For whatever reason, Monday morning I was obsessed with making a shaker card. No rhyme or reason, just *had* to. Overall, a totally illogical thing to do, as I'm not very adept at making shakers and my sequin stash is, well, somewhat laughable (which is why you don't see them adorning my cards very often). To be clear: I have ever so pretty sequins, which I'm saving for who knows what (how about learning where to place the darn things!) and a bunch of 'not so quality' ones from oh...some store *grin* It was those that I wanted to play with - use 'em up!
After many hours - TRUE STORY, and I'm not disclosing how long this took, although I did have some distractions along the creation-journey - this is what materialized:
The zebra's expression pretty much says it all...so much time for such a little creation (4.5 x 4.5)...but it is kinda cute...sorta...
NOTE: Thrilled and honoured that Mr. Zebra shaker card was selected as the JUGS Chic of the Week. THANK YOU!
After all that fiddling (and the realization that Mr. Mojo is still in the luggage, hiding), I made a second 'critter' card that required little more than die-cutting. Nothing fancy; just my cutie-patootie Taylored Expressions Little Bits fox...
Yes, you've detected a colour theme happening here, the source being Just Us Girls #306~Colour Week
Mr. Fox's staging came from CAS Colours & Sketches #127~Sketch
I'm also heading off to Cute Card Thursday #386~Anything Goes and Paper Smooches August 16-22~Anything Goes (yep, Kim and DT...yet another zebra card!)
After the shaker debacle, I think I have shaker's out of my system...for now. Still a bunch of those sequins left though...and I could do a hippo card, because they're grew...and some red flowers and...maybe not. I'll save the hippo for something else.
Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
I love them both. Shakers are so fun I'm like a kid in a candy store when I see one! And the red white and black is stunning! Your zebra is super cute..and that cute little fox too!
Well hello my friend! Wow it may have taken you a long time but its super!.and more than I seem to achieve at the moment (life in the way)...oh and my mojo is away with yours.............when are they due back? Anyway I love your cards and the unusual colour scheme........my primary school colours!! lol that was a while ago!! Keep trucking...........and I will too! Hugs xx
Time well spent pal...two terrific creations are proof of that! ADORE your shaker card...something I have NEVER made either as I'm somewhat intimidated with the process! But you have definitely sparked my interest now. Might just be shakin', rattlin' & rollin' in the coming days! Great detail and yep, love the expression and the sentiment!
2nd card - absolutely adore the cuteness and the precise placement of the elements! A clean & simple creation that makes me smile!
That little fox could not be any cuter! He looks terrific in the grey, black and red color scheme, and I love that you've cut him mainly from textured cardstock. Thanks so much for making CC&S part of your crafting fun, and please join us again soon for another challenge!
Your zebra card turned out really cute, too!
Such fun critter cards, Carol ... the little zebra nestled against those shimmery shakery sequins is such a sweetie ... and that adorable fox is just so cool ... and cute! Hugs, Anita :)
After that shaker thing hit you, it ricocheted down to me. You have to wait til the next ATSM challenge to see it though. I'd say that zebra is saying just what the card does "Let's Play". That's so perfect for a shaker card. Love the foxy one, too. I'm working on my red, black and gray card as we speak. Well as soon as I quit typing. lol
Oh you should see the big smile on my face looking at these cute cards! I love cute critters on cards!! Your shaker card is SO adorable, and for not being adept ( your words) you did a tremendously wonderful job!! That little TE fox is one of my all time favorite dies too! Love your cute card with him center stage!! ((Hugs))
I think Mo and Jo were really in your craft room with you when you created these cards - just hiding. Love both of them. Awesome shaker card. The zebra is so cute and is perfect for this weeks Colour Challenge at Just Us Girls. Thanks so much for joining us.
I LOve your bitty cutie little shaker ... and that zebra says he's happy, too! Now that little fox? Totally darling, love the circles of friendly places he has to hang out in, too!- in all my favorite colors...
Wow! Love both these cards. Your shaker is gorgeous & beautifully done.That zebra, too cute! Your fox is very cute too & looks fabulous in that colour combo.
Eeek! That little fox is adorable! Add that die to my wish list (if I can find the end of it to add something to it… it's a bit out of control, really). Love your shaker card too but I'm with you - I don't make them often and when I do they take FOREVER!!! Not sure why - I'm just an idiot when it comes to them! LOL!
EEK!!!! is right...just love both of your cards, so fun and that sweet little zebra is just about as cute as can be!!!
Your shaker card is so darling, Carol, but your fox card stole my heart! That is SO the winner!! Hugs, Darnell
Both of these are fantastic. You can start your own zoo! Such cute critters.
Two super cards. Love that gorgeous fox and your colour choices. Thanks for sharing at CC&S.
Your shaker card is super cute, Carol!! (have never made one myself!!!) Love your cute little zebra with his fun balloons and the polka dot frame!!! Really cute and sweet!!! Your little fox is as sweet as the zebra, Carol!!! Surely Mr Mojo got himself out of the luggage!!!! Your cards are both lovely!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
It may have taken you a while but it was TOTALLY worth it - the shaker card is so great! The little fox is as darling as can be. Gorgeous cards!
Ooh, sorry to hear it was such a struggle to make, because the final result is adorable! What a cute zebra and the the sequin colors look fantastic for the theme. You've done a great job on this one. I also really like the second card. The colors are great and the circle design packs a wonderful punch! :)
Both cards are FABULOUS! I am drawn to the super fun shaker card though! That zebra is adorable -- Thanks for joining in at JUGS too :)
These are both AWESOME!! Many hours later...it was well worth it! ;)
Your shaker card was worth every bit of fiddling, Carol! Love the Zebra's expression, too...so sarcastic! Your sweet little fox card is just darling! I love how you combined the sketch from one challenge with the color combo from another challenge...Awesome work, my friend!!!
Love both of these cards! That zebra shaker card - soooo stinkin adorable! The fox card is beyond cute! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!
Awwwww so cute! Love the shaker card a lot :)
A zebra shaker! That so clever, Carol. Both cards are so adorable... certainly doesn't look as though Mr Mojo is in hiding.
A shaker card with a cute zebra - totally genius idea and it looks phenomenal!! So proud of you - that is something I have YET to try!! And your fox card is delightful and so perfect for the JUGS challenge!! And you really nailed that sketch - look at you - YOU ARE AMAZING and just ROCKING at this card thing!!
Sweet cards!! Love the shaker card, so awesome!! And the fox is so adorable!!
Both your cards are adorable - love the fun shaker one a bit extra (-: ! Thanks so much for playing with us at SPARKS, hugs, Karin
That shaker card is just too cute and I adore that fox and how you used that sketch! Great mix of cards).
These are both gorgeous! You've done one more shaker card than me ;) Love that little silver fox card.
Well, I don't think you can ever have too many Zebra's so keep him coming. And he is ever so cute.... Congrats on winning at JUG's (I'm sorry but am I the only one that thinks of 'boob's everytime I see this challenge???), especially with your frustrating shaker card. I love making them and just realised I haven't made any recently, better remedy that. And I love the second card you made, its so CAS and love the layout. I think they should have been joint first place!!
Adorable shaker card, Carol! I have very few sequins myself, but they've grown on me & now I'm adding white not from the big box store to my collection--really stepping out there, I know--LOL The fox card is wonderful, too & congrats on the win!
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