Well, tonight is the Papertrey Blog Hop! Are you all as excited as I am?!! Thank you for stopping by and taking time to visit my creation!!
Well, let’s get down to business shall we?! This month’s challenge was to use buttons in any way we wanted! I *adore* PTI buttons – their sizes, shapes, colours, all those little special ones we get in the packets that have glitter and just the general all-round yumminess of them!! So I couldn’t wait to get stuck in!!
I decided to also combine the Blog Hop Challenge with the latest Poppy Seed Challenge:
I really love the idea behind Lisa’s Challenge! Because we only have these three seeds it leaves everything else open to interpretation and inspiration!!
I had a think and a play, and finally opted for this colourful creation, featuring my set of the moment – Cupcake Collection!
Ah, doesn’t that look yummy to you?!! I love the colours and warmth in this card!!
I started with a Berry Sorbet card base which was stamped, front and back, with Damask Designs using Sweet Blush ink. This gave a lovely damask effect I thought – subtle, two-tone and just enough to take a bit of heat out of the overall colour. Love how it turned out!!
I decided to opt for a yellow cupcake frosting and stamped the top with Lemon Tart ink onto Rustic White cardstock. See what a job reinking does?! How bright and zesty is that Lemon Tart?! I paired the top with a Berry Sorbet lining, stamped again onto Rustic White cardstock. I cut both out carefully for later assembly.
I used a mat of Spring Moss cardstock and stamped the dots from Polka Dot Basics I using Dark Chocolate. I remember how rubbish I was at lining up the pattern when I first got this set months and months ago, guess I must have improved my technique a lot as it came out lovely and aligned!!
I wanted a contrast for the bottom layer of my mat so I chose the polka dot patterned paper from Turning a New Leaf, which also mirrored the colour arrangement on the main mat. Love it when little details like that come together!! I punched the bottom with my SU! punch and adhered to the main mat with Scor Tape.
I decided I wanted quite a simple arrangement for my ribbon and button embellishment, so I tied a piece of Lemon Tart Twill around the mat and knotted at the side. I then threaded a Dark Chocolate button with matching embroidery floss and adhered in place with a Glue Dot, leaving the ends of the floss tailing out at the sides.
To finish I adhered the cupcake frosting and liner to the mat using Pinflair Glue Gel, stamped the sentiment on Lemon Tart cardstock with Dark Chocolate ink and adhered with Pinflair, and adhered the mat to the base with the same.
I’d absolutely love to hear what you think of this little beauty, your comments always make my day!! Thank you all for stopping by and I’ll be sure to look at all your creations really soon!
67 thoughts on “Papertrey March 2010 Blog Hop”
Mmmm – yummy! Fun colors and a cute little button.
This is adorable. I love all the polkadots.
This is just adorable!! Great card!
yes, these colours are fabulous!!! LOVE Berry Sorbet…it's one of my "neutrals!!" LOL
Lovely card. Love the cupcake
Too cute! I love that you did the reverse polka dots of the Turning A New Leaf paper.
This is totally gorgeous, T! LOVE the colors, too!
What a yummy card! Beautiful color combo and all the details work together perfectly. Pretty!
Cute card, Taheerah! I especially like the subtle impact of the Sweet Blush pattern on the Berry Sorbet. And, who doesn't love a cupcake?!
This is great! Love the button on the ribbon!
What a fun card! Great job!
One of my fav sets, I love cupcakes!! Great card T!!
You did such a great job with the cupcake….you have inspired me to get my stamp set out and create!
Awesome card. I love the colors.
Fantastic colors and layout!! It looks good enough to eat!
Adorable! I love your yummy cupcake, and your layout is fabulous : )
Lovely. Beautiful in it's simplicity.
Very pretty! Love the way you used your button!
This is so yummy!! I love the colors that you chose!
Oooooh so yummy looking! Love these colours!
Very pretty. Love, Love the colors.
Yummy card! Love the damask background.
Fantastic color combo. I love the mix of patterns. I can't seem to get that right, but you have it so perfect. Great job.
Very cute! I love those colors together!!
Luscious — now I'm really hungry!!!
Those colors sure look great together, and what an adorable layout…love the chocolatey dots, yum!
Oh how cute!! What a great card, T!!
Love the way you used the button to tie off the ribbon. Also like the damask background. Nice job!
The scallops are such a nice touch and I always am a fan of the cupcake . . . you chose great colors! I also like the bit of damask.
Cute card with the polka dots everywhere!
Looks good enough to eat! Hope you took all the calories out.
What a fun night1
Very pretty Taheerah! Those colors are lovely together!
You are so good with Cupcake Collection Taheerah. I love the lemon paired with Berry Sorbet, so fresh and yummy looking. Those tiny delicate scallops in the PP are such a perfect touch of "umph" for lack of a better word! lol I enlarged youtr pic to really see the Damask and it's just lovely.
Love this Miss T. Nice job, you chose some good colors! I love cupcake, so sweet and yummy!
This is so pretty! I love your card! 🙂
Love the cupcakes…was my first stamp set…and great use of colours…love it!
Oh so sweet, LOVE the color combination!!
Oh I love the colours of this card. That damask card base is absolutely gorgeous! In fact its just a fabulous card!
Super cute card! Love the cupcake and the polka dots!
Adorable! My favorite part is the damask stamped in Sweet Blush on the Berry Sorbet cs. What a gorgeous effect.
Oh so cute!! I love cupcakes too!
Just getting a sneak peek of your blog hop before I go to bed ;D
Loving this sweet card! So clever to reverse the pattern of polka dots – really effective!
It's promising to see your Lemon Tart ink so bright and zesty, I ordered a re-inker too so fingers crossed I get the same results!
CUTE, Taheerah! I love the patterns and colors you combined!
Lovely card, Taheerah. I'm really leaning toward purchasing Cupcake Collection now! It's so fun and versatile. Love the Lemon Tart!!
Beautiful card! Looks good enough to eat!
Yummy Taheerah ……. Oh how I love cupcakes and Oh how I love your card!!!
This is so cute!! This is my first PTI Blog Hop so I had to come see how it's done!! Great card!!