Thursday, 10 January 2013

No Peanut Butter? That's Nuts!

One of the house gnomes, Olga, came to me with a concern today. When she was taking stock of the storerooms, she noticed that we were missing bags and bags of nuts. She was concerned as she is aware of my fondness of peanut butter and knew the current stock would not carry us through the winter months ahead. I cast a locating spell after successfully rolling a +18 and the trail of nuts was revealed to us. We followed the magical path and found ourselves deep beneath the Guild Hall in a crumbling unused room. In the middle of the room a squirrel sat atop an enormous pile of the missing nuts.
I started this card by cutting out the “nutty” tag using the Art Philosophy cartridge. I then stamped the Kraftin’ Kimmie “Squirrel in Love” image onto the kraft tag. I coloured it using Prismacolors, which was a new experience. The colours blended differently on the kraft paper as compared to regular white paper. I stamped the banner from the Lawn Fawn “Bannerific” set and stamped the sentiment from the Technique Tuesday “Tin Man” set. The sentiment actually reads “I’m nuts and bolts about you,” but I masked off the “and bolts” part to make it fit this card, earning me +90 transmogrification exp points.
The inside was stamped with the leaves from the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set. The sentiment came from The Greeting Farm’s “Furever” set.
I stamped the same leaves onto the envelope making it a happy face matching envelope.

This nutty card will be cracked into the following challenges:
The Paper Players Challenge #127: Love is in the Air
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge #160: Animal House
Pennyblack Allsorts January Challenge: Love is in the Air

The little guy was quite reasonable about the nut situation. Turns out his name is Harold and he doesn’t have a home for the winter. I invited him to stay at the Guild Hall so he wouldn’t have to squat and steal food anymore. I even offered to share my peanut butter with him. Generous - I know.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


brenda said...

A really cute card a perfect sentiment the image.

It's great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, thanks for joining in.

B x

Jaydee said...

Absolutely adorable! Who couldn't resist that sweet image and sentiment! Love the coloring, sponging and that lovely ribbon. So glad you shared this "love"ly creation with the Paper Players this week

stampwithsandy said...

What a cute card! The squirrel is adorable and you did a great job coloring it. Thanks so much for sharing your project with The Paper Players this week!

susiestacey said...

Wonderful card.
Thank you for joining the 'Love is in the Air' challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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