Sunday, 28 December 2014

TAWS January Sneak Peek #1: Cake Day

It's time for the first of 3 days of fabulous sneak peeks of The Alley Way Stamps January 2015 release. Today we are sneak peeking the *NEW* Cake Day stamp set, which will be available to purchase from The Alley Way Stamps store at 10pm (mountain time) on Wednesday 31st December.

If you hop on over to today's sneak peek post on the The Alley Way Stamps blog, you will be able to see the rest of the team's awesome Cake Day sneak peek cards, plus there is an opportunity to win this fantastic stamp set!  Be quick though, as the contest is running for today only and will close at 7pm moutain time.

Cake Day is a 4x6" clear stamp set packed full of wonderful 'cake day' themed stamps and sentiments.  I have used 3 of them on today's card - the cupcake, a candle and this awesome sentiment:

TAWS Cake Day stamp set (available 31/12/14)
Bazzill cardstock: Pineapple Bliss, Raspberry Splash, Coconut Swirl
SU cardstock: Old Olive
Versafine ink: Onyx Black

I decided not to colour for this card, and so paper pieced everything using different coloured cardstock.  I really wanted the lighter pink cupcake frostings to have large white polka dots. Unfortunately I couldn't find any paper that worked (despite having an enormous paper stash, lol!), and as I didn't want to draw them with a white pen or add gems, I decided to stamp and cut out the frosting in both white and pink card, and then I used my hole punch to punch holes through the pink card.  Once I laid it on top of the white card, I had polka dot frosting! (I kind of like the randomness of the white spots!).

The layout of my card is based on the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch! #104 (yep, it's the second time I've used this sketch in as many days, lol!).  I also followed this week's colour combo at ColourQ #273, so I would like to enter this card into both these challenges.


Thanks for stopping by today!



  1. This is gorgeous Sem!! I love the colors!! So springy and fun!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  2. Happy Cake Day! I LOVE this, Sem!! What a happy card!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Fabulous card Simonne, love the stamps and great sketch!

  4. Love the fun and festive!

  5. And another beauty! You're making it difficult to choose a favorite Simonne!

  6. This is just too flippin cute! I love your row of sweet cup cakes, they look good enough to eat. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColoruQ, hope to see you again next week.

  7. Wonderful on both challenges!!!!Obviously so clever on the CTS!!! Yay!! love the cleverness!

  8. What a sweet card! Love your idea for the polka dot frosting. Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ!

  9. Oh, this is darling! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  10. Cute card, Simonne, love those cupcakes! So happy you played with us at the colourQ.


Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x