Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoy browsing through all my cards!

Sunday, July 28

Love is Patient!

Good Morning, a very early morning! I cant sleep so thought i would get this card posted. I had a lovely day yesterday making this card just for the fun of it. 

 I have had this image printed ready to colour for days and never got round to it yet. She is from the Simpler Times CD rom. Its full of gorgeous images from Elisabeth Bell.
This one is called "Love is Patient"

Image - Simpler Times - Love is Patient 
Papers - My Minds Eye Lost and Found and Tilly Daydream Pink Paper
Dies - Card Base and Love Heart Cluster cut from my Cricut Expression, Moroccan Accents border from Spellbinders, Papermania Doily Die, Marianne Design Tag and Memory Box Butterfly Delights.
Embellishments - Flower from Wild Orchid Craft. White ribbon, pearls and Americana Starlite gloss and Glamour Dust.

Here is another few views of my card.

I am going to enter these challenges - 
Colour Me Creative - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft - Ribbon or Flowers
Crafts for Eternity - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything with Ribbon

Well i am going to go and see if i can get some sleep and watch the rest of Deal or No Deal! I don't know why i watch it. I get so wound up when the contestant get greedy and talk as if £1000 is nothing. Can you imagine how much craft stash that would buy!!!
Well thanks for popping by and for the lovely comments you leave me. I do appreciate each one!

Thursday, July 25

Danny's Christmas gift and exciting news! l

Hi, I do hope your having better weather than we are having here in Scotland today. We have had more thunder storms and the rain cant hit the ground any harder.

Well the bad weather cant get me down this week as i got the most exciting email earlier on this week and i have been smiling since....I have been invited to join the Digi Bells as a permanent Design Team Member!
Obviously it was a Yes, Yes, Yes!! I am sssoooo excited!!
I really love Elisabeths images as you might have noticed by so its such a hounour to be asked into this amazing team and i cant wait to get stuck in!

So onto business.. Here is my card for Elisabeth Bells World Challenge.

The theme for this month is....
Christmas in July!

To enter you must use a Elisabeth Bell Design Stamp. It can be from any of the companies she designs for or you can use aElisabeth Bell Digital Stamp! There is a list of the companies on the challenge blog.

Here is my card using a Elisabeth Bell design from Elphine House Australia called Danny Boy Christmas Gift! 
He is way too cute in his little Onesie!

Materials Used
Image - EHA Danny Boy Christmas Gift
Papers - Tilly Daydream paper pad and white cardstock
Dies - I used my Cricut Christmas Cartridge for the shaped card. Marianne Design Snowflakes, Spellbinders Beaded Oval, Papermania doily die and small Snowflake Die
Embellishments - Silver Bells, Ribbon, Gems and liquid pearls around the image. I have also used Americana Star lite Varnish and Glamour Dust Glitter.

A little close up..

Here is some challenge that i am going to enter..
Crafting By Designs - Xmas in July
Crafting for all Seasons - Xmas in July
Creative Belli Challenge - Christmas
I Love Promarkers - Christmas in July 

Thanks for reading and i hope you can pop over the the Elisabeth Bells World Challenge blog to join in with our challenge this month! Have a good day!


Wednesday, July 24

Christmas Snowflakes! EHA Challenge Time!

Hi, at last here i am! Well its 4am on Wednesday morning and due to our typical British weather i couldnt get online. Yesterday, Tuesday, I spent the day watching Sky News to watch our new prince come out of the hospital doors to head home. I was also hoping they would announce his name but not so far. I thought we were not going to watch them leave the hospital live as the thunder storms left us with no satelite signal but it came back on just at the right time!!

So its time for the new Elphine House Australia Challenge!

This time the challenge theme is..Christmas in July!

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

I used Ebony Christmas Sowflakes...find her here at Elphine House Australia .

Materials Used
Image - Elphine House Australia  - Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Tilly Daydream from Do Crafts and white cardstock
Dies - Marianne Design fancy circle, Classic Circles and Beaded Oval from Spellbinders. I also used my Cricut to cut the lamp and holly vine.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Ribbon, Lace and Pearls from my Stash
I have put touches of Americana StarliteVarnish and DecoArt Glamour Dust on the lamp, vine and a few little drops on her coat

Here is a Closer view of the image..

Here is a few challenges to enter - 
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Die-ing For It!
Crafting Musketeers - Ribbons and Pearls

Well i am off to see if i can have a sleep before Carrie gets up! The boys on the other hand would sleep all day if left...typical teenagers!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments!

Sunday, July 21

Love You, Miss You!

 Hi Hope you are have had a great weekend. Our weather has been amazing so yesterday we had a BBQ with all my family. It was lovely. 

Well today is my last Digi Bell post as a Guest Designer. I have had such a great 3 months. If your a regular reader on my blog you will know that i am a huge Elisabeth Bell fan and most of my cards have her designs on them so being a GDT was a huge pleasure.

