Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #116

Good Sunday morning my friends.  I hope your day started bright and shiny and continues that way.  Another Sunday?  FABulous... that means another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  WooHOO!  I think you're gonna love this week's cuppies.  But I say that every week, don't I?  : )  Let's get started, 'K?  Here's how this week's cupcakes inspired me...

Isn't this a fun card?  It sure was fun to make!!  I think this is the first time I've gotten to try paper piecing with digis.  I've been printing the images at work (using my own papers).  It's later when I think it sure would be nice to paper piece this or that.  But after all the resizing, I'm not confident about going back getting the same size.  So this time I printed them at the same time.  Really works swift when you use your brain!!!  Now... let's look at our inspiration for this challenge...

I just think these are wonderful!  Soooo summery with their leaves, ladybugs, daisies and mushrooms.  And I love the colors.  Wouldn't you like to try your hand at these babies??  Come on... I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Our sponsor this week is Amber Ink.  One lucky winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to their store!  WoW!!  They provided the DT with some images to use and I just loved this Mushroom Border image.  And that Love Bug sentiment is just darling too.    As you can see, I've added plenty of little ladybugs to my card.  Probably too many, but I just love those little things.  The daisy ended up having to go there.  I tried my hand at just adding some little dot daisies with my Signo white pen and lemon yellow liquid pearls for the center.  Well... as you can guess, I didn't like it.  So I took them off... or tried to.  the centers scraped off easy enough and normall I can remove the white inks with a wet tissue.  But, this doesn't work as well when you're doing it on the chalk inks!  I tried a few things to 'fix' it, but it just got worse!  So, as I said, the daisy had to go there!  : )

Other Challenges:
Pals Paper Arts - the SKETCH
KB Cute Monday - anything goes
Lollipop Crafts - inspired by music -- Ladybug, Ladybug, Ladybu-u-ug
Totally Stampalicious - anything goes
Stamps R Us - 1 image, 2 DPs, 3 embellies
Scrap-Creations Going Grey - anything goes
Sweet Stamps - embossing - the white cs under Love Bug
Clear it out Challenge - paper piecing
Fresh Brewed Designs - put a little song in your heart -- Ladybug, Ladybug, Ladybu-u-ug
The Paper Shelter  - punches and dies
Moving Along with the Times - inspired by a song -- Ladybug, Ladybug, Ladybu-u-ug
Crafty Purple Frog  - your favorite things (ladybugs, daisies, red, buttons)
Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes
Totally Paper Crafts - die cuts and punches
One Stop Craft Challenge - use stickers
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - buttons -- random winner!  YAY!
Just Some Lines - spotty dotty
Bling it On - embossing  - the white cs under Love Bug
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - use red
Tip Top Tuesday  - open challenge
Creative Inspirations Paint  - bright colors

Stamps:  Amber Ink Mushroom Border and Saying Love Bug sentiment
Papers:  MME Stella and Rose Hazel, Quirky Twerp Playful Sunshine Scrapbooking Kit digital --polka dot red, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, flower punch, BG button, Jolee's boutique dimensional stickers (ladybugs), VersaMagic chalk ink sea breeze
Techniques:  Copic marks and primsacolor pencils w/ OMS



EEK! so, so cute. I love all your ladybug embellies.


SUPER, SUPER cute; love all those lady bug embellies and your paper piecing is magnificent!! Love the shading around your mushrooms too; beautifully created!

Rachel Hope

Love it!!!! Great details!!


This is adorable!!! Love the mushrooms and lady bugs ... so darn cute! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

Carol L

This is really cute, and I love the paper-pieced mushrooms! Those ladybugs are CUTE!! Thanks for playing along with Stamps R Us this week!


Such a cutie!!! Loving the mushrooms and the ladybugs looks so perfect!!! Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

Lisa Jane

Fab toadstools and colour combo
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our song title challenge Lisa x


Super cute card the little ladybugs are devine!
Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at MAWTT this week for our sing song and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Winnie and Patty

OMG what an ADORABLE card!!!! This is one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time! I love your images, especially all the lady bug buttons crawling everywhere!!!! GREAT JOB! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!!


Cute card. Love the lady bugs and the paper that matches them. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints challenge.

Jeannie from

Ummm this is the most perfect card EVER!! Your cupcake inspiration is awesome and your blog cute!!!


I love ladybugs and mushrooms so of course I love your very colourful card!! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. Karenxx

gina g

Wow i just love your Lady Bug card. Thanks for joining us at One Stop Crafts for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Colleen Dietrich

Aww, this is so darn sweet! Love those ladybug buttons. THanks for playing our button challenge at Speedy's Friends this week!

Carol (Gingerbeary8)

Denise this card is so cute and adorable. How delightful those sweet little lady bug buttons are. Just darling. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week. I love coming to visit to see your work and hope you will play again next week.


i just absolutely adore this card! just love the layout & everything about it...especially the way you pieced the shrooms! hugs!

Harriet Skelly

OMG your card is absolutely adorable!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Jacki Randolph

Super cute card!! I love all the ladybugs and your coloring of the image is fabulous!! Great papers and the daisy is perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Sweet Stamps ths week.

Hugs, Jacki


amazing, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out


Wow, great card, love it, thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
Hugs Debs

Melanie C

Simply adorable!!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Laura /sandytoz

Nice card, love the ladybugs!
Thanks for playing along with Just Some Lines "Spotty Dotty" Challenge.
Looking forward to seeing more of your cards & projects!


Hazel (Didos)

Great card, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

~ Kendra ~

Cute card! I love the colors you used! Love the paper pieced mushrooms! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!!


Just Some Lines Digital Stamps

How cute!!! I love how you have put it together!
Thanks for joining us in the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge :)


Very cute!!!! :)

Keep It Sweet and Simple

This is so cute. Those paper pieced mushrooms are fab and I love the little ladybugs.
Thanks for joining our 'punches and dies' challenge at TPC.
Caroline xxx


Love the colors that you choose ... thanks for playing along at the JSL challenge!


this is beautiful i love the colors and details...thanks for playing along at jsl challenge spotty dotty


Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74)

WTG on your win at Mark's Finest papers (make sure you claim your prize!

This card did deserve to win, I love it!!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx