Sunday, May 29, 2011

Cupcake Bea

Do you have a favorite technique?  I love to paper piece but I also love to distress.  It's one of those things that grows on you.  At first you can't bare the thought of messing up those beautiful papers or tearing around an image that you spent a lot of time coloring and put your heart into.  Yeah, you get over those feeling pretty quickly.  At least I did.  If you're not sure about try it out on a card for your boss or mother-in-law.  Seriously, try it, you'll have so much fun you'll be glad you did or you can come back and tell me I'm nuts, you won't be the first. 

Well, I was looking forward to playing with a Teddy Bo image so I got lucky because I found Creative Inspirations has a cupcake themed challenge.  They want you to use ribbon, lace, 2 flowers and pearls too.  Is this getting easier or harder?  Well for me, the only thing they didn't ask for was distressing but Paper Romance, Kaboodle Doodle and Paper Sundaes did so all's well.  I snuck a couple other challenges in too.

Here's the deets:
stamp - digi image from Teddy Bo

don't forget the inside

ink - hp printer; Ranger "Antique Linen", "Tea Dye" and "Scatterd Straw'
paper - Melissa Frances "Vintage Attic" dp; Bazzill "Almond Cream" cs
miscellaneous - copics; Stampin' Up notebook edge punch; Stampin' Up crochet lace ribbon; Nesties oval and scalloped oval dies; Recollections pink pearl swirl; green pleated ribbon; mini brads; Offray roses; stickles; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #22 - You're the Sprinkle in My Life
Paper Sudaes #71 - Vintage or Shabby Chic
Creative Ispirations #60 - No cooking Cupcake Recipe - must have cupcake, ribbon, lace, 2 flowers and pearls
Crafty Catz #84 - Pink and Green
I Heart Ribbon #4 - Pleated Ribbon
Papertake Weekly - pale, pretty pastels
Totally Papercrafts #68 - Pink and Girly
Southern Girls #19 - Frills and Polish (lace and pearls)
Paper Romance #52 - Distressing 
Kaboodle Doodle #68 - Distress, rip, tear, crumple

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. I love all the layering on your card and the way you angled the piece of torn out note paper -- then, of course,I cannot forget your super cute image. Fab!

  2. This card is SO beautiful, Chris! It's so shabby chic! I love it! I think you need to send it to me! ;D

  3. super distressing...fab card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at Craftycatz this week, play again soon, x carol

  4. Gorgeeous card :-) The image is adorable and the shabby chic look is fab ,,, I love this :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  5. That Bea looks lovely,I could just eat some of those cup cakes! Thanks for sharing this beauty with the Southern Girls challenge.Good Luck,Julie.x

  6. Wow this is so very pretty, fabulous design and the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our Pink & Green Challenge

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

  7. This is oh so adorable, love the image and the shabby chic look is just perfect. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Suzi x

  8. WOW this one is gorgeous too! Love the colors and all your stunning details!!! Of course the image is darling too! Beautiful card!

  9. Such a cute image! Love the flowers and the lace - beautiful!

  10. oh love this great image and love the shabby chick look of this bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xxx

  11. Love the ribbons and pearls, so pretty! Thanks for joining in this week at Paper Sundaes!

  12. Very beautiful creation. I love all the stitching and distressing. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

  13. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for sharing your "Sprinkles" with us at PIO this week :)

  14. breathtakingly gorgeous!! i am in awe of your beautiful! thanks for piling it on with us at PIO! hugs!


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