Monday, 20 April 2015

The cheerful stamp pad challenge 109 2nd week

The cheerful stamp pad challenge 109 is 'zentangle' and this is the second week. Please click on the link to see the lovely designs of the rest of the team and join in with your entries here.

For my design card for week 2 I added more zentangle to Courtney McAnsh's zetangle elephant (click the link to see the original), kindly supplied by the Sweet Pea Stampers as sponsors of the challenge. The backing paper is some I've had for ages from PDA paper card & craft, on to which I added a cut out of faux black crocodile. The strip across the top is recycled from some craft packaging and the ribbon/bow is Papermania. I thought it was appropriate to add the Belated Birthday Wishes as elephants never forget ... but sometimes we humans do!

This is also for:

Speedy fox and friends 258: black & white
Take a word: black and white
Cardz 4 guyz 66: exotic/jungle wildlife
Cuttin and stampin 12: cute critters
Crafter's cafe 112: animal antics
Di's digi designs: include an animal
Sentimental Sundays 255: animal love
Make my Monday: earth day (nature and a bit of recycling)
Animal friends 25: happy birthday
Fresh brewed: birthdays
Aud sentiments 129: birthday sentiment
Red rubber 216: make a fuss (fussy cutting)
LiaStampz 87: ribbon
Scrap & craft 7: ribbon or twine
Scrapping4fun 40: anything goes + lace or ribbon
3 girl jam April: anything goes with ribbon
Hiding in my craft room 196: freestyle
Not just cards 17: anything goes
Inspiration destination 29: anything goes
Sister act 102: anything goes
Craft creations
DL.ART April


  1. I love that you've kept to a striking black and white colour scheme to balance the intricacy of the design, and it gives it a definite masculine feel. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

  2. Perfect image for black and white Thanks for sharing at SFF >>>>>>>>>>Lis DT MFP

  3. Such a pretty card!
    Thanks for joining the challenge at SF&F at MFP

  4. Great job with the zentangle Hazel - it looks fab

  5. Wow a fantastic Zentangled elephant, wonderful backing papers. Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  6. Oh, Hazel, I love this wonderful black and white card. Terrific dp and textures! I'm delighted to see you playing along in our "Birthday or #5" challenge at Aud Sentiments this time. Good luck in the draw and come play again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

  7. A beautiufl card, Hazel. Vee xx

  8. What a awesome fabric collage...very elegant.

  9. What a awesome fabric collage...very elegant.

  10. Fab black and White card, love the ribbon bow
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  11. Beautiful art in black and white!

  12. Beautiful art in black and white!

  13. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi

  14. Hazel I love this fussy cut Zentagled elephant. You put it together so nicely with that black/white papers! Well done! Thank you for playing this week again at Red Rubber Inspirationals! See ya soon! Barb DT

  15. Oh my gorgeous Hazel.
    Veerle x

  16. Beautiful b/w image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

  17. Oh I LOVE IT! I so love the doodles or zentangle look and using it on an elephant is FAB. Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!!

    Melissa DT

  18. This is great Hazel I love it. The zentangle looks super
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes APRIL Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  19. Wonderful elephant. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week for our "Animal Antics" challenge.

  20. wow striking work - love the black and white - works brilliantly with your image. Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments and good luck in the draw.
    Ann xxx

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  22. So cool!! I'm loving the elephant and all of the black and white! Thanks for joining us this week @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea - DT Host Inspirational #216

  23. what a wonderful black and white card! thanks for sharing Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT

  24. Wow! Hazel, what a fabulous card this is. Thank you for sharing with us over at Scrap & Craft. Good luck!
    Hugs Suzi (DT)

  25. Ooooh, I love all the black and white patterns of your card. And that elephant! Fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing!
    kReN, MFP DT

  26. What a great card! Love how the patterns fit together so well! Thanks for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge. Hope you play again!

  27. Gorgeous zentangle design, this card has such creative flair! Thank you for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

    AJ - DT, Sentimental Sundays

  28. Wow - so striking in monochrome. I love it! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays! x

  29. Fantastic card! The patterns are bold, but are beautiful together. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun
    Tina dt

  30. Great card... love the extra zentangling ;-) Thanks for sharing in Di's Digi Designs "Include an Animal" challenge. Hope you can join in our latest challenge too Donna

  31. Such texture and interest!! Thanks so much for joining us at 3 Girl JAM challenge this month.

  32. Love your zentangle elephant. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends.

  33. Great use of all those different patterns! Fabulous card! So glad you were inspired to join Cuttin' and Stampin's Critters challenge!
    Hugs, Debbie
    Design Team


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