Monday, October 6, 2008

An "Elephant" of love...

For this weeks Dutch Dare - Challenge # 17 the theme is "Wild Animals". Well, the wildest I've known is my black mutt but he wouldn't let me use him on a card :)

I have no animal stamps (yet) except for a teeny-tiny frog and it really doesn't look too wild.
So I had to go with one of the cliparts from
Cuddly Buddly's "Elephant Walk" set - a massive and scary elephant which I coloured with markers.

This is my card for the challenge:

The lovely DP, chipboard frame and delicate ribbon come from a lovely lady and a dear friend who is celebrating her birthday today - Happy Birthday KARIN! :)

The flowers were made with Wings & Flowers - Embellishment making software from the Little Big Tree company. The demo version is free for all and I had a fun time playing around with it.

The sentiment inside the frame is computer made + pink holographic peel-offs.


And here is another HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

This time for Jana, a wonderful person, a soon-to-be new Mommy and a very creative crafter.

I have just found out it's her birthday too. Check out her blog for a special Birthday Blog Candy


Thanks for checking me up :)

I sincerely apologize for being mostly AWOL and not commenting much on your blogs [I barely have time to craft for 2-3 hours over the weekend], but taking care of my Mum, my job and the housework all by myself is quite a handful. I am constantly taking little steps towards a more civilized behaviour.


Hausfrau said...

That's not a scary elephant! It has pretty pink hearts floating all around it's head and has a big, friendly smile (much like your own), you silly goose! Very nice card, Madalina--they just keep getting better and better! ;-)

Sandra said...

Great card..
thanks for joining us in the dutch dare!

Karin said...

Hi Mada,

wauw, what a beautifull card.
Love the colours and DP. And that elephant is coloured great.
Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Challenge.

xoxo Karin

Chris said...

Hi Mada, love your card and that elephant is so cute. Love the colour scheme and the ribbon held tag too. It was so lovely to see your comment on my blog today, it's much appreciated. I know how difficult it is to fit everything in to such a busy life, so don't worry if you can't always comment, I'm glad that you visit my blog. I think you have so much on your plate and admire that you get any crafting done at all. Take care of yourself, hugs Chris x

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Mada, thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. I am really enjoying blogging, and am talking to people from all over the world that I would never get a chance to talk to, we all share a love for crafting, that's what connects us all. I will get some of my crafty creations uploaded so you can let me know what you think.

I adore your elephant, and the papers and colours you've used are gorgeous, hope to see more of your work soon. Hugs DawnM.x

Laura said...

Buna, Mada! Ti-am gasit pagina pur si simplu intamplator, dar ma bucur ca s-a intamplat asa. La noi in tara gasesti atat de rar pe cineva cu un hobby asemanator cu ale noastre! :) Ma cheama Laura, am 30 de ani, sunt din Deva si imi place aproape tot ce tine de "paper decorating art". Eu ma ocup in principal de art-Decos, ATCs, deco-squares si mai fac si FBs (daca cumva nu stii ce sunt acestea si vrei sa afli, o sa iti povestesc). Fac si felicitari, asa ca tine, dar ale mele sunt in principal inspirationale sau legate de sarbatori. Blogul meu e destul de nou si, desi ma ocup serios de hobby-ul asta de vreo 3 ani, inca nu am prea multe "scans" ale creatiilor mele, dar... mi-am propus ca de aici inainte sa postez cam tot ce voi crea. Daca vrei o prietena noua... sunt aici. Sincer, mi-ar placea mult sa tinem legatura. Eu o sa te trec oricum la "blogs I`m following", sper sa nu te deranjeze. Imi place foarte mult ceea ce creezi tu, arata minunat.

O seara frumoasa!

Rach said...

hi mada, love this card that you have made it looks the colours that you have used. the tag with the ribbon is a wonderful touch. take care.xx

Inger said...

Beautiful card and cute elephant!
Thanks for your kind comment and for visiting me :)