Monday, 30 May 2011

BBTB2 CAKE CHALLENGE AND END OF MONTH BLOGHOP!
































































Hello!
Well I've not been here for a couple of weeks, my laptop died on me and have just had it back but it cost me as I had to have a new hard drive! Luckily I had backed up though !
So on to today's BBTB2 challenge which has been set by our lovely  uber talented Carole! Carole asked us to use the cake on p99 from the Celebrations cartridge, this was one of my early Cricut carts and what a great cart and do you know I was flicking through the handbook and there are no blank spaces not like a lot of the newer carts!
For my card I used a 6x6" card and papers are downloads from Pink Petticoat. The cake is cut at 4", I cut 2 shadows in black cardstock, blackout in pink, base in yellow/white polka dot and base shift in pink. I layered up all the pieces on to one shadow piece, added a Happy Birthday glitter peel off and lime green gems. Next I added three real birthday candles at the back of the cake and using 3mm thick black pop dots made a sandwich with the second shadow cut (hope that makes sense lol the candles are sandwiched between the two shadow cuts) I then pop dotted again on to my card. I think I might enclose a little note when I send this card  " Candles for decoration only. Do not light!!" He he you never know better to be safe!
It's end of month too so that means a bloghop! This month my  candy is a little wooden house, (picture below) I say little it stands about 9" tall and is all ready for you to alter and decorate. I just had to get one for myself too!
You should have reached me from our wonderfully talented Krista's blog, just leave me a quick comment to let me know you were here to be entered into my candy draw before zooming on over to see what fabulous creation Theresa has to show you! Make sure you leave me a way to contact you and I will make the draw on Saturday June 4th.
Don't forget we would love you to join in our cake challenge at BBTB2 and if you don't have the Celebrations cart there are lots of cakes to choose from on other carts that you can use!




Thanks so much for popping by today!
Juliexx

28 comments:

jessica said...

I love your birthday card! the candles are a great added touch!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!!
jessica
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Crayola58 said...

How cute...HOW CUTE...I love those real candles. What a great finishing touch.
Hugs
Carole

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh how BRILLIANT using REAL candles! Love it, Julie! Been wondering where you've been. Glad you're back online and crafting. Have to LOL about the warning for your card. I can just see somebody doing that after a few too many birthday toasts. xxD

Jamie said...

How cute! The candles went great with the card.

Amy said...

Very cool- I love how you used real candles!

joann said...

This is so cute. I love the use of black.
JoAnn

joann said...

This is so cute, I love the use of black. JoAnn

joann said...

Very cute, I love the use of black. JoAnn

joann said...

Very cute i love the use of black. joAnn

Amanda said...

Love this card!! TFS!

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Glenda Joy said...

Awesome! The real candles are terrific and the jewels are so are the sparkly jewels!

VeronicaA said...

What a cool idea to add real candles! That is certainly a special card. I love your color selection as well. Thanks for the chance to win.
Veronica
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joydee1963 said...

great card,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Classic Creations By Shawn said...

Love the bright and vibrant colors. Great idea with the real candles. TFS! Have a great Memorial Day!

Kerie said...

Cute card ~ love the use of the real candles!!
I am now a follower to your blog :-)
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Doris P. said...

new follower. I love the accent of the candles. yummy!
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great paper on this!

Sharon said...

Fantastic card! And real candles! Awesome!!! :)
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**Treefrog** said...

Oh Julie what a great idea to use the real deal candles, I Love it! And I have to agree with you about the older booklets and carts, they were packed full with so many extras, not like the new ones, heck and they keep making more, how do we ever keep up, LOL!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

love the candles...Cute...

cardchick's world said...

tooooo cute!!!! luv the use of real candles.....GREAT card....

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Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Julie who but you would think to use real candles... what an adorable, clever card.. glad you have your computer back and hope you are feeling better. hugs

Peggie said...

What pretty cards. Love the color combos you used and it goes to show many different colors can be used.

Paula Bee said...

Love this card! The real candles are the perfect touch to finish it off!

Paula Bee
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Heather said...

Are those real candles? That is so cool!! I love this! You are so creative!!

Charlotte said...

I love your birthday cake. Such cute colors!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Julie, what a cute card! It took me a moment to realize the candles were real -- I was wondering how you did that! LOL -- silly me!!!

Craftbugmum said...

Quick while I have managed to get signed in to comment !!! lol

Great cake card Julie, super colour combination. The candles on top are fab idea, (love the comment do not light lol).
I might have a go and join the challenge on BBTB2 this month, do I have long ?
Hugs
Fi xx

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