Sunday, September 30, 2012

CIC180 - Autumn Leaves with Doodle Pantry

Just look at those luscious cupcakes, I mean colors, it must be autumn.  This is about as close to autumn leaves as I'm going to get.  Palm trees just don't do autumn.  Oh well, I'm happy to have this photo for Cupcake Inspirations challenge #180.  I'm also happy to say that our sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry Digi Doodles as our sponsor where the image I'm using is from.  They have great digital critter images, and more.  AND if you're not that keen on coloring you can find lots of pre-colored images.  Can't beat that when you're in a hurry.

My card was inspired by the colors and the image.  I love the fall colors so working on this card was a blissful time for me.  Isn't that image perfect for fall.  It would be good for invitations to Thanksgiving dinner and if you have to make a lot of invitations this is one of the images that you can get already colored.

What are you inspired to make?  Me and the rest of the sweeties can't wait to see your creations.  So break out your supplies and whip something up.  Don't forget to link it up on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog.
Here's the deets:
ink - hp printer
paper - My Favorite Things "Hot Fudge" card stock; Cosmo Cricket "Nutmeg" dp; scrap of orange cs
miscellaneous - copics; Sizzex Flourish die; Stampin' Up corner punch; cord; charm; pearls
Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inpsirations CIC180 - photo
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C156 - Leaves
Tuesday Throwdown - Fall Colors
Crafting for All Seasons #36 - Things with Wings
Fab 'N Funky #140 - Starts with "F"  (Fall)

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


PIO #40 - For a Child

This week at Pile It On the challenge theme is "For a Child" with Soft Pencil Studios for the sponsor. 

My card is using "Lily" from Soft Pencil.  It's perfect for a card for a little girl.  Normally I'd color her dress in pink or lavender, maybe even baby blue but since this autumn there are lots of challenges calling for autumn colors.  Turns out she looks cute in a little orange dress.  

Here's the deets:

ink - hp printer
paper - Stampin' Up "Kraft" card stock; Bazzill "Beeswax" and scraps pieces orange and olive card stock; My Mind's Eye "Away We Go" dp
miscellaneous - copics; Spellbinder's "Label One" die; 3/4" and 1" circle punch; round corner punch; ribbon; brads; pearls; cord; leaf charm

Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #40 - For a Child
Papertake Weekly #72 - Sketch
Simply Create #23 - Autumn/Fall
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Autumn Colors
Milk Coffee - Welcome Fall
Totally Stampalicious - Fall Colors
Creative Craft - Anything Goes
Oldie But a Goodie - Show Us Your Ribbons
Partytime Tuesday #87 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #117 - Fall Colors
Paper Pretties PWC225 - Fall Inspired

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

Friday, September 28, 2012

Happy Day

Happy Day!  That's kind of like an unbirthday.  Any day someone makes a three layer cake for you is a happy day.  Any day you wake up can be a happy day.  It's all up to you.  Here's wishing you a happy day.
Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "ALM - Time to Celebrate"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and " Close To My Heart "Ocean" (for sentiment)
paper - Close to My Heart "My Reflections - Avonlea" package, dp and card stock
miscellaneous - copics; EK Success candle border punch; My Favorite Things "Fishtail Stax" die-namics; bling; hobnails; hemp cord; birthday cake charm
Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTWSC91 - sketch
Polka Doodle - Favorite Holiday and Teal (favorite holiday the Unbirthday, thanks to Winnie the Pooh - and it's OK if you bump me out for that stretch)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #22 - Sweet Treats
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thank You - World Gratitude Day

Fall is the time of year when we think about "Thanks".   Here in the states we've been celebrating Thanksgiving forever or so it seems but that holiday often gets boggled down with the food and the thanks part gets somewhat forgotten.  There's another thank you day to celebrate.  It's World Gratitude Day and no it wasn't created by Hallmark or some other card company to generate more business.  It was started in 1965 by the United Nations Meditation Group.  It's purpose is to express thanks for the great things individuals and groups do. WGD is September 21 but no one will mind if you send a belated thank you.
Here's the deets:
ink - hp printer
paper - Bazzill "Turquoise Mist" card stock; Wausau "Sand Textures" cs; Stampin' Up "Soft Suede" cs; Cosmo Cricket "Earth Love" dp
miscellaneous - copics; Spellbinder's "Picot Edge Circles" die; My Favorite Things "Open Scallop Edge" and "Circle" die-namics; sheer ribbon; baker's twine; button; pearls
Here's the challenges:
Jellypark Friends - World Gratitude Day - Thank You cards
DYSU #91 - Scallops
Oldie But a Goodie - Show Us Your Ribbon (the ribbon, button and twine are all at least two years old, the dp is at least a year old)
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C155 - Thank You or Thanksgiving Inspired
One Stitch at a Time - Bingo (Diagonal - ribbon, digi, die cuts)
Craft Your Passion #129 - Buttons and Bows
Freshly Made Sketches #54 - sketch
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

