Sunday, 24 March 2013

You make me smile!

Can you believe it? It's time for another Eclectic Ellapu challenge. This week the Pink team has a fun challenge for you. Berni is our lovely hostess and as it's her birthday on April 1st, she is adamant that you put out your craziest, whackiest, whimsical project. The theme for this week is "Whimsy or Funny".

The inspiration for my card came from the memory of my sweet Xiara. (Don't worry, I'm not going to start bawling!) This image by MelJen reminds me of Xiara and the hours she would spend by our pond watching Turtle Joe poke his little head out of the water every now and again. I often found myself wondering "What could she be thinking?"

I'm not sure why this digi reminds me of is everything that Xiara was not. In reality she was a ginger dame of ample girth, who insisted on quality and variety in her food, which she elegantly consumed from her platter and no other.  Having said that..she sure made me smile with my heart, even today.

The papers are from Fancy Pants "Beach Babe" 6x6 pad.

I coloured the Cat with SN markers and layered him on Spellbinders Postage Stamp die-cut.

Every cat's dream is to have lots of fish within reach and plenty of sun....I have both on this card. The greeting is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps Compact Sentiments, stamped with Memento Expresso Truffle and layered with Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Scalopped Ovals die-cuts.  Final bits of embellies: Doodlebug Twine and red bling.

On the inside, some random stitching.
I'm taking my fun little number to: Creative Moments #13 "Animals"; Sweet Stampin' "Lots of Layers"; One Stop Craft Challenge "Recipe: 1 image, 2 embellishments, 3 designer papers"; Brown Sugar Challenges #34 "Anything Goes"; Charisma Cardz #11"Die Cuts"  and Creative Corner Challenges #11 "Layer It Up".

No it's your turn to create something fun and whimsical. Don't forget to swing by the rest of the Eclectic Ellapu design team for ideas and inspiration. And when you're done, link up your master piece to the challenge blog. I can't wait to take a peek at your creations.

That's all from me today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.



  1. This made me smile too :) Love this image, cute card!!!! {hugs} to you

  2. Hi Asha, very cute card and the image is just darling with all of the gorgeous papers. Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar this week.

  3. A wonderful and whimsical card, Asha! Cute papers and a fun image! I'm glad making it gave you a happy memory of Xiara!

  4. Nice cards.. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

  5. Oh my, this is so cute and adorable.

  6. Cute card Asha. Very cute image. Christine x

  7. Fabulous image - love those papers!! Wonderful card, Asha!

  8. Fab card, with the sweets dps and darlilng image! It does make me smile ;)

  9. I love that cat image, Asha, and the fishy paper is fantastic! What a fun card. Terrific sentiment, too. :-)

  10. What a sweet and cheerful card, Asha! I think the paper with fish is such a great choice for this image! Cool!

  11. Such an adorable card, love your fun image, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  12. Aaw! Such a very cute image and a lovely sentiment too :) Great card with gorgeous papers and wonderful colouring - love it.

  13. Truly a card to make one smile. Love all the pretty papers. So glad you could join us this week at Charisma. Good Luck!
    Joyce xx

  14. A great card. I love the fun image and your great design and colours.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz and good luck.

    Hugs Sarahxx

  15. Very cute card! Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

  16. Well this certainly did make me smile! It is lovely. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stamping
    and good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT

  17. Beautiful card with wonderful colouring thanks for joining us at one stop craft challenge this week.

    Francesca X

  18. questa card mi fa impazzire: il timbro è troppo simpatico e la card ha colori e struttura veramente interessanti!!!

    Adoro come hai cucito l'interno!

    ;D :D

    <3 <3

  19. Love this card....brilliant image, great colouring....fab papers and super cute sentiment.

    Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  20. lovely piece you have created there...thanks for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges

  21. Great card, love the design, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments this fortnight,
    Ruth x


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