More Yummy Delights…


Here are two more cards from the Elzybells Just Desserts set.  Firstly, a card with some good advice for a dieting pal! Once again I used some SU papers, and the turquoise card is Bazzill Bling.  The cookie girl is delightful, isn’t she? And isn’t the sentiment just perfect?!  I coloured the image with Promarkers, and cut out the scalloped matting with a Nestabilities die. The brads are from my stash and the flowers are Prima.


I just had to show off these yummy doughnut stamps, also from the Just Desserts set.  They make a scrumptious background, don’t they?  This mini card would make a cute note card, or even a gift tag with a box of cream cakes when visiting a friend, or is that just wishful thinking?!  Apart from the brads by Dovecraft, everything is is made with leftover scraps.


Are you enjoying the latest sneak peeks?  These new stamps are certanly easier on the hips than the real foodie treats would be, aren’t they, so why not indulge yourself?  The latest release will be on sale from the Elzybells online shop from Monday onward.  See you all tomorrow!

Elzybells Sketch #5

My card for the fifth sketch challenge at Elzybells is made using the very charming Three Kings stamp from the Nativity collection.  I wanted to make this card look rich and regal, so used some beautiful red and gold paper from my stash, and because this is such a busy pattern I kept the card very simple, letting the colours and image speak for themselves.  The scrolls are cut with a Sizzix die, and the frame is made using the scalloped circle Nestabilities set. The jewel brads are by Dovecraft, and the gold borders are German scraps, also from my stash.


Blue Christmas

Here is another Christmas card in non-tradional shades of blue.  I chose an Elisabeth Bell stamp, available from Funky Kits, for my focal point.  I matted and layered the coloured image, and placed it on the card so that it would look like the reflection in a bauble (that was the idea anyway!).  The backing paper is again by Dovecraft. I have added a panel of white cardstock, embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder, and lightly stippled with a brush and blue chalk ink, to the card.  The snowflake embellishment is made up of a die-cut, made with a Cuttlebug die, and two fabric snowflakes from my stash.  I glittered the central brad so that it would also look frosted.


Snow Fun!

This is a very quick card that I made with the cute Magnolia Tilda with Sleigh stamp.  I had previously coloured in the image with Promarkers, which made the card extra quick to put together.  The background paper is from the Winter Wonderland 6 x 6 designer paper pack by Dovecraft, which is one of the nicest sets of Christmas designs I’ve seen this year.  I matted the image onto blue Bazzill Bling card, and then onto some white cardstock, which had been embossed with the Cuttlebug ‘Snowflakes’ folder.  I placed a piece of blue organza ribbon at the bottom of the white card, and held it together with a glittered snowflake brad.  I added another snowflake brad to the top of the card to balance the design, and two small sparkly blue brads to the bottom for added interest.



With Halloween fast approaching, Penny Black Saturday Challenge would like you to make a spooky card this week.  I had to improvise, as I don’t own any Halloween stamps.  I adapted the very cute ‘Easter March’ stamp by adding a stamped and cut out pumpkin image (thank you Fran!), which I placed  over the Easter egg and chick.  Surprisingly, it has worked quite well!  I coloured the altered image in seasonal colours with my Promarkers.  I cut out the image in a circle shape, to represent a large full moon, and shaded the outside edge with purple chalk to give it some depth.  I cut out a little bat and added it to the moon shape to give it a more eerie feel.  I was lucky enough to find a piece of DP with flowers that looked very much like pumpkin flowers.  This is from the Dovecraft Fairies DP set.  The colours match the Bazzill card that I used to layer and matt my image perfectly.  The sentiment is from a House Mouse acrylic stamp set, and this was stamped, matted, and attached to the card.  I drew the tiny cobwebs at the corner, again to make it a little more spooky. Finally, I attached some Prima flowers with some brads from my stash, and some photo corners to the top left and bottom right corners of the card.

Elzybells Second Challenge

The second Elzybells challenge is another lovely sketch by Jeanne. I thought recently that it was about time to make a start on my Christmas cards, and as Elzybells have so many gorgeous Christmas stamps to offer I decided to use one of my favourites, Sleighing Eskimo, to make this card, following Jeanne’s sketch. I just love this little chap, with his cute little penguin pal!  After stamping, I masked off the main image, and used blue and purple chalks to give the impression of the sky.  I coloured the image with my Promarkers, with a white gel pen to highlight.  I also added a little touch of crystal glitter on the snow and the three large snowflakes, although this doesn’t show up very well in the photo. The snowflakes are punched, and I have added a small blue gem in the centres. The background paper is by Dovecraft, and the corners were embossed with the Cuttlebug

Four Seasons ATCs

We have a very talented guest designer this week at Tilda and Friends.  Vanessa chose the ‘Four Seasons’ for her theme, which will continue for the next four weeks on the challenge blog. I will be adding my ATCs, depicting all four seasons, as I make them, during the next few weeks. Since we are not experiencing the best of summers, I decided to start my quartet with ‘Winter’! Tilda with her sledge is one of my most favourite Magnolia stamps; I just love her little snowsuit! I used a scrap of Dovecraft backing paper with winter trees for the background. The word ‘Winter’ was made up of individually stamped letters on a blue/green inked background, and then cut out. I inked the edges with a blue inkpad, and added a touch of glitter around each small square before sticking it to the ATC. Lastly, I added some Fluffy Stuff onto the trim of her suit, to give it the look of fur.

Come and visit us at Tilda and Friends, and take a look at Nessy’s inspirational ATCs and the gorgeous cards made by the DT. I hope you will be tempted to have a go at creating your own ‘Four Seasons’; we’d love to see your results.