Saturday, July 2, 2011

Finally!


can you tell the bunny is paper pieced?
 I finally made the time to play in a Cat's Pajamas challenge.  Every week I religiously check out the challenge and what the design team is up and this week when the new stamps were released I couldn't resist purchasing a few new bunny stamps including this fella in the balloon.  I just had to sit down and make something right away.  I have a pack of paper with balloon images,  I had a charm just waiting to be placed on a card and then with this week's challenge being a sketch well, it was like kismet. 
I spent lots of time fussing over the paper piecing but that's a good thing for me.  It keeps my mind and hands occupied and the rest of the world fades away.  Happy, happy, happy...






don't neglect the inside

Here's the deets:
stamp - the Cat's Pajamas "Away We
Go"

ink - Memento "Rich Cocoa"; inside image stamped in Versamark "Toffee"
paper - Kaisercraft "Up, Up and Away" dp; Colorbok yellow cs; Stampin' Up Kraft cs
miscellaneous - copics; Nesties oval and scalloped oval; Kaisercraft lace; baker's twine; charm; brads; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
the Cat's Pajamas TCP165 - sketch
Wee Memories #61 - Summertime
Craft Your Days Away #23 - Vintage (I love the vintage feel of this dp)
CES #42 - Woodland Creatures (I'm not certain if this bunny is more at home in the woods or the city, hmmm...)
the Secret Crafter #141 - Here Comes Summer
Moving Along with the Times - Here Comes the Summer
Charisma #26 - Ice Cream Colors (Chocolate, Pistachio and Butter Pecan)
CCEE1126 - Use your Cricuit or Die Cuts (I don't have a Cricuit - but I love to use my Big Shot)
4 Crafty Chicks 4ccc-44 - Stitching
Pals Paper Arts PPA100 - Your Favorite Technique (I love paper piecing, that's my favorite technique)
the Shabby Tea Room week 68 - My Favorite Things - paper and embellies (my favorite embellishments are charms and twine)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.  For those of you who leave comments an extra thanks.  I appreciate your kind words.

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  2. Oh so so cute! Love all the layers and the way you used the stamp on the inside message panel!

    Hugz,
    xx Tracey xx

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  3. Oh my Goodness....I love the rabbit and have been wanting to get it and I LOVE LOVE the rich warm colors you chose....so rich...absolutely beautiful card.

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  4. hi there Chris! Happy 4th! Adorable card!

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  5. This is incredibly cute ... love that bunny and the colors you used! Thanks for joining in the fun at Pals Paper Arts!

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  6. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA this time, hope you will join us again good luck xx

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  7. This is just fabulous Chris,love it.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA.xxx

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  8. A brilliant card layout - love the papers and the colour scheme. Super-cute Bunny too!
    Thank you for joining us at the MAWTT summer challenge - hope to see you next time. Sylvia x

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  9. What an amazing card - Your paper-piecing is sheer perfection and that little balloon charm is darling! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge! :)

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  10. Gorgeous card Chris! Beautiful colour scheme and love the image! Thanks so much for joining in with our summer theme at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

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  11. Gorgeous card!!! I love the adorable image and your attention to detail is fantastic!!Thanks so much for sharing your adorable card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

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  12. This little guy looks like he's having a good time! Cute card, nice coordination of the papers too!

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  13. Beautiful card Chris, love the papers. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!
    Clairexx

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  14. This is adorable I love the image and the colour theme,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 141Here Comes Summer, I hope you join us again next week,

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :0) x.
    SCSC DT

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  15. Gorgeous card, I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, Gaynor DT xx

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  16. Thanks for playing this weeks stitching challenge, nicely done.

    Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks!

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  17. Oh my goodness. I love the image and the layout of your card. The stitching is just perfect. thanks for sharing your inspiring card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  18. Love the layers & how everything coordinates so beautifully!

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  19. Hi Chris,
    This is fab. Those papers are perfect for your super cute image. The paper piecing looks great. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters tis week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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