Monday 1 January 2024

Swinging Piggie for Love to Craft Challenge #78 for January/February 2024


Wishing everyone a Happy New Year! Hope everyone has a good slide into 2024!

For challenge #78 for January/February 2024 of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog I decided to finish a card that I started a while ago from a card workshop by the wonderful Kristine - one of the DT from La-La Land Crafts.

Here is my card for this month:

I initially stamped the piggies from the March 2023 KOTM on to X-Press It Blending card and then coloured with the following Copic markers:
  • piggies - E0000, E000, R00, R20, R21, BG45, N3
I die cut the flowers from the December 2022 KOTM in white card stock and then coloured them in the following Copic markers:
  • flowers - RV02, RV06, RV10, Y13, Y19
The stems of the flowers/hills, leaves, (both from Dec 2022 KOTM), tree canopies (Mar 2023 KOTM) and grass patches were die cut from green card stock, the tree and swing (Mar 2023 KOTM) from Kraft card stock and the 'hello' (Mar 2023 KOTM) from yellow card stock.

The yellow gingham paper from Colour Me Happy Paper Pack was die cut with the Forest Die. The clouds in the background are Wild Honey Distress Oxide with the cloud stencil from Summer is Here Stencil Set.

I followed the instructions from Kristine in her video for putting the card together and for colouring the little piggies!
I added some sparkle to the tree canopy and hills/stems using Shake & Gilt. Here is a photo showing the sparkle and how the piggie on the swing moves:

Here is a close up of the colouring after fussy cutting the piggies (I took me a little while to find this photo as they were coloured way back in June!!):

Here is another photo:

I also added some stability to the back of the card with an additional piece of paper from the Colour Me Happy Paper Pack, white card stock and another grass patch from green card stock:

There is inspiration from the rest of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog DT over on the Love to Craft Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on the 15th of February, 2024. Please check the Love to Craft Challenge Blog to find out the winners of Challenge #77.

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