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February 18, 2014


Its Tuesday and that means its challenge time over at Top Tip Tuesday. This fortnight the theme is 'stitching - faux or real' and there are some fab stitching tips on the main blog!

Our sponsor this fortnight is the adorable 2 Cute Ink and the gorgeous image I used is Monster Balloon

I was a bit daunted about colouring this little fella as he had such a big open space to fill, but as the theme was stitching, I decided to create a patched stitching effect all over him and colour sections! He hopefully looks a bit like he is made from a quilt. I tried to use bright but pastel type colours, making this ideal for a childs card.

I coloured him with my Promarkers and as I have used a variety of colours, this card would be suited to either a boy or girl :)

The Designer Papers are from my stash and the band across the centre and the ribbon tails are made from printed monster DP, that was downloaded from the silhouette store.

I also added faux stitching around all of the monster DP.

I made a little badge tag for the corner and edged it with a promarker.

The tips of the paper ribbon tails are curled to help add a bit of dimension and the monster image is also slightly rounded and raised.

I was really happy with how he turned out in the end and bearing in mind I was worried about colouring him, I actually really enjoyed it :)

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Thank you for popping by, don't forget to share your wonderful stitched creations and to check out the other fab DT projects 


Challenges entered:
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Inspired by a movie - Monsters Inc.
Creative Knockouts - Spots and Dots
A gem of a challenge - Spots and Stripes
Hiding in My craft Room - DP X 3
Stamplorations - Stamps and Stitches


  1. Oh my goodness, Sam, I am still smiling, this card is awesome!! Loving the patchwork fur on that adorable monster! So clever, so cute and so perfect. This has made my day! xx

  2. Lovely card Samantha! Very colourful monster.
    Thanks for sharing at Creative Knockouts
    Hugs, Ang x

  3. Love this fun and happy card, such a fun image and a great use of the 3 papers too!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  4. What a great card! I really love your coloring, the (not too scary!) monster looks very much alive. You could play along at with your card!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment Nonni, I will pop over to take a look :) xx

  5. Such a clever way to colour your monster, it looks brilliant! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

  6. Fab card really like the cute monster image. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this fortnight for our Inspired by a movie challenge xx

  7. I absolutely adore this card! The idea to do a 'patch work' pattern on him (her?) is BRILLIANT!! And one that I'll definitely be using at some point...when I can color again. ~insert whimpering sobs here~
    Your coloring is really masterful and you should be very proud of this fantastic card.

    1. Well I don't think i'm good enough or brave enough for a youtube tutorial lol, but I'm honoured that you asked, as I love all your creations and would be happy to send you a few tips/techniques that I feel have helped me and I will force (yes force!! lol) myself to do you a vid if you still feel you want one after i've told you the tips etc (I think they will be enough) Hugs. P.s. Thanks fo making my day asking this :) xx

  8. This is the most brilliant, cheerful and fun yet sweet card I've ever seen, Sam!! You've done such a perfect job!! I love how cheerful the colours and suit all gender!! You're really a talented and sweet lady, Sam!
    Want to hug you, LOL.

    Mikha xxx

  9. This is one cute little monster and fantastic stitching! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations, hopefully we will see you again next time, too. Hugs, Cornelia STAMPlorations-DT

  10. That's fab!

    Thanks for sharing at Charisma this week.


  11. What a fun little monster. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations.


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