Monday, 1 March 2010

Funky Hand Challenge and BBTB2 Blog Hop

The start of the week, and a new month........ that means, first of all it's Funky Hand's monthly challenge. This month, Dolly set the challenge, and asked us to go all girly. I covered this box (bare box by Papermania) with papers from the Dreams Come True CD, after painting it with antique white acrylic paint.

I went a bit mad with the bow, it's got satin, organza, antique lace and pearls.............

the flowers are my favourite George cartridge flowers, layered up, and with some feathery fibers threaded through buttons. the ribbon on the top is raffia lace by Paper Cellar UK
Go HERE to take part in the challenge, and to see all the fab samples the design team have made. As usual, you have a whole month to join in, and the winner gets a £20 Funky Hand gift certificate (about $30)


Next, it's on to Bitten By The Bug2's monthly blog hop. This month over on the main blog, we are giving away a Sweethearts cricut cartridge and a gorgeous pack of SEI papers - donated by Joy and Melanie over at Holidays with the Cricut. Leave a comment, and become a follower of BBTB2, and you are in with a chance to win it
Our challenge was to use the cupcake from either Doodlecharms or Celebrations - mine is one of the celebration cakes. I used my gypsy to weld two cake shapes together at 5", then cut tw0 layers for the topping and cupcake holder. I cuttlebugged the icing, using the d'vine swirls folder, and doodled around the bottom. The cherry is from the Hello Kitty greetings cartridge, cut at 1 3/4". I drew some white highlights, and covered the whole thing with glossy accents



the sentiment is a clear sticker by Papermania UK. I added sequins with a gem in the middle to the 'icing'.




Here is what I am offering for the blog hop

A pack of 11 clear flower stamps by Making Memories
A pack of 32 pretty poppies diecut chipboard tags by Autumn Leaves
Two packs (red and blue) of zingz - raindrop type drops by fiskars





Just leave a comment below this post, and I will draw a winner on thursday at 9pm UK time

Good luck

Now you need to hop over to my pal Jeri's blog, to see what goodies she has for you, and to get the next link
Enjoy the hop


151 comments:

  1. Love your gorgeous box En. :)xx

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  2. Oh wow Enfys your box is utterly stunning!
    Such beautiful detail and your colours are gorgeous!
    Love your cute cup cake too fabulous!
    hugs
    kim x

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  3. Two fab projects there Enfys. The box is beautiful and love the big bow. The flowers on George have to be one of the best.

    The cupcake card looks good enough to eat as does the cherry. You are a great doodler and it adds so much more to the finished touch.

    Awesome candy, hope I win.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  4. Oh En, what a wonderful take on this challenge. Oh my that cherry on the top looks so real on that yummy cupcake. Hugs.
    Carole

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  5. Oh wow that box is stunning and love the yummy cupcake too.
    luv
    Debby

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  6. The box is gorgeous Enfys!!!! I love the cupcake card as well, I will go check out the other blog too! I hope you are feeling better!!!

    *hugs*

    Lisa :)

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  7. I love what you've done with the box!! Came over for some Funky Hand inspiration (Feb was the first challenge I entered after discovering Mum's wordbook CDROM)!

    Esme x

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  8. The box is beautiful! and the ribbon is perfect!
    I also love your cupcake! and that cherry on top looks so delicious! You did a wonderful job as always!

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  9. Two beautiful projects ! Just off to Funky Hand gonna give the challenge a whirl !

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  10. The box is gorgeous and oh I love the cupcake card, great take on the challenge. Sandi

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  11. I love that you embossed the icing! It looks so cool.

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  12. Enfys, love the box and the card is super cute too, love the sprinkles! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I LOVE this card! I don't usually do shaped cards, but after seeing this, I may have to try! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I love the card! it's so cute!! The box is lovely!

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  15. Beautiful box. I love all the penwork details on the cupcake wrapper as well. Thanks!

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  16. Your covered box is adorable and love your cupcake.
    Doesn't the D'vine swirl folder go perfect for frosting?

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  17. Love the cupcake card, looks good enough to eat!!!
    Cody Buckley

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  18. Oh My Goodness! These are both so cute! I love the cupcake card. It is making my sweet tooth wiggle HE HE. I the the pretty box. I love all the bling.
    And candy oh you are to sweet!
    {{Linda}}
    ljcardering at yahoo dot com

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  19. Love the box, it's beautiful. The card is delicious, looks good enough to eat!

