Sunday, 3 January 2016

Hurrah, Help! and a Giveaway

Hello.  Welcome.  I have finished my altered playing card deck!!  Much happy dancing.  I only had one joker left and here it is

I used the giraffe from Rubber Dance African Animals and paper tape for the card background.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut a herd of giraffe and arranged them on my card.  Familie Giraffe.  Smile.  

This works well for the Rubber Dance challenge this month which is black, white and a colour of your choice.  In this case orange.  Love B&W+1.  So looking forward to seeing your ideas.  Are you going to join us??

I was also working on my DT piece this afternoon.  I have had to change my plan because my original idea just wasn't working.  That's how it goes sometimes.  So I had the black and white all sewn up but couldn't decide on my third colour.  I thought I'd ask you.   And I thought I send a little surprise to one person who joins in with my little game.  Please leave me a comment letting me know how much you like my giraffes LOL.  If you want to be in the draw for a surprise please include a colour you think I should use in my next project and whether you think the surprise should include a stamp, a die or an embossing folder.  I will ask Mr Random to draw a winner.  Sometime before the next full moon.  Not sure when that is!  Will have to look it up. (Rebecca says it's Jan 23rd so lets go with that!!) CLOSED Winner announced HERE

PS.  Don't worry Bibi.  I have already decided which colour to use LOL.

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Party looks like a party to me
One Crazy Stamper January Challenge - Anything Goes 
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 1 - Alt Er Lov 
Repeat Impressions WIW December Anything Goes Challenge 


  1. HAHA! Can't resist such a competition, even if you HAVE decided on a colour! I think BRIGHT YELLOW cos you're in the 'un-warm' season & that would make you think of sunshine! And I do love your giraffes too...they have such personalities;) And the prize should be a sur-PRIZE. hah! Had to say that;) OH! And BIG congrats at finally finishing your pack 'o' cards. Well done!!

  2. What fun, those giraffes! happy New Year to you, in case I have forgotten to tell you in a prior comment.... getting old here, I think...

  3. Love your giraffes. They are rally Cool πŸ˜„πŸ˜„. When not use blue as your entra colour! Blue like the Beautiful sky will be this morning with the stars disappearing ,as the sky will be during the day, very bright and clear , as the sky in Norway gets when it is Cold and clear weatherπŸ˜€ . Or just blue from freezing as I feel now , after getting out the horses and clearing out the stable... Brrrrrr freezing πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€

  4. P!nk rules! ;-)
    I LOVE your Familie Giraffe, Gail!! What a fun idea to stamp up a whole herd of them. Super cool card. Thank you!! I agree with Lizzy on the sur-prize :))

  5. Love your happy giraffe family portrait! How about a stunning turqoise teal?

  6. Stunning card! I'm always a fan of lime green if you're looking for drama, Jo x

  7. Love your gang of giraffes:-) Thanks for joining us at Kreativ Scrapping.
    Best wishes from DT Sigrid

  8. OOOOH, this project got my creative energy just exploding in my head!! Not only do I LOVE giraffes, but the way you layered that family,,,swoon!! And I have already been ruminating over the fantastic challenge over at Rubber Dance Art stamps this month, so now I just HAVE to play along too?.smile. My color of choice for you would be TEAL... Or TURQUOISE... Or BLUE-GREEN. PS Have I mentioned lately just how much I LOVE your stuff? grin

  9. Terrific giraffe family and you picked the perfect background! Gold is always classy with black and white, and neons pop! Let Mr Random pick your surprise, too. : )

  10. I failed where you succeeded! Congratulations! I think I love giraffes as much as you love monkeys! Love this one!

  11. Great card, like the colors and the image is pretty neat. Thanks for playing our challenge at One Crazy Stamper! Love it!
    Leanne DT/OCS

  12. What a superdupernice family you got there,Gail! Say Hello from me ☺ LoL
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Anita ♥

  13. Giraffes are one of my favorite creatures, besides cats of course! Love your curious group peering out of your altered card. Just like the inquisiitive ones at a zoo, which always make me smile. Congratulations on completing your deck!!!

    How fun to make suggestions to go with black and white....depending on my mood I might choose something dramatic like red, or soothing like taupe, or cool like ice blue, or graphic like gray. Today I look out my window and see pine green with black and white, so I will go wintery. Now what should the surprise be???? ANY of those would be wonderful, but though some people "never say die", I will say "die". Ha! Thanks for the chance to win.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  14. Love your altered card, the giraffes are very striking.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  15. Very nice. I love the way you arranged the giraffe and it also reminds a cool fact about giraffe i.e The giraffe spots are much like our fingerprints. No two individual giraffes have exactly the same pattern. Love this gentle creatures.
    Since the background color is orange and black I prefer grey color to color the image. Thanks for the chance to win the surprise giveaway.


  16. Ah . . cute! The giraffe family is a fabulous idea. And congrats on finishing your deck of cards. I think red should be your third color. Black, white and red, oh yeah! And I love dies. : ) Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  17. In answer to your questions, definitely red! Love dies, stamps AND embossing folders--hard to chose just one!

  18. I love your giraffe! They are so very sweet. Well, I have to say red should be your next color because Valentine's Day is right around the corner & so B&W&Red is perfect! I am going to say dies because that's where my stash needs some help ... maybe you will help. lol Thanks, Iona, for the chance to win (I think the next full moon is Jan 23rd haha).

  19. HI Gail, I've enjoyed watching you create cards through MFP challenges and peeking at your blog from time to time. I love your giraffe family, and what a sweet idea! I would like to suggest purple as a third color to your black and white theme. It could be either a soft lavender or a deep rich purple. Good luck on your entry and thanks so much for letting me play along......this is fun!!

  20. Oh, and I agree the prize should be a random drawing of your choice, because any of them would be awesome!!

  21. I say Turquoise with the black and white since I'm partial to blues. I'm also a die girl, can't seem to make a card without one, so I'd say die. Love the altered playing card!

  22. one of my favorite animals, love your design!! :) Thanks, for playing along in this months challenge over at One Crazy Stamper! Smiles from Nat DT member :)

  23. This is such a great idea!!! So cool! Hugs, Susanne.


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