Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sneak Peek Day 2: "Little Critters" and "Chocolate Bunnies"


Welcome back! On our second day of previews, the hop gets hoppier with "Little Critters" and "Chocolate Bunnies"! First up is Theresa Momber's beautifully drawn "Little Critters", they are storybook magical, with lots of little elements to help you create adorable scenes around the critters! I heart this little froggie and mushroom!


These prints reminded me a of a spotty frog and FLIES, hee hee! :) I sponged some Vvid Brick ink over the heart die before removing it to make the greeting pop.

Cardstock: Pure Luxury Soft Sand, Black Onyx, White, Basic Grey Marjolaine, Copics on Frog and Ranger Antique Linen and Peeled Paint Distressing Ink for stamping ferns and sponging, Nestabilities Scalloped Heart Die

Next up we have "Chocolate Bunnies", illustrated by Asela Hopkins! How sweet for Easter! These really take me back to my childhood, what hunt or Easter Basket is complete without a little chocolate bunny (or two)?? She drew several to give you different shapes and expressions, I added some pink Copic to the cheek (coloring right over the brown) of this shy, blushing (loving!) bunny...

TIP: Stamp bunny in brown before coloring with brown shades.

Cardstock Pure Luxury Innocent Pink, Chocolate Brown, Basic Grey Nook and Pantry (I use this paper on my cake card last week, looks like I did a lot more work than I actually did!) Fancy Tag Die, Copics, Basic Grey Glazed Brad.


Please see more samples for each of these sets from our talented team!

  • Asela Hopkins (Ilustrator of "Chocolate Bunnies")



  • Carolina Buchting



  • Carolyn King



  • Cathy Tidwell



  • Colleen Schaan



  • Deb Felts



  • Donna Baker

  • Emily Giovanni

  • Gina K


  • Giovana Smith



  • Janice Whiting



  • Jennie Harper



  • Lee Murphy



  • Melanie Muenchinger (you are here, thank you for visiting!!)



  • Michelle Woerner



  • Suzanne Dean



  • Theresa Momber (Illustrator of "Little Critters")



  • Tina Gilliland



  • Vicki Dutcher


    • Have fun hopping today! See you tomorrow for an Operation Write Home update!

    164 comments:

    Becky said...

    These are just so cute!

    catdidit said...

    Oh I am loving your coloring on the froggy, and his shadow under him is just perfect! Love the bunny, great tip about stamping on brown cardstock too!

    Tina Gilliland said...

    Totally love how you colored the frog AND mushroom!! The bunny is fabulous with that DP!!

    MaGoooo said...

    CUTE cards! LOVE the big toad!!

    Theresa Momber said...

    Oh, that froggie scene is fabulous! Gorgeous coloring! Both cards are beautiful!

    Leigh M said...

    Love your frog card...and the paper, it does look like flies!

    Stephani said...

    Great coloring on the frog card. Like the layout of the bunny card using the fancy tag die.

    Rae said...

    Love what you did with Gina's new stamps. You do beautiful cards.

    Colleen said...

    Both cards R just adorable.
    ColleenB

    Karen (TLgirl353) said...

    Melanie- Your cards are adorable! So very cute!

    Judy said...

    Melanie, your coloring on the frog is divine, and your bunny card exquisite!! TFS

    Chris said...

    They sure are magical. Great cards.

    Karen said...

    Fabulous cards, the frog in his "native" scene with mushroom and ferns is just too cute!

    JessicaK said...

    These look so real! Amazing.

    Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

    Oooo that froggy and mushroom.....just beautiful!!!! I love the Kiss Me heart!! And the bunny card is sweeeet!!

    naneruth said...

    Oh these are so cute!

    debmiata2001 said...

    Your coloring is so perfect as are your cards.

    craftynikky said...

    Gotta love that little frog card thanks
    Nikky

    Jacqueline Smith said...

    I just love your cards thanks for sharing.

    Darla said...

