Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ike and Mike play with Creative Inspirations!!

Hello ladies, and possibly a gentleman,
it's Wednesday and you know what that means,
a new challenge for you over at
Creative Inspirations!!
We have a fabulous sketch by Nat
for you to create with, it's a good'un too!!!
Here's my take on it!!

As some of you know, I have been on a quest for a penguin image and these little penguins from Whipper Snapper Designs are just what the doctor ordered!! Here we have "A Hug for Ike," Ike the penguin is getting a bear hug from the superbly adorable Mike!! Love these, I am totally pleased with my WSD purchase, as always, and even though it's a little late in the season, I think you'll be seeing more from Ike and Mike very, very soon!!

DP is K & Company, cardstock is Bazzill, the image is coloured in distress inks and layered, popped up with foam dots, background distressed in faded jeans, snowflakes have been stamped onto the back panel with Brilliance Moonlight white ink, Star Dust stickles has been added here and there, and the punched snowflakes are courtesy of a Martha Stewart punch, they've been glimmer misted in pearl and stabbed with these fabulous curdoroy brads from the dear Princess Bling Kristy, thanks snookums!! The snow is Martha Stewart coarse glitter and the sentiment is a stamp from Recollections, I cut and shaped a white peice of Neenah into a banner shape, distressed it in Old Paper, stamped the sentiment on it in Faded Jeans and slapped on some Stickles, the idea was to make it look snow-kissed, not sure I pulled it off, but a grand idea nevertheless!! More sewing, lots of distressing with scissors, scrummy lace from my stash, and there you have it!!

Seems sort of plain after my last couple of cards, but I wanted to show off the image work and the yummy paper and distressing, not to mention, my rapidly-improving sewing skills, lol!!

I have, of course, fit this into several other challenges:

A spoon full of sugar wants to see lots of layering, oh yesssss, I can do that!
Colour Create is hosting a kraft, white and blue + texture challenge,
Double Dutch wants to see our frozen, frosty creations,
PaperPlay Challenge is hosting a Furry Friends challenge,
Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential is suggesting we let our snowflakes go wild!!!
And of course, our sketch from Creative Inspirations

I hope you all will have a chance to play along with us this week, we have a yummy prize up for grabs and beautiful inspiration from the DT!!
Take Care,


Debbie Pamment said...

Seems sort of plain - what rot!!! This is SUCH a gorgeous image and you've done a FABULOUS job with it!!!! Feel free to send it my way if you're not happy with it - LOL.
LOVE your choice of DP too - OK - love it ALL - LOL

Tara said...

Such a beautiful card Stephanne and that image is ADORABLE!!!
Hugs Tara xx

Mina said...

plain are you kidding lol...its stunning Stephanne...I love that cutie image its gorgeous
Mina xxx

Kellie said...

I think you nailed the snow-kissed effect! This is just gorgeous and the image is adorable makes you look and go inside "naaaaaaaw" how sweet. I don't think it's plain at all there is still so many things to look at, your amazing use of distress inks, all the bling, bling, sewing, I could go on and on but you get the picture I absolutely love it, it's a snow card but it melts your heart!
Hugs Kel xx

scrapperjulia said...

This is really cute, Stephanne! I love that image, the papers that you chose and your sewing. Great card!

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

OMG OMG this is sooooo not plain! I will tell you what it is!! It is fantabulous and gets Princess BLING approval 10/10 for sure!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! So glad your using your goodies from me :)I think we will need to do another swapsie one day soon.
{Princess Bling}

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is so gorgeous, wonderful sweet image and what beautiful details.

Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanne, Gorgeous card, such a sweet image. Not plain at all, your colouring is fabulous. I love all the glittery goodness and you have blitzed it with your sewing skills.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Lori said...

Absolutely adorable, that image is so cute, and your colouring is amazing!!!!

sylvia said...

what a cutie!!

Janiel/ janny said...

hello sweetie, LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!! Plain!?!?! NOT!!!!!!!!! It is Perfect! Love that cute little image..
hugs, Janiel

Stampin'Piper said...

Stephanne your card is stunning! I really love it! It's one of the most beautiful cards I've seen! It's just perfect!

Big Hugs Tanja

Anonymous said...

AWW!! This image is DARLING!! Makes me want to cuddle!! I adore your card and the sparkle looks fabby girl!! Such a beautiful layout and design!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight girl!! I love seeing what you create!! HUGS

Kimmi said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image - so sweet. I know of a few Digi Images of Penguins if you are interested in the web site. I will have to make sure its the one I am thinking of, but will gladly share the info. Love the papers and the overall design in great!


Kimmi x

Angelwood said...

Aww.. Stephanne, how sweet is this image! Just love it! Love the Whipper snapper images! You've colored this cuddling couple so beautifully! I think this card is perfect! hugs, Angela

Aunty Sue said...

Hi thanks for popping mine but mostly thanks for sharing this plain i dont think so cute card adore your write up and colouring

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! I just love the colors and this sweet image from Whipper Snapper!! Gorgeous coloring and use of the layout!! Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight!! What a perfect take on the snowflake challenge!!

Stempeltiger said...

Absolutely beautiful card!
I love the colours. The image ist soooo cute.
Hugs, Swantje x

Darlene said...

Aaawww this image is sooo cute!! Great job on combining challenges! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!!

Fran said...

oooooohh, that is the cutest image, I just want to give them both a big cuddle! This is such a beautiful card, lots of sparklies, and you are certanly giving that sewing machine a good workout :) I want to use mine more but I need a better set up so I dont have to haul it around every time I want to sew a couple of tiny lines on a card, it's not worth the effort! Hmm... perhaps if I could make my sewing machine fly.....

Sue said...

Let's see, layers and layers of beautiful design papers. Wonderful image colored to perfection. Glitter galore. Stitching, stitching, stitching. Snowflakes with great brad centers. Awesome lace trim. And that adorable banner with the sentiment. Yea, this is SO plain. Wonderful card, maybe you just miss the Maggie on it, hee hee!!! PS, I have this stamp too!!!!

Bec said...

I have only just come across your blog and WOW you make stunning cards.. I love your style..

Joanne said...

Such a sweet card! I love the stamp, he is so cuddly! All you little details; the glitter snow, the snowflake buttons, they are perfect! Super job! Hugs, J:)

Juls said...

awhhhh!!!! This is Just absolutley gorgeous!! Love the dimension you have created on the card! Hugs Juls

having a {me} day said...

Oh this is just sooooo adorable!! Absolutely love it. Love the gorgeous colours and the cute image and all that distressing! There is so much going on and you have done it perfectly as always! keeleyxx

BA said...

this is a fabulous card stphanne
xoxo BA

Unknown said...

Wow! Stephanne, your cards are just amazing! Each one a work of art with so much detail and time put in. You are a true artist.
Alicia xx

Erin... said...

So sweet and cite!! Love those cordouroy buttons in the snowflake centers! Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight!

sandra said...

Sooooooo cute!

Willy said...

Woww....what a cute and cool card Stephanne, thanks for joining the Double Dutch Challenge!

Deanne said...

Wow Stephanne - this card is amazing! I love the image and all of the distressing! Fantastic work! Thanks for joining in at Colour Create!


Heike's Creativeplace said...

Wow, this is so cute and adorable. Wonderful Details. Thanks so much for playing the Double Dutch Challenge.....