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Monday 14 May 2012

Daisy Doodles Mr Potts

Jules from Daisy Doodles has been doodling and just look at this cute little guy. I fell in love with him immediately and I am so proud to be the first person to create something with him as I wanted to do something special for the launch of this fabulous image.

I knew I was going to make a card, that was the easy part. I have used Promarkers and Flexmarkers to colour the image and used a Nestabilities labels die to cut it out. Using a Tim Holtz distress ink pad and a duster brush I have added some pale green and brown around the image. I have used a small almost dry black ink pad to distress around the edges and then matted onto a scrap of brown HOTP paper to provide a contrast to the background.

The spotty paper is by Dovecraft from my current fave pad Boho Chic, the flowery paper is a magazine freebie from Raspberry Road.

The sentiment is a freebie from Paper Smooches and is just perfect for a cheery card like this.  I have coloured it in yellow and matted with a scrap of an old Molton Brown catalogue in a metallic bronze colour.

To finish it off I added some little butterflies, a glittery gold fabric butterfly and some 3d sunflower stickers from Poundland which I have had in my stash for at least 3 years.

Now what I really wanted to have a go at was making Mr Potts into a little character who could live in my houseplant, I just wasn’t sure if I could make it work……

I enlarged this section of the digi to 4” high and again coloured him in with Promarkers. I ran it through my Xyron sticker machine and added him to a thicker piece of card to give him more stability. I then used some wide clear packing tape to laminate him front and back and used a fine tipped embossing tool to run around the edges and ensure it was well sealed. I used a fine pair of scissors to cut close to the edge, leaving a small border so it was watertight. The ‘stick’ is one of those long coffee stirrers that us crafters grab from those well known coffee establishments.

I really am so chuffed with this little guy, he looks really cute living in my plant. It really makes me smile when I see him and even my hubby likes it.
You’ve still got till Sunday night to enter into our  May Flowers Challenge at 

I'll see you again next week with another lovely Daisy Doodles design.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size – A5
Image – Mr Potts by Daisy’s Digi Doodles
Papers – Dovecraft Boho Chic First Editon, HOTP, Raspberry Road
Sentiment – Paper Smooches
Tools - 3d Foam pads, Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Ink pad, Nestabilities Die, wide clear packing tape, coffee stirrer
Embellishments – Hobbycraft gold glitter fabric butterfly, small butterfly stickers, 3d Flower stickers from Poundland
Techniques – Diecutting, distressing, 3d project not a card

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Unknown said...

Beautiful work Mandy, big hugs Jo xxx

Catherine said...

Such a cute little image, so sweet....

Debbie said...

Lovely card and just right for our challenge over at ~Sweet Stampin'~. Good Luck. Debbiexx

Chris said...

What a cute little guy! He looks all cheery sitting with the flowers. Thanks again for joining the challenge at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


Chana Malkah said...

Mandy, this little guy is so cute! I think I will have to check our this series. Fantastic Card. I love the dps here.

Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Chana, DT Coordinator

Chana Malkah said...

Mandy, this little guy is so cute! I think I will have to check our this series. Fantastic Card. I love the dps here.

Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Chana, DT Coordinator

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet card. I love the sunflowers.

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela

Anonymous said...

Very creative! I love the little pot decoration. Thanks so much for joining us at TPS this week
Hugs Julie P

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

What a sweet little image - how I used to love Bill and Ben when I was young lol! Love the added sunflowers too. Thanks so much for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas for our Flowers Challenge hugs Susan x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and our fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

marion82 said...

beautiful work sweetie!!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Mandy :-) such a cute image and I love the little plant fella :-) adorable ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lori said...

Very cute card Mandy! Thanks for joining us at the Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck!

craftyb said...

Lovely fresh card - the wee character is cute! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

Diamond Doll said...

Fab card and great image.Thankyou for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.
Trish (-:

Michelle said...

That is so FUN - what a sweet image! Thanks so much for joining us at Sundays with Crissy!

Jan Garber said...

Very clever idea! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

I'm back again to see Bill (or is it Ben??). Love the distressed element to your card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges for our "Distressing" Challenge hugs Susan x

Darlene said...

Oh my gosh Mandy ... this is so clever! Love the card but your little guy in the pot is awesome! Thanks so much for joining our "WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY" challenge at Shelly's Images and "MAY FLOWERS" challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT
One of the founding sisters at The Sisterhood of Crafters

Kelly Schelske said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

Jess's Crafty Things said...

cute card thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Downloads hugs Jess

Rosalien Zwackhalen said...

Very beautiful. :)) thanks for joining Sundays with Crissy.

Hugs, Rosalien

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful summery card Mandy! :)

Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Stampin this week,



lisa said...

too cute
thanks for
Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Chrissy said...

So cute Mandy,adorable.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Tammy Miller said...

How adorable, I love it! I am so glad you joined our Things with Wings challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I hope you will join us again!

Purple Card Lady said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful card, thanks for playing at catch The bug.

Becky G said...

What an absolutely fabulous card! Thanks for joining us in our Things With Wings challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope to see you again soon! Good luck!

:=) Becky G

Shannah said...

Mr Potts is just too cute sitting up there looking after your houseplant! Adorable! And your card is so sweet too - this set would make a lovely housewarming gift with a potplant! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspiration Challenge this week! Hugs, Shannah xox

Unknown said...

this is super cute.
I love this little image.
what a great job

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh he is soooooooooo sweet!

Thank you for sharing with us at Platypus Creek, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Seafield Jo said...

This is gorgeous, I love sunflowers, they always make me smile.

Love your houseplant creation too, he's a real cutie.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

Jo :)

ddazzled71 said...

I just love this bright and cheery card and cute little fellow. Thanks so much for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals.
Danie - PCD DT

Grannymama said...

A cute card...especially the little fellow. Thank you for participating in the challenge at Platypus Creek Digitals.

Carolyn ... PCD DT

MariLynn said...

What a pretty card. Love the little butterflies. Thank you for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. I hope you have a blessed week.

Helen said...

Yes, that little guy is darling! Such an adorable card! Thank you for joining us at SSiC!

Dan said...

Great card, fond memories of Bill and Ben here, can't stop thinking "flob-a-lob" now! lol The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Angela Drummond said...

Great card, love the image, thanks for joining us at ATCs and cards with Attitude this fortnight

TRACEY MO said...

Very cute flower pot man What a gorjuss image.

Thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek today

Tracey DT

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Super cute card and "pot man"! Hope all is well with you and yours...
Thanks for playing with us at Lia Stampz!

sgc said...

Great card--and project! Thanks for playing in the Criter Sketch Challenge.

Denise@DigiHaven said...

Beautiful card Mandy. I love the coloring! Thanks for joining us on Platypus Creek Designs!

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Sunflowers are my favorite flower! Love your card. Thanks for entering Scrap It Girl's May Flower Challenge.

Unknown said...

Very cute! Great coloring! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

craftymum said...

Wonderful card.Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Die Cuts Challenge.

Hugs sarah x

Becky B. said...

How stinkin' cute is this?!?!?! I love the card, but I REALLY LOVE how you transformed the image into an adorable plant stake - so clever! Thanks for joining Scrap-It-Girl's "May Flower" challenge. :)

Jennie said...

Yay flowerpot man! So sweet! Thank you for sharing it with us at Liastampz. xx

suzARTe said...

this card is just lovely and Mr Potts looks so cool in the pot, I am sure he will live there for many years.

Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge up asap :):)