Out of this world!

The image for this month’s progressive challenge on the Limited Runs Digital Stamps Facebook page is a fun grinning monster/alien. I decided to give him his own planet to enjoy!


Materials used: 
Limited Runs Digital Stamps – Smiling Monster
X-Press It card
Copic pens
white gel pen
A5 card blank

The smiling monster is printed out on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics then fussy cut.

I printed out the greeting text on an A5 piece of X-Press It card then drew in the background and coloured with Copics. (I have to admit this was a leap out my comfort zone because I am not an artist).  The white stars are added with a white gel pen.

Having coloured the sky I discovered that the printed greeting was not so easy to read so traced over it with the white gel pen, having already tried fading the sky behind it with the blender Copic pen.

Finally the background is trimmed and attached to the front of the card blank and the monster added using foam pads.

I hope he enjoys his planet and is not too lonely there! I see from his eyes that he has been staring at the rising planet for too long. (OK enough, it’s getting late and I need my sleep!)

If you are really quick there is just about time to join in the challenge at the Limited Runs Facebook page.

Thanks for visiting. Take care.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
Limited Runs Progressive Challenge (Facebook)
Penny’s Challenge #336 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #345 – Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts #38 – Anything Goes/Something Humorous
Crafting With An Attitude #29 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #47 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #134 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrapshack FFC #196 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #48 – Anything Goes
That’s Crafty – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge #423 – Magical and Mythical
Come And Get It Challenges – Make Your Own Background


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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11 Responses to Out of this world!

  1. What a fun little alien…makes me smile! Love the vivid background, too.Thanks for sharing at Jo’s Scrap Shack! Blessings,
    DT Member

  2. Florence says:

    Awww! Brilliant! He is such a great character. Super outer space scene.
    Flo x

  3. Tracey says:

    Such a fun card Pippa, I think your Alien looks very happy on his own little planet.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at That’s Crafty and entering the Anything Goes blog challenge..
    Best Wishes Tracey.

  4. Anet says:

    Beautiful card Pippa. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  5. Corina says:

    This is absolutely adorable! Thanks for entering the CAGI background challenge 🙂

  6. Kath says:

    Lovely bright and bold colours and a great fun image. Thank you for joining our ‘Magical and Mythical’ challenge at Allsorts this week.


  7. Penny Light says:

    That is one happy alien! I love all the bold colors you used. Lovely job, Pippa. Thank you for sharing your talent at our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again … Penny (DT)

  8. Kris Dishon says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
    Kristina DT

    Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
    Cards by Kristina

  9. Tinz says:

    This is great fun!

  10. Mervi says:

    Great card, just perfect for our theme.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts this week;-))m

  11. Judy McKay says:

    Very cute card. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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