Tuesday, April 23, 2013

It's All About The Cake

Good morning!  Happy Tuesday!  Hope you're having a good week so far!  Today is going to be our last day of sun for a few days, but I really can't complain, since the last few days have been so nice!  I'm popping in quickly to share a card I made for a few challenges I enjoy doing when I can.  One of them is ending soon, so I didn't want to miss the deadline.

Here is my card:

My card base and mats are SU Marina Mist and the patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Hootenanny 6x6 pad.  My fun image is Swoopy Melva from MayzyArt.  I printed her on Make it Colour Blending Card and colored her with my Copics.  I added Stickles here and there for added sparkle, Liquid Pearls to the pearls in her hair and Glossy Accents to the cherry on the cake.  The sentiment is from Create With TLC.  With all those layers, I kept the extra embellishments to a minimum, adding only three lime green gems in the top corner.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Thanks for stopping by!  I've got to head out shortly, but I will be back later this afternoon and will visit your blogs then.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
MayzyArt Challenge #15 (grow-which is what I would do if I ate these yummy sweets!)
Incy Wincy Challenge (sketch with lots of layers)
Cute Card Thursday #265 (cakewalk)
Digi Galore Challenge (one for the girls)
Digital Tuesday Challenge #207 (birthdays)
Corrosive Challenge #172 (life's special occasions)

Here is the Incy Wincy sketch:

Have a great day and see you soon!


  1. Carla, this is so much fun! :) Love the fun papers and your gorgeous coloring on the image! HUGS

  2. Cute, colorful, and so cheerful. What a great card to wish someone a happy birthday.

  3. Gorgeous card Carla, love the colours and your fabby colouring, hugs, Karenx

  4. Beautiful coloring and papers. The image is so cute. Great job on this sketch Carla, love this card. It is definitely a happy card.

  5. Hello Carla~
    love your cute card, I been browsing your blog and you got some amazing work here.. I'm also your newest follower.. When you have a chance hop on by and say hello...
    Enjoy your wonderful day my new friend...

  6. Carla, this is delicious. Love your coloring as usual and great papers to match. Enjoy your sun, we already have clouds and sprinkles.

  7. Beautiful card...I LOVE the papers!

  8. Fabulous job using the sketch! Love this image and your coloring! Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs!
    Jackie DT

  9. What a cute image, very pretty
    Hugs Julie P

  10. Hee hee She's fun Carla. She can bring those goodies right on over to my house. Hugs!

  11. Gorgeous card Carla, what a great image. Thanks so much for playing along with us on Cute Card Thursday this week.

  12. Hi, Carla! Well, I thought I had gotten over my paper envy (I'll never get over my envy of your copic skills) but alas here I am finding myself again saying "how does she do it"? You card is fabulous. You simply elevate every sketch, every color challenge. It's a gift!
    Many Hugz and Much Luv,

  13. Hi Carla this it just wonderful I love your beautifully coloured fun image and all the layered papers thanks for playing with us at Incy Wincy this week hugs Nikki & DT

  14. Carla this is incredible!!!! As part of the Incy Wincy DT I refused to submit mine because it werent very pretty (and that was wording it nicely)!!!

    Another inspiring piece for me to look at and say THATS HOW YOU NAIL IT!!!

    Bravo !! Thank you for playing this week at Incy Wincy

    Heather x

  15. Fab take on the sketch, Carla! Love all those fab papers you used on this! Love the cute image, your wonderful coloring, and great sentiment, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  16. Carla this is fantastic! You have really nailed this sketch. Your image is beautifully coloured. Love it!

  17. Oops thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week. Hugs Sheryl x

  18. Cute card, Carla. Fabulous and whimsical image. Love your coloring and lots of layers to follow the sketch. Darling.
    Cathy Lee

  19. I love this Carla, I just love the way you colored her dress. Thanks for joining us at Mayzyart.

  20. Gorgeous card! I love the fun image, your coloring, and the DP you chose is perfect for the image and layout! Thank you for joining our Corrosive Challenge this fortnight.
    Ruza, CDT

  21. Great card Carla i love the image.
    Thanks for joining us @ DTC this week :)

  22. I really like this card! Love the mix of patterns and colors, the image is so sweet and beautifully colored - such a cheerful birthday card!


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