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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #249 - Bring on the Cake

Yesterday provided the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and play in my craft room - we finally got some much needed rain in our neck of the woods, but it came down hard and fast. I'm thankful for the free watering that my garden enjoyed!

Today's card was inspired by this wonderful sketch over on the Freshly Made Sketches blog

My card uses some lovely Sugar Pea Design stamps & dies that I picked up a while back, after I fell head-over-heels for that funky cake design.

I added some clear embossed star cluster images on my white panel, then scattered some single star images stamped in Rose Red along with a few Pretty Pink Posh iridescent sequins for interest. The top tier of the cake was also stamped with tone-on-tone grey with the same star cluster image. The cake and candle are popped up for dimension.

Here's a picture of a winter-hardy Hibiscus in my front garden - it's a lovely 2-toned pink-hot pink Dinner Plate sized variety that provided some colour inspiration for my card above :-)

Hope you're having a crafty weekend as well & thanks for dropping by.


  1. Oh, this is so fun! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  2. I love that funky cake, too, Susi! Were yours stamped, then cut? Those black stripes look too perfectly 'funky' to have been a paper-pieced one. Really cute card for this sketch ...

  3. This is such a fun take on the sketch! I love how you turned that tall rectangle shape into a funky cake instead. I've always wondered how those cakes don't fall apart... I think it must be magic and your card is magical! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. Wonderful mix of elements!! LOVE the border strip and the cake - and such a fun and sparkly background you created! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. I love how you used the sketch! Very unique and very fabulous! The cake is awesome and your details are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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