Wednesday 23 August 2017

Hedgies Anniversary

Hi there everyone.   I was lucky enough to win some Penny Black stamps recently and this is the first outing of these cute hedgies, and just perfect for an anniversary card.  This is called The Park Bench Affair and I adore those two sweet ladybirds in the foreground too.  I'm not sure about it's availability over here though.  I also used a freebie embossing folder.

I stamped the image on to a snippet of white card using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and then heat set it using WOW Clear Gloss Embosing Powder.  I decided to colour it with my Lyra Aqua Brush Duo Pens.  I scribbled them on to my glass mat and picked the ink up with a waterbrush.  When dry I die cut the image with a 4" square stitched die and stamped the sentiment in my Misti using Versamark ink and heat set with WOW Metallic Silver EP.

I made the background using a selection of Brushos which were Leaf Green, Emerald Green, Lemon, Scarlet Red and Brilliant Red.   These colours echo those on the topper.  I sprinkled the colours randomly over the snippet of white card and then spritzed with water.  When it was dry I embossed using a freebie folder which came with a magazine some time ago. 

I finished by adhering the background to the 6" square white base card and before adding the topper I backed it with some fun foam to give it some dimension.

I am running out of time to enter one or two more challenges that I would have loved to have entered this month, because at long last I am having my gall bladder surgery on Friday and so for a while I probably won't feel like making cards, although it is keyhole surgery so recovery time will be quicker.  I will maybe schedule a post or two as I do have some cards which I have made over the last few weeks but haven't got around to showing here.  I will also try to keep up with my commenting and hopefully cardmaking will be resumed fairly shortly.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Weeks 295/296 where we use up our snippets of paper and card etc.
Penny Black and More Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment.
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - No. 126 Use your Inks Anyway You Like.
Stamping Sensations Challenge - August Anything Goes.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Adorable, adorable Pat! You have coloured these sweet hedgehogs fabulously and again, you have come up with a unique background to put them on! Have a wonderful week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Mac Mable said...

What a cute stamp that you where lucky enough to win (I suspect it was more to do with your talent and creativity) x Those hedgehogs are adorable and yes the tiny ladybirds are such a delightful addition to the stamp. Love how you stamped in grey and your background is a great foil to your gorgeous card. I shall be thinking of you on Friday and hope all goes well and you make a quick recovery? You'll be missed x

Leanne Harris said...

Hello there Pat! This is a super make - isn't it fun to use stamps and freebies that you have won - well done you! I love anything "inky" and that background is great. A lovely hedgie stamp and you have used it beautifully, so perfect for an anniversary card as you say. I wish you all the best for your surgery on Friday and a speedy recovery and hope to see you back with us very soon. Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More, Leanne DT xxx

Di said...

Wow Pat - I can't get over the wonderful brushos background and how well the colours all go with your darling image. No accident I'm sure - such a pretty result!

Hope Friday goes well for you and that you're soon running about as usual.

Extra big hug, and one from Parsnip as well :)

Di xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Aww so sweet Pat, it's a lovely image and super colouring. Love the pretty background too, beautiful card, Kate x

Jean said...

A lovely anniversary card, the hedgie image is so cute and I love the pretty background you've created.
Jean x

brenda said...

It's lovely to see that sweet PB image coming to life - had sat in the prize box far too long and so pleased it's found a loving home. Your inky background is super and really draws the eye to the focal element. Many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card, you've matched the colours of the gorgeous background in the main image perfectly. Take care xx

TaeEun said...

The hedgies are so cute and the scene so lovely! The brusho background looks amazing!!!
Wishing you a quick recovery and hope you could come back very soon, Pat!

Loll said...

Hi Pat. I'm late seeing your post. All the best to you on Friday (which is only a few hours away for you!). Sending healing vibes your way!

Such an adorable card. I love those sweet hedgies ... and the brusho and dry embossed background is gorgeous. They are so perfect together. xx

Darnell said...

What a great NBUS hedgie card, Pat! You are the queen of Brusho backgrounds and I feel like I say that every time! Embossing this one makes it really spectacular behind your loving critters!!

I'm glad I happened to see this post and find out that you finally had the long-awaited gall bladder surgery today! I pray all went well and your recovery goes smoothly! Please keep us posted. Lots of hugs, Darnell

Cathy said...

Such a sweet image Pat, love the brushos background too, Cathy x

Teresa Kline said...

this is a sweet card, so many details and your coloring is amazing! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Flo Langley said...

Such an adorable card Pat. Love the hedgehogs. What a lovely effect with the embossed brusho background. Takes it to a whole new level.
Hope the surgery went well and that you have a speedy recovery. When you have a minute and feeling up to it, please let us know that you are ok.
Sending healing hugs, Flo xx

scrappymo! said...

This is a gorgeous card, PAt. The background is superb and I love that you embossed it as well.
The image is so sweet and I too like the ladybugs!

Best wishes on a speedy recovery. It is a lot to recover rom...take card...

Dr Sonia S V said...

Pat I saw your comment at the Rudolph Days Challenge about your having to undergo surgery so I thought I would drop be and wish you all the best and a speedy recovery.Cheers

Dr Sonia

Karen Dunbrook said...

so how you did that beautiful

Hope your surgery went well. I had the same done a few yrs back and my recovery was quick...I felt soooo much better!
sending hugs,

susiestacey said...

Awwww so sweet, lovely card.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More August challenge and good luck x Susan x

Liz said...

Super card, Pat. The image is so cute and I love your background. xx

Barb said...

Congratulations on your win Pat. You've made a lovely card with your hedgies stamp. They really are cuties. Barbxx