Sunday, July 10, 2011

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #55 and Mad For Markers Challenge:Pink and Yellow

Here's my card for Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #55. I'm also entering this into my very first Mad For Markers Challenge: Pink and Yellow. I love coloring with my Copic markers -I'm learning and practicing! I thought I'd jump in to this challenge - thank you Mad For Markers!

This cute little hamster holding a cupcake is a digital image from Sliekje Digi Stamps. Sliekje is so talented! And the digital images she draws and shares on her blog are free! That is so generous. I just love all her images.

For this 5x7 card I used:
Sliekje digital image/stamp Cupcake Hamster
Cricut Imagine Better Together cartridge -all patterned papers
Technique Tuesday Happy Birthday stamp
Copic markers
tiny pearl accents

This was a great sketch! Thanks Peachy Keen! I entered this card with minutes to spare as the challenge was about to close. Wow, it was close. And of course my camera wasn't cooperating. Some strange setting appeared and I couldn't figure out how to turn it off so many of the pictures I took were blurry. So these pictures are not the best but at least I figured out later how to fix the camera.

My two little girls wanted to color this cute little hamster too and I told them I'd put a picture of their work on the blog. They didn't get to use my Copics!! They did such a good job! I'm enjoying that we can all work together in our craft space even though it makes me a bit crazy when they get into some of my stuff - but it's just stuff so I take a deep breath and try to keep a smile on my face. But the Copics are still off limits :-).

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  1. Gorgeous, I love that little image of the hamster he is so cute!! Thanks for joining in on the yellow and pink challenge at mad for markers...hope to see u join in next time :-) hugz ashlee

  2. What an adorable card! I love that your girls colored right along with you. Inspires me to do the same with my girls. I recently had them make cards too... I'll post them. :)
    ~Great Job!

  3. Hi,

    your card looks lovely, i like the pearls on his cupcake :)
    And your girls are very talented too! Great to see they are having fun with my digi's!
    Thanks for showing me.
    greetings Sliekje and cats

  4. What a sweet card... your girls have done a fab job colouring with you too!!
    Thanks for joining in our Mad for Markers pink and yellow challenge!!

  5. Gorgeous. I love the stamp. You have coloured it perfectly. Thanks for joining our challenge at M4M.

  6. Great job coloring that adorable chubby hamster! So so CUTE! Thanks for joining the PK challenge, and just in the nick of time!

  7. Lovely card, and how cute are your girls' efforts too! So pleased you joined in with us at Mad for Markers. I have candy going on over at my blog if you are interested.
    Alicia xx

  8. Hi Chris thanks for stopping by and NO I didn't get on but.... Hubby is really good at making things and hes gonna make me one when the weather cools off so he wanted to see what they looked like. I am excited so maybe i will have it before Thanksgiving or Christmas. Also I love your card you made for the PK Challenge. Hugs Victoria :)

  9. Adorable card, just too cute that your kids also colored. :) I'm a new follower.

  10. Wow!! You're so creative! I enjoy ur blog very much to get some ideas to scrapbook. Kindly visit me too at and leave comments on my scrapwork. I wish I could do some professional scrapcards like yours.

  11. A gorgeous card... and your girls have done a great job too! Thanks for joining in the Pink and Yellow Challenge at Mad for Markers.
    Susan xxox

  12. Very cute.
    Thanks for joining in at Mad for Markers

  13. Hi Chris

    Thank you for your kind comments on my card over at Mad For Markers.

    Your card is gorgeous, love the sweet image. The pearls on the cupcake look fabulous.

    It is wonderful that you can share your craft with your daughters too, I know my little boys love it when I set them up on the table with loads of paper and embellies etc.

    Thank you for playing along at Mad For Markers.

    Michelle :o)