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Tuesday, April 15

Spring has arrived at Elphine House!!

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all well and having a fab week so far! What gorgeous weather we have been having here in Scotland. So tonight starts the new Elphine House Challenge!

The theme this month is a easy one.....

Here is my card...i have used the gorgeous "Fairy Faye, Make a Wish" stamp!!

Image coloured with Promarkers and Polychromos Pencils
Papers - Lilibet - A Tale of Friendship pad
Dies - Butterfly and Flourish from my Silhouette Portrait. Doily from Urban Stamps/Papermania and Tim Holtz Butterfly Border.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Lace and Ribbon from Hobbycraft and the button from my stash. I also used Tim Holtz Distress Glitter and Perfect Pearls. 

Thanks for taking the time to read! I hope you can find the time to create a card with any Elisabeth Bell stamp or image and join us over at the challenge blog !!

Here are a few challenges to enter...
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
The Challenge Blog from Creative Shopping (Kreativeinkauf-Challenge) - Winged Messengers of Spring
A Sprinkle of Colour - Anything Goes

Take Care

Little Eden...

Hiya! I hope you had a great weekend! We had such a lovely sunny day here in Scotland today. 
David got the grass all cut, strimmed and the little drop of weeds that needed seeing to pulled out. The garden now looks great. Was also great to get the washing out on the line...dont you love the smell when its been out!!?

This card i have to share tonight is one that a friend asked me to make for her daughter. I wasnt sure what image to use but as i went through my drawer of Elisabeth Bell stamps this cutie was screaming to be inked up. She was a Belles 'n' Whistles stamp called "Little Eden with Teddy". I have quite a few of the Eden stamps and love them all.  

I have spent a lot of time colouring this one as i wanted to use only my Polychromos Pencils. I usually colour a base first with Promarkers but this time i just went for it with my Poly's. There are some areas that i am not so pleased with but on the whole i am pretty happy with it. 

Image - Coloured with Polychromos using Sansodor for blending
Papers - Not sure where i go this...had a pile of these forever!!
Dies - Sizzix thinlets - Fancy Doily & Border. Spellbinders Classic Circle & Heart, Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly, Fanciful Butterflies and also Marianne Design Flourishes. 
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. The Lace, Tulle and Small Gems from Hobbycraft. Feathers and Checked Ribbon and Lrg Diamonte from Country Baskets. 

Here is a closer picture of my image..

I am going to enter my card into the following fab challenges....

Fairy Tale Challenge - Butterflies
Crafts Galore Encore - Use Fav Colour
Crafty Ribbons - Flower Power
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenges - Pretty Pastels 
Hobby Cutz - BINGO - I have used the Flowers/Stamp/Die Cut line!

Well thats me for now! Take Care and thanks, as always, for stopping by!
I really appreciate the time you take to come and leave a lovely comment.


Tuesday, April 8

A Tasy Read....

Hi Eveyone, Just a very quick post as i leaving for doctors appointment just shortly.
This is my card i shared over on The Digi Bells Blog today.
 I have used the gorgeous "A Tasty Read" image from the amazing Digital Collections from Elisabeth Bell! 

Decided to go with yellows with this card as all most of my cards are pink or have pink in them!! Time for a change!

Image coloured with Promarkers
Papers - My Minds Eye - Lost and Found 2
Dies - Time Holtz Rosette die, Sizzixs Doily Die, Marianne Design Flourishes, Memory Box Butterfly Deights.
Embellishments - Metal Grommets and buttons from stash. Ribbon, Tulle, Lace, Pearls, Buttons from Hobbycraft.

Thats me for now. Hope you can find the time to pop over to The Digi Bells Blog to check out our inspiration posts that are posted daily!
Here are some challenges to entering into - 

Digi Makeover Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Buttons
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and for every lovely comment i recieve! Its much appreciated! 

Saturday, April 5

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things With Wings & DT Call!!

Hi Everyone, 
Hope your have got a great weekend planned. We are just having a quiet one...not much going on and then having out friends round tonight for a catch up. 

Today starts the new challenge over at Crafty Calendar Challenge!
The theme this month is "Things With Wings" 

We have the totally amazing Elisabeth Bell as our sposnor this month. 
I have used "February Flutter" Digital Stamp that you can get from Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection.

Image coloured with Promarkers, FlexMarkers and  Polychromos Pencils
Paper - Recollections Valentines Collection 
Dies - Sizzix Thinlets Borders Pack, Marianne Designs Flourishes and Spellbinders Morrocan Accents
Other Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Ribbons, We R Memory Keepers Bubblegum  Floss, Button and pearls from Hobbycraft.  I have also used my Glue Pad and Tim Holtz Distress Glitter.

Here is a closer view of the image..

Here are some challenge that i have entered my card into....

Well thats me for now! Hope you join us over at Crafty Calendar this have plenty of time!!
Have a fab weekend!!

Tuesday, March 25

Pretty Pastels at Elisabeth Bells World!!

Hi Everyone! Hope your all having a great day! I have had a busy few days as we got a new puppy! He is a cutie and he knows it!

Today bring us the new challenge from Elisabeth Bell World!! 
We had some beautiful entries last month and choosing my top 3 was so hard! 

This month the theme is .....Pretty Pastels!

We are all over the moon to have such a fab sponsor this month..its the amazing Katy Sue Designs!
The prize is so so exciting....We have the Simpler Times CD Rom from Katy Sue Design!!!

         This is the first time Elisabeth Bells work has ever been available on a Papercraft CD Rom.
         The CD contains unique designs in a sepia and Polaroid format as well as large decoupage shaped cards, plus the usual toppers, backing papers, 3D designs, digi stamps and farmes & inserts.
This CD is only availoable in the UK so whoever matter where you are....will get this CD delivered to your door!!! I did say it was exciting didnt i??!
Here is my card using "Marigold" which is on this cd as well as available from Elisabeth Bells Store as a digi! (called Just a Thought Away). You can also get this in rubber!

Images is coloured with Promarkers & Ploychromos Pencils onto Crafts Companion Neenah Card bought from Hobbycraft.
Paper - Docrafts/Papermania Bellisima and white card 300gsm from Hobbycraft (lrg pack)
Dies - Sizzixs Thinlets Borders pack, Urban Stamps Doily, Spellbinders Label 1 Nesties.
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Lace, Ribbon, Button and lrg Gem from Hobbycraft, Diamonte Chain and Feather from Country Baskets Store. The decorative pin was made my myself using loose beads and hat pins also from Hobbycraft. 

Here is a close up...

Here are a few challenge i would like to enter with my card....

Well thats me for now!

Hope you can join us over at Elisabeth Bells World Challenge to check out the other amazing creations from the other girls and join in with our challenge!
All you need to do is use any Elisabeth Bell stamp from any of the companies she has designed for! You can find a list of these on the challenge blog!....You never know, you might be the winner of this amazing Simpler Times CD Rom!!

Have fun crafting!