Fable Friends Card TTT 60

by Joanne James16. April 2020 12:00

It's Thursday and time for a new challenge over at TicTacToe! It's the turn of Team X to host this week and the lovely Shannon is our featured designer this week. This is the fun board that we are playing along with: 


I went with the first vertical column, Tilted-Stitched-Blue, and I'm also linking up with the current challenge over at Addicted to CAS where the code word is 'animal' as today's card features a furry friend - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Fable Friends - For some the squirrel is considered more foe than friend and certainly my chickens think that of the grey squirrels that frequent my garden, but today I decided to go with a cheery red squirrel from 'Fable Friends' for my card. This isn't a stamp I use often so thought I would dust it off and give it some love and stamped him in Memento black onto a stitched rectangle of Whisper White and coloured him with my Blends markers, using another colour I don't often use outside of autumn, Cajun Craze, for my red colour. I do think he looks quite sweet in his sailor's outfit, even if I say so myself! 

On The Tilt - I considered trying to get away with the fact that the squirrel was wearing his hat at a jaunty angle for the 'tilted' element of today's board, but instead decided to 'embrace the wonky' and used an old sketch I had as the basis for my overlaid tilted panels and tilted strip of punched flowers, just like the daisy the squirrel is holding. I'm not generally one for tilted panels, as I like things to be 'just so', but I think they work ok here - I'm not sure I'll make a habit of it though!

Sideways Sentiment - The sketch layout I used had two sentiments, one vertical and another horizontal beneath the stitched panel. I used the former and considered adding 'Hello Spring' from the same stamp set beneath the panel too, but decided against it as I have lots of friends with birthdays in the next couple of months so wanted to leave this card open with the option of adding a birthday sentiment to the inside. On reflection, I think the second sentiment might have been a nice touch, but since I embossed the cardbase with my Subtles embossing folder after stamping the first one, unless I make another identical card and add it first we will never know!

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


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. 

A tictactoe board offers so many creative possibilities - how does this week's board inspire you? Why not have a go? We would love to see you in the gallery and who knows - you might be selected for Designer's Choice and be eligible to be a guest designer on a future challenge. 

Enjoy your day; the sun is shining so I'm hoping to get my chores out of the way this morning and then head outside to get some gardening for done this afternoon. That's one thing with that can be said for the current lockdown - our garden has never looked so good! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (5) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/17/2020 1:58:54 AM #

Squirrels are a novelty to me, since we don't have any in NZ. This one does look sweet in a sailor suit. The use of the Subtle embossing folder was a good move - it adds interest but doesn't detract from the squirrel star.


VickyUnited Kingdom
4/17/2020 9:51:30 AM #

I share your chickens' mistrust of grey squirrels but everyone knows that red squirrels are their good cousins! Yours looks very cute in his sailor suit and holding his flower. Your tilted panels look perfect!

Glad you're enjoying your garden. Vicky x


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
4/17/2020 5:32:36 PM #

He's so cute! Hope you're all well


Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon JaramilloUnited States
4/19/2020 5:28:33 PM #

I'm so glad you embraced the 'wonky' this week, Joanne! Your red squirrel looks very dapper, and I love how you highlighted the daisy he's holding with a little snippet of daisy paper. Darling card this week! XX, Shannon


Barbara Ghigliotty
Barbara GhigliottyUnited States
4/20/2020 3:54:48 AM #

Super cute card, Joanne! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!


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