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Monday, October 31, 2022

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #556 - Anything Goes

Hello Monday again!

Happy Halloween! 

Hope you're ready for ghosts n goblins and witches or minions or the like at your doorstep today!  

And here's another good treat...

Cupcake Inspirations has a new challenge the next two weeks -


The Paper Shelter was very generous is giving us this cute image, called Comfy At Home.  It resembles me a lot during the winter with at least one of my two cats enjoying to snuggle up in a blanket with me.  I colored it up in Copics in one of my favorite color combos for the holidays - Teal, pink and red. 

We also have another sponsor this fortnight - - -

The Prize for on random winner:  3 Digital Stamps

So be sure and stop by the Cupcake blog and see all the Team's inspiration and get all the info on the prize!

Also --- We are looking for some new Design Team members so check out that post here.  The term is from January -June 2023.

Warm N' Cozy Blessings!

Monday, October 24, 2022

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #555 - Halloween Fun Week 2

Good Morning, Monday!

Hello to a fresh new week
Week Two of Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

Remember, our theme is Halloween Fun!  

And  The Whimsical Art Witch is our sponsor!

3 Digital Stamps of Choice to One Winner
3 Digital Stamps of The Whimsical Art Witch's Top Pick

Make sure to stop by the Cupcake Blog and see the rest of the Design Team's inspiration using digi's from our sponsor!


Spooky Blessings!

Monday, October 17, 2022

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #555 - Halloween Fun

Wow!  It's Monday already again!

It's time for a brand new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations too!  Can you guess the theme?...

The theme is Halloween Fun!  

We have a sponsor also --- The Whimsical Art Witch!

3 Digital Stamps of Choice to One Winner
3 Digital Stamps of The Whimsical Art Witch's Top Pick

Make sure to stop by the Cupcake Blog and see the rest of the Design Team's inspiration using digi's from our sponsor!

Entering in Following Other Challenges:

Halloween Blessings!


Monday, October 10, 2022

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Week 2 - Color Challenge

Hello Monday!

It's Week #2 at Cupcake Inspirations for our color challenge - Hot pink/Black/White. I made a second card for the second week...

A pretty CAS card using cat dies from Newton's Nook, a sentiment and ink from Catherine Pooler Designs.

Stop by the Challenge blog and check out the inspiration from the rest of the team.  If you haven't played yet this fortnight, you've still got time, the challenge runs through Friday, Oct. 14th.  So ink up those stamps!

Pink Blessings!

Monday, October 3, 2022

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #554-Color Challenge

Hello Monday!

It's time for a new challenge at 
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge - a color challenge!

I made a Halloween card using a wonderful layered moon stencil by Spellbinders inked up in It's A Girl, Be Mine, and Pucker Up ink by Catherine Pooler inks.  I cut Lawn Fawn tree border die from black cardstock along with the Haunted House and bat dies by Spellbinders.  The sentiment (by Papertrey Ink) I cut twice in black and once in Pucker Up.  

Stop by the Cupcake blog and check out the rest of the Design Team's inspiration.  Then why not come play along for the next two weeks following the colors in our challenge.

Trick or Treat Blessings!

Saturday, October 1, 2022

World Cardmaking Day 2022

Good Evening!  Hope you've been crafting today as have I!  I haven't had a chance to photograph my creations but I've had some previous cards that I have been remiss of posting.  So I thought today was the perfect day to share them. 

So, grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and I hope you enjoy the following:

This card I made for the Hubs for his birthday last month.  His happy place is Sedona, Arizona. I had found these rock formation stamps from Whimsy Stamps that look very much like Sedona. I've cased an amazing card by Katie Brooks that she created back in Sept. 2020.  I stamped the stamp twice in Icing On the Cake ink (Catherine Pooler Designs), colored with Copics and then cut two of them apart to create the front layer.  For the background I stamped in the same ink and then blended ink on top of it.  The senitment was stamped in Midnight (CP Designs).  The panel was secured to a black cardstock panel and then to the card base.

The above two cards were cased during a Stamp Nation Fall Card Class by Catherine Pooler Designs.  

The panel for the card below I have had for a while and just never finished it into a card until this summer.  All colored panels are ink to paper using Catherine Pooler inks.  Stamps and dies are from Catherine Pooler Designs - - Beautiful Day Floral, Thoughtful Phrases stamp sets and Smile die cut.

This background of this card is the positive of another card I created from the Spring Card Camp 2022 at Online Card Classes.  The background stamp is Bohemian Lace by Simon Says Stamp.  It was embossed with clear WOW embossing powder on a panel of inked cardstock using Suede Shoes and Flirty Fuschia inks (Catherine Pooler). The word die, stamped sentiment and feather stamps/dies are also all Catherine Pooler.

Another Spring Card class card - background text stamp embossed clear then stenciled with a floral layered stencil by Altenew.  Sentiment and sequins - (Catherine Pooler Stamps).

The background is Enchanting Vines 3D emboss folder by Altenew.  Stitched tag by Pretty Pink Posh.  The leaf die I die cut in two white cardstock and one I glimmer foiled as well as the butterflies from PinkFresh Studio.  The sentiment is by Spellbinders glimmer foiled sentiments.

A Father's Day card with a background created from the same Spring Online Card Class.  The background is rainbow blended with stenciled image.  The animal stamps (Hero Arts) were embossed in WOW white emboss powder.

This colorful card I created for a StampNation Penpal this past spring.  Stamp Nation is a subscription cardmaking forum by Catherine Pooler Deisgns.  The background was created by swiping ink pads randomly on white cardstock and then using a stencil also randomly on top.  The sentiments and Adorable little peeking bunny are all by Catherine Pooler Designs.

Another card I created for a StampNation Penpal this spring. The background was created using real tree leaves on a gel press with distress inks and dye inks.  It made for a simple and quick card having just to trim it down and add a sentiment.

Another StampNation Penpal card.  Slimline die: Marquise (Catherine Pooler Designs); Birds: Lovely Birds stamp/dies (Catherine Pooler Designs); The leaves also Catherine Pooler. The hearts were cut from a rose stenciled panel that was embossed using the same rose stencil (Catherine Pooler Designs).  Everything inked with Catherine Pooler Inks.