Sunday, 23 May 2010

OSAAT's Furry Challenge

Morning everyone! Or g'day if you live in Australia!
New Challenge starts today at Noon. Pop over to see who won last weeks challenge, and who the top three are! I've picked mine but I think they're using Mr Linky because there were some amazing makes and no one could make up their mind! But!!! you're gonna love this weeks Challenge even better, because it's... drum roll please Sid....

Furry Friends!!

Okay, so my sneak peak didn't give anything away. (But then again, it wasn't meant to!!) How do you like this cute furry teddy bear with his best friend, the dragon. I like dragons!
The image is by the lovely Janette and is called George and the Dragon, and here he is in his Knights Templar outfit... ok, so George wasn't a Knight's Temple, but many people believe they held high regard for him, which is very puzzling, as St George is only a legend, but then, George wasn't a Teddy Bear either!!
This lovely image is available over in the Stitchy Bear Store, or HERE for George and The Dragon (don't forget there's 50% off all the digi-ness until the end of May!!)

I just think this makes a lovely little boy's birthday Card and if his birthday party's are anything like my girl's birthday party's used to be, thirty little kids, themed, fancy dress, what better than having a 'George and the Dragon Party', where all the boys can be knights, (and stab each other with their swords) and all the girls can be damsels in distress, with long flowing party dresses!! (or, to be politically correct... the other way round, if they want to!!)

Bit of trivia- the sword that supposedly killed the Dragon was called Ascalon the name also used by Winston Churchill for his personal aircraft during World War 2. you never know, that might come in handy one day.

Back to the card. I've sort of followed a sketch from over on Card Making and Paper Crafts ... but...not quite! Because they had a space for a sentiment and I don't think this needs one, so I've added the buttons instead. I've used, Pink Petticoat papers (I'm on a mission to use all my printed pp papers! and some of them have been in my folders for years!) I inked all the edges with dark blue chalk ink. Martha Stewart cobweb punch. The Image, as I said, is by Stamping Dragon Designs. I coloured it using my Promaker pens. The banner was made by scribbling colours on to card and then just drawing triangles and cutting them out... and yes... I spelt birthday wrong! But then again I always do! Luckily I spotted it and managed to put it right without ripping any backing paper (phew-grrr, but a lot more than that came out of my craft room this morning!!)

I had it in my head that I would use a 'heart' punch for the little flags, bend the top over the gold cord and just leave the pointy bits but (!!!) out of all my trillion punches, I've only got a large thin one and two very small fat ones, no good at all. So I just scribbled some colours and drew in the little triangle's...and then you (not me) stick the flags on with tiny 3D foam squares, in the right order to spell 'Happy Birthday' or in my case, Happy Brithday.

I re-took the photo's this morning with the sun just peeping over the bungalow roof. I quite like the shadows it makes! (or...maybe I should pretend that I drew them!)
Have fun with this challenge, remember you can do any crafty thing you want... ATC, Scrapbook page, Fatpage, Exploding box, Inchie, Tag, Card, Altered Art, anything crafty to include a furry friend! (But please don't cover your guinea pig with PVA glue!!)
Thanks for stopping by!!
the crafty pad-over the edge (just!)
Your Next Stamp -Cut it out and pop it out
Practicalscrappers- Pattern papers
Sew many challenges -Anything Goes
Creative inspirations challenge-card for a child
Dareu2digistamp challenge-One for boys
La-La land Craft's- Birthday Wishes
CMPC- sketch (with added buttons)


  1. Love everything you have done with this Lyn The banner is fab!
    Liz x

  2. Fabulous hunni :D great bright happy card

    Hugs Lexi xxx

  3. Love your whole layout on here Lyn the banner is fantastic great idea and your colouring on image superb chum, fabulous kids card lovely creation chum
    Sarah xx

  4. your card is so cute and funny~!!! thank you so much for playing with us at practical scrappers~!! :)


  5. lovely and colourful. Annette x

  6. Such a fun and playful little card. Thanks for linking up to Practical Scrappers this week!
    Kim xXx

  7. Beautiful card, Lyn. That dragon is fabulous!

  8. this once again hun is fab love that dragon hes brilliant hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  9. Hi Lyn, wow thats stunning, I love your image hes so cute and the colouring brilliant. The flags really make it fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

  10. This is just wonderful Lyn, I love the whole thing, and hey, brithdays are worth celebrating too :P

  11. Hi there, hope you are enjoying your Sunday>

    Love your little card, fab bunting and such great images. Such a happy card, hugs Heidi xx

  12. Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges with this cute card!

  13. How adorable!! I love the image and great use of the banner! Very cute card!!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

  14. oh it's adorable, love the banner detail, thanks for playing along with SMC x carol

  15. So gorgeous card ,i love your image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  16. Great work hun. Thank you for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge blog! xxx

  17. Lyn, I have so missed coming here and reading your little tales lmao...just 2 weeks since I been here and I feel like I been gone forever lmao...cute little card, love how you made those tiny flags for the words, so neat, but of course that is so you lol

    stitch xoxox

  18. Your card is adorable. I love what you did. Thanks so much for joining us at Practical Scrappers this week.

  19. This is too darn cute! Love the image and the banner. You did a great job on this.

  20. WOW dont they look fantastic thankyou so much :)

    Hugs Janette
    Stamping Dragon Designs

  21. Great card! Love the fun layout and you're right, it does make a terrific birthday card for a little boy. Thanks for participating in the challenge over at Lala Land Crafts this week ;D

  22. so cute and I LOVE the happy birthday banner you created!

  23. yep george was definitely not a teddy - he was a Roman (makes sense dont it - our english patron saint is italian...hmmm maybe we will win the world cup then this year....). Anyway another fabulous creation of course from yourself hun.
    Sam x

  24. This is so cute thanks for joining us at the crafty pad this week

  25. So cute. Thanks for playing along with us at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

  26. Brilliant card Lyn loving that image so much also the bunting great work and thank you for sharing it with us at SMC this week.
    Lorraine x

  27. LOL, are you sure he wasn't a teddy bear as he is nly a legand, tee he he..thank you for the mroning chuckle. Really like everything about your card! The banner is perfect.

    Thank you for comming over and joining us this week at the SMC challenge.

  28. What a fun card!

    Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

  29. Fantastic card Lyn and such a great image! Love your colouring and design too. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS. Chris :)


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