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I really can not believe how fast this year is going. It is time for another new release at Crafty Purple Frog and it follows on the animal theme and makes me think back to childhood stories of wind in the willows. Mr Otter here is attempting to catch his dinner

There is a video on my YouTube Channel Mrs's H's Crafty Corner

Card Making Supplies

Crafty Purple Frog Otterly Adorable

Crafty Purple Frog  Wonderfully Wavy stencil 

Shrink Wrap

Spectrum Noir Illustrators

Distress Ink in Salty Ocean

Distress Oxides in Mermaid lagoon, tumbled glass

Shimmer Spray by Time For Tea Designs


Foam Tape 

Rectangle Nesting Die

Versamark Ink

Wow Embossing Powder in Earthtone Green

Nuvo Drops

Clear Bead Embellishments

Card Making Tutorial

I begun by making my shaker elements. This was done using the fish stamp and shrink wrap. I stamped them, fussy cut them out, then heated them and coloured the reverse.

The otter was stamped and the background pencilled in before being coloured in the following blends

life jacket GY5, GY3, GY1, JG7, JG5, JG3, IG9, IG7, IG5

Boat above water GB8, GB6, GB3

Boat below water GB3, GB2, GB1

Shore EB8, EB5, EB3

Grass CG4, CG3, CG2, CG1

Trees EB8, EB6, EB3

Far Trees EB2, EB1, BGR3

Leaves YG3, YG2, YG1

Grass AG5

Using a rectangle nesting die I created the shaker winder and added acetate to the back of this. Using the part cut out I inked it using the distress ink and then used the oxides with the stencil and shimmer spray.

The card panel was then finished with the following blends

Pond BT6, AB3, AB2, AB1, TB7, TB4, TB2, TB1

Rod IG10, IG6, IG4

Otter RB4, RB3, RB2, RB1

The sentiment was heat embosed

The stencilled negative was adhered onto a sheet of card and foam tape applied around the edges

This was filled with the fish sprinkles and the panel secured onto the foam tape

Nuvo drops and clear beads were adhered and the panel was adhered onto an A5 black card base

Thank you for reading

Happy Crafting

Claire xx


  1. Super fun new image!Hugs Blankina

  2. A brilliant peaceful scene,love the critter

  3. Brilliant shaker card and love the fish sprinkles-great colouring of the otter too
    Carol x

  4. This is fabulous, love the shaker element that you've added to the scene.

  5. Fabulous scene and colouring and I used to be scared senseless of Wind in the Willows as my older brother read it to me and changed things up a bit, he was awful, but we are best friends

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Oh what a fabulous shaker element and a wonderful card Claire. Love it
    Stay safe


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