Sunday, 18 May 2014

Eclectic Ellapu: Spring

Hello again, my friends. I'm back 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 the same sandpit. And to make sure we don't fight, each team has its very own theme.

The Pinkies are rejoicing in the beauty of  "Spring" and the Purplies are having fun with a "Sketch". The two challenges will run for 3 weeks and you can enter one or both as many times as you like.

Here's my Spring offering for the Pink Team:
I made my own background paper with a stamp from Clearly Besotted Stamp's
Geometric Style, TH Spun Sugar Distress Ink and cream CS. For the circle element
I cut a piece of patterned paper from MME Quite Contrary collection using SB's
Circle die and layered it on some hot pink CS cut with SB's Scalloped Circle die.
The greeting is from CBS's Fresh Flowers; Spring is stamped VersaMagic Tea Leaves,
and Hugs & Kisses with VersaFine Onyx Black. SB dies for cutting and layering. 

Here is a close up of the flower from CBS Fresh Flowers, coloured with
Promarkers, cut and mounted on some foam tape. To finish I adhered tiny
yellow bling in the middle of each flower and tied some pink twine on the stalk.

The sentiment on the inside is from CBS's Fabulous Fuchsias

I'm spreading some spring joy over at these challenges:

Stamplorations May Challenge: Stamps & Flowers
Creative Corner: Going In Circles
Crafts For Eternity #176: To Die For
Craftitude Challenges #65; That's Die-licious
Charisma Cardz #11: May Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Die Crazy

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: "Spring" for the Pink Team and "Sketch" for the Purple Team. You can enter both as many times as you wish. These challenge will run for 3 weeks and you have until 11:59pm GMT on June 7th 2014 to link up your entries.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fun day of crafting!



  1. Gorgeous card Asha..Loz

  2. Hi Asha
    Fabulous card... Love the image and Papers
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  3. Love the way you have coloured the flowers and added the yellow bling to the centres. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner this week

  4. Gorgeous papers and layout sweetie. Lovely colouring.

    Big Hugs

  5. Hi Asha stunning card. This stamp is on my wish list !

  6. I love that you often do your own background paper! The colouring great and mounting it all together is superb!. The inside of the card, as always, done wonderfully with the Green in Great day!

  7. Love how you've mixed and matched lots of patterns and shapes but it all works together so well. And that bloom, in its simplicity, is the perfect focal image. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

  8. What a lovely the design too. Thank you for joining us at Craftitude - Anything Goes/Die Cuts Challenge this week!

  9. Very pretty and full of Spring promise!

  10. Oh perfect! I love everything about this card!! especially the flowers and the delicate bling!! ; ) Great design wonderful background - did I mention I love this card?


  11. What a great creation Asha thank you for stopping by Charisma Cardz. Have a great day and Keeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT x

  12. Your card is just stunning Asha, I love the layout and the papers are beautiful.

  13. Asha - this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the layers and the stitched details. Love the subtle sparkle too!

  14. What a beautiful color combo, Asha! Fab coloring on those flowers. Your dp choice is perfect and I love the little twine bow. :-D

  15. Beautiful card and the coloring and papers you chose work so well together.

  16. Love your homemade background paper and then what a wonderful flower stamp. TFS

  17. So soft & lovely! Love the stitched corners on the inside!

  18. This is super pretty! The flowers are great! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  19. Your cards are really very pretty Asha!!! Great colours and image!!!I love it!!


  20. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  21. Holy cow, this is fabulous, Asha! I sit here up to my eyeballs in store-bought patterned paper and I'm ashamed of myself. For one, I don't hardly use it, and for two, I love to stamp so why buy store-bought? This is inspirational in so many ways!! Good luck with the challenges! It's a winner in my book. Hugs, Darnell

  22. Beautiful card, the CB flowers are gorgeous and you did a fabulous job of coloring them!

  23. lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma

  24. Sweet creation, Elaine. I love the beautiful colours and the stitching.That tiny bow on the image really draws attention to cute. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/That's Die-licious challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope we see you again soon.


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