LINDA TRACE DESIGNS

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Friday, 9 September 2011

The first ever Lawnscaping Blog-hop!!!

Hello and welcome to the very first ever Lawnscaping Blog-hop!!!



Hopefully you have arrived here at my blog from the lovely Kim Duran's blog!!  If at any point you lose your way along this bloggety-hop, just pop back to the Lawnscapings Challenge Blog and you can either start again (and come on, why wouldn't you want to check everything out at least twice?!)

So when I received my email from Laurel, saying the theme was the holidays, I immediately started staring at my Lawn Fawn stamps, turning them every which way, waiting for inspiration to strike and it didn't take long!

 The little critters just spoke to me and said "tell them what the nativity REALLY looked like!" lol. So I had to listen to them.
I used Enamel Accents on the eyes (makes them look like they have false eyelashes lol!) 

The card was quite simple, just took a bit of planning, and LOTS of masking :)
The critters were all coloured with Copic Markers, and a little distress ink was applied around the 'background' and to make the star's "beam of light".  I added some distress stickles to the star to give it a bit of glimmer and shine.

I hope you like it!

Don't forget!! The hop runs from Friday, September 9th - Sunday, September 11th! Make sure to comment on all of the blogs because there are LOTS of prizes to be won! All the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page (http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com).

Next on to the hop you pop over to the amazing Isha's blog.

Thanks so much for joining me here today and I hope you come back again soon!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Linda xxx

 

105 comments:

melania deasy said...

Waaaaaaaa this is soooo cute....make me smile BIG, thank u for sharing :)

Divine said...

Card is really cute. It sure lots of masking, hehe. TFS :)

Tamara said...

ahhhhhhhhhhhh, this is so cute!!! Love love love this one :-) so smart!!
xx Tamara

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

So super cute!!! I love the "false lashes!" Adorable!

Cris said...

Wow! That must have been a lot of work! But it looks awesome! What a cute scene!

Manasa said...

Awwww...this is such a cute cute scene ! Love your idea ! very creative :)

Tracy said...

You have done a fantastic job, love this :)

Isha said...

Superb card. Love those false lashes;)

Samantha Mann said...

Oh my gosh!! Adorable! I am blown away by the card!msuch a cute idea! I love the effect of the star too! Bravo!

Efrat said...

This card is just Beautiful with a capital B! Love the little critters and the coloring is a work of art. Thanks for sharing.

Elena said...

hahaha! I had no idea how cute a crittery nativity could be :)

Jenny said...

Oh my.... how wonderful is this?!
Just adorable and creative, love the alternative nativity :)
Jenny x

Laurel said...

Just a fabulous, FABULOUS ideas! Love all those critters and the one sitting inside the lanterned turned bag! So clever! Loving this nativity! Very creative. THANK YOU for sharing your talent with us! Make sure to upload it to Flickr if you haven't already!

Hussena said...

your card is just amazing loved those critters ,they look so cute i really loved your coloring so much, makes the card come alive.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Oh my gosh, such a wondeful idea! TFS =)

Kelly said...

Such an AMAZING scene! So much detail on this. Love the masking, the eye lashes, the srays of light and that each of the 3 foxes have a gift (clever use of lanterns). Just wonderful!

CraftyDee said...

Very sweet scene you put together there, well done!

Chari M. said...

This is a brilliant idea! I just love what you have done. Critters for a Nativity is better than people in my opinion. :)

Shelly said...

Oh,this is such a cute card! Love all the animals and colors you chose to use! Great card :)

Heather I. said...

This is way too cute! I love those false eyelashes too ;).

Danielle said...

This is just too sweet! Love what you did with the enamel accents!

Tami B. said...

This is one of those cards that make you go "Awww" as soon as you see it. You did an amazing job from concept to completion. I love it.

Vera Rhuhay said...

Hehehehe...this is super cute,Linda!

HeatherH said...

such a clever idea!

~amy~ said...

super SWEET card!

Yainea said...

LOL! I love your idea, super cute!!! This card has lots of work, wow, great results!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love this idea!!! You ded an awesome job masking off the images to create this scene!! ;o)

Corey Marie said...

How cute!

Katie said...

That is awesome and perfect.. I never would have thought of that.

*Alison* said...

ahh.. so cute! I just love the mini polka dot paper.. those critters are adorable..
Off to the next stop on the hop :) HUGS
familybubbles at hotmail dot com

Priya Mohan said...

Great idea and use of the critters..loved the scene you have created!

gscrapbooks said...

This is so flippin' cute! What an awesome ideas using the Critters for a scene like that. I love it!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

SUPER, SUPER sweet! Love the little scene you've created. LF stamps seem to be soo perfect for that! Keep my fingers crossed I'm lucky so that I'll get to try them soon (-; Thanks for great inspiration!

Christiana said...

This is really clever! I love how you used the wise foxes for the wise men!

Nona said...

Love the nativity scene you've created! Absolutely brilliant :)

ivy said...

brilliant! what a creative card!!

Rachel W K said...

oooooh wow. this is a perfect card for some members of my family, my dad would especially die laughing with this. It's so amazing! I dunno how you did so much masking, though!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Michelle B said...

Holy cute! That card is too much!

