Sunday, 25 January 2015

You can leave your hat on

It's been quite cold lately. I've had to scrape ice off the windscreen of the car in the mornings, and every time you stick your nose out of the door, you just want to retreat back inside. But that's ok, we are almost through January, and not many months now until spring. Days are getting longer. Soon it will be light when I leave for work in the morning. And even better, soon it will still be light when I get home, which means I will be able to get a bit more decent photos of my cards again! Yay!! I'm also saving up for a new camera, as my old one has really bad scratches on the lens and photos come out with strange blotches on them. I'm so excited about the prospect of a new camera, and am desperately trying to decide what I want. That's part of the fun, spending all the time online reading reviews and comparing cameras. 

Today's card is inspired by the fun challenge over at Daring Cardmakers with the theme "You can leave your hat on". Hence the cute little cap on the happy dino. I used the colours over at ColourQ and the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I was also inspired by the theme over at Lawnscaping, which is "Stamp your own background". I stamped the snowflakes for the background using white ink, and added some Perfect Pearls for a subtle glimmer. It doesn't show very well on the photo, but looks quite cool especially when it hits the light at the right angle. 
Card: Kraft card, Coloured 240 gsm coloured kraft chocolate, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters from the Past, Critters in the Arctic and matching dies
Ink: Stampin' Up Craft ink Whisper White, Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring: Stampin' Up Blendabilities Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo, Stampin' Write marker Early Espresso
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside borders die


Jen Mitchell said...

LOL, this is so fun! A dinosaur wearing a hat is not something I expected to see, but it's adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches!

Amy O said...

What a cute dinosaur! And I love the curved landscape in the background. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Dawn said...

Your card made me smile he is so cute and love the layout. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers.

Miri said...

Your card is adorable! I love the white snow flakes on the kraft card. Thanks for taking part in the Daring Cardmakers head gear challenge.

Kim Heggins said...

So much fun! Love your brightly colored dinosaur, so darn cute. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ColourQ, hope to see you again next week.

Jen Timko said...

Such a darling card! Love that dino!! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Samantha Casey said...

Super cute card! I love the hat on the dino, it is adorable! Thanks for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

Yainea said...

Awwww the dino with the winter hat is the cutest!! Love the pop of color on the kraft background, it's a lovely card!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges :)