Thursday, September 23, 2010

How's about a challenge and some sneak peeks from TSB??

Hello hello hello!!
How is everybody in Blogland?
Good, I hope!!
Me, I shouldn't complain, but I likely will before the end of my post!!
Yeah, not funny, but yet, I keep on trying to crack jokes, when will I learn...
So the purpose of my post is not to bore you with lame jokes, but instead, to tell you about a fun, good-spirited challenge that is being hosted off of The Stamping Bazaars store blog, we are hosting an Operation Write Home challenge that will be open until October 8th. Essentially, what you will need to do is make a card, blank on the inside and following the general guidelines of the OWH organization, read about them HERE, and then TSB is asking, that in order to be eligible for the prizes, which are fabulous by the way, that you link our challenge up in your blog post and come back to TSB's store blog and leave us a link to your project. You can read all about the challenge HERE as well as feast your eyes on the sneak peeks of Marina Neira's up and coming digital releases. Tonight, I get to showcase a very lovely design, she is called Jolly Josie and she is just as sweet as can be!!

I have coloured the little furball in distress inks and intensified the colours with pencil in some areas, then redefining with a copic sketch pen and added just a bit of stickles to the white trims of the image. I've used a combination of papers by Magnolia (holly) and Imaginisce (stripes) along with vintage photo distress ink and a MS doily punch, the ribbon and gingham are from my stash.

The flowers are by I Am Roses (big brown ones) and prima (white) and I used a small ek success retro flower punch over K & Co. paper for the teeny flowers, the leaves and rose buds are from my stash.

I hope you can hop on over to The Stamping Bazaar because the post that went up tonight is incredible, there are tons of gorgeous projects that we all have been working on and I tell ya, you won't be disappointed!! The team is stuffed full of talent and they have helped to bring Marinas new designs to life in the most wonderful ways!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog,
I truly appreciate each and every visit!!
Til next time, stephanne

Oooooooh, I nearly forgot to mention this!!
The Stamping Bazaar just got 4 new rubber stamp designs in store, woohoo!!! I have Susie with Pie heading my way and I can hardly wait to ink her up!! Marvin with Candy Apple, he's there, go check it out!!


Maria Therese said...

Aaaaaaaaaawww so sweet!! Gorgeous details!

Fran said...

HOLY FRICK!! That is the cutest furry little critter I have ever seen! Another stamp for the "have to have" list, lol! Your card is totally gorgeous, I just want to reach in and give her a little snuggle (yeah, I'm a cat person) tose papers are fabbylicious. Can't wait to see you work your magic on Susie I hope she does not frighten hubby too much (or does the fact she is offering baked goods make her less frightening? lol!)

Unknown said...

OMGOSH How cute is she?? Love your card Steph, so gorgeous:-)

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh wow now that is just so darn cute. Great card. Love it.

Elise said...

cripeys!!! This is definitely STUNNING in every which way possible! How much cuter can this little kitty be?! It can't get any cuter than what you've done here! My goodness woman! Your colouring is just amazing! And look at her long eyelashes batting away at me! hehe! Oh man, this is INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS Stephanne! Your combination of colors, dps, flowers, lace, ribbon .. need I say more .. is just, just, just ... CANDY FOR MY EYES is what it is!!!! I love love LOVE it!!!

Big Hugs!

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Stephanne, such an adorable sweet image and wonderful colours.

Andrea C said...

so gorgeous and stunning (as usual) x

Sue said...

Aw, what a cute Christmas kitty. Everying you have added to this card is beautiful. Your attention to detal is know I'm a big fan......this is just lovely. Hope your real life kitty is doing better.


Lau W said...

Oh lovely ! I love cat so much ! Your card is beautiful !

Renkata said...

Super cute card, so cutie image. And I love the layout Stephanne.

CraftyC said...

What a cute cat. Your card is gorgeous Stephanne!

Shirley N said...

OMGosh Stephanne, he is just precious! What a fantastic layout too, love all the details of this gorgeous card!!!

Little K Smith said...

Aaaaawww this is just adorable Stephanne! Love the super sweet image and gorgeous papers and embellishments too!

Claire Phillips said...

Oh so cute Stephanne - how gorgeous is that! Cheers Claire x

Annika said...

Oh Stephanne, it's amazing (as bloody usual, I have NEVER seen anything less than outstanding here!). I am now proceeding to blow it up and investigating all the details!

Anonymous said...

E 'vero! Credo che questo sia un concetto molto diverso. Pienamente d'accordo con lei.
Assolutamente d'accordo con lei. Mi piace la tua idea. Offerta di mettere una discussione generale.

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Don't know how I missed this cute one Stephanne, that is just soooo beautiful,
Love Jenni