Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Three Cute Critters


I hope I have finished all my gallivanting around - last week I was away for a conference, and now I  have developed a spring cold... life is never dull!

This card was made for a youngster who lives on a farm, and these creatures will be familiar to him!

The card started with a previously made die cut (from an unidentified die)  I stamped the frog and Sheep ( both discontinued) and the Pukeko (known as a Swamp Hen in Australia)  .

The sentiment (an original) was gold embossed on the card base and painted with Viva Ink Gold - Inka Gold to add depth.

The creatures were coloured with my Prisma Color pencils

And mounted in the small windows of the die cut

The background paper was some I had in my stash.

I kept the card simple, as what young boy wants bling??

I am linking this to:

(the frog and Pukeko are wild)


Shelly Schmidt said...

Adorable card Maxine- such sweet images too. Wonderful card!

Dawn T said...

How cute Maxine. I bet the recipient loved it.

brenda said...

A lovely creation as always Maxine and with a fun element that makes you smile.

B x

Mia said...

Three beautiful critters, a lovely frame and a BEAUTIFUL card. Very inspiring, Maxine. Kisses, my friend.

Sall said...

Gorgeous card and such great wild animal images. THank you for participating at IAAS

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a cute Birthday card, Maxine! Love those little critters!

creationsnz said...

The frame showcases the animals nicely, and they are fun images too. CarolG

Mac Mable said...

Cute and adorable and the framing on the die cut looks fabulous x

jimlynn said...

A swamp hen?? That's interesting! This is so cute and will be perfect for a child living on a farm.

jimlynn said...

Hope you feel better soon!!!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fun card for the little lad on the farm, love the frog and Pukeko. Have a wonderful week... and I hope you are on the mend.... Megan

aussie aNNie said...

awww cute card Maxine, sorry you got the bug too, mine has turned into asthma.xxx

Sue Crease said...

What a wonderful card for a youngster. Love all the animals. Thanks for sharing today at LPCF

Karen Letchworth said...

SO cute, Maxine. And again...fabulous embossing. I made a tag the other day (it's posted on my Instagram) and I had tried to gold emboss the image. It was SO bad that it was completely illegible. I had to restamp it with regular ink and then use 3-D tape to cover my blunder with the stamped sentiment. Yeah.....I just don't have good luck with embossing. I'm obviously doing something wrong.

Also, I was going to tell you that I never quite knew what your blog name meant. Then, the other day I was watching a game show and they asked a question about what New Zealanders are called, and I learned the name kiwi. That clicked in my head, and I finally got it. Just thought I'd share that. I guess it's true that we never stop learning.

Have a blessed day,

Billie A said...

Cute birthday card and fun images. So glad you shared over at Colour crazy challenge

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Lovely Linda said...

How adorable Maxine - love those animals - especially the Pukeka - all of the animals are adorable. I hope you are feeling better my friend xo

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Maxine what a fun card you have made which I am sure the recipient will love. It fits the Colour Crazy Challenge this week. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Colour Crazy Challenge Design Team Member).

Darnell said...

Your three cute critters are loved by me, too, Maxine! This card is going to be a big hit and bring lots of smiles!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Dawn Frost said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining the Colour Crazy challenge good luck! Dawn Guest DT

Terri Winske said...

This is so sweet, and I'm sure will be enjoyed by the little guy! Love the layout and design....simple, but perfect! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at PIP Challenges this week!

Monika Reeck said...

too cute love all the animal here
sweet bday card Maxine
big hugs

Monica said...

Such cute images and bright and nice without bling too. Ofcourse boys don't want bling. Lol.

What was the conference about? Hope your cold is on the mend.

Fran said...

What a perfect card for the young man. I bet he loved it! I do.
Hugs, Fran

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Sweet card! I love critter cards and the images on your card are too cute!!! Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s November Challenge! –Tasha ☺