Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Happy Birthday Double D

Can you believe we are into January and a new year?
I certainly hope we all have a MUCH better year!

January also brings us to a new challenge theme and
mood board at Double D AND it is our 5th year
of our challenge, we are so proud of what we have accomplished!

To celebrate our 'birthday/anniversary' we are starting the year
out right with CUPCAKES....YUM!!

Here is the mood board we are using for inspiration:

I have a lot of cupcake dies and stamps and my biggest decision
was deciding what to use, but I think I purchased this Cottage Cutz die
Birthday Cupcake w/Lemon Slice just for this challenge!
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I used all the pieces on my cupcake but the sprinkles,
I figured the 'frosting' on the cupcakes was perfect just the way it was.
This summer I made several background pieces using my various
powders and this is what I used to cut the tops from.
There is a bit of metallic here and there.
The powders I used were new ones I had just purchased from Dies R Us
Lindy's Gang Magicals, the magic being they have a shimmery metallic in them!

I decided to die cut three cupcakes and create a slimline card.
My base is die cut using a Tutti Designs Dotted Rectangle 
using the second largest, from their new slimline series!

The sentiment is from a cupcake set I have and not sure of the maker.
The inside of the card says 'Sweet Birthday Wishes'.

So, I certainly hope you will join in our celebration of cupcakes
over at Double D and check out all the YUMMY creations from the team,
we have a super fun prize to give away to one random winner!!


Darlene said...

This is just YUMMY! I'm not sure which cupcake I would pick if I had to choose! I still can't believe 'FIVE YEARS' ... WOW! So proud indeed and we are having so much fun! AWESOME inspiration board! Thanks 'Partner!' ... HUGS!

Donna Phelan said...

YUMMY! Love the frosting, those backgrounds must have been beautiful1 Lovely card! Thanks so much for having me on the Team! Congratulations on your 5th year! Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Leslie Miller said...

5 years -- congratulations to you and Darlene and the whole team! What cute cupcakes with their confetti-looking frosting. The backgrounds are perfect! Really love that die. This is such a super duper adorable card, Diane!

Vicki said...

Yum, yum, sweet! Love the icing toppings on these cupcakes. It so wonderful to be a part of this 5 year anniversary celebration!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cupcake design. It sure looks like a celebration.

Barbara said...

Congrats on the five successful years of running a challenge. I know that it takes time and talent. I am so happy to be just a part of it. Your card is yummy and that frosting is so amazing. It looks fluffy and creamy good. I love the gingham background. Great inside sentiment.

Kathy Krug said...

The gingham is the perfect back drop for these yummy looking cup cakes and the sentiment is so fun. The dies are perfect for a slim line card. Thanks for all you do for Double D.

Birgit said...

Your card looks simply delicious Diane! I love the colorful frosting and the refreshing lemon slices are a nice add on. This was such a fun mood board to inspire us with. Love it all!

aussie aNNie said...

Yum Yum Yum, oh to have one of these right now with my cuppa. Love the use of the beautiful colours Diane and I am delighted we are all still a great team after all these years. Sending you the Biggest of hugs and please keep well..

Conniecrafter said...

Great idea to use your powder backgrounds for the frosting, love the little bows on the cupcakes! Happy Anniversary!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Congratulations on five years! Love the frosting on the cupcakes using your background papers - so creative! I like the gingham background too! A happy little card for sure!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is so yummy - lovely slimline card and I love the soft colours. So pretty. Thanks Diane for all you do for the challenge blog and that I can be part of it.

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE this. Your "frosting" is fabulous, I am drooling. Congrats on 5 years for the blog. I can't believe it's been that long. So happy to be a part of it!!!

Ros Crawford said...

They look delicious! Unfortunately I prefer the cream topping to the cake and I can't have it either being lactose intolerant... But I can enjoy your card! Hope you are feeling better?