Thursday, 7 April 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Totally Tropical

You can find my Whimsy help for Japan blog hop HERE

The theme on Cute Card Thursday this week is
Totally Tropical
hunt out your summer stamps and images or use lovely tropical colours!
I have used this adorable digital image by Mo Manning. He is Jeffy with his bucket and shovel. AT the moment he is only in the old store but hopefully they will get him moved over soon!
Cute Card Thursday is sponsored this week by 
Make it colourful this week asked us to 
Make it Bright!
I don't usually do bright so I had to force myself to make this bucket yellow and use these busy papers!
I used Copics and Prismacolor pencils to colour this cutie!
Make it colourful is being sponsored by Whimsy Stamps this week you can win 5 of their digital images!
Because I have used yellow I can enter this into the 
DYSU challenge this week!
Also entering Delightful challenges which this week want to see Sun, Sea and Sand!

I made a gift bag for my son to give to his teacher at the end of the school year so I wanted to make it a summery themed bag as well as a thank you.  As his teacher is a man I kept the embellishments to a minimum but also because by the time he hands it over all the embellishments would have fallen off ( I am thinking after being swung around the playground, crushed up against the rucksack etc) I need it to be fairly robust!
The cute sentiment stamps are from Whimsy stamps!

I found this quote online the author is unknown but I thought it perfect! I will probably make a little matching tag for it sometime soon! I fancied it up in Word with some different fonts and quite like it!
Now I need to make one for my daughter's teacher!  Shame they don't put twins in the same class!
Hope you can play along with this week at CCT, please drop by and check out the rest of the DT and their fabulous creations!
Thank you for dropping by!


Kim said...

Such a gorgeous gift bag! Love the 'beach boy' image!

Hugs, Kim

Annie said...

I love the warm sunny colours you have used with this cute little lad - and a fabulous yellow bucket!
hugs, annie x

Tab said...

Ooooh fabulous bag, Deb,! Love the colours and image that you have used!
Hugs Tab xxx

coops said...

fantastic bag deb,i love the adorable image and stunning vibrant colours :D

xx coops xx

Jingle said...

This is SO adorable!!!

Jacilynn said...

adorable! love this bag Deb. great image!

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous gift bag - thanks for sharing it with us at DYSU this week (and thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog) xx Hugs Denise

WencheP said...

Such a cute image, love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Julie said...

looks great Deb, summery colours are just what we need!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! What a darling bag!! I love your yummy brilliant colored papers and that image is so sweet Deb!! Wonderful job!! Smiles, Vicki

Teresa said...

Hi Deb, Love your bag - and the image is just superb, Hugs, Teresa x

Sandra said...

WOW Deb another of your gorgeous bags,love the image and fabby summer colours!
You've got me hooked on these,i so enjoyed making mine last week...thanks for the inspiration!

Take care
San x

Mrs.B said...

Love the summer colours you have used with this image. Great idea to use it with the gift bag.

Crystal said...

AWWW Deb what a GREAT bag hun, soooooo love this darling image, and fun summery colors!! SOOO CUTE!

Crystal said...

AWWW Deb what a GREAT bag hun, soooooo love this darling image, and fun summery colors!! SOOO CUTE!

Angela said...

Deb, what a sweet gift bag you made here with that adorable image! I love your coloring!! Thanks for joining us this week at Make It Colourful!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Deb love the sweet image and what a brilliant sentiment.

Tasha said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love the bright colours, it so fun and playful. This image looks fab with the paper
love tasha xx

Crafteezee said...

Oh Deb, love this bag and that image is just so adorable and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at make It colourful. Hugs Tracy x

Bananastamper said...

Love this Deb! It's perfect and I love the quote as well!! Happy Weekend!

Jo said...

This is so cute! Love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Nana Connie said...

Both of these are so delightful! Excellent coloring, and I think you really nailed the tropical colors. I know what you mean about using busy dp, but I think you got it just right. It really works to set off your image!

xxxtglxxx said...

This is fabulous Deb - so warm and sunny, and such a cute image! :)

Love this!



Janna Werner said...

Hey there, Deb! Beautiful and lovely creation! Glad you joined us this week at DYSU Challenge Blog, thanks so much! Janna

Debs said...

Aww what a delightful image, beautifully coloured. Love the sentiment, perfect for a teacher's summer holiday. Debs xx

craftyb said...

I'm laughing at your description of the "careful" handling before it reaches "sir"!! lol It's fab Deb - love the image and you coloured it beautifully! I love your fancied up verse - especially the last line!! bx

Purple Crazy said...

How lovely and summery, fab colouring, Thanks for sharing with us this week at Delightful Challenges xx

*Alison* said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us for DYSU #14 challenge..Congrats on your win.. Can't wait to see what you create next week...
Alison-DYSU Owner

P.S.I adore the stitching and your coloring is amazing!! Anyone would LOVE to have this bag..