back on your feet

Good Morning!

I’ve had a small break from crafting as a few things were getting to me, who knew I would upset people by giving things away for free? Maybe I’m stepping on some toes or something. Well, it never hurts to recharge the ol’ batteries but now I’ve got to get those creative juices flowing again.

A family member had a Knee Op last week so I wanted to wish them well and this seemed so appropriate. I drew this little tortoise/turtle and matching sentiment which I used on my card and also made a circle combining both the image and sentiment to give you a choice of how to use it. I think it would look really cool if the circle was printed off twice and the outside sentiment was cut out and popped up on 3D foam pads as a raised frame similar to how I did in this post.

I coloured my tortoise/turtle with Copics adding little spots in a darker colour then added some shine with a Sakura glaze pen to his little eye, toe nails and shell and sponged the background with distress inks. My layout came from this weeks Decontructing Jen sketch and my colours came from The Play Date Cafe. Mint and Coral aren’t colours I would ordinarily think to use together but I think it actually works, this is why I am really enjoying taking part in challenges as it forces me to take more risks and try things I wouldn’t have on my own.

back on your feet card

Here are your digis:

(click on the images to expand before saving to your computer)

off your feet

back on your feet sentiment

back on your feet circle

Hope you like them, enjoy!

111 thoughts on “back on your feet

  1. Ann Merkins

    Thank you so much!! These are just great, as are all your images. Thank you for sharing them with us. It is very generous of you.

  2. Erica Berraho

    Thank you so much. I have wanted to try a digi stamp, but was always worried that it would be hard, you have made this easy peasy. I love your design, and it will perfect for my coworker who fell and tore the ligaments in both of his knees. Also, the design of your card is perfect!

  3. isabelle

    Hi Bird, thanks so much for your truly inspirational digis and freebies. Don’t know who you have “upset” by giving away free stuff, but trust me, they are not worth worrying about. Most of us are truly grateful for your input in our crafting worlds!!! Take care….Isabelle

  4. Bernie

    OMG this little tortoise/turtle is just to stinking cute! I love your adorable card. Thanks for the digis!

    Glad you are back and hopefully feeling better. You just can’t please some people. It’s yours to give so please yourself and don’t worry about ‘them’.
    Blessings Bernie

  5. Nancy Huntley

    Love and appreciate your sharing this cute digi! I love making get well cards and this will be great! I am wondering how I might print the sentiment with a colored background like it shows on your card.
    Thank you,
    Nancy Huntley

  6. Diane

    Wow, so sad to hear someone made you feel bad about the drawing Bird. Thank you for the cute images they are so greatly appreciated. I love how your card turned out too.

  7. Candy

    Hi Bird!

    Thank you as usual for your generosity! I love this little guy and your card is GORJUSSS!! It is sure to lift the spirits of your family member.

    I am so sorry to hear that someone got “upset” with you. It is sad that people don’t like for others to spread joy especially during these times. I am sure that Diane is appreciative of the gift and I am happy to have had the opportunity to enter the drawing. {{HUGS}} Candy

  8. mudmaven

    Hello Bird! I have encountered exactly the same reaction from some folks that seemingly are somehow threatened when you give something away – somehow if they are selling and you are giving there is something wrong with you! I finally had to just say – oh well, your problem – NOT mine, and get on with it. Keep up the wonderful work you are doing – I just love everything that you create! ~chris

  9. Buttons

    Bird, I LOVE your digi freebies and this turtle is definitely going on my ‘to do’ list. Thank you for all your generosity and inspiration – it makes you stands out in life.
    Hugs, Buttons x

  10. Ursula Uphof

    Love your card and that image is just great. Thanks for your generosity, and glad you are back feeling better. Just ignore all the “other” folks.

  11. Pat Hall

    I love all of your stuff and I hope like Hell that others leave you alone.There’s always some one out there who has to be mean.Please don’t let them sour you on what you do,because I’m sure there are tons of us out there love your work and your generosity.