 My card today is using "Love You , Miss You" Digi Stamp from Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection

Material List - 
Papers - Tilly Daydream from Do-Crafts and Tradewinds from DCWV and Kraft Cardstock.
Dies - Sizzix Thinlets Doily and Doily Border.
Embellishments - Tag was a free template from Dear Brighton, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Ribbon, Tulle, Twine, Jute and pearls from my stash. I have also used Americana Star Lite Varnish and Glamour Dust Glitter on the flowers on the image.

I am going to enter the following challenges - 

The Fox and the Squirrel - Use anything Spooled (ribbon and Twine)
My Sheri Craft Challenge - Travel Themed
The Ribbon Girls - Colour Challenge (blues)

Well that it for now! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a great start to the week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 19

Digi Bell Blog Hop and New Digi...

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Digi Bell Blog Hop and New Digi Release!!
If you have just arrived herere from Julies Blog then your on the right road, if not pop back to the Digi Bell Blog and get all the info you need!
I also have a list of the hop order further down my post! 

So onto the details!! Today we have the release of this new digi stamp from Elisabeth Bell!! Its a stunner!
Some of you Elisabeth Bell fans might recognise it as it once was a Belles n Whistles stamp.
I am so glad she has made her come back as this months new digi!!

She is called "Fairy Merrily"..

You can find her here!

To celebrate the release of "Fairy Merrily" as always we are having a blog hop!
If you fancy winning one this gorgeous digi then all you have to do is hop through all the Digi Bells DT Blogs and leave us a comment! 2 of these will be given away, the winner chosen at Random.

Here is the materials used. 
Image -Fairy Merrily from Elisabeth Bell
Paper - Tilda Country Escape
Dies - Sizzix Thinlets Die set - Fancy Circle and Border, Memory Box Butterfly Die, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish and Spellbinder Label 4 for inside tag.
Embellishments - Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Ribbon, lace, buttons, Paper ribbon and gems from stash.

Here is the hop order just incase you get lost!

Lynne } You are here!!!
Mary Lou 
Remember to stop back at the Digi Bells blog to tell us you have completed the hop! You have until July 26th st at 9am to finish the hop!

Here are some challenges i am going to enter..
I love Promarkers Challenge - Anything Goes
Bloggers - Things With Wings
Creative Corner Challenges - Make it Sparkle
Polkadoodles Challenge - Let it Fly!
Charisma Cards - Girly
Sarah Hurley Challenges - Pink Sparkles

Thanks so much for stopping by! Good luck with the Blog hop!
Have Fun!!

Wednesday, July 17

Pink Wedding...

Hi Well its been a few days since i was on my blog. Things were just so busy here with keeping kids busy and appoitments here there and everywhere. We also had the most beautiful weather last week so i made the most of it...we have to in Scotland, it doesnt last long!

Anyway just popping by with my Oozak DT card!
Our challenge this time is "Anything Goes with Texture"

You can create anything and use any products but it must have some texture to it!

Here is my card.

This is a list of products i used with the links to the Oozak Store.
The store has everything you can think off and more!

Magnolia Stamp
Memento Ink pad – Tuxedo Black
Memory Box Butterfly Delights
Spellbinders Dies - Classic and Scallop Circles and also Label 1
Ranger Stickles glitter
Marianne Design Die - Flourish

Other materials used ..
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Floral Fantasy
Cricut Wild Card Cartridge - The heart and heart tag
Cheery Lynn - Fanciful Flourish
Embellishements - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft
Tulle, ribbon, gems, and crystal stamens from my stash.
Sentiment was computer generated

Here is another view..

Thaks so much for stopping by and please head over to the Oozak Challenge blog to join in with the challenge!

Wednesday, July 10

The Digi Bells - Li'l Janiels Harvest!!

Hi,  Are you all having a lovely day? Well this is my second post of the day and i think my PC has just about given in for the night! It crashed as i was doing my Digi Bell post and took me nearly 2 hours to get it back up and running. 

Anyway here is my card that i made for the Digi Bells Blog!

I had such a dilmea about what image to use, there are so many that i love. I decided to use Digi stamp  Li'l Janiels Harvesbecause i havent used this for a while.

 Materials - 
Image - Li'l Janiels Harvest from Elisabeth Bell Digital Stamps.
Papers - Teresa Collins Vintage Finds and Kraft Cardstock.
Dies - Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Mariann Design Flourish. 
Tim Holtz Vintage Lace Die.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Lace, pearls and tulle from my stash

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Dee Bow - Anything Goes with handmade bow
Card and Scrap - Lace or Ribbon

Have a great night! I am totally exhausted tonight, with Carrie being up ill all last night, today has just seemed to go on and on and the PC problems were just the icing on the cake! Time for bed i say!!

Take Care

Today i have used Li'l Janiels Harvest

A Barrow of Flowers!

