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)


  1. Gorgeous card, love the beautiful colours.
    Linda xxx

  2. This is awesome. I love reading about when you were a child on carousels, too. This image is beatifully drawn. And the colors you used are awesome. I looked quick at your card and I swore the flowers in the top right corner near the big top were popcorn! Seriously, I looked really fast...squint your eyes and you look at it. I swear they look like popcorn. :) Gorgeous card. Hugs, Gail

  3. What a cutie-pie! Lovely coloring and I love how you matched the red/white pole to the "big top". The background paper coordinates great and I love the bright colors.

  4. Adorable card - gorgeous colouring! I love how you made the top of the carousel!

  5. Delightful 'oldie' but a super delightful the little story and I love your creation...♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  6. Very clever Carol, a great way to make the Carousel, nicely done
    Hugs Julie P

  7. Carol, this is just lovely. Like you, the Carousel has many great memories for me and your card brings them all rushing back. Thanks for that.