Monday, 19 August 2013

Birthday Cupcake!

Hello bloggers!

I saw a beautiful card in Craft Stamper magazine this month, and just HAD to buy the stamp set used to make the card.  In the magazine the cupcake is topped with a little girl with wings, absolutely gorgeous!... but as this card is for my hubby I thought I'd better leave the fairy child off his card lol!!  As it is he probably will not be impressed with the colours or cupcake.... he's more of a rugby/football/beer card man really.  Never mind, I enjoyed making it! :)  The stamp set is from Oxford Impressions, I love the set but sticking all the stamps onto that backing cushion stuff was crazy!!  I got very cross and sticky, but I got there in the end.


I made the background with distress ink, a spritz of water and some drops of purple ink.

I've been on holiday for the last 2 weeks, so apologies for not commenting on your blogs, I'm getting round to you all I promise! :)  This was the view from our balcony in Lagos, Portugal.....  A beautiful place, well worth a visit if you are wondering where to go next summer!


Oh, do you like my new blog design?  I got bored with the pink background so went for the floorboard look instead, still not very interesting though!  I'd love to know how other people make their gorgeous blogs, I'd like to add seashells around the edge.... hmmm, maybe I need to google how to do it!
I'm entering this in the Make it Monday challenge.
Thank you for visiting and hugs if you left me a comment, I really do appreciate them! xxxx

13 comments:

Zoe said...

Your blog looks fab, very rustic, beautiful scenery, looks like paradise, love the card xx

Karin said...

wow what a great vieuw, I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday!
Gorgeous tag! Groetjes Karin x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful see out of your balcony, it must be amazing holidays.
Your birthday card is gorgeous.
Hugs Anja

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your BD card is beautiful, love the blue in the background. Looks like you were in a gorgeous place for your vacation, well deserved I'm sure. I like the floor board on your background. I would like to figure out how to make a nice header for my blog, I've tried a few times and gave up. Take care, Shirleyx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a sweet card Wendy!

Your background looks ok! Kind regards, Alie :-)

Krafty Girl said...

Glad you had a good holiday, views look beautiful. Blog looks good also. I love the card, great images and design xx

Pauline Butcher said...

I love this card Wendy, the cupcake looks as if you could really eat it. I love the look of your new blog, I must try and change mine, lol. Welcome back from your holibobs, I bet your babies missed you !!!! Hugs P xxxx

Corysnana1 said...

Saw your great cupcake card at MIM. Love the colors! Portugal looks like an amazing place to visit!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Yummy cup cake image
great card . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Loz said...

Fabulous card and image. Spotted this on MIM. Loz

Pia S said...

Your twist with the candle instead of fairy definitely make this image suitable for a male design! Great colors!

Lori said...

Looks like you had a lovely holiday! What a fun card - you created a gorgeous background! Saw you on MIM...

Penny Booth said...

Like this card Wendy and I am sure Paul will too. xxx