    Great cards Melanie!
    Love your use of DP!

    Giovana said...

    Super cute and fun cards Mel!!

    LivS said...

    So cute cards! The frog is adorable!

    buggin2stamp said...

    Great choice of colors and paper on the froggy card. And I love the vintage look with the lacy paper and the chocolate bunny.

    Kathy said...

    Your attention to detail is amazing I love your cards

    Lindy said...

    cute cards-- love your coloring, especially the frog!

    DebbieM said...

    Your cards are so gorgeous! Love how you've colored your frog and mushrooms and that dp with the bunnies is awesome. :)

    Debbie Meijer

    rakosturik said...

    Adorable

    Barb said...

    Another set of cute projects--and some more stamp sets that I want--need! Thanks for sharing!!

    Shari said...

    the frog card just catches me. Love him.

    Beth said...

    Very nice! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Teri said...

    These are so unique! Love the colors of your cards!

    Cynthia said...

    Great designs, Melanie! Lovely colors with the frog image.

    Joni said...

    Love the inspirational quote on your blog today. Both cards made me smile.

    JudyO said...

    You always make your cards looks terrific!

    Mrs Ham said...

    Wow!! How cute are these

    jan farnworth said...

    love your cards

    Anonymous said...

    thanks for the tip, and love your cards!
    linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

    Dee in Oklahoma said...

    Frog looks so real..great coloring..love the card.
    I love the bunny with the rosy cheek.
    Fun cards!

    Valerie said...

    I love seeing your cards everyday you are such an inspiration!

    Robin's Crafty Thing's said...

    Those are soooo pretty.
    rcz28@aol.com

    Joan said...

    Love those subtle ferns on the first catd and tag use on the second. Great cards!

    Debbie Bradford said...

    These are very cute!

    Grammyzanne said...

    Especially like the way you colored the frog stamp.

    Mary said...

    really adorable cards!

    Jennie said...

    Such fabulous designs Melanie! Love the dp you used on both of these designs.

    judybob3 said...

    just lovely.......

    mitch1066 said...

    adorable!

    mitch1066@gmail.com

    Lorraine said...

    What beautiful cards you have created!

    Crafty Math Chick said...

    Beautiful coloring jobs on both of these cards Melanie, especially that mushroom. Pretty color palettes and DPs too!

    Olga said...

    Your cards are always elegant!Love them!

    Debbie said...

    So many cute stamps...so little time! Love the use of the tag on your bunny card.

    Linda said...

    Wonderful designs. I love little critters

    Ravengirl said...

    Those are darling! I love your sweet bunny's pink cheeks!

    paperfun said...

    Your mushroom is gorgeous. Great coloring.

    Kris said...

    Very cute. I love the frog.

    mp8tz said...

    That frog just makes one happy to look at it.Love your cards

    Anonymous said...

    So much time and creativity...beautiful.

    Claudine Poch said...

    Great cards! Your coloring on the mushroom is awesome!

    Marsha said...

    Love both your cards. Love the coloring.

    Donna said...

    What cute images! Love that little frog!

    Marcia Bilkoski said...

    Cute cards

    Gladys R. said...

    Love the frog card. A must
    have stamp set.

    smtc_p said...

    Great cards for someone special. Thanks for sharing.

    Tamara said...

    Great color Mix! on the Frog I think every one has done that, But I Like Yours with that RED!!

    Bernadet Rodakowski said...

    Frogs & bunnies galore - I guess I'd better hop to it as far as Easter card stamping goes!

    Clare Curcio said...

    Very nice job on both cards!

    Die Cut Lady said...

    Loving the Bunny in these sets.

    alienanessa said...

    Holy majoly!!! Great work on those! You are amazing!

    TiaKeas said...

    Love your cards and you have some great stamps too! Thank-you!!

    Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

    Nothing short of fabulous!!! You are just amazing!! Thank you for doing this craft!!

    lavenderlass said...

