Cupcake Crafts Challenge #37 – chosen by Caryn (ooh, that’s me – again!)

Yes, it’s Monday so it’s a new challenge over at Cupcake Crafts. It’s the first of the DT challenges and this week it’s my turn – yay! Here is what I want you all to do:

“I am so thrilled to be setting the challenge for you this week and have chosen my 5 gorgeous children as my inspiration! So in honour of Daniel, Olivia, Georgia, Sophie and Pippa your creation must include 5 DIFFERENT embellishments (not including your card, papers or images!). You can use more than one flower or brad for example, but it will only count once!!! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
Hugs,Caryn xxx”

LOL – I hope this isn’t too tricky – maybe it will be for those minimalists amongst you!! I get to pick the top 5 too (the hardest part of all!) so I can’t wait to see what you all create.

Here is my example. My 5 includes ribbon, eyelets, staples, gems and glitter. I don’t make enough cards for boys so enjoyed making this one.

The papers, card and chipboard elements are by Sassafrass Lass from a Sarah’s Cards kit from last year. I coloured the chipboard circle/star with a blue promarker before covering it with Aqua stickles. I used my much neglected cropadile on the row of eyelets and then stapled the card along the edges for an “industrial look”. The ribbon is from a Raspberry Ribbons kit.

The rest of the DT really did us proud with their examples – they’re amazing. Please pop by the blog and have a look. Think you can even beat 5???


  1. Darling card and great challenge Caryn! Of course consider the inspiration! Fabulous! xxD

  2. A great one for the boys….

  3. This is a great card Caryn, I love the bright colours. Whenever I do a male card they always end up dull! You did a great job setting the challenge this week.

    Liza x

  4. Its a fab card Caryn and a brilliant challenge, love it!

  5. wow Caryn, this is absolutely fab!!


  6. Hi Caryn,
    Thank you so much for your kind words and appreciation!
    Sorry for not posting the card recipe, but, to be honest, I was so excited with the challenge and all that I forgot. The scallop is done with my new Fiskars border emboss daisy.
    I loved your sketch and really enjoyed the challenge at ASOS!
    Thanks again,
    Sanda xxx

    PS Your card is gorgeous!!!

  7. Love this card Caryn and thank you so much for such a brill challenge this week, I thoroughly enjoyed this one and thanks also for the wonderful comment you left on my blog today, it is sooooo appreciated 🙂

  8. Hi Caryn!! 🙂 WOW…that is SOME birthday card!! LOVE everything about it. I don’t do a whole lot of boys’ cards either as I have all girls, but I just love how this came out. GREAT challenge too!!

  9. This is such a great card! Love the colors and all the details!! Thanks for such a fun challenge!!!

  10. Caryn, first I was a bit intimidated with the challenge you gave us. But I was so wrong – it was a lot of fun to put all these different things on the card!
    Thanks for this wonderful theme!
    Oh, and of course I love your card. It is so colorful.
    Kathrin aka Kruemel

  11. Caryn,

    What a awesome challenge you came up with this week. I had a great time working on my card.

  12. Love the card. As usual, am totally phased by the challenge!!!

  13. Hi Caryn!wow what a fab male card,love the paper!
    hugs amanda xx

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