My favourite film from a Roald Dahl book has to be ‘The BFG’ with David Jason voicing the BFG. I love the way he gets words mixed up and also his logical use of the English language, such as referring to the Queen as Majester (pronounced Majest – her!) Anyway all this rambling is just to introduce a card I made with the Docrafts BFG stamps and a page from a very tatty copy of the book.

SAM_0887  watermarked

Materials used:
page from old BFG book
Docrafts Roald Dahl stamps
Memento tuxedo black inkpad
Spectrum noir pencils
A5 white card blank
old purple paper bag

I managed to find a page in the book that had a blank space at the bottom so I could stamp the BFG into this. I coloured the image with greys and black Spectrum Noir pencils then tore the page into a panel. I matted the panel onto a piece of purple paper out of a bag from a shop then stuck the topper onto the front of the card. Finally I used the banner stamp and the words to put the greeting in.

SAM_0888 watermarked

coloured with greys and black Spectrum Noir pencils

Since I used newsprint, purple (my favourite colour at the moment and a snippet) and a greeting on the front, my card qualifies for several challenges so I am off to make the links! (I have thought of 4, which must be a record for me!)

Thank you for visiting. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Less is More Recipe Week 195: Newsprint
Outlawz Greetings Card Challenge – OCTOBER 27th – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place – black, white and your favourite colour
Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 148


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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13 Responses to BFG

  1. Sid says:

    Great idea and great card too !!

  2. Di says:

    Oh I love this! My immediate thought was how good it would be for LIM – and of course the Snppets Playground. Thank you for coming to play again Pippa!


    Di xx

    • Pippa says:

      Thanks Di, I shall continue to pop into the playground when I can but it is all hotting up for Christmas now that the half term break is almost over!

      • Di says:

        Ha, ha – that’s just an excuse so we don’t rope you into directing the Playground Nativity play 🙂 Mrs A and I are gearing up for the annual fight of who gets to be the front end of the donkey! Have fun – if they’re little ones it’s so magical to see Christmas through their eyes!


  3. Sarah says:

    Super classy and great use of newsprint.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Less is more

  4. Anne Ray says:

    Pippa this is gorgeous, must have taken some willpower to cut up that well loved book though! Super CAS card
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Less is More
    LIM Designer

    • Pippa says:

      Thank you Anne. I have a confession to make with the book, my daughter found an old copy at a car boot sale so it was easier to deface a book that I had no emotional attachment too!

  5. chrissieann says:

    I love Roald Dahl, reminds me about years of reading his stories to my kids in school.
    I should use my stamps more!
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

    • Pippa says:

      Thank you Chrissie. I have to confess I am not a huge Roald Dahl fan but I do like the BFG film and the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Gene Wilder.

  6. Linda Weber says:

    A huge Congratulations Pippa on your win at YOUR SCRAPBOOK PLACE!

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