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!
30 Apr 2009 11 Comments
29 Apr 2009 5 Comments
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.
23 Apr 2009 2 Comments
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.
20 Apr 2009 7 Comments
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.
19 Apr 2009 9 Comments
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.
18 Apr 2009 6 Comments
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!
17 Apr 2009 7 Comments
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!