Saturday, 12 August 2017

Crafty Crafting Away - Hippo Birthday Kit

In this post  I told how I smuggled a bag of craft things away on my family holiday. This included three kits I'd made up and this is the second kit, which was inspired by this Hero Arts kit. ;

includes MFT Happy Hippos, gold glitter ep, yellow washi and diec cuts of candles and bunting
Here's what I made:

Here I used six stamps, all from the My Favorite Things Happy Hippos set,coloured with Promarkers. During the making of this card, the paper trimmer I'd taken with me started to chew the card instead of cut it. Later in the day I managed to buy a cheap one locally for £7.50!
I'd like to enter:
Watercooler  birthdays
Moving Along with the Times things that fly 

Here I made a one-layer-card, using a hippo and sentiment from the set, and my grey Promarkers.
I'd like to enter:
Casology  safari
Addicted to Stamps  cas

More stamps from the Happy Hippos set, plus a sentiment (?)  and a die-cut banner. I took one paper pad (Lawn Fawn) with me - this pp and the paper on the yellow card above came from it. I added spots to the bunting, hat and gift , using a white gel pen.
I'd like to enter:
Colour Throwdown  colour
Moo Mania  banners

I cut a few birthday themed shapes (from white cardstock)  on the Silhouette to include in the kit . I used the sketch at Case this Sketch . I embossed the candles with gold glitter embossing powder and coloured the flames with gold Delicata Ink.
I'd also like to enter:
CAS on Friday birthday

Here I used strips of metallic and glitter paper. I paper-pieced the balloons using the pink metallic paper.

I'd like to enter:
A Gem of a Challenge birthday wishes

I'll post the pictures of the third kit later. 


Darnell said...

What a fantastic array of inspiration cards for us, Marina! Great job making up your crafting-away kits and executing them brilliantly!! Hugs, Darnell

Wendy L said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

sandie said...

I am always amazed about how much you craft. I made 2 cards this week and I haven't been on hols. These are all so cute!

Anonymous said...

so sweet card!!!
wonderful Ideas...
Happy sunday

chrissie said...

Looks like you had taken just the right things with you Marina. These are all fantastic cards

Love Chrissie xx

Rosie said...

Very nice cute cards.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Mac Mable said...

Such a cute selection of cards. Had a chuckle with the gorgeous and adorable hippo one and entering it into the Safari challenge, brought a lovely smile to my face x You are so creative and bet you've had loads of fun making these card kits and great job on the bargain cutter whilst you where away x

Jackie T said...

Hi your card are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog Things that Fly. Hugs Jackie DT

froebelsternchen said...

Lovely cards - gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Moo Mania & More More! Happy start into the new week for you!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Watercooler Wednesday "Birthday" challenge this week. Your little chick card is so sweet. Love the colours, the layout, the sentiment ..... well everything about it. Great cards!

Wanda Cullen said...

Your hippo card is so adorable! Great take on the throwdown colors!

Heidi Weaver said...

What a happy looking card, Marina. Love that bright yellow and the adorable images. Those little chicks look very happy to have all those delicious cupcakes! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jodi Collins said...

What great cards! I love what you did with the hippos! Thanks for playing along with The Color Throwdown!

Leigh Penner said...

Super cute cards!

Fiona said...

Such cute whimsical cards - thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

Pia S said...

I love this idea of making your own kit to bring along, maybe I'll do that when going to my family for Christmas. Last year I only brought with me promarkers and non colored images, and I sat there with my sister coloring while the kids were playing nicely and our parents probably snoozed off or watched tv on Christmas Day, very cozy. The row of hippos is a great concept for a one layer card. I also find the glitter and shine gold one to be a stylish, modern birthday card.

Mariken said...

Your cards are lovely!! Thank you for joining our challange at Cas on Friday!! Mariken DT