Monday, August 17, 2009

Cupcake Challenge 53 - 1st Birthday Celebrations!


Well can you believe Cupcake Craft Challenges has been on the go for a year. Today is our first birthday celebrations and we have a fabulous load of prizes up for grabs as well as a celebratory blog hop with prizes every step of the way! The theme this week is something sweet, with the added option of using a cupcake on your creation.


For my card I have used my Magnolia Love Muffin stamp and it is coloured with distress inks. The papers are from papermania and the ribbon, pearls and flower are from my stash. I used my leone em branch punch to create the small branches and my fiskars punch for the scalloped border.


I decorated the inside to compliment the front and I also included a recipe for blueberry muffins.

Finally, a close up

Supplies
Card/Paper: Cream and blue card, Papermania - blueberry hill
Stamps: Magnolia - Love Muffin
Colouring: Distress inks - vintage photo, antique linen, broken china, weathered wood
Embellishments: Flower, pearls, ribbon
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, leone em branch punch, fiskars threading water punch, water brush

Thanks for looking x



Now for my blog hop candy.....

A set of Alota Rubber Stamps..... to be in with a chance of winning, please read on...

Welcome to the Cupcake Craft Challenge 1st Birthday blog hop!

If you have just come from Lisa's blog then you are in the right place! I am Liza and all you need to do is leave me a comment to be eligible to win my blog candy and then you need to hop on over to Pop's blog and leave a comment there! Pops will then tell you which blog you need to visit next!

If you are not sure you are visiting the design team blogs in the right order you can go back to here and start from the beginning! There are 14 design team blogs in the blog hop and each one has some gorgeous candy to be won!

Don’t forget to enter this week's Cupcake Craft Challenge to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes that our sponsors have provided to help us celebrate our 1st birthday!

Good Luck with your entries you have until 8pm Saturday 22nd August to enter and the winners will be announced on the Cupcake blog on Monday 24th August

92 comments:

  1. Your work is beautiful!! Truly inspirational!!

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  2. What a beautiful card, am loving that stamp - think I may just NEED that one lol
    A great idea too to add the recipie on the inside.
    hugs
    Anne x

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  3. So love the colours in your card, and the stamp is gorgeous!

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  4. Oooo the Magnolia Muffin/Cupcake is one of my all time very favs! It's just gorgeous isn't it! And can be used for boy/girl young and old and your card is just that, such a versatile card that could be used for any gender and age, LOVE it! A fantastic inspiration to everyone playing including me! :) xx

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  5. breathtaking! never thought a card with a cupcake on it could look so elegent
    the colours/layout/embelishments perfect
    the recipe and inside is a lovely idea too
    who needs the prize? send me the card!
    ev

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  6. fantastic card,
    inside and out, gorgeous colours,
    Hugs
    Angie

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  7. I love the colour on you card. And the recipe inside is a good idea !!
    It's great whit the blog hop. I see so much gorgeous works.

    hugs
    Berit

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  8. stunning card hun and love the idea of adding a recipe inside. x

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  9. Hi Liza

    enjoying my first ever blog hop, glad it means coming by to visit you!

    The card is fabulous, the image is gorgeous, not sure why I never bought it to be honest! I love the delicate colours you've chosen and the embellsihments too.

    Thanks for the chance to win your fab candy

    Victoria
    x

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  10. This card is stunning - I love the delicate colours and the recipe inside is such a nice touch :)

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  11. Oh what a fabulous yummy cupcake and beautiful colours.
    luv
    Debby

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  12. Oh, I just love this! Blueberry colours, the cards keep getting better and better as I hop, this has to be my favourite so far! Thank you for the chance to win candy and Happy 1st birthday to Cupcake Craft Challenges :)

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  13. what a gorgeous card! so soft and feminine! love the colors and the surprise inside!

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  14. Happy birthday!

    Beautiful card! I love the colors!

    Gunn

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  15. Your card, and esp the image, is divine! LOVE it! What a fantastic idea to add a recipe! I just might have to borrow that idea sometime. ;) Happy first!

