Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Hippo wishes

For this weeks challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 we are sponsored by Meljens Designs and we have a blast from the past sketch to play with.

I couldn't resist this sweet hippo image, especially as only a couple of days before it popped into my inbox I had been saying to one of my friends that you didn't see many hippo images around.

So I used a scalloped card from Craftwork Cards for my base,
The pink and green cards are from American Crafts Spring selection.
The papers are Lili of the Valley/Nitwits Perfect Pair, I decided to use them to paper piece the hippo but the yellow bird is done with One Birdie Lane Papers. The sentiment is also Lili of the Valley and I suspect that the crochet trim was picked up on a visit to their shop too.
The flower is by Prima, it has been on the shelf for too long.

Thank you for visiting and I do hope that you might join in this week with us. 


Sally Dube said...

I LOVE your card Anne!! I have that paper - the Hippo is just adorable paper pieced - so sweet!!
Great first post on SSW2 - Awesome job!!
Blessings and hugs to you!!

Jacee said...

Adorable card Anne, love the image, great colours and layout, fabulous!
hugs Jacee
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Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Anne, love the adorable paper pieced hippo- so cute.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

I just love your paper pieced Hippo, the paper are gorgeous and the whole card is very classy.

Kath x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Anne, I like everything about it!!
Kevin xx

Linda Anderson said...

Oh my, what a sweetie of a card Anne!! Love your paper piecing and embossed layers. Such a darling creation!!


Kathie said...

Oh Anne your card is so pretty and so cute if you can call a Hippo cute. Love love love your card especially your pretty colours and all your wonderful added embellishments. This is a great card and so cute. Thanks so much for the great posting this week on SSW2. Take care and have a great week.

Heide said...

Anne, I just love how you paper pieced the hippo! I am a big fan of paper piecing, this is so cute, and I also love the pink and green together. Have a super week. Hugs, Heide

Joanna M. said...

This is seriously one of my favorite cards this week! I love how you paper-pieced the hippo. PERFECT! Your colors are so richly Spring too. LOVE it.