Saturday 28 March 2015

Awwww he's so cute!

Hello Again,

I have been playing along over at The Outlawz Challenges Progressive/freebie challenge since is started again in January.

Every month you get a free digi stamp, and you have to make a card and enter it before the end of the month, then you get the next months.  Its a great little challenge and there are prizes to be won too.

So, this month the challenge is sponsored by Gerda Steiner Digi Stamps and the stamp we were all given is a Cute Elephant - I know, me do cute!  Distressed I can do, messy I can do, I can even do girly but cute!  now this was a challenge!!!

After it sitting on my desk for nearly the whole month, with me trying to make something with the now PINK Elephant (why did I colour it PINK!). I finally (after pulling out nearly every paper I had!) found a paper pack hidden in the 'don't go in there it's scary messy! drawer.  I sat there for another hour or so moving papers around, until I finally come up with this make...I am sure it really shouldn't have been this dramatic, its an Elephant! But I'm sure you all have crafty days like this lol

So the Sandie Messy Desk Drama Club proudly presents......Elephant!

After all my drama, she is cute!

I even added an Elephant in the centre cut from the scraps!
 Anyway, here's a few of the how's and whatnots:
Image: Cute Elephant coloured with Copics.
Backing papers are from an old (very) DCWV paper pad called For The Boys and its matted onto Kraft card.
The circus banner at the front is also from the same pad, off one of the paper sheets.  As the paper is so heavy from DCWV I was able to score it to add the 3D banner without having to back it with acetate (phew or there would have been even more drama lol)
The circle is cut using the Dienamics Pierced Circles Stax die (what a surprise hey!  I did warn my regular visitors I was a little addicted to this die set and you all need one lol) and the bench is from a Joy Crafts die (from That Craft Place).  The bench was cut from Kraft card and then I added a shadow with Promarkers (because they were on my desk lol)
Obviously I fussy cut the Elephant out so I could sit him on the bench...but he was going to be under a lamppost, then sitting on the banner, then up a tree because there was a die cut tree on my desk and I fell about laughing at it up the tree...see, I've lost it on a cute card! lol

Here's the close ups:

hehe....I still managed to add my signature layered Butterfly! lol
Thank you so much for stopping by and I would love it if you could follow me so you don't miss any of my makes, I love sharing them with you all.  Popping by other crafty blogs is fabulous, I love seeing all the different techniques and how we all seem to craft slightly differently!  Even with the same product, its amazing to see such variety in style and trust me, some of you are seriously talented!  and I can only hope to be as good as you guys :D

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx

Challenges my little Elephant would like to enter!:
The Outlawz Challenge - March progressive/freebie challenge
Papertake Weekly challenge - A cut above (fussy cut Elephant)
Inspiration Destination - #25
Inky Impressions - #202 Bold and Bright
Sister Act Card Challenge - #99 ag
Art by MiRan - 28 ag
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #128 ag with a sentiment
The Sisters of Craft - March AG


  1. Super cute pink elephant! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  2. I love it! and I thought about using the same paper pack to do mine...then totally forgot about it LOL.... xxx

  3. Love this, so cute, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

  4. Aww this is adorable, love the ellie ( my fav animal), design and papers. Chris xx

  5. Hi Sandie this is a gorgeous card I love the pink elephant sitting on a bench. Hugs Jackie

  6. So sweet! Love the primary colours and all the layers, gorgeous card! Xxx

  7. The title says it all Sandie, he is very cute and so adorable, love the fabulous bright joyous colours and a fantastic card design.
    lorraine x

  8. It's so cute Sandie love the pink elephant and it was worth all the searching for the papers they work great. Hugs Jennifer xx

  9. Great colours, design and oh so cute image x

  10. Aw he sure is so cute, love the papers and gorgeous layout.
    Linda xxx

  11. Oh such a cutie. Thanks for joining us at soc. Good luck
    caroline dt

  12. Oh such a cutie. Thanks for joining us at soc. Good luck
    caroline dt

  13. Aw he certainly is. Gorgeous card Sandie x

  14. I like the pink elephant and the papers you used. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.


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