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  16. Hi Liza,
    I absolutely love your card! The colours look lovely together and the recipe inside is a great idea! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win this fab candy!
    Georgia x

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  17. I love this image, Liza! Sooo cute and the color combo you used was great!

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  18. Such an elegant card!!! Love that cupcake and the papers you used.

    Hugs
    Maarit

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  19. I LOVE that cupcake image you used. Adorable! Off to keep hoppin!

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  20. What an adorable card, and fab candy. Great Birthday Bash!!!
    Happy crafting
    tracy x

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  21. What an absolutely gorgeous card. I love the soft colours, it looks so romantic. The recipe indside is such a clever idea.
    Caroline xxx

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  22. Such a lovely card and yummy looking muffin! Congratulations for the CCC anniversary and thanks for the chance to win some great candy!

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  23. What a beautiful card inside and out...love the soft colors and you have done a fabulous job with coloring the cupcake!!

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  24. Stunning card Lisa - love the soft colours, and the recipe insert is such a great idea!
    Hugs, Sylvia x

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  25. this is such a gorgeous idea! I love how you have the recipe inside the card!! yumm!! the colours of this card are just delish! and I love the heart sprinkles on the cupcake!! fab!

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  26. liza this card i just lovely..pretty inviting colors. off for more blog hoppin fun :) shelly

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  27. Such a pretty card! Love the colours!

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  28. Love your cupcake card ... it's gorgeous!

    Teri xx

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  29. Ooooh, I love that Magnolia stamp - I am so tempted to get it! And your candy is lovely - thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Lauren

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  30. Liza this card is just so yummy! I love how you finish the inside of your cards..and this one is perfect with the muffin recipe. Thank-you so much for sharing!
    Christine

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  31. hello liza :) this card is fab :) i love the idea with the recipe! hugs, manuela

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  32. Love the card and the idea of putting a recipe inside is great!
    Carol

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  33. Lovely card! It is very pretty - the muted colours and the blue is just so elegant! Thanks for the chance at winning your candy! Hopping off!!

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  34. Stunning card Liza. I love the soft colours. I really like how you put the ribbon in the flower. Thanks so much for the chance at winning the blog candy.

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  35. Hwat a gorgous card.I love how you put a receipe in the inside.Happy First:)

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  36. love this card the image and colours are gorgeous
    Anne-marie x

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  37. absolutely beautiful! I love the softness of the colors on this...just so lovely Liza!
    Great idea to include a recipe, blueberry muffins are my favorite!!!
    Blessings, Maria

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  38. Ohhh wowwww Liza,what a beautiful card,i love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  39. Love your card very cute .Thank you for the chance to win .Hugs Sarah

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  40. Hi Liza
    Love the blue card and one of my fav muffin is blueberry (yummy), those alota stamps look yummy to
    hugs debra

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  41. Fantastic card Liza, such pretty papers and 'sweet' image! I'm loving your fab candy, just wish I could enter too lol! :) Donna x

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  42. what a super cute idea!!! love your color combo and your colouring is amazing!

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  43. lovely sweet blue cupcakecard !!!
    hopping this birthdaybloghop... make me hungry !!!!
    and thank you for offering us blogcandy !!!!

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  44. Such a pretty card!! Love the soft colors and 'bellies and that image!

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  45. Very cute muffin/cupcake. I like that you put the recipe inside too!

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  46. sOOoo cute! i lOve the baby blue colour!
    and the muffin recipes in the card tOo

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  47. oh my, that cupcake stamp is beautiful. i must go buy that now! :)

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  48. Fab idea! I love the whole thing and what a great way to do a recipe swap! I'm gonna add this to my list of liftables!!!

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  49. What a sweet card! Love the soft colors! So pretty!

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  50. Absolutely gorgeous - looks very tasty.
    love Fleur XXX

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  51. Beautiful card so beautiful ,totlay cute
    hugs Dawnxxx

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  52. What a darling stamp and lovely colors! xxD

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  53. I love this stamp and your card is so cute.

    Joanne x

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  54. These are so adorable! My fingers are crossed!

