Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly sketch challenge and their MASSIVE prize

Hello my friends,
I guess you could say that I am
in the midst of a Lil Lolita's bonanza,
as here we are, yet another post
containing these loverly ladies!!!
It's the 8th of the month,
that means it's time for a new sketch at
Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenge!!!


This sketch is fairly simple, if you can get around the fact that it is comprised mainly of a circle!!! I am missing a sentiment, as you can see, because I wanted to leave that to the person giving the card/tag to decide it's purpose and I guess I flipped it too. You might have spotted the lovely Evie out and about earlier this week, but I wrangled her back in and glued her down onto this project, sorry Evie :( She's coloured with distress inks, my DP is K & Co. and I used a Fiskars round lace punch for the border. I attempted to sew around the circle... This was my first go at something more complex than a line (which I can't sew straight, if that's any indicator of my plight with this circular shape) and that is where the flowers come in, lol, they cover my mishaps rather nicely. On the back I've placed a distressed and sewn white circle for writing on, and I know the photo doesn't show it, but there is a ribbon loop on the top of the card so it can be hung or displayed or tacked to the wall, whichever works best.

And a look at that sketch:
Remember, you can use any stamp that Tickled Pink Stamps sells to be in to win the fabulous prizes each month, and nope, you didn't necesarily have to buy it from TPS, click HERE to head to the shop to see what your options are :) And Kellie is offering a shopping voucher of $50.00 so uhhh, you may want to check it out!!! Also, we have opened up the challenges to any and all brands of images, however, in order to qualify for the prize, your stamp has to be one that TPS stocks.

Well, it's back to school time here in Kansas and I am tuckered out after a long afternoon of shopping. We were running around like chickens with our heads cut off, from store to store to store with coupons coupons and MORE COUPONS!!! We done good, real good, my stepdaughters sure are pleased, that much is for sure. They started complaining about their backs hurting right AFTER we completed shopping for them and had to move on to the grocery portion of the experience, funny how that works!! Speaking of coupons, I got a new MS doily punch, thank goodness, I can sleep sound tonight knowing that my next project will have my favourite punch on it!!

Well, I am waffling,
I'd better let you all move along,
thanks for stopping by,
and I hope we'll see you at the
sketch challenge this month!!
hugs, stephanne

19 comments:

Renkata said...

ohhh I love this lil Lolita , and now I do have it too :)
Great card.

Kellie Winnell said...

You crack me up and I always love a good read and your blog posts are always that! And then topped with your stunning, gorgeous and fabulous card, it's just a bonus! LOVE the vintage feel as always vintage queen!
Hugs xx

Karen said...

WOW Stephanne, your circle is fabulous, I love your papers they are so beautiful. Gorgeous Card:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Kylie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Stephanne! I love the combo of the art deco Evie and your gorgeously sweet papers. Beautiful vintage lace too.
Hugs
Kylie

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful image - great retro feel to it. I love that you left so much of the DP to show - it's too pretty to cover up - that's always my problem. I hoard my paper and when I finally break it out, I cover it up with layers and embellies!

Beautiful work as always, Stephanne!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Hugs,
Linda

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card ♥

Amy said...

WOW, this is gorgeous Stephanne! Your papers and embellies work perfectly together and your coloring is amazing! Fabulous work!

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Stephanne
Fabulous design, beautiful details.

Karen x

Elise said...

Okay ... 3 words ... OH MY GOSH!!! Stephanne!! Wheweeee! This is G-G-G-GORGEOUSLY STUNNING! I am admiring your flower clusters and the colors of them, that circle punch (which of course I put in my basket last week, only to put it back on the shelf before check out since I thought I wouldn't use it ... craaaap!!!) lol! And of course your beautifully colored lil lolita that you've put on there ... everything is just ... sigh ... DIVINE! What an AMAZING card love!!!

ps ... glad to hear that the school shopping is over and you got yourself a new MS doily punch!!! Hip hip hoooray! :) hehe!

Big Hugs to you!!!
Elise

Kristy Young said...

Absolutly devine miss stephalicious!! Loving everything about this card!
Kristy xx

Alicia said...

Gorgeous card...love its vintage appeal! I can relate to your step-daughters with the grocery shopping...it is oh so boring! I usually need a Milky-Way chocolate bar to get me through it!
Alicia xx

Juls said...

this is just so gorgeous! I love the vintage feel to it! Hugs Juls

Chelsea said...

Oh Me Oh My! How gorgeous is this card. So So Vintage with all the flowers, lace and trim not to mention the cute image.
Back to school already?! Wow, hope your summer with the kids was a great one.
Luv,
Chelsea

CraftyC said...

Wow Stephanne, totally gorgeous card. Love the vintage feel & beautifully embellished!
Clairex

Sue said...

Stephanne, beautiful flowered paper background and wonderful flower "arranging" makes for just a gorgeous card. Love the sparkle you always add too. Image is adorable. Girls sound like they are ready for school. Was always fun to get new clothes for the start of a new year at school.

Hugs
Sue

Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanne, love love love your gorgeous card, Evie is beautifully coloured, the colours are soft and pretty and your papers, lace and flowers are stunning, an amazing take on the sketch and so inspirational for all joining TPS this month. hugs Jodie from Oz

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

I thought I had commented on this, but hadn't! shows where my mind is at the moment lol, it is terrific, I love how you have coloured Evie!
Love Jenni

Andrea said...

very fancy indeed x

Eulanda said...

WOW YOU ROCKED THIS SKETCH! OMG gorgeous! I find myself using that word A LOT on your cards...but ....they ARE!