Monday, November 19, 2012

Paper Pleating

Hiya, hope you're all doing well! Time for a new Cupcake Craft Challenge and this week we want to see some paper pleating. Great for scrap users and us thrifty crafters. I made a real paper pleating statement, why go for tiny if you can go large? That counts for chocolate cakes too!!

The fabby image is from our generous sponsor A Day For Daisies who are offering a $12 Gift Card to a lucky winner. Bunny Zoe's Crafts are also generously offering a £10 Gift Voucher to a lucky winner. Great if you're like me, thinking of all things Christmas!!!

I hope that A Day For Daisies forgives me for stamping Merry Christmas in Swedish, it fitted perfectly to the image! I'm sure there are som fab dies for paper rosettes, but I went the old fashioned way by cutting a paper and using a score board to get the creases, then used some time for valley and mountain folds, it went quite quick as the paper was thin.

I also used:
ProMarkers, Alpha Markers
Sakura metallic pens, Stickles
Free paper from craft magazine
Alco inks for colouring the buttons

I would like to enter:
Simply Create Too: Use Your Stash (paper scraps and reused buttons)
Dream Valley Challenges: Anything Goes

Have a great week! I'll be back in two weeks, I'm totally busy at work!

Warm hugs

Monday, November 5, 2012

Get Krafty

Yay, Monday is here again!!! It means that we have a new challenge at Cupcake Craft Challenges and this time we want you to use kraft, easy, huh?! A cupcake on a Monday is a very nice way to start the week ;-)

We're being sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads who are offering a lucky winner a $10 Gift Certificate and by Simon Says Stamps who are offering a lucky winner a $20 Gift Certificate. Please check our blog for all the details and to see the teams fantastic work!

Well, you all might have guessed that I struggle with colouring and this week isn't any different, some nice ideas went to the bin and I was almost giving up when a home made embossing folder with cupcakes caught my eyes. I'm quite pleased, it looks a bit like a Christmas card, but with a non traditional image.

I used:
Retired Panduro Cupcake stamp, Pro markers, Alpha Markers, Glossy Accents, Stickles
Hero Arts Alphabet, Spellbinder label, red Brilliance ink, Panduro button, acrylic colour
Ribbons are reused

I would like to enter:
Crafty Catz Challenge: Add Texture
Sweet Stamin' Challenge: All That Glitter
Dream Valley Challenges: Glitter and Bling

Warm hugs