Tuesday, July 03, 2007

DCM little extra - Cartoons

Check out Lythan's fab idea for the Little Extra challenge this week at
Daring Cardmakers
We'd like you to have a go at making a cartoon inspired card! You could use the colours and patterns (eg Minnie Mouse's dress would mean a black, white and red spotty card; Winnie the Pooh red and um, honey coloured) or symbolic (eg using an anchor inspired by Popeye).
Well I decided to go all Australian this week,
and celebrate our own little cheeky bloke of the Bush,
Blinky Bill, with his gorgeous little sweetheart Nutsy.... apparently some of my fellow DCMers haven't heard of Blinky :O how is that possible.... LOL!!!
I loved Blinky Bill as a child reading my big brothers book (oh that's just a little tease for my brother... did you like that one Wazza...lol!!!)
Anyway the years have passed and now low and behold Blinky is on the Telly..
who would have thought...
ok...here's the copywrite stuff..
The postcard I have used is from
The Australian Children's Classic Postcard Book by Angus & Robertson
and the original artwork is by Dorothy Wall
other bits I've used are Heidi Swapp 'cherish' stamp, ribbon, chatterbox PP, Basic Grey PP, the applique gumnut is my own thingy, Mini marks rub-on, Sticko Alpha sticker and ofcourse my sewing machine...
So have you Dared to DARE yet?...come on I dare you!!!!
My kids are on school holidays for this week and next... tis lovely :O)

24 comments:

Mary-Beth said...

So cute!!! I love the colours and the sentiment is wonderful!!!

I'd not heard of Blinky Bill either, what a great cartoon!

1craftygal said...

Gillian...OMG! This is sooo stinkin cute!! How adorable!!!

Gillian said...

lol, this is sooo cool, we have blinky bill on tv over here, fab layout as always gillian.
our schools finish thursday for 7 weeks.
thanks for all the lovely comments as always.
take care
x

Flossie's Follies said...

This is great, wanted to let you know you have been tagged, you can pick which tag you wish to continue.

Leni said...

wonderful card.

Jenny said...

Blinky Bill has such a cute voice as well!

Great card as usual Gillian.
Luv Jen

Stacy said...

great card girl always love your stuff!

Rein said...

What a cute card!

ஐ*Beatriz Jennings*ஐ said...

soooo cute!

Bety :)

stamp and scrape said...

This is great fun, Gillian, and you're obviously proud of Blinkie Bill. The one I remember is the Tasmanian Devil. (probably American in origin, though)
Ros

Leisa/Scrapsidaisy said...

Oooh very very beautiful - love Blinky and those gum nut babies - your gum nut is very cute.

Chris Millar said...

Just been catching up on all your wonderful work - just stunning as always Gillian!!! How cute is Blinky here! My kids still watch it now when it's on the ABC.

joanne said...

cute!!! but in a good way :)

Paula W said...

Great card but havent heard of blinky bill either lol

audrey h. said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww....let me say it again, awwwwwwwwwwwww. this is just the cutest card :o)

Sarah said...

Ooh I love Blinky Bill he is so cute! Great card Gillian, as always!

mum on the run said...

Great card, love the way you've done the sentiment :)

Maisymary's Findings said...

I'm with Paula this week ! frankly I oughta use some Bam pop but yea cartoons are such a stretch this week ! lol

Cheryl said...

Adorable! Love the card...

Kathy said...

Great card - I can see that, even if I am one of those ignorant DCMers who haven't a clue who Blinky Bill is!

Lynne.x said...

Love this card Gill.

I have watched Blinky Bill - but I can't think where ..... and it is really bugging me ...... :/

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is perfect - your composition is always spot on!

Sylvie :) said...

Super cute !!!

Liz said...

this is so cute...!! ahhh child hood memories ...