Lynne Jardine - March calendar

Wouldn’t you just love to look at this cute little calendar page all month long! Lynne made this and it’s just so cheery and spring-y.  She said, “Ok, so in my head there’s a dancing competition going on in the woods, and the prize is a great big Easter egg!” I wonder who’s going to win!

Lynne said she colored everything in with watercolors and added clear gloss to the Easter egg. I just love the background sky with the little pops of color. I think watercolors are all the rage right now – I know I’ve pulled mine out and am having a little fun. I thought it was so clever to stamp the month in the cloud. Love it Lynne!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
5050-F Flopsy bunny’s got an egg
5062-I Brewster bunny (foot up)
5073-E Crow flapping wings
7078-I Row of pine trees

Donna West Thanks bear

Today I’m showing a fun little thank you card that Donna made. I love the way she’s colored little Benjamin bear. Adding the little bit of yellow shading and the tan on the bottom really looks wonderful! All her embellishments are just so perfect!

Here’s what Donna says:
I colored this card with my Prisma pencils and used Gamsol for blending. I treated myself to some new dies from my Favorite Things and the image is on the new die set called stitched scallop squares. I added a giant button and tied some gold twine from May Arts. The plaid paper is from My Favorite Things Plaid 6×6 pad. The words are from Hero Arts.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
4015-G Benjamin bear just sits

Lynne Jardine happy birthday fairy

Lynne says, “So, what’s better than one sweet fairy? Yip, a whole page of them ;)” I couldn’t agree more! I think this is so adorable and it’s made stamping just one little fairy stamp over and over again. I love the little dots she added in the background – they make the fairies look like they are flittering about.

Lynne writes:
I coloured my Little Sylvies with watercolour pencils and then added Wink of Stella and some clear gloss to their wings. I then dotted my pale blue copic markers round the fairies to colour the background a bit. Pink and silver sequins from my stash.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1091-D Little Sylvie (a wee one)
8151-D Happy Birthday (fun text)

Lynne Jardine lighthouse birthday

Here’s the second card Lynne made using the same lighthouse stamp. This time, a Happy Birthday card and what a difference a layout makes. She’s used a similar color scheme but this time she’s added a little banner with the stars and the Happy Birthday cutout words. I also love her faint puffy clouds in the background. Wonderful Lynne, just wonderful.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
6025-O Lighthouse

Lynne Jardine lighthouse thinking of you

Here’s one of two cards that Lynne made using my lighthouse image. She said that she didn’t have any sympathy cards and thought this image might make a nice one. I think it does. Even though I think of lighthouses by themselves, standing tall, but a little lonely, this one doesn’t feel that way. I think because she used the yellow in the background it makes it more hopeful. As always she did an amazing job.

Lynne says:
I’ve coloured it with my watercolour pencils. I chalked my sky and waves in the background. Then I added clear gloss to the windows and some Wink of Stella to the little flag and to the waves round the rocks.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
6025-O Lighthouse

Donna West Winter Birthday skating

Isn’t this the sweetest little birthday card? Donna made this and I just love that it’s something out of the ordinary for a birthday. I just love all the details and that she included just a wee bit of the aqua color to show the ice.

Here’s what Donna wrote:
I colored with my Copic markers. My friend gave me the Snowflake banner for Christmas and I couldn’t wait to use it on this little card. I also used a Mama Elephant die for the snow drift and I popped that up. The words are from stamp set I had in my stash. I used some Lawn Fawn Sparkle twine for the bow.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1186-F Lucy’s learning to skate

Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup

Here’s an incredible project from Alex. Have you the travel mugs you can customize? I think people usually put pictures in them, but look what Alex made! She stamped and colored the sweetest little scene, taking extra precaution she laminated it and then slipped it in the travel mug AND she actually sent it to me! I’m doing a happy dance and enjoying a hot cocoa. Good thing it has a lid, otherwise beverages and dancing about don’t usually go together. :)

She also sent me some candy called “White Teds” that were white marshmallow gummy bears with different flavors inside. I believe I need a case of these because they were YUMMY!White Teds

Thank you Alex!!!

Oh, and here’s some pictures of the mug put together.

Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup Alex Menzlewski Happy Cup

 

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
7044-V Magical flowers (left big)
7046-S Magical flowers (right big)
7045-E Mushrooms
7024-G Ms. Sunshine
5011-B Buzzle bee
5031-B Rolly poly
5060-B Firefly
5059-B Butterfly with dots
5052-C Crumbs away (flying mouse)

She was Happy Lori Barnett Watermarked

Here’s a wonderfully happy card from Lori. I love the red and aqua. And using the hint of aqua in the background, framing the main image, really shows off Herbert’s white shirt. Sweet!

Lori writes:
Someone looks twitterpated! HA! Mildred and Herbert make the cutest couple, don’t you think?! Cracks me up just thinking about all the captions that could be used for this image. I used a sentiment stamps you might not think to use with it. The full stamp says “In her handbag was chocolate. She was happy.”  I just inked up the part of I wanted…and wallah! It works! That’s a great way to get more miles out of a sentiment stamp. Easy cheesy! The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The hearts have glitter pen painted on, then topped with glossy accents. What a happy couple!

Here’s a close up:

She was happy Closeup Lori Barnett Watermarked

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1016-J Main Squeeze
8166-E In her handbag

Lynne Jardine Valentines Day

Lynne’s been making a Valentine’s card and isn’t it just so sweet! She thought this was a fab image for a Valentine… she loved that real happy hug, though she added she’s thinking I need to lose a pound or two LOL ;)

Here’s what Lynne did:
I’ve coloured it with watercolour pencils and then popped up on dimensionals.  I had a little scrap of matching paper so I paper pieced her dress and added clear gloss to his glasses and their shoes.  A wee tip I learned recently .. use funky foam to die cut your sentiment (great idea Lynne, I’ll have to try it), makes it stand out more!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1016-J Main Squeeze