Friday, February 12, 2016

Doing the Lamb-ada

As far as I know, there are no Mardi Gras carnivals here in the UK - but there are a fair few Pancake Races celebrating Shrove Tuesday, including the famous  Olney Pancake Race, which is thought to have been first run in 1445

Anyway, Miri decided it was a good time to have a little carnival of our own over on The Daring Cardmakers:
Carnival season has just finished … but we hope  that you will find many more reasons to celebrate, dress up, behave a bit crazy  and have fun with your loved ones this year.
So show us a real
Put an animal on your card … even better when it’s celebrating 
and/or in a good mood!
There are some very cute animals over on the blog - and some look very "morning-after-the-night-before" - if you know what I mean!
Well, my little woolly sheep are on their way to a party and hoping that their favourite dance - the lambada, obviously - will feature during the celebrations.

First step was to print the sentiment on to the card blank, then stencil the bunting using yellow, orang and red inks
I die cut the sheep, embossing the upper woolly layer then fixed the sections together with a bit of cereal packet between the layers
I added the facial features and a few bits of black on feet, tail and ears with a black pen.
The Party hat's are hand-cut triangles of card, decorated with "pompom" pearls, the balloons are also hand cut and have a layer of Glossy Accents.  The strings are Baker's Twine
To finish I drew in some grass with a fine pen

Stencil: Summer Flags (Echo Park)
Die: Lamb (Quickutz)
Embossing folder: top section of a Christmas folder from Crafter's Companion
Recently I've found myself revisiting my collection of small dies - the ones I bought when I first dipped my toe into the world of die-cutting - I had a pink Quickutz tool which you had to push the handles together to operate (it was always tricky to get the dies to cut!), and then I bought a little Sidekixk which had a handle (much easier) and was really a mini version of ones on sale now - it only cut small dies as the plates were around 5x10cms
Do you remember those machines?  Now I have an ebosser which is not only operates electrically, but has A4 plates!
Anyway, I'd actually gone into the box of small dies to look for the set of Cuttlebug animals, then remembered the Quickutz Lamb....and of course there are a good few sheep and lamb puns on offer, aren't there?  Hence the lambada - quite fitting as it's a Brazilian dance, and Rio has the most famous carnivals!
Enough of my ramblings!

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Angela Dodson said...

what a fun happy card, really made me smile this morning, brilliant :)

Angelnorth said...

Super cute lambs and I do love a good pun :o) - fab card!

Lea Brawn said...

Fab card so cute x

Laine said...

So fabulous and fun Kathy. I love it!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a gorgeous card I love the sheep. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Angela said...

Really fun card, love the little lambs and the bunting really stands out x

Kate M said...

Love these dancing lambs - real fun card - looks like they are doing a limbo under the bunting!!
Great project!

Miri said...

Clever thinking, Kathy! I like your lambada loving sheep a lot ;-)

Cathy Clowes said...

I love this Kathy, a really fun card.The bright bunting is fabulous. Cathy x

Shabneez said...

Awwww Kathy, this is so cute! Love the sheep and the fun sentiment. Shabneez xxx

sandra carey said...

Oh WOW they are so adorable fab card Hugs Sandra xx