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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Summer Fun at LCI

Hi All

 I hope you are all well and enjoying your week so far.  I am a little late posting this today, so I apologise to my Ladybug Teamies!   We have a brand new challenge over at Ladybug Crafts Ink and this month our theme is:

"Summer Fun"

We are running our challenges over a month during the summer so plenty of time to enter!  And such an easy challenge as well!  Did you enjoy the blog hop last month?  I hope you did.  Please pop over to the challenge blog to see if you were a winner!

So onto my card:




I immediately went to my Flip Flop stamp from the Shoes n' Bags collection which you can get here.  I haven't used this for a while but it is such a fun image! And I love the sentiments that come with it.  I teamed it up with some fab paper from Echo Park called Paradise Beach.  Perfect!

I hope you like it and can take part this month.  Please hop over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the inspiration from the gorgeous Ladybugs. 

Before I go I want to remind you about the fabulous sale that Kerry has going on at the moment.  All cling stamps are half price until the end of August.  Get over there now!!


OK.  That is it from me!  I will be back later in the week to announce the winner of my blog candy.  

Take care and speak soon.

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Flip Flop from LCI; 
Paper/Card - Echo Park Paradise Beach;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics - BG01, BG02, BG05, BG11, YR12, YR15, YR16, YR18, E42;
Other - Glamour Dust, Pearls, Ribbon
Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Summer at Elisabeth Bell's World!

Hi All!

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the week!  Its been gorgeous in London this week, hot, hot in the City!  

There is definately excitement building as we count down the days to the Olympics, there are lots of people around in London, but then there always is!  I saw the Olympic torch relay on Monday morning which passed by the bottom of my road.  I may pop out and see it again tomorrow as well as it comes through Chelsea.  Its got me all excited!  

Anyway, enough waffling!  The reason I am here today is for another challenge at Elisabeth Bell's World.  Our theme this month is:

"Summer Scene (with ribbon and lace)"

I have used one of my gorgeous Whimsy Stamps and she is called Picked Sweet.





I love her!  I wanted to use lots of summer colours so went for yellows/oranges.  The ribbon is my gorgeous lace ribbon from my stash.  I dug out my loopy bloom die from MFT using gorgeous felt from Ladybug Crafts Ink.  I added some cute little butterflies and the swirl is from Doo Hickey.  Oh, and the paper is Echo Park Hello Summer! 

Pop on over to the main challenge blog to see  all the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the DT!

This is my final project as part of my GDT term with the Digi Bells. I loved working with the beautiful images, thank you so much for having me ladies!  

OK, that's me done, enjoy the rest of your day and I will see you soon.

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Picked Sweet - Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps; Sentiment - Pebbles Rub On;
Paper/Card - Echo Park - Hello Summer; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prisma Pencils - Skin - E11, E00, E000; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; Clothes - B93, B95, B97, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Flowers/Grass - YG13, YG17, YR12, YR15, YR17, YR18;  
Pencils - Light Cerulean Blue; Spanish Orange; Indigo Blue; Canary Yellow;
Dies/Punches - Doo Hickey Leaf and Swirl; Loppy Boom from MFT; Tonic Butterfly Punch;
Other - Glamour Dust; Felt; Lace Ribbon; Pearls
Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sweet Sundae - Elisabeth Bell!

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Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying your weekend!

I am back today with some more inspiration using another gorgeous image from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery.  Today's sweet image is called "Sweet Sundae" which you can get from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery here

Here is my card:




I am pleased with the colour combination on this card.  I coloured her as normal with my copics and prisma pencils.  The papers are from Cosmo Cricket - Tea for Two and have added some lovely lace ribbon.  The border punch is Doo Hickey Heart Flower Lace and looks so pretty.  The flowers again are from Mulberry Flowers from the Hobby House.  

Do pop on over to the Digi Bells blog to see more wonderful inspiration using the gorgeous Elisabeth Bell digital images.  Enjoy the rest of your day and I will see you very soon!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Sweet Sundae from Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery; Sentiment - Pebbles Rub On;
Paper/Card - Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prisma Pencils - Skin - E11, E00, E000; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; Clothes - R29, R27, R24, E43, E42, E41, E40;  Ice Cream - R85, R83, R81; Prisma - Tuscan Red; Warm Grey IV; Light Cerulean Blue
Dies/Punches - Doo Hickey - Heart Flower Lace Die; 
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls; Ribbon; Mulberry Flowers
Friday, 20 July 2012

Digi Bell Blog Hop!!

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Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well.  Its been a while since I've been here! 

We have a another brand new release over at the Digi Bells blog and the super talented Elisabeth Bell has come up with another little cutie!  We are celebrating with a blog hop! The new image is called Summer Daze and you can buy it now from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery.  

