Saturday, 19 July 2014

Digi Bells Blog Hop for July

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 "Gold Fishing" and it is such a beautiful image:

My husband has a fish tank and while we have never had the kids trying to fish in it, some of my cats sometimes try. I have a lilac Burmese, Hugo, who used to try and help my husband clean out the fish tank until one day he fell in the tank and realised there was water in it.

For this challenge, I decided to make a clean and simple card using gold as my inspiration. I added the blue frame to tie in with the little boy's jeans. Here is my card:

I printed Gold Fishing 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 boy's hair: E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, boy's clothes: B37, B34, B32, B91, B95, Y15, Y17, Y11, YR23, girl's hair: E39, E37, E35, E27, girl's clothes: B95, B93, B91, B97, R01, R02, R05, R24, kitten: C5, C3, C2, C00, fish: Y17, YR04, B00, Y26, Y23, C2, C0, C00, stool:E53, E27, E25, E21

Here is a closer look at the delightful image:

If you have been following the blog hop, you will have arrived from lovely Karen's blog. From here you're on your way along the trail to the amazingly talented Julie. If you have started here, before you go on, take a ride to the start of the blog hop and check out all the wonderful creations the DT have made for you to see. 
Remember to leave a comment on each stop along the way, and you will be in with a chance to win this lovely cute digi all for yourself to create something special with.


Stamps: Elisabeth Bells Digi: Gold Fishing
Paper: Bright yellow cardstock, SU designer paper
Accessories: SU dimensionals,  Spellbinders 5x7 Heirloom Legacy Card Creator SKU: S6-010

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

ABC Challenge: P is for Pearl

It’s half way through July and time for another challenge at ABC Challenges. Today our theme is P is for Pearl and we want to see your gorgeous card creations using pearls in some way.

The sponsors for this challenge are  The Paper Shelter and Bunny Zoe. Today I have decided to use a digital image from The Paper Shelter - Spring Enchantment. Here is my card:

For my card, I printed my image on Copic Xpress white card stock and coloured her with my copics. The colours I used are skin: E0000, E11, E000, E00, R20 hair: E37, E35, E31 outfit: YG0000, YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07, YR00, YR01, YR02, YR04, YR07 bird: B32, B00.

I cut and layered the image using my SU Ovals Framelits.  I also added some embellishments and a sentiment and of course, some delightful pearls to finish it off.

Here is a close look at my image:

I decided to make a Side Step Card for this challenge, and here is another photo showing you a side on view so you can see the steps:

Why don't you pop on over to the ABC Challenge blog and check out the other fabulous DT creations and join in the challenge.


Stamps: The Paper Shelter - Spring Enchantment, retired sentiment
Accessories: SU Oval Framelits, SU Certainly Celery ribbon, button, pearls, 
Paper: Bazil White cardstock, Copic Xpress card, pale green and pearl swirl patterned paper

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Digi Bells Blog: Little Miss Mouse

Hi again, today is my day to post on the Digi Bells blog and I have chosen Little Miss Mouse,  another really sweet Elisabeth Bell's 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, sky and clouds: B0000, B60, C00, C3, C2, flowers: V0000, V01, V04, Y17 fairy: BG0000, BG01, BG02, BG04, E39, E37, E35, E33, Y23, grass: G40, YG03, YG25, toadstool: E44, E43, E42, E40, R20, R21, R22, R24, miss mouse: W5, W3, W1, W00, R20, YR27, YR24, YR21, R24, R22, R29

I cut out my image using the Spellbinders and layered it with patterned paper cut with Marianne die LR0242 and then layered it onto layers cut using my Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #7, before adding a touch of ribbon, flowers and a buckle.

Here is a closeup of the image: Little Miss Mouse:


StampsLittle Miss Mouse, Elizabeth Bell Designs
Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Copic Xpress card, Purple flower patterned paper
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements Dies - Adorning Squares, Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #7, Marianne die LR0242, 
SU Blackberry Bliss ribbon, WOC mini gardenias, SU Buckle (retired)

Monday, 7 July 2014

Digi Bells: Tommy's Apples for Mummy

Hi again, time for another card featuring one of Elisabeth Bell's gorgeous images from Elphine House Australia. This time I have chosen to use Tommy's Apples for Mummy. What a sweet little boy bringing his Mum a basket of fresh juicy red apples.

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, Tommy's hair: E47, E44, E43, E42, overalls: B97, B95, B93, B91, R27, R24, Y29 shirt:  Y21, Y23, Y26, YR21, basket of apples: E57, E55, E53, E50, R39, R37, R35, R32, G40, G29, G14, note: C3, C5, C0 kitten: W5, W3, W1, BV000, BV01, BV04, sky, B0000, C3, C2, C00, B60, grass, YG03, YG25, G40

I was lucky enough to do a Copics class on backgrounds yesterday with one of the Design Team members Julie Price - she has some amazing cards on her blog. I am really pleased with the clouds, sky and grass I added to this image. Here is a close up:

Hope you have a great week...

Challenges entered:

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Elphine House Australia Challenge #59 Rain or Shine


Stamps: Tommy's Apples for Mummy, Elizabeth Bell , for Elphine House Australia
Paper: dark brown cardstock, Copic Xpress card, SU Very Vanilla cardstock, brown checked paper
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Crafters Companion Die'sire Enchanted Die, SU Sahara Sand inkpad and Sponge Dauber, Wild Orchid Craft flowers, vintage brad, Marianne Designs Dies LR0240, SU Oval Framelits, 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

ABC Challenge: O is for Orange

Time for another fabulous challenge at ABC Challenges. Today our theme is O is for Orange and we want to see creations featuring Orange as the main colour. 
The sponsor for this challenge is Stamp and Create. They have some marvelous items available including Magnolia Stamps and Wild Orchid Craft flowers which I have used on my card today:

For my card, I stamped Magnolia's Moulin Rouge Tilda using Momento ink on  kryogen white card stock. She is coloured with my copics. The colours I used are  skin: E0000, E11, E000, E00, R20 hair: E39, E37, E35, E33, E31 dress: YR16, YR14, YR12, YR20, C7. 
I layered up the image by using different elements of the Spellbinders Card Creator Die. I also added some Wild Orchid Craft flowers and a triple bow with a brad.

Here is a close look at my little Tilda dancing girl:

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


Stamps: Moulin Rouge Tilda from MagnoliaPaper: SU Pumpkin Pie cardstock & designer paperAccessories: SU dimensionals, Spellbinders Card Creator die: A2 Divine Eloquence, WOC Flowers, Pumpkin Pie ribbon, Vintage brad