A present surprise!

Here’s my DT card this week for Craft Your Passion.There is the prize of digital images for one lucky winner.Why not drop by for more details and take a look at the amazing work by the DT.This time there is a sketch to follow:

I got to work with this cute little fella.He’s called ‘Choupinou cadeau’ and is available at CoCoDingo.He reminds me so much of my DS1 – a cheeky chap with a heart of gold.So I coloured him with Promarkers,giving him a shock of blonde hair.Just like my boy.I cut the piece out using Eastern Oval Nellie’s Multi Frame Dies.I used a mix of Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks around the edges.Now because I’d used the largest one for the image I then had to cut the matting piece by going around the edge with a craft knife. I covered up the raw edges with a Promarker in a complimentary shade.Next I embossed the two panels with the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder.The paper is K & Co Hopscotch.The coloured card is Papermania Textured.I stamped the greeting from a  Forever Friends Christmas stamp that came free with a magazine.I’ve used a Lip Pattern punch on the corners,inked up my base card in the same Distress Inks and added 3(!) of my precious buttons.I LOVE using them but HATE giving them away!I think I will give this to my Son for his Birthday – that way they get to stay in the family!

I tried something new ( well for me at least).I’ve decorated the inside too :

I’ve used the same materials as on the front except I used a smaller version of the image and the addition of faux buttons cut from Circle Nesties – well normal ones would just be TOO bulky wouldn’t they?OK so it means I wouldn’t have to part with any more real ones.I created the verse on the computer.

Brace yourself  here come the challenges :

My Time To Craft – Angelic

Creative Card Crew – To Die For Challenge

Simon Says Stamp – Photo Inspiration

Meljen’s Designs – Circles Galore

Delightful Sketches – Summertime Colours

Digi Doodes Shop’s Best – Texture

Craftilicious Challenge – Cute

Stampin’ B’s – Polka Dots

Beary Scrap – Emboss it!

Alphabet Challenge – K is for Kids

Alota Rubber Stamps – Inside and Out

Crafty Creations – Make your own buttons

Clearly Delightful – Pearl,Bling and Button Things

I Did It Creations – Special Occasion

2 Sisters Challenge – Anything goes

Ellephantasic Challenge – Birthday

Speedy the Cat Challenge – Punch it

K L Stampin N’ Scappin – Dry Embossing

Lucy’s Cards – Buttons

I Love Promarkers – Distressed

Paper Sundaes – Lots of layers

Incy Wincy Designs – Distress it!

Pollycraft Monday Challenge – Bold and Bright


Lisa x


56 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 09:53:58

    Ooh i didn’t know about this challenge, well done on being a dt and good luck with all those challenges! x


  2. Jeanette
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 10:26:25

    Wonderful, wonderful card. Decorating the inside makes all of the difference. I love your shaped panel. Thanks for joining us at I Did It creations. I hope to see you again.


  3. Helen
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 11:27:28

    fabby card! Love how you’ve done the inside too. Is that a photo of your bun at the top right? I have 3 buns!!
    Thank you for joining in the Ellephantastic Challenge
    Helen x


  4. Jayne Hayward
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 12:53:44

    Love the image and the dp. Thanks for joining in with us on DDSB

    Jayne xx


  5. kymkreates
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 15:08:11

    Wow!!! The TEXTURE is splendid!!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best and Good Luck!


  6. Georgia Ehrmann
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 15:09:22

    such a cute card! I love the inside with the Faux buttons too! Thanks for playing at Clearly Delightful!


  7. Bernie
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 15:31:30

    fab guy card…love the colourful pp! Cute image…great colours! Love your lil buttons…thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx


  8. K. Joy
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 15:37:10

    What a great card for a little boy! Love your coloring and the buttons. Thanks for playing at the CDBC!! 🙂


  9. Judy
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 15:44:20

    Fabulous card, and love the colors. Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.



  10. Claudine Poch
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 15:51:12

    I really like the colors of this one! Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Speedy’s Friends and at I Did It Creations.


  11. Lorraine
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 15:59:58

    Very nice. Smashing image and I like your inside too. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.


  12. vicki dutcher
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 16:03:32

    Cute card for a boy! Keep trying with Inlinkz – I am not sure what the problem is but it will take! Thanks for playing with Speedy’s Friends!


  13. Sue C
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 17:27:53

    Fab card Lisa, love how you’ve used the same image on the inside too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x


  14. Trish Hughes
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 18:01:35

    such a fun card, love the color combo!!! thanks so much for playing along with IDIC!!!


  15. Ruth
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 20:24:19

    Love the image and the papers,thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week,
    Ruth x


  16. Rachel A
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 20:55:04

    Cool card!!! thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.


  17. Bev
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 22:32:03

    Great image & colours. Thanks for joining the Alphabet Challenge x


  18. Karen
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 22:40:28

    Great card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers, Delightful Challenges and Digi Doodle Shops Best.


  19. Jóna (Yona)
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 00:32:05

    Great card !!
    Thanks for joining our Texture-challenge at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best!
    Hugs, Jóna


  20. Lauretta See
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 01:37:56

    this is amazing :)) i really love the inside too… greatttttttttttttttt job Lisa!! wooohooo!! you rock! 🙂


  21. alica
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 02:11:19

    Great birthday card! Love the colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!


