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1/31/2016

Ellie Valentine

Hello - thanks for coming by for a visit. Tis the season for Valentine cards, but I'll try to intersperse some St. Pat's Days among these. I need to do some of both holidays. So here goes with another Valentine card, using backgrounds created from playing with Gel medium, transparent paste, Lindys Magicals powder, and sprays. This one is a more traditional 'in the pink' one.



Sparkle n Sprinkle Ellie the Elephant set 553 colored with copics, die cut with a S/B classic circle. Searched, but couldn't find this available as a digi **- but it might be. I'm not an 'elephant person' per se, (more into Hedgies) - but I think Ellies are just too cute. Must be the big blue eyes!

- created background paper embossed with a hearts EF, and small hearts were made using the very smallest of the S/B Heart die set. This was done with the portion of created paper trimmed off in making the card front.

- S/B Scalloped Square die cut the black & white hearts DP.

- white snippet punched with a Fiskars hand punch, just because the shape fit the stamped sentiment which was done by an old tiny wooden block stamp.

Remembered there was a VOS sheet of dimensional heart stickers tucked away, so hunted up, and used to add a little more dimension.

This was a fun card to do. Had the image colored earlier, had made the background (fun to do) and just hunted around for bits & pieces to make a card. My usual method of making a card! Hope you like it.

Big hugs and have a wonderful afternoon. Blessings.

**Edit: A sweet blogger sent me the link for this digi: http://www.beccysplace.com/ellie-and-tippy.
Thanks  for this digi link Kitty.

51 comments:

Sarah said...

Aaaaaaah, this is wonderful Mary, such a fabulously cute elephant with the little mouse and perfectly coordinated hearts too xx

Kathleen said...

Hi Mary, there seems to be quite a few elephant cards around at the moment, one way and another, this is a super cute one and sitting on a really lovely card.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

I have understand only in this moment that your method of making card is jus as mine... "hunted around for bits & pieces!" :D It's fun! :D
So vibrant valentine card, Mary! The pink background looks really wonderful, love it very much!!! The elephant is a cutie and all the "bit and pieces" look great! :D
Hugs, have a lovely week, mine wil be very busy with my job :(

cuilliesocks said...

So sweet Mary, great colours too.
Thanks for your email, feeling a bit better, cultivating a cough though, not good for the singing tomorrow night, Kate x

pam said...

Aww such a beautiful card you have created Mary, love this cute elephant image and gorgeous background textures and colours.
Pam x

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is adorable, Mary! I love elephants! Love your embossed pink background and gorgeous heart paper! For anyone who does want the digi, I remember seeing it over at Beccy's Place:
http://www.beccysplace.com/ellie-and-tippy

Barb said...

This is so sweet Mary. Such a cute Ellie with the little mouse friend. I really like your background and the colour is lovely and vibrant. Barbxx

Donna Hanley said...

Wonderful little cutie and the green around your die piece really finishes it off nicely. Have a nice evening.

Lisa said...

This is so sweet, Mary!! The image is absolutely adorable!! The elephant and mouse are so cute!! The background colors and embossing are fabulous!! Love this my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Liz said...

What a cute card! I was looking at the elephant digi stamps in Beccy's Place online shop this evening and spotted this very image for the first time..... then I saw it on your blog! How spooky is that!! I was just about to let you know where you can get a digi version, but I see Kitty has beaten me to it. xx

Carol L said...

WHodathunk an elephant with a mouse on the tip of his truck would be so cute???? This is one adorable valentine and I love the hot pink color!

jimlynn said...

Precious!!! That's really a cute image. Love the little mouse on his trunk. Great background and the pink with the black and white paper just make this guy pop off the page. Fun and cute card Mary.
Lynn

Diane said...

My gosh this is just delightful Mary.

Hugs Diane

Shona Erlenborn said...

You always amaze me with your " hunt around pieces"! Such a cute image and what a great job with the background. Super cute Mary!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That elephant is such a cutie! And I love the hot pink!

dutchess said...

Just loving those vibrant colours Mary...and such a sweet image....and such satisfaction using up bits and pieces....great card xxxx

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Mary - love that Ellie, and you background is stunning. The black and white heart paper is perfect.
Blessings
Maxine
Thanks so much for the link you gave me for the Magicals

brenda said...

What a sweet little Ellie (youngest granddaughters name for them) Mary and really like the hot pinks against the bold hear pattern, certainly makes for a very eye catching creation.

B x

Sue said...

What a cute card Mary.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Donna said...

I love Beccy's digis. She is so talented. And you've done a wonderful job of coloring and embellishing. There will be one happy person for Valentine's Day. Have an awesome week! Hugz.

Kim Heggins said...

What an adorable elephant...just as sweet and cute as can be.!

Daffodil Cards said...

For someone not fussy on elephants, you have chosen a SUPER Ellie to show off and so well too, love the hearts and the design, definitely an AH! card.

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful and sweet card! I really love all the details! and the image is so cute! xoxo Olga

Sandy said...

I am not through with Christmas --- and it looks like Elephants are stealing the day!!!! I wonder if that mouse is gonna cause the elephant to sneeze. Talk about being blown to pieces!!!!!
Cute card Mary.
Sandy xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
wonderful Valentines card.
Ellie looks wonderful, and it's coloured so perfectly too.
Lovely hearts as well as a really fab background.
I do hope all your snow has gone.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Gerrina said...

Your hearts-paper looks so great and the elephant is beautifully coloured! Think I like this a lot because it is a sweet-not sweet card (If you understand)... Here Valentine's day is not a big day...so I won;t be making lots of them; more important is the Carnaval next week! Hugs, Gerrina

Bonnie said...

Love that amazing background and the adorable Ellie! Fun stickers too!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The hot pink and black are the perfect combination for your Elly-Phant. Such a cute card!

Team Clark said...

OH Mary this is just darling!!! How fun and adorable!

Loll said...

Adorable!! :) That elephant is so sweet. You always make the most amazing layered backgrounds! Great snippets of patterned paper and die-cuts. Great design, Mary. xx

Pat said...

This is a super cute image Mary and the bright pink background and black and white hearts and extra punched hearts and stickers all go so well together and have made a beautiful card. x

Donna said...

Adorable image and beautifully displayed Mary, really like the background!

Crafting Diva said...

Wonderful card Mary and my favourite elephants great image feel free to pop by my blog have a little draw x

Marilyn said...

Adorable!! Love the elephant!

Gail Townsend said...

Wonderful card, love the cute elephant xx

Petra Swart said...

Love all the cute hearts and Ellie and his friend are so adorable!!! Very cute!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Pippa said...

This is so cute Mary, reminds me a bit of Dumbo and his mouse friend whose name I cannot recall at the moment! Lovely card. x

alexandra s.m. said...

What an adorable Eli card Mary!
Greta soft coloring!
Love it ;)

Redanne said...

I must admit it seems strange to call an elephant adorable but this Ellie certainly is and she really made me smile - thank you! Hugs, Anne xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is such a little cutie Mary I love the wonderful image and all the gorgeous hearts a super make
hugs
lorraine x

Pia S said...

Making that background sounds messy but fun. A very cute little card indeed.

aussie aNNie said...

FABulous creation, lovely colours, image and papers...xx
{aNNie}

Darnell J Knauss said...

How can you go wrong with this sweet Ellie on a Valentine?! I love it, Mary! I'm glad to catch up with you and hear you've had some unexpected warm weather and blue skies. Lots of areas getting hit tonight with messy stuff. Take care! Hugs, Darnell

Darnell J Knauss said...

How can you go wrong with this sweet Ellie on a Valentine?! I love it, Mary! I'm glad to catch up with you and hear you've had some unexpected warm weather and blue skies. Lots of areas getting hit tonight with messy stuff. Take care! Hugs, Darnell

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another beautiful Valentines design, with the sweet elephant :) The background on the card in the previous post is gorgeous. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Brenda in IN said...

This is such a cute image. I love the little mouse on his trunk! Lots of pretty background details on this card. Cute as can be!

Charlene said...

So cute!! I am a great BIG fan of elephants! Hope your doing great Mary!

Joi at RR said...

Oh sooooo precious.... so fun... so incredibly amazing!!! SMILING Big... super creations Mary. j.

Joi at RR said...

Oh sooooo precious.... so fun... so incredibly amazing!!! SMILING Big... super creations Mary. j.

Anita in France said...

What an adorable little ellie, Mary ... just so sweet! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

This is just the sweetest card Momma Mary!! I love that sweet elephant and mouse, you have colored them up so cute. I also love the background you made and embossed. I have this embossing folder and think it is so pretty. Your hearts are perfect and I love that black paper with the white hearts, it really makes the whole card pop! Hugs, Brenda