Monday, February 13, 2012

Sending Stefan Hogs and Kisses

G'day.  Just thought I'd show you the card I made for my darling Hubby for Valentine's Day.
I've used one of the cute new Animal Crackers digis by CC Designs.... this one is "Cupig", love it!  My husband loves pigs, so as soon as Christine penned this one I knew I had to get it. so I did, from here.  Moving Along With The Times has Cute Critters as their challenge theme, so I'm entering there.
I've used the yummy sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp this time around; it's a goodie :-)  I've reversed it... but that's allowed, so I'm entering there.
I used Prismacolor pencils to colour the image, I do like the soft finish you can get with them - and I'm still on my mission to perfect the technique :-)
The sentiment is part of the digi... though it wasn't in this position on the stamp so I cropped it off a copy, and pasted it where I wanted it - yet another reason to love yer digis!!
I printed the papers - with my new printer, my old one died at the most critical of moments, typical!  I had just bought a bulk load of ink cartridges too, so I had to scour computer stores until I found the same model - or at least one that took the same cartridges... easier said than done I might say! but my hubby to the rescue; he found one, went and picked it up and paid $39 for it... that's less than the replacement ink, lol.  
I digress.... Back to the papers, they're from Nitwits, the Puppy Love Too collection and I love them.  Digital Tuesday want us to use Pink or red, so I'll be entering there, and Pollycraft Reds, Pinks and Creams, so in there too.
I cut the mats from more of the lovely textured cardstock I'm building a range of in my stash, and popped all the layers up on foam dots, per usual :-) Crafty Emma's Challenge is Lots of Layers (at least three)... I'm in!  The image panel and mat is cut with Nestabilities Labels Nine, the edges of all the panels have been softened with a bit of beige ink.
I finished the card off with a couple of buttons from my stash, with bakers twine bows; Cupcake Craft Challenges has "Entwined" (use some twine), so I'm entering there too.
There are a lot of Love/Valentines theme challenges that I'm entering, Deep Ocean Challenge has Love You, The Paper Shelter has Be My Valentine, Simon Says Challenge and By the Cute and Girly both have Love is in the Air, Divas by Design  and Addicted to Stamps both have simply "Love", while Totally Gorjuss has "Lurve" baby ;-) Cards for Men has Valentines Day/Love, even though this card's got a lot of pink on it I think the burgundy matting has offset it enough to make it "safe" to give to my man! Fairy Fun Fridays has Let Me Call You Sweetheart, which is coincidentally one of the songs my hubby hums (used to be in a TV series we liked years ago) The Allsorts Challenges is a Free and Easy one... every week this month, easy peasy :-)
As per usual I finished the inside of the card off with papers and elements from the front: some more of the Nitwits paper and an offcut of DCWV Mariposa for the jotting panel.  Please note that I managed to straighten the panel on the left before giving it to my husband :-)  isn't it funny, it didn't even look crooked until I saw the photo.... does that ever happen to you?
Well that's it for my Valentines Day card... well my husband's Valentines Day card, we'll share :-)  So I'll send you some "hogs" and see you soon, until then have a lovely Valentines Day and Happy Crafting, Donna xx


Sue B said...

Aww this is So cute Donna! the pig is adorable! and you've coloured him beautifully! Gorgeous papers and layout. I love those delish buttons - it's a really sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for my Cute Critters Challenge and Good Luck!
Hugs Sue xxx

Uma said...

wow this is super cute, great choice of embellishments and paper. Thank you for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp

Vicky said...

What a cutie Donna...and loving the Nitwits too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

catherine said...

Such a fab card and I'm sure hubby will love it
x catherine

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW brilliant card, I love the Little Piggy its fabby, thanks for playing along on our Cute Critters Challenge ion MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxo

Fleur said...

A great card, What a cute image. Thank you so much for entering our FREE & EASY challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Unknown said...

Awww... This is simply so adorable! The hearts look like ral choklit ones =) Beautiful both out & inside! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

DesignerDiva said...

This is just so cute! I love that image and fab sentiment too!
Thanks for sharing it with the Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge and also at MAWTT too.
Laurie x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

I absolutely love this card, the image is so sweet and the papers are so lovely!!

Thanks for joining us for free and easy February at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Uta said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. The image and the sentiment are so cute.

Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.

Hugs, Uta

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love that adorable little piggy and gorgeous papers
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our cute critter challenge
Lisa x

Teresa said...

Donna this is beautiful, I bet he loved it. xx

Christine said...

Oh goodness, what an adorable card!! Love the little piggy and you have colored it so well!! Happy Valentines Day!! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Anonymous said...

Great Card - love the buttons

Emma W

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful card, Donna. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the draw.

Donna x

Michelle B. said...

The image is so cute I had to buy it! Love the colors you chose and your layout is fab! So glad you joined us at Cards for Men!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Super cute!! I bet your hubby loved it. Have a wonderful weekend:)

Shelly said...

Super card, I love the piggy and papers and twine you've added! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake, Shelly x

Teresa said...

For got to say... thanks for joining in our Valentines challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Teresa xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous make - especially gorgeous buttons! Thanks for playing along with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliex

Louise said...

Gorgeous card and lovely design,thank you for joining us at Cupcake craft this week and good luck.
Louise xx

Buffy said...

Soooo adorable, absolutely love it

Kate said...

Great card, love that flying pig! Thanks for sharing with us at By The Cute And Girly This month, hope you'll join us again tomorrow for the new March theme.

** Kate **