Friday, December 21, 2018

Quacks Eleven.

Today my True Love (not) sent another Eleven Ducks.  There is nowhere left to put them. Lesley has kindly offered the use of her two ponds.  Consignment is on its way Lesley.
 The only way I was going to get the rest of them all in was to shrink some of em. So I did!!
Now why on earth didn't I think of this idea before.  Hindsight is a wonderous thing.


Stamp as usual is Penny Black 'Caroling Duck' stamped using Stazon Ink onto Shrink Plastic and coloured with my Derwent Water colour pencils. Fussy cut prior to being shrunk with my heat gun.  Silver Glitter Washi tape used top and bottom of card. Bakers twine and small wooden bows from my stash. I used Sizzix 659733 labels die to cut the wording. Silver glitter glue for all the added sparkle.

Entering into the following challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Yr Round # Anything goes.
Through The Craft room Door # Anything goes.
Creative Moments #159 Christmas.
Penny's Paper Crafty #411 Anything goes.
The Crafter's Cafe # 210 Use Glitter and/or christmas.
613 Avenue Create #216 Anything goes +optional twist use Washi tape.
International Art and Soul #48 Add some sparkle.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #96 Anything goes.
Digi Stamp 4 Joy #155 Anything goes +optional christmas.
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #21 Anything goes with a critter.


29 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Fantastic Valery Anne, another beautiful duck card. I love them in miniture, it must have taken ages can't wait to see twelve.

Happy Christmas
Sue xx

Donna said...

11 more, oh my! I might be firing my true love by now if he thought I wanted or needed that many ducks. Cute card! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Aquarius said...

Great!! Often the simplest solution just doesn't come to mind.

terrie said...

Great thinking about shrinking those ducks but what will you do when you get 12....
Merry Christmas

Sandra H said...

Your card is just so sweet reducing them is so cool! xx

*Vicki* said...

Now that is just such a clever and really CUTE idea!! Look at all of those darling little Christmas ducks!! Thank you for sharing your creation for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge this month! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Chris said...

Another brilliant card...not sure about what the RSPCD would have to say about the shrinking of ducks though...don't worry I won't be the one to report you! Looking forward to the Twelfth Day...
Chris
x

Margreet said...

Such a great idea to shrink them...gorgeous card!
xxx Margreet

Donna said...

How clever and adorable, like the sparkle and those red shimmery bows!

Chriss America Real said...

Your cards are quacking me up! So much fun!

Thank you so much for joining in at International Art & Soul! Hope to see you play along with us in the New Year!

Hugs,
Chriss - DT International Art & Soul

cuilliesocks said...

WOW absolutely fabulous Valery, what a brilliant idea and wonderful design. I do enjoy these quacking ducks...just one to go now, have a great weekend, Kate x

Kathleen said...

Another brilliant idea and a really super card, well done on the shrink plastic idea, not used that for yonks.
Have a good weekend.

Kath x

Liz said...

Brilliant card, Mrs A. I'm loving all your duck cards and just I'm just letting you know that your wonderful five carolling ducks are still singing! ;-) xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, you are a genius!!! Great work shrinking the ducks!!! :D How cute card!

Sheryl said...

Hi Valery Anne that's a fantastic idea and they look so cute,well done on your beautiful finish.

Suze said...

You'd be able to fit more in the pond by shrinking them!

What an adorable card. Love the little bows.

Can't what to see what you do with 12 ducks....

LesleyG said...

Such imagination, I love it! I'm going to do a class on the old shrink plastic, as I think there's a bit of a revival, with new ideas, and it is such fun! I bet you enjoyed this, and obvs no ducks were harmed........ :) xxx

Julia said...

I love all of your 'ducky' Days of Christmas makes - they're really cute cards! Have a Happy Christmas Valery xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, there are so many ducks! But I feel like more are coming hehehe. I like how you used the shrink-plastic - I just picked up some of this (at Dollarama of all places) and haven't used it yet. I wish I knew the story behind these ducks - I know there must be a story and I am certain it is very funny!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card. I love how you have shrunk the ducks they so cute. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Brilliant idea, MrsA, clever idea to shrink Them! Love this card and the wreath one think they’re a tie! All magnificent.
Every blessing, hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

Mac Mable said...

Such a fun idea to shrink them........bet the ducks loved that X

Annemi said...

Wonderful card and sentiment. Love your layout... it's supercute.Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
Ann-Marie
TTCRD DT
Annemi {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Karenladd said...

I haven't managed to comment on each post but have really been getting a giggle out of your Ducks a Quack'n cards. You have me so impressed with this clever way of fitting all those ducks on the card by using shrink plastic..oh my! Merry Christmas to you and a Happy 2019!

Marie Bingaman said...

LOL, super cute ! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR! :)

~Marie B -DT

Deborah Adams said...

Lol, what a super cute idea. Love, love it! And all the shiny glitter, awesome! 😁
Thank you joing the International art & soul sparkle challenge.
Debbie INAS DT

KathyA. said...

What a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Penny's this week. DT Kathy [myasperations.blogspot.com]

Sheryl said...

Great project.
Thanks for stopping by at 613 Avenue Create. Xx

Olga Bester said...

This is just so adorable!
Thank you for joining Creative Moments.
Hope you have a creative 2019!
Hugs from Africa💖
Olga