Sunday, 29 October 2017

Christmas critter on kraft

While I was having my Penny Black stamps and coloured pencils out, I decided to create another card using another sweet hedgehog from the Holly day critters set.

I stamped the image and sentiment in Memento Rich cocoa onto a previously die cut stitched rectangle (SSS) panel and coloured it in using my SN pencils and odourless mineral spirits. I used my NBUS Gingham background stamp (SSS) to add a little interest to my kraft card base by stamping the pattern using Vintage photo DOI on the lower part of my card. I blended a little Tumbled glass DI (still on my blending foam) at the top of my coloured panel but found it was still standing out too much against the kraft base, So I also blended a little Antiquie linen DI all around my panel. I wrapped some twine around my card base before foam mounting my panel. To finish off, I rounded the bottom corners using my 1/4 inch corner chomper.


Jingle Belles - Not a creature was stirring (animals/monsters)

Allsorts - #439 Christmas creatures

SSS Wednesday - Anything goes

Penny Black - Holiday head start

HLS - October Christmas challenge


  1. Love the gingham with your cute little critter ... thanks again for joining us for our *creature feature* at jingle belles.

  2. Het is weer verrassend wat je als achtergrond hebt gekozen, leuk.
    Tja, die kleine sweet hedgehogs, ik houd ook van ze. Zo leuk om ze op een kaart te verwerken.. Xx Ineke☀️

  3. Love your use of Kraft paper. That gingham stamp is amazing. Lovely little house mouse and beautiful colouring. Great finish with the twine. Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers for out October Christmas Challenge.

  4. Gorgeous card Marianne, love the cute Hedgehog and the use of the kraft card, super CAS card.

    Kath x

  5. Fun Christmas critters Marianne, can't beat a PB, but there again I may be a tad biased. But they do work very well with the Kraft. Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges, lovely to see you at both.

    B x

  6. another brilliant and clever HEDGIE HOLIDAY card! i'm totally loving this theme! so pleased you could join our "creature feature" fun (again!) at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  7. This is darling, Marianne!! I love everything about it! I hope things are continuing to be well there for you and DH and I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Super cute card, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge!

  9. Gorgeous card Marianne! The image is adorable and I love the gingham.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  10. Oh, and another lovely hedgehog! I love the kraft card stock and how you worked on the white panel to make it sit more smoothly on the kraft card base. The twine, then, is the perfect touch!