Saturday, April 15, 2017

Elephant & Flowers


I was so relieved to wake up headache free after such a horrible day yesterday and since Luis was going to work on the yard I hit the Craft Cave.  The annual craft event at the Mason's Lodge is coming up next month so I'm working hard to build up some stock.  Thank goodness for challenges to get the mojo flowing!   

This card is based on the design over at Freshly Made Sketches and I'm also entering it in the two patterned papers challenge at Seize the Birthday.  I love this elephant set from WPlus9 - they're so darn adorable!  I used a Mama Elephant cloud border die and some ancient Basic Grey papers - anyone remember Lime Rickey?  For some reason I have that collection in 6x6 AND 12x12 form.  I must have really loved it!




Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Limre Rickey 6x6) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (All from Unforgettable) WPlus9
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko
Die:  (Cloud border) Mama Elephant
Markers:  (C1) Copic
Other:  (Oyster Grey Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic




Next up is a card using the sketch from CAS Colours and Sketches and the colours from The Colour Throwdown.  My coral colour looks a lot darker on screen than in real life which is kind of annoying but oh well.  The flower is from WPlus9 and the sentiment is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps.  Also I finally got the MFT rectangle scallop edge frames and I love them!  I have a feeling they'll be appearing quite a bit...
















Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Gumboil Green) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flower from Summer Blooms) WPlus9, (Sentiment from Mother Knows Best) Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukeniko, (Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Gumboil Green) Stampin' Up
Die:  (Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame) My Favourite Things
Other:  (Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops) Tonic

14 comments:

lostinpaper said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.... and able to make some cards to share too, what a treat for us!

Jane said...

Really eye catching and crisp vibrant colours, love the look of that simple block bloom. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

karen h said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love the pattern paper choice in the first card and the bright colors in the second. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Adorable flying ellie :) -- very cute card. Thanks for joining in at STB

Beverley said...

Two beautiful cards, love the cuteness of your first and the vibrant zingy colours of your second. Lovely to see you playing along at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

Jen Brum said...

Fabulous cards! Love your take on the sketch! That little elephant is too cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lindsey said...

April is a cruel month for migraines. :( Glad it's left, and all this challenge mojo showed up in its place! Two fab cards.

Amy O said...

Fun colors and such a cute image for the FMS card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Lynn said...

So glad you are feeling better Jen. Love both your cards...especially the gorgeous floral one!

samantha's cards said...

Such a lovely card, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

Lori said...

Great designs! Love the bold floral image in the springtime colors. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Cathy P. said...

Fun Mother's day card! Love the colors and your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing with us at CC&S. Hugs, Cathy

Karen B. said...

Your first card is so very sweet, I love cards that make me smile. And the boldness of your second is breathtaking!

Anita in France said...

An adorable little elephant, Jen ... and such a gorgeous bright bloom ... love that set and have it in my stash (must play with it more!). Hugs, Anita :)