Monday, 10 January 2011

Just Because I'm Dieting!

I made another "just because" card!!! As I'm sure many others are, I'm trying to loose some weight this year, but already am not doing so well!!! We popped out to our local garden centre at the weekend and on the way out there was a little stall selling the most delicious looking cupcakes!!! Well of course the children wanted one and of course how could we not have one if they were having one!!?!? I chose such a pretty cupcake with a huge swirl of vanilla frosting sprinkled with hundreds and thousands. It was certainly delicious and while I was guiltilly eating it I had the idea of making a card like it!!
Here is the result - my cupcake easel card! The topping of my edible cupcake looked exactly like this scrummy Basic Grey paper so I just had to use it for the top of my paper cupcake :).

I drew the cupcake shape myself and added a concertinad strip of Magnolia paper for the cake case. The top is punched with MS doily lace punch. I coloured the gorgeous Tilda with Balloon from the winter kit with copics and added some glossy accents to her balloon.

I have sprayed the frosting paper with pearl glimmer mist and added a pink rose from my stash.

The top of the cake pulls out to reveal a sponge cake coloured tag for a message!
On the base of the easel I used some strawberry Magnolia paper and added a doily to resemble a plate for the cupcake to sit on. The swirls and leaves are a doo hickey die. The paper flowers are from my stash and the gorgeous hessian flower is by Prima.
Another angle! (I got a bit carried away with the photos LOL)

I hope you like it and thanks for looking! x


Debbie Pamment said...

Oh Jane - this is utterly adorable AND fat free!!! I'm always trying to lose weight and always failing - but it never inspires me to create anything THIS gorgeous - LOL!!!

Debbie said...

Now, that's a cupcake!!! Love your creativity and love your card


helene said...

Nice card, it's a good idea for diet...*
Helene from France

Andrea C said...

I lost 7 pounds over crimbo and I have no idea why, I ate like a horse (believe you me I can well afford to lose it too and have another stone to go). Anyway this is just a super amazing card I so so so love it GORGEOUS. x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Jane thisis just stunning hope you don't mind if I case this one
Hugs Jac xx

Debra said...

Jane this is absolutely brilliant, what a fab idea and I love the pleated base,just love it,xxxx

kelly said...

Gorgeous Jane,great idea.Love the colours and Tilda is gorgeous.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Who could resist such a yummy looking card ( or cupcake!!) Beautiful

Suze said...

What a sweet card with so, one delicious cupcake.
A very nice idea Jane.

Hugs Suze xx

Sandie said...

oh this is just gorgeous!! love it :D

Patty said...

A beautiful card...and your cupcake sounds lovely.

Anneke said...

I love your card, Gorgeous!!! Great idea.

Helena said...

hi Jane, That is just soo scrummy!!Clever girl using the doily!!!


Louise said...

Gorgeous card Jane, just love it

Mandy's Magnolia cards said...

A Beautiful card!!
greetings, Mandy

Louise said...

Wow Jane! This is so creative :) Love that shape and also I immediately started feeling like grabbing a snack ;) Stunning paper, suits so well for this project. It's so adorable! Hugs

Kerry said...

Hi Jane,

I know what you mean - I have just started my diet too!!!

Gorgeous card, really different. love the huge cup cake.

Love Kerry xxx

Cordine said...

I have started too! Stunning card!

Sarah said...

Wow, this card is amazing! What a great idea! The image has been beautifully coloured too.
Sarah xx :0)

june lanum said...

this card is adorable. I know the diet roller coaster thing,.,,,,,,,,,,

Michelle said...

How creative!! I love the cupcake liner, what a great idea!! I wouldn't have been able to pass up that cupcake either LOL

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and what an amazing idea.

Chelsea said...

Oh Jane, this is simply out of this word gorgeous! It's so creative and so You! I love it to pieces...that cupcake looks good enough to eat!

stephanne said...

Awwww, this is as sweet as can be!!! What a cute idea with the pull out top and all, and your colouring is amazing!! Too cute!!! Diets... lol, no comment on how mine's going, lol... Got a loaf of pumpkin bread in the oven right now.... goodbye diet!!
hugs, stephanne