Sunday, August 16, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge -20

Hi Everyone! It's Sunday and time for another delicious cupcake inspiration challenge. Check out the yumminess this week...Sadly, I didn't have any time to make a card for this challenge. My little one has been pretty sick since Thursday and I couldn't get to it.

BUT, I do have a couple winter cards to share. This first card uses some of the NEW Imaginisce winter line, Polar Express!! LOVE the fun bright glittery colors in this collection. This cute polar bear was colored with copic markers (as was the shading around him). Check him out, the stamp is part of the Snag 'em line and only $1!! I used my Upper Crest border punch for the bottom and the sentiment is from Verve's Snow Wonderful set.

This next card uses one of the Miss Ayna images from The Greeting Farm. She is the Snow image from the Rain, Snow, Shine set. I colored her with copic markers and added some liquid applique to her trim -tooo cute! AND, see that background paper? I made it by stamping an image from Technique Tuesday, Casablanca repeatedly to form that pattern and embossed with clear. BTW, it took me hours of trying different combinations to come up with that pattern!!

The felt flower and holly are from Creative Cafe which I found at my LSS (the only place I have been able to find them!). Some heavenly silver pearls and silver cord finish things off.

Everyone is invited to play along in the challenge!! If you do, be sure to link your creation to Mr. Linky on the HSE blog. Every week, Rach highlighs the top 5!! And if you upload to SCS or PCP, be sure to use keyword: CIC20. Oh and speaking of winter and Christmas, be sure to stop by the store, and check out the new Memory Box paper they have 2 new Christmas lines out now!!

Thanks for stopping by. Now head on over to my fellow HSE Sweetie's cards and see how they rocked those cupcakies!! We have a special guest Sweetie this week, Maureen! Welcome Maureen, we're so glad you played along with us!!

Carolina - Carolina's Creative Pad
Rachel -
Hope Stamps Eternal
Colleen -
Glitter Ink
Bonnie -
The Lucky Clucker
Tammy -
Stamp Happy
Natalie -
dougnat diaries (Nat has taken this week off)
Jessica - Shamrocks and Seashells

Kelli -
Yard Sale Kind of Luck

Special Guest Sweetie, Maureen Wong - (
My C.A.S.E Studies)

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned tomorrow for a SPECIAL JustRite Stampers blog hop!!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Polar Bear Snag 'Em (Imaginisce), Snow Wonderful for sentiment (Verve Stamps)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Vintage Cream, Ridinghood Red, Polar Expressions pattern paper (Imaginisce)
Accessories - Circle and Blossoms Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Red, light blue and light green rhinestones (Kaiser crafts), Upper Crest border punch (Fiskars), Vintage Cream 5/8" grosgrain (PTI), copic markers, Sakura Gelly Roll pens

Stamps - Snow Ayna (The Greeting Farm), Casablanca (Technique Tuesday)
Paper - Bashful blue, Ridinghood Red, Glorious Green, white (all SU!)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, bashful blue (SU!)
Accessories - white liquid applique, silver pearls (Michaels), felt flower and holly with berries (Creative Cafe), silver cord, basic red grosgrain (May Arts), copic markers, rectangle scallop nestabilities for scallop edge (Spellbinders)



  1. your cards a re stunning! I particular love how you did the girls winter clothing. Awesome

  2. Fabulous cards! ACK Christmas is gonna be here before we know it! LOL! Love that paper and that polar bear is too freakin cute! I like the border you made along the bottom of the card. And what a fun idea to use applique on Miss Anya's coat and boots! Hope your son is feeling better today!

  3. Stunning cards, Michelle!
    Love the cute little bear! And what a gorgeous way to decorate Anya!
    Hope your son feels better soon!

  4. Love both of these Michelle! I am having a hard time thinking Christmas yet......still recovering from last year lol!

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE them both...the Anya is Gorgeous as is her BG and the Polar Bear is soooooooo adorable! Love how you did the scallops and the bling

  6. Thanks for the warm welcome Michelle - I had a great time being a Guest Sweetie this week!

    LOVE that Anya card and that background is awesome!!

    Hope your little one is feeling better soon!

  7. I love both of your winter cards! Polar bears are always a favorite, and I love the flocking you added on Miss Anya!

  8. love them both that bear is too cute and she is adorable
    Feel better soon

  9. Oh my goodness that little guy is too darn adorable, and she is so sweet. Beautiful job on both these Michelle.

  10. Hope your little buddy is feeling better, Michelle! Your cards are so sweet!

  11. Well these cards are just so cute and adorable so I don't mind there isn't a CCI card. Thanks for sharing these super nice cards.

  12. Okay, no fair! You've got me in the mood to make Christmas cards, but have to concentrate on Halloween first ! What darlin', darlin' cards! Love them both!!!

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