Monday, August 19, 2013

Cupcake, Anyone? (It's calorie-free...)

Mmmm, red velvet cupcake!  Little Tangles are continuing their month-long birthday bash, and their latest challenge is all about eating cake.  Lead the way.  No, get out of the way!

I've got several cupcake stamps by other stamp companies but the idea is to use Neat & Tangled stamps.  Danielle has kindly provided a couple of free digis, but I decided to bake my own.  I drew a cupcake on copy paper then cut it out to use as a template on card.  Once I'd cut it out in card, I cut it into the three components which made it easier to colour each component, then I fitted it back together like a jigsaw. Then I added some sequins, and a little birthday banner, and a red velvet folk heart.

I'm also entering it into the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge which is:


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Little Tangles have another challenge running for party favours so I made this:

Unfortunately one of the chocolates was a bit squashed and not suitable for photographing so I did what any self-respecting girl would do, I ate it.  Definitely not calorie-free.

(I'm hoping I can link from one post to two separate challenges by the same host, otherwise I'll be back to edit this post).

While I was in baking mode, I made another red velvet cupcake for a goody bag:

And here's a group photo:

Enjoy!  I'm going to check if any more of those chocolates have squashed yet.

All stamps and sequins: Neat & Tangled
Party favour wrap - Craftwork Cards
Party bag - pound shop


  1. When you hit the crafty kitchen, Shirley, you don't mess around! Once again, I find myself with lick marks on my monitor!! Delushious!!

  2. Hi Shirley. LOVE your red velvet cupcakes ... they look DELICIOUS! Great job of drawing them ... you are such an AR-TEEST!! The sequins make the best sprinkles on top - so creative! Love the topper and the gift bag ... such a lovely set.

    BTW, those chocolates look beautiful ... good thing you ate the squished one!! :) Loll xx

  3. What a fabulous set!! Your cake looks scrumptious - lovely design and great detailing!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  4. This is a delicious card indeed, Miss Shirley-Bee!!!! Those sequins look good enough to eat.

    Thank you for celebrating with us at Little Tangles :)

  5. Calorie free....yummmy as ever.....I'll take a dozen please!!!
    Seriously awesome hand drawn cupcake! I love your faux zig-zag type stitching.

    Fabulous party favor collection that some lucky person will be receiving and enjoying!

  6. I think I would be squishing all the chocolates! Yummo!
    Your cupcakes are awesome!

  7. Such a sweet set of projects!!!!! Delish!!!!!

    Thanks for playing with us at Little Tangles!!

  8. This is amazing, Shirley. you went really outta your way, and you created your own cupcake? Hey Danielle, watch out, here is another designer in the making! :) thanks for your enthusiasm for making little tangle's birthday bash a success.

  9. fabulous! i love the pinks and reds together!