    Love your chocolate bunny.

    Stacey said...

    Both of your cards are stunning - thank you for sharing them with us!

    Queen Mary said...

    I too love the coloring on the frog -- and it even looks like something I could do with my skills! Or at least I can't wait to practice with that froggie! Cute cards both!

    Sharon Mattingly said...

    Cute cards!

    froglilly said...

    Lovin' the coloring and the use of punches (?) on the bunny card.

    Sharri said...

    Melanie, Beautiful!!! I love how you colored the frog!

    Beastybunny said...

    These are fantastic. Love the coloring on the frog. Good job.

    Anonymous said...

    That frog keeps getting cuter and cuter.
    crafty teacher

    Mary Anne / MA54K said...

    Big sigh! These are too stinkin cute, Mel!

    argonlake said...

    Cute "froggie" colors. Lovely "vintage" bunny.

    Trena in Naperville said...

    Cute images! Your cards are adorable Melanie!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

    Lisa Tatem said...

    I always enjoy your card creations....great taste!

    Bonita said...

    Nicely colored frog scene. The vertical shapes with the bunnies is very striking. Thanks

    Kay S said...

    Love your frog card -- the coloring is fab! Your bunny card is darling. The background paper is just perfect for this card!

    Bonnie said...

    Oh my! Your frog fairly glows!! Wonderful coloring!

    Miesje said...

    I really, really, REALLY love the frog card! The bunny card is so cute - would be great for my little grandkids!

    dsood said...

    You do amazing work, Ilove the paper on the chocolate bunny and the frog is adorable.

    Golda said...

    Great job on the cards. Your rabbit card looks like it took so much work.

    Laurie said...

    While the chocolate bunny is good, I absolutely love the frog! Can't wait to see the whole set.

    Karen McAlpine said...

    Love the toad card!!

    Stephanie said...

    Cute cards! Nice colors and patterns

    Mary said...

    they are adorable

    HandySandy41 said...

    Really cute. SandyT

    harrahx2 said...

    Melanie, you make that frog look so cute and friendly! Great job.

    scalder said...

    Great cards Melanie. Love the colour choices.

    Nana Connie said...

    Your combination of reds and greens for the frog are so striking! Love the idea of stamping the bunny on brown. Works just great!

    AUSTINSGRAMM said...

    Cute criters and cute cards.

    hugs
    bobbi

    Sandra said...

    wow! Great cards!
    Sandra ltb

    Diana said...

    Adorable frog and bunny cards

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    Fabulous frog coloring!! Well done~

    Lynne said...

    What a great idea to turn the fancy tag. Cute cards.

    Anonymous said...

    I can't wait to see these stamp sets as a whole. All of the artwork I have seen so far is fantastic. Love your frog.

    ecpiercy said...

    I just love these cards and the soft coloring that accents the images so nicely. Thanks for sharing and motivating!

    Yvette K said...

    These are so cute!

    Sue VanDeVusse said...

    Your froggie scene is fantastic! And your bunny card is adorable.

    Cheryl S. said...

    Very nice job!

    calamitypam said...

    Beautiful....can I crawl inside your head and steal some of your creative juices????

    Sonia said...

    Love both of your vards!

    Anita said...

    Amazing cards!

    Anonymous said...

    Beautiful cards- thank you for continued inspiration :) Heather J.

    Gayle C. said...

    Very very cute ideas. The frog's coloring is wonderful as well as the bunny.

    Donna Phelan said...

    GREAT coloring. Super cards!

    pakosko said...

    great colors.

    Barbara Hale said...

    Love the frog and toadstool card - too cute!

    Anonymous said...

    Cute frog card!

    Glamour said...

    Love the critters! Great job.

    Diane

    peggy wainman said...

    Pretty cards, love all the colors!

    Suzanne J Dean said...

    So very cute Melanie! Love the colors and heart accent on that froggy card, so fun!

    hugz,
    Suzannec

    laura said...

