Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #73

Good Sunday morning friends.  How are you this beautiful morning?  Well... I really don't know if it's a beautiful day or not as I'm out of town this weekend.  I've pre-posted this and hope I didn't screw it up!!  I've prepared this card in advance of my leaving as it's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!  {smile}

Now this card is a bit different for me... at least the orchidy color.  I rarely use it, but when I do I usually like the results quite a bit as I do with this card.  Since I don't use it much, I don't have much orchid cardstock.  I only had enough to punch out the butterflies, but not enough to use for matting.  Thus, I had to make some of my own orchid 'cardstock'.  I took my Versa Magic chalk ink spring pansy and sponged it onto some white cardstock to make the matting layers you see.  I also used this chalk ink on the ribbon.  Voila... easy, peasy perfect match!! 

I choose these colors because of the cupcake inspiration for this week's challenge.  Aren't they something??  Well... when I first saw them, I immediately thought of this Phindy's Place image of the little girl with the flower dress.  I'd purchased her to work up for my granddaughter.  We'd just bought her a white dress with black flowers on it and I thought she'd be tickled to have a card to match.  But, this challenge came up before I got that one made, so I think she'll probably get this one.

This card was one of those adventures when as you're working along, you really don't like what's happening before your eyes.  But then, when it's done and you step back, it's not half bad!!!  Ever have that happen to you?  Now, I do think it's a tad on the blah side, but I think it's mostly OK.  {smile}

Our sponsor this week is Phindy's Place.  They're generously offering a $10 gift certificate to a randomly drawn winner.  I sure hope you'll join in and have some fun with us and maybe win a prize.  Pop on over to the CIC blog to check out what's going on.  Oh... and please visit all the DT's blogs as they are always coming up with some wonderful projects.

Other Challenges:
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - buttons and butterflies
Fairy Fun Friday - punch it
Stamp Something - digi day
Craft Your Days Away - favorite things - for me... little girls
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - buttons and bows (bow in her hair???)
7 Kids College Fund Challenge - strip it down... no more than two layers of DP.
Digital Tuesday Challenge - use your scraps... both butterfly layers and the back nestie were punched from leftover scraps.  The ribbon was almost the end of a roll.

That's it for today.  Thanks so much for popping in.  Come back again soon, 'K?

Stamps:  Phindy's Place emma summer dress digi image
Paper:  K & Company (background), Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, BG buttons, MS butterfly punch, ribbon, black rhinestones, Versa Magic spring pansy chalk ink
Techniques:  Copic markers, prismacolor pencils with gamsol, sponging



Your card is just amazing!!! I am in awe of your coloring talent, it's just perfect!! I wish I was that good at the coloring/shading. Beautiful card, some lucky person is going to feel very special when they get this card!!!
Love it!


Oh what a sweet card. She's just perfect and colored so wonderfully.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty)

Darling card, Denise!! I love the B&W!! Your coloring is fabulous!!


Beautiful card! It was quite clever to use those chalk inks in such a manner. Thanks for the inspiration!


I think this card is BEAUTIFUL!

Nina Dee

Hi Denimo! This is so cute! I love the frame around your image.

Rachel Hope

Absolutely Adorable and I Love how you Made the Orchid paper!!! :)

Thanh Vo

Gorgeous colouring, Denise!


Sweet website, I had not noticed previously in my searches!
Keep up the great work!


Just beautiful! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie

Adorable image - she looks so happy. Beautifully colored too. Love that B/W background paper. So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Fairy Fun Friday.


Beatutiful interpretation of the cupcakes. Great punches and coloring. Thanks for playing with the fairies this week at FFF. Tune in tomorrow for our NEW RELEASE blog hop.

Jo Davies

Such a beautiful card, great inspiration! Thanks for sharing with us this week over at Stamp Something Challenge blog!

Jo x


Very cute! Thanks for joining us at 7Kids Challenge and Cupcake Inspirations!


Beautiful.. and great job making the orchid card stock


A really sweet card i love the image you have used too
You posted a bit late for our favourite things challenge at CYDA but as you added it to challenge 2 which is With Wings and you have butterflies on it we are happy to accept it for that challenge. Thanks for playing along at CYDA

Jackie x


Wow Denise, I LOVE this one too!! Gotta go check out these stamps! I just love these images. Thanks for sharing!


Wow I love that colour combo! The image is sweet too. Such a great card!

Thanks for joining us at craft your days away!


Gorgeous card! ♥

Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog. ^_^


Carol Ann

Beautiful card thank for playing along at CYDA.
Carol Ann xx