Thursday, 7 October 2010

A dual celebration

Good morning, peeps and a lovely sunny one it is too!

The reason this is a dual celebration is, firstly that number one grandson is 17 tomorrow and this is his birthday card and secondly, it's my first DT card sample for Digi Doodle Shop's Best...woohoo! The challenge this week is 'Orange you glad' - we have to use orange on our project, and I just couldn't resist this image of the mice having a party in this Jack 'o Lantern! Especially cute is the baby mouse asleep under his leaf blanket in the bottom right-hand corner - what imagination the artist has to create an image like this!

It was a joy to colour and watch the pumpkin take on depth and dimension as I used my Copics. The colours I used were:
Pumpkin: YR00, YR12, YR15, YR18
Stalk: YG13, YG25, YG95, YG97
Mice: E41, E42, E43, E44
Spoon: C1, C3
Grass: All the colours that were in the stalk + YG00, YG01, YG03
Sky: W1, B000, Colourless blender and pale blue chalk

The DPs are from American Crafts, the flourish is cut from a Marianne D die, the label for the sentiment is a Spellbinder one and the sentiment itself is from Lili of the Valley. The ribbon and button are from my stash.

I'm also entering this for a few challenges:
Stamp Challenges Something to Celebrate
Stampin' for the Weekend Use the colours of Autumn
An Oldie but a Goodie All Creatures Great and Small

Thank you for looking today, everyone and I hope you like my first DT efforts - I hope my grandson, Matt does too since it's for his birthday!

Bye for now,

Diane x


  1. This is great Diane, I love it and I am sure your grandson will too.


  2. Diane,
    This is just too cute. Love the way you colored it. Happy birthday to your grandson

  3. Great happy card :o) Brilliant coloring.
    Welcome to the DT.
    Hugs, Jóna

  4. Wow Diane!! Great coloring! And your right.. that little mouse with his blankie.. too sweet!

  5. REally lovely Diane, your colouring is great too.

  6. Great card, great minds think alike on the image choice, love the way your mice are different colours, I was very lazy!!
    Ruth x

  7. Brill first DT card Diane and love the colouring, x

  8. What a great card Diane! Fantastic coloring job and I love the little added touch of buttons. Hugs!

  9. Gorgeous!! Oh my gosh, your coloring is wonderful!

  10. Fab card Diane - and congratulations on the DT team. Am sure everyone will love this and the way you use your colour.

  11. What a beautiful and fun card, I love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at an Oldie but a goodie

  12. This is fab Diane. Such a fun image. Thank you for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie.
    Clare x

  13. Hi Diane,

    What a fantastic card you've made! Your coloring is wonderfully done. Great shadowing. It's going to be exciting to see all your creations!!


  14. Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  15. A gorgeous card Diane and I agree about the image, so cute! Love your colouring and your shading on the pumpkin is fantastic! Hope you had a good weekend. Hugs, Chris x

  16. Oh what a fabulous creation Diane!
    kim x

  17. wow Diane what an amazing first DT card you made, I love that image its gorgeous...your grandson will love this
    Mina xxx

  18. This is a fabulous card Diane - I'm sure your grandson will love it. The image is adorable, and so beautifully coloured.
    Thank you for leaving a kind comment today (and joining my Followers). It's always nice to find another fellow WY blogger!! (You must let me know whereabouts in WY).
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  19. This is cutest image and you used it to its max. What a darling, fun card. Super Job GF.

  20. Stunning card Diane! amazing colouring and such a cute image! I'm sure your grandson loved it! Thanks for visiting my blog today! hugs, Jane xxx

  21. supercute image. Thank you so much for joining the SFTW challenge and good luck!


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