Thursday, 18 June 2009

Hop, Skip and Jump!



Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to particpate in a blog hop sponsored by the people at Sugar Nellie. They are a British Company that manufactures rubber stamps. My friend Diane, from Duda Daze is an artist for them. I was lucky enough to have been sent one of her stamps from Sugar Nellie and the challenge was to come up with a greeting card using the stamp that was sent.

I was so pleased to have received a stamp of one of my favourite pieces of Diane's. Diane is the Goddess of Froggies and little girls, I was so thrilled to get this one in particular!



This was a real challenge for me. I am used to making cards using my own artwork, but to use someone else's, well that just did not come easy.

I took out my scrap papers and inks and markers and went to work the other afternoon, and this is what I came up with.



I found this sticker that I had had for some time and it just seemed to fit in with the theme of this stamp. What do you think?

I then went for some matching background colours, matching marker colours to colour in the image and I also found some cute ratafia ribbons in colours that matched, and this is the final produce of my creativity!



I do have to say that I enjoy painting my own pictures more, but this was kind of fun for a change.

Hop on over to Joey's page and let her know I sent you. She is the next one in line and I know she'd appreciate you hopping on over to her page.

Now, back to the drawing board. There hasn't been alot of art going on here at Oak Cottage lately. I've been really busy at work, but then . . . some weeks are just like that!

(Sorry for the poor quality of my scan, because of the ribbons on the card I could not get it to lay flat and so it's a bit dull!)

66 comments:

Pepi said...

Ooooooh!...te quedo preciosa la princesita con la rana y elconjunto de tarjeta es muy bello.Felicidades.

crafty amy said...

This is such a fun card I love the image and tht sentiment is so perfect for it. Great layout too :)

X Amy X

joey said...

Hi Marie,

fantastic card, I love your colouring on this cutie!

Joey.xxx

scrappyjan said...

okay this image really made me smile.. What a cute job you have done with it! janny

rosalien said...

Great card, such a funny image. Love the colours too.:))

Rosalien

Crafting Andy said...

Great card. Loving them all.
Andrea.xx

Pascale said...

Super card Marie It makes me chuckle this stamp you have used it really well, hugs Pascale

jenny said...

Cute card! Love the raffia detail and the quote!

Jenny x

Juls said...

love the card! Fantastic sentiment! works so well together

Renata van Miltenburg said...

It's so funny to see the different style of all the girls. The same stamps but such different cards, love it!

Very classy card, perfect quote.

Sunny regards, Renata

kuya said...

Yes, I totally love this stamp *lol*

Great card too!

Naoual said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love that stamp, so adorable and the sentiment is perfect for her. I love the colour combo you used her, works perfectly for this cute image. Great job.

xx Naoual

NormaJean said...

Hi love your card very pretty
hugs normajean

ros said...

perfect sentiment for this perfect stamp. gorgeous card :)

Anjou Krelovich said...

Fun fun fun and what a perfect sentiment!

Jane said...

This is gorgeous, love the sentiment! x

Lilian said...

This is real cute and love the sentiment!

Lilian said...

This is real cute and love the sentiment!

dragon said...

Stunning, What more can I say...

Lynn xx

kim-paperbabe said...

Fabulous Marie love what you've done with this image, gorgeous colours, great blog hop so fun! HuGs Kim :)

mar1ene said...

How cute???! love it to bits Marie, stunning!
Hugs, Marlene x

Littlebear said...

This card is great - the sentiment is just perfect for the image.
Clare x

Artyjen said...

Love the sentiment think it goes well together...as an avid stamper and lover of these images....I've already ordered the upside down one before I continue on the blog hop!.....I need that stamp :)LOL
xoxo

Kr├╝mel said...

Your card made me laugh! Love that sentiment together with this image! You did a great job on the coloring and choosing the colors/papers.
Kathrin aka Kruemel

weewiccababe said...

fab card, love the colours
have a great day
Debbi
xx

Liza said...

Gorgeous card and the sentiment is perfect.

Liza x

Scrapbookdoll said...

cute card!
marie-anne

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Fun card and love the colors....very nice work on the new images.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Kim Dellow said...

Just too cute. I love what you have done with her. Kim

craftyb said...

Love your card...the sentiment works sooo well! bx

Jenn Borjeson said...

LOL Love the sentiment, how perfect!!!! Great job!

Susan said...

Such a lovely card Marie, love the colours you have used.
Keep well
SuzyX

katy said...

This is so cute Marie x

Claire said...

Great card Marie!! Cliare xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Great card HUgs Julie x

april_sp1 said...

Love what you have down with this image. I love that quote, so perfect for this stamp. :)

helen said...

a lovely card i love the fresh colours and the sentiment is perfect
hugs
helen x

V said...

Delightful! The sentiment is so perfect!

JPScraps said...

So cute! I love what you did with the stamp!

Justliketink said...

What a great card! Your right the sentiment if perfect! I also love your graphics too!

Lesley said...

Hahaha! Now *that* is my kind of charm. The image itself made me laugh out loud, the sentiment made me laugh even louder! TFS

Penni said...

Love your card, the quote is perfect.

Hugs
Penni
X

Zoe xx said...

Gorgeous card, how lucky that you found such a perfect quote!!
Zoe x

Kimmi said...

Lovely card. I love the greens and your colouring is great. The sentiment is lovely too!

Enjoy your weekend
Kimmi

having a {me} day said...

Your quote is just perfect for this stamp! Nice one. katxx

Anne said...

What a fun card, love your artwork too :)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, love that sentiment :o)

x

Jenni said...

Great, fun card - the sentiment is perfect!
Jenni x

CraftyC said...

You've done an ace job with the card and its coloured beautifully
Clairex

Gunn (Merete) said...

you did a great job with this stamp.

Sian said...

Great card and wonderful quotation :)

Sian
XX

Vicky said...

Lovely card Marie and how nice to be able to use one of your friends new stamps on the blog hop!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Andrea said...

Fantastic card! Just love the way you have used the rafia!

martinescrafts said...

Oh wow, this is such a cute card, i adore the papers you have used and the adorable image is coloured beautifully


xx

Martine

Whimsical Creations said...

You did a fabulous job!

Shelley said...

Love your card and your painting. hugs Shelley

sugarnellie said...

Many thanks for taking part Marie, hope you had fun, your cards is super cute.
Karen

Kat said...

What a fun image. Terrific!

Jacilynn said...

great card! super colors

She said...

Lovely card.

Tracy said...

I love this, they are gorgeous. The stamps are so cute too!

Michelle said...

Cute card, love the colours
Michelle
xxxx

Suzanne said...

Very nice
Suzanne x

Valems said...

Such an adorable card! And I love the quote.
Vanja

Julie said...

Beautiful card - beautiful stamps

Donna Childree Gotlib said...

This is charming!