9 June 2011

...I've never seen an elephant fly .................

Here is the very cute and  cuddly Lottie with wings from our new CD (and rubber stamps) of Humphries Corner stamps and printables from Crafters Companion.  The background paper was also from the CD.  I distressed around the image and the sentiment with brown ink and used some of our very fine natural colour cluny lace, posie seam binding and part of a pearl flourish to add a touch of richness.  I finished off with a nice selection of flowers, leaves and corners from Wild Orchid. 

I made this card for the St Lukes Hospice challenge - the challenge this month is to make a card including wings or anything that flies - when you have made and entered your card, you then pack it up with an envelope, in a clear  cellophane pack to keep it clean, and post it off with an envelope so the card can be sold in aid of the hospice funds - great idea isn't it - thanks to Ciara  for letting us know about it and we hope you will all join in and help raise some cash for this very worthy cause.

I was inspired by Sasha to make this card for my sister's 42nd wedding anniversary on 7th June - I have to say I'm useless at this less is more malarky and was soon sticking flowers ribboons and charms on to my card!!
I tried really hard to make my floral arrangement look pretty (my sister is a florist!!)  The heart charm and seam binding both from http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/ and flowes are from Wild Orchid.

8 comments:

Sasha said...

I love it!...It's gorgeous! Mary. You haven't over done it at all, those flowers are perfect, and the other embellishments, too. I'm sure your sister would love it.

I'm so pleased that my card inspired you to make your card, and thanks for the link back xx

Sasha said...

...I forgot to say...your Lottie card is gorgeous, too. That flower spray is gorgeeelious!! Love the image and pearl swirls xx

Irene said...

Two fabulous cards I just love them.

Gorgeous colours and flowers.

irene
xxxx

Craftilicious said...

Hi Andrea
Well of all the flying things I thought we'd get for our challenge - I never expected an elephant! It's a stunning card and a totally cute image :-D
Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at St Luke's Charity Challenge this month - it's great to have you join us.
Best wishes
Tara (aka Craftilicious)
St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

Mandy said...

Two gorgeous designs Mary, really love your flower arrangements on both cards!

Mandy
xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

hee hee hee! A flying elephant! Whatever next! Lovely card and it made me smile.

Hugs, Sandra

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Andrea - such a great card for our challenge over at St Lukes, Your elephant with wings is such a great image. We would love to see you again next month

Anne

Debgem said...

Oh my!! This is the cutest little elephant and so very pretty too! Your card is full of shabby goodness. I have to say I didn't expect a flying elephant! Thanks for joining us with the St Luke's Charity Card Challenge. Hope to see you again next month!