28 Jun 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Happy Sunday everyone and I hope your weekend is going great! We went out for Chinese food last night and boy was it good......maybe extra good because I didn't have to cook!

Every Sunday on the Hope Stamps Eternal blog there is a Cupcake Inspiration Challenge and we would love it if you would play along with us! A new cupcake photo is up today and it is so pretty....just look at those yummy cupcakes!! Smiley from

I was inspired by the bright colours in those gorgeous cupcakes and so I managed to work in some of that Lime Rickey paper that I am not so crazy about lol!

Don't get me wrong, I love the
Lime Rickey, but this particular piece had me stumped!

My blog friend, Heather, had used it last week in this gorgeous creation, and so I was bound that I could work it into one of my cards this week. Lo and behold, I did it!!

I had wonderful parcel from Gina K Designs arrive at my door the other day and this delicious stamp set, Sweetest Blessings, was part of it. What a perfect set for today's challenge!

There is a lot of texture on my card all thanks to the Swirls Cuttlebug Embossing folder and my ancient crimper that I lug out once in a blue moon.

The cupcake icing is embossed with the Swirls Cuttlebug folder and then I added some Doodlebug glitter and some
Crystal Stickles on top of that! And look at those gorgeous brads - more glitter!

I used the Fiskar's Threading Water punch, which I have always called treading water punch, because really, who threads water?? Smiley from

I didn't put any butterflies on my card today, but wouldn't that Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch have been just too perfect??!!


Rubber Stamps: Sweetest Blessings (Gina K Designs)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Prism Frosted Teal (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: Lime Rickey (Basic Grey)
Ink: Black Memento, copics
Accessories: Circle Nestabilties, Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Petite Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder (Provocraft); Glitter (Doodlebug); Diamond Stickles; May Arts Organdy Ribbon (Taylored Expressions); Brads (Basic Grey), Crimper (Fiskars), Crystal Lacquer


  1. Yum!!!! I love Everything about it!!!

    I have issues with that piece of LR paper too...I should challenge myself to use it ;)

  2. Your card is beautiful and it!!!

  3. your card is awesome! love what you did to the cupcake, looks so sugary and delicious!

  4. Those cupcakes are beautiful and your card is wonderfully inspired, Bonnie! I love these bright, vivid colors!

  5. So many fun details here! I love what you did with the frosting!

  6. Ooh, this is beautiful! Sorry I've been so busy I haven't been around! Have a great week!

  7. OMGosh, I KNOW! WHY do they call that punch "threading water???" Really! I've never understood that, and I throw that darn thing in the trash at least once a week because it always sticks on me! LOL

    CUTE card, Bonnie! I love how bright it is! Did you crimp your scalloped circle? I LOVE how that looks! Must remember to try that! TFS!

  8. Okay, I come here to visit and you show me all these gorgeous, yummy cupcakes!! Now I'm hungry! :)


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