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 thoughts on “New Challenge Blog in Town!”

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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

  5. 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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