The first challenge is House Mouse and Friends challenge 70 - good-bye or farewell using one of their stamps. House Mouse is also having a blog hop with some great prizes, too!
The second challenge is Gingersnap Creations challenge 54 - Pencils. You can draw or color with pencils, include an image of pencils or even incorporate the real thing into your piece.
I have only have one House Mouse Friend stamp. . .it's a Gruffie stamp that my sweet husband picked up for me while I was spending most of my time at the hospital with my mom. I stamped the images at home, then while visiting her I colored them with water color pencils, and "painted" with an aqua brush.
The text is printed using MS "Elephant" font, all the paper is from my stash and not sure of the manufacturer and the bee is an "all dressed up" button.