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Saturday 5 November 2011

Ellephantastic GDT

I am tremendously honoured to be a Guest Design Team member today for the November challenge over at Ellephantastic Challenges.

Helen is moving shortly so this will be the last challenge for a while and it is a weather theme this month. I was able to choose a fab image from the store to work with and have used Emily Autumn which is only £1.25 from the Ellephantastic Store

I coloured the image with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and uses loads of Glossy Accents to make big fat raindrops, quite apt as the weather has been especially wet in the UK for the last few days and tonight is Bonfire Night so it is bound to pour down. Emily is quite cool and chilled out about it all. I think sometimes it is rather nice to just stand out in the rain especially if you are not going anywhere and don’t have to be worried about getting wet.

I used a sketch from  Paper Pretties for the layout and the papers are from  the Woodland Fold pad by Papermania. The bottom scrap was recycled from a product booklet from Liz Earle, if you look closely it has circles of squirrels on it and leaves and I thought it would be perfect to add to this card. I just trimmed it to size and used my Fiskars punch on the bottom edge. I made a shape from the image by drawing round it with a Nestabilities label die and reducing the width so it fit the image better and then used a scrap of brown card to mat this with. To finish it off I added the extra leaves made with digis from Kikkin Kreations in assorted Autumn colours.

Please pop on over to the Ellephantastic Challenges blog to see the lovely cards made by fellow GDT members and the regular challenge team using Helen’s fabulous images.

Materials Used in this card are as follows:-
Card Size – A5
Papers – Woodland Folk by Papermania
Tools – Scissors, 3d foam, Fiskars punch, Nestabilities die, Pro/Flexmarkers,
Techniques – Punching

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order):-


Shelly said...

Cute card Mandy, I love the colours and pretty leaves, just perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Shelly x

Pat said...

Super card, great image just right for our challenge this week at MTTC, thanks for joining in with us.

Pat xx

Unknown said...

What a fun card, and congrats on your GDT. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations Paints and good luck!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being a guest DT member, well earned what a lovely card. Laura

Sonia said...

Hi Mandy
Congrats for your GDT spot!
Your card look so pretty cute image.
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!

Yone said...

Another cute card at House of GILLI Challenge ! Hugs,Yone

Lisa Minckler said...

This cute card just screams fall! Wonderful job capturing all the elements of the season. :D

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

CG said...

Another wonderful your treatment of the patterned papers.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Hi Mandy,

Congrats again on being on the GDT of Ellephantastic. I chose Emily Autumn as well.

You did a fantastic job with her. I love how you cut your DPs on the diagonal. It looks terrific.


Delphine said...

Such a lovely card, Mandy! Fantastic colorus and your image is too cute! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Linda said...

Oh so adorable! Sweet image and I love how you used the leaves. So adorable.

Scrappy said...

Fab card! Thanks so much for joining us at Pile it on! Hope you'll join us for our next challenge!

Arabella said...

Another cute card Mandy!

Thank you for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at Pollycraft this week!


Nadine said...


wonderful, I love it.

Thank you for playing Cutie Sunday.

Hugs Nadine

Jenny said...

Hi Mandy
Congratulations on your GDP.
Lovely colours used on your card and cute image.
Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

Liza said...

Lovely work, I love your leafy elements. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Ute85 said...

What a lovely creation with adorable details. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday.
Hugs Ute85

ddazzled71 said...

Your card is gorgeous. I particularly love the colours and all the leaves. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Party Time Tuesdays for our Photo Inspiration Challenge.

Danie - PTT Design Team

sara said...

fab card what a sweet image thanks so much for joining us at little darlings this week
hugs sara x x x

Jackie said...

Totally adorable! What a sweet and fun fall card. Thank you for playing along with us at Inky Impressions this week!

steph said...

Cute card.

Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Stephanie
DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Janette said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our 'Halloween OR Autumn Colors' Challenge #32, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said... nailed it with the wonderful FAll a TEE! Love it! Wow...thanks for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug.

Helen Laurence said...

Thank you Mandy so much for joining us as a GD this month. Your card is beautiful. Hugs Helen x

Jennifer said...

Love this. Fabulous colours and design! Thanks for playing at CES this time xx Jenny xx

Janeen said...

super cute. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends this week. Good luck to you.

Regan said...

Sweet card! Fun designer paper! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)