Friday, 12 September 2014

Birthday Wishes Round II Card 20

This is another card made up at the lake. This little Penny Black image seemed so staid...I think it is the colours I used.  I decided that it needed a few brighter papers to liven it up and so set off on a mission to rescue it.

I coloured the hedgie image with my copics. Luckily, I had already  used  my Spellbinders Hexagon die to cut this image and mat, before we left home.  Managed to break my mitchy matchy habit and chose an acidy green for the mat. I can surprise myself sometimes! lol


I found the DP's in my snippets envelope. Don't gasp with shock...I did say envelope. I keep my snippets in 4 clear card sleeves and just group them loosely,  based on colours...very basic and very sparse! The two I found were just a fraction too short and did not meet on the card. I added a slice of blue dotted DP...it tied in the blues on the present and the bit of blue on the trees.

Diecuts are rolled off at home and stored in little photo albums from the dollar store. I bring those albums with me and only have what is in them to use up! Can be frustrating at times and I have wrestled with purchasing a Big Shot to leave up here. Space to store it though,  is the issue!

My card base is corrugated Kraft, so I used orange corners with green enamel dots, to brighten it up. It was an easy decision as when supplies are dwindling, it cuts down on the decision I need to make. lol   Found a white Wish diecut sentiment that I coloured up with a green copic marker. One last snippet of orange card to mount it on, a couple more enamel dots,  and my card was done.

My goodness the Wish looks so out of focus on my photo...here is a little close up of the sentiment  so you can see this really is a sweet die cut!


Recipe
Card Base and envelope - corrugated 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card with matching kraft envelope, from my stash
DP - stripey one is Line Twist. trees and blue dots snippets are unknown from my stash
Card Stock - snippets of lime green orange and kraft from my stash. Cut with dies before leaving home
Image - Penny Black Critter Party (I think)
Dies - Tattered Lace Words - Wish


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper

30 comments:

Di said...

Oh what a cheerful card you made here Mo! Love the colours you used and of course the hedgie is just so cute! We think that our Spike in eating less each evening, which probably means he's slowing down a bit ready to hibernate.

Hugs, Di xx

Carol said...

A lovely cheery card Maureen, the hedgie is so cute. Carol x

Janine said...

Good use of paper scraps in some lively colours - sweet PB image.

Stampsnob said...

AWH! so cute thanks for playing at MFP.........Lis

Ravengirl said...

This turned out beautifully! I love how you made your scraps really work for you!

Karen Petitt said...

I love the papers you have used and that hedgehog is so cute Mo! Nothing forlorn about your card at all.
I have checked to see what card I use for wet techniques and BGs and I think this is what I use on CC's USA blog:
http://www.crafterscompanion.com/Shimmering-Cardstock-8-x-8-15pc-package--Pearl-White_p_2845.html

This is the one on UK site:
http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/shop-by-brand-c2159/crafters-companion-c25/paper-and-card-c52/printable-card-and-paper-c73/crafters-companion-snow-white-accents-centura-pearl-a4-printable-card-pack-p15625

It is Centura Pearl and I don't know if you can get that in the US sized A4 sheets hun - but worth a look if you are having issues with the card buckling. It is the best one I have found and I've been using it for about ten years now Karen xx

cotnob said...

This is a lovely card Mo, such a cute little hedgehog and I love your pretty papers.
I don't know how you manage without all of your crafty bits and bobs.
Pauline
x

Pia S said...

Wow, what a sweet and colorful card, so cheerful! Great use of colors!
Ps: I just sent you an email, if you could have a look and get back to me please?

Carol L said...

I love all the angles and patterns on this cute card! The dsp's are great, and so is that little bow accent too!

Tracy said...

I agree that the less we have the more creative we can be…..just don't look in my craft room, as I say this, teehee.
Very fun card and the image is so cute.

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow so creative and lovely, your colouring is fabulous and so is the design, love it!
hugs
Glenda

Anne-Elise said...

Pretty card, Maureen! Love the cute hedgehog and the bow! Hugs

Asha said...

Cute image and fab combo of fun papers. It really screams happiness. LOVE it, Maureen.
hugs, Asha

Becca Cruger said...

Wow! You are a master of pattern mixing!! Very cute card.

MaryH said...

What a perfect snippety card! Of course I love Hedgie, he's one of my fav PB images. Loved his hexagon shape, and the spark of that yellow green mat. Worked great with the bright colors in the snippets of dp that you've shaped for the background. Made me think of a crazy quilt pattern, and really pretty. You do so much with the supplies you have on hand. A terrific & happy card. TFS & Hugs.

wannabcre8tive said...

awww, this is so cute. I love the adorable hedge.

Hettie said...

Gorgeous cutie of a card Mo. Can I make a wish that I got up an hour earlier yesterday and then Hilda would still be here? If only!
Thanks for your visit.
Hugs
xx

Greta said...

This is just darling, Mo! Love the papers & how you put everything together!

Bonnie said...

Awh! What a cute little guy! LOVE all those bright colors!

Lynsey said...

Hi Mo, what a lovely bright card! Love the little hedgie too!
Hugs Lynsey x

SARN said...

Super card Mo . . . love all the bright and cheerful colours. xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Super cute card Mo, love the PB hedgies!

Hugs
Maarit

Joann Burton said...

Cute little guy Mo...I love your wonderful papers. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable card.
luv
Debby

nwilliams6 said...

Adorable image! Great paper mix and layout! Cheerful and fun card. Love that you are organized as you are - I am the complete opposite. Seriously, I could do a reality show about how horrible my craft room looks! Hope you have a great Friday. Hugz!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a sweet little snippets cards no matter how you look at it, Maureen! I love how you put all those different patterns together and made it look fantastic!! That's a skill!! And, of course, your hedgie couldn't be any cuter!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

What a cheerful card Maureen! it brought a smile to my face lots of huggles Sue xxxx

Sarah Mabery said...

This card is super cute. I love the hedgehog. Those pattern papers are fabulous. I like how the orange corners make it so the striped paper almost mimics the hexagon shape of the image and mat. This card makes me smile.

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Buttons said...

Such a cute card! Love those bright papers. Jenny x