Friday, 24 May 2019

Birthday Elephant


I made this birthday card for my sister in law who loved elephants. The image is Critter Balloon Elephant from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

I used the latest Stella Says Sketch from the Catch the Bug Challenge as the layout.


The image was coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with a 2nd decoupage layer on the head/trunk and balloon. I added a Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen onto the balloon.

The image was die cut with Spellbinders Nestabilities Reverse Wonky Rectangles and layered onto gold mirri card. All the papers have come from my scraps drawers and have been distressed with an ink pad on the edges.

The sentiment banner and heart have been die cut from plain card and gold mirror card and then I have added gold peel offs.

Finally inspired by the Crash Your Stash challenge over at The Outlawz I added some googly eyes.  




Materials Used in this Project are as follows:- 

Card Size - A5
Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities, Stitched Hearts, Stitched Banners form Ebay
Tools - Promarkers & Flexmarkers, Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen
Embellishments - Peel off stickers, googly eyes
Techniques - Decoupage, Die Cutting

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


52 comments:

  1. Great Birthday Card, thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug!

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  2. Beautiful card, cute elephant (love the goggly eyes!) fabulous papers and a lovely interpretation of the sketch.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
    x

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  3. Cute image and great colouring-love the bright coloured B.paper..Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap
    Carol DT x

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  4. This is so lovely Mandy! Who doesn't love an elephant! You've added a really fun element by giving him googly eyes. Your paper strips are really pretty and your heart peel off message is wonderful! I'll bet your sister-in-law loved this! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Digi Doodle Studios!
    Linda

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  5. Beautiful card Mandy, love the little elephant, the colours are just perfect. I thin k, your sister in law will treasure it. Thank you for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

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  6. Super sweet card..thank you so much for joining us at A GEM OF A CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you soon
    Željka DT xx

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  7. A really sweet image and like you choice of colours, it's lovely to see you at our 10th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts, thanks so much for joining in the fun.

    B x

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  8. What a lovely card for your sister in law.

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  9. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

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  10. Such a cute card! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Hugs, Zowie.
    TTCRD DT
    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door
    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  11. A cutie and fun card. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

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  12. So so cute! Thank you so much for joining us for another Oddball Art Challenge!

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  13. Mandy, thank you so much for sharing your project with us! This sketch design adds a great deal of interest with your paper choices and layered image panel for the elephant! I really like the solid strip flanked by the two strips of the celebratory colors and images - great choice!

    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
    RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

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  14. What a fun card! I love the cute image and bright papers. Thanks for joining in our Anniversary challenge and good luck in the draw.
    Natx

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  15. Now that's cute! What a stunner! So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create. Please come back again! The best of luck with your entry. Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

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  16. Cute card and great take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

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  17. Fabulous card, such a cute image and love the bright fun papers, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

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  18. Love your adorable card! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

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  19. Such a cute card, loving the image and fantastic sketch! Thank you so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month, and also for being part of Allsorts 10th birthday celebration!
    Ellie
    Ellibelle's Corner

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  20. Oh how darling!! Thanks for linking up to the "Anything Goes" challenge over at THTSB.

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  21. That cute little elephant is so adorable. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for
    http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

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  22. Super cute card! Thanks you for joining with us at https://digichoosday.blogspot.com/2019/05/wk-21-digi-choosday-anything-goes.html. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

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  23. A super card and I love the colours. This made me smile when I saw it. :-)
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

    My Challenge Blog
    My Shop
    My Blog
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    Cat Lovers Challenge Blog

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  24. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team
    Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Angela DT Member for https://worldw
    ideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/


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  25. Amazing project!!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
    Angela DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs pot.com.au/

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  26. Lovely cards Mandy and cute stamps. Thanks for entering your creations at My Besties Spanish challenge- Patsy

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  27. Lovely card Mandy. Thank you so much for joining us at Scrapper's Delights Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy Batchen DT for https://www.scrappersdelights.co.uk/challenge-blog#/

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  28. Smashing card with lovely colours and design. Great crafting! Thanks for joing us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  29. A very sweet birthday card with a lovely design and cute, cute image. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” May Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT

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  30. Such an adorable creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at LeAnn's World 101. We love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Coordinator xx

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  31. This is so adorable !
    Thank you so much for joining us at My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
    Greetz
    Margo DT

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  32. Beautiful project! Thank you for joining us at My Besties Spanish Challenge - Ruth DT

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  33. Love your Critter card!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
    Ine (DT) http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  34. Hola Mandy! Un tarjeta muy bonita y tierna:)
    Muchas gracias por compartir con nosotras tu talento en My Besties Spanish Challenge Blog.
    Esperamos puedas acompañarnos en el próximo reto.
    Que tengas una semana muy bendecida!
    FELICIDADES !!! GANASTE TOP 3!!!
    Lidia R. DT Coordinator
    (mi Blog) https://belloamanecercr.blogspot.com/

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  35. Gorgeous card, I love the Bugaboo elephant image. Thanks for joining in our 'Distress It' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  36. Hello... Thanks for entering your lovely card into our ‘anything goes’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

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  37. Hello Mandy
    Your card is very adorable ♥
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog, and have a great day! Hugs Marlene

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  38. Such a cute card!!!
    I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.

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  39. Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Studios Challenge!

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  40. Aww utterly cute and adorable. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

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  41. Lovely and cute card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  42. Hi, Mandy, thanks so much for playing along in our techniques challenge at A Place To Start. I think you did a fantastic job of interpreting the sketch and using several great techniques to create this fun project. Nicely crafted!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    A Place To Start Challenge Blog
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

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  43. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at QKR Stampede.
    Mary

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  44. Hi just popping back to say-Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy
    Carol DT x

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  45. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge this time and good luck :)

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  46. Super cute card! Thanks you for joining with us at My Besties Spanish Challenge. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

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  47. This is so adorable!! The image is so sweet!! Love the papers you used!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  48. Lovely card!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Expect our new challenge tomorrow with the letter "F"!
    Good luck!

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  49. This is so cute! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Birthdays” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
    Pattie
    Artist and Owner

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  50. Great card, love the elephant image! Thanks so much for sharing it at Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog! Good Luck with your entry!!
    Hugs Donna (DT) x

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  51. Awww . . . so cute! Love the adorable elephant and the fabulous papers you used! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built, Jo's Scrap Shack and LTSCB.

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  52. Beautiful Birthday card! The elephant is just adorable! Love his eyes.
    Thank you for joining us at Colouring in Scrapland
    Hugs
    Nélida

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