Thursday, August 25, 2011


If your looking for the Digi Bell's Blog Hop post then don't delay, head on over HERE and play!!

Today begins a brand new challenge over at the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog and the challenge is BINGO!!! So you can choose any three combinations as long as it's in a row!!!

I chose the Gems, Ribbon and Charm line. I kind of cheated as I had already made this card and was then given the challenge so I just made my own shrinky butterfly charms!! I think it worked fine :)

I kept this card pretty simple as I loved the papers and the image and didn't want to take away from them!! I used "I Love You This Much" (which you can get from Elisabeth Bell's blog HERE ) and coloured her in with my Tria markers then distressed around and over her with walnut stain distress ink. I used Kaszazz SB papers, Stampin'Up eyelet border punch which I then threaded with some Martha Stewart ribbon (which I picked up for a bargain), embossed the SB paper behind then added the rhinestones and butterflies!!

So now that you've seen my card head on over to the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog for more inspirational creations by the rest of the DT, you will not be disappointed!!

 You have until September 22nd, 6PM Arizona Time. Can't wait to see what you create!! And yes there are prizes!! So what are you waiting for??

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Li'l Princess Tu-tu - GDT Digi Bell's

If your looking for the Digi Bell's Blog Hop post then don't delay, head on over HERE and play!!

Isn't  Li'l Princess Tu-tu just adorable??? Today is my first time posting on the Digi Bell's blog as a GDT (I am so excited to be a part of such a talented bunch of ladies). I couldn't decide which card to share but thought I'll share them all in time so decided to stick with my white theme.

I used a white bling Kaszazz CS and used various embossing folders for different textures!! Added ribbon, flowers and buttons and the sentiment from Emerald Faeries Garden. I coloured Li'l Princess Tu-tu (you can buy her or any other Elisabeth Bell Digi's HERE) in with tria markers and added some perfect pearls to her hair and the horses mane! I also added kindyglitz to her shirt!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
* Belle's n Whistles Challenge Blog -  Anything Goes
* Sweet Stamps - White on White
* Ooh La La Creations -  No Backing Papers
* Sketch Saturday - Sketch

Be sure to come back on Thursday to see what the new challenge is over at Elisabeth Bell's World.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Should be cleaning...

If you are looking for the Digi Bell's Blog Hop then head on down HERE!!

But wanted share another white card I made!! I've actually made a couple but will show you one at a time!!!

I used Sonny's Party from Pollycraft which I think I picked up as a Freebie awhile ago. I coloured her in with Tria markers and added a bit of kindyglitz to the balloon!! Embossed white CS with a birthday embossing folder sprayed it all with vanilla shimmer smooch, then added ribbon, a flower and a kaszazz birthday sentiment!!

I'm entering this into the following Challenges:
* Just Some Lines - Embossing
* CAS-ual Fridays -  Embossing
* The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Check this Out!!!

If you are looking for the Digi Bell's Blog post head HERE!!!
No card to share today but I thought I'd point you in the direction of some candy you will want a chance to win!! Amy over at A Thousand Sheets of Paper is giving away just that; 1000 sheets of paper plus lots of awesome stamps some of which she has designed herself.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over there now for your chance to win!! :)

Digi Bell's August Blog Hop and Digi release

Hello and welcome to this months Elisabeth Bell Digi release and Digi Bells Blog Hop and my first official post as GDT member.!! :)

If you have arrived here from Michele's Blog then you are on the right track but if you're here just browsing and would like to join in the hop then why not head back to  The Digi Bells Blog, and start from there!!

This month we are using the digi that Elisabeth has made special for Linda's Birthday!!
It is adorable!! Elisabeth has named it.........

And this is my card!!
I used my favourite colour combination for this card, thought it worked perfect for this image and I kept the layout quite simple as I think the image is gorgeous enough on it's own so didn't want to crowd it with too many embellishments!! I coloured the image with Tria markers twice so that I could pop the image up on magic mount! And I've added kindyglitz to parts of it as I need my bling!! :) I then just added my embellishments!!!

So would you like a chance to win this adorable image. Well you can just by leaving a comment on EACH of the hop stops and two winners will be chosen at random.

You could also win this image by playing along with our challenge "Made with Love". You can use ANY Elisabeth Bell image but be sure to link back to the company the stamp is from.

You will have until the 2nd of September 9am Arizona time to get your creations in and comment on ALL the blogs and the winner will be posted on the Digi Bell's Blog on the 3rd Sept!

