Monday, April 29, 2013

Elisabeth Bell at Craft Your passion

Hello and welcome to another Craft Your Passion challenge!! It's also my turn to post on the Digi Bells Blog so I decided to combine the two as I didn't have a specific image to use for Craft Your Passion!! We are sponsored by

The theme for this weeks Craft Your Passion challenge is Well Read so we would like to see you things like  - Add text in the form of backing papers,background stamps,reading themed images,sentiment as focal point,etc.You could even make a bookmark or a page with journaling.
I used this sweet little girl again - Little Friends by the wonderfully talented Elisabeth Bell which you can get from her digital collection. I coloured her in with tria markers!!!! I decided to do an all white card which I think turned out beautifully.To fit with the theme but stick to my white on white, I embossed a text stamp behind little friend!! If you look carefully or click on the image you will see it!! I used an eyelet border punch and my new Blooming High die I got for my birthday. Then added the ribbon and pearls!!
I hope that you can join us at Craft your Passion this week!!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
* Sweet Stampin - Anything but Birthday
* Totally Gorjuss - Ribbon and Pearls
* Stampin for the Weekend - Die cuts/Punches
* Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with ribbon
* Love to Create - Punches/Dies

Sketch 38 at Seems a Little Sketchy!!

It's time for a new challenge at Seems a Little Sketchy and this fortnight we are sponsored by Kenny K Downloads.

I used Freshman from Kenny K Downloads on my my card!!
I coloured Freshman in with tria markers. I used papers from my scrap stash. I used a eyelet border punch then put some green ribbon behind it!! (mainly because I couldn't find the right green paper I wanted!!) I then stamped out a heart on purple cardstock with embossing ink and added clear embossing powder!! I got a couple of new dies for my birthday so I used a flourish but chopped it up and used it on different parts of the card!! I then added the sentiment and rhinestones!!!
I hope that you can join us this fortnight at Seems a Little Sketchy..

Friday, April 26, 2013

Birthdays with Bling at Polka Doodles!!!

Goodevening all, or should I say morning, or perhaps afternoon? It does get confusing sometimes with all the time differences around the world especially when clocks jump forward or back for daylight savings...
So it's time for a new challenge at Polka Doodles and I chose the theme Birthdays with Bling because today is MY BIRTHDAY! My boys gave me breakfast in bed, and gave me my presents then my youngest wrote on a card and asked me for some money!!! He then gave me the card and money, said happy Birthday then said, "now you can buy us those green drinks for dinner"! Isn't he just the cutest?? I had a few friends over last weekend to celebrate, so tonight my boys and I are having take away for dinner (which is a treat for us) and watching Wreck it Ralph!! Then tomorrow I will spend the afternoon with my sister!!
So you are here to see what I created for this week's challenge - Birthdays with Bling!! I bought a watch at a market over Christmas and it didn't come in a box so I found one lying around the house and put the watch in it... Then we were asked at Polka Doodles if we would start doing tutorials for all our fabulous followers so I decided to deccorate the box and boy did I excel!! I just love it and al though I could reuse it I don't know that I want to.. I just love the way it turned out!!!

This is one view!!

And another!!
Front View
Back view

All the papers are from the Fredericka mini CD collection from Polka Doodles. The images and sentiment are from the Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD Rom. I then added all the embellishments - twine, buttons, rhinestones and kindyglitz!! Plus I used some doodle dew drops from Polka Doodles also. If you would like to see more pictures of my gift box and how I put it all together then head on over to the Polka Doodles Blog for all the details!!!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
* Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
* Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
* Sisterhood of Crafters - Free for All
* Crafty Boots - recycle
* Stamps and Fun = Creativity - Little gift

Time for Spring at Elisabeth Bell's World!!

Can you believe we are nearing the end of April already!! Where does the time go? A new challenge has started at Elisabeth Bell's World and this month we would like to see all your beautiful spring colours and lots of flowers which obviously go hand in hand!! We are sponsored by
Quixotic Paperie :: Rubber Stamping & Paper Crafting Supplies
I decided to join a couple of Elisabeth Bell digi images  - Little Rapunzel and Little Friends together to make this beautiful card.
I used papers from Kaszazz and used those colours to colour my image!! I woud have liked a more pastel orange but don't havae one so it didn't uite turn out as I would have liked!! I coloured the imag in with tria markers, then added the ribbon, flowers, the spiral die cut and the button and charm!!  And to finish it off added the sentiment!!! I just thought these two looked perfect together, sisters just hanging out...
I hope that you can join us this month, using your Elisabeth Bell images (from any company as long as you link back to where the image is from). Look forward to seeing all your spring creations!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend!!!

