Sending Snail Mail Hugs

Hello friends!  Yippee!  It’s finally “officially” Fall now! (According to the calendar anyway.) We are very slowly starting to get lower temps at least in the evening time anyway.  I’ve gotten out my Fall decorations and I’m ready!  How about you?

Today I have a very sweet image from Whimsy Stamps to share with you:


Awe!  I wouldn’t normally hug a snail, but I must say, this one is SUCH a cutie don’t you think?  This digital image is called “Love You Slow Much” from Whimsy Stamps-Sylvia Zet’s Wee Stamps Collection which was previously released as a rubber cling stamp.  So now you can have the option of choosing the digital or the rubber versions!

Of course with Fall having started, I was really inspired to create with this cutie in some orange, yellow and tan toned colors!  With the exception of that blue bow tie on the snail,  I’ve colored it differently as I think that makes him really stand out especially for dispensing hugs…or perhaps receiving them! 🙂

I’ve cut out the image with a stitched circle die and then die cut another larger circle in the orange color to mat behind that.  I’ve taken a piece of decorative paper from my stash with the wording and added some stitch marks along the edge of it with a black marker and then mounted it to a piece of white cardstock.  I wrapped some white organdy ribbon around these two pieces and mounted it onto an orange 5″ square top folding card base.

I took another piece of orange cardstock and die cut a tag out from an older Whimsy Stamps die that I have and then I stamped the “hugs” sentiment from the Whimsy Stamps Everyday Mini Sentiments clear stamp set towards the bottom of the tag and added it to the bow on the ribbon.  Lastly, I took some flowers and attached them around the card design.


Here’s a closer look at the coloring I’ve done on this image.  You can view/purchase Copic markers from Whimsy Stamps by CLICKING HERE or you can click on the numbered links below for a specific colored I’ve used:

  • Snail Body:  W7, W5, W3, W1, R00
  • Snail Shell:  E35, E33, E31, E30
  • Snail Bow Tie:  B26, B24, B21
  • Fairy’s Dress, Hair Flowers, Shoes, Wings:  YR07, YR04, YR02, BG000, C7, C5, C3
  • Fairy’s Hair & Skin:  E47, E44, E42, E41, E21, E11, E02, E00, E000, R20
  • I used BG000 and E0000 for around image and shadows
  • I’ve also used a gold gel pen for the center of the flowers in her hair and over the tiny marks behind her wings.  I’ve used a white gel pen for hightlights in the Fairy’s cheeks as well as highlights on the snail’s shell.  I took a glue pen over her wings and added some clear glitter over them.
  • I’ve also used a Copic marker (unsure of color) to color a rhinestone for the center of the orange flowers.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my creation today and that it has inspired you in some way!

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Thanks so much for stopping in today!  I always appreciate your support!  I’ll be seeing you soon!!

These are the Whimsy Stamps products used on my creation today with affiliate links:



WS-Copic display

Challenges I’d like to enter this card in:

  1.  Creatalicious – Anything Goes with optional circles
  2. Stamps & Fun = Creativity – Anything Goes
  3. The Paper Girls – Anything Goes
  4. The Fairy & The Unicorn – Fantasy Anything Goes
  5. Creative Knockouts – Anything Goes
  6. QKR Stampede – Anything Goes #364
  7. Creative fingers – Anything Goes
  8. Always Fun – Cute Critters



27 thoughts on “Sending Snail Mail Hugs

  1. Awww, precious as can be, Vicki! Your little fairy could do no less than delight in her snail buddy, especially the way he is all decked out in his blue bow tie, and highly polished shell! Great job on that shell making lots of dimension. It really does resemble a polished shell! Darling card! hugs, de


  2. My goodness this is so sweet! So many of these Whimsy stamps are just the loveliest. You color them up so perfectly, and the glitter on the wings, just wonderful! Fantastic card!


  3. Simply delightful – love the image and the pretty fall colors. Fantastic card. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


  4. Oh Vicki! What a perfect card to start Fall with! I love the way you colored that adorable snail! The papers are so beautiful and really have the fall color scheme in them! Love your card!


  5. Such a pretty little card! I love the colours you’ve used!
    Not sure I’d hugs a snail though!
    Thanks for joining the fun at QKR Stampede this week!
    Good Luck
    Crafty Hugs
    Dawn xx


  6. Awww this is so sweet Vicki!! I love that image and you’ve colored it beautifully, gorgeous background paper and I love the added faux stitching!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. Another fabulous card Vicki. Your autumn look is beautiful. We are just beginning spring here in NZ, so please to see the sun back on our side of the equator. CarolG


  8. Oh my gosh, she is simply delightful! What a fun, fall creation! Thanks for sharing her! Yes, I pulled out a few fall decorations. Just a small amount this year, as I’m a bit under the weather again (still?)… lol! Love having the fall colors in the house! Hugs, my friend!


  9. Oh my, what a cute and adorable card! Your coloring is wonderful on this image, and I like the scripty background with that tiny sentiment tag! Cute flowers too! Happy Fall!


  10. That’s such a sweet image, Vicki, and your coloring is exquisite! Fabulous card design and the flower embellies are perfect. I love how you got such a ‘shiny’ look on the snail’s shell by adding those touches of white. I could hang this one on my wall and smile every time I looked at it. 😀


  11. This is beautiful! The shell looks so dimensional with a glaze, and her little dress is so pretty with all the pleats. Orange isn’t my color but WOW this is so pretty. And his little blue bow is a contrast yet fits in perfectly.


  12. Ooh she is a cute Image Vicki love your coloring always and love all the orange you added on this beautiful card

    I just come back from Indonesia and feel jetlag
    cause 00:00 in Jakarta = 19:00 PM in Germany 🙂
    I am just like to visit your lovely blog
    it was long time ago right

    I will visit again tomorrow now I am so tired because of the jetlag
    see you on my blog my talented friend
    always soo happy read your comment


  13. The little snail and little girl are just the sweetest. An adorable card, brilliant colorwork and lovely design. Love everything about this card, Vicki.



  14. Oh dear me- your coloring is so gorgeous! I love this sweet image and the girl hugging the snail with the blue tie! I also love the flowers you have used to embellish this card. But, back to the coloring- wowza!!!


  15. Dear, or dear!! I believe this is the very first time I have ever seen a slimy snail get a hug!! Stunning work with this sensational image, Vicki! I love the fabulous flowers in the corners mirroring those in her hair!!


  16. Precious – love the little girl and the big hug. The colors are so fall, as well as the pretty floral embellishments The coloring as always is perfections. Getting a few cooler days here 70’s but no color change yet. Niceto have the windows open.


  17. Utterly enchanting hunny. I love absolutely EVERYTHING about this sweet creation. Your colouring is flawless, the colours are delish, the layout is perfect. It’s super gorgeous. Hugs, Wends xoxo


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