Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hambo Hoedown - Happy Newt Year!

No, I'm not getting political - not even close. I played the Hambo Hoedown challenge, and they gave us this image to use this week (free if you played the last challenge AND remembered to email it to them, which I miraculously did!):

This is Hambo's Reptile digi image, and the wheels are turning as to what I can have this guy say in the irreverent category. My options are many. But for this challenge we were supposed to use not only one of the provided sentiments, but also something NEW that we have acquired in the past three months. Too easy, people, too easy. I mean, I have bags I trip over every day in the paths of The Captain's Quarters. Seriously.

For my new item, I chose to unwrap my Tim Holtz Limited Edition Holiday Inks and I used the Ice Spruce color to ink the raised portions of the embossed background. Here is my card:

Given that my mission in life is to use my s-crap, the rest of this card is all stash. I paper pieced his shirt from a manly piece of paper in the Heaplet. The images were printed on a left-over half sheet of white from ... someone. The ribbon is SU Taupe (hoarded), so you know how old that is! Even the card base is from a stack of bases I am working to disappear. Oh, and the misguided idea to add the red heart bling? I don't know what came over me, but I now have 5 fewer of them, so I call that a WIN! :)

I'm off to work on a few more challenges. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is too cute. I love how you inked up the background, very cool!!

  2. Cute! Happy New Year to you, too. Let's just hope it's not "that other" Newt, ok? KWIM?

  3. I am addicted to the Tim Holtz winter distress inks and actually ordered a second set so I won't run out, so I love your inked blue spruce embossed background! The whole card is very cute! Nice job.

  4. big, BIIIIIIIIIG win! and a totally ♥FAB♥, funny, freakin' awesome card!!!! love it! (for the record: this is the only newt for whom i'd consider voting!!!) :) :) :) :) :)

    ps: WV="QUADINGA"!!! i don't actually have a joke for that one, but i'm not sure one's needed anyway! ♥

  5. This is adorable! I like how you used the little hearts in the sentiment and corners. Excellent card!

  6. I really like your inked background! Super cute! Thanks for playing at the Hoedown!

  7. Fun card that would be great for a guy! Is that glitter in the newt's mouth? It looks cool. Thanks for your continued support of our challenge! :)

  8. Being a true newt, he is color coordinated with the background! Maybe newt's dont's change colors? Anyway, your card is ADORABLE!! So glad you joined us this week at the Hoedown!


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