Thursday, January 26, 2012

For My Husband

This is my Design Team entry for Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge # 92 "Anything Goes."
The digi is called "Mountain Lion"  and is available here 
If you look up the digi on the website you will see a previous card I made using this digi.  
I must admit it's one of my very favorite to color.
I made this card for my husband's birthday on the 23rd of this month.  I started it after dinner on the 22nd.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute!  Hopefully, it doesn't look like I did it the last minute.  He's actually in the kitchen baking his birthday cake.  He doesn't like my cakes.  That's okay, I don't like making cakes, anyway.  His cakes are really delicious.
I have such a difficult time with sentiments. 
I usually cheat and take the sentiments off my Hallmark card program.
I colored this with Copics and the papers are A Proper Gentleman from Graphic 45.  I ran out of my main color as I was using it so I couldn't finish up the blending as well as I would have liked.  Need to order it now.  I use it a lot!  The oval is surrounded by cream pearls on the top half of the card.  Unfortunately, they do not show in the photo. 

Copics:  C2, C3
E04, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E51, E53, E97
R02, R21, YR21

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Birthday Sundaes Happy Birthday (Sentiment on Front)
Dream Valley Challenges Animals
The Crafty Pad Something for the Boys
Mark's Finest Paper Birthday Card
Crafty Ann's What's New Pussycat?
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges Anything Goes
My Craft Spot Let's Hear it for the Boys
Celebrate the Occasion Masculine Birthday
DigiStamps4Joy One for the Boys
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy Animals
Shelley's Images "Text" Challenge


~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow! What an image! I can understand why it is one of your favs! Your coloring is just divine too and I am sure your hubby will love it :) Thank you for taking the time this week to share and play along with us at The Crafty Pad :)

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous card. My DH has a birthday on 30th and I haven't started his yet, but I doubt he will be baking a cake, LOL. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Doreen said...

A stunning card,coloured

Turtle In The Sand said...

Beautiful coloring Diane. The whole card is classy and tenderly sweet. Hallmark has a way with sayings, don't they? Hugs, Linda

Darlene said...

Oh Diane ... this is AWESOME! Your coloring is perfect and the design is so masculine! GREAT JOB!! Thanks so much for joining our "TEXT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

Pat said...

He's colored wonderfully. Thanks for joining speedy Fox and Friends.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Diane and doesn't look at all like a last minute card. Mine wouldn't turn out like this if I spent a week on it. You have a great flair for colouring animals.


lalkygirl said...

fantastic card ,love your colouring of the image and the inside looks fab
it looks like you have spent ages on it
tracey x

Ann Whitfield said...

This is lovely Diane, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

WeirdCat said...

This is gorgeous, absolutely wonderful colouring,
Ruth x

iReneM said...

A wonderful card! Your colouring is first class :)
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Denise said...

I love your animal cards and this one is no exception. Beautiful colouring, as always and perfect papers.
Denise xx

Payne Holler Cards said...

saw this in the gallery at MFP and had to pop over...your coloring is absolutely jaw dropping!
looks like he is going to move right off the card!
love it!
thanks so much for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends (-:

Karen said...

Great card Diane, brilliant colouring too, you've made it look so real.

Caz said...

Gorgous creation...Thanx for joining us at Digistamps4joy, and good luck..

Caz xx Digistamps4joy DT

Lisa Minckler said...

Diane this is stunning! I actually noticed the pearls first thing and was going to mention how very nice that looks! Your lion is spectacular and what a great masculine image to use. Just gorgeous.

Thank you SO much for joining us at Craft Us Crazy for our challenge.
Best of luck to you and we hope to see you again next time too!
Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card and love your coloring and shading. Marcene

Eva Marie said...

Lovely image and coloring, fab card!
Thanks for joining us at DVC

:: Samantha KT :: said...

This is absolutely stunning! Fantastic colouring! Thanks for playing in this week's Birthday Sundaes challenge!

Designing with Debbie said...

Stunning card. The lion is fantastic, your coloring is amazing. Great work. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Adrian said...

Very nice card! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Judy said...

This is just totally breath taking! I could just stare at if forever. Very very nicely done!


Karen Letchworth said...

Diane: This is a great card. I know my hubby would love to get a card like this on his birthday. I hope your hubby loves it. Thanks for sharing it with us and linking it up at Shelly's Images. We're so glad you chose to play along this week.
Karen - Desgin Team Member

Sherri said...

This is just gorgeous! Wow! His face just pops at you from the card. Beautifully colored & I love the mix of DP you used. Your hubby will love it.

Esther said...

Gorgeous card! Fantastic job on the coloring!
Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Tammy said...

Wonderful birthday card and your coloring and shading is fantastic! Great card.

CaroleAnn said...

What a great card - I have no masculine cards in my array - that is certainly an inspiration! - H.B to your hubby! Hugs ~

Star said...

This is just stunning! Your coloring is amazing...especially considering you were running out of ink! Absolutely gorgeous. Your papers add the perfect touch. I am in awe.

xx Star

Jayne said...

Lovely card! Great image and amazing colouring! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.
Jayne x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Diane this is spectacular, wow, you have coloured that image to perfection, the papers and design are gorgeous, this is top notch your hubby will love it, I know I do.
Lorraine x

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Your coloring is just beautiful and the DP's and sentiment are wonderful! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our Masculine Birthday Challenge :)

tellana said...

This card is wonderful, but your colored image is absolutely awesome - so realistic!
Lots of love,
Liva ❤

girlia said...

Very pretty and life-like. Awesome coloring technique. Thanks for joining us again this week for the masculine card challenge

Unknown said...

Wonderful design and coloring!! I am always on the look out for masculine cards

sammi said...

Nice masculine card! Love the image! Thanks for playing in our "Text Me" challenge this week at Shelly's Images. We’re so happy you joined us! ~~Sammibug,~~ Shelly’s Images DT

dj1952 said...

Diane, this is a fabulous card for your husband. You do such a fantastic job with animals. Hugs, dj

Ellis said...

Beautiful card you've made for your husband! =)
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4joy!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Kate said...

What amazing colouring! Your card is fabulous and I can't believe how quickly you were able to whip it up! Happy belated birthday to your husband!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Christine said...

Wow, what a card!! I love your coloring!! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Jen Leeflang said...

Fabulous card, perfectly masculine!
Thanks for joining us at Digistamps 4 Joy this fortnight!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Unknown said...

Congratulations Diane! You are our Silver Medal winner this week at Shelly's Images. Please visit the BLOG for all the details on your win.

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely superb. I love your colouring;) The design is magnificent too. Bettina xx

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