Friday, September 27, 2013

Giraffe Hugs

Hello, everyone.  Today's card was inspired by the Coffee and Cream challenge at Joanna Sheen.

The cute little giraffe image is from Joanna Sheen (Little Suzy's Zoo JS632 - Fun in the Sun) and I coloured it with pencils.  I die-cut into an oval, doodled stitching around the edge, and mounted on a brown label.  For the card itself, I covered a cream base with brown cardstock, onto which I layered jungle-print paper.  Next I mounted an embossed cream panel onto kraft cardstock (the bottom of which I border-punched), added a strip of decorative brown ribbon, and affixed to the card.  I stamped the sentiment on kraft cardstock and affixed to the card.  For accents, I added a burlap butterfly sticker, onto which I layered a punched butterfly, and added another punched butterfly on the sentiment.  Lastly I added a number of brown gems.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Giraffe (Joanna Sheen - Little Suzy's Zoo JS632 - Fun in the Sun), sentiment (dollar store)
  • Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
  • Colour pencils:  Prismacolor
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multiframes - Ovals, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
  • Punches:  Border punch (Fiskars), butterfly (EK Success)
  • Embossing folder:  Cuttlebug Animal Prints
  • Black marker:  Staedtler (for doodled stitching)
  • Burlap sticker:  Little Yellow Bicycle Naturals
  • Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (kraft), Staples (cream), Dollarama (brown)
  • Patterned paper:  Recollections
  • Gems, ribbon:  Dollar store
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Laughing Giraffe
Clear it Out Theme:  For the Boys / Stash:  Punches/Die cuts 3E #2
CRAFT Challenge #22 Inspired by a Book (see book) 5E #1
Crafts 4 Eternity R#143 Anything Goes 3E #1
Crafty Ribbons #63 Monochrome 5E #1
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired by:  Anything Goes UE
Designed to Colour Anything Goes UE
DL.ART September Linky Anything Goes UE
DL.ART Thankful Thursday #118 Use pens and scraps (doodled stitching with pen, scraps were brown, kraft, and cream cardstock) 3E #1
Joanna Sheen Coffee and Cream 1E
Just B Creative Crazy Sept. Linky Party Just Because/Anything Goes UE 1 per day
MFP Speedy TV Animals 5E #3
My Craft Creations Sept.23-Oct.5 Anything Goes UE
Oldie but a Goodie Dies and Punches (the sentiment stamp, ink, border punch, embossing folder, cardstock, and gems are all more than 6 months old) 3E #3
Scrapbook Stamp Society #20 Anything Goes UE
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes 5E#2
Sister Act (Cards Only) Anything Goes UE
Totally Papercrafts #186 Stitching on a Card (I doodled faux stitching around the image) 3E #1
Word Art Wednesday #99 Anything Goes with Uplifting Sentiment 5E #3

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy reading your comments - have a wonderful day of crafting!


Lisa Carroll said...

This is so cute! Love all the textures! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

DIANA L. said...

Super cute! what a sweet giraffe and the background paper is great with the fluttering butterfly
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a great weekend

shaz earl said...

Awww that's such a cute card love the image, thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen
good luck
Hugs Shaz DT

KarinsArtScrap said...

so very sweet.
Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

Dee said...

What a fun card! Made me smile!

Stopped by your blog to give you the email address for Dearie Dolls

The little squirrel I used on my card was a free download from the old Dearie Dolls blog. I checked the new site but didn't see it posted there. I also searched for the old blog, but couldn't find it. If you send Dearie Dolls a email with a link to my card (so she can see which digi it is) I am sure she can help you find the download link.

Hope you have a great day!


OlgaB said...

This is super. Love the detail and textures you used. Tx for visiting my blog.
For changing the colour of the digi: I normally work in Office power point to re-size my images, then after selecting the image you go to format on the top left, then you select recolour, where you choose your colour. Hope you get it right.
Have a super day!

Janine said...

I love giraffes and this little one is so cute. Thanks for adding this one to this week's collection

Kaija said...

Beautiful card!Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Greetings Kaija DT-member

The-Butterfly said...

Adorable! I love the papers! Love how with the embossing everything looks so textured! It's a really sweet creation!

Thanks so much for following Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenges. (DDCC) We launch our first challenge on Oct 1 and would love for you to play along! ….good luck in the draw for our Blog candy!
Dreamtime Designs Craft Challenge

Coloured Imaginations

Kelly Lloyd said...

Cute card thanks of sharing with us at OBAG
Hugs Kelly

Gail said...

This is a very nice creation - love the color choices of your card - thanks for linking up at FOSTV this week - I wish you the best in the draw - Gail FOSTV DT

Unknown said...


Unknown said...

Beautiful and love the image!
Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!
Michelle, dt team

Dips said...

Another super card, lovely use of dies and punches. Thank you so much for once again entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

Barbara Godden said...

Sweet image, sweet card, thanks for playing along with us at Clear it out Tuesday

sharon said...

What a great card, love the papers. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Wendy said...

Fabulous card, so cute..Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Wendy xx

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

cebelica said...

What a cute image! And great card! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx