Monday, October 11, 2010

Magical and Macho

Today I have cards for two challenges.  One (magical) for Catch the Bug Challenge Blog and the other (macho) for Doodle Dragon Studio challenge. 
Catch the Bug (Bugaboo) Challenge Blog is having a Harry Potter themed blog hop.  Bugaboo has some wonderful stamps based on the characters.  For my card, I chose Hagrid.  He is also the free digital stamp at the Bugaboo site for this week.  He is there until Thursday night so don't delay!
Hagrid is the groundskeeper at Hogwarts School of Magic.  Next to him is his dog Fang.  This is him getting ready to go into the Forbidden Forest in search of the 'thing' that is killing the unicorns!  Hence the lantern. 
They are colored with copic markers.
The DP is from DCWV.
The papers are embossed with CB folders.
The sentiment is hand written on an SU window punch die cut.
Bling and string are from my stash.
Notice that Hagrid doesn't have his pink umbrella with him.  That is where he hides his broken wand!  He must be very brave to enter the forest without it!
This card is also entered in:   Create 4 Fun:  Use a digi image
                                                    Fab N Funky:  Use a digi image
                                                    Stamp Something:  Punches or Dies.
                                                    There's Magic in the air:  Frame it

The second card is for Doodle Dragon Studios.  The challenge there is to use a Dustin Pike image for a 'Macho, Macho Man'.  Dustin has hundreds of images available on his web site.  Many for free and many more at VERY reasonable cost.  I don't know how Macho this is, but having been married for many, many years, any man that will do the yard work with a smile on his face is macho to me!
This wonderful image is also colored with copics.  Love the dog hiding in the leaves.
The card is embossed with a CB folder.
Cut outs are done with an EK success punch.
The image is cut out with nestibilities. 
The DP and string are from my stash.
The punch leaves are from glossy white paper I have colored with Ranger alcohol inks.
The inside is decorated with leaves that the macho man missed!
This card is also entered in:  Stamping Vacation:  No! No! sparkle
                                                   Ooh-La-La creations:  Nothing floral


Tammy Miller said...

Wow Gale what a great card, I love all the texture! Thanks for joining us at the Catch The bug Challenge blog and good luck!

Jackie said...

This card is fabulous! I love how you colored in this image and the layout is so much fun! I really love what you did here, thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Bugaboo!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Cool embossing and die cuts!! Love the colors! Thanks for joining at Stamping Vacation!

Ginny said...

fab crad, thanks for joining us at DDS

Wendi said...

2 lovely cards my fav is the second one love love those colours and that image
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Jessie said...

Fab cards! Thanks for playing along with us at TMITA/PCC!

Lori said...

Gale, both of your cards are fantastic. I love how you colored Hagrid (and the brief explanation of his circumstances...thank you!)I love the punch/Nestie you used to frame him and the embossing looks very cool...what folder is that? I think I need to add it to my wish list!
Also love the cute raking guy card. Great fall colors and really adorable image.
Thanks for playing along in the Catch the Bug Challenge. I do hope you'll join us again for our next challenge on Saturday!

Min said...

Wow Gale, your coloring is just beautiful (on both cards). Love your Hagrid with the papers and textures you used! Just fabulous!!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us too for the Catch The Bug Challenge this week!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Sharon said...

What a great card - just loving that image.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, and hope to see you again next.
Hugs Sharon x

Jodie Mackrell said...

WOW! awesome cards. love your "gentle one"! your coloring is fantastic! thank you for participating in our challenge/blog hop at Bugaboos stamps!

Pat said...

Beautiful cards, love the images and super frame. Thanks for joining in at Paper Cupcakes Challenge.

Pat xx

Joy said...

omg, I love love love him! Thanks for playing with bugaboo!

CraftinGranny said...

These two cards are really stunning Gale! Great coloring, design and LO. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Cupcakes this week. "Hugs" Carol

Jacki Randolph said...

OMG!! your card is Fabulous and the story telling just puts you right there in the movie!! Love the background paper - just perfect and your embossed background is just too awesome... Thanks so much for playing with us at Bugaboo Catch the Bug challenge.

Heather said...

beautiful coloring.. Love the embossed background.

andrea said...

fab image,gorgeous colours and detail,lovely card thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Dru said...

I love Hagrid - what a great card, and a great take on our challenge! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Cupcakes!

Teressa Thompson said...

I love that Hagrid image! Love the masculine card too! you did a wonderful job on these challenges!

Melissa S. said...

Love Hagrid and the Macho Man too. Oh how funny. Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo this week.

Patti P. said...

Such creative cards and I enjoyed your blog post and stories. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Cupcakes this week.

Cammy said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!

Michele said...

Great Cards and great story... thanks so much for joining us at bugaboo!

Paul said...

You have done a great job with 'The Gentle One'. Hope you have enjoyed all the goings on with the HP inspired release.

Nilla said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us at Paper Cupcakes! Hugs Nilla

Lelia Pierce said...

Very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Doodle Dragon Studios!


Nina said...

Both cards are just fab, but Hagrid is certainly a manly one! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week over at Paper Cupcakes!
Hope to see you next week!
TMITA w Paper Cupakes Blog
(free digital images)
Paper Cupcakes-Stamps