Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Toadily Happy!

I picked up a cute Penny Black stamp set called 'Toadily' at a charity shop yesterday...and used it last night to make this riverside scene card. I stamped the frogs on a snippet of white card, then fussy cut them out. I used papers from various pads to create the scene - a whole piece from the 'Hello Today' pad by Heidi Swapp for the sky, and snippets of brown (from the 'North Country' pad by Prima) and blue (from the 'Blue Floral' by My Minds Eye) for the river bank and water. I used one of my Lawn Fawn 'Grassy Edges' dies to cut the grass from a snippet of green card and my Memory Box 'Puffy Clouds' dies to cut the clouds from a snippet of white card. I stamped some bees (from the same stamp set) on to the 'sky' then added my frogs popped up on 3D foam pads...I doodled some ripples and water droplets...then added their 'eyebrows' that I'd cut off! The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.

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SARN said...

COR . . . that was a lucky find in the charity shop! Very clever use of patterned paper to build up the scene too.

Thanks for dropping by the SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND. Nearly lunchtime . . . see you by the swings later.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

brenda said...

What a great find in a charity shop Helen and you have made such a fun card with it as well.

Thanks so much for sharing your great card with us at penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

Don't forget to pop up to the treehouse, got a few bottlers stashed under the bench.

B x

Donna Rudy said...

Love the scene you created and these stamps just make me smile! Great card! Thank you for joining our challenge at One Crazy Stamper

Viv's Visuals said...

I NEVER find great stamp bargains in charity shops! Real fun card Helen! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Viv (DT)

Anonymous said...

haha thats hopping good fun! love it xx

cecilia gunnarsson said...

GREAT card !! I Love this !! You have made it so good!
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.
Hugs! Cicci
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Heather said...

This is oh, so adorable! Great score at the charity shop and I love how you have used it. LOVE the way you used patterned paper to create your scene. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

linda said...

same here; i never find such treasures. this is toadily cute! thank you so much for playing along with us again this month at penny black and more.

laurigami said...

Super cute card, Thank you for joining us at Addicted to stamps.

Barb said...

What a beautiful scene you've created. A really fun card and lovely papers too. Barbxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is an adorable snippets card, Helen! I have and love that froggie stamp set and love the way you have married all the companies to come up with your fun scene! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

this card put a smile on my face. Sooo cute. Thanks for playing along with us at CYP. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
Lynn, CYP DT

Mrs A. said...

That certainly is some fussy cutting you have done on this card and it has toadily paid off right down to the eyebrows! Brilliant use of the papers. Thankyou for sharing with us at Crafting from The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne D.T.

Sally H said...

Wonderful card, Helen! great colouring and stamping! I think I need to know which charity shops you frequent, lol! Never found anything that good! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations and good luck!

scrappymo! said...

Great card, Sam. I like those Penny Black frogs...you got a great bargain there! That was great luck!!
Your card is really cute, you made a great scene!