Sunday, 25 August 2013

Eclectic Ellapu #44: Oldies Birthday

Hello there fellow crafters! Here's another scheduled post for you.

Welcome to another fabulous week of crafting with the Eclectic Ellapu team. Our hostess this week is Laurian and she has picked an interesting theme: Oldies Birthdays. There are loads of fun and humorous images out there to celebrate another year in an older person's life but I decided to make a more "elegant" card but with a subtle poke at the birthday girl's (advanced) age!

The papers are from Basic Grey's "Indian Summer" 6x6 pad.  The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted's "It's Your Birthday" stamp set, heat embossed in white EP straight on to the patterned paper. I also added a bow in dark red to finish the card. 

This beautiful elephant stamp is from Chocolate Baroque's "Indian Elephant" set, stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle and coloured with SN and Promarkers. I also added some Gold Liquid Pearls and Red Stickles dress up this noble creature. To cut him out I used Spellbinders Oval die and inked the edges with TH's Antique Linen.

For the inside I picked a sentiment from Chocolate Baroque's "Birthday Words" and stamped it in Memento Rhubarb Stalk. 

Challenges for this card:
Crazy 4 Challenges #200 "Use Animal on Project"
Sister Act Card Challenge #21 "Anything Goes"
Dutch Dare Card Challenges "Animal Antics"
Make It Monday #155 "Anything Goes"

That's my take on this week's "Oldies Birthday" challenge. What's yours? Please share your project over at the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog, where you will also find more fabulous ideas by the DT.

Thanks for stopping by, my friends, and have a great weekend. Summer is almost over, so enjoy it while you can!



  1. Hey Asha! That's really beautiful and elegant. Love the bow.. :)

  2. A little naughty poke at age there Asha - great stuff. That elephant is fabulous and the colours you have used are so regal! Love from Christine xx

  3. Subtle poke but I love it!! Gorgeous colours too!

    Claire xx

  4. Wonderful card - love the sentiment on the inside. Hope the trip is going well!

  5. Wow this is really stunning. Love how you have finished up the inside of the card as well!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  6. Oh, Asha, your colouring is amazing! That stamp is totally gorgeous. Love it!

  7. This card is beautiful and your coloring is amazing! Thank you for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenges. 
    DT For Dutch Dare Card Challenges

  8. This a very lovely card. The coloring is terrific! I love how you die cut the image but hand cut the trunk. Super card. Thanks for joining us this week at the Dutch Dare.

  9. Beautiful card Asha. Your elephant lovely, and I especially love the inside sentiment :)

  10. very subtle Asha! I know someone this card would be perfect for-I love this image and the gorgeous rich colours of the background are a perfect match x

  11. What a beautiful and fun card! I love the colors and the elephant is perfect for your challenge. I hope you are enjoying your travels! xx

  12. LOL I love the "subtle poke" at the person's age with the elephant image. Love the coloring.

  13. Great layout and I like the way the trunk of the elephant is out of the oval. Nifty! Great papers as well.

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  14. Hi Asha
    Fabulous card love the image .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  15. Stunning card. Love the backing papers, beautiful colours. You have coloured the image perfectly x

    hugs sally x

  16. Fabulous card and image Asha. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  17. Lovely card Asha, love the elephant.

    So sorry I have only just got around to commenting on your blog, life got in the way of blogging and crafting last week
    Kelly- EE Teamie


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