Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #97

Edit:  Won top 3 honors at DYSU Challenge #5
Edit:  Won top 3 honors at CES Challenge  #22 
Edit:  Won top 4 honors at Do it with Digis #3 

Happy Sunday morning friends and crafters!  Are you enjoying your weekend??  Will you be hunkerin' down tonight to watch the Super Bowl???  I will, at least for a while, though I don't have one team favored over another.  I'll just be watching for fun.  But enough of that... on to our Cupcake Inspirations Challenge for this week.  Here's what I have to share...

This is a new image called Love Letter.  I just found this little family of bears very recently.  They're called Teddy Bos and can be found here at Teddy Bo & Co.  You might want to pop on over and check them out.  They are aDORable, both Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea!!  Bea was very fun to color up!!  Now... here's the inspiration photo for this week's challenge...

Aren't those so kewl and yummy looking???  So scrumptious and beautiful.  Rachel (our leader extraordinaire) always manages to find the greatest cupcakes to inspire us, doesn't she?  Thanks for all the great photos Rachel!!

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Di's Digi Downloads.  The lucky random winner will win 5 digis of their choice.  How fun is that???

Red and brown is one of my absolute favorite color combos (do I say this every week???).  They just look so smashing together.  Then I added several hearts and some roses which are nowhere to be found in the photo!!  I again used a little sentiment from a $1 clear stamps set.  Those sets sure can come in handy!!

Oh dear!  I just now noticed that Bea has lost her little pearl button on one of her boots.  Yikes!!  Hey, please do me a favor and pretend that you didn't notice that.  I'll fix it here IRL and hope you'll forgive me for not reposting corrected photos.  Wonder where that little sucker went!!!

Other challenges:
The Sweet Stop - the SKETCH
Gingerloft Challenge - the color red
Crafty Hos' Challenge - love theme
The Crafty Pad - love is in the air
Cutie Sunday - hearts
I Did it Creations - love is in the air
One Stitch at a Time - do it with a digi
Stamptacular Sunday - hearts gone wild
Papertake Weekly - anything goes + flowers
The Teddy Bo Challenge - seeing double (2 items that match) Ohhh... I missed it!!
Try it on Tuesday - feel the lurve
Craft Your Passion - bling on your love
Cute Monday - use hearts
Double Dutch Challenge - love is in the air
Stamps R Us - animals
Wild Orchid Challenge - love is...
Fresh Brewed Challenge - anniversary
Simon Says Stamp! - love is in the air
7 Kids College Fund - i {heart} you
The ABC Challenge - N is for nestie
Crafts and Me - reds
The Sisterhood of Crafters - anything goes
CCEE Stampers - use your punches
DYSU Challenge - red hot
Moving Along with the Times - red
Paper Play Challenge - stamp it out
Scrapbook Sisters - red, red, red
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Crafty Purple Frog - valentine's day/romance
Do it with Digis - valentines
Stampin' with the Dragon - anything goes
Raise the Bar - hearts
Stamp Something - February digi day
Card Makin' Mamas - valentine
Digi Days Challenge - romance
Fairy Fun Fridays - for a sweetheart
Teddy Stampers - love
Stampin' for the Weekend - valentines day
Allsorts Challenge - love love love
CES Challenge - red and romance
Crazy 4 Challenges - valentines day
EtsyInspired - Daisy Petal Designs (my inspiration)
Kraftin' Kimmie - seeing red
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - valentine
Craft Your Days Away - photo inspiration
Bee Crafty - hearts
By the Cute and Girly - red is all around us
Crafty Calendar Challenge - love
Creatalicious - ribbon and a love theme
Sentimental Sundays - happy valentines day
Crafty Creations - inspiration poem
Catch the Bug  - anything goes

Whoa... that's quite a list, huh!  Thanks so much for popping in my friends.  Have a great day and hope to see you again soon.

Stamps:  Teddy Bo & Co Love Letter, sentiment from clear stamps
Paper:  October Afternoon report card (polka dots) and the thrift shop (lacey), Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesites, SU choc chip ribbon, WOC roses, gem hearts, red gems
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils with OMS



Oh sad that we closed the challenge before you were finished.......this is utterly gorgeous and EVERYTHING about it screams GORGEOUS to me!!!!!! Thank you so much for finding us and I hope you will be happy that I'll feature your card on our blog..xx

FairyD x


Hey hey Denise! Fabulous red hot card! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU this week! Janna


OH this is fantastic! Your coloring if phenomenal and I love all the bright red! Gorgeous card and so perfect for our challenge at Crafty Creations! Thanks for joining us this week!


