Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wednesday's Combo Challenge

It seems that I am addicted to challenges... Here it is another Wednesday and I am once again combining challenges again. I guess from now on Wednesdays will be my "Combo Challenge day". Wow I am really starting to schedule myself, but I don't think that is a bad thing. At least you will know what to look forward to, well I hope you look forward to it, maybe not??!? LOL!
For this card I used Kristina's color challenge #7 and the CPS sketch # 62. Great colors this week and a easy peasy sketch, gotta love that! I used my Fancy Pants "Bella Brush" set again. Good thing, because it wasn't the cheapest, but you do get a ton of beautiful stamps in this set. There are a few corner stamps in this set, but they are huge. I cut some of them in half so that they would fit on my clear block. If I need to use the whole stamp later I can always match the pieces up. Anyway, I used Close to Cocoa for the base of the card, Chocolate Chip ink and card stock, Soft Sky card stock and lastly Very Vanilla card stock. Since I used craft ink I embossed with clear EP, so that it would set faster and really pop. For the bottom of the card I cut out a brace with my Cricut and them traced the image on to the card and cut around giving the card a little more detail. I just happened to have some ribbon that matches SU's Soft Sky perfectly. Not sure who makes the ribbon though, the bolt didn't have any markings and I had bought it on clearance at JoAnn's a couple of years ago. This little buckle is from Making Memories and was a super find at 75% off...I am a bargain girl!! Gotta love a bargain, although that is probably why my studio is plum full! I need to start selling some of these cards I am making or the doors on my room will be busting open and I won't be able to fit inside anymore...tee hee.

Well, I managed to find the recipe for my favorite cupcakes, so I thought I would share the chocolaty goodness with you all. If you have time to make these let me know what ya think.
My next post will most likely be early Friday morning with another edition of my "Friday Card Flick" hope to see you then. Thanks for stopping by!

Black Bottom Cups
by Pillsbury "The Complete Book of Baking"

2 (3oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/3 C sugar
1 egg
1 (6-oz) pkg. (1Cup) semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 C all purpose Flour
1C sugar
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 C water
1/3 C oil
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 18 muffin cups with paper baking cups. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and egg: mix well. Stir in chocolate chips; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, 1 C sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla; beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Fill each paper lined cup half full. Top each with 1 Tablespoon cream cheese mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until cream cheese mixture is light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely. Store in refrigerator.
Yield: 18 cupcakes
High Altitude: Above 3500 feet: No changes
Nutrition per serving: Calories 250; Protein 3g; Carbohydrate 31g; Fat 13g; Sodium 160mg.


Carrie Gaskin said...

This is fantastic! Everything about it. I need to do more challenges...

Laura Davis said...

Pam this card is beautiful!!! Yay thanks for the recipe, I cant wit to try them:)

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... love what you did with those colors, especially the tilted sentiment in the circle.

travelingmama said...

What a pretty card! I love the bella brush set too. It's one of my favorites! TFS! said...

The card you made is absolutely beautiful! I love the details right down to the various edges of the different layers. The recipe is a nice bonus :-)

Linz said...

Gorgeous...just lovely!

Christi said...

Awesome card!! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog. :)

Deanna said...

Great card... especially love the layering at the bottom!

1 Crafty Gal said...

Whoa baby!!! That is a gorgeous card for sure!!!

chloe said...


Laura said...

Oooh, this is beautiful! :)

Theresa said...

What a beautiful card! Those cupcakes sound yummy.

Anabelle said...

This is truly stunning. I LOVE your stamping and your take on the sketch!!!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Beautiful card! The colors a wonderful!

Charity Hassel said...

pretty indeed! love the buckle, colors and stamping! super job with the cps sketch!