Sunday, May 24, 2015

CIC311--Sweet 'n Sassy



Welcome to Cupcake Inspirations' Bugs and Butterflies Challenge. We are sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy! My card features one of my favorite stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy--Cocoa's Latte.  I used papers from My Mind's Eye to incorporate butterflies into my design as well as a butterfly punch. 


Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps


http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

mmm... coffee


I had more time tonight for another card, so here it is!  I used a stencil and Distress Ink to make the background. I then stamped (The Alley Way) some coffee cup stains. I added the the strip, vellum, and twine. I stamped the coffee cup (The Alley Way) and colored with Spectrum Noir markers and adhered.  The steam was stamped on vellum and adhered.  I finished it up with the sentiment...coffee (The Alley Way). With a little dot finished it off!  Now I'm thirsty and in need of some caffeine!
~Debbie

Challenges:

Click to Link Up!
May Link Up

http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2015/05/color-throwdown-343.html


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bad Kitty


I found some craft time tonight, so I pulled out the mischevious Newton who has decided to go snorkeling. Isn't he just darling?  I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers before adding some Glossy Accents. I die cut the circle before embossing.  I adhered the ribbon and stamped the sentiment. Then I added foam tape to slightly off center the die cut circle.  Then I added some dots!  Thanks for stopping by!  D~

Challenges I'm entering this card:
http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2015/05/case-this-sketch-123.html 









Crafting Musketeers Challenge #25--Use a Die Cut

Natalie and Amy's Challenge #32--Animals  

Paper Creator's Crafts Challenge #38--Animals

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hello--NND & PS


I recently purchased Beautiful Blossoms from Newton's Nooks Designs. I colored the blossoms with Spectrum Noir pencils then die cut the black border and vellum. I also die cut the hello sentiment (Paper Smooches).  I finished the card with ribbon (May Arts) and some sequins.

Challenges: 
Sweet Stampin Challenge--Clean and Simple

Simply Papercraft Challenge #4--Anything Goes or CAS

http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2015/05/case-this-sketch-123.html

Traveling Bunny

This card features my favorite big-earred bunny from The Cat's Pajamas!  Thanks for stopping by! ~Debbie



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http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2015/05/new-challenge-for-may.html

You Rule--Graduation

I wanted to squeeze a couple more cards before getting back to planning for school. Here's a little graduation card I made! ~Debbie

Supplies:
Paper Smooches--Smarty Pants, Nine Lives, Noggin Toppers
Lawn Fawn--Good Apple
There She Goes--Chalkboard Memories
My Craft Spot--Tiny Banners & Toppers
DCWV--The Grade School Stack



Challenges:




http://curtaincallchallenge.blogspot.com/2015/05/curtain-call-inspiration-challenge_15.html

http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-17-23-anything-goes-wk3-challenge.htmlhttp://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-17-23-anything-goes-wk3-challenge.html

http://www.craftindesertdivas.com/2015/05/craft-it-up-link-it-up-graduation-linky.html








http://www.fridaymashup.com/2015/05/fm209-its-all-about-grads.html

CIC310--Butterfly Reflections Ink


Happy Sunday!  This week is a color challenge at Cupcake Inspirations. We have a wonderful sponsor--Butterfly Reflections Ink.  One lucky person will win a $20 Gift Certificate! I look forward to seeing your creation!  ~Debbie 

http://butterflyreflectionsink.3dcartstores.com/

http://butterflyreflectionsink.3dcartstores.com/

 I watercolored the background, added the bling and butterfly (source unknown), and I then inked the edges with Momento Ink (London Fog). My last step was to stamp the sentiment (Skipping Stones Designs). 

Challenges:
Crafty Calendar May Challenge--Things with Wings 

Love Rubber Stamps Challenge #151--Add a Sentiment

Sweet Stamp Challenge #221--Things with Wings
 
http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2015/05/mays-mid-month-inspiration.html

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Always Thoughtful



I recently won two amazing sets from Altenew--Bejeweled & Striped Florals. I am just loving them!  I watercolored the flower using TomBow markers. I then stamped the leaves on copper foiled paper (DCWV). I die cut the flourishes. For the background, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist--Jack Frost-- before sewing on a piece of vellum. I assembled everything then added some silver sequins and copper strips! 

