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 :)



  1. 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

  2. How divine - I luv it :-D xxxxxx

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

  4. Stunning birthday card
    hugs Tamara
    love the snail mail

  5. 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

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

  7. On this is so cute and fabulous embossing.

  8. Oh CUTE! Is he called Brian?

    Love the embossing too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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

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

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

  12. I love your lil cute for the challenge!

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

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

  15. I know how he feels! Brrr!

  16. 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

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

  18. 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!!

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

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

    Kath x

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

  22. 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

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

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

  25. 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

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

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

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


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