Sunday, January 17, 2016

You're Out of this World...Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #343

Hello!

My wonderful DT and I, along with our immensely talented Guest Designer, Vicki, and two special guests from our sponsor, Your Next StampDeborah and Sue - are inviting you to play along with Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #343


Aren't these cupcakes a-dor-a-ble?  They remind me of one of my favourite rides in Disneyland (from a visit years upon years ago): "It's a small world, after all; It's a small world, after all, It's a small world after all, It's a small, small world."  Okay, now that I've planted that song in your head...

Moving on to my inspiration.  I'm not going to lie: I struggled with this challenge for two reasons: cute small child images are not part of my collection and the image I really, really wanted to use wouldn't work because my printer wasn't cooperating! Grrr...Oh well, I'll save it for a down-the-road challenge.  After spending hours fretting, fussing and recycling (Mr. Recycle has a full tummy), I went in the only direction I could think of: focusing on the word "WORLD" and came up with these...(be warned: a bit of a stretch. I dub myself the DT Oddball for this challenge!)

The first batch of the 20 Valentines I'm making for my nephew's daycare pals, using Lawn Fawn's Monster Mash, Neat and Tangled Ink Splat, The Alley Way Stamps' Learning Curve, and Poppy Stamps' Mainstreet tag dies. Given the colours and glitter, I think these will be going to the girls...





Hope you don't think I'm 'out of my mind' with my 'out of this world' tags and that they brought a smile to your face!

Soooooo...how are you inspired by "Around the World'?  Let us know by creating a card/project and joining us in the gallery.  As I mentioned earlier, our challenge this week is sponsored by Your Next Stamp, who are generously offering the winner a $20 gift certificate. Incentive!!

Please check out our blog to see what the rest of the Design Team and our guests have created. 
Looking forward to visiting you!!

Also entering:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #408~A Bit of Fun

The Paper Players #278~Clean and Simple Valentine


Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.  We have a cloudless blue sky today, so sending some sunshine your way!


26 comments:

  1. I like your "oddball-ness!" Actually, it's just thinking outside the box. Or globe. But in any case, these are cute, and those little ones are going to love these little ones! Really fun! Bev

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awww those are just adorable!! And not that much of a stretch :) I imagine the kids will love them with those cute little monsters on them! Your coloring is wonderful too! Happy week!! ((Hugs))

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gosh, your little tags are indeed out of this world!
    So darn cute!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've never played along with a Cupcakes Inspiration, but I may try now, since I have the Disney-bug and you hypnotized me with the song! I can totally appreciate the direction you went-- not sure where I'd go w/ this theme either... tricky... but well played!

    ReplyDelete
  5. ABSOLUTELY love how you were whimsically inspired by "out of this world". The wee ones (and their friends) are going to love these!

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are just too darn cute!!! I love your sweet aliens.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Really cute Valentines, the kids will LOVE them!They are so FUN. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

    ReplyDelete
  8. You're definitely not 'out of your mind' - I think these are a great take on the challenge and so super cute! And that's half the fun of them anyway isn't it - really getting creative and going outside of the box. (Wait until you see my CASology card this week).

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love your outside-the-box thinking for this challenge! So cute!

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are really cute! I like how you colored the creatures ombré.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh boy, that song is going around in my head now Carol. lol We rode that ride as well and I loved those cute kids that you would see as you rode through. I also love the cupcake inspiration picture and I don't think your take on it is "outta your mind" at all. I think your Valentine tags are simply adorable! Hugs, Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  12. How fun! Love the ink splat in the background!

    ReplyDelete
  13. These are just darling Carol, I love your colouring and the pink!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I think this is fab take on the challenge, love them Carol x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Out of this world cute, Carol!!!! Love your little monsters and so will the little ones!!!!
    Have a great week!!!!
    Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh Carol! These are the cutest tags! You did a fantastic job with this challenge. Adore those little monsters and how you made each one unique and with personality. The kiddos will adore them. Excellent work! :) Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh wow these are totally adorable!! Love the sparkly hearts and your creativity with this LF set is "outta this world"!! :) HUGS

    ReplyDelete
  18. These are fabulous, love them!
    Many thanks for joining in our 'FUN' Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    Debx

    ReplyDelete
  19. Your Valentines are out of this world! Your nephew is soooo lucky to have you!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Your Valentines are out of this world! Your nephew is soooo lucky to have you!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your cards are so cool! Love them all.

    ReplyDelete
  22. They work for me!!! Love the cute little critters and the colours are just fab. xxx

    ReplyDelete
  23. You are such an awesome auntie! Beautiful gradient coloring on your tag/cards, and I love the sweet images! I'm sure the girls are going to love them, too!

    ReplyDelete
  24. How absolutely adorable. They made me smile and I know the girls will love them! Thanks for joining us at the paper Players this week
    Jaydee

    ReplyDelete
  25. Apart from these being completely adorable, Carol, the detailing is fantastic! The splat, your awesome colouring and tiny white dots, those shimmery hearts, the tag shape, the colour combo ... so cute! BTW, I think oddball is a Good Thing ... non?? Hugs, Anita :)

    ReplyDelete