Sunday, August 28, 2011

Autumn's on the Way

The minute I saw these cupcakes I knew what I wanted to do.  Those gorgeous fall colors sucked me right in.  Here in Florida we don't get to see that glorious change in the trees.  If you've ever been to Vermont for leaf peeping you've seen the purdiest sight ever.  In New Jersey the entire state has gorgeous views but up at the Delaware Water Gap and Camp Hoover I've had my breath taken away.  I do miss the colorful display but not the cold and snow that it forebears.

This week the Cupcake Inspirations CIC125 challenge is sponsored by the Stamp Fairy.  They generously gave our design team an image to use but I had already started this card when it came along.  It's an adorable image so be sure to hop over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog to see what the rest of the design team has created.  They made some great cards with the image.

As I've said the cupcakes reminded me of Autumn.  When my daughter was little we used to go pumpkin picking.  One of my favorite pictures of her is one where she's sitting on a pumpkin about 20 times bigger than her.  Those were the days...

don't forget the inside
Here's the deets:
stamp - Mo Manning "the Big One"
ink - hp printer
paper - Georgia Pacific white cs; Stampin' Up "Only Orange" cs; Bazzill "Beeswax" cs; Basic Grey "Indian Summer" dp
miscellaneous - copics; burlap twine; charm; SU brads; Nesties Scalloped Square die; sewing machine; gold thread

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC125 - photo (above) inspiration
Dream Valley #14 - Lemon, Lime and Orange 
Top Tip #48 - Masculine Card
Do You Stack Up DYSU #34 - Boy or Man
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C102 - Male Themed

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  Now get inspired by those luscious cuppies and make a card for our Cupcake Inspirations challenge.


  1. Such a cute image - adorable! Love the fall colors and the charm is great!

  2. i love the autumn colors, sweet image and of course that perfect charm! we LOVE the pumpkin patch-so fun!

  3. Wow this is gorgeous. Love that cute image and those fantastic papers.
    Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU xx

  4. Lovely and cute, Great autumn colours. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  5. Oh what a cute image ... and the inside is gorgeous too! Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge at Dream Valley .. hope to see you again next time!

  6. Thank you so much for joining TTT in Masculine Card challenge this week.

    Lovely creation. :)


  7. This is gorgeous! I don't know what I love more - those yummy cupcakes or your card! Fabulous colours and awesome colouring. LOVE IT!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our Masculine Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could win another prize! Just add (TIP) after your name when linking :)
    Have you made a note on your calendar so as you don't miss our Birthday Bash week after next? £100's of prizes!!!

    Carol x

  8. I am so bad at photo inspiration challenges, but you sure have nailed this one. This is one gorgeous card Chris! Thank you for joining our challenge at DYSU. It’s a pleasure to see your work and please keep coming back!

  9. Love that image, its one i haven't coloured in quite a while, will have to dig it out! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at top tip tuesday! Good Luck


  10. What a delightful card. Love that adorable image (eventhough it's a boy it reminded me of my little granddaughter trying to lift a big pumpkin when she was just 2). Beautiful DP as well, so rich and vibrant with the colors of fall.

  11. great card love that sweet image thank you so much or joining us at dream valley this week
    hugs sara x


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