Good morning and thanks for stopping by! Can't believe it's February already, time is surely flying by, and we have a new challenge for you over at ABC challenges, we have arrived at the letter "G" and our challenge for the next two weeks is
G for Going Dotty!
Fun fun fun! I love dots and I am sure many of you do to! So why not join us this month for a chance to win some fun prizes?
Here is what I created, and I am so happy with how this card turned out. I combined pretty much everything I like here, first of all a cute critter, then dots, and a clean and simple feel to the card. I just love when something turns out how I want it (although I didn't really plan this card, it just turned into this while I worked on it and I love the outcome!)
The stamp is from a set from Whimsy Stamps newest rubber stamp line, 2Cute Ink. It's called "Happy Birthday to you". I knew I had to have this set because I just couldn't resist this cute elephant. There are also a couple other cute animals in this set, plus several cute little sentiments like the ones I used on my card.
The papers are from a pack by My Mind's Eye. And since I really feel like most of my cards are girly, I decided to go a little masculine with this one, using blues and yellows. The swirls that you see on the yellow designer paper were stamped using one of whimsy's lavish flourishes stamps. I know I am using that set all the time, but I just love the way it changes the look of the paper a little by simply stamping it.
The elephant was colored using faber castell polychromos. I added some chrystal effects to the balloon and the water puddle, but it is hard to tell in the photo.
As mentioned above, both sentiments are from the same set (happy birthday to you) by Whimsy Stamps, I used the SUs word window punch on the top sentiment and a 1" circle punch on the bottom sentiment. Did some sewing to add some texture, and then tied some silver cord onto the cut out circle.
I would love to enter my card to a couple other challenges:
- Crafty Sentiments - Buttons and Bows (star shaped button and silver bow used)
- The Crazy Challenge - Party Time
- Moving Along With The Times - Punch it Out
- Crafting By Design - animal
- Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Thanks again for visiting. Hope you'll join us this challenge for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes from these two very generous sponsorsHave a wonderful day,
PS: Forgot to add, there is just one more week left for you to enter into my word play saturday challenge. I have a cute stamp by Whimsy to give away. You can enter up to 4 times total. The "word" this month is "anything" so you can share anything as long as it is a new creation.
fabulous card Ellie,ReplyDelete
love your neat stitching!
This is super cute Ellie. Gorgeous colours and great little details. Hope you have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
this is so cute, ellie! the little elephant is adorable and i love the polka dot ears. i really envy your sewing skills; it's always soo straight and adds such dimension.ReplyDelete
This is such a cute card, love it! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.ReplyDelete
You have made a really super cute card with the most adorable little elephant! Love all your stitching and the design is fabulous!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!
Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member
So stinkin' cute, Ellie. Love the dotty papers and all the stitching. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a sweet comment, It's greatly appreciated.ReplyDelete
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Oh my goodness, this is so adorable!! Love that image and your stitching is awesome. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)ReplyDelete
Awww this is so so so cute :) I love the sweet image, beautiful fresh colours and style of your card... so creative and enjoyable to look at, love it :) Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xxReplyDelete
I've been such a bad blogger of late Ellie and missed so much I'm afraid.ReplyDelete
Your stitching techniques are as always stunning and the layout on this one really shows it to perfection.
Super cute card - love the design and fabulous stitching.ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Fabulous card Ellie !! Your stitching is fabby do as well !! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!ReplyDelete
hugs Diane xx
I love the colours on this, so pretty EllieReplyDelete
hugs julie P
How cute, love that little elephant.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blogReplyDelete
So cute! Your little elephant looks adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!ReplyDelete