Sunday, February 26, 2012

CFC41 and CTD180 challenges

Hi all! We received some great news yesterday: My nephew and niece are expecting their first baby! Woo Hoo! We are soooo excited by this news! They've had some tough times the last few years, and this is DEFINITELY a much needed blessing!

I wanted to create a congrats card for them, and while I was at it, make it for a couple challenges. (Hee hee!)

I'm entering this for the Color Throwdown CTD180 and CAS-ual Fridays CFC41 challenges.

The planets must be aligning because I just received my March KOM from Paper Smooches, and the ZOO CREW stamp set had this adorable hippo with the "hippo hooray" with it! Brilliant! My card base (Bazzill) is the 'barely banana'. I stamped the hippo and sentiments in black ink (Tsukineko) and used markers (Marvy Uchida) to add the needed colors. I just shaded the hippo with grey, and stamped the hearts in the pumpkin color. Lastly I doodled a border around the edge in blue. (I don't have any copic markers, so I use what I have!) The inside sentiment is from a Fiskars stamp set, again stamped in black and I added another pumpkin colored heart.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic rest of the weekend!

Chris ☺


  1. My gosh, how adorable! Absolutely love that sweet hippo and matching sentiment. Lovely doodled card edge, too. :)

  2. Just adorable! Love the hand-doodled border. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown.

  3. What a fun pun and I'm so happy your family is growing :)
    Such an excellent reason to create this sweet but punny card :) Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Awwwww LOVE this!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. What a cute and punny card, Christine! I'm so glad you added your name to the Moxie Fab World Blog Roll. I'm looking forward to stopping by from time to time!


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