Sunday, 3 April 2016

A manatee is for life, not just for Christmas

I am really not sure what this manatee is doing in my digi collection. I must, at some point, have won it or bought it, which means that at some stage in my life I must have thought, "I know exactly what I need - an image of a Christmas manatee. One with bits of Elastoplast on his tail." I'm a bit worried about what I must have been drinking at the time....

Anyway, I think the doleful looking fellow works very well with some of the sentiments on the Dylusions Christmas sentiment sheet. I printed him out and, following the advice of several commenters when I had a problem colouring digis with Promarkers, left him to dry for 24 hours before colouring him. Result - no smudging. Thanks to everyone who suggested it. After colouring, I cut him out and finished his hat trim and beard with Wink of Stella.

The die cut "flowers" are from the Kanban set I sorted out last week. The larger flower was white but I coloured it with a yellow distress ink pad.


I am sharing this with

Allsorts Challenge - April Fool/Humorous
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers - J is for Joke 

17 comments:

  1. I have no idea why you have a manatee in your stash, but I'm glad you do, he's hilarious. Definitely related to Eeyore I think! Great card, certainly made me smile, especially with that sentiment. Cara x

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  2. Aaaw bless him, he looks so fed up, probably from carrying all those gifts around! Thanks for making me smile! I hope you're having a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  3. Bless him! Great card, really made me smile. I'll try that tip about Digis and Promarkers as I really srtuggle with this problem too, Jo x

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  4. It's a very funny image and I love his face. That lovely bright card will give someone a smile when it arrives at Christmas. Barbxx

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  5. I'm not sure which is funnier, the manatee himself or your description of him LOL
    I am sure whatever you were drinking at the time, it was worth it to end up with this awesome digi
    I didn't know manatees celebrated Christmas, but clearly they do!
    Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for J is for Joke!

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  6. Oh this is a good one...very funny and adorable at the same time. Yep you might have had a small drink when you got this one...Thank you for sharing and making me smile x

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  7. This looks fab whatever you were thinking, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

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  8. A super fun card for our theme this week Jane, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

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  9. This is just cute as can be. Since I'm ex-Florida resident, Manatees are special in my book. This guy's just adorable with his Santa hat, and I really smiled at that sentiment. Good choice in this selection, and it's a perfect card if you know anyone in Florida to send it along! TFS & Hugs

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  10. Perhaps the person who decided to draw an injured Christmas manatee had been drinking, too? :D Doesn't really matter, as you've turned him into a funny Christmas card! (And good for you being patient enough to wait an ENTIRE day for a digi to dry. So. Hard. lol) Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  11. Wonderful project and thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

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  12. Thank you for bringing attention to the serious situation of manatees being exploited at Christmas time. I'm sure everyone has had a good giggle about your mysterious digi and post. Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  13. super card, love the way you fussy cut him and the sentiment is fab. Thinking about a manatee Christmas digi well I have a Christmas Platypus in my stash. How cool is that? hanks for join us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stamper for the J is for Joke challenge.

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  14. He is actually perfect for that sentiment (and hers are always perfect). Thanks for joking with the Sisterhood.

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  15. Your blog post made me laugh even more that your lovely card did! It was the line "I was a bit worried about what I must have been drinking at the time!" (Laughing out Loud)... Wonderful Card Jane and you picked the perfect sentiment for that image - not an easy feat! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

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  16. I am so very happy that I missed this post when you published it, Jane! That way I could be happily surprised to open this fabulous Christmas card from you! Thank you!! You prolly didn't know that the manatee is my spirit animal! What are the changes, right?! Now that he has arrived, I wish you could see him ... no longer doleful, that's for sure! Giggles right and left of us and a contented agreement to go through life jingling our own bells! Happy Holiday hugs, Darnell

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