Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #89

Edit:  This card won the Friday Mashup 'Mashup Maven' honor.  : )
          Also... Top 3 honors for Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club challenge #47.  : )

Hello my stamping buddies.  Happy Sunday to you all.  Another Sunday... another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  Another great cupcake to inspire us this week.  Here's what I came up with...

I know... whoa, that's lotsa blue!!  Just so you'll understand why I headed down this road, here's the cupcake inspiration for this week's...

Aren't those luscious looking???  They're just dripping (frosting) with beautiful deliciousness!!  I just think these are great and had fun working up a card from them.

This sweet cutie is a digital image from Anita Be Stampin.  This is a relatively new store started by one of our very own sweeties, Anita.  She is also generously sponsoring our challenge.  The random winner will win 3 digi images or 1 rubber stamp set. 

I paper pieced her dress and boots, glittered up her white trim, stickled up the snowflakes and hand wrote the sentiment.

Other challenges:
Paper Playtime - snowflakes
Stamps R Us - holiday card
A Spoonful of Sugar - christmas cards
Digital Tuesday - baby it's cold outside
Fresh Brewed Designs - sparkle and shine
Papertake Weekly - red & green must not be seen
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Riley and Company - let's think christmas
Lil Red Wagon - use a die cut
Simon Says Stamp - christmas, but no red or green
7 Kids College Fund - winter wonderland
ABC Christmas Challenge - y is for yuletide
Aud Sentiments - use the words 'happy holidays'
Crafts and me - moody blues
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - christmas/winter tags, ornaments or cards
Alphabet Challenge - g for glitter
Friday Mashup - snowflake challenge - Won the Friday Mashup Maven award!  : )
Stamp Something - December digi day
Totally Papercrafts - paper piecing
Wags 'n Whiskers - snowflakes
Allsorts Challenge - last minute christmas projects
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - a christmas carol (Let it Snow)
One Stop Craft Challenge - sassy christmas
Speedy the Cat's Friends - paper piecing
Challenge Up Your Life - advent/christmas creations
Craft Your Days Away - punch it out
Copic Oz - christmas with a twist (non-christmas colors)
Paper Cutz - use a snowflake or snowman
Gingerloft Challenge - distressing
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes

Thanks for stopping in today.  Have a great Sunday and please, come and join the CIC challenge this week.  You'll thank me later (a Monk quote).

Stamps:  Anita Be Stampin Aspen digi image, sentiment was hand written
Paper:  BG figgy pudding, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, pearls, MS snowflake punch, VersaMagic chalk ink sea breeze
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils and gamsol


Vicki Dutcher

Now that is some fabulous paper piecing! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Karen Howard

Beautiful holiday card! Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us! Hugs, Karen


Beautiful card Denise, love the image, colour scheme, distressing.....everything about it! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.


Hi Denise:-)

Thanks for participating in my Christmas candy. Good luck to you!
So lovely Christmas card you've created. I love the winter feeling I get from the colors on the card and the joy that this girl express:-))
I hope you have a nice pre-Christmas time Denise:-))

Hugs, Astrid


Oh this is so cute and sassy. Thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft.


Super cute! I love the pearl embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.


What a wonderful image. I'm going to have to go check out those digis. Love the pearls you added to the middle of your snowflakes. Thanks for playing at Paper Cutz.


What a lovely card and those buns look yummy too. Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Kathy Braun and Lucky

Wow, beautiful and what great paper piecing, awesome card, love it. Thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed Challenges.


What a fab sassy card. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

Lorraine A

Gorgeous card Denise, great take on the cupcake insiration ,,,, yummy ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x


Great colors, great coloring, and lovely pearls! Thanks for playing with us at Friday Mashup!.


Fabulous card and delicious looking cupcake. Thank you for joining Speed's Friends.

Georgie Hughes

Great card with a lovely colour scheme. Fab image and I love those snowflakes. I could just bite into one of those cupcakes.

Many thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time Chllange blog.

Merry Christmas and good luck

(Crafting Gina G)


Really lovely, thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club.


Merry Christmas! Beautiful! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Chocolate Orange

Beautiful !!!
Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our Surprise Surprise Challenge... Hope to see you back in 2011 :O)

Choccy x


This is soooo gorgeous! I love the distressed edges and the pearls too! :)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey)

Wow, GORGEOUS work! I have become a follower. I LOVE what you did with this image, plus the colors you chose and the pearls are all stunning. Thanks so much for playing at FRESH BREWED DESIGNS this week:)


WOW!!! So sweet!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.


Spunky card, love your card, the layout, colors and embellishments. Oh how I love cupcake inspiration Sunday!!!


Fabulous distressing on a beautiful card :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
Lynn xx


Love these colours and the effects you have achieved.
Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon


Very Sassy and non traditional colours too good luck & thanks for joining in at OSCC. Janet


That cupcake for inspiration just makes me hungry hehehehe

Lovely lovely card the colours are beautiful!

Thanks for joining us over at craft your days away

Carol Ann

Such a lovely card I love the papers you have used its such a lovely colour of blue cute image too. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx


Gorgeous card Denise - love the soft blue and cream combo. Beautiful image, and those pearls are fab!
Thanks for joining in the festive fun at OSAAT - hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Sylvia xx

Linda McClain

Oh my goodness. This is so adorable. Your coloring is amazing. I hope you'll enter it into the Catered Crop challenge this week - we both used that gorgeous BasicGrey paper, so it works for the challenge. Here's the link:


Very pretty! Love the papers and the colors. thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Love crafts forever

Very beautiful card, cute image. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT, and i hope to see you in 2011 Year. Hugs Nataliya.

Yenni Natalia

what a lovely blue colour christmas card :)

thanks for playing along at dutch dare challenge. hope to see you again on the next challenge



Love those big pearls, thanks for joining us at the Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge this week, we're happy to have you!


great card love those colours thanks for joining us at DCD christmas club
hugs sara x

Emma (metalicbutterfly)

Great card what a sweet image,

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Lacey Stephens

Fantastic card! Thank you so much for playing along with our "Y" challenge. We currently have a blog hop running through the end of the year with a new challenge of "Z is for Zero Time". There are a few prizes as well as blog candy along the way. We would love to have you play along again!!
Have a very Merry Christmas and safe New Year.
ABC Christmas Challenge DT

Shirley Pumpkin

Hey Denise..

You are the winner of the Friday Mashup Snowflake Challenge!! I love the color choice on your card and the over all design! As a winner you get to be a Guest Designer YEAH! its going to be fun and I am excited to see more of your work.

Shirley Pumpkin

Purple Crazy

fab card, cute image, i love the colours, thanks for joining at Gimgerloft this week. Wendy xx


Love that image and the layout is great - the colours are refreshing!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments


~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~

Wow! Love this card and the inspiration pic you worked it so well! All the colors are fab and it really is very beutiful! Thanks for playing with Gingerloft Challenges.


Great card!
Thanks for joining in with our Surprise Us/Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT and at Craft Your Days Away.

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