Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Natalie & Amy's 'All Things New' Challenge

So that was another Christmas over in a flash, it is always hard to believe just how quickly it passes after all the hype beforehand.

Anyhow's today challenge over at Natalie & Amy's is 'All Things New' so new supplies, new baby, new home any kind of new.

I received this lovely NEW Crafter's Companion Moonbean Meadow stamp called 'Hugs & Kisses' in my dt package from Natalie & Amy recently along with a few others but I fell in love with this one. Isn't it cute, I hadn't seen these images before then. I decided to have a play around with a couple of NEW Distress Inks which I also had for Christmas as I am changing them all over from the large size to the smaller one's.

I stamped my image with Memento 'rich cocoa' instead of 'tuxedo black' for a softer look, something I haven't done for ages but really like. I then hand cut a heart out of a large post it note and used this is cover my stamping. I took my Distress Ink in Bundled Sage & Tumbled Glass and blending tool and used this to create my background. I coloured my image with Crafter's Companion Spectrum Noir Pencils ONLY not a marker in site! I just add a piece of baker's twine wrapped around a few times, some little dots with Ranger Liquid Pearl in Opal White and popped the image up with some Collall 3d Silicone.

So my NEW was of course my supplies.

Ink - Ranger Distress Ink 'Tumbled Glass & Bundled Sage'
Twine - Dovecraft
Glue - Collall 3d Silicone

All items in RED are available in the online shop via the relevant links.

Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Mice Bodies - 84, 86, 89 & 90
Hands & Feet - 09
Jacket - 56, 57 & 58
Heart - 25
Flowers - 28 & 34
Leaves & Grass - 59 & 60
Toadstool - 003, 110 & 111

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Elisabeth Bell Digi Bell's Guest

Good morning all I hope you have all had a fabulous Christmas and now getting ready for the dreaded diet that always follows lol having stuffed away too much over the last couple of days.

I am here today with some inspiration for the Elisabeth Bell's Digi Bell's blog. I just could not resist this adorable image called 'Giddyup Pony' in Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection, isn't it cute. 

For my card I went with some odd sort of colours  because isn't that just what any child does when playing dress up? The papers I used are actually Christmas ones but I thought they worked perfectly here. Please don't laugh at my attempt on a lasso lol.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy
Card Stock - Bazzill

Promarkers. Flexmarkers, Copics & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - E21, E51, E50, E00 & R20
Hair - Cinnamon, Tan, March Hare & 108
Hat Trousers & Ground - Blue Grey 1, 2, 3, 4, 116
Neckerchief - Celestial Blue, Glacier Blue, Powder Blue, 64 & 66
Ropes & Horse Stick - Cinnamon, March Hare & Light Fawn
Horse - Caramel, March Hare & Light Fawn
Shirt & Boots - Apple Cider, Pressed Leaf, Meadow Green & 56
Heart - Chilli Red

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Elisabeth Bell's World 'Shaped Card' Challenge

Merry Christmas 
I hope you are all having a fabulous time whatever you are up to!
This is my second post of the day please scroll down for my Digi Bells post.

As I am sure no one is actually reading this on Christmas Day I decided you would all of seen enough Christmas cards by now to last you until next Christmas lol so went with another event in the calendar.

I am still the guest designer over at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge and this month we would like to see your 'Shaped Cards'. I used the adorable 'Heart Strings' from Sweetpea Stamps. For my card I used a layered doily set I found in the Silhouette Design Store and taking the base shape I copied it, then lined them up together and welded them in Silhouette Studio so that when this now one piece cut it created my card base.  I then cut all the others layers as needed plus the little heart pennant you see at the top of the photo. 


Promarkers, Flexmarkes & Copics Used:-
Skin - E21, E51, E50 & R20
Hair - Earth Yellow, Sandstone & Champagne
Jumper, Hairband & Patch - Maroon, Pink Lobster & Trick or Treat
Jeans & Hearts - French Navy, True Blue & Azure

Elisabeth Bell Digi Bell's Guest

Merry Christmas

Hello all although I am pretty sue I am talking to myself lol at least I hope I am and that you have all had a wonderful Christmas where ever you are.

Today it is my turn to share with you some inspiration using another image from the wonderful Elisabeth Bell Digi Collection. I have used 'Fairy Merrily' and have added her to this shadow box card. This is the very last Christmas card I made for this year and although it was a little confusing following the tutorial video I got there in the end and love the finished result. My granddaughter Sophie loved it and acquired it for herself before it could even be written in lol. This card is a nice 5" x 7" and folds flat for posting.

