Monday, 22 February 2016

The Christmas Meerkat.

This card is made using a stamp from a sheet that came with a craft magazine's Christmas issue a few years ago, and I had to make it because meerkat. I mean,. aren't they the sweetest, cutest of animals? Some of the best TV documentaries ever show them in the wild, and even in zoos they seem to thrive on the visits from the public, reacting as if your visit to the enclosure is a treat for THEM, not for you.

They aren't really creatures that I'd associate with snow and with Christmas though, so I'd never used this stamp. Not until I spotted this speech bubble stamp, off a Studio G mini set, and thought  how well it would work with the cheeky little meerkat, getting ready to throw his snowball at Santa.

I stamped him with Memento ink and coloured him with Promarkers, matching his (or her, I'm not sure how to go about sexing a meerkat) scarf to match the backing papers which also came with the magazine, then added Stickles glitter to the snow and used a grey glitter card for matting. It's supposed to be encapsulated glitter, to make it easier to stick, but I still had to sand it and use the extra-strong DST combined with Pinflair glue to hold the layers in place!

I'm sure my UK based friends will be very impressed that I've managed to write an entire meerkat-based post without mentioning insurance comparison sites. In fact it was.......SIMPLES!


I'm sharing this with

Alphabet Challenge - Z  is for Zoo Animals
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Cute
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Glitter and Sparkle
Fantastic Tuesday - Make it Cute
Glitter and Sparkle - Anything Goes  

9 comments:

  1. This is so cute Jane. A meerkat for Christmas - what a great idea. Great colours too. Barbxx

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  2. Oh that's so cute! All that gorgeous sparkle is perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' girls for our 'Sparkle' challenge, so glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

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  3. What a super cute card, great design and sparkle! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and I do hope you'll visit us again soon, love Jacky x

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  4. Cute card! Love the image and perfect coloring. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  5. Hi Jane love your cheeky meerkat card we have meerkat ad here too with the same catch phrase... have a wonderful week end... Megan

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  6. Hi Jane love your cheeky meerkat card we have meerkat ad here too with the same catch phrase... have a wonderful week end... Megan

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  7. What a sweet image and a great card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  8. Fun card - love the use of a non-traditional color for Christmas!

    Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ "Glitter & Sparkle Challenge!

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  9. Ohhh, cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our ALPHABET challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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