Cupcake Inspirations #386

cic386It is Sunday which means it is time for a new challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations.  This week we are hosting a color challenge and looking for designs featuring mint, steel, and mousse.

However, before I go any further, I want to make sure everyone knows, CIC is looking for a couple new Design Sweetie.  There is more information over at Cupcake Inspirations headquarters, but I thought I give out a little FYI.

Onto today.  This week we are sponsored by Kitty Bee Designs who is generously offering kittybeedesignsa digi image to one randomly chosen participant.

Kitty Bee Designs was kind enough to give the Design Sweeties a couple of digis to play with this week, and I think the whole team came up with some very creative looks.  I choose to play with this sweet little sewing kitty.

I pulled up the digital image and sized it out on my computer.  I knew I wouldn’t have a sentiment stamp in my stash that would be perfect, so I decided to digitally add one.  I printed out the digital file and took everything back to my desk.

I decided to color in the image with my copics, keeping it all pretty simple except for the kitty itself.  I grabbed a bit of textured grey card stock and trimmed it up to back the main focal image.  I do not have any large pierced die sets (husband if you are reading this, hint, hint), so I pulled a die set out from Paper Smooches that is a sewing themed die set.  I ran the grey paper four times through my big shot so that it could get that die cut shape look.  I then went a bit over board and added the cross-stitch die cut, the other sewing mark in the corner.  I snagged a bit of mint glittered card stock and back the whole card it off center, leaving the rest of the card pretty simple.


I feel like I messed up the forehead of the kitty.  I just couldn’t get the lines to do what I wanted them too.  I however think I got a nice texture with my copics on the sides of both the body and head.  Oh, well…time for more practice.

If you get a chance, totally run over and see what the other Design Sweeties where up to this week.  It is always neat to see how a group of designers creates such different looks from the same images.


Ek (that’s me)





That’s it for me today.  Hope everything is ‘sew’ good for you at your homes, and that you have some time to create.  Can’t wait to see how you play with this weeks color challenge.


  1. Oh my goodness! Your kitty is so pretty with her tiger stripes! The sentiment is so purrfect and adorable! I LOVE that row of the negative little cross stitches too. This card is just purrfect!


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