Tuesday, February 12, 2013

{PIN}spirational Challenge # 44

Welcome back to my blog!  I hope you are having a fantastic day!

 I have three posts for today, so please be sure to scroll up and see the other two for today.  We have the cutest image of two little giraffes today.  I struggled a bit with this one, but I pulled the love aspect out of it.  What a perfect week for love, since Valentine’s Day is just a few days away.  So the image for {PIN}spirational Challenges this week is very fitting!  Check it out!

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Before I show you my creation, I have to share this fun picture I took at the Brevard County Zoo on vacation.  There were seven giraffes, but this one was very friendly and came right up to the platform so you could feed and pet her.  She was absolutely beautiful.  I never realized how tall they really are until I was that close.  Just gorgeous, huh?

Ok, now onto why you are here, the creation…

I am using the digi image Elmer the Love Struck Elephant generously provided by Floppy Latte.    I could think of so many uses for him, a baby card, love, friendship, you name it.   The image is printed on cryogen paper and colored with copics.  The background papers are by My Mind’s Eye and Inque..  Sticking with my recent obsession to not make regular cards, I made this one a side fold card.   I used a EK Success border punch to to add some girly-ness to the front. For the inside, I used a tag and continued my love theme by stamping a heart from Stamper’s Anonymous, Urban Chic in memento ink. The tag background is inked with spun sugar distress ink.

I have used the following copics:
Elephant:  W1, W3, W5, R00, R02
Hearts:  R81, R83, R85

Ok, now it is your turn.  How does this picture speak to you?  Come on over and show us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!  We would love to see your beautiful creations!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Your kind comments are always appreciated!
Blessings until next time…


  1. Lovely card! The image is adorable and wonderfully colored.

  2. Hi Athina
    A gorgeous card love the image thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz and thank you for applying for our DT call Good Luck !!
    Hugs Dianne xx

  3. Hi... what a gorgeous card... he certain IS a love-struck little elephant! Fabulous layout and design (love that criss-cross).. and perfect colouring of the image too.

    Thanks for sharing at In The Pink.. hope to see you again soon!

    Christine x

  4. Great card Athena and nice design with the little tag tucked in.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  5. This is great and thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  6. Wonderful detailed card Athena with stunning image. Thank you for joining us at PCJ Challenge.

  7. so cute criss cross card, love it
    thanks for playing with us at fashionista

  8. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  9. super card, so pretty, thanks for showing an interest in our DT call x carol

  10. Gorgeous - love that elephant and your tag is beautiful too.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  11. LOVE your beautiful card and creative fold -- thanks so much for sharing your card with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

  12. Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge
    with your beautiful card.

    Pam x

  13. WOW! your coloring is awesome and that trifold is spectacular! thank you so much for choosing a FLD image!

    hugs :)

  14. I love that sweet little elephant and the design of your card is awesome! Gotta try that sometime!

  15. A gorgeous card. I love the shape and the cute image.

    Thanks for joining Di's Digi Designs Challenge this time and good luck.
    Lorraine x

  16. What an adorable card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

    Hugs, Kelly

  17. What a pretty card. The image, the fold, the embellishments are all wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

  18. Your card is fabulous as usual. You never cease to amaze me with your gorgeous creations.

  19. What a fab card! I love the sweet image and the gorgeous paper lace effect! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

    love Mags B x

  20. Great card! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck!




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