Saturday 10 October 2015


Morning lovely peeps, I hope you are all well.

Today's post is my second as Guest Designer for Pink Gem. The challenge this fortnight is
'Spots and or Stripes'

The prize as always is 
2 Individual Digi images
of the winners choice from PINKGEM DESIGNS

This little fella is Dino Dinosaur.
Isn't he cute? I've coloured him in with Graph'It markers

The 'dinomite' die-cut was created with my Craft Robo - I typed the letters using Caslon Oldface font and welded them together with the software before cutting it out from black card. I've hand-drawn little spirals in place of the dots over the i's to match Dino's nostrils :D

I've also used:-
 'hope your birthday' sentiment from Lili of the Valley
background papers from Nitwit
buttons from my stash.

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:- 
Pile It On  #89 123 (1 image, 2 papers, 3 buttons) 
Cardz4guys #91 Button It!
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - #106 anything goes with a twist ... use two patterned papers
Die Cuttin' Diva - October Sketch (diecut dinomite)
 Polka Doodles - Use a Die Cut
Crafting by designs - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #330 Stars and / or Stripes!
Little Red Wagon #310 - It's All About The Boys
Digi Choosday - Use Something New (new digi stamp)
Going Grey - Birthday
Simply Papercrafts #15 Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #19 Anything Goes
 Little Miss Muffet - #122 - Anything Goes

As you like it - Monochrome or Colour (& why) - I love colour , whether it's bright or subtle. I can spend ages picking out just the right combination for a project.

Please visit A Gem of a Challenge to see the creations from the rest of the wonderful team.
Thanks for stopping by today,
Katrina x


Jo said...

Love this Katrina.....cute image & the papers look fab

L.B. said...

adorable. the buttons are perfect. Thanks for playing with DCD

L'Arche che si Indossa said...

It's beautiful project
Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Sentiments Design
Mel DT

JayBe said...

How adorable is that image and beautifully coloured too. The buttons make a great addition to your design. Thanx for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Cazro said...

Gorgeous fun and brightly coloured project. This will be making someone smile. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Katrina. I like that cute little dragon and the lovely papers/colours. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Kat W said...

You have a fantastic eye for picking out fab colour combos and adding the perfect little finishing touches...the buttons are brilliant!
A super cute design too, and a wonderful idea to customise the 'i' letters to match the nostrils :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Gerda said...

What a super cute card!!! Love the adorable image you used!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Gale said...

Love this card Katrina. Just adorable. Thanks for joining us at Scrap-Creations in our "Birthday Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale

Esther said...

Your dinosaur is so sweet!

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Georgiana said...

Glad you shared at Die Cuttin' Diva, but did you use our sketch of the month?

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

Katrina Bufton said...

Hi Georgiana, I thought I had followed the sketch but I just checked it again and realised the main part in the middle should be a die-cut. So sorry x

Unknown said...

I really love what you did with our recipe, this is a gorgeous, funny, warm project. Thank you for joining us at Pile It On and please come back for the newest challenge.
Anna xxx

nnalorac said...

Super super cute, katsina, just love the dino. Thanks for sharing over on AYLI. Carol xx

Leanne said...

Awwwwesome, love the stamp he is so very cute Nicely done and Thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Leanne DT/LPCF

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Adorable creation, love the buttons! Thanks so much for playing in our Digi Choosday Challenge! Hugs:) Audrey DT

Crafty Judith said...

Great job and thank you for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Judith DT x

Mac Mable said...

Oh he is a cute Dino. Love the colouring in you've done and the spots background works so well x

Sue said...

Katrina, this is a gorgeous card. You are really clever at putting everything together and I love the dotty paper along with the button detail - really effective design idea.

Carolyn Wolff said...

Dinosaurs just 'yell' little boy! Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!

Rae Ann said...

Such a cute little dinosaur and I love your spots and stripes together. The buttons finish it nicely.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Julie Odil said...

How cute is this? Love that fun dinosaur and sentiment! Thanks for joining our Something New Challenge at Digi Choosday. Julie, DT

Aunty Sue said...

Wonderful card and perfect for our challenge at Digi Choosday with our something New theme. Thanks for sharing and good luck.
Aunty Sue DT

Anjie said...

Lovely make, fab colouring too. Thanks for joining us in our Feeling cold challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

Claire said...

Gorgeous project, I love it! Great job of colouring too. Thanks so much for joining our Use a die cut' Challenge at Polkadoodles
Claire xx


Super cute, Love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles challenge.
Naz xxx