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Jan 27, 2011

A cute little turtle!

Hello everyone and thanks for visiting my blog today!

I decided to play in a few challenges today using this new cute digital image by Meljen's Designs. It was just released today and can be found at Whimsy stamps.

The image has been colored with derwent coloursoft pencils and baby oil for blending.
I used papers are from Stampin up and Basic Grey. I embellished with some polka dots ribbon which I had forever, a couple of butterflies with sticky pearls, and then a button and some grosgrain ribbon. Stickles was applied to the turtle's hearts and the butterflies, as well as the circles on the pink designer paper. To finish it off I did some sewing with my sewing machine.

I started out with the sketch from this week's Mojo Monday but had to change a couple of things to make it work for me. The colors were inspired by this week's Color Dare Challenge with the colors pear pizzaz, perfect plum and pretty in pink. I don't have any pear pizzas so I used a certain celery tone and for my purple I used eggplant.

Then at stamps r us the challenge is "animals", and stamp fairy wants to see circles. Critter sketch challenge has the theme of distressing and circles, and then of course I'd love to enter my card also to this week's Meljen's challenge, and they would like to see hearts (the cute little turtle is covered in hearts!).

I was going to make a valentine's card but then I thought the colors would be perfect for a baby card so I decided to make a welcome baby card instead. The purple does show up a little darker on the picture than what it is in real life. Sorry about that!

That should be all for today, I have another fun card scheduled to go tomorrow for the new stamp something challenge, hope you'll check back!

Have a wonderful day!


karen said...

Hi Ellie
Beautiful card, I love the papers and that is one very cute turtle! Karenx

coldwaters2 said...

Awww Ellie this is so cute doesn't that Turtle look a happy one, I love that you have used it for a baby card the colours look super.
Lorraine x

Crystal said...

Such an adorable card! I love the distressing & stitching not to mention the super cute turtle! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch :)

Gerda said...

Hi Hon

another cute card, I am running out of words *thehe*

Thanks for joining us on STAMP FAIRY CHALLENGE (

Hugs, Gerda

Louise said...

Ahhh such a cute card and love the ribbon detail and the butterflies.
Louise xx

Anneke said...

Hi Ellie,
this card is so adorable :) The turtle is so cute!!
Hugs Anneke

sgc said...

Oh that is a cute turtle, as well as a cute layout! Love the card. Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Challenge this week.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Lovely circles card

Thanks for joining us on STAMP FAIRY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous:) Thanks for playing along with our circles challenge at StampFairy this week.

Anonymous said...

very cute card love all the circles on the papers too! Thanks for joining us on the Stamp Fairy Challenge this time, Hugs Samantha :0)

Marisa said...

Darling turtle image :) Love the polka dotted ribbon too. Thanks for joining us at the Color Dare this week :)

Glenda J said...

So cute! Love the layout and the butterflies! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Awww, is this ever cute, love the turtle! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Stamps R Us!

jjcreations said...

This is too cute - turtles and butterflies. Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

Tammy Miller said...

What a great card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Critter Sketch Challenge Blog for Distressed/Circle Challenge! Good Luck! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

Shelly Schmidt said...

Darling little turtle- love your L.O. and the stitching. Thank You for joining us at Stamps R Us this week
~ Shelly

Cheryl said...

Very cute! I love your stitching.

Thank you for joining our “Heart” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


Kim P said...

Very cute baby card!!! Great colors!

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

You did a marvelous job combining all of these terrific challenges and I especially love the way you used this weeks Color Dare colors!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Color Dare, can't wait to see what you will create with next weeks colors!!

Hugs & Smiles

Pamela Lash said...

Love your creativity! Hope you had fun with the challenge!
I just became a follower and would love if you follow me too!
Mama Lovebug from LoveBug Creations

Sprytebyrd said...

Love this, Ellie! What a cute idea to use this adorable turtle for a baby card!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments