Thursday, June 30, 2011


Hello friends.  It's Thursday and we have a new challenge for you over at the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog.  This week our lovely Di has designed a sketch for us to follow.

I used Patriotic Cupcake on my card.  I thought this would be the perfect image for a patriotic card!  I paper-pieced the cupcake wrapper.  I used my copics and colored pencils and added some Fluffy Stuff for the icing on my cupcake.  I used some Glamour Dust on my stars and the sparklers.

This is Melissa's latest release and you can find these yummy sweet treats, along with the rest of Melissa's images, over at Whimsy Stamps.  Please stop by the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog to see what those talented ladies have created with these delicious images!  I hope you find time to play along in our sketch challenge this week.

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit.

I would like to enter my card in these challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge  -  Food or Drink
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge 23  -  Red, White & Blue
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 20  -  4th of July
Cooking It Up #68  -  Colors of Your Flag
Craft Us Crazy Challenge 11  -  Red, White & Blue
Crafting For All Seasons Challenge 4  -  Red, White & Blue
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 49  -  Spots & Dots
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 117 
Daisy Doodles Challenge 36  -  Stars & Stripes
Designed2Delight Challenge   -  Red, White & Blue
Digistamps4Joy Challenge 22  -  Red, White & Blue
Freshly Brewed Challenge 53  -  Birthday or Party
Happileigh Scrappin Challenge 28  -  Stars & Stripes
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 63  -  Independence or Canada Day
Paper Playtime Challenge 49  -  Digi Monday using Redf,White, Blue
Partytime Tuesday Challenge 22  -  4th of July
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 56  -  Red, White & Blue 
Sentimental Sundays  -  Patriotic/Colors of Flag
Stamp Something Challenge  -  4th of July
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 117  -  Stars & Stripes
Tuesday Throwdown #55  -  Red, White & Blue

Stamp:  Meljen's Designs - Patriotic Cupcake
Paper:  My Mind's Eye - American Made; Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, gamsol, Fluffy Stuff, MFT dienamic - stars, button, twine, Glamour Dust


  1. oh wow this is fab .. i love the patriotic colours and the fab frosting on the cupcake
    Lisa xx

  2. your card just makes me happy! (Maybe because I wish I was eating this gorgeous cupcake?) Great job with the sketch. I love the papers you used.

  3. Very nice Anita! Love the tilt of the papers and the paper piecing on the cupcake wrapper!

  4. what a great card! Love the dimensional paint you used! Thanks for joining us at Penny's, Sentimental Sundays, and Paper Playtime for our red, white, and blue challenge. :-) Amy

  5. Very cute! Thanks for playing with CTO!

  6. YOu did a wonderful job. Love all the detail that that you have. thanks for playing a long with us at cto.

  7. Awesome card & coloring! Thank you for joining us @ Designed2Delight! Check back with us on Friday for Faith's new Free digi! They are always a delight!

  8. This is a cute card. Really like the coloring you did
    thank you for joining us at Celebrate the Occasion.


  9. This is absolutely ADORABLE Anita!! Such a cute image. Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny’s. Good Luck!!


  10. LOVE THIS! That icing is AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing with us at My Sheri CRAFTS this week ;-)

  11. Cute, cute, CA-UTE!!! Love those images; and that frosting is adorable! Such great DP too!

  12. cute. The icing is so realistic. thanks for joining us this week at CTO

  13. Wonderful card and image!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

  14. Love your celebratory cupcake with it's fabulous frosting. Lovely card! Thank you for playing along with our stars and stripes theme at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hugs, Lesley

  15. What a yummy card! I love the frosting. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  16. I just love your card and how clean it is, really wonderful details! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  17. love the papers, l/o and even the fluffy stuff on your creation. Thank you for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

  18. Awww that is really Cool!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Sentimental Sunday's this week:-)

  19. Nice card. Love the accent the liquid puff stuff gives the frosting! Looks great.
    Thanks for joining us at the 'Birthday or party' challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs!
    :) Gale

  20. Wonderful card! Love the layout and really cute image. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

  21. a great card for your holiday weekend! love it!

  22. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays ;)

  23. Nice card. I like the design and dimension. Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

  24. that's a yummy looking cuppie, perfect for our Cupcake Inspirations challenge. thanks for playing with us.

  25. Yummy! This is PERFECT for the challenge this week at Cupcake Inspirations! Thank you so much for joining us and good luck!
    Rene :D

  26. this card is a work of art!

    wonderful how the cream is almost popping out of the card! very yummy! ;-)

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  27. Yummy - LOVE the Red, White and Blue color combination; just perfect for now. I'm so glad you were able to join us for our Food and Drink challenge at Aud Sentiments!

  28. Very pretty, I just love it! Thanks so much for joining CTO!

  29. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!


  30. YUMMO!!! I LOVE your RWB cupcake! HOW CUTE!!!

    Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges Party Theme challenge.

    Have a wonderful night.
    Heather D.

  31. another great card Anita! Thanks for joining in our Food and Drink theme at AUD sentiments this week! Gemma :)

  32. Super card! The cupcake looks so yummy with the puffy paint! Great job!

    Thanks for playing along with us at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

    xx Tracey xx PP/DT

  33. This is a really great example of a red, white & blue & v. effective. Fab embellies especially that corner with the button on, really sets the whole thing off, also the icing on the cake is just outstanding & extreemly edible looking, licking my lips as we speak!
    Thanks for playing at Card-Makin Mamas & good luck & hope to see you again here.

  34. Congrats! I saw you were a top pick at Party Time Tuesdays!

  35. O my - what a lovely creation!
    Thanks for joining us on our Red, White and Blue Challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy
    luv n huggz

  36. This is just fabulous! I love the frosting on the cupcake. Thank you for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' and at Digistamps 4 Joy!

    xx Star