If you get lost along the way head back to the Digi Bell's Blog for the hop list but now you are on your way  to the very talented Kiki where I'm sure you'll find plenty of inspiration. Look forward to seeing your "Made with Love" Creations.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Don't you just love White on White..

...with just a touch of colour?? I haven't made a white card for so long and I'm not sure why! I just love the clean,crisp look you get. There has been quite a few white on white challenges lately and although I think I've missed most of them I thought I'd give it a go!! And I'm so glad I did! In fact I loved the look so much, that this is actually the second card I made!! I don't have it anymore though, my sister saw it and loved it so she bought it... It always boosts my confidence when someone loves a card as much as I do!!

This photo doesn't do the card any justice, it doesn't look as clear as it actually looks. I'm trying out for a DT position at Emerald Faeries Garden so I used Isla  and coloured her in with Tria markers then painstakingly cut her out.:)  And for the rest of the card I just embossed the white card, added some white ribbon, the rhinestones and a sentiment that Ann Vento from Raindrop Echo Designs created for me!! Thanks Ann!!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
* Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge - Birthdays
* Craft us Crazy -  Anything Goes
* The Pixie Cottage - Sketch and/or Birthdays
* Craft Room Challenge - White on White
* A Gem of  a Challenge - White on White
* Challenge up Your Life - No Patterned Paper

Be sure to come back in a few hours for the Digi Bell's Blog Hop!! Lots of inspiration to be seen and a new digi!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

PCJ DT - Challenge #17 Anything Goes!!

Welcome to another challenge at Papercrafting Journey!! Last week we had the photo inspiration challenge and wow... the way it inspired our challengers was so diverse and all the creations were wonderful!! To see who won head on over to PCJ and while your there check out the challenge details for this challenge and see the inspirational creations from the DT.
So this fortnights challenge is one that everyone loves - Anything Goes. We are being sponsored by Meljen's Designs and we were lucky enough to have a few images to work with.
Meljen's Designs
 I chose to use Sail away - perfect for a little boys card I think.

I chose some Kaszazz DP's to be my colour inspiration. I used my Tria markers to colour the image and you can't really see but I also chalked in some clouds around the boat. I used a button for the sun and put kindyglitz on the sun rays. I then just added buttons and star rhinestones!! It was a simple card but I think it's very cute!!
Now it's your turn... head on over to PCJ blog and see what the rest of the talented DT created.. you won't be disappointed!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How Does One Lose a Follower??

Well I did... So whoever you are, I'm sorry to see you go!! I wouldn't even know how to unfollow a blog so for the hundreds of blogs I do follow.. you are stuck with me forever...LOL!!
Anyway, I have another card to share today... I know I am on a roll and I will be back again tomorrow with my PCJ DT card. In fact I am doing so well with making cards that I plan on posting as often as I can which is more often than I used to!!
So I made this card two days ago and as I've been making one to two cards a night I thought I'd post a card a day!!

I decided to use a stamp from Kaszazz that I haven't used for ages as I needed to make a teenage boy card. I coloured it in with tria markers and then used the All Boy DP papers from Kaszazz for the rest of the card!! I just added some kindyglitz to the stars and some crystal effects to the windscreen of the car and the two of the corner stars!! Hopefully Ben likes it!!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
* A Spoonfull of Sugar - Happy Birthday
* Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Happy Birthday/Celebration
* The Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge - Birthdays
* Cards for Men - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges - One for the Boys

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tickled Pink..

Couldn't think of another title but thought it suited the card seeing as I'm entering it into the TPS challenge this week which is Happy Haunts!! I picked up Lil Haunts Vampire Lilith last week when Kellie had some digi's on sale to raise money for her Mother and Daughter Chop for a Cause . If you would like to know how to donate, who she is raising money for and just how much hair she is chopping off then head on over HERE to find out more.