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  20. Great projects as usual!
    Dana

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  21. Gorgeous girly creation, En. And the cupcake does look good enough to eat! hugs to you, eileen

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  22. mmmmmmmmm bit a of a scrummy theme going on here enfys!! beautifully made, and so much detail ~love it
    vanessa xx

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  23. I always love your creations and this cupcake is wonderful! I love all the extra touches you add...the sequins, the embossing of the frosting...fantastic card!

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  24. Oh, Enfys, your cupcake looks good enough to eat. I can just taste that chocolate frosting and that cherry. Beautiful!!!

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  25. The box is gorgeous Enfys, but the cupcake card looks ummy enough to eat.

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  26. As always, so beautiful! I just love girly girl stuff! Thanks for the chance.
    mccadesmom at gmail dot com

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  27. cupcake looks good enough to eat

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  28. Lovely cup cake card so so lush. I will be hopping over to your fiends blog nowx

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  29. First of all EN, your box is DIVINE! I couldn't say enough about it if I tried! And your cupcake is so YUMMY! LOVE the sprinkles! xxD

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  30. Joan here. Now I know what to do with the half painted box in my closet. Just beautiful. As you know the cupcake is one of my favorites.
    Hugs
    feel betterXX

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  31. That cupcake looks good enough to eat! Beautiful projects as always!

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  32. Your cupcake looks look enough to eat. The box is just gorgeous with that wonderful bow. Thanks for the inspiration--you always deliver!

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  33. What a beautiful box! I love the
    colors and textures, it's very
    vintage! Your cupcake card is
    delicous! The sequins and gems
    really make it Pop! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    -Maryellen
    Atlanta, GA

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  34. That box is beautiful....and so is the card!!

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  35. Your box is beautiful! I love the cupcake card.

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  36. very cute card, love the cherry on top. Your box is gorgeous.

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  37. Great card, thanks for the sharing!

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  38. You came up with a couple beautiful projects! Your cupcake card turned out so cute, and almost looks good enough to eat! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy and for inspiring me everyday!

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  39. Hi Enfys what a fabulous box, and so much beautiful detail on it. Those flowers are gorgeous.
    The cupcake looks almost good enough to eat. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxx

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  40. Enfys! I love the fibery yarn on those buttons! I LOVE it! It will be on my next card for sure.

    Yaaaa! I didn't expect blog candy on here today!
    hook me up! Hopping now to the next blog.

    hug, TR

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  41. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for the chance to win! :D

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  42. Love your box. Absolutely divine. Love your cuttlebugged cupcake, too. Great job and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  43. That box is beautiful and your cupcake is way fun!!!

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  44. What a beautiful box and a great cupcake! Hopping on the next blog--Thanks!

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  45. Hey Enfys! Love the box Gorgeous as usual! I've left you something on my blog. Have a great day.

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  46. Your cards are always so special.

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  47. I adore your box, all of your creations are always stunning!

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  48. What a great job!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

    Tamara
    Starbright198484@aol.com

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  49. i love the cupcake card. too cute

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  50. What a pretty box! And the bow is striking. Yummy cupcake card...I should really try to weld a shape card with my Gypsy...thanks for the idea!

    ~Sharon/4kids4 on the Cricut mb

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  51. wow... that is one great looking cupcake! good enough to eat.

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  52. The little star sequins on the frosting are so cute. Great Job!

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  53. Your stuff is always so pretty. I check your blog often....

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  54. Your stuff is always so pretty. I check your blog often....

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  55. LOVE your gorgeous card ! You are so talented and have such a great eye for color !

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  56. netteadam@yahoo.comMonday, March 01, 2010

    I love both projects.

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  57. The box is definatley girly!! Love it!!

    The cupcake is delicious!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. Your cupcake looks delicious. I love the sequin detail.

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  59. I love your work. Keep up the great projects. You get me energized.

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  60. Wow Enfys, Your box is utterly divine. Such gorgeous colours and stunning detail. The car of the cupcake is fabulous. You are so clever.
    Marion

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  61. That choco icing looks so yummy-LOL! Great finishing touches!

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  62. OMG! Your box is gorgeous!

    Yummy cupcake card, love the cherry on top!!!

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  63. The box is gorgeous and the cupcake is just to cute. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  64. looove it...the swirls are great!

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  65. Wow--what a beautiful little box---love all the ribbon, and the george flowers are my favorite too. I love all the girly things you do----TFS----Nancy

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  66. Great card! I like how you did the frosting.

