Friday, 19 May 2017

Any excuse...


My parent's neighbour very kindly did our wedding photos for us and we've never quite got round to finding the right thank you gift for her ( no rush, we'll only have been married 5 years in October!). Anyway, she loves pigs and so when I saw MFT's Hog Heaven stamp set, it was only right that I bought it and made her a set of cards with it!
I totally channelled Lynne in NI 's fab chalked clouds and doodled borders for these cards. I took some 6x6 card blanks and added clouds with versamagic chalk in and grass with memento ink using the Elizabeth Crafts sky and grass stencil.
I stamped lots of the stamps from the set in memento ink on super smooth card and coloured them in with my beloved copics, before fussy cutting them out.
I then played about with the elements to get a rough composition on the card which allowed me to work out where to stamp the sentiments. I used my misti and Versafine ink to stamp them in place. I then glued the elements down and added foam tape behind some of them. I drew in the borders next and then added stickles to finish.
I may have got carried away with the shower of cupcakes, but having cut them all out, I was determined to use them!



10 comments:

  1. What a fabulous and fun selection of cards. Brought a huge smile to my face. Well done on finally finding the perfect gift after five years. The set of cards is such a unique and personal gift....perfect x

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  2. Oh my, I LOVE these cards. I adore pigs too (Hubby is from Melton Mowbray, so my pig love is for realz). I always love your doodled borders. The clouds are amazing, I need to practice my clouds. A great gift..worth waiting for. Have a great weekend. Cx

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  3. Brilliant, Cara, these cards are just fabulous! xx

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  4. What adorable designs Cara.

    Hugs Diane

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  5. Hi Cara,
    what brilliant cards and their designs are very wonderful.
    Love them all and I do know my SIL would love these as she collects pig ornaments.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  6. What a super set of cards, great stamps and dies, the cloud backgrounds are stunning and so is the colouring of the other elements.

    Kath x

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  7. Now they are just too cute! Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

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  8. These are soo sweet. Bet they went down an oink!. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. LOL your cards are way better than mine, I need to be braver with my colour!
    LOVE your piggy cards, looks like you've had lots of fun with this set - bet your neighbour was well pleased!

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  10. Oh my gosh Cara, these are just brilliant! The one with their little backsides showing had me in complete stitches! How adorable are these little piglets, and I love all the cupcakes too! Excellent job cutting those out, so tiny, I can see why you just had to use them all! lol. These would surely put a smile on anyone's face, fantasticly cheery!! hugs :)

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