On Safari

How pathetic is this - I had the image colored, the papers picked and a sketch to follow and I still couldn't get the card done.  This is for last week's My Favorite Things sketch challenge.  Maybe this week it'll be a little easier.  I hate when the wanes.  I know, you do too. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "ALM On Safari"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and "Cottage Ive"
paper - Recollections gold card base; My Favorite Things "Hot Fudge" card stock; Stampin' Up "So Saffron" and "Certainly Celery" card stock; Gartner "Bon Voyage - Map" and "Bon Voyage - Postage Stamps" dsp
miscellaneous - copics; My Favorite Things "Chevron Border" and "Rounded Banner Stax" die-namics; eyelet, cord, heart shaped globe charm; green bic marker for doodling

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTWSC90 - sketch
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty #143 - Use your Big Shot/Die Cuts

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Fairy

The temperature here today was in the 90's so the only way I'm going to be experiencing those cool "need a sweater" days is in my imagination.  So with the memories of pumpkin pickin' days in mind I colored up this cute little fairy fellow.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Mo Manning "Fall Fairy Jesen"
ink - hp printer
paper - Recollections Gold card base; Stampin' Up "Pumpkin Pie" and "More Mustard" card stock; Scenic Route "Harvest Small Harlequin" dp; We Are Memory Keepers "Autumn Splendor Tawny" dp; Recollections printed scrapbook paper
miscellaneous - copics; My Favorite Things "Circle", "Fishtail Flags Stax" and "Vine border" die-namics; Spellbinder's "Inverted Scalloped Circle" die; candy dots; cotton cord; acorn charm; eyelet

Here's the challenges:
Bronte and Bella #153 -  Dies and/or Punches
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C155 - Thank You or Thanksgiving Inspired
Sweet Stampin' - How Charming
CRAFT #173 - Children
2 Sisters - Things with Wings
Digital Tuesday #178 - Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly - a Hazy Shade of Autumn
4 Crafty Chicks #108 - Leaves

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon.  Your visits and comments are the favorite part of my day.

CIC179 - Bottoms Up

Another clever decorating idea for your cupcakes.  This is the kind of decorating that even I can do.  The problem is that I'd have to start buying Starbuck's coffee and collect those sleeves.  I have a love/hate relationship with Starbucks.  It's mostly about the names of things, especially the sizes.  I'm too old for this stuff, what's wrong with small, meduim and large?   Dunkin donuts is so much easier for me.  But I do love those frapper dapper thingies.  But I digress...  These adorable cuppies are for your inspiration this week at the Cupcake Inspriations Challenge.  And what better sponsor than Fresh Brewed Designs.  There's lots of coffee inspired images but that's not all there is, you need to go check them out.  It'll be fun.

For my card I chose to use an image of a " to go" type cup.  I love that little sleeve with the buttons.  It's too dang cute.  I haven't seen them for sale anywhere but I bet some clever crafter is making them and selling them, they'd be a great craft show item.  I could make them but I'm too lazy, I rather just admire someone else's handy work and again I digress... I kept the color palette of the inspiration photo.  It's perfect for a masculine card.  Since the image is gender neutral, make those buttons pink and you've got a girly card. 

