Sunday, May 8, 2011

Guest Cupcake!

Happy Monday!!!  I'm hoping that each one of you had a glorious Mother's Day weekend (for those in the States).  My hubby and little ones definately spoiled me today, starting with breakfast right on down through dessert (apple pie and some of Mom's homemade rice pudding!) YUM-O!

And talking about yummy desserts, I am so excited that I was asked to Guest Design for Cupcake Craft Challenges today!  Cupcake has been one of my all-time favorite challenge blogs since "like forever" (in my 12-year old daughter's voice), so it was such an honor and so much fun to create something for them!

Today starts a new challenge over at Cupcake- Gingham and Roses!  It just gets yummier, right?!  This week's challenge has been chosen by Lisa.  If you have a moment, take a minute or two to take a look at her creations - she is one talented lady!

Here is my creation using a Freebie Friday image from Bugaboo and adding that lovely gingham and roses combo:
You have all week to play for a chance to win some fabby prizes from Cupcake Cards and Crafts and Crafts U Love.   Hope to see your new Gingham and Roses creations this week!!

Medium:  Watercolor Pencils
Image:  Bugaboo Stamps
Sentiment:  TLC
Digi Papers - Birds Gingham Brights & DottyBrights
Self-Adhesive Pearls
Roses from Blog Candy won from Trina

Bugaboo Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly - Give us a Quote/Sentiment
Stampin' Sisters in Christ -  Challenge #88 All things Beautiful


  1. Hiya Sara, it is such a pleasure having you join us at Cupcake. And this is a fabulous card, I love the LO, striking colours and delish papers. Wonderful recipe, very nice indeedy. xxx

  2. Sara this is stunning, I just love the print background then the image with the red gingham, so pretty.

    Glad your family spoiled you yesterday.

    Hugs, Lori m

  3. Congrats Sara! Love the color combo!

  4. Miss Sara, this is so lovely!!! I really like the word background you chose. Beautiful! So glad you had a happy mother's day. =D

  5. Congrats Sara! Fabulous card. Love the total design, that background paper, the red scallops, the color scheme, image! Just Fabulous!!
    hugs, Bren
    Hopefully I can check out this challenge this week!!

  6. Congratulations Sara!!! Well deserved!!! Your card is beautiful!!! Love the scallops and the color combo.

  7. So glad you were spoilt for Mothers Day (we had ours in April) and congrats on your new position. A fab card love the cheery bright reds and polka dots.

  8. Love it! And congrats! You knocked it outta the Yankee fan you!

  9. Congrats Sara! That is awesome and totally exciting! Love what you did ... the layering of the papers, the dots and gingham together... brilliant!

  10. Sara, your card is so charming. I love the background you created, and that red gingham goes so well with the black and white polka dotted paper! I'm glad you had a nice Mother's Day!

  11. Wow this is so pretty, fabulous image and quote,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz A Challenge Quote/ Sentiment,.

    Good Luck,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

  12. So pretty! I love that you mixed all different patterns (polka dot, gingham, newsprint) and they all work together!

  13. Fabulous card Sara, I love the red & black together :)


  14. lovely card, perfect for our challenge at Craftycatz,x carol

  15. Gorgeous card Sara, love the papers! Shelly x

  16. Thank you for sharing your Gorgeous card with us at the crafty catz this week hugs linda x

  17. What a cute card! I love the mix of papers and patterns you used.

    Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


  18. Just fabulous - the papers you used are awesome! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  19. This is just so stinkin adorable! So glad you joined in our Cupcake fun this week. xx

  20. Hi Sara, Gorgeous card! I love the colour combo and fab layout.

    Lisa x
    Guest Cupcake

  21. Hello Sara - your card is fabulous. I love the script background and the warm homely feel you have created! Great image too - well done on being GD for Cupcakes!! Love it! Thank you we playing along with the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we appreciate your support and always love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  22. wonderful, fresh and pretty!
    Thank you for joining us this week for our anniversary challenge. Don't forget the blog hop-opportunity for a prize!

  23. Incredibly stunning card Sara, love the mix of black, red and white...especially gingham...gorgeous card hun and fab to have you GD with us at Cupcake :) Donna x

  24. Hello Sara! Your card is gorgeous! Wonderful colours and I love the papers you have used! Great layout too! Thanks for being with us:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

  25. Beautiful card, Sara! Thanks for joining us as a guest DT this week at Cupcake! x

  26. Sara this is FABULOUS!!!!! What great colors, layout, and fabby image!!!! FANTASTIC work girly!

  27. Congratulations Sara on your GDT! This card is such a wonder...I love all the different patterns that are present in this card. I would have never thought to put some of them together, but they all blend so fabulously. I love the added touches of the pearls and mini roses...and that red "scalloped" punched border finishes it off beautifully.

  28. Ooops...forgot to add that I'm glad to hear that you had such a fantastic Mother's Day!