Saturday, February 7, 2015

Critters

Critters critters everywhere!  We have our share of all sorts of critters living out here in the boonies!  In fact, we probably have MORE than our share.  With Spring right around the corner (hopefully) they'll be coming out in droves too!  Thank goodness we don't have dino critters though and I can just use them for cards for little boys.

I used some "older than dirt" patterned paper from Stampin' Up to paper piece little dino - and also for the background.  Some clouds were sponged in and I used Critters from the Past stamp set and dies from Lawn Fawn.  Clean and simple but fun. 

I'd like to enter this in a couple of challenges.  First of all, Leslie, over the The Crooked Stamper has started a Sketch Challenge - this is her very first one too - and I have to say I LOVE that sketch!  In fact, I loved it so much my mind went totally blank when trying to make a card for it.  Anyway, I finally decided on what I was going to do.  Here's her sketch:
I'd also like to enter this in the Clean and Simple Lawnscaping Challenge. They always have great challenges.



Thanks for stopping by.............and hope everyone has a nice weekend.
Lynn

45 comments:

Benzi said...

Just too cute, Lynn. I think your smiling dino would be very friendly even if he did come around your house. He looks very sweet in those polka dots. But, I'm sure they can fool you. Actually, I would like to see just one real one....guess that won't happen. LOL
Your palm tree and clouds look great, too.

*Vicki* said...

Oh he looks sooo cute paper pieced like this Lynn! :) I adore your fun layout!! I hope to have some time to play today with my LF!! Who needs to clean anyway?!! LOL!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sweet card! Adorable dino and fun sentiment! I love the sketch you used!

Tracy Freeman said...

Lynn this is such a fab card, i LOVE him and he works so well with the kraft card and little scene.
Sorry for not stopping by this week.
Hope you are well ??
Btw you have got me hooked on Lawn Fawn, I have a huge wishlist now lol xxx

Leslie Hanna said...

This is stinkin' cute! I love how you've floated the dino, tree, and sky panel in all the white space.

And DARN YOU! I've avoided that critter set until now, but this might have pushed me over the edge.

Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with my first challenge!

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Lynn, that's a very cute card!
I love your layout and the color-combination - and the LF-dino!

Marilyn said...

Love your dino card Lynn and all the dimension/layers. I'm going to go check out that sketch challenge too.

JD/ Jill said...

My first thought when I saw this card. "oh, how sweet!"

Linda Simpson said...

So darn cute Lynn, loving the image and design.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Kristie W. said...

LOVE this card, Lynn!! Awesome paper piecing and shading on the tree. The background paper is neat too.

Lisa said...

So darn cute!! The dino is adorable!! I love the palm tree!! Fun, fun card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chrissy said...

Love your older than dirt papers Lynn and I think your dinosaur is adorable..what a happy wee chap he is..fabulous card

luv CHRISSYxx.

Donna Hanley said...

Hey I have some of that older than dirt SU paper also in several colors. I think your dino looks great in polka dots and you did a fantastic job with your sky work. Have a good day and watch out for your little spring time critters.

Sue said...

Oh Lynn this is so cute what a fab card! huggles Sue xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the adorable image
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Fabulous card, I love the polkadotted dinosaur! You're right, good that we don't have dino critters!

MaryH said...

Love the treatment of the paper pieced dino out of the frame that you've done. And your clouds are splendid. The DP was great on this little guy and some little boy is gonna just love this one. And you can just keep all those critters down your own way. We don't want 'em in SC. Got enuff of our own, thank you bery much. Take care. TFS & Hugs

Carol L said...

AHhh, this is really fun with the polka dotted dinosaur! Love the palm tree and stitched die too! SOoo cute!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is so cute!!! Love the cute scene you made!

Maxine D said...

What a fun card Lynn - love the way you have assembled it. The paper piecing is perfect.
Blessings
Maxine

Vivienne Holden said...

How cute is THIS!!! LOVE your Dino and the LO Lynn! Perfect take on the sketch too. xx

Brenda said...

This is an awfully cute card Lynn!! I love that polka dotted dino, how cute he is! Love the palm tree too and the way you colored it and I love, love that "old as dirt" SU paper! lol Lots of white space-I'd say you have the perfect CAS card. Love your take on the sketch as well. Hugs, Brenda

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Can't get enough of these stitched dies... They look so great. Of course the dino looks adorable, but I just must get some stitched dies.

Lori Kobular said...

Love that adorable dinosaur! Great card!

Becky said...

What an adorable card Lynn. And what a fun sentiment.

NanaConnie said...

Darling card, Lynn! Love the polka dot paper for the dino. :-D Thanks for the info on the new sketch challenge. I'm going to go check it out since I was looking for a sketch this morning.

Samantha Mann said...

oh i just LOVE that little polka dotted dino!!! he's so cute!! and awesome coloring on the palm tree!! such a wonderfully clean and simple card! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping challenge! :D

Jacee said...

Great design Lynne, love the cute dino!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sassy Raggedy said...

Dinomite....love this cute card. So adorable. Your polka dots are perfect for this card. Hugs, joann

Diane said...

Darling design Lynn, cute polka dots and stitching.

Hugs Diane

Nancy in Iowa said...

Cute card!!! "older than dirt" how appropriate for a dinosaur! Love his polka dots!

Becca Cruger said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! This is just so cute!! Love that paper pieced dino and the mix and match of the patterns. So adorable!

Lynn McAuley said...

Adorable design with this cute polka dot dinosaur!! Super fun, Lynn!

Anne Temple said...

Adorable card! Love the polka dotted dino.

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

OMG, this is super cute, Lynn! Love the background you created on the stitched panel. And that polka dots dinosaur is adorable! This is a card any recipients would love to receive!!! Have a great week!

Bonnie said...

LOL, I still have some of that "older than dirt" paper. It sure worked perfectly for this adorable dino! Love the scene you've put him in!

Tammy said...

Oh this is so cute Lynn!! I love the fun paper pieced dino and that palm tree is colored perfectly!!
Tammy x

MiamiKel said...

Seriously Lynn, you make the cutest cards! This is a gem - what a perfect Valentine for the littles :)

Samantha Casey said...

Super cute, I love the polka dot dinosaur! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!
-Samantha

Jessi Fogan said...

Older than dirt paper, lol! Perfect choice! I'm loving this little boy masterpiece!

Davi said...

This one is awesome, I love the dotted dino and the dp to go with him!! Perfect ;)

{Chrissie} said...

This is soooo cute! And I love the rectangle you placed behind him (I know it was in the sketch - but you totally rocked it)!
Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!

Deepti said...

So adorable! I am big fan of you cloudy sky :)

Yainea said...

Love this so much!! The dino matching the patterned paper and those amazing clouds! Great card!!
Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges :)

Margaret said...

Such a perfect card for a little guy and great use of the sketch! How perfect is it that your paper is 'older than dirt' on a dinosaur card?!

I am not looking forward to the critters, but I cannot wait for spring to arrive!