  12. Pat Hall

    Also love the turtle and sentiment!They will make my life a lot easier.You’ve done all the work,LOL THANKS SO MUCH

  13. Sue

    I want to thank you for sharing Your art, yes its yours to do what you want with it. I am sorry someone was giving you a hard time. I appreciate all that you do. I will admit I love crafting but I am no artist. I agree sometimes we all need to recharge, I am glad you are back.

  14. Carol B.

    Hi Bird ~ Love the turtle, love the sentiment, and your card showcases them beautifully. I, too, would love to know how you got the sentiment on colored paper like you did. I think that people who are ‘upset’ often are envious. Thanks for all you give … I am so appreciative of your generous spirit.

  15. txgrandma

    I am happy you are back and not the only one who appreciates your generousity. As others have said you should just ignore them… Thanks for the great images and sentiment!

  16. Judy George

    What a precious little turle and I love the sentiment too. You are so talented and I appreciate the freebies. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Laura

    Thank you for the image! I wish I had the talent to make a card as beautiful as the one you have made. It is just perfect!

  18. Cathy

    Thank you for your awesome digi’s, some people may not appreciate you but we love you and are so thankful for you. Ilove your card, that is adorable. I am in a bingo game on my card list and this turtle is perfect, I have to make a card right away because I am in last place and I am the owner of the list LOL Again, thank you bunches hugs Cathy


    Thank you so very much for this digi. Our Pastor had surgery last week and I have been searching my files for something a little cute and funny for my card. I have found it. Think this is perfect to make him smile and feel better.
    Thanks also for several of your older digi’s. They are awesome.
    thanks again,

  20. Lisa

    You are so sweet and generous to share you talent with us and I am very happy and thankful that you do!!
    Keep up the fabulous work. I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!
    I like the card you made,i love the turtle in the circel
    (¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
    .`•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
    (¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ HEART,
    .`•.¸.•´ Snowbird
    .·:*¨·••·¨*:· Thanks·:*¨·••·¨*:·.

    Greetings and Stamps to you,on this embossing powder day!
    May you always think of ink pads and dream of punches.
    Have a colored pencil day and paper blessings to you.

  21. Kelley

    I wouldn’t have put those two colors together either! You are right, they do work. Great card.

    Thank you for the images. I appreciate you sharing them.

  22. shelli

    I needed this earlier this week for a co-worker…I’ll just have to send another card! Thanks for sharing and doing it with a joyful attitude!

  23. Norma w

    Thank you for the cute images. I’m sorry someone was upset with you. I wouldn’t worry about it if I were you. There are tons of people on the web who give images. They are your creations and you can do with them as you wish! Thank you so much for sharing them. :)

  24. LeeAnn

    Thank you so much for the turtle and the sentiments. They are great for a get well card!

    Some people don’t understand the joy of giving. It is really their problem. I personally appreciate so much all of the things that you so freely give to others. I have loved all that I have gotten from your site. Thank you and may God richly bless you!

  25. Carol

    Wow, what a cute image. Thanks for posting these images. Great for men’s get well cards as well as women!

  26. Susan E

    Absolutely wonderful! I volunteer in a retirement complex and this will be so appreciated by many. Thank you very much.

  27. Lisa

    thank you so very much for another wonderful freebie!!!
    I wish you many more creative years of inspiration!!Keep up the fabulous work.
    Take good care of yourself.hope you have a marvelous day.
    hugs snowbird

  28. Donna M Cervantez

    This is so adorable. I love visiting your site and seeing the wonderful things you create. Some people are just nasty and don’t let them get to you. It is your prerogative if you want to offer your things for free and they have no say so over it. Thanks again for sharing your creativity with us. HUGS

  29. AJ Bodine

    Shani, thank you so much, your little digi is just adorable and I plan to color him up very soon, thank you for your talent and generosity! You just go on being your wonderful self and the rest will sort itself out. I’m glad you’re getting the creative juices flowing again, that’s my plan for today as well.

    Your card is just adorable!!

  30. AJ Bodine

    My aploogies, I followed the link from Shani’s blog, not realizing you weren’t Shani.oooops! My comments on your sweet digi are the same though..and I’ll follow along on your blog now :)

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