Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Nelly Elly

Good morning, All :)

I hope everyone is having a good start to their day!

Although I have been quiet a little around blogland - I have been busy with commissioned cards & lots of personal birthdays.  Trying to focus on too many things at once plays havoc on my health! So I have and am, learning to focus on what I need to & not overwhelm myself with too much or worry even, by not being able to do as much as I want.  I love visiting all your blogs but find at times, when I do, nothing else gets done! I'm probably not alone like that! LOL I just feel that I should explain that I can't always get around to visiting but when I do I play catch up with you all lol

OK, here today, is a cutsie little elphalump card & the story behind this one is, my Daughter, last year went to stay & help at an Elephant Sanctuary called BLES which is in Thailand.  She had an amazing time helping out, walking with the elephants, helping to rescue dogs & cats too...her photos & experience were a pure joy to look at & listen too.  The lady that owns/runs/created the sanctuary is called Katherine Connor - and to read about how BLES started you will need to visit her blog/website.  She also has a Facebook page An amazing young lady, a Mum of 3 little ones & another one due very soon - this leads me on the the card I was asked to make by my Daughter.  She wanted to send a reasonably light weight card to Thailand for katherine, congratulating her & her husband on the birth of their new bundle of joy. Not knowing what sex the baby will be, she asked me to make the card in neutral I came up with this one below - in grey & yellow...I really liked it, but Dear Daughter shook her head & said she wanted it all in white and grey so back to my desk I went like a good Mum and came up with the same design but in the colours she wanted (2nd card)  - only this time I made the card smaller. I really like the simplicity of the card & enjoyed paper piercing for the first time! (yes, I know..unbelievable, huh?)

White hinged card base created using Spellbinders - 5-x-7-matting-basics-A & B
Image, sentiment & papers - Pink Petticoat
Ribbon (FS)

 A really simple but cute card in whichever colourways you choose to make it in!

Thanks for visiting,

Until next time,


Dawn Lancaster said...

Awww, Mandy, I know exactly what you mean, with all the things I di in the background I'm really pushed to get round all the blogs I'd like to!
I actually stopped by to leave some love on your card but Mr Blogger won't let me ee your photos right now!
I'll pop back later!
Dawn xx

Linda Simpson said...

Mandy I totally agree with what you say. I do love this cute card. Enjoy your day.
Linda xxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Morning Mandy agree too - we really should take care of ourselves better - your card is adorable hun - have a great day xxx

Stephanie said...

Your card is adorable. I love simple. Have a nice day.

Laine said...

These are lovely Mandy. Fabulous so sweet image and detail.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun....:o)

Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Kate M said...

Really sweet card - love the paper piecing.

Kate M said...

Really sweet card - love the paper piecing.

Samantha K said...

I know what you mean about being so busy, I to tend to play catch up with comments hehe. Both cards are adorable, but I have to go with your daughter on this one the grey and white one wins for me, so simple and so adorable xx

Jan Ltc said...

This is fab xx Jan

Debbie Fisher said...

Totally agree Mandy, i need better time management lol Fab card so sweet, have a great day my crafty friend xxx

Avril Ann said...

I love them both, and your daughter sounds like an amazing young woman...I wish I could follow your 1 thing at a time, and hugs my friend xxx

Donna said...

I know exactly where you are coming from Mandy!!
Love this card it is sooo cute!
Hugs Donna xxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

A cute card love the simple cards xxx