Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Anniversary card and WOYWW94

Hello!
Lawn Fawn has a Cute and Cuddly Challenge going right now and a set that they just released inspired me to make this cute card for my dh in honor of our 31st wedding anniversary in May (wow, I know!) I also had to use the raccoon image for a very good reason. You see...

I burn the midnight oil... sometimes the only light left on in the house is my bedside lamp. We're on the second floor and the window behind my lamp leads to a steep section of roof. One night when I was leaning over to turn off my light, my hand jerked back as if I'd been shocked. Out of the corner of my eye I saw something furry through the window. My first thought was that it was one of the noisy squirrels that has found a way into my attic. But I focused more on the fact that it seemed bigger than a squirrel and the face that was partially hidden had lots of little teeth. I realized it was a raccoon and I could only assume that either it was attracted to the light on this dismally cold winter night or that maybe it was getting some warmth from it. It still freaked me out enough that I quickly turned out the light and tried to get to sleep knowing a toothy little creature was just outside my window. Fast forward a few weeks and, again, I noticed a furry body outside the window. I'm not sure why this is happening but I'm determined to consider it cute and cuddly (I know.... rabies....) just so I can deal with it being there sometimes. So my card humanizes a raccoon and makes him lovable.

That's as close as I'm getting....

Here's the card and the photo of my What's On Your Workspace desk follows...





Supplies:
Stamps by Lawn Fawn: Critters in the Forest, Harold's ABCs, Sophie's Sentiments
Paper: green grid (Friendly Forest), flowers (The Green Stack by DCWV), Cherry Cobbler c/s (Stampin Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Copic markers




Crafty tip #57: Before cutting, use a cool gray marker (like Copic C-3) to outline your images it so that you don't wind up with a white line around them.

I'm suffering with a stealth cough that pops up every once in a while, so the mug has cranberry juice in it (I believe Vitamin C can't hurt) but it's replaced often with a hot lemon and honey tea..... The only other item that hasn't been mentioned already is the small journal on the far right. It was one of four from a Twilight set I got at Barnes & Noble. I have it out so that I'll remember to jot notes in it more often. (Speaking of Team Edward, anyone else excited for the release of the movie Water for Elephants? I just finished the book, I'm ready... *smile*)

Happy WOYWW to all!

Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

14 comments:

lynn said...

great copic trick! love your card and the story that inspired it:) my neighbor had a raccoon family move into his basement recently--they are not pretty when angry!

Sam said...

Your card is gorgeous. Well done. Not sure I would be happy with a racoon in the vicinity but not much chance in South Wales, UK!!
Happy Anniversary!

Rebekah said...

Wow, what a stunning card!
Just wanted to let you know that I'm very close to get my PIF gifts out in the mail. So I need to get your info from you! Please email me at rbkhandcoatgmaildotcom and share your snail mail addy! Wohoo!!

Lulabelle said...

What a lovely creative desk! Love your card! Raccoons were my eldest sons favourite animal when he was small but we only saw one in a zoo, we had to get him a teddy so we could go home (he still has it at 26!)
Thanks for sharing!

Wipso said...

Happy Thursday. I'm just doing a very quick blog dash to make sure all our WOYWW friends get the heads up on the BIG celebration draw over in our blog shop. Please excuse this copied and pasted message but it's the only way I can get round you all this week. If you check out my blog you will see what's keeping me busy :-)

Shop draw http://sisterscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

Good luck,
A x

Di said...

Fantastic card - I love this style (need patience to make 'em) and it works so very well the way you've put it together!

Remember to hop over to my blog if you'd like to win some blog candy. I'm celebrating one whole year of blogging :) Di x

Wendy said...

Such a fun and sweet Anniversary card. I love the unique cut/fold. Hoping your raccoon is cute & cuddly!! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories this week!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow Cindy this card is simply amazing!!
TFS.. Happy WOYWW!! sorry am late my internet went down! better late than never!
Shaz in Oz.x

The Crafty Elf said...

First...your cards are just lovely!!! Now to the racoon. That would have scared the bageebers outta me, holy crow. That's cool it inspired you to make the card it's adorable.

Emily Leiphart said...

Squeee!! This is SO, SO super cute! You worked wonders with those Lawn Fawn animals.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Oh my goodness! This is awesome. Love all the details and the scene you created. So sweet & cute. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories & Lawnscaping combo challenge. :)

okienurse said...

Very nice card! Love your workspace!Sorry I am so late making it around but last week was very busy. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #162

Eve said...

this is soooo cute & nice! Congrats on winning the Hoolala's spot at wee memories! Your creation deserves it!! :-)

Spyder said...

Lovely cute card!! fab crafty space too, Thanks for the very nice snoop!!
(((Happy Very Late WOYWW Lyn)))