Love to Craft Midway Reminder

We are half way through this month’s Love To Craft Challenge, have you had a go yet? Remember it is always ‘Anything Goes’ so no need to think around a theme. My sample this time is a birthday card I made for my daughter’s step-daughter who loves giraffes.


Materials used:
Scrappers Delights – Needs A Hug Giraffe Digi Stamp
acrylic greeting stamp
black archival ink pad
X-Press It card
yellow and brown card
white A5 card blank
Copic pens

The giraffe is printed out on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics then trimmed, matted and layered on the coloured card and attached to the card blank.

The greeting is stamped in black at the bottom of the card.

CAS is my favourite style, fairly obvious from the past few cards. I think having taken all the effort to hand colour an image it seems a pity not to show it off by not making it too frilly. Having said that I do admire the ability to be able to embellish away and yet still keep the focus on the image, a skill I need to work on!

I hope you will be inspired to head on over to Love To Craft and take a look at the wonderful samples from my team mates and have a go yourself.

Thanks for dropping in. Take care.



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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3 Responses to Love to Craft Midway Reminder

  1. Hi Pippa. I can not see here the image, but I saw it on LTCCB and i love the CAS look of your casd.

  2. Tina says:

    It’s an adorable CAS card! Such a cute image.

    Ditto what Irena said…it’s not loaded on your page.

  3. jmhave44 says:

    Hi Pippa, this happy giraffe just made me smile. He’s darling, and your coloring is wonderful. Agree that when you work so hard at coloring, it’s best to keep the design simple and let the image take center stage. I can’t manage the layering very well at all, but I love to see it done well. Tend to do the same designs, on my cards, and I should work on using sketches more (and layering!) TFS & Hugs. Have a great week. Hope you get some sunshine. We have a lovely day here in my area.

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