Tuesday, 10 February 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #1

Whilst blog-hopping on Sunday, I discovered a fab new challenge blog, called The Pink Elephant. The design team are a talented bunch, and with a new challenge every Monday, it's definitely worth a look if you haven't already seen it. The theme for their first challenge is a colour scheme of 'Pink, Black and White', which is a combination I seem to be using a lot lately.
For my card, I've used a fab Whipper Snapper stamp called '"Moo"d Swing' - I just love the expression on this cows face! The spotty paper is by Doodlebug, and the sentiment stamp is by Autumn Leaves (from a set called 'Talking Circles'). Inspired by the Colour Create challenge this week, I've had another go at making another DIY flower. This time I used my scalloped circle Nesties (the three smallest ones) to cut shapes from pink and white mulberry paper, then cut 'petals' with scissors. I then embossed them using my Cuttlebug 'Textile' folder, shaped the petals with my fingers, and added a touch of glitter glue to the tips of the petals, before attaching it to my card with a jewelled brad from The Range.

I think I must be getting forgetful in my old age...I made this card on Sunday night, along with the two I uploaded yesterday, but forgot to photograph it with the others...I think I thought I'd already put it on here...oh well, at least I've remembered to do it before the challenge is over!


Ann said...

An amazing card - that cow is just fabulous and the flower well I'm going to have a go at doing that. It's just so effective.

Thank you so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week, especially with such a special card. I really hope we'll see more of your work in the coming weeks.
Ann xxx

Robin said...

This card is gorgeous!! I love that little cow too!!! How cute. The flower is incredible. I am so going to try this technique! Thanks for entering our first TPE challenge. We hope to see you back next week!

tina q. said...

Very cute, Helen! I love that cow!

Pauline C said...

Another gorgeous card Helen - that image is sooo right for this colour theme, and I haven't forgotten that I've got one of these fab images waiting to be used too !! :-)
Pauline x

Tara said...

I love this card Helen, it's really fab and funky! xx

carol said...

oh what a gorgeos card, cute cow!!
x carol

Rach said...

what a fabulous card that cow looks wonderful as does your yummy papers.xx

Carol said...

Love the sentiment circle and that cow is soooo cute!
Your flower is very inspiring...tfs!
Hope to see you next week at TPE and thanks for joining in on our first week!

Carol x

Enfys said...

Love it Helen, that cow image is hilarious, and yet, even though it makes no sense at all, it somehow seems quite appropriate for her to be sitting on a swing. Gorge card, great colours, and a lovely blog too.
Enfys x

Shary said...

She looks great and the papers go really well with the image.

Cathy said...

Helen this is fab. I love that cow and the flower. Fab papers too.
Cathy xx

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Helen! I agree with your about the facial expression, it's great and your image is so beautifully coloured. Love the papers and design and thanks for the link to the challenge. Chris x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Helen, great colours and a super image!

Riet said...

o Helen,you made fabolous cards,l love them all.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.x

Spyder said...

Just had to pop in and say I love this card!