Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Something different for a change

I have wanted these Ellie stamps from Stamposaurus Stamps for ages and never got round to getting any so when I was commissioned to make some cards using these sweet little elephants I was thrilled.  I really loved making this card – it made such a change after all the Christmas cards.

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The papers are Prima Jack & Jill, love the brown/blue combo.  I edged the papers (and everything else!!) with Walnut Stain distress ink then went round with Stickles after stitching the papers in place.

The stars are die cut from a Sizzix die from thin chipboard (someone asked me what I cut chipboard with – if it’s thin I run it through my Cuttlebug, if it’s the thick chipboard I use my trusty old Sizzix die cutter – the ancient red one – but am restricted with what dies I use as it don’t take the Bigz dies.)  I coated the stars with TH Crackle paint – picket fence – then once it was dry I applied the walnut stain ink and Stickles to the edges.  The sentiment is SU Riveted (I think this may have been discontinued, but not 100% sure).

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The gorgeous lace was in a DT pack and I love it!  The ribbon is that seam binding again, it started life as ivory but I spritzed it with Glimmer Mist and scrunched it up then left it to dry.  I punched two holes in the small star (Quickutz die) then threaded the seam binding through for a button effect.

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The image has been coloured with Promarkers.  I used Cool Grey 3,2,1 and blender for Ellie, pastel pink and almond for the ear and paw, meadow and marsh green and a touch of blender for the grass,  cornflower and pastel blue for the butterfly and flower.

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The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts20mm rose, Cherry Blossom, and 15mm roses.

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Apologies for all the photos, I do tend to go overboard sometimes lol.  The leaves and butterfly are both Martha Stewart punches.

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Right, I’ve totally exhausted myself now lol so I’ll say cheerio.

hugs

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78 comments:

  1. Totally adorable. Love it.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  2. What a lot of work there is gone into this fabby card, love the end result, amazing! Ruby x

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  3. Ah so cute and another image for my wish list, Santa will never carry all these, and what a beautiful card too, how do you make your flowers sparkle please.Merry christmas too.

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  4. Wow Bev, its so lush with sparkly and softness, beautiful little image too. Love it.

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  5. Beautiful card Bev, and I love the colours en the sparkling.
    Marlies

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  6. Stunning card! Love the adorable image, great colours, lovely papers. Love all the stars, flowers, butterflies and ribbon.

    Hugs Yolanda

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  7. Fantastic card ! Love the colors, the sweet stamp, the flowers, and all the glittering on it.

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  8. Oh wow!
    I totally adore your stunningly beautiful card Bev!
    Wishing you and yours and very Merry Christmas!
    hugs
    kim x

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  9. Wonderful card, such a cute image. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  10. Stunning card Bev!!!! The colours, the image , the detail are outstanding.
    Caroline x

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  11. stunning as always and truly inspirational, love the image what a cutie
    Have a great Xmas and a fabulous New Year
    Hugs Kate xx

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  12. Absolutely adorable card. That little elephant is so stinking cute! Love it. :)

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  13. How cute is he and youve made a lovely card like you say a lovely change from Christmas cards.
    Myrax

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  14. That is soooooooo cute, Bev!!! I love Elephants!

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  15. Bev, I don't know how you come up with so many beautiful cards - you never seem to get 'brain scramble'. The ellie card is simply gorgeous and so beautifully made - you're an inspiration. Festive wishes, Hazel x

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  16. Oh WOW this is gorgeous Bev.
    luv
    Debby

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  17. So cute this little elephant!! Love your card.
    hugs Yvonne

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  18. Adorable card, cute image and love the papers/colours/embellishments.
    hugs

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  19. A lovely card indeed and what a cute elephant! Who's the manufacturer of this stamp? I'd love to have it, we're a bit elephant crazy in this household.

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  20. Hi Bev
    lovvvvvvvvv your card, and the good thing is I have this stamp (so WHEN I have finished making Christmas cards) I am going to ink him up. I am soooooooo sick of making Christmas cards this will make a lovely change.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  21. hi bev yes they are an orrr moment,will you doing any more from them,love bluebell-flowerwood x.

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  22. what a stunning creation, love the soft colours you have used on that very cute image.

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  23. Oh wow! I love this! :) What a gorgeous, cute, adorable image! I have to check these out. Your card is gorgeous! Beautiful embellishments and all details are totally fab! Super colours with such a soft vintagey and yet fresh feel.

    and yes, a nice change from xmas cards too LOL ;)

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  24. Ohh I also adore these stamps! And your card is beautiful!!!

    I wish you a verry merry Christmas my dear!

    Hugs
    Jay Jay

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  25. Awwww, what a totally gorgeous card, I love the brown/blue combo too. Just stunning xxx

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  26. This is just the cutest card, love that little elephant. Wish I knew where everyone is getting the seam binding!!

