Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Spoon Full of Thank Yous!

Today is A Spoon Full of Sugar is full of Thanks Yous this week. Yes this weeks Challenge
We would like to see you create a thank you card. We have a fabulous prize this week of the Sarah Kay stamp - "Country Girl". She has very kindly been donated by Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts. They have all the new Sarah Kay's currently in stock. But I bet they will all be gone really soon!

For my card - I really don't know where I was going when I started, but not here. I like how it turned out, but nothing like the plan. Helene from Alota Rubber Stamps, just sent me this Country background stamp recently, I asked her for one to use with some of the cute people stamps she has had come out the past couple of months. And honestly that was going to be what I was going to do today. But then I came across the well recognized "Mr. Bug" and something just clicked and the tipping of the hat seemed to say Thank you to me. I colored him and the background with my Copics. I cut out Mr. Bug with my Fiskars Kraft Knife and put him on the scene with pop dots.
For the card I used a scrap of dots pattern paper, sorry no name on it so I have no clue as to who made it. I punched the side of it with one of the new Martha Stewart Border Punches, I think it is called Double Dots or something like that. I inked the edges really heavy with a light brown ink. I then matted the scene on the same card stock as the base and attached to the dots, and then ran two layers of ribbon on each side, one that is the same color as the card stock and the second layer the white ric-rak. The sentiment is also from Alota Rubber stamps. I love this Thank you it looks handwritten and I love the heart at the end of it.
Not where it started, but like how it ended!
Make sure to go and check out all of the other DT cards this week at Spoon full of Sugar - wow really wonderful cards this week as always! I hope you get a chance to join in - Thank You cards are always needed right?
Oh and one last reminder for the PCP Alota Rubber Stamps Group Grab Bag Challenge, only one more day to get in on the prize (AND FYI... Helene has been adding to it for two weeks it is a BIG GRAB BAG of goodies!) All you have to do is load up a card to the PCP photo gallery using an Alota Rubber stamp and tag it with the code Alota-gbc1... yep that is it! Hope there are more last minute cards!
Well I have about 20 minutes before I have to pick up MIL to take her for her weekly errands - and I want to catch up on some blogs I missed yesterday - So have an Inky Tuesday!
HUGS and-


Rach said...

a fabulous card Michelle, great scene and your little bug looks adorable. hugs rachxx

Suzanne said...

oh this is fab love the scene and the little bug is just too cute. Sue :o)

Lim said...

Beautiful card Michelle... Gorgeous scene and with the little bug is just perfect!! Looooove the colors.


Annie said...

I love that country scene background and how you coloured it for that cute bug chappie! and those punched borders are fabulous and look great all inky! hugs, annie x

Bubbles said...

Wonderful card Michelle I so love how you have set the scene with the background stamp, the punched border is also gorgeous.
Joanne x

Shary said...

Great card Michelle, I love the Alota bugs and he looks great with the background.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fabulous card Michelle and just love this cute guy and the wonderful scene, Hugs, Nikki x

Heidi said...

OMG Michelle this is so great. I just LOVE this card

Hugs from

Heidi said...

omg this is adorable, the background is wonderful!

Joan said...

What a wonderful card - love the detail of the scene. Joan

Sally said...

Fabulous card. love that little bug and the background is perfect for him.

Madge said...

Michelle this card is just too cute for words - the amazing amount of detail and colour is just perfection as ever xxx

Janna said...

I love this card!! It is so cute and I agree with you that he does look like he is saying thank you! Wonderful job on the coloring and I love the white rick rack!