Friday, 20 May 2011

Cake and candles

It's my turn to choose the theme over at Totally Papercrafts this week and I went for -

Don't Be Square

no groaning please :-)
You can make this nice and simple with circles and rectangles,
or treat us to something a little more elaborate.
Just have fun!

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish
If you need some inspiration check out the brilliant work of my teamies
over on the challenge blog.

I came across this AWESOME card and tutorial by Kathrin
on the Stempeleinmaleins Blog
and I just HAD to try it. Isn't it AMAZING?

It's a great tutorial - very easy to follow and surprisingly quick to make. The card itself, is like an easel card, with an added scored section, so that it folds over the cake and candle box.

I did find the cake a bit tricky, but that's because I have fingers like Shrek!! I added an extra circle layer to the bottom of the cake to help me keep it together. For the candle holes I used a standard hole punch (like you use for A4 paper) which was the perfect size for my candles.

My candles only just fit, lengthwise, inside the box, so make sure you measure yours. It would be easy to add a few mm's to the template. 

Here's a close up of my image
Kenny K Club Kid,
coloured with Copics

And finally a picture of the card folded down - in my excitement to finish, I forgot to add a little bit of ribbon to the top and bottom, which would tie in a pretty bow at the front. Never mind - next time!!

 I'm not sure how safe it would be to actually light these candles - 
so maybe it should be given with a warning!

Challenges - 
Spoon Full Of Sugar - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes + DT Call
ABC - U is for Unusual Fold
Charisma Cardz - Birthdays in Pink

Supplies - 
DP - Papermania Regency.        Stamp - Kenny K Club Kid
It's Your Birthday Stamp - Catslife Press
Balloons -  Sizzix Die               Marth Stewart Lace Border Punch
Leaves - XCut Botanical Punch
Blooms, Card Candy, Ribbon, from my stash.



Sue said...

Hi hun
as ever a totally awesome creation, luv all the detail on it, beautiful papers, fab colouring, stunning work,have lovely weekend, sue,x

Aileen said...

Fab design. Such a surprise for the recipient. x

Pauline said...

This is absolutely amazing!! I just love the beautiful colours you have used, the image is beautifully coloured, and I love the cake and little candle box too! I just love it!!

chrissy xx said...

Stunning!!! Love it.

Marion E. said...

I'm totally in AWE for what you made! This cool chick on the gentle and girly project! complete in love with it! Have a good weekend. Hugs Marion

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous love the colours that you have chosen, a Fabulous creation biggest of hugs Pops x

mustavcoffee said...

WOW brilliant creation and a fabulous gift, love the colouring and the papers are wonderful, yummy:0) xxx

Suzanne said...

WOW !! Fabulous fancy fold card, wonderful colouring and details.
Thanks for sharing it with us at the ABC challenge.
Hugs Sue x

CraftyC said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Caroline, a super job!

Lorraine A said...

Fanbloomintastic creation Caroline !! I just love this ,,, everything is brill !! I love the striped paper behing the image too ,,, fabby idea :-)

Lols x x x

Stressed Stamper said...

not bad...NOT BAD...NOT BAD...Bloody brilliant!!!...looked at the tutorial made it a fave - but could not follow do one - step by step with pics please...STUNNING creation - though would not light the candles
Sarah x

Anonymous said...

I can honestly say I've never seen a more amazing card!! Caroline this is just breathtaking! xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh wow, it's a little masterpiece! Gorgeous papers, love the image and all your details - just stunning :o) Lisa x

Faith A said...

What a WOUZER project, this is incredible, and lovely to look at too, whoever gets this will be over the moon :)

Vicky said...

This in one amazing creation Caroline...and super image too hun..!

have a lovely weekend..hugs Vicky xx

Faith A said...

Sorry it's me again, I forgot to say, thanks for the link and your lovely comments on my blog.

Janet said...

Wow Caroline.....this is amazing!!!x

Janna Werner said...

This is SO COOL! Never seen anything like that before.. the idea to add candles to it is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing! Janna

Julia Aston said...

Oh my!! what a fun, fun project! Love your stampings and your gorgeous coloring on the little miss!! Thanks so much for the link to the tutorial!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my gosh, this is crazy amazing! The details are insane! A lot of work went into this birthday love greeting!!!

Lee said...

Wooo Hooo what an amazing are clever.i love it all.Beautiful colouring

Diane said...

What a stunning and different card....I am going to have to give it a go...and I agree...don't light!!

Julie said...

What a fab piece of work, love it!

Juls said...

OH WOW!! how amazing is this, you are so creative and talented, such a fantabulous project!! Hugs Juls