Saturday, 28 June 2014

Digi Bells Blog Hop for June

It is time for another Digi Bells blog hop and this month I'm the first stop on the hop, so you should have arrived here from the Digi Bells blog.  If not, you may want to start there so you see all the details.As always, our blog hop is a chance to welcome a new release digi from the amazing Elizabeth Bell...This image is another oldie, reborn as a digi, specially brought out from Elisabeth's Archive. It is called "Belle on Carousel" and I think this is one of my very favourite digis. Here she is:

I fell in love with this image as it reminded me of my childhood when I dreamed that I owned a riding school and could spend my days riding horses. I remember riding may carousels, always pretending that the horses were real and we were galloping over the fields, not just going around in circles. I'm sure that is what Belle is doing, with her eyes closed, dreaming about riding in her imaginary world:

I printed Belle on Carousel with my Canon inkjet printer onto Copic Xpress Cardstock and coloured the image with Copic Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20 hair: E29, E27, E35 clothes: YG03, YG25, G20, Y17, E27, W09, W07, W05 Carousel horse: Y26, Y23, Y21, R27, R24, R22, B04, B02, B01, W00, W01, Y15, Y17, Y11, R21, R20, W07, W05, Y28 
Here is a closer look at the delightful image.

I hope you like my card, I had all the intentions of making a 3D Carousel, but time just got the better of me this month. It certainly is something I have in mind to make a bit later on.
If you have just started the blog hop, keep following the trail to the very talented Carla.

Remember to leave a comment on each stop along the way, and you will be in with a chance to win this gorgeous digi all for yourself to create something special with.


Stamps: Elisabeth Bells Digi: Belle on Carousel, SU Afterthoughts sentiment (retired)
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and White cardstock, SU designer papers - Big Top Birthday (retired)
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Wild Orchid flowers, rhinestones, SU Scalloped border Punch Embossing folder, scalloped circle die, SU Real Red & White ribbon (retired)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Digi Bells Blog: Frosty the Snowman

Hi again, today is my day to post on the Digi Bells blog and I have chosen Frosty the Snowman, one of Elisabeth Bell's delightful digital images. I was inspired to make this card because we have finally had winter hit in Sydney this week with cold winds and cooler temperatures.  I decided to make another quick and easy card today, letting Elisabeth's image be the star of the card.

My image is printed on Copic Xpress card and coloured in with Copic Markers. The colours I used were: skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, boy's clothes: B06, B05, B04, B02, B01, B0000, girl's hair: E57, E55, E51,  girl's outfit: G17, G14, G12, YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20, C9, C7, C5, Snowman: C00, C0, carrots: YR07, YR04, YR02, G12, G14, clogs:E55, E53, bucket: C9, C7, C5

I cut out my image using the Spellbinders Card Creator die: A2 Divine Eloquence and then layered it onto some snowflake patterned paper.

Here is a closeup of the image: Frosty the Snowman


Stamps: Frosty the Snowman, Elizabeth Bell Designs
Paper: green cardstock, Copic Xpress card
Accessories: Spellbinders Card Creator Die: A2 Divine Eloquence S5-218

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Digi Bells: Daisy Hugging Dolly

Hi again, really running short of time today as I have spent the day at a fundraising barbeque for our upcoming musical theatre production. So I decided to do a really quick card using  Elisabeth Bell's very cute image, Daisy Hugging Dolly from Elphine House Australia.

My image is stamped Memento Tuxedo Black onto Copic Xpress Card and coloured in with Copic Markers. The colours I used were: skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, Daisy's hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, jeans and Dolly's shoes: B97, B95, B93, B91, top:  R0000, R24, R22, R21, R20, Dolly's hair: Y28, Y26, Y23, Dolly's dress: R22, R21, R20, Flowers: FY1, FYR1, leaves: YG23, YG25

I created an overlay using my new Die'sire Enchanted die, which cuts and embosses. To highlight the embossing, I used a sponge dauber and some Blushing Bride ink on the raised parts.

Such a simple, quick card to make.

Hope you have a great week...


Stamps: Daisy Hugging Dolly, Elizabeth Bell , for Elphine House Australia
Paper: SU Blushing Bride pink cardstock, Copic Xpress card
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Crafters Companion Die'sire Enchanted Die, SU Blushing Bride pink inkpad and Sponge Daubers

Sunday, 15 June 2014

ABC Challenge: N is for Nautical

Ahoy there fellow stamping fanatics, today is the day for another fun challenge at ABC Challenges. Today our theme is N is for Nautical and we would like to see cards with a nautical  or ocean based theme. The sponsor of this challenge is Wild Orchid Crafts, and there is a $10 voucher up for grabs. They have so many gorgeous flowers available. 

