Thursday, 11 September 2014

Seize The Birthday - Sweet Treats

(I'm multi-tasking today, posting a few cards because I'm running out of time to get them all in!)


Sweet treat anyone?  Low no calorie?  Yup, thought so :)  It's time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday, and this time the toppings option is Sweet Treats.  What does that bring to mind?  Cake, ice cream, macarons, chocolate, all of the above?

I used an old Stampendous stamp, Tiers of Treats, and drew a matching scribbly border.  The sentiment is from Ladybug Crafts, It's Only Words.  I added some glossy accents to the strawberries and cherries, which doesn't show up on the photo above, but you can see better on this close-up.


If you don't have a sweet tooth, you can still play along, as long as it's a birthday project.  Pop on over to the Seize The birthday blog to see the sweet treats that the rest of the Design Team have lined up for you, and join in the fun.


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Here's a leftovers card.  When I was stamping my dragonfly for my 12 Tags of 2014, I stamped an extra one just in case.  So I added some alcohol inks to the back, cut it out and added it to a base panel.

I had made the base panel way back in the Online Card Class Stencilled class and it's been sitting around since then.  I had mixed gold paint in with the Polyfilla and pasted through the leaf cluster stencil, then sprayed gold glimmer mist over the panel.  And there it sat, waiting patiently to be used.  So this week I sponged some Distress Inks over the panel (the gold glimmer mist still shines through, although you can't see in this photo).  I stapled some of the cutout acetate to the top of the card panel.

I'm entering this into The Paper Players - Happy Fall Y'all


and Inspiration Emporium - Fall Is In The Air

and The Male Room - Autumn/Fall


and Mixed Media Mojo - Fall/Autumn and Embossing Paste



(and a quick reminder for you that the Mixed Media Card Challenge for September is Autumn - check it out.)

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My third card is for Papertake Weekly - Repeat Repeat (I've repeated the text stamp for my background)


and for Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Create Your Own Background


I used STAMPlorations Vignette: Christmas Block for the background and Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells.  And another reminder that the STAMPlorations blog hop is still on.  Click here to hop.)

32 comments:

  1. Fabulous collection of cards!
    Elaine

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  2. Love the fall card. The background sure makes that dragonfly pop! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

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  3. Gorgeous cards ansd such a variety of inspiration!!

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  4. Beautiful cards! I especially love the unusual colours and background in the Christmas card.

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  5. I love your dragonfly card - such beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Emporium this month. =)

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  6. that dragonfly is beautiful - thanks for playing with us at Mixed Media Mojo

    Barb Housner

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  7. Oh super fun post today! LOVE the self made background and your card for The Male Room is fabulous! Thanks for joining in!!

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  8. All of your cards are beautiful! I especially love the dragonfly! The detail is amazing! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week! XX

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  9. Marvelous multi-tasking - and what a trio of treats you've shared with us! Your sweet cakes are pure delight; the dragonfly is gorgeous, and the STAMplorations bells..oh my! Entirely smitten with what you created! Your creativity is jaw-dropping amazing!
    ~c

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  10. Three fabulous cards Shirley. Love the sweet treats ... they look yummy!! And love the fact there's no calories associated with them :)

    The dragonfly is beyond beautiful. Amazing ...love the colors and perfect on the embossing paste leafy branch.

    And the Christmas card ... love the repeat watercoloring stamping ... love how it fades and have all the gorgeous colors from your bells. Loll xx

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  11. Fabulous cards Shirley, the dragonfly is beautiful - such a pretty background colours and your Christmas tree is stunning and again a stunning colour combo!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heatherxx

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  12. I really like that STAMPlorations card with the watercolor look background you achieved with the stamps! Love the bells, too.

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  13. Your leftover card is a knockout! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

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  14. What an entire beautiful parade of inspirational cards , all are awesome and gorgeous!!!

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  15. LOVE all the cards, Shirley! The background for the SSS challenge is especially gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Create Your Own Background Challenge!

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  16. The effect of the dragon fly with the alcohol inks on the vellum is so stunning. And I love what you've done with your watercolor background for the holiday card.

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  17. Love your style, Shirley! These creations are just fabulous. Especially love the dragonfly card.

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  18. You're on a roll with all these wonderful cards. Love the dragonfly and the textured leaves. Great work. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

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  19. Lovely card with the Christmas bells!! Well done!!

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  20. Fabulous card for our challenge, I love the background you have created.


    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  21. Wow, a trio of delights, Shirley ... they're all gorgeous ... my fave's the first ... had me smiling as soon as I saw it ... my sort of cake stand (full!) Anita :)

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  22. Wow you are on a roll! Love all 3 they are wonderful! Thanks for submitting the beautiful dragonfly card to our Mixed Media Mojo challenge this month! Fabulous job!

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  23. Glad to see you back with more! Your whole post is filled with awesomeness :)

    Really love the colors on your dragonfly. Dragonflies are one of my new favorites. Thanks for playing again at Mixed Media Mojo!~kim

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  24. Love, love your dragonfly card! Thank you for joining us in The Male Room.

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  25. Love the dragonfly and the texture in the polyfiller leaves. Thank you for joining us at TMR.

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  26. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon! Hugs, Sharon

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  27. Love your sweet treats card, soooo cute! I adore that scribbled border and wish I could make one that looks that good!

    Also love your "leftovers" card. Wow...gorgeous!

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  28. Beautiful cards! You have the most fabulous stamps! Love the sweet treats card!

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  29. That dragonfly is absolutely STUNNING!

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  30. A brilliant selection of artwork

    x Hilda

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