Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Animals in June

We have had a LOT going on this past month, what with various hospital appointments & workmen all over the house & garden - more about that in my next blog - & although I managed to get my June challenge cards all done during the first week of June, this is the first chance I've had to blog them. And it's July. Already. 

This month's topic was animals, chosen by Liz. Included in my parcel from Liz was a frog image. Now, I don't know if frogs are technically counted as animals, but as it was there, I used it :o)

I really liked the ivy patterned card & thought the frog image would go nicely with it. All I added was the stamped greeting & card candi, everything else came from the parcel.

I've had this little frog stamp for ages but hadn't used it. Because I'd already used the image of the frog Liz gave me, I decided this would be the ideal opportunity to use him. I just added the glitter strip & stamped greeting, the paper was from the parcel.

This dog image was made by Tagxedo. You choose a shape, add the words & create a topper. I've used it a few times, but this is one Liz made. All I did with this was mount it on red card & then onto the background paper & added the card candi. Plain & simple but with a nice effect, I think :o)

This is the last of Liz's. Again, plain & simple :o) The bear image wasn't central on the card so I had to cut it as best I could. It annoyed me not being centred, so I added the yellow card candi & made part of a paper strip into a ribbon type doobery, just to balance it. I die cut some yellow card, plonked the image on it & then stuck it to the background paper which I'd already stuck to a card. I didn't add a sentiment or greeting, simply because the background paper said it all :o)

Now for Terri's parcel :o)

I liked the background paper so decided to use a stamped image I had in my stamped image box :o)  I wanted it to be fairly plain, so just used the pink & yellow from the background. I die cut some pink card included in the parcel, for the stamped image & greeting to be mounted on & just coloured the image with pro markers.

Just recently, for some unknown reason,  I have started to use 2 circles on cards, one for the image & one for the greeting. When I saw this foxy fella, I just thought he would look good in that way. I quiite like the end result.

I've always loved this little image - another from my box - & decided to keep it plain & simple , using the colours of the papers Terri had included.

It seems I've got a thing for stamped images this month :o) I really liked this cheeky cat & when I saw it in my box, just knew it would go with the papers Terri gave me. I coloured it with pro markers, added a stamped sentiment & coloured plain white card candi a terracotta colour to match the plant pot.

Lastly - this lovely elephant & the two blue background papers were included in the parcel. All I did was die cut all three with the same die & attach them to a pearly blue card. Three blue gems & a silver greeting - also in the parcel - were added to finish it off.

All in all, I think I did quite well with our animal month :o)


  1. You did great, a lovely selection of cards

  2. You did great, a lovely selection of cards