Here is a side view to show the different layers.
Card Stock - Limetree Crafts
Medium - Copics & Promarkers

Copics & Promarkers Used:-
Skin - E21, E51, E50, E00 & R20
Hair - Cinnamon, Tan, March Hare
Flowers & Shoes - R20

Not many as she looks adorable as she is.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

My Time To Craft 'Christmas Tree's' Challenge

Good morning all, it is nearly time for the big day are you all ready? we are. The presents are all wrapped, the dinner  has been ordered just awaiting delivery on Christmas Eve. It is Christmas Day at our house this year as we have the most room unfortunately, only joking it will be lovely to have all the children and grandchildren round.

Anyhow enough of all that, it is time for another challenge at My Time To Craft and this week we are looking for Christmas Tree's. I ended up making two cards as I made the first one for last weeks challenge before I realised I had done the wrong week oops so I made another to go with it.

Both cards were made with my Silhouette Cameo. The first is a 6" square card and I just love how the trees look in the non traditional different colours. I just added a few sequins that I have had for years to both cards to finish them off.

The second card is a 5" x 7" card and the area's between each tree and the ends are cut out (see next photo).

This will be our last challenge of 2014 and we will return on 3rd January 2015.

Supplies For Both Cards:-
Card Stock - Mostly Bazzill with some odd bits mixed in

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Cards Galore - Anything Goes 30/12
Crafty Hazelnut - Anything Christmas 01/01
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas/Colour 07/01
Mema's Crafts - Celebrate The Holidays 31/12

Monday, 15 December 2014

Guest For Elisabeth Bell's Digi Blog

Good afternoon all, I am here today to share a card I made for my part as the Elisabeth Bell digi guest designer. The card is the one I made for my husband this Christmas and which he was very pleased with, well at least that is what he told me lol.

I used 'Christmas Bells' by Elisabeth Bell of course and it can be found in the Digital Store HERE. This is an 8" x 8" card and so I made my image quite big, coloured and mounted in the frame I cut on my Silhouette Cameo. I also cut the holly corner and the sentiment on it to. The holly berries are covered in glossy accents and shine beautifully and the fur trim of her cape is covered in glamour dust and again twinkles lovely but I just couldn't get a good picture only a lot of reflection grrr.

8" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's 
Card Stock - Let's Create
Designer Paper - First Edition 'Nordic Chistmas'
Medium - Copics, Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils

Promarkers, Flexmarkes, Copics & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - E21, E50, E51 & E00
Hair - Cocoa, Cinnamon, Tan & 94
Cloak & Dress - Berry Red, Chilli Red, Lipstick Red, 25 & 28
Basket - Sandstone & Light Fawn
Cloth, Boots & Muff - Pebble Blue, Caribbean Blue & Rock Pool
Holly - Pine & Holly
Berries - Chilli Red

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
A Gem Of A Challenge - Anything Christmas 03/01
Crafts 4 Eternity - Christmas 19/12
That's Crafty - Anything Goes 05/01

See you all soon.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Crafty Calendar 'White On White' Challenge

Hello again, this is my second post so please scroll down for my My Time To Craft project.

So this month at Crafty Calendar Challenge we would like to see 'White On White' that means all elements except your image need to be white. We are sponsored by the wonderful Elphine House Australia who retail Elisabeth Bell images. 

For my card I have used an image from Elphine House Australia called 'Laura With Flowers'. I went with all pastel colours to give a light shade against the white and kept it fairly clean and simple really. I cut the butterfly frame out with it's extra layer of butterflies but before adding them I used a Versamark Clear Pen to sticky up the frame piece and added clear holographic embossing powder to it for a bit of a glittery shine. The butterflies were then attached just be their bodies so that the wings move and some little flowers added to along the bottom.

6" Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Limetree Crafts

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noirs Used:-
I have lost my list but will let you know soon sorry.

Have a lovely weekend all.

My Time To Craft 'ATC' Challenge

Good morning all, how are we all doing on this cold and frosty morning?

Today we start a new challenge at My Time To Craft and this week we are challenging you to ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) and let me tell you this was definitely a challenge for me. Having not made one before I was looking for the necessary measurements to start with which are 3.5" x 2.5" and once I saw those I was thinking what on earth can I fit on that!

