Monday, 28 February 2011

Coffee and cream (cakes)!

The challenge this week over at Simon Says is coffee and cream ... and I was determined to enter for two very good reasons - not only have they got a fantabadozie prize as always, but this week they're also having a DT call - woo hoo!

However I felt less sure when I started thinking about the theme ... coffee and cream are not two colours I normally craft with, so not only are they WAY out of my comfort zone, but what to do about supplies?? So this is hardly my best week to put my best foot forward for the DT ... but hey, you've got to give it a go, haven't you?? So, I started riffling madly through my stash in search of something suitable. Here's what I came up with ...

I already had this darling image stamped up, so I decided to give her a "coffee and cream cakes" makeover!. I agonized for some time over papers, and this was really the best combo I could come up with, but I hope the soft script-printed paper adds to the overall vintage feel.

I was also a little concerned initially about what I would do for embellies as I have never purchased flowers in brown shades and only a few cream ones .... but that's where I really got lucky!! I recently won a yummy little candy from Dawny P ... and not only had she included a yummy selection of WOC flowers in shades of cream and terracotta, but also some really vintage looking deep cream lace - yippee!! I also found a few coffee coloured roses knocking around in my stash which were a present some time ago from my bloggy friend Sue, and remembered that I had a teapot charm lurking in the depths of my charm box ... things were finally starting to come together!

(Some of you may think that you can detect a peach coloured rose on the card ... but given that it really gave the overall scheme such a "lift" I would argue that it is in fact cinammon ...y'know ... the stuff you get sprinkled on your coffee. That's my story and I'm sticking to it ;-) )

Main image: LotV "Hello Cupcake", coloured with Promarkers and Copics;
Sentiment: Penny Black transparent set "Salutations";
Papers: various from stash;
Supplies: pearls from the Hobby House; all flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts (with thanks to
Dawny P and Sue); lace from Dawny P; ribbon and charm from stash.

Simon Says - Coffee and Cream (+ DT Call)
Secret Crafter #123 _ Sweet Treats
Crafty Pad #110 - Something Yummy For Your Tummy
Raise the Bar #55 - Mug Shots
Paper Sundaes #58 - How Charming
Rainbow Lady #141 - Shabby Chic
Sweet Stampin' - Oh So Girly
Craft Your Passion #47 - Girly Girl
My Time To Craft #129 - Hats
Creative Inspirations #100 - Stripes
Stampin' For The Weekend #4 - Monochrome
Wild Orchid Challenge #18 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays #44 - Anything Goes
Friday Sketchers #143 - sketch

Think I'll go and have a cup of tea and a cupcake now lol (only kidding)!!


  1. Oh this is beautiful! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of Stripes at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog!
    Don't forget to check out my blog for the Celebration Candy! xxx

  2. this is so pretty with all the soft and feminine embellies on it.
    thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

  3. Beautifull card. Love the image and the flowers. And the charm is very nice with the image.
    Hugs Elise

  4. Gorgeous card Pauline, I love the soft gentle colours and colouring of the gorgeous image, your details are beautiful and the cute little teapot charm is just perfect!!

    So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  5. Lovely card Pauline, your mix of papers is gorgeous and that little charm is just perfect.

    Nicki, xx

  6. This is adorable Pauline, love the little teapot charm that you have used. hugs rachxx

  7. Beautiful card, Pauline! Love the soft coffee & cream colors.
    Hugs, Manuela

  8. This is absolutely beautiful Pauline, wishing you luck for the dt call! Ruby x

  9. Gorgeous card, lovely soft colours! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  10. Hi Pauline,
    I love this card and you would never know it was out of your comfort zone, its perfect! Its funny how we have our comfort colours and stick to them!
    I think its a great card to enter the DT call....Good Luck!! Will have my fingers crossed for you!
    Lynne x

  11. what a beautiful card! Love the vintage feel to it with the lace and soft colors of the roses clustered at the top. The charm is too sweet! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

  12. Your card is adorable, I really think the papers and colouring are perfect!

    Thanks for sharing with us at RHE CRAFTY PAD this week.

    Hugs, from Ali x

  13. Wow love this image in these colours and thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations

  14. oh how pretty...fab colour combo and these LOTV images are so popular!! Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


  15. So yummy!

    Thanks for joining our “Sweet Treats” challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  16. She is lovely and the teapot charm is perfect. Thanks for sharing with jus at rainbow lady challenge this wee. Elizabeth x

  17. Such a gorgeous card Pauline. Love the colours and the papers. Hugs Michele x

  18. Perfectly gorgeous with yummy looking cakes and flowers. Thanks so much for playing Love Cynthia x

  19. So pretty. Love the soft colors and the charm. Thanks for joining us at SS this week!

  20. Gorgeous Pauline! Such a cute little charm and I love the flower in her hat.
    Kaz xx

  21. Gorgeous card, so delicate and pretty! Love the touch of cinnamon ;-)
    Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this time
    Claire xx

  22. Pauline what an adorable card! Lovely use of the flowers on her hat and all around. Beautiful color scheme and perfect for this adorable image! Thank you so much for joining in on the fun at Raise The Bar this week!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  23. Wow this is such an scrumptious creation, and beautiful colours

    thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 123 Sweet Treats

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  24. Beautiful card Pauline...such a sweet image!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  25. This really looks good enough to eat! I love your choice of flowers and the image and your coloring is just perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad ‘Something Yummy For Your Tummy’ challenge this week. Hope to see you again on Sunday for a new challenge, & wishing you good luck in the random draw. The Navy Wife

  26. Beautiful card! Love the flowers and the added flower on her hat. Thanks for sharing with us in our Girly Girl challenge at Craft Your Passion.


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Pauline x