Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Less is More - animal

The current challenge over at Less is More 185's theme is to have an animal on your card. I sorted through meerkats, dogs, cats, meeces - the lot - before returning to my old favourite. Spike the Hedgehog - who continues to grow at a rate of knots, is a nightly (very noisy) visitor and is eating us out of house and home:
I used:

- A6 tent fold white card blank

- Penny Black Stickeroos from the 'A Bunch of Love' sheet

- sentiment stamp is sadly discontinued, made by Elzybells and stamped using Memento 'Gray Flannel'. Then die cut using a Docrafts 'Speech Bubbles' die which was popped onto the card using a thin sticky pad

- bottom right hand corner was rounded using We Are Memory Keeps Corner Chomper

All Playground prizes were posted on Monday and at the time of publishing this I'm just about to play catch up with Playground commenting too, yay! Real life got in the way recently :)

Di
x

32 comments:

ike said...

Oh, that's so sweet - how delightful :-D xxxxxxxxx

Kathyk said...

Such an adorable CAS card

Kathyk

Hettie said...

Bzzzzzzz Hi to you too!
This is gorgeous Di. Gotta love Spike - he is there for all seasons!
Hugs
xx

Kath said...

Such a cute card - love the image.
Kath x

vic said...

Hi Di aww how adorable is this card!!!! love the soft colouring what a beautiful card :)
Hope your keeping well
hugs
Vic x

scrappymo! said...

Those stickaroos are fabulous things! This image is a such a sweetie and has the perfect sentiment too!

I have never heard a hedgehog...I don't think they are over here...I am off to google what they sound like!

Veerle said...

How very cute this is. Love the hedghog, love the beeeeeezzzzzz
love the sentiment and love how you kept it CAS. Hugs from Veerle xxx

Liz said...

Cute card! Love the sentiment. Thanks so much for my prize Di, the postie delivered it today! xx

Sid said...

Lovely and cute card Diane !! Great colouring !!

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

So sweet card
gorgeous CAS card
hugs Tamara

mamapez5 said...

You can complain about the noise he makes all you like, I just know how much you love your little Spike! And here he is on another very cute card. Well done on the CAS look. I don't even try that right now though I really like the results, and always check out their show case every week. Maybe one day ... Kate x

Sarah said...

A brilliant example of CAS Di. Such a gorgeous stamp xx

Lucy Woods said...

Such a gorgeous card!! Love the stamps!! So cute! I really live hedgehogs and penny black ones are just adorable!
Lucy x

LesleyG said...

Cute stickeroos and like the speech bubble, you are so lucky to have your little visitor xxx

Glennis said...

Hi! back to you! Very cute Di!

Sue - said...

Such a sweet card!

MaryH said...

Aw, you know I just love this sweet hedgie. He's hard to resist and you've made him just so cute. Hope you have been out having some fun while Life is keeping you busy! TFS & Hugs

Kathleen said...

Fabulous use of the stickeroo great layout of the images, super card.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

Aww so cute Di l'm afraid our hedghoge ended up being fished out of the pond this morning how it happened not sure!! your card is gorgeous though! x

Chrissie said...

Super duper colouring Di, this is a fab card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mrs A. said...

Can we have a Meerkat for the playground Miss? Pretty pleeze. Hettie will look after it and give it it's night time bottle! Hugs Mrs A.
P.s. the neighbours have all gone to bed and switched their rotten antennas off. I'm wizzing through cyber space like the sped of light!!

Karen Petitt said...

I have two Meerkats - Yako[h and Alexander I'll bring 'em over for Mrs A to play with. Got them for moving the car and house insurance - two more we still want lol!
Fabulous card, you coloured him beautifully.
You sure it's not the idiot hitting the wall or car of a night? Maybe he gets stuck in a bin when you's not looking. Just popped a snippets entry in - and before I forget as I just did no for the prize - so a thank you but no thanks!
Have a lovely time Karen xx

Debs Willis said...

Thus is so cute. I love it!
Debs x

Em Louise Fairley said...

So stinkin' cute!

Hugs,
Em x
Creative Em
(website currently offline for revamp)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super gorgeous card as always Di, loving the hedgehog little scene. Super duper colouring there.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

aussie aNNie said...

What a buzzzzz of a card. Awesome Di...sorry been MIA but I am baaaack.xxxThe Journey is the Start

Darnell J Knauss said...

FANTASTIC coloring on your sweet and (IMHO) winning LIM card, Di!! Glad to hear Spike is well!! Hugs, Darnell

Carol L said...

I just love PB images, and that speech bubble is such a fun addition! Sweet :)

Bonnie said...

Perfect sentiment! It's a shame it's retired. This is such a sweet card! Love all the white space and of course the sweet hedgie!

Shirley said...

Too cute about your hedgehog, and your card is really fun and pretty too!!

Anne said...

Super Spike card!
Thank you for joining this week's Less is More Challenge, animals.
Anne
LIM Designer

SARN said...

Oh that's CUTE! Love it.

Hugs, Sarn xxx