Friday 15 October 2010

for a few more challenges

Hi everyone, I've made a couple more cards to enter a few challenges... This first card follows the sketch at Truly Scrumptious, which has the optional extra of making an easel card, and also the challenges over at Charisma Cardz who want to see more than one fold, and I {heart} Promarkers who want to see cupcakes!...

The brown cardstock is by SU, except for the piece of scrap cardstock that I punched the corner of with my scalloped circle punch so that it resembled a bite. The foil started as a smooth sheet of copper coloured paper but I scrunched it up then flattened it again to give it a bit of texture.
The stamped image is from SU's 'crazy for cupcakes' set, I coloured it in with promarkers, then cut away the candle that is normally on the image, sponged the top of the 'frosting' and replaced the candle with a strawberry that I handcut from scraps, adding a tiny green 'stalk' punched using a small daisy punch. I made another strawberry for the heart part of the greeting.
I wonder what Faye will think of this card eh? She loves choklit! :)

EXCITING UPDATE!: I have won a prize with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine for submitting my chocolate card to their competition on their facebook page, WoooHoooooooooo! :)

EXCITING UPDATE #2: this card also made the TOP 3 with I {heart} Promarkers!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to their DT for choosing my card :)

Onto this card, which follows the beautiful sketch by Bev for this weeks challenge over at Lili of the Valley, and also the challenges over at Cute Card Thursday - they want to see bugs! and ABC challenges which is F for flowers...

I coloured this beautiful Rosie Posy stamp by LOTV with promarkers. The papers are from Dovecraft's 'Back to Basics' range.
The daisies were made with 3 punches and a woodware punch for the leaves, I used the same leaf punch to punch out the wings of the butterflies, their little bodies are handcut and their heads were made using the large 3/16 side of my cropadile. As you can see the greeting is handwritten.


  1. Your cards are simply scrumptious Jo ! Love the chocolate cupcake one ! The bow is gorgeous ! Love the soft colours of the second card, and the image is so so sweet ! Lots of hugs and love from Catherine

  2. Hi. Mmmmm, loving all that chocolateyness, and if that isn't a word it should be! LOL. Great card and perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  3. OMG, I am totally ignoring the very cute and gorgeous second card in all out favour of the totally delish cupcake choklit card with scrummy strawberries and even has a bite taken from it, nice touch and wasn't me! ;) I am in love with this card, can I have it for Christmas?! The brown ribbon makes me want to sink my teeth into a rather large galaxy bar. Mm, mm, Mmmmmmmmmmm! xxx
    P.S. Can you tell I like it?!

  4. mmmmm yummy looking cup cake card -thanks for joining us at I♥ promarkers this week -Kate

  5. WOW Jo two gorgeous cards..i love the chocolate cupcke one :0)that and a nice cuppa...just perfect!the bite out the corner is a clever finishing touch,lovely work...

    Take care
    San x

    Congrats on the prize :0)

  6. Love your soft colouration of Rosy Posy, she is such a cutie pie - your papers and floral detail are so pretty Jo and this is a wonderful take on our sketch.
    Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
    Nicola -x-

  7. Oooooh, now I do like that. Different too. Love it. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  8. This is so pretty, i love the image you have chosen and your colours are fab, thanks for joining us at LOTV this week big hugs love Pops x x x

  9. Lovely card and I adore the colours. Beautiful image too, Thanks for joining us at ABC this time.
    Donna x

  10. Two lovely cards! The LOTV is soooo pretty and soft and the cupcake card with it's little chewed corner is divine. A real winner! Warmest wishes, Lesley