Saturday, December 15, 2012

New Challenge Blog in Town!

Have you heard the news???  There is a new challenge blog in town!  Lesley from Always Playing with Paper is starting a Birthday Challenge blog, Seize the Birthday!  Lesley is super organized (I am clueless how she does everything) and runs the greatest challenges.  I admit I am a stalker of her challenge blogs!  Seize the Birthday is sure to be a hit!  We ALWAYS need more birthday cards!


 I based my card on the sketch challenge this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!  CAS(E) this Sketch! is a relative newcomer to the challenge world as well.  I have followed the site from the beginning...but never seem to be able to play along!  When I saw the sketch this week....I knew it would be perfect for my birthday card!  I flipped the sketch to accommodate my birthday candles.



I added a few layers to finish out the inside as well.



All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1475 Card Chatter-Birthday
D1514 Just A Number
Retired Dotty For You Paper Pack
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5639 Sweetleaf Cardstock
X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
Z2195 Lagoon Ink
Z1702 Paradise Baker's Twine
Green Baker's Twine-Unknown

Design Tip-My candles are scraps of pattern paper.  I cu t them in varied lengths to match the sketch.  Prior to rolling, I adhered a piece of baker's twine to the inside for my candle wick.  I then rolled the paper and adhered to my card.  Easy Peasy and Super Cute!

I have also entered my card in the CAS Challenge at Creative Inspiration Paint.

26 comments:

Lesley said...

Gasp! So cool! Love this card Allisa, you always create the most amazing designs. Thanks for your support my friend!
Hugs!
Lesley

Skye said...

A fabulous card. Your candles are so clever. Love the colour combination.

Gina Brandstetter said...

Such a CUTE card! I just adore the candles. The Dotty For You paper will never get old with me! I just finished a set of gift cards with this paper using only the dotted side! So glad to find out about another Challenge Blog. Off to check it out now!

Ardyth said...

So clever - love the dimension on the candles - a great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Tracy said...

This is precious! I love the rolled candles. They're so much fun! Hugs!

carefree creations said...

Love love love this card - great colors, such a clever idea, and a great take on the sketch.

Linda Beeson said...

How cute are those little candles!

~amy~ said...

LOVE this!
I keep wanting to do the birthday candle thing...this is awesome inspiration for me!

Karen Aicken said...

Ohhh - wonderful! So clever and creative.
Cheers, Karen

jimlynn said...

Oh, I love this!!! Super cute and a perfect birthday card!
Lynn

Casandra Bennett said...

Great interpretation of the sketch. I like how it works for anyone.

Gloria Stengel said...

Super fantastic CAS card!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Clever way to use the sketch -- Looks awesome!

Stacey Schafer said...

Hold the phone, Allisa!! your candles are way clever!! thanks for joining the linky party!

Bonnie said...

I love these candles, Allisa! Perfect CAS card!

Rose said...

LOVE!!! such clever use of twine for the wicks :)

So glad you joined us for our first link party on Seize the Birthday.
Looking forward to seeing you for our first challenge in Jan :)

Jessi Fogan said...

ACK! This is genius! I so love the idea of the candles, and what a hugely unique twist on the sketch :)

terriloo said...

What a completely adorable card! So brilliant!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... love this ... those candles are brilliant ... oh you are so creative ... love it!!!

Asha said...

Wow! Love the candles. So very clever!

mypapercraftworld said...

Fabulous card ... the dimension created with the candles is brilliant and I love the colour combo! Anita in France :)

Christina said...

Fabulous birthday card! Thank you for playing at CAS(E) this Sketch! this week!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Allisa, I love the candles.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh my stars and candles, Allisa, I ADORE this CAS card! Yum. And yum. This is so totally a winner in my book.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping right back to whoo-hoo with you, Allisa! Congratulations on the Favorite shoutout from CTS for your winning card! I have the best taste!! Happy Holidays!! Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, and look, me again! This time I'm here to congratulate you for also winning the first birthday challenge at STB for this adorable card!! You are a rock star with this one!

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