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Sunday, August 25

Elisabeth Bells World Sizzling Hot Challenge!

 Hello! Hope your all having a fab weekend!

Today is the start of another Elisabeth Bells World Challenge. God knows where the last month went to!!
This is my first EBW Challenge as a DT Member...Just a Thank You to all the girls for making me feel so welcome!

Anyway, onto the challenge... the theme this month is..
Sizzling Summer Days!
We are wanting to see all those summer day cards using a Elisabeth Bell image!

Your stamp/image can be from any of the companies that Elisabeth has designed for!

Here is my card using Kizzy from Simpler Times CD Rom.

Materials Used
Image - Kizzy from Simpler Times CD Rom coloured with Promarkers
Paper - My Minds Eye
Dies - Memory Box Delightful Butterflies, Cricut Wild Card Cart. for the Hearts, Sizzixs Thinlets Border,
Embellishemnts - Flowers and Seam Binding from Wild Orchid Craft, Mini wooden peg, Gems, Americana Star lite Gloss and Glamour Dust. The sentiment was from a pack i found lying in my drawer and have not idea where it can from!!

Here is a closer picture of my image

I hope you can join us for this challenge at Elisabeth Bells World and also you still have time to enter the Digi Bells Blog Hop for a chance of winning one of the new digi's!!

Here is a few fab challenges to enter!
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Girly!

Thanks for visiting, i really appreciate the lovely comments you leave each time you pass by!
 I hope you enjoy whats left of the weekend and all re-charged for the week ahead!

Friday, August 23

Sweet Surprises for the Digi Bell Blog Hop!!!

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Digi Bell Blog Hop and New Digi Release!!
If you have just arrived herere from Alethea's Blog then your on the right road, if not pop back to the Digi Bell Blog and get all the info you need. I have llisted your next stop at the bottom of my post!

So onto the exciting details...Today we have the release of this new digi stamp from Elisabeth Bell!! 
This is one you wont want to miss!
Some of you might recognise it as it once was a Belles n Whistles stamp but she is now a part of the gorgeous Elisabeth Bell Digital Stamp Collection!!

She has a lovely new name, so here is "Sweet Surprises!"..How cute is she!!?

You can find her here on Elisabeths Digital Gallery!

Or why not take the chance to win one of these cuties!
To celebrate the release of "Sweet Surprises", as always, we are having a blog hop!
To be in for the chance of winning one this gorgeous digis then all you have to do is hop through all the Digi Bells DT Blogs and leave us all a comment! We will be giving away 2 digis and the winner chosen at Random from the comments left on the DT's blogs.

Here is my card...
Materials Used..
Papers - My Minds Eye (various)
Dies/Punches - Tim Holtz Butterflight On the Edge Die,
Memory box Vivienne Butterfly and Butterfly Delights, Marianne Design Tag and Buttons, flourishes.
Sizzix Thinlets Doily Border and Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish 3 and label 1. My hearts are from my Cricut Wildcard Cartridge.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Lace, Ribbon, Gems, Mini Peg (painted with DecoArt Poodleskirt Pink acrylic paint), Americana Starlite glitter varnish and Glamour Dust Glitter.
Sead beads and crystal beads and craft wire for Spiral Stamen & Bead Stamen.

Heres another picture...

Thanks for stoping by! Now head over to Lindas Blog to make your way through the hop!
Remember to leave some love for each of the DT to be in for the chance to win one of these cuties!

I am going to enter these following challenge
Stampin for the weekend  - Butterflies
Totally Papercrafts - Hearts and Tags
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with ribbon
Crafter Cafe - Bling and Sparkle
Aud Sentiments - Anything But a Birthday card with a sentiment
Craftroom Challenge - Something New (i used brand new digi stamp)


Thursday, August 15

Under The Sea!

What a day i have had! I cant even say i was rushing around because i wasnt but i had one of those days where nothing went right. I am shattered because Carrie was up all night not feeling great. that just set me off in the wrong foot for the rest of the day!

Today is the start of the latest Oozak Challenge. Its a picture inspiration this time.
Here it is...

Here is my take on it...Under the sea with Mermaid Tilda!

I had fun making this card. Firstly i won this stamp in a blog candy and have never used it...shame on me! 
I also decided to try something new and use craft wire and Flower Soft to create the spiral stamens and then also used metalic flakes to cover the anchor. This could be a bit addicitive and after a few practice runs on card i decided not to buff it all up and left some areas with a mat look. This made a more textured look i think.

Here is a closer look at the Flower Soft and Metalic Flakes on the anchor.
 Here is the materials i used which is available from the Oozak Store.

I also used Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Papers
Cricut Potpourri Basket Cartridge for the anchor cut
Glossy Accents on the bubbles
Sizzix Thinlets Doily Die & Doily Border
Jute String

I am now off to relax and watch a film in bed and maybe i will have a better day tomorrow! If you have time pop over to the Oozak Blog to check out the other creations made my the design team!

Goodnight from Scotland!!

Tuesday, August 13

All Boxed Up!

Hi, Well today is my first "offical" post as a Digi Bell Design Team Member...How exciting!

Today i have made a little box that i have given to Carrie to keep little bits and bobs of her crafty stash in.
I decided to use Lil Lilian digi stamp from Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection as it was perfect for my box.

Materials Used - 
Papers - Tilda Country Escape with White and Pink Cardstock
Dies - Memoery Box Vivienne Butterfly, Sizzixs Thinlets Border (comes as set of 4), Marianne Design Small Tag, Spellbinders Scallop and Classic Circle and Marianne Design Flourish
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Various Ribbons, Tulle, Buttons, pearls and small bit of pink & white twine. I also used Americana Star Lite varnish with Glamour Dust and Liquid Pearls.

Here is a picutre from above...

I am going to enter these challenge with my little box -

Marker Pop Challenge - Anything Goes with markers
Paper Minutes - Pastel Colours
Through the Craftroom Door - Always Anything Goes
Card Mania - Favourite Embellishment
Crafty Boots - Die Cuts

And more pictures!!...(sorry its a bit picture heavy!!)

Well that me done for now. As always thanks for taking the time to drop by, i really apreciate it. 
Remember to check out the Digi Bells blog daily as there is always a gorgeous new creation to inspire you!


Thursday, August 8

A Little Distressed!!

Hello..hope your having a lovely week so far. The last two weeks has just flew past and its now its time for another challenge at Elphine House Australia!!

This time the theme is "Distressed"
Now as you might know i am not big on distressing. I love looking at cards that are distressed but when it comes to me doing one i end up putting it in the bin because i feel it doesn't look right. Well this is exactly what happened and the first card is now in the blue recycling bin outside...hence the title of my post!!

Here is my second attempt and i used only a little distressing of edges with my distressing tool then used some Bue Acrylic Paint, Weathered Wood Distress Ink and Course White Embossing Powders...All in little amounts! I have used "Fairy Faye, Make a Wish" from Elphine House Australia

 Materials Used...
Papers - Teresa Collins - Stationary Noted and Plain Blue Paper and Acetate for wings.
Dies/Punches - Cricut Wild Card Cartridge, Marianne Design Tga and Buttons, Fourishes and small flower Dies, Spellbinders D Lites Flourish Trim, Memory Box  Butterfly Delights, Small Butterfly punch.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Blue and White Ribbon, Lace and Paper Ribbon, Gems, Blue Acrylic Paint, Weather Wood Distress Ink, White and Clear Embossing Powers, Star-lite Gloss Varnish, Glamour Dust Glitter. I made the Decorative Pin myself using loose beads, spacers and pin and crimp bead.

Phew..that was some list!
Here is a close up of the image. I have done a bit of decoupage on her wings using the gloss varnish and glamour dust on them and then shaping them to lift from the image.

Remember that you have to use a Elisabeth Bell image on your entry. It can be from any of the companies that Elisabeth has designed for. If you have a EHA stamp then we would love to see what you have done with it!!

Here is a few challenges i am going to enter..
Card und More - Diamonds are a girls best friend (glitterly and sparkly)
Inky Chics - Lovely Lace
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Embossing (Heat embossing - White and glitter embossing on the white elements and around the image but hard to see in pictures!
Craftroom Challenge - Tic Tac Toe - Blue, Flowers and Lace!

Well thanks for reading! Please pop over to the EHA challenge blog and check out our "distressing" challenge!
Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks to everyone for the lovely comments you leave!

Saturday, August 3

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes!

Happy Saturday!! I feel like the weeks are flying past this summer. The kids weill be back at school before we know it. I have been trying to get the unifroms all bought so i dont end up trailing everywhere when everywhere is sold out of what i need! Ryan is now a Senoir (5th Year) and is a prefect also so he needed a blazer. Now i am all for recycling but i did laugh when the label at the neck where it usually says made from 100% wool reads..."Made from 16 plastic bottles!"

Anyway its the new Crafty Calendar Challenge Challenge. This month we are having a Anything Goes month!

Materials Used...
Image - Lovable Avie From Pretty Little Stamps
Paper - Tilda Country Escape
Dies - Spellbinders Scalloped and Classic Circle, Tim Holtz On the edge butterfly, Sizzix Fancy heart die and butterfly punch.
Embellishments - Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Ribbon, Gems, buttons, Paper ribbon (its on the border but cant see it!) Also used Americana Star Lite Varnish and Glamour Dust Glitter

My card fits into these challenge themes...

Just For Fun - Anything Goes
Ladybug Challenges - Something Floral
Crafty Catz - pastel colours
Lia stampz Challenge - Colour Challenge (Below)

Well off to get caught up with everything after a busy week!
Enjoy our weekend!!


Thursday, August 1

How many kisses?

 Hello, hope your all well and having a good week so far.
Tonight i am off out for dinner with my friends that i have kept in touch with since we were all in Playgroup at the age of 3. We all grew up in the same street and because we lived in a small village we all played together everyday. We didnt have a choice of friends like kids these days do...there were only 20 kids in the whole school then!! My kids are now in the same school and there is 115 kids! Quite a difference!

Ok, today i have got my card for the new Oozak Challenge. The theme is ...

Anything Goes + Humour/Funny

This can be any type of crafts using any products as long as there is something funny or humourous
on there.

I had to scratch my head for this one because i am more into cute and the usual sentiments rather than a humourous card but as i was looking through my digi stamps i came across "My Prince" from Elisabeth Bell.
Then i found this sentiment on pinterest.

( please excuse the stray pearl...not sure how it got out of line!)

Products used from the Oozak Store

My Minds Eye 6x6 Paper Pad - Lost and found 2 Sunshine
Sizzix/Tim Holts On the edge Die - Bracket
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Ranger Stickles glitter
Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly
Queen & Co Self Adhesive Pearls – Snowflake
Other Materials - 
Image from Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection, Sizzixs Thinlets Dies - Doily from the Doily &Doily Border Set and Border from the 4 Borders Set,  Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Ribbon, lace and the sentiment was computer generated.

I am off now to get ready to go out for dinner...mmm!
Pleease stop by the Oozak Blog to have a peek and join in!
Have Fun and Take Care,