However I turned to my trusty Silhouette Cameo and came up with two ATC's, go me. The first one was a bit of a trial and I started by creating my size on my cameo mat and then seeing what worked best. I cut a star background and used that as a mask, inking through it with Faded Jeans, Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks lightest colour at the bottom.  Then cut my three tree's adding the smaller two flat and raising the middle biggest one on foam tape.

Card Stock - Bazzill

The second one was actually a card design that I shrank, cutting all the necessary elements but then adding some snow to the ground.
Card Stock - Bazzill

I will be back shortly with my Crafty Calendar Challenge post.
 Have a lovely weekend.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Silhouette Challenges #20 "Anything Goes"

Good Morning!

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

Yes you saw it right Anything Goes, so out with the Silhouette SD, Portrait, Cameo or Cameo 2 and get creating.

I have for you a birthday card I created for my step granddaughter who turned 8 and is heavily into anything princess'. This card is not for the beginner as there are no instructions and it takes a little sorting out of the pieces. I used my sketch pens to right on the turrets and then filled the colour in by hand. A few gems and it was complete. 

This is a photo of it standing up.

This is it closed and how it fits into the envelope. It measures approximately 5" x 7".

Card Stock - Bazzill
Die Cuts - Castle Shaped 4 Fold Card #55582 by Snapdragon Snippets
Gems - Stash

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Dragonfly Dreams - Lets Get Girly 06/12

Now onto the Challenge Info. 

Ch# 20 "Anything Goes" 
Begins: Monday, December 1
Ends: Wednesday, December 31

A blog dedicated to the Silhouette Cutting Machines.
You MUST use a Silhouette somehow in your project.

Head on over and link up your projects today.
Click HERE

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Natalie & Amy's 'Cute & Cuddly Christmas' Challenge

 Good morning everyone, thank you for stopping by. 

I am here today with my card for the new challenge over at Natalie & Amy's and our challenge to you this month is 'Cute & Cuddly Christmas'. I used this adorable Humphrey's Corner image called 'First Christmas' to make a first Christmas card for a little one who was born in July and named Mason. I got this idea from another blog sometime a go but I cannot find it now so if anyone knows who it was please let me know so I can give credit.

I started with a 6" scalloped square card blank and used a really old snowflake stamp and distress ink's in frayed burlap and tumbles glass to create the background, then cut the large 'M' on my Silhouette along with the sentiment. I used the out of frame cut to cut this super cute little ellie out, coloured with promarkes and flexmarkers before I added glamour dust to his hat trim for a bit of sparkle. Finished off by mounting the image and mat on foam tape for some dimension. All supplies are listed below with those available from Natalie & Amy in RED.

I love how this turned out so may have to try it again but with a difference.

6" Scalloped Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Image - Crafter's Companion Humphrey's Corner '1st Christmas' & Dawn Bibby Snowflake (Retired)
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Double Sided Tape - Stix 2 12mm Ultra Sticky
Glue Pen For Glitter - Stix 2 Night Glow Glue Pen

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Humphrey - Blue Grey 1 - 3
Nappy - Linen
Hat - Sky Blue, Arctic Blue & Glacier Blue

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
A Creative Romance - Old Stash (Snowflake Stamp) 05/12
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes + Twist (Snowflake) 06/12
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 03/12
Bunny Zoe - Snow 08/12
Animal Friends - It's Cold Ice & Snow 01/12

Saturday, 29 November 2014

My Time To Craft 'Snowmen' Challenge

Good morning lovely ladies, I hope you are all keeping warm after that temperature drop yesterday and those of you on the other side had a wonderful Thanks Giving.

I am here today with my card for this week's My Time To Craft challenge which is 'Snowmen'. A few week's back my local craft shop Let's Create which is owned by Jo Channon (A regular on create and craft) had a whole day of Little Claire workshop's, which were great fun especially as I won everything I used to create this card! I have a whole host of products all of which I love. 

The image is from The Hobby House art pad called 'Warmest Wishes', the designer paper is from First Edition 'Nordic Christmas' and then the ribbon, twine and embellies were all hand picked for the kit by The Hobby House. I added Stampendous Fran-tage (also in the kit) after colouring but my heat gun wouldn't melt it to start and then went made all of a sudden and because I was heating from the back didn't notice until the damage was done whoops. 

