Saturday, January 9, 2016

Winter Hello...Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #342

Hello!

Although the return to work after two weeks off was a wee bit of a struggle (getting up early: fine; getting up early AND getting going: not fine. Except where crafting is concerned...get up and get doing I can navigate quite well. Bedroom, kitchen, coffee, craft = happy me), the days flew by.

It's already time for me to join my talented DT to tempt and tantalize you with another deliciously lovely confection for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #342.

Gorgeous cupcakes...and do you see the snowflakes? 
The bit of sparkle and shimmer?
I do..

The inspiration photo was the perfect *excuse* to play with a second set of Stunning Snowflakes from  my recent Uniko win...


I paired them with a lilac edge and a glitter paper Winter sentiment, from Winnie and Walter.  A simple little number, but oh, how pretty they (yes, I made three-fers) are in real life.

Lilac, graphite and white...I know you have those colours in your collection.  I know you can create something gorgeous with them (and it need not be winter-themed). More incentive to play along?  How about this: our generous sponsor is Inspired by Stamping


who are offering the winner a $24 Gift Card.  Pretty colours + a lovely inspiration photo + a fabulous gift opportunity = we'll see you in the gallery!  I'm so looking forward to the dazzles and delights you'll share with us!  Your entries for the *Elegance* challenge were spectacular...and I know you'll impress us again this week!

Please be sure to check out my teammates' cards: they are fabulous!

Also joining in:
CAS(E) this Sketch #154

My Time to Craft #312~Friendship/Friends (I'll definitely be sending my *Winter Hello* trio to friends)

AAA Cards Game #55~Glitter
Tuesday Throwdown #275~Winter Wonderland

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; I appreciate your visit and comments immensely!


21 comments:

  1. Love, love this pretty snowflake flurry! One of my favourite sets too. xx

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  2. Oh! what a pretty card...how come you always seem to have the right colours for a challenge in that small space of yours? Love the simplicity of this and you sound already organised for next Christmas! Thank you for your lovely long comment on my blog post and the links. i fear I might be back linking so will have to be more organised next time! I can always see suitable challenges before I can blog the cards (recipient must receive first).....don't work too hard and take care in that snow! xx

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  3. Oh my goodness, Carol! This is gorgeous. I adore the colors! You've created a wonderful cascade of snowflakes. That strip along the side adds great interest to your card. I also really like that winter sentiment popped up a big. Gorgeous, I tell you! I hear you about heading back to work after 2 weeks off. Funny how our energy levels increase for the things we love to do (craft) over what we have to do (work). :) Big hugs to you!!

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  4. How pretty, Carol ... another gorgeous flurry of wonderful snowflakes ... you're showcasing this fabulous set brilliantly! Bon dimanche! Hugs, Anita :)

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  5. Oh my this is SO SO beautiful!! I really love the colors on your design and that sparkly winter sentiment die is fabulous!! You've done an amazing job replicating the photo my friend!! I want to also thank you for all of your kind and encouraging words, they truly mean so much to me!! :) HUGS

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  6. Tantalizing is the right word! This challenge always brings out a craving in me! And your card is so delightful! Pretty flurry of snowflakes in gorgeous colors.
    Thank you so much for your beautiful Christmas card! It made my day when I received it upon our return!
    Hugs,
    Susanne

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  7. More beautiful snowflakes and love the pinked row of purple down the side. Sure you have lots of the white stuff in your part of the world. We had soem amazing hoar frost last week and then a dusting of snow last wekeend and it was soooo pretty!

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  8. Super take on the sketch and color scheme, lovely colors for a winter card. Looking beautiful!

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  9. This is so very fresh and pretty. Love the snowflakes in those soft colors, and your bright border is lovely.

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  10. I love the snowflakes in lavender, Carol, and that die cut edge is gorgeous.

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  11. Your new Uniko snowflakes are to die for...and perfect with this color palette! Such a stunning card, Carol, and I love the sentiment!

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  12. Oh my, this is a stunner for sure Carol! I love the color combo and I am loving those beautiful snowflakes. Your sweet lavender border just finishes off this card perfectly. Hugs, Brenda

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  13. Gorgeous card I love the soft colour palette!

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  14. Carol your card is so pretty! Love the border pop!

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  15. So pretty ,Carol and that purple zigzag is a great design touch!

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  16. This is just gorgeous Carol. Love the colors - the grey and purple are beautiful together. Your glittery "winter" is beautiful as well. Great minds think alike!!! Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

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  17. What a gorgeous take on the sketch, Carol! I love those pretty colours!

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  18. You really made the perfect card out of this cupcake! Yum!

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  19. Sigh... sooooooo pretty :-) Need I say more!? It's so soft, dainty, you showcased the beauty of winter!

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  20. Love your sparkly, shimmery cascading snowflakes--the lavender is so pretty!

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  21. So pretty !! I love the colours and the layout - extremely well done! Thanks so much for sharing at AAA cards!

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