Sunday, March 26, 2017

CIC400 Celebration

Today we are celebrating our 400th Challenge!


We are so thankful to all the crafters who have participated with us over the years and our generous sponsors who have supported Cupcake Inspirations. 

This year's sponsors include:



We hope you're inspired by today's cupcakes (linked to the original source).
This year we invite participants to combine a birthday theme project with a past Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. Past challenges can be found on the CIC Pinterest Board as well as on our Cupcake Inspirations Blog. 



Be sure to come back tomorrow for more DT inspiration and a sponsor spotlight!




(And if you didn't know, we are on Instagram too...You can find us here at Cupcake.Inspirations.  If you share your projects on Instagram, please use #cupcakeinspirations so we can find you!!!!)


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge--#43




It's time for a new challenge at Inky Paws!  This challenge is to use this fabulous sketch.  For my card, I decided to make a birthday card for my grandson who just made his football team as a second grader!  I used Newton's Nook Designs' Touchdown Tails. Hope  you will be inspired to ink up you NND stamps and join us!  Debbie


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #42

It's time for a new Inky Paws Challenge.


BirthdayTheme Challenge
Create a project for a birthday.

I hope you will pull out your Newton's Nook Designs stamps and join in the fun!
You have until, Friday, March 17 to link up your project!

Here's my inspiration!


 I created a festive birthday card with the fun stamped background and glossy balloon using Newton's Birthday Bash

Thanks for stopping by!
Debbie

CIC397--All Dressed Up


Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

All Dressed Up is our fabulous sponsor.
Be sure to check out their store to see all their amazing images!

Our randomly chosen winner will receive 
2 digi images from our wonderful sponsor!

Here is this week's color challenge!



Here's my inspiration card.
It features All Dressed Up's Little Flower Fairy.
I colored her with Spectrum Noir markers and added some shimmer using a gel pen.  I used various die cuts to frame this magical image. 


Thanks for stopping by and looking forward to seeing your projects using this week's CIC colors!
~Debbie


Friday, March 3, 2017

Tag You're It Guest Designer--Reminder




I was fortunate winner of the Tag-You're It! Challenge #64 and was asked to be their guest designer for Challenge #66.  Here is the amazing inspiration tag:


I was inspired to make several tags using different color combinations. 







I used Uniko's 

Flower Power #2 Clear Stamps 

The flowers were colored with Spectrum Noir markers with a touch of sparkly gel pen. Distress Ink was used to stamp the leaves before adding the flowers with some foam tape. I finished it off with some ribbons.


Thanks for stopping by!
~Debbie

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #41 Reminder

I wanted to remind everyone that you have until Friday, March 3 to link up for our sketch challenge at Inky Paws Challenge.


Here's another card to inspire you!
This card features Newton from the Sweater Weather set!


 Remember, you have until this Friday, March 3, 2017 at midnight CST to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our Inky paws Challenge here

~Debbie

CIC396-Newton's Nook Designs

Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge


We are sponsored this week by Newton's Nook Designs




Newton's Nook Designs is generously providing a $25 gift certificate to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Below is our cupcake photo to inspire you.


Here's my inspiration card.  

My card features Newton's Nook Designs Newton's Birthday Bash set. 

We would love to have you play along this week! 
Link up at Cupcake Inspirations!  
~Debbie


Challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Just a Note


Here's my interpretation of this week's Fusion challenge. I just loved the colors and stripes as well as those cups!  

Love You a Latte


I always love playing with coffee images. This card features coffee images from Your Next Stamp. I started by watercoloring the background. I die cut some shapes (MFT) out of pattern paper.  I stamped and embossed the coffee image before watercoloring it. I added glossy accents for a bit of dimension. 


Friday, February 24, 2017

Tag You're It-Guest Designer




I was fortunate winner of the Tag-You're It! Challenge #64 and was asked to be their guest designer for Challenge #66.  Here is the amazing inspiration tag:



And here is my interpretation of the tag. I used Newton's Nook Designs' Beautiful Blossoms and Newton's Summer Vacation. The flowers were colored with Spectrum Noir markers with a touch of sparkly gel pen. Distress Ink was used to stamp the leaves before adding the flowers with some foam tape. I finished it off with some twine. 


Thanks for stopping by!
~Debbie

Sunday, February 19, 2017

IPC#40--Color Challenge

IPC#40--Color Challenge


It's time to announce another Inky Paws Challenge!  
This challenge will go for two weeks, so be sure to ink up your Newton's Nook Designs stamps and join in the fun!  



Here's my card to inspire you!
Love You, Magical Dreams, Darling Hearts Dies


I just loved these soft colors. I started using embossing paste and a stencil. Once the paste was dry, I used distress inks to add the background colors. I then stamped the black and white stripe and added a strip of black card stock.  I used Newton's Nook Designs' Magical Dreams. I colored this darling dragon with Spectrum Noir markers and added some sparkle with a gel pen. I then die cut the heart--NND's Darling Hearts Die Set. I finished it off by using my label maker to make the sentiment. 

Please visit the new Inky Paws Challenge Blog to link up as well as to more amazing inspirational projects!
Hugs,
Debbie


Challenges:


Happy Purr-thday



It's always a good day when I get to play in my craft room. I pulled out some kitty stamps from My Favorite Things.  I just love this sassy cat from Cool Cats!  ~Debbie



Welcome Little One


Here's a baby card using YNS-Woodland Cuties. I colored the fox with Spectrum Noir pencils. The dies are from MFT. The final touch was some sparkly silver stars!
~Debbie

Challenges:





Monday, February 13, 2017

Inky Paws Challenge #40 Reminder


I wanted to remind everyone that you have until Friday, February 17 to link up for our sketch challenge at Inky Paws Challenge.


Here's another card to inspire you!
This little gift bag features Winston from the Campfire Tails set!



 Remember, you have until this Friday, February 17, 2017 at midnight CST to enter. There's a prize involved too, so don't delay - view all the entries and see more inspiration on our inky paws Challenge here

~Debbie