Southern Girls ~ Oh Happy Day

Hey crafty pals, it's time for a Team Lou challenge over on the Southern Girls Challenge Blog and we are keeping our themes 'Anything Goes' this year to appeal to all. As always, we have fabulous sponsors and this challenge we have two sponsors, Auzz Trinklets & Crafts and JMC Designs.

Auzz Trinklets is an Australian Craft store with a wide variety of brands and craft supplies available. I've worked with a lovely Mama Elephant stamp set to create this card. I used the images and also the sentiment from the same set. This is now longer in store, but there's a very similar set, which you can find here. The full Mama Elephant range you can find here

I used a Whimsy Stamps slimline die to create the diecut base design of the card. I had some lovely paper on my craft desk that I'd been using to create another project, which I thought would work well with it's lovely spotty design. I used a lovely green glitter card to create the base of the card and then layered up a nice sunset orange sky adding the slimline diecut on top. I used a fabulous double sided adhesive foam to 'pop up' the design from the glitter card base. This is new to me and new to Whimsy Stamps and I'm loving it, the dimension is great!

I then added the sweet elements from the Mama Elephant set which were stamped in Memento Black Ink and coloured with Copic Markers. I added lashings of Wink of Stella to the balloons, her wee bow and the clouds for a 'silver lining'. I just love those sweet bluebirds from this set. They were diecut with the matching shaped dies for this set. 

I hope you'll come and play along with our Anything Goes challenge. The prizes are awesome and we can't wait to see what you'll create! Do pop by and see what my talented teamies got up to with this theme. Hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo


Challenge Entries:
Double 'D' Challenges: Fun With Balloons
Colour Crazy Challenge: #1 ~ Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: #449 ~ Layered Diecuts
As You Like It: Anything Goes (Ooh that IS rare!)
Moving Along With The Times: #114 ~ All Things New
Allsorts Challenge: #555 ~ More Than One Word Sentiment
Always Fun Challenges: #146 ~ Use Your Favourite Stamp Set (love this adorable set!)
Creative Inspirations Challenge: January ~ Something New (my lovely Whimsy slimline die) AND Something Old (my mama elephant stamps and dies)

Update: I made the Top 5 at Tuesday Throwdown! Thank you so much ladies xoxo

Second Update: I won the 'Top Spot' at Double D Challenges. I'm so humbled and absolutely delighted, thank you so much ladies! 


brenda said…
You have created a really fun and happy card, many thanks for joining in with our 'More than a Word' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x
aussie aNNie said…
Hi Wendy, wowzer cute. A stunning card and fabulous brilliant design.. Thanks for entering into our BALLOON challenge,
Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw and hope you join us again.
{aNNie Designer for Double D challenges
Chris said…
This is so sweet Wends, a lovely happy card with the cutest images.
Barbara said…
You brought these elephants to life with your gorgeous coloring. I can see them smiling and having a great time. Wonderful amazing card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Chellenge “balloons”.
Barbara DT
Vicki said…
Oh, this card is two adorable!! Your elephant images and coloring are fabulous. I truly love that background die too. Thanks for playing along at the Double D, "Balloons" Challenge. Vicki DT
*Vicki* said…
Awe! Wendy, this is absolutely PRECIOUS my dear!! I love the tiny elephants floating in the air with those glittery balloons! Such a lovely design with that slimline die!! Beautifully done!! HUGS
Sarah said…
What a super cute card!! I love the pretty colours, adorable ellies and the sparkle is magnificent!! Lovely to see you at AYLI xx
Pop's Cards said…
I love the frame around this its so pretty, and them gorgeous elephants are so cute, a gorgeous creation, hugs Pops x
Darlene said…
OMG this is so much fun! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Balloons’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Diane Louise J said…
Hello… Thanks for sharing your pretty elephants card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘All Things New’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx
Kathleen said…
This is a really super creation, love the images and background, a card to make the recipient smile. Thank you for joining our 'Sentiment' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x
Linby said…
I love the feeling of movement on your card and it is just too cute!
Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
Lynn x
what a fabulous card Wends - love your background - it's perfect for the whimsical wee elephant, which you have coloured beautifully
Fikreta said…
gorgeous card!
Jackie C said…
Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @AFC
This is so cute hunnie, I adore those little ellie flumps and how you've displayed them. <3
Billie A said…
Oh this card is darling. I can see why you love the images. They are so cute and loving that long wavy window die. So glad you shared over at Always Fun challenge (also Colour crazy)
CraftyGirl said…
Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT
This card is very cute. I love your new slimline die and always love mamma elephant stamp. Thanks for taking the time to enter our challenge this month at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT
Diane said…
Totally adorable card and colored so beautifully, I never can resist sweet little 'ellie' images!! Thank you for joining us at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}
Lynne said…
A gorgeous card, love the background colours and those ellies look as though they're having so much fun. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT
Claudia said…
What a sweet card. love the glitter - you know I love glitter - and your tiny elephants are so sweet. What a lovely and happy creation.
Hugs Claudia
PS: little red faced after reading your so lovely comments!
Pop's Cards said…
I am loving that long die, I love making long cards, they always look so different, and the little elephants look like they are having fun, hugs Pops x

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