Monday, May 30, 2022

I'm Bacon You a Cake

There's a cute challenge underway at Double Trouble #112. We usually enjoy having three elements for each challenge but lighten the load when we have a month with five Mondays. This is the fifth Monday in May so our challenge is only one week, ending on Sunday evening, June 5, 2022. Here are our elements:

Thing 1 (required): Trouble Maker has declared this as an "Anything Goes" challenge!

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare hopes you will link your card to a previous partner's current challenge. I am linking my card to The Crafter's Cafe #285, which features using spots or stripes.

Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister is celebrating "Repeat Day." There are details on our DTC Blog, but generally, we're asking you to repeat an image or sentiment on your project. Take a look at the Design Team's cards for inspiration.

I borrowed a stamp from a friend to create my card. I thought these pigs were so sweet! The images were stamped, die-cut, and colored with Copic alcohol markers. The sentiment was stamped and adhered to three narrow strips. All of the elements were added with foam tape. 

But - then it happened! A beverage without a lid was tipped over and the Diet Coke went flying. EEEK! Why was there a drink on the table? So a crafting friend saved the day in part by quickly mopping the mess off of the card. A new card base was made, new pig images were stamped and colored, and we were able to salvage the remaining elements.

These pudgy, pink, and pretty pigs returned to their party by playing in the puddle of chocolate. Such fun!

We hope you'll join in the fun and visit us at the DTC112 Blog and play along with CC#285, too.

Stamp set: Borrowed
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: CTMH
Patterned Paper: CTMH ("mix-ins")
Misc.: Foam tape


  1. So funny, what adorable little pigs! That is such a great birthday card!

  2. Great repeating elements - those pigs are adorable and the sentiment made me laugh out loud :)

  3. Such a cute card! Love the sentiment. :) So glad that you were able to save most of the card from the diet coke!!

  4. ADORABLE... couldn't help it... it's adorable. Fun Piggy Party and love the sentiment.

  5. Melanie, what a super adorable card! Love how you colored your little piggies... your shading is wonderful!! I'm sure this will tickle the fancy of our DTC followers!!! -Donna

  6. Those little images are just so dang cute!! I love the punny sentiment ;) The color combo is great too!

  7. Haha! Oopsy! It turned out adorable though…sorry!!