Thursday, 6 May 2010

Just Us Girls DT Try Out

The Just Us Girls Challenge Blog is offering a place on their Design Team and I thought I would have a go at trying out for it. If you don't try, you don't get! And I've never tried before so have never got, so here goes! I've been doing the Just Us Girls weekly challenges for a while now and they are always fantastic challenges - always pushing me to try out new things, whether it be a new sketch, colour combo or to actually make use of all those templates I buy and download and never get round to using. Make sure you check out their blog!

There are four requirements for this design team challenge: 1 - create a card/scrapbook layout using the given sketch; 2 - make a 3D item using a template; 3 - write up a blog post showcasing the two projects and 4 link back to the Just Us Girls blogpost to show our entries.

As I just love cupcakes, both in cake form and in image form, I chose to make a little cupcake set. These cute little cupcakes are made with the Hot Off The Press cupcakes template (that I found buried in a box of 12x12 DSP - no idea how long it had been in there!) and are just perfect for holding small little gifts such as jewellery or chocolates. The swirly tops can be undone as they are not glued in anyway and the toppers are just attached to the very top swirl.

This is a close up photo of my card. I attempted a ribbon blossom for the very first time on this card and I do kind of like it, but I think I definately need a bit more practise with making them. I'm not sure I used enough ribbon pieces to be honest.

This is a close up photo of the cupcakes - aren't they just so sweet? There are 2 different types of cupcakes here, but I think I prefer the "swirliness" of the chocolate and pink ones.

Well I hope the Just Us Girls like my entry. There are loads of other fantastic entries, so I know it's going to be difficult for them to choose.  


Stamps: Cupcake Collection and Polka Dot Basics both from PTI

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red

Inks: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red

Accessories: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbons, Pretty in Pink Buttons, Pearl Brads from Papermania, Oval Nestabilities, D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder, Hot Off The Press Cupcakes Template


  1. Oh My Vannessa! This Cupcake set is scrumptious! Great job with that cupcake template - I love it - so interesting! Love what you did with the sketch! Thank you for your interest in the Just Us Girls DT call! Good Luck :)

  2. Vanessa those cupcakes look good enough to eat - they are so cute. Great job with a coordinated gift ensemble :-) and the sketch. Thanks for your interest in Just Us Girls :-)
    Best of luck.

  3. The cupcake templates are WONDERFUL - I have never seen anything like them! Amazing! You really did an stunning job with the templates and the set! I am just in love with those templates! WOW!

  4. OMGoodness, these cupcakes are so sweet! They literally look good enough to eat! Your card is lovely as well! Thanks for entering our JUGs DT call and best wishes!

  5. Mmmmm, cupcake-a-licious!! Very cute, it all goes together so well!

  6. What a yummy cupcake set! You did a fabulous job. Thanks so much for submitting to the JUGS DT call!

  7. Gorgeous, where did you get the templates for the little cakes....

    Loving the colours...