This post is a day late and I apologise to my design team and to my followers!!! Last week was a bit crazy with my son not well and birthday celebrations!! Anyway, I have a quick card to show you for our new challenge at Craft Your Passion which is "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend". As the birthstone for April is Diamond we want you to think diamond shapes,gems,ladies dressed in their finest bling etc. We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and the Robin's Nest this week! Here is my card:

I have used an image and papers rom Polka Doodles. This is Fredericka - Debutante which is pre-coloured (and I have cropped it) I then used some transparent ribbon (not sure what it's actually called but it looks glitzy), then just added the flowers and rhinestones. The ring around fredericka is actually a ring of diamonds which was perfect for this challenge!!! It's amazing what I have amongst all my digi images - LOL!!
Well that's it from me!!! Again I am sorry this is late!! Head on over to the Craft Your Passion blog and check out the rest of the DT gals work!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Digi Bell's Blog Hop so please Welcome - "Little Friends" to the family!!

Hello and welcome to the Digi Bell's Blog. Wow do we have someone exciting to share with you today but before I do let's make sure you are on the right track!! If you have arrived here from Linda's Blog then you are on the right track, if not then head back to the Digi Bell's Blog for all the details and the full hop list.
Okay so formailities out of the way so Please welcome ** Little Friends ** to our little family of Elisabeth Bell Digi's.

Isn't she adorable, I know I am going to be using her a lot!
Here is the card I created with her!!
Now this card may seem like it didn't take very long to make but let me tell you, it took me ages!! I really wanted to use this paper so I tried to make the cad based around it but everything I tried just didn't look right, so after a couple of hours I finally decided to keep it pretty simple. So I added the yellow strip of cardstock and the pink ribbon, then added "Little Frëends"which I coloured with tria markers!! I then just added all the buttons. And because I needed it , I added some kindyglitz to parts of the patterned paper! I then just added the sentiment to finish off the card which is from Make it Crafty! Well that's it from me!! It's now time to hop along to Wendy's Blog where you will find an absolutely stunning creation!! Thanks for joining us and don't forget if you get lost along the way then head back to the Digi Bell's Blog. Enjoy the hop!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
* Southern Girls - Button up or show some Flair
* Divas by Design - Butterflies and Birds
* Papertake weekly - One paper Taker

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Use a Sentiment at Paper Crafting Journey!!

Time for a new challenge at Paper Crafting Journey and this fortnight we are sponsored by 
JSL gave us some digi's to create with and I used Amber Heart balloon for my card!
I decided to keep this card clean and simple having just the image and the sentiment as focal points!!I coloured Amber Heart balloon in with tria markers then cut her out. I used a glitter pen on the balloon but that's not showing up in the picture!! I then added some ribbon onto the cardstock, added my image and the sentiment from Polka Doodles and finished it off with rhinestones. I really am happy with the way this turned out!!
I hope that you can join us this fortnight at Paper Crafting Journey!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
* Crafty Creations - No patterned paper
* Penny's Paper Crafty - Use a Sentiment
* Craft Room - So sentimental
* Cutie Pie - Clean and Simple

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sketch 37 Seems a Little Sketchy!

Time for a new sketch at SALS. We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps and they are offering a fab prize or the winner of this challenge, so come and join us!!
This is another digital card using papers, image and sentiment from Polka Doodles Pretty Tuff CD Rom. I put all the papers together and printed them out. I then added some pretty bad faux stitching (my hand stitching wouldn't have been any better- lol) I then die cut the peony circles and thread the ribbon through. I inked around the edge of the image and to finish off the card aded some buttons!!!
Look forward to seeing your take on our sketch!!

Adorable Animals at Craft your Passion!!

This is my second time writing this post! Blogger is not being nice tonight and wouldn't let me post or save my post so this time I will copy it before I refresh the page!! Plus my signature isn't working so you will have to excuse that!!
This week at Craft your Passion we want to see your Adorable Animals creations. We are sponsored by

I used papers and image from the Doodle Pantry!

I went all digital for this card so I layered the papers, the image and the sentiment. I then mounted it on card stock and added the ribbon!!
Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. I look forward to seeing your adorable animal creations!!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Miss You, Love You!

Hello, Hope you are enjoying your weekend!! I spent the day driving my kids to birthday parties, one had aparty to go to at a fire station ( the kids had a ball) and my other son went to my nieces rainbow dance party!! Needless to say they are both very tired!! Me too after all the driving!
Anyway, it is my turn to post on the Digi Bell's blog. I used Elisabeth Bell's sweet Love You, Miss You which you can get from her digital collection HERE.
I coloured Love You, Miss You in with tria markers. I inked around the image with pink and brown ink. I die cut out the scalloped square, used some papers from my scrap stash then added all the embellishments - made some flowers using my flower punches,  used parts of some die cut flourishes and borders, added the twine and button and rhinestone's and pearls!!
I hope that you stop by the Digi Bell's blog everyday for more inspiration!!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
* Elphine House - Punch It
* Divas by design - Flowers
* Simon says Stamp - April showers and/or spring flowers
* Whimsy Stamps - Pretty in Pink
* Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Flower Power

Friday, April 12, 2013

April Showers at Polka Doodles

Wow, where have the past two weeks gone.. My boys have been on school holidays for the past two weeks so I haven't been around much. And we have a busy weekend planned with kids birthday parties so I am quietly looking forward to school starting back on Monday!!
Anyway, it's time for a new challenge at PolkaDoodles and the theme is April showers!!! It's not the right season for me as it is autumn here in Australia but none the less I had fun putting together this card!
There are some fab prizes on offer as usual from PolkaDoodles so head on over to the challenge blog HERE to see all the details of the challenge and all the fabulous DT creations.

