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Wednesday, May 29

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Welcome Little One!!

Hello, its great to get this post finished at last. Blogger has been playing up for me for days and keep getting that "He's Dead, Jim" message...Jim has a lot to answer for this  I started this post last night (Tues) at 9pm so i could have it posted by 11pm which is 9am Wednesday morning Australian time and this is me just getting it finished now! GGrrrrr...

Anyway, here i am now with details of the latest Elphine House Australia Challenge!
The theme for this fortnight it...
"Welcome Little One"...Yes a baby card!
Remember you must use a Elisabeth Bell Design stamps to enter the challenge. This can be from a
and of the companies she has designed for. There is no shortage of baby themed stamps by Elisabeth out there so lets see how many we can find!

The tag with the blue ribbon on comes out and has a little verse on it.

Materials Used
Papers - Teresa Collins Stationary Noted.
Dies - Spellbinder nestie label die for shaped card, scalloped circle and classic circle. Cricut Wild Card Cart for the Stars, Marianne Design Tag and a cut off from Sizzixs border dies for the swirls at the bottom.
Embellishments - Flower - Made using my flower loom, Ribbons, button and feather.

Here is a few other pictures

           Here is a few challenges
Die Cutting Divas -  Shaped card and Die Cuts 
Ladybug Crafts Challenge - Baby card or Project

Thanks very much for stopping by. Please drop by the Elphine House Australia Blog for lots of inspiration and then join in with our challenge. There is a fab prize on offer too! Have a great day!

Saturday, May 25

New Beginnings at Elisabeth Bells World!

Hi, Hope your having a lovely day! Its beautiful here today so we are having a BBQ at dinner time. In Scotland you must make the most of ANY nice weather we get! You dont dare put things off till tomorrow because it could be snowing by then!! We had roads closed up North with snow here on Thursday!!

Anyway i am here with my Guest Designer card for Elisabeth Bells World Challenge!!

The theme for this month is....
 New Beginnings!

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 a Elisabeth 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 "Precious Child, Its a Girl"

Materials used...
Image - EHA Precious Child, Its a Girl coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Tilda Country Escape
Dies - Cricut Storybook Cart Heart Border & Heart Tag, Martha Stewart Lattice Punch, Papermania Doily Die, Tonic Studio Butterfly Strip Punch.
Embellishments - Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Pink Ribbon, Buttons, gems, Decorative Pin that i made myself and Large Diamante on bow.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes

Thats me for now...remember to stop by Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog to check out the inspiration from the amazing Design Team! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, May 24

The Digi Bells Blog Hop and New Digi Release - Little Mama!

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Digi Bell Blog Hop and New Digi Release!!

Wait till you see this stunning new digi stamp from Elisabeth Bell!!

She is called "Little Mama" and you can find her here or follow our blog hop and you could win one. Two of these will be given away!

How cute is she with her Mummy's shoe and bag!!

Materials Used 
Papers - Teresa Collins Stationary Noted
Dies - Sizzix border for card edge, Spellbinder D - Lites Corner Die, Spellbinders Label 1, Ovals and Scalloped Oval, Memory Box Devine butterfly
Embellishments - Pin, gems, beads and beading from Hobbycraft. Lace and Tulle from my stash and Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts!

Here is another view!

To celebrate the release of "Little Mama" 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!

Remember to stop back at the Digi Bells blog to tell us you have completed the hop! You have until May 31st at 9am to finish the hop!
Good Luck!!

Saturday, May 18

Curly Locks Kiki @ The Digi Bells!

Hi, I hope you are having a fab weekend! We have had the most awful weather here in Scotland today it left us with no internet for a good few hours. I can believe how much we depend on the internet. We are getting our Fibre Optic broadband installed on the 30th so there will be no more slow loading pages and hours to download things.

Here is my GDT card for the Digi Bells for today. I have used the gorgeous Curly Locks Kiki! You can find her along with lots of her cute little friends over at Elisabeth Bells Digital Gallery.

Materials used...
Paper - Tilda Country Rescue all machine Stitched.
Dies - Sizzix Damask border for card edge
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Tulle, Lace, Feather, Metal Circle Embellishment and Gems. The Decorative Pin put together myself.