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  55. adorable card! Love the soft colors, and that recipe inside...how clever! :)

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  56. Beautiful card Lisa and love the colour combination and design.
    Hugs Linda

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  57. Oh, I love that pretty pale paper. I also love what you did with the inside of the card, I hardly ever decorate the inside of the card.

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  58. I want Blueberry muffin =) LOVE your card !!!
    The love muffin stamp I have never ever seen before - and it's Magnolia - WOW !
    You have made a super duper card and the inside with the recipe FAB

    Have a sweet day
    X

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  59. Oh wow!! This is just gorgeous and soo very yummy!! I love it!! HUGS

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  60. So soft and pretty! Love the subdued colors! The cupcake is the prettiest I've seen!

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  61. I totally need that love muffin stamp! I've never seen it before. Great job!

    Happy stamping,

    Dana Rose

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  62. Hi Liza
    I was just thinking that i dont have any cupcake stamps but lo and behold when i saw your card i thought yes i do its just that i have only used it once lol!
    Anyway love the colour combination and your colouring with distress inks is magnifico!
    I haven't quite got the hang of them yet so will be sticking with my promarkers for now.
    hugs tracy x

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  63. oh a super cute card, love the softness of it and awesome candy.

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  64. Gorgeous card. Love the colours and the image is just delicious. Great layout as well.

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  65. Hi Liza

    Scrummy card inside and out and some scrummy candy too.

    Ali x

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  66. What a beautiful card, love the way you have put the bow in the flower. Thanks for the chance to win your great candy. Congratulations on Cupcake Crafts 1st Birthday. Hugs Christine

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  67. This card is my absolute favourite its so dainty and delicate.Just perfect.

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  68. Your card is beautiful Liza, I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. A super thanks for offerring such an awesome blog candy. I love stamps with children on them.
    Hugs, Tracey
    serene-stamper@shaw.ca

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  69. Such a pretty card...and so beautifully made.

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  70. You did that cupcake up good, great job

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  71. Hi Liza Gorgeous card love the cupcake and the colours you've used:)
    Hugzz Val xxx
    Ps i have a little something for you on my blog:)

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  72. Oh, your card is sooo beautiful, makes me jealous!
    Ciao, Renata

    http://renata-mijnscrapkaartjes.blogspot.com/

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  73. Hi Liza,
    I just love your card the colours and paper combinations are just so lovely and your colouring is amazing. I love following your Blog and look at it daily over a coffee. Take care and keep the wonderful work up.
    Kathie
    xox

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  74. Great card, so subtle and soft. Very pretty.

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  75. Very pretty card, so subtle and classy!

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  76. Lovely card, the papers look great with that scrummy cupcake.I have entered the challenge , thanks for the chance to win

    Francesca

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  77. Such a pretty card. love the soft colours and yummie cupcake.

    Of to the next one on the blog-hop list.

    xoxo karin

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  78. Oh wow! Love the softness of the blue.

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  79. This is absolutely beautiful! I love everything about it. The colors are so soft and inviting. :)

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  80. liza, gorgeous card. I love the colours you used here and that cupcake is beautifully coloured. Love it.

    Hugs.
    Norma

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  81. Stunning card, love the muffin and recipe idea!
    Thanks for the chance to win some great candy!

    Jenny xx

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  82. love your cards and your blog too!!

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  83. This is lovely Liza. The cake looks yummy and I like the idea of the recipe inside.

    Kat x

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  84. This card is gorgeous! I love the papers you used and that stamp is so cute. Nice touch to add the muffin recipe on the inside too.

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  85. Very pretty card!!! Thanks for the chans!!!
    Hugs,
    Brises

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  86. Stunning card! So beautifully designed and made, love that you've decorated the inside and that stamp is adorable :)
    Crafts By Bee

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  87. I hope it´s not to late. Thanks for the chance to participate on your blog candy.
    Yo make some beautifull work.
    MAY

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  88. fantastic cupcake card, thanks for the chance of winning your blog hop candy

    Debs x

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Thank you for taking the time to leave me a message, they are all really appreciated.

Liza x