Thursday, October 24, 2019

Another Naughty Knight

The card I have today is very similar to one I made for my hubby for his birthday (here's a link to that one if you missed it)... in fact this card was made first, it was for our friend's 50th birthday - I had printed up a different cheeky sentiment but that got spoiled (something to do with impatience and ink) and I already had printed the one for hubby; so they ended the same sentiment - I know, but I ran out of time to reprint, and luckily he's the sort of guy who loves a bit of cheekiness :-)
The image is Brave and Cute Knight from The Paper Shelter, I coloured with Copics, adding some highlights and extra shading with Prismacolor pencils.
The papers are absolutely lush in real life, they are from Kaisercraft... "Velvet Ensemble" I believe... it's a pretty old pad so I'm not sure it's still available,  it is a shame if it's not.  
The borders at the top (both the patterned and the black) are cut with Paper Roses Cloud Borders dies... they have a nice stitch detail along them, which is hard to see in the pic, but does add a nice detail.  It's my favourite way to add stitching to cards... I'm useless with a sewing machine (though I love the look on other's cards) and when I add "faux" stitching using a pen (my other "go to" for stitching effect) I invariably smudge it or don't plan ahead - Dies are much more of a safe bet, lol  I added more of the same papers inside along with the punch line.  
The font is called "Storybook" and I think that fits really well with the little knight :-)  The number on the front was actually from my stash of years ago... they were digits from clockface sets I had when I was teaching egg decorating - though it was my sister who sourced them as she was  running a ceramic studio at the time.  Hands up if you remember ceramics, lol
I would like to enter my Cute and Brave knight in the following challenges:
Die Cut Divas Autumn Colours
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Use Patterned Paper
Pixies Snippets Playground Snippets... it's the last of that luuuuush paper, sob
As You Like It Favourite Style of Stitching and Why: Die cuts with stitch lines…because they came in all sorts of designs and give a lovely crisp fool (read "Donna") proof finish! 
Allsorts Challenges Add Something Gold and/or Silver: The "50" is gold to match the gold in the patterned paper
Through the Craftroom Door, Digi Choosday, Crafty Creations, Creative Fingers, Li'l Patch of Crafty Friends,Polkadoodles, A Perfect Time to Craft, Creatalicious Challenges (Opt Autumn),  Crafting With an Attitude and Corrosive Challenge all have Anything Goes Challenges and Cutie Pie Challenge has Anything Goes as Long as It's Cute… this little guy is a tad cheeky, but no denying he's a real Cutie :-) 
That's it for today.  I'll be back.... Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Squirrel x said...

LOVE this Donna! Gave me a real chuckle. This is really great, thanks so much for sharing your fabulous stitching make with us for this AYLI challenge. See you again soon! Squirrel Xx

brenda said...

The DP across the top looks really lush and a fun image for a guy's card, many thanks for joining in with our 'Gold/Silver' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Mervi said...

Stunning card, just lovely!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Michelle N. said...

Love that image-and the papers are perfect for our fall theme! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Robin Francini said...

LOL, My kind of card! You have mad coloring skills!
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
luck with your entry.

Robin DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

Elizabeth Hart said...

Great image and perfectly colored - a very fun card. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Petra-loves-paper said...

Love the bright colours you used, great card, thanks for joining digichoosday challenge, greetings Petra

Sue Crease said...

This is wonderful. Fab colouring and just the perfect sentiment and inside verse. Thanks for sharing your fun with us at Digichoosday

Mummylade said...

Gorgeous colouring and such a great sentiment :) Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

Pat K said...

Fabulous colouring on this awesome card Donna...the sentiment really gave me a chuckle. xx

Di said...

Wow Donna - what a fun card - made me really smile. Your colouring is incredible! I know the feeling when a much loved paper is finally finished :)


Di xx

Julie said...

Great card, love the cute knight and the cheeky sentiment. Thanks for joining in with us at Cutie Pie.

N-Eva said...

Sooooo lovely card. Love your coloring!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Creatalicious Challenges . Hugs Neva

Helen said...

Beautifully coloured and I agree about those papers.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Made by Helen{My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Ann-Marie said...

A gorgeous card and beautifully coloured image. The little verse made me chuckle lol! Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

Take care,
Ann-Marie (DT)
My Little Patch of Heaven

Joy Wilson said...

Wonderful card! I just love the top boarder! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Arlene said...

So cute and I love the sentiments. Fun card and great coloring on the Knight. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Megan J said...

Hi Donna, a super card for your friends 50th Birthday, love the way you added the left over bits of your favourite patterned paper to the top and bottom of the image... thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the Prize Draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Melanie said...

A fabulous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional autumn / Halloween” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

Wendy said...

Fabulous card...Thanks for joining us the Cutie Pie Challenge :)
Wendy xx

Shona Hamill said...

Hahaha! What a great card, love the fun sentiment! Thanks for sharing with the Cutie Pies, hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Shona xx