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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Lil' Inker Designs and Design To Color blog hop!

(Please scroll down my All That Scraps March release and By Lori Designs new release DT posts!)


The Lil' Inker Designs team have joined up with the Designed To Color team to celebrate two amazing events - the Hue's Who feature of Lil Inker's Designs as well as the first birthday of Designed To Color!

Here is a birthday card I made for a little boy...





My recipe
Medium: Copics
Fur: C1, C3, C5
Ears: E33, E57
Paper: watercolour paper


I also used the Crafters Workshop Stitch Doodle Dot template and Echo Park This and That Charming papers.   I am entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge.

Back to the hop!  You should have come here from the very sweet Leah and you now need to hop off to the very lovely Lis.  Here's the full hop list in case you get lost...


















There will be TWO prizes given away during the hop.  One on each end of the hop.  To enter simply comment on each hopper's blog.  So, leave a comment here telling me what sort of birthday cards are more difficult for you to make - mine is definitely for my grandma as she's not keen on CAS or cute styles!



The hop ends on March 7th 11:59 CST.  The winners to the prizes will be posted no later than March 9th.  Enjoy the hop!





82 comments:

Sasha said...

Soooo cute, Mary. Love your balloons and the paper pricked strings! x

Annette said...

aww this is so sweet...love the little bows on the balloons...

lizzie said...

Mary, this is adorable! Thank you so much for helping us with the hop at DTC. You did a super amazing job! I really hope to see you submit to our calls in the future!!!

Jane said...

Hi Mary, what a cute card, I love those balloons too x

Lisa M. (aka Lisabee) said...

Eeeep! How incredibly adorable is this? I have GOT to have those stitch templates!!!!! Please tell me you are submitting to our magazine because, girlfriend--you got talent!!

For me--fussy and fancy are WAYYYY harder. I like to keep ALL my cards simple, whether for birthdays or any occasion!

Thanks for teaming up with us at DTC!

Lisa M.
DTC Team
My Craftin' Blog

Tami B. said...

I love this little dog. He is already cute & your coloring just made him extra adorable.

Silli said...

soooo cute Mary!!!!!!!!!!!!

GCLmom said...

Mary, This is so stinkin' cute! Thanks for sharing your creativity! :)

Dora said...

Awww this is so so cute Mary, what a fun card, love the style and image :D xx

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I hope this is not a duplicate post, because I got and error earlier. But as I was saying I love everything about your card. Great job.

Doreen said...

Such a gorgeous card,love the image and great papers.xxx

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card...love your style...love to make cards for all kinds of birthdays...no problem with any...
xxx Margreet

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So adorable!

Sue D said...

How cute--love the balloons. I have difficulty making shabby chic type of cards for any occasion including birthdays.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

adorable card. I love your idea for the balloon strings. I would have to say I have the most problem making cards for my husband. He does not really like the cute and cuddly type cards. Still trying to work out the masculine ones.

VanessaB said...

so super cute! what a fun adorable card :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Mary this is so cute...gorgeous card and great colours


Anne

mypurplehouse said...

Precious! Love the faux stitches and the colors!
lyn

ScrapSoon said...

Hello again,

I love the balloons the first time i saw a card with it that you have showing us.
But now i want them when i see this card.

The sentiment is just perfect with the balloons.
Also i do like the little dog and again i'm amazed of your coloring.

It looks like a really simple card but it really pops out of the paterned paper.

It's really great that you can leaves things out instead of putting things on the card.

Have a wonderful day!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg this is the sweetest!!!!

Boxofcolours said...

Ah this is adorable Mary J
Hugs
Jane

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

super cute card!

Kathy S. said...

Such a sweet card! Love the balloons.

Vicky said...

Adorable hun...as always...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Star said...

Adorable!! I love your coloring, and those balloons are AWESOME! TFS The kind of birthday cards that are hard for me....male. Male cards in general. So many of the stamp images I have are female, and I just LOVE bling and glitz. It's really hard for me to make a card without using Stickles. LOL

Creations by Shirl said...

Sweet image, love those balloons....

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet! Love his little pink cheeks and how he is colored and fabulous dimension!

Katina said...

So cute and gorgeous!
x

MamaKaraba said...

Love the patterened balloons!

Molecraft said...

Just brilliant!
Helen x

Chitra Nair said...

Love the kitty, super cute and the balloons are adorable...

heidy said...

This is so cute MaryJ!!
XXX Heidy

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Aaah, it would be for male cards. I find it so hard to make!! Im more of a girly type lady:-)

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww that image is just adorable and I LOVE the colourful balloons.

Sue xx

Lyndsey Turner said...

Fab card so adorable. Love the cute image and fabby papers, great layout too xx

JanR said...

Super sweet card, Mary! I love those balloons.

Most difficult for me are those generic, non-cute, for someone you don't really know type. I find it such a struggle to find a stamp for those cards. So much so that when I need to make one of those cards I often go stampless. (Which is a lot less dirty than it sounds! :-D)

Kathleen said...

Oh Mary this is fabulous, who says you don't do LIM or CAS cards stunning example of both.

Kath x

Trisha said...

