CIC 500 / Mermazing Monday | Birthday Celebration – PRIZES | Reminder

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. Today’s post is the reminder as we enter the second week of the challenge.

Keeping things simple in an attempt to continue resting my wrist, I worked with some backgrounds I’d previously made. I used a retired Tonic alphabet die to cut out letters so that I could make the word Mermazing. Rather than cutting the die twice I used the W upside down for the second M in the word. I also used the inner portions of the Os that the die cut to create the circle elements of my layout, cutting them again from black for the outline.

For my main panel I used the snippet of smooshed watercolour paper made during last week’s Mermazing Monday. I ran Versafine Onyx Black Ink around the edges of the panel to define them, and also used stamps from  Lovable Legends for creating the rest of my sentiment.

Whilst I had my MISTI out I also stamped my focal mermaid from Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid For You with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, and added texture to her outfit with dots of white gel pen and also Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Gel Pen. I then fussy cut her out.

I partially die cut one of the MFT Stitched Banner dies from some black card, shifting it and finishing cutting in order to extend the length of it. I then mounted the letters onto the banner with Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen. I finished adhering all the elements to my card base with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

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, reminder post, or any of the feature posts (Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7), 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:

CAS On Friday – Under The Sea

Classic Design Challenge – Anything Goes

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge – Birthday Celebration

Incy Wincy Designs – Mermaids and/or Sea Colours

Lawn Fawnatics – Make the Sentiment the Star

MFT Sketch Challenge – Sketch

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Cute

The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers – O is for Ocean (edit – where it was crowned a Princess of Snark)

Spectrum Noir Challenge – Anything Goes

Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)






Sue N.

Sue T.


16 thoughts on “CIC 500 / Mermazing Monday | Birthday Celebration – PRIZES | Reminder

  1. wow that water in the background!!! wow!! sooooo cool!!! and love the sweet mermaid! thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! 🙂

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