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  67. Enfys,
    This is Sandy from Kentucky.. I have been out of touch for awhile. I thing you box is "Beautiful". I will try to visit more now that I have the site back. Missed your creations. Keep up the great work!

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  68. Enfys your box is `Gorgeous and your card is delish TFS:)x

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  69. as always i love your work! Thanks for a great hop !

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  70. Wow Enfy what a beautiful creation and love the bow, its all just stunning.
    Hugs Linda

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  71. OH....Enfys beautiful as always!

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  72. I love the sprinkles and the cherry on top.

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  73. Beautiful box! I just love it!! The cupcake is just gorgeous! You make the most amazing creations!!! :)

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  74. What great projects for a gloomy Monday! I love what you did with that box! Fabulous! The cupcake card was fantastic too! I agree that it looks good enough to eat. As always I enjoy my visit to your blog:)

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  75. Wow what a sweet looking cupcake! You could slip it into that beautiful box you made and someone would be ecstatic! I love the cherry on the cupcake and the bow on your box is awesome! Take care, ~Diane

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  76. Cute cupcake Enfys and fun to see your blog after seeing you as Miss February on Holidays with the Cricut.

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  77. All these ideas are precious. Love the blog hop.

    Becky Roper
    b roper @ alfa ins . com

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  78. Hiya Enfys WOW that box is soooo girlie! I really love the look of that cupcake think it's because I am meant to be on a diet. That cherry definitely looks good enough to eat!

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  79. Yummy card, love the sprinkles!
    The box is gorgeous very girlie!

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  80. That cupcake looks real! The embossing on the "frosting" makes it look smoothed on with a spatula.
    Candy

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  81. That Cherry looks good enough pop into my mouth. Beautiful box also. Great Job, as usual.

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  82. Wow, that bow is just GORGEOUS... and well as the cup cake is YUMMY

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  83. Love your cupcake and the box. Great blog candy. Hope I win.

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  84. gorgeous box En....it looks vintage and the cupcake looks good enough to eat...big hugs kath xxx

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  85. Enfys, You just make the greatest things! Thanks for sharing.

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  86. The box is so pretty and feminine. Love that bow!

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  87. Your box is awesome and I am loving that cupcake. Thanks for sharing.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  88. I forgot to say how much I loved the cupcake! Your attention to detail is remarkable. Best Wishes Linda K

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  89. WOW!! I love the Girly Hat Box and all the beautiful Ribbon. Makes me want to make one for my 2 year old.. but I know she won't appreciate it. :)

    I just adore the cupcake card. I was wondering how to incorporate the 'sprinkles'.

    Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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  90. I just love your work! I have a Beautiful Blog Award waiting for you on my blog!
    http://www.scrapbookinggrandmacrafts.com/

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  91. I have already gained 20 lbs just looking at the gorgeous cupcakes. stop already....

    Maureen

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  92. Your box is beautiful! I love it. Your cupcake is also very yummy. Love the cherry on top.

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  93. Great work and great candy!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  94. The box is really pretty (and girly). Love the icing on the cupcake with the sequin dots. so creative! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  95. Your card is beautiful! I love the embossing and how you did the frosting!

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  96. Enfys, Your box is so elegant! It's beautiful, Your cupcake is so pretty, It's making me hungry. SHari (cricutrookie)

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  97. WOW, your box is BEAUTIFUL!! & that cupcake looks sooooo YUMMY!!!
    TFS!!!
    hugs,
    Emma;)

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  98. I have been following your blog daily for about 6 weeks. I love reading your comments as much as I adore the projects you create. Your comments always bring a smile to my face! Thanks! Your cupcake card is adorable, as usual.

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  99. The box is beautiful and your card is good enough to eat!
    Candice J

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  100. Okay this is really great! I LOVE that cupcake! You have inspired me to get that gypsy out and start making it do more than line my paper up!

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  101. love the card thank you for sharing Penny

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  102. This is one delicious cupcake card! I love the use of the swirls embossing folder.

    DianeN

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  103. That box is gorgeous! I have to get some of those glossy accents- that cherry looks good enough to eat!

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  104. This cute little cupcake is soo delicous looking! Love the shiny cherry..looks good enough to eat!

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  105. The box is very pretty. I really like the cupcake card, too. TFS.

