Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Hip hippo hooray !

Good morning to you I hope you are well this fine wednesday - actually it IS fine here - I even went out without a jacket on yesterday !!!!!!

This week at cooking it up with katie we are super pleased to be sponsored by meljen designs - even more so when we all got to play with more of Melissa's adoreable digi's. Don't forget to check out what the rest of the DT created here at the cooking it up with Katie blog.

Our recipe for you this week is
Include an animal
add a button or two
make it colourful

I have used some of my fav colours at the moment using orange with blue and these are some of my fav papers too - you know the ones I like to look at and find difficult to cut into !
They are from the little yellow bicycle's baby safari paper pad.

I used the masking technique on the backing DP to make more clouds and highlighted them with my white gel pen - which I also used to make my hippo more spotty !
I love the way the orange paper really makes that little birdie "pop".

I would like to add this card to the following challenges;

The Color Throwdown - Colour combo (orange/blue/green)
The Crafty Pad - Use a digi
One Stitch At A Time - For the boys
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog - Fab sketch - thanks x
Totally Gorjuss - Button it
Wee Memories - Cute & Cuddly (I went for cute not sure how cuddly he'd be !)
Card Making Mama's - Animals
My Partner In Crafting Crime - 3 or more buttons

Thanks for looking I do hope you will join in with us this week, at cooking it up with Katie, to be in with a chance to win another fantastic prize x

((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


Broni said...

Very cute little hippo!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Stef H said...

oh i love it! absolutely darling! thank you so much for joining us at PCC.

hugs :)

Stella said...

Awe that hippo is such a cutie. And it;s going so well with these adorable papers. Another handmade beauty!
Thanks for your sweet comment; I appreciate it so so much.
Have a lovely day!

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous card Suzie, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Robin said...

super sweet image and papers! Thanks so much for joining us at My Partner in Crafting Crime's Button challenge!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Suzy,
Ah this is a great card and just right for us on OSAAT this week with our theme of one for the boys, Thanks for playing along,

sparklingblackrose said...

I love this! Elaine PCC DT xxx

Josephine said...

Aww, so cute! I love it.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Janet said...

Gorgeous card Suzie! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Shelby Goolsby said...

Super cute card!! I love the shapes you used to create the layers.

Tracy S said...

Soooo cute! Love that paper pieced hippo. Perfect papers too.

Unknown said...

Aaah this is so fun, love the little cute paper pieced hippo and those animals on your DP are so sweet. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

Love the image & colours, this is such a cute card. Thank you for sharing this with us at PCC. Janet