Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dinosaurs Roam the Here Come The Boys blog

Time for a new challenge over at Here Come The Boys.... and the theme is dinosaurs.  Now when I first saw the theme I was going to go down the "it's your birthday, you old dinosaur" route, but then I found these cute as can be digis over at Dustin Pikes Doodle Dragon Studios and went "for a little lad" instead :-)
Obviously I've gone for an easel card, I just like them!  Crazy 4 Challenges has For a Child's Birthday as its theme this time, so I'm entering there.
The image is seriously good value; it's part of a set called Dino Train, with all these images, and it's on sale at the moment at 50c (which is about 30p if you're in the UK).  There are loads more sets and individual images on sale, really worth a looksie (just so you know, I don't have any affilliation with these guys, I just love to share a bargain, lol)
I coloured the image with Copics and drew the tracks in with fineliner, there's no glitter or gloss or bling - and only the image panel is popped up - really the simplest of cards :-)  Charisma Cardz has a Clean and Simple challenge, so I'm entering there.   Crafty Cardmakers has a No Flowers theme - I'm in there too!!
The fabulous dinosaur paper was part of my 2010 Christmas gift from my son Chris, he got it from Starfish Lane, where he buys just about all my gifts, including Christmas 2011 :-) 
The green cardstock has raised dots on it and the orange is from American Crafts.  
The die cut flourish and orange circle and tab (oh, I lied, they're glittery!) were in a set I got in the bargain-bin at BigW, I think it's from Die Cuts With a View. The wording is from a sticker sheet and the button is from my stash.
Cards for Men has Boys and Their Toys as its theme, I'm sure this little train qualifies me to enter there :-) Cupcake Craftroom and Bizzy Becs have Anything Goes... I'm absolutely sure I can enter there, lol.
I'm sorry my photos seem a bit fuzzy, we've bought new furniture for the al fresco area (my hubby's idea, so he's had a win, and it looks really nice so I've had one, lol) and the "spot on the wall" I use to take photos is shaded now... I'll have to adjust :-)  I'll pop a pic of my new-look outdoor area up soon, I'm very pleased with it and finally consider it "finished".
Don't forget to pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out the rest of the DT inspiration, some real cuties there!  Hope you have a go at the challenge too :-)  Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna


catherine said...

This is a super card and loving those bright colouirs. Those images are great for boys
x catherine

Teresa said...

Brilliant card Donna. xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Oh ! What a lovely card ! Magnificent papers. Nice stamp. Incredible work of colours on your Dino Train. Sensible choice of colours. Excellent work ! Continues like that, I like !!!

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Di said...

Super cute Dino's Donna.
Hugs Di

downrightcrafty said...

oh love this fun images and matching papers just gorgeous
Hugs Kate xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Woo said...

Amazing Dinosaurus card! Love the colours and the fab image! Woo xxx

Brenda said...

What a fabulous card!!! Your coloring is always amazing, your design rocks!!! Just love it!!
And yup I am still alive!!

Hugs, Bren

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Donna.

shell said...

Gorjuss CAS card Donna, thanks for joining us at Charisma cardz this week.
Shell xx

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Donna, that image is such fun :)
Have a great week.

Mandy said...

Fabulous card,love the image and colours,great layout too...Thanks for sharing with us at Cards for Men,hope to see you next time....
Mandy x

Tracy Heaton said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at CFM
Tracy x

Wishcraft said...

Aww such a fun image, I love it! Gorgeous colours too hun :o) Lisa x

Jenni said...

Perfect kids card, lovely! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Jenni x

Woo said...

I just wanted to let you know that I think your work is inspiring and I'm awarding you the Liebster Blog Award!! you can collect your award from my blog Donna! Woo xxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. Great job with the theme for Boys and Their's Toys. Thanks for joining us at Cards For Men. Good luck on the challenge.
I love seeing your creation.
Hugs, Patricia