Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Pollycraft's Dudley dinosaur

I'm getting back in the swing with crafting, slowly but surely.  I have the next 5 days off work (yay! another Bank Holiday Monday for us in the UK!!) and so I intend to get some crafting done.  I have done a little bit of retail theraphy on Etsy tonight - I've bought some lovely vintage style mohair and some adorable teddy patterns so I hope to get my sewing bag out in the next few days and have something nice to show you.  Retail therapy definitely helps - I recomend it, but then again, I'm not a bank manager, just a craft-aholic!!!

Today's card was one that I was asked to make.  It is for a little boy who lives overseas and so I have had to keep it fairly flat so that it can be posted easily.  I was asked to make a card with a dinosuar on it and so I thought that this Pollycraft image (Dudley with Balloon) was just right.  As usual I have coloured the image with pro markers, the papers are Its a boy thing by DCWV and I've cut the main shape with nestabilities.

The orange paper is supposed to be a giraffee but I thought it could also be scaly dinosaur skin (with a bit of artistic licence!).  I have embossed a strip of it with a Sizzix texture plate.  The card candy was originally white and I coloured it with a pro marker to get the colour match.

I told the lady (who the card was for) if Henry asks what kind of dinosaur it is, tell him it is a "Doyathinkhesaurus" - but then again, a five year old  boy probably knows all of the dinosaur names much better than the adults!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafting for all seasons - anything goes
Creativ Belli - use old/forgotten tool (Sizzix texture plates)
Digi stamps 4 joy - boys, boys, boys
Paper shelter - anything goes
Creative card crew - anything goes
Digital Tuesday - texture (embossing) and Pollycraft digi image
Stamps R us - going digital (Pollycraft image)

Thanks for looking,



Jani said...

Amanda, this is so cute!I Love the colours you used and the image, too!
Good job hun!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Debs said...

Sooo cute I love your card, lovely colouring and papers, thanks for joining usat TPS this week.

**Farrah** said...

Perfect card for a 5 year old boy!! So stinkin' cute.

jojoscraps said...

What a cutie! He's perfect for 5 year old and I love your colors and paper. Thanks for joining our digi challenge at Stamps R Us!
Jo xx

Unknown said...

Aww this is so cute Amanda, just love it xxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week......


Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

What a cute card! Thanks very much for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew this week, and good luck :)