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Sunday, November 20

In the Blue and New Promarker Storage!

Good Afternoon! I have just stopped in to share my very first attempt and colouring with Distress inks with you. I am really quite pleased with the results. I had tried previously but stopped after i had done the skin as my card was awful. I got my new Fabriano pad in the post yesterday so spent the day colouring. This thought was the very first try..just shows that anyone can do it!!

My Belles n Whistles stamps called "Patches and Braids" is new too. I had a bit of a shopping spree last week! She is so she cute and is a great image for all occasions i think. Looking close at my colouring i can see bits of shading that are not that great but overall i was happy with it. Practice makes perfect and oh my god, colouring with the inks is very addictive!

Card Recipe
Image - Belles n Whistles, Patches n Braids coloured with distress inks
Papers/cardstock - MME Lost and Found, Portobello Road and blue and white Cardstock.
Dies and Punches - Various Marianne design dies and TimHoltz "On The Edge".
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Embellishments - Charm, gems ribbon from stash.
Sentiment - Personal Impressions

I also got myself a new storage system for my Promarkers while on my shopping spree. Check this out... 
It looks impressive with them all set out like that. Its so easy just to  Only thing it it only holds 60 pens and i have over 100 so for now i have some in the wicker box beside my Flexmarkers. I am going to buy another rack the same but having the two of them will take up some room so going to need to get a shelf put up for them. I didnt realise i actually had so many. I dont think i have that many Promarkers left to get but i am in love with the Flexmarkers at the moment.
EDIT - Lots of people asking where i got the storage from. It was on Ebay. They do lots of sizes. Its a lady who's husband made her it because she couldnt find a storage system she liked and because its so fab they have started to sell them. Just Fab!

Back to my card... I would to enter it into the following challenges; 

The Sweet Shop - Sketch
Paper Sundaes - Beautiful Bows
One Stop Craft - Colour challenge - Blue
Totally Gorjuss - Swirly whirly!
One Stitch At a Time - Anything Goes

Thats me for now. I have got another card to share later tonight but for now i better get helping with dinner!

Wednesday, November 16

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Sketch!

Good morning. Its time for another challenge from Elphine House Australia.
We have got a fab sketch to follow this it is!

For my card i used my Elphine House Australia stamp called "Laura, flower girl. She is just gorgeous! There is now quite a collection of wedding stamps available from Elphine House Australia and very one of them are adorable.

Here is the card recipe;

Image - Elphine House Australia Stamp, Laura-flowers girl coloured with Promarkers.
Papers - Papermania Creative Tones and blue and brown cardstock.    
Die cuts - Tim Holtz On the Edge die and Marianne Swirl die.
Embellishments - Lace, gems, charms are all from stash.
Sentiment -Forever Friends Black and Gold

Here is a up close view of that adorable image from EHA

I would also like to enter into these challenges also;
Cards and More - Blue Pearl
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Pearls and Lace
Craft Your Days Away - Embellishment Bingo! (Lace, charm, gems )
Stamp With Fun - Lace, 3 DP, 3 Flowers and Swirl.

Well thats me for now. I am off to check out the new Cricut Craftroom that has just been launched. I have never bought the Design Studio and glad i didnt, this just looks much like what the DS did. I love that we can now buy digital images and receive them right away. I dont use my Cricut Expression as much as i should but this will make it much better and more versatile.
Hope you can pop by the Elphine House Australia blog and join in with our sketch challenge!
Take Care,


Friday, November 4

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Get Well!!

I cant believe its been two weeks since our "Welcome Back Daisy in Fall" challenge. 
I have been trying to get this posted from yesterday but had a few problems with Blogger...dont know if it was just me or is others having problems??

Anyway the new Elphine House Australia challenge is up and going and this time the theme is...
Get Well
I bet we all know someone that has flu or a bad cold, sore throat or the winter sickness bug. Why not cheer them up with a card or a gift..or anything handmade project you like. 
You can use ANY ELISABETH BELL doesnt have to be a Elphine House Australia stamp but if you have one we would love to see what you do with it!

On my card i used Nursing Boo Boo, who i love and you can get her here.

I have found my new and latest addition to my "cant be without" tool! When i was at the Hobbycraft show i was watching a demo from the girls at Inkylicious and they were using there Ink Dusters brushes. You can use them to cover large areas of your card but also is great for just edging just like a blending tool does but it is way much easier and gives a really even coating. With my blending tool i sometimes get areas where the ink is uneven...i have been using the Ink Dusters since getting them and its been perfect everytime. Will never go back and have ordered more. I would say that these were one of the "hot" selling items at the show last week. Everyone that saw the demo were picking them up! I used them to ink the edges on this card.
Card Recipe ;
Image ; Nursing Boo Boo from Elphine House Australia
Card/Papers ; White & pink cardstock and Fanciful Pink Dots form Paper Adventures
Pink and Yellow checked one from Papermania Sweet Nothings - all machine stitched.
Large flourish - Little Claires flourish die
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace and ribbon - Hobbycraft
Charm and chain - Totally Beads
Gems - e-bay

I would also like to enter the following challenges ;
Desert Island Crafts - 3 things off list - Bling, Stitching and Lace
Craft Your Passion - Bingo - Flowers, Free, bling.
The Ribbon Carousel challenge - Anything Goes (using something off a spool)

Well thats it for me tonight. I hope you can join in with us at  Elphine House Australia challenge blog and i look forward to your Get Well creations.