Saturday, February 2, 2013

OWH Blog Skip - Cards With Critters

Good morning everyone! I hope wherever you are you're staying safe and warm... and ready for some fun. Today Operation Write Home is having a blog skip {like a blog hop, only shorter} and our theme  is Cards with Critters!

If you came here from Patricia's blog then you're in the right place. If you're just checking in be sure to go over to OWH's blog and start from the beginning. The link is here.

I have two cards to share. First up is this cute little Hedge Hog. I left the sentiment off so that our heroes can send it for any occasion. The flower is a satiny material and squishes flat so there's no lumps or bumps to get caught in a postal machine.
The background paper is from Authentique 6x6 paper pad called Lovely, and the edges are sponged with Ranger's Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I spritzed a small paper doily with Heidi Swapp's Color Shine Irridescent Spritz in Sweet Cherry. The stamp, which I've had for awhile, is Buzz in the Air from Penny Black and is colored with Copics. The ribbon is from May Arts.

Next I have a card using an Elephant.
My background paper is from My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pad called Blush. The elephant is from Hero Art's Stamp & Cut set called, of course, Elephant. [A die and 3 clear stamps] I colored the elephant with Copics and paper pieced her ear. The ribbons are from May Arts and the sentiment is from a set I've had for a long time. Sorry, don't remember where it's from.

Blog Candy Alert!! Would you like to win this brand spankin new border punch from Tonic Studios? Of course you would! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I'll pick a random winner on Tuesday, Feb 5th. You'll have until Saturday, Feb 9th, to claim your prize. If no one claims it I will randomly draw another winner.

You're next stop on the Skip is the amazingly talented Bobbi at Bobbi's Treasure. Please be sure to leave Bobbi some love, and while you're there take a few minutes to look around her wonderful blog.

Thank You for stopping by... hope you enjoyed your visit!

61 comments:

  1. Oh, Marlene, these are too cute! I love hedgies, but your baby card is adorable!

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  2. I do love the cute little elephant and the paper piecing on the ear. TFS.

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  3. seems everyone loves hedgehogs - cute cards thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  4. OH my! Your cards are adorable!! Love the paper piercing on the elephant. I am going to remember that for future card making ideas! Thanks for sharing your talent!!
    angijrankin@gmail.com

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  5. Cute cards, thanks for sharing!

    thestampster at aol dot com

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  6. Very nice!!! radloff jen at cableone dot net (no spaces).....

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  7. Nice Coptic work!! I'm gonna get it one of these days:/

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  8. Great cards. I love the ribbon on both cards and the flower on the first. Thanks for sharing.
    rkscholz at yahoo dot com

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  9. I am so loving the hedgehogs! They are darling but the elephant is the cutest!

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  10. The baby card is so cute...I love the little elephant!!

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  11. I need to make a baby card for a friend - I think I will take inspiration from your darling little elephant - Thanks!

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    1. Beautiful. Do you do blogs, too?

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  12. Love the hedgehog. The ellie is super sweet!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  13. I truly love all those hedgehog images but that little elephant sure wins me over. Your artwork is fantastic!

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  14. very nice cards .. thanks for sharing your creations with us on the skip!

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  15. Hi Marlene! I absolutely love the yummy touches on your first card, including the gorgeous ribbon; and the paper piercing on the elephant's ear is a very creative touch! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  16. Very cute; TFS and for giving candy!! RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM

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  17. Your cards are lovely. Penny Black's stamp is adorable - love the way you placed it on the authentique paper - they are one of my favorite paper companies. April

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  18. Oh my goodness! The hedgies are in full swing! I love yours and I love that cute little elephant card. :) I'm into bees this year. I love those cute bees too. Way to go Marlene! Happy Groundhogs Day to you! :)

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  19. Wow, you've used all my favorites, Penny black, Authentique, MME and of course May Art Ribbon! Great choices to make cards that are not only adorable but also inspiring. TFS

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  20. Well done, Marlene! Your cards are terrific!

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  21. Great cards, Marlene! I especially love that ribbon treatment on the first card! Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in our skip today!

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  22. Great cards Marlene! I love the ribbon on the first card-- looks fantastic. That little elephant is so sweet!

