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Sunday, 22 June 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #21

I've been trying to finish off some Christmas cards for a swap I am in, but have been having trouble getting started. I already knew which stampset I was going to use & a couple of days ago decided on the colours, but was abit stumped as to what to do for a layout. Well today while I was blog surfing I came across Taylor's Cupcake Challenge so thought I'd give it a whirl. I know the challenge sounds like you need to use cupcakes & Taylor does for her cards (pictures of cupcake that is), however it is not required, what you are required to do is follow this sketch
So here is my card, I had alot of fun making it - sorry to any of the girls that are in the swap who may visit here!

Stampsets: City of David, Circle of Friwndship
Cardstock: Old Olive, River Rock, Naturals Ivory, Basic Gray, Brocade Background DSP
Ink: Black Staz On, Basic Gray
Accessories: Jumbo Pewter Eyelet, Crop-a-dile, Pewter Brads, Crystal Effects, Stampin' Write Markers, Grosgrain Ribbon & Twine

I have added some Crystal Effects to the centre of the sentiment circle, which gives it a nice shiny raised appearence, abit like the raised stickers you can buy - anyway hope you like it!


Anonymous said...

Ooooh, I love it Alana!

Anonymous said...

Alana, I think this is a lovely card, and the ladies will love receiving it as a swap!

Kylie said...

Beautiful card Alana, just love it!
Take Care


Anita said...

Alana, I absolutely love this card. I would be so happy to receive this card in a swap! Thankws for sharing!

Taylor said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for playing the challenge!

Dani Fender said...

Hi Alana,

This card is amazing. I love it!!! Every card I've seen with this layout so far has been gorgeous. Colour combo rocks my socks also!!


Anonymous said...

Lovely card, Alana! the colours are so lovely too and I really like what you've done with the DSP! :) K

Anonymous said...

Oh Alana - I hope this is for the swap I think it's for - I still have to get mine done - but I'm LOVING this one. You are one clever chickie!

Lin Mei said...

You're a whiz at using jumbo eyelets, Alana! A beautiful and interesting card - so many features to look at :)