Sunday, January 29, 2017

Plaid Octopi...Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #392~Plaid, Creative Corner Challenges~Very Funny

Hello,

Whew...Day 4 (out of 7) of marking diploma exams and already, my eyes are buggy and brain foggy! I. can. do. this! Fortunately, I have a fabulous group of colleagues as table-mates, so that makes the experience of marking essay after essay after essay rather enjoyable (well, as enjoyable as such a task can be *grin*).  The bonus: time with mom and the kiddos in the evenings! Yayyy...

Welcome to Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #392~Plaid.  Aren't these woodsy, rustic cupcakes amazing?


This week's challenge is sponsored by Gerda Steiner Designs who are generously giving the winner a $15 Gift Certificate. Thank you!!


My plaid-themed cards are totally not woodsy or lumberjack-ish in any way! No sireee...went in a completely different direction! As you'll see, I've been 'octopied' in creating mini cards for my niece and nephew's classmates.  Here's a sampling of the 8 or so I've made of 'this' design (more to come!)...tee hee! Some colouring, some white gel pen dotting, some foam hearts and window die-cutting and a whole LOT of plaid!  Enjoy!





My team-mates have a fabulous plaid-a-palooza happening at the Cupcake Inspirations blog; please head over to be dazzled and delighted.  Afterward, bring out your plaids, be they papers or inks or what have you, and join us in the gallery!  See you there!


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Thank you for spending time with me today; your visit brings me joy!


26 comments:

Pia Larsen said...

Damn, Carol, this only made me wanting cupcakes...anything with sugar, something sweet....Wish I could eat a cupcake right now....

~amy~ said...

awwwwwwww...these are so sweet!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hello my friend! It's been too long since I ventured out beyond my DT commenting. I saw your wonderful card at Inspired By All The Little Things today, and just had to come for a visit. I love this Octopi set, and combined with the plaids, it's fantastic.

Birgit said...

Awwww Carol, these are so sweet! I love your out of the box way of thinking. Your nieces and nephews will love giving those away to their friends. So thoughtful of you!

Jeanne said...

Okay, now I have to have that octopus stamp. This is to die for cute! (who'd a thunk an octopus could be considered cute?) Adore your plaids and how they showcase those sweet octopi! Those hearts, too...so fun! Good luck with the rest of the grading! Hugs!!

Ek Gorman said...

Oh...I love these...they are so stinking' cute. You have paired the octopi and the plaids so well. Amazing work.

Wendy Bellino said...

OMG! You are making Valentines for your niece's and nephew's classmates in addition to marking essays?! You are wonderwoman! Super cute design and I bet the kiddos will love these!

Wendy Bellino said...

OMG! You are making Valentines for your niece's and nephew's classmates in addition to marking essays?! You are wonderwoman! Super cute design and I bet the kiddos will love these!

Anita in France said...

Sweet and so adorable, Carol ... that little octopus is so at home among all the delicious plaid! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

Love those inspirational cupcakes, very cool looking. I totally love the way you went with your plaid Carol! As precious are these Valentines?!!! So totally love them!!! Hugs, Brenda

Kim Heggins said...

So sweet....love all four of you amazing plaid octopi cards, so darn cute.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your fabulous colouring Carol! Adorable!

Alanna said...

What fun cards. Those cute octopi cards are so darling and I especially love the plaid.

Pam said...

Carol, these are adorable! Your niece & nephew are so lucky. Loving all the plaid! Plus, I so want a cupcake right now! x

Susanne Vargas said...

That cute octopus looks fabulous surrounded by these beautiful plaids. Great set of cards!
Good luck for the last 3 days of making diploma exams!

Petra Swart said...

Totally adorable and sooooooo sweet, Carol!!! Love all the beautiful plaids and the cute sentiment!!!
Hugz

Shelly said...

These are sooo adorable!!

*Vicki* said...

AWE!! Now these are just as cute as cute can be Carol!! I love the plaids that you've paired with this set and they make such fun Valentine cards!! :) HUGS

Bobby said...

These are so cute, Carol, and a lot of yummy pastel plaid. I'm sure the kids will love them.

Geri said...

Saw the inspiration photo and instantly reminded me of the "Red Green" show....and Al Borland from Tool Time Tim!

I'm totally loving your pastel plaids! The colors are gorgeous! These sweet images were MADE FOR PLAID!

Must admit that I'm somewhat biased cuz my closet is FULL of plaid shirts ... nothing beats soft flannel plaid shirts...except your cards!!!

crafty said...

These are super cute! Thank you for sharing them with us at Creative Corner.
Mary

Nonni said...

So cute cards, Carol! Can I ask what's the die you've used for the frame -those double stitches that for a fun rectangle in the middle of the card? I might need it. ;)

Jen Carter said...

Love your take on the plaid challenge! That plaid paper is some of my favorite! Super cute!

Kylie said...

Super cute cards and now I definitely need the Octopi My Heart stamp set. You enabler, you! :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love those Cupcakes - how you turned them into octopi is something else - would never occur to me to do that! But they are so adorable! Hugs and stay warm!

Greta said...

You've reminded me I need to use my plaid paper pads--absolutely darling cards, Carol!