Sunday, 19 May 2013

Eclectic Ellapu DT Card

Morning Everyone,

How are you all??

Today I have for you a card I have made for the Eclectic Ellapu challenge - This week it is the turn of the pinks to run the challenge and the theme has been decided as Anything Goes. 

The challenge will run until the 25th May, so why don't you pop yourself over and take a peek around and most importantly join in the fun of a challenge, they really are good and don't be shy we love to see new people and ideas

Now for the card and details. 

The card I made is an A5 card it just so happens to be a mans card as well (purely because I will be able to use it for a card for my parents to give to my father in law for his birthday ) I matted and layered the card using different coloured mats, that I actually created using promarker pens as I didn't have any coloured card in the colours I was wanting..( See promarkers are not just for stamping ) All I did was cut the mats to the size I wanted then using the fat end of the pen went around the each mat in the correct colours about a half inch in just enough so when the next mat went on top you couldn't see the line of the pen. 

The image is a stamp from LOTV and is just the cutest, I paper pierced his chair to give him a bit of character and so  not everything was coloured with just promarker pens which I used to finish of the image.  I really do like this effect but forget to do it .. doh.. 

The brown spotty mat was cut using the smallest of the Grand Nestabilities Label 1 die from Spellbinders - I love these. The paper used was actually a free bee I got when I ordered a Cricut cartridge from a wonderful company who I use a lot - and I must say I really do like it.

To finish the card of I did some embossing using an Argyle embossing folder I inked the folder first then ran it through, when it come out I just lightly inked the edges that needed trimming to tie it all in and rounded the corners.  I put to little pieces of the spotted card - now what would you call them flags/bunting. I'll let you decide. Finally finished with a sentiment some string and some card candi. 

Wow what a whopper of a post this turned out to be, sorry if I have half bored you to death, but I do like to explain on some cards especially the male ones what I have done, so hopefully it inspires you as well. 

 Here is the card 

The Challenges

I am entering this card into the following challenges. 
Lili of the Valley - Monthly Challenge - Boy oh Boy
Crafting Muskateers: Anything Goes 
Wags 'n whiskers - Anything Goes
ACN monthly Challenge - For The Men
Southern Girls Challenge.- Going Spotty and Dotty

That's it for me
Hope you can join us at Eclectic Ellapu challenge 

Crafty Hugs


Elaine aka Ellapu said...

He is such a cutie pie and I am sure he will be appreciated. Beautiful work, amazing talent. So pleased you are an Eclectic girlie xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Spot on! Glad to join you on the Pink Team!

Claire H said...

Love the paper piecing Kelly! Good to have you on the DT!!
Claire xx

Nicola Jayne Saul said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers, Nicola X

Elaine Rayworth said...

Beautiful card Kelly!

Elaine xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A great card, love your layout! Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge! Good luck in the draw and I hope we see you for our next challenge! Susan x

Sandie said...

Such a super card, love the colour palette and layout.

Sandie x

May said...

Gorgeous card, Love that cute image... Great design & I love those papers...Hugs May x x x

Patricia said...

Welcome to the Eclectic's Kelly. I really do like that image. Too sweet. I love the papers and the "flags" too. Good job.

angelic crafter said...

What a lovely card and layout! I'm sure your F-I-L will love it! It's perfect for our spotty dotty challenge over at the Southern Girls Challenge! Thanks for joining us. XOX Tania

Fran said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog , Fran (DT) xxx

Gemma said...

Fantastic card and thank you for joining us at Wags n Whiskers for the recent challenge and good luck :)
hugs and xxx

Julie said...

Totally brilliant Kelly, loving the design, perfection! Thanks for joining the Southern Girls this time! Have a great weekend, Julie.x

Tamara said...

Lovely card and great coloring. Thank you for joining us at the Wags'n Whiskers challenge. Hope to see you again soon!
Tamara DT

Jenn Bedient said...

Fabulous card! Love the image and your design. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags n Whiskers. Hope you have a wonderful day!

- Jenn DT