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!

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