Wednesday 5 January 2011

#47 A Smile and a Hug

 I ♥ Promarkers theme - recycle

I am being a bit thrifty this week and doing my bit to ‘save the planet’ with a bit of recycling and that is what our theme is this week at I Promarkers. ‘Recycle’. You are probably doing it already – saving some of the packaging or shiney bits attached to your Christmas presents, just knowing that it will come in handy for something one day. Today is that day. Put it onto your card for our challenge this week!

Now you might well recognise this adorable image by Mo Manning called ‘Tolerance’, however this one is a bit different. It’s in rubber. Why use this image?  Well this cute little chappie and his feline friend are perfect for Mo’s Digital Challenge this week too where the criteria is to feature children and animals.  I used a Memento inkpad for the stamped image and colouring it in with my Promarkers, paper-piecing his little jumper and star-shaped knee patch. The discarded bottle has been given a bit of dimension and shine with Glossy Accents, not that it is really showing up on the photo, unfortunately. OOOO......They are soooo cute!!!! Couldn’t you just give them both that big hug? LOL.  I then used a nestie to cut the image out and created various mats & layers following the sketch at Polka Doodles and the following the colour guidelines at Colour Create this week of red, pink and white. I did rotate the sketch mind you, and extended or shrunk the layers to fit in with the image more, so I hope that is OK with you ladies on the Polka Doodles DT. The ‘punctuation brackets’ shaped die is from Sizzix and the sentiment I created myself on the PC.

Isn't he just too cute!

Now, just so you know which bits are the recycled elements they are the ribbon (around a scarf/gloves set I received for Christmas would you believe? – thank you for your lovely present, Sharon); the red shiney paper mat was part of some packaging and the red and white stars were punched out of a received Christmas card. OK, so not quite saving the planet but definitely being thrifty and magpie-like. LOL. I have collected more but they are just not the right colours etc. for inclusion on this particular card. LOL. They will no doubt appear on a card at a later date!

Do join in with our challenge this week as I look forward to seeing your cards or other creations. Just remember to use Promarkers and don’t forget to mention what parts of your card or project are ‘recycled’ coz we will kinda need to know that bit too for your entry to count.

Tine :)

Challenges for this card:
Polka Doodles – design sketch (turned on side)
Mo’s Digital - "Bless the Beast and the Children" (ie. animals & kids)
Colour Create – pink, red & white
Paper Sundaes – something new (new stamp)
Sweet Stamping – ‘ (I wish I knew how it would feel to be) Free’ – Lighthouse Family (well, a cat deserves a break too… LOL)
Alphabet - infants
Kaboodle Doodles – anything goes
Papertake - anything goes (+optional lace).


  1. Lovely card, great colour combo and the image is sooo cute, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck!
    Colette xx

  2. I just love that image and great colouring Christine, gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week and hope to see you for our next challenge. Jill

  3. Hi, Tine. A perfect recycling for a lovely card! Thank you for joining Polkadoodles, hope to see you again! Miria

  4. Lovely colouring!
    Thanks for joining us over at Polkadoodles this week.Good luck!
    hugs x

  5. Great card, cute image! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  6. Christine! I think this is one adorable image. Poor kitty! Your card is super cute and that's a great idea recycling Christmas paper!!!!
    Hugs, Dena

  7. Beautiful card, a lovely colour combo and your colouring is stunning xxx

  8. Wow, great image and even greater colouring!!!
    Very sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles.
    Good luck!

  9. Hi Tine, this image always makes me believe that poor cat is being strangled, fabulous card love your papers to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  10. Hi Tine! I too love these patience and tolerance digis from Mo's. They're so much fun and so sweet!! Youve done a great job here as Ive come to expect from you. :-)
    And thanks for joining the animals and beastly children challenge. ;-)

  11. wow...this is so cute and what an adorable stamp. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  12. oh just adore this image beautifully colured too,,bless you for playing at polka doodles,this week,love cheryl GD,xx

  13. fabulous card Tine, I love this Mo's image it always makes me smile, its the look on that poor cats face...fantastic colouring as always
    Mina xxx

  14. This is terrific Tine. I love the recyclable you chose.. Great image.. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

  15. Gorgeous entry, thanks for joining in with us at Polkadoodles this time,

  16. What a cute image! Great layout! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

  17. Fab card, great image and such an apt song choice for that cat LOL! Thanks for joining in the fun @ Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Claire x

  18. How adorable! I love that image. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  19. Oooh... beautiful card, so sweet!!! Lovely to see your work at Polkadoodles Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Saskia :)

  20. Love it! the song chosen really suits the fab image :)
    Thank you for joining in the fun at sweet stampin
    Jo xx

  21. What a cute image and card!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Paper Take Weekly!
    I am now one of your followers.  ;)  I would love it if you came to visit my blog and become a follower too!
    True :D

  22. What a super cute card. I love the little boy - sqeezing the stuffing out of that cat! So funny! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week.

  23. Hiya Tine,

    How are you?

    Happy New Year & a belated Merry Christmas!

    Sorry not been around much, so much went off at the one time!

    What a Fab card hunny - your colouring is perfect as always.Such a sweet image!

    Your Mo Manning images is excellent too!
    Fab Fab Love them both equally!

    Take care
    Big Hugs

  24. This is fab Christine!! I love your image, such a cutie from Mo, and your design and layout are great!! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Colour Create, Juliexx

  25. Gorgeous Tine, love the LO too.

  26. Lovely card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge