Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Birthday Hippo!

We're still playing catch up with all the fabulous new releases from Sandra Caldwell and today I'm showcasing #1752 Birthday Hippo.  That is one huge cupcake, I'd say.  I found fun candy striped digi paper from Ambillustrations and punched additional cupcakes from a large Martha Stewart border punch.  Whoa! Tough going.  I actually had to STAND on the punch to get it to go and did it 3 times to fill in the frosting with different colors.  I added mini buttons to the tops to play in the Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode challenge and used my new stitched tag dies from Gina Marie to cut Birthday Hippo and layered and popped for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Layers and Dimension challenge. WooHoo!

Here's a closeup of #1752 Birthday Hippo.  She's colored with Copics and I tried to get the piped feel of the frosting. (may have to work on that)  there's a bit of glitter on the candle flames and some Nuvo drops on the balloon and sprinkles.

Just thought I'd mention that if you love hippos, there's a new challenge just starting in the Sandra Caldwell Stamps fans FB Group HERE.  Sandra has reduced the price of 4 of her fun hippos and added two new ones for only $1.50 for the duration of the challenge.  Check out the SALE digis HERE and come join the fun.

I'm also adding this to the DL.Art August Linky Challenge, the DL.Art Thankful Thursday #210 Circles and StripesCrafting with an Attitude #30 AG, the Paper Shelter #305 Punches and Dies, Crafting by Designs August AG, Simon Says Stamp Add a Sentiment (small, but there), TTRCD Aug 14-22 AG, Craft Rocket #40 Animal Kingdom, Crafty Friends #64 AG and Crafting from the Heart #172 AG...


  1. Your card is absolutely yummy!!!! great coloring and I could just eat that cupcake up!!I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes AUGUST Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  2. Absolutely adorable, love the image, the colours and your "frosting".

  3. Hello Donna… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Such a cute hippo and I really like the cupcake border die... it matches perfectly. Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  4. Beautiful card, the border is great fun and I love the added buttons. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

  5. Great tag and cute image-love the cupcake border---Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  6. Gorgeous image, lovely card, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket. Xxx

  7. Great card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.

  8. So very sweet, a wonderful creation. Thanks for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. We hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs, Julie P
    The Paper Shelter DT

  9. Fabulous fun card, great image and love the colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  10. Cute ...loved the colours

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Rocket challenge this month.
    Anila DT

  11. Great project, really wonderful!

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#40 – Animal Kingdom}
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#8 – For the birthday – Summerkids are best}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  12. Cute card. Lovely borders, cute hippo and yummy cupcake. Great combo.
    Catherine Joseph
    DT, Craftingwithanattitude


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