Thursday, 13 February 2014

Noel Hedgie

The current challenge over at Merry Monday is to use an animal on your card. Browsing through my Christmas stamps I spotted a little Penny Black hedgehog stamp peeking out of a box at me and an idea was born - so out came the hedgie, along with Clarity Stamp's 'Noel Frame' and we were away:
Sorry, the light here was dreadful when I took this photo and the embossing looks very flat - it's really shiny in real life :(

I used:

- A6 white card blank

- Clarity Stamps 'Noel Frame', stamped with clear VersaColor and embossed with Personal Impressions 'Mirror Gold'. Then Penny Black 'Little Angel' hedgie was stamped in SU 'Smoky Slate', coloured with Polychromos pencils and blended with Sansodor and the little halo coloured with a gold pen

- SU 'Real Red' card stock used for the border round the image

- the white embossed layer was made using SU's 'Square Lattice' folder, stuck onto the card base and the image popped on using thin sticky pads

As I had a 'reet ole selection' of stuff out to make this, I went for broke and made four the same :)

Di
x

29 comments:

  1. Awh. He is so sweet or should I be saying they are so sweet! Had enough of the gales and rain yet Miss. The Doc has been crawling around in the little loft space behind the bathroom walls trying to find were the roof tiles are leaking down the outside wall. Then he was on dustbin duty cos they wos blowing over in the road and making a mess which he couldn't stand for! I need a drinkie poo. hugs Mrs A.

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  2. What a little cutie this guy is! So sweet and love the embossed background. Just adorable!
    Lynn

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  3. What a little angel!!!!
    Actually he is rather sweet

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  4. So cute! Love how you manipulated Noel and put your adorable hedgehog angel inside! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  5. What a gorgeous card Di and I love that hedgie! Sick to death of these storms had to go hunting one of our wheelie bins in the early hours LOL huggles Sue xx

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  6. Oh, my, Di, this is truly a magic moment in creating! That little hedgie angel singing his heart out fits perfectly in the O from Noel! Brilliant!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. The angelic hedgie is a novel idea! I love how you fitted it into the O, a lovely card.
    Jean x

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  8. Seriously cute card and I LOVE your Noel frame! And who can resist a hedgie...not me! :0)

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  9. Love how you put your little caroler in the "O"!!! Just adorable! Thanks so much for playing with the MM challenge this week, Diane!

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  10. Just love how he fits so perfectly in the O!

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  11. Beautiful card Di lovely image too! x

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  12. Really sweet Di. I loved your 'Noel' card at Christmas, and I was thinking about designing something along those lines. Now you've made me want to even more. Kate x

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  13. Oh well done for making 4 Di. That's the spirit!

    Such a great card too. Great design and love the embossing.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  14. Brilliant! Who but you would have thought of popping a hedgie inside the 'O' in Noel - pure genius :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  15. A wonderful card Di, the little angel hedgie is soooo cute.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  16. What a brilliant idea you had to add the hedgie to the O. He looks so angelic and perfectly fitted in.

    I also love that embossing folder. Have not been to anything Stampin' Up in so long...I miss it. Used to buy from my Son-in-laws cousin but she has retired.

    Found a new lady so must ask to order from her...they are such fabulous products!

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  17. And didn't this sweet Hedgie angel fit perfectly into your frame. Inspired stamping combination is this one! Love the SU EF you chose, and your red mat frame made little Hedgie just glow. Love this one. TFS & Hugs

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  18. Oh this is so cute love the penny black hedgehog :)
    Hugs
    Vic x

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  19. I love the little hedgehog. I have that Noel stamp from Clarity and the O is great for framing. Last Christmas I used it with a holly trailing corner and a silhouette nativity scene in the o. Simple but then it needed to be with 200+ to make!

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  20. Great image and a fabulous card, love the way you have fitted him/her into the frame, great embossing folder too.

    Kath x

    PS, hope Parsnip hasn't been blown away in all this wind.

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  21. Four the same? You are just cranking out those Christmas cards, huh? This is very nice card. That nOel frame is just too cool.

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  22. What a great design--love this card!

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  23. This hedgie looks adorable peeking out of the Noel! My favorite embossing folder sits in the background! So glad you shared with us at Merry Monday!

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  24. So cute - and well done for making four! A fabulous way to keep up with your X cards. Fun way to use not just Clarity - but others too. Love that embossed background, gorgeous texture and depth x

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  25. Very cute card, this little hedgehog is adorable. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  26. Awwww! What an angelic Hedgie there. Gorgeous.
    Hugs
    xx

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  27. How sweet, Di! Just love the angelic hedgehog and the "noel" word! Just perfect! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  28. Such a sweet card, Di! Your hedgehog angel is just precious!

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