It was The Docs Birthday last week and this is the card that I made for him. The stamp set is by The Card Hut called 'Little Critters' and as soon as I saw it at the NEC show back in November knew I just had to buy it to use here.
The tree is a Leane Creatief and comes in a set called Deer and Trees. No 45.8930 I turned it the over after die cutting as I wanted the taller branch to be on the left hand side of the card so that the pile of squirrels stealing the nuts would fit in. I haven't actually seen them resorting to such tactics in our garden but they have broken two bird feeders in the past week trying to get the nuts out of the tube! I stamped all of the individual pieces out on white card stock and coloured in with my Promarkers. We do have those birds depicted come and visit in our garden. After colouring I carefully fussy cut them all out. It took some considerable time. I managed not to cut any tails or paws off but drew the line at the squirrels whiskers so a few of them had to have a quick shave!!
The sentiment is a Britannia Die cut which I cut in dark green card. The base is white cardstock but I went round the edge with a black marker (after I had adhered the green cardstock to the front of the card and decided it looked too stark) and used a fine tip marker pen to do the wavy frame round the edge. I used snippets of white card for the squirrels and brown for the tree so I'm off to the playground. Hope I don't meet any squirrels along the way!.
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #26 Anything goes with a critter.
Crafter's Castle #17 Anything goes with optional show what you colour with.
Love To Scrap #121 Anything goes.
Pattie's Creations #158 Birthdays.
Stamping Sensations # In an English Country Garden. (Certainly what goes on in our garden!!)
Colour Crazy #18 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #352 Use up your snippets.
I Think we can safely say that Fluff is now owned by 4 cats. Kellog has finally managed to infiltrate after kipping down in the garage for the past 5 months and eats his food in the kitchen with the others!
I don't think they can afford to move ever again as each time they do a cat acquires them.!!!