Friday, January 20, 2012

Penny's Challenge & Simon Says Stamp

I'm a little bit late getting this blog post up.  Our newest challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Images is a Buttons & Bows/Trim Challenge.  You can click on this link to enter your card in the current challenge, or to read all the details about it.  We'd love to have you play along.  You just need some Buttons and Ribbon/Trim on your project.

Here is the card I made for the challenge at Penny's.  I used the adorable Cowboy Chaps image from our sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps, and I placed the image on a denim pocket by Rusty Pickle that could hold a gift card.  I added some wooden buttons, some Making Memories trim, as well as some Baker's Twine and a cute little sentiment that I printed off on my computer.  I just LOVE how this card turned out, and now I just need a little boy to give it to so that it doesn't go to waste.
Next, I made this adorable little card (photo below) for my most precious niece, Alexa.  She is 4 years old, and I know she will love getting this card in the mail.  I miss her SO much.  She lives in Minnesota, so I get to see her about once a year, and she's growing up so quickly.  She's a beautiful little girl, and she is SO smart.  She speaks English and Russian fluently (her Mom is Russian).  I can't wait to pop it in the mail to get it to her.
Other than the Baker's Twine it's completely made of October Afternoon supplies.  I followed the fun sketch by Domi over at Simon Says Stamp.  This is my second entry for the challenge there - I really have my eye on the prize there (keep crossing my fingers tightly).  You can read all about their challenge and view the sketch by clicking on this link:

That's all for today.  I'm going to enjoy the last night of having our daughter, Lily, home before she heads back to college tomorrow.  Family nights are the best.



  1. Aw Karen, these are just gorgeous! That denim pocket has really got my attention - I want one!! The card for your niece is so sweet and I love how everything works together.

  2. what fun fun cards...I love how you used the denim and that cute little adorable..

  3. great work, karen! especially love the second one with the buttons! really nice use of embellishments

  4. Your buckero is fabulous on that fabric and I love the pocket! Wonderful Swing image and incredible buttons you've added!

  5. Both of your cards are so cute. The designer Papers are just wonderful.

    DIANA L.

  6. Hi Karen!!! The little cowboy card is sooo cute, you did an awesome job coloring him. But the card for your niece is beyond words, so much detail and the colors are gorgeous. She will love it for sure. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Dawn

  7. Great cards Karen. The cowboy card looks great with the addition of the little pocket. Looking forward to working with you at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges.

  8. What lovely cards - so differeny, but I really love them both. Jx

  9. Both cards are so cleverly made ! Love them. Hugs, Marion

  10. Hi Karen, I like both of these cards, The little cow boy is perfect for a boy and I like the pocket design. and I like the vintage look of the second card,
    Kevin xx

  11. Love these, specially the cowboy one, its simply too adorable

  12. Very cute cards, the little Buckaroo is darling.

    Hugs, Lori m

  13. Both fabulous cards. Domi's sketch is gorgeous, such wonderful colours, the image is so sweet and I love you wonderful details - I love those buttons - Alexa will be thrilled!!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  14. oh gosh Hun these are brilliant cards,the colours are divine and your colours are just perfect,love love those buttons,too,hope you are okay Hun,hugs Cherylxxx

  15. Hi Cheryl,

    I hopped by your blogs: WOW! what a amazing creations you made! Each and every one!

    Greatings, Karin

  16. Too cute! I love the cowboy witht he burlap backgroung! What a great use of the fabric. Image is cute also, LOL!

    Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog, and leaving me your blog address. Now a follower.

    :) Gale

  17. Adorable cards Karen! I love all that October Afternoon! Fabulous work!! :)

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  18. Oh what awesome cards!! Love how fun they are!!

  19. cute cute cards. I esp. love that little cowboy with the burplap background! thanks for visiting my blog and the wonderful comments. i'm going to follow you :)

  20. those cards are so striking and wonderful!
    real masterpieces!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo