Monday, June 15, 2009

A giraffe and a couple of challenges

Maja needed a card for her best friend's birthday party today, so I made one (of course....) And the best thing about this card is that I managed to enter it into two challenges as well... I'm so chuffed!
I used the sketch from the Stamp Something Challenge Blog, and the challenge over at Stampin' for the weekend is to use a digi stamp. The giraffe is a free digi stamp that I found HERE. This was my first time using a digi stamp. I think I prefer "normal" stamps, but that may just be because the printer didn't very much like the paper I wanted to print on... The letter stamps are from the "Flower Power Alphabet" from See D's. The letters and the tip of the giraffe's tail is mounted on pop dots for a 3d effect. And as usual... everything is coloured with water colour pencils.
If you pull that little ribbon at the top of the card, the giraffe and letters pop up and reveal a space to write your message on underneath.... It's been a while since I made a pop up card, so I felt it was about time....
Well, this'll have to do. Have a few things to do before my brother and his girlfriend arrives. They've just started their holiday and will stop and visit us on their way south....

16 comments:

Valems said...

Fabulous pop up card! You coloured the cute giraffe beautifully and I love how you added the letters. The ribbon is very lovely.

Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

Vanja

CraftyC said...

Hello Tonje, what a great pop up card. I love the hidden message and your giraffe is so cute. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW
Clairex

Ruth said...

Kortene dine er virkelig både morsomme og flotte, for ikke å snakke om originale. De er heldige de som får et sånt.

Teppet ja, jeg husker jeg fant oppskriften i et ukeblad og at det sto at det var et veldig gammelt mønster. Noen hadde funnet det i et museum eller noe sånt og lagd oppskriften etter det. Og visst er det lekkert, men jeg var rett og slett så lut lei av det at jeg ikke har orket å ta i det. Husker enda hvor tynn den tråden var og det tok en evighet og å få ferdig en rute. Usj. Menjef får kanskje prøve å gjøre det ferdig en gang (om hundre år kanskje).

Ha en flott uke og hygg deg med besøk.

Nicola said...

Wowee what a cute giraffe and you have coloured him so beautifully Tonje, loving the pop up and hidden message and those alphabets are gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us again at "Stampin for the Weekend´" and we hope you will play along with us next week too.
Nicola .x.

Ida / Little said...

Hei Tonje :) Først takk for så koselige kommentarer i bloggen min, og for ett stilig kort du har laget. Du har brukt skikkelig herlige farger, og giraffen er nydelig fargelagt! :) Dette faller nok i smak hos bursdagsbarnet vil jeg tro :) Takk for at du er med på SFTW utfordringen :)

Ha en kreativ uke :) Klem Ida

Tofo said...

Wow, så stilig! Tenker din datter blir populær når hun kommer med disse flotte kortene;)

POPPET said...

Hi Tonje, gorgeous creation and it pops up too...

Love the little image you have used so cute and the colours are just fab, thanks for joining us at SFTW hugs Pops x x x

Vicki said...

Hi Tonje

What a fabulous slider card, I love the design and that giraffe is such a cutie and coloured in beautifully too. Thank you for taking part with this weeks challenge over at SFTW, hopefully you will be able to join in with many more of our challenges, good luck xx vicki xx

Kimmi said...

Hi Tonje,
Really like this Digi Stamp you've used. And the Pinks are brilliant! Never seen a pop up card like this before. Well made and the ribbon detail sets it off nice!

Thank you for joining us this week at SftW.

Kimmi

Sonja said...

Nå ble vel Thea glad. Tenk å få et så fint kort.
Kos dere med besøket. Småtuppene har jo gledet seg så til oo Kim og tante Therese skulle komme.

crafty amy said...

What an amazing card I must work out how to make these cards :)
I love the way it works and that girraffe is just too cute! Yet another brilliant entry.
Thank you for joining us at stampin for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Jennifer said...

This is such a cute pop up card, I haven't seen one like this before. I love the colours you've used and the sweet image.
Thanks for joining in at the SFTW challenge this week.
Hugs
Jen x

Donna said...

What a really cute giraffe Tonje, I love it, and you've done a lovely job on coloring it, I like how it's a stand up card with the hidden sentiment......really a great job.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a lovely day.
Donna xx

Ruth said...

Takk for det, du. ;) Vi får feire deni helgen. For DH er oppe i Aberdeen og jeg tilbrakte dagen mer eller mindre hengende under taket på kjøkkenet.

Engelen min ja, hun bor i en krans som henger over peisehylla på stua. Vi er mer enn gode venner vi. Vi har en slags instant forståelse. ;)

Dawn said...

Hello Tonje,
Thanks for using my giraffe file on your card. It is absolutely the cutest! I love the pop up idea!! Awesome job!!

Anne said...

Hi, Tonje! This giraffe pop-up card is just the cutest! So adorable! :-)