Sunday, August 5, 2012

CIC172 - Sunflowers

Oh yum!  Are these adorable or what?  AND the flower centers are Oreo cookies - Oh My!  I tell I can't get over how every week the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge comes up with another outrageous cuppie.  Too stinkin' cute. 

This week the sponsor is Scrapper's Delight.  They've got some great digi images there, pop over and check it out.  I think the image I chose is perfect for this week's challenge but I'm sure you can find plenty of things you like while you're there.  Besides nobody says you have to use flowers on your card, just be inspired by the photo.

Besides the flowers I liked the color scheme and tried to stay close to it. 

The ribbon ruffle that's under the image has been altered to work with the card.  It started out as a bright green and white gingham check which looked a little too bright to me.  To make it look subtler I put it in a plastic bag and added a few drops of copic ink (E40).  The ink is alcohol based so it took very little time to dry.  I'm very happy with the results.

Here's some of the things you may not notice.  The button are stacked, large yellow buttons with smaller green ones on top, one of them is an adorable heart.  There's a flower charm hanging off the pearl cotton cord.  The corner brads are made to look like buttons.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Scrapper's Delight "CU Flower Basket Digi"
ink - hp printer
paper - K & Co "Tim Coffey Cottage Garden" dp; Stampin' Up "Kraft" and "Pear Pizzaz" cs
miscellaneous - copics; buttons; cotton pearl thread; flower charm; My Favorite Things "Rolled Daisy" and "Fishtail Flags" die-namics; button brads

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC172 - photo
Mojo Monday 252 - sketch
Crafty Ann #71 - Circles
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - Go Floral
Speedy Fox and Friends #119 - Back to Nature
Milk Coffee - Tic Tac Toe, 3 in a Row (2 or more dp, Flowers, Die Cut)
Paper Play week 31 - Layer It Up
the Kraft Journal - Use Any Sketch Challenge (Mojo Monday)
the Ribbon Reel #33- Button It
Whoopsie Daisy - Lots of Layers

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. Wow! this is gorgeous, Chris. Love all the details, the cross stitching is a lovely touch.
    Just what's needed to remind us that it's summer :)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  2. This is great thank you for playing along at WD xx Jan

  3. LOVE all of the attention to the lil details. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  4. This is such a pretty card! Just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends blog challenge!

  5. This is gorgeous Chris, I love your beautiful papers and fab embellishments.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  6. Great papers. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  7. śliczna i elegancka jestem nią zachwycona!

  8. Lovely all the details. Great embellies! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends.

  9. Beautiful all the colors and image.You did a great job with photo inspiration.I would be thinking of eating them not creating a card.Beautiful DP and layers.Thanks for joining us at Milkcoffee stamps tic tac toe challenge.

  10. Your card is beautiful! So many wonderful elements to look at!!! I love your ribbon ruffle!!! hanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends.

  11. Fabulous card i love all of the elements you have used and the layout is great. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

    Joan x

  12. This is stunning Chris - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x


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