Monday, August 17, 2009


Good morning and welcome to another Cupcake Craft Challenge and a brand new look to the challenge blog...we hope you like it! This week is special as we are celebrating our 1st birthday and we have some fab goodies for you to win...not just here on the challenge blog but most of our design team also have some fab candy to giveaway so make sure you check out all the details below so that you don’t miss out on anything…there is a blog hop involved and you won’t want to miss a thing!

Thank you to everyone who entered last weeks sketch and colour combination, we were totally bowled over by you’re your beautiful creations and the way in which you all interpreted the sketch…we had another fabulous response and the design team thoroughly enjoyed visiting your blogs to see all of your amazing creations! Don’t forget to pop back later to see who Tammy has chosen as her Top 5!

Onto this weeks brilliant challenge which has been chosen to coincide with our 1st birthday celebrations and the theme is

There is also an optional extra to include a CUPCAKE on your creation!

We just know that you will create some amazing projects to help us celebrate our birthday and the design team have been so excited about this weeks challenge, they have been talking about it for weeks! We hope that you will be just excited as us when we show what prizes you can win, we have some very generous sponsors this week so be sure to check out their details below and we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our sponsors for being so generous with their prizes!


Our professionally designed monthly collections consist of stylish cardstock and embellishments that allow you to create unique custom designs for scrapbook pages, cards and gifts. Imagine your excitement when your perfectly coordinated supplies come delivered right to your door each month.

Created with Paper are offering one lucky winner the chance to win their current 'Kit of the Month' called 'The Calypsicle Collection' worth $35.00 click on the picture to view a detailed list of what this fab kit inludes:

In addition to the above prize Created With Paper are also offering a free set of American Crafts Foam Latte Thickers Alphabet to any Cupcake Challenge bloggers who make a purchase at Created With Paper this week. Wow! What a great offer! Picture of the alphabet is shown below!


Digital Delights are offering one lucky winner the opportunity to win a $10 gift voucher to spend in their digi store!

Digital Delights, a magical place filled with my little digi creations from all walks of life. Digi stamps are so very versatile. All images are instantly downloaded to your email upon payment, so you have no waiting!! You can get to work on your creations right away!! All images are set at a great size which means that you have no loss of detail as you resize them!! Oh Yes!! You can resize them to whatever you size you want!! You can also flip/reflect the images. These are just a couple of options!! You can check out my tips tab on my blog for many more helpful instructions!! Check back often to see what is in the works!! I hope you enjoy our digi site and have fun using our creations!!"


Jeannette is offering one lucky winner the opportunity to win a Crazy for Cupcakes Stamp Set and 96 6x6 Assorted SU! Designer Papers!

Hi, I’m Jeannette and I love Card Making, Paper Crafting, and Stamping! I started Crafting in October 2006 and Signed up as an Independent Stampin' Up demonstrator at the beginning of the year. Since joining SU! I've started using colours and stamps that I never thought I would use. If you don't already know how fabulous the products are, here's a prize that will help you on your way.


Paper Make-Up Stamps are offering one lucky winner the opportunity to win a Sprinkles & Cherries Stamps Set and a Lily Fairy Stamp!

Paper Makeup Stamps are deeply etched red rubber stamps that you can order the way you like it! If you're a fan of naked red rubber, then order it bare! If you like them already mounted and trimmed for you on a static cling cushion; order them on EZ Mount™. And we only use name brand EZ Mount, the best in the industry! We have numerous illustrators so there are various styles of stamps as well as lots of quotes (many available in 2 sizes!). We also carry many essentials to card making (copics, spellbinders, inks and more!)


OK, so there you have the details of our sponsors and the prizes they are giving away…now on to the details for the design team’s blog hop…the DT have been really generous in putting together their own blog candy to give away for Cupcake’s birthday celebrations so I hope you will support them by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them! If you get lost during the blog hop you can always come back to the Cupcake Craft Challenge blog to find out which ones you still need to visit!

Here are the rules
Visit each DT member in the order we have shown below
Leave a comment on their blog
Come back here to enter the challenge on the Cupcake blog!
If you don’t enter the challenge on the Cupcake blog then you won’t be eligible to win their candy
We want to make this fair so that our regular supporters and followers get the best chance to win some candy

Caryn Davies
Denise Morgans
Donna Barber
Erin Bailey
Evelina Wilkberg
Ida Melby
Jeanette Eames
Kathrin Donhauser-Ruth
Lisa Mckinney
Liza Caurruthers
Paula Morfitt
Sandy Brown
Stephanie Serrano
Tammy Wark

The design team have provided some amazing inspiration using this weeks theme....if you want to find out how they made their cards then you can go directly to their individual blogs to find out all the details

Caryn Davies

Denise Morgans
Donna Barber

Erin Bailey

Evelina Wilkberg
Ida Melby

Jeanette Eames

Kathrin Donhauser-Ruth

Lisa Mckinney

Liza Carruthers


Sandy Brown

Stephanie Serrano

Tammy Wark

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!


Paula said...

congratulations on 1 year blogging
Paula x

orangedaisy said...

great blog hop and lots of brill cards
congrats on your 1st year

Victoria said...

Just finished my hop, was great fun - thanks. Looking forward to making my cupcake card later today

Happy Birthday


Tracy said...

Happy Birthday! Loved the blog hop - and had great fun making my Cupcake Card :)

nasuha ahmad helmi said...

this is my first time and i wOuld like tO try this challenge,but i have a questiOn,i dOnt have any stamps can i still jOin in this challange?

Donna said...

