Sunday, April 17, 2011

It's Cupcake Time Again

Is Sunday a lazy day for you?  First off you sleep in.  Then when you finally get up you take your time going through the paper, reading the Parade and all the sales flyers.  Later you move onto your computer to check out the challenges and then you move into your craft space and make a couple cards.  Or do you live in the real world and have a family. 
Whatever kind of day you have, you can probably use some inspiration so we Sweeties at Cupcake Inspirations have got this lovely platter of cuppies to get your grey matter moving.  
This week's sponsor is Prairie Fairy who gave the sweeties images to use, you can see some of the other images by hopping over to the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog where you'll also find the details and the linky thingie for your project.

Can you tell that's a charm hanging off the lace.  It's got Asian symbols on it.

I picked the Japanese Lanterns image.  This image reminded me of summer parties when I was a kid.  The lanterns were a popular decoration.  Because that was a long time ago I decided to make a distressed card.  I think I spent more time making this card look shabby then I spent doing everything else.  I particularly went out of my way to mess up the stitching by pulling out the threads from some parts and letting snippets show.  Then everything was smudged and rubbed with a couple different inks and the edges were scraped up.    It looks even better in real life.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Prairie Fairy digi "Japanese Lanterns"
ink - HP printer; Ranger "Tea Dye" and "Antique Linen"
paper - Stampin' Up dark pink cs; Recollections beige cs; MFT Pink Lemonade cs
miscellaneous - copics; brads; ZVA crystals; lace; charm; twine; sewing machine; MFT die-namics "Lacey Doily"; SU Embossing plate
don't forget the inside

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspiration CIC107 - photo inspiration
 Totally Gorjuss #76 - no patterned paper
Secret Crafter #130 - Stitching
Daring Cardmakers - Spring or Easter

Truly Scrumptuous #55 - Vintage
Top Tip #29 - Spring has Sprung

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  Now go get busy making a card or project inspired by the cupcakes in the photo at the top of the post.  Don't forget to ink it up to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog so we can come and see what you've done.


  1. This is lovely, great distressing!!! Thanks for joining in with DCM this week!


  2. So pretty! It makes me think of the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. :) Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday!

  3. So pretty! Love the soft feel of it!!!

  4. Stunning

    Thanks for joining us on our "Stitching" challenge this week at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  5. A super card Chris... I just LOVE cupcakes, what a yummy pic... Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week, good luck. hugs Sharon

  6. Great card - love all the distressing and stitching. Love the doily on the inside too!!!

  7. So pretty!

    Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.:)


  8. Gorgeous card :o)

    Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Chris. You mentioned the lanterns, yes, I made a card with those and then the Prairie Fairy herself went and made me a blogger background with my OWN creation! Wonderful! Glad you like them! I LOVE the feel of your card. That touch of ribbon is perfection! And distressing is my fave! Take Care

  10. What adorable japanese lanterns. Thanks for joining the TG challenge this week. Bettina

  11. Absolutely Beautiful Creation

    Thanks for joining us for our stitching challenge at secret crafter Saturday this week and good luck!


  12. Love the creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious.....


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