CIC 500 | Birthday Celebration – PRIZES | Newton’s Nook

We’re having a huge celebration over at Cupcake Inspirations because it is our 500th Challenge! In honour of the occasion we chose the theme of Birthday Celebration, so now is a great time to catch up on making birthday cards. Plus we have 13 sponsors offering 16 prizes between them for a total value of over $200! The team (myself included) have been very busy preparing as we’re sharing inspiration daily throughout the challenge in order to feature each of the fabulous sponsors, so we hope you’ll check back for those too. For today’s feature post we’re highlighting Newton’s Nook, who are offering a $25 gift card as a prize.

Trying to keep this short and sweet because my wrist problem makes typing difficult… For the background I used Nuvo Shimmer in Storm Cloud and Sunray Crosette, along with Brusho in Sea Green, Grey, Black and Iridescent Violet, added in layers until I was happy. White acrylic paint splatters for stars.

Stamped the rocket from Cosmic Newton with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink, coloured (with my non-dominant hand!) with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers. Detail added with a Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Gel Pen and a white gel pen. Fussy cut out by my helpful husband.

Sentiment from what I think is an older version of Clearly Besotted’s Out of This World. Heat embossed that and stars from Cosmic Newton with Gold Pearl embossing powder.

I hope this inspires you to come and play along with our challenge. Again, we have a lot of prizes up for grabs if you come and play along. You can find further inspiration from the rest of the team over on the launch post, any of the feature posts (Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 or today’s Day 5), or directly on their blogs via the links below. Plus we’ll be sharing each day throughout the rest of the challenge to further inspire you. I hope you’ll join us!


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Classic Design Challenge β€“ Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge – Birthday Celebration

Dragonfly Dreams β€“ Anything Goes

Inky Paws Challenge – Create A Scene

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Cute

Spectrum Noir Challenge β€“ Anything Goes

The Library Challenge – Inspired By A Book: The Fault In Our Stars (I took inspiration from the title) (edit: where it was chosen as Librarian’s Choice)

Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)






Sue N.

Sue T.


22 thoughts on “CIC 500 | Birthday Celebration – PRIZES | Newton’s Nook

  1. Such a sweet card! I wouldn’t notice that you colored with you non-dominant hand (yay!) πŸ™‚ I hope your wrist is getting better soon!

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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ I wasn’t so good about not using the hurting hand today – I think I got overconfident whilst it was feeling okay and then regretted it a bit when the painkillers wore off πŸ˜…


  2. Charlotte, I LOVE your spectacular background! What a fabulous way to create a galaxy for Newton to rocket through! So glad to see your amazing work at Inky Paws!

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  3. What a fabulous sky background for astronaut Newton! I love the simplicity with just the galaxy as the focus. Thank you for joining Inky Paws this week. Crystal

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