Sunday, 12 April 2015

A birthday cupcake

Hello everyone

I have had a bit of a disaster this weekend - my 15 year old laptop died!! What a catastrophe!! I didn't realise how much I relied on my little trusty laptop for updating my blog, editing photos and of course writing my college assignments until it was gone. Luckily my sister was updating her laptop so I have been given her old one (I am told it is a notebook but it looks like a laptop to me).  It has trial and error with the photo editing programme due to this being a more modern machine but hopefully I will get better with practice.
Now onto the crafting........
The challenge this month at Penny Black and more is birthdays. Here is my card for the challenge -
Now having just celebrated my ** birthday I have decided you can never have too much cake (especially when it is baked by your daughter).
This card uses a Penny black stamp called Cupcake which I have coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens and pencils.
  • Cupcake stamp from Penny Black
  • Spectrum Noir pens and pencils - CT1, CT2, CT4, PP1, PP2, TH5, TN7, TN9, EB1, EB2, DR1, DR5, DR6, FS2, FS4, FS9, CR1, GT1, GT2, BG1, BG2, IB1, blender, 063, 097, 093, 085, 016, 018, 034 and 089.
  • Forever friends kraft notes paper pad from Docrafts
  • Spellbinder's grand decorative circles one, circle nestie, scalloped circle nestie, sprigs and sentiments 2
  • Martha Stewart punch
  • Tonic petal pairs punch
  • ribbon from Docrafts
  • lots of glitter!!!!

I even decorated the inside of the card.
I added a shadow to the sentiment by cutting two and matting them.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - - April challenge -birthdays

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog.



  1. Nightmare Lesley, does that mean the dreaded Windows 8 is being thrust upon you ? Had it for a few months now and still hate it and would you believe I still prefer my poor old Vista machine for e.mails and the like.

    Anyhow your card, a gorgeous creation, liking the subtle pastel colours and the sentiment really pops by off setting it.

    Many thanks for joining in with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

    B x

    1. No windows 8 for me. Because my "new" laptop was donated to me it uses windows 7 which is a steep learning curve too!

  2. A fabulous card Lesley. Gorgeous colours and full of fun. I am sure the recipient loved the card.
    Oh I so sympathise with you over your laptop. I accidentally tipped a full mug of coffee into mine just recently and I too lost everything. Windows 8 is a nightmare and I will never get used to it. It must have been a man who designed it. he he
    Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again next month.


  3. Super sweet card Lesley. This is probably my favorite stamp from that release, but they are all so cute and pretty! You colored this beautifully and love the embellishments. Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at penny black and more!!