Sunday, March 1, 2009

Birthday Pouch & CCT Challenge 49

Edited to add: I'm entering the Cute Card Thursday Challenge #49 called Animal Magic. This week's challenge requires an animal somewhere on your card or other item. I think this pouch qualifies with the cute puppy.

Happy Sunday! First saw this diaper fold pouch on Claudia and Inge's blogs and made this one for my youngest to give to her little friend for her birthday next weekend. It's going to be filled with a few Littlest Pet Shops and a gift card to Claire's - a Knick Knacky store for girls. It took me a little longer to complete with this cold that has me all stuffed up one minute and running for kleenex the next - ugh.

I'm happy with the way it turned out but found it tricky to fold glittered DP. It tends to crack so I also tried making a pouch with another double-sided non-glittered DP and it turned out better with no cracking - I'll post it later this week. Surprisingly, you don't need tape for this and as long as your paper is square, you can make the pouch in different sizes. I used a 12x12 sheet of DP.

This adorable Tilda with Puppy image is from Magnolia's 2009 Love Collection. Just when I thought I finished the pouch, I realized I coloured Tilda as a brunette but the birthday girl is dark blonde. Instead of colouring a new image, I decided to first try to 'fix' the hair colour. I went over the 2 browns I originally used for the hair with a yellow-based Copic a few times and it lightened Tilda's hair. I like how it turned out and the more I use my Copics, the more comfortable I'm getting experimenting with them.

Gloomy snowy day today here so no sunlight for good picture taking. Have a great Sunday.


Stamp: Tilda from the 2009 Love Collection
Paper: Wausau, Imaginisce DP & SU cs
Ink: Memento & Copics
Accessories: SU Ribbon, Imaginisce Flower, SU rub-on & Fiskars Punch


angeljakki said...

what a lovely pouch, I am sure she will love her gift. Your colouring is lovely x

Cindy Haffner said...

Adorable, love your coloring, Happy Sunday!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow Maria, what a a great idea, I'm sure your daughters little friends will love them. Love the cute Tilda and beautifully coloured. Hope you are having a great Sunday. Hugs Nikki x

Bev said...

Fab gift bag Maria, love the pretty papers and sweet image

Zoe said...

Hello Maria, I love the adorable Tilda and I love your pretty colouring. Thank you for entering my blog candy and good luck.

Deb said...

beautiful card, I love this fold, I must try it out and I love the Tilda with puppy!
Thank you for joining in the CCT challenge, have a good evening, Debx

Claudia Rosa said...

Hi Maria, omg.. thank you so much for sending me the link!!!!!!
i love your pouch! i love the big flower and the Tilda image you choosed. it is super springy!

Inge said...

Hi Maria, ow this is too cute! I love how you've made the pouch, Tilda is looking so cute just sitting there on the flower:o)))

Have a wonderful day and thank you for your email;o)

Hugs, Inge

Teena in Toronto said...

So cute :)

Happy blogoversary!

Tracy said...


Happy Blogoversary!!

Tracy in SW WA

Glitter Monkey said...

What a gorgeous creation! I so love the colours and the flower behind Tilda! Thanks so much for joining in with Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

Janna said...

Maria this is awesome!!!! I adore this diaper fold! I have never tried it before but now I have to! So, so cute and I adore the way you colored Tilda in! She is perfect! Your coloring is amazing! I hope your daugther's friend likes it! I am sure she will!

I hope that you start to feel better soon!


Lilian said...

Lovely pouch Maria and a wonderful gift holder for a little lady. She'll love it! Beautiful coloring and papers too.

Lisa T said...

Adorable card! Love the image. You did a great job coloring it in! I like how the hair turned out. (I love to color hair. It's so much fun!)

Shirley said...

How very very precious! Her friend will love that! It's so pretty and the fold will be a big hit too!

TaraG said...

Oh super duper cute, Maria! Love the pouch great idea!!!!Tilda and her puppy look so sweet...great colouring!!

Cathy said...

This is so cute!!! What a great little gift pouch!! My daughter likes Littlest Pet Shop too!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Oh, how sweet is this! Gorgeous!! I love that cute girl and puppy and the holder you made is tremendous!