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Stars and Boyz

My first card is for this week's boytastic "Boys will be Boyz" challenge at The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge.

Any male related theme works for the challenge, but my only boy/male Octopode image is Captain Jack so I pulled him out again and made him the center of my card (literally). Some Le Petite pirate stickers from Hobby Lobby along with DWVC Far East paper helped with my Pirate-y theme. I colored my image with Copic markers from my limited and cherished collection, and I sponged the Spellbinders circle while it was still in the die with some SU! ink pads (Carribean Blue, Green Galore, and Chocolate Chip).

I think it came out cute, and my oldest daughter loved it. She didn't get the sentiment until I explained it means "understand?" - she didn't really like the movie but she thinks Johnny Depp is wonderful (who doesn't?).

My second card is for the Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenge Blog Challenge which involves Stars.

Aren't these little Dilly Beans Bunnies cute? I thought then needed something cute to behind them, so I used an Octopode fence and some Octopode stars for my background. The brown on the bg paper was distressed with the plastic wrap technique that Sue Worthington shared with me. She explained that you take some plastic wrap, make it look like a pom pom, dip it in some ink, and then touch it to the paper. I probably did it all wrong, but I like how it came out. This technique is from this week's Twisted Sister Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.

I finished off my card with some ribbon, pearls, and a bunch of Stickles - probably a few more Stickles than I should have but I love the stuff!!!

Hugz, and thanks for visiting!!!


  1. Johnny Depp all the way on the first one and love the cute bunnies are adorable with the glitter outline.

  2. Fabulous creations, love them both. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans! :)

  3. Oh, Captain Jack is very cool. Guess what I just made for my little grandson? A pirate chest filled with diamonds, gold, Thomas the Train, and other goodies. Yea, I know you wonder how train got in the mix with pirates. He is obsessed with him. LOL

    I love your bunny card...just the sweetest thing ever.

    I have some blog candy I posted today. If you're interested, hop on over.

  4. What cute cards!! I must say, I'm partial to Captain Jack Sparrow, Savvy? LOL!!

  5. Good job on all the cards and I must say that the flower one is my favorite. It is so colorful and I love the flowers. You always do such a great job on your cards. You going to make one for our shower gift? I know Mom is making one. I guess I need to give it a go.

  6. These are very much fun! Love the Captain Jack card.

  7. captain jack = classic great card... made me laugh straight away!
    thanks for playing with The Octopode Factory

    and thanks for playing with dillybeans! great creation!

  8. What cute cards you've made here!! I recognized Johnny Depp right away! LOL Those bunnies look adorable too and whether you did the technique correctly or not doesn't matter. The card turned out to be cute and adorable!

  9. big eyed Captain Jack is wonderful, cute bunnnies looking great in beautiful stars and fence is the background..awesome cards

  10. Two brilliant cards, I like the captain Jack with that hat and sword, and yes the Dilly bunnies are sweet, it looks like they have borrowed under that fence, I like the colours.
    Kevin xx

  11. Both cards are wonderful! I love the bunnies peaking and all that yummy glitter! We are so glad to have you join us at Dilly Beans! Happy Crafting - MelissaO

  12. Love both of these - big JD fan and this is one of my fave Octopode digi's, Savvy!!! Plus the bunnies are very cute and that's such a great background you've done for them :)

  13. Love the rabbits and stars and also love the boyz. What great creative cards. Thanks for playing along with us at Dilly Beans this week.

  14. Captain Jack will make the ladies swoon so he could technically be for the ladies too!!! lol He's darling on your card. Love those stickers you used to spice him up. Your second card is adorable. Those bunnies are so sweet and cute. Love it!

    Bear Hugs,

  15. WOW! Both cards are just fabulous! Love Capt. Jack and the Dilly Beans bunnies are the cutest. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans, this week. xxD

  16. Johnny Depp #1!! I love it! I love both cards!!

  17. Johnny Depp! He's my fave actor, and did a GREAT job with Captain Jack. I had my picture taken with that character in a wax museum in Washington D.C. Fun!

    Love those little bunnies and the big, fun stars above them and their fence. Adorable!

  18. Your cards are so awesome! Love the one for the DB challenge - SO SWEET! Thanks so much for playing with us last week and I hope you'll get a chance to play again this week!


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