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See Ya Later, Alligator!

Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well. Since it’s Thursday, it is time for the new Meljen’s Designs release and challenge. Our challenge for you this week is to “Use Black!”

I made this card to go in my box of cards for OWH using one of the new images being released at Whimsy Stamps today. Here is a look at all the new digis.

Stop by the Meljen’s Designs blog to see the rest of the inspiration pieces from the DT and to link up your creation for our “Use Black” challenge.

Sorry for keeping this so short. Blogger was giving me some problems earlier and I want to get this published before it starts being naughty again.

** While you are here, don’t forget to check out my Meljen’s Designs Blog Candy!**

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Little Alligator by Meljen’s Designs and Party Mini Letter Seals by Raindrop Echo Designs (Both available on Whimsy Stamps)
  • Inks: Stampin’ Up Garden Green
  • Papers: Georgia Pacific CS, Paper Studio black CS, Bella Blvd – Mr. Boy
  • Tools: EK Success edge punch, Stampin’ Up circle punch, Big Shot, Provo Craft Seeing Dots embossing folder, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Misc. black twine & buttons



Doreen said…
What a fabulous card and yes a great
Cheryl said…
oh this is one brilliant card just love the image its super hugs cherylxxx
Anonymous said…
This is such a fun image! Love how you used the green patterned paper for the background to mimic the alligator skin.
Great card for OWH! (Which I have to start making cards for again!)

Glad Blogger let you post this darling card!! Love the alligator........looks like the birdie is in love :)

1CardCreator said…
Wow what a cute card!
What a great card, I really like the image.
Kevin xx
What a great card, I really like the image.
Kevin xx
Amy said…
Adorable card- I love the image and the coloring! Thanks for playing this week at Birthday Sundaes :)Amy
Teresa said…
This is such a gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at HCTB's Critters challenge, hugs Teresa xx
Oh wow, I do love all the black. It really makes everything else pop! Great job.
Sara I. said…
Adorable!!! Love the design and fabulous pp - the punch is perfect!! Who knew an Alligator could be so cute?!
Tammy said…
Adorable card Cheryl!! I love that alligator! Perfect for OWH! ...thanks for joining us at Bugaboo!
Dawn said…
Great card, thanks for joining us at Divas
Jennifer Scull said…
oh Cheryl, I love your cutey gator card! so perfect for the animal challenge at Paper Cupcakes! thanks for playing along this week. :)
Love how you make all the patterns work, tfs
Antoinette said…
Gorgeous and funky!!! Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge. Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Good Luck! Hugs Annie xXx
HandmadebyTLC said…
I knew you could do the Crock image justice! Fabulous! Great entry for the Birthday challenge at Diva's by Design! Good luck and be sure to join us again next time!
Tammy Louise

Your invited to join in on my blogversary candy if you collect!
Marlene said…
Awww, that's cute!! Love the card - love the buttons!
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is such a prefect card for OWH, love it and I know they will as well. Love the paper and the buttons.
Anonymous said…
What a fun card, love the buttons!
Linda said…
I read somewhere that if you add some black to your design, it will anchor and pull your design together. Sure worked here! Great card!
Wendy (Woo) said…
gorgeous card Cheryl! Love the croc/alligator image! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys Woo & Jacky xx
lovely project. love it

thanks for playing with us at OSAAT this week, hope you will join us next time too.

my little scrappingcorner
DT One Stitch At A Time
paperfun said…
Cute card. I love your sentiment.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days AWay.

Audrey Pettit said…
This is fabulous, Cheryl! I so love how you layer! The black really pops on here. That image is so darn cute. Love the punched edging on top and the 3 buttons strung together. I just did that on a card I made yesterday. I guess great minds think alike, huh? ;)
What a cute card! I love that image.
Dora said…
This is a real cutie, love that alligator, and lovely colourful papers. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx
Anita said…
This is such a fun and cute card Cheryl. Love your coloring and the papers too.
Karin said…
Very cute! I love how the black makes the colors pop!
Jodie Mackrell said…
cute card Cheryl! thanks so much for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!
Cute card, love the bright colours you have used on it, love that alligator too. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT this week and good luck. Julie DT
Donna Mosley said…
Great card Cheryl. Love the image and bright colours.

Donna x
Kristie said…
What a cute card! I like how you strung the twine through the buttons to connect them. Thank you for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes challenge!
Misti said…
Cute card!! Love those bright colors!
Scrappychick said…
He's just precious! Thanks for playing with us at Inky Impressions this week, good luck!
Julie Bennett said…
Love this card Cheryl. Great image and the colours are so bright and cheerful.
Thanks for joining the Anything goes Challenge!
Julie x (GDT)
Very fun image! Love the colors too. Thanks for joining us at the Victorine Originals Blog challenge!
Kathy said…
Very cute. The black mat makes the image really pop!
Anonymous said…
Darling birthday card, Cheryl! The black matting contrasts so beautifully with the coloring on that sweet image. Love the button treatment, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown! :-)
Carrie said…
what a 'snappy' card lol.. Thanks for playing with the Inkettes xx
Annette said…
Great card with a fun image. Thanks for joining the Anything Goes Challenge.
Hugs Annette GDT
Carrie Sampsel said…
I love the colors and the image. Great card.
Hank Hendricks said…
Beautiful card. Great design. I have worked for the plastic business cards and this design inspire me so much. I appreciate this.
Marvelous creation, your colorful card is adorable but your sketches also admires me i think you should add colors to them...

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