Hot Stuff!

Here is the card that I made for the Creative Card Crew challenge.  The theme for the challenge this week is to use hot colours on your card.  I  used the ‘Girl with Cookies’ stamp by Elzybells, which is from the Just Desserts set.  All the papers that I used are from Stampin’ Up, and the orange card is Bazill Bling.  The cerise card is an odd sheet that I found in my stash. The flowers are by Prima and Poppicraft.creative-card-crew-hot-colours

Spring is in the Air

Spring Time is the very appropriate theme for this week’s challenge at Tilda and Friends.  I have used one of my favourite spring stamps, by Penny Black, for my ATC, and the image is coloured with Promarkers as usual.  The papers are scraps from my stash, the grass is a die-cut that I flocked with green flocking powder, and I added the little flower gems afterwards to embellish.  The words are computer-printed.



Proud Mum

I’d like to share a photo of our younger son, Tom, who was presented with a Master of Arts from Selwyn College, Cambridge, where he studied for four years, on Saturday.  Needless to say, David and I are very proud parents!  Luckily, the weather stayed nice for the day.

Tomm's MA

Here is the card I made for him – if you are wondering why the greeting is in Japanese, it’s because this was the subject that Tom studied.


The greeting is computer-printed, thanks to the Google translator, the stamps are from a Hero Arts clear set, and I coloured the little geisha with Promarkers.

Creative Card Crew Challenge

Here’s a card that I made for the Creative Card Crew Challenge, which was to make a card without using any DP.  This really was a challenge!


I used:
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, and corner die
Nestabilities scallop dies in oval and circle
Hero Arts scroll stamp
Elizabeth Bell stamp, from Sugar Nellie

Gone Dotty!

‘Polka Dots’ is the theme for the latest challenge at Elzybells.  All the papers used on my card are from Stampin’ Up. They certainly have a good selection of beautiful dotty papers, so I was quite spoilt for choice.  The stamp is Flower Girl from Elzybells.  I coloured her with Promarkers, and then paper-pieced her dress with a scrap from one of the papers that I used on the card.  I used Bazzill card, die-cut with the circle scallop Nestabilities, to matt the sentiment, which is from Elzybells new Mini Tag Set.


Horizontal Hold

Horizontal Hold is the theme for this weeks challenge at Tilda and Friends.   Anything goes, as long as you use a landscape format for your ATC.  I used a very dreamy looking Tilda, and background flowers from a Whipper Snapper stamp on my ATC, then I coloured the images with Promarkers.  There is a guest designer call on the challenge blog, and if you are interested in joining us for the month of April, pop along and have a peep at the details for that.  There are some fabulous ATCs made by other members of the DT for you to admire while you’re there!


Happy Launch Day!


Before you all rush to the Elzybells on-line shop to order your new stamps, I have a few more peeks for you!  Elizabeth has really spoilt us with her latest sets; there are so many totally cute images and sentiments to choose from in each of them.  I had a fab time today, making four cards to show you.  As they are quite small, I was able to use up some scraps from my stash to make and embellish the cards.

Card #1


I used the  little spider from the Critters set for my image.  Whilst I’m not very keen on the real thing, I adore this little cutie, and the sentiment from the same set is one of my favourites too, just perfect for cheering up someone who is feeling low.

Card #2


The image on this card and sentiment are also from the Critters set.  I matted the design onto Bazzill Bling card, which had been embossed with a Cuttlebug Embossing folder, and then added a piece of stitched grosgrain ribbon for added interest.

Card #3


Another card on which I used Bazzill Bling card embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  The beehive image is the same one as on yesterday’s card, but I used different sentiment from the same set.  The scalloped border was made with a Stampin’ Up border punch.

Card #4


Lastly, a little card that could also be used as a gift card.  Isn’t this ladybird gorgeous?  She is also from the Critters set.  I used the new Label set for the tag.  This set is very versatile, with a variety of greetings as well as the tags, and as they are clear stamps the placement of the words inside the tags is easy peasy. I used the Fiskars Threading Water border punch to cut out the scallops.

Well, that’s it for this time.  I do hope that you’ve enjoyed my latest sneak peeks as much as I’ve had fun making them to show you.  Thank you Elizabeth for the wonderful selection of new stamps you have given me to play with!

Bees and Honey


Welcome to Day 3 of the latest  Elzybells sneak peeks.  Today I’m using Elizabeth’s mini critters set, which is just too cute!  These images complement each other perfectly, and the sentiment too is a perfect match.  I thought it would make a wonderful card for my Honey!  I coloured the images with Promarkers, punched them out with a square paper punch, and inked the edges with a brown ink pad.  The honeycomb paper is by 7 Gypsies, and the brown was a scrap from my stash.  I used Bazzill card to matt all the design elements, and the layers under the images and words were die-cut with Nestabilities.  I added some faux horn buttons to add a slightly rustic look, and the dotty ribbon for extra embellishment.  Do check out the blogs of the other DT girls; they have some gorgeous projects to show you.  Just follow the links in my sidebar.  See you tomorrow on Launch Day!


Sneak Peeks – Day 2


My Elzybells card for today is made with more stamps from the Spring Cubes set.  I thought that I would make something suitable for Mother’s Day, which is next weekend in the UK – if any of my children are reading this – hint, hint!  Again, I have coloured the images with Promarkers.  I cut out the flower cubes, and two extra plain ones, in which I stamped the words that are also from this set. I edged the plain cubes with a black pen, so that they would match the other two, and I matted and layered all four onto Bazzill card, in two shades of green.  I used some freebie papers for my background, and the die-cut flower was made with a Sizzix die.  The ribbon and brads are from my stash.   I hope that you are enjoying the sneak peeks; don’t forget to drop by tomorrow to see the gorgeous creations that the Elzybells DT have to show you.


New Release from Elzybells!


Welcome to the first of my sneak peeks for the latest release from Elzybells!  This time I am using stamps from a beautiful new clear stamp set called ‘Spring Cubes’.  The gorgeous spring flowers and itsy bugs have more than a touch of spring about them, and with some lovely words too you will be spoilt for card-making choices with this set.  The papers were given to me, so I’m not sure what make they are.  I’ve coloured the images with Promarkers, and matted and layered onto Bazill Bling and Bazzill Basic card.  The light green Bazzill card was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder before the images were  attached to it.  The pink grosgrain ribbon and the gems are from my stash.  Do check out the blogs of the other DT members, and Elizabeth’s, as I’m sure they will have some gorgeous projects made with the new stamps to show you.  See you tomorrow with my next sneak peek!


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