{Cupcake Inspirations} New DT!🧁

Hello friends!  I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been asked to join the {Cupcake Inspirations} Challenge design team!!

What could be better than crafting AND cupcakes, right?!  So be sure to join me here every Monday for new challenge and reminder inspiration!  I do hope you’ll check out the challenges and join us over there to play along!  (And maybe enjoy yourself a cupcake treat while you’re at it!😁)…if you’ve followed along with me for a while, you may have remembered about 5 years back that I used to be on this team before!  So I’m excited to be joining with them once again!

So here we go with the brand new challenge and a really fun theme to play with:

The theme for this challenge is “Flowers with Pearls/Sequins

**The challenges will last for 2 weeks, so you will have that long to play for each challenge!  There is a theme challenge and then a color challenge for every other one.  There will be a reminder week in between each one as well…so be sure to subscribe and follow the blog so you can see the inspiration and play along with us!**

**We are also partnering with the Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog with their challenge of a tic-tac-toe board!  So be sure to check out all of the up-coming details and play along with them too!**

Here’s my take on the challenge:


I was really inspired with the flowers and pearl theme and I’ve been wanting to play around with a past card kit I had to color with pencils, which I hardly ever do!

The flower images come from the Simon Says Stamp Stronger Together stamp set and kit.  The kit had some colored pencils with it that I used to color the image and then I just used some dies from my stash to add the layers.  I took an additional floral image from the set and white ink to stamp the background and swiped the ink pad around the edges.

To fit with the challenge theme, I thought it would be fun to add several sizes of pearls along the edges of the oval panel.


Here’s a closer view of the coloring on the flowers.  I’ve also taken a sentiment from the stamp set and inked it up with some eggplant ink using my MISTI tool.  I inked it up again with some embossing ink and then added some clear sparkle EP over top of it to heat set.  The sparkle shows up so much better in person, of course!  I cut it out with my scissors and popped it up over the image with foam tape.


Really hope that you’ve been inspired with my creation today!

I will be back next week with more inspiration for this challenge!  Thanks so much for dropping by!

Other Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Crafty Creations – #411 Anything Goes
  2. A Bit More Time to Craft – #119 Anything Goes
  3. Crafts Galore Encore – #77 Anything Goes
  4. QKR Stampede – #401 Anything Goes
  5. Love to Craft – LTCCB48 Anything Goes
  6. Love to Scrap – LTSCB135 Anything Goes
  7. Watercooler Wednesday – WWC278 Anything Goes Feminine

30 thoughts on “{Cupcake Inspirations} New DT!🧁

  1. Oh, congratulations to Vicki joining the Cupcake Inspirations team. It’s great that you will inspire us in the next DT. Cool! BożenA

    pon., 6 lip 2020 o 06:08 Stamped Smiles napisał(a):

    > *Vicki* posted: “Hello friends! I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been > asked to join the {Cupcake Inspirations} Challenge design team!! What > could be better than crafting AND cupcakes, right?! So be sure to join me > here every Monday for new challenge and re” >


  2. Welcome back to your old challenge Vicki! It is amazing that you are joining back and very fortunate for us to have such a talented DT on board, I love this card of yours and I was amazed to see the pearls you added, so beautiful in the decreasing order.


  3. Absolutely stunning, Vicki ! Your coloring is exquisite and I love how you made the background paper. Great idea to use pearls in different sizes and I really love the dies you used to make the frame for the image. Congrats on the DT spot, my friend. 😀


  4. Congratulations Vicki x. What a feminine and beautiful card. The flowers look so pretty and a pretty finishing detail of the pearls x.


  5. Congratulations on your new DT position Vicki, well deserved, and I love your beautiful card with fabulous pencil colouring, gorgeous colours and the little pear detail is so pretty…

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  6. WOW Stunning card Vicki!! I love that image and you’ve colored it beautifully with pencils, gorgeous stamped background also! Congrats on your new DT!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. Congrats, Vicki!!! I am so glad to see that you joined a great DT. They are so lucky to have you!!!
    I LOVE your beautiful card!


  8. Congrats on your new job, Vicki! They must be glad to have you back in the team!
    Your card is wonderful with the fab colored flowers!
    xxx Margreet


  9. Congrats on rejoining Cupcake Inspiration.Gorgeous card and love the beautifully coloured image, stamped background and beautiful lacy frame.
    Carol x


  10. Congrats!! The Cupcake challenge will be fortunate to have you on their team! And way to start that challenge with a fabulous card! The flowers are just beautiful with that lacy oval die-cut and I love how you added the pearls! Another beauty to add to your collection, congratulations again! Well done!


  11. Oh, congratulations Vicki in joining the Cupcake Inspirations team. What a gorgeous image and fun pearls.

    Hugs Diane


  12. So good to see you on a DT again – and ht a beautiful image and card you started out with. Your coloring with the pencils is beautiful – looking forward to seeing your new creations every Monday.


  13. Gorgeous card Vicki, love how you colour the flowers and add the gorgeous pearls. I love using my pencils for colouring…the results can be rewarding as we see here.xx


  14. Beautiful coloring on those flowers, would love a bouquet like that! Congrats on the new DT gig, they are lucky to have you. The pearls are a wonderful finishing touch too.



  15. Ah! A classic beauty. Love the frilly border and how you made your own background, the white flowers really add interest without taking the glory off the center image.


  16. What beautiful flowers framed so perfectly with your strands of pearls!! Awesome work, Vicki! Congratulations on your return to the team!!


  17. Huge congratulations!!! What a sweet (pun intended!) DT opportunity.

    This is card is tremendously lovely. The colours are serene and elegant, the design is gorgeous, and the colouring is inspiringly stunning. Such a beautiful make!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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  18. What a striking card! A belated thank you for joining us at the QKR Stampede Challenge in July. DT Kathy [myasperations.blogspot.com]

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