Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Hogs and Kisses

Today's card is to support the K for Kiss Sentiment challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge, and I must admit that I was initially a bit stumped by the theme.

I was initially going to use 'Happy Kiss-mass', but nooooo, that would've been far too obvious!  So, like a numpty, I opted for something a bit more challenging!!

I thought of 'hogs and kisses', although I quickly realised that would only really work with a piggie image.  And therein lay the next problem.  I'm not sure if pigs hibernate for the winter, or perhaps they just don't celebrate Christmas much, but there seemed to be a distinct shortage of festive themed piggy images in my stash!

Luckily I stumbled across a freebie by the talented digi artist Angelique at Sliekje Stamps.  With a birdie which could pass as a robin on the fence, and drops in the air which could be snow, it seemed to fit.  I'm not sure if the rough ground was meant to be mud, but with a sprinkling of glamour dust glitter hopefully it can pass as snow!

Linking up the materials that I've used at the bottom of this post, I've also just realised that, by sheer coincidence, not only was the image a freebie, so were the papers.  Bargain-tastic!

Card Recipe:
I've been inspired by:
  • Deep Ocean Challenge - Wings (he may be tiny, but there is a robin perched on the fence!)
  • Papertake - Sketch #88
Happy crafting


Christine L said...

Hi Annette.... LOVING these little piggies... and your fabulous card - the sentiment made me smile! I've just checked back on your gorgeous cards since I was away - not going to try to catch up on commenting... suffice to say they are ALL fabulous... particularly the LOTV one.. which you knew I'd love!

Christine x

Squirrel x said...

LOL, this is brilliant hun, love how you have done those piggies in the snow - but surely their little snouts need a tiny tinge of blue?! Gorgeous make. Off to think of Sunday roast .... Hogs xx

Anonymous said...

awwwwwwwwww tehehhehhee their soooooo Stinkin cute! love this card hunny and GREAT sentiment too! hugs me xx

Carole Pollard said...

Fabulous definitely Christmas what about the pigs in blankets on Christmas Dinner Fab fun card Love and Happy Crafting hugs Carole x

Carol S. said...

I have just stopped reading your post to dry my eyes! It's so funny!! Cheered me right up, on this dull, miserable day! Only you would try to do a Christmas card with pigs! Not only that but it works too!!!! Great fun card. Thanks and hugs, Carol S.xx

Mojca said...

oh I love the lovely sparkle of your card and the image is super cute! Hugs! Mojca

Elise said...

hahhahaha .. "Hogs and Kisses"! I love it!!!!!!! This is GORGEOUS Annette! Love this cute image and how you've coloured it .. and all that sparkly snow .. oooooooo! Sooooo BEAUTIFUL!

Big Hugs,

Sarah said...

This is definitely one to "snout" about!! Love it!! Such cute porkers and those papers are great too xx

Dorte said...

Love your little piggies cars, I'm sure they prefere snow instead of mud LOL,
hugs Dorte

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So dang cute Annette! Love your colouring of these cuties. I'm a long time fan of Angelique, so it's sweet to see her work inked up. Hugs, Wends x