Friday, March 22, 2013

Birthday Dragon

I wish I could breathe fire like this little green guy because I would use it to melt all this freakin' snow we have!  Piles and piles of it and it doesn't look like it will be gone anytime soon.  The latest snowstorm we had blocked and closed roads, stranded people, vehicle pileups... awful stuff and was so bad it even made the national news.  Anyway, enough grumbling about that and on to the card.
This is Whimsy Stamp's Birthday Dragon digi and this image just cracks me up when I look at his puffed-out cheeks!  It was published in the Whimsy Stamp's Inspiration Magazine, Issue 11 which the shorter version can be viewed free here or the full printed version is available at the Whimsy Store.


The paper is Simple Stories Baby Steps and the ribbon from Stampin' Up.  The little flowers were made using the Memory Box Fancy Blossoms die with someStickles glue added.  After everything was coloured, I added the Dry Fine Stickles Diamond glitter to the cake frosting and dragon wings and spine.
Copics: 
Dragon - E81, G24, G21
Tummy - YG63, YG61, YG21, then added a bit of R81
Fire - R17, Y02, YR15
Cake - RV13, RV11, RV10, E55, E53, E50

Challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Mythical Creatures
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Go Green

38 comments:

Dawn said...

This is so cute - love the sentiment! Perfect for that adorable image. Hope you are keeping warm; this last storm we got really sucked :(

Hugs, Dawn

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Very cute card. Love the sentiment too. Reminds me of "What came first, the chicken or the egg?" Have a fun and crafty weekend. :-)

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the sentiment and gorgeous colours.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous Marilyn. Such a great image. I love the colours and the brilliant sentiment!
Take care in the snow
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Marilyn. The little dragon looks fabulous, and I love the pretty flowers.
Hope the snow goes soon.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

NickelNook said...

haha...He's adorable! Great card, Marilyn! I love all the green and the flowers are so pretty! Yeah, my birthday cake was kind of on fire too! lol :o)

Alyce said...

hehehe what a fun image! love the colouring of him...such great depth and those flowers look fab! :)

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous card, cute dragon! I love the layout too - very effective!
Kim x

Frea said...

How cute is this?! Love this image and the sentiment is so funny! Great card. Hugs Frea

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, I love that cute dragon image and the colours and the sentiment is fab too
Lindsay xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Marilyn what a lovely fun card! Just love it! Thanks for your kind words on my Blog too. Judy x

Nela said...

Totally fabulous!
Love your card!
Thanks for joining us at this week at Bearly Mine Challenges!
Nela xx

jimlynn said...

Smiling all over!!! Love your comment about breathing fire and the snow!! LOL!
What a wonderful card! Cute image that's colored to perfection and love the way you did that ribbon.
Lynn

Shelly said...

A really lovely card... I LOVE the dragon and super sentiment, perfect for our Mythical Creatures challenge at Cupcake x

mixamatoasties said...

Love it!

Susan x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Cute card and the sentiment is the "icing on the cake." Thank you for joining us this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck and please join us again soon.

Sandy said...

Wonderful Marilyn!!! I do love your card and scrumptious birthday cake. If I was making cards right now - it is your style I would definitely try to copy - I love your work!!
Sandy

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wow, what a cute motif and what a wonderful card ..... you have such great colored, I'm thrilled.

Have a nice Sunday, hail quite fond of Andrea

Quite you so much for your kind words on my blog. I am always pleased to read you very much.And sorry for my bad english,i hope yuou can understand me.

Way of Life said...

Hello marilyn! Beautiful card! Love that image! haha and the sentiment!Beautiful papers too! Hugs Willie

heidy said...

Such a fun card Marilyn!!!
I use my cricut to cut out the flowers!!
XXX Heidy

Marie said...

Lovely fun and charming card. Adorable image. Thanks for joining us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Donna said...

Such a fun card and a fab image for our mythical creatures challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake this week and good luck :) Donna ♥ x

MaxineD said...

Oh Marilyn this is just gawjuss! Love it - and the question!!
Blessings
Maxine

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is simply beautiful.. Love the details.. very lovely work as always..

Hugs Judith

Laney said...

Fabulous fun card and sentiment!!thanks for joining us at BMC
hugs
laney

Renee said...

Mar you just blow me away with your talent! Every time I look at your new work I am just in awe!

Abi said...

Am I the only sad person sat here actually pondering the question in the sentiment?!!! Honestly I am sat here wondering if it would be possible for a dragon to blow out candles, which is crazy because dragons don't even exist so a completely moot point! My mind is a crazy place to be....

All that aside I think it's an absolutely adorable card. Hugs xx

Kelly Neis said...

He is going to melt the cake! He is funny which makes a great birthday card. After you are done melting your snow with him, send him down here for my yard! lol
Hugs Kelly

Lyndsey Turner said...

Great card, love the sweet image. Thanks for joining in with our Go Green Challenge at Milkcoffee this fortnight xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I LOVE your sentiment! I love your colouring and I love this card! Delightfully pretty design! Hugs, Lesley

Dora said...

Marilyn this is so cute, what a fun image, love the colours and flowers with the glitter... Hope you manage to get the mag :) xx

Margaret said...

Wow! Such an adorable image. I love it! Great layout for your card and the colors are just perfect.

MiamiKel said...

Marilyn, this is adorable :) so vibrant and fun! I just had a birthday so I can totally relate to this sentiment, ROFL!!

Laura said...

OH How cute is this card! I love the sentiment,too cute!! TFS

Nicole G said...

Great card Marilyn. Just LOVE that image. And the sentiment is awesome!

Nic

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Love this fun image and flowers with glitter touch. Great idea with ribbon.
Hugs,
Natali

Faye said...

I love this card. Fab colour palette. X

Shannon White said...

OMGosh!! Love this Miss Marilyn!! And such a Super Sentiment! Great question! lol And too funny about being able to breath fire to melt the snow!! too Funny! 8-)

Hope you've been doing Fabulously!

Hugs
Shannon