Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenges

My friend Jennifer of Jennifer's Sweet Designs has opened her own stamp company this week.........Check out Stamps and Smiles, if you haven't already!!

She is such a sweet lady and her images are doubly sweet!!!

She has a four day sketch challenge going on. Today is day three. I have been having fun playing with the sketches and thought I'd share a couple of the cards that I have made for the challenges.

The first card is made with an adorable image from Our Craft Lounge called Hello Spring.
I used Paper Trunk Designer Paper, along with black and white Cardstock to create this card. I coloured lightly wiht copics, but used lots of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to bring out the bling in the whites of the flowers. SU Brads and some old old buttons complete this card.

I was THRILLED to go to my mailbox today to find a little package from Stamping Bella. I swear this is probably the shortest amount of time that any image has waited to be inked! I totally totally adore these HUGGABUG Stamps The main image is LOVE beetle, the sentiment from lovey Huggabug. Isn't she just WAY CUTE.............I smiled the whole time I was making this card!

I kept it rather simple, focusing on the image rather than using a lot of DP here. I used Real Red, Basic Black and Neenah white cardstock, with a smidge of Kaiser Craft Designer paper just for effort!!! Isn't the ribbon funky? I found that in the $$ bin at M's...........

I am hoping to complete the fourth and final sketch tomorrow...............Want to play along? Check out the info on Stamps and all four challenges and you will be eligible to win all the stamps in the new release~!!

See you tomorrow with another card and a little more bla bla bla!!!!

Happy Stamping!



  1. OMG!!!!! I love both of these cards!!! The first card is so pretty with the blinged out flowers and the funky papers!!! stunning! Okay but that second card is drop dead gorgeous!!!! I need, need, need that stamp now!!! You coloring is amazing and I adore the papers and ribbon! A beautiful creation!


  2. How darn cute and pretty too, Vicki! I love it~!

  3. oh these are both adorable Vicki esp love the love bug one ... that little guy is on my wish list for sure

  4. Oh My word Vicki I love both of these cards but I adore that Beetle Card your coloring is suprub (as always) but wonderful and that image is so so so so cute!!! I would have inked it right up too!!!

    Your sketch card is so sweet and I love the shimmerz that stuff is addicting I now own 24 colors of it!!!!

    Great Job Vicki love them both!!!


  5. These are both fantastic! I really heart your little love bug especially! She reminds me of my little Maeve: Small, adorable and all her hair in her eyes! lol!

  6. Vicki...., your crads are so prtty, love the spring card, she is so beautiful... The little Bella card is sweet..., Great job...;-)
    Have a nice day...;-)

    The little Catcard is from Claudia for me...;-)))
    Big hugs...

  7. Gorgeous cards Vicki! I've been having fun playing with the sketches too! Love your cards! xx

  8. yep...another day of fantastic posts. That little huggabug girl in her little VW is adorable. And doesn't the $ bin have some kick ASS ribbon!
    I best be starting to put some on my cards!! haha instead of hoarding it all the time.
    I love the little hightlights with the white gel pen too!
    Oh you too!

  9. I adorable all your cards Vicki, but that new
    Bella is the cutest, I can see why you had to ink her up right away. Love your work girl.

  10. Holy cow Vicki!! These are just amazing girl!! I love all the sparkle on the flowers...but that CUTE little girl in the buggie is the tops!! How stinkin' cute!! TFS! :)

  11. Oh your cards are beautiful Vicki!! I love the pretty flowers on your first card with the glitter and that AWESOME striped paper. Love how you added the brads to the center. So pretty.

    Okay. . .I gotta get that Huggabug stamp. It is the cutest stamp . . I can't resist. Gosh, I see myself going broke looking at all these blogs. . .every time I have a little money, it's gone with a blink of an eye! ARgghh.

    Your card is fabulous! I love the red and black color. . matches the image perfectly. Lovely job with your coloring as always!


  12. Wow!! I love both of these cards Vicki!! The first one because you have used bling! I don't know any stamper that does not LOVE bling! =) Your second card is such an adorable image that I think I will have to get that...NOW! LOL! =) TFS!
    Hugs, Jodi =)

  13. Your cards are both gorgeous Vicki, the first is just so pretty and love all the dazzles and pretty brad centres, I just so love the image on your second card and am now off to check these stamps out, love the colour scheme, the fab ribbon and your wonderful colouring, Big Hugs, Nikki x

  14. Wow, you infused so much life into that image! Your coloring is incredible!!!! Love it!


  15. Hi Vicki :) Both cards are darling!! I LOVE the fun layouts and adorable images! Thanks for playing along!!

    Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

  16. All of your cards are great (and I love those Stamps and Smiles stamp sets!), but I have to agree... that hugga bug is super cute!!!


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