Sunday, February 8, 2015

Ellie Love....Freshly Made Sketches #172, Less is More Colour Challenge~Pink and Grey

Hi again,

Baked cookies, went for a walk (my exercise routine is...well, non-existent. Need to change that very soon, judging by my achy-breaky legs...and we didn't even go far, or for long. Major league out. of. shape!), and finished up editing a paper, my part-time gig, on pottery (fascinating).

I'm popping in to show you  my card for Freshly Make Sketches #172,
fashioned this morning, after much puzzling about  creating a Valentine card that wasn't totally heart-focused. I needed a break, as do you...but I still have plenty o'hearts cards up my sleeve!

Ta dahhh...a chubby little elephant, on a sparkly doily, set atop a strip of pink-inked hearts...

Polka-dot ears...eeeee!  I'm also joining the 4th Birthday celebration - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! -  at Less is More Colour Challenge:  PINK AND GREY

NOTE: So honoured and delighted to be Cindy L's 'pick' over at Freshly Made Sketches! Her sweet words have me beaming and blushing:  I just love the elephant,the sparkly doily and scalloped edges!! Love it,Carol!!"

I forgot to mention earlier: we started watching Season 3 of Sherlock last night. Please tell me I'm not the only one crushing over...smitten by...who thinks Benedict Cumberbatch is awesome. Like, seriously awesome (must post this quickly, before my husband peeks over my shoulder *grin*)

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!


  1. How adorable! I love elephants and this one with the polka dotted ears is totally cute!

  2. Love everything about this - from the elephant to the sparkle to the scallopy edges! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  3. The elephant is adorable...and so is Sherlock!!! He has such a cool name too...Benedict Cumberbatch! Hmmmm...wonder if that is his real name? Must have a google!

    I digress....your card really is sweet, especially with the sparkly pink heart border and the polka dot ear!

  4. Sooo cute! Love the stitching and split panel.

  5. Wahhhhh … love the pink ear on the elephant, so adorable! I have a similar stamp here, now I need to break it out and use it :)

    And as for Sherlock … you are not alone. Even though I have to admit: while Cumberbatch's Sherlock is indeed super sexy, I do crush on Martin Freeman as well. I love his portrayal of Watson, his dry humor and how he puts up with the eccentricities of his famous friend. Ah, love, love, love. Need to continue watching it, but I'm already wanting more, more, more … :)

  6. This is so adorable! I love how you've split the top panel to show that gorgeous pink paper underneath. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  7. Well, well, well!! What can I say about this card that made me smile and made my jaw drop AT. THE. SAME. TIME!!! That is quite the feat!! But this card truly is the sweetest thing I have seen all day!!! Delightful and just heart melting!! I hope this week leafing up to Valentines day is an awesome one and that you know how utterly amazing I think you are!!!

  8. Oh how that sweet elephant!

  9. Oh Carol, this is so sweet! I love how you placed those darling little hearts and the elephant is precious! I also love how you divided the stitched panel, clever, my dear!

  10. Ta to the DA, c... so cute!!! LOve those squirty hearts...
    =] Michele

  11. I {heart} the elephant! So sweet and love the red glitter. I need to get exercising again myself I have so had it with winter. Leaving Friday for Florida for a break can get here soon enough, I will be sure to bring some home for you and send it west...

  12. too sweettttt
    I adore that elephant that pink add and that tiny heart in red
    sweet red doily too Miss C..
    I miss you
    hope you are doing well and we can see again maybe on my Blog this time
    big hugs

  13. Such a cutie pie, Carol .. pnk polka dot ears ... fabulous! Cookies sound yummy ... good with a hot chocolate? Can I come? Hugs, Anita :)

  14. Isn't he just so darn cute???? Grey and pink are the colors at Less is more this week - you can link up there as well!

  15. Awwwwww the elephant is just adorable! That makes the cutest valentine card ever! Much better than a heart any day! :) And he looks so spiffy sitting up on the red doily die!! ((Hugs))

  16. This is ADORABLE my sweet friend!! I LOVE CB's cute elephant Need to make a card with this little cutie soon,for my Grandma! She loves anything elephant related!
    Love the sparkly doily and the stitched scalloped edges!! FABULOUS!!
    And THANK YOU so so much for stopping by and leaving so many comments!! I appreciate the time you take for my Blog so much!!! HUGS

  17. Super cute card Carol! The little elephant is darling!

  18. EEeee! This is just so cuuuute! Love the sparkle. I have a cousin who is obsessed with elephants and I know she'd be drooling over this creation... almost as much as I drool over Benedict Cumberbatch.

  19. Love your super fun posts Carol almost as much as your cards!
    This is a super cutie and I love the elephant from CBS ... I think!
    Great colour choice and I think you are a winner somewhere with this ... was it FMS! I know I've spotted it somewhere today but hadn't realised you'd entered our LIM challenge too.
    Thanks for playing along with our 4th birthday challenge this week
    Less is More

  20. This is a real cutie Carol!
    Thanks so much for joining our birthday challenge!
    "Less is More"

  21. Fab card and LOVE that image


  22. FABulous your sweet and chubby little elephant and all decked out in pink and gray. Good luck with your exercise routine and hope your achy breaky legs feel better real soon.