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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Last GDT for Digi Bells

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Is it with a sad heart that I showcase my last GDT for Digi Bells.  I have had the most fabulous 6 months working with these very talented ladies.  I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my work using Elisabeth Bell's Digital Images as much as I have enjoyed making them.

I started my GDT with Fairy Merrily and decided to use her for my final project.  I want to thank all the DT at Digi Bells for their support and wish them all the very best for the future.



Recipe

1. Scalloped circle white card
2. First layer is purple pearlescent card cut out with Spellbinder Scalloped Circle Die.
3. The second layer is lilac pearlescent card cut out with Decorative Circle Die by Spellbinder.
4. The third layer is Core'dinations card cut out with Decorative Circle Die.
5. I printed Fairy Merrily onto Supersmooth card and coloured with my copics, then then fussy cut around her and adhered her to the card with Pinflair for dimension.
6. To finish off I added a butterfly cut out with one of my dies, roses from my stash and the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx





Swing Time

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

So looking forward to today as Kath is coming for a day of crafting! We haven't had a crafting day for ages so we will both no doubt end up with mucky paws!

Today's card is made using a topper called "Little Friends" from Hobby House.


Recipe

1. Scalloped Circular card which I have matted and layered lilac pearlescent paper cut out with Spellbinder Grande Decorative Circle die.
2. The second and third layers are aubergine card and silver pearlescent card cut out with the above die.
3. I have inked around the topper with ink and matted and layered with foam pads.
4. I then added leaves and flowers from Sweet Lilac with stick pins.
5. To finish off I have added the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Rosie

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A busy morning so far, washing is on the line and I have put the hoover around the lounge and dining room. It looks like it is going to be a beautiful day and I have a full day of crafting planned.

Today's card is made using the freebie by Art by Miran called Rosie.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 white square card.
2. The first layer is pink card which I have wrapped brown organza ribbon around before matting and layering onto the base of the card.
3. I printed Rosie onto Supersmooth card and coloured with my Spectrum Noirs then cut out using Spellbinder Square die. I then inked around with pink ink and edged with brown. I then matted and layered with foam pads.
4. The flowers are made with Martha Stewart floral mould with paper clay.
5. To finish off I made a double bow and added a pink button to the centre then added the sentiment.


 Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 28 April 2014

Tattered Lace Lavish Bloom Giveaway

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

It is my hubby's birthday today, so we will be off out shortly, not sure where we are going but I know a garden centre will factor into the equation at some point as hubby is a keen gardener.

As you all know I was lucky enough to be asked to be on the Design Team for the New Challenge blog for Tattered Lace.  They have kindly given me a set of the Lavish Bloom dies to one lucky follower.

Today's card is an inspiration piece for the first challenge over at Tattered Lace


Recipe

1. Centre Stepper cream card which I have wrapped gold ribbon around the bottoms and made a double bow.
2. The topper which has been made by cutting down one of the sheets from Blooming Splendour Paper Pack and decoupaging the bird, I matted and layered onto gold card and placed at a jaunty angle.
3. I made 3 flowers using the Lily die from the Lavish Blooms and gold pearlescent card for the centres, I used the skeleton part of the leaf using green pearlescent card.
4. I cut out the Hidden Sweetheart edge and cut in half then inked using Dew Drops Brilliance blue.
5. To finish off I have added the little memo which is matted and layered onto gold card then wrote Happy Easter in Gold pen.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxx

For the love of Purple

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today's card is made using the Radiance Butterfly kit from Lelli-Bot Crafts.


Recipe

1. 7 x 7 white card which I have cut the front of the card in the middle to create a double easel card.
2. On the base of the card I have matted and layered purple card, I then too a sheet of patterned paper and wrapped ribbon around before layering onto the purple card.
3. I then too the small square card with butterflies and adhered this to one side of the easel and used the sentiment as a stopper.
4. I then took the oval topper and adhered this to the left side, I made a triple bow which acts as the stopper for this side.
5. To finish off I have added a purple die cut butterfly with pearls down the body, a white pearl butterfly to the centre of the bow and then white and purple gems.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Venetian Mask

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I had a fabulous day yesterday at Crafts 4 u 2 do in St Helens. As you know I was demoing and then took a workshop in the afternoon and I had so much fun and met lots of lovely crafters and made new friends too.
Thank you Chris and Sue for such a wonderful day and making me feel so welcome.

Today I have another card to share with you all using another of Mitzi Suto-Wiuff's digi's (Aurora Wings), this image is called Venetian Mask!


Recipe

1. 8 x 8 white square card which I have matted and layered Navy Blue linen card with pale blue ribbon wrapped around the left side.
2. The second layer is pale blue pearlescent card cut out using Spellbinder Label 11.
3. I printed the mask onto Supersmooth card then cut out with Labels 11 and then coloured with my Spectrum Noirs. I have added white gel pen to some of the flowers and glittered the mask, I then inked around the topper with Dew Drops Brilliance Sky Blue.
4. I added pearl gems, pearl butterflies and made a double bow and added a pearl dazzler to the centre.
5. To finish off I added a sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Sweet Lilac Challenge Inspiration

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick post this morning before I go off to St Helen's to do my demo and workshop at Crafts 4 U 2 Do.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Sweet Lilac have a challenge this month and the theme is Monochrome. We look forward to seeing what you create.  Follow the link to see what the other design team have created.



Recipe

1. 7 x 7 white pearlescent card which I have matted and layered purple card which has had the corners cut with X-cut corner punch.
2. Second layer is white pearlescent card.
3. On purple gradient card I have stencilled the trellis with Diamond Sparkle Medium, once dried I matted and layered onto the white card.
4. Onto a piece of white card I stamped the sentiment which is from Clarity with Versafine Imperial Purple and embossed with clear embossing powder, I then distressed with Dew Drops Brilliance Lavender then matted and layered with foam pads.
5. I have used Sweet Lilac blooms in shades of lilac around the trellis and added clear gems to the centres.
6. To finish off I added a triple bow with organza ribbon.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx





Friday, 25 April 2014

Lots of Flowers

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

It is that time of the month for a new challenge over at Elisabeth Bell's challenge blog.  For April we would like to see "Lots of Flowers".

I have used the Flower Girl which is one I won from Elphine House, I love this little cutie.


Recipe

1. 7 x 7 square card which I have matted and layered teal pearlescent card.
2. The trellis is from my stash which I have distressed with PanPastel Burnt Sienna, I added this to LOTV Beach Bliss paper and matted and layered to the base card.
3. I matted and layered cream patterned card which I cut out with Spellbinder Decorative Oval.
4. I stamped the Flower Girl onto Supersmooth and coloured with my Copics, cut out with oval die and distressed the edges with PanPastels.
5. To finish off I added a cream satin bow to the top left, flowers to two corners then made a floral spray with gold leaf, beaded spray and 3 large roses.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx



Petals and Pearls

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I have been up with the larks today, washing done and out on the line, housework is also done so now I can spend the rest of the day creating and crafting!

This image has been coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils which is the first time I have used them.  I am quite pleased with the outcome.


Recipe

1. Shaped white 6 x 6 card
2. Green patterned card cut out with Spellbinder Labels 1 Die.
3. Image is called Petals and Pearls and has been coloured with Spectrun Noir pencils then cut out with Spellbinder Labels 26
4. The Cherished Flourishes are from Tattered Lace and I have added multi-coloured gems.
5. The sentiment is also Tattered Lace and to finish off I have added 5 gems to one corner.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx



Thursday, 24 April 2014

Birthday Girl

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

It turned out to be a beautiful day today, plenty of sunshine, cloud and quite warm.  Good visit to the hairdressers and then off to Crafts 4 U 2 Do to have a chat with Chris about demo and workshop on Saturday using Sparkle Medium and Stencils.  Really looking forward to meeting new crafters and it has been a while since I last took a workshop.

Tonight's card is made using Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium, Stencil and Glossy Card.


Recipe

1. 7 x 7 white square card.
2. First layer is Silver mirri card.
3. The topper is made using Black glossy card, Lacy Swirl stencil and Diamond Sparkle Medium, I then matted and layered onto the silver card.  
4. I wrapped black and silver ribbon around 2 corners, made a double bow and twisted the ribbon along the top and down the bottom and attached with gems. I added a clear gem to the centre.
5. Using Silver mirri card I cut out the Tattered Lace butterfly.
6. To finish off I added a sentiment and 3 grey pearl gems.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx



Celtic Fairy

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I am off to have my hair done today then of out to St Helens after lunch, hoping to get in my craft room later on this afternoon. I hope you all have a lovely day.

Today's card is made using Delicious Doodles Celtic Fairy.


Recipe

1. A5 scalloped white card
2. First layer is patterned card from my stash which I have punched the corners then added a cream doily.
3. I printed the image onto Supersmooth card and coloured with my Spectrum Noirs, I then cut out and matted and layered with Pinflair to add dimension. 
4. I made the Breast Cancer Ribbon and added the charm which say's "Hope"
5. To finish off I added 3 flower pink buttons and threaded Baker's Twine and made bows.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Art Deco

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I have had a lovely day today crafting and doing a bit of admin work.  We have the sun out at the moment but we have had a bit of rain too today.

Tonight's card I made for the Mad Crafter's Giggle Facebook Group One Word Wonder, the word is Art Deco.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 square cream card which I have matted and layered black pearlescent card.
2. The topper is from MCS Craft e Christmas, Deco Christmas CD.  This image is called Rebecca, I have printed off onto supersmooth and coloured her feathers and flowers with Spica Pens.
3. I have added glitter ribbon down two sides
4. To finish of I added a black feather with a dazzler which is from Chloe's and two red dazzlers.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Daphne

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Family and Visitors

Wednesday morning already and I can't believe how  quick this week is moving along.  A rather busy day here today I have lots of DT work to do as well as prepare for my workshop at Crafts 4 U 2 Do in St Helens on Saturday.  I will be demonstrating Sparkle Medium in the morning then doing a workshop in the afternoon.

Today's card is a card made using Sassy Design Studio image called Daphne.


Recipe

1. A5 landscape shaped white card.
2. First layer is blue card which I have cut out with Spellbinder Decorative Oval which I have threaded white ribbon through and made a bow.
3. The second layer is orange card cut out with Spellbinder Scalloped Oval.
4. I printed Daphne onto Supersmooth and coloured with my Spectrum Noir Pencils then cut out with Oval die and inked the edges with PanPastels.
5. I cut out two Tattered Lace Cherished Flourishes and I added 3 pretty blossoms from Sweet Lilac.
6. To finish off I have added blue gems.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

ABC-Challenge - J for Just as you like it
Digi Galore - Flowers
Doodle Pantry Blog #DPDC45 - Any Digi Goes
A Random Fan - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #60 - Girly

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Laura Flower Girl

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well all back to normal after the bank holiday weekend.  Rick has returned to work and has had to use my car as his is still in the garage.  Lots of DT work to get done before the weekend, I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Today's card is made using an Elisabeth Bell image called Laura Flower Girl this time a stamp I bought from Elphine House quite a couple of years now.  She is definitely one of my firm favourites.


Recipe

1. A5 white landscape card which I have turned to make a portrait card.
2. First layer is pearlescent yellow card with the corners punched
3. The pink card has been die cut with Spellbinder Timeless Rectangle die, I then cut out yellow pearlescent card using Spellbinder curved Rectangle die.
4. I stamped the image onto Supersmooth card and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens then cut out with curved Rectangle die.
5. I decorated the top of the card with ribbon and pearls arranged in an arch, the white butterfly is made using paper clay and Martha Stewart mould.  
6. To finish off I added a sentiment and small blossom flowers from Sweet Lilac with pearls added to the centres.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Monday, 21 April 2014

A little on the Dark Side

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break.  We had no internet connection this morning for a couple of hours which put me behind on my admin!  I wasn't impressed I can tell you.  Virgin Media had a message saying it would be back about 1.30 pm, luckily it returned earlier.  I can't believe how lost I felt not being able to connect to the internet.

Tonight's card I made for our One Word Wonder over on Mad Crafters Giggle Facebook Group.  My lovely friend Lisa won yesterday's challenge and her word for today was "Dark", now this was well and truly out of my comfort zone but this is what I made.  What do you think?  Lisa makes the most fabulous "dark" cards, why not hop on over and visit and see for yourself.


Recipe

1. A4 gold pearlescent card scored to create A5 landscape card.
2. First layer is copper pearlescent card which I have added velvet ribbon and lace across the middle before matting and layering onto the base card.
3. The Topper is from Lelli-Bot Crafts Fantasy Fairies Kit which I have matted and layered onto black and dark green card then matted and layered at a jaunty angle.
4. Using black lace I made 3 flowers and added wooden beads to the centres.
5. To finish off I added a stick pin which I made a while ago and heart with wings charm.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx


Poppies

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Well yesterday was such a disappointment weatherwise it was dull and so chilly!  I had a lovely day though colouring some images and getting used to the Spectrum Noirs, the new generation.  I must say that after the first ones these are so much better and I love the shape of them too.

I coloured in this image by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff called Poppies, a treat to myself!


Recipe

1. 7 x 7 square cream card.
2. First layer is printed poppies from MCS Paper Craft Library Flowers Disc which I have wrapped lace around before matting and layering onto the base card.
3 I cut out gold pearlescent card using Spellbinder's Labels 11 Die
4. Printed the image onto Neenah Card and coloured with my Spectrum Noirs, I then cut out with Labels 11 and distressed the edges with Dew Drops Brilliance Gold ink.
5 To finish off I added a sentiment, a double gold ribbon bow. The butterfly was made using Martha Stewart mould and coloured with Dew Drops Brilliance Red Ink.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Crissy Prom

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

First I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter and that the Easter bunny has brought you some Easter Eggs.  I got a small Easter Bunny white chocolate as I am on a diet. Rick got a couple so will have some of his ;)

Today's card is made using some of my new Tattered Lace dies and the Digi is from Sassy Studio Designs, I love this image.


Recipe

1. Cream centre stepper card.
2. The first layer is turquoise pearlescent card cut with Labels 25
3. I added to the base cream lace and added flowers from Sweet Lilac.
4. I printed Chrissy onto Supersmooth card and coloured with my Spectrum Noirs, I cut out and then distressed around the image with PanPastels.
5. Using white card I then cut out the Tattered Lace Tumbling Vine and Venetian Fern, I then coloured them with IB2 to match the dress.
6. To finish off I added pearls to the vines and fern.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Happy Easter
Hugs xxxxx

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Peony Bouquet

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

We are going to be having a quiet Easter this year, Rick spent all day yesterday pottering in his garden, me, well I spent the day in my craft room and in the garden.  I had a lovely play with my Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils, I must say that I am loving the new look to them and how they work.

Today's card is made using the Peony Bouquet by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff I have been a fan of Mitzi's for quite a while.  She has the most amazing digi's in her Etsy shop, hop on over to see for yourself.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 white square scalloped and embosed front which I have distressed with Dew Drops Aloe Vera.
2. The first layer is lilac pearlescent card cut out with Spellbinder Labels 1 die and matted and layered onto the card.
3. The image has been printed onto Supersmooth card and coloured with HB1, HB2, HB3 and DG2 and DG4, I then cut out with an X-Cut die and distressed with Dew Drops Persimmon then matted and layered with foam pads.
4. The butterfly has been cut out with lilac pearlescent paper and gems added to the body.
5. The flower and fern are from Tattered Lace Venetian Floral with a gem added to the centre of the flower.
6. To finish off I have added a sentiment and a pearl bow.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Friday, 18 April 2014

Digi Bells Blog Hop

Good Afternoon Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Welcome to this months Elisabeth Bell Digi Release and Blog hop!
Sooo glad you stopped by. If you happened to stop by and are not following the blog hop, why not join in?  You could be one of the lucky ones to win this adorable little image for yourself.
To get started, go to The Digi Bells Blog, and join in the fun right from the start.
Today we are welcoming

**Dolly's Picnic**
to the Elisabeth Bell Digi Collection.


Here is my Creation I made with this fabulous Digi!



 You're next stop along the way is our Alethea's Blog, but before you go, make sure you leave your comment here for a chance to win "Going on a Walk".  Two winners will be announced on The Digi Bells Blog on Saturday, 26th April.

Thank you for stopping by Today and Enjoy the blog hop
Hugs xxxxx

Alium

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Wishing you all a happy Good Friday.  I had a lovely day yesterday with my friend Kath, we had a good catch up and can't wait until next week when she will be coming for a full day of craftiness.  After she went home I got all my cleaning done and even cleaned my windows!  I now have a lovely weekend to look forward to with no HW involved!

My card is made using Alium from Crafts & Me which I won.


Recipe

1. 5 x 5 square gold card.
2. Core'dinations glitter card matted and layered at an angle.
3. I printed out the image onto Supersmooth and coloured with Spectrum Noirs, I distressed the edge of the card with PanPastels Metallic Copper.
4. I cut out the Tattered Lace Cherished Hearts Corner using yellow pearlescent paper.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment and the yellow carnations from Sweet Lilac

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Monochrome

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

A quick post this morning as I am waiting for Kath to come for a visit.  I haven't seen Kath for a while and looking forward to having a good catch up with coffee.  I have been up since the crack of dawn this morning!  So I decided to do a bit of crafting, made a couple of cards, this being one of them.

