Friday, 4 March 2011

Here's The Cake!

Well it's Friday again!!!
The theme for this weeks challenge is
 "Use you favourite image"
We'd love to see any new project using YOUR favourite  image.
This week we are kindly sponsored by The Cutting Cafe 

  who are very kindly offering a prize of "3 sets of  the winners choice", to our first winner!
This is of course in addition to the usual
Digi's With Attitude $10 Store Coupon, one for every 25 entries!
I did promise not to do a square card!!!

So here we have my favoutite Digi's With Attitude! Image, this is Grumpy Gretchen, Big Deal Birthday!
 If I'm honest, I have many favourites as I really enjoy working with all the images but, this is one of the first images I got from the store & I have had soooo much fun with her!

This card is for a friend who has just celebrated her 50th Birthday but as she was a bit sensitive about her age, I didn't mention it on the outside but died on the insert!
My image was coloured with promarkers & paper pieced! I tried to stick to a monochromatic colour scheme. This is my first attempt at paper pieceing & I have to say it was lot's of fun!
I used my Sakura clear star pen to add shimmer to her eyelids, her shoes, bits of the cake & the board that the cake is on!
I punched the corners to round them off & added a matt of dove grey light weight card to which I had done the same.
The lovely Design Papers I have used were a freebie, which I think was from Joanne Barsby, ages ago & I had never got round to using them until now ( although I have to say I admired them often!!) Sorry I can't find a link to them anywhere!
For the layout I used an A5 rectangle card, to which I added a matt of the dove grey card which was
punched along the bottom edge using my Martha Stewart Punch.
I added a rectangle of one of the DPs & then I added a strip of the grey card topped with the same DP just above the punched edge using foam tape to give it a bit of height.
I then added two different sized squares of coordinating DPs which were matted onto the grey card and stuck on the diagonal to one side! I then attached the image over these! I next added computer generated sentiments & paper roses. Next was the large layered flower with the rose at the centre

& finally the round sentiment

which is from Sentiments 4 You
and was cut out using a scalloped circle nestie!
I think that's everything!!!
I hope you can find the time to add your project to the
Digi's With Attitude! Challenge!
Thanks for looking & don't forget to check out the other DT members wonderful  inspirational cards! I'm sure they'll all be very different this week!!
Big Hugs
Dawn xxx
P.S. as you read this I'll be on my way home from my hols!
I'd like to put this card forward for the following challenges
Passion For Promarkers #89 Sugar Rush
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
My Grafico Monthly Challenge Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge Pink & Paper Piecing
Deset Island Crafters #3 Itinerary  (Papers, Theme & hand coloured image)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #4 Designer Papers
Craft Ann's Challenge blog  Birthday Card
Crafty Catz Special Birthday (50th)
Oh La La Creations Pink Pink & More Pink


  1. Love the pinks and lavender and the paper piecing!

  2. Fabulous card Dawn, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  3. Hi Dawn, what a gorgeously girly card! I love the image and your colouring is fab. Great choice of papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  4. gorgeous card dawn.the image is fab and i love your pretty colours and details.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  5. Wow beautiful card !!!! Very talented!!!!

  6. Beautiful card. Gorgeous image. thanks for joining us at PfP

    Hugs :o)

  7. Love it Dawn (probably my fave DWA! image too....well, definately ONE of them!) Love the layout, and the paper piecing too (I could get into that!)

    Big hugs, Ali x

  8. Wow what a stunner flowers and papers are gorgeous
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  9. Pretty card! I Love, love love this layout and how you did the sentiments! Fantastic! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges this week!

  10. Such a gorgeous card Dawn. Love the colours and the details. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  11. Dawn, this is really pretty! I love the colors and the gorgeous flower. Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly!

  12. This is gorgeous your freind will be delighted.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's


  13. What beautiful work. Love your wonderful design and sweet image.

  14. Dropping by and making my rounds at all the wonderful creations! Thanks for playing along in "Designer Paper" challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. :D

  15. Love all your photo details. That is very helpful. You did a great job with the paper piecing. The monochromatic look is very classy! Such a nice card - I'm sure your friend will love it.

  16. BEAUTIFUL colors and papers!!! The image is so cute/ fun! I only wish she were bringing that cake to me!!! I would have a big pot of coffee ready and would dive right in!!! :)

    Thanks for playing along at the Fresh Brewed Designs Month long prize challenge for March. Good Luck!!!

  17. love the pretty pinks! Thanks for playing along with us over at Desert Island Crafters!!


Thank you for taking the time & trouble to comment! I truly appreciate your feedback!
Dawn xx