Monday, April 9, 2012

Guest Designing With The Shabby Tea Room

Good morning and welcome! This week I have been asked to be a guest designer at the Shabby Tea Room for my win back in January so I'm playing along with this week's sweet inspiration sketch! I got a little nervous when I found out it was centered around cupcakes, however, I put my shabby thinking cap on and instead of using the stamped images that I have involving cupcakes, I decided to 'upcycle' some paper remnants that I had lying around my craft room. Here's a look at my card, then I'll chat:

The cupcake is made with a piece of a box....I simply peeled off a layer of cardboard to reveal the corrugation underneath. The 'icing' is made with gift basket stuffing...I globbed some glue on a paper square and then scrunched a bunch on it before I placed a paper weight on top of it. When it was dry, I trimmed the edges and fluffed it up a bit. The sentiment is from an old Close To My Heart set, "Cupcake Sprinkles". Lots of distressing, sewing, and textiles on this keep the shabbiness factor up. :)

Here's our inspiration photo:

Have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Cupcake Sprinkles (Close To My Heart)
Paper: Vintage Timeless (Kaisercraft), Black, Vintage Cream
Ink: Antique Photo, Walnut Stain distress inks (Ranger), Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Black Jute/Burlap String (Ribbon Carousel), FLBK-03CB-114 (mini rose (144 stems) -11/16" or 19mm - Rosy Transition),CRB-04CA-115 (Delightful - Champagne Crystal) Zva Creative,
Taffeta Ribbon (Stampin' Up!), lace, pearl stamens, cardboard, gift basket stuffing, sewing machine, daubers

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  1. This is sooo cute, Andrea!! Love the cupcake :) Not sure why you are just a guest. Should be full time DT in my books as this is right up you alley. Or is my memory failing and you used to be on the DT and cut back? See what happens when you turn 50 LOL! Have a great week ((hugs))

  2. Simply gorgeous, just full of great detail and that cupcake is perfection! I love your work!


  3. Dear Andrea!! Found your blog from The Shabby Tea Room. I love love love your creation of this week's sweet inspiration sketch - cup cakes. The cup cake idea is so brilliant. Love every detail of this card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Big hugs from your new follower, Tan!!!

  4. This is so stinking cute! I love the wonderful details of the card and your cupcake is so inspiring!

  5. Brilliant to see you on the Shabby Tea Room this week. It's been an age since I played with their challenges. I'll try and make something this week if I can. Your card is as stunning as always. Love your use of the corrugated card. Your shabby chicness shines out and your quality style is intact :) Pxx

  6. When I scrolled down and saw your "cupcake" I laughed out loud. Very unexpected..Cute, Cute. Thanks for the deets.
    Jean McGee

  7. Absolutely love your take on a cupcake, Andrea! And congrats on guesting at TSTR: it's a natural fit for you. :)

  8. Amazing card with a lovely LO! That shredded paper "icing" takes the cake (excusing the pun! LOL)

  9. You are so very creative and I would not miss your beautiful art work for anything. I am a little bit behind in my posting and snooping around because I have had my grand kids with me and we spend a lot of time together. I still have the youngest as she is out of school. Again, this is gorgeous and so very creative. I love it!!!!

  10. Oh how FUN is this Andrea!! Perfect card for this challenge. Congrats on your guest DT spot, a perfect fit ;)

  11. Gorgeous! I LOVE the way you did the cupcake. Spectacular as always, Andrea.

  12. This is so cute and still shabby... very creative! Congrats on your guest DT, I think your style is a perfect mix with The Shabby Tea Room!
    Crafty Hugs,

  13. OMG.....what a great cupcake ! So creative! Love it ! Love it!

  14. Hi Andrea,
    Thank you so much for popping by my new blog, your support is wonderful.
    I really love your card today, it is adorably yummy as are the cakes in your inspirational picture. I love the way you used packaging materials for the fluffly icing, so clever and so pretty.
    Have a great week Linda x

  15. Absolutely stunning! That cupcake is so creative and sweet! Beautiful dp, gems, and flowers! Congrats on your guest DT for TSTR! Yes, you are truly a shabby chic girl, and I just LOVE your style!!! Take care and have a great week, hugs!!:-))

  16. OHHHH! I love love love this cupcake! LOVE that icing--and I LOVE the design of your card! AMAZING:)

  17. Wow Andrea! Your such a great inspiration and thanks for sharing! Your card is beautiful


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