Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #35

Hi everyone! It's Sunday and that means it's time for another FABULOUS Cupcake Inspiration challenge from Hope Stamps Eternal! Check out this week's cupcake, how STUNNING is this??
I LOVE the elegance of this cupcake and I tried to capture some of it. I took inspiration from the pale blue, white and silver colors and the snowman image. I used my Kissmas and Mistletoe set from {ippity} stamps. I embossed the snowman and sentiment with silver EP and added some silver sequins with tiny green rhinestones from a Zva Creative wheel.

The DP is Basic Grey, Eskimo Kisses and I used my beloved Swiss Dots EF. I hope you all will never get tired of me using that folder -LOL! The snowflakes are punched out, edged with silver craft ink and also added silver sequins with blue Zva rhinestones.
Hopefully you can get a better look at the close-up picture.

Since I had lots of scraps and nesties out on my desk, I did another! This one is a Christmas thank you card using the tree image from Kissmas & Mistletoe (also embossed in silver) and the sentiment is from Verve's new Celebration of Thanks set. I took a better picture this morning, you can tell the outer circle is SHINY SILVER! I recycled the sides of an old gift bag!

BTW, can you tell I am addicted to circle cards ? LOL!

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 this week's Top Picks !!!

Now head on over to my fellow HSE Sweetie's and see how they rocked this cupcake!!!!

Carolina - Carolina's Creative Pad (has this week off)
Colleen - Glitter Ink (will be posting late morning)
Bonnie - The Lucky Clucker
Natalie - Dougnat Diaries
Thanks for stopping by!

Card Deets:
Stamps: Kissmas & Mistletoe ({Ippity})
Paper: white, Soft Sky, Eskimo Kisses DP
Ink: VersaMark, silver craft for sponging
Accessories: snowflake punch (martha stewart), silver sequins from metallic mix (Cartwright Sequins), oval nesties, silver wire edged ribbon (Michael's), silver EP


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  1. Both equally gorgeous Michelle! I never tire of that Swiss Dots folder - my fav by far!

  2. Love this cupcake too, so elegant! And you really captured this elegant feeling on your cards, Michelle! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  3. Beautiful card! I just love all the detail you added to your card! This was one of my fave cupcake inspiration challenges so far! So much to draw from this picture!

  4. everything glitters like diamonds!! I love your addiction to circle cards...keep 'em coming!!

  5. LOVe these! jimmi gave you a shout out today and had to come see your blog for myself! great work with Ippity!!!!

  6. WOW....So gorgeous! Love the embossed snowman and all of the little details you added with the sequins and crystals! The circle card rocks too!!!

  7. This is soooo pretty! Love your take on the inspiration cupcake!

  8. Michelle, these are sooooo very beautiful!!!! Love it!!! I showcased you today on the ippity blog, too...yipppe!!!! You are just all over!!! Hugs, Eva

  9. Michelle, these are sooooo very beautiful!!!! Love it!!! I showcased you today on the ippity blog, too...yipppe!!!! You are just all over!!! Hugs, Eva

  10. Super awesomeness, Michelle!!! Lovin' this card!!!!


  11. Great inspiration card and I love the round card!

  12. these are both very sweet Michelle, I luv the round cards tooo....the little rhinestones are sooo cute, I will have to order some of those....darling....have a wonderful week!

    enjoy *~*

  13. oh wow, beautiful...oh wait, eyes off the sidebar, time to look at the cards...hehehe.

    Your projects turned out awesome!

  14. Lovely... and we would NEVER get tired of the swiss dot emboss folder...LOL Kathy Hering

  15. Fabulous card as usual girlie! LOVE these creations!

  16. WOW - these are both AWESOME girlie!!! Love how you captured the delicate colours and the silver looks fabulous!!! Love all the swiss dots and awesome job with those new stamps too!!! :)

  17. Both cards are absolutely fabulous Michelle, and that cupcake . . . oh my word, I've never seen any thing like it, a work of beauty, who could eat it . . . LOL!

  18. Sooo fun and festive, the soft, pretty colors!!! The snowman is adorable, too, and your round card is gorgeous!!!!

  19. I will never get tried of swiss dot EF folder. I just love it. I also love the cupped flower brads. Where do you get them? I just love the card. Girly girly girly!!!!!!