Monday, 13 June 2011

Ants on Parade

Yay Its another father's Day card!
This time Laurie Wilsons Ant's are the star of the show. These critters are the most adorable ever! And such a dream to colour :)

I used a colour palette from the Come and Get it Challenge blog for this card! 
I wanted to keep it clean and simple! Those ants are too adorable to not be the centre of attention hehe :)

I used some glossy varnish on the trumpet and the gold parts of their marching hats which you can see in this picture:

I used my shiny new coloursoft pencils again to colour this along with the baby oil/paper stump technique. This is my new favourite at the moment. I've always wanted to try it and never had the right pencils!

Here is one more photo of the Ants on their parade! This awesome set also comes with sheep and birds! You should check it out :)

I added the words Dad on to the flag using GIMP. The flag comes blank but with some sentiments which can go in there included! Laurie thinks of everything :)

I would love to enter these cute ants into the following challenges:

Come and Get It Challenge: Colour
Doodle Pantry: Use a DP image and include any papercraft materials
Saturday Challenge: A male card
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle: Fathers Day
Alphabet Challenge: F for Fathers Day
Delicious Doodles: Fathers Day
Fussy and Fancy: Card for a boy or man
Designed 2 Delight: Going Buggy
Simply Create: All about you Dad!
Wags N Whiskers: One for the boys
C.R.A.F.T: Fathers Day
Craft us Crazy: Fathers Day or masculine
Paper Play: Fathers Day / Male card
Crafting for all seasons: Fathers Day
Sisterhood of Crafters: Celebrating dad/special man in your life
Creative Inspiration: Fathers Day or card for dad
Marks Finest Papers: Fathers Day
One Stop Craft: Fathers Day
The Kraft Journal: Fathers Day and Kraft

That's an awful lot of fathers day challenges <3

Lastly of course is

Onto the Card Ingredients

Stamps:Critter Parade by Doodle Pantry

Inks and things: Coloursoft pencils blended with baby oil and tortillons
Papers: Kraft paper and black card from stash

Odds and Sods: Anitas Varnish, Card Kandy, sentiment printed using Hand Typewriter font

Hope you all have a wonderful evening.

Lots of Love



  1. What a fab & fun card, thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

  2. Awww! These little ants are just so cute! :o)


  3. Hi Jennie, I just love your ant cards; the smiles on their faces make me smile! Fab! xx

  4. Thanks for joining in our challenge over at CRAFT this week.


  5. Oh Gosh, these ants are just too cute, love what you've done with it, by keeping it clean and simple they are the center of attention. Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It.

  6. Jennie--you did a fabulous job with this card! I love the ant band announcing that whoever gets this card is a great dad! Just too darn cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  7. OMGosh these little guys are SO CUTE! And I love your layout...Thanks for playing at Come and Get It!


  8. love how you colored the image. this is so cute! super card!

  9. Oh love the card,great job on colouring the ants and the masculine look of the card, perfect for Dad! Super cute! Thanks for joining the challenge at Doodle Pantry this week (DPDC#13)

  10. Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Doodle Pantry! Hugs, Karen

  11. What a fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

  12. Those Ants are just having too much fun, Awesome job on your card!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenges!


  13. What a very creative and fun card. Love that you used this set to make a Father's Day card! Thanks so much for joining us for the Doodle Pantry Blog Challenge!

  14. Super cute card fun image,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 138 A male Card

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  15. Oh wow! These little fellas are so cute! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  16. I don't like ants in real life (at school we swam in an open-air pool, and I tell you, you don't want to be in a place where red ants live when you're only wearing a swimsuit! They bite!!) but these are just so adorable!! This is such a great card for a man, love the subtle colours and the CAS look!

    luv, Mags x

  17. Oh my....this is so cute! Love the parade and the Dad banner. Super work. Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry.
    Hugs, Heide

  18. Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  19. The ants are my absolutely favorite Doodle Pantry Images! LOVE your card Jennie! Thanks for joining us at DPDC. Dawn guest DT

  20. Great card, such a fun image. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

  21. Oh my goodness, how much fun this is!!! Love your card :) Thanks for taking part in the challenge at Doodle Pantry! Good luck, and hope to see you back soon.

  22. Fabulous card, Thanks for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge this week.
    Kevin xx

  23. Those ants are just so fun. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

  24. Ohhh your wee ant parade image is fab ... beautifully coloured too!

  25. This is darling! What a unique Father's Day card!

    Thanks for playing with us at SSDS!

  26. This is darling! How sweet for dad! Great colors too and the dad on the flag is perfect. Thanks for playing with us Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 13!

  27. How fun and fabulous your card is. What a cute image. Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week. It is a pleasure to come to view your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  28. Great card! Love the image:) Thanks for joining us at Doodle Pantry *Ü*

  29. Perfect Fathers Day card hun!
    Thanks for playing in the Delicious Doodles challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
    Teri x

  30. What a fun Father's Day card... just love those ants...too darling! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

  31. Hey, those ants are waaaay cuter than the ones I found in my kitchen recently! ;) Thanks for sharing your cute card with Speedy's Friends.

  32. Jennie, your card is so very cute. i just love the ants. Great card. Thank you for posting on our Come and Get it Challenge Blog.

  33. Fantastic card thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week

  34. I absolutely love this!! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

  35. Fabulous love those critters!!
    Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations this time would love to see you play with us again

  36. Fab men's card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  37. What a wonderful creation, Jennie! Those ants are adorable! Thanks for playing in the D2D Saturday "goin' buggy" challenge and can't wait to see what you do with next week!
    Aloha, Kim Mc
    D2D Cards DT

  38. Hi Jennie
    Curious and funny image, love it!... You did a wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge Blog

  39. Wow! Love the image!
    Thank for playing with us @ Craft Us Crazy!


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