So I guess you would like to see my card!!
It's taken a couple of days to finish this card because I just didn't know what embellishments to use. Ended up going to my  boys and asking them..LOL!! They really do help a lot!!Ithink I've just been second guessing myself ever since I made a card last week that just looked wrong!!.
Anyway, I started off with black bling CS and used a Kaszazz background stamp to stamp the red CS! I then found some black ribbon/ thread (not sure what to call it) in my ribbon stash and thought it was perfect for this card!! I actually knicked it from a  friend cos I thought it would be perfect for a card one day!! LOL! I used Kaszazz DP paper, used black ink to distress the CS and then added embellishments!! The flowers were white so I coloured the red one's in with a Tria marker and black one's in with black ink refill. I'm not sure that I'm totally happy with my colouring but overall the card turned out pretty good!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
* Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges - Happy Haunts
* Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Distressing
* Dream Valley Challenges - Distressing
* Mark's Finest  Papers - Distressing
* Charisma Cardz Challenges - Distressing
* Meljen's Designs - Black
* Sassy Studio Designs - Distressing

Monday, August 15, 2011


Thought I'd just pop in and share this gorgeous  card I received in the mail today from Leslie who is a part of the fantastic RAK club that Gill has running!!
Isn't it gorgeous? It definitely made me smile!!

If you get sick of just receiving bills and junk mail then head on over to Gill's blog to find out more about the RAK Club and how you can receive a card in the mail once a month from different parts of the world!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Toot Toot!!

Yes I'm back with another card!! I am on a roll at the moment!! Not sure how long it will last so make the most of it!! LOL!
So today I have another Elisabeth Bell Digi called Toot Toot!! Even though this is an image of a boy it reminds me of my childhood as I was a real tomboy and loved my electric train set that I had as a kid. It also reminds me of my youngest son Logan who also loves trains!
I coloured this image in with Tria markers and used a red glitter pen on the trees. The background paper is from Hobby Fun Co and the rest of the embellishments are from my stash!! The "play" ticket is from Kellie Winnell which I won from a blog Candy recently!!
If you would like to see more creations with this stamp or any other Elisabeth Bell digi head on over to the Digi Bell's blog where you will find lots of inspiration!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
* Send a Smile For Kids - Anything goes for Kids
* Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Use a Lot (I've used lots of buttons)
* Jellypark Friends Friday Challenges - Use your Favourite Embellishments
* Pixie Dust Studio - Boys will be Boys
* Scrapbook Sisters - Stars

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Back again...

...with another card as promised. I have spent a lovely day with my eldest son Liam, while Logan is at his cousins for a sleepover. We haven't done much, as the weather has been cold and wet, so we watched a couple of movies and made our own marshmallows but it's just been nice to spend some quality time just the two of us!! He has just loved it as have I! We don't get to do it very often so we enjoy it when we do!!!
Not sure if i mentioned in my last post but I spend at least once or twice a week just colouring images so they are ready to be used to make a card! I bought this stamp from Kellie Winnell (from Tickled Pink Stamps) who was selling some of her used stamps to make way for more new one's..LOL!! I thought she was so cute and just had to have her!!

This is the second one I coloured as I wasn't sure what papers I was going to use with the first one but then thought I'd use my Kaisercraft papers I bought a stack of last year!!. So I picked some colours out of the papers then coloured Tilda in using my Tria markers. The rest of the card is made with the Kaisercraft papers!! I cut out an extra set of the xmas trees and stuck them on foam dots of varying heights, added some decorations at the top, added kindyglitz for a bit of sparkle and to finish it off added the Papertrey Ink sentiment and a few rhinestones.

I showed my sister this card and she has asked me to make another couple of these for the teachers at the end of the year!! Always makes my day when someone likes my cards!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
* Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Christmas is Coming
* Just Magnolia - Holiday Fun
* Fab 'n'Funky - It's Christmas
* Incy Wincy Designs - Something Old, Something New
* Ooh La La Creations - Oh Christmas

Friday, August 12, 2011

Little Rapunzel..

Isn't this image just gorgeous? All Elisabeth Bell's images are gorgeous, they all relate to your childhood in someway don't you think? Well they do for me and I couldn't be prouder to be a part of the fantastic Digi Bell's team. I get to work alongside some tremendously talented ladies and get to create with Elisabeth Bell's digi images. And along with the Digi Bell's I also get to create for the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog as well. So plenty of opportunities to use Elisabeth Bell's gorgeous digi images and images from other companies that she designs for!!

So that said, here is a card I made using "Little Rapunzel" .
She is just gorgeous and so lovely to colour!  I coloured "Little Rapunzel" in with Tria Markers and added kindyglitz to the inside of all the flowers on her top and the flowers in her hair! I decided to keep this clean and simple so not to take away from the image, so added the ribbons first then added the Kaszazz patterned paper, popped the image on some 3d squares, then just added flowers which I inked with distress inks and to finish it off I added the heart rhinestones. So my first official card as a Guest  Digi Bell. I will be back tomorrow with another card!! Yes I have been busy colouring images so will have cards to show quite often!!..

