Sunday 8 January 2012

A Little Bit of Africa

Good evening to you all in the land of blog
Oh what an interesting day I have had, firstly the housework, then tidying around the garden from the wind blown items, not sure if I told you our fence is down at the moment, no photo sorry as it looks an eye sore, just waiting for my little guy to come do the repairs (soon I hope) and I have decided to keep on top of the ironing on a weekly basis now rather than a monthly to six monthly one, so did this weeks.  

Then I got to play, yep you can imagine what with but unfortunately although all my dies now work perfectly through the big shot, (plates need to be really straight on the long border ones on some makes of dies cutting machines) the pieces I made I cannot show you as they are for up and coming DT pieces.  What I can show you though is another of the cards made to send to my sister for her friend to sell in the little local shop.  So this is another Le Suh 3D decoupage.
The base layer and contrast is a latte coloured pearlescent card, I used some 7 Gypsies papers and the MS edge punch with some ribbon from stash.  Just look at that cute little new baby elephant :)

Now as always I would like to thank all my wonderful visitors for their lovely inspirationally kind comments, which allows me to hop on back over to visit them in return.

Would like to remind you that my 700 follower candy is now running here

and I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges, thank you to Feline for the assistance in this

Craft A Scene - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Manly Cards
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - New Beginnings Baby Elephant
Crafty Emma - Anything Goes
Creations by Gill M - 3D decoupage
Digi Designs - Something New
Simon Says Stamp - new Something

well that will be me, off to watch Got to Dance to drool over someone :)
Hugs and Enjoy the rest of your evening, I definitely will, as it is my last evening before back to work :(


mags said...

Lovely card Kate. The elephants are glorious and teamed with lovely papers.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW more than a card it looks like artwork ready to frame!


Misty's said...

Hi Kate
Loving your decoupaged elephants. Also loving the papers you combined with the image. The whole look is gorgeous.
Michaela xx

Amanda xx said...

I love the rich colours of the browns/creams and the dotty ribbon....i just purchased some 7gypsies so thank you for the ispiration xxxxxxx Amanda

THERESA said...

This is so gorjuss, being from SA it is even more special to me, love it!!
lotsa luv

Danielle said...

Absolutely love this card Kate! The image is stunning and the papers and bow are just perfect!
Hugs, Danielle

Lastochka said...

I love this card)

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
hope you had fabby holiday, well ya no im gona luv this card, gorgeous images, fab design, hope ya get ya fence back up soon, sue,x

NancyD said...

Oh, I agree with my friend Dr. Sonia, it is a work of art to be framed. What a lovely scene. I haven't observed paper tole in a while and this one is great! Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Crafty Loops said...

This is really beautiful Kate, I love the gorgeous die cut edge. Its so wonderful. Lee x

sallysbitz2 said...

This is a lovely card Kate, perfect colour combo x

Happy New Year x
hugs sally x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow what a beautiful image .. i just love elephants
Lisa x

Sandra H said...

Kate, This is amazing!:) Sandra H

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Kate, I like the elephant decoupage.
Kevin xx

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your card is just absolutely stunning from the image to all the fabulouse elements your added. Thanks for joining us this week at Pile it On, Elizabeth (DT,PIO)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow kate this is another great and beautiful card.
love the punchedge and the bow to.
perfect card for your sister to sell there.

greetings karin

ARTfulWings said...

Stunning card - loving these African images. Polly x

coops said...

love this kate.the design and papers are so elegant and i love the stunning elephants :D

xx coops xx

Tammy said...

Amazing card, gorgeous image and wonderful background.

Shelly said...

Gorgeous card with such a beautiful image, love the baby ellie! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge! Shelly

Gaynor Greaves said...

Just Gorgeous, I love the image and layout, thanks for joining us at CYDA, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Anonymous said...

I love elephants, and this one is fab. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Sheree said...

Wow! What a fantastic scene! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene!


Victoria said...

Love the papers you've chosen, the fab polka dot ribbon and, of course, the wonderful elephant decoupage.

Lee said...

Absolutely Beautiful.x

Min said...

Gorgeous card - I just love the theme and ribbon! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

coldwaters2 said...

Woww Kate this is one fantastic card, that image looks so real, oh how I love animals domestic or wild they are superb, just like this card.
Lorraine x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Another beautiful card Kate, love the ribbon and the papers and the elephants are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Kate :-) such a lovely scene and the 3D effect is fab ,,, Beautiful ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

sgc said...

Fantastic card, Kate! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo "Anything Goes" challenge.

stampinganja said...

Love the elephants, what a great card. Thanks for sharing, Anja

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Kate. I adore it. So cute. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time and good luck.


Sherry said...

I absolutely luv your card. Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft. Hope to see you again!


Sherry- DT

The Crafty Elf said...

Stunning! Awesome use of colours and materials - I love it!

Mandy said...

I guess I just as well save myself the trouble of concentrating really hard and trying to focus on what I am typing and just leave you masses of comments saying "stunning card" as I just know they all will be lol.
Whatever style you choose to do you always make such beautiful cards Kate.
I'm so sorry I have been a terrible blogger and not been to visit for far too long, fingers crossed I will feel more "normal" soon and not fall asleep after blogging for only 10 mins! The kids have taken to switching my laptop off and chucking a blanket over me wherever I am slumped.
I have missed you hunny & thank you for all your lovely and supportive comments I really appreciate them lovely lady
big hugs Mandy xx

Jennifer said...

This is so lovely. Thanks for playing at CES challenges xx Jenny xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous guy card love how the elephants are charging off the card towards us! Thanks for joining us at Pile it on this week hugs Samantha. X

Eva Marie said...

I just love this card. Beautiful!
Thx for joining us at DVC

ladyjanet_56 said...

These cards you have made for Africa are all beautiful not just the 3D the layouts set them all off. Janet

craftieodmae said...

WOWZERS!!!!! This is breathtaking!!!! You should frame this for sure! Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene!

Lisa said...

Amazing job, love the scene, thanks for joining us a Craft a Scene, hope you can join us again!!!

shulsart said...

Very cool card, love that image and the 3D really brings the elephants to life. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Craft a Scene challenge blog.

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