Wow, your card is just rosaries cute. Love the balloons and these images are making me smile.

Sue said...

Aww this is SO sweet Mary! what a fab design… I love the colours and those wonderful balloons! :-))
Hope you're having a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Melinda Sweetman said...

LOVE!! Thanks for sharing :)

amanda stokes said...

Hi Mary J!
Gorgeous card, how adoreable is this little fella!!! aww :)

Denise Ebbs said...

I LOVE his card. It is so my style. Hardest cards to make for me is masculine for employees.

Sharla said...

So, so cute! love that sweet little image and the balloons... plus, how creative on the strings!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Adorable! love the cut outs in the balloons! I always have a hard time making guy bday cards, especially for my brother-in-laws!
Lisa

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the cute bunny on this card and the CAS style. I find it difficult to create cards for male family/friends esp. my hubby.

Leslie Germain said...

Mary - Love the card and the balloons are adorable. Sending some bloggy love from the hop. Glad I was able to visit.
Leslie
www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

Indy said...

What a sweet image! Those colors and balloons are perfect for a little boy's birthday!

Lisa T said...

This is SO COOL! I love how the die embosses a stitched effect around the square. Too, too cool. Love this card!

paperpapier said...

always love your card creation, so fun to look at, Mary.
I have hard time churning out birthday card for boy/male. I am simply into pink, flower and glitter in all area...can't leave these girlie stuff in making card..

Karenladd said...

Awww, those paper pieced balloons are so adorable with the kitty!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable card! Love that sweet pup and the fun balloons!
Hard to make... sometimes one for my Mom as she wouldn't like certain styles.

Billie A said...

Your card is great. I love the green plaid it's perfect for the card. I love the balloon die (I have an love it) and the cute image is just too precious. I love the way you laid out the card. Great sentiment too. Really fits the card.

Anja said...

I love everything about your card, Mary! This bunny is super cute and those dies are heavenly (unfortunately the shipping costs for those gorgeous Lil' Inker products are very high).
Big hugs, Anja

Amanda R said...

So cute Mary and love the way you used the balloons!

mary said...

Really cute card..love the colors! Thanks.

Phi said...

I love your clean and simple card. Love it. Cards I struggle with are the vintage ones and shabby chic. Maybe because I dont really know what shabby chic means.

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness How CUTE is this little Sweetie!! 8-) So Adorable Mary! Love the fun balloons and paper pierced balloon strings too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Ciska said...

Such a sweet puppy, love the star balloons too!

Emily Lauritzen said...

So cute! I love the colors, and that sweet image!
I definitely struggle with masculine cards...I love glitter and frilly stuff which doesn't work very well on cards for boys :)
<3 Emily L.

Rhonda Harre said...

love all the LID dies you used! I am a fan of LID dies, sh... don't tell hubby - hehehe! Love the card - it is simply adorable.

Iris said...

Cute card. Love the bunny. Iris

Wishcraft said...

Such a cute card Mary! Fab design, love the paper piercing for balloon strings :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Christine L said...

I do try to keep up with you Mary.. but I fail miserably!! Stunning cards since my last visit.. love this little doggie with his balloons, and the long stripey dress on the previous one.. your creations are always sooooooo inspiring and always make me think 'now why didn't I try that type of design'!!

Hugs
Christine x

Kristie Goulet said...

I love your card and I think the hardest birthday cards for me to make are for men/boys.

Tress said...

Fantastic card! And paper piercing the strings of the balloons is a great design element1

frogquilter said...

your puppy is tooo cute--great coloring---love those balloons...hopping along

Maria Therese said...

Fabulous card sweetie ♥

fabiola jaques said...

oh! trop mignon!!biz

Sara said...

Adorable card! TFS! My teenage nephews can be tough to make cards for.

Carisa said...

omgosh, this is adorable! Love all the die cut ballons and the clean card with the bright pops of color! Thanks for joining us in the hop. :D

Lisa Jane said...

cute ,cute,cute .. love it!
Lisa x

Mimi said...

soooo cute! perfect card for a little boy! Card for teenage boys is THE most difficult for me! ;D

Isha Gupta said...

Mary, this is just superb!!! Love how you used the balloons and the stitched mat too. I would love to get a card from you...lol.

Dorothy E said...

Very nice!

Dorothy E said...

Very nice!

April Story said...

What a great card. I like seeing cards for boys - mine always seem too feminine. :-) April

marylouh said...

I like to make cute, whimsical cards. When I have to get mushy I kind of freeze up. Love the puppy.

Diana Fernandez said...

Awesome card for a little boy!

GCLmom said...

Need to add the most difficult cards for me to make are the ones I wait until the last minute to do and am too stressed out to let the creative mojo flow.

Leah the Orange said...

so the hop is AWESOME, and it's been great having you Inkie Gals hopping with us DTC Gals! but darn it, i must have the stamp you used. here is me, trying to be all good and exercising some willpower, but now i have a wish list. THANKS! :) for the inspiration - your card is beautiful!

Lorraine said...

Love this, Mary J! Perfect use of patterned papers with the white. I love that pup and the balloons too. Your grandma doesn't like CAS or cute?! she like grunge? just kidding, lol

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