Monday, January 16, 2012

Today is for Animals...

Good Day.  I hope that today finds you safe and comfortable.  While it is a grey dreary day here, I am blessed to be safe and warm here at home.

Following are two completely adorable cards using digi stamps of animals.  I love the bright warm yellows used with the bird, and the cool comfortable blues used with the donkey.

This first card uses an image from Doodle Pantry.  He is called Happy Bird, and it definitely shows.  He just happens to be one of their free digis.  Go ahead and give him a try.  But be forewarned,  their images are so cute and easy to use, you will be perusing their line  and filling your cart up in no time flat.

I colored this little guy using water color pencils (no water used), and then outlined him with a black marker.  I use an assortment of chalk colors to fill in the back ground and create a nice summer sky effect.  The paper and embellishments are scraps from my stash.  The inside of the card is finished off bright and cheery too.  Definitely makes me want to have a Tweet Day!
Tweet Day - Front-

This little guy is being presented for the following challenges:

Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge - Use a Doodle Pantry Image
Alphabet Challenge Blog Y for You can Choose
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog Challenge #56 Let's Think Hot
Simply Create Too Challenge #4 Layers Layers and More Layers
Ginger Snap Creations GC132: Color Challenge - Soft Yellows and White
Ginger Snap Creations GC134: Spicy Supply Challenge - Ribbon
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog  Challenge #50-  Feathered friends

Tweet Day - Inside - 
Tweet - Ribbon

Tweet - Flower

Next up is this adorable little donkey.  He is a digi by Meljen's Designs called Sweet Little Donkey.  He reminds me of a stuffed animal for a baby.  So soft, warm and adorable.  Be sure to check out her site and designs also.   You will not be disappointed as there are so many cute designs to be had.

This little guy is printed on Kraft card stock and then colored with watercolors.  They didn't take too long to dry, and I really like the deep rich feel of chalks it gives.  I outlined him with a black marker so he would stand out against the brown paper.  He looks a little cross-eyed...but not as bad as it could be.  Eyes are not my forte.   The paper edges are inked with Studio g Chalks Ink (a dollar at my local  Michaels store) and the papers are from my scrap stash.  The inside is finished off with the same papers.  The recipient will definitely know that they are cherished, loved and being thought of fondly.
Donkey - Front - Water Colored
I would like to present him for he following challenges:

Meljen's Designs Challenge #92 Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant  Challenge TPE131 Favorite Colors (Blues)
Stampin for the Weekend Challenge 24 Out with the old

Donkey - Inside

Donkey - Inside
Donkey - Water Colored

Thank you for stoping by to visit.  I hope you enjoyed my cards.  Thanks for the lovely comments, I enjoy reading them and visiting your sites too.
Have a wonderful day!


  1. Oh, both of the cards are adorable, just love the little birdie one. Your coloring of the birdie with pencil water colours (with no water) is just fabulous! Love the inside of the cards,very well finished off! Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge # 19.

  2. What adorable cards! Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  3. What a cutie little birdie! Both your cards are actually adorable. Thanks for sharing and playing along with us this week at Crafty Ann's.

  4. What a tweet card! Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create Too.

    xoxo Marjo

  5. Cute cards! Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes”challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


    **I am offering blog candy on my blog. Please feel free to stop by and enter if you are interested.**

  6. Lovely cards with cute images! Thank you for taking part in the Alphabet's 'You Can Choose' challenge xx

  7. Such fun, lovely cards and your coloring is so how you have finished off your insides so beautifully. Thanks so much for playing this month at Doodle Pantry.

    Patti DT/DP

  8. Both cards are so much fun! Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry for DPDC #19!

  9. Love your sweet birdie card! Thanks so much for joining us for DPDC19. Enjoy your weekend,

  10. Your artwork is adorable! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations challenge, Ali :)

  11. both card are cute. Love the sentiment on the first.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  12. oooh that Donkey is adorable!!! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog and for joining my blog candy comp - good luck!

  13. such a beautiful card.
    Stopping by to invite to visit Link Up for Pink's new website:
    We are celebrating with several giveaways! :)

  14. Both of these are such fun and cute cards! Beautiful coloring and design! Thank you for following and joining in on my blog candy giveaway!