Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The Fox Says...

Since last Summer, I've been trying to get hold of this stamp set from MSE - why?  That's easy, the little fox is just so darn adorable its hard to resist such a cutie pie.  So imagine my surprise on Christmas morning to find this little gem hidden under the tree :)



Once again I decided to follow the sketch from Fusion, I'm actually getting quite good at not wandering of track.  I started by embossing three stitched circle dies leaving enough space for him (yes hes a he) to be stamped in the middle.  I coloured him with Zigs and had an oops moment with the balloons.  I have a love/hate relationship with my Zigs, the love part is when everything goes according to plan like the fox - the hate bit is what happened on the balloons, and the ink bled and made the cardstock all bitty, urgh!  



To save me from starting all over again, I decided to colour them again on a scrap of watercolour card and paper piece back in, voila.  I stitched the border in a balloon stringy kind of way, stamped the sentiment in Versamark onto some salvaged black cardstock and embossed with white, cut out using my eye - hence wonky fishtails and adhered with 3D foam tape so it was raised above the stitching.

This little fella will definitely making more appearances throughout the year - I have some cunning plans for him ;)

Challenge Links...

Daisy Chain - Something New (stamp set)
Stamping Sensations - Frosty Colours (balloons/stitching)
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Snippets (watercolour card for balloons and sentiment)
HLS - Anything Goes Watercolour
Fusion - 4th Anniversary Challenge (I used the sketch)


Supplies:  MSE The Fox Says stamp set, unbranded stitched circle dies, Zig Watercolouring pens, Crafters Companion watercolour cardstock, Bazzil In-Stitches template and thread

19 comments:

  1. Hi Claire,
    thank you for your visit to my blog and your kind words.
    I can see why you wanted that stamp he is just the cutest.
    Beautiful colouring in and your design is super.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  2. What a fun and adorable card with that cute little fox! You scored big on Christmas with him I see :) I'm going to CASE your idea of embossing circles on the card front - I LOVE how that looks!

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  3. Great card...cutie foxy...and I like the idea of the twisted twine own the side. Santa sure listens to you! xx

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  4. I can see why you love this little fox, he's adorable! Great rescue on the balloons. Gorgeous card. xx

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  5. Hi Claire, a super card with a cute little fox, fabulous rescue on the balloons too, Santa must have gotten hold of your wish list this year! Have a fantastic week... Megan

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  6. A super creation for our 'cold and frosty colours' theme at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  7. He really is a cutie Claire. It's a lovely card. Barbxx

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  8. Lucky you getting just what you wanted, it's worth dropping hints! I love the way you've done the circles and the stitching is inspired. So many times my colouring has let me down but you've saved it here, you'd never know.

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  9. Such a sweet little card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

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  10. This is an adorable stamp, I can see why you had to have it!! Love the embossed circles, such a great idea xx

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  11. Yep, he's a cutie pie. And I love your details of the embossed circles and wow, that hand stitching!

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  12. Oh my goodness, he is the cutest!! Such a sweet card, April x

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  13. Perfect save--glad you thought to do that! Adorable card--love the embossed circles & your wonderful stitched border!

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  14. Cute image, I couldn't tell there was a problem with the balloons- good save. The stitched border works well with the image. :)

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  15. Your fox is a little cutie and I love how you have embossed your stitched edge circles , a wonderful card with fab trimmings.
    Hugs Babs x

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  16. Cute! oh yes he is and what a fabulous card you created with him. Love the layout and gorgeous colour choices. Thanks for sharing at HLS Watercolour Challenge.

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  17. Well done Santa, excellent choice of stamp. Gorgeous card, I love how you've used the stitched circles and the colouring on your fox is fab.
    Hugs,
    Katrina xx

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  18. Oh, what a sweetie! Lovely snippets card - and what a save Claire!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  19. Nice save with the balloons! Love how you framed the fox in the embossed circles and the stitched design is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion!

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