Wednesday 3 April 2013

Gingham Elephant

Struggling for a title for this post as I'm a bit tired.  The elephant is not gingham but there is gingham there!

The card is for the challenges at:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 199
QKR Stampede - Animal Antics
Kaboodle Doodles - Two different pattern papers

The card uses two papers from my stash for the background.  The matting is metallic paper which matched the glitter tape from American Crafts perfectly.  I have coloured a flower using copic markers and then scrunched it a bit to give it some texture.  The image that I have used is from Bugaboo Stamps.

I thought I would include a couple of pictures from this morning.  We have an annual balloon festival in April.  This year instead of the balloons all lifting from the same place, they sent out to some local parks - 5 at each.  This is a couple of photos from the park across the road from my house:
At this point, the sky was just starting to lighten so you can't pick much detail up on the balloons.

The last three all went up fairly close together so got a nice pic of them.


  1. What a cute card, Love the gingham. Great photos too! My inlaws have a balloon fest in there town and we have been going there to watch the balloons. Thanks for sharing and joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  2. I love hot air balloons. We have them in Arizona too. It is always fun to see them. Your card is darling and I love the gingham paper. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  3. Just as cute as can be! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  4. Such a cute card! Love that fun elephant and he's perfect with the happy gingham paper. Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Sharon, SSW DT

  5. Simply Darling!! Love it!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at QKR Stampede!! We can't wait to see what you'll create next time!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina QKR DT
    Crafty and Green

  6. Suze: Cute cards.

    Love the pix of balloons--keep thinking we'll get there one day to see this scene in person--till then--THANK YOU!

    Simply Creatre Too Design Team

  7. This is such a lovely card. Love the expression on the elephants face and the design with the DP and flower too. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

  8. This is a cute card. Grat colour choice! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

  9. Sweet card. Love the added flower. Cool balloons too. That would certainly be an interesting site to wake up to!