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:

Dolly said...

Love your gorgeous box En. :)xx

Kim Piggott said...

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

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

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

Crayola58 said...

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

debby4000 said...

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

Lisa said...

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 :)

Esme said...

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

Allison said...

just wondeful En
AllisonX

Beth said...

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!

Pauline said...

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

CelticWoman said...

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

Heather said...

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

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

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

Gina Thornton said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

K-E Kreations said...

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

- - Sheryl - - said...

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

Cody Buckley said...

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

Linda L said...

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

baba said...

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

Dana said...

Great projects as usual!
Dana

eiyiyi said...

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

nessy said...

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

Josie0602 said...

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!

Jeri said...

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

scrapn_momof2 said...

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

thkelly said...

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

jeryl said...

cupcake looks good enough to eat

uglybug1 said...

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

DonnaMundinger said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Margie said...

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

Grammy GG said...

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

Maryellen said...

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

Lisa said...

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

connie said...

Your box is beautiful! I love the cupcake card.

Bobbi said...

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

Liliana said...

Great card, thanks for the sharing!

Jessica Wekenman said...

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!

Nannieflash said...

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

TR said...

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

Ryan Ann said...

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

Mindy said...

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

Jingle said...

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

Helen said...

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

Jessica said...

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

Mari Harpham said...

Your cards are always so special.

Alyssa said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Tamara
Starbright198484@aol.com

StacyM said...

i love the cupcake card. too cute

4kids4 said...

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

sussann said...

too cute!!

GabrielaD said...

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

Kay said...

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

Carol said...

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

Carol said...

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

Lori1brat said...

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

netteadam@yahoo.com said...

I love both projects.

Connie said...

The box is definatley girly!! Love it!!

The cupcake is delicious!!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Staci said...

Your cupcake looks delicious. I love the sequin detail.

janeskeepsakes said...

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

Marion said...

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

Kim said...

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

Maria said...

OMG! Your box is gorgeous!

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

IRW Dana said...

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

joeygirl86 said...

looove it...the swirls are great!

nancy said...

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

Marey said...

Great card! I like how you did the frosting.

davidbayles said...

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!

Terrie B x said...

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

Mary Jean said...

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

Pinkllilac said...

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

kim.mom said...

OH....Enfys beautiful as always!

Summer Braxton said...

I love the sprinkles and the cherry on top.

Sharon said...

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

alwayscharlie said...

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:)

1CardCreator said...

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

JPALM3746 said...

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

Becky Roper said...

All these ideas are precious. Love the blog hop.

Becky Roper
b roper @ alfa ins . com

furrypig said...

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!

JustYolie said...

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

candyscorner said...

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

mary said...

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

Sandy from Ukiah said...

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

Stephanie said...

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

Kath said...

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

Kristie said...

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

mow180 said...

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

vballen said...

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

Linda K said...

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

Denine said...

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.

Mary Scrapbooking Grandma said...

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

moknowsall said...

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

Maureen

Sharon said...

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

Lacey said...

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

Dana said...

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.

Karen S. said...

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

shari said...

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

Emma said...

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

maryanns said...

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.

cjtatman said...

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

Show Love-Make Cards said...

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!

figment said...

love the card thank you for sharing Penny

Diane N said...

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

DianeN

carriedan1 said...

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

Kellie said...

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

CathyinMN said...

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

Tammy said...

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!

Rachel said...

I love that cupcake! :) Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

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

cinmfoster said...

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

pcrusberg said...

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

JANLYNN said...

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

Ginette said...

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

freetimegone said...

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.

AShu93 said...

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

Trena said...

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!

gocanucksgo said...

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

JustJules said...

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!

Melodie said...

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

paperscissors said...

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!

Indypam1 said...

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

Cathy said...

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.

justhaveinfun said...

I love this box. Great job, TFS.

liz said...

both are very cute!

Creative Momma said...

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

GrannyCharlotte said...

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 :)

lindadb said...

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

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

Linda

Lesley from WI said...

Wow...beautiful!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

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

Susan Johnson said...

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.

MjDidDoIt said...

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!!

Roni said...

precious box!

mary said...

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

Regina Easter said...

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

Lisa Avolio said...

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

My Time Scrapper said...

Your card is the cutest!!! Nicki

Lisa said...

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

SusanC said...

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

Artist724 said...

The cupcake looks delicious. I love the cherry!

Judy said...

Very cute cupcake card!

Linda said...

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

Linda said...

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

Linda said...

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

Susan said...

Your cupcake looks good enought to eat!

Rebekah said...

Love the sprinkles! Absolutely Adorable!

Karen McPherson said...

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

Carlos and Flash said...

Lovely!

Penniannie said...

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

HUGS
Penny

shutterbuggin said...

What a delicious cupcake!

Tebug said...

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