Dino Babies

Hi there 🙂 I’m still really low on baby boy cards, so decided to use these adorable dinosaurs from AMB Illustrations. They’re from an older set, no longer in the store, but there’s some adorable clipart, papers and stamp sets in the dinosaur theme at the store 🙂 I colored the little guys up with my Copics, then fussy cut them out. I took a piece of blue dotted paper, and a set of rounded rectangle stacking dies, and cut multiple windows out, to form the base for a shaker card. I picked a subtle blue print for the backing, and meticulously picked out appropriate shaker materials from a mixed set. After lining up the dinos to the best window, I die cut some backdrop material, and drew and cut out a rock for the one to sit on. Die cut sentiments each had their own window as well.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog – #171 Digis and Die Cuts

DL Art – May Linky Challenge

A Perfect Time to Craft – #05 May ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #5 May ATG

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Week 21 ATG

Pocket of Ginger

Hi there 🙂 I’ve really been slacking off on making Christmas cards this year!! If I don’t start to make a few more, I’ll be swamped come November! I used this cute Ginger Pocket from Bugaboo….I still can’t believe they’re closed down! I colored it up with my Copics, then fussy cut it out. I die cut a tag, then placed the image on it. While the Big Shot was fired up, I also die cut some candy canes and the sentiment. I added some red stickles to the bow and stitching in the image, as some stripes on the candy canes, and dots on the “merry”. Some green and white ribbon tied up both the tag and the candy cane pair. To mirror the green and white, I cut a green “christmas” sentiment to layer with the white one. Everything got layered and arranged on a Christmassy plaid background 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Let’s Craft & Create – #183 AG + Tag You’re It!

Incy Wincy Designs – May; Use a Die Cut or Punch

Winter Wonderland – Use 3 Colors (red, white, green)

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge – #638 Christmas

Cutie Pie Challenge Blog – #171 Digis and Die Cuts

Relax

Hi there 🙂 Well, I have another male birthday card, in my quest to beef up my stash in that category. I used an image from Just Inklined – and it sadly seems as if this is another store that has closed down! I added the sentiment before I printed off this pair of slippers. I had an idea for this rather simple layout, and rummaged around for an appropriate printed paper – this plaid was PERFECT!! I matched the colors in the paper when I colored the image with my Copics. Some black matting and a few enamel dots tie everything together, and some quick doodles finish this card off 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – #521 ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2220 ATG

Your Scrapbook Place – May ATG

Smile

Hi there 🙂 I had to do a card using an image from Ike’s Art, as a tribute to the artist, Susie, who sadly passed away recently. I colored this Shark up with my Copics, then fussy cut him out. The look on his face is such a goofy smile, and gave me the idea for putting him in a Polaroid photo die cut. I backed him up with a cool DP that is shimmery, and looks like water – of course, the photo doesn’t do this paper justice, lol. The background paper is some that I had in my stash for ages, and had never used, but this card was just calling out for it!! I used a slimline background die to cut the strips of black and white (these were the offcuts), to use as the border. A die cut “smile”, and some black and silver baubles ALMOST finished this card off. I had to add a tiny rhinestone to the sharks front tooth, to give his smile some sparkle 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2219 ATG

Crafty Calendar Challenge – May ATG

Cut It Up Challenge – #251 Any Animal or Insect (using a die cut)

Crafty Catz Challenge – #594 ATG with option of Hand Colored Image

Passion for Markers – Week 640 For the Men/Boys

Sunflower Baby

Hi there 🙂 It’s been so long since I’ve done a card with an image by Mo Manning, from Mo’s Digital Pencil, that I felt it was more than high time to have a play! This adorable Sunflower Baby is a nod to the horrible circumstances the people of the Ukraine are in, and an expression of my very, very best wishes to them all for peace in the near future <3 I colored her up with my Copics, then cut the image out with an irregular edge die.

