Thursday, 10 March 2011

Birthday Dragon

This dragon sitting on a birthday cake is one of Dustin Pike's super cute images, and I thought this guy was perfect for a male themed birthday card.  I'm entering this into a couple of challenges which were against my normal style, one being to avoid flowers (which I found really hard until I convinced myself this was going to be a male card) and the other challenge was to use lots of colours (well I usually colour coordinate everything to a monochrome theme). 

So, since I've just bought myself some lovely new ribbons, I decided to use all the colours of the rainbow, ROYGBIV on this one.  I think it turned out ok, especially as I added some extra orange accents being the opposite on the colour wheel to green (I think!) so I thought they would compliment each other. Perhaps someone will tell me if I'm wrong!  And of course, I also had to use my new nesties, so opted for the square lacey one and raised it up on sticky foam pads from the main card.  The sentiment is my own, and is a freebie on my blog if you're interested if grabbing it (check out freebies in my blog labels).

I've been inspired by the following:
Happy crafting


oheidia said...

Hi Netty! I really love the dragon on the cake! Really cute! And your colouring is fab!

Thanks for joining in on our challenge at PfP:=)
Hugs Heidi

Lisa Jane said...

what a cute image -love the ribbons
Thanks for joining us at for my male themed challenge at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Brenda Brown said...

This is a fabulous card Netty. I love the colours and imageand your ribbons are a lovely touch. This is perfect for our male theme so thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Nikbee said...

A fab card. I love the ribbons.

Nikki x

Christine L said...

Yeeeeeeeeeesssssssss that's fab! I love the way you've used your ribbons - and that dragon with candle is just perfect!
Christine x

brenda said...

Hi Netty

A lovely creation and what a sweet dragon.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

coops said...

fabulous card netty.i love the fab image and great bright colours and details.
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Gro said...

Love your card. It is adorable. Thanks for joining us at PfP.
Hugs :o)

DesignerDiva said...

Super cute image and I love what you have done with the ribbon - really creative. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck
Laurie x

Maya said...

Such a cute image, and love the details with the ribbons!!
Thank you for joining us at PfP,
hugs from Maya

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card Netty. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Netty, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in with my "food & drink" challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

tampatha said...

Netty..he's just so cute! Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week and hope to see you again!

Chris (catt871) said...

This is SO cute!!!!! I love all the ribbon, cute!!!!

Ida / Little said...

Hi Netty. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week with your beautiful card, love the ribbons! :))

Hugs Ida

Alexeya said...

I love this, the ribbon effect is great. Who wouldn't want to celebrate their birthday with that dragon?! x

uksharon said...

Fab card
Thanks for sharing with us at CCCC this week
Best wishes, Sharon

uksharon said...

Great card
Thanks for joining us at PP this week
Best wishes, Sharon

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow what a adorable card! Love your color choices as well as as your perfect embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew!

Jane said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps challenge! hugs,Jane x

Vanja said...

Fabulous card! The image is adorable.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)

Carolyn said...

This dragon is a cutie! Gorgeous card!
Year Old Birthday Party Ideas

Nenny said...

Just mooching through your site, such great inspiration giving stuff. Really love what you've done here with the multicoloured ribbons, so simple and yet so striking and incredibly effective. Might have to try that myself sometime! x

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