Monday, August 31, 2009

I'm not Lion!!

Hi! This is a late birthday card for a friend of ours. He is the guy who introduced DH and me and he was best man at our wedding. Wouldn't you think I could get a card out on time to someone that important?! Nope! The lion is from Magnolia-licious #492.
The vine behind is Magnolia, but I don't think Diane is carrying it. I probably got it in an order from Sweden.
The papers are all from My Mind's Eye-the Ooh La La collection, For Him. I love the colors and decided to match the darkest color with Always Artichoke (SU!). It would also match grey very well. The paper edges are sponged with Artichoke ink.
The sentiment is one I just picked up Saturday when I was with my Stampin' Friends Lisa (lakind) and Tracy (LodiChick) at the Stamp and Scrap Tour show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. We had so much fun! It (the sentiment) is by Inky Antics.
I colored htis last night when the lighting wasn't so good and I wasn't real crazy about it this morning. I did not do very much blending. But, I decided to go with it-needed a post and a card for our friend, after all!
The card is 5"x 5". Seems I've gone to more square ones lately, but A2s are still my first love!
I also tilted my papers behind the lion. I've seen sketches like this and beautiful cards done this way. I found out that it is VERY hard for me to do this! I like straight, even edges!

I guess that's it for today! Trying to get some things done, it's back to work tomorrow!

Please return tomorrow though, there will be another Copic creations Challenge post!

Thanks so much for stopping by! YOU'RE THE GREATEST, AND I'M NOT LION!!



Tracey said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! This is absolutely adorable and I love that sentiment!!

angel4031 said...

Ohh WOW I LOVE this! x x

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, wow, wow! Cheryl you did a marvelous job on this card and I love the very 'guy' colors of the dp. The sentiment is perfect, how wonderful that you found it at a craft fair. Too cute....hugs...Barb

Rachel said...


Jacque said...

He is just darling...and I'm sure your friend won't mind this beautiful card being late...Your coloring of him is STUNNING!!! Hugs..Jacque

Suzan L said...

Hi Cheryl, I love the bold coloring of the lion. He looks grrrreat!! I'm with you... I love straight lines too!! You did a wonderful job though!! This is such a cute card!!
Hugs, Suzan

4furbabies said...

oh my this is so very cute- Love the Lion -love the lay-out - just a great card
God bless

cabio's craft corner said...

Stunning coloring and I am not lion! LOL. The sentiment is Soooo cute!

Sharon Caudle said...

Cheryl, this is soooo cute!!! I just colored this cutie pie for the first time this weekend and love him!!! Your card and your talent is amazing! Fabulous card!! hugs!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love it..........& I'm not lion! LOL
Love the colors too. Always more difficult to come up with a guy card but you rocked it. I'm sure he'll love it......late or not.
Huggies ~

Nancy said...

What a great card and your coloring is perfect! Love the design papers and all the details!
Great job!

Anonymous said...

I love your card Cheryl (well, I always love your cards). You have a real gift for coloring and for putting things together. Thanks for sharing.

Suzanne J Dean said...

He's adorable Cheryl--love that dp & he's colored beautifully (err..I mean handsomely)!


jannekescreations said...

Wow! Your card is so sweet ;0)
Love it!

Janneke X

Pam S. said...

I'm impressed that you're sending a card! I sometimes think I just make them to put on display on my bookcases and where-ever there is a spot to slide another one in!!! lol I just made two more I don't know what I'm going to do w/them! lol
This lion is adorable and I should have ordered him! I have a Whipper Snapper lion, so I talked myself out of it. lol
He's super cute and lovable looking! tfs!
Pam Going Postal

marijke said...

ooooooh what a cute card this is and that stamp I looooooooooove it

kat9 said...

I love that Lion and the vine is great with that. I am going to add it when I make another order.

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Wauw, your card is super! So beautiful.
Hugs Jacqueline

Norma said...

Oh Cheryl, how can you not be happy with it. It's fantabulous. Your colouring is stunning. And I love the colour scheme and those DP's.


diane (cookiestamper) said...

Your coloring is perfect, Cheryl! Great card!

Jane Wetzel said...

I really love these colors Cheryl! Very cute lion! :)

Handmade by Vivi said...

aawww, your card is so cute!!
I love it!

Annette said...

I love the colors! They are just beautiful, and you did a beautiful job. WOW!

Danni said...

So, so cute!

marsha said...

This is fabulous! I love the lion and your coloring and the sentiment is just perfect!


crazymomma said...

Great card! I struggle to do manly cards but you pulled this one off!!

Candy said...

Hi Cheryl,
LOVE your card!!!!! I think you have coloured it marvelously! I also think your sentiment is darling and so perfect for this card!
Hugs, Candy

Mom said...

As cute as can be. I have the elephant and I have yet to ink him up. This inspires me to find a little more time to play with my "pets." Thank you! Kay

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x


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