This Little Piggy ... Is So Cute!

by Joanne James28. May 2017 10:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! The awesomely talented Laurie is the hostess this week and she has a sketch for us to work with:


I love a good sketch and this one was perfect for me to open a new stamp set that I won at Onstage in April but hadn't inked up yet - take a look:


Isn't that little piggy cute?! Here's the low-down on today's card:

This Little Piggy - This fun set of animated pigs in a variety of poses is set to be hugely popular if the 'oohs' and 'aahs' that accompanied Charlotte Harding's demonstration at Onstage are anything to go by. Who doesn't love a pig or know someone who does? The excitement in the room when this set was offered up as a prize patrol was palpable, but that was nothing compared to how I reacted when I won it - I think it's fair to say I gave a piggy squeal of delight! I've used the 'serious' pig on my card today, that can be paired with one of two sentiments. I stamped the image and sentiment separately on my card and completed the sentence inside my card, complete with kisses:


Isn't that sweet? A perfectly fun anniversary card for this week's challenge over at As You See It too - this card is perfect for my hubby!

Lots Of Layers - I took the opportunity to add some layers to my focal image with a mix of stitched shapes and layered squares. On this card I punched my sentiment out with the classic label punch, rather than stamp it directly onto the patterned paper layer as I did on the card below.

Paper Pick 'n' Mix - I'm taking the opportunity to use up my retiring papers so this card features some polka dots from the Brights stack as well as some Pop of Pink DSP for the horizontal band. I also created a second card using the Playful Palette DSP stack papers with an alternative sentiment pairing - take a look:


And here's the inside:


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


Here's the details for my second card:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 Crystal Komera
Valentyna Komisarenko
Deanne K
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with our sketch this week. Do leave me a comment and let me know which of these little pigs you prefer and if they are on your wishlist too! Enjoy the rest of your weekend - we have a Bank Holiday on Monday so an extra long one, which is great. I am hoping for a continuation of this lovely weather and another BBQ, possibly followed by a bike ride. I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!



Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
5/28/2017 8:23:10 PM #

Awwww, this little piggy is so cute!  Fun way to feature her with the pretty polka dot papers--perfect for your hubby!  Great use of the sketch too...hope you're having a great weekend!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/29/2017 7:16:51 PM #

Such a cute pig! It's a lovely take on an anniversary card and the inside with the hot pink kissy lips made me smile. I like the way you've layered up the pig too - really makes him shine. Thanks for joining us again at As You See It.

LaurieUnited States
5/31/2017 1:13:14 PM #

How adorable both cards are! That pig is so cute, I love the pretty layers of papers you chose,too.

Have a great week!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
5/31/2017 7:42:57 PM #

Who can resist those adorable piggies, no matter what purpose you are portraying! This one is perfect, particularly with the puckered lips inside! You've done a peachy job of painting and pairing that pig up with proper paper - pink and polka-dotted!!  ;)  Thanks for playing at As You See It Challenges!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/1/2017 11:23:40 PM #

Joanne, these cards are both adorable!  I love the little piggies!  You know I am smiling about all the polka dots, too!  Happy Anniversary!  I sure hope you are having a great week, My Friend!  XX

jaydeeUnited States
6/2/2017 10:30:13 PM #

Joanne, I love the mix of the polka dots with the heart DSP.  A fabulous card and it makes me smile.  I must admit, I love the pink version, too.  Great take on the sketch

Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
6/4/2017 2:26:23 AM #

Oh my gosh - how sweet!  Love your little piggy cards!

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