Friday, February 25, 2011

Treasure Chest Blog Hop

WELCOME to the Stamp TV CSS DT ANIMAL KINGDOM CHALLENGE blog hop.  There were 33 StampTV animal stamp sets on the list to choose from and you can imagine how difficult it was to choose which set(s) to play with for this hop.  


If you've come from the very talented Carolina's  blog, you're in the right place.  If not, then we invite you to go to the beginning of the hop and see all of the fabulous animal kingdom creations 


As you go through this hop, be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you hop along.  On Tuesday morning, March 1, we will randomly choose one of the comments from all of the blogs and that person will win a StampTV stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95.  


I made two cards for this hop:




I wanted to create an interesting back ground as a view through a window for the cute giraffe from Melanie Muenchinger's stamp set, "Just so Hippy", so I used Distress Inks and the rainbow technique.  The grass and the branches were from "Hang in There" by Theresa Momber. I colored the giraffe with Copics. E00, E33 and E57.  CS GK PL "Ivory" and "Tan Leather".  The DP paper I used as a frame is from Basic Grey "Pyrus".  


Here is my second card






Details:  CS GK PL White, Lemon Drop and Fresh Asparagus.  I stitched DP from Basic Grey "Origins" onto the Fresh Asparagus panel then layered it on the Lemon Drop layer that I had stamped a bouquet from the same stamp set with Vivid Lemon Ice ink.  All the images on this card are from the stamp set  by Theresa Momber called "Purr-fectly Delightful".  I colored the kitty with Copic markers, E00, E30, E43, W3, YR14, Y36 and YG17. The cup was colored with YG91 and G94 and cut it out with Nestabilities Round Scalloped die.  I finished it off with white satin ribbon and Prima Flowers.  
Now hop on over to the very talented Deb Felt's blog and see her fantastic creation.  
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!













Cheri

122 comments:

Carla S. said...

Both cards are amazing, Cheri! what wonderful scenes you created for both "critters"!

peggy wainman said...

Both cards are beautiful, but that kitty is just so adorable, love it!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Gorgeous cards! Love all the details.

joy said...

Wonderful cards! I really like the giraffe card with your coloring and the greenery - fantastic placement - so well balanced!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! Both card are stunning!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Both are gorgeous - I especially love how you made the "window" for your giraffe!

Brenda said...

Cheri both of your cards are beautiful!! I really need to use these sets again.

Payne Holler Cards said...

these are incredible! love that scene with adorable giraffe and the kitten card is precious!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cheri- Both of your cards are fantastic. The giraffe one is gorgeous with the scene you created! Great job, my friend!

Melissa Cash said...

Adorable cards Cheri! I love them both, but I think the kitty is my fav!

Jennie said...

Such pretty designs Cheri!! Love your giraffe card and perfect colors and your kitten design is just precious...love the way you stamped the flowers in the background!

Donna Phelan said...

Super cards, thanks for sharing!

Betty Neville said...

Two amazing cards Cheri! Gorgeous giraffe scene and the kitty is adorable! Love all the details on both cards - really well done!

stampqueen said...

Great cards - love the window scene for your giraffe, it looks like a watercolor painting - and your kitten is adorable!!!

Lagene said...

Love the colorful scene with the giraffe card & what a cute kitten!

Olga said...

both cards are gorgeous!!!! Love the kitty!

catdidit said...

What a gorgeous 'window' you created, love it! and the kitty design is rocking too! Awesome creations Cheri!

Melanie said...

oh these are both darling!! I love the background technique you did for hippy and the little spatters make it look so artsy! the colored spots on the giraffe are a perfect match for the DP! That kitten card is one of the cutest I've seen with that set! :)

Deb said...

Fabulous, Cheri! Love that rainbow technique and the way those colors pop off the rest of the monochromatic page! That second card is just SO sweet! Darling!

buggin2stamp said...

Cheri, your cards are precious. I love the scene behind the giraffe. And your kitty card is perfect with the flower accents. I also thought it cute that your kitty card is next to the picture of you stamp buddy in your sidebar. Every card definitely needs some cat love. :0)

Lynne said...

Well done. The animals are beautifully colored and the flowers well placed on both cards.

Theresa said...

Cute choice of animals! Great cards! Love the flowers and designs.

Theresa Momber said...

Cheri, both cards are so gorgeous!!! Wonderful coloring, backgrounds and layouts! Just perfect!

Barbara Colbert said...

Both cards are great...very creative!!! LOVE the window with the giraffe!

Tamara said...

Nice cardsBoth are awesome! No wonder you one of the Diva's!! I Love That giraff!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi cheri :) Awww....what a couple of adorable cards! I just love this giraffe! and the kitty cat card is perfect! My mom would just LOVE that! Her and my dad just adore their cats. hehehe

kellyisascrapdiva said...

These are gorgeous! Wow, I love them both!

jan farnworth said...

love your kitty carad

merniebug said...

Fabulous job with both cards. They are delightful.

Donna said...

Two very cute cards

naneruth said...

These are so cute! Love that kitty.

pat said...

what a talented lady you are. I love both your cards but the kitty in the cup is my favorite.
thanks for sharing

Miesje said...

Love those cards! Really like that kitty - still wishing I had brought that one!

Carol said...

Adorable!



Carol B
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pqueenie said...

Both cards are cute, but I especially love the kitty card.

Stephani said...

Love both cards. Great background on the giraffe. The kitty is too cute.

mdog said...

I love both cards. They are adorable! Their faces just radiate "hug me"

Teri said...

Great job on both!

Dottie said...

Both of your cards are adorable. Very nice.

Kelly said...

I love both cards! Love your "window" for the giraffe, and the darling kitty!

mercieschild said...

Wow, these cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Hugs Cathy

Debbie said...

Both cards are great...I have to say though the giraffe is my favorite!

Theressa said...

I'm glad to see the giraffe used. Both aare sweet. Thanks for sharing

Joni said...

both are darling but one is the cat's meow!

Lusiana said...

Awww sexy giraffe! :p
The cat card is very nice, love the colours.

sandi said...

Oh so cute!

Pam said...

Great cards.

Luv 2 Create said...

I haven't seen this giraffe image before, but I love what you have done with him. He really is one of the cutest giraffes. Of course I love the cat card also being the owner of two myself.
Marcie

Chris said...

Great giraffe! The kitty is so soft looking!

lmaro35 said...

That is one cute giraffe.... pretty card too.

grandmalee said...

Fabulous job on both of the cards! I love how you combined the sets on the first card...they look like they were made for each other! The colors and the background are stunning! I also love how you put the second card together. The color you chose to stamp on the small postion of the background is fabulous! Great choice! The coloring is awesome on both cards!

Shirley B said...

OMG what cute cards. That giraffe is tooo cute and
that kitten is so cuddly looking.

Lynn B. said...

That's the most adorable giraffe card I've ever seen!

Patti Smith said...

Love, love both cards...great detail in both of them...colors are awesome...tfs

Judy said...

Cheri, both cards are adorable. That kitten is adorable and fantastic! TFS

Nana Connie said...

The giraffe looks like he's about to step out of the jungle and onto the savannah! Fantastic. The kitten on your second card is one of my favorite all time images and your coloring is stupendous! Love both of them.

Laura said...

Beautiful cards! I love the dp with the giraffe!

Lorraine said...

That card is as cute as that kitten

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Your kitty card is no doubt sweet, but the softness you achieved on the giraffe card is wonderful!

rakosturik said...

Love the cards.

Gladys R. said...

Beautiful cards. Would hate to have
to decide between the two. Coloring is
so nice. Love the background on the
first card.

Frances said...

Love both of your cards. They are adorable.

Leeci said...

Love the cards...you did a great job on both!

Golda said...

Those are both fantastic cards. I really like how the background piece on the giraffe card accentuates the giraffe.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Ooooh! Two visual treats for us! I love the floral/greenery elements you added to both cards. The giraffe looks like it wants to eat some, LOL!

The Vannoy Family said...

Cheri -LOVE your color scheme - and paper flowers - very pretty~ Thanks for sharing!

sandyh said...

both cards are great....but i love that cute giraffe with all the trimmings!
sandyh

luvhymns said...

Love the giraffe... the call of the wild!

Joan said...

Amazing cards. The giraffe is so cute.

Carol A said...

Love both cards but especially the giraffe! He looks like he's heading into the card!

Bertha W said...

Love the idea of the window! I must try it some time. Thanks for sharing!

Casmiles said...

I've always loved this giraffe and I think you've given me the final push to order this set. Your rainbow background is beautiful, as is the card!

Casmiles said...

Your kitty card is precious - looks like he's scheming ~ "what should I get into next".!

leliza1 said...

The giraffe card has so much DEPTH!
Laura

sprgstn16 said...

Love the cards! That kitty is colored so well!

Jill said...

I love giraffe's, and I love that giraffe! You did a spectacular job on both cards. Can't wait to see others that you've made.

Jean said...

The little giraffe looks like he's looking out a window from a beautiful room and the kitten card makes me think of pure spring sunshine! Both are just beautiful!

Linda said...

I love your cat tea cup super cute!! and very pretty with yellow flowers!

Teresa said...

Gotta love a kitty card!

Jenny McGee said...

Both cards are very cute. Love how the giraffe matches the background.

San said...

I don't know where to go to see who is the winner of the wonderful stamp set for doing this Animal Kingdom hop. Please let me know--I've looked all over for the list of winners. Who knows, I might be there . I've always love that cute giraffe, and you've chosen some really nice colors. I like the touch of twine as well.

Brigitte said...

I really ike both cards. i love the expressions on the giraffe and the Kitten. the colors you have used are very nice.

Jan said...

Adorable cards. The giraffe just melts your heart. And I love cats (kittens) so the second tugs on my heart strings.............beautifully done...both of them.

SAbrat said...

Love both cards! Thanks for using something different. Very pretty!
Hugs,
Cindy D in WV

Pat Jandacek said...

Wonderful cards. The layout, colors, and background design on the giraffe card is fabulous.

Sandy said...

Both of these cards are great! Love the background and that giraffe is to die for and the kitty is so cute!

gingerbaby said...

Both are soooo cute.
Love the kitty.
hugs,
Brooke

Donna said...

Stunning, just stunning, both cards are awesome.
Wonderful designs and colors are perfect, just beautiful!!
Love them both!!

sghay said...

Both cards are so cute, but I have to say..I'm a cat person, so love that second one.

Marsha said...

These are so cute. Love the DP behind the giraffe.

1jmass said...

What a sweet face that little giraffe has. Good work.

amy said...

The giraffe looks as if it could walk right off the page. So precious! and the kitten card, well, kittens are so fun! Thanks!

Susan said...

Both your cards are wonderful. Love the cute giraffe and the kitten too.

Leisa said...

both are great - LOVE the "window" and the details on the giraffe card

bernietom47 said...

Your cards are delightful. Those animals are adorable. Love the window!
Blessings Bernie

Linda Gilliam said...

OH such cute cards!! I love them both, but I especially LOVE the kitten card, and I also LOVE your "stamping buddy" (the real cat) LOL!
Beautiful cat you have there....

LoveSnailMail said...

Especailly like the integration of stamped and punched foliage on the giraffe card!

Booknplays said...

That giraffe is so cute for a child's card. But I do love that kitty for anyone!

DebbieM said...

Stunning cards! :) Love the background from the giraffe and that kitty is so adorable.

Designs By Sky said...

Cute cards,the giraffe and the kitten are adorable. TFS

Janice said...

Cute!! I love them both.

PAM said...

Very cute kitty card,Add one more set to my wish list. Nice cards!

Stephanie said...

Great cards! Both stamps are so nice!

Karen said...

I don't know which I like better, great job

ladyj said...

WOW!!!! Those are so great!!! Love both of them, but the giraffe is my fav :-)

scalder said...

OOH, can't decide which one I like best. I do adore cats but...that giraffe is too cute!!!!

cre8ting said...

Cheri, your artwork is beautiful. The kitten speaks to my heart as my two are currently sitting on my lap...they make cardmaking a bit of a challenge, but gotta love them! Thanks for the cards!

pamrogo said...

The giraffe is fantastic. What a creative mind. Pam

Cathy said...

What cute cards! Great job!

Attegirl said...

Oh those are such cute cards... the giraffe is wayyyy to cute and I love your background on it too!

Sheila said...

Love the attention to detail. Lot of work went into both cards.

PatS said...

Two words..precious and adorable. The added details and coloring in your cute cards are perfect!

Colorado Crafter said...

Great cards! TFS!!

Barbara Hale said...

Both of your cards are just great. I love the embellishments.

Debbie Bradford said...

both cards show a lot of talent, effort, and attention to detail. So cute!

Helen F. said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Cheri! I love the giraffe and the kitten is too adorable :)

Carolina said...

Oh these are so adorable - love how you used the animal print strip on the first and the flowers on the second are the perfect touch to go with those your beautifully colored Kitty!

Ruth said...

Love the kitty!! So cute!!!

Cynthia said...

Both cards are very sweet, Cheri! I like the scene you've created for the giraffe.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards--I like the rainbow technique on the first.

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Great designs!

Cheryl S. said...

What a terrific background for the giraffe and I love the kitty in the cup!!

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