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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Bright Green Dillon

So, I have decided it is high time I posted something on my blog. This is actually a card  I made a while back but as I'd sort of already written it up, it'll be easier for me to post.

So, this is a card I was particularly pleased with from last year. It is a first birthday card I made for the son of some friends of ours. He is a lovely little boy and always so cheerful. I've only ever known him to grizzle once and only seen him cry once too (and that was only because he was hungry!)

Anyway, here is the card:

The image is a digi image called Dillon by Janet Roberts at Pink Gem Designs. It's a lovely image and I think I got it when she offered it as a freebie but you can now buy it here.

The digi image was coloured using Copic markers:
  • YG03, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y13, Y15, Y17, R02
The image was then closely cut out.

A strip of green stripe paper from the K&Co Amy Butler Belle paper pad was matted onto a strip of lime green card punched using the EK Success Scalloped Scallop border punch. This was then matted onto a panel of the green spots paper from the K&Co Tim Coffey Birthday paper pad, and also matted onto the lime green card.

Another panel of the green card was then die cut using the Big Scalloped Square Nestabilities die, and a panel of white hessian card (also used for the card blank) was embossed using the Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder.

The Dillon image was then mounted onto the embossed panel using 3D foam.

To create the number 'badge', the number and shadow were cut from the spot paper and the green card using the '1' die from the Sizzix Bounce alphabet sizzlets die set. These were in turn matted onto a circle of embossed card, a star die cut from the spots paper using an XCut die and a circle of the green card.

I was really pleased with the way the image looked after I'd coloured it so hopefully Zack and his mum and dad liked it too!!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - #67 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Sing, Sing A Song
Jo's Scrap Shack - Things With Wings
Pattie's Creations - #79 - Birthdays
Sister Act Card Challenge - #32 - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Dragons
Crafty Girls - #5 - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Fairytales (WINNER)
Seize The Birthday - Birthday + Texture
Divas By Design - Use A Digi
Inklings and Yarns - #35 - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - #133 - Dies and Punches
Bearly Mine - #111 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - For The Guys
Our Daily Bread Designs - #177 - Inspired By A Song (Puff The Magic Dragon)
Paperminutes - #294 - Movie/Cinema (Puff The Magic Dragon)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Nov 5-11 - Anything Goes
Card Mania - #33 - Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas - #18 - Anything Goes
Love To Scrap - #17 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - #165 - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - 4-16/11 - Anything Goes (WINNER)
Scrapbook Stamp Society - #26 - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - #16 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - #44 - Anything Goes
Hobbycutz - #23 - Inspired By A Song/Music (Puff The Magic Dragon)
Pile It On - #44 - Animals With Character
The Squirrel and the Fox - #56 - Animal Antics
Cards Galore - Animals
Doodle Pantry - #40 - Any Digi Goes
Natalie and Amy - #14 - For The Boys
Seemacrafts - Bright and Colourful
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - #65 - Anything Goes

Goodness, I'd forgotten just how time consuming this is!!!! It's taken me about 3 hours to go through all those challenges!!!!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

So bright, cheerful and fun!! Too cute!!

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Kathleen!
What a delightful project! You did a fabulous job of coloring the image and I love the layering and overall composition! Great design, nicely executed! Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create! We appreciate the visit!
Chana, Owner

PS: Would you please add a link back to our blog under challenges entered? Thanks!

Unknown said...

Your coloring is phenomenal on this adorable card! And just seeing it has added that fab houndstooth folder to my wish list.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at TTCRD this week....good luck!!
Through the Craft Room Door DT
Queen Bee Paper Crafts

*Vicki* said...

AW!! This is such a precious creation! I love your number on it! ;) Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug Challenges Hope you will join us on the next challenge! Hugs - *Vicki*~ November GDT said...

Kathleen huts love that cute Dragon and the design of the card, it's nice to see you blogging again, look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations. Love Alison xx

Kaija said...

What a fresh green gorgeous card!
Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
Hope to see again:)
Greetings Kaija DT-member

crafty said...

What a lovely bright card. I'm sure the little boy will love it.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner

Kellie 0:) said...

So adorable. Exceptionally wonderful creation. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Kathleen! what an adorable dragon and you've coloured him beautifully! I love the gorgeous papers and embossing! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue B xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cuter image & I love the papers & colours you have used!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lorna said...

Fab card Kathleen, love the colours and image

hopping over from DC
Lorna xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

What beautiful coloring of this fun image. Thanks so much for joining us for Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 40. Great Card!

Alizabethy said...

What a cute card - just right for a 1 year old boy!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a cute and beautiful card Kathleen.
Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Unknown said...

Absolutely adorable card. Love the little dragon. Thank you for playing along with us at Doodle Pantry Challenge #40.

ALI said...

Wow Kathleen what a lovely card and so many challenges.

Sandra H said...

