WOYWW – Cupcakes, Glitter & Lace

Cupcakes Glitter & Lace Card

Happy WOYWW dear friends! Even though many parts of the country have recently been contending with snow, I am starting to mentally transition into Spring. I am back to the task of unpacking boxes… back to the task of clearing out stuff… back to the task of more fully transforming our house into a home.

During the in-betweens, I’ve been returning to this little bag of scraps I have sitting on my desk and challenging myself to create cards, tags, and whatever else comes to mind using whatever I find in that bag. I can add whatever I like to my creations, as long as I use something inside that bag.

This week, I chose a sweet sentiment that reads “so happy to have a friend like you” and a cute strip of stamped cupcake images and used them as the basis for a friendship card. I chose pretty pastels for the colors in anticipation of spring. The cupcakes are iced with tantalizing glitter. I selected a lovely lace that not only color coordinates with the card, but lets the pretty purple show through.

Picking Lace

I also remembered to snap a photo of my desk and project in progress! As you can see, I like to lay things out and experiment with the design before I commit to anything. I’m also super-picky when it comes to patterns – I like to line things up in just the right spot!

I had fun exploring the challenge sites this week and found several that were new to me!

Art Challenges

Now, what would my WOYWW be without a glimpse of a cat? This week, Mister Naughty Pants played quite the prank on me! You’ll have to go to Wordless Wednesday to read the full story – but here’s a tease!

Legend - A Mind Of His Own Thumbnail

He’s trying to convince you that he’s hasn’t been naughty at all with that gaze – but you’ve heard the tales – you should know better by now!

Have a fabulous week, dear friends – let’s get to desk hopping!

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58 Responses to “WOYWW – Cupcakes, Glitter & Lace”

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  1. BJ says:

    super card, really ought to make some with my scraps too.
    Happy WOYWW BJ#4

  2. Gill Edwards says:

    What a good idea to challenge yourself with a project. You have a nice stash of lace there just waiting to be put to good use.

    Nice to meet you

    Gill x

  3. Where does the time go..? I told myself while cleaning up…got to start using SCRAPS..they seem to take over. Cats!! they take over too…and I’ve my 2 on top of things this week.
    Happy WOYWW I’m #10 this week.

  4. Eliza says:

    Good for you using up the bits n pieces its a great way to do it.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza 17

  5. Jackie says:

    It’s very good of you to use up your scraps and make cards with then
    This is something I should do
    Jackie 19

  6. Love the cupcakes…I have a THING for cupcakes…
    Bella #26

  7. Awesome card! Love the colors and god knows i love me some cupcakes! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

  8. Christina says:

    Lovely card and I really love that ribbon. HAPPY WOYWW!
    ~Christina 13

  9. Sara Jansen says:

    That’s a great challenge…work with a limited amount of goodies. Nice job on the card. And I am a sucker for a pretty cat face….
    Have a fun week!
    sara j #35

  10. Heather says:

    Great card, the colours and pattern are fab, Love those sparkly cupcakes too x
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

  11. Helen says:

    Love the cupcakes!! Have a great WOYWW, Helen 5

  12. i always lay stuff out before i commit to a design sometimes even going to make a new pot of tea before i make the design choice just to be sure!
    Happy WOYWW tfs Mrs.C #54

  13. Wanda R says:

    What an incredibly cute card! I love it! I, too, am transitioning back into spring already. We are scheduled to get a snow storm in the next 24 hours…I hate the snow and I am sooo ready for spring flowers and Easter bunnies! Thanks for the links to the challenges! I love a good challenge – its a sure way to get inspired. Thanks for sharing your desk and your pretty cupcake card. 🙂 Happy Stamping!

  14. Ria Gall says:

    wow good luck with putting your house together it can be fun but also very stressful.
    I love your friendship card and a great idea about forcing yourself to use the scraps. That ribbon is very pretty.
    Wishing you very Happy WOYWW
    Ria #73

  15. Glenda says:

    Such a pretty card! Love the lace! Glenda #88

  16. Faye says:

    This is a very cute cupcake idea.

  17. DAISYCHAIN says:

    A beautiful card, love the cupcakes and lace you have used. Thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy for our ‘Make It Girly’ challenge. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

  18. Spyder says:

    That ribbon goes sooo well with the cup cakes! Thank you for my snoop! Have a great crafty week!
    HaPpy WoyWw!!

