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Tuesday, May 31

Elphine House Australia DT card - Tail of Ice Cream!!

© Elisabeth Bell, 2010.

Hi, I hope you are all having a lovely day! I am just popping by to show my latest DT card from Elphine House Australia to show you. This gorgeous Elisabeth Bell image is called "Tail of Ice Cream" and you can buy him here!
I had great fun with this image. I usually find masculine cards quite hard but this one just fell right into place as soon as i sat down to make it. I have coloured the image with my Promarkers. The DP is from the MME Lost and Found collection. The stars were just a couple of punches i have and I used a few grommlets and brown ribbon from my stash. The edges have been sanded and inked with distress inks. I made the sentiment on Word and printed off.

You can see this and many more creations showcasing the new stamps that are available for order now over at Elphine House DT Studio.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges;

Stamptacular Sunday - Bugs or Boys
Stamp Something - Use a sentiment
Craft Your Passion - What a Guy

Thanks for looking and for the lovely comments you always leave, they are very much appreciated!
Take Care,

Thursday, May 26

Elphine House Australia DT Card!!!

© Elisabeth Bell, 2010

Hi, Here it first DT card for Elphine House Australia showcasing the new Elisabeth Bell stamps. I love all of Elisabeth Bells images out there and she just keeps them coming! These new stamps can not be missed. I have had the best time creating with them, i feel like one lucky girl being chosen to be on this DT so a massive thanks to Helen and Lew at EHA!
This image is called "Yummy Pudding", how adorable is she!? You can buy her here at Elphine House Australia. I could just eat her myself!!
I have coloured her with my promarkers and she was a dream to colour.
The DP are a mix of WRM keepers and Pink Pettycoat. Some of the edges have been inked with Spun Sugar distress ink. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The sentiment is from Forever Friends Black and Gold clear stamps. I have made another of my bead charms with pink loveheart beads. I have had "thing" for these at the moment, cant help myself! The ribbon, gems etc from my stash.

Here is a closer look at the "Yummy Pudding" image.

I will be posting another EHA DT card tomorrow so please pop by and have a look! Remember to pop over the Elphine House Australia and have browse, there is too much to choose from!
You can also see more creations from the other DT girls over at the DT studio on the EHA website.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Creative craft world - 3 or more flowers.
Paper Pretties - Birthday Card.
Papertake weekly - Pretty Pastels.
Paper Playtime - Add a charm.

Thanks for having a look!

Wednesday, May 25

Craft us Crazy DT Card - Love or Remembrance!

Good Afternoon!

Where has this day gone to! I feel like i just got up and got the kids to school then before i knew it they were needing picked up again! Think someone has stole a few hours from me!
Anyway on with the new challenge details over at Craft Us Crazy!

First i must say as always a big thanks for all the entries for the last challenge. What a amazing turn out and again the work put into these projects is just fab!

Now for the details of this weeks challenge. The theme this time is....
Love or Remembrance!

This weeks sponsor is the Stamp fairy! The store has lots of fab images to choose from and also you can find some freebies to get you started!

The prize they are offering is $9 gift certificate to spend in store.

Now onto my card. I have chose a one of my Magnolia stamps this time round. Tilda is coloured in with Promarkers. The sentiment reads "Somebody Loves You". This was a freebie from Birds Cards. The papers are some of my favourites from MME. The bead charm i made myself and is now my favourite things to add to my cards. I have been collecting all different coloured beads, pins and chain to make one of them for each card..Well most of my cards! The flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft and ribbon, pearls etc from my stash.
I must not forget about our monthly sponsor! This month is its Stitchy Bear Stamps.

They will be giving a prize to one of our top 3 over the month so come on and get crafting!

I hope you can pop by and have a look at the inspiration from the design team, they are a talented bunch!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Paper Play challenge - Blossoms and Blooms

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 22

Pati's Kisses!

Hi, Just a quick post to get this card posted that i made the other day and forgot to post it!!!
It was made for the Belles and Whistles challenge which is "Shaping up for May".
The image i used is one of Elisabeth Bells Digi images. Dont you just love this one, reminds me of my daughter and her special teddy..too cute. She is coloured with my promarkers and inked round the edges with distress inks.
The colour combo of Brown, Cream and white is the colours for the Colour Create challenge. I am right into browns at the minute..i bet by the time Autumn comes around i will be sick of these colours!

