It's cupcake time!!! :) My favorite time...this week we have some Super Yummy Cupcakes, a Super group of Sweeties and some HSE Sweets!!!
Let me explain! First, the Hope Stamps Eternal Design Team has been named...we chose the HSE Sweeties...these ladies truly are all the Sweetest group of ladies and, of course, every Sunday we bring you the sweetest Cupcakes! This week marks our first Official challenge as a team so I wanted to celebrate by giving away some Sweets to someone Sweet...I will be randomly choosing 1 participant from this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge (please link your creation before Sat 9 pm MT) below to win this bundle of Yummy Sweets:
Included in this bundle of Sweets is:
1 Whale of a Punch, Retro Flower
1 pack Birthday Sprinkles Glitter Brads
1 Daisy D's Victorian Border
1 Basic Grey Gamma Stamp, Swirls
1 Zva Creative Double Flourish
So without further ado, here is this week's Inspiration! (courtesy of Life's Ambrosia)
I was inspired by the colors and the plaid...but I made sure there was at least 1 cherry on my card (it is on the Glazed Brad in the center of the large top flower!) I used this week's Weekend Sketch Challenge for the layout on my card. I colored her hair brown, even though I find blonde hair easier, for the Copic Creations Brunette Hair Challenge.
All of the patterned paper is the new Lemonade by Basic Grey as are the Glazed Brads I used in the centers of each of the Felt Flowers, the swirls on the 2 tags on the bottom were all cut from one larger swirl by Zva Creative...I love how easy they are to cut up and use for smaller cards. I used my oval Nestie to mask off the oval around the image and sponged the ink a little darker there before softly sponging the rest of the panel, I like the way it spotlights the image.
I love this sentiment by Verve, it suits so many situations...
Stamps: Catch a Butterfly (Sugar Nellie,) (Verve)
Paper: Lemonade (Basic Grey,) White (PTI,) So Saffron (SU)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento,) Copic Markers, Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron (SU)
Misc: Lemonade Glazed Brads, Zva Felt Flowers Cool and Cozy, Gingham Ribbon, Zva Flourish
Make sure to check out what all The Sweeties came up with for the challenge:
We would love to have you play along, use keyword CIC15 if you upload to a public gallery and come back here to add your link to Mr Linky (if Mr Linky seems to have gone missing please link your post in the comments section)