The idea I had for today's challenge was a little mermaid watching through the window to the sailors on the sea. I had some lovely paper with a map on it, and it fitted my idea perfectly. Here is my card:

For my card, I stamped Magnolia's Pearl Tilda using Momento ink on Copic Xpress white card stock. She is coloured with my copics. The colours I used are  skin: E0000, E11, E000, E00, R20 hair: E55, E53, E51, shells: R02, R01, tail: B95, B93, B91, seahorse YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20, Y23, Y21, Y17. I then fussy cut her out and added some touches of glitter and some pearls to add some detail. 

I also stamped the sailboat on Copic Xpress card in Momento ink and masked it, before colouring the sea and the sky using my sponge daubers and SU Bermuda Bay, Not Quite Navy and Soft Sky inkpads. I then cut the window in the map so the boat showed through, using Labels 20 from Spellbinders.
The edges of the card I punched out using Martha Stewart Around The Page Border Punch. I also added some Wild Orchid Craft flowers and an SU sentiment.

Here is a close look at my little Tilda mermaid with her golden seahorse friend:

Why don't you pop on over to and check out the other fabulous DT creations.


Stamps: Pearl Tilda from Magnolia
Paper: patterned paper, SU Buckaroo Blue cardstock (retired)
Accessories: SU dimensionals, pearls, Spellbinder Dies Labels 20, WOC Flowers, 
  SU Not Quite Navy, Burmuda Bay and Soft Sky inkpads and sponge daubers, Martha Stewart Around The Page Border Punches

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Digi Bells Blog: Sunny Daze in blue

Hi again, today is my day to post on the Digi Bells blog and I have chosen Summer Daze one of Elisabeth Bell's delightful digital images.

My image is printed on Copic Xpress card and coloured in with Copic Markers. The colours I used were: skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, boy's hair: E44, E43, E42, boy's pants: B97, B95, B93, B91, girl's hair: E37, E35, E33, E31,  girl's outfit: B0000, FBG2, reeds & rods: E15, E18, puppy: W7, W5, W3, B97, fish: YR24, YR21, YR20, YR27, grass: G20, G94, BG93, water: B91, B95, asket: Y26, Y23, Y21, W7, R24

I cut out my image using the Spellbinders die: Just Swingin' and then layered it onto card embossed with a leafy pattern. I used a sponge dauber and shaded the edges of my white layers to soften them.

Here is a closeup of the image: Sunny Daze


Stamps: Summer Daze, Elizabeth Bell Designs
Paper: dark blue cardstock, Copic Xpress card
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Wild Orchid Craft flowers, Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Just Swingin' S4-391, SU Not Quite Navy inkpad and SU ribbon (retired)

Sunday, 1 June 2014

ABC Challenge: M is for Monochrome

Time for another fun challenge at ABC Challenges today. This time we are up to M and the challenge is to use a monochromatic colour scheme for your creation. Our sponsor for today's challenge are Kenny K and Marker Pop and I decided to use Kenny K's Mermaid digital stamp: 

For my card  I printed my Mermaid on Copic Xpress card stock and then coloured her with my copics. Originally I was going to use teals or blues, but I found this fabulous black paper at my local craft shop and thought of my shell shaped card idea, so my Mermaid became shades of grey. For my shell shape, I used my Craft Robo cutter and Silhouette Designer Software to create the shape and cut out the layers using the textured paper and dark grey card.

The Copic colours I used are:  skin and shells in her hair: W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W00 hair, tail and shell bra: C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, C00 I then used SU Circle framelits to cut her out, making sure I fussy cut part of her tail. I then layered her onto a fancier circular frame cut using a Marianne Designs Die. I also added some black pearls.

Here is a closer look at my Mermaid:

I added some texture effect using colourless blending fluid on her tail, to give the appearance of scales.

Why don't you pop on over to and check out the other fabulous DT creations.


Stamps: Kenny K Mermaid stamp
Paper: textured paper, SU Basic Grey cardstock,
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Marianne Design Creatables Flower Doily - LR0129, SU Circle Framelits