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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Animals at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning.
Hurrah it's the weekend. I've not really got any plans myself but tomorrow my DH is running in his second half marathon - in The Forest of Dean. I won't be able to go and cheer him on as I will be at home preparing a scrummy roast dinner for all the boys and their girlfriends and of course my squidgilicious Grandson Oliver.
Today I think we will just be chillin' :o)

So today I have another DT Card to share with you and this time it's for

A GEM OF A CHALLENGE

and the theme is

ANIMALS

I feel  a little bit cheeky with this one - not because I've used the pre-coloured version of the image but because the animals aren't really the main detail of it.
But I just loved it so much though and knew it would be perfect for 1 of the 8 boy's birthday cards I have to make before the end if this month. 



Card Ingredients:
Image: Pink Gem Designs 'Pirate Andy' Pre-Coloured version
Design Papers: DCVW 'All About A Boy'
I fussy cut the ship and decoupaged it.
Spellbinders: Labels 20 and Decorative Floral Ovals
Sentiment: LOTV
Distress Ink: Salty Ocean (just had to use it because of the name lo!!!!)

Challenges I would like to enter:

Aud Sentiments - For a Child
Dutch Dare - Birthday Celebration
Inky Impressions - For a Child
Heck of a Challenge - Just Add Water
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Tip Top Tuesday - Girls and Boys Come Out to Play
Emergency Crafters - Nautical Theme
That Craft Place - Animals

Thanks for your visit today - I really appreciate it.
Have a fab weekend - whatever you have planned.
TTFN

43 comments:

purpleprincess2007 said...

Gorgeous card debs I love the layout and DP's you used that pirate ship looks fab!
Hugs xx Cara xx

downrightcrafty said...

how gorgeous
hope you have a lovely weekend
Hugs Kate xx

Claire said...

Fab card hun, love the image, including the animals and a great layout too. Hope you enjoy your day chilling and hope John's marathon run goes well tomorrow. Hugs, Claire x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really cute boys card. I love how all the elements come together. Great that you used a coloured image - I admit, I usually overlook them, but it looks so good here.
Caroline xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a fabulous card Debs. I love that image and the papers work so well with it. The pirate ship looks brilliant, your cutting out is so neat!
Hugs Sue xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous huggles Pops x x x

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Debs. The image is gorgeous and I love the design and that wonderful ship.
Hugs Sharon. x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card for a boy Debs, I love your papers and your fabulous fussy cut ship.
Have a great day with the family tomorrow.
Pauline
x

Judith said...

This is so cute Debs and i love the shapes you've used - fab for ans 8th birthday card - have a great weekend hugs Judith x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Debs, He looks fab - Love how you've coloured and arranged him and the papers and ship are great - have a lovely weekend, Big hugs, Teresa xxx

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous as always hun...:o)

Hope you are having a lovely weekend so far...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

LINDA M said...

Debs, super boy card. This is a super layout and I love how you added the ship with the 3D look. Thanks for joining us this week at the Dutch Dare.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is so cute, Hope you have a great weekend, Love Hazelxo

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous card Debs, just love that cute pirate!
Kim x

Tammy said...

This is adorable Debs! Sweet image and I love your layered ship!! Perfect for a boy!
Hugs, Tammy

Katina said...

So cute and gorgeous Debs! Love the image and papers and the fab pirate's ship.

Good luck to your OH for tomorrow!
xx

Sue M B said...

Wow! this is a fab design Debs!! I love the image and the wonderful ship… and the scrummy papers… everything is just perfect for a boy's Birthday! :-))
Hope you have a lovely weekend with your family!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Super cute pirate and a gorgeous card Debs. Hope you're having a lovely weekend :o) Hugs, Lisa x

coops said...

so stunning debs.really fab design and details and i love the cute pirate :D

xx coops xx

Dora said...

Debs, this is so cute, I love this image and bold colours on your card. Wishing you a nice weekend xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Whisper said...

Oh super hun, fabby image and super papers too (i have them as well), Luv Sam x

Ira Huberts said...

So sorry for being MIA for a couple of days Debs, but I had a touch of the flu... Anyway, I'm enjoying myself immensely seeing your latest creations on your blogs, such fabulous creations!! Hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Ira Huberts said...

So sorry for being MIA for a couple of days Debs, but I had a touch of the flu... Anyway, I'm enjoying myself immensely seeing your latest creations on your blogs, such fabulous creations!! Hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

pinky said...

This is super cute Debs! Its going to take me till next spring to get this year's cleaning done lol.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous.
Thanks for join us at DigiStamps4Joy.
Hope you join us next time.

Greetings karin DT member


PetraB said...

He is adorable, love the colour combo! Thank you for playing along with Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Faye said...

Debs, can you hear me smiling? This cute card made me smile! X

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Debs, love the cute image and design. Love those papers and details too.

Donna x

Lisa Jane said...

Ahoy there - what a cutie .. and love the pirate ship
Thanks for joining us at heck of a challenge this month
Lisa x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, sweet image and colours.
luv
Debby

Tracy said...

This is such a great card, just love the ship.


Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place x

Helen said...

Gorgeous...Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments for our 'For a child' challenge.

Hugs Helen DT xx

Sonia said...

Good afternoon my dear friend, I'm back from a short holiday in the mountains^_^
This card is really wonderful, very beautiful image and colors used^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Shea said...

Doesn't matter if the animals aren't the main focus, this card is ADORABLE!

Donna said...

Adorable card Debs and such a sweet image, love the pirate ship too, brilliantly done :) Donna ♥ x

coldwaters2 said...

Another FAB card Debs love the image in the frame, the colours and card design look super.
hugs
lorraine x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Debs, the image is so cute and I love the ship.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Olivia said...

What a lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Vicky said...

A great card Deb's!! I do so love Janet's designs. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Carrie Robinson said...

love love love this arrrrr some card lol.. so fun!! thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inky impressions xx

Nathalie said...

So pretty card. I love colors and image. Thanks for playing with us at Little Miss Muffet challenge.
Nathalie

Annette said...

Fab card. Love the pirate theme.
Annette
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for Top Tip Tuesday.
xx