Monday, 20 March 2017

Global Design Project 079 Amuses

So happy that it is Monday again and time for another Global Design Project Challenge as I always enjoy these challenges. BUT today my heart sank a bit when I saw that it was a Theme Project, with 'Amusement Park' as the theme.

When the Spring/Summer Catalogue came out I really wasn't smitten by the Cupcakes & Carousels Suite, and as I have to draw a line somewhere on my purchases, it just didn't make the cut, other than the paper stack, which I could see myself using. I took a look at the samples and saw that some of the Design Team had cut out the Carousel Ponies from the paper stack, so I wondered if this was the way to go. Then I remembered that the Up & Away Thinlits and the Lift Me Up stamps (which I bought as a bundle, saving myself 10%) have cupcakes in them.

With this thought in mind and knowing that one of the stamps in the Cupcake & Carousel set is a Ferris Wheel of Cupcakes, I had the seed of an idea, but it depended on one crucial piece of equipment being to hand.

After a bit of digging, I found what I needed, a needle with an eye just large enough to take bakers twine! I grabbed some Peekaboo Peach 12 x 12 card, cut it in half for my card base and then got to work with the needle and twine to make the struts for a Ferris Wheel. Stamped and cut a dozen cupcake tops and bases with the Big Shot a bit of glimmer paper, sentiment, lots of dimensionals, and I was done.

I am pleased with the result and hope you enjoy it too. Go and take a look at the other entries and the Design Team samples for lots of inspiration (just click on the Global Design Project Challenge logo above to reach the site).

If your order is over £25 (plus P&P), please use the March Hostess Code:


To share in the Hostess Rewards for this month AND become a VIP. If your order is over £150 (plus P&P), please don't use the Hostess Code as you will get to pick your own rewards, but don't worry, you will still become a VIP Reward Member.

To join my Team and get to pick two Stamp sets FREE in addition to the usual £130 of product (all for just £99 inclusive of P&P), click here before the end of 31 March 2017


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. Wonderful card Liz! You have done a great job being so creative. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project challenge!

    1. Thank you so much, this one nearly caught me out!!

  3. How creative! Good job thinking outside the box!