Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Pooh and Piglet at Christmas

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge is to make a Christmas card suitable for a child. And this card is also going into Hazel's Christmas Challenge Extra for July.

Quick rootle through the 'cards to upcycle' box and I found a cute image of Winnie the Pooh and Piglet on a card:
I used:

- 4.5" x 4.5" square cream card stock

- image die cut from a lovely card from last Christmas

- mauvy-pink card from the snippets folder for backings

- patterned paper is from a 'Milton' Christmas paper pad - just 'cos the colours matched

- sentiment is by Britannia Dies, die cut from the mauvy-pink and placed (badly) onto a strip of cream card. Serves me right for not drawing a fine line first, or using a strip of removable tape as a line, sigh :(

It's a fairly well kept secret that Len's pet name for me is 'Piglet' - and I have loads of Piglet soft toys in every size going, as well as Piglet mugs and night wear :)

How did the pet name come about? I'm not sure really, it's been so long that I forget how - but I know that Piglet is a bit vertically challenged (check), obviously loves pink (check), is a bit round (cheeky!) -and also 'Despite the fact that he is a "Very Small Animal" of a generally timid disposition, he tries to be brave and on occasion conquers his fears'. And I've had to conquer quite a few fears in my time believe me.

Crumbs though, I must have been barking mad to sit making a Christmas card yesterday in the scorching heat here! Perhaps Piglet is also a bit lacking in the common sense department...............'ere, I BET that's the main reason for the pet name! Llleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenn - come here this minute!

Di
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17 comments:

  1. I love this card, I am a big kid at heart and have always loved Winnie the pooh, I have loads of eeyore stuff though, mmmm just wondering if that makes me gloomy, blue and with a lost tail lol. His, Amanda x.
    Ps, thank you for your comment, I am always critical of my colouring so it was so wonderful to hear you say you liked it.

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  2. Making Christmas cards in the heat is supposed to make you feel cooler. Maybe you just needed a snowflake to cool it off! It's delightful as is though. I love the way they're looking at each other in that "so there too pose"!

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  3. Aww what a fabulous christmas card and the image is gorgeous.....beautiful colours too ...it does seem strange making christmas cards in sunshine but at least its getting your list down take care xx

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  4. well, it's a beautiful card and I love piglet lol
    Tilly

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  5. Adore this card Piglet, oops l mean Di ;)

    I am a HUGE fan of Pooh and his friends, I just want to squeeze Pooh, he is just so cute. Perhaps Len calls you Piglet cause you are sweet, kind and has a good head for sense just like Piglet :)

    Have a bright, sunny day. Big squeezes xxx

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  6. This is gorgeous, love your design and colour and I am a big fan of Pooh. xx Flora

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  7. Aww - such a sweet Christmas card. Hats off to you for making it in yesterday's heat! I might have a cardmaking sesh shortly before it gets tooooo hot! Ironing first though.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  8. Simply adorable ... and in shades of my favouritest colour too!!!

    Well done on snagging the papercraft mag with the Acid Drops freebie - splendid wasn't it? I don't have it but I did get shown the images at Newbury

    Kathyk

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  9. aha Di so very clever! love it as adore Pooh and gang! Of course! cos have never growed up... :D

    .. love the upcycle and was going to try do the same thing but not there yet! maybe before weeks end! Shaz in Oz.x

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  10. Thanks, Piglet, for a super entry for my CHNC challenges - what a lovely choice of image and a delightful card x

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  11. Great card there Miss! I know what you mean about C card making in the heat!! I was going to do some last night but could not face C so did some painting instead! Hope to share very soon. I feel so funny being able to say I have been painting these days and not mean walls!!!!
    Hugs
    xx

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  12. lol oh Di you do make me smile and giggle lol! Super cute card - you are not the only one. Why in the middle of the summer I am sat making Xmas cards I have no idea lol! Karen xx

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  13. Your baking paper matches piglet lovely. Just sat here wondering how come your Britannia dies looking a lot bigger than mine and then realised the size of your card stock!! Obviously the answer. Smaller looks bigger. Simples!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  14. I hope you made him sit on the naughty step, cheeky.
    Great card, fab image for a child or any grown up actually that is still into W.T.P.

    Kath x

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  15. Scorcher here too! Just running over to the neighbours for our craft night ...

    What a sweet card...love that cute little image. My eldest loved Winnie the Pooh when she was a little one!

    Thanks for the tip about the repositionable tape...never thought of that...brilliant idea.

    I draw the line and then have a dickens of a time erasing it from some papers!

    Will be back later tonight with some cards to post finally and to catch up on the playfground antics!

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  16. Well, now you've gone and done it, I hope you know. You'll henceforth and forever be called Piglet by me, too. You are a brave little gal and that's the truff!! I think I'll just save it for my comments, however, as posting that you are Miss Piglet Di seems a bit rude on the face of it, if one doesn't know the back story bit. Adorable card, BTW!!

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  17. Hi Di, another super card - love the reused topper, perfect for the challenge, and the colours are nicely non-traditional too. As for Len's pet name ... I'm sure he chose it for all the good reasons and not that last. How is he this morning, recovered I hope :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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