Friday, July 26, 2013

Skating Hedgehog

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Well, I'm still making Xmas cards!  Today I was inspired by several challenges.  I stamped sheet music in brown on lilac cardstock and adhered it to cover a white card base.  I embossed green cardstock with snowflakes and mounted on the lilac.  I embossed a brown cardstock panel with swirls and mounted on the green.  I die-cut an eyelet circle from lilac cardstock and affixed it to the brown panel.  Next I stamped the skating hedgehog in black on watercolour paper, coloured with watercolour markers, mounted on brown, lilac, and green cardstock, and affixed to card with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment in brown on watercolour paper and affixed to the card with pop dots.  Lastly I embellished with a copper stocking charm, tied in a bow with lilac string.  Here are the supplies I used:
  • Sketch:  Sketchy Colors (see below)
  • Stamps:  Hedgehog (Penny Black "Christmas Critters"), sentiment (Penny Black "The Wonder"), sheet music (Judi-kins)
  • Ink:  StazOn Black (Tsukineko), Ancient Page Chocolate (Clearsnap)
  • Watercolour Markers:  Tombow
  • Watercolour Paper:  Canson
  • Cardstock:  Stampin' Up, Recollections, Dollarama
  • Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug Snowflakes and D'vine Swirl
  • Die:  Spellbinders Eyelet Circles
  • Copper Charm:  Added Touch
  • String:  Dollarama


Sketchy Colors - Color Inspiration (brown, green, lilac, white) and Sketch
I would like to enter the following challenges:
A Little Bit Crafty Die-ing for It 3E #2
Always Playing with Paper Christmas Anything Goes UE
Card Crafter's Circle #85 Christmas in July 3E #1
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #44 Animals 2E #1
Crafting for all Seasons #57 Christmas in July 3E #1
Crafts 4 Eternity R#134 Anything Goes  3E #1
Crafty Catz #193 Christmas in July 3E #1
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Anything Goes Christmas UE
Creatalicious #53 I Love My Pet UE
Crimbo Crackers #46 Anything Goes UE
Digi Darla's #72 Christmas in July UE
Divas by Design Anything Goes 2E #1
DRS Designs #80 So Charming UE #1
DL.ART Challenges #114 Christmas in July 3E #1
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes UE
Fairytale Challenge #72 Christmas in July UE
Flourishes #230 Christmas in July with a Catch--must be semi-flat for mailing UE
Jellypark Christmas in July 2E #1
Jingle Belles Sleigh Belles Ring (I used sheet music) UE
Kaboodle Doodles #181 Anything Goes 3E #3
Left of Center #11 Christmas/Creepmas UE
LEJ Designs #63 Cute, Cute, Cute 3E #3
Lexi's Creations #95 Christmas in July 2E #2
Loves Rubberstamps #62 How Charming UE
MFP Friends of Speedy TV #82 No Designer Paper 5E #4
Papertake Weekly Die-ing for a Punch 5E #4
Penny Black Saturday Christmas in July UE
Robyn's Fetish #169 Christmas in July 3E #2
Scrappy Moms Stamps The Great Outdoors UE
Send a Smile 4 Kids Christmas in July 4 Kids 3E #2
Sentimental Sunday #164 Christmas in July 3E #2
Simon Says Stamp Monday Celebrate 5E #4
Sister Act Card Challenges #17 Anything Goes UE
Sketchy Colors #171 Sketch and Colors (see above) UE
Southern Girls Challenge Animal Antics 1E #1
The Crafter's Café #21 Anything Goes 3E #2
The Paper Girls #36 Watercolors (I used Tombow watercolour markers) 3E #2
The Stamp Spot Christmas in July UE
Totally Gorjuss #193 Furtastic UE
Word Art Wednesday #90 Anything Goes 5E #3

Thank you for looking at my card!  I am grateful for your comments.  Have a wonderful day of crafting!


Janine said...

Cute - love this little hedgie and your colours

Bianca said...

Hi! You have made such a cute card for Christmas! Lovely Layout and colors! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

Shelia said...

Super cute!! great coloring and design. Love that stocking charm. Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs.

Hazel said...

Beautiful card - love the cute image - thanks for entering this into CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon. x

Cheryl said...

