Thursday 27 August 2020

Celebrate with cupcakes!

Hello, crafting friends!

I'm proud to say I've been invited to guest design at Tic Tac Toe again and as usual, there's a fabulous board this week, crammed with inspiration! 

I've chosen the top row for my card - cupcakes, scallops and yellow and here's how it ended up:

I started by cutting a scalloped panel. I don't have scalloped rectangles but it recently occurred to me that with a bit of lining up, I can use my scalloped square die to cut one - yay! I masked off the edges, positioned Funky Fossil's Honeycomb die over it and sponged yellow ink into it. Once the mask was removed, I attached the panel to a card base. Ok, ready for the cupcakes!

They come from Sugar Rush by Winnie and Walter. I stamped the group using a mask, coloured the icing with alcohol markers and fussy cut the whole thing out. There's a patterned cupcake case in the set which I used and I found some snippets of designer paper which coordinated well, so I used them to paper-piece the little flags. Finally, I stamped the banner in the set, added the birthday greeting, cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals.

So now it's YOUR turn! Has the Tic Tac Toe board got your creative juices flowing? You'll find more inspiration from the design team and can also link up your creation HERE.

I'm linking this card with The Color Throwdown where they've come up with my favourite colour combination this week! I'm also joining in with Cupcake Inspirations where they're celebrating their 500th challenge with a Birthday Celebration and I thought it would be highly appropriate to add some cupcakes!

My daughter has been with me this week, which has been lovely. She has started the Couch to 5K running challenge and persuaded me to join her one morning. It's an exercise program that starts off with a mixture of walking and running and I did manage to do it but was a bit of a sweaty mess by the end of it! We both had a lie down on the field and watched the clouds making pictures. I described the bull I could see pawing the ground and a crescent moon with a face blowing him away. My daughter is a bit more down to earth than I am. "I can't see that," she said. "I can see a toilet seat!"

Sending hugs,


  1. A great background for your fantastic fussy cut cupcakes, a great idea to extend your scallop square to make a rectangle

  2. Awesome cupcake card. Love the paper piecing.

    Chuckled at the different versions of the cloudy sky pictures!

    Hug x

  3. What a fun card ~ great for any age too. Congrats on being a returning host. Nice to hear your daughter is visiting ~ I can do a fast walk, but no actually jogging happens for me. Loved your vision vs. your daughters ~ priceless! Enjoy your week

  4. Congratulations on the GDT Vicky so well deserved. A beautiful card and a great hack with the die. Sounds like you and your daughter have the greatest time together LOL.
    Faith x

  5. Fabulous birthday card design. Love your daughters comment.

    Hugs diane

  6. Great choice and a great card.

    Kath x

  7. Vicky, your adorable card design gives me great ideas for a birthday card for my granddaughter! Thank you for the inspiration and thanks for sharing the exercise and cloud watching fun you and your daughter had. I love the stories you share about your lovely family and your sweet dog.

  8. A lovely summery feel to your pretty card Vicky.

    You sound like myself and daughter, we often cloud watch.

    B x

  9. Gorgeous card, Vicky!

    The grass has been far too wet to lay down on here, but I will be starting a similar program next week xoxo

  10. Gorgeous card and well done on your couch to 5k run Vicky - welcome to the runners club! Love that you look at clouds for patterns - Rebecca and I do that too!

  11. This is just yummy! I love the colors and your paper piecing is perfect. Thanks for being our guest designer this week at TTTC.

  12. Fabulous Birthday card! I love the colours and of course those great cupcakes. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  13. Vicky, thanks for being our guest designer and rocking my board this week. Your card is absolutely lovely and delicious!

  14. Such a cute birthday card Vicky. Love the inked honeycomb pattern on the scallop panel and the teeny paper pieced banners! Well done on your run too, that's impressive. Thank you so much for joining us at tttc as a guest designer this week!

  15. Such a wonderful birthday card! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown.


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