Monday, 9 August 2010

A Bit of a Rant & Cupcake Craft Challenge #103 Lace

Hello to all my crafting buddies out there in cyber space! I'm back from me travels, seems like ages since I've been on here! I had a lovely time with my family and friends in the UK, I even visited London and went to see a show (be back later in the week with a few photos)... have to say though that it's 100mph in London, couldn't do that everyday! I hold my hat off to all the peeps that do though... especially those that travel on the M25... we got stuck in the most humongous traffic jam on Friday afternoon when the Dartford Tunnel was closed after a truck went on fire on the bridge... what a NIGHTMARE! Didn't help matters that the greedy BLEEPS didn't lift the toll charge until there were 27 mile tailbacks! If they'd lifted it from the start the traffic might have flowed better... but oh no said Westminster... we can't possibly lift the toll! WHAT! Have you ever, no common sense whatsoever! So basically we sat for 3 hours in standing traffic... and there was nothing we could do about it! We missed our ferry and had to pay more to get another one, the last one of the day which we only JUST caught! Great end to our hols!

Anyway, enough of my ranting, I expect you've all been super busy crafting whilst I was away! Well, today it's Cupcake Craft Challenge time, and this week we'd love to see you using 'Lace' on your projects. Here's my DT card for the challenge...

I've used a super cute image from Lili of the Valley, coloured with Promarkers. Instead of using real lace I dusted off my Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch to create my lace border and have added a few flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a little bow. The leaves are cut out by hand (I don't have a foliage punch... will have to put it on the wishlist). I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Lili of the Valley Challenge... Great little sketch from Bev (I've turned it on it's side)
Stamp Something... Photo Inspiration (I've used the hot pink in the photo)
By the Cute & Girly... Animal Antics
Sweet Stampin Challenge... Pretty In Pink (my roses & paper)

Our sponsor at Cupcake this week is Digi Doodle Shop who are offering a $10 gift voucher to one lucky random winner, and don't forget we're also sponsored by Crafts U Love this month who are offering some fab prizes! Remember though, you MUST include some kind of lace on your project if you want to be in with a chance of winning a prize. Pop over to the Cupcake blog and check out all the other DT creations, you're bound to be inspired!

Well, thanks for popping by today and whilst I was away, I'll be visiting you all soon, thanks for your continuing support!


Donna said...

Gorgeous card Shelly and such a sweet little image...the punched borders are sooo pretty and I love the papers you have used! Sorry to hear you had a mare on the is a motorway we use regularly and we often refer to it as the country's largest car park :( Donna x

Squirrel x said...

I heard about the M25 on the radio and thought "poor devils stuck in that lot"! Gorgeous card hun, that image is super cute, and I love how you've used Bev's sketch. Gorgeous. Hugs, Sxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Shelly. What a beautiful card. Love the cute image and the papers and colours you have used are just so pretty.
Sorry to hear about the nightmare in London, typical London traffic, no respect and spoilt the end of your holidays.
Anyway, back home now. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Lindsey said...

Hi Shelly! Glad you got back in the end, what a nightmare! I am so glad I don't live anywhere near the M25, the M4 is bad enough! Love your card, that is a fab sketch and the image is gorgeous.
Linds xx

Lau W said...

Tes cartes sont toujours très cute Shelly ! j'adore ! merci de passer sur mon blig, c'est gentil ! :-)

Faye said...

Love, love, love this scrummy card and your paper lace. Totally cool! xxx

Pops x said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, the image is really sweet and i love the papers you have chosen, thanks for joining us at LOTV big hugs Pops x x

Catherine said...

I ADORE your card Sweetie ! Gosh this image is soooooooooo cute ! I love it ! It's wonderful to have you back ! I missed you ! Lots of hugs and smiles from Catherine

Irena said...

Your card is very beautiful.

Tamie said...

What a sweet image! You have so much detail in your card, it is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.

Tamie - GDT

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Shelly beautifully coloured. Sorry to hear your M25 Disaster. My hubby uses M25 quite often but luckily he was using a train that day, though theres no guarantee's there either. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge!

Carrie said...

love love love this card!!!!
The image and dp are perfect!!

Thanks for playing at sweet stamping xx

Jo Davies said...

Such a beautiful card Shelly, loving the colours too!

Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp Something Photo Inspiration Challenge this week!

Jo x

debby4000 said...

wonderful cute card Shelly, adorable image.
Sorry to hear you were in that awful tailback, Fridays are the worst day ever to be on the M25 if you come over to the UK again I would avoid going back on a Friday.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautifully sweet card Shelley! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamp Something! :)