Wednesday, 22 October 2014

A smiley snail

I love SU's 'Easy Events' set of stamps and turned to them when spotting that the current challenge over at Less is More is 'Little Creatures' - as there was one little cutie of a stamp as yet unused, bless his little smiley face:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- die cut a circle from the bottom right corner of the card

- embossed the front of the card using the 'Rosa' Anna Griffin embossing folder, a gift from Mo some while ago and I love it

- then I stamped the little snail with sentiment onto a snippet of white card, coloured him with Whispers pens and added clear Wink of Stella to his shell

- before popping the image in place realised it looked a bit bland so just drew a turquoise circle round the inside of the die I'd used for the card's body to form more of a frame

- finally, chomped the bottom left corner off the card

A super fast card featuring a slow little snail :)



Bonnie said...

Awh! This is so cute!

Pat said...

I adore that Anna Griffin EF and your cute little snail. The flowers are so lovely that just a part of that die cut and coloured would make a gorgeous topper too. Anna Griffin EF's are now on my wish list - it's getting far too long though ..haha. x

ike said...

How divine - I luv it :-D xxxxxx

vinita jain said...

The embossed panel is very beautiful with this cute image, Love it:)

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Stunning birthday card
hugs Tamara
love the snail mail

Linby said...

I struggle to use small stamps without them looking lost. This embossing is a great idea and one I will be casing, thanks for the inspiration and your fab card.
Linby x

Sarah said...

Oh how wonderful Di, that's as cute as a snail as I've ever seen and such a perfect sentiment too !! xx

debby4000 said...

On this is so cute and fabulous embossing.

Aquarius said...

Cute snail

SARN said...

Oh CUTE! Is he called Brian?

Love the embossing too.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Very cute.
Gr Elly

Elizabeth said...

Cute wee snail and lovely card, Di. The Anna Griffin embossing folder is beautiful. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Lucy Woods said...

Aww what a cutie!! And beautiful embossed background!
Lucy x

Jean Straw said...

What a cute little snail, and fabulous embossing folder.
Jean x

laurie said...

I love your lil cute for the challenge!

Hettie said...

Awww so cute. Fancy Sandra calling him Brian...Brian's shell is RED not pink! Tut!
It is Brenda of course!

SARN said...

Well perhaps he was having an off-colour kind of day Sam xxx

Hettie said...

I know how he feels! Brrr!

Marianne said...

such a pretty card Di

MaryH said...

Not really much of a one for snails (ugh...they leave gooey trails on our walks!), but I could deal very nicely with this lil fella. He's adorable & cute, and I am so loving that gorgeous embossed background. Very pretty card. TFS & Hugs

Jacee said...

Lovely card Diane, what a great way to say sorry for being late!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Debs Willis said...

So Cute! And the AG embossing folder is beautiful - wouldn't have thought of pairing something like that with a cute image but it works really well
Not much crafting here, just lots of overtime at work!
Big hugs
PS - word checker changer thingy changed hugs to jugs - programmed by a man methinks!!

Pippa said...

Love the sentiment with the snail, made me smile. Great card Di.

Kathleen said...

Oh Crumbs, what a fabulous card, super cute image,
Blast from the past there with the Crumbs bit lol.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

I love that EF folder and as for the ickle snail he is too cute.
hugs Mrs A. from under a pile of branches.

Brenda said...

Awww, this card is just darling Di! I love the embossing folder and I love that cute little snail, he will brighten anyone's day! Hugs, Brenda

Carol L said...

Now that is one cute little snail-mail card!! Adorable!

Anne said...

Simply adorable Di!
That border added really works well
Thanks for joining us at LIM this week
Less is More Designer

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Adorably cute and gorgeous Di.
Perfect little image for the challenge and it looks great against the embossed background.
Thanks as always for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Karen Petitt said...

Stinking cute Di! I hope you are well huni Karen x

Mau xx said...

What a brilliant image for the sentiment...ha-ha Love it!

Chrissie said...

I'm sorry my visit is a little late this week!
This is is great fun Di!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"