Pour yourself a cup of joe and get started on a card, you'll have fun and maybe win a prize.  So don't forget to link up to the challenge.  Why not stop over there and see what the rest of the sweeties have made.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Fresh Brewed Designs "Warm and Cozy Latte"
ink - hp printer
paper - My Favorite Things "Hot Fudge" card stock; Stampin' Up "Garden Green" card stock;  Echo Park "This and That" sp
miscellaneous - copics; Stampin' Up "Glorious Green" marker for doodling; buttons

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC179 - photo
What If Wednesdays S1912 - sketch (love this sketch)
CCEE1238 - Food or Drink
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #151 - Buttons
Raise the Bar #112 - Damask and Swirls (the doodle around the image are my swirls, the bottom layer of dp has a damask print but is difficult to see in the photo)

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

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tea Time

I'm a sucker for teapots and tea cups.  When I was a child my aunt lived with us for awhile and she had a lovely little collection of porcelain teacups.  They were in the don't you dare play in this room and don't even think about touching these things decoration in the off limits rooms.  I really hated not being allowed in that room.  As an adult who's had a few kids around the house I now understand why we weren't allowed in that room but I still don't like the idea and never had an off limits room.  Of course on the day I found the red lipstick drawing on the back of my off white sofa ....

Here's the deets:
stamp - Close To My Heart "Tea Time"
ink - Versa Magic "Perfect Plumeria"
paper - Stampin' Up "So Saffron", "Pear Pizazz" and "Rich Razzleberry" card stock; Creative Imaginations "Renae Lindgrun" dp
miscellaneous - My Favorite Things "Photo Corner" die-namics; SU "Always Artichoke" marker for doodles; olive burlap twine; teacup charm

Here's the challenges:
Sweet Stampin' - How Charming
Moving Along with the Times - Make it Girly, Prim and Proper
Whoopsie Daisy - Make It Girly

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

Friday, September 21, 2012

SFTW #18 - Feeling Floral

It's time for the weekend.  Yeah!  So if you aren't up to your head in children's activities maybe you can find some time to stamp.  In which case if you add some flowers to your card you'll have an entry for this week's Stampin' for the Weekend challenge. 

I'm not very good with flowers so I found a little pink flower charm and added that to my card but decided it wasn't enough so I added a few prima roses to a corner.  I'm not sure if they look good or not.  One of these days I'm going to "get it" and know just how to use the flowers but that'll probably coincide with flowers going out of style.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Bugaboo - "Cupcake Word Block" digi; Lockhart  "Happy Cupcake Day"
ink - printer; Stampin' Up "Taken with Teal" marker for sentiment
paper - Stampin' Up "Taken with Teal", Yo Yo Yellow" and "Melon Mambo" card stock; cosmo Cricket "De Lovely" dp
miscellaneous - copics; bling; yellow cord; flower charm; Prima flowers

Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend #18 - Feeling Floral
Seems a Little Sketchy - sketch
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
CCEE1238 - Food or Drink
Crafts and Me #102 - Roses
Shabby Tea Room - Pink, Green and Flowers

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon.  Your visits and comments put a smile on my face.  AND Happy Cupcake Day to you.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Back to School

The end of summer was always bittersweet for me.  Summer was so much fun I hated to see it go but getting back to school was great.  Mom would take me shopping for new shoes, and school supplies, I had to wear uniforms so clothes weren't usually part of the spree.  Then the big day came and I'd get to see all the kids who didn't live in the neighborhood and catch up on what they'd been doing for the last couple months.  It was so exciting.  Believe it or not I actually liked the school part too.  Every now and then I think about signing up for a class.  Once a nerd, always a nerd.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Mo Manning BBBFF
ink - hp printer
paper - Wausau textured card stock; Recollections "Blue gingham" and Paper Pizazz "Paper Clip Alphabet Tiles" dp
miscellaneous - copics; mini brads; buttons; Creative Memories Cutting System; sewing machine

Heres' the challenges:
Bronte and Bella's #152 - Buttons
Critter Sketch #173 - sketch
Digi Doodles - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Show Us at Least 2 Shapes

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.  Your visits and comments put a smile on my face.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Halloween's on the Way

This is my favorite time of year.  Halloween is my favorite holiday.   It's my favorite  because it's all about fun, dressing up in costumes, begging for candy, scary decorations.  What can be more fun than that?  I also love the colors associated with fall, they are so rich, and warm.  When I lived in NJ the foliage changed colors.   It is awesome driving through the Delaware Water Gap this time of year.   While I miss leaf peeping I love seeing palm trees, there are so many different types, one prettier than the next so it's a trade off I'm willing to accept, plus there are some spots around here where it reminds me of a northern fall so as they down here "it's all good".

