Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #90

Edit:  This card won Top 3 honors at Aud Sentiments challenge #18.

Happy Sunday morning folks!  I hope your weekend is going well.  Are you still baking Christmas goodies, or wrapping the presents, or shopping?!?!?  Not me... I haven't started these things yet!  I know!!!  But, I don't have tons to do this year, so it should be fine.  {fingers crossed}.

As you know, if it's Sunday, it's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  Let me tell you, you're going to love this week's inspiration!!  I know I did!!  This is my take on the challenge.  And this is the inspiration...


Isn't he just wonderful?  I don't know where Rachel, our leader extraordinaire, found this but it's awesome!!  And perfect for our last challenge before Christmas.  He's got the happiest face, doesn't he??  Now the image I decided to go with is from Sassy Cheryl's .  I just thought he was one great santa!  Oh... and by the way, Sassy Cheryl's is having a Merry Christmas sale from today until December 24th


This image was so fun to color up.  But the rest of the card was very, very frustrating!  Of course, no one's fault but my own.  I couldn't decided which DP to use, then accessorizing wasn't working out very easily as I was using a different sentiment which was a little longer than this one and just didn't look right no matter how many ways I changed it around!!  Whew, that was quite a sentence!!  So, I selected a smaller sentiment and things began to go a little better.  Not much, but a little!  {smile}

Our sponsor this week is">Sparkle Creations.  They are not only offering a Cupcake Ruby stamp to the random winner, but also 10% off to those who participate in our challenge.  Great, eh??  So, no excuses... come on and play!

Other challenges:
Stamp with Fun - christmas
Just Christmas and Birthday - traditional christmas colors
A Spoonful of Sugar - christmas card
Fresh Brewed Designs - merry christmas
Creative Card Crew - anythings goes
Fab 'n Funky - quick and easy does it
For Fun Challenge - christmas - not winter
ABC Christmas Challenge - z for zero time left
Cute Card Thursday - one for the kids
Hanna and Friends - just a little christmas
Stamp Insanity - holiday card - our way
Alphabet Challenge - h is for hats
Crafy Catz Weekly Challenge - our choice
Stampin for the Weekend - christmas
2 Sisters Challenge - christmas
Allsorts - anything goes
CES Challenge - anything goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge - anything goes
Christmas Card Challenge - christmas card
The Crafty Pad - anything goes
Cutie Sunday - christmas
One Stitch at a Time - anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - TREEmendous
Aud Sentiments - anything goes

Thank you for coming by today.  Have a great day and in case I don't get to post again before next weekend... Merry Christmas.

Stamps:  Sassy Cheryl's santa and his tree digi, computer generated sentiment
Paper:  October Afternoon very merry (stripes), BG eskimo kisses (trees), Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  BG buttons, white twine, VersaMagic chalk ink sea breeze
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils and gamsol


shaz earl

Great card thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge.


Wow! Perfect card for Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)


A very great card! Love the design and the motiv! Thanks for joining stamp with fun. Have a great christmas time.
Big hug

Rachel Hope

Adorable!!! Love it!!! :)


Lovely card thanks for joining us at the crafty pad this week x


Super cute card! Your coloring looks fabulous! :)


Wow - love your take on the fabulous Santa ornament! Beautiful colouring and a great choice of backing papers. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at OSAAT.
x Sylvia x


oh wow!!!! the santa clause is perfectly made~~


Hi denise
A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx


Great card!
Thanks for joining in our Anything Goes Challenge at CCC.
Happy Christmas!

Helen Dooley

I love the card!! too cute.
Santa is truly adorable. the is just too sweet.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun. Merry Christmas.


Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response this weekend.

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time.

B x

Sassy Cheryl

SImply gorgeous and I adore those hug buttons! LOVE IT!!!!!


WOW a beautiful card. Santa ist so cute.

Thanks for joining in at Cutie Sunday this time.



Hi Denise!
what an amazing card, love this original santa, too cute.
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week.
Have a great christmas.


Gorgeous card - love the cute Santa you used!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Cindy Groh

Beautiful card. Just wanted to let you know, if you have four other santa cards or cards with the word santa on them you could join us at Christmas cards all year Round. Do so by Dec 31st for the chance at a gift certificate. Merry Christmas:)


Love this card Denise, that Santa image is awesome. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.


This is beautiful! Gorgeous coloring - just a fantastic holiday card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at StampInsanity!


Das ist eine wundervolle Karte einfach genial.

Danke für die Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde-Craetive stamp Friends.
GLG NIcole.

Georgie Hughes

What a great card, I just adore your image. Lovely colour scheme and layout.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog.

Georgie x
(Crafting Gina G)

Love crafts forever

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya.

Merry Christmas!!!!!


Santa's skinny legs tucked into his boots just make me smile. The snowman's nose in the post below does,too. Your colors and shading are awesome.

Hope the "real" Santa pays you a visit this week!


Beautiful creation! I love the ciolours and buttons. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week!


You're right, your Santa is perfect for the inspiration photo! (and what a cute photo it is!)
Thank you for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Merry Christmas Challenge.


Martina Rau

What a cute card!
Thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Sunday!



this card is great! I think you chose wonderful DP:) Thanks for joining us this week at StampInsanity!! Merry Christmas


Wow, this is really fantastic! Love the image and the colors you've used!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki


Lovely card and such a funny image that you have used! Thank you for taking part in the challenge over at SFTW.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!



OMG! How stinkin' cute! I love the way you color! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Kreatives von Andrea

Hello a very beautiful card, the design is gorgeous.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

Wish you a great first Christmas Day, a nice greeting from Andrea


LOVE your card. I appreciate the simplicity of the layout but everything is perfectly placed. I'm lovin' Santa and he is perfectly colored and the buttons are the perfect embellishment!
I'm so glad you could join us for our challenge at Aud Sentiments - Happy Holidays!


Wonderful card!

Alphabet Challenge


Oh wow!
It's wonderful - I love it!
Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday this week.

Hugs Arwen



great card.
Thanky you for playing Cute Sunday.

Hugs Nadine

Lorraine A

Gorgeous card Denise :-) the image is fab !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Bella´s Bastelecke

I love this image :) Your card is amazing. Thanks for joining Cutie Sunday.......



Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at CES this time.

Cathy GD.


This is such lovely work, gorgeous image. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge with it!


Such a fabulous card, gorgeous image and papers.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x


Lovely card and just perfect for S for Santa Challenge, love all the extra buttons too, good luck! and hope you will continue to play our challenges in 2011 too! hugs Samantha ABC Christmas Challenge :0)

PS if you want to be in with a chance of winning prizes don't forget to add the S for Santa to your blog post, and have fun with the blog hop too! :0)


Such a great card - love the image and your colours are fabby

thanks for joining in with Aud Sentiments



Beautiful card! Lovely coloring. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. good luck
Happy New Year


Another one from me, lol and still a gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this time x