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Saturday, June 25

Elphine House Australia DT card - Mummys Basket of Apples

Here we are at Saturday again, last week at this time i was sitting in the caravan relaxing while the kids were down the beach looking for crabs! If only we can turn back time!! Today its raining here but its not cold at all.
I am here to show you my latest card showing one of the new Elisabeth Bell stamps from Elphine House Australia.
You can see and buy all of these adorable stamps over at the EHA website and check out all the inspiration at the Design Team page, you wont be disappointed!

© Elisabeth Bell

For my card i have used We r Memory Keepers papers and MME lost and found along with Kraft cardstock. My image is coloured with Promarkers. I have used bakers twine and flowers from Wild Orchid Craft. The buttons are MME and my leaves are cut using my Cricut.

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

Sketch and Stash - Sketch + brand new stamp!
I love Promarkers - Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop - One for the boys
Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine card

Thanks for looking and please remember to pop over to the Elphine House Website to get your hands on the cute stamps and also keep watching out for news and updates and inspiration on the Elphine House Australia Blog.
Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, June 10

Elphine House Australia DT Card - Nursing Boo Boo!

© Elisabeth Bell

Good Morning! Friday again...where does the weeks go! Today i have another card using a Elphine House Australia stamp by Elisabeth Bell to show you. This is called Nursing Boo Boo and you can find her here at EHA to buy. I was going to just make a easel card but before i knew it i had a drawer on it too!!

Here is up close of the image!
You will find lots more inspiration from the EHA design team in the Design Team Studio at EHA.

For my card i used MME DP, inked with Spun Sugar distress ink. Nursing Boo Boo image was coloured with promarkers. I used the blending pen a lot in this image to get the effect i wanted, especially on her wings.
For the punched detail i used my Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page. I used WOC flowers and made my own bead charm. The ribbon, gems etc are from my stash and the flourish is a Marianne Design Die.

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

Elisabeth Bells World - Easel cards
Stampavie and More- More than 1 fold
Passion for Promarkers - Pink and Brown


Thursday, June 9

Craft Us Crazy Challenge - Fathers Day/Masculine Colours

Hi there, This is a late post and just a short one as i am not keeping so well this week. I am on doctors orders to have my feet up due to swelling legs, feet and abdomen. The most obvious cause is my Kidney disease so got blood tests tomorrow. fingers crossed all is ok!

Anyway on with the details for the new Craft Us Crzy Challenge!
The theme this time round is.......
...Fathers Day and/or Masculine Colours

This weeks sponsor is ... Laurettas Digital Stamps

The winner of of the challenge will be given 4 images of your choice.

For my card i used one of my Hanglar images. He is coloured with Promarkers.
The papers are MME lost and found and Kraft card. All the edges are inked with Old Paper distress ink.
I have used Bakers twine from WOC and a Tim Holtz ticket again inked in the same ink as DPs.
I used MME buttons and a little bronzed button on the twine.

I am going to enter my card into Lovely Hanglar Only Challenge which has a great a sketch this week to follow!

Thanks for looking and please pop over to the Craft Us Crazy Challenge to join in the fun!

Saturday, June 4

Crafty Calender challenge - Things with Wings!

Good afternoon. Sorry i am running a bit late with my post today but its been one of those mornings!

Today is the start of a new challenge at Crafty Calender. Laura has chosen the theme this month and decided on......Things with Wings!!

This month we are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and as well as the fab prize of 5 images they also donated images for the DT to use so a big thanks to Whimsy Stamps for their sponsorship!

For my card i used "Mary the Magnolia Fairy" which you can by from Whimsy Stamps here. I really like this image. Its one you can use for all occasions. She was coloured with promarkers and her wings were glazed with Crackle Accents. The small cracks in the gloss looks like the veins in wings!
My papers are out my scrap box of papers which is getting out of control and why must use some up! The blue and pink floral one is Wild Rose Studio. Flowers and seam binding from WOC and charm, gems and butterfly from my stash.

I hope you find time to pop over to the Crafty Calender Challenge to check out more inspiration from the rest of the design team.

I would also like to enter the following challenges;

Charisma Cardz - something that flies
A spoonful of Sugar - Flower Power
I love Promarkers - Sparkly Bling
Truly Scrumptious - Summer Sparkle
My mums Craft Shop Challenge - Things with Wings

Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, June 3

Simply Create Challenge DT card - Fathers Day

Its Friday at last! Looking forward to a quiet weekend and hope the weather is just like today. Its so warm, the kids have been out playing since they got home from school and i got a few jobs done.
Its now time for a new challenge over at Simply Create. This time we are looking for projects with the word "Dad" or "Father" on it somewhere.
Remember it doesnt need to be a card, you can make anything you fancy!

I decided to make a criss cross card for this challenge. I love these and they are so quick and simple to make. I used my favourite papers, Lost and Found by MME. They have a distressed look already but i inked the edges over with "Old Paper" distress ink to darken the edges a bit more. I used one of my hanglar stamps. He is coloured with Promakers. My "Dad" wording is a charm i bought recently. As the letters were was silver i used my glue pad and Smoky quartz Martha Stewart glass glitter to change them to match my card.
I used MME buttons and fibre along with my brown ribbon. The ticket is a Tim Holtz one which i inked with the same ink.
The insert of the card has been distressed with Old Paper ink too and then used the same ink to put flourished round the very edge. It was too plain without it.

I cant wait to see what you all create this week and with Fathers Day on its way this month its the perfect way to get your cards organised!

I am going to enter the following challenges with my card;

Samuel Taylors Crafts - Male. The Prize here is a fab scrapbook kit!
Just Magnolia/hanglar - anything goes.
The Stamp Man - Boys and Men.

Thanks for reading and remember to pop over to Simply Create to see the other inspiration and join in the challenge!