Friday, January 23, 2009

It's a Cupcake-ariffic Friday!

You're in for a SUPER treat today! Taylor is celebrating the one year anniversary of the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge! Woo Hoo!!! This has become one of my favourite weekly challenges. 

Each of the ladies on the Weekly Cupcake Crew has designed their own sketch for the celebration. I'm featuring Donna Baker's sketch challenge. You can check out the sketch on Donna's blog and find out about the fabulous prize you can win by participating! 

These talented stampers are also sampling Donna's sketch, so hop over to their blogs to see what they've created. Angela, Carol, Carolina, and of course, Donna.

You'll want to hop over to Taylor's blog, the anniversary headquarters, for all the sketch challenges as well as an awesome grand prize for one random winner who participates in ALL 9 sketch challenges! Wowzers...it's gonna be a wonderfully stampy weekend! We hope you'll dig in and help us celebrate this yummy occasion!


I couldn't stop at just one card for this challenge, so I've got two to show you. This first one uses Taylor's Love is Sweet set. It's simply adorable! I coloured the image with copics and cut it out with nesties. The two heart gemstones have been in my stash for years and I've finally put them to great use! I cut out the sentiment with a spellbinder tags trio and attached it with ribbon.
 
The background is super cool. I used some digital papers from MFT - the Kiss Collection - resized them so the pattern would be much smaller then printed them out. I used my 1 1/4" square punch and glued the squares to the Real Red base layer. Then I sewed around the outer edge with a straight stitch. This card really makes me smile! It's so bright and happy.

 
My next card uses Taylor's Sweet Celebration set. I combined two images to make this one. I kinda flubbed the sketch though...I wasn't thinking it would end up being such a wide rectangle. I went with it anyway, instead of flipping the sketch, and I actually like how it turned out. 

This little cuppie was also coloured with copics. It doesn't show in the photo but I added lots of bling with my Stardust gellyroll pen. This time I used my ribbon tags trio to cut out the sentiment. 

For the base, I added an extra layer then the squares of patterned paper could be placed directly side by side. The paper is from Imaginisce, A Shore Thing line. I sewed zig zags around each of the squares so it looks quilted. I'm really pleased with how both cards turned out. 

So head on over to the anniversary celebration headquarters on Taylor's blog...check out the sketches and everyone's creations, read about the fabulous grand prize and start stamping! 

Have a Cupcake-ariffic weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen




16 comments:

Leslie said...

Super sweet cards Karen! Your colouring with those copics continues to amaze me. Thanks for posting TWO cards today - what a treat!

Linda said...

LOVE the colors in this second card!

Angela Knopf said...

I love the zig-zag stitching around the birthday card, and the fabulous bows you tie! What fun cards and great takes on the sketch! Wow!

Carolina said...

Both card are just adorable! Great take on the sketch and love how you achieved such different looks for each one. Love the bow on both and your mixture of dp...just wonderful with these sweet little cuppies.

Stephanie Hargis said...

Both cards are fantastic girl! I love how they turned out! You did such a great job with Donna's sketch! The sewing is amazing!

Jackie Pedro said...

I agree that your sewing is amazing! Both of your cards are fantastic, Karen! Love those sweet cuppies!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Your cards are just beautiful! Love that digi paper, too!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

You made two cards! You go girl! I love them both, but the colors and patterns in your Vday card are calling to me! Love the big heart rhinestones too!

Janet said...

such cool cards!! I wish i had the weekend off to stamp:( boo urns!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh fun, I love your take on the sketch.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

These are both adorable! Love the images and your coloring!

Hugs,
Becky

happiness blooms said...

Both are so adorable! I love the mix of patterns!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW...two fantastic cards. Love the digital paper patterns which look awesome with the image. I especially love the stitching on your second card. Both cards are SUPER!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute cards! Love the colorful backgrounds, the cute images you used, the stitching... Thanks for playing along with us. Hope to see more sketch card. :o) TFS!

Lisa Foster said...

These are both Fantastic! So adorable! LOVE your stitching! You always make me wish I could sew! Hope you have a marvy weekend!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Your cards are awesome! I need to get me some of those cupcake stamps. I've been trying to resist for ages, but I think my resistance is wearing thin. :) Thanks for visiting my blog!