Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #24

Hi everyone, it's Sunday and that means another FABULOUS Cupcake Inspiration challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! Check out this week's Pirate fun cupcake! Talk like a pirate day is the 19th!!
I took my inspiration from the colors only. I don't really do Pirate cards -not my thing -LOL! I used another adorable image from The Greeting Farm, Miss Anya Dressy (out of stock right now) inked up with Memento Tuxedo Black ink (the BEST for copic markers). The pattern paper is from Basic Grey, June Bug -Aggie. I colored in the white dots with a turquoise copic marker! It's fun customizing paper like that! I put tiny red rhinestones on her shoes and blue ones in the hair bows!!

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: CIC24.
Now head on over to my fellow HSE Sweetie's cards and see how they rocked those cupcakes!!

Carolina -
Carolina's Creative Pad
Colleen - Glitter Ink (has the week off)
Tammy - Stamp Happy
Natalie - dougnat diaries

I have another fun card to share. This one uses some of the Chipboard stickers and pattern paper from Cosmo Cricket Early Bird! Me LOVES Early Bird! I just love that chipboard blossom branch, I put red rhinestones and silver pearls on each one. I also accented the letters with silver pearls. This is just a fun cheerful little card.

Here is the inside. Sorry about the color distortion, the sun was shining directly on the back.

Card Deets (CIC24):

Stamps - Miss Anya Dressy (The Greeting Farm)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - Kraft, Dark Brown, white (all PTI), June Bug 6x6 pad -Aggie (Basic Grey)
Accessories - Score-Pal, Corner rounder (SU!), Burlap String, Buttons (Pinkhedgehog Papercrafts), red and blue rhinestones (Kaiser Scrapbook), copic markers

Card Deets (chippy):
Paper - Vintage Cream, Early Bird 6x6 Mini Deck (Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories - score-pal, silver cord, rhinestones and silver pearls

P.S. I added some new cards to my Etsy store (link on sidebar)! And I am starting the Dollar Dog Days of Summer with lots of cards listing for only $1!!



  1. Love both of your cards and your take on Rachel's cupcake challenge is brilliant!

  2. Fabulous Michelle! I have that Greeting Farm set (after seeing your fabulous samples!) on the way and I can hardly wait!

  3. This card is awesome! I just LOVE how you colored in those dots with a marker...I never would have thought of that...I will have to try that. It totally changes the paper up! I also like how you showcased the cupcakes but didn't use the pirate theme! TFS! Your chipboard card is fab too!

  4. The colors really are beautiful on the card. So pretty!

  5. You Know I Luff them!!! Awesome cards....the chipboard word on the inside is a cool idea and I Luff that branch on the front!!!

  6. I luv your cupcake card....ahoy mate....hehege.....and well your chipboard cards are fabulous too....I can't wait to paly again this week with CIC....thansk for being such a great friend Michelle!

    enjoy *~*

  7. These are absolutely gorgeous Michelle!! Wonderful color combo, one of my favs!! I love everything you do!

  8. absolutely LOVE this Michelle! how you colored the dots, the layout of the card are all perfect!

  9. You're kidding! There's a 'Talk Like a Pirate Day'???? Love your gorgeous cards (I'm not into pirates either!) - the first is sooooooo pretty, what an adorable image and of course your signature buttons. The second is just too cool - love how you use chipboard, your friend is going to LOVE this!!!! :) ~hugs~

  10. Michelle - both cards are fabulous!!! I really love your take on the cupcakes...and your friend card is so unique and cute!!! Hugs ~S~

  11. Your pirate-inspired card is adorable... love how you colored in the dots to match! And the second card is a real big WOW!!!

  12. SO cute!! She looks just like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz! I love how you colored her, and I love the colored in dots on the paper - great idea!

  13. I love that you colored in the dots in your paper to make it work better for your color scheme! brilliant!

  14. Such a sweet card Michelle! I'd like you to send it to me with all those yummy cupcakes . . . LOL! Seriously, it's totally adorable. As is the Best Friends card . . . so sweet!

  15. ohhh, again, gorgeous coloring work. Love the dot bkgd paper. It really sets off this card. Love it!

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