Monday 12 October 2020

Hogs & Kisses


A very good friend of ours has asked me to make a load of Christmas cards for him and particularly liked one that was on my old blog using this image from Imagine That Digistamp. I have always vowed never to make 2 cards exactly the same so said I would do a variation on it for him.

This is the original card which I made all the way back in 2014! Kris had made this pack and asked us on Facebook to suggest sentiments for it. I had put forward 'Forget The Ham Eat Turkey' and she decided to put that in the pack so gave me a set for free. I adore pigs so it was really lovely. It has been retired now though so I am glad I already have it in my collection.

On this new card I have coloured using Promarkers and added a white gel pen to the eyes. I coloured the tree in alternating layers of colour and added some Stickles glitter glue to the leaves and the gold star. The image has been distressed around the edges with a black ink pad.

The base of the card has been made using an A4 sheet of matte gold. To this I added a layer using an offcut of the tartan cardstock leftover from a card I made last week to make it more Christmassy.

Finally the sentiment was trimmed and layered onto an offcut of mirror gold cardstock.

I really think that some of the piggies look like Percy Pig sweeties from M&S. They have just brought out a glass jar for £15 with a Percy Pig face on it with 1 KG of sweets in it. I was so tempted to buy one as I can obviously use the jar for allsorts of things in my craft room but resisted buying when I was in there last week. 

It took great strength to walk away I can tell you 😋

Card Details -

Size - A5
Image - Hogs & Kisses set (retired) - Imagine That Digistamp
Colouring Medium - Promarkers & white gel pen
Paper - Traditional Christmas Pad - The Works

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


  1. Such a fun image, great card. Anesha

  2. Such a fun festive card with a fun sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week. Nelly DT x

  3. This is a cute, fun card for Christmas. Cute sentiment too. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday Plus Wynn DT

  4. I love all the different poses of the pigs - especially the back view!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  5. Beautiful card!Thanks for playing our challenge at CCC Digi Creations. Stay safe and Good luck!
    Anneke DT

  6. One of my sons gave me a gentle hint about the new jar of Percy Pigs, he's all grown up but still addicted! And I'm think a jar will go into my Ocado deliver Friday as it's Birthday is next week.

    Your card today is such fun.

    B x

  7. Forgive the typos, I have visions problems! B x

  8. Super cute card, Mandy!
    Thanks so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge where it's all about Autumn or Anything Goes!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  9. OMG this is toooooo cute Mandy!! Made me chuckle! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Merry Little Christmas!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  10. LOL...what a great post Mandy. I love/collect pigs so this is right up my street!! Such a great card and for variation you could colour them up like different breeds too. I will definitely be paying a visit to M&S!!

  11. Different cards, using the piggy faces, certainly a different idea for christmas
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  12. Such a fun card and have to say that i am not allowed out of that shop without those piggies thanks for sharing with us at Crafty catz this week

  13. Very cool. Looks great and nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  14. Mandy, You made me smile! Thank you for sharing your unique creation with us at Jan's DIgi Blog Challenge. HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  15. This is such an adorable Christmas card. Sure gave me a chuckle.
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    Hugs from Africa!

  16. A really fun card. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  17. Love your fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Crazy

  18. Fun card. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

  19. What a great image and such a fun card.

    I too love Percy Pigs!!

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge. Lovely to have your continued support.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  20. This image is really great, so is your card as well! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  21. These are super cute! I love the sentiments! And looks like I need to familiarize myself with these Percy Pig sweets! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!

  22. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 21 at Gem of a Challenge!

  23. What a fun card, thanks for sharing with us at Arty DIva's challenge.
    Cindy DT

  24. Fabulous fun card!

    IkesWorld Challenges DT Val x

  25. What a sweet image! Bravo!
    Thank you for playing with us at the Ike's World Challenges!

  26. This is a fun card! And since I am Jewish, that means a lot coming from me! :D) Wonderful work, Mandy! Thanks for once again inspiring us with your work!
    Chana Malkah, Owner 613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  27. I absolutely LOVe this image! Your sentiment is so fun to go with this outrageous Christmas tree! :) Very wonderful! Thanks for playing with us this month at Ike's World Challenges! Nan, DT

  28. Mandy! Are those shortbread cookies with gummie ears in the cutest ever jar????? Oh girl, you had excellent self-discipline! Haha you can see MY priorities, week 8 of Keto diet, carb craving attack! LOL Well, I had to save both of those adorable piggy cards for samples as I also have that stamp set. I bought it for the piggies but have never used it yet. Keep inspiring me! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Love to Craft Challenge #51 and we hope you play with us again! XXO, Aimeslee DT

  29. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Let’s Craft and Create Challenge, hope to see you again :)


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