Here is the recipe;
Cardstock - Brown, Cream, white and Kraft
DP - Clare Curds The Big One, Papermania
Colour mediums - Promakers and Distress Inks
Flowers - Prima
Leaves/Vines - Cricut Potpourri Cart
Sentiment - Forever Friends Black and Gold Clear Stamp Set
Pearls - Hazels crafts (Ebay store)
Lace - Hobbycraft

Here is the challenges i am entering this card into;

Belles and Whistles challenge - Shape up for May.
Colour create - Brown, cream and white.
Papertake weekly - Flowers.
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes.

Thanks very much for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Take Care,

Saturday, May 21

Simply Create DT Card - Special Day!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. The weather is not so good tonight, the rain is thudding of the ground and the wind is getting up too. I heard on the news that we are expected to have bad gale force wind over night.

I am here to tell you about the new challenge over at Simply Create!

This time the theme is .....Special Day!
This can be anything you, special birthday, baby decide!

For my card i have used a image from Digi Doodle Shop. Its called Jr Bride and groom. Think they are so cute! I decided to stick to black and white with a little touch of pink, one of my fav combos for wedding cards, well this month anyway!!

I hope you can pop over to the Challenge blog and join in with our challenge which is open for two weeks so go get crafting!
Have fun!

Wednesday, May 11

Craft Us Crazy Challenge - Something New and your favourite Embellishment!!

Good morning! Here we are again, time for a new challenge at Craft Us Crazy! Where did the last 2 weeks go!? Once again our last challenge had a massive amount of entries and the standard of work is just amazing! Well Done you talented lot!!

Now for the new challenge! This time around we want to see....
....Your favourite Embellishment and/or Something new!
This might be a new stamp or papers, or a new baby, new home...You decide! Also let us see your old faithful embellishments that you cant do without!

As always we have brought you an amazing sponsor or two!
For the first we have Digital Delights. You must pop over and have a snoop around the store, you will be spoilt for choice!
The prize is 3 digital stamps of your choice!

For the second week of our challenge we also have The Pixie Cottage! The Pixie cottage details and inspiration will be posted on the Craft us Crazy blog on the 19 May! Keep a eye our for that!


Here is my card for the challenge. As you can see i have went with a New baby and have also used all my favourite embellishments too! Flowers, charm on a chain, buttons, and swirls! I have used "Little Dumpling" image from Digital Delights . What a cutie he is!
I have paper pieced the baby's shoes, nappy and bib. You can see this more clear in the picture below. The rest of him was coloured with promarkers. All the papers are from Nitwits, In the Meadow Solids and In the Meadow Too. I had got some of these papers free with a magazine but i bought a set once i used them all. I love the textured look on these. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the swirl is my Marianne design die and the rest is from my stash. Oh and the sentiment was computer generated and printed off.

As well as our 2 sponsors above we have our Monthly Sponsor, The Cutting Cafe, who is donating a prize for 1 of the top 3 over the month of May and also has been so kind to give the DT amazing image files to use. These projects are spread out over the month so watch out for them on the Craft Us Crazy Blog.
Well i think thats all for now! Please pop over to see the rest of the design teams creations and join in with our challenge for a chance of a fab prize!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Stamp Something - Use a digi
Tuesday Throwdown - Die Cuts (Scalloped circle nestie die and MD swirl die)
Sentiment Sunday - Anything goes with a sentiment
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking and good luck with the challenge!

Monday, May 9

Exciting News!!!

I cant quite believe i am writing this... i have been chosen to be on the Design Team over at Elphine House Australia!! EHA are now turning the amazingly talented Elisabeth Bell's new images into stamps!

I really love Elisabeth Bells art work and to be chosen to be on this fab design team is just a dream come true! The new stamps are just amazing and i cant wait to get my hands on them! You can now purchase them on the Elphine House Australia website and follow all the news on the EHA blog.

Thank you to everyone at EHA for choosing me to be part of the team!

Saturday, May 7

Crafty Calender challenge - Teddy Bears!

Good Morning! Its a absolutely beautiful morning here in Scotland. I think its a day to do nothing at all but heading to a caravan shop with my friend first, just for a browse.

