30 May 2014

'Mulberry Wood'

I really can't keep this in any longer....my baby skunk was born on the 16th May, so as long as everything goes ok I can have him anytime after the 27th June! Sooooo excited, I have brought him an igloo bed, a really fluffy baby blanket, a newborn giraffe teddy with a rattle (yes I know but they like to play with things that make a noise!) & a giraffe blankie thing! Some nail clippers, because their nails/claws grow really fast a baby rabbit brush so its nice & soft. Oh & some baby rabbit shampoo lol! So yeah I'm kinda excited. I went from thinking I would have to wait until next year & saying so to a few friends, to only having to wait at most 7 weeks!!! So expect lots of stunky pictures xxx

Right I'm really here today to show you my creation for this months Natalie & Amy's. 
This month we want to see your 


so any animal you like, as long as it has four legs.

I decided to use this cute Christmas image for Jenny, the boss lady at Gentleshaw, as we have two raccoons there!

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Hanna & Friends- dies
Addicted To Stamps- make your mark
Crafty Creations- S... snow, spots, sparkle, sentiment & sky
Fab & Funky- Christmas
Completely Christmas- anything goes

Image & Colouring Medium
Image- 'Christmas Wishes' from the Mulberry Wood range from Natalie & Amy's
Tim Holtz distress inks
Raccoons- gathered twigs, tea dye, antique linen, black soot & weathered wood
Cardinals- spiced marmalade, fired brick & worn lipstick
Fir trees- pine needles & mowed lawn
Snow & sky- tumbled glass
All highlighted inks are available from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'Back to Basics Modern Christmas' by Dovecraft from Natalie & Amy's
'Christmas Wishes' sentiment from the Mulberry Wood set from Natalie & Amy's
'Star Dust' Stickles from Natalie & Amy's
'White' gelly roll pen by Sakura 
My stash- ribbon & green card

Tools & Glues
'Collall' all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
'Collall 3D' glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Happy Days 'Ticket Stub' die cut by X-cut 503150
'Tree' die cut from the 'Christmas Village' set by Marianne D COL330 from Natalie & Amy's 
'6" square kraft card blank' from Natalie & Amy's

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over & see what the DT have made for our
 'four legged friends' challenge this month!
Hugs xxx


Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi hun super cute Christmas card - thanks so much for sharing with us at Completely Christmas hugs Judith DT x

Jo said...

Fab card Shell & congrats.....can't wait to see pics!
hugs Jo x

Mau xx said...

aww!! a really sweet card Shell, Love the Christmas ribbon on it too.
You sound like one very excited lady.....lol
Hugs Mau xx
Thanks for calling by sweetie, We had a lovely break ...much needed as past 12 months have been difficult.
Huge hugs xxxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Shell, I love the cute image and such fabulous colouring.
So pleased to hear your happy news!
hugs Sue xx

Sue Bridesmith said...

Pretty Design Thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas
we would love to see you back again next week for another great challenge.....
Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas

Janice said...

Very exciting news Mummy-to-be, (kinda!) Look forward to seeing the photo's. In the mean time I'd just like to say, super image and card. Have a lovely weekend, Jx

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 13 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x

Emma Dawson said...

How cool to be getting a pet skunk!

Your card is adorable, you're very organised to be getting Christmas cards started already.

Emma x

debby4000 said...

Your card is adorable and a lovely Christmas card.

Sandra H said...

Simply gorgeous x

coops said...

so gorgeous shell.fab design and i love the adorable image ;D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, adorable image.Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Sue said...

This is adorable, Shell, such lovely colouring on your cute image! Thank you for joining us at ATSM and we hope to see you again soon! x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oops I seem to have been busy this week and havent got round my comments!!! This one is fab too. I could hear you there telling me your Skunky Shopping list!!LOL Love Skunky Aunty H xx

Deepti said...

Such a sweet scene, lovely coloring on the image too :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

Kates said...

Aw this is a great card! Thanks for joining Fab n Funky. Kx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Such a cute card! Congratulations on winning the Stampart by Kathryne prize at Fab 'n' Funky. Looking forward to having you GDT with us! Hugs, Wends x

Marlene Atkinson said...

Such a cute card. thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Lovely card Shell. Your work is beautiful. Congrats on your win at Fab 'n' Funky. It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm excited to see your new cards with your winning images. Kindest regards, Kathryne xx