A bit sheepish

This weeks challenge at Pear Tree Designs is ‘Animals’.As ever there is a fabby prize up for grabs.The Character Cafe are offering a mix of digital stamps for one lucky winner.So why not play along and take a look at the brilliant DT creations?

For my card I used one of Donna’s digital images from Pear Tree Designs Digital Images.This one is called Sheepie.I merged and resized two of him,flipping one so he faced the other way.I then coloured them with Promarkers and used chalk to create the grass and sky.I printed out a separate image coloured his ears and face with Promakers again.I applied a coating of Snow Marker,let it dry,then dotted some more on then allowed it to dry before giving it a blast with my heat gun to create a fluffy fleece.I cut him out very carefully – making sure I didn’t turn him into lamb chops!!I adhered him over the top using silicone on his body and PVA on his ear and legs.The patterned papers are K & Co and the green card is So Mod Core’dinations. I made the holes with a Cutter Bee Piercing Bug and drew some wobbly lines with a fine liner pen.This is a perfect example of  how my sewing would look if it were real!I roughed up the edges with the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser.I saw this style of card demo’ed by Debbie Moore on Create and Craft and thought it would suit this cute ‘n’ quirky image.I fixed some eyelets for strength before threading the fibres through,added a tag with a computer generated message,then tied it together.I found the large eyelet in a matching shade of pink so I added it to complete the card.

I do refer to Sheepie as a he but I suppose technically she’s a girl!I’m not quite sure who I’d give this card to.Maybe if  DD1 does as well as expected in her exams it could quite well be a card for her.It makes a change from the usual congratulations doesn’t it?

Here come the challenges :

Papertake Weekly : In Stitches

My Time To Craft : Zig Zags (stitches on main image)

Ooh La La : Simply Summer

Lexi’s Creations : Layers – 3D

Simon Says Stamp Challenges : Check It Out (use checks)

Charisma Cardz Challenge : Metal Mickey ( use something metal)

Delightful Sketches : It’s all about Summer

Paper Play Challenges : Card for a Child/Teenager

Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes With A Celebration

Little Red Wagon : Tags

Craftalicious : Cute 

Digital Tuesday : Summertime

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp : The Great Outdoors

Speedy the Cat’s Challenge : Use a die cut (tag)

E.C.P. : Summer

Bee Crafty : 3D

Sentimental Sundays : Celebration

KL Stampin ‘N’ Scrapping : Summer and Beach Theme

Drunken Stampers : Summer/Vacation

 Crafty Calendar : Summer

Allsorts : Create a Scene

Fairy Fun Friday : Anything Goes

One Stop Craft Challenge : Distressing

By the Cute and Girly : Warm Summer Days (don’t think there’s anything warmer than the poor sheep waiting in the Summer heat to be shorn)


Lisa x


33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lauretta See
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 13:10:44

    this is such a cute card :))) WOW.. Great job!


  2. Rosalien
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 14:27:05

    Beautiful card, that snowmarker gives a nice effect on the sheep.:))
    thanks for joining DS.



  3. Risa
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 16:27:36

    What a super cute card, your layout and sheep are a hit with me!!! Thanks for joining us at KLSNS!


  4. Linda L3
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 16:51:27

    I love those sheep! This is darling, and I’m so happy you joined in with the Drunken Stampers this week!


  5. Heather Maria
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 17:28:38

    My goodness Lisa, this is just adorable! I love your beautiful colouring and mix of pps. The woolly fleece you gave your middle sheep is brilliant! I’m sure your DD would love it!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.


  6. Peggy
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 18:14:57

    Adorable! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Drunken Stampers!


  7. Tracey
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 19:34:37

    This is fantastic – I love it!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Lexi’s Creations & Good Luck 🙂



  8. Alicia
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 20:12:42

    What a fun shaped card!! And I love the look of the fleece on the middle sheep. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sentimental Sundays.


  9. georgina
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 20:58:07

    What a fabulous card, love the sheep and great design too. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious for our challenge this time. luv gina xx


  10. Brenda
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 21:49:07

    Hi Lisa

    What a real fun card, I just love the sheep and the wooly one at the front.

    Thank you for joining in with my create a scene theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x


  11. CuddlyBunny
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 22:44:12

    OK, not only is this adorable and fun, but SNOW MARKER? Uhoh. I’m going to need one of those!

    Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!


  12. Karen
    Jul 05, 2010 @ 22:51:12

    This is brilliant Lisa, thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches.


  13. Anesha
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 07:45:53

    Wonderful card, love the shape and perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.


  14. Anne
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 09:49:19

    Fantastic, thanks for joining in at OLL. Hugs x


  15. Carrie
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 15:27:39

    Fabby card. Love the sentiment…it fits perfectly!!

    Thanks for playing at one stop crafts xx


  16. bonnierose
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 15:35:57

    such a beautiful card.. tks for playing along with us at SENTIMENTAL SUNDAYS this week, good luck! xo bonnierose


  17. Joanne Burton
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 17:51:42

    Such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
    Joanne xo


  18. Faye
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 20:08:32

    Wow, the detail on this card is amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Charisma. x


  19. Kate
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 20:58:57

    I saw this at Little Red Wagon but just had to pop over to tell you that I think this is absolutely adorable!! (And I also wanted to find out how you did the wool, so thanks for having that information in your post.) Great, great job!! I love it!!


  20. carla aka scrappypug
    Jul 06, 2010 @ 22:52:33

    Absolutely adorable! Ewe did a fantastic job!! 🙂 Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!


  21. Melissa Craig
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 03:08:57

    This is really cute! I love the snow on the sheep – you can almost feel that fleece. Thanks for joining us at Bee Crafty Challenges.


  22. Vera Yates
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 03:18:00

    So adorable!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Play Challenges. 🙂


  23. KateT
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 11:16:10

    An interesting take on the BTCAG challenge and an unusual shaped card too!

    ** Kate **


  24. Marion E
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 14:12:56

    Wonderful card. and love the fur of the sheep. And great layout of the card. Thanks for playing along with Shelly’s Images TTT.


  25. Shelly Parker
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 14:52:33

    I just love this card. The sheep are fantastic. I love how you combined them. And I love your fold on the card. So interesting.

    Thanks for joining us this week for our TTThursday Challenge.


  26. Caroline
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 15:29:17

    Cute card!!!!! I just love those sheep with me being from Wales!! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge this month. Caroline x


  27. Sarah
    Jul 07, 2010 @ 18:14:58

    That fuzzy sheep is adorable!! I love the embellishments you chose too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!



  28. Jessica T
    Jul 08, 2010 @ 13:13:07

    Cute card and love the sentiment to match, thanks for playing along at ECP xx


  29. nnalorac
    Jul 08, 2010 @ 23:17:47

    Fab card, love the sheep and his wooly coat and fab sentiment. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. nnalorac.x


  30. Hanna
    Jul 09, 2010 @ 08:12:42

    Gorgeous card. Love the colours and that image is just too cute. 🙂 Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna


  31. maxine
    Jul 10, 2010 @ 20:52:40

    a great card thanks for joining us at lexis this week


  32. JanJay
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 13:39:28

    Oh this is wonderful, I love the sheep

    Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious

    Jan x


  33. Deanne @ Three Trees
    Jul 14, 2010 @ 20:02:52

    Now that is one CUTE sheep – love how fluffy he is!!! Thanks so much for playing at Bee Crafty.

    Deanne 🙂


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