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Friday, 1 May 2015

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


Altered Eclectics 
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
on the 1st day of every month
ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

Eclectic Ellapu 
on the 1st day of the month

SEPTEMBER 

PINK TEAM - FLOWERS
PURPLE TEAM - TEXTURE


3 WEEKLY
ANYTHING BUT A CARD (DT)

''SEASONS OF CHANGE''


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Hugz always 
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Another good friend and another card...12







Another friend of mine has helped me out alot recently so another card is needed to show her my appreciation.  This time I used a rose stamp from Lost Coast Designs onto a Kraft card.  I coloured and shaded the image using my polychromo pencils.  I just love them to bits.  The sentiment is from a die'sire sentiments.  I then sprayed the entire card using spray and shine.  Certainly made the kraft card look different, nut a nice different if you know what I mean.  Anyway look for yourself.......







Thats it for now and thanks for dropping by

Hugz Elaine xxx

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Card for a friend - 23

Evening all.....

I recenly bought a set of 60 polychromos and liked them so bought another 30.  Now I already own prismas and I now cannot make up my mind as to which I prefer.  Just thought I would share that snippet of useless information lol.

I needed to make a card for a friend just because she is a friend - no other reason.

I stamped using one of my Elusive images using coffee Archival ink and coloured using my polys.  I used 5 different reds for the overall effect, brown for the darker areas (not too much tho)  I used 3 different greens and a brown for the leaves and pods. The ribbon came from my stash.  The sentiment came from an Indigoblu sentiment set I found unused at the bottom of one of my draws lol.  We all do it - admit it!

Anyway thats it for tonight and I do hope you enjoyed your visit today.




Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx



Sunday, 12 October 2014

Two more cards to post - 7

A birthday card using one of fave stamps from the Dolly Mama's range from Stamps Happen - this is for my birthday stash.  Coloured using Docraft pens.




Another Christmas card to add to my pile - used my fave Tim Holtz blueprints, snowman this time.  I coloured using pan pastels and docraft pens.  I stamped repeatedly using sentiment stamp for the background.



Time for a new challenge - 15

Hi all

Well as you will all know now I am one of the lucky DT on ANYTHING BUT A CARD challenge blog.  Feel chuffed to be picked.

It is week 2 of Challenge 40 




I chose to be challenged and my project incorporates autumn and spring - I think it works and I hope you think so too.

I used a cheap birdhouse from the pound shop, took it apart so working with it was easier.  I painted part gold and the other spring green. I stamped and clear embossed a bare tree on the back, used a sponge to dab TH DI, red, orange and yellow randomly to depict the autumn leaves. I also stamped and clear embossed flowers, butterflies and dragonflies all round and on top of the birdhouse.  I then stuck moss randomly in the same colours using dylusions sprays.  Trouble is the stamps beneath are now not visible lol.  I used a wooden frame and backing to stamp a butterfly, clear embossed also.  I used inka gold to slightly colour it.  The frame was painted in the green, clear embossed and inka gold over the top.  I then put the birhouse back together.

I now must apologise for the copious amounts of pictures - just couldn't make my mind up on this one lol.













Thank you for taking th etime to drop by and I do hope you choose to pop on over to ANYTHING BUT A CARD and join in with this fun challenge

Hugz and love always

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Three cards to post....9

Instead of writing up three separate posts I am going to combine them in one.  I am trying to get alot of Christmas cards done and dusted way before the holiday arrives.  Last year I couldn be bothered but am determined this year.  I also made a card for a friend as a thank you for all she does for me.  I have many friends that do alot for me so this is a first of many lol.  

First up is a Christmas card of a robin.  I know I have posted a previous card using my polys for the first time and this one is the second attempt which I am much more happy with. 

I stamped the card using heartfelt creations and coloured it again with my polys. Simple project



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 Next up is the card for a friend.  I cant remember the stamps set I used but I just love the frame and roses.  Again I used my polys and then alot of glossy accents on the roses to give them depth.




Apologise the amount of pics on the last one - trying to capture the depth of flowers.

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Lastly another of my fave stamps which I have used a few times but just absolutely love it.  It is the blueprint Christmas tree.  I heat embossed the image and filled in the star using the gold embossing powder.  This time I used pan pastels for the colouring and the sentiment has been stamped all over - the one at the top is not obscured so can be read lol.




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There you go all three posted and I do hope you enjoyed your visit this time and hope to see you again real soon.

Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx







Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Yes another Christmas card -7

Well what can I say... my polychromos turned up this week and was itching to use them so out came the prismas to join them and this is the end result.  The stamp is aheartfelt creations - songbird I think it is called.  Thats it - stamped, coloured and a bow.I do love a quickie post lol.




Thanks for visiting and hope you call again.

Hugz Elaine xx

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Another Christmas card out the way! 14

Just a quickie post for a quickie card.  The background I made using aged mahogany and moss green Distress ink pads and laid on base of Kraft card blank.  The image is Indigoblu (I think!)  which I stamped using Archival ink - Coffee and sprinkle4d a littled gold glamour dust on the deers back and a couple of snowflakes..  I wiped DI over the top and splashed water over to look aged (my fave technque!)  I distressed the edges and used vintage photo round edges and mounted the image onto red card.



Thats it for today - need to get to bed, early start in morning.

Hugz to all and thanks for visiting

Elaine xxx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Birthday Card - 2

Just fancied a quick project so what better than rough colouring on a Dolly Mama - Best Stressed - yayyyyy.  Such a quick fix.  Backing paper and card, stamp, promarkers and that is it.  Oh of course my hands to put it altogether with the glue lol.

Thats it for tonight - my 21 month old twin grandchildren are here for the weekend and I have literally run out of steam lol

Bye for now

Elaine aka Ellapu xx

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Friday, 3 October 2014

Just having a play - 3

I put together 3 xmas cards - was really just playing about with my TH blueprints stamps.  They are nothing to write home about as was just trying them out.  I thought I may as well share them with you all.  I used prismas, lumiarte H20's, distress inks, white card, kraft card and promarkers.  Simples!


Thanks for visiting and please drop by again.

Elaine xxx

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