Cup Cake




Today I am sharing my pretty cup cake with you all.  I love a bit of recycling and you may not believe that my Cup Cake started out as a Costa Coffee cup. Although it was time consuming it was so easy to make and don't you just love those colour tones together.
If you want to make one you will need one empty cardboard coffee cup, 1 polystyrene ball, 1 sheet of card, pearl ended pins, flowers and embellishments to decorate.
Here's what to do:-  Cut your cup down to the size to suit you. Secure your ball in the cup so that it stands out at the top. If it is a bit small fill your cup with scrunched paper first. I covered my ball with some tissue paper first in case there were any spaces between the flowers where the ball may show. Score a length of thin card (I used a 12" length and cut of the excess after I had scored and creased it) Concertina the scored card and glue to your cup. Use different sizes of  die cut flowers to cover the ball securing with  pins. Decorate to finish.

I used Crealies flower and butterfly dies


I have entered my Cup cake into the challenges listed below.

http://letscreatechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Any/
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Flowers/end 15th October
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/dlart-september-linky-challenge.html end 30th Sept.
http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/september-challenge.html
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/

14 comments:

brenda said...

What fabulous recycling Shirely and it's so effective, clever you.

B x

...tiktakro... said...

I think the hard part was emptying the coffee cup ;).
Thank you for instructions, they are welcomed. Your creation is wonderful on these colors....

DIANA L. said...

Gorgeous Shirley, I love the design -The flowers are so pretty and your efforts are well worth it.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

DIANA L. said...

Ps I just became your newest follower.

susiestacey said...

Lovely decoration Shirley, such soft pretty colours x Susan x

Donna Maligno said...

Gorgeous creation and your colors are just so soft and lovely. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month!

Lexie said...

Just so lovely. Great project. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Jac said...

Wow! Stunning creation and such a pretty colour palette, thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week. Jac x

Renee Butchart said...

Wow, this is lovely Shirley...great recycling job!
Hugs, Renee

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Shirley!! Awesome way to recycle- I love all flowers and the beautiful soft colors! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Deborah Adams said...

What a very beautiful boutique of flowers. I like the design of your flower cup so pretty. :D
Thank you for joining us at Scribble and Scrap Challenge.
Deborah DT

Leikkaan Mervi said...

wow gorgeous make, so lovely;-))m

Pat said...

Beautiful project, love colours, super flowers, thanks for sharing at Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx

Linby said...

wow Shirley this is amazing.
Lynn x

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