Until then, why not head on over to the Digi Bell's Blog for some more inspiration!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
* Cute Card Thursday - Clean and Simple
* Paper Creators Crafts - Say it with Flowers

A BIG shout out and a few cards to share!!

Back in May,  Ann V from Raindrop Echo ran A Giveaway a Day in May blog candy and I was lucky enough to win two prizes - 10 sentiments of my choice made into digi's and a watermark and signature for my blog. Well after a lot of emails back and forth I finally have everything and I LOVE IT! How good is my signature?? I think it's fantastic and definitely worth the wait!!  SO THANK YOU Ann for my prizes and your kindness!! Thank you also for the extra gift you gave!! I really do appreciate it!!
If you would like your own signature or watermark or any of the other wonderful stamps that Ann designs then head on over to Whimsy Stamps...

Logan has been busy making cards again as we found some dinosaur stamps that were free with the Australian Simply cards magazine the other day and he asked me to put them on my blog! He loves making cards and is very proud of what he creates!! So am I!! I love how much time he puts in to making his cards and the look on his face when he's finished!! Priceless!!

Anyone that knows Logan knows that he absolutely loves Dinosaurs and I have been looking for the perfect dinosaur stamp for ages but haven't been able to find one. So when I saw these I had to buy them. The paper used behind the images also came with the magazine as a freebie!! I never buy crafting magazines but had to have this one!! He did a great job didn't he?

This is another card Logan made today!! He coloured in the La La Lands Craft  pirate image the other day and put the card together in about half an hour I think!! Wish I could make cards that quick!! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Belle's n Whistles All Customer Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Belles ‘n Whistles “All Customer Blog Hop”  . I am so excited to be a part of this special release. Along this hop you will find all the new releases. And we, as customers of Belles ‘n Whistles, get to play along using any of our favorite BnW Stamps…

Today we are celebrating the rebirth of the darling SweetArt girls designed by none other than Artist Elisabeth Bell. Belles ‘n Whistles now has a total of 17 SweetArt girls in their store. They were just too beautiful to be left sitting in the archives. Elisabeth Bells talent deserves better than storage, don’t you think?

If you have just popped in, it would be great if you started in the beginning, and hopped along with us. You will find the master list of participants over on the
Belles ‘n Whistles Inspirational Blog. To keep things easy, please follow that list and leave a comment on each blog. Do you know why? Because YOU could win a stamp from Belles ‘n Whistles, just for leaving some love along the way. There will be FIVE winners chosen randomly from comments that have been left along the way but no-one knows who’s blog the winners will come from so be sure to leave a comment on every blog!!

So I decided to use the "Fairy Play" stamp from Belle's and Whistles!! Admittedly this is my only Belles n Whistles stamp but I think she is just gorgeous and I love being able to colour her and give her dress some texture!!

I used a sketch from The Pixie Cottage and decided to use Kraft stock which I probably use once a year but I always see cards made with Kraft  and I just love the way they look.   I coloured Fairy Play in with Tria's and also used some shimmer chalk on her wings! The Polka Dot paper is from Kaisercraft and I embossed the Kraft Card Stock. I then made my flowers, added them and the charms, ribbon and rhinestones. I added glitter the headband and blanket on the image and on the wings!! I wasn't sure if I should add anymore embellishments so I asked my friend Sam who is always straight with me good or bad when it comes to my cards and she said it looked beautiful just the way it was. Thanks Sam!!
So now that you've seen my creation continue your journey to see what the rest of the Belles ‘n Whistles Customers, have to share with you today. You won't be disappointed!!

I'm entering this into the following challenges:
* Belles n Whistles Challenge Blog -So Girly
* The Pixie cottage - Sketch and A Time to Learn
* Card Cupids - Buttons and/or ribbon
* Frosted Designs - Colouring
Until next Time...Enjoy!! xx

Important links:
Belles ‘n Whistles Inspirational Blog
Belles ‘n Whistles Online Shop
Artist Elisabeth Bell

Friday, August 5, 2011

Exciting news to share!!!

I am so super excited to share with you my wonderful news!! I am now a GDT member over at Digi Bell's  and Elisabeth Bell's World for the next three months!!!

