Monday, August 13, 2012

Cupcake 205... The Great Cake Off Photo Inspiration

Good morning! It's all to play for this week, because it's Cupcake's fourth birthday...

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Firstly, we must give a massive big thank you to everyone that makes Cupcake happen, week on week; Sponsors, Cupcakes, Guest Cupcakes, and all the people that join the fun. :)

A big shout out also, to everyone that played with our Bunting Challenge last week, we loved seeing your fantabulous creations.

Before we tell you about this week's Challenge, there's something else a little bit special going down. Because Cupcake wouldn't be the fun it is without you, we wanted to make this week, about you...

So, The Cupcakes have taken the week off, and we've invited nine Birthday Guest Cupcakes to join us, laydees that have caught our eye, because they play so often. Please give a warm, cakey type welcome to Birgit, Catherine, Catherine, Cathy, Janet, Kelly, Liz, Marion and Wedgie.

The Cupcakes didn't manage to get completely out of The Factory though. Stop by tomorrow, as we'll be having a Guess the Cupcake Competition.

Now, this week's Challenge:

... The Great Cake Off Photo Inspiration ...

Simples really, just use this photo as your inspiration...

You have until 8pm, GMT on Sunday 19 August to place your entry for this Challenge. Enjoy!


Mr Random has chosen Winners from our last sponsored Challenge and we've chosen our Cupcake Cuties too.

So, here goes:

Saturated Canary Winner
chosen at random;

Henriette's Blog

Congratulations Henriette, you win two images from Saturated Canary. Please could you e-mail me your choices by Sunday 19 August, so I can arrange for you to receive your images? If the prize is not claimed by then, another winner will be chosen.

Simon Says Stamp Winner
chosen at random;

Karen C
Home of the Busy Honeybee

Congratulations Karen, you win a $20 Gift Certificate from Simon Says Stamp. Please could you e-mail me by Sunday 19 August, so I can arrange for you to receive your prize? If the prize is not claimed by then, another winner will be chosen.

Our Cupcake Cuties are;

Tracey T
Maria Matter
Damaris V

Congratulations girls, you can pick up the Cupcake Cutie badge below... we hope you will display it on your Blogs with pride!


As it's our fourth birthday, we have some gorgeous stash from four, yes, four generous sponsors.

But pay attention... because there won't be four winners this week... One lucky winner, chosen at random, takes ALL THIS:


Di creates the most adorable images. I'm sure you'll love pretty much most of the store when you take a look!

Di's Digi Downloads are kindly offering a $10 Gift Certificate to spend in store.



My Mum's Craft Shop is a treasure trove of crafting goodies. You can find all your favourite stamps, dies, paper pads, inks and embellishments there. Visit with caution!

My Mum's Craft Shop are kindly offering a £10 Gift Voucher to spend in store.


The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop

This month at the Pretty little Ribbon Shop the sale continues with further reductions and more items added regularly. New in stock is a very pretty range of guipure lace and pearl string in some lovely colours. They also have their usual range of quality ribbons, twine and embellishments. As always they offer free postage for orders over £25.

The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop are kindly offering this pretty stash:


Wild Rose Studio

Have you seen the scrummy stamps that have been released at Wild Rose Studio lately? Is your wishlist as long as mine?!

Wild Rose Studio are kindly offering two stamps of the winner's choice.


The Birthday Guest Cupcakes have created some fabulous projects to inspire you! Be sure to pop over to their personal Blogs to leave some well deserved luuuurvin'!

Catherine Carter
Catherine La Chic
Janet O'Brien
Kelly Lloyd
Liz Buttons for Brains
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 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 post

Thank you.


Plastic Card said...

These are so nice cards, The beautiful collection of the perfect cards. I appreciate all these cards.

Tracey T said...

Happy Birthday Cupcake! Love the guest DT cards. Thank you so much for choosing my card in last week's challenge - I'll be displaying the Cutie badge on the old blog for all to see! xx

Fleur said...

wow what a great way to celebrate your 4th birthday. Thank you so much for picking me in your top 5 YAY!!!
HUGZ Fleur xXx

heidy said...

Congratulations and your guest cupecakes made some beautiful cards!!
XXX Heidy

Unknown said...

Great DT creations and colour combo..x

Mynn xx said...

Thanks for the fabulous photo inspiration and for all the amazing DT inspiration, too! :)

Debbie said...

Happy 4th Birthday to you.Beautiful cards from the DT.Great inspiration.Hugs Debbie x