Here’s One for the Girls!

Elzybells sneakpeek label

My Elzybells sneak peek for today has a little more feminine charm!  It was great to be able to make some cards for men; like many of you, I always struggle to do that, but it was lovely to be able to make something a little more girlie this time.

I used one of Elzybells’ Teddy Angel stamps; isn’t she cute?  I coloured her with Promarkers, and added a touch of glitter glue to her wings and wand, but this is hardly noticeable on the photo.  I cut out the image with a Nestabilities Label Four die, and matted it on the same Bazzill Bling cardstock that I used for the rest of the card.  The flowers are by Prima, and I glittered the brads at the centre to add a little more fairy bling to the card. The designer papers used are from the Basic Grey ‘Gypsy’ range, and the sentiments on the outside and inside are also from the Elzybells new release. 

See you all tomorrow for my last sneak peek.  It’s also release day, so you will be able to flex the plastic a little more at the on-line shop!

Elzybells Sneak Peek Angel Teddy 1

And here is the inside of my card.

Elzybells Sneak Peek Angel Teddy 1 inside

Gone Fishin’

Elzybells sneakpeek label

Here is my second sneak peek for the next Elzybells release.  How often have you searched for a stamp suitable for one of the men in your life and struggled to find something cute, but still manly enough for them to appreciate?  I think Elizabeth has outdone herself with her new masculine designs in the latest collection of stamps.  There seems to be something to suit every man.

Today, I’m using ‘Fishing Ted’ on my card – isn’t he a cutie – whom I’ve coloured with Promarkers.  The ‘Things Learnt about Fishing’ text is also one of the new stamps from Elzybells, and is perfect to use with Fishing Ted.  Again, I’ve used some pretty macho paper by HOTP.  I’m not sure who makes the mock-croc paper, but I think it adds a touch more masculinity to the card.  The backing cardstock is by Stampin’ Up. Elizabeth and the rest of the Design Team have some superb cards to show you this week, so don’t forget to check out their blogs.

Elzybells Sneak Peek Fishing Ted

New Sneak Peeks from Elzybells

Elzybells sneakpeek label

Welcome to the latest Elzybells Sneak Peeks!  Elizabeth has some fabulous new stamps, which will be on sale from Thursday 21st May, but before then we have some little teasers for you!

Here is the first of my peeks.  Let me introduce you to ‘Snoozing Ted’ – isn’t he the perfect little character for a Father’s Day card?  I coloured him with my Promarkers, and found the perfect masculine background paper for my card from HOTP. The lovely squishy armchair is calling out to be paper-pieced, isn’t it?!  All the cardstock that I used is by Stampin’ Up.  The green button and dark grey grosgrain ribbon is – you’ve guessed – from my stash, and the text was printed on the computer.  Don’t forget to visit the other Design Team girls to see what they have to tempt you with this week!  All the address links are on my sidebar.

Elzybells Sneak Peek Father's Day

Elzybells Challenge #20

The theme for the Elzybells Challenge this fortnight is to make a card with multiple folds.  What a dilemma!  There are quite a few popular card designs with more than one fold, but in the end I chose to use the ‘Joy Fold’, instructions for which can be found on Splitcoast Stampers.  I used two shades of Bazzill Bling cardstock and papers by K & Co on my card. The image is Elzybells’ Flower Girl, and I’ve coloured her with Promarkers. I used my Nestabilities dies to cut out the mat for the image, and the flowers are by Prima. 

Elzybells Challenge 20 outside

Here is the inside of my card.

Elzybells Challenge 20 inside

Elizabeth has a brilliant tutorial on the technique for using Koh-i-noor pencils on the Elzybell Blog, so why not pop along and have a peep?

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! 


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!


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