Sweet Stampin' ~ Cute & Cuddly
Hey there lovely crafty pals. It's been a full and busy week for me, so I'm racing in late with my DT post for Sweet Stampin'. We have a great challenge for you this week. We want to see your 'cute & cuddly' creations. How sweet is that?!! I couldn't decide what to do at first, I had a baby card that I thought was pretty cute and cuddly, but at the last minute decided to go for this snuggly monster make. Doesn't this big guy remind you a little of Sully from Monster's Inc? I wanted to colour him up that way, but he wanted to be purple, so purple it is!
Inspired by Sully's blue, I used aqua as the accent colour. I think it works a treat. I used my Promarkers for this creation as I've not many 'colours' in my copics yet. (I'm having guilts over leaving my Promarkers, as I have always so loved them, but I'm having fun trying the hair and skin colours with my copics.) Her hair was done with copics. I love the darker shades in the copics, which I don't have in my Promarkers. Really dark hair was always a challenge previously and this card was made for one of my bestie's little girls, so the hair needed to be dark brown.
PicMonkey has just decided it wants to charge for all editing, so I only have a couple of pics today, as I need to find a new editing suite. Something I can easily add my watermark from and lighten the watermark too, as I was made a really gorgeous one by one of my lovely blog buddies Janine, but I need to be able to lighten it when using it over an image. So any advice about free editing suites that you rate, would be really welcome!
The sweet image is of course Stamping Bella from the Tiny Townie Collection and is called Dorothy The Dreamer. I have wanted this stamp for so long and I think it's going to get lots of use! I'm keen to try some different colour combo's. I paper-pieced the pillow on my card to be a lilac gingham and I love how that turned out. I used a die for the gingham mat that was from a Magnolia Doohickey Club set and the little heart trimmed tag was also. It's from the Baby set called Sweat Pea, Volume 13. The cool sentiment I used on the card comes from another Stamping Bella set called Rebecca Loves To Read from their Uptown Girls Collection.
I hope you'll pop on over to Sweet Stampin' and join in the challenge with us. While you're there, check out the awesome inspiration from the rest of the DT too, they're a madly talented bunch and I always leave inspired after checking out my DT pals creations. I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure, but right now, I need some chill time with my hubby. Hugs, Wends xoxo
I Love Promarkers: #343 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #434 ~ Things With Wings
Colour Crazy Challenge: #38 ~ Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe: #181 ~ Stitching Real or Faux
Crafty Creations Challenge: #350 ~ Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl: September ~ Any Image Challenge
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #172 ~ Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafty Catz: #385 ~ Birthday Party Time! (Birthday card for a friends daughter)
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Shimmer & Shine (Stickles on skirt for glittery shimmer and bling on sentiment and butterfly for shimmer and shine too)
Simons Says Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up (Central circle popped up on foam for dimension and butterfly wings also popped up for effect of flight)
Update: What a lovely surprise! I won the fab 'Dr Digi' prize at I Love Promarkers and also was named in their Top 3. Woohoo, what a fabulous and lovely surprise to come home from our Spring break to. Thank you so much ladies! xoxo
Second Update: I was named in the Top 3 at Crafter's Cafe. Thank you so much ladies. I'm honoured and delighted!