Happy Wednesday! Its another perfectly beautiful today again here in Scotland. Its a little cooler which is welcomed after a hot muggy night. I am a bit late with this post because Carrie is ill. I think she has sun stroke. She matched every single symptom i have read about. I was really worried about her last night but she is a bit better today but still got a headache and feeling horrible.

Today starts another new challenge from Elphine House Australia Challenge.!

This time the challenge is to add something...

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

Here is my card..I have used a little garden metal charms and some metal spacers on the decorative pin i created..

Materials Used
Image - Elphine House Australia  - Coloured with Promarkers
Papers - First Edition Isabelle Paper pad, brown and white cardstock
Dies - Tim Holtz On the Edge Butterflight die, Spellbinders Scallop and Classic Circles and Sizzixs Thinlets Border Die.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Ribbon, Lace, Gems and beads and bead caps, to make the pin, from Hobbycraft and Silver Garden Charms. 
The butterflight die is covered with Americana StarliteVarnish and DecoArt Glamour Dust.

Here is a closer picture

And a few challenges to enter..
Creative Card Crew - The Great Outdoors
C is for Challenge - Flowers - This is fab new challenge blog!

Thanks for reading! Hope you enjoy the rest of the day! I am off nurse Carrie better..i think she is loving us all running around after her!


Tuesday, July 9

Colour Challenge @ Crafty Calendar challenge!

Hi, Hope your having a lovely day! we have had the most beautful weather here the past few days. Tonight is  so hot and stuffy..yuk!
What a few days its been. Has anyone been experiencing problems with Blogger? I have been having a nightmare of a time with the CCC Admin Blog. It has a virus and i cant get rid of it. Whenever we go to view the blog it redirects us to some strange "high risk" website. I was told they use that virus to track you IP address etc...i am not clued up on computers etc so i think its going to be better to close that one and start over. What a pain but nothing couldnt be done to stop this, not even by blogger. 

Anyway, because of all the issues i had this is me just getting my Crafty Calendar Challenge                                                                                                                                              card posted.

This month we are having a colour challenge..the colours of the beach.. Sand and the Sea!

Our sponsor for this month is Hannah Lynn Art

Here is my card...

Materials I have used...
Papers - My Minds Eye 
Dies/Punches - Sizzixs Thinlets Border dies, Tim Holtz Paper Rosette dies, Small Circle punch.
Embellishments - Buttons, paper string, Lace and Ribbon with a brad on the bow. 

Another Picture
Here is a couple of challenges
The Ribbon Girls - Add a bow (must use ribbon)
One Stop Crafts - Anything Goes
   Dream Valley Challenges - Make your own flowers or Embellishments
Colour me Creative - Anything Goes
 Catered Crop - Buttons      

Thanks for taking time to have a look at my card! I really apreciate all the lovely comments and also a big hello to the new followers! Thanks so much!

Have a great night!


Thursday, July 4


Good Morning!

Hope you are all enjoying the kids being off school, well in Scotland anyway! Its our village Gala Day on saturday so its the Civic Week all week long with lots on for the kids. Last night it was the family treasure hunt and tonight is the favourite one "Its a Knock out". The kids and adults if they fancy it, get wet, messy and have the most amazing fun! Saturday bring the parade and fun in the park with the kids races and some rides for the kids. Lets hope its dry! We have a reputation of always having the wettest Gala Day around! In fact last year the gala committee gace the kids all clear plastic ponchos to keep them dry and boy, they needed them!!

Anyway onto why i am here...i have made a card i made using the Simpler Times CD rom from Elisabeth Bell for Katy Sue Designs. There are so many gorgeous images on here!

This one is called Pat-a-Cake 

Materials used
Papers - Vintage Finds by Teresa Collins
Dies/puches - Martha Stewart Lattice Punch, Marianne Designs flourishes and Tag and Buttons die
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Lace, buttons and Gems. 

 Heres another picture...

A few challenges...
Can You Digi It! - Summer Smiles
Paperminutes - Die Cuts
Digi Sketch Challenge - Summertime

Thanks for looking and for the lovely comments! I hope you have a great day and weekend ahead.
Keep your fingers crossed it stays dry for us on Saturday!


Tuesday, July 2

Its all Girly @ Oozak!!!

Hello! Well its the first day of the school holidays here in Scotland! No more early morning alarms and no more of having to wake and coax a few sleepy teens out of bed! Carrie loves a long lie too so its going to be a lovely 7 weeks holiday!!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Oozak!! 
The last challenge saw so many amazing entries and i really enjoyed having a good browse through your blogs!  

The theme for this challenge is "Anything Goes With Girly"
You can show us any crafting style as long as it is girly!

Here is my card....

Materials List - Which you can find in the Ozzak Store...
Other Supplies - 
SCACD Elisabeth Bell - Hey Birdy Peeker coloured with Promarkers,
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, Marianne Design Tag and Button die
Ribbons, Buttons, Gems, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

A Closer look!

Thanks so much for dropping by! I hope you can come and join us at the Oozak blog!
Take Care!