Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy St. Patty's Day AND Blog Hop Announcement!

Wow! I can't believe it is time for another Hambo Hoedown challenge already! This past week has flown by and it is time for challenge number 6.

This time we got to use this adorable Hambo Stamps St. Patty's Day Hamster in all of his Irish Finery! But, the fun didn't end there...we were asked to use a LOT of GOLD on our cards...

Well...I realized, I really didn't have much gold stuff in my stash, so I decided to do something a bit different this week. I wanted to decorate this adorable pail and fill it with gold foil-covered chocolate coins...I went to 5 different places trying to find them...to no avail. Since I couldn't find chocolate coins, I included these cute plastic coins I found at a store. However, it is not the same-I can't eat the plastic coins....*sigh*

So...my project didn't have much gold on it....but it is filled INSIDE with lots of gold!

I used a bunch of cute ribbon to decorate the handle of this pail...it makes it SO festive!

I hope you will play along this week at the Hambo Hoedown. If you didn't receive this cute digi image for playing along last week, you can purchase him and play along! OR...you can use another Hambo stamp...just use LOTS of GOLD!

AND...AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT... Check back on April Fool's Day for an AWESOME Blog Hop for Hambo Stamps! With all of the fun stamps they have...what better day than April Fool's Day for them to have a Blog Hop!



A view from the side showing all of the GOLD!


Other Challenges this was entered in:

Splitcoast Friday Challenge - Got a Lucky Penny?
Party Time Tuesdays
For Fun Challenges
Penny's Paper Crafty
Little Red Wagon
Simon Says Stamp
The Sisterhood of Crafters
Stampin Royalty


Copic Colors Used:
Hat/Shamrock: YG11, YG13, YG17, YG23
Hat Band/Tie/Gold: YR23, YR26, YR28
Shirt: C00, C0
Pot: C3, C5, C7, Black 100
Hamster: E70, E71, E74, E77

33 comments:

Silli said...

WONdERFUL Melissa, love the colors...and the funny image... Great project! HUGS

Karin said...

This is just WAY CUTE! Your coloring is always over the top perfect and this is super creative! At least there are no calories with this project, but chocolate is always king :)

HeyHeyPaula said...

Very cute...love the ribbons & your coloring is awesome.

ediehardy said...

Just love that little hamster and the creative things you did with him! Thanks for the inspiration!

Judy Rozema said...

So incredibly adorable! I love this little project and all those fun ribbons. You did awesome!

Hannah Clark said...

Your project is just AMAZING! Very creative! The ribbon along the top is my favourite part! Beautiful!

Allie Gower said...

TOOOOO Cute. What a great idea. Your work is always amazing.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Super cute, love the pail!! TFS :)

Courtney said...

This is absolutely adorable Melissa!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

TannyP said...

Oh my! This is too cute! Perfection coloring and such a great idea...thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters this challenge!

aqualeiga said...

Wow, what a lovely creation, I love your project, very clever! Thank you so much for joining us at FOR FUN challenges this week. Hugs, from Ali x

Dawn Mercedes said...

this is darling!!

Patchi said...

Great pail! And that little beaver is adorable! I love how you decorated the handle with bits of ribbon. Thanks for joining the Party this week and we hope to see you again soon!

Patchi
PTT-DT

Molly said...

Your pail is sooo cute! I love the ribbon you have put on it!

Thanks for partying with us!

Molly PTT - DT

Marie said...

What a darling project of yours. It makes me smile. Lovely! Very cute! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Abi said...

What a shame there's no chocolate, but your pail is still totally delicious! Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters x

karlinchen50 said...

Hello so very beautiful, the design is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafter.

Hugs Karla

Nancy said...

Hello neighbor (I'm in Charlotte)!! This is an adorable project!! Thanks for joining us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

Bev said...

really cute project .. great colouring and fab image.. thanks for playing with Party Time Tuesdays and hope to see you again next week.. hugs Bev PTT DT

Micki said...

Wow, what a great project. Love it. Also love your coloring. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters!

debby4000 said...

Adorable cute creation.
thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Anne Temple said...

Your shading and colors are awesome!

Joy said...

sooooo cute Melissa!

Ashley said...

How INCREDIBLY cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at PTT this week!

~Ashley
PTT DT

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Wow Melissa! Way too cute:0 Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!

Georgeann Manning said...

oh my gosh, love everything about it! What an adorable little project! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!

Hands On said...

Fun little project. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty this week.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

What a great project. Love the little leprechaun with his pail of goodies. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges

Janet said...

What a terrific project! I love your creativity. Thanks so much for joining us at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

Shauna K said...

what a beautiful project!! I love all the ribbons and such a cute image :D hehe the plastic coins may not be edible, but they definitely look cute!!
- Shauna K {The Sisterhood GDT}

Sharon said...

Adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this time, hope to see you again.
Sharon x

Jenn said...

Adorable little paint bucket! Love the coloring!

Thanks for Partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week!

Jenn

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh WOW ... this is such a cool project!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again for more fun next challenge!