Monday, March 16, 2015

Cupcakes & Dinosaurs


Monday morning is upon us again already.  *Sigh*  Why do the weekends always go by at warp speed?  Ah well, it was a good weekend even if it was too quick.  I have two cards for several challenges to share with you today so lets get right to it!  

First up is a card inspired by the photo over at Addicted to Stamps. All those bright colours and the yummy cupcakes in the upper right corner led me to this bright and cheery birthday card.  The pattern in the background was created with tinted embossing paste and a Crafter's Workshop stencil.  I'm also playing along again with the Little Tangles Anything Goes challenge.


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (My Girl 6x6) American Crafts
Stamps:  (Cupcake & sentiment from Sketchy Cupcakes) Neat & Tangled
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Rose Red) Stampin' Up
Stencil:  (Mini Well Rounded) The Crafter's Workshop
Embossing Paste:  Wendy Vecchi
Gems:  Recollections




Next up is a card for three challenges.  I used the Colour Me colours and kept the design really CAS so am joining in with AAA Cards' Bare Naked CAS challenge.  All the stamps are from Paper Smooches so I'll also be entering it in the PS Sparks Anything Goes challenge.  I masked and inked the background with various Distress Inks, paper pieced Mr. Dinosaur and then popped him up on foam tape.  I finished it off by curving the sentiment and adding a few gems.  Have a lovely day and I'll see you tomorrow!


  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Cutasaurus) Paper Smooches
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Shabby Shutters, Old Paper, Vintage Photo & Pumice Stone Distress Inks) Ranger
Dies:  (Nesties Standard Circles Large) Spellbinders
Gems:  Recollections

29 comments:

~amy~ said...

Such fun cards! Love them both!

lostinpaper said...

Both cards are so cute Jen, love that fab cupcake and it's cheeky grin!

stampwithsandy said...

Both cards are great, Jen! I really love the tinted embossing paste in the first card. It almost looks like flocking. The dinosaur and sentiment in the second crack me up! I know people to give this card to, LOL! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Colour Me!

Deborah Frings said...

I really like that cute little cupcake and the paper pieced icing! Fab work. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Love the grumpasaurus too!

Lindsey said...

The cupcake card is great fun, especially the "sprinkles". And the sponged background on the dinosaur card is a complete WOW!

Dawn E said...

what a cute card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both fabulous cards Jen! Love your cupcake--yum, I could go for one right now! Your dino is super cute!

Kara Lynne said...

Both are fun cards! I love the backgrounds on both cards. Weekends go way too fast!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

super fun cards! Your cupcake looks delectable and your dino is a cutie! Thanks for joining us at Colour Me!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, both of your cards are just plain adorable! LOVE a cute cupcake and an adorable little dino. So glad you could join us at AAA Cards.

sandie said...

Cupcake looks yummy enough to eat. And love the added textire. Thanks for joinimg ATSM

Jane said...

Well that grumposaurus - what a hoot! Super CAS card. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love both of your cards. Love the grungy stamp beneath your adorable cupcake. Your grumposaurus is adorable! Love the sponged circle and the bright green dino on top. Love the way the sentiment follows the circle. Thanks so much for playing at AAA cards!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That cupcake makes me smile big time!!!! So cute, CAS and such happy colors! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM and Little Tangles! And then you are treating us with another fab card - LOVE it!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That cupcake makes me smile big time!!!! So cute, CAS and such happy colors! Thanks for playing with us at ATSM and Little Tangles! And then you are treating us with another fab card - LOVE it!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is totally fun and fabulous Jen.
If it's a one layer card you may also want to link up at Less is More as we are looking for animals as well this week. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
Sarah x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

ooops! Just spotted your dazzling and sprinkled cake over at ATSM. Fantastic layout and take on the photo inspiration. Thanks for sharing and taking part.
Sarah x

Danielle said...

Your cards are so sweet :) Love that cupcake! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous cards - I'm totally in love with your grumposaurus!

Jane

Sid said...

Beautiful designs, love the turtle ! I have also become your latest blog follower !

Joyce said...

These are so very fun. Love all the color on and behind your happy cupcake, and your dinosaur card is perfect. I love that sentiment.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I know I will always leave here with a smile, Jen! These are both so great and so fun!! Hugs, Darnell

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Cracking up! That dinosaur follows the exact contour of that baby's bottom and leg pose! That is so funny! :-) adore that cupcake with its delectable dotty frosting too! Your cards are always memorable for all the right reasons! Thanks so for sharing!!

OH Babs said...

Nice cards Jen. I am putting the dino in my pinterest file.

Lisa Arana said...

That grumpasaurus always makes me laugh. Adorable cards!!! Thank you so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.

Victoria Lavender said...

Wonderful cards and that's such a great technique with the masking- you've done it so well. Thanks for playing AAA CAS Cards Challenge with us, so nice to have you in the game. Cheers, Victoria

Justine Hovey said...

Cool background! I love the bright pink against the cupcake Thanks for joining us at AAA Card Challenge! Justine :)

Tracy Ercole said...

More great cards Jen. Love that embossing paste background on the first.

Jill Vickers said...

Love both cards - the cupcake card is spectacular with the bright pink background and the dino card is so cute! I love the grumpasaurus sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous designs at AAA Cards this week! Jill