Sunday 10 February 2013

As If I Could Forget.....

No, this one isn't titled this way because I forgotten a birthday - but I can't easily forget it as the recipient, my nephew, celebrates the day after mine in March. LOL. Wouldn't this adorable image work so well for a 'sorry I forgot' card too, with this cute two-some from Elizabeth Dulemba?  I had great fun colouring the elephant with my Promarkers, masking the image to give him a blue background with my airbrush.  I do love colouring!!!! That and creating my cut-files - could do it all day if I could. All I need is to get paid to do it & I would 'have it licked' as they say! LOL. The tiny mouse is coloured in similar colours as his larger friend to make them a perfect pair & I cut my image having added a printable 'stitch'.

The layout I chose for my card is from Tuesday Morning Sketches and as you can see, is rather CAS (Clean & Simple) compared to a lot of my cards. Does you good to mix it up a bit though, doesn't it? LOL  I chose clean, fresh Spring-like papers (how's that for optimism? LOL) & having made my vertical 'banner' cut file, again used the print & cut feature. I also used the Silhouette Studio software to create my sentiment.

Inside layout.
Well, yes it is indeed a CAS card but I have to admit I just couldn't resist adding a few more 'extras' to the inside of the card in the form of little chevron borders down the sides with a larger 'zig-zaggy' one at the top. Kept the layout a reverse to the one on the front but have kept the sentiment circle blank so I can write who the card is to & from etc. later by hand.

Isn't this big fella just too cute!
Take care everyone.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card for are:
Tuesday Morning Sketches - design sketch (with or without washi tape)
I ♥ Promarkers - happy birthday
Creative Cutting (must use cut files) - birthday card
Craft Us Crazy - use your cutter/dies or fav. technique
Just Us Girls - masking technique
Crazy Challenge - for a birthday
Love To Create - let's celebrate
Creative Corner - for the boys
Cards Galore - one for the men
Crafting For All Seasons - colour palette
Delightful - think Spring colours
ABC - G is for going dotty
Forever Friends (monthly)  - animal, bird or butterfly
Alphabet - zig-zag (chevron cut files & also paper)
SweetPea Stampers - use a digi
Fairytale - stitching
Word Art Wednesday - (sentiment/word art) - anything goes
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Hanna & Friends - anything goes (with a cute image)
Baffies Kreativladen Shop - anything goes but no Magnolia.


  1. Such a fabulous fun creation. I love the elephant and your wonderful design detail. Thank you for sharing your project with us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

  2. What an adorable I image! Very cute card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  3. Wonderful image his is so cute gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny X

  4. Super card as always your cards...!!

  5. This card is adorable! Love how all the elements come together. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge.
    DT Leader

  6. This card is gorgeous! I love your desing papers!
    Thanks for joining us at Forever friends this month and good luck!
    X - Natalie - X

  7. What a lovely elephant card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  8. What a fabulous card just love it! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week Susan x

  9. beautiful the colours and your design..thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this month.
    Lozzy x

  10. A well designed card. So creative and outstanding colouring. I love love it.

  11. This is a fabulous card, such a sweet image and lovely papers.
    Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

  12. Fabby card, nice and bright and bold, Liz x

  13. What a perfect card! Love your depth and shading in your elephant. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  14. This guy is too cute!! Love that sentiment with the elephant!! Great inside to match!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  15. Fabulous card. Love your zig zaggy papers and your sweet image. The sentiment is adorable.

    Thanks for joining our zig zag challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  16. Your art is just delightful, Tine. I love to see your creativity shared in our challebges, and I thank you for taking the time to stop by and play along in our challenge this week. I appreciate having you fellowship with us, and hope that you have a great week and that you will cone back soon!
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. Great card, I love the elephant! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Zig Zags' challenge xx

  18. Tine, you have made a wonderful card here. What a gorgeous elephant. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “use a digi” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  19. Hi Tine,

    Awwww this is the SECOND purpley elephant I've seen today - yours is soooo cute! How can one not smile at this sweet greeting? Thanks for sharing, I always enjoy reading about the techniques you employ.


  20. Super cute! Love the elephant!
    Thanks for playing along at Creative Cutting Challenges!
    <3 Pam, CCC DT

  21. Fab card, beautiful colouring Tine,hope all is well in Miggleton, thanks for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  22. Lovely card hunni,papers are really nice,bright and cheerful. You have coloured the elephant in really well. 'thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.xxTraceyxx

  23. What a delightful,cheery card. The coloring on your cards is always fantastic.

  24. what a darling image...I simply fell in love
    love your vibrant colours aswell
    thanks for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges

    Love Mel

  25. I love this card and the shading of your image is amazing. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

  26. Gorgeous cars Tine and such fantastic shading on the elephant, love the light and shade you created. I agree and honk this is s lovely image! Chris xx

  27. Super adorable image, and fabulous coloring and design on your card!!


  28. What a sweet card. Great coloring. Love the image. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting For All Seasons.

  29. A great card to give to anyone...

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Cutting Challenges.

    CCC DT

  30. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  31. Beautiful coloring on your fabulous elephant!

  32. I love if Tine! And I'm going to feature your creation in my February 26, 2013 Coloring Page Tuesday Newsletter. If you or any of your followers are not subscribed, you can do so at .
    Happy creating!