Monday, 26 January 2015

EBW Challenge - Lots of Love by Elisabeth Bell

Time for another challenge and this time it's Elisabeth Bells World Challenge. This month the theme is Hearts and I decided to make a lovely heart gift box of chocolates featuring Lots of Love by Elisabeth Bell.
Here is my box:

Here is a closer look at this delightful digi from Elisabeth Bell:


I printed Lots of Love on Copic Xpress cardstock and coloured the image with my Copics. The colours I used are: boy's shoes: C5, C3, C1, C00, Mum's dress and flowers: R83, R81, R85, V0000, skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, stems, leaves: G20, YG03, YG25, YG63, boys shorts: B97, B95, B93, B91, boy's shirt: B05, B02, B01, Y15, Y11, hair: E47, E44, E42, E40. I also used YG63 and R85 to add some colour to the pearl heart embellishments.

Here's one last look showing the yummy contents:



Stamps: Lots of Love, Elizabeth Bell Designs
Paper: SU Regal Rose cardstock
Accessories: SU dimensionals, SU Regal Rose 1.6cm Grosgrain ribbon (retired)


I am entering this project  in the following challenges:

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Digi Bells Blog Hop for January

It's a new year and time for a new Digi Bells blog hop. As always, our blog hop is a chance to welcome a new release digi from the amazing Elizabeth Bell...and this time there is a gorgeous collection of digis to share:

** Valentine Angels Set **

 *Valentine Angel Reading*
* Valentine Angel accessory - books*

* Valentine Angel Blowing Kisses*

* Valentine Angel accessory - heart pillow*
For this challenge, I decided to use all four images. Here is my card:


I printed my Valentine Angels and accessories with my Canon inkjet printer onto Copic Xpress Cardstock and coloured the images with Copic Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20 hair: E44, E42, E40, clothes: Y0000, Y00. Y11, Y21, YR20, B60, B63, B66, hearts: R81, R83, R85, wings: BG0000, BG10 and a touch of dazzling diamonds glitter. 

If you have been following the blog hop, you will have arrived from Mary Lou's beautiful blog. From here you're on your way along the trail to the next fabulous creation from Linda 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 these lovely cute digis all for yourself to create something special with.


Stamps: Elisabeth Bells Digi: Valentine Angels set
Paper: Vintage Violet (SU retired) cardstock, designer paper from my stash
Accessories: SU dimensionals, SU Framelits Labels collection, Embossing folder – hounds tooth pattern, Lace and embellishments from my stash, SU Dazzling Diamonds


Thursday, 15 January 2015

ABC Challenge – B is for Buttons and Bows

2015 is off to a busy start for me and already it's time for a new challenge at ABC Challenges. Today our challenge is for the letter B and our theme is Buttons and Bows – to join in you need to include both in your creation. This challenge is sponsored by Pink Gem Designs and I chose to use this cute digi: Barclay with a flower.
I decided to make a party box for a change as my niece's daughter is turning 4 shortly and I wanted to try it out. I saw a pattern in the Silhouette store for a 3d top locking triple loop bow box by Jamie Cripps and thought I would give it a go. I had to adjust the pattern slightly to cut it out of A4 card using my trusty Craft Robo (which is the precursor to the Silhouette). I then added some paper bows to the sides of the box and added some buttons before adding my little Barclay.
Anyway here is my box:

 And here is a look from another angle. You can see the paper ribbon I made by cutting a strip of patterned paper and punching along each side with an edge punch. I then cut another two strips and punched them then made them into a paper bow to dress up the sides:

And here is the other side:

I printed Barclay on Copic Xpress card and then coloured him in using my copics and the colours I used are: background: B0000, G0000, B60, Barclay: E40, E42, E43, E44, flowers, toadstools, butterfly and grass: BV000, BV04, Y0000, YR20, YR21, YR23, YR04, BG72, BG11, BG13, YG67, YG01, YG21, YG25, RV25, RV21, RV10, Y26, Y23, Y28, R81, R83, R85, B02.
Here is a closer look at Barclay and you can see how I added texture to his fur to make him look like a scruffy cuddly bear.

Here's one last look showing the bow on top which links to the bow on the other side and keeps the box closed.

Hope you liked my box, and that you check out the rest of the lovely images at Pink Gem Designs. We would love to see your creations with buttons and bows too, and there are some fabulous prizes for the lucky winner, so come join us at ABC Challenges before the end of the month.

Happy Stamping!!!


Stamps: Pink Gem Designs: Barclay with a flower
Paper: SU Concord Crush card (retired), multi coloured floral background paper
Accessories: SU dimensionals, SU Scallop Trim Border punch, Craft ROBO, SU framelits, buttons from my stash, linen thread, pearls

Challenges entered:

I have entered this card in the following challenge:

Thursday, 1 January 2015

ABC Challenge - A is for Anything Goes

Happy New Year and what better time for a new challenge at ABC Challenge starting with the first letter of the alphabet. Our first challenge of 2015 is really easy since it is A is for Anything Goes, meaning any of your beautiful creations can be entered for a chance to win a prize. This challenge is sponsored by All Dressed Up. Make sure you take a moment to check out the beautiful images available.
I couldn't go past this delightful Sweetie Pie digi stamp. Here is the card I came up with to inspire you:

The image is printed with my inkjet printer on Copic Xpress Card and coloured with Copic Sketch (and Ciao) Markers. The Copics used are as follows: skin: E11, E00, E000, R20 bows and dress: B0000 B23, B21, B24, B28 hair: E49, E44, E42, E40.
Here is a closer look at Sweetie Pie:

Don't forget to stop by the ABC Challenge blog and check out what the rest of the fabulous DT have created. Then why not start the year in a great crafting way and enter our challenge.


Stamps: All Dressed Up image: Sweetie Pie
Paper: SU Marina Mist card, multi coloured floral background paper
Accessories: SU dimensionals, Spellbinders 5x7 Heirloom Legacy Card Creator SKU: S6-010, Pale blue Grosgrain ribbon, embellishment and birdcage

Challenges entered:

I have entered this card in the following challenges: