Friday, 19 May 2017

Any excuse...

My parent's neighbour very kindly did our wedding photos for us and we've never quite got round to finding the right thank you gift for her ( no rush, we'll only have been married 5 years in October!). Anyway, she loves pigs and so when I saw MFT's Hog Heaven stamp set, it was only right that I bought it and made her a set of cards with it!
I totally channelled Lynne in NI 's fab chalked clouds and doodled borders for these cards. I took some 6x6 card blanks and added clouds with versamagic chalk in and grass with memento ink using the Elizabeth Crafts sky and grass stencil.
I stamped lots of the stamps from the set in memento ink on super smooth card and coloured them in with my beloved copics, before fussy cutting them out.
I then played about with the elements to get a rough composition on the card which allowed me to work out where to stamp the sentiments. I used my misti and Versafine ink to stamp them in place. I then glued the elements down and added foam tape behind some of them. I drew in the borders next and then added stickles to finish.
I may have got carried away with the shower of cupcakes, but having cut them all out, I was determined to use them!


  1. What a fabulous and fun selection of cards. Brought a huge smile to my face. Well done on finally finding the perfect gift after five years. The set of cards is such a unique and personal gift....perfect x

  2. Oh my, I LOVE these cards. I adore pigs too (Hubby is from Melton Mowbray, so my pig love is for realz). I always love your doodled borders. The clouds are amazing, I need to practice my clouds. A great gift..worth waiting for. Have a great weekend. Cx

  3. Brilliant, Cara, these cards are just fabulous! xx

  4. What adorable designs Cara.

    Hugs Diane

  5. Hi Cara,
    what brilliant cards and their designs are very wonderful.
    Love them all and I do know my SIL would love these as she collects pig ornaments.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. What a super set of cards, great stamps and dies, the cloud backgrounds are stunning and so is the colouring of the other elements.

    Kath x

  7. Now they are just too cute! Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

  8. These are soo sweet. Bet they went down an oink!. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. LOL your cards are way better than mine, I need to be braver with my colour!
    LOVE your piggy cards, looks like you've had lots of fun with this set - bet your neighbour was well pleased!

  10. Oh my gosh Cara, these are just brilliant! The one with their little backsides showing had me in complete stitches! How adorable are these little piglets, and I love all the cupcakes too! Excellent job cutting those out, so tiny, I can see why you just had to use them all! lol. These would surely put a smile on anyone's face, fantasticly cheery!! hugs :)


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