Sunday, March 20, 2011

Darling Daisies

Oops, what happened, there's no charm.  Click on the photo to enlarge.
  EEK! That's the sound I made when I saw the challenge photo for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. You should have seen my cat jump.
Those daisy cupcakes are just gorgeous.  Week after week I marvel at the beautiful pastries Rachel finds for our inspiration. 
Years ago I took all three of the Wilton cake decorating classes so I have an idea of what went into making them.  It was a lot of fun taking the classes, making the cakes, and eating the cakes.  Even though it's fun, it's work and not easy.  So I will spend most of my days decorating cards and leave the cakes to the rest of you.

Aren't these yummy looking.

don't forget the inside

The sponsor for this week's challenge is Heather Ellis, the creator of Pure Innocence.  She's giving a prize of three images.  Did you just make the "eek" sound?    What a great prize!  And all you have to do is be inspired by those gorgeous cupcakes.  So take a look at them and get cracking.  Wipe the drool off your face before you start your card or project, it makes a mess, yeah, you can cover it with an embellie but if you can catch it beforehand...

I look terrible in yellow so I tend to shy away from it. However, when I see yellow cards I always think they look very cheerful so I took this challenge to heart and went out shopping for yellow papers and embellies. After all, it's me not my cards that look lousy in yellow. I got a little carried away and came home with lots of fun stuff.   I even used some of it on this card. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - digi image by Heather Ellis
paper - Georgia Pacific white cs for image and mats; Hot Off the Press yellow gingham dp; October Afternoon "Ducks In A Row" dp; Rubber Soul
"Garden Variety" dp; Colorbok yellow cs for base
miscellaneous - copics; Nellie's Multi frames; ribbon; Favorite Findings daisy button; yellow rick rack; daisy ribbon; green grads; green and yellow mini brads; stickles; sewing machine; MFT "Sweet Stack" die-namics; nesties ovals

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC103 - photo inspirations
the Pink Elephant TPE95 - Springtime
Creative Cottage - Spring has Sprung
Papertake Weekly - Trio Tastic (triple ribbon treatment)
Paper Cutz #83 - Any color, any theme
DYSU #11 - Add a bow
Sugar Creek Hollow - Anything Goes
Creative Cowgirls #9 - Monochromatic

Thanks for stopping by, please come back again.
I hope to see your card or project for this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge. For more inspirations from the rest of the design team and all the details on the challenge click here.


  1. Love the colors and the image is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. Incredibly pretty card and such lovely spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

  3. beautiful card I love the soft yellow shades I think it always looks fab on cards, love the image and ribbons too thaks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  4. This is just so sweet! Love the little skirts on the daisy's, the ribbon treatment around the image. Just a darling card. Thanks for joining us at SCH. Don't forget in honor of our 1 year anniversary we are having a blog hop with candy. Be sure to stop by, you may just get lucky!
    Hugs, Heide
    SCH DT

  5. Chris I love these stunning colours and the fab frill and flowers just great! Thanks for sharing at the creative oottage hugs Rebekah xx

  6. woohhoooo!!! Go chris!!! Love it!!! so bright and cheery!! love those daisies!! and those cupcakes......oooyiieeeeee!!! Great card!


  7. Such an adorable image! Love the daisies & the yellow ribbon & dp is great!!!

  8. Such a great and happy card! Love the ribbon around the scalloped circle!
    Sweet and beautiful card!
    thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

  9. It wonderful! I just loved that inspiration photo too not sure I have time to make a card for it this week though! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with DYSU this week! It’s been great fun checking out your work on your blog!

  10. Awwwee....fabulous coloring and sweet, sweet card. Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. Fabulous job. SCH DT

  11. A wonderfully cheerful card Chris. The papers and ribbons look fantastic together so fresh and clean. The image is very cute and looks fab with the threaded ribbon.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx


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