Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #26

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Yay! I have another Your Next Stamp Challenge today! This time our host is Wendy and she wants us to "Grow Your Own" - make your own flowers! Here's what I came up with:

Yes, I used Fhiona's Squirrel Friend again - I just adore this cute little guy! I stamped him on kraft cardstock, did the slightest bit of shading with a Copic marker, then cut him out leaving out the acorn that was in his hand. I cut on his arm lines so that his arm could lift up and hold the little rose I made. The bud portion is made out of 2 tiny milk bottle Primas glued around a little seed bead for shape. Then I punched a little star flower out of green cardstock for the bottom of the flower, and a strip of the same cardstock for the stem. Lastly I punched and glued on a couple leaves. Here's a close shot:

I also punched out the little flowers all over the "field" and stuck them down by sewing on a seed bead in the center of each one. All of the papers are Echo Park (the sky one was printed with my inkjet printer from an Echo Park digi paper), as well as the little banner pieces, heart and alpha stickers. I used a little Timeless Twine on the banner.

This card is also for Charisma Cardz - anything goes, and Creative Card Crew - "Bloomin' Marvelous."

We hope you'll play along with us! One lucky participant will be drawn at random to win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks!! You don't have to use YNS images on your card, but if you do you'll get a double entry in the draw!

Also, the challenge hostess will choose her favorite card, and that winner will get the YNS Challenge "Top Pick" blinkie to proudly display on their blog PLUS $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks! You must use a YNS image to be eligible to be chosen for Top Pick.

Full details can be found at the YNS Challenge Blog. TFL!


  1. What a gorgeous Scene Maureen!! Love the paper piecing and all the added flowers!!

  2. oh this is soooo cute! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  3. SOOOOO Super SWEET Maureen love the flowers you added and the one in his hand, how creative and CUTE!!!!

  4. I love all the little details Maureen and the scene your created is adorable! So glad you are showing this cute squirrel lots of love!

  5. Maureen how wonderful is this that busy little squirrel has stopped to smell the roses! I love you challenge card! Beth

  6. This little squirrel is so cute!!! I love the way he's holding the flower. Great job!!!

  7. oh Maureen, what a wonderful little scene you've created! love the details you've added! So beautifully done!
    hugs & blessings!

  8. I love the paper piecing and all the added flowers!! So beautifully done!

  9. Awesome!Love the colors and the colors!


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