Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 255 sponsored by Dilly Beans Stamps

It's challenge time at Cupcake Inspirations!  We are sponsored this week by


Dilly Beans Stamps is generously providing a prize of 3 digi stamps to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):


Here's my card featuring Aidynn's Bunny Framed by Dilly Beans Stamps.  This is my first time using a Dilly Beans Stamp and I really like them.  They're cute and different.

You'll notice that there is glitter all over the pink card.  I was intending to frame the image with glitter when my glitter glue exploded.  To correct it, I ended up "painting" the background with glitter glue.  I like the effect.



Happy Crafting!
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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations 254 - Way Overdue

Hello all!  It turns out I forgot to write my Cupcake Inspirations post for last week.  The challenge is over, but I still want to share my card. I was going for a more eclectic style - what do you think?  Here's the original challenge info to get us started.  We were sponsored last week by:


Core'dinations is generously providing a prize of cardstock samples to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):


Since it our sponsor provided paper, I wanted to play around with a card without an image. I had purchased some great art journal kits from Rutabega Stuff on Etsy last summer that I hadn't played with at all, so I got those out as well.


Supplies
Chocolate Box paper from Core'dinations
Card blank from Core'dinations
Puzzle Pieces, playing card, and flower from Rutabega Stuff
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets
Turquoise and cream seam binding

Happy Crafting!
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Knitted Little Chicken

After working on my previous two projects, I wanted to try smaller.  I bought some smaller needles and then realized that I didn't have smaller yarn.  Turns out "big" yarn doesn't work with smaller needles.  So I followed the small pattern using "big" yarn and needles.  This little guy is still super cute!

Supplies
Loops and Threads Impeccable Solids Soft Taupe
Loops and Threads Impeccable Solids Butterscotch
Boye Size 6 Double Ended Aluminum Needles
Teeny-Tiny MochiMochi by Anna Hrachovec
Happy Crafting!
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Knitted Neck Nuzzler

Peanut picked out my second knitting project.  She fell in love with this little guy after seeing him in Anna Hrachovec's book Knitting MochiMochi.


Supplies
Boye Size 6 Aluminum Double Ended Needles
Patons North America Classic Wool Worsted Dark Grey Mix
Knitting MochiMochi by Anna Hrachovec

Here's my little model.  Don't they look cute!


Happy Crafting!
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Monday, March 31, 2014

My First Knitting Project - Peppermint Pig

I've been quiet for a while.  I haven't felt very crafty recently.  Then I found knitting and it has refreshed me for all crafting!  This is my first knitted project.  I love the look of little knitted animals and other creatures, and Anna Hrachovec's books were right up my alley.  

I learned a lot knitting this little pig.  The stitches don't have constant tension, but I did finish it.  These little projects can be done in no more than a few days, which I like too.  After so many years quilting, I didn't want to commit to long-term projects :-)


Supplies
Yarn unknown
Boye Size 6 Double Ended Knitting Needles
Knitting MochiMochi by Anna Hrachovec

Stay tuned for more knitted projects! I have several to share this week.

Happy Crafting!
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 253 sponsored by DRS Designs

It's Cupcake Inspirations Time!  We are sponsored this week by


DRS Designs is generously providing a prize of


to our randomly chosen winner.

Thank you for sponsoring the challenge!

Each challenge, we give you an inspiration cupcake and you make a card or other craft project that is inspired by the cupcake.  Here is this week's cupcake (linked to original source):


Here's my card.  I was going for clean and simple.  I used 2 Line Flowers from DRS Designs.  I selectively inked the stamp so that I could get the flowers in different places.  The sentiment is from an old sentiment stamp set that I had and I don't still have the label.


Happy Crafting!
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