Tuesday 3 May 2016

Dare to be Creative and I Love You.

Posting two cards today.

This one is done using another wonderful Stamping Bella stamp. Elephants, so easy to colour.

I used grey copics C1, C3 and C5 and a pale skin pink and some of my YG greens for the grass. R17 and 35 and then Glossy Accents for the hears. Lucky for me the 'I love you' sentiment is crooked in design so no matter how I stamp or where it looks perfect.

I Die cut using my NEW  Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Die Cuts that I have wanted for ever so I went mad and bought in rectangle and circle and half circle and I love them.
I cut the image out using the die then the plaid patterned paper then placed the image back into the frame. Perfect. Finished off with my red heart gems.

Ideal for saying' I love you' to someone, or a birthday or mothers day - yet to be decided.

Next I finally started colouring in these birds. I LOVE THEM. they are just so

quirky. So many ideas come to my mind and with my wide collection of smarty/cheeky sentiments I feel they will get a good workout.

For todays card I just stamped two up the right way and one upside down. If I had it to do again I would maybe move the bird thats upside down across as thats a deadly place to be considering birds do like to just drop a pooh whenever.
All silliness aside I coloured with copics and my blending went okay. Its funny on the blue/purple bird the line is much more obvious than I realised so I will need to work on that, I do like the soft blend.

This was a really simple card to put together and because of the upside down bird I decided I needed a creative sentiment and after going through nearly all I found I really liked this one 'dare to be creative' and doesn't it link well right down to that little line under the 'tic' part of the word.

Finished the card off with the leaf I borrowed from a Flower stamp set from Happy Little Stampers and a mix of sequins. Notice I am getting a little more adventurous with the sequins and using more often. Having purchased some more and been given some by some wonderful crafting friends from overseas. I do especially love those teeny tiny ones that include stars and other shapes.

My elephant card for this challenge.

My Elephant Card.

My elephants card: hope this is CAS enough

My Bird Card

My birds card

My Birds Card - 2nd entry.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


brenda said...

Beautiful stamping and inking on both cards Aileen, it's impossible to choose a favourite between the cute Ellies and fun birdies.

It's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More this month, many thanks for joining in.

I have some Tattered Lace candy here

B x

Esther said...

Two lovely cards! Your birds one is super and really made me smile. Your LIM entry is fab - love the pretty colours in the plaid and the cute elephants. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards.
I love the bright coloured birds. And you know elephants are one of my favourite things!

lostinpaper said...

Loving these birds too, and in those fab colours they totally rock!

Shirley said...

Lovely fun cards Aileen. You have coloured the images beautifully and I love the vibrany colours on the birds.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


Mac Mable said...

Such fun, so cute and enjoyed reading the post. Love both of your cards and how the bird one came together with the different stamps x

Loll said...

Two fantastic cards Aileen. Love the sweet elephants with that plaid border. Adorable!

And those birds are just plain fun! Great colours. xx

Cara said...

Those elephants are so cute and love that die! The birds made me giggle, especially when you mentioned bird poop! Love the quirkiness. Cara x

*Vicki* said...

Your elephants are too cute!! Love the little hearts above their heads and your plaid papers! The birds are so fun and colorful too!! They make me smile!! :)

Sarah G said...

Those elephants are adorable and I love the way you inset the panel in to the die cut border. The happy colours of the patterned paper work beautifully. Those birds are just fab too....they are on my wishlist! Great to see you at Less is More :)

Marilyn said...

Love the elephant card and the bird one is so cheery and fun.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Woah! Those elephants are such cuties and perfectly coloured. Loving your fun scalloped plaid frame too and what a clever way to showcase your design paper. Thanks for playing along at Less is More and ATCAS with it. Oh and I do love those vibrant birdies too and also on my wishlist as well as the other Sarah's!!! Sarah P xx

Ellibelle said...

Two wonderful card, the elephants are especially adorable, but loving how you colored the birds! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

Kim Heggins said...

These are just too darn cute and as sweet as can be! Just love those little elephants.

Darnell said...

You are one of my top go-to blogs when I ever need coloring inspiration, Aileen! Goodness, these cards are just DIVINE!!! Hugs, Darnell

Sid said...

A great and bright card !

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I am loving your creation today, husg Pops x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh my goodness Aileen!! those sweet baby elephants are adorable!!!
The birds are awesome too, love the colors you chose and the way you colored them.
Fabulous cards, thank you for sharing.

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Two super cards Aileen! The elephants are adorable and the designer paper frame suits them perfectly. Must say that I adore the bird card too!
Thank you so much for sharing this with.
Sharon xx
"Less is More"

Bobby said...

Oh my gosh, Aileen, those elephants are just darling. You do have a way with Copics. I wish I had some. Those quirky birds are cute, too.

Unknown said...

I just love these vibrant birds! Great colouring and fun design! Thank you for joining in the ATSM challenge!
Kamila DT

N-Eva said...

Cute card with pretty colors! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such cute ellies, but I like your quirky birds even more! Fab coloring!

Anne said...

Adorable ellies and I LOVE those birds!
Thanks so much for joining us
"Less is More"

Chrissie said...

What cute cards, love those elephants!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Joan said...

Adorable elephants and really cute birds, two lovely cards

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Carole said...

Super fun card, love it. Thanks for playing along with our Creatures Great & Small Challenge @ Dream Valley this week. Good Luck
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Two sweet cards! Love that adorable elephant and pink plaid :) Thank you for sharing your card with us at ATCAS!

anja curvers said...

Awesomeness love both of your cards. The first one great use of that patterened paper and the second one love those birds. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Ceal said...

super adorable cards, great coloring on both of them. Thanks for joining our plaid challenge at ATCAS!

Tracy said...

Such a sweet card, and an adorable image. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x