Friday, 23 September 2011

Roooooaaaarrrrrrr ...... with love

Hello and welcome to tonight's blog post.  I'm thrilled because I just found out that I won a prize over at Tiddly Inks ..... yippeeeeeee!  I have been busy creating cards the last few nights ... but can't show you yet ... they are for Design Teams .... so you will have to wait :)

I have a real mean cat to show you tonight .... well actually he is totally gorgeous and you may just want to pick him up and cuddle him.

I have used the totally cuddly lion from Meljens.  I had two attempts at colouring this little cutie but the first one just didn't seem right.......

I coloured this first image in E93, 95 & 97 and his mane in E08 ... but he just turned out to orange (perhaps he was a white lion and he used fake tan!).

This image I used E11, E13 & E15 for his face and body and for the mane and tail I used Y21 with small flicks of YR23 and then YR38 before going back over it with Y21.  On his cheeks and nose I used R00 & R02.

I wanted quite a masculine feel to this card so the rest of the card is rather plain.  An oval using a die and some circles using some punches with some little stamps from my stash.  Sorry I'm not sure what brand they are ...
I stamped everything in Chestnut Roan Colourbox Fluid Chalk Ink and then ran the same ink pad around the edges of everything to tie it all in.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-
Meljen's #77 Sketch
365 Cards - Day  206 Love, Masculine Style
Hanna And Friends - #112 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Dies to Die For
Truly Scrumptious - #66 Clean and Simple 

Thanks for stopping by :)  I hope you are having fun creating and/or checking out what others have done.

Goodnight  .....xoxoxox


  1. Gorgeous card Carly, I think you picked the right loin for your card.
    Kevin xx

  2. OH Carly - another adorable card!!! You are getting good girl - LOVED your sweet acorn mouse last week and now this sweety!! Love your inking! Thanks for playing a Meljen's!

  3. So cute! I love your take on the sketch.

    Thank you for joining our “Sketch” challenge at Meljen’s Designs. .


  4. Awwww what a cute lion ! Love your card !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


    Jo x

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    I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
    Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
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  6. What a great card! I love Meljen's images. It worked perfectly for the masculine challenge. Thanks for playing along at 365 Cards :-)

  7. Great card! He's so cute and you've colored him up beautifully! Wonderful take on our sketch this week!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  8. I love that cute little lion! So adorable. Great use of die cuts, too. Wow that border is stunning! Love how this card came together. :) Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  9. Such a fun card. Thank you for joining us at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight. Hope to see you in our next challenge.
    Hugs, Anja


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