Sunday 7 April 2019

Good Luck Giraffe

My hubby asked me to make a leaving card for a work colleague who is moving on to pastures new. She loves giraffes and I was asked to add one to it. I myself love giraffes and already had this little cutie coloured so it was fairly quick to put together.

The image is Ollie the Giraffe from Limited Runs Digital Stamps. I have had it some time and cannot see on their site any more. It is coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers. here is some Sakura glitter pen added to the dots and glossy accents to the eyes to make them shiny. He was fussy cut and mounted on 3d foam.

For the layout I used the current sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. The paper is giraffe themed from my stash, I think it may have been a magazine freebie. The panel Ollie is mounted on was recycled from and old greetings card, cut into shape to match the sketch and distressed the edge with an ink pad. This is also layered up on foam squares.

The sentiment is mounted onto layers of the same paper and card.

To finish I added some paper flowers and gems to add a bit of girly twinkle.

Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 
Card size – 5" x 5"
Images – Ollie The Giraffe - Limited Runs Digital Stamps
Paper – Magazine Freebie
Sentiment – Kanban
Tools - Promakers & Flexmarkers
Embellishments - Paper flowers, gems, Sakura clear glitter pen
Techniques - Colouring, Fussy Cut

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


  1. Hi this is a gorgeous card I love the cute giraffe. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge 62 which as always is Anything Goes. The sponsor is Star Stampz. Jackie DT

  2. Such a sweet card - love the image with the papers! Thanks for playing along with us at Passion for Promarkers this week, good luck! Juliex

  3. A very cute card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  4. Cute card, Mandy. I love the Giraffe . Thanks for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  5. Mandy this is super cute ! I love the giraffe its so cute. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue create, good luck and hope we see your creations in the future xxx

  6. This is just too cute. Love this image and your background - how perfect. Thanks for sharing with QKR Stampede.
    CaroleAnn DT

  7. Wow Mandy what a awesome farewell card for some that adores Giraffe's my best friends son is the same he Giraffe mad and planes. Love your card brilliant image and great design paper totally perfect.
    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  8. How cute!!! That image is very sweet and the background paper is perfect!! Great take on the sketch, too! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  9. Such a sweet giraffe! The background paper is perfect and the touch of sparkle adds a great detail.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

  10. This has come together beautifully! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious. Good luck and we all hope to see you and your wonderful creations again! Jackie DT member.

  11. great card and cute image thanks for sharing at PFP this week

  12. Great card, thanks for joing us at challenge Colour it, Create it, Show it off.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  13. Love your Critter card!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
    Ine (DT)

  14. Adorable card
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Studios
    Julie T
    My blog: Julie’s Crafty Spot

  15. This is a fun project and a great use of the sketch you used. Love your giraffe image it is so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog

  16. Awww this is so sweet, I love that little giraffe! Thanks so much for joining us about at Cardz for Galz.
    Tammy x

  17. Lovely card Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Wendy DT for

  18. This is just adorable and I am sure the lady loved it! Thanks for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Crafty Animals

  19. Mandy, Your card is adorable! I think it would make anyone smile and is a perfect fairwell card! Thank you for playing along with us and good luck with your entry! I can't wait to see what you create next!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Bugaboo DT

  20. Adorable creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  21. He is so cute. He looks a little sleepy. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  22. Adorable.....Thank you so much for joining us at Scrappers Delights Challenge Blog and the best of luck with your entry. Jane DT

  23. Oh this is adorable! Wonderful colouring too. Thanks for sharing at A Gem of a Challenge this week.

  24. Super cute card!
    Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy April Challenge! -Tasha ☺

  25. Hi Mandy, what an adorable card I love it. The giraffe is adorable and I love the sketch you have used and the papers. What a fab job. Thanks for joining in with us at the Incy Wincy Designs challenge. Thanks Cheryl DT
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  26. Very sweet card, thanks for joining in with the AYLI challenge

    Anne x

  27. Super cute card and how perfect is that paper!!
    Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about wings, tails or spring blossoms!
    Ellie from
    Ellibelle's Corner

  28. What a great project! Such a fun design and great take on the sketch. That paper is too fun! Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi Choosday good luck and hope to see you again!

    Jennifer, DT

  29. Aww this is so cute! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapper's Delights challenge blog and best of luck with your entry.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    DT for

  30. Great card love the cute giraffe and great B.paper.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  31. Very pretty card! Love that giraffe and the coordinating background paper. Thank you for playing in my Animals challenge at the Alphabet Challenge as well as Cardz 4 Galz and hope you can join us again soon.

  32. Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Angie’s Digital Stamps! Angie-Owner

  33. This is such a sweet image.
    Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  34. What a fabulous card. Love your giraffe and the paper. Thank you for playing along with us at Angie's Digital Stamp, Colour Crazy Challenge, Jo's Scrap Shack and Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.. AJ DT ADS, CCC, JSS & SSW2

  35. Simple and gorgeous, thank you for sharing with us.
    Isabelle DT, MybestiesShop

  36. This is absolutely adorable!! The giraffe is too CUTE and I LOVE the giraffe 🦒 themed patterned paper. And that layout! I love everything about this card. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  37. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry.

    Alina T DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

  38. This is gorgeous Mandy! Such an adorable image of the giraffe which you've paired up perfectly with the patterned paper. I'm sure your husbands colleague loved the warmth of the farewell card you created. I love it :) Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)
    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Organize, plan & track challenges with the Papercraft Challenge Planner.

  39. Such a cute and fun card. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Dragonfly Dreams Lisa DT

  40. Such a fun card! So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  41. What a DARLING giraffe! I love the background! Thank you for joining Paper Craft Business Challenge #17! Good Luck and come back again! -DT Meghan (

  42. Cute card!! Thanks so much for participating in our NOT JUST CARDS challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  43. Too cute!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Studios Challengeblog
    I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    Jolanda (DT member)

  44. Amanda, I love that adorable little giraffe! So sweet. I'm wearing 2 DT hats today - Thanks so much for supporting our challenge at Crafting with an Attitude and at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck in the draws.
    NanaConnie DT

  45. Great idea and design. Thank you for joining us at Love 2 Create challenges.

  46. What perfect papers for your adorable image. Thanks for joining our challenge no. 148, "Anything Goes." Join us again soon.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

  47. Sweet card! Thanks for joining us for the Digi Doodle Studios Challenge this month!

  48. Love the name, A very cute and simple card. Excellent work. Thank you for entering A perfect time to craft challenge. Good Luck with your entry. Karen Neil DT

  49. Lovely card... absolutely adorable!!!
    thanks for joining us at Paper Nest Dolls challenge this month!
    Anna Dt

  50. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional anything but a card” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    (DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

  51. Mandy this is so beautifully created and just perfect for our April challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  52. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Love To Craft Challenge Blog's April "Anything Goes" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  53. Love it - perfect background paper.

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Playground.

    Helen x

  54. Adorable card Mandy. Love the colouring of that cute giraffe.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo

    JemLou Productions


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