Today's card is made using Lelli-Bots Pure Elegance kit.



Recipe

1. Labels 1 shaped white card which I have matted and layered black card which has been cut out with Spellbinder Labels 1 die.
2. Butterfly paper from the Pure Elegance kit also cut out with the above die, sprayed with Spray and Sparkle and matted and layered at an angle.
3. The topper I adhered to the card with foam pads and added little gems as a necklace.
4. I cut out 2 butterflies using Centura pearl card.
5. To finish off I added the sentiment from the kit and flowers from Sweet Lilac with pearls in the centres.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Spring

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Another beautiful morning here, off out to visit my friend shortly and then doing a few errands too.  I hope you all have a lovely day and that the sun is shining for you too!

Today's card is what I made for yesterday's One Word Wonder challenge over on Facebook, Mad Crafter's Giggle group.


Recipe

1. 6 x 6 white scalloped and embossed front card
2. First layer is card from my stash which I have distressed with Dusty Concord the edges.
3. The topper I have brayered Sparkle Medium Royal Purple then distressed with above DI, I then stamped the crocus and sentiment from Sheena Douglass A little Bit Sketchy Range - Spring with Versafine Imperial Purple and embossed with clear embossing powder, I then coloured the flowers with my Spectrum Noirs.
4. I wrapped ribbon around and added 3 little blossom flowers from Sweet Lilac and added gems to the Centre.
5. To finish off I cut out the butterfly using white centura pearl card.


Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sweet Lilac April Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Today is the start of our new challenge over at Sweet Lilac.  
This month the theme is Monochromatic. 
The winner of the challenge will receive a hamper of Sweet Lilac Flowers.

Here is my creation for the challenge and I hope it will inspire you to enter our challenge here.


Recipe

1. Black pearlescent card scored to create an A5 landscape card.
2. The first layer is card from my stash which I have wrapped white and black ribbon around before adhering to the base card.
3. Using black card I have cut out using Spellbinder Curved Rectangle Die.
4. On Supersmooth card I have stamped the Lavinia fairy and stars stamps with Versafine and embossed with WOW clear embossing powder, I then cut out with the above die.
5. I added black pearl flourish and white pearl butterfly.
6. To finish off I have added 2 white flourishes, pearl and gem stem and black and white flowers from Sweet Lilac.  I then added the sentiment "Thanks"

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx

Imagination Crafts Inspiration April Challenge

Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors

Half way through April so that means we have inspiration for you over on Imagination Crafts Challenge Blog. Our Challenge theme is "Imagination in Bloom", there is plenty of time left to enter the challenge.

The winner who has used Imagination Crafts Products is picked by Random Org and can win £40 to spend on more Imagination Crafts products. Our top 3 is chosen by the design team.

Here is my inspiration piece.


Recipe

1. I painted the frame with brown acrylic paint once dried I added a layer of crackle medium then painted over with cream acrylic paint.  The crackle medium from Imagination Crafts is one of the best crackle I have used as it crackles as soon as you paint over it.
2. Using Ivy Branch stencil Panel I stippled Meadow Green stencil paint on both sides, then on the top I have used the Deco Branch Panel and Bright Bronze stencil paint. 
3. Using the Alphabet stencil I added the name of my baby kitten "Fluffy" with Bright Bronze stencil paint.
4. To finish off I added the recent photograph of Fluffy, flowers and butterflies from my stash.


Thank you for visiting Today
Hugs xxxxx



Sunday, 13 April 2014

Buttons and Bows

Good Evening Crafty Friends, Followers and Friends,

Well all I can say about today is that it has been very productive, the sun came out for about 10 minutes and disappeared behind the endless clouds, it sure has been a chilly day today.

Today's card I made for the One Word Wonder challenge over on the Mad Crafter's Giggle Facebook Group.  The word was Sparkle and I used Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium which in my personal opinion is the best that there is on the market!


Recipe

1. Pale blue pearlescent card 6 x 6 square.
2. White pearlescent card embossed with Embossalicious Floral  folder with black and white ribbon wrapped around before matting and layering onto the base card.
3. Stamped the Dragonfly stamp onto acetate twice, on the back of one image I spread Sparkle Medium Lapis Blue and on the other Aqua Sea.  Once dry I cut around the whole image and layered onto the base card. The Aqua Sea dragonflies I cut and and layered over the top of the base.
4. I threaded black ribbon through 3 buttons and made bows then adhered them down the side.
5. To finish off I added a sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by Today
Hugs xxxxx