Sunday, May 15, 2016


 Welcome to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. We have some gorgeous colors this week. We have a wonderful sponsor, Altenew, who is generously giving one lucky (randomly chosen) participant their Too Sweet stamp set!  Happy stamping!  Debbie

Established in April 2014, Altenew strives to bring elegant, natural and versatile designs in paper crafting products. Altenew firmly believes in sharing happiness and comfort with our loved ones through creative expression of crafting. We know that personal, delicate touches of a hand-made card or scrapbook page can bring joy to people that are important in our lives and we are proud to create products that help inspire alluring projects/creations.

For my card, I used Altenew's Bejeweled stamp set.  I embossed the butterfly in gold on vellum. I fussy cut it out. I watercolored on watercoloring paper. (Unfortunately, my colors did not turn out as I had wanted. I think I will be in the market for some better (and richer colored) water colors.  Let me know if you have any suggestions!)  I then embossed in gold the sentiment again from the Bejewled set. I adhered the butterfly then the gold stars. (I just loved the gold stars on the inspiration cupcakes.) I cut some strips of gold foiled card stock (DCWV) and adhered. I really liked how this one turned out. I really hope you will have time to join us this week. Debbie

Other Challenges:

Simon Says Monday Challenge--Emboss It
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge--Embossing
Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge #18--Things with Wings
Crafty Calendar Challenge May Challenge--Things with Wings
Pile It On Challene #108--You're a Star
613 Avenue Create Challenge #176--Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #15--Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment
A Beautiful Mess Challenge #2--Anything Goes
Scrapper's Delight Challenge #55--Anything Goes


  1. This is so lovely! Nice color integration and composition. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  2. Oh my, I wish my embossing turned out as well as this and on vellum too. I love that vibrant splash of colour which contrasts with the delicate nature of the butterfly.
    So glad you dropped it onto the front at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  3. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting in a beautiful mess challenge 2, Hazel, DT x

  4. Great layout here, I love the touch of gold with those beautiful colors. And it's so creative to heat emboss that butterfly on vellum and then cut it out to pop on top of that gorgeous water coloring. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along this week at Just Us Girls!!

  5. great card love the design and colours thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight
    Jane DT xx

  6. Awesome design! I love the bold splash of color that you have that beautiful butterfly perched on. Love the addition of the gold on the edges and pretty little stars. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  7. Pretty card with the pink and gold! Thanks for joining us at SSS Monday challenge this week!

  8. Debbie, Want to welcome you to Twisted Thursday and let you know that I'm going to add your card to the challenge. I thin a lot of the girls will miss your card because they do not see it here. I hope that is okay. Your card is adorable and love the gold embossing.
    Hugs Pat

  9. Beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week.

  10. beautiful card, thanks or sharing over at Pile It On


  11. I love these ink blot cards. I must give it a go good luck in our 'Things with Wings' challenge at Polkadoodles

  12. Your butterfly is so gorgeous! I love all those little stars too! I like to use reinkers for watercolor, you can easily adjust your colors with, well, water! lol

  13. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at the Crafty Addicts!!
    Hugs Donna(DT)
    Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

  14. Lovely card, love the butterfly stamped on the vellum. Thanks for joining us at Scrapper's Delights.

  15. What a lovely card, thanks for joining our Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Things with Wings , hugs, Carol DT

  16. Indy - this is so dynamic and beautiful!! Love the way you used these colors together to make a card that is just fluttering with beauty!! Wonderfully done!! Hope you are surviving the wind down of school!!

  17. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendars, we hope to see you again soon!

    Love From Rebecca x

  18. The embossing is great! Thanks for participating at Scrappers Delights :)
    DT Nicole


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