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Tuesday 25 January 2022

Nuts about you

Hello, crafting friends!
 
I've been enjoying making a few valentines this year! This one features a pair of bushy-tailed cuties from a new-to-me stamp set from Clearly Besotted called Foxy Friend.
 
 
The squirrels are supposed to be skunks but they make excellent squirrels! I coloured them with coloured pencils, fussy cut them and attached them to a die cut stitched circle that I'd masked with a stencil and sponged with blue ink.


I wanted to create an interesting border to the card base so I trimmed 1/2" off the front flap using a large stitched rectangle die. Pale blue card stock was glued underneath the flap and then ran a heart design washi tape along the edge. The squirrel circle was placed slightly overlapping the border and I finished with a die cut heart and a sentiment from MFT.
 
CHALLENGES
I was inspired by Lisa's photo choice at this week's Just Us Girls challenge, using the background and swapping the snow couple with the squirrels; I'm also joining in at Just Add Ink where there's a Just Pick Two challenge - Fancy Edge/Circle/Twine - and I've gone for Fancy Edge and Circle; I also made this card for Time Out Challenges where the theme is In Love; and am sharing at Darnell's NBUS challenge, the place to show off our Never Before Used Schtuff!
 


AND IN OTHER NEWS
I had to whisper the word 'squirrels' in case a certain young lady got a bit excited but...
 
 
... having had a long walk this morning with an impromptu swim in the river, nothing other than the rustle of a cheese wrapper would have had the power to rouse her!!

Sending hugs,

12 comments:

  1. OH! I agree the skunks make excellent squirrels Vicky, I love your cute card.
    Faith x

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  2. I just LOVE that your squirrels are skunks in disguise. Also god a good chuckle out Eva perking up over them. It's wonderful to see you in the gallery, Vicky! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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  3. What an adorable pair,love the washi tape and pale blue edging

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  4. Brilliant skunk squirrels! A lovely layout too.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  5. Such a lovely layout and like how you went a different direction away from the snowmen photo. Adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at JUGS. Always nice to see you.

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  6. Vicky, your Valentine's card is toooooo cute!!! The lucky recipient is gonna love this card too :) !!! Thank you for playing the TTTC with us!

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  7. They make very cute squirrels Clare! Love the striking washi border too. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

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  8. Your skunks masquerading as squirrels are adorable Vicky. I love how you have used your 2 chosen elements. Thanks for joining in with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  9. Adorable squirrels, a very sweet card. Chantell Just Add Ink

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  10. Adorable card ❤️ thank you for playing with us at TimeOut 💕

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  11. Great change up with the stamp, Vicky xoxo

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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