Saturday, July 12, 2014

Paper Smooches, Seize the Sketch and House of Cards Unite

I finally got a card made for the challenge on the Paper Smooches Spark Challenge Blog where anything goes.  This is a great challenge because then you can do anything you want, use any color and design.


Just like most cardmakers, we collect stuff.  I had this cute little monkey in my collection of Paper Smooches Stuff and I wanted to use it.  I have not made my Mom a card for ages so I thought this card would brighten her room at the nursing home.  I got to use some of my favorite colors.  Teal and orange - I was never much of an orange fan until I had a student worker who loved orange and she opened my eyes to it's creative possibilities.

I used the sketch from Seize the Sketch.  A great sketch you can do lots with.


I also am entering it in a new monthly challenge I found - House of Cards.  There challenge is to use a bow.  I don't use lots of bows on my cards because the majority of my cards are for Operation Write Home and I try to keep my bulk down on these cards since they travel so many miles.


The patterned paper is from Basic Grey.  I believe the ribbon is May Arts.  I added some extra hearts in the lower left hand corner of the image.  I fussy cut all the hearts.  The little teal hearts have Glossy Accents on them to make them a little dimensional.  The big heart and the image are pop dotted for more dimension.  Did you see our little monkey has her belly button pierced.  She is such a little rebel.

If you wish to buy your own supply of Paper Smooches stamps and dies, you can shop at their online store.


23 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

So so CUTE, the little monkey and his balloons are delightful!!

Anita said...

How cute is he. Thanks so much for playing along with us at House of Cards. Hugs.

Judy V said...


This is so cute! Love your color combo and your bow looks great! So glad you found us at House of Cards! Hope to see you back soon!

Mynn xx said...
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Mynn xx said...

This is SO darling! I LOVE the fabulous image and the fun bow! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :)HUGS! Mynn xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a cuuuute card! The little monkey is adorable! Thanks for joining along with Seize the Sketch!

sue t. said...

Your card is so fun and cheerful. I am sure your mom is going to love it. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month!

Katie Melhus said...

Super fun card, love that little guy with his happy balloons! Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch!

Nitasha said...

Absolutely adorable card! Love the color combo and that ribbon is just too cute!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fun! That monkey is too cute~ Thanks for joining in at STS!

Donna Nuce said...

Adorable little monkey. Your bow is beautiful! Thank for joining us at the House of Cards Challenge Blog.

Pat Couder said...

A cute image! well done on the bow too...its takes a bit of fiddling to get double sided bow to only show the one side!Thanks for sharing with HOC! Pat x

Cornelia W said...

This is just too cute ! Thanks for playing with us at House of Cards! I hope to see you again here next time! Hugs, Cornelia – DT

Taunya Butler said...

Super, super great card and I love the bow!!

stampwithsandy said...

That little monkey is adorable and I love the mix of patterns! Thanks for joining us this week at Seize the Sketch, Barb!

Angi MakingMayhem said...

I LOVE orange...and it's cousins - peach, coral, salmon...it's a great color for all seasons and really goes with a lot of other colors...cute card and I smiled when I saw the big bow! Thanks for sharing your card with us for the House of Cards "Add a Bow" challenge!

Inky hugs,
Angi
HOC DT
Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

Merethe Arstein said...

Funny card. Thank you for participating in the 'Add a Bow' challenge at House of Cards.

Ma :)
House of Cards DT

Conniecrafter said...

this is just too cute, love the image and your coloring, great design of the card too!

cohenna said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us at House Of Cards

cohenna
House of Cards DT

Heidi Weaver said...

Okay, I'm in love with that monkey! What a cute card!

Miwa said...

Cute, cute, cute! What an adorable monkey and love the ribbon!

Gracie CH said...

What a sweet and fun card. I'm so glad you found our challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards. I hope we can see more of your beautiful creations soon!

Gracie
HOC DT
gracielliedesign blogspot com

Ang said...

This is so cute. I love the your little monkey.
Thanks for joining us at House of Cards.
Ang HOC DT Shabby/Vintage