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Mar 2, 2013

Cupcake Inspiration 200th Challenge Blog Hop Celebration.

Welcome! - The Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is celebrating it's 200th challenge (that's a lot of cupcakes!) and to help them celebrate they invited past Cupcake Sweeties to participate in a Blog Hop. There are prizes available and a Grand Prize worth $200 so be sure to check out all the details here:

You should have arrived on my blog from Erica's blog (Inked up Cards) and from here you will go to Jennifer's blog (JLJ Designs) for the next link in the hop. If you get lost along the way there is a complete list of the blog hop participants on the CIC Blog.

We were asked to pick a cupcake from the past challenges and showcase our inspiration by creating a card based on the cupcake we chose. I chose CIC112

I just love the pretty colors of these cupcakes and the Hydrangea flowers. They are so beautiful when they bloom. Below is my card inspired by these cupcakes.

Email me if you'd like information about how this card was made.
(the stamps I used were not from my sponsor so I didn't list the company)

My sponsor is: DRS Designs and they are offering a prize of these Stamps to the winner. Doesn't that cupcake image look yummy. I love the cherry on top. Be sure to check them out. They have a wonderful selection of stamps available at their store.

So what do you have to do to win these stamps...Easy, just leave a comment on this post by Saturday March 9 (at noon - Central Time) and on Sunday I will announce who my winner is. Don't forget there are prizes available on all the blog hop particpants so be sure to visit each one to see what prize they have available.

To be eligible to win the $200 Grand Prize you will need to pick a cupcake from a past CIC inspiration and post a link to your card on the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog. Grand Prize includes:

$25 gift certificate from 7 Kids College Fund,
$30 gift certificate from Bugaboo Digi Stamps,
$50 gift certificate from Crafter's Companion,
$12 gift certificate from A Day for Daisies,
A selection of 20 rolls of Washi Tape from Downtown Tape,
$20 gift certificate from Freckled Fawn,
3 digital images from Fresh Brewed Designs,
3 cupcake digital images from Limited Runs Digital Stamps,
3 digital images from Pink Cat Studio,
$25 gift certificate from Prairie Fairy,
2 digital images from Robyn's Fetish,
and a selection of cupcake stamps from Verve Stamps!

There are some other specials being offered from some of the sponsors if you want to take advantage of them.

Fresh Brewed Designs is offering a 10% off discount with the code "CUPCAKE"
Stamp and Create is offering a 10% off discount with the code "cupcake"
Pink Cat Studio is offering a 50% off discount with the code "cupcake" expires March 5
And Roberta from Prairie Fairy, who will also be celebrating her birthday, will have some fun goodies on her blog as well!

I hope you have enjoyed your stop here and will continue on through the hop. Have fun.


Chris said...

Hi Ida,
I stopped by earlier but I think I might have done something wrong when I tried to comment. If it is there and just waiting approval then it won't hurt to add a new one but in case it isn't there I'll say again that I love, LOVE, love your card. I stopped at your photography blog too. I enjoyed visiting there. You are very talented.
I'm so happy that you joined us for this challenge, I think it's a nice touch to have the past DT join us.
Chris v (CIC sweetie - no prizes for me)

Sian Ridley said...

Wow, those hydrangea cupcakes are just incredible aren't they!? I'm not surprised you chose them as your inspiration :)

I love your card, the colours are perfectly hydrangea and beautiful :)

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous.I am part of the hop...have a fabulous day!

enjoy *~*

Lynn said...

So delicate and absolutely beautiful Ida!

Erica said...

Wow! I love the colors and the texture in the background is perfect. Lovely!

Erica (in the hop, no prize for me!)

happyscrapper said...

Stunning card. I agree these are beautiful flowers. I have a purple one myself.
Christine Dt Sister.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Hydrangea cupcakes & card. Like the colors of your card, distresed edge on the seed packet & embossing. The stamp looks familiar. I have a Hydrangea stamp somewhere but not on a seed packet I do not think. I host a wkly challenge at Mark's Finest Papers in which the challenge this wk is Anything Goes. Membership is free to join MFP. Please join, enter (mulitple times allowed) & let them know I sent you.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Lisa M said...

