Sunday, July 22, 2012

CIC170 - Yummy!

My goodness those cuppies sure do look yummy.  My mouth waters every time I look at this photo.  These cuties are the inspiration for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.  Week after week I am amazed at how gorgeous and/or delicious looking these creations are.  If I'm making cupcakes I don't have the patience to make them so pretty.  I want to eat them, and soon.  I am just in awe of people who put this much work into them.  They really are a treat for the eyes.

This week the torture goes on and on.  This banana split is killing me.  Boy could I go for a bowl of ice cream right about now.  You'd think by now I'd of given up challenges and stamps that make me want to eat gooey sweet stuff but I am a glutton for punishment.  I can't even pass up the paper sweets.  I am pathetic.  This particular yummy is a Fresh Brewed  Designs creation, who just happen to be the sponsor for this week's challenge.  They've got lots more fun food and drink related images but that's not all they have.  Go check them out.

The inspiration photo makes me think of an old fashioned sweet shop the kind with a counter, so I picked a banana split image. When I was a kid at the local five and dime there was a counter where you could get a hot dog, fries and that sort of stuff.  Hanging across the top of the counter was a cord from which hung balloons.  If you ordered a banana split you picked a balloon which the waitress would pop.  Inside the balloon was a piece of paper with a dollar amount.  Whatever it said was what you paid for your treat.  It could be as low as a penny, I don't remember how high they went but it wasn't much more than a dollar.  It was such a simpler time back then, and stopping for a treat was just plain fun. 

For this card after I colored in the image I cut it out and popped it up with dimensionals.  The chocolate sauce and the cherries have Glossy Accents on them.  The glossy accents gives it some shine and it looks really neat to me.  The button was made with the card stock used for the card.  Three were punched out, stacked and embroidery floss was tied through the holes.

Now it's your chance to create something inspired by the cupcakes.  Stop by the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog for some more inspiration.  The sweeties always have great samples to inspire you and they'd love it if you left some love on their blogs. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Fresh Brewed Designs "Banana Split"
ink - hp printer
paper - Bazzill "Turquoise Mist" cs; Stampin' Up "Bermuda Bay" cs; Basic Grey "Two Scoops" dp
miscellaneous - copics; Ranger Glossy Accents; bling; pink pearl cotton; cherry charm; EK Success "Arrow Border" punch; the Cat's Pajamas "Buttons" Cut Ups dies; brads; floss; machine stitching

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC170 - Photo
Crazy for Challenges C4C46 - Stitching Real or Faux
Pause, Dream, Enjoy #29 - Your Favorite Summer Treat (ice cream, I especially like peach ice cream which it seems is only available in the summer and even then you have to hunt it down)
DYSU #81 - Food
Crafting for All Seasons #31 - Ice Cream/Popsicles
Freshly Brewed FBC#105 - Food or Drink
Papercraft Star #104 - Ice Cream

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.  Your comments always make me smile.


  1. Gorgeous card, Chris! I love the sewing and the cherry charm.


  2. SUPER cute; love your coloring! I love this image! The polka dots are perfect too!!

  3. Peach ice cream sounds yummy! Great coloring and image. Thanks for playing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. :) Janis

  4. This looks absolutely good enough to eat, Chris! Beautiful color work! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

  5. This is so sweet. Great colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. I love all the colors, overall a very sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!


  7. What a delicious ice cream glaze and topping...Thanks for playing along at DYSU.

  8. just adorable! love that banana split- such fun colors & great charm too! can't wait to check out their cute digis!

  9. Wonderful card love the bright colours
    Louise xx

  10. What a sensational card. I love all the details and that ice cream looks good enough to eat!

    Thank you so much for sharing your delicious card with us at Crafting For All Seasons.

    xoxox Carly

  11. This is great thanks for joining us at CFAS xx jan

  12. Wow!!!Yummy ..Loved the image and your colouring.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

  13. This card is gorgeous!!! I do not know if you know it or not, but I shared and featured it on our facebook page this Sunday as well as am featuring it tomorrow on our challenge blog. Hope you will stop by and check it out! :)

    Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges

    Heather D.


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