Friday, June 29, 2012

Piecing and Frosty Cupcake

This weeks Less Is More challenge was paper piecing and for me, that really was a challenge.  I struggle with piecing because I just plain suck at cutting things out by hand.  However, though this card isn't fancy or awe inspiring, I am very pleased how it came out.  :)

This card is final result of three tries that I worked on over the week.  The first one was flowers but it was too detailed so I had to abandon that idea.  The next one was a cute little duck with a hat and umbrella ..... awful is too mild a word to describe that disaster.  But thankfully this last one was easy enough that after a dozen tries I finally got that wrapper cut out perfectly.  YAY! 

The layout is from a really nice sketch challenge from SCS that was posted a few weeks back and I kept it in the back of my mind.  When the cupcake turned out so well I thought it should be the highlight of the card and this sketch was a perfect showcase. 

I'm posting this from work (no one is here yet) and will be very busy tonight visiting all the other blogs later this evening.  Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps: SU Crazy for Cupcakes; Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock/paper: SU White and DP (unknown design it was from the scrap bin)
Ink: Stazon black; Melon Mambo
Embellishments/tools: Cuttlebug EF; Spellbinders Oval dies; Stickles glitter and pearl accents; Kaisercraft rhinestones. 


  1. This looks FAB Rosie, worth all the effort
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Looks good enough to eat!


  3. Hi Carole, thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comments! This card is just fab, love the yummy cake and your paper piecing is perfect! xxx

  4. Hi Carol, It's a really great card and as Mandi said it's well worth all the effort, great job :0) Thank you so much for your visit and kind words, have a wonderful weekend, Gay xxx

  5. that is one yummy cupcake, carole!! super cute card!

  6. A lovely card. It's a really good CAS. I agree, it's a sketch to remember - I have filed it away for future use.
    Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. The umbrella is part of a Hero Art digikit.

  7. It was worth persevering Carol - this is lovely!

  8. Oooh I missed this Carole, ( been so busy looking after my elderly neighbour). It's gorgeous and in my fav colour pink too, well done :) Viv xx