Sunday, 1 June 2014

Animal Antics

My goodness, isn't this year flying by! The first of June already, and being a Sunday that means it's time for another challenge at Stamping Sensations. We had a fantastic amount of entries for our anything goes theme last month, and a big thank you to everyone who entered, it was a real treat looking through all your gorgeous projects.

For this month, however, we have narrowed things down a bit, although I think our topic will be equally popular as it is

***** ANIMAL ANTICS *****

We would like to see your depictions of creatures from the animal kingdom.

NB. Please remember that we are a stamping challenge. If you wish your entry to be considered for the prize it must include hand stamped elements. Digital stamps (which are in effect clipart) do not qualify. Sadly there were several entries last month that were ineligible because we could not see any hand stamping on them, so please do make sure that your project includes some hand stamping. You can check out our full challenge rules here 

For our sponsor this month we are delighted to welcome back Crafty Individuals, who are very generously inviting the lucky winner to choose anything from their website up to a value of £35! Besides their fabulous stamps, they also have a gloriously eclectic range of papers, printed images, masks & dies and many other crafting accessories and "must haves", so the winner will truly be spoilt for choice.

I've made two cards for this month. Inspired by the fact that we live next door to a farm, and it is so lovely to be able to watch all the animals out in the fields, I've used some of the gorgeous images from the Crafty Individuals Miniatures Book "Nature's Beauty". and stamps from their "Winter Trees" Elements plate (code CI-209).

My second card is completely different!

Of course, I don't normally do cute, but I couldn't resist the "Max & Whiskers" paper pad by Basic Grey when it came out, as it is just so bright and cheerful. Unfortunately it is now discontinued, so I am hoarding the sheets I have left! Fortunately there are two sheets of each design, so I could use one of the cat backgrounds here! The large cat stamp (Funstamps) has been in my stash for years, and gets an airing every now and then if I have to make a card for a cat lover. I cut and mounted it with Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. The small cats, words, and the cheeky dog in the corner are from a freebie set from Papercraft Inspirations magazine. All the cats were coloured with Promarkers.

Lots of delightful animal antics going on in the DT's samples, so do go and take a look at them on the Challenge Blog. Thanks for looking at mine, and I look forward to seeing yours!


Sally H said...

Two wonderful cards, Lynne! Love the farm animals on the first. Have I got that book? Must check my stash later!
Hope you have a lovely day. We are taking Steve's Dad out for the day to look at old railways...

brenda said...

Two totally different but equally lovely cards Lynne.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Maddy Herbison said...

You did a great job of cute Lynne! Love that big cat stamp of yours, he has a great expression on his face, up to mischief no doubt :-) hope you are enjoying the weekend. Maddy x

Maxine D said...

These are fabulous Lynne - so different and yet both so gorgeous :-). Love your cat card - as a cat lover I am biased though.

craftimamma said...

Two lovely animal cards Lynne and they both made me smile. The little dog barking made me laugh as that's our Snoopy if anything cat, bird, mouse, whatever dares to trespass on his territory, lol!

Lesley Xx

pinky said...

Oh I just love them both Lynne, shows your serious and fun side!!

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