    ((Lyn)) #63

  19. Lori says:

    Cute card. Love the idea of the challenge bag. May have to start that myself. Too much stuff. While quickly trying to hop to everyone’s desks, I read your title as Cupcakes, Glitter, and rice!! Oops. May need to grab some coffee. LOL
    Lori #57

  20. Nan G says:

    Cute card. Love your well organized lace box! Mr. naughty pants is so CAT … I have two also and I know how they can be. Have a great week. Happy WOYWW! Nan 7

  21. Gill says:

    Great card, love the cupcakes..Happy WOYWW..Gillx #103

  22. Lady Anne says:

    A pretty creation, like the different layers. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne’s Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne’s Challenges

  23. Ros Crawford says:

    What a pretty card this is … love the trims … Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

  24. Melissa B
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Your card is so pretty!
    You have a wonderful way of putting ideas together.

    Have a wonderful week!
    Melissa @ My recent favorite books

  25. Tamika R says:

    Such a cute card! Tamika #131

  26. Elizabeth says:

    Like the challenge you’ve set yourself and it seems to be effective because that’s a pretty card you’ve made. I’ve got that spring feeling too – the sunshine and blue skies we’ve had here has helped enormously. Good luck with the unpacking … a slow job but there’s a lot of pleasure to be had when you discover almost forgotten treasures within 🙂 Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #58

  27. Laura says:

    Sweet card.
    Happy WOYWW, have a super week,
    Laura 146

  28. Krisha says:

    KUDOS for using those scraps up!!
    Krisha #21

  29. Tertia says:

    While you are getting ready for spring, we are bracing ourselves for winter. Sun is coming up later each morning, reminding me that its the last few weeks of summer.
    Love that cupcake stamp.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia 20

  30. Tanya @Moms Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    I absolutely LOVE this card! Adorable and very sweet!

  31. Athina says:

    Very sweet CAS card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  32. April S. says:

    The cupcakes are very cute. I like to layout my cards before I commit, too. And the kitty has the ‘deer in the headlights’ look. LOL April #130

  33. Adina says:

    Cupcakes, glitter, and lace, oh my! 🙂 Beautiful project, thanks for participating at Craft Your Passion this week!

  34. i’m dropping by to say hi! great idea to use something from your bag of scraps!
    happy WOYWW!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  35. I feel so silly but I can never figure out what WOYWW stands for. :-/

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Don’t feel silly Diane – it’s a great question!
      What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday is the official name of the meme – it was started almost four years ago by Julia over at Stamping Ground.
      It’s a chance for people to show off their workspaces and/or what they’re working on each week.
      It’s a lot of fun, whether you actively participate or just hop around peeking at everyone’s desk! 🙂

  36. sandra says:

    Wow this is Stunning Thanks for Sharing at Ltc this week Hugs Sandra xx http://careyscards.blogspot.co.uk/

  37. Danielle says:

    Very cute! Found you at the No Rules party @ Sincerely, Paula! I’d love for you to share this with our readers at the Pinterest Power Party and get pinned! Hope you have a Terrific Thursday!


  38. Diana Rambles
    Twitter: FreeStyleMama

    Very cute!

  39. Char says:

    So adorable!! Thanks so much for playing this week at CCCB 🙂

  40. Lorien says:

    Wow, your post really inspired me! It´s been a long time since I dont craft cards… and I just love your idea for the scraps bag, I guess I´ll somehow do something like this! Thanks for sharing!

    Lórien #161

  41. Rosey says:

    When I do attempt crafts, I like to experiment too. When you do, the best thing just feels right.

    I visit here a lot, but today I’m visiting from Thursday’s Favorite Things. 🙂

  42. Lizy says:

    Love these card…I’m obsessed with everything cupcake…so I have to check them out! Thank You for sharing and have a great weekend. Came hopping over from Evelyn’s Freedom Friday’s Party
    Lizy @http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com

  43. Laurie says:

    What a sweet card and a fun selection of lace! The cupcakes are darling.

  44. Linda R says:

    Your card couldn’t be any sweeter. Thanks so much for joining this week over at CCCB!

  45. ScrappyAndrea says:

    Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing with us at SFC!
    xxx Andrea

  46. Lovley job 🙂
    and do not miss…..


    it is FUN 🙂
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  47. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  48. Laura Love says:

    What an adorable card! These cupcakes look so yummy! I have to say that your cats are beautiful and Mr. Naughty Pants does look like he was just caught doing something naughty – LOL! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week 🙂

  49. Monica
    Twitter: MonicaPruett

    What a beautiful card! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday. http://happyandblessedhome.com

  50. Linda says:

    Thanks for linking to What to do Weekends! Your friend, Linda

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