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  106. I am sooooo glad this is a blog hop so I could see how you made your cupcake look so cute....Love that you used the cuddlebug on the cupcake. I thought it was a swirl design from a cricut cartridge. So much better....Love, love this card....such a great idea.
    smiles...Tammy
    Your box is adorable too...I love the victorian feel of it. Great job!

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  107. I love that cupcake! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  108. Your designs always have a little something extra! I love that about you! Terrific detail, colors, embellishments ~ and I could go on and on! (What a TREAT to see your box as well!!)
    susanJ

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  109. Great cupcake, love the frosting. Your box is beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  110. Your cupcake is just great! I love the sequins and gems. Love your blog and your stories. Thanks, Pam
    pcrusberg at aol dot com

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  111. The most beautiful box and your cupcake looks good enough to eat, You just want to pop it in your mouth. Thanks for shareing

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  112. Thanks for sharing all the nice work.Im always happy to open my email and see your post again thank you Enfys

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  113. Wow! You are so creative. The box you did has lots of details. The cupcake looks good enough to eat. I am in awe of how much you get done. Off to hop and see what everyone else has created.

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  114. Beautiful box! But I really love the cupcake. It looks so realistic.

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  115. My mom just recently showed me how to do that same embossing that you have in the frosting of your cupcake, except she did it on icecream on a cone. Like the cupcake better! Nice work!

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  116. I love your box and your card, they're so cute. I also really like that you added sequins to your cupcake =)

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  117. Well, I have to say that I think yours is my favorite! I love the Cuttlebug work as well as the whole presention! Thanks again Enfys...you hit this one out of the park!

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  118. OMG, I'm what a wonderful dose, loop from which I quite enthusiastic. even the cake is awesome.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  119. first off let's just say that kiki, monty and milo are so fresh and adorable, tfs the pics!!! now you have taken the cupcake to another level with the embossing, doodling and glazing! these are the techniques that bring the cut images to life and i need to start doing this! thanks for providing an inspiring project!

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  120. After looking at your cupcake card, I realized how hungry I was. If only I had one.... The box is gorgeous, you are so talented.
    Pam

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  121. The icing on your card looks like a chef/artist just spread it on. I love the cherry on top. Very creative....love it, love it, love it.

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  122. I love this box. Great job, TFS.

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  123. Oh Enfys, this is adorable and yummy...I love that shiny cherry on top :)
    Hugs
    Marina

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  124. Enfys: Your cupcake looks good enough to eat. Too cute!!! Thanks for sharing. I look forward each day to see if you have posted something new. I sure am glad that you were a guest designer at the Christmas with a Cricut site and I found your blog through them. Have a happy day :)

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  125. Love the beautiful box. I can see my granddaughter using something like it.

    I particularly liked the detail with the cupcake. Great job.

    Linda

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  126. Love the cupcake and the bloghop, thanks for being part of it!

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  127. Oh my goodness...my grandchildren are my sunshine too...I have 5 little grandsons. I have always sang the song..."You are my sunshine" to all my babies..beginning with my 33 year old son...so many years ago. I love your card..thank you.

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  128. Enfys, I have to tell you that anytime I have been in a funk or not known what to do with my scrappy stuff, I have always just had to come to your blog to get inspired!! You and Regina have always been inspirations to me and I love your work!! Thank you for sharing so many of your beautiful projects!!

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  129. Really cute card..love the cupcakes on paper and any other way! Thanks for sharing.

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  130. wow wow wow enfys fabulous stuff here girl...hugs

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  131. I love the way you did the icing and the bow! What fun! And thanks for the chance to win.

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  132. I really liked the cupcake card. My favorite part is the little jewels. The sentiment is just great, my little guy turns 5 on Friday and I am scraplifting the saying for his card.

    Lisa

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  133. Lovely box, & the cuttlebug swirls are perfect for the icing.

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  134. The cupcake looks delicious. I love the cherry!

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  135. Nice work! Thanks for the chance to win! Good Luck!

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  136. The cupcake looked good enough to eat. Yum, Yum,. Your box would make a beautiful gift for someone special. I love pretty boxes and this is one pretty box.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  137. I think you did a great job on the card. I also like the bright colors it just says smile when you look at the card.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  138. Your cupcake looks good enought to eat!

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  139. Love the sprinkles! Absolutely Adorable!

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  140. I really like how you made the cherry glossy. It looks so realistic and yummy. Nice job!

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  141. Two Fabulous projects, Great take on the challenge...

    HUGS
    Penny

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  142. This is so much fun! I love all you designs too! Thanks, Theresa

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x