I just love Elisabeth Bell's images don't you? In fact my first ever stamps I bought were Elisabeth Bell's summer kit from Whiff of Joy!!! Since then I have bought quite a few more of her stamps from various stores  and now I get the opportunity to showcase some her fantastic digi images!! So thank you to all the DT over at the Digi Bell's for thinking I have what it takes to make these images look amazing!! Congrats to Gry and Sebrina who are also new GDT member!  Be sure to keep checking back every week  to see all my new creations and head on over to Elisabeth Bell's blog to buy some of her absolutely gorgeous digi's. Then you can join in the challenges over at the Digi Bell's Blog or use any of Elisabeth's images from any of the stamp companies she designs for and join the monthly challenge over at Elisabeth Bell's World!!

Until Next Time... Enjoy!! xx

Driving on by... share a card with you. I had to make a shaped card and as i don't own a die cutting machine of any description I had no idea what I was going to do. Then I got an idea to enlarge  the combi van stamp and tada!!
I actually only made a one layer card when I first made this. and added  Lil Lad Stefan.I was happy with it, so left it at that!! I showed my boys the next morning  and my 6 year old said it needed a driver and a surfboard on the top!! So I went back last night and decided to print out another combi, add flowers to it and added Lil Lolita Kellita (as the driver). I coloured all the images in with Tria's. I added some kindyglitz to the combi and there is some shimmer chalk on the lights!! I've also added acetate to make the windows for the combi!! I put the second combi on foam to lift it so that Lil Lolita Kellita could sit in the drivers seat!! I couldn't add a surfboard to the top as it would not fit in an envelope and felt it needed to lie flat to make it lok real!! But it still looks fabulous thanks to Liam!! Lucky I have my two little critics who I show my cards to everyday!! :)

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
* Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
* Cute Card Thursday - No Designer Paper
* Allsorts challenge Blog - Free and Easy
* Stampalot Challenge - Whatever you Fancy
* Stamp Something - August Digi Day

Until Next Time...Enjoy!!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Photo Inspiration

Hello and welcome to another Paper Crafting Journey challenge!!  We had a very quiet fortnight with the sketch challenge but for those of you who did join us your creations were gorgeous!! Congrats to the winner and Top 3!

For this fortnights challenge we have a photo for inspiration!! This is  the Chihuly glass ceiling in the Bellagio, Las Vegas. You can take from the photo whatever inspires you - one colour, lots of colours, the flowers etc!!  You be inspired and decide!!

This challenge we are being sponsored by Digital Delights by Louby Lou and as always there will be a prize for one lucky winner.

 I took the colours for inspiration for my card and loved the way it turned out!!!
I actually already had this Emerald Faeries Image coloured up and it was just perfect for this challenge so decided to use it!!
I coloured the faeries in with Tria's and added clear smooch to the wings., I then decided to add the mushroom behind them so coloured that in with Tria's also. I also coloured the flowers in with Tria's to match the images!! I'm not sure where the papers are from (perhaps Kaisercraft). I added the lace and rhinestones and the sentiment from Emerald Faeries which I won when I won a challenge there a couple of weeks ago!!
 So what inspires you from this photo??? You have two weeks to join us with this challenge!! I look forward to seeing your creations!!

I am entering thiss card into the following challenges:
* Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge - Lace
* Crafts and Me Challenges - Anything Goes
* Craft Your Passion Challenges - Anything Goes

Until Next Time...Enjoy!! xx

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cocktails and Dreams Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the Cocktails and Dreams Blog Hop hosted by Gill McCall. If you have arrived from Jenn P then you are on the right track but if not head back to Gill's Blog to start at the start so you don't miss a thing.. After all you wouldn't miss a stop if you were on a pub crawl!! hehehehe!!  NO I have not had a drink yet although it's nearly 6pm here in Oz so one might not be far off!! :)

Does Cocktails and Dreams not remind you of that movie with Bryan Brown and Tom Cruise? I have never been a big fan of Tom Cruise but it was a great movie.
Anyway, on to my creation. I have seen these bottle tags around the place and have wanted to make one for ages so thought this was the perfect opportunity!!

I whipped this up today (hence the lateness -SORRY) but really happy with it!! If I had of had more time I would have set it up a bit better but I needed to get it posted so never mind!!
I used Kaszazz papers and coloured Charleston Tilda in with Tria's and glitter pens!! The flowers were white which I coloured with Tria's so they matched the colours of Tilda as I also did with the clear rhinestones!!! The recipes are from a website called Drinks Mixer. Actually wouldn't mind trying a few so maybe I'll try one tonight!! :)

Well that's it from me so your now heading to Valerie's Blog where I'm sure she'll wow you with her creation!!

Until Next Time... Enjoy!! xx