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Friday, 5 March 2010

Colour Creates a Sophisticat Cupcake

Even though I shouldn't say so myself - I am thrilled with this card I made. The idea started in my head a few weeks ago.  I first tried to make it using vellum but my ink still hadn't dried four days after stamping so I gave up on that media and then this week there are two challenges for which it would have been perfect so I decided it had to be made now.   Unfortunately I just managed to miss Polka Doodles which needed a shaped card but Cupcake Craft wanted circles so I am entering there.  I am also in time for Sophisticat which has an oriental theme and Colour Create wanted red, black and off-white.    Hubby's middle daughter is getting married next weekend and she and her new hubby are honeymooning in Japan. I knew I wanted to make a Japanese Lantern shaped card and I dry embossed the back in stripes to emulate the hoops of a real paper lantern.
The little Japanese tree stamp is by WS Designs, the hanging lanterns (coloured with Copics), stamped blossoms and the black on red trim round the base and top are by Inkadinkadoo and the sentiment is by Design Objectives for Papermania.  The silouette is one from a set I bought maybe three years ago from Lakeland Plastics back when they sold craft stuff in their stores.  I had some trouble making little blossoms to stick on and only added a handful after which I ran out of fingers that were not covered in silicone glue! They are made from K&Co paper and hand touched with a white gel pen.  Thank you for stopping by I really do appreciate your comments!


Kim Piggott said...

This is amazing!
kim x

lalkygirl said...

what a stunning card,the different images you have used on the card are perfect and make this card one of the most original i have seen
love it
lalkygirl[tracey x]
x x

Teresa said...

Wow! this card is so stunning, the Japenese feel is right up my street love it!

chris said...

Hi there lesley
wow wee!! sorry for my outburst but that was what it made me shout when I clicked on your blog.
this is so beautiful love that script its all just perfection.
good on you girl!!

dolcreations said...

Lesley you are doing such awesome work! I love when you post a new card...I can't wait to see what new creation you come up with! This is so unique and just simply gorgeous! Thank-you so much for your sweet comments on my blog...I so appreciate it!

Kerry said...

Great card. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Faye said...

I love the names you concoct when you combine challenges! As for your card, please be delighted with it as it is completely stunning, the detail is amazing. I've not forgotten about the flowers, just seem to have 3000 things to do first. I'm on holiday next week, but will get to you eventually, sorry! x

gina g said...

HI Lesley Wow what a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats challenge this week. luv gina xx

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Lesley, This is STUNNING and I do mean STUNNING!!!
A WOW card!!
Thank you for joining us at Colour Create!
hug, Janiel

Carolyn Bounds said...

Such an exquisitely exotic creation!! I am totally in love with this beauty! This is most definitely going to be a gift to be cherished forever!!!

I also had to mention that I love the name of your blog:o) Aren't little froggies just the cutest?!? And your right...they are always ready to greet you with a welcoming "ribbit":o) Too cute and very witty!!!


Unknown said...

Lesley this is truly beautiful, many thanks for playing along at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Unknown said...

This is stunning, I love the shape

Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week

Jan x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Lesley, what a beautiful card. Love the colour scheme and unusual shape. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at cupcake craft this week. Hugs, Denise x

Dena said...

Whoa!! This is so unique! Very chic and pretty! I love the look and those little lanterns!!!! Love it!
Hugs, Dena

Shelly said...

Oh wow! Fabulous card for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Nettie said...

Yes you should brag about this card!! It is stunning.x

Julie said...

'Tis a stunning card, Lesley and so original-you sure do have some fab ideas! Juliexx

Jean said...

What a truly beautiful card!

Kris said...

Such an elegant card! Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles this week.

katesacraftybugger said...

this is exquisite ! thanks for joining in at polkadoodles this week

Crafteezee said...

Wow, what a stunning card. I'm glad you got round to making for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Tracy x

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our shaped card challenge at Polkadoodles this week! Definitely a work of art! Cheers Claire x

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

This is gorgeous.

I love the sentiment and those beautiful lanterns.

Love Jules xx

Dawn B. said...

Wow this is so beautiful. I love the silhouette..What a terrific combo of colors..They will love this..Great job.

Deb said...

oh wow, absolutely stunning card, beautiful! hugs Debx

cats whiskers said...

Fabulous card sweetie, love the whole thing
Hugs jacqui x

Annie said...

Wow! a stunning card with such a personal touch for the happy couple - I am sure they will love it!
hugs, annie x

Inger Harding said...

Ohhh wooowwwww, this is absolutely
Love it!! :-)
have a wonderful day.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is just GORGEOUS!! I love the colors and the details!! So detailed and striking with the colors!! :) TFS! HUGs

Val said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love everything about it.

Fliss said...

Really lovely and unusual card Lesley.
Thanks for joining the Polka Doodles shaped card challenge and hope to see you again.

Julie said...

Wow an absolutely fabulous card, put together perfectly!

Ali Dantre said...

Hi Lesley...beautiful creation!! sorry this is so late but You are the Winner of Sophisticat Challenge for week #24 ORIENTAL.
Please email me at

recycleastamp at yahoo . co . uk

with your snail mail so I can get your stamped images out to you.

Thanks for playing. Hugs
DT / Owner