Cupcake Craft Challenge – Don’t look at the light!

Hello! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I’m here today with a new Cupcake Craft Challenge today – Don’t look at the light – sparkles aplenty! I love me a bit of bling, but I kept it pretty subtle for this card.

We have two wonderful sponsors for this week – Cupcake Cards & Craft who are giving one lucky winner a paper collection of their choice and Saturated Canary who will be giving a winner two images of their choice. And our fab sponsor for this month is Polka Doodles – two winners will receive the Pretty Sweet CD.

Hope you have a chance to play along this week and don’t forget to check out all the great inspiration over on the Cupcake blog!

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Cupcake Craft Challenge – Textalicious!

Morning! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Its time for another fab Cupcake challenge – this week’s theme is Textalicious. For this challenge you’ll have to get super creative – use a page from a newspaper, dictionary or book or a stamp with text print. For my card I die cut flowers from a book and layered them to create a big textalicious flower. 


This week we’re joined by the lovely Simon Says Stamp who are offering a $20 gift certificate to the lucky winner! And our monthly sponsor for November is is Crafts U Love who are generously giving away a £15 Gift Voucher!

So don’t throw away today’s paper – put it to good use for a project this week and play along. Make sure to check out all the amazing DT creations as well! 

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Cupcake Craft Challenge = take a leaf out of my book

Hello! Back again on this autumnal Monday to share a new Cupcake challenge. This week’s theme is ‘take a leaf out of my book.’ You need to use leaves as the main interest of the project – either the image or embellishments.

I have a few leaf stamps that I just adore, and chose this Hero Arts one for this card – I paired it with the Papertrey Ink woodgrain impression plate and oranges & reds for an autumn-inspired creation.

Our sponsor this week is Tickled Pink Stamps who are kindly giving away either one rubber stamp or two digital images of the winner’s choice – how fab! And, its our last week with our lovely October sponsors. Polka Doodles are giving away one Pretty Sweet – Mini CD collection & Scrap Affair are giving away a 5 pack of Promarkers – great prizes so be sure to play along! And, don’t forget to check out all the great DT inspiration over at Cupcake!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Cupcake Craft Challenge – Denim & Lace

Hi blog friends! Hopefully by the time you are reading this I am settled into our new house, but chances are I’m still surrounded by boxes! In preparation for the next phase of our lives, we’ve moved from our small central London flat to a bigger house out in the suburbs. It was hard to leave such a great location, but hopefully the extra space (and craft room!!) will make it all worth it. So, the big moved happened over the weekend and life has been manic as a result. But, I digress….

I’m really here to share a new Cupcake challenge – another fun one this week – Denim & Lace. You can use the colours or the real deal – I chose a little combo. I finally inked up this new background stamp from Hero Arts and did some emboss resist with various shades of blue Distress Inks + Perfet Pearls. So fun to get messy :-)

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Crafty Emma’s Store who are giving away a £10 gift voucher to their fab store – fun! And, for October we have 2 monthly sponsors. Polka Doodles are giving away one Pretty Sweet – Mini CD collection & Scrap Affair are giving away a 5 pack of Promarkers – great prizes so be sure to play along! And, don’t forget to check out all the great DT inspiration over at Cupcake!

Thanks for stopping by – and hopefully by the next time you come to visit my blog I will be unpacked and crafting away in my new little room!

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Cupcake Craft Challenge – Halloween!

Hey everyone & happy Monday! Its time for another Cupcake challenge and I’m back today with more Halloween fun!

I used the same Lawn Fawn stamp for this card as I did for my previous Halloween card because I think this raccoon is perfectly frightful ;-) Stuck with oranges and blacks again and used some of my much-loved, but neglected patterned papers.


Our lovely sponsor this week is Cupcake Cards and Crafts who are generously offering one lucky winner a paper collection of their choice – woo hoo! And, for October we have 2 monthly sponsors (yes, 2!). Polka Doodles are giving away one Pretty Sweet – Mini CD collection & Scrap Affair are giving away a 5 pack of Promarkers – great prizes so be sure to play along! And, don’t forget to check out all the great DT inspiration over at Cupcake!

Hope you have time to play along!

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Cupcake Craft Challenge – Black & White Christmas

Hey blogosphere! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I managed to get crafty all day Saturday – its the first time since becoming pregnant that I’ve had the energy or wanted to craft, so I’m feeling pleased – only took 22 weeks ;-) Life is now going to get even crazier, but hoping to squeeze in a few projects here & there!

