Friday, September 14, 2012

Panda Birthday ... and A Liebster Award

Today's card is for this week's Hambo Hoedown Challenge (Show us your gifts!) ... and features the sweetest panda all ready to PAR-TAY!

"Panda Birthday"

Stamps:  Panda Gift (Hambo Digital Stamps)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Hello Sunshine DP (Bo Bunny)
Ink:  Basic Black, Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Accesories & Tools:  Big Shot, Balloon die (C.C. Designs), Twines (Mandarin, Honeydew and Lemondrop - all from The Twinery), Crystal Effects, glue, glue dots, adhesives, and dimensionals

I used my Basic Black and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write markers to color in the panda.  I printed off a second image and coloured in just his arms and paws and cut them out.  I mounted them on top of the paper pieced gift, gluing them flush at the top, and using a rolled glue dot on his paw.  I secured the twine from the balloons in-behind so it looks like he's holding on to the bouquet of balloons.  His hat is also paper pieced ... and the balloons are covered in Crystal Effects to make them shine.


Shirley from shirley-bee's stamping stuff, nominated me for a Liebster award ... thanks so much Shirley!!

Here's the details of the award:


This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. Once you've been nominated, you award it to blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers, to encourage new visitors to visit these new blogs.


Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Post the award onto your blog. Give the award to five bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers. Leave a comment on their blog letting them know that you have given them this awesome award!


Here are the five blogs that I'm nominating.  If you haven't visited these blogs before, go and have a look. Better still, follow them then you won't miss out.

Carole's Creative Critters
Made by Meadie
Stamping with Klass
Stamping with Kokirose


Darnell said...

He's adorable, Loll! Fantastic job of paper piecing!

Congratulations on the Leibster Award; you choose great recipients to pay it forward!!

Bonnie said...

What an adorable Birthday Panda! I love the way he's holding the gift and balloons. Thank you for the award, Loll. I really appreciate it.

nwilliams6 said...

Fun and sweet birthday card. Love the way you did the balloons. Wonderful!

Karen M said...

Hi Loll, I love your panda card its so cute! Thankyou so much for the award - it was very sweet of you and I am truly honoured. I hope you know how much I love visiting your blog too - your cards are always awesome! Big hugs x x

shirley-bee said...

Love the cute panda with that sentiment.. I like how you've got the twine under his paw.

Judy Rozema said...

Just darling!! Love your popped up paws and the sweet balloons! Thanks for sharing it at the Hoedown this week! Congrats on your award too!

Deborah Anton said...

How fun! I love the added balloons and all that piecing! Tank you for playing along this week and Congratulations on your award!