Monday, October 20, 2008

HM "Not a Card" Challenge





This week's HM challenge was "anything but a card". I actually thought of several projects I could do, but I got one done for now so I'll post it. Susan Roberts from Rainy Day Creations recently did a beautiful door hanger using one of Flourishes new stamp sets. So I decided to do a door hanger and use my gruffie who fell asleep reading. I didn't have any chip board so I had to create my own, using some thin cardboard for a backing. I used my Western Sky DP from SU! and my "Bedtime Story" gruffie from HM. I also used some River Rock and Blue Bayou (both retired In-Color papers from SU) and colored once again with my Prismacolor pencils. I stamped some "z's" with VersaMark and added my Cosmo glitter to them. I like how it turned out and decided it would be a cute gift for the older grandkids to hang on their doors when they want to be left alone from pestering siblings. :) Thanks for looking - it was a fun challenge and I'll try to pursue one of my other ideas if there's time. Be sure to check out the other great entries. Hugs.

27 comments:

Sue said...

Oh goodness this is so cute and very creative! I am sure all the kids will love them!

Carmen O. said...

Wow what a cute idea! That Gruffy stamp fits perfectly for the doorhanger. Beautiful work.

mycardz said...

Ooooo, what a PERFECT image to go with the saying! Very creative! I love this. :)

Carolyn Bounds said...

ADORABLE!!! It looks like this sleepyheaded Gruffy was made solely for the creation of this beautiful doorhanger. (Actually, I think that's how my youngest son studies...he naps;O) Once again, I am blown away by your eye for color and detail. Your grandchildren are going to love it!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Shary said...

He is gorgeous and so is your door hanger.

Sassy Crafts said...

Oh wow, i'm loving your door hanger, it's perfect and all the detail and neatness is fantastic. Thanks for joining in with HM&F. x

Cindy said...

Karen, this is such a darling door hanger. You are so talented. I love what you did with all the elements. It came together so nicely.

Rachel said...

Now this is sooo cute!!! I love it.

Gabigabs said...

So cute and so creative! Love the Gruffy stamp and how you colored it.

Jennifer Hodge said...

OMGoodness how cute is this...I love Gruffies....I just need to buy some!

Yvette said...

What a lovely doorhanger!! So cute!

Lori Barnett said...

Girl...this is so CUTE! I must tell you...a door-hanger was one of the things I thought about making for this challenge!! I'm glad you did :)

theneon said...

Very sweet -- and a great idea.

Julie Koerber said...

This rocks! I love that little cuddly bear! What a fun idea! I also saw Susan's door hanger and thought -- how creative! I am thinking that again with your creation! Fabulous!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Hi, Karen!!! I left you a little something on my blog. When you have a moment, stop by and have a look:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

America said...

Oh that wonderful Gruffy Door Hanger is such an adorable little guy and what a terrific idea. TFS :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Karen this is just adorable. Such a sweet doorhanger. ANd and awesome little gift idea for a new mother. Oh I love it!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

That totally looks like me when I try to read late at night! lol This is so adorable Karen. And thank you so much for the link!

Rica said...

Another amazing creation. This gruffie is on my wish list - he is adorable.
hugs Heather xxx

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

It's fabulous! Such a sweet image too...

Nancy said...

This is too cute! That bear image is perfect for the DND door hanger!

Dru said...

Very cute idea, what a nice gift for a new mom - love your image. Dru

Cazzy said...

That is so cool, they will love it!

Janneke said...

Grat doorhanger!
Thanks for joining in with HM&F ;-)

Els G. said...

Love your project! This doorhanger is amazing! I would like to hang one, but my 4 cats and my dog pretend they just don't understand what it means, lol.
Els
x

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Totally adorable!!!

Suzy said...

Gosh this is so cute. I can't believe I have never tried to make one of these - yours is so inspiring I have to!

hugs
Suzy