Friday, 4 June 2010


I was 'clickitty-clicking' around the net the other evening ... as you do ... and stumbled across some really cute images available to download for free.  
Yes ... FREE ... every crafter's favourite word!
They belong to Elizabeth O. Dulemna who is an author/illustrator of children's books and she offers her images for free provided the conditions of her Angel Policy are followed.  CLICK HERE to read the details and then follow the links to check out her lovely cute characters.
This afternoon I sat out in the glorious sunshine, armed with a mug of coffee,  a box of Promarkers and a sheet of images downloaded from Elizabeth O. Dulemba's free colouring pages.  The time just sped past and I was lost in my own little world of colouring bliss.

After dinner I came upstairs and made 2 cards using this ultra-cute book-reading dinosaur image.  
Isn't he absolutely adorable?  He's coloured with Promarkers and matted onto patterned papers from the Forest Friends Kit which I was lucky enough to win in a recent Creative Cottage Challenge.  
It just so happens that their challenge this week is Father's Day and they have a June Freebie which is perfect for this occasion ... I have used one of the circle sentiments ... so hop over and snag it while it's available.
The other version is a birthday card and it fits in with the Simon Says Challenge and For Fun Challenges as they're both asking for 'Male-themed' projects.
I have added some 'faux stitching' which follows the theme set at The Res-Q-Challenge and Books are the hot topic at Passion For Promarkers.
Finally, Stamp Something are having their first Digi-Day Challenge and have lots of prizes on offer so if you are a 'digi-fan' then you MUST check them out for sure.
Our sweet Naomi is due home shortly after enjoying a school trip at Alton Towers Theme Park - lucky spud.  Wonder if she braved the new ride TH13teen?   GULP!
She'll be absolutely shattered when she gets in after all that lovely sunshine and excitement ... not to mention an 8 hour journey in a stuffy coach - Bleurgh.!  Can't wait to hear all about it.
Hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend, with plenty of sunshine, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.  


Denise said...

SO cute! My son loves dinosaurs so he really loved your card too! Thanks for playing RSEQ challenge this week!

Helen Dooley said...

truly an awesome card. I love Dulemna's images. She is so talented. Thanks for sharing with us this week at for fun.

Emma said...

Aw such adorable cards, love the image and gorgeous colours.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Ann said...

Hope Naomi is home safe now Max. The card is great - off to check out that site.
Ann xxx

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Irene said...

Morning Max

Your cards are so sweet and adorable they are gorgeous. Love the papers.
Thank you so much for the link.


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Max, what super cute cards. The image is so sweet and your colouring is fab. Great papers too. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Aquarius said...

Cute dino and what a great excuse to sit in the fresh airand 'colour in' - I must check out this link

tracy said...

this is fabulous i love the cute image, love the way you have used the papers and sentiment to. Thanks for joining us this week at The Creative Cottage Challenge blog, Tracy x

debs said...

two fab the dino image..thanks for playing along at PFP this week...and good luck!!...Debs x

CraftinGranny said...

Oh wow, what a colorful and fun card for dad. He's going to absolutely love it!!! Super coloring!
Thanks so much for playing along with us For Fun Challenges this week and we sure hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Carol

jackiescrafts said...

Two brilliant cards I love the dino image

Hugs Jackie x

Rebekah said...

Love the forest friends kit with this image so cute! Thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge this wk hugs rebekah x

Mary Ski said...

Great coloring. I love the image and the paper choices. Thanks for sharing it with us at for Fun Challenges

TG said...

Really cute card, and pefect image for this challenge.
Thanks for joining us this week at PFP, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Julie said...

Two fab male cards - love your colouring of Dino, especially! Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week! Juliex

Chris (catt871) said...

Both of these cards are great!!! I love the image, and the papers you chose are perfect!! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!
Chris & the DT

Teri said...

Brilliant card hun! Love the image.
Thanks for playing along at The Creative Cottage this week.
Teri x

Tracey said...

Great cards & that image is so versatile as you have proved!

Thanks for joining us at For Fun :)


Debbie said...

Two gorgeous cards Max, I love the cute dinosaur image and your colouring is beautiful.
Debbie x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Max!
I can see I'm going to have to pay this illustrator's website a visit. She seems to have some great images. Your colouring of this dino is fab. Love how you gave him texture. Great card! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week.
Andie xx

Lisa said...

Love the dino! Such a cute card. Thanks for playing along at FFC!

Dot Scrap said...

Your card and the image is just so cute.
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
Dorte aka