Tuesday, 21 June 2011

I just love elephants

From a young child I have loved elephants, I always wanted to visit Africa mainly to see elephants in the wild and when I did see them in their natural surroundings it was an absolutely awesome experience that I will never forget. Like my babushka doll collection I also have an elephant collection in the form of earrings, pillow cases, tea towels etc, I just can't help myself.

When I saw the animal- shaped cards challenge at CARDS I knew it was time to make my elephant shaped card that I have had an idea to make for a long time. I made this card following a very simple template, the sentiment is a rub-on and  I drew the design on the feet and the eye was made by colouring in a black circle leaving the white spot,  this was covered with a clear epoxy round sticker. The hardest part was attaching the flowers, I think the next time the stems will have to be made out of thicker cardboard so its not so flimsy. I have to admit I am really happy with this design and will be making some more of these cards that can be adapted for a variety of occasions and themes.

The Challenges I have included-
Anything goes-Make it Monday
Anything goes-Southern Girls Challenge
Anything goes-Scrap-Creations
Seeing spots-My mum's Craft Shop
Spotty Dotty-Just some lines
Anything goes-Hookedoncraft Challenges

Tomorrow is my RDO, it's always great to have a day off every fortnight, I am planning to clean up tomorrow as I didn't get the chance to do any domestic duties on the weekend, lets see if it happens. The winter magic festival in Katoomba on Saturday was really awesome, I really enjoy this yearly event. I discovered so many great little shops whilst at the mountains which I will have to visit again soon. Yesterday my husband and I went to Newtown which is my favourite suburb in Sydney and we watched a movie called Oranges and Sunshine which is based on a true story and was very thought provoking and enjoyable, I would highly recommend it.

Anyway, I have carried on a bit too much. Thanks again for visiting I really appreciate the time you have spent here.

BTW, there is a  giveaway happening on my blog,  all the details are here it would be fantastic if you took the time to enter,  I am sure you all have something you can share.

This card was chosen to be part of the CARDS challenge gallery


Rhonda Miller said...

This is soo cute. I love the flowers in his trunk.

patti west said...

totally adorable card!!! love this elephant - he is perfect and so cute! I'm blogging an animal card today too! :) :)

Leanne said...

Your Ellie is a cutie. I enjoy making shaped cards, but the heat here at the moment is killing that all I want to do is have chilled drinks, ice cream & mangoes!!

Lada said...

Wow! I love elephants too! It`s so cute! Like you new look! Thank for visit on my blog)

Tenia Nelson said...

OMG.....Love this super cute card!!!!!

Juls said...

such a fun card! Love it!!! Hugs Juls

Jemima's Jems said...

oh wow i love this card, what a cutie, absolutely brilliant:)

Thank you for joining us at MMCS


karenw said...

Who doesn't love elephants?? And this one is completely gorgeous! Love the flowers in his trunk.

thanks for playing with us at southern girls. xx

Jacki Randolph said...

awww how sweet this card is. Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Laura /sandytoz said...

Nice card, love the elephant!
Thanks for playing along with Just Some Lines "Spotty Dotty" Challenge.
Looking forward to seeing more of your cards & projects!


Kazza said...

Stunning and so cute!!! Great idea with the flowers out of his trunk! Thanks for playing along at Southern Girls. Karen xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh whata fab fun card - i love the elephant shape
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Sandra said...

This is just a fabulous image...:) Sandra H

Karen said...

Such a cute card and I love the flowers coming from the trunk. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

Benzi said...

This is just too, too cute. I LOVE dots and you have used them so well. Good job drawing those feet. I saw your card linked on Make it Monday.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Seriously love this card! Thanks for submitting it to the CARDS challenge :)

Emily said...

This is so sweet! I love everything about it :) Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday!

Kerrie said...

OMG... this is so so so sweet, love the flowers coming out the trunk.

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Antonella said...

So cute!! You have really created something that will be cherished by the recipient. I've linked over from MIM where I've also linked up, pop on by if you get a chance.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Susan. Great shape! Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment. See your card on Make It Monday
Amelia x

Spyder said...

ohooo such a clever and cute card! My first time joining in with make it Monday so thought I'd pop over and say Hi!!

Sandy said...

Love your elephant and how you have the flowers shooting out from his trunk - I saw your card on MIM so popped in for a closer look, good luck,

Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

This is soo cute :)

Thanks for joining the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge!

Tina said...

how cute is this...i love this card hes adorable...thanks for playing along at spotty dotty challenge at jsl


Simplysimone said...

Hi Susan

What an incredible blog....you have added so much. I love your elephant card....what a lovely creation. You are so talented :)

Moonie said...

OMG Susan.. this is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!