Hi Denise! Thank you so much for popping by my blog and for your sweet comments! I'm so glad you did, as now I've found you (and become a follower)! This is such a stunning card - your colouring is amazing!! I would never have spotted the missing pearl if you hadn't mentioned it, LOL! Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Sem x


It's adorable I just love these new teddy digis so gorgeous!!

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxx


OOOOOHHHH! How adorable, Teedy Bea looks so cute in her red dress. I've never thought of Red and Brown together. I think I may need to have a go.
I hope you stop of at Teddy Bo challenge again.
Love Clairebears x

Lisa Jane

Ooh gorgeous card - i love the colour combo.
Tanks ofr joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)


A gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing with us at

Berenice R.

Hi Denise! Your card is adorable. Thank you for playing THE KB CUTE MONDAY CHALLENGE :)


Hi Denise,

This teddy image is just adorable and I love your colouring. Beautiful papers and embellishments :)

Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge.

Sharon x


Fabulous card, great colours, shame you missed the Teddy Bo challenge, maybe you could try again next time.
Colette xx

Denise Marzec

Oh.My.GOODNESS....your coloring is A-MAZING! Love Love LOOOOOVE this card!

Georgia Ehrmann

I absolutely love your coloring! Such a pretty card too! Thanks for playing with us at IDIC!

Tracey Brossart

Wow, absolutely gorgeous! And your coloring is amazing! Such a sweet card! :D

Thanks so much for joining us over at FFF this week and goodluck! :)


Dawn Easton

Oh my gosh, Denise! This card is FANTASTIC! Love your colouring and all the fabulous elements you have on this! So eye catching!

Lorraine A

gorgeous card Denise :-) the image is just soo cute and the papers and colours are fab ,,, great take on the photo inspiration ! :-)

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

ps hope the candy arrived OK x :-)


Beautiful card Denise! Adorable image and love the colors you worked with! All the details are perfect and I wouldn't have noticed the little pearl missing either. Don't ya hate it when you notice something like that after you get everything posted and ready lol

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope you'll join us again!


It's wonderful card and sooo cute image. your colouring is perfect.

Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.



What a sweet card!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week

seedlings mum

What a perfectly gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in Cardmadfairy's Digi Days challenge


Hiya, I just love this cute bear,thankyou for joining us at
Do It With Digis.
Di xx


This is just fantastic! Your coloring is just amazing! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Maggie's Crafts

love it!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)



wonderful colouring there

kitten DYSU team

Chocolate Orange

Aww what a stunning card. I do love that image. Loving the colours linking to those cupcakes too... yummy !!
Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our 'Do it with a digi' challenge. Good Luck !
Choccy x


fantastic card Denise, I love your colouring, it's ab great
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Skraptacular Designs

WOW! What a super sweet card! Your coloring is amazing and I love how you're incorporated the cupcake inspiration! PERFECT match! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamptacular!

In case you're interested, Stamptacular is in the middle of a DT Call and we would love to have you apply, if you haven't already! Your work is amazing and we'd be proud to share it with all our visitors! You can find all the details about applying for our Design Team on our blog at Hope you'll think about joining our fabulous team!



Wow, Your card is stunning! The colours are gorgeous and the papers are fab....i just love everything about it.
I just found Teedy Bo & Co a few weeks ago too and fell i love with them! You have coloured Bea so perfectly.
Thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at Craft Us Crazy!
Lynne x


Oh such a lovely Valentine creation thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at the SCSC
Hugs Kate xx

Carol Ann

A very pretty card I particularly like your choice of papers and the way you have coloured Teddy Bo. Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfary's Digi Days first challenge.
Carol Ann xx


This is such a wonderful card!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Don't forget our DT call, too! :)
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

Rachel Hope

Adorable Denise, I LOVE everything about it!!!


ADORABLE.. :) I love this image and your card rocks.. Way to "Stack Up" at DYSU RED HOT Challenge.. I can't wait to see what you create next week.. HUGS


Hi Denise! Fabulous coloring on this adorable image. Great design and color combo! Thanks for playing along with us at Fairy Fun Fridays :)
Love and hugs ~ Lori


Love these colors together!!! So perfect for this adorable image! I must get some of these cute bears! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with us at Freshly Brewed challenges!


Love these colors together!!! So perfect for this adorable image! I must get some of these cute bears! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with us at Freshly Brewed challenges!