Nasuha, you can join in the challenge just as long as you can incorporate something sweet into your project :) Donna x

Tracy said...

Great Birtday Bash!!!
I've completed the hop I've just got to make my card.
Thanks to everybody at Cupcake Crafts for a chance to win such Yummy goodies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anne-marie said...
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Sanwanya said...

Happy First Blog Birthday.I love all the DT's cards and the blog hop was so much fun:)

Anne-marie said...

Happy 1st Birthday the blog hop was fun lovely DT cards

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Happy Birthday!
Thanks for the blog hop, I had real fun checking out the fab work of the DT.
My entry is with Mr Linky - No. 13 - so I hope it's lucky for me.
Caroline xxx

Crazy Creations said...

Happy Birthday What a great blog hop ,Now I'm of to make the card .Thank for the fun hop .be back today with my card .Hugs Sarah

nasuha ahmad helmi said...

i already finish the blOg hOping. i hOpe i didn't missed anyOne. i will pOst my card sOOn. thank yOu fOr answering my questiOn.
i'm sO excited tO make the card =)

rudie2shoes said...

i've visited all the blogs on the blog hop & made comments. it was fun. i've entered my card, i'm number 18! thanks for this fun challenge!

Lynda said...

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to you!!! Great DT work and I so enjoyed my very 1st blog hop too. I've posted my entry with Mr Linky. All the prizes look fantastic.

Love Lynda xxx

Gramrussell said...

Happy First Birthday! I look forward to seeing everyone's wonderful creations!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Happy birthday!

Great blog hoping and great candys.


Joanne said...

Hi just finished my hop and what a wonderful hop it was. Going to give the challenge a go now. This will be my first challenge, what a great one to start with.

Happy 1st Birthday!

Joanne x

Studio Lailani said...

Happy Birthday! The DT rocks!!! Love the site and challenges:)

Thebug415 said...

Great blog hop! Happy Birthday!

Cat said...

Happy B'Day! Just finished the hop. Now for the card! thanks so much for the many chances to win!

Linda . J said...

Happy 1st Birthday to you, great DT cards and thanks for the challenge.
Hugs Linda

Crazy Creations said...

I made my card last night its on my blog come look Hugs Sarah

Elisabeth said...

*LOL* I managed to put my entry into the wrong Mr Linky (into last weeks challenge) but I saw the misstake at once so puuhhh have entered it also correctly now !

The BlogHop was FAB and fun to have a look see in all of you in the DT's blogs. You make so much FAB stuff.
And I must say you have all so many images I have never seen in any store here in Norway.

Have a SWEET celebration and week
Thank you for the chance to win and good luck to all !


Caro said...

Happy Birthday! I enjoyed the blog hop, love all the DT work and my card has been linked using Mr Linky. I look forward to future challenges!

Dragonlady said...

Happy Birthday

Great challenge and the DT cards are great.

Ali x

Daisychain said...

Just finished the blog hop and had great fun visiting all the DT's blogs. My card has been linked as well.

Congratulations on your 1st Birthday! Keep up the great work, I love entering your challenges. Hugs to all, Christine

Nikki said...

Such Pretty Cards everyone has made love looking at all those Delishous sweets
and fun little Hop too :)

Gail said...

Happy Birthday to all at CCC.This is the first time I have made cupcakes so thanks for the challenge.Love the cards from DT.Can't wait for next week.

shelly said...

finished my blog hop..great stuff DT!! and made a card :) (added in mrlinky) happy birthday cupcakes!!! youve made my past year loads of fun! xx shelly

Paula said...

beautiful wonderful work DT, This challenge has made me want to eat cake though!!!!
we dont have any in the house!! booooo!

Lisa said...

Happy First Birthday

Dee said...

This is my first time posting to your challenge. All the cards are wonderful. Hope you enjoy mine. Hope my post goes, I wasn't sure about the part to mention you in posting. Does that have to be in the Title or just the post in general.

debra said...

Hi Guys
Happy 1st birthday to you all. I have throughly enjoyed participating in the blog hop and checking out everyones creations and now stalking a few of you (lol. Finished the blog hop Monday and only just got around to finishing my card (phew) what a hectic week.
My card is here"

debra said...

Me again, just seen Mr linky underneath and have added my card there to, i was a bit worried as no one else had left there link on there comments and did wonder why, perhaps i better get some glasses (lol)hugs Debra

Irit Shalom said...

HAPPY B-day and great blog hop!!

Tracey said...

HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY CUPCAKE CRAFTS!!Fabulous blog hop everyone. I loved looking at all of the DT blogs and amazing creations, and I left everyone some love on their blog. Thank you for offerring all the fantastic prizes and blog candy....WOWZERS. I have added the link for my card to the Mr. Linky. Now I just hope it shows up for you. Hugs, Tracey

Tracey said...

Congratulations on one year!! I'm not sure if Mr Linky is working for me so I hope it's okay that I also put my link here.

Maureen said...

Happy birthday!! LOVE all the DT creations - such a talented bunch!!

LaurieS said...

Well, I tried...not sure if I was in time or not...been having trouble getting the computer to cooperate and load everyones pages. It was fun though, and congrats (Happy Birthday!)

Anna Zaprzelska said...

Great challenge and the DT cards are great.

Happy Birthday!!!!


tracy said...

what an exciting challenge this week, its been great fun visiting everyones blog to see what they came up with!
tracy x

Bee said...

Wow, what a week! Great looking blog, fab DT designs and theme, a blog hop and prizes... great to be involved :)
Crafts By Bee

BeckyD said...

Happy 1st Birthday Cupcake Crafts!

Here's to many more!


Becky :)

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