Sunday, December 18, 2016

Pesky Elves.

I have been trying to get this card posted for over a week now and keep forgetting to take a photo of it. When I do remember the light has gone so too late.  Not great photos today but the best I could get.
When I  saw this image from  A Day For Daisies I just knew I had to purchase it asap. It's called 'Elves at Work' and just perfect for my next inspiration card to show you for the  Butterfly challenge which for this month only is #68 All Kinds of Fairies,Elves, Gnomes and Pixies.
The challenge runs until the 27th of December so still  time to enter.

First card taken with the flash off. The red word design paper is by Pink Petticoat "Joy & Merry Winter  Wishes" The parcel paper  is from a freebie magazine pack and is a 'Holly Hobby' design.
I have backed the digi image onto an offcut of cardboard (from a porridge cereal box) to stiffen and coloured with my promarkers and pearlescent chalks. Fronted with a sheet of acetate (thankfully I missed the glare from the camera) . Silver stickers and sentiment from my stash.

I took this photo with the flash on which gives a better idea of the colours.

Entering into the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #260 Use your snippets (cardboard).
Creative Ladybirds Creations #22 Anything goes.
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper # Anything goes.
Love To Craft  #Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Merry christmas.
Crafty Calendar # Christmas Time.
Creative with Stamps #9 Use christmas stamps.

Lets Craft and  Create Challenge #120 Christmas and/or New Year.
Paper Creator's Crafts #54 Christmas.
Card Mania #87 Anything goes.

Next installment from those Pesky Evles coming later this afternoon so stay tuned!!


  1. This is a really funny card with those elves ValeryAnn.
    hugs Veerle x

  2. Fabulous fun card Valery, lovely elf images,and great design, Kate x x

  3. Great card with a funny image!
    xxx Margreet

  4. Lovely card, these elves are so cute and sweet... and so kind to make a present, too... They are very different from yours...!
    The silver stickers look great on your design!

  5. A gorgeous card Valery, these elves are certainly in keeping with your visitors.

    Sue xx

  6. What a sweet card Mrs.A. I love the elf stamp. Barbxx

  7. What a cute card, Mrs. A! Wishing you a lovely holiday season!

  8. Really cute card and love the embossing. So glad you shared over at Creative with stamps.. (you need to add our challenge graphic to your challenge list)
    Billie A
    Creative with Stamps
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Aud Sentiments

  9. Hi Mrs A
    Terrific card and love the pressie peel offs.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  10. Great card and I can see why you just had to have that stamp! Love keeping up with the elfish escapades!

  11. Great card and how very fitting for the current state of affairs at your house.

    B x

  12. How fabulous this is Mrs A the perfect choice of image for you, I love it.
    lorraine x

  13. Very sweet!
    Thanks for joining us over at Card mania challenge!
    Dess ^.^

  14. A fabulous card - love the elves! Thank you too for my lovely card.
    Kath x

  15. What a fab card Mrs A, just love those wee elves. With my DT hat on thank you for popping over to LTCCB good luck. Pen x

  16. That image has your name all over it with those cute elves. I especially like the impish one peeking from behind the big pressie. I wonder what he's hiding behind there?!

  17. OMGoodness, Mrs. A, what an adorable image! Your card is so cute! Love those little elves!

  18. Super card Mrs A - those little elves are just adorable! Love how all the parcels tie into the theme too!


    Di xx

  19. So very cute and just exactly right for the theme this month.

  20. So glad the Challenge graphic worked this time adding it. Thanks again for joining us at Creative with Stamps.

  21. I love this card, Valery. Perfect subject considering the shenanigans that have been happening in your li'l corner of the world of late.

  22. Hi - great card. Love those elves!
    Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Bev (DT) x

  23. Lovely fun card! Great details too. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes December Challenge. Good luck!
    Lynda x

  24. Absolutely gorgeous creation.
    Thank you for joining in with Let's Craft and Create.
    Hugs Agnieszka, chanya13

  25. A fun card. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Sorry I am late popping over.
    Happy crafting! Catherine X DT


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