Friday, October 16, 2015

Hedgehog Thanksgiving Card

This month's SOTM for the Gerder Steiner monthly progressive challenge is a sweet little hedgehog holding a pumpkin. It's such a perfect image for me since I just adopted a real baby hedgehog. We named him Henry, and he's just adorable!
Here's Henry!
For the card base, I used a Sizzix die called "Royal Flip-Its Card" to make the flip card. Then I used other dies in the set to die cut the image, sentiment, mat behind the sentiment, decorative border on the left and the ribbon threaders. Quite a versatile set!
I sized up the digi using my Silhouette Design Studio software. Then I printed him out and colored him with Copics and MEXPY markers. I used some orange and brown inks to distress the edges and add some color to the front. Then I adhered the image with a foam square.
I used some lovely sheer brown wired ribbon to decorate the front. I considered adding buttons to the centers of the ribbon pulls but wound up leaving them off because I felt the front was too busy with them. The hedgehog needs to be the star here!
For the flip side, I used a Close to My Heart stamp from the "Holiday Hoopla" set. The die cut the sentiment is stamped on even had some debossing effects. Very cute! Then I adhered a couple leaves I had made out of Sculpey clay cut wth the Premo "Nature" mini cutters set. I used a knife to score them a bit before baking them.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Gerda Steiner Monthly Progressive Challenge
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – #297 - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - W, 3E  - 3 embellishments (ribbon, clay leaves and side border)
Creative Fingers -  W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.96 -   Always Anything Goes 
Fairy Tale - 2W, 2E No. 128 - (W2 of 2) - Forest Animals
Graph'It Colour Challenge - W (any medium)- No.42 - Autumn / Christmas Colors
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.110 -  Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image –  October - Fall or Halloween Image
Just Add Ink – W, - No.284 - Fancy Fold
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, 2E, SIO - No. 164 - (W1 of 2) -  Fall Colors
Hanna & Friends - 2W, cute/stamped/person/animal (W2 of 2) #232 Special Card Form 
Julia Spiri Challenge -2W, E3 -  (W1 of 2) #4 -Die Cuts and Punches
TIME OUT Challenges - 2W (W1 of 2) #41 Photo Challenge
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #79 Always Anything Goes/Autumn Colors (Week 1 of 2)
CropStop Linky Party M, 2nd Wednesday of M, E5, SIR(see blog for details)  #9 Anything Goes (Week 1 of 4) 
House That Stamps Built - W, SIO, 4 challenges at the same time starting each Wednesday weeks  - Pumpkin Time

Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land - #27 Anything Goes PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales

Inspiration Destination - W, F- #55 Always Anything Goes 
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E  Die-lirious and Punchy  (Week 1 of 2)
Wonderful Wednesdays -  W, SIO -  Always Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #205 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Color Inspiration
Creative Card Crew 2W - #98 Ribbon (week 1)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - W, E4, Must Be Square or Rectangular #107 Anything Goes with a twist: Autumn Colors
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations 2W2E - Pumpkins  (Week 1)
Papertake Weekly Two By Two (use 2 images/papers/embellishments) 2 ribbons on the front, 2 clay leaves inside
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - W, 3E, F - Pumpkins
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) Ribbon or Lace, Oh My
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 1) Halloween or Harvest
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - (Week 1) Anything goes + Option: Halloween
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas - 2W - (Week 1) Color Inspiration
Shabby Tea Room - 1st & 3rd Mondays - (Week 2) BOO-rific Photo Inspiration*
Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge: Tic Tac Toe (pumpkins, orange, and distressing)
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W1) halloween or harvest related
Star Stampz Challenge - 2W, E3 SIO Halloween/Harvest Colors


  1. Cute card, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  2. What a fabulous card! So stinking cute!

  3. Love the funky ribbon combo and great colouring. Thanks for joining us at TO

  4. Cute hedgehog, cute card. Thank you for joining us at
    Stamps by Julia Spiri
    Hugggs Lori X x X

  5. Wonderful fall card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Welcome again and Good Luck!Gr.Kaija DT-member

  6. Adorable and what a fabulous design on your card creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIE-LIRIOUS & PUNCHY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  7. Gorgeous card and cutie Hedgehog. Thanks for sharing at Eureka! Stamps. Lisa DT

  8. Lovely fall card and such great color. And the real baby hedgehog is so cute. Thanks for joining us this week for our pumpkin challenge at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

  9. Beautiful fall card. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Die-lireous and Punchy" challenge.

  10. Carrie this is beautiful
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  11. I love hedgehog images and this one is no exception. And, wow, you also have the real thing - handsome guy you have in Henry there. I'm almost tempted to get one myself. Thank you for your entry into our challenge at Love To Scrap.

  12. Love that adorable hedgehog image on your beautiful Thanksgiving flip card! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #27!

  13. Uber cute little hedgehog and a great card! Thanks for joining in the fun with at Graph'It Markers Colouring Crazy Challenge and our theme of 'Autumn/Winter'. Yvonne (DT)

  14. Awww . . . Henry is soooo cute! And so is your card! Love the flip function and the sweet image you used. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built

  15. Super cute Halloween card Carrie. Just perfect for our "Pumpkins Challenge" at Scrap-Creations. Thanks for joining us and we hope to see again next time. Hugs, Gale, DT

  16. Both Henry and your card are so adorable!! The flip design is awesome!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  18. Such a cute card!!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack! Have a wonderful day!!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  19. Great picture and a sweet card. Thank you for joining our challenge.
    Veerle DT CreativeCornerChallenges

  20. Oh my goodness, little Henry is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing him with us! They are something we don't often see here in the states. And your card is so special, too; I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  21. Wonderful work and your dog is just too adorable! Thanks for joining us for Share Joy Challenge 7.

  22. awww I want a Henry! He is so cute! Gorgeous work. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  23. Ohhh, Henry is so sweet!!! I love your card too :) Thanks (again) for sharing with us at Creative Fingers!!

  24. Aren't hedgehogs the cutest?! Henry is a sweetheart and your card is super charming. I love the fold and how the ribbons appear to be like little buckles and that image...SO sweet. Thanks for linking up with us at Craftin Desert Divas for our photo inspiration challenge. Have a happy day. Donna K

  25. What a cute little hedgehoge you have! I also have one. He come every day and eat the goodies of my cat. If she want her goodies bag the hedgehog show his stingers and she let him eat all her goodies. Pure cat *lol* (she will get some more if the hedgehog is gone ;-) Your card is very lovely too. What a fab spiner!
    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. Bianca XX

  26. A fabulous card, such a cute image and fabulous design.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.

  27. What a cute little hedgehog. Great card design too. Thanks for playing along at Melonheadz Friends :)

  28. Henry is an absolute cutie, I love hedgehogs too!! Your card is adorable and I love the image, you've coloured him beautifully. And such a clever card design too, never seen one like that before. So very glad you joined us at TIME OUT!!

  29. Super cute card! I think Henry is ADORABLE!! Love him! <3 Thank you for joining us at Julia Spiri Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  30. Very nice creation and fits perfectly to our "Fall Colors" challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you next time too.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  31. Such a sweet card!! And that little Henry!!! Adorable!!! I want one!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper