Monday, 16 January 2017

Up, up and away!

Hello lovely people,

Uh oh...Monday again!
I had a most relaxing weekend but it never seems long enough :-(

I made several cards over the weekend but before I get into those I wanted to share a card I made a few months ago for a work colleague who was leaving for a new job.
For one reason or another I just haven't got round to sharing it, but I think it's too cute to stay languishing in my archive so see what you think...

Leaving card featuring elephant with bunch of balloons (stamps/dies from My Favourite Things)

The basic idea for this rather CAS design popped into my head one night as I lay in bed!

I die cut the elephant using the matching die set and added him with foam pads and I also used foam pads for some of the balloons...I have to say that I love these cute patterned balloons :-)

The sentiment was computer generated; as you know, I love the typewriter style, and of course, it was an easy way to personalise the card.

Leaving card featuring elephant with bunch of balloons (stamps/dies from My Favourite Things)

I do hope you all have a good week ahead :-)

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Card recipe;
DP: various scraps from stash
Sentiment: generated on computer

Copic colours;
Elephant body: T1/2/3/4/5
Elephant ears / toenails: R0000/000/00


  1. I love these ellies and although I have a lot of ellies I might just need these. Fabulous cas card I love it

  2. Great card - such a fab C&S layout xx

  3. Brilliant idea for a leaving card those balloons. Did the high winds we have had recently play apart in your inspiration?

  4. Hi Kat, I just love this card and such a brilliant idea to use as a good bye card. The elephant is so adorable and love how you have done the balloons.Hugs Jennifer xx

  5. I love this card too adorable..the strings with the balloons look awesome and love the hill and sentiment and sweet little elephant..really cute.

    luv CHRISSYxx

  6. Love your cute card, dearest Kat, and your previous card is gorgeous!

    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, and especially for the beautiful message welcoming me back to blogging. I had a bit of a 'false start' over Christmas, but hopefully life will be plain sailing for the rest of the year. We moved into the retirement village 1 year ago this week, and have loved being here, except we do miss the wide open spaces that we enjoyed on our farm for all those years.

    Big Hugs,

  7. A really cute farewell card Kat, I just love the elephant!
    Janice x

  8. Such a sweet card to send a colleague on her way. Lovely design xx

  9. aw this is just too cute Kat - lovely design and perfect for the occasion hugs Judith x

  10. Uber cute and perfect CAS design Kat - love the balloons.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Debs xx

    p.s squeeeeaallllll - still super excited and sooooo looking forward to another new adventure with you and the lovely Sue xx

    p.p.s only 7 more sleeps :) xx

  11. This is a perfect design for someone who's leaving Kat... clever you coming up with the idea! All my best ideas come to me while I'm in bed too... and I have to confess I often walk along the landing to my craft room in the early hours to make them come to life before I forget! LOL

    Christine x

  12. Adorable. I really want this stamp set too now. ARGH!

  13. Aww, that dinky wee ellie. So so SO cute! I love the enchanting design, with the balloons carrying the wee ellie away. What a cool idea!! Love the paper pieced balloons too. Adorable card hunny. Rachel is sure to LOVE it! Hugs, Wends xoxo


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