Wow Beautiful card, and fabulous design and layout,

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 120 Valentines

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.


Beautiful card! Great to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)


Lovely, thanks for joining us at Do It With Digis.

Hazel (Didos)

Ah this is super,those images are fabby. thanks for playing on MAWTT and OSAAT this week. Hazelxo


Beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx


Great card, super image, colours and papers. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Crafty Pad this week, good luck in the prize draw.

Pat xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool)

so cute!!!
thanks for joinin us at TCPF!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger)

WOW! Your card is AWESOME!!!

Thank you for participating in this week's Fresh Brewed Challenge!


Very pretty I love this color combo too. Thanks for playing with us at Craft us Crazy

Vera W. Yates (Ling)

Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Paper Play! :)


Very cute. Your card is wonderful. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.


Kirsty Vittetoe

Wonderful, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Kirsty Vittetoe

Wonderful, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!


Stunning card Denise, I love the Teddy Bo images.
Thank you for joining the fun with Teddy Stampers.
Hugs cherie


Denise that is a beautiful card. You are a master color-er if that's even a word. Excellant job.

Sharon Keanly

WOW Denise, you ROCK! Flip... how you managed to find all those challenges, I don't know, but I am so pleased you found Teddy Stampers. Your card is gorgeous. Love the colours and that Teddy Bo stamp is one of my faves too. Thanks for playing along with us. hugs Sharon


Denise this is adorable, a gorgeous card.xx


This is a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at IDIC.


Now that's alot of challenges for one card! That's what I call research! Your colouring is amazing and I love the composition of your card! Wonderful! Thanks for joining in with the challenge at DYSU this week! Hope to see you next week!


Such a cutie!!! what a gorgeous card :) thanks for joining us at Do it with Digis
Lynne xoxo


Such a cutie!!! what a gorgeous card :) thanks for joining us at Do it with Digis
Lynne xoxo


Gorgeous card & so beautifully coloured as well. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT


This card is fab, it is just as yummy as that photo inspiration! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!!


Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Jan Hunnicutt

What a fabulous card saturated in reds, I love this! Your blog name made me giggle too :) Thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!


Gorgeous card! I love your coloring and the papers you used.

Thank you for joining our “Valentines” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings

oohhhh Denise, this is sooo beautiful.
i am loving this stamp and your card turned out so darling!!
Fabulous work hun!

Jodie Mackrell

sweet card! love the flowers and gems! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!


What a fab card and love the red :)
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges
Lynn xx

Tracy V.

Gorgeous!!! Beautiful colroing too! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes and I hope you can join us next week!!
Tracy V



Wow, wonderful your artwork.
I love it.
Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday,

Hugs Nadine


Gorgeous card, love those colours and super colouring. Thanks for joining us at CYDA this time.
Donna x


Awww...such a sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Kraftin' Kimmie

OH so sweet! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

This N That

Excellent! You are very talented!!! Thanks for being our valentine at Card Makin Mamas!

crafty amy

That bear is so sweet and those cakes have made me hungry :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Emma's Store Challenge and good luck. Don't forget to check tomorrow to see if you have won and I hope you join in our next challenge. Also thank you for joining us at crafts and me and CPF.


Amy xx


This is so super cute. I love these stamps. Thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Stampers.


Thanh Vo

I can't say enough sweet things about this card, Denise! I love that it's red, craft and brown. The image is adorable... the embellishments are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at Raise the Bar.


What a cute card. Adore that image.
Thanks for joining us at Teddy Stampers, and hope to see you again.
Sharon x

Lisa Summerhays

I must say I am crazy about your card and mad coloring skills! Thanks for sharing!!

Lisa Summerhay
7 Kids College Fund DT


Super cute card, love the image! Thanks for sharing with us over on BTC&G. Carolxx


Hi Denise,

what a gorgeous card you've made, love everything about it!
Thanks for playing along at the teddy stampers!

Teddy hugs,

Lins :o)


Such a sweet card! Your colouring is superb and those cupcakes look scrummy!
Thanks for joining us at Teddy Stampers.
Sarah xx :0)


Lovely card, colours and image! Thanks for joining in at By The Cute And Girly, hope to see you again for the next challenge.

** Kate **


Oh my! I love the papers and your coloring. It is so deep and just draws you in. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Thanks for playing along at the Fresh Brewed Designs Month Long Prize challenge for February!


She's adorable.. I have to go get me some of those images..