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  27. Oh Bev, this is so adorable. I am a real elephant lover (collect tiny ones as well) and this is so cute. Will try to get one of these if possible. Merry X-mas and Happy New Year and enjoy your days off from work. Hugs from Holland

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  28. I love Ellie too shes just soo cute! Your card is so cute too!
    Love Rachael :) xx

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  29. Wonderful stamp and the moste wonderful card!
    xMarie

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  30. Oh this is soadorable,Bev!!!
    Hugs Heidy

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  31. What a beautiful creation
    and I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and your family
    Hugs Trudy

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  32. Aawwww totally adorable Bev! The little elephant is sooo cute! Beautiful colour combo and gorgeous flowers too!
    Have a lovely Christmas :)
    Kelly.x

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  33. OMG....magnificent!!!!!! Sooooooo adorable!!!!

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  34. Oh Bev that is gorgeous and so sweet, I love the papers, the embellishments and your colouring. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  35. Fabulous what a little cutie and love the papers and those stars are so beautiful!!! Have a great Christmas Bev Love Chanelle xxx

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  36. Hi Bev. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the little elephant and the colour combination. Donna

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  37. A really adorable creation, love your finishing touches.
    Happy Christmas
    Tracy x

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  38. OMG how cute, no wonder you wanted this stamp so cute, it's adorable. .. and I love your colouring, it's gorgeous xxx

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  39. Bev this is just stunning. I just love this cute little image.

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  40. Stunning card as always.Love the sparkle I just love the Ellie stamps. I've used grey fun flock on them and little kiddies just love stroking them.

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  41. Gorgeous card Bev!

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  42. I am happy for you Bev--that you got this opportunity with these cutie stamps:)
    JUST DARLING!! Love those stars!!!
    What a beauty!!
    Merry Christmas

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  43. Such an adorable card, Bev! Ellie is very appealing and snap with the DPs - they're lovely, aren't they?
    I was thinking of scrapping my old Sizzix but now that you've said that about the chipboard, I'll think again!
    Diane x

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  44. Oh my goodness this is an adorable image, perfect for new babies. Love, love, love this card.
    Kim xXx

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  45. What a wonderful card Bev,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  46. Your card is just adorable. I love the colours, the flowers and this cute cute elephant. I love elephants and this one is divine. Thank you for inspiring me everyday.

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  47. an absolutely beautiful card Bev, love everything about it.
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas x

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  48. wowzers bev that is a stunner, lucky yo getting to use that stamp its adorable,
    christmas hugs xxx

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  49. The image is so cute!!!! :o). And I love the shape of the Stars.. And how you have painted them... Lovely embellishing!!! Great Card! :o)

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  50. This is a cute image & as always perfectly coloured xx

    It certainly does make a change using a non-Christmas image x

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  51. Awe Bev he's so darn cute, just love him and your card is stunning, love the sparkle, just stunning.

    A Very Merry Christmas.

    Hugs Linda

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  52. Oh Bev, that little elephant is just too cute and beautifully coloured and the card is just amazing as per usual- love this colour scheme.

    Alice (beemer)

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  53. Truly EXQUISITE and soooo detailed.
    You just couldn't charge half enough for this card Bev.

    Have a beautiful and memorable Christmas - hope Santa finds you despite the snow!

    Mary Mac

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  54. Beautiful card. I love your attention to detail in every one of your projects.

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  55. such a sweet image Bev, and I love those colours together!! The stars are gorgeous - will have to get myself some thin chipboard! Have a fabulous Christmas ♥

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  56. Gorgeous card! Love the colours.
    Helen x

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  57. Absolutely gorgeous, Bev! The colours are so soft looking.

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  58. This is absolutely adorable Bev!

    Happy Holidays!

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  59. Totally awesome card!!!
    Love the little elephant :o)
    Merry Christmas, Candy

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  60. totally adorable bev !!
    wishing you and your family lots of wonderful christmas surprises!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    vanessa xx

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  61. What a lovely card Bev and an antidote to all the Christmassy stuff we are all up to our ears in. Love this elephant and all the stars. Keep up the good work. Looking foward to seeing a whole host of your creations in 2011.
    Louise

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  62. Hi Bev

    Stunning card, love the crackle effect on the stars - must give it a go as it is soooo effcetive.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

    Hugs Ali x

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  63. Fabby card Bev. Reminded me I have this stamp somewhere in my stash Looks like it will have to be dug out and used lol.

    Vicki C

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  64. Totally adorable and super sweet, Bev! I just love the little bow on the star; fabulous touch! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Lori P

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  65. Oh this is just the cutest!!!!! My daughter would love this, she is an elephant fanatic!! Just so sweet!! Your coloring is fabulous, as usual!! I love all the photos, the more the better!!!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  66. Ooooooh Bev, beautiful card! Love the blue and brown together. Your coloring, of course, is amazing.

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  67. Hi Bev, always gorgeous cards you make. this one is fab and image is so cute. Hugs,moni

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  68. Wow Bev,
    what a great card. Love the stamp and the colors blue with brown, that is such a sweet combination.
    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  69. Adorable card Bev! Such a sweet image :o)

    Lisa x

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  70. oh wow what a cute card!
    Hugs,
    Nicoline

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  71. What a cute card Bev, so wonderful!
    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmastime!
    Hugs Jacqueline

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  72. Hiya my sweet friend, there can never be enough pictures when a card is sooooo beautifull Bev. wowzersss and your image is soo cute, love what you did with the stars ...wowwwzerss AMAZING as usual Bev. THanks for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

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Bev x

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