Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Ice Cream Inspiration

I've just found a new challenge blog (well new to me anyway) thanks to the lovely Holly from Stampin' Royalty called The Friday Mashup! I had a good long browse through all their old challenges and they really are fantastic challenges! Nothing too restrictive at all, which I love as it means you can interpret the challenges in so many different ways.

They are currently holding a fan favorite challenge in which you have to post a challenge for them in the hopes that it is picked as the winning entry and then is put on on the Friday Mashup blog for everyone to enter. So anyway here's mine...

My Mashup Challenge would be to:

1. Create a project using a shade of pink.
2. Create a project using some sort of food.
3. Or "MASH IT UP!" and create a project using a shade of pink AND some sort of food!

And as you al know I love mixing up my challenges so this card is also for A Passion for Papertrey's Anything Goes Challenge, Papertake Weekly's Challenge to use die cuts, old Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #21 for the sketch and for Papertrey Princess Mariah's Challenge, who asked where we get our inspiration from. Now don't laugh at this one.

My boyfriend was watching A Diary of A Wimpy Kid the other night, while I was reading my Kindle (I was reading The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells - very good book, go check it out!). I just happened to look up at one scene and the main character's friend Rowley and his new friend were eating the hugest ice creams I have ever seen. The cones were ginormous and filled to the top with yummy ice cream and sauces and cream and oh I wanted one right there and then! Unfortunately we didn't have any cones in the house, nor cream, nor ice cream sauces and only a little bit of Ben & Jerry Cookie Dough left so I didn't bother. But I've been thinking about that ice cream ever since LMAO! I decided to turn that thought into a card this morning as I still hadn't used my new Sweet As You Can set that arrived a couple of weeks ago! Now what I wouldn't do to eat one of those right now!


Stamps: Sweet As Can Be from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Sweet Blush, Stampers Select White, Happy Spots Patterned Paper all from Papertrey Ink, Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride both from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Sweet As Can Be Die, Fruit Fusion: Cherries Die, Pure Poppy Felt, Dark Chocolate Felt all from Papertrey Ink, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (retired at the minute in the UK) from Stampin' Up, Oval Nestabilities, Doily from eBay, Pink glitter felt from Hobbycraft, Pastel Raspberry Liquid Pearls, Buttons from Elzybells, Pink Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel

And that's all from this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Mmmmm that's one scrummy ice cream! :)
    Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!

  2. Super cute! I love the felt cherry on top!

  3. I love any challenge that has Pink in it!! This is a great Challenge idea... Thanks for entering out "Fan Favorite" Challenge contest at the Friday Mashup!

  4. Yummy card! Great idea for the Fan Favorite...good luck!

  5. What a "sweet" card :-)

    I'm glad you found us at The Friday Mashup and good luck on your Fan Favorite entry!

  6. Hi Vanessa, I'm glad Holly pointed you in the direction of the Friday Mashup, we do try to offer our followers options that let them be very creative with the challenges. Good Luck with your fan favourite idea. Hope to see you playing along with us again.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  7. What a cute idea for the Mashup! Love the felt ice cream, such a great idea!