Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration challenge #23

Hi everyone, it's Sunday and that means another FABULOUS Cupcake Inspiration challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! Check out this week's elegant cupcake!
Isn't it gorgeous? OK, now check out my card... see the resemblance? No? Wellllll... that's cause my process took me all over the place and back again! When I finally finished picking my papers and embellies, it looked NOTHING like I wanted and NOTHING like the cupcake! Oh well, I guess that's all part of the process-huh?!?

The adorable image is from The Greeting Farm, Miss Ayna inked up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink (the BEST for copic markers). I am so in love with these older Anya images! I just love coloring her and am getting better with my copic markers. The pattern paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird 6x6 mini deck.

I totally channeled my GF and Queen of scoring and CAS, Silke on this one! See the scored lines on either side of the pattern paper panel? Yep, Silke all the way! The sentiment is from Verve's Enjoy set.

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!! Congrats to last week's Top Picks!!! If you upload to SCS or PCP, be sure to use keyword: CIC23.Thanks for stopping by. Now head on over to my fellow HSE Sweetie's cards and see how they rocked those cupcakes!!

Carolina - Carolina's Creative Pad
Rachel - Hope Stamps Eternal
Colleen - Glitter Ink
Bonnie - The Lucky Clucker
Tammy - Stamp Happy
Natalie - dougnat diaries
Jessica - Shamrocks and Seashells
Kelli - Yard Sale Kind of Luck

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Deets:
Stamps - Miss Anya, Enjoy
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - White, Soft Sky and Cosmo Cricket
Accessories - Score-Pal, jumbo and mini silver brads, copic markers, ribbon scraps in Celery Twill (SU!) and light blue grosgrain (PHH), tiny silver pearl (Michael's)



  1. Very pretty either way you look at it! LOL The insp piece is pretty, but I like the card in the warmer colors. Great clean and crisp feeling as well! You know I love that much!

  2. Stunning Michelle, I don't know where the inspiration came from but it worked for sure!

  3. I see it!! I see it!! Well not really, but I am glad to hear that you have those days too.....sometimes inspiration just doesn't work! but of course I love this darling girlie and your choice of dp and colouring are perfect!

  4. I saw your card first on SCS and had that sinking dread feeling that I used the wrong inspiration photo for my

    Your card is beautiful!!

  5. AWWW - Michelle - I'm so happy you thought of me when you added the's the perfect touch :)
    to your gorgeous, gorgeous card!!!

    Your coloring is amazing - GF!!! Love this cute card!!!

    Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

  6. LOL!! I had to laugh at the beginning of your post!! Inspiration is an interesting journey and I love the finished card!!! It is adorable and can see the flower on the cupcake in the flower on the stamp!! :)

  7. I think this is one of the best looking Anya cards I've seen yet! And there are a lot out there! Love the fresh feel - thanksomuch for sharing!

  8. Wow your inspiration took a different route but it wound up charming and cute just the same. Gorgeous colors and coloring.

  9. This is TOTALLY adorable Michelle! LOVE this image and your layout! You KNOW I love that paper too!!

  10. haha! I LOVE that this looks nothing like the inspiration if you're looking for a direct link...but it's a fabulous card!

  11. LOL - well although it doesn't quite go...I love it! What a stunning card...hope you have a great week and all your computer issues are behind you now!

  12. LMBO at Kelli thinking she'd used the wrong inspiration photo! You were just seeing if we're on our toes, right? This is adorable, Michelle! I love the little circle/flower embellishment, and your image is sweet!

  13. You crack me up - inspiration is a funny thing! Gorgeous card - love the layout, your coloring, the embellishments, everything!

  14. It's beautiful any way you look at it! Love your clean design and the embellies you chose are perfect!

  15. I just love this! those colors and the paper are gorgeous and I adore the little ribbon tabs.