Monday, 28 February 2011

Cupcakes Galore..........

I have been busy making a few cupcake cards. Why? Well, Papercraft Inspirations magazine have a stand at the Stitch and Craft show at Olympia (London) and they are doing all sorts of yummy cupcake themed make and takes and demos. There is going to be a giant cupcake stand for readers cards, but it may look a bit sad to start with until it fills up, so I have made these to help start it off.
If you are going to Olympia on March 17th - 20th, be sure to take a cupcake card along with you to be in with the chance of winning a prize, put your name and address on the back of the card, and your name will be entered into a draw for a bumper goodie bag and I will see you there, as I am joining the Papercraft Inspirations team for the first two days of the show, be sure to come and say hello.

I used a Polkadoodles stamp for the first card, the choc drops on the cake are covered with glossy accents



the second one has a stamp by Inkadinkadoo, papers are by core-dinations and DCWV






and this last one uses a Cricut cupcake, I think it was from Doodlecharms. The cute saying is from the cupcake set by the Cutting Cafe

What else have I been doing? Well, I have cleared my mail box of 600 emails, so I have done a fair bit of blog hopping this weekend. I have received some blog awards from very kind blog friends, and have totally overlooked putting them on here, I am so sorry. Between CHA and jet lag, then catching up with various projects, I just didn't have the time. But I don't want you to think that I don't appreciate your thinking of me - I appreciate each and every one of you. If it wasn't for you, I would be sitting here every morning burbling away to myself :)



When I was going to CHA, I clicked on one of my own ad's out of curiosity, a company called Vistaprint, and ordered some snazzy colourful business cards for a ridiculously low price, they threw in 500 address labels for free. So I felt pretty organised in LA, doling out professional looking cards to anyone who was daft enough to stop and talk to me.... Well, since then, this company keeps sending me emails, would I like another 250 business cards and return labels - FREE? Well yes, okay then, I got some made up with my US address. Would I like a card holder for my cards - FREE? - okay then, I feel more like someone who knows what they are doing every day with all this stuff. Then the piece de resistance - would I like a T shirt - FREE?



Will I ever wear it? Who knows. I may have some well-meaning stranger coming up to me and giving me advice on how to dress if I do - cute though isn't it?

See you tomorrow





38 comments:

  1. yummm those cupcakes make me hungry! :)

    I love your story about the business cards and t-shirt - I dare you to wear it lol!

    magoo :)

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving that nice comment Enfys!!
    Your cupcake cards are so cute..especially love the colors on the first one.
    ~Terry~ :o)

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  3. These cupcakes are darling, and I totally love the shirt! When do you go back to Florida??? Will have to come see you model the shirt there.

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  4. love the cards and the shirt isn't all that bad. I think you should wear it...

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  5. Enfys,
    I really enjoy visiting your blog and looking at all your creations.
    I love the Polkadoodles stamp! So sweet!

    I have a Blog Award waiting for you on my website. http://mypaperrose.blogspot.com/

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  6. For FREE? Well heavens yes! I'll take one, please. Isn't it wonderful when we get these little somethings? Promos are great. Just love your cupcake cards!

    Have a wonderful time at your convention!

    Many blessings, Donna
    grandma4five

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  7. Fantastic cards. All so sweet! Great job!

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  8. Wow, Enfys, your cupcakes-creations are again so beautiful. Great compliment for you.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  9. Love the cupcakes Enfys, SWEET! I ordered free stuff off those guys too but got cards, key ring and card holder, no tee shirt lol. Yes you should wear it, especially to a show:)

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  10. What a gorgeous cards Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  11. Hi Enfys, the cupcake cards look good enough to eat. I love the t-shirt, you should wear it to dunkin donuts lol.
    Amanda

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  12. Hi Enfys..Yummie cupcake cards!!!
    Love the t-shirt its fabulous..
    Hope you and yours are well.
    Have a lovely week:) xxx

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  13. Thanks for a great card and visiting my blog. I have been up since about 4:00 AM... Drinking coffee and listening to the wind. We are under sever weather for all day. Pray we are still here tomorrow. I love the blog as you know and thanks for all you do for us.

