Sunday, 1 July 2018

Birthday Guinea Pigs - with exciting news!

It was my sister's birthday recently and I couldn't resist reminding her of one of our little pets from when we were growing up. We had two guinea pigs, one called Gnipper (after Dennis the Menace's dog), who lived for 6 years and then Pip who sadly only lived for 2. We loved those little piggies. Both Abyssinians, but Gnipper was the ginger, white and brown one with the tufty hair and the one I based my card on.

I took a piece of Copic friendly card stock and stamped a couple of images onto it and happily coloured away to try to get brown, 'white' and ginger. I then fussy cut one out.

On an A2 (US) white card blank I masked a rectangle in the centre of and got my mini cloud stencil from MFT and inked up rainbow clouds. I then die cut some grass for little Gnipper to stand behind and attached it to the bottom of the inked panel before deciding I needed a frame, so I die cut one from my MFT rectangle frames and attached it around the inked centre with some foam tape. All that was left to do was attach my furry friend in the middle with some foam pads.

So now you've got this far, I have some exciting news for you. I was asked some time ago to Guest Design for Sugar Pea Designs for 3 months from July - September. I know! Can you believe it? Little old me getting to play with some of my favourite stamps - what's not to like? Look out for my first post coming up soon. You can read more about it on the Sugar Pea Designs blog where you'll see this crazy picture....

Happy Crafting :)


Marianne said...

Congratulations, Ruth. You go girl! Love your sweet guinea pig and the rainbow clouds.
Marianne x

Lisa Tilson said...

Huge congratulations Ruth on the GD spot for Sugar Pea. I know how you love their products so it’s fab you are going to be playing with them and showcasing them for three months yay!! Also adore the super cute guinea pig card, so adorable and I bet Rachel gave a little squeal when she saw it! Xx

maria f. said...

Awwwwww. I love personalized cards and this just takes the cake. Bet she got teary-eyed. He's a cutie for sure. Congrats on your GDT.

Darnell said...

Hi Missus Ruth, my name is Hammy and I belong to your firend, Darnell. Shes off in the Big Huse having her dindin with the Mister so I took the chance to tell you that I luv your gerbil and I wud like to marry her. Thank you! Love, Hamym and ps, congardulatishuns!! xxoo

St├ęphanie Steph Made It For You said...

I love the guinea and that cheeky look on his face! I love the colours you picked for the background! xx

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