  22. Risa
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 05:21:03

    What an adorable card! Your image is beautiful and your detailing is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at KLSNS!


  23. Jacilynn
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 06:04:53

    super job. love these papers. Thanks for joining us at KLSNS.
    😉 Jacilynn


  24. debby4000
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 13:20:14

    Oh this is adorable.


  25. Paula
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 13:21:13

    Really sweet card! thanks for joining us at pollycraft x


  26. dawnmercedes
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 14:06:12

    Way to punch it up for the Speedy’s Friends Challenge!



  27. Tracy Payne
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 14:19:59

    Fab guy card and decorating the inside makes it that extra special.

    Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious.

    Hugs Tracy x


  28. Alicia
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 16:03:28

    He is a cute fellow! Love the colors and the sketch you used for the card. Thanks for playing with us at I Did It Creations!


  29. Monika Reeck
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 18:27:43

    Lovely Images and I love your PP too…Great card…Thanks for joining in with us on Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week, hugs, Monika


  30. Lesley
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 19:07:07

    Great card and fab colours! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC and Alphabet Challenges xx


  31. Padster
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 19:45:18

    Beautiful card – love the buttons – Thanks for joining us at I did it Creations this week
    Debbie x


  32. Lauretta See
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 20:29:10

    Hi Lisa ;))

    still am loving the card :)) hehehe

    thank you for joining us on the MELJENS challenge. Good Luck!


  33. Stephanie
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 20:33:57

    Great card! I love how you embellished it.


  34. Anita A.
    Jul 13, 2010 @ 23:25:24

    Great job framing the image. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.


  35. Karen Howard
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 00:21:07

    Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Digi Doodle Shop’s Best this week!


  36. laurie wilson
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 01:27:40

    Darling card! Cute image too. Wonderful coloring and that die cut accents him perfectly! Thanks for playing CDBC7!


  37. carla aka scrappypug
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 03:37:53

    How cute is this! Love it! Thanks for joining us at CDBC and Paper Sundaes!


  38. Dena
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 03:43:22

    What a fun card! Love the bright colors!!!
    Thanks for joining in the Simon Says Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Dena


  39. Candace Mitchell
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 03:55:00

    This is so cute! Great job with the embossing! Thanks so much for playing along at KL Stampin N Scrappin! 🙂 Hugs!


  40. Dee (Sprytebyrd)
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 05:25:03

    What a fun card! Love the colors and layout!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Circles Galore challenge at Meljen’s Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥


  41. Penny Busch
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 08:22:37

    Love this card, the layering of shapes is very nice
    thanks for playing in the I did it creations challenge this week


  42. Joey
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 09:07:18

    Hi Lisa

    lovely card, and great colourwork, thanks for joining us at pollycraft



  43. Callie
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 16:31:23

    Very cute card. LOVE that shape in the center! Thanks so much for joining us at the Meljen’s Designs this week. ♥


  44. Melanie Risk
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 19:40:12

    So delightful. Thanks for joining us here at Digi Doodle and Meljens for this weeks challenges. You really did kill several birds with one gorgeous stone, didn’t you?


  45. elise
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 23:27:31

    What an awesome male card! Thank you so much for joining us in the Beary Sweet Challenge!



  46. Jo
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 00:20:38

    So cute!! Thanks so much for playing along with our texture challenge this week at DDSB!



  47. Linda Coughlin
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 01:07:44

    I love it! Perfect guy card – bold and bright – cute but not fussy! Great take on the die cut challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us this week at the Creative Card Crew!


  48. Susan~Killam Creative
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 01:54:42

    What a great card! I love the digi stamp and your decorated inside is WONDERFUL! Thanks so much for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge – good luck!

    The Beary Scrap DT


  49. Shana
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 04:41:23

    Fantastic colouring and bright bold colours! Thank you for joining Meljen’s circles galore challenge – we hope to see you again next week!


  50. Amber
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 07:40:54

    Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best!


  51. Vanja
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 12:01:00

    Such a cute card! I love the image and the colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges this week and good luck! 🙂

    Hugs, Vanja


  52. Katja
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 13:52:26

    Great card for boys!!! Pretty texture. Thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop’s Best. Today we start the new challenge. Maybe you will join us again?



  53. Jamie
    Jul 15, 2010 @ 14:47:23

    super cute card, I love all the polka dots. Thanks for joining us in our Beary Sweet Challenge!

    Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT


  54. lilacanglia
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 10:14:44

    Great card,
    Thanks for joining in the Birthday challenge at Ellephantastic this week,
    Elle DT


  55. Heather "Hev"
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 14:45:03

    This is adorable 🙂

    Thank you for joining us this week over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge

    Have a wonderful week
    my blog


  56. Michelle
    Jul 16, 2010 @ 23:23:15

    Great card, love how you’ve decorated the inside too! Really finishes the card off! Thanks for sharing and taking part in the Ellephantastic challenge! Best of luck in all your challenges!
    Elle DT


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