Monday, February 13, 2012

I "turtle-y" love you!

from Herbert the Turtle
This big eyed cutie is here today to help me make two special announcements.
First, I'm so honored to be able to say that I have been so warmly welcomed onto  the Karen's Doodles DT Team and this is my official first post with them!

(Taking a moment to do a little happy dance and squeal some non-comprehensive squeaks of joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Now that I've regained my composure I'll move on to the second announcement, 
the challenge  over at 
with the theme for this challenge being

Since tomorrow is the day of love, I thought Herbert would be perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day.  I kept the cardstock colors neutral and matching with his copic coloring because the only pop of color I wanted was the candy heart box he is carrying on his shell.
Please don't look closely at the stitching on my little white heart, ha! Now I know you will.  You'll notice a section where I became overly confident in my sewing abilities and put the petal to the metal, so to speak, and lost control of the "wheel" and spun out.  

I wanted to make him look like he was diligently crawling across the card to deliver the gift and that's why his head is off the page and he's taken footing on the sentiment.
I've also decorated the inside, GASP!, something I hardly never do.   

Okay, that's it for me on this card.   I hope you'll find your way over to 
Karen's Doodles
for the celebration challenge and check out the amazing inspiration from the other DT's as well.

You make me smile with your visits so thank you for stopping by...
Lisa xx


Karen said...

What a truly gorgeous card hun!! I love this one so much! (Trying to speed type so I can get my MIM post done but I got way laid by your wonderful card along the way.. hehehe.xx)

Margret said...

What a sweet card! Love the stiching.

richardbreaks said...

SO so cute! I love all the layers, and the stitching. Such a cutie pie of a turtle, too!

Angela said...

Cute card Lisa! Love how you coloured Herbert!!!

Lori said...

Love your turtle! All the layers are fantastic and it's cute inside, too!

Stampindamour said...

Lisa - this is so CUTE!!! Very creative! xo

-pamela :)

Your Followers are GROWING!!! Lots of cat lovers...or computer savvy cats following you {per the photos I see}.

Chrissy said...

Congratulations Lisa on your new DT, and such a gorgeous kick the wee turtle and fabulous colouring.At least you sewed, mine sits there and gathers dust, and your sewing looks fine to your card.


Scrumplescrunch said...

Many many congratulations Q, you will be keeping them on their toes over there at Karen Doodles, I must admit I have not heard of them, I do not use digital images very often, as my first encounter with them the ink bled when I coloured them up, so I stayed clear ever since!
Herbert is delightful, your stitching...... well what can I say!!! from one who stitches nearly every card she makes I tend to be too critical, I could suggest you sew in 1/4inch from the edge and it will improve 100%.
Other than that it is a lovely card.

Mitralee said...

Dude, Man, GIRL! that card sure rocks!

Margaret said...

DUDE...your card is 'turtle'ly awesome! *add virtual shell bump here(sorry, couldn't be helped... I'm better now!) I love that you carried the pun to the inside as well! Herbert is just too cute and the coloring is amazing! As someone who is completely and totally inept at using a sewing machine, I think you did a fine job and it really added a lot to your card! I love the look of stitching; it just looks better in my mind than when I put it on the paper...
Oh almost forgot...WOO!HOO! and a happy dance for you and your new DT spot!!!!!!!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Aww Lisa this is so cute! Love the turtle :) Congrats on your new DT position and Happy Valentines Day!

Tracy said...

YAY! Congratulations on your new DT position! :-) Your little turtle did a terrific job of delivering the news. He's precious and colored perfectly. :-) Have a wonderful week Lisa!

Mary J said...

A totally cool card, Lisa! How brill to be on this team! ANd I lvoe that layout!

Sandy said...

This is cute as punch and every time your posts appear, I start singing - "you made me love you, I didn't want to do it- You made me love you and all the time you knew it" I hope you sing it all day now too!

Shelby said...

Wonderful look of texture you've created with your coloring. He looks perfect! So glad you're part of'll be an amazing asset.


Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww Lisa I was thinking to create some new cs´s with Aesop Fables characters and yur funny turtle inspired me,,,horayyyyyyyyyyyyy ,,,,love it,,,