Thursday, February 7, 2013

Red Rubbber Designs "Once Upon a Child" Blog Hop

"Once Upon a Child" is the Red Rubber Designs Theme this month.  For the blog hop the Design Team members are all using the stamp set Wonder and Joy.  This is the cutest set of child images and sayings.  I've made two cards.  Here is the first one:

For the little fisherman stamp I used Amberley Grace Patterned cardstock and Amberley Grace gray ribbon, gray and also while cardstock.  I put a fish brad on the end of his pole, and then used Crystal Effects on the bucket and reel to make them shiny.  The image is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Copics (W0, W3, W5, W7, C2, C5, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, YR21, YR23, YR24, B00, B01, B13, BV11)

 Here is my second card.

 This sweet little girl is lifted in the air by her balloon, perhaps for a celebration, like a birthday.
The background patterned cardstock is Tutti Frutti Patterned Cardstock.  Also I used pink cardstock and white cardstock.  The image is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut out with a Spellbinders Mega Classic Scalloped Ovals Large Nestabilities. I used Copic markers for coloring (E57, E59, E55, RV52, RV55, YG23, YG25, Y35, Y38, E00, E01, E13, B11). I used a cloud template and sponged on Starry Night Pallette Ink behind the image to give the illusion of clouds. The baloon has Crystal Effects on it, and I added three large white brads from Lilly Anna hardward. 

 Contest - This month Red Rubber Designs is playing Hopscotch! Hop to each blog and leave your footprint (a comment). One blog has the "stone" (but we're not telling you which one!) and we'll randomly draw a winner from everyone who commented on that blog. The winner will receive the February Spotlight Stamp FREE!

Extra this month - Red Rubber Designs is sponsoring the Sunshine Mail Foundation  - formerly "Card Cupids" - for the entire month of February. To help with their cause of providing support and comfort to children in need, they hold card challenges on the 1st and 15th of each month.

** Three of the Sunshine Mail Foundation's Design Team will be joining us for the hop. You'll note they are included in our blog hop list.

 Blog Hop Order 

Red Rubber Designs
Michele (Sunshine Mail DT)
Paula-Kay (you are here)
Kim (Sunshine Mail DT)
Karen (Sunshine Mail DT)

      Info on Sunshine Mail Foundation (formerly called Card Cupids):

Sunshine Mail Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, provides children in need comfort, support and joy through free Sunshine Mail Care Packages.  Sunshine Mail is filled with handmade cards, care essentials and other age appropriate items and delivered to children in hospitals, homeless shelters and in foster care.

Card donation guidelines can be found here.

They hold challenges twice a month (1st and 15th). There challenge blog is here

Red Rubber Designs is sponsoring both February challenges (1st & 15th) for Sunshine Mail Foundation.


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Wendy Zick said...

Love both of your cards, so cute! Where do you find fish brads? That is so perfect!

Sarah said...

How funny that we chose the same 2 stamps for our cards. Love those clouds around the little girl and that whopper of a fish with the little fellow. Cute cards, PK!

Anonymous said...

Little boy is so sharp clean and fresh and his background is very interesting. Little girl is just about the cutist litle thing ever. Just want to give her a little hug. As always, you inspire me.
Vonnie Bodnar

Julie Robinson said...

Both of these cards ate wonderful. I love your color choices!!!!!!

Julie Robinson said...

Both of these cards are fabulous. I love your color choices

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

I just love your card, that fabulous image you have used and coloured so beautifully. I too would love to know where you got your fish brad as it is perfect for that image. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges

Ann English said...

LOVE your cards! I love these images, too. Had to look around your blog- full of creative goodness!

cdeasey said...

One of my favorite sets done beautifully!

Kim B said...

Your cards are just beautiful! I am enjoying the hop. Have a wonderful week.

kssdesigns said...

These are all so beautiful! I sure do miss The Angel Co. Wonderful to see your art again. :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

What lovely cards and darling images. I really am thrilled I took the hop and saw your work. The coloring of those kiddies is awesome.

sassyb07 said...

cute cards, love the images you used. thanks for joining us at Lady Anne's
hugs, Valerie

Michele Cunningham said...

Your cards are awesome. they will certainly bring a smile to the kids who receive them..Thanks for spreading sunshine :)

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Such sweet, sweet cards!

Renee said...

Awe! These are just too sweet!

LisaP said...

I am really liking this set! I love your little fisherman card!

MommyScraps said...

Beautiful coloring and adorable cards! :) Thanks for sharing!

Gale Sazma said...

Your cards are a ray of sunshine. Love the colors.

Faye said...

These images are fab Paula-Kay, but you've really added to their feeling of fun with your super creations. X

Glittered Paws said...

This is one of my favorite sets - and I love both of your cards - amazing detail and love the little fish on your little boys fishing pole.

Marilyn Brown said...

I love the kids! They are so cute. The Copic coloring is fabulous!

Wordbird said...

Paula-Kay, I love the the extra tlc you added to these cards the shine to the bucket and balloon,fish brad,the sweet clouds... along with your coloring that almost brings them to life... FUN!! ;D

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a sweet boys card. Love the vibrant color choice with your coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with Delightful Challenges this week.