Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #117

Good morning stamping friends.  I hope your Sunday is going along wonderfully!  Since it's Sunday, it's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  I always look forward to Sunday's and the CIC is a big reason why!  Let's get started, shall we?  Here's what I created from our latest inspiration cupcakes...

Tada!  Can we all say 'gaudy'???  I put tons of stuff on here.  Well... tons of stuff for me!!  haha!  I really got carried away, didn't I?  Oh well... it sure was fun!!  Let's take a look at our inspiration photo for this week...

Kewl, right!?  And just perfect for our fun and fab U.S. celebrations of the 4th of July.  I hope you have great plans for that holiday.  Not big ones on my end, but will spending the day with my mom, brother and granddaughter.  Of course, she'll want to do fireworks and I won't blame her at all.  I wanted the same thing when I was her age.

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Glitterbabe Digis.  They generous provided some images for the DT to play with.  I went with the 'birdhouse' and it's sentiment.  Please take the time to jump over to the CIC blog and check out all the other team member's creations.  They are all inspiring!!  And... one lucky random winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to spend at their on-line store.

Other challenges:
Tayllored Expressions - the SKETCH
Simon Says Stamp and Show - show some metal
Totally Stampalicious - something old (key charm), something new (the star DP)
A Spoonful of Sugar - ribbons and bows
Everybody-Art-Challenge - anything goes
Riley and Co - buttons and bows
Crafts and Me - we are in stitches (mine is faux)
Fresh Brewed Challenge - photo inspiration
I {heart} Ribbon Challenge - linen thread and hemp
Stampavie and More - butterflies
Pals Paper Arts - stars
Paper Play Challenge - stars and stripes
StampInsanity - stars and stripes
Crafty Purple Frogs - swirls and pearls
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Blogger Challenge - things with wings
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - add a charm
Stamp Something - celebrations something
Fairytale Challenge - America
Simply Create - fly with us -- something with wings
Stampin' for the Weekend - our favorite thing(s) -- pearls, charms, buttons, roses
Sugar Creek Hollow - tic-tac-toe -- buttons, flowers, distressing OR die cut, pearls, paper piercing
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - something old (key charm), something new (the star DP)
Word Play Weekend  - home/house
Craft Your Days Away - vintage (I think this is)
Crafty Calendar Challenge - things with wings
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge  - stars and stripes

That's it for today folks.  Thanks for coming by and come back soon, ya hear??  Have a great day and I hope you'll join us at CIC this week.

Stamps:  Glitterbabe Digis birdhouse and coordinating sentiment
Papers:  October Afternoon 5 and dime (stars), Graphic 45 Le' Romantique Collection celebration (stripes), Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, distressing tool, butterfly punch, BG buttons, twine, small and large pearls, chipboard star, house key charm, SU ribbon, WOC rosebuds, VersaMagic Chalk Ink wheat
Techniques:  Copic markers, distressing, sponging, paper piercing, faux stitching



Lovely card! :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe)

oh denise.... it's defintely NOT gaudy at's GORGEOUS!!!! wow!

hugs :)

Sassy Cheryl

ALways AMAZING and STUNNING!!!!!!!!!


Such a great card - loving the colour scheme, all your details. A great design and so many lovely things to look at. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show.


Wow, what an amazing card! Love these colors, and the papers are so gorgeous and also how you colored the image. Love your choice of embellishments, the twine/thread you used with the button is just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing!


You have made a very pritty card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca


Love your card. thanks for joining us at Simply Create

Nina Dee

Great job Denise! Thanks for joining the I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge! :)

Diamond Doll

Fab New Home card.great imabge and super charm.Thanx for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
Trish (-:


Georgeous creation in beautiful colours and nice details!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Rachel Hope



Was für eine wunderschöne Karte.
Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße.


This is so gorgeousthe image is adorable and you have coloured it perfectly,

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Add a Charm Challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0)x


this is just downright beautiful! i love what you did with the image & your lo & colors are fab. just adore that charm too! hugs!

Lisa Somerville

Wonderful take on the inspiration photo! Thanks for playing at the Bloggers Challenge!


Such a lovely card! I really like all the little details that you added.


Your tons of stuff looks fabulous on this card ... gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!


Fabulous card Denise, I love the dimension :)
Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!

Tracey T

What a fabulous card, Denise. I love the folksy look and the attention to detail is amazing. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x


This is PERFECT!!! Not at all gaudy! I can show you a gaudy card ;) lol!!! Funny thing, the one I think is gaudy is one I created with a birdhouse style card as well. Perhaps they were meant to be that way.. or more eclectic maybe? Whatever it may be, yours is beautiful. I love the colors and the pop of red! Those sweet butterflies and pearls and the key with the new home sentiment. LOVE IT!!

So happy you were able to join us this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges photo inspiration challenge.

Heather D


Amazingly vintage; so elegant, so beautiful - love it!!!


So gorgeous Denise..!

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx


So sweet... love what you created.

Thank you for playing along with us on Paperplay this week. ♥


Lovely coloring and stitching. I really adore the little charm, pearls & stars. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Play.

Aunty Sue

Great card and love the image, thanks for joining CC this week


Great card, I love the image! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA Vintage challenge xx


Stunning card, absolutely love it, thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!


Super Cute! I too love Cupcake Inspiration Sunday (haven't done one in awhile) and am so glad you joined us for the BC Things With Wings challenge with your sweet little birdhouse card.

Crafting Joanne

Such a lovely card Denise.

Thank you for joining us over at CYDA for our 'Vintage Challenge'


Joanne xx

Susan's crafty chaos

Wonderful new home card! And yes, there's lots of stuff on there, but it doesn't look too "busy" as my creations tend to when I put lots of stuff on, all your bits seem to work together. Thanks for playing along with us at StampInsanity this week :D


What a fab warm homely card thanks so much for playing at SFTW this time hugs Rebekah xx

Sharon Basel

I love all your "tons of stuff"!!! Fantastic card with all those wonderful details. So glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow with this gorgeous work of art!
Sharon, SCH-DT


Beautiful work. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra


Such an awesome card I love it !!!
Thank you for joining us girls over at CPF Challenges, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

Bella´s Bastelecke

Wow your card is fabulous!
Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!

thanks to visit my blog....



I like these all image, great colouring and so many awesome details. I really like that birdhouse so much. It is really awesome and font is perfect.
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