You have done a beautiful job interpreting the cupcake image. I love the embossed texture of your background and the image is colored beautifully!
Thank you for this opportunity in the hop as well. ;)
Lisa x

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a fabulous card - I love it ! And those cupcakes look yummy too !!
Thanks for the chance to win this fab prize and also all the great inspiration you provide each week over at Cupcake inspirations :)

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, not only do those cupcakes look yummy and gorgeous, your card is jaw dropping beautiful!!! love it! :)

Christine said...

Your card and the inspiration photo are both gorgeous! I love hydrangeas!

VanessaB said...

beautiful cupcakes and even more beautiful card! happy hop day, Vanessa CIC DT (no prize)

Jackie said...

Wow! Your card is beautiful!! I just love the colors & texture...thanks so much for the opportunity to win!!!

Indy said...

This is SPECTACULAR! Your interpretation of the photo--PERFECT! This is so elegant and lovely!

TR said...

I too love your beautiful card! And that wonderful embossed background really makes your image stand out.

Tracy said...

Absolutely perfect! your card couldn't be closer to the inspirational photo!

Karien said...

I love hydrangeas too! Lovely card!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my, both the cupcakes and your card are stunning!! Hydrangea flower are one of my all time favorites!!

Muffins and Lace said...

I love these colors together. Very pretty.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a pretty card. I love your coloring of the image.

Leeann said...

This is really beautiful! The purples and blues really make the flowers look so soft. Love the embossed bg paper too.

julieprice3 said...

Love the card ,the cakes are stunning, gorgeous colours, congratulations on 200 challenges
Hugs Julie P

Sharla said...

Beautiful card, that image is so pretty, love the colors!

Susie Moore said...

Your card is so elegant. I just love everything about it.

Stacy said...

Pretty card, I love that edging stuff you did to the white papers.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the colors of your card. Beautifully done.

paper fun said...

So beautiful!! You nailed the colors and the theme. Stunning card.


Nancee Purdum said...

Such a pretty card! I love those colors and the embossing on the card! :) Nancee

Sandy said...

Those cupcakes look so pretty and yummy! Your card is Gorgeous! I love everything about it, the layout, the colors great! =0)

Jill Tiffany said...

Hi Ida,
Very pretty card n color. love the image n the layout :)
Jill ~ CIC DT

Colien said...

Wonderful take on the picture, love your card! Just posted my entry for the 200th challenge...

Elena said...

I love these colors too, Ida! And most I love your card! It is gorgeous! So glad you joined this celebration!

Sonia said...

Wow! I love this color (purple tones)
YOU did an awesome creation. Great JOB!~ Thanks for your inspiration.
Great JOB!

Bunny said...

Your card is as pretty as the cupcakes. Who wouldn't enjoy both? I could eat the frosting while looking at your card. Great job.

Ivy Peralta said...

So elegant!

Crafty Moni said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the colors:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

moni023 at yahoo dot com

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful card, love the colours!

soccermom23 said...

Such a pretty card. I love the colors that you used.

Sashika Taylor said...

This is beautiful. Love the layout too.

stampinstephanie said...

I love those colors! I have my eye on this as one of the ones I might use for my cupcake inspiration.

tshupile said...

Nice colors with a nice card!

Creative M said...

A very BEAUTIFUL card!
Have a wonderful day,

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the colors and your coloring is fantastic.

Christy64 said...

Perfect interpitation of the cupcake.Awesome colors.I love it.thank you for sharing.

Samantha said...

OH WOW!!! this is brilliant and your inspiration from the cupcakes is amazing! thanks for a brilliant stop on the hop! hugs Samantha :0)

Lorianna said...

What a cute card! Love the colors & that adorable image you used!
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us!!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

mamichelle said...

Your card and those cupcakes are so pretty!!

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Ida.
Gr Elly

Phi said...

LOve your card. LOve all the purples. Matches the cupcakes perfectly.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

your card is Beautiful. Your colors of purples are wonderful. They match so well

ribenaruby said...

Such beautiful colours on your card, stunning! Ruby x