Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 373

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hi there, happy Sunday!
It is time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
This week's sponsor is The Greeting Farm

Oh my goodness!!!
Isn't this the most awesome, fun theme ever!!?
Not to mention this cupcake looks so yummy...:-D (and I don't really eat cupcakes!)
Alright, here is my take...;-)

Do you ever wonder why we card makers concentrate so much on the front, and not so much on the inside? I do like to leave a lot of room to write messages but why not make the inside more pretty too? Right!!? *LOL*

I had just gotten this new Little Fairies set, it is super cute!!!
I don't know why, but this fairy made me think of Tinker Bell (I know, that's so not her hair do!) so I "borrowed" Tink's colors ;-) She was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White, colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers then fussy cut (they do have a matching die set). I made my own stencil with the smile die and used the embossing paste. Gold dots were added with my gold gel pen, just like pixie dust!

Here is the inside.
So basically I felt like I was making 2 cards *LOL*
This could totally be the front of your card, right!?
I stamped this cute fairy and the mushrooms with memento Black Ink, colored with the Spectrum Noir Markers, and white dots were added on the mushroom tops and her wings. Yeah, my little purple mushroom is a bit messy... I find using the colorless blender VERY difficult! 

This lovely sentiment was heat embossed with Pool Party, and the dandelion with white and Gumball Green. I added some more pixie dust here as well. 
I have to say, this part is my favorite! *LOL* 

*my notes*

Stamp: Little Fairies (The Greeting Farm)
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Gold Foil Sheet
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noir Markers, Gold and White Gel Pens
Accessory: Gold Glitter Washi Tape (3M)
Tool: Hello & Smile Die (The Greeting Farm), Wonky Stitches Die (Avery Elle), Heat Tool, Pool Party, Gumball Green, and White Emboss Powder (SU!), Embossing Paste (ranger)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now grab your stamp stuff, create something yummy inside, and link it up to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog! You could win a fabulous prize too!

Inky Paws Challenge 35

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hi there, happy Friday!
We have a new Inky Paws Challenge starting today over at the Newton's Nook Designs Blog

Aww, I LOVE burlap with lace!
So rustic and romantic...:-)
Here is my take ;-)

Newton's Nook Designs Pick-a-Pumpkin Set - Naki Rager

Summer is getting closer to an end, it's kind of sad but I love fall!

Newton's Nook Designs Pick-a-Pumpkin Set - Naki Rager

This was my first time inking up these lovely pumpkins, and I am totally in love with them! Look at the woodgrain on the gold one! Beautiful!
Some gold thread was placed between the pumpkins for some texture ;-)

Newton's Nook Designs Pick-a-Pumpkin Set - Naki Rager

I have a lot of burlap, was going to do so many projects with it but so far, I've done a few of them...*LOL* The burlap, lace trim, and ribbons were all sewn together right onto my kraft base. Copper sequins were sprinkled all over the card for some sparkle, and to add one more fall color ;-)

*my notes*

Stamp: Pick-a-Pumpkin (Newton's Nook Designs)
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Versamark
Accessory: 4mm Metallic Copper Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Metallic Gold Thread, Crochet Lace Trim, Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon, Gumball Green Stitched Cotton Ribbon (SU!), Burlap (Save on Craft)
Tool: Pick-a-Pumpkin Purr-fect Die (Newton's Nook Designs), Heat Tool, Gold, Gumball Green, and Tangerine Tango Emboss Powder (SU!), Sewing Machine

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
I would LOVE to see you join the fun!!!

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hey there lovelies!
It's been a long time since I played along with a challenge just for fun!
Here is one of my favorites, The Mixed Media Card Challenge!

A rainbow theme is always fun!
Who doesn't like pretty rainbows!?
Here is my take ;-)

I LOVE how this card turned out!
Actually I've made a similar card before, but I like this one better ;-)

I love this candle stamp from the Kathryn's Big Wishes set by STAMPlorations, it is so cute! 
The candle image was stamped on watercolor paper then water colored with rainbow colors. This little sentiment "make a " was stamped all over the front panel, and I tore the top then distressed the sides and bottom. 
I very lightly applied embossing paste randomly over a stencil also.

I die cut the wish sentiment from black, yellow, green, and blue cardstock, then they were mounted on each other slightly off so the colors are visible. The panel was sewn onto the red and white polka dot patterned paper. It was then matted on my base card, and a few gold stars were added. 

*my notes*

Stamp: Kathryn's Big Wishes (STAMPlorations)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, So Saffron, Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red Polka Dots DSP (SU!), Watercolor Paper
Ink: Real Red, TanGelo Tango, So Saffron, Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry Reinkers (SU!), Stazon Jet Black
Accessory: Gold Star Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tool: Die-namics Stars and Wishes (My Favorite Things), Distress Tool (SU!), Bubble layering Stencil (Tim Holtz Collection), Embossing Paste (Ranger),Sewing Machine

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!

Newton's Nook Designs

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hello there, happy Tuesday!
I am up on the Newton's Nook Designs Blog today ;-)
I had just found out that my only girl cousin (on my mom's side) is pregnant!
So I wanted to send her my love ;-)

The Wild Child set is such a sweet, sweet set and I LOVE it!

I picked this super adorable penguin mama and her baby image because 
#1 Umm, they're just too cute!
#2 My cousin is due in February 
I stamped the image with Memento Black Ink, then colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
Seriously, it is SO MUCH FUN to color with them but it is TOTALLY different from watercolor!
I'm pretty stubborn so it'll take me a while to get used to them...*LOL*

The patterned paper behind the mama and baby is one of my Christmas packs, isn't it just perfect!? The silver snow paper is actually acetate on white base, so pretty!
I love my baby cousin, she was born and raised here in the US but she used to visit us in Japan with her dad (my mom's baby brother). Our family is in Japan and France, so we're the only cousins here in the US, girls gotta stick together, you know! I am so very happy for her :-)

*my notes*

Stamp: Wild Child (Newton's Nook Designs)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Silver Glimmer Paper, All is Calm DSP (SU!), Acetate Pad (We R Memory Keepers) 
Ink: Spectrum Noir Markers
Tool: Die-namics Zig Zag Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Scripty Word Die (Your Next Stamp)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 372

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hello there, Happy Sunday!
It's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!
This week's sponsor is Polkadoodles :-)

I LOVE this color combo!
So sweet and romantic!
Here is my take...;-)

I love how this turned out!
Isn't this just the sweetest!!?

The sponsor very generously provided us a few digi images to work with, thank you!
But I purchased this cutie, Winston Bear Etty Shy myself (long
I LOVE their adorable, fuzzy bears! just so sweet!
I colored this one with yellow, just like beloved Pooh bear ;-)
I am starting to really enjoy my alcohol based markers! (so I ordered

This beautiful patterned paper is from the Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 4 bundle that the sponsor gave us ;-) I love it!
A sweet, sketchy heart for a sweetheart ;-)

A few white sequins were sprinkled all over the card, perfect!
This card was really fun to make!
Fussy cutting the bear wasn't the easiest but it was totally worth the effort!

*my notes*

Stamp: Winston Bear Etty Shy (Polkadoodles)
Paper: Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 4 Bundle (Polkadoodles), Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White (SU!), Glossy White (Ranger)
Ink: Spectrum Noir Markers
Accessory: 4mm Marshmallow Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)
Tool: Sketch Heart Die (Simon Says Stamp), Hello Die (Studio Calico), Elle-ments Wonky Stitches Die (Avery Elle)

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Hope you enjoyed it!
Now get your hands inky and link up your beautiful creation to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog!