Many Hippo Returns ;)




** Please click on the pic for a clearer view 🙂 **

At Craft Your Passion the challenges are Always Anything Goes!We have the fabulous Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

How’d you like to be greeted on your birthday by this happy chappy?!Cartoon Happy Hippo Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs has been coloured with Spectrum Noir Pencils onto Desert Storm card along with some Soufflé pen highlights.The pencil has also been softened with the Blending  Solution and paper stumps.The sign comes plain on the original digi stamp so I added in a greeting of my own using Word 😉 The image was printed out again onto white cardstock so that it could be paper pieced to allow the wording to be more noticeable.Decided to make the base card from some more of the same cardstock and for matting the papers onto for a coordinated look.Tied some twine between the two sections,threading with a button first.A few dew drops have been scattered across the bubble-like circles on the top piece as I felt it just needed a little extra something 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Cartoon Happy Hippo Holding a Sign by Ken Benner Designs

Sentiment : Created by me!

Mediums : Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils,Spectrum Noir Blending Solution,Sakura White Soufflé Pen

Paper & Card : DP Grace Taylor Playtime Collection,Crafter’s Companion Neenah Desert Storm A4 Kraft Card

Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Nestabilities Classic Squares Large & Small,Big Shot,Decoupage scissors,Kars Paper Stumps

To Embellish : Papermania Assorted Buttons Brights,Jute Twine & Dew Drops from stash


Some challenges I would like to enter :

Cheerful Stamp Pad  : Happy Birthday

Crafting from the Heart  : Always Anything Goes

Crafty Boots : Fair & Square” (Anything Square)

Not Just Cards : Always Anything Goes

Animal Friends Challenge : Zoo (must have an animal)

Crafts Galore Encore : Anything Goes

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper : Anything goes with Patterned Paper

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes

Great Impressions : Add a sentiment

Di’s Digis Designs : Use Ribbon/Lace/|Twine

Crafting-With-Friends : Anything Goes

Cut it Up : Animals

Lunagirl Moonbeams : August – Animals

Pattie’s Creations :  August – Anything Goes

Simply Create Too : Anything Goes

Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes

Crafting with an Attitude : Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday : Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dionne
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 00:23:57

    Fab card, the image with the sentiment really made me smile. The design is fabulous and I love the blues. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.



  2. Mynn xx
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 03:02:57

    This is FABULOUS! I adore the way you colored the image-it looks amazing! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx


  3. Hazel
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 09:11:31

    Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 118, Hazel, DT – hope to see you again soon – thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper August challenge x


  4. Evelyn
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 11:38:27

    What fun papers and a fun image! I love that you stamped him on Kraft paper.
    Thanks for joining us for our Animals challenge at Cut it Up!



  5. Lisette
    Aug 18, 2015 @ 20:01:30

    I’m a bit fan of hippos and this one is adorable. Love the little drops you have added. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time


  6. Karen Lunagirl
    Aug 19, 2015 @ 02:38:07

    Adorable card! I love the button and the little clear “bubbles.” Thanks for joining in my Animals challenge at! ~ Karen Lunagirl


  7. Patti J.
    Aug 19, 2015 @ 19:37:32

    What a sweet card! Love your coloring, and the white highlights are the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions 🙂


  8. MinnaL
    Aug 20, 2015 @ 16:43:42

    What fun card! Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.


  9. Bad Kitty
    Aug 20, 2015 @ 22:21:03

    Your card is gorgeous !
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting with an attitude!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Fiki DT member


  10. Bonnie Taylor
    Aug 20, 2015 @ 22:50:21

    What a fun card! The image is adorable. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Crafting-With-Friends. We hope to see you again!
    xx Bonnie DT


  11. Sandi DeFalco
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 01:51:25

    Thanks for playing in our “ANYTHING GOES + Image” Challenge #113!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie’s Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie’s shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!


  12. Denise Pustelniak
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 18:56:43

    So adorable!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!


  13. Pattie G
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 19:20:55

    This is perfect for our current challenge “ANYTHING GOES” at Pattie’s Creations. What a cute image too! Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge!


  14. carol gill
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 20:54:59

    Love the hippo image and play on words-great layout and love the dewdrops–Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x


  15. Hannah Lewis
    Aug 25, 2015 @ 19:38:57

    Such a cute card Lisa, and I love your playful sentiment 🙂 Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge. Hannah x


  16. Pauline
    Aug 27, 2015 @ 10:30:57

    A fabulous card, such a fun image.
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge this month.


  17. IKE
    Sep 01, 2015 @ 11:43:19

    Such a fun card – I LUV how you coloured him 😀
    Thank you for making such a great project using our Digis.
    It is a pleasure to sponsor you and I hope you have enjoyed working with our images.

    Best wishes,

    IKE x

    DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet


  18. Helen
    Sep 04, 2015 @ 01:27:59

    A great card – thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Challenge.

    Helen x


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