Sunday, January 6, 2013

Z is for Zoo Animal

I made this card especially for the current ABC Christmas Challenge as they are having a DT call at the moment.  Given the title, you need to create something with animals.  I swear things take twice as long when you are trying to make something special and this was no exception.  You want everything to be just right.  The best stuff always evolves when things just flow...  this will have to do though.

I have used the Lili of the Valley stamp "Party Presents".  It isn't a Christmas stamp, but I figured it was adaptable.  This was the first stamp I ever got from Lili of the Valley and boy was it a challenge.  There are so many little fiddly spaces to try and get into with a nib that seems twice as large as normal.  I love the little mice though.  I don't know about the rest of the world, but we have mice in our zoos here in Australia.  They are Australian native mice, so I figured it fitted in with the spirit of the challenge.

After all that, here is what I made.  I hope you like it.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenges - Z is for Zoo Animal.
Artistic Inspirations - Celebrations/Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - New (Ribbon, Die and Stamps are new)
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Furry Friends
Emma's Cards UK - Animals


  1. It's a fabulous card Fiona. I love the embossing, image and poinsettias x

    We also have an "Animals" challenge you could enter this into at:

  2. Your card is really lovely, Fiona, fab colouring and a cute image.
    Thank you for sharing this with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you Wednesday for our A... for challenge! And thanks for joining in the DT call, wishing you good luck.

  3. Fabulous card Fiona, such a fantastic image, your colouring is stunning, thank you for joining in with us at Emma's Crafty Challenge, and good luck with the DT call at ABC xxxx

  4. Such a fabulous card, lots to look at. Love the layout and embellishments. Thank you for joining us over at Emma's crafty Challenge, and good luck

  5. Fabulous card, you colouring of those tiny little critters is perfect. I have one of these images and it is so difficult to colour the small characters.
    Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge. We'll be in touch with the DT winners soon.

  6. Wonderful card - those mice are so sweet!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x
    PS - thanks also for entering our DT call - good luck! :0)

  7. Hey Fiona, Great card and its beautifully coloured too! and love the layout and embossing!
    Great to see you at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)
    and thanks for joining the DT call too Good Luck xx

  8. This is soooo cute, thank you for joining us in Emmas Crafty Challenge x

  9. This is just darling!! Love the mice and the poinsettia flowers along the side! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

  10. Congratulations Fiona you've been chosen as our new featured guest design winner over at Fussy and Fancy. Please pop over to the challenge blog for all the details :-)

    xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx