Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Serendipitous...

I had a lovely unexpected surprise birthday present when Mary Lee Dew invited me to be a guest designer for the two blog hops on Serendipity Stamps this month (the first and third Wednesday). I love their stamps - you may remember the big " And the angel said..." sentiment which I used on my mass-production Christmas cards last year. So I was delighted to say yes please, and thank you.




Blog hop details: Mary offers a $20 gift certificate to spend at Serendipity stamps, awarded randomly to a comment left on any of the blogs. Start on the company blog and follow the hop, remembering to leave comments. I've often been inspired by the beautiful cards the DT have created when I see them on the website, I'm sure you will be too.

Serendipity Stamps blog

My Miscellany (yes, mine)

Beth Chiu

Julie Warner

Marybeth Lopez

Miriam Napier

Vickie Z

You have until April 8th to leave comments; on the 9th Mary will award the gift certificate so make sure to check the Serendipity blog again then in case you were the lucky winner.

Here's the card I made for this week. We don't have chipmunks here in Ireland, and it wasn't till I saw them in a pet-shop in Paris a few years ago that I realised how tiny and cute they are. In my imagination, from childhood books featuring them, they were bigger. The cage was actually labelled "squirrels", but as soon as I saw them I knew they were no squirrels but actually little chipmunks and totally adorable. This one has a late daffodil just for you.


Details: I stamped the chipmunk on white card, using Versafine black ink, and coloured him with Polychromos pencils, adding a little sparkle to the daffodil with Stickles.
I used the Marbled Cells background stamp to create a piece to cut my sentiment from: stamping it with mustard seed distress ink, heat embossing and then using Brushos to add the green. Then I die-cut the Hello sentiment a couple of times for depth, with a black layer for shadowing. I simply finished the card off with some green and yellow matting to match the daffodil, and some yellow sequins with Liquid Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by! And thank you, Mary, for inviting me to be your guest this month.

25 comments :

  1. I love watching the chipmunks in our yard. Funny, they've only been around the last five or so years and we've lived here almost 30. Your card is so sweet. Great job with the coloring. Congrats on the Guest Feature too!

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  2. The brightness of the yellow flower and the chipmunk in brown balance this sweet card!

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  3. This is so sweet, Sabrina! Love your chipmunk & the colors are fabulous. So great to have you w/ us this month.

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  4. Thanks so much for joining Serendipity as our Guest Designer this month Sabrina! Love your adorable Chipmunk!

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  5. Great card!! Chipmunks are always so cute!!!

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  6. This is such a cute Chipmunk Sabrina, and love the die cut sentiment using the background stamp and such pretty colours, also the sequins with the sweet little dots. x

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  7. What a cute card, your coloring is wonderful!!

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  8. How cute! Your colouring is so good too!

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  9. Great coloring. The little
    squirrel looks like those in
    my backyard. thanks for
    sharing. Congratulations on
    being a guest Designer.
    You've proven it was a good
    choice. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. What a lovely card design !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  11. Your chipmunk is delightful, Sabrina! We don't have them here but my dad had one in VT that he trained to take a peanut from his pocket! That little chipmunk was adorable and so is yours! Congratulations on your win and being this month's guest designer!

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  12. Very cute card with
    the fun chipmunk and
    pretty Daffodil.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. This is adorable. I like your coloring.

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  14. So cute! He brings back memories of the chipmunks we have seen in our travels. Especially in MN where they were very plentiful around our cabin.

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  15. I have a thing for squirrels and chipmunks and love this card!

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  16. Cute little chippie and pretty card.

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  17. I saw chipmunks in Colorado. They are really cute. Your card is so springy! Hope spring comes to stay soon. We had spring in Feb. but it disappeared soon after.

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  18. Nothing says Spring like daffodils and chipmunks! Thank you for this cheery card!

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  19. Love your adorable card. Awesome coloring.

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  20. What a cute wee thing! They are so funny the way they race around..

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  21. I learned something today - I had no idea there were no chipmunks in Ireland! Your card is delightful.

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  22. I like the way you kept it fairly simple, so the daffodil takes center stage. The little touch of sparkle sets it off perfectly.

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  23. Super cute card! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. How cute is this chipmunk?! A lovely card. x

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