Thursday 27 January 2011

PDCC 66 - Colour Splash

Happy happy Thursday! :o)

Today we have a colour splash for you over at the Play Date Cafe.  It's the usual black and white but the splash of colour is LILAC.  Now, as you know pastels are definitely not my personal go-to colours, but I'm actually really pleased how this turned out.  I'm really into cupcakes at the moment, not sure why lol

On the icing of the cupcake I used little silver balls, just like the ones you would see on cakes, but they don't photograph very well :o(  They look so lovely in real life :o)

This is the inspiration pic from Sarah, isn't that pretty?!

So here's how I made my card;
  1. Stamp heart backgrounds, using Copics colour in random open hearts in lilac
  2. Cut a piece of black cardstock as a focal point, die cut label and stamp with polka dot label
  3. Stamp cupcake twice onto white card
  4. On one of the cupcake cases stamp some polka dots in lilac
  5. Attach the polka patterned cupcake case to the white cupcake, cut out and attach to card using pop dots
  6. Wrap lilac ribbon around the card and tie into a bow
  7. Stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment
  8. Colour in the candle using Copics and add the little silver balls to finish
Supplies (quite a few on this one!)

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Holiday Labels 14, Hero Arts Clear Stamps Cupcakes, Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics & Enjoy the Ride (sentiment), Lawn Fawn 'Teeny Tiny Backdrops'
Dies: Nesties Labels 14
Accessories: Silver pearls

I have a funny story about the little silver balls/pearls used on my card.  I had asked my other half if he could remember what the technical baking term for them was, but we just couldn't think of it!  So my Marmie (Mum) said, 'Why don't you get Ian to bite one in half and see if it tastes of Aniseed'!!   (Not sure what that's got to do with working out the name Marmie but it did make us laugh lol.)  She thought I had used actual baking balls/pearls, whatever they are called, not cardmaking ones!

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Cosmo Cricket.  So for a chance to win a yummy prize pop on over to the Cafe for the details.  Don't forget to check out our fab DT creations too, you will be in awe of the gorgeous designs they have all come up with :o)

Savannah O'Gwynn (Senior DT)
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Andrea Ewen (Private Blend Designer)
Michele Gross
Tracey Kuzniak
Jinny Newlin
Libby Hickson
Fiona Shultz

So pop on over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC66, and remember to use our inspirational colours to be eligible to win!


  1. love it Ruby! Those silver pearls make great cachous!

  2. Well...over here, we call those silver balls 'dragees' and they are not always easy to find. You did a fabby job with them : ) x

  3. HI Ruby, another gorgeous card.
    We've always called those silver balls, 'little ball bearings' haha! althougth i think they are just called silver balls. I seem to remember them tasting of aniseed!
    However your little pearls are lovely. just like the real thing but dinkier!!

  4. Mmmmm, cupcakes. Loving the real-life looking toppings. Adorable card, as usual! You need to go make some real cupcakes now. ;)

  5. Yes, probably not a good idea to bite into the crafting balls! They look really yummy on your card, though. ;D

  6. So, so fun and pretty, Ruby! LOVE all your bits of bling!

  7. Super card! I love all the stamped hearts and the pretty, decorated cupcake. Fabulous ribbon!

  8. Gosh Ruby this looks super, what fabulous colours and design I love it.
    Lorraine x

  9. A real BEAUTY Ruby!!! I need to take some lessons from you on the "splash" :)

  10. Hahaha! I was about to say this card looks good enough to eat until I finished reading your story! Now I am rolling on the floor cracking up!! Darling card! Love the cupcake and love the story!!

  11. Adorable Ruby! Edible or not, your card is fabulous! That purple, soft satin ribbon is divine and I love all the dotted accents that adorn the whole card. Well done, you!

  12. love how whimsical the background heart are and the cupcake, too cute! The detail of the little silver balls is devine!

  13. Such a sweet take on the colors! Love your pretty ribbon!

  14. All I remember about those silver baking balls is that it cracked a tooth when I was a kid and I had to make a trip to the dentist! I LOVE the silver balls on YOUR card better! FAB background paper and that cupcake is YUMMY! LOVE how you backed it with that mat. GREAT card!

  15. LOOOOOOOOOVE this beautiful card! You nailed this splash perfectly! LOVE this cupcake! Perfect birthday card:) YOU ROCK! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

  16. FaB balls Ruby ;) (sorry, couldn't resist!!!)

  17. Great card, love the silver balls on the cupcake!


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