Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Baby Elephant card!!

Hi Folks!! I'm back to the land of blogging after going AWOL for a while after Easter!! I managed to clear a small space on my desk today and get some crafting done, think I must be the worlds most disorganised crafter - or is it because I am untidy?? Perhaps best not to answer that one!!!
Anyways, here is the result of this afternoons efforts, a cute baby elephant card which might become a 'New baby card' - a family friend is due very soon or if the new baby isn't 'pink' as my nephew would say, I thought it would make a nice kids card!!
The inspiration for this card came from the Sketchy Colors challenge, this week the colours are pink, grey & white and as soon as I read them I thought of my new elephant digi stamp! This cutie is from Squigglefly and it is drawn by Crissy Armstrong who has just started a new challenge blog called Sundays with Crissy. The first challenge is 'To make it a combo' so in my usual fashion I decided to combine this card into multiple challenges!! I used the fab sketch over at Sketch & Stash along with my new digi stamp and a sheet of 12" x 12" paper by American Crafts which has been in my stash since forever (not even sure why I bought it originally!!) . Rather appropriately I think my little elephant fits nicely with the challenge recipe over at The Pink Elephant this week, which is to use 1 image, 2 dies (scalloped and plain circle nesties) and 3 favourite embellishments (layered up flowers). Allsorts this week are looking for petals and pearls and My Time to Craft also have pearls as a challenge. Crafty Angels challenge is 'My favourite things' which could be interpreted in 2 ways for this card - I love elephants (you might have guessed) and I also love flowers on my cards! Then last, but by no means least, Papertake weekly challenge is 'Cutie Pie' which I think this little Ellie definately is!!
I think that 8 should qualify as a 'combo' of challenges LOL, thanks for looking!!!


  1. Such a cute little card, love the pink, and the flowers look soooo soft. Thanks for playing over at Crafty Angels. Good luck with the top 3.

  2. Really nice job on the colouring of the baby elephant! She looks pretty surrounded by pink. One of my fav. colour combo's. Thanks for joining in at Sundays With Crissy for my very first challenge!

  3. Simply adorable card. Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

  4. Hi there

    How very pretty, the soft pinks just lend themselves to the ellie image.

    Thank you for joining in my Petals adn Pearls theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  5. Aww... how gorgeous!! I love the soft pretty colours, so cute!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx

  6. Tooooo cute, might have to get that stamp.
    Keep bloging, hugs Sheepie xx

  7. Awww lovely card and cute image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  8. Oh isn't he sweet love this little elephant and love the soft pinks used x

  9. very cute!!! Love the image with the colors!!
    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for entering my blog candy.
    hugs, Janiel

  10. Hi Jacky love the elephant image and the card is stunning let's hope your friend has a little girl.
    When I read your blog I noticed you live on Hampshire/Surrey border - not sure if it is anywhere near you but I used to live in Ashdene Road, Ash and my family live in Fleet.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Angels and good luck with the top 3.
    Hugs Shirley x x x

  11. oh this is just so cute - thanks for sharing it with us at The Pink Elephant. Have a great weekend.
    ann xxx

  12. Fabulous card loving all the "petals & Pearls...x

    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts Hugs Kirsten...x


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