Time For Cake

I am a big fan of all things involving cake, so card making is no exception.  I decided it was time to pull out one of my favourite stamps for the card I made yesterday:

Apologies for the photo quality as I'd put this card in a bag before realising I hadn't photographed it.  I can't take it out again without ruining the label on the back, so I had to take a picture in situ. 
I had a bit of a saga with this card, as the paper I really wanted to use is by Papertrey Ink.  The whole paper pack only cost $8.  That would have been fine, but the delivery charge was $37!  That's a bit of a no-no, isn't it?  Even for me!  I really don't understand why shipping is so expensive, or why they don't get a distributor in the UK, as their papers and stamps would be very popular here.  Hey-ho! 
So I started searching for another paper, and I'm delighted to say I found this paper from October Afternoon.  They never let me down, do they?  The flowers are an off-white and I was thrilled to find they match the Promarker Ivory pen exactly.  It probably took a month to get everything together for this card and an hour to make it!  But I am very pleased with the result, it was well worth waiting for.

Cardstock : kraft 5x7, Cherry Cobbler from SU! underneath DSP and a section used with a polka dot embossing folder across the top
DSP: October Afternoon - Detours: Gazebo
Stamp: free with a magazine, coloured with Cardinal Red and Ivory Promarkers
Embellishments: white organza ribbon coloured with Cardinal Red Promarker

I have decided to enter my card into the Cute Card Thursday challenge, where they want to see cake on our cards. 
Thanks for dropping in today.  Let me know what you think of the card, I'd love to hear from you.
Jane xx


  1. Well worth the effort a lovely card.

  2. Gorgeous! and your colours match perfectly. Maybe you could get in touch with Papertrey and become their UK distributor? Imagine all those goodies to play with, bliss!!

    Margaret xx

  3. Very beautiful card Jane, love the image and very scrummy papers.

    donna x

  4. Stunning card, lovely colours. It's made me want to go and make some cupcakes! x x

  5. gorgeous card,love the pretty cupcake image!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge 'cake' challenge this week!
    have a great weekend, Debxx


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