Tuesday, January 15, 2013

{PIN}spirational Challenge # 40

Hello Friends,

I have three posts for today, so please grab your coffee sit back and relax if you wish to scroll thru them all!

Today I am back with another {PIN}spritational Challenge.  What is that you ask?  You will be given a picture to be inspired by.  So today's picture is a nice plate of blue cupcakes with tea pots on top.

We have two generous sponsors this week and they generously provided images for us to work with.

I am using the Party Pig digi image by Beccy's Place.  Isn't that the cutest pig?  I thought of a birthday party when I seen the cupcakes.  I colored the image with copics and finished the pig off with perfect pearls and stickles to add a little bit of shine.  I wanted to do something a bit different with this card.  I have been seeing cards where the image sticks off the top of the card.  So I made the base 4.5" x 5" and used Spellbinders Large Oval and Floral Blossom One dies to cut out the image.  The image was finished with distress ink and some emboss resist to give it more of a celebration feel.
I stamped a Fiskars sentiment on a tag and added some distress ink and ribbon to finish the tag.  The background paper is by Reflections.  I recycled some tulle from a package and tied it around the front, finished with a button.


Copics used:
Pig:  YR0000, YR01, YR61, W2, 0
Hat:  B32, B34, B37
Pearls: W1
Tu-tu:  B32, B34, B37, B39

The inside was finished with Reflections & Pink Paislee paper.  I used a EK Success scallop edge punch on the blue but it is hard to see in the picture.

 I hope you have been inspired by the blue cupcakes!  Head on over to {PIN}spritational Challenge and share your creation with us!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
2 Sisters - Celebration
All Sorts - Die Cuts
ATCs with Attitude - Use a Tag
Creative Corners - Cute as a Button
Fairytale Challenge - Animals & Pets
Charisma Cardz - Happy Birthday
DRS Designs - Buttons
Paper Play -Celebration
Make My Monday - Die Cuts/Punches

Thanks for stopping by today.
Blessings until next time...


  1. Beautiful card! I love the Party Pig image, it is sooo cute!!! Hugs, Ivonne

  2. I could not agree more with your sentiment! And your pig is just delightful! A Lovely card! hugs, Lesley

  3. Athina, I love your card! Great fold... and that dancing pig is such fun! Love the way you colored it!

  4. Athina--what a cute card--love the image and what a graet fold to use!

  5. Original shape. Fabulous work of colours on your pig. Magnificent card. Bravo !

    Thank you for having answered our invitation for the fourth birthday of Charisma Cardz this week !

    Hugs from France.

  6. How cute! Love the adorable image and your shading is perfect! Fun card!

  7. So sweet and fun! I love the image you used. You colored her beautifully

  8. This is so cute, love the image and the great card design.

  9. Wow, those cupcakes are amazing!!! And your card was perfect for the inspiration challenge! I love that sweet dancing pig and the tulle and tag look great with it! :)

  10. What a fun card, love it. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

  11. Wow your coloring skills are amazing!! That is one cute pig too!! Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs.

  12. too cute!
    Thanks for joining our birthday at Charisma!!!

  13. Love the colourful papers and image. Thanks for joining our Birthday challenge at Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  14. Such a cute card! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for my Dies & Punches challenge, good luck x

  15. Fabulous card - beautifully decorated inside and out.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  16. Now that is one cool cupcake! Love your card and the color palette you've used. The pig is just so fun and sweet and makes for a perfect focal point.


  17. Fantastic card! Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz Challenge and good luck!



  18. Great card, love the beautifully coloured, fun image. Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz.

  19. Thank you for joining us at MMM with this cute card
    Suzi B :)

  20. Soooo cute!!!! Thank you very much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  21. Athina, this has got to be the cutest little piggy I've ever seem in my life!!! LOVE your card and your coloring on the pig is wonderful. Thanks for saying which Copics you used on here too - I've never know what colors to use to make it actually look like a pig! Precious card!

  22. what a great image....love it
    thanks a lot for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges
    Love Mel DT

  23. This is just so darling! I love that pig image and your layout and dp are just fabulous. I'm never disappointed when I visit your blog.

  24. Enjoyed both of your pretty cards! :) That is one sweet fancy piglet! Such awesome coloring!

  25. Super dancing pig, a lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at MMM challenges. Caz

  26. I absolutely love all your cards! You are so amazingly talented! This pig...adorable!!

  27. Love the colouring! And your card is fantastic! Sweet :)

    Mel xx

  28. LOL! I got the giggles when I say the inspiration for your card and that cute piggy - LOL! I am a total piggy around cupcakes myself so it made me laugh! Awesome job!


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