Thursday 21 June 2012

Retro Donkey

It's my blogging buddy and fellow St Luke's DT member Jenny's birthday today - hope you're having a lovely day Jenny despite the awful and very un-midsummer's-day-like weather!  Obviously a birthday needs a birthday card but for some reason I really struggled to make a card for Jenny which is odd as we share the same taste in lots of stamp designers.  However several attempts went in the recycling pile and I was about to give up and send something I'd already made until I happened upon this week's sketch at retro sketches and thought - donkey!  (yes, I know, I'm weird!)

It's quite a complicated sketch, but all those oblongs really called out to me and this is what I came up with which I hope Jenny will like :-)

I started with the fabulous donkey from There She Goes (currently out of stock - sorry!) stamped on kraft, coloured with pencils and fussy cut.  I also knew I wanted to use my new emoticon washi tape (hiding in the middle) and some cork for texture so decided on a blue and yellow colour theme.  All the papers are from my scrap box so I'll be popping into the snippets playground this week.  The sentiments are from the donkey set and the round one from craftwork cards (ready printed) and the die cut stars are MFT.  Finished with some buttons and gems, an eyelet from my much underused crop-a-dile and a bit of gingham ribbon.

I'm entering the following challenges with it:  follow the sketch   use an eyelet  use up those bits of paper from your snippet stash

It would also pass muster for our current "furry" challenge over at St Lukes  - well hair is a kind of fur right????

(Hopefully mr postie has delivered this now and I'm not showing spoilers!)  Happy Birthday Jenny!


  1. Hi Tara - crumbs, I'd have run away from that sketch but you sure cracked it. Fabulous result and a great way to use up snippets too! Thanks for coming to play - bit wet in the playground - just for a change! Di xx

  2. You did an amazing job with that scary sketch Tara! I love it!

  3. Haha, I'm glad you thought 'donkey' when you saw the sketch and not when you thought of me!!!!..... Lol :0)
    Thank you so much Tara, your card is a masterpiece and I do hope you win Rockstar status with it..... You flipping well ought too :0)
    Jenny x

  4. Super cute card. That sketch would have given me a migraine to interperate!!! Mind the puddles in the playground. Too late!!! I've got a towell to dry with if you like.Hugs Mrs A.

  5. I think this is super cute - love your donkey and sentiment! It's just fab!

  6. Gorgeous card, the design is great.

    Thanks you so much for sharing with Cupcake Craft Challenges.

    Warm hugs

  7. Lovely card :) Thanks for playing along with the eyelet challenge at Cupcake Crafts - Jane x

  8. Good grief . . . I LOVE what you've made, but I simply couldn't even BEGIN to make a card or layout with that complimicated sketch! xxx

  9. Wow that is some sketch think I would have run for the hills but you nailed it with a fab card. Hugs, Amanda x

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