    I used to never like frogs, until now

    Sue D said...

    Adorable cards--thanks for the tip on the bunny.

    Carolyn King said...

    beautiful cards Mel! I esp love your froggie card. Love the strip of red in the bg!

    Karen said...

    Love the colouring great cards

    Sheahasu said...

    I really like how you used the tag for the sentiment on the bunny card. I always get such great ideas for new ways to look at and use things from the design team!

    Marilyn C. said...

    the frog is adorable - great coloring

    Kate Stockman said...

    Your cards are so, so cute

    Anonymous said...

    Frogs coloring is awesome.... love it

    Oldersis1@aol.com

    Jan said...

    I really love your cards. Thanks for sharing :)

    Sue Bridges said...

    great colors in your cards

    Lisa said...

    Love these cards!

    luvhymns said...

    Love the lace on the bunny card and the background paper on the frog one.

    Linda said...

    that cute frog card I like it!

    Terri E. said...

    Tons of fun on these cuties!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

    luvhymns said...

    Love the lace on the bunny card and the background paper on the frog. Makes them exciting!

    Lori said...

    Cute cute cute Mel!!!

    JaniceAileen said...

    Fab job, girl!

    Joanie said...

    Loved the coloring inn both cards!!!
    Great cards!

    Joanienp

    Barbara said...

    This frog is just too darn cute. thanks for your inspiration.

    Kim Marie said...

    Sweet sketches and perfect use of coloring techniques :) Love them!

    Kim Marie

    Judy McMullen said...

    Your cards are adorable! Loving the coloring on the frog card!!

    Bunny said...

    THank you. The frog is great

    Anonymous said...

    Great coloring and great ideas. Thanks!! You have such talent and I thank you for sharing with us.
    Jean McGee

    Phyllis Oviatt said...

    I love the toad! Great coloring!

    Pat Jandacek said...

    Neat coloring, especially like the background 'lighting' on the frog card.

    joy said...

    Bunny card is amazing!! I love the combination of elements!

    Lindsay M. said...

    WOW WOW WOW!! Stunning cards!!! Love them both!!!! Wonderful job!!!

    Kelly said...

    Great cards Melanie! Looking like another fun release party!

    Donna said...

    Wonderful job on the coloring of your Frog card, so bright and cheery and the bunny card is awesome!!

    --Marcy said...

    That Toad keeps "popping up"!

    Kat Gomez.. said...

    tfs to cute love both .. and tftctw tu amiga Kat

    deanna said...

    Your coloring is awesome!! Love your cards!
    Deanna A.

    Barbara Colbert said...

    THESE ARE SO CUTE!!! Excellent coloring! LOVE the toad!

    Betty Neville said...

    Really sweet cards Melanie! Adorable!

    KF250 said...

    What wonderful cards. That frog is so cute.

    Karen Denson said...

    The backgrounds on both of your cards are awesome. They really bring out stamped images. The coloring is fantastic

    Anonymous said...

    Love the Frog...Bunny card is very shabby chic. Barb S

    sally said...

    Love your frog card...and the paper, it does look like flies!

    Kris said...

    So stinkin' cute! Love them both! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

    ntsisterz said...

    Your cards are both adorable. Great coloring on the frog.

    Kary said...

    Totally cute!! Love the colouring on the frog & mushroom. The bunny is sooo cute.

    Booknplays said...

    Your cards a so cute. Thanks for the ideas.

    asela said...

    Beautiful! You are sooooo creative.

    Terri said...

    How cute. I LOVED how you colored the frog! The bunny card is so perfect for Easter and I think after viewing your cards, I am going to have to add this to my list of stamps to get. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Anonymous said...

    OWH and GKD all in one exampling looks like Framed Greetings die cut label stamps could hop on bandstand anytime. Options simply oooozzzzee from the screen. Thanks for your sharing, Melanie.

    stampandweave from SCS said...

    Cute!