Anyway, I’m here today sharing a new Cupcake challenge, which was chosen by our competition winner, Sandra. The theme this week is ‘Black & White Christmas.’ This was definitely a good one for me – haven’t started any xmas cards and it was fun to use a different color combo for the holiday season. And, finally inked up this new Hero Arts stamp!

This week we’re joined by the generous Simon Says Stamp who are kindly offering a $20 gift certificate to one lucky winner. And, for October we have 2 monthly sponsors (yes, 2!). Polka Doodles are giving away one Pretty Sweet – Mini CD collection & Scrap Affair are giving away a 5 pack of Promarkers – great prizes so be sure to play along! And, don’t forget to check out all the great DT inspiration over at Cupcake!

Have a great week!

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Cupcake Craft Challenge – The Dark Side!

Morning blog friends! It is a lovely Monday morning here in London – hoping it stays that way. It is starting to feel more like autumn, which I just love.


I’m here today with a brand new Cupcake challenge. This week the challenge the lovely Delphine has chosen the Dark Side – you must use only black & purple (but you can stamp on a neutral & use other neutrals for skin tones & hair).



For this card I used my new Papertrey Ink Moroccan Motif embossing folder and stamped the sentiment on vellum, which I scored on each side. The vellum strip is adhered to the card with some hand-stitching.  Super simple, but the great colour combo allows for big impact.

This week we’re joined by sponsor Prairie Fairy Designs who are generously offering one lucky winner a $15 gift certificate. Our September sponsor is Bunny Zoe’s, who will be giving a £15 gift certificate to their fab store.

Hope you have some time to get crafty this week & play along. For inspiration, make sure to check out the fab DT creations!

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Cupcake Craft Challenge – School time!

Good morning! Its time for another Cupcake Craft Challenge – this time its all about Back to School. For this fun challenge I altered a notebook with some gorgeous washi tape from www.washitapes.co.uk and added a hand-made label with some thickers & flower accents. 

If you haven’t already discovered the joys of washi tape, you must buy some ASAP. It is a great, inexpensive, light-weight embellishment for any paper craft project. AND, you can use this discount code for free shipping from Washi Tapes UKSTS01.

This week we’re joined by sponsor Quixotic Paperie who are offering one lucky winner a £10 voucher for their store. And our monthly sponsor for September is Bunny Zoe’s Crafts, who are generously giving away a £15 gift certificate to spend in their store full of goodies.

Makes sure to check out all the fabulous DT creations and upload your projects by Sunday 18 September at 8pm! 

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Cupcake Challenge – Patchwork!

Good morning virtual crafty friends and happy Monday.

I’m here today with a fun challenge for Cupcake – this week we’re doing patchwork projects & your card must features patchwork of some kind. Our sponsor this week is the generous Simon Says Stamp who are offering one lucky winner a $20 gift certificate.

And, its a new month, which means we have a new monthly sponsor – this month we’re joined by Bunny Zoe’s, who are generously giving a £15 gift certificate.
So, onto this week’s project – this is a baby card and I made the ‘B’ by doing a messy arrangement of scraps onto a sheet of scrap paper & then die-cutting a large ‘B’ with my Cricut (thanks to some inspiration from the fab Betsy Veldman). The edges are messily stitched with pink and distressed with white ink.

Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget to check out the other DT projects – they are sure to inspire! Hope you have a chance to play along!

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Cupcake Craft Challenge – Alter it!

Hello blogosphere! Happy Bank Holiday Monday to my UK friends! Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend and fingers crossed it actually stays sunny today.

I’m here today sharing a super fun challenge for Cupcake – Alter It! This is definitely not my area of expertise, but I had lots of fun giving it a try. And, I think I will start customising all my own notebooks and diaries now ;-)

This week we are sponsored by the lovely Pink Gem Designs who are offering one lucky winner 4 digital designs. And, its still birthday month for Cupcake, and we have 3 monthly sponsors. We are joined by Crafts U Love,who are generously giving a £15 Gift Voucher to spend in their store, Mo’s Digital Pencil, who are offering a $10 gift voucher and lastly, Sew Sweet.  Sew Sweet are offering one lucky winner a £10 Gift Voucher. 

The design for the front of the notebook is based on the Vertical Sketch over at Moxie Fab World

Make sure to check out all the wonderful DT creations over at Cupcake for inspiration and hope you can play along! 

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