  10. Gosh it's going to cost you a fortune every day to feed him until the novelty wears off ! Great card looks so yummy and all the elements are beautifully placed. Would you believe my boys prefer salad yes salad to cakes of any description !!!!


  11. What a fabulous cupcake - good enough to eat!!! Thanks so much for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card challenge. My girl also has a fondness for cupcakes :) So glad your son enjoyed his induction day - they only remember the food!!!!

  12. Another gorgeous teen card. Love the cupcake, love the colours. Thanks again for playing in the St Lukes Challenge Vicky.
    Lynne xxx

  13. Fantastic teenage card Vicky, don't think l know a teenager that doesn't like cupcakes and obviously your son will be adding to the masses very soon with his love of food :) Glad his teeth didn't stop him having a great time in the canteen, oh and checking out his new school. My youngest has been asked to help on the school newspaper this week and last night pulled such a face until his older brother told him that the teachers buy them chocolate and sweets. He came home tonight and said his only homework was to decide which chocolate bar he wants tomorrow, he was all smiles then! Boys heh?

    I am entering two cards into St. Luke's challenge and also have a stack of cards to send them :)

    Have a great evening xx

  14. Fantastic card Vicky, I have just bought some cup cakes today , this card is super Hugs Elaine

  15. Your teen cards are brilliant, Vicky! I can't believe that gorgeous daughter of yours eats cupcakes! Ah, youth! And your son's recap of the day, LOL! Such blessings you have!

    (P.S. Thank you for the birthday wishes!)

  16. Cute card, and so glad your boy enjoyed the food! M x

  17. Hi vicky
    Love your card... As if anything else.... Gorgeous .... I am on adit lost 5ibs this week ... I am feeling hungry ... Reading what your son had Lol....
    Hugs sylvie xxx

  18. Sounds like this cupcake would work for a young boy too! It looks delicious.

  19. ANother great card for the St Lukes challenge..thank you for your continued support Vicky


  20. You're having some great ideas for these teen cards..... the cup cake looks yummy :0)
    Funny how you're lad is illustrating the love of food too!!
    Thank you for entering another card at St Luke's this month :0)
    Jenny x

  21. Another brilliant teenage card Vicky - I've never yet met a teenager who can't polish off a cupcake or three ;-) The bright colours make it particularly teenage friendly I think.
    I remember the excitement of a choice for lunch over the school dinner "no-choice and you can't move til you've eaten it" at junior school so I can totally see where your son is coming from lol!
    Thanks again for your support


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