A few challenges to enter..
The Crafters Cafe Challenge - Mother or for Female
Crafting Musketeers - Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 15

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Die Cuts and Layers!

Hello, What a day! I am having one of those days that i feel like i am chasing my own tail round and round!
So at last, here i am with my card for the latest Elphine House Australia Challenge!

The theme this fortnight is "Layers and Die Cuts!"

Remember to join in with this challege you must use a Elisabeth Bell stamp from any of the companys she has designed for. There is a list of thee on the EHA blog

Here is my card using one of the newer stamp from Elphine House Australia which is beautifully illustrated by the amazingly talented Elisabeth Bell.

This is called -  Katrina, My Sister Shasha!

Paper - Teresa Collins Vintage Finds, Grey and Mustard coloured Core-dinations.
Dies and Punches - Cricut Expression Wild Card Cartridge Hearts and Swirl. Spellbinders Scallop Circle and Classic Circle for the sentiment. Tonic Studio Butterfly Strip punch.
Embellishments - Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts). I also used a Decorative pin which i put together myself, tulle and gems.

Here a few more pictures...

Here is a few challenges to enter this card into.
Cupcake Crafts - Lots of Layers
 Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes    
The Corrosive Challenges - My sentiments Excatly!

I do hope you can drop by the Elphine House Australia Challenge blog to see what our Design Team have been up too! You wont be dissapointed!
We are also on Facebook...Just search Elphine House Australia!!

Have a lovely day..well whats left of it and thank for stopping by!


Saturday, May 11

Its All White!

Hello and TGI Saturday !!

I have a bit of a rough week. Feeling rotten and then Carrie got ill too. Carrie is still on her Immune suppressant meds for her AutoImmune Disease and she catches everything...twice over!!
She went to school yesterday and was not pleased because i sent a note with her to say if she had work to catch up on, could it be send home with her and we can get it done over the weekend!! You can imagine her face when she was handed Maths worksheets, a new reading book and a spelling sheet!! 

Anyway just popped by with a card i made recently for an Engagement. 
I had a go at a "Double Zig Zag" card
I thought white on white would be a nice change and yes...NO IMAGE!! Ok it did test my will power!
I also made a pocket at the back for a tag to fit in. The bow pulls out the tag.

Here it is... Excuse all the photos but not a easy card to photograph!

Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Textile Texure Embossing Folder
Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly
Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Pearl Beading, Pearls, Satin white Flowers, Pink Ribbon for bow and Decorative Pin put together myself.

More Pics..

This is the tag in the back that lifts right out...I put a lovely verse on there.

View from above

Here is a few challenges i have entered...
Crafty Ribbons - No Designer Paper
Southern Girls - Use a Sentiment or a Quote
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes

Thanks very much for stopping by, it means a lot! 
Take care and have a brilliant weekend!

Thursday, May 9

A Tasty Read at The Digi Bells!

Hi, Hope your having a good day so far!

I am here with my first Guest Designer card for the Digi Bells!
I chose to use the gorgeous "A Tasty Read" Digi. You can find her here in Elisabeth Bells Digital Gallery.

Here is my card..

Materials Used 
Image - A Tasty Read - Elisabeth Bell Digital Stamp Coloured with Promarkers
Paper - Tilda Country Escape Paper Pad
Dies/punches - Heart Cluster and Oval and Scalloped Oval from Cricut Wild Card Cartridge, Marianne Design Tag, Spellbinders D-lite Swirl border, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish and Doily die.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft. I used Lace, Diamante strip, Gems, button, pink paper twine, Cosmic Shimmer paint on some edges and a little bit of  Perfect Pearls for a wee bit of shine. 
Sentiment from Personal Impressions

Here is a closer pic of the digi stamp...

I am going to enter these challenge with my card - 
My Heart Pieces - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Penny Paper Crafty Challenge - Die cuts and Punches

Thats me for now!

Watch out each day for a new creation showing off Elisabeth's Digi's over at the Digi Bells Blog!


Monday, May 6

Crafty Calendar Challenge Blooms and Blossoms!

Hope you had a fab weekend! I am here with my card for the latest challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge!

