Sunday, 20 March 2011

"Less is More" Challenge

This week over at the Less is More Challenge, the theme is 'Masculine'.  I'm sure the majority of us went "aaagh!!" when we read it, but we're not quitters are we ladies!  So here is my entry:


I stamped and clear embossed the image once onto white card, then again onto patterned paper. I then paper pieced the main section of the cake and coloured the remainder with promarkers (with a little bit of stickles on the flames).

I then matted the cake onto embossed and textured card.

Stampendous Fifteen Candles Stamp Set
Dovecraft Paper
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink & Clear Embossing Powder
Promarkers & Diamond Stickles
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Away now to check out the other entries.  Thanks so much everyone for taking the time to visit and leave comments.

Happy Crafting
Suze x

55 comments:

Craftilicious said...

What a great idea - I think the colours you chose make the cake very male but you culd do it again with pinks for a girl. Really striking card.

Jo said...

This is a fab card. Perfect colours for a male card. Jo x

Chrissie said...

Super job Suze!
I'm very fond of paper piecing and this works really well!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

And who DOESN'T love a nice bit of cake eh? Smashing idea with the paper piecing too

Kathyk

sharingthepassion said...

This is fab Suze! Scrummy creation :D

Ali x

Faith A said...

Another WOW card from you Suz, this is perfect for a man.

Loli said...

Hello Suze, tahnk you for your comment...
I love the colours of the papers you've used for this cake, are great, very masculine.Grest job
A hug from Spain

Pauline said...

Lovely card, the paper piecing is fabulous.

Rosemary said...

love the paper piecing! brilliant card!

Sandra said...

Brillant card especially if changing the colour combination it could become female.

Dora said...

This is fantastic, love your embossing and the paper piecing.... yes, I'm one of them that went aaaagh he he and this is the first time I'm joining in at Less Is More too, as I've been trying and never getting it right :)) Hugs xx

Dori said...

lovely card - must try the paper piecing idea some time soon!

kelly said...

wow, i would never have thought that a cake stamp could be masculine, but with a dash of masculine colours you have done it!!
thanks for commenting on my card.

Kelly xx

Viv said...

Great card again Suze! yes I went 'arrrggghh' too lol:O) Viv xx

Beryl K said...

Great card, I never think of paper piecing. Thanks for your comments
Beryl x

Maureen said...

Great card and yes I also went Argh!!

Susan said...

Suze, this is so cute! I love how you've raised the cake off the card...too cute!

Katina said...

Great card that definitely meets the challenge. You've just reminded me there's some chocolate gateaux in the fridge! xx

Mandi said...

I love to paper pierce too Suze
We've had a lot of arrgghhs this week lol
Great card
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This is brilliant. Using those colours really makes the cake 'masculine' - I would never have thought of doing this... very clever.
Caroline xxx

Jennifer Styles said...

Very festive and just right for a guy!

Meggymay said...

Super card, that looks a fab cake.

Sue said...

Yes Suze, I did go aaargh, but then remembered my Clarity stamps.

Great card, love the cake.x

Caroline Hallett said...

this is a really lovely card, its very masculine, but a great idea xxx

Deb said...

gorgeous card, the embossed panel looks fabulous and love the paper pieced cake!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Valerie said...

Love it all Suze, the paper you used for the piecing is great and it is such a striking image!
Val x

massofhair said...

After my chocolate cake card last week i was going to do a similar one this week as most men seem to love cake but i changed my mind. Your card is very colourful and fun and i imagine would make any man smile. Very cool card:-)

ThinkInk Creative said...

you know, i've never tried paper piecing so that's on the list of stuff to do.
scrumptious card.
thanks for visiting me.

cheers,
Malyn

Aileen said...

Great job Suze, your paper piecing is fab. Love the cake against the white background. x

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

looove this Suze :) perfect :)

Lynne said...

Brilliant. Perfect man card with those papers.
Lynne xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

I really like the cake paper-pieced in tartan. Putting stickles on the flames is a nice touch.

Sonia said...

Perfect male card, love the embossing.
Sonia x

Mrs Adept said...

I love the paper piecing idea. It worked great for this project.

weewiccababe said...

just perfect masculine card - fab idea Suze - and you definitely should enter the Papeterie comp, who wouldn't want to spend £100 there!!
Debz
xx

Jenny said...

Brilliant card, I love the idea of colouring and paper piecing together.Great double mat too X

Debbie said...

Love your paper pieced cake!

Jose said...

Lovely card Suze, and thaat bit of stickles on the fales is a lovely finishing touch.
Jose x

Netty said...

Terrific birthday cake card, love it. Annette x

craftattack said...

Wow, what a great card! Love the dotty background! Valerie

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Thanks for visiting me. I've come to see what you've been up to now! And I see GREAT THINGS! Love the treat bags and your entry for last week's LIM challenge. This week you've made another excellent card for LIM. Congrats
Hugs, Sandra

butlersabroad said...

You know I've been crafting for ages but I've never once attempted to paper piece!! I have no idea why because it looks so effective, this is a great card and your paper/colour choices are perfect.

Hugs
Brenda

Angelnorth said...

Great card, the earthy colours look great with the crips white!

Handmade with Love said...

I love this stamp, it will suit any birthday! I love you have have paper pieced the image too. Brilliant card, thanks for the comment on my card. Tracey x

kingstonmama said...

That's a very manly birthday cake. Clever to use paper piecing on it.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, your cake card is wonderful, great paper piecing. Yes! the whole concept of male cards is a big challenge but you've nailed it:0) xxx

Lizy said...

This is a fab card Suze! I hanks for popping by my blog and for you lovely comments :)
Lizy x

Shobana said...

O. M. G.
What a card! So much technique and elements! All coming together beautifuly. *Sigh* I can only dream of making such cards.
Tks for stopping by! Appreciate it! :)

Debgem said...

Super birthday cake - love the paper piecing, and the texture on the backing card too! Lovely card!

Kathleen said...

I love paper piecing and I think this is a great male card.

Kath x

ding said...

Beautifully made card Suze, really love your design, it works so well.
Diane x

Shaz said...

Great card, this is right up my street. i love it. x

Sue W said...

GReat paper piecing Good card for a male!

craftynan said...

hiya , great card love the paper piecing ,and the colour combo too tfs
xmaggiex

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x