Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Nellie the Elephant...

It was my birthday at the weekend...and I was lucky to receive a few new crafty goodies to play with...and I've used one of my new stamps on today's card...it's a Rachelle Anne Miller stamp called 'Sorry I forgot' (by Crafter's Companion). I coloured the image using watercolour pencils to match the 'Blue Floral' papers (by My Mind's Eye). I distressed the edges of everything a little, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. The flowers are a mixture of Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts, Poppicrafts and Papermaina, and are held in place using BasicGrey brads. I used my E K Success 'Scalloped Diamonds' punch for the border, and the sentiment stamp is from the 'Wonderful' set by Penny Black.


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20 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

Hi helen what a cutie love the image and beautifully coloured thanks for sharing at Crafty sentiments

Nicole Setter said...

I really love your card, especially the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's this week.
Cheers Nicole

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful papers and an adorable image, Helen! Your colouring is wonderful!
Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xx

Sandra H said...

Oh how wonderful is your creation this is just so beautiful and perfect in every way xx

Sarah said...

Hope you had a lovely day Helen. This is a lovely card, great papers and a gorgeous stamp xx

Whisper said...

Happy Belated Birthday hun and what an adorable new image and great layout too, luv Sam x

Squirrel x said...

Oh ack! I just KNEW I had something to remember, I am so sorry hun, will make it up to you. Love this sweet Ellie - could she tie an extra knot in her trunk please. Hugs, Senile Squirrel xx

Helen said...

Great card - love the colours you've used,

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so adorable, Helen! Glad to see you playing with new goodies right off the bat! Happy Belated Birthday!! Hugs, Darnell

Viv's Visuals said...

Home for a couple of days so am just playing catch up Helen! belated Birthday wishes and this is a lovely card!

Jessika Lilian said...

So beautiful and cute card!! Happy birthday ;)

Jac said...

ooh a fabulous image and gorgeous papers, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Erin Bentley said...

Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Gorgeous card Helen, love the papers and colors.Beautiful coloring on the elephant!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.
Hugs,Sandra

Gail said...

This is adorable! A cute imaged colored wonderfully and fantastic papers that are perfect with this image! GREAT card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge! Hugs, Gail

Ruza Rebel said...

Adorable card! Love the image, your coloring, the papers and design! Thank you for joining our "Inspired by a Song, Book or Movie" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love your card! The sweet ellie is gorgeous and I really love the papers you've matched to this image. Beautifully crafted card. Hugs, Wends x

Anna-Karin said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Hugs Anna-Karin

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a fabulous card you've created! I rally love the patterned paper you chose to combine-- you have a great eye for mixing and matching! I also like how the elephant stands out in such a great way and the "wonderful" sentiment fits perfectly. I adore the dimension you added with the flowers and that stitching is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Jacki Randolph said...

Adorable card, your pattern papers are fab with your design! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Love to Create Challenge Inspired by a Song, Movie or Book.

Hugs
Jackie - LTC owner