So, you should have arrived from the super talented Alethea.  If you get lost please head back to the Digi Bell blog and start there!

Here is my card:




How cute is this image!!  I coloured with copics and prisma pencils. The gorgeous paper is from Maja Design - Life in the Country (am in love with these papers at the moment!)  I added some soft ribbon to take on the effect of the water and added some new fav mulberry flowers from the Hobby House.  

I hope you like it!  You now need to head on over to the gorgeous Rose!

You have until 9am Friday 27 July (Arizona time).  Two winners will be chosen at random from the comments on the DT blogs and on the Digi Bells blog

Have fun on the hop!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Summer Daze - Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection;  Sentiment - Pebbles Rub On;
Paper/Card - Maja Designs - Life in the Country; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prisma Pencils - Skin - E11, E00, E000; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; E53, E51, E50; Clothes - B95, B97, R29, R27, R24; Grass - YG61, YG67, YG63; Water - BG02; Indigo Blue; Ruscan Red; Light Cerulean Blue; 
Other - Glamour Dust; Mulberry Flowers; Ribbon; Pearls
Friday, 13 July 2012

Blog Candy!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all well, almost the weekend!  

I have been feeling very guilty recently that I haven't had any time to come and visit you all.  You all still visit and leave comments for me even though I don't get a chance to come and visit you.  I am making an extra effort to get caught up very soon.  

However I thought I would offer some blog candy just to say thank you to all of you.  I love your comments and friendships and would be lost without you all!

Here is my candy:


I thought a gift voucher would be nice as you can pick something you really want!  And Elaine has some fabulous crafty bits at Quixotic Paperie!

So, you need to be a follower, and just leave a comment below to be in with a chance to win.  I will leave the candy open until Friday 27 July and will announce the winner over that weekend.

Have a great weekend!
Love and Hugs
Thursday, 12 July 2012

Curly Locks Kiki - Elisabeth Bell

Hi Everyone!

I hope everyone is well and having a great week!

I am back today as GDT for the Digi Bells blog to showcase another gorgeous digi image from the fabulous Elisabeth Bell!  Today I have used Curly Locks Kiki which you can get here from the Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery. 




She is adorable!  And reminds me of when I used to do a little bit of cross stitching! (I never looked this pretty doing it though!!)  The paper is a new one for me its called Life in the Country from Maja Design.  I thought they went perfectly with the image.  The image is coloured with copics and prismas and I have added some glamour dust here and there. 

Do please go and have a look at the Digi Bells blog for some more wonderful inspiration using all the range from the Elisabeth Bell digital gallery.

OK, that's it from me today!  See you soon!

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Curly Locks Kiki - Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery; Sentiment - Pebbles Rub On;
Paper/Card - Maja Designs - Life in the Country; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prisma - Skin - E11, E00, E000; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40; Dress - YG61, YG63, R29, R27, R24; Cushions - B16, B14, B12;  Shoes - C4, C3, C2; Prismas - Warm Grey IV; Light Cerulean Blue; Indigo Blue; Dark Green; Tuscan Red
Other - Glamour Dust; Ribbon; Pearls; Doilly
Sunday, 8 July 2012

Crafty Sentiments - Christmas New Release Preview!

Well what a long-winded title!  I wish I could think of those snappy one-liners!

Anyway, good morning, I hope you are all well! 

The gorgeous Jo from Crafty Sentiments emailed me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I would take part in their Christmas previews, showcasing their brand new Christmas stamps.  Of course I said yes! 

Today we are showcasing "Candies and Bauble" and here is my card:




It didn't really come out the way I saw it in my head!  But isn't she fabulous!  Love her gorgeous long hair, and she is a little bit cheeky as well!! 

I used a mixture of my copics and prisma pencils and I paper pieced the bauble (which is the bit that hasn't come out as I saw it in my head!) The paper is from MME 12 Days of Christmas (love this set) and the die is Memory Box Frosty Border.  The gorgeous ribbon is from SU. 

Pop over to the Crafty Sentiments blog to check out all the details and see the rest of the previews from the Design Team!

Have a great day
Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Candies and Bauble from Crafty Sentiments;
Paper/Card - MME 12 Days of Christmas; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prisma - Skin - E11, E00, E000; Hair - E74, E71, E70; E40; Dress - YG67, YG63, YG61; Pencils - Tuscan Red; Crimson Red;
Dies/Punches - Memory Box Frosty Border;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls; SU Ribbon
Friday, 6 July 2012

A blossom for you!

Good Morning, well afternoon now actually!

I hope you are all well and I hope everyone in the North of England is managing to stay dry and safe.  

