Sunday, 10 October 2010


Hi All

Well, what a frustrating day I have had. I popped out this morning which I thought would only be a couple of hours just to do some bits and bobs, I was all the morning and a lot of the afternoon. I wanted to upgrade my mobile phone as the last one had died.  I was in there over 2 hours and even then they couldnt transfer all my numbers across so I had to go home, do it myself and then go back.  Nearly got a parking ticket earlier in the day, then couldnt find a parking space the second time.  Then, I was so fed up after my trauma in there I forgot to get half the stuff I went out for the in the first place.  By then it was 4pm and I just gave up.  ARRGGHHH.

The good thing though was that my new Ladybug stamps were waiting for me on my doorstep when I got home! I've only just got around to trying one out, I didnt think I would be able to get to do a card today.  Mind you its nearly 1am so probably should have let it until tomorrow!!

I love my new little stamp but I am a bit upset about the cupcakes.  I used some glossy accents and then throw on some real sprinkles.  I think they have made it look mesy :-( .  I also tried some faux stitching on this card (Lisa - I had a go!).  Well, it took me ages!  It would have been quicker for me to go out and buy a sewing machine!  I used a sukura pen for the stiching.  Does it look anything at all like stitching?? Advice and comments gratefully received! I dont even think you can see it from my photos anyway!  I did make some big holes but you can't seem them as it is layered onto another piece of paper!  Also is there a tool out there that makes the whole process quicker??!!

I am going to enter into:
I am sure there are more about there but I'm too tired too look now!

I have waffled on a bit, sorry about that.  Really must think about heading to bed. 

Hope you have all had great Saturday's and have a restful Sunday.


  1. Hi Pami

    I think your card looks fantastic!!
    The sprinkles and frosting look good enough to eat!
    I do faux stitching too because me and my machine don't really get along that well, lol. I think your stitching looks just fine.

    Thanks for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  2. I agree , your stitching looks fine , and those cakes look delish..
    I like the way that you have " grounded " your image ie the shading at feet. I am just learning that now .
    Love the paper combination too.

  3. A gorgeous card Pami! Love the colours you used!
    Hugs Kristel

  4. Oh Pami! What a day! I'm feeling stressed just reading about it! At least the stamps arrived to take the edge off things! Love the card and how you have added the glossy accents and sprinkles to it and i think your stitching looks great
    Linds x

  5. Take a deep breath woman lol. Had a day like that myself yesterday lol. Love your card and there is not a thing wrong with your cupcakes, totally good enough to eat!! Your faux stitching is just perfect. Think you just needed a good night's sleep and give that self beating stick a rest lol.

  6. Lovely card Pami, love all the glossy accents on the cupcakes..yummy! Thanks for joining us this month at A Gem of a Challenge..hugs Shelly (Special Guest DT) x

  7. Hi Pam - love the card - the frosting on the cupcakes is fab and the stitching is great.. and can you believe there is a tool ! I saw it on QVC a couple of weeks ago! ONly think is cant remember what its called lol. Well done - a great card
    Lisa ;)
    Ps love the new blog background too

  8. Pami...I have days like that all the time!! I love the colours you've used on your card and the stitching is flab! SU! do a Mat Pack(though not big enough IMHO) where you get a litte plastic square with all the holes plus a squishy mat plus a cutting mat and you can happily make your holes. I hope this is what you were talking about otherwise just ignore the above except how delish your cupcakes look lol xx

  9. Hi Pami! I hope you have fully recovered from your Saturday!!

    Your card is so lovely! We are our own worst critics, huh?! I think your sprinkles and stitching are absolutely fine!

    The tool that Lisa is talking about is from We R -Memory Makers - Sew Easy. I've just pre-ordered mine from a different company. If you're interested, let me know and I can forward on the email I got!

    I work at Embankment Place - not far from you at all!

  10. Gorgeous creation love the sweet image & fab cupcakes..Iv'e tried sead beads for decoration on cupcakes with great effect.. thanks for sharing & joining us at A Gem of a Chall.

    smiles Christine & DT

  11. Fabulous card, love the cute image and the pretty colours.

  12. Wow this is fab! Thanks for joining us at a gem of a challenge this month! Hugs Rebekah xx

  13. Hi Pam this is a gorgeous card, I love this image & how you've decorated the cupcakes they look scrummy (& have made me hungry lol).

    Have a great weekend :)

  14. what a yummy card. Its gorgeous
    have a wonderful weekend
    hugs rozzy xx

  15. Mmm those cupcakes look good enough to eat!!
    lovely card.


Thank you so much for your lovely messages, I enjoy reading every one of them! Pami x