Monday, April 20, 2009

Little critters...

That's what today's Monday Challenge is between us Monday Challenge Chicks! Woodland Creatures are everywhere these days (well, everywhere except here in Oki, I sure do miss squirrels and bunnies, and gophers, and deer, and...). It's a trend that's hard NOT to follow! They're so cute and cuddly:D I decided to use my little Gerda the Goat stamp by Whiff of Joy! I haven't used him much lately and I just think he's DARLING! I don't think he technically counts as a "woodland creature" so much as a farm animal, but dangit I'm a rebel and I'm using him anyways!
Isn't he SO sweet? I colored him with some Copics, and went with a pretty simple layout. I actually REALLY enjoyed making this card. I had NO plan when I started out, so I colored Gerda the Goat and then chose my color combo from there. The base is Kraft (by PTI) and the blue is Baja Breeze. Obviously, I also used Chocolate Chip:) The sentiment is by PTI from this years Anniversary stamp set "Everyday Blessings".
Go check out the rest of the Monday Chicks and see what lil creatures they have today!

I made this next card yesterday with a new release by Verve called Because of You. I made it for my Grandma, I'll send it to her on Mother's Day. I don't do vintage or chic very often, but I gotta tell you I love how this card turned out! I showed it off to Billy and he said "Wow, that's really nice! Will you make one for my mom?" AWW! Sweetest compliment:) Love that guy...
Here's the card--
The paper is by SU (I forgot which pack it's from?). I used Mojo Monday #82 for the layout:)
Well I'm off to relax and get ready for bed! Ya'll have a great Monday:)



10 comments:

Christy Lynn said...

We have woodland critters, they're just Okinawa style. Didn't I tell you about the MONGOOSE I saw on my way home from my interview last Thursday?

Gerda's a cutie and so is the other card!

StampinCathy said...

I just adore your critter card. I just love the layout and the colors. This stamp is just to cute and your coloring is always so amazing.
Your Grandma's card is just beautiful and she will love it.

Jennifer Buck said...

These are both beautiful, Amber! :)

Linda said...

OH lovely!!! Very nice work!

Brooke said...

that goat is too funny Amber! great job on your cards today.. i love all your layers!

Karen said...

I was able to play, check here http://karenmclaughlin.blogspot.com/

Linsey said...

Awww, what a cute critter! This is such a darling card, Amber! Your color is just so impressive, I'm totally looking at it super close up and trying to copy it, hehe! This is so inspiring, I'm gonna have to play too, I think! :) And the card for your Grandma for Mother's Day is absolutely stunning! Your big beautiful bows look magnificent...you and Maren's bows...I dream about them! :) TFS buddy

Michelle said...

Love how you've got the sentiments turned sideways - a great change from the normal way.....very fun. Love the colors you've got together on your grandmother's card.

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome cards, Amber! Love your coloring on the first and that cute image. The second one is absolutely STUNNING!

Paola said...

Gorgeous card for your grandmother.