Elzybells Challenge # 19

Elzybells challenge #19 is a fab sketch from the lovely Rachel, and here is my interpretation. I used the  ‘Kitty Flowers’ stamp on my card – isn’t she beautiful?!  I coloured her with Promarkers, and used a double-sided paper by Stampin’ Up for the background. The various blue cardstocks are Bazzill and Bazzill Bling, and I’ve embossed the circle with a Cuttlebug folder and cut it out with Nestabilities dies. Lastly, the blue grosgrain ribbon is from my stash. Do pop along to the Elzybells blog and have a peek at all the gorgeous Design Team cards for this fortnight! 


That’s Torn It!

This week’s theme at Tilda and Friends is to add something torn to your ATC.  I’ve used a cute Hanglar & Stanglar image on mine, and he is coloured with Ranger Distress Inks for a change.  The papers are scraps left over from other projects, and the brads are from HOTP.  I hope you’ll come and join our challenge this week.  There are some fab examples by the other DT members to inspire you over on the Tilda and Friends blog.


Happy St George’s Day!

I’m sorry for not posting my ATC yesterday, but I had a bit of a manic one, and was without the internet for part of the day, but here it is now!

The theme at Tilda and Friends this week is ‘Red and White’, in honour of St. George, the patron saint of England.  I used one of the Gorjuss Girls from Sugar Nellie, coloured appropriately, and a heart button, which I think is an H&S image. The background Bazzill cardstock was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder on the Cuttlebug.  The sentiment stamp is by Elzybells, and the little red flower gems are by Papermania.


If you are feeling a little patriotic today, come and join our challenge, and make a red and white ATC.  There is some great inspiration on the Tilda and Friends blog.

Final Peek!

Here are my last two cards for this Elzybells  release.  I’m using the Daisy Chain teddy again, simply because she’s so adorable!  The lovely sentiment is also part of the new release. The image was coloured with Promarkers and, although it doesn’t show up well, the  card has little touches of fairy dust here and there.  For those of you who don’t have  fairy dust about the house, fine crystal glitter is an excellent substitute!  I used Nestabilities to die-cut the frame, and the cardstock is by Stampin’ Up. The flowers are from Poppicrafts, the leaves were punched with a L-Em punch, and the pink brads are from my stash, as is the DP.


Following my comment yesterday about the ‘Gardening Ted’ stamp being suitable for a Father’s Day card, I decided to make a second card that would be suitable for this occasion.  I coloured the image a little darker, and used a Crate Papers DP, in masculine colours, along with some deep shades of cardstock by Bazzill and Stampin’ Up.  The letters were die-cut with the Olivia alphabet dies on the Cuttlebug.  The fab Philips screw head brads were an Ebay purchase.


All the new stamps are available from today, so why not pop along to the Elzybells online shop, and see what goodies Elizabeth has in store for you?  Don’t forget to check out the blogs of the other Design Team members – links in my side bar- to see what they have to show you today.

Spring is in the Air (Sneak Peek Three)!

I have another gorgeous Elzybells spring stamp to show off to you today.  This one is called ‘Gardening Ted’ and, although I’ve used pretty feminine colours for my card, I think it would work equally well for a Father’s Day card if made in more masculine shades.  The sentiment is also by Elzybells.  The green cardstock is ‘Certainly Celery’ by Stampin’ Up, and the textured pink card is from my stash, as are the buttons and grosgrain ribbon.  I punched the pink borders with the Stampin’ Up scalloped punch, and the stamped and coloured image was matted onto a die-cut made with Nestabilities Labels 3.


The new Elzybells stamps will be available from the online shop from tomorrow, but don’t forget to call back for my last sneak peek for this time too.  I have thoroughly enjoyed playing with the new set of stamps, and I’m sure that you’ll love them too.

Sneak Peek Two

Welcome to another Elzybells sneak peek.  Let me introduce you to the Graduate – isn’t he cute, and obviously very smart too!  The stamp is called ‘Grad Boy’, and I have coloured him with Promarkers and highlighted his gown with a white gel pen.  The cardstock is by Bazzill (Brocade), and Stampin’ Up (Not Quite Navy), and the paper is by Rita Marie and Company.  I printed the sentiment on the computer.


And here is the inside of my card, with the perfect verse for a graduate.  This stamp is called ‘Celebrate Graduation’ and, like the others that we are previewing, it will be available on Monday 21st April from the Elzybells online store


The new stamps from Elizabeth are stunning, aren’t they?  Don’t forget to call in at the Elzybells blog, and those of the other DT members, for some more gorgeous creations.  I’ll be here again tomorrow with another card to show you!

New Sneaks from Elzybells


Welcome to the latest sneak peeks from Elzybells Art Stamps.  The stamps we are previewing this time are the wonderful Graduation and Spring releases.  On my card I used the Daisy Chain Teddy, and the ‘Spring is in the Air’ sentiment.  The DP is Lilykate by Basic Grey, and the cardstock is by Stampin’ Up.  I used a scalloped punch, also by Stampin’ Up, to cut out the sentiment, and embellished the card with flowers, ribbon and brads  from my stash.  Please come back tomorrow for another peek at the new stamps; I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!


Elzybells Challenge 18

The Elzybells Challenge for this fortnight is to make a matching interior for your card, and also to have a coordinating envelope.  I chose the ‘In the Dog House’ stamp for my image – isn’t this little pup adorable?!  I coloured the image with Promarkers and cut out it with the Nestabilities Labels One set, then I cut a larger label in blue to make a frame for the image. The papers and blue card are from HOTP, and I used a Martha Stewart border punch to embellish the blue edges. The sentiment is from Elzybells’ Mini Tags, and is set in a Nestabilities die-cut circle and scalloped circle.  I added a light green grosgrain ribbon to complete the card.


Here is the inside of my card; it mirrors the front, but without the stamped image or embellishments.


And this is my matching envelope.  Part of the image was die-cut with a smaller die from the same label set as I used on the card, and the blue border was made with the Martha Stewart punch and some matching paper.


I hope that you like my card and matching envelope for this challenge.  Pop back on Friday for some more tempting goodies from Elzybells!

Tilda and Friends – Recipe

Do you love trying out new recipes? Then why not try this one from Tilda and Friends?  Our challenge this week is to use one ribbon, two flowers and three buttons on your ATC.  Here is my ATC, using one of the Gorjuss Girls stamps from Sugar Nellie.  I coloured her with Promarkers, and then cut her out before sticking the image to the base card, which had been covered with HOTP paper.  I added a dusky pink taffeta ribbon, two Prima flowers and three tiny buttons in toning colours.  The sentiment was made on the PC.  I do hope you’ll come and join us in trying out the recipe this week.


Colour Create Challenge

Colour Create is a new challenge blog to me, and as I love trying out different colour combination on my cards I thought I would make one on this week’s theme – Chocolate, Coffee and Cream – yum!  There is also an extra challenge, which is to add some distressing to the card.

Here is my card, using one of the very gorgeous ‘Gorjuss Girls’, from Sugar Nellie, for my image.  The swirls in the background were stamped with a Hero Arts clear stamp. The oval sentiment is from a new stamp set in the current mini catalogue from Stampin’ Up, as is the oval scalloped punch that I used to punch it out.  The ‘distressed’ brown cardstock is by DCWV; this has a white core that can be rubbed with sandpaper to give a worn look.  The corner accent is a Cuttlebug die-cut, and the flowers are by Prima.  The ribbon, DP and brads are all from my stash.


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