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Wednesday, October 31

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Fall/Autumn Colours!

Hi, I hope you are all having a good week. I have been shocked by the pictures that are coming in. The pictures from New York, New Jersey and the other area along the East Coast are just awful. I do hope you are all safe and well.

Anyway i am here with the new challenge details for Elphine House Australia.
This time the we are having a colour challenge ....

To join in the challenge you have to use a Elisabeth Bell stamp from any company. There are lots of Elisabeth Bell images out there so let us see your creations!

Here is my DT card....

Although the colour theme is Fall/Autumn i decided to use one of the newest EHA stamps that has been released. Some of you who are Elisabeth Bell fans will recognise this cutie as she was released a long time ago and its great to see her get a new lease of life!

She is called Ebony Christmas Eve!
the papers i used are First Edition Isabella along with Kraft cardstock.
Die used is Tim Holtz Vintage Lace. 
Tulle and gems form Hobbycraft and Flowers from one of my favourite shops Wild Orchid Crafts.

Here is another few photos...

I am also going to enter this card into the following challenges ...

Thanks so much for having a look and for the lovely comments left. Please pop over to Elphine House Australia challenge blog and join in the fun. You never know you might be a winner of some Elphine House Australia stamps.
Take Care
Lynne x x

Sunday, October 28

Pink and Girly!

Hi, Well i am so glad to be here with a card...its been over a week since my last posting and since then i have had a bit of a rotten week. I seem to get 2 steps forward with my health and 1 back. As well as the Auto immune blood issue my Kidney disease has been playing up then just to put the cherry on the cake my laptop crashed and is totally gone..died! I hadnt backed up the laptop in past 10 months so all my Digi stamps, photos, Sponsor badges for the CCC blog, My Memories files and all my blog designs...the list goes on and they are all gone! I could cry everytime i think about it. We have a friend who is amazing with computers but he has been working hard this week so will catch him next week and see if he can save anything at all from it. If any of you have any ideas how to retrieve any of it please let me know!!!

Anyway here i am on one of our netbooks. Its strange because its so small but works all the same.
I decided to have a break from Christmas cards and make a pink girly card. 
I keep leaving my poor Cricut Expression out of the action and i do have some good cartridges so i dusted of the cobwebs and got cuttting. The decorative frame in my card is from the Potpourri cartridge which i quite like.

 Card Recipe
Stamp - Magnolia Tilda With a Small Gift!
Papers - All leftover bits from my stash..clearing out!!
Dies - Cricut Potpourri cartridge, Spellbinders Beaded Oval, Marianne Design Tag.
Other Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Tulle, gems and charm from stash. 

I am going to enter into the following challenges.

Thanks for stopping by, i really appreciate all the lovely comments left.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Lynne x x

Wednesday, October 17

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Buttons and Bows!

Good morning..still very early morning. This is my second post in the last few hours. 
I am here with my card for the latest Elphine House Australia Challenge!
The challenges are now back to bi weekly and we have got some fab challenges on the way!
This time the theme is..


To enter you can use any Elisabeth Bell stamp from any of the companies she works with. If a non EB stamp is used unfortunately you wont be entered for the prize. 

My card has one of the newest stamps from Elphine House Australia. Here we have
If your a Elisabeth Bell fan you will recognise this little guy and i am so glad he has been given a new lease of life! 
Sorry about my picture, not the best one i have taken.
I coloured little Danny Boy with distress inks for a change. Still not quite happy with my colouring with inks yet....i keep practicing though! 
 Card Recipe
Papers - Papermania Home for Christmas and kraft cardstock
Dies - Spellbinders Moroccan Accents/motifs and Marianne design Snowflake dies.
Embellishments - Tulle, button and pearls all from stash 

More views of my card...

Here are a few challenge i am going to enter...

Thanks for popping by and i do hope you can pop over to the Elphine House Australia Challenge Blog and join in with our challenge..just remember it can be any Elisabeth Bell image...from any company!
Have a great day!

Its Raining Leaves...all over my garden!

Hi, Hope you are having a good week so far. The kids are off school this week....again! They have a holiday just about every month, it seems like a lot more this year but i must admit i enjoy not having the morning rush and early get ups!

Today i was standing watching out the window and the leaves are now falling from the really massive oversized, overgrown, out of control  tree that is in our neighbours garden. It reaches and falls over the side of our house and garden..meaning we have all his leaves to pick up and his garden is leaf free!! It Does get frustrating, there were are out filling bag after bag of leaves and he is standing there with not a care. The tree really needs seen by a professional to cut it back or even better down altogether. Anyway enough moaning a about a tree!!! 
I was looking through my digi stamps and decided to use this Elisabeth Bell digital stamp. Its just like us trying to catch the falling leaves from the tree. I also thought the tree charm just fitted in with this card so well.

She is called "Li'l Janiels Harvest"

Card Recipe
Papers - Minds Eye Lost and Found 2
Dies/punches - Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page lace punch, Cheery Lynn's Fanciful Flourish 
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Tulle and lace from Hobbycraft, Gems, Charm and organza ribbon from stash.

Here is a closer view of  Lil Janiel!
 I am going to enter into these following challenges;
Stampalot Challenge - Punch away...I have used my Martha Stewart PATP punch.

I am now off to try and catch a few hours sleep but i am still not sleeping very well so even a hour would be great! 
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 7

Crafty Calendar Challenge - All Things Spooky!

Hi i hope you are all having a great weekend. I had real major problems with Blogger yesterday. Wouldn't let me centre my post, wouldn't save anything and was adding huge gaps in the post too. Very strange!

Anyway its a new month which means a new Crafty Calendar Challenge! This month the theme is
"All Things Spooky"
There is also a optional extra of Recycling.

I am offering a Guest Designer spot to the winner this month as our sponsor, the Digi Doodle Shop has closed its doors which is such a shame.

This my card i made for this challenge...

The image i have used is a Elisabeth Bell Digital Image which you can see HERE. She is called Pumpkin Fairy Ellora!
There are so many cute digi's on her site and i think i might now have all but 2 or 3 of them. As you know from looking through my blog, i am a huge fan of Elisabeth Bells images. Just my kind of image, cute, girly and just adorable! She really is the cutest pumpkin on the patch!
Card Recipe
Image - Pumpkin Fairy Ellora - details/links above
Papers - My Minds Eye with Black Soot Distress cardstock
Punch/Dies - Cricut Storybook- Branches, Marianne Design Large Scalloped Circle Die.
Embellishments - Tulle, Gems, button and sentiment was computer generated.

I am going to enter this into a few challenges..
My Sheri Crafts - Pumpkins or Apples
Craft Us Crazy - Halloween or anything goes
Crafts and Me - My Sentiments Exactly
I love Promarkers - Autumn Colours

Well that me for today. Please pop over to Crafty Calendar Challenge to show us your Halloween creations!
Have a lovely night before the week starts all over again!