Sunday, 22 June 2014

Frogs and Snails - OSAAT Challenge # 218

Good morning to you all.  We had a fabulous day on Friday when we went to Longleat. The weather was beautiful, but as Patricia said - it was very warm having to drive through with the windows up.  We did have one hitch hiker but fortunately he didn't do any damage - unless you count peeing down the back windscreen!  He jumped on the roof, walked along the roof, and then climbed down and just perched on the passenger wing mirror staring at John until it was time to leave the monkey enclosure.  My favourite animals were the giraffes and tigers - both such beautiful creatures.

Today it is time for another card for OSAAT.  This will be the last one before we break for the summer - but we will be back in September!  The theme this week is "Anything Goes". Don't forget if you use an image from our sponsor Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet you could win seven digi images.  There is also a prize even if you don't use one of these images, so there is no excuse.  We'd really love to see your entry.

My Card

My card is 6" x 6" square.  Believe it or not the green backing papers are all from a Papermania Traditional Christmas Pack that I've had more than 10 years. Okay some of it can only be used for Christmas, but at least half of the pack is so useful for other things.

The image I have used is 4You by BBKakes.  It comes with a matching girl image.  I initially planned to use the little girl but I couldn't get this nursery rhyme out of my head, and couldn't really think of anything for a little girl - so it had to be the boy.  I coloured it with Promarkers.   The ladybirds were a magazine freebie from many moons ago and I found the snail image on t'internet.  I just had to add the googly eyes because they seemed to match the smiley snail image so well.

Hope you are all well and have had a good weekend so far.  Take care.

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  1. Beautiful card Christine, love the image.

    Glad you enjoyed yourself at Longleat, sounds like you got off lightly with the Monkeys lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  2. This is a lovely card Christine, perfect image and embellishments. xxx

  3. you've made a very nice boys card Christine!
    We didn't go to Longleat yet but it seems very nice, so who knows...
    Next journey to England ar the end of August.
    Looking forward to it!!
    Lia xx

  4. A beautiful card,lovely design and fab

  5. Fabulous card Christine. It's so hot out in the garden , I thought it was better to catch up on my blog friends. Lucky you getting to Longleat. Hugs Rita xxxx

  6. Hello Christine, Your day at Longleat sounds marvellous, pleased you enjoyed it.
    Love your card, the image is wonderful and a fab card for a wee boy, love your design and colours too, hugs Kate x

  7. Fantastic card Christine. Ideal for my grandson. Love it.

  8. HI Christine, this is such a cute card..fab for a little guy! Glad you enjoyed your day at Longleat, we haven't been there for ages, hugs Carole Z X

  9. Christine love your card, just perfect for a little boy. Glad you got round the monkey enclosure without any damage, it must be 30 years since we were at Longleat. Hazel xx

  10. Gorgeous card Christine. I love the image, cute little ladybirds and the snail with the googly eyes looks fabulous!
    Glad you had a good time at Longleat.
    hugs Sue xx

  11. Here with my DT head on Christine been so busy lately haven't had time to catch up yet..thanks for joining in our Sister Act Challenge..card is gorgeous!!! huggles Sue DT xxx

  12. Gorgeous creation, the colours are beautiful as are the images....♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  13. Brilliant card Christine, I love everything about it.
    Perfect for a little guy, great image, papers and design.
    Glad you had a good day, my favourite animal would be the Giraffe. I love them they are so elegant on those long legs.
    Have a great week ahead

    Patricia xx

  14. Morning Christine,
    Love your card, perfect for a little boy. Sounds like you had a great day at Longleat, never been myself.

  15. Gorgeous Creation....Just perfect for our challenge over at Suzy Bee's, thank you for joining us, we would love you to join us again next week for another fun challenge.....
    Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

  16. So adorable and I love the ladybugs! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this week.

    TTCRD Design Team

  17. Hi Christine,
    what a fab card. I love that super image and the sentiment too.
    Great designing as usual, and those colours used are fab.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. What a fabulous card, and I love that you used the Christmas paper for the bkgrnd. It's just perfect for this cute little boy image, and the wonderful rhyme. Loved the lady bugs too. This would be a great card to submit to Darnell's NBUS challenge (link is on my blog)'s for old stuff on a card. This is just wonderful and I'm so glad you had an enjoyable outing. It's always pleasant to get away for a bit. TFS & Hugs

  19. A fabulous card Christine. What a great image x

  20. hi Christine, thank you for leaving me a lovely comment on my blog.
    love this beautiful card, that image is adorable, as is the colours and design.

  21. Fabulous card Christine love the image which is. Beautifully coloured


  22. Such a cute image an a great card design. Love the snail with the googley eyes. Maggie,OSAAT DT Teamie


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