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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Elephant Celebration

Evening Folks
Hope you all had a good Saturday.  Went out with my Mum this morning to Coleman's Craft Warehouse at Rushden.  They were holding one of their demo weekends.  Had a great time looking round and hunting out the bargains.  Got a few new stamps that were reduced and some yummy papers and embellishments that just jumped into my basket.  But it was so busy and quite hot in there.  Had to keep going outside to cool off.  Of course, this was due to the temperature in there and nothing to do with my age and these little hot flushes I keep getting lol.  Afterwards we stopped off for a yummy pub lunch.
Here is the little card I created when I got back using some of my new goodies.  I went with the colours of pink and purple (although this photo does not really show the colours at their best, still not the best lighting conditions at the moment).  This fits with the current challenge at I Love promarkers which it to use Purple and Pink - two colours I love.
The cute little elephant was acquired today.  He was actually part of a freebie stamp set that came with Creative Stamping magazine issue 3 which I bought today.  He is just so cute and jumped out at me.  Simply coloured in promarkers and some faux stitching added around the edges before being matted onto a paper doily.  The pink card is coredinations and the yummy papers were all in my stash box.  Did some faux stitching around all the layers.  Added a lovely pink ribbon and ribbon rose as embellishments.  Also some card candy to the bottom corners.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sketch N Stash - #79  new stash - stamp and ribbon flower, old stash - papers, ribbon, candy
Stamp N Doodle - include an animal
I love promarkers - #101 purple and pink
Pixie Dust Studio - Lets go to the zoo
Charisma Cardz - #3 Pretty in pink
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C121  Layer it on
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - #170  Ribbon
One Stop Craft - #167  Use stitching (real or faux)

Thanks for popping by and hope to see you again soon.  Thanks in advance for any comments you leave, I do enjoy reading them.


sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card. I love the sweet little elephant. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
Sarah-Jane xx

Linda Palmer said...

Darling card. I love your little elephant and all your beautiful embellishments.

Regan said...

Delightful, Mags! What a cute image! And by the way, purple is my favorite color! Love the doily and the ribbon rose! :)

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mags, ooh! sounds like you had a lovely day stash shopping hun and a pub lunch too yummy! Love the card, the ellie is so sweet and embellies are gorgeous.

Donna x

Daniele said...

super sweet card Mags

Vicky said...

Glad you had a great day, very sweet card, the colours are so pretty

hugs Vicky x x x

downrightcrafty said...

a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

catherine said...

This is a fab card and I agree the image is so cute. Things are really naughty in crafts shop just jumping into our baskets(LOL). Glad you had a good time. I'm definately with you on those hot flushes!!
Have a nice day
x catherine

Jayne said...

Sounds like a fab day Mags and your card is adorable, love the stamp! Huga Jayne. x x

Julie said...

Such a cute card, love the image and your colour combo! Thanks for playing along with us at SNS, Juliexx

Sue said...

awww your card is such a cutie, lovely colours and a great take on the sketch

thank you for joining us at SnS


Lorraine said...

Lovely card and your Ellie is proper cute. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Vickie said...

Your card is adorable and I love that elephant image! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Mags, loving your card. I will have to go and visit the colemans warehouse. Somewhere to go and visit in the holidays
ps thank you for joining us at SCSC

Liz's creative corner said...

Aw this is so cute, fab image and layout, hugs Liz xx ps I'm sure it was just very hot in the room lol xx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one truly amazing creation, the image is adorable and coloured so beautifully its just perfect for our Ribbons challenge

Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we hope to see you next week,

Good Luck with the challenge

Hugs Bridget :0) x

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful card and cute image, really pretty ribbon also!! Thanks for sharing at I ♥ Promarkers and good luck!!
Hazel xx

ladyjanet_56 said...

Love this card it's so fresh looking, great stitching, wish I love the flower, great image & layout, thank you for joining us at OSCC. Janet