Monday, 1 February 2016

Eclectic Ellapu February: With Love

Welcome to Eclectic Ellapu's first challenge of the year. As always Team Pink and Team Purple are playing together, but in their respective sandpits. It's  "Love Actually" for the Pinkies and the Purplies are making "Gift Bags / Boxes".

This is also the card I sent to Agata in Switzerland for the January 2016 Card Chain Challenge. I made my card based on the sketch and the Valentine's Day / Friendship theme. The floral stamps and dies are by Clearly Besotted. The chevron border is a die by WRMK.

Here's a close-up of the flowers and leaves stamped and cut with Clearly Besotted's Fancy Florals (now discontinued). I used foam tape for dimension and finished the card with a few bling. The patterned paper is from First Edition's Love Letter paper pad.
Uniko Challenge: AG With Love Twist
Just Us Girls #328 Tic Tac Toe - Die cuts + Stamps + Flowers
Addicted To Stamps #119: AG
Avenue 613 Challenge #161: AG With Stash Twist - from stash: patterned paper and stamps

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: "Love Actually" for the Pink Team and "Gift Bags / Boxes" 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 29 February 2016.


My second card is also inspired my Valentine's Day, but this one is quite the opposite - it's CAS and masculine. I know! It's unprecedented! The background paper is from Papermania's Linen Capsule Collection. I stamped the woodgrain panel with Lawn Fawn's Woodgrain Backdrop and VersaFine Toffee ink on light kraft cardstock. This piece is hangs a little over the card base, mounted on foam tape. The Scripty Love and Hearts are also dies by Lawn Fawn.

The Scripty Love is inlaid into the woodgrain panel. I gave the little hearts with several coats with the Red Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush Tip Pen and smothered them with Ranger Glossy Accent.

Lawnscaping #123: Sending Love
Inkspirational #101: Photo Inspiration - love, colours, wood, heart
Sunday Stamps #119: Colour Time!
AAA Cards #57: Love Me Like You Do

That's all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great week.




  1. Both these cards are wonderful Asha! Love the chevron in the first with the bright colours and the 2nd is perfect for a man-those hearts just beat off the card(sorry...bad pun).

  2. Both cards are super gorgeous. Great designs and love the colorful flowers on the first one.

  3. Great cards Asha, I especially love the first one. THe dp looks beautiful with the awesome flowers :)

  4. Both Beautiful cards Asha..Loz

  5. These are both cute cards, but there's something about the 1st one I love... Just keep looking at the colors!
    Don't think I ever told you, but I really appreciate your pet memorial at the sidebar... It is very sweet, and the quotes are perfect.

  6. Both cards are fabulous. I like the masculine cadd with the little red hearts. Have a fun week x

  7. Oops forgot to say thanks for joining Ink, just saw it in our gallery x

  8. Oh wow your flowers are so pretty Asha!! LOVE the wonderful patterns with the striped background and chevron cut! Of course your "love" card, I love!! :) The wood-grain behind it is a perfect design for a masculine love theme too!! HUGS

  9. Love the design of those flowers, kind of 70s retro like, a style I love.
    And love the masculine wood patterned valtentine, perfect for the man in your life!

  10. Hi Asha, two lovely cards, love the florals on your first one especially, Kate x

  11. Love the take on this challenge! I like your shimmery effects :) thanks for playing along with Lawnscaping Challenges!

  12. A stunning duo of loveliness, with fantastic and striking elements.
    Thrilled to see you've played along at both Uniko and AAA Cards. Thanks so much. Sarah

  13. Adorable cards, Asha! Your flower card is bold and bright and your masculine Valentine card is perfect for the color challenge this week. Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps! this week! :)

  14. Love the 70's vibe you have going on with the first card! Those chevrons are so cool! Great job with the second card as well! Thanks for joining us for Wild Card Week at Just Us Girls!

  15. Such gorgeous colours sweetie. You did well no coming away with anymore babies.

  16. what wonderful cards!! i LOOOOOOOVE the woodgrain on your Lawn Fawn card!! wow!! it's striking and so gorgeous!! Thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

  17. Super card. Love the layout flowers and chevrons.Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

  18. Great cards Asha. The one with the flowers is so sweet and colourful.
    Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

  19. You're always so creative, Asha, but wow--what a perfect guy card!

  20. that chevron border is adorable with that flower at the top Asha
    the flower self looks like someone do stitching on it
    adorable stamp set you have and the guy card is cleverly made
    do you believe me I just make LOVE card too but I used my old stamp
    as you know I have new room to creating now and from the cartoon I found many old stamp that I even not use till today hehe
    See my last post from yesterday Asha if you like to see my Craft things inside the cupboard drawers
    Oh once more Great post Asha
    big hugs

    1. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps too Asha

  21. These papers are great together, I love the woodgrain and hearts! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  22. Great interpretation of the inspiration photo! Thanks for joining us over at Inkspirational! :-)

  23. Your cards are both super! I love the flowers! The woodgrain background is perfect for your masculine Valentine! Perfect way to use the colors! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  24. 2 wonderful cards! Love the chevron on the first in combo with the flowers. I love the masculine feel of the second. The wood grain with plaid is wonderful. Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at AAA Cards.

  25. What a fabulous combination of textures on your Love card! The woodgrain, plaid and glossy hearts work so well together. Thanks for sharing with us at Sunday Stamps!

  26. Both your cards are lovely! I think the flowers and dimension on your first card are just super. Thanks so much for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Uniko this month! Deborah, DT.

  27. Two fabulous cards, love the added die cut detail to the first, it helps ground the flowers which are so pretty. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko challenge. Hugs Bev x


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