Friday, 3 August 2012

Hippo Hippo Hurray

This card was made at the request of a friend who needed a card for her brother's birthday, preferably with a hippo on it. So I did some browsing and found a cute hippo freebie digi with sentiment at Stitch and Hootch. I coloured the image with Spectrum Noirs and paired it up with some old PP from my DCWV stash. The border was made with my new Spellbinders die and the circles were cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies. The text for the sentiment came with the image, but I typed it in Word to create the sentiment and the numbers in the same font. I inked the edge of the inner circle with Stormy Sky distress ink (Ranger's) and added some Glossy accents to the hat, balloon and eyes.

The inspiration for the design came from this week's Sketch Saturday sketch:

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 218
One Stitch at a Time - #124 Use a digi
PaperPlay - #31 Layer it up
Simply Create Too - #19 Anything goes
Make it Monday - #100 Anything goes


  1. OMGosh that's soooo cute!! Thank you for using my Harry Hippo!

  2. Super card Marianne!! Thanks for joining the challenge at Sketch Saturday this week. Best wishes, Trish x

  3. How cute, this just make me smile! : )

  4. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #159 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  5. What a cute hippo and perfectly matching sentiment.
    Thanks for playing with The Simply Create Too challenge, "anything goes". Please play again sometime.
    Erica (SCT DT Member)

  6. Beautiful card with very cute image. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  7. What a great card Marianne,love the hippo image,so cute.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  8. So fun! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT last week, hope you'll join us this week too! Best, CG

  9. Hi Marianne,

    Thanks for your visit to my blog and the kind comment you left me... made my morning!

    I tracked you back and so glad I could see your FUN hippo card, ohhh you're giving me IDEAS. haha!

    Thanks so much and have a super creative week!