Love it, thanks for sharing

Nickery said...

Aww, this is adorable! I love seeing all those critters together, they are some of my Lawn Fawn favorites :)

glowegal said...

D'awww! This is so adorable! I'm partial to the Critters in the Forrest set because my dog (shiba inu) looks like a red fox. I love this card so much! What an adorable idea!

Karen B. said...

What an unbelievably creative and fantastically CUTE idea! Great execution too in my book.

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

extremely cute with the little critters, ♥ it!

Donna Bowman said...

just too cute!

Eve said...

linda, how cute! lol, those critters.. whispered you! :-) great coloring all around :-)

Misty said...

Such a fun idea! Love it!

Deanna said...

Great work with all that masking!

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

Beautiful card! I love your idea to use critters, and your coloring is perfect!

Kristy Smith said...

So cute! I love the coloring and the accents and the idea! =D It's just fabulous!

Annette said...

so adorable...love the coloring..
thanks for sharing..

Peggy Jean said...

Cute clever card. Sometimes it's good to remind folks about the reason for the season. Luv the colors, design - its a great card

Anonymous said...

ahhh....sooo cute!! Karen Freiberg

BishopsMommie said...

love this soo cute!!

Indy said...

Oh, so cute!

Brenda said...

Super genius! I love how you created the scene! Beautifully done!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, this is absolutely ADORABLE!! What a great scene. :)

Lauren said...

Wow you really put some work into this! Good job!

Maya said...

Ah, so adorable!

Anonymous said...

what a creative idea!!i love the bunny!

HUGS
Yenni Natalia
http://www.scrapcollector.blogspot.com

Anya L. said...

super clever! and different! thanks for sharing!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

That is too stinkin' cute! Love the enamel eyes idea too.

Carol said...

Adorable project! I love the colors and the design!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue D said...

I like the enamel accents on the eyes.

Ujjwal said...

Such a great idea to use critters for a Christmas card!

osirisandloki said...

what a great take on a xmas tradition! so cute! i love the foxes!

Kellann said...

That is seriously the cutest nativity I have ever seen! Great J-O-B!

michsmith1973 said...

Furbaby lover, loving this card!!

lydiawalker said...

those animals are so cute xx

The Paper Pundit said...

Nice coloring skills!!!

Cathy Fong said...

Fabulous idea!!! i really love this card. makes me smile big!

Helen said...

A really cute card!

Heidi said...

This is adorable! What a clever and sweet nativity scene!

Anonymous said...

That cards is so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Robin
mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

Anonymous said...

What a clever way to make a nativity card. Lots of masking for sure. Thanks for sharing. :)

Carol: clperry60@aol.com

Maria McClure (ututo at verizon net) said...

Awesome nativity scene!!!! Very clever and a beautiful beam of light. Absolutely one of my favorites!

Valerie Gee, the Scrappin' V said...

A little tongue in cheek - but I LOVE it! You'd have to be careful of who you send it to for Christmas though! LOL! TFS!!!

Sonia said...

Cute!

Kathy B said...

Ahh- cute card!

Lora Oliver said...

Oh. My. Gosh!!! I love this!

Barb said...

Great card. I love your original and creative use of stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Ragnhild S. said...

I love Lawn Fawn!

Tenny Kusuma said...

What a FUN, CUTE and Adorable (non} traditional Christmas card. LOVE it!! TFS. Tenny

Ruby said...

Aw so cute, it must have taken you ages!

Melinda said...

so cute ; )

Mary M. said...

What a very creative idea and such a sweet scene you have created! TFS! =)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love how you made this into a manger scene, so great!

Jenny said...

Very creative card!

Barb said...

OH. EM. GEE.
This is amazing! so cute...the foxy wise girls are...foxy. the bunny adorable...my goodness this is sweet! love it

Jennifer Rzasa said...

You must be so patient to do all of that masking...and it paid off!

Christine said...

This was super cute! Loved the twist on the story of the nativity.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Adorable card...both my girls are squealing at all those little foxy faces!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I LOVE this animal analogy scene you created for us here! I am a HUGE fan of Lawn Fawn's critters so it is a treat to see so many in a single card! I love your source of 'light' that you created and the foxy lashes.

Froggietalks said...

This isn't the real nativity, but I do like it, it's a very neat card :)

Lorraine A said...

awww Linda ,, this is absolutley adorable ! I love the little nativity scene you made here with the bunny in the crib ,, sooo cute ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

marjon said...

oooh, how cute all those animals together!

Angie said...

all of the masking was worth it. cute card!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Such a sweet critter scene!

Kelly Braund said...

This is so adorable!

Anonymous said...

Love your critter nativity. Thanks

MicheyMoo said...

Ha ha, I've not seen a Nativity scene quite like this one before! You did a fabulous job here, Linda! xxx

P@tricia said...

You created a perfect Christmas scene! Lovely!

JodieC said...

Ha! This card made me laugh out loud. Love it!

Angela said...

That nativity scene is so cute and clever that is original.

Anonymous said...

cuteness everywhere...

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Patricia H said...

Too totally cute! Love the three foxy "wise men"!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Linda, this is gorgeous! Glad you can join us on our very 1st Lawnscaping blog hop!