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  14. Lovely Cupcake cards, Shame I cant make it to Olympia. But you have inspired me to dig out some unused cupcake stamps.

    Vistaprint are fab for free promotional stuff. I have 500 business cards, Post it notes, Pens, A card holder, A Car window sticker (I convieniently park close to the Hobbycraft door when I have this on display) and loads of rubber stamps. I love popping a professional looking card into packages and envelopes and handing them out to people.

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  15. Oh dear Enfys you will have to rethink the yes word, love the teeshirt and im sure you will look very classy in it.
    Stunning yummy cards, wont be making it to Olympia but maybe the NEC later in the month. with hugs Shirleyxx

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  16. Oh go ahead, wear it! Who cares what other's think about your style! Very cute cards, I like the first cupcake! And the colors...I know they compliment each other, but I just don't ever think they'll look good... and then therethey are, and they look great! TFS

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  17. yummy yummy!!!! like those cupcakes!!!! and i really like the button and the stitching on the first card!! thanks for the inspiration!!!!
    love the T-shirt!!!!

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  18. Lovely cards , love the stitches on the 1st one. I say keep the shirt and wear it to CHA next year!

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  19. Beautiful cards! Love the cupcakes :-) Thankyou for your comment on my blog. I didn't realise you were so close! I'm probably not going to the NEC (after the amount I spent there in November!) but I could be talked into it :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  20. Enfys love your wonderful creations!
    Fantastic news on all those freebies too!
    Would be so good if Luca and Monty were on the same shoot. I will tell Claire to look out for Monty.
    hugs
    kim x

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  21. Envis, you are too much! Love the card's.Enjoy the craft fair. xoxoxox
    Robin

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  22. 3 gorgeous cupcake crazy cards En! My fav is your pink one, the mix of tropical colours looks really vibrant!
    Keryn x

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Enfys and for your kind words. Love the story about the business cards. I agree the t-shirt doesn't look like your style, but it is a very cute shirt. Have a great week.

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  24. Everyone knows I am going buggy! I would wear it. LOL
    Your cards made me so hungry! They are yummy! I love them.

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  25. wot a great post! Love all the cupcakes all so different, great idea for choccy chips on first card, 2nd one is very girlie and sweet and I love the embossed swirls with red gems on the 3rd! Also i think we need a pic of u modelling the new t shirt!!!

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  26. Those cup cake cards look delicious x
    Love that T-shirt, you should wear it!

    I am hopeing to go to Olympia, only been once, usually do Alexander Palace twice a year..... but no reason not to do both.... any excuse Lol

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.com

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  27. Love the cupcake cards! Using the swrils embossing folder for the icing was a great idea. Very cute cards indeed!
    I love VistaPrints! If you go there and check for the 'button' that says free products, there are always things listed. One year for Christmas I got my hubby a ton of stuff for our business and he loved it all. And once you start getting those e-mails they keep offering more and more. Very cool company! Even if you order things that are not free, they are very reasonable.
    Love that shirt, you could certainly wear it when you go to a crop!

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  28. Those cupcakes look yummy! Fantastic cards :)

    jo x

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  29. Wow lovely the cupcakes, but can't wait to see pic's of you in your T-shirt.
    Hugs
    Fi xx

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  30. Those cupcakes look good enough to eat En.
    Enjoy the show. I'm hoping to go - I'll pop by and say hello if I do! :)x

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  31. Hi, Enfys! What adorable cupcake cards! So cute -- all of them!

    And your t-shirt, I love it!

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  32. Great cards, these really will start off the stand and encourage others to enter. Love the t-shirt it looks really nice quality for a freebie, although I am wondering what could possibly be the next freebie!
    Kim xXx

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  33. these are very pretty cards ! thank you for your lovely comment on my blog !
    greetings, martina
    x

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  34. Yummy, En! Now I'm craving a sugar rush and it's not even 5:00am! Thanks loads! LOL Wow, you sure are raking in the free stuff! But don't go clicking on your own ads very often or Google will consider you a security risk and banish you from addom. (Seriously, it happend to a friend of mine.) xxD

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