I think this card is so happy. Alex put fairy wings on Gertie! I love all the purple- frames and text. She even added little white highlights on the letters.

I think Gertie probably loves her sparkly fairy wings. I’m sure she can fly. :)

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1166-I Gertie (in her hat)
8051-L Wings (set of 2)

Lynne Jardine Auntie Daisy

Here’s an ever-so springy birthday card sent in by Lynne. I just love how happy it is!
Lynne wrote: The card is for a friend who is full of fun, and I think this image is just perfect for her! I coloured Daisy with watercolours and added some stickles to her flower centres. I chalked some clouds in the background, but they’re almost invisible in my photo :( I used some die cut sentiments – I double mounted the ’30’ and then added some clear gloss and glitter so that it really stood out.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1034-K Auntie Daisy enjoys freedom

Lynne Jardine - To the world

Lynne said, “I’ve always loved this sentiment, and simply adore the sweet little girl and dog.”

I really love what she did, not only with the wonderful sweet coloring but all the little details. She said that she colored it with her watercolor pencils and added a big of bling to the dog collar. She doodled a fun little border around the card (saying that she can’t draw a straight line so she usually breaks them up – what a grand idea). She used a little die cut heard border and added the little paw punch in the corner. Just soooooo sweet.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
8033-K To the World (scene)

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

Diane Kaufman - sending love

Here’s a fun card for just about anytime from Diane Kaufman. She started with the perfect little fluffy cloud and sunshine paper for her background. Stamping little Penelope and kitty Percy she then cut them out – that’s a bit of cutting if I do say so myself. I love how she added a wee bit of sparkle to the flying fish. The little banner flying behind is just so sweet – topping it off with just a few clear drops was just perfect.

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1073-J Penelope and kitty Percy fly

Paula Downs - holly and kitty woogs

Because of a holiday cold (good grief) I haven’t gotten as many posts written as I would have hoped. So today, this wonderful Christmas day, I’m sharing some incredible cards sent in by the talented Paula Downs.

Paula Downs - skating

Paula Downs - santa and kitties

Paula Downs - Paw humbug

Paula Downs - lulu and the tree

Happy Christmas everyone!!

Shellie Nelson - santa stop here

Here’s a wonderful Christmas card from great customer Shellie Nelson! I’m a dog lover so this card really makes me happy. Santa has been overrun but I think he’ll be ok. I don’t think he should have walked in with that little dog cookie Shellie included in his hand. She’s done a wonderful job with her colors and I love the embellishments – from cutting out all the dogs so they’ll stand out, the sign, adding a pom-pom to Santa’s hat and the little bit of tinsel. Just wonderful!

And here are a couple of close ups:

Shellie Nelson - santa stop here3 Shellie Nelson - santa stop here2

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1041-J Mr. Knickerbocker doesn’t know
1178-P Santa’s doggy welcome
3014-F Snoops sniffs
3016-F Mr. Peedles
3020-E Puddles sits up
7017-M Pine tree
8214-I Santa stops here sign (text)

Lori Barnett - Skating on Ice

Here’s a wonderfully sweet little card by Lori Barnett. I love that she’s chosen to stamp the background in gray and little Lucy in black – it really makes her stand out. It’s also a great way to create a scallop card (I think I could add scallops to everything) but making it square so you can stand it up.

Here’s what Lori wrote:
Ice Skating is so much fun! I’m sure Lucy will be spinning around on her new skates in no time. What a fun day playing in the snow! It’s hard to see in the picture, but I used clear embossing powder to create a nice shinny and smooth bed of “ice” for Lucy to skate on. There’s also sparkly crystal glitter on the snow dots and patches of glitter under the trees. I used the masking technique to stamp the trees behind Lucy. Coloring was done with markers.

Eat Cake Graphics stamps used:
1186-F Lucy’s learning to skate
7074-F Snow dots
9052-C Tiny tree with dots

Paula Downs - autumn

Today I’m showing you two more cards from Paula Downs. She’s been water coloring again!

Paula writes…
The first card (above) sees Betty & Tigger on an early morning autumnal stroll. I stamped the images using black Versafine, then masked them in order to paint the background trees (which is a stamp called Country Christmas by Sheena Douglass). I also used (Eat Cake Graphics) small maple leaf stamped in Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge distress ink, then coloured with wild honey, rusty hinge and gathered twigs distress inks and cut out. I used a Spellbinders Gold Labels 4 die to stamp the little scene onto. I finished with a clear Wink of Stella brush pen to reflect the early morning dew. A Nitwits paper was used in the background. A Cats Life Press stamp seal was used for the text.

Paula Downs - fall happiness
The second card (above) sees Holly & Kitty Woogums (my favourite stamp EVER) stamped in black versafine, masked and watercoloured. The trees stamp is by Sheena Douglass called Country Christmas.

Thank you so much Paula!!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1092-J Holly & kitty Woogums
1163-I Betty and Tigger
7038-D Maple leaf (small)

Paula Downs - betty and halloween
Another wonderful scene from Paula Downs. This time Betty and Tigger are out for a night time stroll on Halloween. She’s added a wonderful little witch and moon in the sky and pumpkins in the foreground. I like how she’s reflected the moon and the light post, using a little bit of yellow in the water and the ground. She’s also sprinkled a little gold embossing powder around the edges which makes a really nice and unexpected frame for the scene.

Thank you Paula!

Eat Cake Graphics stamp used:
1163-I Betty and Tigger

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