Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #1

Talk about great idea!  You can always count on Pinterest to get you in the creative mood and these challenges are definitely going to get the crafting mojo in gear!

Pinspired Challenge #1:   So the challenge is to be pinspired by this picture...sooooo fun!  I LOVE the colors, the quirkiness of it and all the festive polka-dots!  Here is my take on it...

I used the Cupcakes and Balloons stamp set and framelits from Sizzix and Stephanie Barnard along with the Stamps of Life Pinwheels2stamp.  I wanted the pinwheel to appear sticking into the cupcake and cut a little slit to insert pinwheel.  To incorporate more of the polka-dots aspect I sprayed Goosebumps Texture Spray in Shimmer to the pink base cardstock. Below is a closer look...

I had a hard time capturing all the shimmer in the card, but it is really sparkly and fun!  I have not played around with the Goosebumps texture spray too much, but will definitely have to remember to use it more often since it really dries nicely and has such a cool texture.  I wanted the cupcake holder to have more texture as well so ran it through Fiskars crimper to get that cupcake liner bumpy effect.  Of course the pinwheel needed a gem in the center to complete the look!

Inks I used are Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac for the cupcake top and polka-dot in pinwheels, Memento Ink in New Sprout and Tuxedo Black.

Thanks for stopping by!  Any questions or comments feel free to leave them below...I do love chatting!


  1. I love the shimmery background and the fun color scheme! Thanks for playing along with us Pinspired Challenges!

  2. I have no idea what the goosebump thingy is or how to get some, but it has an interesting effect. that crimper idea is one I am totally borrowing, so clever! I am so glad you are here plunging into the blogging world! Gonna keep tabs on you! :)

    1. Oh my's really you!!! Wow thanks sooooo much for taking the time to check out my blog and commenting...this truly means so much!

  3. totally love that cupcake..and the added goosebumps is awesome.. Thanks for joining us at Pinspired Challenges..

  4. CUTE!!! I need that goosebumps bottle!!! Thanks for linking this cute card up to pinspired challenges and for stopping by my little blog :) Hope you play with us again!!!


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