Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Pig Lover

I've been AWOL from blogland for a month, more about that at the end of my post.  

My card today is one I made for friends who collect pigs - not real ones! 

The pig is a TL die cut, with the head slightly raised up with a foam pad.  I embossed the background with a Sizzix embossing folder and added a strip of ribbon with a sentiment.  Three tiny, green punched stars with tiny pearls  finished off my card.

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So........ the reason why I've not been around for a month is that my hubby and I were fortunate enough to go travelling.  Our first stop was Singapore for a few days on our way to New Zealand.  As well as touring New Zealand, we caught up friends in Wellington and Auckland.  We came home via San Francisco, where we visited Darnell and her hubby, Kevin.  I was lucky enough to have a tour of her fabulous Playhouse and even saw a tiny hummingbird sat in a nest in the garden.  Thanks to Darnell for her hospitality and for the following photos.  
Darnell and me outside the Playhouse.

 Alan and Kevin.

25 comments:

Lisa said...

Your card is so adorable!! That pig is so sweet!! It sounds like a wonderful trip!! Beautiful pictures!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Glennis said...

Sorry to have missed you in Auckland Liz, I could have arranged a meet-up perhaps

Liz said...

I didn't realise you lived in Auckland, Glennis. It would have been lovely to meet up with you. xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh WOW, Liz, what an awesome trip you had! And you got to hang out with Darnell and her hubby! I think you had fun! Your little pig card is adorable - such a cute die! I love how his little head is raised a bit from his body! Thank you for sharing your photos!

Dana M said...

Super cute card Liz, what an adorable pig! I saw Darnell's post that you had visited. What a treat to get to tour her playhouse. Sounds like you had a lovely trip!

Jane Willis said...

What a cute card, that little piggy is gorgeous and I love the embossed background. Your trip sounds amazing, you've visited some of my favourite places in the whole world.
Jane

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Liz, I love the die of the pig. How wonderful meeting up with Darnell on your way home from your travels.

Sue xx

Di said...

Super card Liz, that piggy is so cute😁

And what a holiday that must have been! So lucky to have met up with Darnell again as well.

Hugs

Di xx

scrAPpamondo said...

How cute! Love this fun piggy and the embossed panel makes him pops out!!

Megan J said...

Hi Liz, a cute card love the little pigs head popped up. Hope you had a lovely trip across the ditch. (An Aussie and Kiwi term) have a wonderful week... Megan

Viv's Visuals said...

Great little piggy and am sure your friend loved it! Lovely pics too Liz - and how fab to have been able to meet up with Darnell!

Shona Erlenborn said...

That sounds like an awesome trip! How cute is that little pig? Love how you popped up his head - super fun!

Barb said...

Your little pig card is really cute Liz. I collected pigs for a number of years too.

It sound like a wonderful trip. How lovely to catch up with Darnell and Kevin on the way back. I did see the happy photos on Darnell's blog. Barbxx

Pat said...

What a fabulous trip Liz and to meet with Darnell and see her wonderful playhouse was a lovely added bonus. Your little pink piggy is really cute on the embossed background and the ribbon and stars finish it beautifully. x

Karen P said...

I just had to pop on over after seeing pig lover as the title of this post lol! Looks like you and hubby had a marvellous trip and I am jealous of your visit with Darnell xx

Karen P said...

I got so distracted Liz so I'm not sure if I said so but I love your little pink piggy! I adore pigs and when I was a child we lived near a piggy farm and I've loved them since xx

Mac Mable said...

How exciting is that? Loads of memories for you to cherish. Fun card today which brought a smile to my face x

MaryH said...

I've seen the TL pig and wondered "What would I do with that die?". Well, now I see! Isn't this the cutest thing for a pig collector! I like the way you've emphasized the head & this little pinkie looks just darling atop that dots embossed white background! Lucky lucky you to have been able to take this fabulous trip, visit friends. And to cap it all off, to meet & enjoy Our Darnell and her Playhouse. So happy for the both of you, as it's always such a thrill to meet your blog buddies. And to find they're just as sweet IRL as on their blogs! Glad you're back safely after such a fun time! TFS & Hgs

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
oh my it doesn't seem like a month that we have not seen you.
How time does fly.
I did notice you lovely photo on Darnell's blog.
Sounds like a very lovely break.
Your card is fantastic, and wonderfully created as usual.
I love the super design.
My SIL loves collecting pigs too, and would love this wonderful card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

pam said...

Fabulous card Liz, wondered where you where as I did miss you.
Sounds like you had a fantastic time.
Pam x

Carol L said...

I love your little pink piggy card, and TFS those great pictures! So happy you got to meet Darnell in person! Welcome back home :)

Greta said...

What a wonderful trip & I know you enjoyed seeing Darnell's Playhouse! Your card is just so cute!

Gerrina said...

Must have been great to go visit Darnell! And so super that "meeting" trough blogging let to this!
A fun card and piggy! Hugs, Gerrina

laurie said...

Sounds like a fun time! Love that cute pig:)

Darnell said...

Your friend will love your fun card, Liz, with the cute piggy! Popping up her head gave her such personality! Thank you again for making us a part of your fantastic Around-The-World travels! It was delightful to see you again and meet Alan!! Hugs, Darnell