Thursday, April 14, 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #26 and BLOG HOP

Happy Thursday stamping friends.  Aud Sentiments is going to have a lot of fun today and we hope you'll join in with us.  It is our 1 year anniversary and we're going to celebrate all during this challenge!!  So... let's get to the challenge, shall we?  We are so pleased to have Sassy Cheryl's as our sponsor this week.  She has utterly adorable images and are such a pleasure to color up.

The theme for this challenge is... ANYTHING GOES.  Isn't that everyone's favorite???  I know it's mine!  Here's what I came up with...

This is Sassy Cheryl's wonderful image called 'Nature Boy'.  Doesn't he look so proud of his new little buddies?  That smile of his just makes me smile and that's one of the greatest things going.  I used a fun new item on this card that I'd picked up on my last visit to Archiver's.  They're called bubble caps.  I wasn't sure what they were when I bought them, but thought I'd try them out.  The back of the package shows that you'd need a tool to press the bubble caps to a cap.  Well, I just did it by hand using DP instead of a cap and it worked fine.

Stamps:  Sassy Chery's Nature Boy digi, TLC Creations sentiment digi
Paper:  MME fine and dandy, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  none
Supplies:  Nesties, MS border punch, bubble caps
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

NOW... onto more fun!!  It's a Birthday Celebration and a BLOG HOP!!

Each one of the DT members has picked one of our favorite sponsors to use for this hop.  Each sponsor is giving away prizes on each blog.  Just think of all those goodies waiting to be won!  Here's all you have to do...
1.  Visit each blog in the hop and leave a comment.
2.  Become a follower of Aud Sentiments.
3.  Leave a comment on this post about what you like about our challenges or any ideas you'd like to see.

That's it!  You'll have until the end of the challenge to complete the blog hop.  Now... you should have arrived here from Amy's blog.  If you stumbled across us accidentally, head back to Ruthie's blog, our starting point.  Here is the order of our hop...

Yep, I'm bringing up the rear.  Well... someone's got to do it!!  haha!  For my sponsor, I selected Meljens Designs.  Here's a little something about them...

Meljens Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins.  She illustrates whimsical images inspired by her kids and family.  The Meljens Designs blog has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month.  Please visit their line of stamps at Whimsy Stamps

Each DT member got to select an image from their sponsor to use for this hop.  It was very hard to select just one, but I decided to go with 'Gruffy Little Gnome'.  I just love him and he's sooooo fun to color!!  Here he is...

Fun, right??  Now don't forget... you must leave a comment on my blog to have a chance to win some Meljen's prizes.  They are giving away 4 images of your choice.  AWESOME!!  And leave a comment on each of the other blogs so you'll have a chance to win their sponsor's prizes.

One last item to mention.  Aud Sentiments is now opening a DT call.  Please head over to the challenge blog to see how to enter.  The DT call also runs through the duration of our challenge... until April 26.

Stamps:  Meljens Gruffy Little Gnome digi, Stampabilities always make me smile
Papers:  MME Stella and Rose Hattie (polka dot), BG urban prairie, Gina K. pure luxury
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
Supplies:  Nesties, BG buttons, Bella's baubles string of pearls, ribbon
Techniques:  Copic markers and prismacolor pencils w/ OMS

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you've had fun!!  I know I have!


Cheryl of Sassy Cheryl's

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards! I'm thrilled to be the sponsor this week for such an amazing design team! Off to check out all of the other wonderful cards!
Thanks for having me.


Hi Denise

Two stunning cards, I love the sentiments on both of them. The little boy is coloured perfectly.
Hope you have a great day.

Hugs Ali x


Oh wow!! I just adore your creations!! BOTH of them!! Beautiful coloring and that Meljen's Designs image is too funny!! What a great sentiment to put with it!! Thanks for the fun hop! Smiles, Vicki


These cards are just FABULOUS! I have a terrible time with boy cards and you've hit the mark with these too. Love the gruffy little gnome - he's too cute!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min


Stunning cards! Happy Birthday!


Two great cards - loving the colours you've used. I could think of a few folk to send the second card to lol. Carol x


Two FANTASTIC projects - you are a coloring master!!! Mr Gruffy just makes me smile - love him!


Hi Denise,
Who would have thought orange on a boy's card would work so fantastically!! I love it. The second one is brilliant too. You certainly have a good eye for colour combinations!
Dawn xx


these are stunning denise i love them! thanks for the chance to win and what a great hop too! hugz x

darling Ho

Denise: bith cards are so cute and so cool!
I love the images and the DPs you used are excellent.:)
Thanks for sharing.
~darling Ho~


AAAH! They both are so pretty! Absolutely love your color combos! And that Gnome from Meljen is just gorgeous! Hugs, Wendy


i love everything about your meljen's card - love the colours, papers, layout and the colouring!
Kathleen Mc x


Denise - I like the image that you chose from Meljens along with your sentiment. Just perfect!
♥ Sandi's Creations!

Sharron aka Sharrahug

Love both of your cards & the rich color tones you used. Nicely done!
Huggies ~


I love that image!!!

Carole of Brum

Oh I love both of your cards, the colouring on them is fantastic, and I do love the sentiment on the challenge card, it really suits the Nature Boy image. Smashing work. coB


2 fun cards and boy does he look grumpy, the 2nd not the first, thanks for sharing and for the fun hop too.


2 fabulous cards and I just love the sentiments. xx

Stacie (craft-princess)

Really wonderful cards! Love your coloring!


Both cards are adorable!! Love the color combos and the images are so cute!


oohhhh... what for lovely cards - great layouts, wonderful coloring and sweet images.
Happy Easter from Germany ... Tini


Wonderful cards! Love them both! Such talent! Hopping on to the next one!


Totally gorgeous cards!! Your colouring is excellent. Thanks for the hop and inspiration:)


Both images that you chose are just adorable Thanks for sharing


O wow these are soo sooo cute, love the colours and such fun images. Hugs xxx

Dawn Frost

What an adorable grumpy gnome! Beautiful colouring and sketch layout!

Nicecrane Designs

Absolutely adorable and it is really difficult to hear these workd from me,,, SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH