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Meljen’s Designs–Sketch Challenge

Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well. I can’t believe it is already mid-May. I hope some warm, sunny weather heads our way soon.

I lost my creative mojo over the week end and really struggled to make the few cards that I needed to complete. I (re)discovered a huge time sink, Pinterest, and it really got my mojo going again. There are so many amazing things to look at, be inspired by, or laugh at. I started by putting together some collections of card sketches and crafting projects that I love. It just grew on its own from there. Feel free to look me up and check out some of the sketches and things that I pinned if your mojo needs a boost.

This week the Meljen’s Designs team is challenging you to use a sketch created by our talented teammate Dianna. This is such a great, versatile sketch. I hope you will join us and link up your creation inspired by this sketch on the Meljen’s Designs blog.

I decided to make another boyish card for my stash (or maybe OWH). I never used the Playful Dinosaur image before and was happy to get the chance to print & color him. I also broke out some burlap that I had stashed away. I don’t know why I haven’t been using it. I think I’ve been “saving” it for some big, wonderful idea that hasn’t surfaced yet. I am glad I used it because I really like the way it looks even as a simple mat.

Just like every Thursday, Melissa has some cute new digital images that she is releasing at Whimsy Stamps. Here is a looksee.

Since she loves to spoil us on occasion, she also released a few extra, summer inspired images earlier this week. These are also available at Whimsy Stamps.

As if that isn’t enough, she also released 4 RUBBER stamps at Whimsy Stamps on Wednesday. Whimsy is having a blog hop to celebrate all the new rubber stamps and dies released in May. If you are interested in joining the hop, you can find the details HERE.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Supplies:

  • Stamps: Playful Dinosaur digital stamp by Meljen’s Designs, Ticket Sentiments by Raindrop Echo Designs (both available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft and dark chocolate CS, Neenah Solar Crest CS, My Mind’s Eye Little Boy Blue DP,
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Twilight & Olive inks
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: the Twinery cappuccino baker’s twine, misc. button & burlap

Challenges:

Comments

Carol said…
Great card Cheryl, such a cute dinosaur. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I do hope we'll see you again soon. Carol DT xx
Cass said…
Hi Cheryl, this card is adorable! I love the coloring of the dinosaur and all the textures, layers and stitching...oh my! haha!

Have a great day!
Christine said…
This is adorable! The idea of using the burlap for the matting is great. Love to see a boy/masculine card for inspiration. BTW, love to hear of another card maker that sponsors our troops thru OWH!
Rachel B said…
Fabulous card. That image is so cute and your coloring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!
Marie-Anne said…
What a gorgeous card.

Marie-Anne
Pat (mspfd) said…
Beautiful job on the sketch. Your card is precious. Love the texture and neat details!
PetraB said…
This is so cute, I love the colours you used for the card. Thank you for playing along with the Cheerful Stamp Pad.
Miranda said…
adorable card Cheryl, very lovely and the little dino is very cute
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week
hugs
Miranda
Martha said…
what a wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Clear It Out
your card is adorable reminded me of one of my favorite movies growing up "Land before time". Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.
Dori said…
Super adorable card, Cheryl! Love the dinosaur and the boy-friendly colors and patterns. Thanks for joining us at "Cooking it up with Katie!"
Hannah Clark said…
Oh wow! What an adorable image! I love the burlap and all that stitching! The whole card is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!
Kathy and Lucky said…
You losing your mojo, never, or if you do, you never show it :) This card is adorable, love the burlap under the image, it really adds a rustic feel that Dino needs.
Nikki Byrne said…
Oh! HGow cute is that image. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT. Good luck. Nikki DT
Dana said…
Amazing card Cheryl!! Thanks for mentioning Pinterest. I've never heard of it and yes, it definitely looks like a great way to wake up your mojo!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talents with us at One Crazy Stamper : )
Hugs~
Dana
1CardCreator said…
Love your card Cheryl!
Gail said…
Love the card....such a great kids card!
Very nice card, great layout and color combo. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.
Becky said…
This is so cute..This image is adorable, Wonderful colors and coloring.
Carrie Sampsel said…
I this is so cute. And I love the idea of the burlap!! TFS
kurlygirl said…
This is so cute! I just bought burlap yesterday! Can't wait to use it!
HandmadebyTLC said…
WOW, definently circles but all the details! WOW, all the thread, all the buttons, the materials used are fabulous but especially the image! Too Cute!! Thanks for joining us at Wags n' Whiskers Circles challenge. Join us tomorrow for our Blog Hop and give away!
*HUGS*
Tammy Louise
Anita said…
Cheryl, I love this card. That image is just too cute and your papers are fabulous along with that burlap. OK, I'm off to check out pinterest cause my mojo has gone MIA too!
BarbaraW said…
Cool image and fantastic background. Thanks for sharing your work in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.
Hi Cheryl. What a fun card, love your L/O too. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT this week. Good Luck!
Hugs Nataliya
Collette said…
What a great card, Cheryl - lovely coloring as usual. Especially like your burlap circle - very clever. Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.
Saskia said…
Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles with this great card!

Saskia :)
Oh wow, this card is gorgeous! I do find male cards very hard, but you nailed this one!
Thank You for joining in at Lexi's Creations Challenge....
Hugs Kobie _ Lexi's DT
Carol L said…
Your card is fabulous! I love the DP and colors and especially the woven panel behind the image! Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!
Laurel said…
Cute. Love how you incorporated all the patterned papers so flawlessly. Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping.
BugBites said…
Super cute-love the paper choices. TFS with us at Frosted Designs this week.
Scrappychick said…
oooo, this is adorable!!!! Love the image and the layout and all the twine and sewing!! Thanks so much for joining as at DICC this week, good luck!
Cyndi
Riet said…
So gorgeous card Cheryl,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx
Denimo said…
Hi Cheryl. Just wanted to pop over and say thanks so much for the sweet comment you left!! It really made my day!! I just love your stuff too. This dinosaur card is great!! The burlap is an especially great touch!! Take care, Denise
xiumaiyuki said…
simply. darling.

This card just makes me so happy!!!
Sheila said…
Fab card with such gorgeous papers and that image is divine! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days and good luck with all those challenges!! :)X
Michelle VP said…
Cute card! Love the fabric. :)
Teri said…
Its a lovely cute card hun.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri x
Wenda said…
Great card, thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Hugs Wenda
WOWZERS! Cheryl, this is GREAT! I LOVE that image and that burlap background is such a clever accent! You do make me think outside the box! Love your coloring too BTW! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}
Shelby Goolsby said…
Super cute card!! I love the texture. Thank you for joining us at My Partner In Crafting Crime.
Shelly Schmidt said…
I love this great patterned paper- darling card! Thanks for joining the Belli Blog 'S' Challenge.
Vicki Romaine said…
Your dino card is so cute. The whole card is adorable. Thanks for joining "Color My World" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.
Love this card Cheryl! I have just recently discovered MelJen's designs when doing a search for a teacup digi image. I got the cutest teacup fairy image and planned on using it in a card soon. I did not know that meljen's had a challenge. off to check it out.
Karin said…
Hi Cheryl :) Thanks for all your sweet comments last week while I was taking a break from visiting and commenting. Trying to catch up with all I missed...This is just so cute and the burlap behind adds the best bit of texture!
Samantha said…
fabulous card! love it, thanks for joining us on this weeks One for the Kids Challenge @ Top Tip Tuesday,

WE are having a DT call too! and we have Candy on offer for those promoting it check this post out for the info : Top Tip Tuesday DT CALL
hugs Samantha :)
Caroljenks said…
Gorgeous card - great colours and I love the hessian!

Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'One For The Kids' Challenge :)
Good Luck!

Carol x
Lisa aka Myran said…
I'm loving the colors and image on this sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Mami Doodles :)
Lacey Stephens said…
Fabulous card! Great take on the Circles Challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge Challenge.
PS The Princess Digital Stamps are now available.
~Lacey
www.stampandcrate.com
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps
Lisa said…
Love your card and your colouring is fab!

Thanks for joining us for the recipe challenge at Cooking it Up with Katie this week!

Lisa x
Hi Cheryl!!!
You saved my tush by taking a blog break!!! I feel like I'm so backed up on visits!!! Yikes!!

So glad to see this cute dino though!! The burlap is awesome!!!!!

I'm 'hoping' to return to bloggin in a week or so.......'hope' is the keyword!! See you on FB though :)
Maria
Elise said…
Oh my gosh!!! This has to be one of the cutest most adorable dinosaur cards I've seen! :) I love the color combo, and the stitching makes everything look so "cool!" Love it!

Hugs,
Elise
Silvia(Barnie) said…
Such a lovely piece.
Tammy said…
This is adorable Cheryl!! I love that image and it's colored beautifully!! Awesome textures! ...and thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!
Hugs, Tammy
Janna Werner said…
Cheryl, this card is so sweet, love the image and your colour combination! TFS, enjoy your time off. Janna
Shirl said…
Oh my that is one cute image and your colouring Cheryl is the bees knees as usual.
Hugs Shirley x x
bosenberries said…
Love your pinterest def... ha ha!! Card is fab.. the burlap is a great matt for a boy card!! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin
Denise said…
Love all the texture in your card! The colors rock :)
whoistracy said…
Isn't he sooo cute!?!?! Love the colors here. What a great boy card.
Such a great card for a boy! TFS =)
Alicia said…
Wow! Cheryl, I have never heard of Pinterest ever before. I went over and fell in love with your pictures! Like a virtual scrapbook for hopes and dreams...so beautiful and delicious!! Just curious as to how long you spend on the computer...every post of yours seems so perfect! Full of information, everything you make is perfect! I could only inspire to be one day like you.
Alicia xx
Audrey Pettit said…
Awww, how absolutely adorable this is, Cheryl! Love the papers, love the stitching and baker's twine, LOVE the burlap. And what a fabulous coloring job on that cute dinosaur. :)
~Michelle~ said…
love everything about this...the color, the burlap, the twin....perfection!!
Emily Leiphart said…
Such a cute dino! I love your whimsical stitching, the burlap and twine!
SmilynStef said…
Love the wonderful texture ... thanks for joining our Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

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