This is so cute! Love that adorable hedgehog, and your colors (especially the brown and lilac together) are fantastic! I'm so glad you joined us this week for the Timeless Tuesday Christmas in July Challenge!

Unknown said...

So cute. Love both the image and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us here at SAS4K.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hello! I was just going through my list of people to comment on over at Digi Darla's and noticed that you had entered and while someone else will be coming over to comment on behalf of DD, I just wanted to pop over and check out your card. I love how you used the Christmas sheet music on your pieces and that sweet little hedge hog is coloured in so beautifully. I've had the opportunity to scan through some of your other posts and you are a wonderful card maker and colourer. I really hope that you will consider the DT call we have going on over at Creative Bug on the Loose. We'd be very lucky to have someone like you on our team. If you are interested you can find out more details by going here:

Lisa D.

Jennifer E. said...

I love all details on this and how its not red and green! Love Holiday cards in non-traditional colors! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week!

DIANA L. said...

Adorable I love the color combo you used quite unique!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #114 Christmas in July !! challenge, Have a great day

Joanne said...

This is a real cutie! Love your hedgehog and the way you used the sheet music is perfect! Also love that it is not the usual red & green, very nice! So happy to have you play along with us at CC&CC for our Animals challenge! Joanne

Unknown said...

How fabulous is this card, Kitty, so cute, thank you for playing along with us at LEJ Designs, this week, good luck hun xx

A Card A Day said...

Beautiful as always

Thank you for joining this week at TCCCB

Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love
Co-Owner of Creative Fingers

Dewi Lestari said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and the embossing folder. Thanks for joining at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: Animals

Unknown said...

What a cute little hedgehog ,love your card
Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs and good luck
Crafty hugs Susan xx

Jenn Borjeson said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark. :)

lauren bergold said...

what an adorable image of that super-sweet ice skating hedgehog! lovely use of the musical paper, as well! thanks for joining in our fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

* Shell B.* said...

Wonderful Christmas card, adorable PB image & great design!

Glad you joined us for the challenge at Southern Girls, see you back again soon!

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Shell in Alaska

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you for making a great entry for our LEJ Designs Challenge No. 63 - Cute Cute Cute over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.

What a great Christmas card. I like the non traditional colours used with that gorgeous embossing. The image is adorable and coloured wonderfully.

I hope to see many more entries from you in our future weekly challenges, as every entry meals a lot to us.

Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT Member

SmilynStef said...

How cute is that tiny little stocking ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Michelle said...

Thank you for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.

kingsharon1967 said...

Great creation thank you for joining in the Kaboodle Challenge and good luck-Sharon DT

Ravengirl said...

Love the sweet little hedgehog! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Adorable card! Such a sweet image! The embossed background looks fantastic! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

carol said...

Hello....lovely Christmas card, so sweet, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week x carol

Denise Pustelniak said...

Cute card! Fantastic job with the sketch!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

karen said...

awww he is so cute, fabulous card! thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly, hugs, Karenx

Debs said...

Really striking card, thankyou for joining The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog this week.
Hugs Debs

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cutie digi. My daughter likes hedgehogs & hopes to have one as a pet someday.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Allison Cope said...

Super cute! Love the image you used on your holiday card! Thanks for playing along with our Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week at Flourishes!

Sarah said...

What a totally cute image!! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge :)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, I love the sweet image and the embossing is beautiful, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
Lindsay xx

PaperDaisies said...

Great card design. Love your chosen colours. Super job. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Unknown said...

l love your creation, goodluck in our challenge this week over on divas by designs xx

Sandra Azzopardi said...

So cute! Thanks for playing along with The Stamps Spot Christmas in July challenge!


Claudia said...

Great card! Thank you for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!



michele said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. hugs x

Anonymous said...

Loving the purple and hedgie! another awesome Christmas card!

Dawn said...

This is super cute and beautiful. I'm loving the colours for Christmas and the hedgie is adorable. Beautiful embossed background too. Thanks so much for joining in at Creatalicious.

Hugs, Dawn

Sara S. said...

Lovely card. I love the layered embossed panels. Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle for Christmas in July!

artwolf2009 said...

what a sweet Card. Thanks for playing along at LOC

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the colour combo!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Carol said...

A gorgeous Christmas creation. thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x