Saturday, 31 May 2014

Froggy candy cane

The current challenge over at Merry Monday is to include 'Christmas Food' on your card, and I almost missed joining in :( I have less Christmas food images here than you can count on the fingers of one hand, so I went hunting online. One image really tickled me, an anxious turkey holding a placard saying 'Eat ham' (for our American friends, many people tend to eat turkey over here at Christmas, much as turkey is traditional for Thanksgiving in the USA).

Then, I found another image online, perhaps less emotive and very cute - this is the card that resulted, and we do know a few 'froggy folk' who would probably like this one, as opposed to an anxious turkey waving a placard:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- free pre-coloured image of the frog hugging a candy cane, from My Cute Graphics.

- patterned papers from Dovecraft's modern 'Back to Basics' Christmas pack

- SU's 'Wild Wasabi' green card for the backings and die cut surrounds

- SU's 'Wild Wasabi' ink pad and a sentiment from Banana Frog's 'Winter Wonderland' clear stamp set

- then came the point where Dumbo almost wrecked the flipping card :( Applied Marvy 'Liquid Applique' to froggy's hat trim and left it to dry overnight - so far, so good. Had already had a practise on a spare piece of card which worked fine but this time mistakenly used the heat gun on the high setting - snigger, it puffed up fine but almost looked like the slightly browned top of a lemon meringue pie, overheated! Ran three times round the walls in despair and then just picked the offending applique off and covered the trim area with clear 'Wink of Stella' before adding Glossy Accents to the candy cane

Isn't it odd how a card that seems to be very straightforward can give you serious palpitations? :(



Bonnie said...

This little froggy is holding tight to that candy cane! I can see a glimmer of his smile. Such fun, Di! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Karen said...

He is very, very cute! You would never know you had lemon meringue pie'd him! Have a lovely weekend Karen xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

love the card, Miss great share! Shaz in Oz.x

debby4000 said...

Love your froggy Christmas card.

Sarn said...

Froggy palpitations can't be good for you! Nor is running round the walls!

He looks great now . . . so panic over!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sandra H said...

Oooh di what a cute image l just adore your card x

Marcia Hill said...

SO cute and it!! :0)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The image is so cute, it's a gorgeous Christmas card Di.

Warm hugs

Kristie Goulet said...

Very cute froggie! Great card design too! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

MagsB said...

Oh my the candy cane is almost bigger than the Frog himself!

I had to laugh at your adventure with the liquid applique, you had me at 'lemon meringue pie'! thank you for giving me a giggle!

Have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

LesleyG said...

candy cane looks positively edible! xxx

Hettie said...

Ribbitt! Ribbitt!
Love it

Katie Melhus said...

Love that adorable froggy! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

He's a cute froggy. I have to say that he does not look like he has any intention of sharing that candy with anyone!!!!

I have that turkey stamp. I alter it to say "eat pizza" because that is what we have for Thanksgiving because it is low key. For Christmas we go out to eat at the Chinese place (also low key).