Friday, April 4, 2008

Giggle ... used my donkey stamps!

Ok, I not only collect "REAL" donkeys. I collect all kinds.... porcelain, stuffed, plastic, glass, even vintage postcards with donkeys on them. But I also collect donkey stamps! Imagine that! I use them on the outside of packages and envelopes, and occasionally I make cards with them.

Well this weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge has a transportation theme. Well the wheels started turning... (no pun intended). A chance to mix my favorite little angel stamps, my Magnolias with my love of donkeys. Ok yes I know this image is Mules...I love them too as they are part donkey! The biggest struggle was size and how to position them. I then came up with this - I placed sitting Edwin on a fence in front of the pair of hitched up Mules. This stamp is by Wildlife Enterprises. If you like real life art stamps check them out! I am so happy with the how it came out! I used scrap papers on the green Bazzill card stock. The fence is a background stamps from Cornish Heritage Farms stamps that I cut apart. I colored Edwin with my copics and highlighted with my white gel pen and of course stickled wings. I also lightly colored in portions of the Mules image and the fence. The bottom of the card is stamped with a Rubber Stamps Tapestry Peg stamp then added prima flowers! The Howdy is from Cat's Pajamas Stamps. Now did this card bring together a lot of companies or what!


I also got the Tilda and Friends ATC challenge done, and I am so happy I bid on this chair stamp on ebay! This weeks challenge was to use checks. Ok, I love that, gingham is a favorite of mine, and I do have some new stamps to choose from. (see yesterday's post) Then I look over to the side of my desk and sitting there is a chair stamp that I won on ebay a couple of weeks ago. I purchased it for one reason only...... it looked like it was the perfect size to sit a Magnolia Angel into. And guess what - IT IS! How cute is that! I sat Baby Edwin into the comfy chair, and it reminds me of those silly toddler chairs that you can buy to match your living room furniture and your child can be have his or her own recliner to sit for hours in front of the television. Oh the world we live in! But it is cute... I stamped this one on a cream piece of card stock with my Brilliance Coffee Bean Ink, and I think it has a tweed look to it. Edwin was colored with my copics and his jumpsuit is paper pieced with a scrap piece of Daisy D's paper. I highlighted the edges of the same check paper as the background. Too funny huh!
Well gotta get busy. Lots of errands to get done, then I have to get home and get my stuff together because this is my crop weekend! Late nights, Long days of scrappin', and laughter with some friends! Yee Haw! Hope you have fun plans for the weekend too!
Card Info:
Stamps: Magnolia, Wildlife Enterprises, Cornish Heritage Farms, Cats Pajamas, Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black and Coffee Bean
Accessories: Uniball Gel Pen, Prima Flowers, Stickles, Pop Dots

23 comments:

Ying Pang, said...

your card is so cute and special !

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow they are so cute. So lovely. Fantastic work.

ScrapMetal said...

Stunning card and beautiful colours, love the donkeys.

Debbie said...

Great card and Atc edwin looks so cute love the way you have coloured him in

Laura said...

Your card is loooooovely!!!! and whenever I visit yourblog, that photo of the donkey just makes me smile :)

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous card with Edwin and the mules! and loving your ATC with the gingham checks and baby Alvin sitting in the 'big' chair! thanks for joining in the fun with us this week. annie x

nins said...

gorgeous atc
very cute

Tova said...

Cute !!

mar1ene said...

Stunningly gorgeous!!!

Allison said...

These are terrific (even if those "donkeys" are a little scary). I just love that baby Magnolia...too cute with the soother and all (or as a great grandma in our family used to call it "a suck-tit").

Joan and Amy said...

Both of these are sweet. Love all the flowers on the first one. Joan

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, love the stamps and your ATC is fab. Love your new header.
Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Deb said...

Love your card and your ATC, the mules look great with Edwin and how cute does Alvin look sat on that chair?

Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge

Shary said...

What a lucky find the chair is perfect and so is your ATC.

Suzanne said...

Love your donkey stamp looks great with Edwin and a cute little chair on your ATC. Sue :o)

Flossie's Follies said...

Only one word describes it, love that donkey and - Great!

Claudia said...

Michelle.. what cute cards you made.
sooo creative and fun

Anonymous said...

Baby Edwin looks so cute in the chair...love it....also the mule stamp is awesome...Have fun at the crop and have a great weekend..(((HUGS)))) Patti Smith

Jilli said...

Fab cards, so cute!

Colleen said...

As always, your cards are just too cute for words.

Valérie said...

Marvellous ! I love your work and all your realisations ! So cute ! Wonderful !!

Danyelle Kessler said...

Ok, binky in mouth is just too, too cute! Thanks for making me smile today!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Great work!!!!!