Monday, October 17, 2016

#1084 Hippo Ornie by Sandra Caldwell

Still enjoying my GDT spot for Sandra Caldwell and I'm thrilled to introduce the new #1084 Hippo Ornie.  I love all of Sandra's Hippos (and she's got a ton! Check them all out HERE) but this little lady is especially cute, don'tcha think? Her little striped dress made me think of a candy cane so I kept with a red and white theme.  I used a Spellbinders Ornament die (I've had for years and never used) to cut the window in the candy cane DP and embossed the card base with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots for some texture behind her.  The candy cane corners and sentiment stickers are from Stampendous (oh my, the price sticker on these says 2008!).  The gorgeous crinkle ribbon is from DL.Art and the little candy cane is a mini tree ornament from Michaels.

Here's a closeup of Hippo Ornie before I fussy cut and popped her.  She's colored with Copics and I've added a bit of chalk rouge to her cheeks.  With all the stripes going on, I decided her nails needed to be polka dot, thanks to a white gel pen.  I just love stripes and dots together, don't you?  Every Monday Sandra releases a whole new set of digis to her Etsy Shop (babycakesdnd) and you can see a number of them all colored up by the DT on the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Group page.  Lots of inspiration and fun contests going on there so I hope you'll come join us.

I'm adding this to the DL.Art October Linky Challenge, the ABC Christmas U is for Under the Pile (pretty much everything but the new digi.  LOL),  CHNC #303 Cute or Anything Christmas, CHNC Christmas Extra ATG, the Merry Christmas Challenge #3 Use a Die Cut, Crafty Bowz October ATG with a Handmade Bow, the Weekly Christmas Card challenge/optional color challenge, Crafty Cats All Tied Up, CCC Digi Creations Add a Bow, Die Cut Divas October is the Time to Emboss and the Crazy Challenge Use the Color Red


  1. Gorgeous card Donna thank you for joining us over on
    Crafty Catz
    Dianne xx
    CC DT

  2. How adorable!!! Thanks for the inspiration:)

  3. This is so darn cute the elephant looks good in red. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes October Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  4. Wonderful coloring and the hippo is just darling in her candy cane dress.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

  5. How darn cute-love that cute little hippo! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's this month!

  6. Love the cute hippo with her little bow and great B.paper--Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
    Carol DT x


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