The theme for this month is ....
Blooms and BlossomsSimply just flowers! Either on your DP, paper flowers, die cut flowers or even a flower stamp

Our Sponsor for this month is ..

 Here is my card using a image from the Pure Innocence Range!

Image - Heather Ellis Pure Innocence Digi Stamp 
Papers Teresa Collins - Vintage Finds
Dies - Tonic butterfly strip, Memory box butterfly, Nellie Snellen border die,
Tattered Lace Die using the middle centerpiece under the bow
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon, lace, buttons and gems from my stash.

Here is a few challenge that my card fits with - 

Challenges for everyone - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Add a Button
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes

I am off now to try and get some sleep. Not had a great day so could use a few hours of shut eye!
Take care
Lynne x

Thursday, May 2

Check out this.."Just a Thought Away!" Simpler Times!

   Hello! I had to pop on to post my card using this gorgeous image which is one of the new Elisabeth Bell Simpler Times images from Flower Soft!
The downloads are more than just a digi stamp you get a lot in the download....there is backing papers, pre-coloured toppers in full colour, Sepia and Black and White. Polaroid Style image, decoupage, frames, shaped many options you wont know where to start
            Simpler Times "Just a Thought Away"

I bought them from Elisabeth Bell Designs. Have a look, they are seriously cute. I have also bought the
cd rom from C&C. This has 18 images plus all the extra files. Enough to keep you going for a long time!

Materials used..
Papers - My Minds Eye Lost and Found & Kraft Cardstock 
Dies - Spellbinders Scallop and Classic Circle, Spellbinders fancy label (used as elements on top and bottom of scalloped circles)
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Decorative Pin and Pearl and Diamante Cluster on bow were put together by me, Lace, tulle gems are pearls from my stash.

Here is a closer view of the image...  

I am going to enter the following challenges - 
Crafts and Me - Floral Frenzy!
As You Like It Challenges (first challenge!!) - Dies & Punches - I used  Spellbinders Scalloped circle, Classic Circle and Spellbinders fancy label - You can only see the fancy side of the fancy label dies on the top and bottom the scalloped circle. This is my favourite thing to do with these dies at the moment!   
MilkCoffee challenges - Lace & Pearls
Simon Says Stamp! - Just Because!

Ok, Well that me! Thanks as always for stopping by ad leaving the lovely comments!
Have a good night!


Wednesday, May 1

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Flower Power!!

Hello! Hope your having a lovely week so far. We have had some beautiful weather today in Sunny Scotland! David was out and got the garden all tidied up and grass cut and i sat out watching...i should say supervising!!

Anyway i got some amazing news last night. I was chosen to be a GDT member over at The Digi Bells. This is so exciting for me because as you will know if you are a regular to my blog i am a huge fan to Elisabeth Bell images. 

So now onto my card. The new challenge over at Elphine House Australia has just been posted.
The theme this time is....
"Flower Power"
We want to see gorgeous flowers on your project...a easy task i say!
Remember that you must use a Elisabeth Bell image. It can be any of her stamps/images from any of the companies she has designed for including her digi stamps. If you have a EHA stamps then we would love to see what you create!

Here is my card. This is a new image coming to the EHA store soon...keep a eye out for these newest stamps. They are gorgeous!

Materials Used..
Image - EHA image (see above for details) Coloured with Promarkers.
Papers - Tilda Country Escape Paper Pad
Dies/Punches - Tonic Studio Butterfly Strip Punch, Tattered Lace 3 in 1 Die (exclusive to Hobbycraft)I used the middle motif on my card, Sizzix Layered Heart Die.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Decorative pin and pearl and diamante embellishment  (both made myself) and Ribbon from stash

 Another Picture...(sorry its a bit blurry)

Here is a few challenges i am entering with my card...

Passion for Promarkers - Punches and Dies
Critter Sketch - Flowers
Get Inky! - Floral Fun
Stamps + Fun = Creativity  -  Bingo (Lace,Free, Flowers)
Stamp and Create - Use at least 1 Die Cut.

Thats me for now. Please pop over to the Elphine House Australia Challenge Blog and check out the DT inspiration before joining in with our challenge!! You never could be the next winner!

Thanks for reading!!