Saturday, March 2, 2013

YAY....Our 200th Challenge + blog hop is here & lots of prizes

 WOW....its finally here our 200th Challenge
You can participate in the challenge and celebration in 2 ways.
1) To have an opportunity to win the grand prize package (over $200 value), you must make a card using a past cupcake as inspiration and link to the Cupcake Inspirations blog.
2) The second is to participate in our blog hop and leave a comment on each blog. The Sweeties all have a prize on their blogs from one of our fabulous sponsors -
I am sponsored by Meljen's Designs, one of my favorites
i get to work with the lovely Melissa who has such amazing creations over at Meljen's Designs
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the
 Meljen's Designs
Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store.... to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs!
 You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at
 Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

all you have to do to win this amazing 10.00 dollar gift certificate is:
"leave me a message telling me your favorite Holiday to make cards for"
would love it if you follow me, but its not necessary to win
here is my photo of inspiration from a past challenge
i just love owls, they are so magical 
my creation 
i used Stitched Little Owl from Mlejen's Designs, (i printed out 2)
colores with my colored pencils
my papers are from The Playtime Stack from dcwv
i added the so funny rolly eyes, and i printed out one of my owl sentiments
added some stampin up ribbon and bow
dont forget to visit the sweeties, each dt member has a giveaway on her blog
you should of came from Teresa's blog
         next head over to: Vanessa's blog

if you get lost along the way on the hop head over to the main blog there is a complete list of the hop order.

I just wanted to let you know of a few cool deals that our sponsors are providing during our blog hop please take advantage of them:
1) Fresh Brewed Designs is offering a 10% off discount with the code "CUPCAKE"
2) Stamp and Create is offering a 10% off discount with the code "cupcake"
3) Pink Cat Studio is offering a 50% off discount with the code "cupcake" expires March 5
4) And Roberta from Prairie Fairy, who will also be celebrating her birthday, will have some fun goodies on her blog as well! 

hope you all join in and have some fun, so many prizes!!

Happy Hopping 


Ida said...

Darling card. Those owls are adorable. I did a card with them back when I was on the Sweeties team too so I can see why you picked them for your inspiration.
Don't include me in your drawing since I'm part of the hop.

Indy said...

Tina, Another darling card!

Mary J said...

Your card is so gorgeous, Tina!! I love how you did those owls and the ribbon is perfect!

Sian Ridley said...

Those owls are so cute!! Hmm, my favourite holiday for cards has to be Christmas as there are so many variations on colours, images and sentiments ;)

Teresa Kline said...

luv this card, adorable...I am luvin owls as of lately..very cute...I am part of the hop...have a fabulous day!

enjoy *~*

Erica said...

I love owls and this is a great card! I love the colors and how you cut out your images. Great work!

Erica (in the hop)

happyscrapper said...

Fantastic card. Those owls are fabulous. I love it.
Christine Dt Sister

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the cute Owls with the wiggle eyes. My daughter & I like Owls. Enjoying the hop. I host a wkly challenge at Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is Anything Goes. Membership in MFP is free. Please join, enter (multiple times allowed) & let them know I sent you.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Christine said...

Such a wonderful card! The owls are darling, and that sentiment is ever so cute! Glad to have found your blog!

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Lisa M said...

Such CUTE owls on the cupcake photo and your rendition is wonderful on your card! Love that sentiment!!
Thank you so much for this opportunity during the hop and I have to admit, I love making cards for the Christmas season. :)
Lisa x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Love those sweet owls and your fab card made with them x
((hugs))Suzie xoxo

Jennifer Scull said...

oh how precious is your owl card! love it!

gosh, I tend to make cards for pretty much every holiday. probably make more 'thinking of you' or Christmas cards than any others though.

Terry said...

These owls are super cute, Tina! I love your card. Good luck with your hop. :-)



Jackie said...

Your card is adorable...I just love those owls!!

My fave holiday to make cards for is's really fun coming up with different ideas for friends & family!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!!!

Jane said...

What sweet owls! My favourite time to make cards is Christmas, I think I am know as Mrs Christmas by my friends! x

Karien said...

Super cute and darling!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is so cute.

Tracy said...

Love your interpretation of the cupcake picture! Great card!

VanessaB said...

super cute. happy hop day! Vanessa CIC DT (no prize)

Muffins and Lace said...

Very very cute.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Tina, I love the owls and the ribbon.
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

Love the card ,so cute, congratulations on 200 challenges
Hugs Julie P

Janet - aka stacky said...

Your card is sooo lovely I love those cute little owls, love the googley eyes you added and such a great take on your chosen cup cake x

Stacy said...

The GOOGLY eyes, yeah!!! I think I get overly excited whenever I see people using them.

Does birthday count as a holiday? Because I like making birthday cards best since I'm totally unrestricted. Otherwise I guess it would be Christmas cards because there are a lot of things you can do, even if you are agnostic like me you don't have to make the cards religious and they can just be holiday seasonal things. Plus winter is my favorite season!

Susie Moore said...

Your card is simply adorable!

Sharla said...

Darling card, totally LOVE the owls. I like making Halloween cards!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great owls. Love the google eyes.

paper fun said...

So cute!!


Leeann said...

The googlies made me smile. I love this card, so adorable!!!

Nancee Purdum said...

So simple but cute! What a perfect match to the cupcakes! :) Nancee

Colien said...

Wonderful card, love the owls! Just added my card on the 200th challenge at Cupcake inspirations...

Sonia said...

Hi Tina
I love Owls... You did a super fabby creation with that owls image.
Great JOB!~

Bunny said...

The first thing I thought about when I saw your sentiment was the song "Always and Forever". It's a really cute card with those owls for the CIC birthday. Owl be seeing you.

Crafty Moni said...

Your card is so cute! Love the cupcake pic too:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

moni023 at yahoo dot com

Ivy Peralta said...

Cute owls! Love your card

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soccermom23 said...

Wonderful card. Owls are always so much fun!

Sashika Taylor said...

This is SO cute! Love the eyes and the sentiment x

TR said...

Your owl card is so cute! Really like the cupcake your chose. My favorite holiday to make cards for is Christmas. :)

Creative M said...

Have a wonderful day,

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tshupile said...

Lovely card!!

Stephanie said...

What an adorable card!! I love the sweet colors and the card design. So cute!!

Lorianna said...

What a cute card!
Love the colors & that adorable image you used!
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us!!
Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

Anonymous said...

Cute card, love owls, great sentiment too, thanks for a lovely stop on the hop! hugs me x

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Tina.
Gr Elly

Phi said...

YOur card is so cute. Perfect for those cupcakes.

Favourite holiday to make cards for would ofcourse be Christmas. Feel all warm and fuzzy just thinking of all the well wishes and sparkle.

ribenaruby said...

Love owl cards! Beautiful layout. Ruby x

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said... very cute. I almost chose this cupcake for my card. I Luke making cards for birthdays.