Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fancy Surprise!

What an exciting Blog Hop at There's Magic In the Air this week! Nina has some wonderful free digis for us to use and will soon have her store up and ready to share more of her artwork. This is my entry for the chance to be a guest designer. I have been looking at the other entries and they are awesome. The challenge is a recipe (you have until tomorrow to get your entry posted, so get to it!)

The recipe is as follows:
... you MUST follow this "Recipe" to make a card:
Use 1 tag - my sweet tag is on the right
Add 2 textures - cuttlebug stripe paper and ribbon
Mix in 3 pattern papers - background stripes, tag/scallop at bottom, bottom portion under mouse and cupcake
fold in 4 pieces of ribbon - 4 on main image + tag = 5 (ooops, see I can't follow a recipe!!!)
and sprinkle with 5 brads or 5 buttons - 4 on main image + tag = 5

You may also use one color card stock outside the color of the base of your card if you like, but only one.

Now I'm not very good at following recipes, just ask my DH!

Him, "This is good, how did you make it?"
Me, "Well, it called for a teaspoon of butter, but I didn't have any so I substituted mayo."
Me, "And then we were out of noodles, so I used rice instead."
Me, "No onions either, so I used onion salt, ya know it still gives it that 'oniony' flavor."
Him, "So what did you use that is in the recipe?"
Me, "The chicken."
Him, "So it's another one you made up?'
Me, "Yeah, basically"
Me, "So you like it?"
Him, "Yeah, it's good, but will you remember how to make it the next time?"
Me, "Probably not."

So, for me, the hardest part of this card was following the recipe! I must have checked the recipe at least one hundred times, which could be the reason it took all day and I still didn't get it right!

I am also entering this in the following blogs:
* The Sweet Stop sketch challenge.
* Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sparkle Baby! challenge
*A Spoon Full of Sugar, Challenge 81 to make a monochrome card
*Whimsey Stamps, Challenge 31 - Die Cuts
*Pile it On!, Challenge #27 Tinsel Town
*Stamptacular Sunday, Let It Shine

Getting late, so best say "Good Night all!"



Nilla said...

Great story, LOL! You did a great job following the challenge!! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at our Blog Hop! Hugs Nilla TMITA Team

jannekescreations said...

Hihi love the story to Sam ;0)
Great card, thanks for joining us at SSC this week


Carolyn said...

Now that's bling. I love the glittery purple paper. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx

craftieodamae said...

Oh I love glitter! Your cupcake looks good enough to eat! Thanks for joining us at our Blog Hop over at TMITA! Good Luck.

Eve said...

nice card! :) Merry Christmas!

Danielle said...

Cute card Sam! I just love all the glitter on the cupcake and I really like how you added the ribbon on the card! Thanks for joining us on the TMITA blog hop!
Hugs, Danielle

Patti said...

Super cute and funny story! I love the glitter... it's the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with us at TMITA!

Deanna C said...

Wow! That really strikes you with the glitter! What a great use of the 'ingredients'. Great card.

Patti J said...

How funny you are! I'm the same way with recipes! Love your card Sally! Great job - those little ribbon loops are adorable! Good luck!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, love the cupcake :)


Kim said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! (especially after I figured out the punch across the top...just couldn't see those candles at first!) Fabulous textures and patterned papers! Hehe...I missed the 5 ribbons but now I see really can't follow a recipe! :) Great job anyway, Mother dear and see you later! (literally, YEAH!!!)

Aloha, Kim

Nina said...

Sally, you are always so funny and I so love coming here and reading your postings! you always make me smile and giggle! love the recipe story and love your recipe card, looks like you finally figured out you did follow it! LOL.. love all the glitz!! just beautiful!!