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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Forest Friends At Stamping Sensations

Last month I was lucky enough to win a wonderful prize over on the Stamping Sensations Challenge blog and was very kindly asked to be Guest Designer for March. The Challenge is Forest Animals this month and the Design team have put together some wonderful cards for your inspiration. My card was made using a Digi Image from Nicecrane Designs, who sadly are no longer trading. I've chosen Squirrels and coloured them with pencils to be Red Squirrels, which are seen so rarely here in the UK although they are native to our shores. I've been lucky and seen these wonderful creatures, many years ago on Brownsea Island in Dorset where they have no Gray Squirrels.



Thanks for taking the time to look and your kind comments which are always appreciated.

Sue

21 comments:

brenda said...

It's a gorgeous forest creation Sue and those Red Squirrels are beautifully coloured bringing the whole scene to life.

My thanks for being our guest designer at Stamping Sensations this month and helping inspire our entrants.

B x

Lynne K said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sue! Such a lovely design. There are red squirrels around where I live and we see them quite often. They are wonderful little creatures and your card perfectly captures their cheeky nature. Thanks for being our GDT this month.

Lynne

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE your delightful squirrels Sue, We have a challenge over at Double D if you want to enter.xx💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Jane Willis said...

Congratulations on the win, and being chosen as guest designer. Your card is beautiful, it takes me back to my childhood when we used to see red squirrels around the Lake District, Delamere Forest in Cheshire and Formby on the Lancashire coast. I believe there are still some in a reserve at Formby but the others have all been replaced with grey ones.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a wonderful card Sue, you've really done us all proud at Stamping Sensations, thank you so much for being our Guest Designer. I adore the image that you've used and you've coloured it beautifully, the colours are absolutely perfect and I love it! Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Dora said...

Beautiful with the squirrels. Beautiful scene.
Thank you for being a guest.

pinky said...

Wow Sue, your card is just amazing!! Lovely to have you as a guest as Stamping Sensations. Very inspirational!!

Joan said...

Fabulous card Sue and those squirrels are beautiful. We had lots in the woods near us when I was young but not any more. Lovely to have you as guest designer this month

Joan

Sally H said...

A gorgeous creation, Sue! Great to have you with us as guest DT, and a brilliant card for the theme. Such a shame to hear about Nicecrane. I have quite a lot of his images

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Sue, such a fabulous image - I have visited Brownsea Island as well, it's wonderful to see the red squirrels running wild.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

rachel said...

Beautiful image and a gorgeous card! I love it Sue! I think I had this image once upon a time! Big hugs rachel x

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulations and what a wonderful card!

Liz said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Sue. Lovely card and the image is beautifully coloured. We often get grey squirrels in the garden, but I've never seen a red one in the UK. We saw them once in Canada when we were on holiday. xx

Viv's Visuals said...

A wonderful make Sue - Perfect for your GDT spot with us at Stamping Sensations!

Marlies said...

A beautiful card for your GDT job. Fantastic colouring! Marlies x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Sue, you've done such a wonderful job of colouring the image, beautiful card as well. Take care, Shirleyx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

ps... we are mostly settled in, but lots to be done outside this Spring (finish decks, gardens, plant trees etc etc.. .fun) :)

Mrs A. said...

I have a few of their images . Such a shame they closed down. Love your red squirrels. We have loads of squirrels in the trees the other side of the flood pond but all grey . Sometimes with just a hint of red on their ears. Hugs Mrs A.

Jules said...

Hi Sue

A really lovely card .. .. beautifully coloured.

The last red squirrel I saw was when I was staying with my Great Aunt in Coventry. I saw it dashing up a tree whilst walking her dog .. .. .. and that was many, many, many years ago!!!!

I still see plenty of grey ones .. in fact one often runs along the top of the fence at the end of our garden.

Love Jules xx



scrappymo! said...

Lovely nature image, Sue. It is too bad that Nicecrane is no longer trading. They had lovely designs.

Your card is lovely and that bit of orange matting picks up the redish colour of the squirell's fur.

Janice said...

A fabulously coloured scene Sue, beautiful card.
Janice x