Loves Rubberstamps ~ Sensational Sunday Blog Hop ~ Xmas Hamster

It's time for another Loves Rubberstamps weekly Sensational Sunday Blog Hop! The Design Team has been busy creating some gorgeous projects for your Inspiration. Click on each link in the Hop and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning the mystery prize. If you get lost along the way, each stop will have a full list of links. One of the Design Team posts is the hop's Sensational Sunday Sweet Spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to be in a monthly draw for a $20 Loves Rubberstamps Gift Voucher! We will draw the winner of the Voucher the 1st Sunday of each month from all the comments left on the design team blogs! Remember, you have until 8:00 pm CST Saturday to leave your comments! So come hop along with us and be inspired to create.

I was playing with a cute stamp I bought some years ago from Wee Stamps and have never yet inked up. So I decided to pull out my Promarkers and some distress ink and have some fun. You can find this 'Wee' cutie here at the Loves Rubberstamps store and it's called Xmas Hamster. I took my colour cues from the paper I wanted to use, so went for a grungy finish as they were quite dark tones. But I think this wee hamster looks kinda styley in his dark red Christmas cape with its fluffy trim. I've used a Marvy Uchida Snow Pen for this fluffy edging.

Card Recipe:
Tea Dye Ranger Distress Ink
Edge Ink: Tea Dye Distress Ink
Whimsy Stamps Xmas Hamster
Whimsy Stamps Corner Dies Set
Colouring Medium: Alcohol Markers
My clever teamies have some gorgeous creations to share with you tonight. They're such a talented crew, so go check out their makes and be inspired. Follow the hop links below to be in with a chance to win the fabulous Loves Rubberstamps Sensational Sunday Blog Hop Candy! You never know where the sweet spot will be! You should have arrived here to my blog from Rebecca Billard. Such a gorgeous creation this week. Your next stop in the Hop after mine is the fabulous Nick. You're gonna love what she has in store for you! Just gorgeous! Have fun hop hop hoppity hopping!

Pam DeChellis
Loves Rubberstamps Store

I'll be back soon with my next crafty adventure. Our new challenge starts on Tuesday, so get in quick if you want to play along with the current challenge theme. You can check it out at the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge. See you real soon. Hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries:
Love To Scrap: #56 ~ Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: June ~ Furry Friends
Sister Act Card Challenge: #111 ~ Anything Goes
Penny's PaperCrafty Challenge: #232 ~ Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #53 ~ Christmas Animals
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges: #84 ~ Use Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Favourite Technique or Product - I love to use Distress Ink to edge my papers and have used a Ranger tool to softly ink the edges.
As You Like It: Your Favourite Book Inspiration ~ A favourite Christmas story I've read to my kiddies year upon year is 'The Night Before Christmas', we even have a 'Moshling' version! This sweet little guy totally reminds me of this poem. I know he's a hamster, but I did say 'reminds me', hehe. Are you reciting it now? ... not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!


So cute and I love the colours and layout, fab Christmas card
Chris said…
Lovely card Wends, cutest little hamster- love that fur trimmed cloak!-gorgeous papers and layout, the layering looks great- a fun and fabulous Christmas card!
Virginia L. said…
Love the rich and warm tone in your design! GREAT job on coloring this image. I love those fluffy "sleeve" details! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Favorite Products/Techniques” Challenge!
Unknown said…
Hi Wendy, that little hamster is so cute and I love how you have coloured him. Fabulous backing paper. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and we hope to see you back with us soon. Jennifer DT member xx
Kat W said…
Aw, just adorable and the vintage style is gorgeous - love those fab DPs :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx
Helen said…
So cute. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

Hugs Helen P (DT) xx
coldwaters2 said…
What a beautifully designed card Wendy those papers are gorgeous the image is a little cutie a truly delightful creation.
lorraine x
AO Creations said…
Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT
Sarah said…
Thank you for sharing this fabulous card with us at AYLI. Clearly the mouse is dressed up as a hamster and yes the verses are now flowing!! Sarah :0)
Unknown said…
FANTASTIC Card!!! Thanks!!!
Cristina, DT for Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog.
Cazro said…
Gorgeous, I adore the papers and the layers you have created. The animal is not a favourite of mine but this is actually so cute I can say I love it. So pleased you joined in the fun at Sparkles Christmas. Caz
Helen said…
Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x
Pamellia said…
This is so sweet, I am just loving that image! The neutrals work so well with the traditional red and green palette, and your touch on snow on the santa jacket is brilliant! Love it. :)
Natalie said…
super cute christmas card! I don't know how you do it to think of christmas in june. I don't feel the christmas vibe for crafting in june. :)
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
Denice said…
OMGoodness, this is sweetness overload! What an adorable lil' mouse sitting on his wrecking ball...oops, I meant ornament! LOL! I'm going to be singing that song for the rest of the night now.

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