I decided to do a Double Dutch fold card, and after making the base, I found some printed papers that coordinated beautifully with the colors in the image. After layering everything on to the card base, I grabbed one of my favorite flower building dies, and began cutting out sunflowers. I love this die because it’s great for both sunflowers and all the daisy varieties 🙂 I positioned the flowers on the card, then stamped a sentiment, which I cut out with the smallest die from the nesting set that I’d used for the image. A few enamel dots in coordinating colors finish this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 675 Favorite Stamps and/or Dies

A Perfect Time to Craft – #5 May ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #5 May ATG

Sognado Scrap – #102 ATG

Mirtillamente Challenge – #9 May ATG

Relaxing Retirement

Hi there 🙂 I was going through my images, and found this one, by Little Claire, that I’d won in a challenge years and years ago, and never used! Sadly, it seems as if their shop closed down 🙁 I colored it up with my Copics, and cut it out with a scalloped slimline die. This image is so peaceful and relaxing, my mind naturally went to a retirement theme card! I stamped and embossed the sentiment, then wrapped some blue and white bakers twine around the base. I backed everything with a pretty royal blue CS that I’d cut with a stitched die. It needed a bit more, so I decided to add some blue and white sequins…..still trying to decide it I’m happy with that choice, but oh well, too late!!!

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #181 ATG

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 18 ATG

DL Art – May Linky Challenge

World Wide Open DT Challenge – April/May ATG

Playful Mermaid

Hi there 🙂 I’ve had this little mermaid from LeAnns World 101 colored up for quite some time, and decided it was time to put Thessa on a card! I fussy cut her out, then set her aside, while I assembled the rest of the card. I embossed a piece of green cored paper with a seashell folder, then lightly sanded it. I also added a bit of green sparkle to a few parts of it. I layered this piece under some white card stock that I’d die cut with scalloped circle window. A purple sentiment, cut with a Penny Black die, and some clear acrylic “bubbles” finish this sweet card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

LeAnns World 101 Challenge – #49 ATG

Dies R Us Challenge – #192 ATG

Sheepski Designs Challenge – #62 For the Girls

Polkadoodles – Week 17 ATG

Baby Animal Friends

Hi there 🙂 I thought I had a number of baby boy cards in my stash, but nope….all I had was girls! I love this group of baby animals from Di’s Digital Stamps – I can’t find the exact image in her store, possibly because it was a freebie from somewhere – but there are so many adorable images to choose from! I colored it up with my Copics, then cut it out with a rounded and stitched rectangle die. I found a couple prints that looked good together, then layered them with a piece of white that I’d punched a scalloped edge on. A cool “congrats” sentiment was cut from a scrap of green, and backed with some white. I die cut a number of banner type decorations, then punched some stars to tie everything together.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #181 ATG

A Perfect Time to Craft – #5 May ATG

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – May – Use a Die Cut or Punch

Creative Inspirations – April Challenge – Hoppy Easter/Animals

Crafter’s Cafe – #284 New Baby

Sympathy Silhouette

Hi there 🙂 I seem to be getting bogged down in strips of paper that are leftovers from cutting 12×12″ sheets down for envelopes. I’ve been saving them, and seeing as how I make a LOT of envelopes, well…..time to do something with them! I grabbed an assortment of green strips, and cut them with a scallped edge die. After repositioning them about a hundred times, the idea for this card came to me. I layered the die cut strips on the top of a piece of CS that I’d stamped and embossed. The silhouette flowers, and butterfly seemed so peaceful, that I decided to add to my sympathy card stash. A stamped and embossed sentiment, a few black gems, and black matting finish this card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Bizzy Becs Monthly Challenge – April ATG

Penny’s Paper-crafty Challenge – #520 ATG

Allsorts Challenge – Week 674 ATG optional Scenic

Stamping Sensations – May Anything stamped with option of Floral and Fauna

Pixie’s Crafty Snippets – #427 ATG with Snippets

Flower Smiles

Hello there 🙂 Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a card I made as GDT for Kleuren Met Potloden (Coloring with Pencils) One of their sponsors for the ATG challenge this month is Mirtillemente, and I have been given an image from them to use for my card.

I colored up Berry Flower Pot with my Prismacolors. The colors I used were influenced by the fun colors in the papers.

After layering the papers and image together, matting with black CS to give some pop, I started on the flowers. I had some small scraps that were ideal for die cutting these flowers. After shaping them a bit, and adding some centres with a black fineliner, I finished off with a clear dot centre. They were arranged on the card with a bit of greenery. A layered sentiment finishes this bright and happy card off 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Color Crazy Challenge – Week 16 ATG

Cut It Up – #250 April Showers Bring May Flowers (feature rain and/or Flowers)

Mirtillamente Challenge – #8 April ATG

As You Like It – Favorite Floral or Cute? probably Floral, as the bright flowers bring so much joy – also they can cross into cute quite easily lol

Crafty Friends – #154 Spring, using these colors as inspiration