Monday, August 2, 2010

Start each Monday with a Cupcake! Challenge 102...Distressing

Morning Cupcake Crafters! Thanks so much to everyone who played along in our Pastel Christmas Challenge last week. We hope you had as much fun as we did visiting you, it was wonderful to see all your festive creations.

It's an exciting day for me today in my new role at Cupcake! The first and most important thing I would like to do is thank Donna. Cupcake has grown from strength to strength due to the hard work and care she has put in since taking over in July 2009. Donna you are fab! The girls on the Design Team also deserve a special mention; Catherine, Denise, Liza, Kathrin, Shelly, Victoria, your time and dedication has been a major contributing factor in Cupcake's success. What a brilliant team of Cupcakes I get to work with!

Keep watching, as, starting today, we've got some naughty little treats to help celebrate our birthday later in the month...

But before we get to that, are you ready to play? Yes? This weeks challenge has been chosen by Kathrin, we would like to see...


So get your scissors out and start duffing up your papers!

You have until 8pm GMT on Sunday 8 August to play with this challenge.


We have a winner for last weeks sponsored challenge and we have also chosen our Top 5... here they are:

Challenge 101 Winner
chosen at random

Katie McCormick
Crafty Cat

Congratulations Katie, you win 3 digi images from last weeks sponsor Papermom! Could you please e-mail me (Faye) at the address in the sidebar, by Sunday 8 August, so we can arrange for you to claim your prize. If the prize is not claimed by 8 August, another winner will be chosen.

The Top 5 Winners are:


Congratulations! You can pick up the Top 5 Badge below and we hope you will wear it with pride!

We are pleased to welcome back our regular monthly sponsor...Simon Says Stamp and we are forever grateful that Heidi continues to sponsor Cupcake. Simon Says Stamp have an incredible selection of crafting goodies in their on-line store and they stock lots of scrummy goodies that can't be purchased here in the UK!


Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky winner the opportunity to win a $20 Gift Voucher & Free Shipping!
Earlier, I promised you a naughty little treat and here it is! As it is our birthday in a few weeks time, we not only have wonderful weekly sponsors lined up this month, but Crafts U Love are also sponsoring us for the whole month! Crafts U Love keep up to date with the latest product releases in-store and on-line. They stock a variety of rubber stamps, die cutting, punches and general card making and scrapbooking materials. Together with great customer service Crafts U Love is the perfect choice for any crafter.

Crafts U Love are offering one lucky winner these three CC Designs Stamps:

So, what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning these gorgeous stamps? At the end of the month, a winner will be randomly chosen and as long as you've entered at least two different Cupcake Challenges throughout August, it could be you! Easy Peesy!

Our wonderful design team have provided some amazing inspiration....if you want to find out how they made their cards then click on their name to go directly to their individual blogs.








A Few things to remember!

Please leave a link to your blog post and not just your blog! Make sure that 'Cupcake Crafts' are linked in your post...if you don't mention us in your posting then your link entered with Mr Linky will be removed and you will not be eligible for any prize(s) offered by our sponsors!

Please only link to new entries - it isn't fair to backlink to older posts!


Suzie Q said...

Bless you little cupcakes for picking me as one of your top 5 i will wear my badge with pride x
so chuffed
Suzie Qx

Beverly G said...

Good Luck with this new venture, you're right your team is great. I always look forward to playing here.

Adrienne Pierce said...

linked my layout, I hope layouts are ok to enter!

Annette Bowes said...

Wonderful selection of cards from DT, very inspirational, take careX:)

Poppet said...

Great cards DT. :-) xx

Debbie said...

Distressing...great stuff, enjoyed this girls thank you. DT cards are lovely. Debbiexx

Fiona said...

fab cards by the dt and a great challenge


Unknown said...

Lovely creations from the DT.
Crafty Chris x

My Card Heaven said...

Lovely cards from the DT and from everyone else
Donna H

Deb Neerman said...

Absolutely gorgeous samples from the DT ... love 'em!

Thanks for a fun challenge, Ladies!

Anne said...

Fab work girls, smashing cards again this week
Anne x

ladyjanet_56 said...

Great Cards DT, good luck everyone, Janet T

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful distressing on the DT samples! Great challenge - love distressing and glad I made it in under the wire!

Kim x said...

Just made it, nothing like leaving it till the last minute.
Great DT cards
Love Kimx

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

I didn't make it :( It's still sunday afternoon my tyime but i guess i should of came earlier.Good luck to all the creations,RubyM:)

Paula said...

hope mine qualifies!!!

thanks for the challenge all your samples look beautiful
P x