Friday, 16 January 2015

Friday Blog Project - Football Hedgehogs

Good morning, everyone - it's Helen here with this week's Friday Blog Project.

I've made a very quick and easy card using one of my favourite Little Claire stamps, the very cute 'Football Hedgehogs'.

Here's what you'll need to make the card:

dark brown card
white stamping card
Card Candi
colouring medium of your choice

And this is what you need to do:

1. Stamp the hedghog image on to a piece of white card measuring 10cm by 6cm using the Memento ink pad.  Colour in the image using your choice of colouring medium as shown below:

2. Mat the image panel on to a piece of brown card measuring 10.5cm by 6.5cm as shown in the photo below:

3. To make the base card, cut two pieces of brown card measuring 28cm by 6cm.  Score each piece at 14cm and fold to form two narrow pieces as shown in the photo below:

4. On to each of the folded cards, mat a piece of kraft paper measuring 13.5cm by 5.5cm and a piece of red gingham paper measuring 13cm by 5cm as shown in the photo below:

5. When you assemble the card, use a card blank to guide you as to the gap between the two separate pieces - if you do this then you can be sure that your card will fit in the envelope and won't be too wide.  Lay the two folded pieces in front of you with a card blank above, as shown in the photo below:

6. Put some double sided tape on the two shorter sides of the image panel (I used two narrow pieces right to the edges) and then use the gingham squares to help you work out where to attach the image panel as shown in the photo below:

Stamp one of the 'Dictionary Definitions' stamps using the Onyx Black Versafine ink pad and then cut out.  Attach this to the top right hand corner of the image panel as shown in the photo.  Finish the card with black gems and red Card Candi.

And here's the final card again:

The great thing about this stamp is that you can personalise it by changing the colour of the scarves and background to suit the recipient!

I hope you've enjoyed my little tutorial and that I've inspired you to have a go at making one of these cards.  Just before I go .......

Blog Competiton Winners!

Here are the two lucky winners of our blog competition from last Wednesday:

 Audrey Sharples who said: Definetely a cat person but I would not hurt any other animals. The pads would be so useful in lots of different projects. Audrey xx 

Karen Petitt who said:  No way ever can I choose between cats and dogs - love them both!
I've had cats for more than fifteen years and my little JR Terrier is about ten years old now and he is my first dog and I am not sure if I can ever be without dogs again but then my really happy ideal is to have two cats and one dog lol!
Thanks for the chance, sorry to waffle lol Karen x

Well done to you both, please email Gill with your details and choice of Dinkie Pad (either Dinkie Gingham or Dinkie Dotty).

Have a lovely weekend


  1. Gorgeous card with a lovely image...great shape...thanks for the tutorial!
    xxx Margreet

  2. Fantastic project, thanks Helen and I love this card, great idea to change the colours of the scarf and papers to match the team!

  3. Lovely tutorial .Congratulations to the winners.