Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Celebrate with Cake!

Hey peeps,

I have to make this a quick post... it is late and my cat keeps bringing me frogs. Well, just two so far, but that is plenty. It is rainy and cold outside so the little froggies are trying to find a dry place to hang and apparently my garage is it. But what they don't know is that inside the garage lurks a beast from the darkest depths who waits with great anticipation for lost weary travelers to hunt and then bring to the giant that lives upstairs. The giant who has to catch them before they get away and hide under the couch (ah yeah - she brings them to me alive). LOL/EWWW!

Anyways... onto my card! I was motivated to use one of the Pure Innoncence stamps from MFT that I have in my collection. The motivation? Umm yeah... I broke down and ordered more of them. Hee! I used the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge from last Friday for the layout.

I paper pieced the hat and dress. I covered the hat with Glossy Accents and a bit of glitter (cake frosting too). I colored the rest of the image with Copic makers, added a touch of glitter to the flames using a Gold Spica Pen and added freckles to her checks with a white gel pen. Of course I couldn't resist adding a bit of Liquid Pearls and baker's twine. I think baker's twine might have just usurped my love for the burlap string that I previously used all the time. Maybe... :)

P.S. My cat is stalking around looking for her froggie. She hasn't quite realized that I returned him to the wilds from which he came... but not back by my garage door. Hee hee! :)

Stamps: Pure Innocence - Birthday Princess (MFT Stamps). Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red (SU!), A Walk in the Park designer (Echo Park), Choice Buttercream (TE). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers. Other: heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, Petal Pink Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents (Ranger), Dazzling Diamonds glitter, small oval punch, scalloped edger punch (SU!), Nestabilities, ribbon (May Arts), brads (Basic Grey), Cherry Divine Twine, foam dimensionals.


  1. OMGosh.....this is adorable, Danielle!! Have fun with the froggies!!

  2. Hi Danielle, what a gorgeous card! Love that ribbon and the bakers twine. Your paper piecing is just perfect! I had a cat who liked to bring in frogs, I was once alerted to the fact that one was under the sofa when it started to croak! Have fun, Jo x

  3. This is soooooo cute!! Love everything about this card! I love those PI girls too. :)

  4. This is just so sweet!!
    Lana x

  5. oooo, darling, Danielle. love the glittered accents. yummm!

  6. This is adorable! I love all your fun details!

  7. Perfect in every way!

    Congratulations, your card is being featured on the MFT Blog today as part of Our Favorite Finds!


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