Sunday, 27 April 2014

Eclectic Ellapu: Feeling Fruity

Happy Sunday, my friends. Here is my third post in as many days and this time I'm wearing my Eclectic Ellapu hat to introduce you to 2 new challenges that have started over at the Eclectic Ellapu Blog. Once again, the 2 teams - Pinks and Purples - are playing together in perfect harmony. And to make sure we don't break our toys in fits of tantrum, each team has its very own theme.

The Pinks are "Feeling Fruity" and the Purples are singing "Happy Birthday". Both challenges will run for 3 weeks and you can enter one or both  challenges as many times as you like.

I'm on the Pink Team and made 3 fruity thank you cards using these stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted:
Background - Geometric Style
Fruits and sentiments - Fruitilicious and coordinating dies
Tag - Scalloped Tag die

For the embellishments: Doodlebug Twine and some bling.

Here are the cards:
The cards measure 4.5" x 3.5". No pattered papers and each card is fruitily different.  

TH Festive Berries for the strawberries and TH Peeled Paint for the
  leafy bits and background.  

VersaColor Pink and Tropical Green for the melon and TH Spun Sugar
for the background.

Memento Rhubarb Stalk and TH Shabby Shutters for the cherries and
TH Aged Mahogany for the background.

And here's the family portrait.

Some challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays #131: Three Thirds - 3 bling, 3 strawberries 

Now it's your turn to create and link up your labour of love over at the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog. Remember, we have 2 concurrent challenges: "Feeling Fruity" for the Pink Team and "Happy Birthday" for the Purple Team. This challenge will run for 3 weeks and you have until 11:59pm GMT on May 17th.

We're having a wonderful time with our friends. The weather wasn't brilliant yesterday but today is supposed to be gloriously sunny and warm. As always, the boys ate and drank more than they should have done and will probably spend most of the day feeling sorry for themselves. Helen and I are off to have an elegant afternoon in each other's company.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, my friends!



  1. These are fun and love the puns:) I like the background on each-did you create that or is it paper bought like that? These are really fun

  2. Cute cards, I like the backgrounds and the dimension you added with the tags and fruits.

  3. Oh, I love how you made tags to go on your cards, Asha! Great idea. Wonderful fruit. I feel like I could just pick them off the card and eat them. :-D

  4. These look very yummy Asha. Sorry you had ropey weather yesterday I hope it is better today. Still cloudy and overcast here in Hertfordshire UK. Hope the weather is better in France in a couple of weeks time as I am off to visit my Step-daughter.

  5. Wow Asha these cards are so yummy, I would like te tast them one by one, Great works!!! Love those small tags !!!


  6. These are fabulous ! Love all 3, and I so need these stamps & dies x

  7. Love these fresh and summery cards! So glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. I love all the fruity cards you designed. Great way to make me want some of those yummy fruits now myself. I love your coloring of them.

  9. Love the fresh look of your melon card - striking shapes and design. Awhole fruit-bowl of lovely cards! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  10. Love the background on these Asha and so pleased you are having a good time with your friends. Thanks for joining Inkspirational

  11. Love the puns on the sentiments and the crackaleur (is that how you spell it?).
    Thanks for joining in with our 'No Flower' challenge at CuM.
    Jules GD :)

  12. These are so fabulous and fun. Love the great pun sentiments!! TFS

  13. Oh goodness - how adorable, fun and fresh your trio of fruit cards is! I hesitated ordering this stamp/die set from CB, but now, after seeing your little treats, they're going back on the wish list! Yummy and lovely! Thank you for linking up to the Inspirational Pink and Green challenge - your watermelon card is a charming fit.

  14. It's hard not to delight a little bit in others' self-induced pain, isn't it? lol
    This is an adorable set - love all the punny goodness & how you did the sentiments!

  15. This is sweet!! PTI has a sweet set including some sentiments that say "Scratch and Sniff" LOL There is a recipe on their site of things you can add to embossing powder (like Jello) to add a fruity smell to your berry stamps : ) This set would be cute for that "technique"

    Glad to hear you are enjoying your company! Have a wonderful day!!


  16. I loved these cards from the minute I spotted them! Everything about them appeals to me, the colors, the designs and I love how you did the backgrounds as well!

  17. These are very cute cards! Fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

  18. sweet cards :) I love this fruits especially watermelon :) Delicious !

  19. Yummy cards :o)! Thanks for joining us at CuM!
    Hugs Doris

  20. A lovely design, cute images and a great batch of cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  21. Your lovely cards have made me hungry for fruit!

    Thank you for participating at Sweet Stampin' this week!

  22. These are so cute! I really love the berry and fruit themes. :) So nice to visit your blog again Asha, I've been too busy lately to just surf online for fun -would love it though! :) I hope you are well and enjoying spring. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  23. Such "sweet" cards, love them!!

  24. CUTE !!!! Love the sentiments especially one in a melon - gotta remember that one.

  25. such fun, summery cards!

    Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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