I am popping in today to share a card I made using a gorgeous Elisabeth Bell image at Belles 'n Whistles.  She is called "A Blossom for you":





I think she is just beautiful, she was wonderful to colour.  I picked papers from my Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck - Tea for Two and some bazzill paper.  The border is from Doo Hickeys and is called Heart Flower Lace.   I then just added some lace ribbon, pearls, glamour dust - all the usual!  

I hope you like her as much as I do.  

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again soon!

Love and Hugs

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  • will do this later
Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Elisabeth Bell for Belles 'n Whistles - A Blossom for You; Sentiment - Pebbles Rub On;
Paper/Card - Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck Tea for Two; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Prismas - Skin - E11, E00, E000; Hair - E74, E71, E70; Trousers/Hat - E40, E41, E42, E43; Top - YG63, YG61; Flowers/Belt - R85, R83, R81; Grass/Leaves - YG17, YG13; Sunflower - Y18, Y17, Y15; Watering Can - C5, C4, C3, C2, C1; Prismas - Spanish Orange; Dark Green;' Light Ceruleavn Blue;
Dies/Punches - Doo Hickeys Heart Flower Lace Die;
Other - Glamour Dust; Pearls; Lace; Ribbon; Mulberry Flowers; 
Thursday, 5 July 2012

Getting Sentimental at MAWTT

Good Morning Everyone!

I hope your week has been going well.  Its been really dragging for me, but thank goodness its Friday tomorrow!  

I am back today with a card for the new challenge at Moving Along With The Times.  We have had a great couple of weeks with our third birthday celebrations!  I hope you all joined in.  Pop over to the challenge blog to see if you were a winner!

Our super gorgeous Debs has set our challenge today.  

"Make It Sentimental"

So we want to see a sentiment as the main focal point of the card.  No images please!

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Di's Digi Downloads.  Here is my project:




I worried a bit about this challenge!  I don't think I have ever done a card without an image before!!  The sentiment is from Pink Gem Designs and funnily enough is called "Keep Calm and Drink Wine"!  You can get it here.  The paper is from MME Six by Six Honey Cake and I just added some ribbon, pearls and mulberry flowers from my stash!  

I hope you like it.  Pop on over to the challenge blog now to check out the rest of the DT inspiration! 

Have a great day and will see you soon.

Love and Hugs

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  • will do this later

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Keep Calm and Drink Wine - Pink Gem Designs;
Paper/Card - Kraft CS; Bazzill CS; MME Six by Six Honey Cake;
Other - Ribbon; Mulberry Flowers; Pearls
Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Ladybug Crafts Ink - Blog Hop and New Release!

Good Morning!

Big day today for all you Ladybug Crafts Ink fans.  We have a brand new release, a blog hop to celebrate with lots of fabulous prizes and a brand new challenge!

OK, first things first.  The brand new challenge today is:

"Christmas in July"

So if you would like to just join in with the challenge this time then you can do just that.  This challenge obviously ties in with our brand new release which is called "Christmas Delights".  These are all in digi and can be purchased now from the Ladybug Crafts Ink shop

So onto the hop.  You should have arrived here from the gorgeous Susan, who is our brand new Ladybug so do go and give her some Ladybug love!   If you are a little lost head back to the LCI challenge blog and start there.  

Here is my project:





 This image was made for me really!  Its called "Christmas Shoe Tree Delight".  I wanted to make something other than a card and seeing as I have just received my new Cricut machine I decided to make a little gift bag using one of the images from Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.  
The paper was free from a magazine a while ago, I added lots of glamour dust, some pretty ribbon and a little bag charm. I thought I had a shoe one but couldn't find it!  I hope you like it.

So onto the rules of the Hop:

1.  Leave a comment on each of the DT blogs as you hop;
2.  Each DT will have a letter for you to collect, please collect all the letters and then email the word you find to lcichallengeblog@aol.com;
3.  Leave a comment on the challenge blog letting us know what image you like best;
4. Display our badge in the sidebar to spread the word;

The winner of the hop will receive all 6 of the brand new images and 5 will receive 2 images.
My letter that you need to collect is I.

Right, you now need to hop on over to the super talented Julie.  Have fun!

Love and Hugs
Monday, 2 July 2012

Ladybug Crafts Ink - NEWS!

Hi All

Hope you all had good weekends.  Mine was fabulous!

I am just popping in with a couple of bits of news from Ladybug Towers!  Firstly Head Ladybug Kerry is having a summer madness sale!  


All cling stamps are HALF PRICE during the months of JULY and AUGUST. Click on the badge above to head straight over to the shop and fill your baskets!

Secondly, we are having a blog hop tomorrow to celebrate some new releases!  I promise you won't want to miss this one!  All the Ladybugs are very excited!  Just grab the badge below for your sidebar and join us tomorrow at 9am!


Well, I think that is about as much exciting news as I can stand for one day!  Off to have a biscuit to calm down!  See you tomorrow!

Love and Hugs