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments
Die Cuts - Spellbinders 'Classic Square'
Ribbon, Twine & Charm - The Hobby House Kit

Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Snowman - Blue Grey 1, 2 & 3
Carrot - Orange & Bright Orange
Candy Cane - Chilli Red
Holly & Berries - Holly, Pine & Berry Red
Bell - Gold & Sleigh Bell
Green Sweet - Lime & Lime Zest
Trees - Cocoa & Tan
Jacket & Gloves - Verdigris, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Mustard, Vanilla & Buttercup
Scarf - Chilli Red, Heatwave & Lipstick Red
Ski's - Dove Grey & Sleigh Bell

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Fussy & Fancy - Happy Holidays 12/12
Simply Create Too - Snow, Snow, Snow 02/01
Moving Along With The Times - Inspired By A Song 'Frosty The Snowman' by Gene Autry 03/12
I Love Promarkers - Frosty The Snowman 02/12
Simon Says - Anything Goes 03/12
Bunny Zoe's - Snow 07/12

That's all from me but just before I go I have to tell you about my little grandson Harley who is now 2 and a half. I was away last week for a few days and left a couple of cards on my desk ready to photograph when home except they were missing. I searched everywhere and found one behind his toy box but could not locate the other until he was here this week and asked. Where was it, in the bin of course because it was YUCK and his reasoning for it was it was BLACK and gold lol. Remind me never to ask his opinion on my cards in future lol.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Guest DT For Elisabeth Bell's World

Good morning, afternoon or evening I hope you are all enjoying your day. 

I am here today to share a card I have made as my part of being the Elisabeth Bell's Digi Bell's Collection guest. I made my card using the adorable 'Rachel Little Angel' and she really could be a little angel looking at that face.

I teamed my image with My Minds Eye Miss Caroline 'Dolled Up' papers and a frame and butterfly flourish from the Silhouette store. I am not sue why my sentiment looks bitty but really isn't, I used black holographic embossing powder so it could be where the light has caught the glitter in it. I added stickles to her wings and glossy accents to her hearts on the hair band. 

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Unknown cam in a grab bag
Die Cuts - Butterlfy Little Swirl #62859 by Carina Gardner & Mesh Frame #13908 by Alaa K

 Copics, Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - E00, E000, E21 & R20
Hair - Mustard, Buttercup, Eggnog & Lemon Chiffon
T-Shirt - Turquoise, Island Lagoon, Frosted Jade, Aquamarine, 61, 62 & 63
Shorts - Tea Rose, Budding Rose, Pale Pink, Muted Pink & 34
Buckle - Blue Grey 5
Hair Band - As Shorts + Chilli Red

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Elphine House - Favourite Colours 18/12
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes 03/12
Crafty Creations - Embossing 09/12
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Make It Sparkle 01/12
Double Click - Happy Birthday 11/12
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes 03/12

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Elisabeth Bell's World 'Christmas Creations' Challenge

Good morning, afternoon or evening to you all. I hope you are well, it is turning colder here in the UK by the day and I just hope we don't get quite as much snow as some countries have.

So today I am here with a card as part of my guest term for Elisabeth Bell's team. The challenge this month at Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge is 'Christmas Creations', you can use any image from Elisabeth no matter who it is retailed by. I have used 'Gingerbread Love' which was originally retailed by the now closed Belles 'n' Whistles and is currently in retirement but who knows, it may return once Lissy Bee Stamps start producing from December 15th 2014.

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment -Merry Christmas Sentiment #14490 by Loni Leah Designs 
Die Cuts - Christmas Gingerbread Man Corner #69272 by Studio Illustrado & Holiday Borders #68916 by Scribbles Inc

Promarkers, Flexmarkers & Spectrum Noir Pencils Used:-
Skin - Both Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Him Cappuchino, Caramel, Sandstone, 84 & 87. Her Umber, Firewood, Tawny Owl, 95 & 97
Holly - Olive & Pesto
Gingerbread - Saddle Brown & Terracotta
Bench - Henna, Cocoa & Cinnamon
Her Top & His Trousers - Khaki, Olive & Pesto
Her Trousers, Hair Band & Candy Cane - Berry Red, Lipstick Red & 33
His Tank, Shoes - Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Powder Blue, 65, 84 & 86

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Stamping Sensations - Simply Christmas 03/12
That Crafty Place - Anything Goes 06/12
Fantasy Stampers - Cute Christmas 06/12
Cards Galore - Anything Goes 01/12
Die Cut Divas - Any Holiday 01/12

That's all from me.

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