Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Hammy" Birthday to Tam

The card I'm sharing today was made for one of my son Chris's friends for her 30th... as it's her birthday again in about six weeks I thought I should get this one out of my drafts!  Tam loves pigs so the image choice was simple :-)
 I decided on this little piggy (pun intended, lol) from the sadly now defunct Pollycraft - I actually have a few pig images as my hubby loves them too and I l tend to grab them when I find them :-)  I coloured the image with Copics and Prismacolor pencils.  The Crazy Challenge has Cute Little Animals while (somewhat coincidentally) Crazy 4 Challenges wants to see Animals (though not bears or bunnies) for their challenge so I'm entering there.  Cupcake Inspirations  has Party Time and  Great Impressions has a Birthday Bash, so in there too.
Tam has made all the right noises over the years re the cards I have made, and I know she likes easels so that was what I went with here.
The paper is from Kaisercraft's Save the Date pad, those banners and pinwheels are lovely and glittery IRL, impossible to capture on camera though, grrr, as is the gloss finish on the circles on the base.  I'll be entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.  I used one of the precut borders and made a stopper for the front of the card to sit against, adding a wooden "30" that I painted and glitter embossed.  The sentiment came with the image and the mat for that is another of the Nesties.  I cut out one of the pinwheels and added it to the corner of the sentiment with a brad from my stash.
I cut the mat for the image with Nestablities Lacey Squares, the image panel itself is just a rectangle with the edges trimmed with a corner rounder.  The patterned paper triangles are matted on cardstock from my stash which are mounted on foam dots to give some dimension.
I used metal letters from my stash, they are so old I simply can't remember where I got them from, I threaded them onto twine (stash again!) and then cut little slits next to the piggy's trotters and threaded the twine "under" them so it looks more realistically like the pig is holding the string, 'coz clearly "REALISTICALLY" that's what the pig would be doing, lol.  Crafty Creations wants to see our Stash, tada! and Clear It Out wants to see our Favourite Colour Combo, I love all colour, especially fresh juicy colour like this!
I added another Lacey Squares Nestie mat for the jotting panel, which I cut and embossed with a Crafts Too Square die and added another of the cut out pinwheels.  The "growing old..." sentiment came in the Save the Date pad.
Well that's it for Tam's (last) birthday card, I hope to share this year's a lot sooner, lol.  
Fab'n'funky Challenges and Send a Smile for Kids have Anything Goes for kids challenges, this card isn't technically for "a kid" but Tam is a kid to me and it's definitely kid-oriented so I'm entering there, I'll understand if it's not allowed though :-) Top Tip Tuesday , Tuesday ThrowdownThrough the Craftroom DoorCrafty Girls ChallengeLittle Miss Muffet,  Stamping Sensations and Crafty Calendar all have Anything Goes challenges - I should be alright there, so I'm entering them :-)
I will be back on Thursday with a card I've made as a Guest Designer for Little Miss Muffet, which I am most excited about, I hope you can pop over and check that out.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Lynn's Place said...

Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...great lay out and perfect card for it...hope you join us again <((><

Planetsusie said...

Hi Donna - this one really brought a smile to my face! Such a great image so beautifully coloured in as well. My hubby used to be a pig keeper before I married him (45 years ago) and they are really funny creatures and charismatic!!! Love your card!

Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

pinky said...

Super cute card Donna,really made me smile. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Nance said...

Super adorable card and I love how you personalized it! Thanks for sharing it at Cupcake Inspirations Party theme! Come play again soon! Nance, DT

Tina said...

oh my this is just the cutest ...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Mynn xx said...

OH my goodness, this is totally fabulous! LOVE the way you personalized this and the image is too fun! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous image and card design Ginny x

Jacee said...

Lovely card Donna, great image, such fun, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Karen Hasheck said...

Wow- what a great card for a special child! I saw it linked at SAS4Kids and had to come here and see it in more detail. I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too.

Indy's Designs said...

Oh goodness, this is just too dang cute! Lovely colors and the image...too adorable!
So glad you were inspired by our Party Time Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
Hugs, Debbie

Sandra said...

Such a cute card and image!
your coloring is fabulous and the papers are great!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

Cvetelina Borisova said...

Adorable card!Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

Sarah said...

What a great card! Love that little pig! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!!

Sue U said...

Great card, love the pig image and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Anything Goes Challenge

Kat W said...

A wonderful easel design, great colours and that piggy is so cute!
Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Kat x

Patti J said...

Cute as can be! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your lovely creation - hope to see you again soon x

Emily Thubbron said...

What a super cute pig. I miss Pollycraft too. I love the colors you have used on this cute card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Emily T.
DT Member

Karen C said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday’s anything goes Challenge! This is beautiful!
Karen C GDT

Teresa said...

Love this - thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Challenge, good luck xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges.

Helen x

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

So love this, the little piggy image is so cute....I'm now following you!
Hugs Donna x