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Friday, 13 April 2012

'HOGS' & Kisses !!!

Lol! Here's a card I made for my littlies to give to DH on his birthday next week.

 It's a tri-shutter card. I printed the DP straight onto cardstock, and edged cut the shape using a template from Craftystash (you MUST go and check out the fab templates and other goodies for sale over there!) I inked the edges and added some faux stitching with a pen. I used an adorable image called Patchwork Pig from The Stamping Boutique and paper-pieced each of the 3 copies using gingham and solid DPs.

I used foam pads to give them a little dimension. I made some little triangular flags/bunting in matching DP and used foamies for these too (I did intend to string them across the top like bunting, but there wasn't enough room!)

the little sentiment at the top says 'HOGS & Kisses' and at the bottom 'From Your 3 Little Piggies!'

I added some buttons and die-cut corners to finish. My daughter (Zoe) laughed like a drain when she saw it, and kept 'explaining to me' the 'hogs' instead of 'hugs' I hadn't noticed or had done it by accident or something!!!

Here's what it looks like from a bird's eye view:

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Thanks for looking.


Catherine said...

This is so cute, love those little pigs......

Cat's sCrap said...

Very successful childish card. I like the design of your small pigs. Interesting concept. beautiful colours. Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge this week.

Hugs from France.

Huny said...

Love it !! Particularly showing it from different angles.

Joey said...

Hiya Ali

Thankyou so much for your kind comment and such lovely words on my blog :) You really touched me :)

I hope your son wasnt affected by the Thunder today, Niall retreated into himself as always and we sat and had ear covered cuddles on the sofa, hate not being able to make it right :( You are so right though, much of our life is acting before the event, sometimes not always possible :(

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, I do love this fold, The gingham on the piggies is such a nice touch and I love the way you have added the "dad" to it.

Hope you didnt spend too much over at Sassy Cheryls, there are quite a few gorgeous Noahs to choose from :) lol
Have a lovely weekend
Joey xxx

Catherine said...

What a great card Ali, your hubby will love it ! I love the shape and the cute little piggies are so sweet ! Have a lovely week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Susan Flynn said...

What a wonderful tri-shutter card and such good use of faux stitching! Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Delightful Challenge this week hugs Susan x

Vee said...

A gorgeous card, love the design. Thanks for joining Charisma this week.
xx Vee

jkreucher said...

what a stiking fold card! a work of art! Awesome design!
thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl anything goes challenge this week!

Sassy Cheryl said...

So stinkin' adorable. DH is going to LOVE it. What a fab card.
So glad you joined the Sassy DTeam in the anything goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.

Jenny said...


Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge!

Rene Sharp said...

Those little piggies are just too cute for words!! Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls. Smiles, Rene' :)

rosalien said...

Those pigs are so cute, it makes me smile. i love your card. :) thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Leah the Orange said...

totally CUTE! he's gonna love it! the folds are fab, and so interesting for a little peanut! thanks for playing along with the Charisma Galz this week!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Oh I just love these Tri Fold Shutter Cards, they look so complicated but are quite easy, your little pigs look awesome.

Thanks for joining the Fancy Folds challenge this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Southern Girls DT (Team Trace)

Dawn said...

Tee Hee! I love it! great play ion words as Zoe pointed out!
Love the gingham piggies!
Dawn xx

Moira said...

Love your critters!!

Sorry for the late response.. life has been a little hectic!!

Thanks for joining us over at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog!!

Hope you see you again this week!!