Friday, May 27, 2016

An Elephant Never Forgets!

     It's Friday so there's a new challenge beginning today over at QKR Stampede.  Our theme this week is "Birthday Cards" and, heaven knows, I can always use another one in my stash!  :-D  On this card, I used this delightful elephant image (Digi 13405 "Forget") and added a fun balloon (ES Digi 5201.)


     I used my ProMarkers to color the elephant and the balloon, then fussy cut both of them.  I used an ink sprayer to make the shiny, ombre card front.  I know I still need lots more practice but this was my first time ever using a sprayer so I think it's "passably" good.

     Before mounting the balloon with dimensional dots, I wound twine around it and ran that twine behind the elephant's ear, then back out so that it could be tied around his front foot, like a string on your finger so that you won't forget something.  I did that by punching a couple of holes just large enough to take the twine (I used a tapestry needle.)  I tied a bow, then added a splash of ribbon, a single flower, and called it good for a CAS design.

     Challenges:
613 Avenue Create
AAA Cards
AuroraWings
Cards in Envy
Colouring in Scrapland
Creatalicious
Digi Choosday
Glitter n Sparkle
Love to Scrap
Melonheadz Friends
Not Just Cards
Petal Lu
{PIN}spirational
Simon Says Stamp
Sisters of Craft

     Another week behind us, a weekend on the near horizon and, for those of us in the USA, a long weekend celebrating Memorial Day and the veterans who served/serve their country.  May God bless each and every one of you.  Thanks for all your sacrifices and those of your families.  NanaConnie

23 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card! I love the elephant and great sentiment too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh what a cutie pie!! :) Love the string with the balloon and how you've popped it outside of the image frame!! Wishing you a fabulous long weekend my friend!! HUGS

wannabcre8tive said...

A very cute card. I love the colors and the image.

Cumbrianlass said...

Such a fun cute card NC. Love it.
Hugs Janet xxx

Cumbrianlass said...

Such a fun cute card NC. Love it.
Hugs Janet xxx

Sheryl said...

This is gorgeous. That elephant is just too cute.
Glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

jimlynn said...

Love the shine on that balloon! Cute card and of course the elephant is adorable.
Hope you have a good weekend too.
Lynn

Donna Ellis said...

Love love LOVE your card, Connie! Fantastic everything! Happy, colorful, sweet, humorous. -- wonderful! xxoo

Heather said...

Very cute! And that sentiment is just too fun. It would also make a good sentiment for a belated birthday (something I am very familiar with!) Love how the balloon is "outside" the box. Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

Jane said...

Always a fun image NanaConnie and some party balloons as well, fabulous! Thanks for joining in with AAA Cards birthday celebrations.

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! this did give me a giggle, love it.
Faith
x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Funny and fab birthday card. Love the balloon strings behind your elephant. great coloring. Thanks for joining in the birthday festivities at AAA Cards!

Teresa Arsenault said...

How cute! Great job coloring the balloon.
hugs,
TEresa

Dawn Lancaster said...

Just too darn cute my firend! I love that image!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Hysterical...made me smile....I need to do more of that....thank you for making me smile this morning.

Tammy said...

Awww this is sooo cute, I love that image! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious.
Tammy x

trulyjewellery said...

Super cute, fab make. Thanks for joining us for the 'Birthday Celebrations' challenge at Digi Choosday.
Gail Digi Choosday DT
http://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

DonnaMundinger said...

What an adorable birthday card NanaConnie! Love how you've added the balloon and the elephant is so cute. Thank you for joining our CAS challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Jeanie Ellis said...

This is so adorable! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

Melanie said...

A wonderful birthday card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional no design paper” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Come and Get It)

(DT Crafty Friends)

Anne Chilvers said...

Such a cute elephant, lovely card. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge. Best wishes, Anne (DT) x

Sandy Trefger said...

Cute, cute, cute!! Love that elephant and your pretty blue background and balloon! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Deanne Saunders said...

Cute card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!! (SO sorry I'm late commenting but I have so much trouble with this proving I'm NOT A ROBOT foolishness!!)
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper