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Thursday, June 27

A Gift for Little Mama!

Hi, Just a quick post today! Got a busy day with Carrie having her school party and then a Gala Day Disco tonight. Its all go!

My card today is for the Digi Bells Blog! I am more than half way through my GDT term and its going in far to fast. 
My card today is using Little Mama, who was last months new release! I love this i do all of them!
You can find her here at Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection.

Materials Used...
Papers - First Edition Isabelle
Dies - Cricut Plantin Schoolbook for gift box template, Spellbinders Scallop and Classic Circles
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Satin ribbon and Tulle from Hobbycraft, Feather, gems and Liquid Pearl from stash.
Sentiment was computer generated.

Here is another picture..

Challenges i have entered...
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything but square
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for coming by to read and for the lovely comments i get left every day!
I really apreciate every one of them!


Wednesday, June 26

Bingo Time @ Elphine House Australia Challenge!

Good Morning! Well if you read my post yesterday you will know i was having a new heating system put in...What a mess was left! It too us hours to clean up and sort out!

So here  is my card for the new Elphine House Australia Challenge.!
This time we hare having a good old game of Bingo!!

You must use a Elisabeth Bell Designed Stamp to join in with us..We have to delete a lot of entires every challenge which is such a shame. The companies that you can use are listed on the blog for you!

Tic-Tac-Toe - 2013

Here is my card using Daisy Sitting in Lily Garden
I have used a little Baby Blue Flower Soft on her flowers.

Materials Used
Papers - Teresa Collins Stationary Noted, Blue and White cardstock
Dies - Papermania Doily Die, Memory Box Delightful Butterflies and Spellbinders label 1 for sentiment.
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Ribbon, Tulle, Gems from Hobbycraft and Baby Blue Flower Soft.
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio (comes as part of "Bella with Friend" stamp)

Here is a closer pic of Daisy.

Here is a few challenges...
Deep Ocean Challenges - Welcome Summer
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - In the Garden
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by!
Hope to see your over at the EHA blog for a game of Bingo!


Tuesday, June 25

Elisabeth Bells World Challenge - Yummy Yummy!!

Hello! Hope your haivng a good day. We are having a new heating system put in today so i am up in my bedroom out the way and going to get a retirement card done for a teacher that is leaving the Primary School in our village. She has been the P1 teacher since my sister started school. She is now 21! The teacher has since then tought my 2 nieces and my 3 kids. She really deserves a really good send off to enjoy her retirement! She will be a huge loss to the school.

Anyway i am here with my card for the latest

The theme this month is all about FOOD!
As long as you use a Elisabeth Bell designed stamp and created a food related project then you will be in for a a fab prize!

My card is using "Apple Thyme" from the Simpler Times Collection CD Rom.  

Materials Used..
Image - Apple Thyme from Simpler Times Collection
Papers - My Minds Eye
Dies - Sizzix Thinlets Border dies and Spellbinders Scallop Oval and Classic Oval.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Ribbon, Pearls, Lace and Button.

Here is a close up of the image.

 Here is a few challenge to enter also! 
That Craft Place - Flowers
ABC Challenges - P is for Pink!
Emmas Challenges - Buttons and Bows (my button is on the bow..hiding!)
Heck of a Challenge! - Bingo (Pearls, Diecuts and Flowers!)

Well of now to see how much mess my house is in. It sounds like they are rebuilding it!! The floor was shaking a few minutes ago. The poor dog was terrified!

Remember to stop by Elisabeth Bells Worls Challenge blog and join in with our food challege!!


Friday, June 21

Digi Bell Blog Hop and New Digi Release!!

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Digi Bell Blog Hop and New Digi Release!!

This brand new digi stamp from Elisabeth Bell is just out of this world!!

This is called "Fire Flies" and you can find it here or if you fancy your chance at winning one of them then just follow our blog hop leaving a comment n the designers blogs as you hop on by. 
There are two of Digi Stamps to be given away from comments chosen at random.

If you have arrived here from Wendys blog then you are on the right path.

After here please head on over to Julies Blog! Try not to get to distracted over there as her creations are stunning!!

Here is a closer pic - (dont look too close!)

Paper - Vintage Finds by Teresa Collins
Dies - Sizzix Thinlets Borders, Spellbinder Label 4 for shaped card, Spellbinder D lite Fantastic Flourish Three, Marianne Scallop Circle
Embellishments - Flowers and Seam binding from WOC, Lace and Tulle from Hobbycraft.
Feather, Cluster on Bow and Decorative Pin all made by myself.

Here is the full list of blogs just incase you hop in the wrong direction!!

                          { Lynne } You are here!!! 
Mary Lou

Thanks for joining in with our Blgo Hop! Good Luck!!

Sunday, June 16

All Sentimental @ Oozak!

Hello again! I have just popped over to let you know that the latest challenge is up and running at Oozak!

The theme this time is ....
Anything Goes + Sentimental. It can be any type of project at all as long as yto z sentiment is on there.

       Oozak Materials Used! 
Teresa Collins Vintage Finds Paper Pad - 
Memory Box Butterfly Delights

Spellbinders D-lites Flourish Trim- 
Ranger Stickles Fine glitter - 
Ranger Liquid Pearls -

Other Products
Image - Mo Manning Peaches coloured with ProMarkers
                                Lace, Flowers, pearls, Metal Frame and Butterfly charm.                                                              

 Please pop over to the Oozak blog to enter our challenge and then check out the Oozak will honestly not know where to start, theres a lot to choose from!
Take Care

Saturday, June 15


Hello and Happy Saturday! Its a wet Saurday here in Scotland today. Where has the sun gone!?