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  23. Marlene- outstanding cards! I love the ribbon and flower on the hedgie card- so sweet! And your elephant is adorable! I love how you paper pieced the ear! Thanks for sharing and inspiring--and can I get a advance notice on tomorrow's sketch??? LOL LOL LOL

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  24. Both your cards are really cute! Thanks for all you do for OWH. :)

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  25. Both of your cards are ADORABLE! I'm partial to hedgehogs and elephants, lol, nice work!

    Have a great weekend!

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  26. Very sweet critter cards. I like the sponged edges, the paper and the ribbon you used.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  27. Very cute cards. Love that cute 'elly-phant'. Happy groundhog day.

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  28. Cute cards, I love the different ribbons you used, usually I'm at a loss what to do with ribbons that are more 3-D. I'll keep these in mind! TFS!

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  29. Adorable cards. All these critters are so cute.

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  30. Your cards are so soft and pretty!

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  31. A lot of hedgies today! I really like how individually we all colored them! Yours is just adorable. I really need that stamp. (Actually, I don't NEED anymore stamps. But I want it, lol) The elephant is darling and how cute is that to paper piece the ear?!

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  32. Two adorable cards Marlene! Hedgehogs are the first thng that to my mind when I heard "critters". I like how you used the ribbon and doily on yours and the paper-pieced elephant ear is such a sweet, little detail. Thanks for joining in on today's skip and inspiring all of us!

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  33. I love how you have taken a whimsical image in the hedgehog and were able to distress it to look like this. Paper piecing, another technique for me to remember to use. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. Really liked the ribbon choices on your cards. Really cute images, too. I rarely think to paper piece but I always love it when I see it.

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  35. Such a cute, cute hedgehog! I love the way you colored him and dressed up your card with that beautiful ribbon. Pat Kinkaid

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  36. Love the ribbon on the hedgehog card and the elephant image is really cute. Thanks for sharing your cards and offering some candy.
    annjerryk at aol dot com

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  37. Cute cards. Love the ribbon and the lace.

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  38. Loved how you were able to make a hedgie and elephant into a dainty & elegant card. Fun!
    Mary in Wausau, WI

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  39. Such cute cards. I must get some of the Hedgehogs stamps. So sweet. TFS

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  40. Adorable Elephant. Great cards! Tfs!!!

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  41. Those hedgies sure are popular today! I love the beautiful trims you've chosen for your cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Fabulous cards! The paper piecing on the elephant is adorable! I love the paper doily on the first card. I have a bunch and struggle with using them, I love how you used it!!

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  43. What sweet cards! Those hedgehogs sure are popular. :)

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  44. I really like the elephants ear. The ribbons are a great addition. Thanks.

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  45. Such cute cards. I especially love your ribbon treatments... and the elephant with his paper pieced ear is adorable. TFS!

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  46. I had no idea hedgehogs could be so cute until this blog skip. The ribbon/trim on your elephant card is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win a border punch.

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  47. Your paper pieced elephant ear is so cute! Thanks for sharing your cards!

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  48. Cute cards. I love how you colored the flower and coordinated all the colors on the first card. Thank you,

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  49. Couldn't go wrong, Penny Black Hedgie and Hero Arts Elephant. Both are cute! Thanks for being in the skip
    R/

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  50. Wonderful cards, love that hedgehog and the Elephant. Love the ribbons on both cards I know I have a ton so this well remind me to use it. TFS.

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  51. Loved the Hedgehog and elephant cards. Great choices in papers and great coloring.

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  52. Beautiful cards, love the hedgehog card and the colors. Mary L Schreiber

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  53. Nice cards and especially the ribbon and squishable flower that is mailable, too. Thanks for sharing some candy :)

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  54. Such cute cards - that hedgie is just precious!. I like the texture yo created with the doily on the hedgie card and the lace on the 2nd - so pretty! Thank you for sharing & for a chance to win some candy. aundriab at yahoo dot com

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  55. I like the creative use of the doily!

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  56. I really like the image in your first card and doily adds a nice touch along with the fluffy ribbon and flower.

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  57. Love both of your critter cards! I really love how you did the ribbon on the first one!
    ~sandy
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

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  58. The hedge hog steals the show! Very cute image.

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