Saturday, September 5, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #326~Surprise Sweetie Guest Designer~Green, Navy & White

Hello,

Bring on the cupcakes!

A couple weeks ago, an out-of-the-blue email appeared, from Nina, inviting me to be a Surprise Sweetie for an upcoming Cupcake Inspirations challenge.  Resounding YES, YES and YES! Today's the day! I'm thrilled, excited, nervous and supremely honored to be joining the Cupcake DT for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #326~Green, White & Navy


Check out these amazing golf-themed cupcakes. Seriously awesome. My husband would be all over the'grassy' icing! And those little golf balls and hole markers? Totally ingenious!


Playing golf isn't one of my fortes, but no way "wood' that prevent me from getting a 'grip' on the colour possibilities, 'putting' my creative "irons" in the fire  and giving this my best 'shot.'  An 'eagle'-eyed view of the photo lead me to 'follow through' with this card:


Okay, I warned you that I'm not a golf pro by any stretch, so I'll quit with trying to score holes-in-one with my attempts at wit!

As you can see, I drew inspiration from the colours, the banners, the polka-dot tablecloth and, in a move that I haven't exercised in a while, I went with patterned paper and layers. I won't pretend this was my 'first' version, but it certainly is one that makes me happy!

I hope you'll check out the fabulous creations over at the Cupcakes Inspiration blog; you're sure to be inspired!  

Looking forward to seeing your navy-green-white game in the gallery!

Nina and the DT: THANK YOU  for inviting me to play alongside you for this challenge!

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,

28 comments:

Petra Swart said...

Oh, those cupcakes are just sooooo sweet and I love your card, Carol!! Great use of the colours and I do like that fun banner at the top!!! Love the polka dot bg!!! Such a lovely masculine card!!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

*Vicki* said...

This is so adorable Carol!!! I love your interpretation of the colors here!! The polka dots and fun banner really make this stand out!! So excited to see you're the guest sweetie this week!! HUGS

Jeanne said...

For me, this is a hole in one! Ha, ha! Seriously this is a wonderful take on the challenge. Adore the polka dots, the colors and the sentiment. Well done, Ms. c, well done!

Leigh Penner said...

Congratulations, Carol! I love those adorable golf cupcakes, your wonderful card & the fabulous golf puns that you made -- they totally made me smile!

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on being a Surprise Sweetie (love that and it's so perfect for you)! Your card is a delightful, fresh and fun take on the inspiration picture!

KayM said...

Well that is a super cute golf card if I do say so!! Loved all your golfy puns :) I love patterned paper and you have done a beautiful job layering just the perfect ones for this cute card! Congratulations on your guest spot! (Hugs)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are a karack up, Carol! I love your sweet card with all the fabulous polka dots and the sweet banner! Congratulations on joining the DT for this one!! Hugs, Darnell

Pam said...

This is fabulous, Carol! You did a great job creating a beauty out of your comfort zone. Love the polka dots, the layers and the banner. xo

I Card Everyone said...

HOLE IN [okay if it took more than] ONE!!! Oh c... it is just darling - you know I can't resist a polka dot anything! Love the photo and the colors ... Congrats on the Sweetie gig... this is a new one to me!! Thanks for sharing.
=]

Pop's Cards said...

This is simply stunning sweetie perfect in every way, hugs Pops x

Sandy said...

Cute card! Love all the polka dots.
Sandy, DT Sweetie

Happy Dance said...

Polka dots, polka dots, polka dots!!! Love your take on this inspiration photo! What fantastic colors! I say we meet at the 19th hole and discuss it in greater detail, lol! I really, really like this one! Bev

Marlena M. said...

BEAUTIFUL color combo Carol~I love your take on this sweet challenge photo

Joyce said...

This is so very adorable. Love your take on that yummy photo, and congrats on your guest spot. I am finally back from a lot of travel and am looking forward to catching up on all that I see that I missed on your blog. Please forgive my lack of comments--I'm just going to do a fly-by as it is almost time to pick up my daughter from work.

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Carol! What a fantastic take on the inspiration photo ... crisp and fabulous ... love the golf ball strewn background (!) and that sweet little banner! Hugs, Anita :)

Taunya Butler said...

Oh, sweet friend, I like you am so behind - I am going to go through the posts I have missed and leave little comments on them - they won't be my normal length but just a few words of praise!! I will do better - and I am so excited for you and ALL the COOL opportunities and recognition you are getting!! SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!! I only regret that I didn't Muse when you were it, and the tag challenge came and I won't be able to play in that either!! Just know that you have a FAN cheering very loudly for you here in Utah!! I am over the moon excited for all that you have been doing and I applaud you wildly!! So impressed and my admiration of you just keeps growing!! Please be happy and have a great week - and I will try to stay caught up!! Life is a little more normal now!! Keep smiling!!! Hugs to you!!

Geri said...

Awesome post...I couldn't believe how many golf related words you were able to come up with! "Tee"- riific card! Love the polka dots, which by the way, resemble the dots of a golf ball! No 'mulligans' happening with this creation!

Asha said...

What a fab card Carol. And congrats on the DT spot. No need to apologise, my friend. We are all late! Look at me! :)
hugs, Asha

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I just love your gorgeous creation today, happy smiles love Pops x

Tanja said...

love the cute banners and the polka dots

Marybeth said...

Congratulations Carol!!!!! You did a fantastic job ..I love your take on the photo! Love the navy and of course the polka dots!

Deepti said...

Fabulous take on the challenge :) Those banners are so cute !

Kim Heggins said...

This is just so sweet. I love this combination of colors and you really made them rock!

Barb Ghig said...

Your witty intro really made me smile...thanks! Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Carol! I love your take on the photo...perfect color combo and awesome CAS design! Love how you placed the banners, too :)

Bobby said...

For not being a golfer you sure know the terminology, Carol. I always get a kick out of saying or hearing things like that despite the groans. ;) I love that you used pattern paper and those banners are perfect.

Call me Naki said...

What a clean, gorgeous card! Your golf terms are very amusing too! It was really great having you as this week's surprise sweetie over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

Kylie said...

Congratulations, Miss C! Wonderful news. Lovely card - the colours looks great, and so does your design.

Greta said...

Love the banner & how you used those pretty colors!