Monday, 9 April 2012

From Rupert, with Love ....


This is my second week as a GDT at Incy Wincy Designs. Thanks for sharing all your Easter and Pastel Colours with us last week. This week the challenge is Cute Critters and we have been sponsored by Stamping Dragon Designs. A friend had already asked me to make a baby boy card for her son and daughter-in-law, and I knew that Rupert with Heart was just the thing! So here's the card I made:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - 300gsm Centura Pearl Card in Ivory - I love this card for its weight and sheen which just catches the light beautifully. (This is why I didn't use any papers on the front of the card!) The card was cut, scored and folded to make a 6 inch square Joy-fold card. 
  • Design Papers - Both from the Paintbox Poppets CD Rom, by Crafter's Companion
  • Sentiment - a freebie offered by the lovely (and former Incy Wincy DT member) Annette on her Blog. I recoloured it using my word processing package so that it toned with my card.
  • This lovely little fella is called Rupert with Heart by Stamping Dragon Designs - you should visit the store as there are plenty of other dragons (as well as other goodies) there to tempt you! I brought Rupert to life in non-typical dragon colours using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following shades (old numbering system):
    • Heart - 11
    • Dragon - 171, 68, 65, 64
    • Outline - WG0.5, WG1
  • Insert - the coloured square is from the Paintbox Poppets CD Rom which I've then put through my printer again to include this perfect sentiment by Create with TLC

    I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:

    Looking forward to seeing your Cute Critters over at Incy Wincy this week. Have a great week!

    Hugs, Helen x


    1. Hello Helen. This is so sweet, cool image and I love the colours. The shape of your card is fabulous, I am sure they will love this creation, fabulous. Enjoy the rest of your day.
      With love, Sandra xxx

    2. He is a cute little dragon. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

    3. Very pretty card. Thanks for share your work with us at poodles parlour, good luck, cheers Sue N x

    4. Awww, what a big heart he has! This is just precious. The fold of your card is wonderful too.
      Thank you for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday! :)

    5. This is a great card Helen. And the wee dragon is so cute.

      Also many thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

      Hugs, Heike xx

    6. Hi Helen I love your card it's a gorgeous image,a lovely layout.

      Hugs Julie x

    7. Fabulous baby card, love the fold and the adorable dragon, I bet your friend was delighted with it! Wonderful detail!

    8. Great Baby card! Rupert is adorable!!! AND I love how your card opens, very cool!!!!

    9. Really cute card and I love the image! Thanks for joining our challenge at Poodles Parlour this week.
      Tammy DT

    10. A very sweet card lovely dragon x

    11. Your card is lovely Helen, and I love that you recoloured the sentiment to match your card. I'm so proud to see my humble sentiment on your fab card. I love the dragon, and you've made a fab fancy fold too.

    12. What a great card love the dragon and how you have coloured him x

    13. Love your critter!!

      Sorry for the late response.. life has been a little hectic!!

      Thanks for joining us over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog!!

      Hope you see you again this week!!


    Thank you for leaving me a comment - I read and appreciate every one!
    Helen x