Sunday, July 15, 2012

CIC169 - My Favorite Things

If this cupcake display isn't enough to make you want to go right to your crafty space and create a card (while noshing on a delectable treat) then the fact that My Favorite Things is the sponsor for this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge should get you going.  If you're a regular visitor to my blog then you know how much I love My Favorite Things.   If I weren't on the design team for this challenge I know I'd be making as many cards as possible for this challenge.  Seriously, I am a HUGE My Favorite Things junkie.  There are so many lines of images that there's something for everyone.  If you're like me you can't decide which line you like best.  It's not just the stamps that I love, there's the die-namics, paper, buttons, and ribbons too.   Then there's Kim, the owner of MFT, she's just the nicest person you could know.  If you're not in the Florida vicinity you can meet her on line in the forums on Splitcoast Stampers.  You can yak with the design team and the rest of the junkies and you're likely to bump into me there.

The first thing that struck me in the inspiration photo was the roses.  They are gorgeous so I looked through my stamps (this took a little time cause I have a lot of MFT stamps and I looked at all of them) pulling any that had flowers.  Then I finally narrowed it down to this Pure Innocence.  Next I pulled out my favorite flower dies, the royal roses and punched out a bunch of pink roses and a few leaves to keep to the color theme of the inspiration photo.  It's hard to see but there's a little rose charm hanging off the pink cord bow that's tied around the center panel behind the image.  All the paper edges are sponged with Ranger "Tea Dye", it looks really good on the roses.  There's some bling in the corners and the centers of the roses and for the final touch there's Star Dust Stickles on the roses.  I love the way this card turned out, it's going to be really difficult to give this one away.
Here's the deets:
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Ranger "Tea Dye"
paper - the Paper Cut "Pink Lemonade" and "Sweet Tooth" card stock; Stampin' Up "DSP Pattern's Stack Subtles" for the roses; Authentique "Bundle collection - Uncommon" dp; green scraps
miscellaneous - copics; My Favorite Things "Oval", "Oval Dainty Doily", "Royal Roses", "Royal Leaves" die-namics; EK Success "Scallopey Scallop" border punch; bling; pink cord; rose charm; machine stitching; "Star Dust" stickles

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC169 - photo
A Gem of a Challenge #50 - sketch
Delightful - Bling and Bows
Fabulous Friday - Stamping
Totally Papercrafts #125 - Lots of Layers
Whoopsie Daisy - Make Your Own Embellishments
Totally Stampalicious - Your Favorite Embellishment (charms)
Papertake Weekly - Strawberries and Cream
Partytime Tuesday PTT#76 - Let's Get Punchy

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see your creations in the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.


  1. Chris - this card is amazing! I love the colors. The flowers are beautiful.


  2. GORGEOUS Chris! I just love this's so pretty and feminine and just lovely!!!!
    Rene :D

  3. This is pretty, such a lovely colour combination and sweet image.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  4. Pretty, pretty card. Love the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Pam x

  5. This is just precious! The colors, layers, and flowers are amazing and that sweet little girl colored so beautifully! Awesome job ~ Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

  6. Gorgeous card, love those flowers & the sparkle!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. oh, my! this is beautiful! looove how you colored her up and the gorgeous vintage feel of this.

  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous. LOVE those flowers.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!
    ~Melissa, PTT DT

  9. Stunning card...

    Thanks for joining us at Gem of a challenge & good luck :o)
    hugs and xxx

  10. beautiful card!!! love the vintage look!!! thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

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  12. Sweet cute image, lovely colours & design, great take on the sketch..

    Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC..this wk

    smiles Christine x


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