Sunday, January 8, 2012

No Gator Love…

This image just had to have a pun for it’s sentiment.  I can’t believe I came up with this one fairly easily. LOL

The image is by The Paper Shelter, and since I’m always on the lookout for couples for all of the anniversaries I do each year, I thought this would be perfect.  (Don’t tell them they’re supposed to be crocodiles, though. LOL)

I’m going to show a couple of different shots, and what I used on the card.

I thought I’d just leave my words to a minimum, as I don’t know if others totally appreciate the monolog.  (Oops, there I go again.) 

The base and the front of the easel card were cut with my Cricut some time ago.  I thought I’d see if I could actually find a sketch that work with this shape, and I think I did a pretty good job. 


Ingredients:  paper – scraps (stash)
               image – The Paper Shelter (new)
                roses and pearls – Recollections
                bottom die – Cheery Lynn Designs
                die around image – Nestibilities
                sentiments – by me
                stickles and distress ink – Ranger

I’m entering this in the following challenges:

Paper Makeup Stamps Blog – sketch
Critter Sketch Challenge – celebrate
Crafty Sentiments Designs – love + romance
The Pink Elephant – anything
Party Time Tuesdays – something new – image
Tuesday Throwdown – shiny (bow on ms. gator + hearts)
Papertake Weekly – anything
Stamp n Doodle – anything
The Pixie Cottage – monochromatic
My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenge – new – image
Scrapbook Sisters – anything
The Paper Shelter – anything
Shelly’s Images – new (image); old – papers
The Squirrel and The Fox – new – image
Jellypark Challenge – old (paper); new (image)
Sparkles Forum Challenges – anything but Christmas
Digi Designs Challenge – new – image
Top Tip Tuesday – anything
Aud Sentiments Challenge – any sentiment + scraps
Little Miss Muffet Challenges – new – image
Delicious Doodles Challenge – new – image
Card Makin’ Mamas – new – image
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog – new – image
Hotshot Craft – easel
Simply Create Too – more than one layer
Just Tracey's Crafts Challenge – love
Truly Madly Crafty – anything
Cupcake Craftroom – anything
Joanna Sheen Challenge – celebration
The Craft Garden – monochromatic
Gingerloft Challenge – anything
One Stitch at a Time – embellishments – 3, or 3 of something – (3 red roses)
Karen's Doodles Challenge - love 
Heart Song Inspirations - border punches + punch or tear card
CC Monthly Challenge - love is in the air 

I hope you all have a great week.  And I hope you’ll stop by again.  


dj1952 (Debra)


Michelle VP said...

Oh, your card made me smile! :) Love the punny saying you came up with and the creative use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at the Digi Makeover Challenge by Paper Makeup Stamps!

Crystal said...

Love the shape of your card & the sentiment and image are super cute too! Thanks for playing along with us this week in our "celebration" challenge over at Critter Sketch :)

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

I love puns! We don´t have/use these kind of puns in the German-speaking area... so this was quite a new thing to me a few months ago... but it´s funny and I love it!
Have a nice Monday!

Dorcas said...

THis came out so cute, Debbie!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOL! Cute, cute, cute! Thanks so much for joining our "Out with the Old, In with the New" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

LynCr said...

Love this card, LOL what a cheery card. Thanks for joining us at Stamp n doodle

Holly Young said...

This is a darling image!!! I love the pun!

Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! I hope you'll join us again!


Carol Ann said...

A very cute image and a lovely fun card. Great to have you play along with us at One Stitch at a time this week.
Carol Ann xx

Merry said...

Debra...this is such a fun card and wonderful colours. I hate to tell you this but at Unstampabelles we are all about creations without the use of stamps (rubber or digital). Sorry....but I do hope you will join us again soon.

Amy's Designs said...

So adorable. Thanks for playing along over at the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog.

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is just adorable! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark. :)

craftymum said...

Hi debra
your card out a smile on my face. Who would have thought aligators could look so cute. Thank you for enetering your card into hotshot Crafts challenge.

Hugs sarah x

p.s. thank you for your comment on the DT cards. I have a confession to make. I Make ALL the DT cards!As we are new we haven't got any DT memebers....yet!

Nancy said...

What a precious anniversary card...I just love this Paper Shelter image!! It's adorable!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

Trudie said...

Great card!! Such a cute image and fab sentiment. Thanks for joining us at MMCS.

Heidi said...

Very cute card!
Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage Challenge this week!

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

LOL - fab sentiment. I will try to remember that one. Super cute image too. Love your take on this layout.

Thanks for joining the Little Miss Muffet Challenge this week.

Jill said...

What a fun image!! Lovely easel card. Thanks for joining us at Just Tracys. Jill

* Shaz * said...

Great card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

happyglitzygirl said...

Oh I love it, great details on the card , beautiful work. Love the saying. Thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

Flutterby Trina said...

Aww thats cute! Love the sentiment, your colouring is wonderful and love all the decoration! thanks for playing along with us this week at TTT with our anything goes challenge, we hope to see you again soon for our next challenge! x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Lisa aka Myran said...

Thank you for joining our first challenge of the year at Papertake Weekly with this beautiful card Debra :)

Arabella said...

Fun card Debra! Beautiful colouring and your punny sentiment is just perfect!

Thank you for playing along with us at Little Miss Muffet stamps!


ike said...

Oh, that made me smile - what a fun card. Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too. :-)
Ike xx

Francy said...

Stunning easel card. I love the color and the Lo of it.
Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week.

If you want in my blog you can find a blog candy (until 15th January)

Ciska said...

Great sentiment and lovely easel card. Thanks for playing along with us at Card Makin' Mamas!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Hello sweetie. Love this card and the super image. Great sentiment as well. Lol!!! Thank you for joining us at Karen's Doodles this time and good luck.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month.
Kevin xx

Jennifer Scull said...

your card gives me the giggles! so much fun! and what a great shape, too.
thank you for joining us at Jellypark Friends for our 'old year/new year' challenge. :) thanks for playing along at Party Time Tuesday and the Digi Makeover as well!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is such a fun image with this couple of crocs...your sentiment is perfect.
Such nice details on this shape card.
So glad you could share with us at
Crafters Companion Challenge

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow dj, I LOVE this card, amazing coloring on the image and love the shape! Thanks so much for playing along at DI'S DIGI DESIGNS and THE PIXIE COTTAGE this time:)

Choccy said...

Adorable !!
Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our 3 embellishments challenge.
Good Luck !
Hope to see you back next week ;O)
Choccy x

Stacy H-W said...

Gorgeous card! Unfortunately in order to qualify for the Crafter's Companion USA "Anything Goes" Challenge for January you must use a Crafter's Companion stamp on your project. Thank you for sharing your project on our site and I look forward to seeing what you come up with using a CC stamp because this card is wonderful!! Stacy H-W

Mary Lou said...

Cute card!!! Great image and saying:) thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!

Laurence said...

Great humoristic card. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.


Jen Leeflang said...

Your sentiment is perfect!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Shelly's Images - I can't wait to see what you create for our next challenge!
Jen Leeflang
Shelly's Images DT

Julie said...

What a great card for an anniversary. You are always so clever. Those gators are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Linda w said...

Great title lol, and love the card. Beautiful colouring and the layering with your papers is very effective. Pretty embellishiments too. Wow, you've entred a load of challenges, I'm looking at your list and going to cheat and enter some of the same lol. Hugs lin

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Debra! What an amazing card. It has SO many awesome elements to it, I can't even begin to list them all. You just done an amazing job with this! Thanks for linking up at Shelly's Images for our Something New Challenge, and please come back to join us again real soon!
Karen - Design Team Member

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Debra: Super cute sentiment and easel card--wonderful job too! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our "Layers, Layers, & More Layers Challenge"--looking forward to seeing your entries in our upcoming challenges.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Stephanie said...

Great shaped easel card. I love how you incoporated the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly's Images.

Bianca said...

That´s so very funny! I love your card! xx Bianca

Tracey said...

Fabulous fun card, I love that image :)
Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge this time & we hope to see you again.

Rebekah said...

Love the shape of this! thanks for joining us at just Traceys hugs Rebekah xx

Gale said...

So Funny! LOL
Thanks for playing our "Anything Goes" at GingerLoft Challenges.

:) Gale

Elaine said...

Beautiful card, well done, and thank you for joining us at Just Tracys this month. Elaine x

Michelle B. said...

Love the round easel card, well done! Such a fun lovin' card! Thanks for playing with us at Aud Sentiments!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A really fun card, made me smile - thanks for joining the Joanna Sheen Monthly Challenge.

Wendy -x-

Shirl said...

Wahoo DJ such a fun card and I love your sentiment.

Thank you for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Another cutie image! Love the shape and all that red too! Great sentiment!

Annemaritta said...

This is supa cute! Nice to see cute gators, comparing Tarzan films!

Lol! Your pun... :D Beautiful colorine as always. Can't wait the next pun.

gifts for boys said...

This cards look in the round shape and decorate with great art and creations.Thanx o share with us this different and extra ordinary work.