Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Happy Birthday with "Lenny Cupcakes 2"


My eldest came home from school last night and said it was her friend's birthday; could I do a card? Luckily I had this topper sat ready to mount on a card, so I quickly finished this card off. I apologise for the poor quality of the photos, but they were taken in great haste before school this morning (and it was quite foggy here so the light levels were not brilliant!).

My base card is 300gsm Centura Pearl in White, available from Crafter's Companion, which I folded to make a 6 inch square card base. The digital image on the topper is "Lenny Cupcakes 2" available from Stamp Fairy. This was the image I won from Karen in July, when the Stamp Fairies organised a Blog Hop to celebrate Gerda's birthday. Thank you Karen :o) !!!!!! It is mounted onto a digital paper from the set Urbanized 2 by Heather Jolly's Digital Scrapping. I've just tried to link to the site from this post but I get a message saying the blog has been removed :o(  I do hope this is just a blogger error, because Heather had some stunning sets on her blog available for download.  The "Happy Birthday" ticket is a freebie from Stamp Fairy. The red organza ribbon came from my stash (it was bought from Hobbycraft) and was tied into a little bow using the bow maker on my Ultimate Pro (from Crafter's Companion).

I used my Spectrum Noirs (Crafter's Companion) in the following colours to bring Lenny and his little friend to life:
Fur: 96, 91, 98
Nose: 120
Paws: 33
Hat: 84, 82, 81
Fur: 104, 100, 92
Nose: 120
Paws: 33
Balloon: 12, 14, 11
Case: 171, 68
Icing: 137, 8
Cherry: 15, 48

I embossed the coloured image and my backing paper using the 2 largest sizes of circular 'nests' on the  Ultimate Pro Embossing Board "Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats" and cut these out so they could be layered. Before I did this I sprayed (quite liberally :D!) my coloured design with Iridescent Spray and Shine (Crafter's Companion again! lol!), although this layer of glitter really doesn't show up terribly well in the photo above - sorry :o(

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
I hope you like this card.

Helen x


  1. what a lovely and pretty card ! great ! thanks for playing with stampfairy
    greetings, martina

  2. So cute Helen, lovely card, fabulous colouring..
    Thanks for joining in with us at 'Stampfairy'

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Helen how cute is your card? I love Stamp Fairy images and this one is no exception. I love the cleanness of your card, its right up my street. Thanks for joining in my bears challenge at Cutie Pie challenges,
    H xx

  4. awww Helen thank you for joining us at cutie pie with your super cute card lindyloo x

  5. Helen your card is fantastic honey!! :0)
    You have glittered this image to perfection sweetie! Smiles...
    I love the CAS style, and your colouring is superb.

    Thank you so much for joining in with our Glitter Challenge at Stamp Fairy.
    Hugs, Krafty Karen (DT.)xx

  6. Ladies - thank you so much for your lovely comments! Have a great weekend. :o) Helen x

  7. Wow, Lenny is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Fairy this week. Annette xx

  8. Just catching up with everyone after being away for most of November. This is very cute. Marianne x

  9. Adorable card Helen, I just love these last minute cards, Jodie does the same to me too.
    Thank you for your lovely comments.

    Julie x


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Helen x