Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Craft's Meow and the OWH Monkey Challenge

I loved this sketch from The Craft's Meow and wanted to combine it with the Operation Write Home Midweek Monkey Challenge.  I had ordered this cute set from TPC Studios with little Jungle Animals and had neglected to even ink it bad!  The little I.O.U. ticket is a little mini set from Inkadinkado.

Here's the sketch for June which ends tonight...I need to get better about playing sooner!

A sketch and a cow...

I made it in by the skin of my teeth for this challenge at The Craft's Meow June Sketch Challenge. 

It's such a cute challenge that this was my second creation, for this one I turned it on its side and used Cowlik Sunflower from Stampendous, Pumpkin Seed Sentiments from Skipping Stones Design and the sentiment is from Michaels Dollar Collection.

Hope you're having a great day!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thank my lucky stars...

Each month there is a challenge over at the Operation Write Home blog, Stars and Stamps.  It is sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs and they have generously offered to pay the shipping for up to two boxes of cards, one for every 25 participants...and a chance to win a gift certificate.  Anyhow, for June the challenge is to make a shaped card.  Now the cards have to meet the guidelines for an Operation Write Home card  (must fit in a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" envelope) so this one turned out a little on the small side, but I thought it turned out cute with this sentiment from Hero Arts.

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to say 'Hi'!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Dragonfly

I love this  Dragonfly Vine from Stampendous!

Want to play with the Summer Challenge?  Click here.

DSP: Fancy Pants Design
Stamps: Stampendous - Dragonfly Vine, Sentiment from Happy Messages
Ink: Stampin' Up
Punch: EK Success

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dragonfly Vine-Sketch, Color, and Theme

 Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 161
CR84FN 56 Yellow, Gray, Neutral
Stampendous Summer Theme Challenge

What a fun sketch this was to play with from the sweetest thing...!  And it's for a 'Casting Call'!  Karen's sketches are always fun!

And of course I wanted to play along with the awesome color challenge over at CR84FN.

And then, the sunny yellow reminded me of summer so I added this one to the monthly challenge at the Stampendous Blog, 'June is all about summer'...I am in love with my new Dragonfly Vine stamp from Stampendous!  You'll be seeing more of this one!

CS-Stampin' Up
DSP-7 Gypsies
Stamp-Stampendous Dragonfly Vine
Ink-Stampin' Up, Ranger
Button-Bo Bunny
Brad-Stampin' Up
Flowers-Bazzill, KaiserCraft
Ribbon-Offray, Stampin' Up

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rosehips hello

I got the inspiration for this card from the wallpaper in my bathroom...weird?  Maybe a little...

I stamped the image from Stampendous Jumbo Cling Rubber Stamps, Rosehips, onto a strip of patterned paper and then used watercolor pencils to color the image.

Thanks so much for stopping by, be sure to say 'hi'!

Stamps: Stampendous-Rosehips, Vintage Typewriter
Cardstock: Stampin' Up
DSP: The Paper Studio
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia  
Ribbon: Michaels
Button: BoBunny
Tag Die: Taylored Expressions
Scallop Punch: Stampin' Up

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Victorian Thank You

Here's one for the Create for Fun CR84FN55 color challenge to use Lavender, Celery, and Gray.  It started off with a sketch challenge as well, but by the time I was ready to post, that challenge had ended but thanks for the inspiration anyhow...the lovely flower is from Skipping Stones Design Victorian Summer.