I am just here with my Guest Desiger Card for the Digi Bells Blog.
I have used "Click" which you can find among lots of other amazing images over at Elisabeth Bells Gallery. 

Materials Used...
Papers - Tilda Country Escape 
Dies - Spellbinders Label 1 for card shape, Spellbinders Classic Circles, Marianne scallop circle, Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly and Butterfly Delights. 
Embellishments - Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Ribbon, Feather, Liquid pearls and a Pearl heart. 
Sentiment - Forever Friends Black and Gold Sentiments pack.

A few challenges to enter...
Crafty Catz - Pink
Creative Corner - Girly Girl
Digi Haven - Aything Goes
Charisma Cards - Use a Digi image

Thats me for now but will be back in a couple of hours with another card!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 13

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Happy Birthday!!

Hi There, I have been trying to get this posted for a few hours but blogger keeps signing me out every few minutes. Its been doing it for a good few week when i am commenting. As soon as i publish a comment i have to sign back in...very frustrating! 

Anyway, can you believe its been 2 weeks since the last Elphine House Australia Challenge...its flew past. This challenge has a fab theme of simply....
"Happy Birthday" 
This is a easy challenge theme so i hope you get digging out your Elisabeth Bell Stamps and join in with us!

Remember you must use a Elisabeth Bell image to enter our challenge. This can be from any of the companies she has designed for. If you use a EHA stamp the prize is fab as you can choose 2 stamps from EHA. If its another Elisabeth Bell design then the winner will get 1 EHA stamp which will be a surprise.

Here is my card using Sophie's Birthday Balloon from Elphine House Australia.
Papers - Tilda Country Escape
Dies/Punches - Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly, Tonic Studio Butterfly Strip, Marianne Design Flourish
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Floral Fantasy
Embellishments - Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Lace, ribbon, Gems and the cluster on the bow i made myself using different sized diamantes. 

Here is close up (dont look to close at the colouring!)

I am going to enter a few challenges with my card -
Deep Ocean Challenges - For a Girl!
Divas By Design - Happy Birthday!
Fab n Funky - Happy Birthday
Bearly Mine Challenges - Anything Goes

Thats all from me just now. I will be back tomorrow with my GDT post for the Digi Bells. 
See you then!
Remember to pop over to EHA blog to join in with our challenge!!


Tuesday, June 11

An Apple a Day....

Hi, Hope your having a lovely week so far! I have have been meaning to post this card all day. I have one of those days were its just few fast and got nothing done i wanted to get done.

This card is using a digi stamps from the Simpler Times CD Rom i bought from Create and Craft. You can also buy some of the digis from Elisabeth Bells store.

This is called "Apple Picking"

Materials Used...
Image - Flower Soft Simpler Times Apple Picking coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Tilda Country Escape
Dies/ Punches - Sizzix Thinlets Border Set, Papermania Doily Die, Spellbinders Classic Circles,
Fiskers border punch, Hearts from Cricut Wild Card Cart.
Embellishments - Flowers, Feather, tulle, Pink Ribbon and Lace, pink, button, and Gems

Here are a few challenges that i am going to enter - 
Card and Scrap - Use Flowers
Emmas Cards Uk - Buttons and Bows

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely evening.

Saturday, June 1

Oozak DT - Anything Goes With Blues, Stars and Stripes Challenge!

 Hello again! This is my second post for the day and this time i am here with some exciting news. 
I was asked to join the amazing team at Oozak for a 4 month term and of course i said yes! There is a brand new DT and they are a talented bunch!
The challenges begin on the1st and the 15th of each month.
You must also check the Oozak store out...OMG....crafters heaven!

Here is my first card for Oozak and the theme is...
Anything Goes with Blues, Stars and Stripes!
You can make any type of card or project as long as the above elements are on there...Birthday, invites, Fathers Day decide!

Materials i used that you can find in the Oozak Store

The image i used is a Elisabeth Bell digital stamp called "Apple Bake"
I also used my Cricut Wild Card Cart to cut the stars, spellbinders Scalloped and Classic Circles, Sizzix Thinlet borders, Tulle, Lace, Jute, gems and a decorative pin that i put together myself.

Thanks so much for reading! Remember to pop over to the Oozak Blog to join in with our challenge!
Have a great Saturday night!!

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings!

Good Morning! It looks like a gorgeous day outside. Isnt it lovely to wake up to sunshine for a change? Lets hope it lasts!
I am here this morning with my card for Crafty Calendar Challenge.

The theme for this month is "Things with Wings"!

I decided to make a Criss Cross tag/card with butterflies to fit with the challenge....yes with no cute image..thats twice in the last month! Good going for me!

Materials Used....
Papers - Teresa Collins Vintage Finds Paper Pad
Dies - Sizzix Thinlets Border Dies, Spellbinders D lite Corner Flourish, Spellbinders Label Die for insert, Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly Die and Memory Box Butterfly Delights Die.
Embellishments - I made the flower on my Clover Flower Loom. I put together the decorative pin and cluster on the bow myself. I also used Lace, Seam Binding, Silver beading and a Cream Dome Button.

Here is a few challenges that i will enter - 
Daring Cardmakers - I made my Decorative Pin, the Cluster on bow and the flower i made using my Flower Loom!
Crafts 4 Eternity - Same Letter (I have used Button, Butterflies and Beading!)
QKR Stampede - Any Winged Creature!
Celebrate the Occasion - Fluttering by!

Thanks very much for stopping by! I hope you can join us over at Crafty Calendar Challenge for our 
"Things with Wings Challenge"! 
I will be back later with some news so see you then!

Have a great weekend!