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Primitive Pumpkins" stamp and die set and Halloween sentiments
ink - Stampin' Up "Pumpkin Pie" and "Really Rust"; Ranger "Shabby Shutters"; Memento "Gray Flannel"
paper - My Favorite Things "Kraft" and "Natural" card stock; My Mind's Eye "Blackbird" dp
miscellaneous - My Favorite Things "Primitive Pumpkins" stamp and die-namics set; bling; googly eyes; ribbon; sewing machine; SU corner punch

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTWSC89 - sketch
Papertake Weekly - A Hazy Shade of Autumn
One Stitch at a Time #131- Autumn

Thanks for stopping by, come back soon.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

CIC178 - Get Sassy

I am loving the cuppie's for this week's Cupcake Inspiration challenge.  What a brilliant idea for dressing up your cupcakes without having to know how to do any special frosting strokes.  Just use pretty papers, stick some paper umbrellas and cherries on top and then plunk them into a fancy glass.  That's pure genius.  I guess I'm not just easily amused, I'm also easily impressed. 

This week the challenge is sponsored by Sassy Design Studios.   I love those sexy big eyed girls, you will too.  If you stop by the challenge blog   you'll see what the sweeties created with just a few of the images.  If you stop by the Sassy you'll find a sassy gal for any occasion. 

For my card I chose to use Sassy cocktail.  It's that little umbrella, I had to have the umbrella.  I'm a sucker for those little cocktail umbrellas.  I haven't seen them around lately, but then I haven't been ordering Pina Colada's lately.  Maybe it's time for a change.  but I digress...

For the challenge you can use any brand stamp and papers you just have to be inspired by our cupcake photo. 

Here's the deets:
Stamp - Sassy Design Studio "Cocktail Sassy"
ink - hp printer
paper - My Favorite Things "Sno-cone" card stock; Basic Grey "Phoebe" dp
miscellaneous - copics; dew drops; Stampin' Up corner punch; buttons

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC178 - photo
Our Creative Corner - sketch
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - All About the Boys

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.

Pile It On #38 - Stitching - Real or Faux

Stitching is a one of my favorite techniques.  It can be real or faux, I like to use both, it dresses up the paper edges nicely.  So whether you have a sewing machine and the skills to go with if or not you can still play in this week's Pile It On "Stitching" challenge.  If you don't have a machine you can take a skinny liner marker and make a few strokes on your card.  There's a third possibility, you can sew by hand on your card.  A few embroidered stitches will look really special on your card.  It's your choice and over at Pile It on we're anxious to see what you create.  The challenge is sponsored by Floppy Latte.Digital Designs.  You'll find lots of fun stuff there.
Here's the deets:
ink - hp printer
paper - My Favorite Things "Natural" and "Sno Cone" card stock; My Mind's Eye "Tickled Pink" dp
miscellaneous - copics; bling; ribbon; twine; charm; My Favorite Things "Jumbo Scallops" and "Scallopy Scallop" die-namics; sewing machine
Here's the challenges:
Pile It On #38 - Stitching, Real or Faux
Sketch Saturday #225 - sketch
One Stop Craft #199 - Let's Bake a Cake
Speedy the Fox #125 - Favorite Technique (Coloring images with copic markers)
Polka Doodles week 37 - Ice cream Colors (Strawberry background, chocolate layer or cake, chocolate chip mint icing, coffee card stock and dishes, strawberry banners and present)
Simply Create Too #22- Anything Goes
Digi Doodle #125 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls #53 - Bling Bling
Digital Tuesday #177 -Sweet Treats
Tuesday Throwdown - You're a Gem
Thanks for stopping by, come back again.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Super Memories

Who doesn't have memories of dressing up as a super hero?  When I was a kid my family and my cousins family went on vacation at the Jersey shore.  It was a different time, a time when parents let kids go out by themselves.  We used to go to the boardwalk and drape our towels over our shoulders and pretend to be Superman and we'd dive off the boardwalk into the sand dunes.  It may sound dull or dorky but we were having the time of our lives.

