Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Simon Says Stamps Challenge DT - Mother's Day/Girly

It is time for another challenge at Simon Says Stamps Challenge and as always we are sponsored by Heidi who is generously offering a $50 credit voucher for the Simon Says Stamp store!!
Our challenge this week is Mother's Day/Girly - perfect with Mother's Day fast approaching (can't WAIT for my lie in LOL - I desparately need one!!!) The design team are all showcasing Basic Grey products this week so if you have any we'd love to see them but it is not essential to take part!

I have made another cupcake!! They are so addictive and I love making them!! I've had this idea in mind for a long while now of making the cupcake into a gift container rather than a gift card holder and this is what I came up with as a little extra gift for Kara's birthday. Of course it had to be pink - she is a pink girl!! I used the gorgeous Magnolia Starlit paper from the fairytale collection for the cupcake case and topped it with lashings of "buttercream" in the form of some very wide satin ribbon from my stash.
I added some gorgeous Prima Athena flowers and - my favourite, and some Prima e-line flowers, along with a few paper blooms from my stash.
Where's my Basic Grey products?? LOL, OK, they're really tiny but they are non-the-less by Basic Grey!! - it's the chocolate drops (buttons). I absolutely love Basic Grey buttons purely because of the really tiny cute ones you always get in them LOL!!! These particular ones are from the Curio set.
I only used half a ball for this cupcake so that I could create a place inside for a small gift - in this case I filled it with lots of yummy sweets (Kara got to them before I could take my photo - it holds a lot more than this LOL!)

Hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Simon Says Stamp's challenge! Pop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations! Thanks for looking! x


Chrissy said...

WOW!! Jane this is a wonderful creation.It is so beautiful.So clever.

Na_X said...

original box ... I like ..

Teresa said...

This is brilliant Jane, I could just eat it (and not get fat lol) really gorgeous. xx

Katy said...

gorgeous love these cupcakes I've got some foam balls to try make some :) xxx

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous cupcake. I love the fact you can use it as a giftbox.


Michelle said...

Um......WOW! This is amazing, Jane!

kelly said...

Jane,this is so cool.I`ve seen you do the cupcakes and wanted to try one,but dont very often give out gift cards.This is such a great idea,did you use anything special for the base,to make it stronger?I must try this thanks Jane.

Tracy said...

I love ALL your cupcakes, but this pop up lid is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing this with us. :-)

Lorraine A said...

fabulous creation Jane !! It looks good enough to eat !! yummy !!! :-) What a beautiful way to showcase buttons !! brilliant !! :-)
I will have to have a go at making one of these !! :-)

Lols x x x

Shazza said...

absolutely gorgeous and a great idea x

Riet said...

This is so gorgeous Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mandy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous hun, Kara will love it.
I've only made them like this as little pots, and I'm just finishing another, they make a lovely change from a card. Thank god I remember how to make them I couldn't face keep watching that mad woman on the tutorial lol
hugs Mandy xx

Rica said...

A scrumptious creation Jane, I could just lick that cream from the top it looks so delicious. So many beautiful details - Kara will just love it!!
Heather xx

Andrea said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning, and how lovely to make it into a gift box.
Love, Andrea xx

email: said...

Hi Jane, WOW!! This project looks DELISH! ;) I love the ribbon frosting, so inventive and beautiful, and great way to hold a little stash of something yummy :)

Simon Says Stamp!

JoyfullyOrange In Heaven said...

AWESOME!! I would NEVER have dreamed up something like that! Genius at work!