Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Celebrate with a cupcake

Hello lovely people,

If you have been following my countdowns you will know that today is the day I head to Bath to undertake my practical exam for the prescribing course.

Then I have a case presentation to give on Wednesday but I'm not worried about that as its only 10 minutes and I'm quite relaxed about giving presentations.

I'll be fine as long as don't drink a big cup of coffee immediately beforehand as I talk quite fast even without the added caffeine...yes, I have made that mistake before - lol!

Onto the crafting and today I have a Paper Nest Dolls card to share, using a paper pad that I have had for a while and somehow haven't used before.

I thought I would use it for wedding cards but it seemed to suit this image really well and even had the perfect sentiment topper for me to use :-)

Pastel card featuring Cupcake Avery by The Paper Nest Dolls

I think I should treat myself to a cupcake this size after I finish my exams!


Pastel card featuring Cupcake Avery by The Paper Nest Dolls

I felt that this card needed some bunting to complete the celebratory feel so I made my own using co-ordinating paper from the paper pad.
I cut the little flags by hand, folded the top of each flag over a length of twine and glued them down.  I attached it to the card with foam pads on the back of the flags and trimmed the ends of the twine and covered them with flowers.
I do love bunting; it makes me smile :-)

Pastel card featuring Cupcake Avery by The Paper Nest Dolls

Card recipe;
Image: Cupcake Avery - The Paper Nest Dolls
DP: Save the Date - Teresa Collins

Copic colours;
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 & R20
Hair: E53/35/59
Pale aqua: BG10/11/32
Dark aqua: BG13/15
Pink: R30/32/22
Cupcake frosting: R000/00/30
Ground: W00/0/1/2/3/4

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,


  1. Beautiful colouring and love those papers. You can't beat a bit of bunting, looks great. Good luck today x

  2. Fabulous colouring Kat and as always a very pretty designed card. Good luck in the exam, Hugs Jennifer xx

  3. Hope today goes well :-). Another lovely card xxx

  4. Firstly - I hope your exam went well today........ and your presentation tomorrow too... I'm in awe of anyone that can do a presentation....... mind you, I've been known to rattle on when I've taught card-making classes a while back!

    Now... to your card.... those papers are so beautiful and perfectly compliment your wonderful colouring of the image. I agree about the bunting - it's fabulous!

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  5. A gorgeous card Kat. Love the sweet image and those very pretty papers.

    Hope everything went well today and good luck with your presentation tomorrow
    Lorraine x

  6. Such a pretty card Kat, those papers are gorgeous! Hope your exam went well today, and good luck for tomorrow :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  7. Gorgeous card Kat and I hope that your exam and presentation have gone well.

  8. Fabulous card and your colouring is stunning. Hope everything went well with your exam and presentation.
    Deborah A

  9. So gorgeous Kat...fabulous colouring and love the papers and your design..beautiful.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  10. Aww totally gorgeous and yay for using an older paper pad! Perfect fit with this gorgeous image. Love the layout and the bunting is absolutely perfect and beautiful. Love the little flowers to fix the ends too, looks so lovely. You totally deserve a delish cupcake after all your hard work too! Hope you do get one! Hugs, Wends x


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