 I've gotta say, this turned out better than I had imagined!! I just love using all the digital images and papers from the Polka Doodles CD Rom's and putting them all together both digitally and still cutting and decorating!!  I used papers from the All Around and Everywhere CD. I used a pre-coloured image of Noah from the Cherry Blossom Lane CD Rom and I added some sparkle to his umbrella. I then added the pre-coloured rainbow from the Studio 12 CD Rom - Picknix Collection 1 and the sentiment is from Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD. To finish off the card I added the rik rak and buttons!!
Well that's it from me, few cards to make tonight!! Hope that you can join us this week at Polkadoodles and don't forget for all your crafty goodies head on over to the Polkadoodles store, there are some great bargains to grab!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring has Sprung....

Well not here cos it's now Autumn in Australia but this card definitely is all about Spring!! I just wanted to quickly share this card that I made using a Crafty Sentiments freebie for their yellow Green plus one other colour challenge this week!! I'm only just sneaking it in so the photo is not great as it is night time here! But I had to enter the challenge as I just love how it has turned out!!
I coloured this sweet bear in with tria markers and went over the flowers with a glitter pen! I embossed the yellow paper then punched some holes for effect. I then diecut some flowers and added a rhinestone to each of them! i added some buttons and pearls and to finish off the card I added some diecut butterflies. (I coloured some white cardstock with tria markers so they matched the image).
Thanks to Crafty Sentiments for the freebie!!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
* Crafty Sentiments - Green, yellow and one other colour
* Glitter and Sparkle - Buttons
* Card Makin Mamas - No patterned papers
* 2 Sisters - Anything Goes
* Allsorts - Spring has Sprung
* Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
* Crafts and Me - Spring Flowers
* Flutterby wednesday - Flowers

Monday, April 8, 2013

Water, Water, Everywhere!!

New week and new challenge at Craft Your Passion and this week our theme is Water, Water Everywhere. So we would like to see some water in your image somewhere! This week we are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More.
I used SS Hoppity for my card, isn't he cute rowing in his boat enjoying the serenity!! :) I coloured him in using tria markers and I chalked around the image for the sky! I then used papers from my scrap stash and just added the buttons and the sentiment!!! Another CAS card from me but think it is perfect!!
              I look forward to seeing your watery creations!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013


Time for a new challenge at Paper Crafting Journey and this fortnight we would like to see your monochromatic creations! Monochromatic means that you only use one color, but as many shades of that color as you want.  We areb sponsored by Digital Delights and they have offered a fab prize for the winner of this challenge!!
I used Fancy from Saturated Canary, and I just loved colouring her in!

Fancy is coloured in with tria markers and I added rhinestones to her hair and used a glitter pen flicked through her dress!! I didn't think this card needed much cos the image is so beautiful so all I did was emboss the card with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and die cut some flowers and added rhinestones to the middle.
I hope that you can join us at Paper Crafting Journey this fortnight.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
* Addicted to Stamps - Addicted to CAS
* Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes
* Natalie and Amy's Challenges - Monochromatic
* Stamp and Create - Use at least one die cut
* Pile it On - Handmade Flowers

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sketch 36 at Seems a Little Sketchy

It;s time for a new at Seems a little Sketchy. This challenge is sponsored by QKR Stampede.

I used Bithday Girl for my card and for a change made no changes to the sketch!!
My papers are from my scrap stash and I coloured in the birthday image with tria markers. Again I need to apologise for my colouring - my markers need refilling desperately!! I kept the embellishments to a minimum only using rhinestones!!
I hope that you can join us this week at Seems a little Sketchy!

Onesies at Craft Your Passion!!

Happy easter everyone!! Hope you have enjoyed the chocolate celebration and are now in detox!! LOL! We had a chocolate free day today in our house cos we overloaded yesterday especially the boys!!
Today sees a new challenge at Craft Your Passion and the theme is...
Sketch & Recipe
1 sketch,1 Patterned Paper,1image,1 sentiment,1 embellishment
(You may rotate,mirror,stretch or squash the sketch as long as we can recognise it on you card/project)
WE are sponsored by Delicious Doodles
Digital Paper Craft
I used an image from Delicious Doodles
I used paper from my scrap stash. The car is coloured with Tria markers, but i must apologise because the colouring is terrible!! I am desperately needing refills for my markers but other things are a priority at the moment!! I then adde the button and the sentiment!!
I hope that you can join us this week at Craft Your Passion and be sure to follow the theme!!