Monday, 15 August 2011

Let them Eat Cake!

Well - I wouldn't advise eating THIS cake on the card cos it wouldn't taste very nice!
Got a phone call YESTERDAY and was asked to make a golden wedding card - "one of them stand up ones" (LOL) - and "you know - a NICE one" - Aren't ALL my cards nice???????????? LOL

Anyway, being the fool that I am, I said yes - then the bombshell - "I need it for Friday and can collect it tomorrow night from the Club" ...............
Where is the card fairy?????? Whose house is the card fairy in waving her wand and whipping up cards in double quick time? She ain't in my house but I had to don the tutu and tiara and wave me own magic wand (commonly known as the cuttlebug) and get cracking!!

To be honest, gold is another colour I'm not too keen on - (mind you wouldn't object if someone wanted to send me the REAL stuff ) - and I always steer away from using too much of the colour preferring to just use it to accent a card rather than make a card in the whole gold/yellow colour.

So here it is - Lots of white embossing (Textile, Budding Vine folders), layered onto gold card and look - I baked a Cake!!!!! Years ago when I first started card making I tended to buy ready made embellishments and just stuck them on as 'toppers' - after a while I began to buy the embellishments then take them to pieces to use them as templates! This is one of those templates - it's cut from card and then decorated in whatever way you want - wedding, birthday,anniversary!  I used some 'absolutely ancient had in my stash for years' gold and pearl sticky backed ribbon and some seed beads, then stuck on some white paper roses. The two larger gold roses I found in a drawer - I think I cut them off something- finished it off with a bit of gold string and couple of pearl hatpins (didn't have any gold ones).  I rubbed a wee bit of 'Stickles' across the two flourishes and cut out two hearts and layered them onto the gold card.

The sentiment was PC generated and after several attempts at printing out in varying shades of mucky yellow to bright orange I used grey! I made a gold card box and decorated the top using up some of the scrap from the embossing edged with a MS punch.

Challenges - 
Little Claires - Wedding Anniversary
Crazy 4 Challenges - Monochromatic
Crafty Catz - Embossing
DYSU - Emboss It
Anything Goes - Celebration 


Lynne said...

Isn`t surprising how people who don`t make card expect super quick results.You`ve done a wonderful job in record time Viv, your card is gorgeous.
Lynne xxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv. What a wonderful creation. So very pretty and delicate. Love all the embossing and the embellishment. Stunning. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

maxine said...

Stunning card I love the cake thanks for joining us at little claire this month x

Cheryl said...

this is one gorgeous card and image beautiful detail bless you for playing at anything goes this week love hugs cheryl xxx

coops said...

wow this is absolutely stunning beautiful and elegant ;D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful creation Viv. Gorgeous embossing & details. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x

June Nelson said...

Like wow wow wow Vivvy baby this is one card!!!!! Ooh I love it and im not keen on gold either, the cakes fabulous, and I love all of the white, makes it more subtle, yes it brilliant have a lovely day pal xxxxxxx

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, doesn't look rushed at all. That's why folks drop these bombshells on you :o)
Jackie xx

Monica said...


xxx Monica

Janette said...

Gorgeous card, really stunning work, thanks for sharng it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

WencheP said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! So elegant... Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


Peggysue said...

Wow, you must work well under pressure! You really rose to the challenge, cuz I think it is beautiful. Thank you for joining our EMBOSS IT challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work!

Curlybear said...

Wow this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and the image is gorgeous , fabulous Embossing too,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge Emboss it and we hope you stop by next week and join in,

I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

Denise and Louise said...

Stunning card - so pretty and elegant. Love the cake and embossing.
Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU this week xx

Tenny Kusuma said...

This card is stunningly beautiful and you did AWESOME on Emboss it challenge. Thank you for playing along with DYSU challenge this week. Tenny

Maureen said...

Who's been a busy girl then!!, but you in a tu tu with a wand - Never!! nice card tho'.

Georgina said...

A fantastic card. Very detailed. A realy keepsake.
Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

kurlygirl said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Embossing Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


Lee said...


Heike said...

This card is beautiful and has such an elegant feel to it.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire for our monthly challenge. x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for playing along with Little Claire's Challenge this month, hugs Heidi xx