Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Sponsor!

Have you heard of the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge? For each challenge they post a YUMMY cupcake photo and color combo for inspiration! Everybody likes cupcakes, right?

The current challenge going up today features this yummy image:

We're sponsoring this challenge so If you head over to their blog and play along you have a chance to win a $20 store credit to our store at! How awesome is that?

Of course I had to play along -- here's the card I created. I was inspired by the cupcakes the little purple flowers to make a girly mermaid card! I grabbed our new Mermaid Crossing stamp set and started creating. I wanted wanted to make a sweet girly card with the mermaid surrounded by little tiny flowers but I ended up finding this big fun flower in my stash and it reminded me of seaweed or sea coral so I just had to use it. I colored the mermaid with Zig clean color brush markers and cut her out with an oval die. Then I added some distress ink along the edges of the oval. I also used the little tiny seaweed stamp to create a fun tonal background with brown ink on kraft paper.

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Sponsor! Mermaid Crossing Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs
I found a few other smaller flowers and then punched out a couple with different shades of purple. I added white centers to them with some liquid enamel. Then, I used the "we're mermaid for each other" sentiment, also from the Mermaid Crossing stamp set to finish it off. This card is totally different from my usual style but I'm loving how it turned out!

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Sponsor! Mermaid Crossing Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Make sure you pop over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog to see more fun today. We have several other NND Design Team members featured as "Guest Sweeties" for this challenge and a bunch of the regular "Sweeties" (that's what they call their Design Team -- cute, right?) are featuring Newton's Nook Designs stamps too!


  1. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your BEAUTIFUL Card Jennifer!! THANKS for sharing and for being a Sponsor!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  2. Jennifer, Thanks for your ongoing support at Cupcake Inspirations! I always love playing with your stamps! As for you card, it is gorgeous! Love the different textures!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

  3. Thank you for sponsoring the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge, and playing along with us this week! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love all those soft flowers with the pretty mermaid! I appreciate your comments on my blog when I play along with your challenge also!

  4. What a gorgeous card! Love the sweet mermaid image and amazing details! Sounds like a fun challenge and hope to find some time to play in the challenge!
    Sherrie K

  5. love your design and those pretty flowers


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