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Wednesday, November 28

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Christmas with a twist!

Hi,  Hope you are having a great week. Today my oldest Son, Ryan, is 15 years old! I cannot believe how fast the years go by. I remember the day he was born so clear and it doesnt seem like 15 years ago, thats for sure! 
We have had really cold and frosty weather here in Scotland this week. I have been getting ready for Christmas the past few days so got most of the gifts bought but just when i think that we are nearly finished we remember something else!

Anyway i am here with the new challenge details for Elphine House Australia.
Our challenge for the next 2 weeks is....
Christmas with a twist - The twist is no traditional colours!

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 mine!
I have used one of the newest EHA stamps that have been released for Christmas. Some of you who are Elisabeth Bell fans will recognise this stamp 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 Snowflakes! She was fab to colour, i used both Flexmarkers and Promarkers.

Here is another few photos...

I am going to enter my card into a few other challenges...

Well thats me for today! I am off to get some lunch and get Ryans candles looked out for his cake! 

If you have time remember to pop over to the Elphine House Challenge Blog and see the rest of the DT girls cards and join in with our challenge!
Lynne x x

Sunday, November 25

Very Berry!

Hello! I hope you have all had a great day. We were at my daughters dancing class show. It was really good and was very proud to see her up there. When she was younger she was beyond shy. At nursery she went well over her first year without saying a single word! The more it went on the harder it got for her. She has then had a lot of health issues and is on immune suppressants for Auto Immune Liver Disease and is also waiting on her grommets to be re inserted for 3rd time and adenoids removed again. Her adenoids have grown back a few times now which is caused by her medication.... Anyway needless to say to have her up on that stage was a big deal for her and us!

So i am here tonight with a Christmas card i made just for fun. I had seen this digi stamp, Berry from Wee Stamps , and had to buy her! She is just gorgeous!
Card Recipe
Papers - Dovecraft , Jolly Merry Christmas
Dies/ Embellishements - Fences' and mistletoe leaves from Cricut Potpourri Catridge, Lantern from Christmas Noel Cartridge. Spellbinders classic circles and scallop circles. 
Embossing folder - Sizzix's Christmas embossing board (which i found in the bottom of drawer and cant ever remember buying them!!) 
Embellishemnts - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Tulle and gems from stash. Also white glitter on lantern and fence.

A few more pics..                                                                                                                                          

Now for a few challenges to enter this card into..

Thats me for now. Thanks as always for the lovely messages you leave when you stop by! I really appreciate them. 
Hope you all have a lovely relaxing sunday!

Monday, November 19

Just a note!

Hi Well just finished watching X Factor...i can not believe that bottom 2 and Ella leaving! Its been really unpredictable this year. I am also following the X Factor USA. The young kids on that show are so talented its unbelievable!

Anyway enough about X Factor! I am here with a card i made just for fun.
The digital is Elisabeth Bells newest digi stamp.
She is called "Holly's Happy Mail"
I love that she can be used for all occasions, Her letter can be saying whatever you want it to say. If she lucky it might even be a love letter!!
Here is my card....
Card Recipe
Image - Elisabeth Bells "Holly's Happy Mail" Digital Stamp (coloured with Promarkers)
Papers - Magnolia DP, First Edition "Isabelle"
Dies/punches - Marianne flourishes, Spellbinders Border die and the leaves are from Cricut Storybook Cartridge. I have also used a sizzix embossing plate.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Ribbon, lace, tulle and gems from my stash. Little touches of perfect pearls..not that it shows up much!

Last week i bought some new card for stamping and Alcohol markers, i got the "Elegance Satin" from Toppers Range, Westcountry Paper (300gsm). I tell you what it was a great price for 50 sheets and its been the best card i have used so far...and i have tried lots!
                                                                    There is a few challenge i would like to enter into...

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great week!


Wednesday, November 14

Elphine House Australia - Distressed in Stitches!

 Hi, Well as promised earlier here i am with my second post of the day!

Here are the details of the latest challenge that up and running over at Elphine House Australia.
The theme this time is...

