Saturday, 22 November 2014

Guest DT For Elisabeth Bells Digi World Blog

Good evening I am here to share another make for my time on the Digi Bell's Design Team.

Today I have a Christmas card I made using Eden's Second Christmas from Elisabeth Bell's Digi Collection and I used it to make a card for a young child. I added a couple of embellishments cut on my Silhouette Cameo to finish it off.

6" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Silhouette (See Below)

A closer view of the image & colours used:-

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Crafter's Companion - Christmas 30/11
Bearly Mine - Christmas Cards 01/12
Crafty Hazelnut - Getting Ready For Christmas 01/12
Hiding In My Craftroom - Any Holiday 30/11
Die Cut Diva's - Any Holiday 01/12
Mema's Crafts - Anything Goes 01/12

Thanks for stopping by and sorry for the wrong AM/PM post time.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Guest DT for Elisabeth Bell Digi World Blog.

Good morning all, it is my pleasure today to share with you a card I made as a very honoured guest designer for Elisabeth Bell's World

I have admired this image for ages but never felt I had an occasion to use it until now! My gorgeous granddaughter Mia will be the grand old age of 1 on Thursday and this card has been made for my mum aka her great grandmother to give her. 

I used the adorable Bell Horses - Li'l Princess Tu-Tu and coloured her with a mixture of Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils. All the die cutting was done on my Silhouette Cameo. 

6" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - Prima 'Rondelle'

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Cinnamon, Tan, March Hair, 109, 110 & 111
Dress & Hair Bow - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Dusky Pink, Putty, 007, 008 & 009
Blouse, Boots & Horse - Ice Grey 1, 2, 3, 114 & 118
Reins - Black
Wand - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Ice Grey 3 & Black.

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes 06/12
Pattie's Creations - Birthday's 05/12
Simon Says Stamp - Stars 20/11
Addicted To Stamps - Anything Goes 18/11
Crafting For All Seasons - Birthdays 27/11

Saturday, 8 November 2014

My Time To Craft 'Farmyard Animals' Challenge

Good morning to you. What happened to our mild Autumn it has suddenly become freezing overnight and I don't like that especially as we are having fireworks and a bbq today for our two grandchildren's birthday which were yesterday and tomorrow. Not that we particularly feel like it as both David and I have been ill all week with man flu/swollen glands and no voice, can you guess who has what lol. I am still also struggling with the fallout from my methadone being stopped and the morphine being started.

Anyhow I am here today with my post for this weeks challenge at My Time To Craft which is 'Farmyard Animals' not an easy one and I confess I struggled as I didn't have a single image that suited the challenge so I had to put my Silhouette Cameo to work. I found this little lamb while searching the store and thought it was quite cute with it's sentiment so here it is. 

I have had these embossed cards in my stash forever and rarely get to use them but decided this little ewe looked better as a clean and simple card rather than layers. I gave her a little edging with some Old Paper Distress Ink just to make her stand out from the white background. I was trying to work out how best I could bring the embossing out without making my lamb fade into the background. I added a little Mod Podge to the hearts just because I had it out but they actually look quite nice.

5" Square Embossed Card Blank - Dovecraft I think but as I said I have had them forever
Card Stock - Bazzill
Die Cut - Ewe Are Special #55417 by Sarah Bailey
Gloss - Mod Podge

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes 05/12
Art Impressions - Zoo or Animal 20/11

That's all from me, see you soon.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Crafty Calendar 'It's All About Christmas' & My Time To Craft 'Charmed I'm Sure' Challenge

This is my second post today, if you came here looking for my Silhouette Challenges post you will find it HERE.
Good morning. 
It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenges and at My Time To Craft, so we want to see 'Christmas' at Crafty Calendar and 'Charms' at My Time To Craft
As the two challenges go hand in hand I decided to go with one card using the two elements. Remember my card from a couple of days ago well here is another one of the three I made. I used those gorgeous First Edition 'Silent Night' papers again, that bottom piece is silver but I think my top must have reflected in it as I took the photo. I used this lovely Elisabeth Bell image which isn't really a Christmas image but think it works just the same, what do you think?

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Stash
Designer Papers - First Edition 'Silent Night'
Image - Elphine House 'The Gift That Keeps On Giving'
Dies - Spellbinders 'Labels 2' & 'Classic & Scalloped Ovals
Snowflake Brads - Dovecraft
Ribbon, Bakers Twine, Charm - Stash

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Earth Yellow, Champagne & Ivory
Present - Fresh Meadow, Honeydew, 24 & 27
Blue's - Powder Blue, 67 & 69
Grey's - April Showers, Pebble Blue, Sea Mist, 114, 116 & 118

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Divas By Design - Anything Goes 05/11
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas 05/11
The Paper Shelter - Christmas 05/11
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes 05/11
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 05/11

Silhouette Challenges Ch# 19 "Advent Calendar"

Good Morning!

It's time for another challenge over at Silhouette Challenges. This month is
(Advent Calendar).

Oh dear this had to be a quick make for me as I got my months around the wrong way, not hard for me I know, hence next month's projects is now all ready and waiting! Anyhow this month is all about advent making and I made this lovely large snowman, he is about 18" tall and 9" wide. I made him for the older grandchildren to countdown the days until Christmas but at the same time to help young Harley who is just learning his numbers. 

Isn't he adorable? I used a snowflake brad to hold his carrot nose on, then added some googley eyes and some enamel dots for holly berries. I also change the wording on his hat so that it fit in with the children. And there you go super quick and easy.

A close up of the wording. 
Card Stock - Bazzill
Berries - Enamel Dots
Eyes & Brad - Stash

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-

Now onto the Challenge Info. 

Ch# 19 "Advent Calendar" (no cards)
Begins: Saturday, November 1
Ends: Sunday, October 30

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