It's our brother-in-law's birthday tomorrow and I was stumped for card ideas. He likes hedgehogs, Bristol City and tropical fish. And posh watches, but I couldn't find a decent Tag Heuer die anywhere...
I did the red-and-white scarf last year, 6-year-old nephew is doing a fish hand-print as suggested to his mum by Auntie, and 9-year-old niece made an adorable red and white woodland scene card when she came to stay with Auntie last month, and played with all Auntie's toys instead of her own. Ahem.
Mind blank. Then the hodgepog Twinchie came to my rescue and grew into this:
Cool eh? Those dots are delicious chestnut-coloured sparking gems, and the leaves are smothered in frosty Stickles. I have to explain this because I had the choice of getting the card square or showing the sparkles, and I need the sparkles for Basic Grey's challenge. The leaves are punched from Bittersweet, Indian Summer and Ruby Lemonade amongst other scraps. I hope that counts? I've made this week's Sketch Saturday sketch into a masculine version.
I'm entering it into Simon Says Stamp's photo inspiration challenge as well - the leaves look a lot like the M&Ms and all the orange echoes the house and the tree background. My thumbnail is small!