I am here to bring you the new challenge over at Crafty Calender.
Before i go into the challenge details i want to tell you all some news. Starting with the sad news.
Liz, who has been on the CC DT, is stepping down. She has been such a inspiration to me since i joined the team and i cant image how many hundreds she has inspired over the years she has been here. So... Thank You Liz, for all your hard work and amazing creations you have brought to the challenge! It would be great if you could pop over to her blog and leave some love!!

The next news is that Lisa has decided she step down from running the challenge so i have decided to take over the running of the challenge. (bit nervous about that!)
Anyway the Lisa is not leaving us altogether as she is staying on the design team which we are all so happy about. (especially me, as i might need her help!)

Thin that's all the news for now so onto the challenge!
The sponsor this month is The Stamp Fairy!

The theme for this challenge has been set by Caroline.
Its her Dads birthday this month and as he gets called Ted she has decided to go with ..Teddy Bears!

Now onto my card. I have used the super cute Teddy Bea on my card. I love this image as there is a set of extra accessories that you can use with it. She is coloured with Promarkers. The papers are MME. The sentiment which reads "Come on...under my umbrella" was computer generated and printed off. Love how you can have much more personal sentiments making them yourself. All the pearls, ribbon etc are from my stash. Oh..the flowers are of course Wild Orchid crafts.

I am going to enter the following challenges;

Teddy Bo - Easel card
I love Promarkers - Song Title (Rihanna..under my umbrella ella ella.."!)

I hope you can head over to the Crafty Calender challenge blog and see the rest of the teams inspiration and join in with our challenge!


Friday, May 6

Simply Create DT card - Mums Sayings!

Good morning, well the lovely sunny weather was gone today and replaced with rain! Its horrible and i have been freezing all day, i couldnt get my hands to warm up at all.

Onto why i am here! Today is the start of another challenge at Simply Create!!
Before i tell you the details for this challenge i must say thanks to everyone that entered the Metal challenge, the standard is so high! Remember to keep a eye out for the top 3 picks!

Right, now onto this weeks challenge. This time the theme is......."A mum saying" this could be something your mum says to you or a verse for mum.

Now a little about my card. The image is obviously a fabby Elisabeth Bell Digi image called "i love you this much". She is just gorgeous! I am loving everything Elisabeth Bell right now. The papers are from Papermania capsule pad. The flowers are WOC and i made the sentiment myself on the computer. Gems, charms ribbon etc are from my stash.

Hope you can pop over to have a look at the inspiration from the other DT members and join our challenge!

Here are the challenges i would like to enter with this card;

Elisabeth Bells world - Mothers day
By the cute and girly - Anything Goes
Lets Craft and create - Say it with Flowers
Fairy tale - Mothers day
My mums craft shop - Cute and Girly
Clear it out - Ribbon/trim

Thats all for now so thanks for reading!!
Lynne x x

Tuesday, May 3

A Pen Friend!!

Well its been another nice day here in Scotland. Not just as warm as the past few days but still sunny and dry! The kids are back to school tomorrow and i must say...thank god!!

Tonight i have made a card with one of my favourite images from Elisabeth Bell. I must admit i love all her images, they are all so sweet and a joy to colour. Over on the Belles and Whistles Challenge blog they have a sketch to follow. Its a great sketch to leave plain or dress it right up, i have dressed it up a bit but you cans till see the sketch clearly.
I have left the comfort zone a bit tonight! I have distressed all the edges of the card stock and DP's. I am not big on distressing, i do like the look but i felt mine always looked like a dog had chewed it! Anyway once i put the card together i really liked it and i am not so afraid of my distress tool now!
The image was coloured with Promarkers and little bits of Glossy Accents and glitter added here and there. The papers are "Lush" from MME and doily from Ribbon Box. The charm is made from scratch using beads, pins and chain made at different lengths. I think it works well and a nice change from my usual charms.
I printed the sentiment which says "A note for my friend.." and the rest of the supplies are from my stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Paper Sundaes - Favourite hair colour combo (i used Promarkers - Sandstone, Caramel and the blending pen also a inktense pencil in shaded areas - willow)
Totally Gorjuss - 123 - i used 1 image, 2 ribbons (cream and brown) and 3 DP's.
Lexis Creation - Friendship
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday - Open challenge

Thats all for now! Hope you enjoy the rest of the week. Thanks for reading and for all the much appreciated comments.