Saturday, 29 January 2011

Etsy Inspired Challenge #124 - Too Cute Kawaii

Well thank goodness it's the weekend, phew it's been a long, hard week.

It's time for some cuteness over at Etsy Inspired Challenge.

Our featured shop is Too Cute Kawaii.  They do these adorable little pieces...

The first picture was what started my card off with the green background paper, I then saw the gorgeous polka dots which got me thinking about my pink polka dot ribbon and all of the cuteness reminded me of Lawn Fawn stamps!  As you know I LoVe working with really bright colours so this card makes me happy!

I used the latest Card Patterns sketch #99.  I really do love their sketches, they trigger my imagination.  I can think of so many different ways you could use this simple layout, it's fab!

Our sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs Digital Stamps.  I'm really trying to get a bit quicker with these digital images, but I am a bit of a perfectionist which really doesn't help my cause.  I'm ok just printing in black and white but when I want to change the colour element of it I take FOREVER to get anything done!

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family.   I chose this freebie image and reduced it right down in size so that I could use it on my typewriter paper... If you look carefully you may be just able to make it out.

The images are SO sweet.  These are the kind of designs I'd like to learn to colour with my Copics.

I'm trying to get into my Copics, so I've been watching lots of videos but most of them talk about colouring in skin and hair.   Unfortunately, they aren't really the images I would work the most with.  I like my little monsters and cupcakes, flowers, butterflies etc, so if you see anything of interest I'd love to hear about it.  I've just signed up to an online Copic course with the hope that I will get a bit better at it.  I keep playing with them, but I'm a bit scared to post anything until I practice a whole lot more lol

So pop on over to check out what the rest of the DT made.  You will also find more information on the blog about the fab prizes..

Ashley N. Newell
Angi Barrs
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Rachel  {January Guest DT}
Ruby McGuire (that's me!)
Virginia Lu

Too Cute Kawaii are giving this cute little prize and Meljen's Designs are giving away four digis!

Deadline for entries is Friday 5th February (already?!!  Where did January disappear to?!)  at noon PST. If posting to an online gallery please use EIC#124.

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. This is such a pretty card Ruby! I LOVE the colors & that ribbon you used....great sketch too! Great job!!!!!

  2. Great job Ruby! I love the fun colors! I'm pretty new to copics too. Have fun coloring!!

  3. Super cute card Ruby! Love the colors and that polka dot ribbon is to die for!!!

  4. Fabulous card, so cheery and bright! Love that ribbon and the fun image too.

  5. Holy Macaroni- you card is sooo adorable! I used the same sketch- but your card is WAY cuter!!

  6. VERY nicely done, Miss Ruby!! Love the hello message coming out of the typewriter! Darling card!

  7. What a fun color combo and I love that little typewriter! Super cute card!

  8. Great colours!! Love the little typewriter and the polka-dotted ribbon!

  9. SUPER Adorable design. Love the fun colors and it's so creative to have the hello coming out of the typewriter.:)

  10. Super cute card! Love the polka dot ribbon!

  11. Your card is just TOO CUTE! LOVE the typewriter and the papers and curly edge. Your bow is pretty FAB too!

  12. Super super cute, Ruby! I love love love how you found inspiration! TOTALLY taking note and trying this next time I'm stumped! LOVE that green typewriter--I'm a huge fan of 1) Green and 2) typewriters:) YOU ROCKED this challenge! So glad I get to call you my teammate x2!! HUGS and love to all:)

  13. Wow, so bright and colorful! I love it! I love seeing all of these entries. Good luck! ♥

  14. Beautiful fun colors!!! Love the paper and fun ribbon! The typewriter is too cute...great card!!!

  15. The cuteness is SOOOOOOO your card!! Love love love everything about this beautiful work of art! The typewriter with the patterned paper is super super CUTE!!! This card ROCKS! You go girl!

  16. gorgeous card Ruby, that typewriter is so, so cute!

  17. Ruby, what a perfect card! I love the colors and patterned paper.

  18. So cute! Love all the paper and your layout and the colors! I wanted to ask you about the online copic course you signed up for. Would you mind telling me more about it? I own a bunch of Copics and have the faintest clue how to use them!


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