Distressed in Stitches! 
                                                       Add some distressing and stitching..faux or real!                                                                                            

Here is my card... I am not huge on heavy distressing but i do like to lightly file/ink edges so thats what i have done here and used DP's that have the distressed look. I decided to colour my image in Sepia tones using my Promarkers. I have had to do faux stitching as my sewing machine is not working. The bobbin keeps getting jammed. Tried everything to sort it but totally stuck!

Okay onto my card... 
The image i have used is one of my favourite at the moment.
 She is called "Emmas Gift of Love
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 what products i used..
Papers - My Minds Eye, Kraft Cardstock
Dies/punches  - Spellbinders Oval and Beaded Oval, Label 1 for insert, Marianne flourish dies and the brackets from Cricut Potpourri Cartridge and x cut border die.  
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I stitched and gathered the ribbon which is from Hobbycraft as well as the pearls.

I am going to join in with the following challenges ...

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please pop over to Elphine House Australia challenge blog to see the DT girls inspiration and join in the fun. You never know you might be a winner of some Elphine House Australia stamps.
Take Care


Tuesday, November 13

Cute as a Pie!

Hello! Hope your enjoying your week so far.
I am here to post this card that i made yesterday. I have used another of Elisabeth Bells digi stamps called "Apple Bake"! How cute is she!? 

A few weeks ago i promised to myself i am trying to make good use of my poor neglected Cricut Expression so today I cut the swirly frame i used on my card from the Storybook Cartridge. There is quite a lot of great cuts on that cartridge.
Has anyone manged to connect their Cricut machine to the internet for the Craft room? I have downloaded the drivers, followed lots of instructions on the trouble shooter and still not luck. Cant work it out at all so any advise you have would be appreciated!

Anyway back to my card. Here is the recipe,
Papers - My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2
Dies/punches - Cricut storybook cartridge for swirl frame. spellbinders classic circles, Cheery Lynn Fanciful flourish.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Tulle and pearls from Hobbycraft.
Sentiment - Freebie from a craft magazine.

There is a few fab challenges i am going to enter this into...

Well off to get Carrie ready for bed. They were at Toys r Us tonight as we need them to give us some ideas for Christmas. Carrie has only asked for a desk and chair for her room and the boys can make their minds up!
Have a great night. I will be back late on tonight with my Elphine House Australia challenge card as it goes live at 9am  Australian time which is 11pm here in the UK.

Have a great night!

Sunday, November 4

Wrap up Warm for Winter! Crafty Calendar Challenge

Well where did this weekend go?? I feel like i have had a wasted weekend. I never got anything i wanted to do done and here we are on Sunday night. we did go over to my Mums last night as its her 60th birthday on Tuesday so we had some friends and family in for a little get together. I think everyone had a nice time.

Anyway its time for a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar Challenge.
The theme this month is.."Wrap up for Winter" with the usual optional extra of Twine, fibers of String.

We have a brand new sponsor this month....Cedar Chest Designs!
You can buy digital stamp, papers and some cutting files. They are very new and adding new things all the time so keep a watch out! 

The lovely Katie from Cedar Chest Designs very generously gave our DT girls plenty of image to work with. I decided i was going to make a shaker card so used a lovely image "Georgia and the Snowman"!

 Here is what i used...
Image - Details above photo
Papers Bo Bunny Snowflurry 6x6 pad, Kraft Cardstock and embossed Acetate.
Dies/punches - Spellbinders classic circles for circular frames, Tim Holtz Vintage Lace die, Marianne Snowflake dies, Martha Stewart border punch, Marianne swirl die.Tonic Studio Small Snowflake punch.
Embellishments - Wild Orchid Crafts for flowers, Tulle, gems and micro beads from my stash and sentiment from a magazine free gift stamp set!

Here is another few photos...
 This is the challenges i am going to enter this card into...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Remember to stop by the Crafty Calendar Challenge to check out our DT inspiration and join in the fun. The prize is a $10 gift certificate to use in Cedar Chest Designs!

Have a great night!