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Aug 15, 2010

CIC72 - Sending Lots of Hugs

Hi!  I excited to share my very first Cupcake Inspiration Challenge with you as a "Sweetie" - Just look at these wonderful, fun cupcakes. Who wouldn't be inspired by them?  This weeks challenge is being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps

For my card I used the Hang In There image.  Isn't that turtle just adorable!  I was inspired by the fun colors in the cupcake photo as well as the different textural elements.  I colored the turtle image with Prisma Colored pencils and lightly blended a background in around the image and blended with Gamsol.

My card base is Bermuda Bay, layered with Rose Red, a layer of Basic Gray Lemonade DP, and an embossed piece of Old Olive cs.  I added a punched border of So Saffron and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The bling are Pineapple Sprinkles (Annabelle Stamps).  I even managed to do some stitching around my card.  This is the hardest thing for me because I've never been able to get my Janome Sew Mini to sew half way decent since I bought it and sewing is just not my thing.  The punched flower was made using my new MFT Dies.

Contact me if you have any questions on how this card was made.

Don't forget to stop by the other Sweeties blogs (links are on my sidebar) to see their great takes on the Inspiration photo.  Then give it a try yourself and link back on the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge Blog so we can see your creation.


  1. Hi sweetie! :) Fantastic card! I love all of the texture and embellies!

  2. fab card!! Love that gorgeous border punch..awesome!
    Welcome to CIC team.

  3. Great card! I love how the texture brings out the turtle! What a cute little guy! :)

  4. Hi Ida. Your card is just fabulous! Colors match so well with the photo! It's great to be on the DT with you.

  5. OMG..such a perfect image for this cupcake (WOW are they amazingly detailed for a cupcake or what?). Love the embossed background it really adds fabulous texture!

  6. Lovey that mix of embellies...I see die cuts, punched elements, piercing and great coloring...supahstar work Ida!

  7. this is such a cute card ida-love the sweet little turtle-great coloring-I laughed when i read your comment about the sewing machine-I wanted to buy one of those but I cant sew either-so it moved way down on my wish list

  8. What a sweet card! I really like this cute turtle! Wonderful colors, pretty emebellishments and very neat sewing! Love your CIC cards so MUCH!