This week is sadly my last as a Guest Cupcake. I have really enjoyed my time with them.
The theme today is The Great Outdooors, things you would do ouside. Girls on swings, Boys on bikes, Gardening, Golf are just a few to mention.This stumped me for a while as nothing readily sprang to mind. Then I suddenly thought that if you can't find me in the Craft Pod I am most probably out gardening or as The Doc puts it digging holes! So this gave me my first idea.
Now every gardener needs a trug so I rounded up a few things and a bit of cutting, gluing,sticking and string threading later we have one trug.
Next I really needed to do a bit of tidying up as I'm sure this should not all be here!
A lot of cutting and pruning later and I managed to find Roses, Asters, Carnations and Chrysanthemums to fill my trug with.
I even found a Ladybird on one of the rose leaves.
Whilst the Roses and Carnations were my own designs using spellbinders dies I drew inspiration from the following tutorials to make the Asters and Chrysanthemums whichyou can find here and here.
Lastly a vase of flowers to display indoors.
The team have been busy as usual creating some gorgeous designs so please pop over to
Cupcake Craft Challenges to see what they have been up to. You are very welcome to join in the challenge and upload your craftiness for all to see.
My thanks to the Cupcake Design Team for having me on board this past month.
As I have used up loads of bits of this and that from my stash I am again playing over at
Pixies Crafty Wokshop in Crafty Snippets #31.
Also entering into the following challenges:
Dream Valley: Summer.
Handmade Harbour: Handmade Monday.
Papertake Weekly: Make your own.
Anything Goes: Lets not be square.
Fab 'n'Funky: No stamped images
Make it Monday Party: Anything goes.
The Poodles Parlour: Anyhing goes.
Secret Crafter: Bright and cheerful.
Come and Get it challenge: Anything but a card.