Sunday, July 18, 2010

day of rest.

Felt like playing some challenges today.... maybe that would be an understatement. My card fills the requirements for 8 challenges! I used Neopiko markers to fill in the base colors, and Prismacolor pencils to shade this Happy Hoppers image. The sentiment is from smARTworks. Scraps from my stash were used to fill in the layout - the floral piece is actually a bit of wrapping paper.

Speaking of Happy Hoppers - that reminds me...... there are new sets of unmounted House Mouse stamps coming soon now available through Joanna Sheen, who's based in the UK - I watched her 'reveal' videos yesterday and the stamps look great! There are a couple of the birthday sets that are definitely on my list on the way to my house!! Here are the links to the videos... check them out, if only to hear Joanna's lovely accent...!

House Mouse unmounted Christmas sets
House Mouse unmounted Birthday sets

OK, on to the challenges I'm playing today:

Cardvaarks - create a birthday card

Color Throwdown challenge #101 - Kiwi Kiss, Black, Kraft, Baja Breeze

Daring Cardmakers - make an ocean-related card

Everybody Art Challenge #99 - Holidays (as in vacation!)

House Mouse Monday Challenge #73 - create a birthday card

Our Creative Corner - make a beach card or layout

Peachy Keen Challenge #32 - create a card based on a favorite summer destination, + use either buttons, brads, or bling

Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge #47 - make a card symbolizing what brings you rest or peace

Whew! Thanks, everyone, for the great challenges!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

P.S. on Joanna Sheen - worldwide shipping - free!


  1. Awww what a sweet image. I can't wait to see them here in Canada. I have lots of House Mouse. Your card is just perfect! Love it!

  2. hi there Dina! HAD to pop in and tell you how darn cute your little one looks with this puppy! Hope you are well! hugs, jane w. :)

  3. Hi Dina love this ohhh sooo cute B/card..great how you used out of the box technique for the parasol..great colouring love ..thanks for sharing & joining us at HM&F Monday chall.

    Hugs Christine xx

    ps..thanx for the J/Sheen info my purse is now £50 lighter..LOL..

  4. OH MY WORD...what a great creation and I am off to follow your links as well! That for playing along at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

  5. Hi Dina
    aww fabulous card, awesome colouring, lovely papers, thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends this week, hope to see you next time, scoopy sue.x

  6. A seriously awesome card! Your coloring is gorgeous on this, and the sentiment is so perfect. I LOVE this card. I'm glad you played along with us this week! Best, Curt

  7. OMGoodness! Your card is simply adorable! Awesome coloring and love the papers you used. Very very cool card! Thanks so much for joining us at HM&Friends Monday challenge - hope you can come back again!

  8. Dina, an awesome card and beautifully colored. Love the beach bunny image. Thanks for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. A newe challenge starts tomorrow, please come back again so we can see what you're creating.

    Take Care
    Sue Drees

  9. Aww, what a cute image! Perfect for the OCC beach challenge! Love the DP you used and a button is always a perfect finishing touch! So happy you could have some fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  10. Awww that is the cutest image - love the card! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  11. Love it Dini! You created so much dimension with your coloring- it looks so real:) Love this little sunbather and your sandy beach! The colors are perfect too! What a sweet little card :)

  12. Your card is adorable and colored beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us at PKS