Thursday, June 24, 2010

SKETCH 50: STRING!

Welcome, blog friends! Thanks for stopping by! I am excited to present our FIFTIETH sketch and product challenge to you today! :) The focus is on string, so pull out your favorite threads and strings, and play along with us!

My card features one of my FAVORITE new stamp sets. It's Bake Me a Cake from Lawn Fawn. A definite must-have, in my opinion...there are so many options!! I chose a white cardstock base with patterned paper layers from the Cosmo Cricket Delovely paper pad. The cupcakes from the Bake Me a Cake stamp set were stamped in black ink, and the frostings were paper pieced using the same patterned papers. Each cupcake is topped with a Hot Pink Rhinestone "cherry". I colored the bottoms of the cakes using my Koh-i-noor pencils. The "happy birthday" sentiment is from the same stamp set as well, but I inked it one word at a time so that the words would be right next to each other instead of on top of one another. I wrapped a length of black string around the card and tied it through a Calypso Mento Pastel Prima flower and a PTI button before tying a bow.

Be sure to check out each of our talented DT's cards... Christi is working on getting her new home ready, but be sure to check out her blog soon for some new creations! :) I am the first stop on our sketch challenge blog hop, and from here you'll want to visit my sweet friend Jennie!!

The Deets:
**Use the sketch above and try to incorporate your favorite STRING!!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC050.
**Post a comment with a link to your card right here on the challenge post by Sunday, June 27, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday!).
**PRIZE ~ One lucky random winner will receive 10 yards each of the following May Arts Burlap Strings: Black, Natural, Pink, Purple, and Brown!!

33 comments:

Lorie said...

Yay...a blog hop! Can't wait to see everything!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Yummy cupcake image, and sweet little card, love it!

lynn said...

adorable cupcakes, mandy:)

de said...

Love this Mandy! I gotta get my Limelight on this week!

iluvmybugs said...

What a cute card...love the cupcakes!!!

Karen B. said...

What a cute card! Love those cupcakes lined in a row, and how each is different.

StampinCathy said...

Your card is so cute and just love those cupcakes. Love the challenge too. The DT rocked another challenge.

dahlhousedesigns said...

Cute cupcakes!!! Love it.

lisa a.

Jennie said...

Oh this is so cute Mandy! Love those yummy cupcakes and the dp you used on this. :o) Great sketch too...

Rose said...

oh i love the cupcakes :) ok off to hop now and then make a card :)

Rose said...

Mandy my card is HERE :)

Leah the Orange said...

psssst, Mandy! when is this one actually due, girlie? the deets are showing June 13th.... :)

Michele Gross said...

Love this challenge, so glad I got to play. Here is a link to my card http://studiomsg.blogspot.com/2010/06/unity-in-limelight.html

Hugs!!

Leah the Orange said...

YAY! i didn't miss the deadline! got this one done in record time - have been looking for an excuse to use this image, so THANK YOU, Mandy! :)

HERE'S MY CARD! xo

Katy said...

Here's mine. I was inspired by your cupcakes!
http://creationsbykt.blogspot.com/2010/06/nicole-pie.html

Michele Gross said...

Had to much fun the first time so I had to play again! Here is card #2
http://studiomsg.blogspot.com/2010/06/hanging-by-thread.html

~kelly marie~ said...

I love your Bake Me A Cake card! So cute!

Sherry (aka sherryann) said...

Love your card Mandy.
Here is the link to mine.

http://buttonjunkie.blogspot.com/2010/06/hi-on-farm.html#comments

StampinCathy said...

Here's the link to my card.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1735343?nocache=1

Gail Moore said...

Here is the link to my card:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_BZUqkQSdgKk/TCTydhWArOI/AAAAAAAAAPA/85x0tLZDM_4/s1600/june+25.JPG

Janice M said...

Fun sketch and I LOVE using string! Here is my card.

Kerry said...

Cute card Mandy! I absolutely love the May Arts burlap string so I of course had to play along in the challenge! :) You can find my card here:
http://capturingcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/06/friend-etsy-inspired-challenge-94.html

Karen B. said...

Another great sketch! I love it, and I love the addition of string! My card is in this post: http://thebalddragonfly.blogspot.com/2010/06/be-easy-on-me.html
Thanks, it was tons of fun!

Maggie said...

Another great job on the sketch and card by you and the DT crew! I need another birthday set like I need a hole in my head, but you do such nice things with that Lawn Fawn set :) I took some "artistic liberties" with the sketch, but it's close enough to the original :)

http://stampsinhallways.blogspot.com/2010/06/limelight-sketch.html

Scrapaddict said...

Love your card, so cute!!!! Find mine at http://twin2u2-scrapaddict.blogspot.com/2010/06/after-vacation.html

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Hey hey, Mandy:)

I made my card but can't post until Tuesday! I hope that is ok! I will plug Limelight (because I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!). I'm posting it on Tuesday--this week is my Growing in Unity week...so I'm hoping for lots of visitors! Which will be good for your site too:)

Thanks so much! Here is my card::::http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1736192?&cat=500&ppuser=233956

I used string as the tree branch and leaves. Love this card:) Have a good one! Love, Sav

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fun! Love how CAS that sketch is. Here's my card, http://homemadecardsbyerin.blogspot.com/2010/06/orange-coffee-card.html

Linda said...

This is a great sketch!!! Your card is awesome...love the yummy cupcakes!!

Here’s my card.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute card, Mandy! It took a lot of willpower to not make something similar. :) Here's my card: http://hearthugsdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/06/bicycle-smile.html

Ryann Salamon said...

Adorable card Mandy! I'm loving the twine with the flower/button combo. Too cute!

de said...

Yea! I played this week!
http://bellalunapaperie.com/blog/?p=1001

Ravengirl said...

I was so inspired by your card and the sketch, that I played along. Here is my card.

Lisa V. said...

Hi Mandy, Your card is great. I love the colors. I did not make the deadline, but it looks like a winner has not been selected yet so I thought I would try. Thanks for another great challenge/prize.

Here is my card.
http://mimiggallery.blogspot.com/2010/06/thanks-so-much.html