Challenges:
Misty Challenge #71

May Challenge: From Places Abroad – Tunisia
Alte & New--May Challenge: From Places Abroad--Tunisia


Sunday, May 10, 2015

CIC309--Girls' Night Out--Canvas Corp


http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/2015/05/challenge-309.html

Happy Mother's Day and welcome to a new week at Cupcake Inspirations.  I've been eagerly awaiting this challenge because I love the fun products from our fabulous sponsor--Canvas Corp.  They are generously providing a fabulous prize for our randomly chosen winner. The winner will receive a $50 prize package of Canvas Corp's Mixology Collection products and matching embellishments. 



For my project, I made a box with 6 fun tags.  I traced the box from a template and hand cut out.  I covered it with the paper from the Canvas Corp-Mixology collection.  For the tags (both on the box and inside the box), I cut out different drink images from the paper and colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I added Glossy Accents to add some dimension and used a glitter pen for some added sparkle.

I die cut the below tags using a Paper Smooches die cut. Then I sewed a trapezoid piece of burlap to each tag. I colored coordinated ribbon to attach to the top. I then stamped the sentiment (Paper Smooches) to each tag.




 For more inspiration using these amazing products and to enter your project, please visit us at Cupcake Inspirations!
~Debbie



Sunday, May 3, 2015

Happy 6th Birthday




My grandson will be turning 6 this year, so I decided to make his card a bit early. I was inspired (again) by the Red Studio Carpet "The Iron Giant" challenge. I pulled out an old stamp set (Recollections) that I haven't used in ages, but like too much to de-stash.  I embossed(wheels & gears) the background and used some Echo Park paper with more gears. I used some Paper Smooches' dies and birthday sentiment. I assembled it all together!  
~Debbie



Red Carpet Studio Challenge #100


Lia Stampz Challenge 88- Embossing (dry or heat)

Mash it Up! and create a project using your Favorite Retired Stamp set and the Sketch

Theme:  Kids  Stash: Primary things ( paper, embellishments)
I used my stash of paper, buttons, and ribbon

Hello--Alien Robot




This card features stamps and dies from Paper Smooches:  Word Salad, Little Fella, Space Cadet, and Super 2 Dies. I water colored the background before adhering the black city scape. Then I stamped and colored the Earth on vellum then added some glittery stars. The alien robot was colored. Then I added Crackle Accents. I stamped the sentiment.  For the background, I embossed a piece of Black Magic by core'dinations.  I then distressed it to get the lavender to show through. The final touches were more stars and a bit of ribbon and twine. Thanks for stopping by to visit! ~D

Challenges:





http://redcarpetstudiochallenge.blogspot.com/2015/04/rcs-100-iron-giant.html

http://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-3-9-anything-goes-wk1-challenge.htmlhttp://papersmoochessparks.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-3-9-anything-goes-wk1-challenge.html


http://casethissketch.blogspot.com/2015/04/case-this-sketch-121.html


Creatalicious Challenge #74 - embossing wet or dry


Let's Fiesta



Here's my contribution to Cinco de Mayo!  I love this darling worm...I know worms aren't really cute, but, check him out for yourself! He is a KennyK image. I colored with Spectrum Noir markers. I added some glossy accents to the shot glass. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your May 5th celebrations! ~D

Sentiment--Paper Smooches 
Speech bubble--The Alley Way Stamps
Die cuts(banner)--The Cats Pajamas
Shot of tequilla--Canvas Corp--Happy Hour Sayings on White paper
Burlap--DCWV

Challenges:
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #114 Food and/or Drink




Saturday, May 2, 2015

CIC308--A Day for Daisies

Welcome to this week's new color challenge. Our wonderful sponsor is A Day for Daisies!  
I am using a new favorite ADD image--Buttons
I hope you will be inspired by our colors this week and link up at CIC.
~Debbie 


http://adayfordaisies.com/stamps/http://cupcakeinspirations.blogspot.com/


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Wish You Were Here--NND

Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge - Favorite

It's time to play with my Newton's Nooks Designs stamps--Campfire Tails, Newton's Summer Vacation, and Sweetheart Tails. I'm planning to send this to my parents who enjoy camping but live too far away to go with my hubby and me. 
NND #20
Paperminutes Challenge #380--Wood