Fabby card Kathleen lovely and bright image x

OttawaMom said...

This is an adorable card! Love the bright and cheery colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

MissyG said...

lovely bright cheery card
Linda x

crafty-stamper said...

love the cute dragon and all the green -fantastic colouring and love the embossing and layout(elliebelle) --thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
Carol DT x

L.Wilson said...

Oh he is just darling! Love the yellow and green. Thanks for entering Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 40 !

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our "Birthdays" Challenge #79!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Crafting Vicky said...

Very cute card. Love that dragon and how you have colored him up!!! Great job.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week DT Crafting Vicky I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 450 followers come and join in

Susan Hogan said...

Dillon is gorgeous and the whole card is beautifully put together. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Squirrel and the Fox for our current animal antics challenge.

~ Jo ~ said...

Kathleen this is absolutely ADORABLE!!! I am so in awe over this cute Dillon! Love the coloring too, so gorgeous! Thanks for linking up and joining us this week at Jo's FFC "Things with Wings"!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

loz said...

Fabulous card and image. Visiting from MIM..Loz

Fiona Keel said...

Kathleen, what a zingy fresh coloured card you have made and so cute too, congrats on uploading to your blog again and for the patience to enter all those challenges, Fi x

Unknown said...

Cute, bright and fun - What's not to love about Dillon! Lovely card , hopped by from Docrafts x

Scrappy Scatty said...

Too cute! love the green
Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz this week
Love Jan

applejack cards by sue said...

A gorgeous card, lovely image with fantastic bright colours.

Unknown said...

Hi Kathleen, Just hopping over from Docrafts. Well done on your post, I've been neglecting my blog as well so its good to get restarted. Love the bright colours, such a sweet card. {hugs} vickie x

Unknown said...

Love the image of the dragon you have used Kathleen - he looks fab! I've been writing blog posts all day today and scheduling them for the next week. Sometimes I wonder what I did before I discovered the internet lol! Maddy x

Dips said...

Oh wow, this is a really great card for a little boy, so cheerful and bright.

Angela said...

I love this image and the colours you have chosen are gorgeous

Kelly D said...

aww what a cute image.. Love the colouring, the layering and the general colour of the card. Thanks for joining us at Patties Creations Challenge Blog for our theme of Birthdays
Crafty Hugs
Kelly- DT

Anonymous said...

This is too fun and I love the embossing!!
What a cute image and I just love lime green!! :) :) Thank you for joining us @ Crafty Sentiments “For the Guys” challenge!! I have some newly released products as candy on my blog if you are interested. :) :)
Nicole’s Craft Nook
Nicole’s 2 Step BLOG Candy

Glenda Atkins said...

This is adorable! Love your colouring of the cute dragon image. The design is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #40!

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful card you made!!!
Thanks for joining us at MilkCoffee and BearlyMine. Good luck and hope you will join us next time, too :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Vicky said...

So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inky Impressions for our dies and punches challenge, good luck!!

hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

This is lovely Kathleen thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon Sue DT x

Donna K said...

What an ADORABLE card, Kathleen! Love your little Dillon Dragon! Such a sweet creation. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's for the Anything Goes Linky Party. I hope you'll drop in on us as we being the Thanksgiving Linky Party today!

Laura Love said...

This is super cute! This has to be one of the cutest dragon images and you colored him perfectly! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs!! We hope you play along with us again soon!

Angelique said...

Adorable. Love the colour of the dragon and the perfect matchin papers.
Thank you for joining us at MilkCoffee Digi Stamps

Huggsss, Angelique

BethieJ said...

Thanks for joining us at PIO last week!
Have a GREAT day!

Unknown said...

Wonderful card , great colours. Thank you for joining us at Stampin with Dragon's with our Dragon challenge , hugs Tania (DT) xx

Unknown said...

Thanks for playing in our birthdays challenge!
Katie ♥
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you very much for taking the time to make such an amazing entry for SeemaCrafts monthly challenge - Bright and Colorful November.

This is amazing and suitable for any sex or age group. The image is adorable and coloured perfectly. I really love this card.

SeemaCrafts isn't just a great monthly challenge blog, but also a wonderful shop with some gorgeous hand Mae toppers and crafty bits.

I hope you will join us for more if our future monthly challenges at SeemaCrafts.

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxxxx DT Member

Camille Short said...

Great colors!

TRACEY MO said...

He is so cute love the bright green really makes him pop!!

Thanks for joining us at stamping dragon today.
Tracey dt

Im just me - Marleen said...

This is beyond cute. Thank you for playing at Stamping Dragon. Hope to see you again.
Marleen DTL xxx


Truly a wonderfuly bright Happy Card, Love love love it~ Thanks for Joining us at Seemacrafts for the bright and colorful challenge this card is just absolutely adorable. and I hope to see more of your super cute projects in future challenges. Hugs Larelle-Susanne

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