Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ballerina Hippo for Holley's Celebration

Holley Tondre Barnhart is celebrating her 8th year of seizure free health with a month long event on her blog.  You can get the details HERE and read about her amazing journey to health HERE.  Holley is a very special and talented lady and shares her blessings with friends, family and all who know her.

In honor of this anniversary, Sandra Caldwell is offering 4 stamps for only $1.50, to participate in a contest with prizes.  You can find the details for the Hip Hip Hippo celebration HERE.  This time I'm using #1592 Ballerina Hippo. I've colored this cutie with Copics, cut her with a Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One die (inked with Spun Sugar Distress while still in the die) and popped her on top of another Spellbinders die, Luscious Labels One.

I've followed the Outlawz Wednesday Sketch, using my "go to" ballerina papers from MAMBI, actually called  "Baby Girl".  Yummy pinks, for sure.  I've matted each print with a darker solid and strung tulle through the lacy die.  More tulle as a base for the rose all tied up with ribbon.  Don't you agree she is "tutu"cute?

I'm also entering this in the Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode Lots of Layers DL.Art Thankful Thursday #222 Pink or Red Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #76 AG, Your Scrapbook Place February AG, Simon Says Wednesday Add a Die Cut, the Classic Design Team Open Feb 1st Challenge #222,  Jo's Scrap Shack FFC#221 AG, and Two Crafty Critter Crazies Feb AG/w Critter (4/5), and Crafty Animals AG/w animal.


  1. Shades of Fantasia! This is so fun, Donna! Love the girliness of it - thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Such a beauty! Love how you did the sketch too!

  3. That pretty die and the tulle are perfect for the sketch. Love your clever idea and the cute image. Thanks so much for playing along at Jo's Scrap Shack.
    DT Member

  4. Love that hippo, She looks like Fiona at the Cincinnati Zoo. She has become quite the celebrity over her short life so far, she just turned 1 year old). This card is so adorable and love the pink tutu. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  5. Such a lovely card. Loving the pinks. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  6. hihi nice digi! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies,
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)


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