In the not so long ago past my little darling used to dress herself up in some wacky outfits.  There was almost always a pair of panties on the outer most layer and often a long sleeved tee shirt with the sleeves tied criss cross over her chest.  I have no idea how she did it but she did and she would run around the house yelling "Super Liddy".  I remembered scrapping it so I dug out the books and found the page.  Too bad I didn't have this image when I made the page. 

This image made me realize how much I've neglected scrap booking, I haven't made a page in over two years.  I think it's time to start catching up.

Here's the deets:
stamp - Mo Manning "Super Dupper Girl"
ink - hp printer; Ranger "Spiced Marmalade"
paper - Stampin' Up "So Saffron" and "Brocade Blue" cs, "Patterns Pack ll" and "Patterns Stack - Subtles"
miscellaneous - copics; Technique Tuesdays chipboard scalloped circles; Martha Stewart flowers; My Favorite Things "Oval" and "Fishtail Banner" die-namics

Here's the challenges:
Bronte and Bella #151 - Anything Goes
Mojo Monday #258 - sketch
City Crafter week 126 - Polka Dots Palooza
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Hero (inspired by my little Super hero - but as today is 9/11, I have to give a big thank you to all the real heroes who jumped right into the foray, living just a few miles outside of NYC there were many of our local fireman who sped to the scene to help.  I am sure that at every spot the terrorists hit the locals ran in to help, that's what they do GOD BLESS THEM ALL for what you did that day and for what you do everyday.)
Sentimental Sunday #119 - Humor me

Thanks for stopping by, it's a pleasure to read your comments.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Talk Nerdy to Me


There's a large orange furbaby laying half on my keyboard as I type and he seems to be getting annoyed when I have to move his tail to reach a key.  Most people would shoo him away but I prefer to wait and see how long he can put up with me instead of vice-versa. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "ALM Talk Nerdy To Me"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black
paper - October Afternoon "Report Card" dp; Bazzill "Patch" and "Admiral"
miscellaneous - copics, My Favorite Things "circle" and "simply Scallops" die-namics; large alphabet brads; mini star brads; blue cord; pencil charm; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things MFTWSC88 - sketch
Cutie Pie #26 - No Flowers
Cupcake Craft #209 - In Stitches
No Matter Which #2 - Dies and Punches
One Stop Craft #198 - No Floral Embellishment
Secret Crafter - Back to School
Friday Mash Up FM75 - Sewing and Back to School
Really Reasonable Ribbon #55 - Back to School
L'il Red Wagon - Back to School
Simon Says - Put a Stamp On It
Crafty Creations #186 - Back to School
Milk Coffee- Going Back to School

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate all of your comments and look forward to reading them.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

CIC177 Relax - Frankie Says So

When I see a bubble bath the first thing I think is "Relax" and then I think of Frankie goes to Hollywood singing "Relax (Don't Do It)".  Some of you may need to ask your parents or your grandparents who Frankie is or you can watch this  You Tube video.   If you go off and make a 1980's big hair kind of card for this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge, well, at least I'll understand why. 

This week we're sponsored by one of our regular sponsors Prairie Fairy Designs.   I love the Gilly stamps and this one is just perfect for this challenge.  If you think she's a cutie you need to go visit the shop.  You can find a Gilly for just about every occasion or hobby, and if it isn't there now it'll be there sooner or later.  If you need little boy images there's Lewis and Dillan, Gilly's male counterparts.  The kids aren't the only stamps, there's plenty of others, something fore everybody.  Play along with us this week for a chance to win a gift certificate. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Prairie Fairy "Bath 'n Bubbles Gilly"
ink - hp printer
paper - My Favorite Things "Kraft card stock; DCWV "Garden Party" dp
miscellaneous - copics; My Favorite Things "Circle" and "Photo Corners" die-namics; bling; Stampin' Up "Hodgepodge"

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC177 - photo
One Stop Craft #198 - No Floral Embellishments
Papercraft Star #111 - Something Girly
No Matter Which #2 - Die Cuts and/or Punches

Thanks for stopping by, come back again.

Friday, September 7, 2012

SFTW #17 - Christmas Early

Do you need a little help getting started with your Christmas and holiday cards?   Then this week's challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend is just what you need, the theme is "Early Christmas".  Making this even more enticing the sponsor this week is Simon Says with a $25 gift certificate.  

