Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Challenges, Challenges, Challenges

Oh dear, I love challenges.    This may become too addicting!

First off, I absolutely adore this stamp. I was the typical girl growing up who longed for her own horse but never received one so when I saw this Crissy Armstrong stamp from Whimsy Stamps I had to purchase it.

I stamped the image onto watercolor paper and colored it using watercolor pencils. The sentiment is also available at Whimsy Stamps. I think my favorite thing about coloring the images is that I can color the same images so many ways! I decided to try my hand at creating a buckskin horse and I must say I was surprised with how well I accomplished it!
I am entering this card in Eureka Stamps - Animal Catwalk,
The Squirrel and the Fox - Furry Friends,
Satmpin' for the Weekend - Friends.

This card I created for my niece's tenth birthday. She loves the Fairy book series and this stamp was perfect as her birthday gift from me were ten fairy books.

I've entered this card in the following contests:
Everybody Art Challenge - Fairy
Divas by Design Birds and Butterflies
Stampotique Designers Challenge -Birthday #96

I began designing this type of card due to Whimsy's Try it Out Tuesdays. It really is quite simple to do and I find that it takes less time for me to make this card than it does doing a regular fold card... weird, eh? I think it's because this style card, in my opinion, doesn't need a lot of embellishing. It has a lot of class on its own. Entering in the following: Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes, uplifting sentiment
V's Sweet Ideas - Anything Goes

Isn't this gift box adorable?
I'm entering this at Crafts 4 Eternity - Flowers and Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes.


  1. What a really cute box. Thanks for playing along this week at C4E this week

  2. All great projects. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  3. This is just awesome. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week and please stop by again soon.
    Eureka Stamps

    P.S. For more AWESOME Anything Goes Challenges where you can share your delightful art with us, please check out:

    Word Art Wednesday - Always Anything Goes

    V's Sweet Ideas - Anything Goes This Month

  4. What great projects! Love the horse and girl stamp, and your coloring is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Hope you have a great day!

    - Jenn DT

  5. I'm forever blowing bubbles, a line for an older song. The card is so sweet.
    Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday; we love seeing your wonderful work and we appreciate you taking time to join us.
    Blessings, Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. These are all lovely projects! Your little horse is adorable....Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox :)

  7. You have certainly been busy!! Just popped over from Stampotique to check out the detail in your challenge submission last week, and glad I did so that I can see all your projects! I do love the birthday card you have created for your niece--she will absolutely love it!

  8. So CUTE.... Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  9. These are all so adorable!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  10. What a great project...I love it. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week.

  11. You've created a beautiful card for your niece, she's sure to love it! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sue xx

  12. WOW those are all wonderful. And yes challenges are totally addictive... this is how I came to blog so much lol. I'll be looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful work.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky