Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Eclectic Ellapu September: Anything Goes

A thousand apologies to my teamies at Eclectic Ellapu. This was supposed to go live at midnight 1 September ... and it clearly didn't! I left it as "draft". Oooops! My bad ... no excuse! Sorreeeee.


Hello September! It's time for another month-long challenge over at  Eclectic Ellapu.  Thank you so much for playing along with us last month. So many gorgeous entries! I hope you'll join us again this month.

As always the 2 teams - Pinks and Purples - are playing together, but in their respective sandpits. The Pinkies are taking it easy with "Anything Goes" and the Purplies are encouraging you to dig deep into your crafty stash and use something "Use Something Old".

Here's offering - a bright and happy card to remind us of the summer we left behind. Truth be told, it wasn't much of a summer this year. It used to be infernally hot, with some days reaching 40ºC. This year the best we've had is 34ºC ... for about 10 days.

The image and sentiment are from Clearly Besotted's Sunshine & Smiles stamped with VersaFine Vintage Sepia. Keeping the design clean and simple with a strip of patterned paper from Papermania's Capsule Collection Sunshine and a few pearls.

A closer look at the image. I coloured it with Faber-Castell Polychromo pencils and fussy cut a little on the left so that it overlaps on to the patterned paper.

I sent this card to LaVonn in Illinois as part of the August Card Chain Challenge. I got a card and a load of goodies from LesLee in California. 43girls made and exchanged cards across the globe! You can see the full reveal over at Deborah Nolan's blog: August 2015 Card Chain Challenge Reveal.

If you're new to the Card Chain Challenge gig, check out the CCC FAQs over at Debi's Society of Stampaholics. Basically we send out card a card a month and receive one in return from anywhere in the world. It's fun getting something other than bills in the mail. You should try it!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Make It Colourful
Wonderful Wednesday: AG
Crafting Musketeers #29: Autumnal Colours
Crafting By Designs September: AG
Word Art Wednesday #199: AG Family Friendly
Creative Moments #/&: AG / Add A Sentiment


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: "Anything Goes" for the Pink Team and "Use Something Old" for the Purple Team. You can enter one or both challenges as many times as you wish, but make sure you link up your projects by 11:59pm UK on 30th September 2015.

Thank you for stopping by today. Here's to a fabulous month!



  1. Asha, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love that image and your coloring!! Th added pearls in the background are perfect!! :)

  2. Fabulous sunflower, love how you've positioned it over the border, lovely sentiment too.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at Creative Moments

  3. This is so pretty. I like it immensely. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, in our 199th challenge.
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  4. Absolutely gorgeous in every way. Awesome colors.

  5. Gorgeous Asha I love the sunflowers x

  6. The strip of DP is very effective and with just this amount you've managed to add color and pattern in a really nice way to keep your card looking CAS. Superb coloring and I love the whole design.

  7. Gorgeous card! Your sunflower is perfect!

  8. Asha, this is a beautiful card! Thanks for the heads up about the challenge, I'm going to pop on over and check it out! I'm glad your summer has been cooler, but I imagine it hurts your ecology, too - your blog is so sweet! love the photos of your beloved fur children, wish they were still with you. Your turtle, too - Animals are what makes us more human (hopefully). I think of the people who do not have access to natural wildlife like birds, butterflies, squirrels - because they live in inner cities or high-rises, and feel so grateful that Nature is part of my life. Your love of nature certainly shows up in your cards, Asha. hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

  9. Beautiful card, love the way you cut around the sunflower! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week, hope you'll join us next week for our 200th challenge!!

  10. This is so pretty! I love the sunflower and the leaves almost look like they glisten. Beautifully done!

  11. This is so wonderfully cheerful sweetie - love it xx

  12. Beautiful card and I Love the flower Asha..Loz

  13. Gorgeous card and love the sunflower! TFS

  14. OH Asha
    your coloring the flower and leaves so perfectly and agree with Pia
    Adorable combo with that strip of red DP
    I adore this card Asha one of my fav

  15. Beautiful, lovely design and wonderful sentiment too, just perfect and I just love it so much. Well done my crafty buddy xx
    Bigs Hugs
    Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl xxxx

  16. Beautiful, lovely design and wonderful sentiment too, just perfect and I just love it so much. Well done my crafty buddy xx
    Bigs Hugs
    Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl xxxx


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