For my card I decided to go with non-traditional colors.  The ornament was done with a glittery embossing powder.  Here's a little tip, if you're going to use embossing powder turn off your ceiling fan, don't ask me how I know.  The paper on the bottom is stamped with three snowflake stamps in silver and light blue inks.  The striped layer is covered with washi tape.  Lots of bling just because...

Here's the deets:
stamp - Ornament and sentiment Just Rite "Deck the Halls"; Snowflakes by Inkadinkado
ink - Versa Mark "Watermoark", Color Box "Silver", Versamagic "Sea Breeze" and Versafine "Toffee"
paper - Stampin' Up "So Saffron" cardstock; My Mind's Eye "Be Amazing" dp
miscellaneous - Turquoise glitter embossing powder; silver cord; Recollections bling flourish and blue bling; My Favorite Things "Solid Bracket " border die; Spellbinder's "2011 Heirloom Ornaments" die, Tim Holtz "Sympathy" Tissue Tape

Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend #17 - Early Christmas
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got
Simon Says - Put a Stamp On It (Happy Stampember to You!)
No Matter Which #2 - Die Cuts or Punches
Cutie Pie #26 - No Flowers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Read All About It (background paper and tissue tape feature print)
Creative Card Crew #18 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join us at Stampin' for the Weekend with your early Christmas card,

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Vertical Greetings

I'm having a serious lack of mojo the last couple days.  Making this card was a struggle and it's certainly not one of my better ones.  However, I am pushing my way through, because I know eventually this blah phase will pass.

Here's the deets:
stamp - My Favorite Things "Vertical Greetings II"
ink - Memento Teal Zeal
paper - K & Co white base; My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart- Amazing" dp
miscellaneous - My Favorite Things "Chevron Stripes" die-namics and "Vertical Greetings II die"; Prima Flowers

Here's the challenges:
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club MFTWSC87 - sketch

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

CIC176 - My Knight

It's time to gawk at cupcakes.  This week at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge we have some yummy pastel icing with symbols of royalty decorations.  Are you thinking "Camelot"?  Maybe the swirls are putting ideas in your head, or is it the crown?  Didn't you always want to wear a crown?   Once you get your idea go make a card so you have a chance to win the prize.  This week we are sponsored by Jellypark.  That's a prize you want to win, so get busy.  No wait, finish reading my post, check out the Cupcake Inspirations page to see what the rest of the sweeties created, leave a little love and then go make your card.

My inspiration is the sword which gave me a reason to make another boy's card.  My stash is light on cards for the not so fair sex.  I mostly wait for challenges calling for masculine cards to make them so that's one of the things I've been trying to do more this year.  It's not an official resolution, just a sort of one. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - Jellypark "Knight" digi
ink - hp printer
paper - My Favorite Things "Hot Fudge"; Simple Stories "Awesome" dp
miscellaneous - copics; ribbon; brads; knight charm; My Favorite Things "Mini Quartet" dienamincs; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations CIC176 - photo
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie Free for All (Sketch #65)
Crafting for All Seasons #34 - Stitching
Cute Card Thursday #232 - a Stitch in Time

Thanks for stopping by.  Come play with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

PIO#36 - For a Princess

This week at Pile It On our challenge theme is "For a Princess" and our sponsor is A Day for Daisies.   I am so lucky to get this gorgeous image, "Tall Tower", to use for my card.  This is just one of many gorgeous images from A Day for Daisies, it takes about a half a second to fall in love with this shop. 

Everybody knows a princess, it may your daughter, your niece, your best friend, maybe it's you.  So make a card for the princess in your life and play along with us at Pile It On.

Here's the deets:
stamp - A Day for Daisies "Tall Tower"
ink - hp printer
paper - Bazzill "Parakeet" card stock; Stampin' Up "Bermuda Bay" and ""Orchid Opulence" card stock; K & Co "Susan Winget Botanical" dp
miscellaneous - copics; Stampin' Up corner punch; ribbon; bling

Pile It On #36 - For a Princess
Sweet Stampin' - Inspired by a Song or Film ("Agony" from the musical "Into the Woods")
Cute Card Thursday #232 - A Stitch in Time
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays PTT#83 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Fantasy or Baby
No Matter Which #1 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see your creations in the gallery at Pile It On.
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