Monday 31 December 2012

Favourite Five of 2012 & Happy New Year

Hi Everyone

I can't believe its New Year's Eve already.  The last few days have just flown by.  Do you have any plans for tonight?   I am staying at home with some DVDs and a glass or two of champagne!  

I wanted to join in with Debby's Favourite Five of 2012 as my last post for the year.  Its really interesting going back over the year and seeing how much you style has changed or improved!!  Here are my favourite five:

I joined the Elisabeth Bell Digi Bells design team this year and I have chosen a couple of her gorgeous images for my top 5.  Here is the first using "Picked Sweet", the original post is here

I fell in love with Saturated Canary images in 2012 and here is a card using "Pricilla Pie", the original post is here

As well as joining the Elisabeth Bell team this year, I was also very excited and honoured to be asked to join the Sugar Bowl sweeties.  This was my first card as part of the design team, she is called "Delia" and the original post is here

This is my second Elisabeth Bell image and she is called "Pati's Kisses" and the original post is here.

For my final card I have decided to pick an image from Ladybug Crafts Ink.  I very sadly left the design team this year but they hold a very special place in my heart as it was one of my first design teams that I joined!  This is a card from January and I think my colouring has improved so much since then.  But she is one of my favourite LCI images and she is "Original Nikki" and the original post is here
I hope you enjoyed my little trip down memory lane!  

So all that is left is for me to say Happy New Year to you all.  Lets hope that 2013 is a peaceful and healthy one for us all.  

Thank you all so much for your support and visits during 2012.  It wouldn't be the same without you all!  

Love and Hugs
Friday 28 December 2012

A few more Christmas cards

Good Afternoon Everyone

Well, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Day.  Mine was lovely, nice and relaxing with lots of lovely pressies and a very tasty Christmas dinner!  I am making the most of the time now just to relax and potter about.  I can't face the sales but may have a look online which is much more pleasant!  

I was given some craft vouchers for Christmas and thought I might buy some new dies.  It would be great to hear what your favourite die is or what you use more than any other, just to give me some ideas of what to go for!

Anyway, I thought I would post some cards that I didn't get a chance to show you before Christmas.  They were made using pre-coloured sheets from the Hobby House and LOTV.  I hope you like them:

I think these pre-coloured sheets are great to use when you have a few cards to make, which is ideal at Christmas. I do feel a little like I was cheating though!  All the cards are made using papers from LOTV and I have added glamour dust and gems, together with various dies from Memory Box and Die-namics.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Love and Hugs
Tuesday 25 December 2012

Elisabeth Bell - Happy Christmas!


I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

I will keep this one quick as I know you will want to get back to basting the turkey, opening presents and drinking champagne!

We have a new challenge starting today over at Elisabeth Bell's World and this month the theme is:

"Fluffy White Snowflakes"

Here is my card:

The gorgeous image is First Snowball of Winter by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD which you get from Quixotic Paperie here. The sentiment inside is a freebie.  Papers are from LOTV Krafty Christmas and I have used my Die-namics Let It Snowflake die and Frosty Border from Marianne Creatables.  

I hope you like her.  Don't forget you have a whole month to join in.  Please pop on over to the challenge blog to see all the details and inspiration. 


Love and Hugs

I would like to enter the following challenges:
  • will do this later
Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - 1st Snowfall of Christmas from Elisabeth Bell for SCACD;
Paper/Card - LOTV Krafty Christmas; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Polychromos - Skin - E11, E00, E000; Hair - E53, Brown Ochre; Clothes - B97, B94, B93, Prussian Blue;  Hat/Scarf/Shoes - E74, E71, E70, Walnut Brown, Van-Dyck Brown; Outline - Light Phthalo Blue;
Dies/Punches - Let It Snowflake - Dienamics; Frosty Border - Marianne Creatables;
Other - Glamour Dust; Gems
Monday 24 December 2012

Favourite Five Christmas Cards 2012

Happy Christmas Eve!
Its getting exciting!!  Santa is on his way!

The gorgeous Debby is doing her favourite five Christmas cards again this year so I thought I would join in!

Having gone through all of mine I realised that I made loads but didn't have time to post them all!!  Anyway, I managed to get five that I like so here they are (in no particular order!) (click on the photo for the original post):

The first one is using my first ever Magnolia stamp!  Love this image and loved to colour it up.  Great colours on this one too.  

My second one is using one of the gorgeous Sugar Nellie images, love the Kraft and snowflake paper

Next one is a cracker I made using an Elisabeth Bell digi image.  I really enjoyed making this one and one of the few that I made using traditional colours!

Next one is using one of my favourite stamp ranges but never get around to using many of them, which I am going to change next year!  This is using Stamping Bella.

And the last one is using another Elisabeth Bell image and I like this one just because it was wonderful to colour!

 I hope you enjoy seeing these again.  

I hope you are enjoying your Christmas Eve!  I am going to settle down and watch "Its A Wonderful Life" and maybe "White Christmas" with a nice glass of wine and maybe tuck into some Christmas chocolates!  

Whatever you are doing have a wonderful evening!

Love and Hugs
Sunday 23 December 2012

Elisabeth Bell - Thank You

Hi All

Well I hope you are all starting to enjoy Christmas now, with all your wrapping done and cards written!  I am all ready now thank goodness!  I finished work on Thursday evening so am now enjoying a nice long break until I go back on 2 January!  Lovely!

So today its my turn to showcase another gorgeous images from Elisabeth Bell's digital gallery.  I am using a fairly new image called Holly's Happy Mail.  Here she is:

I used this gorgeous image a couple of weeks ago and made a Christmas card.  This time I used her for a thank you card.  The papers were a freebie from a magazine and are called Butterfly Garden from Wild Rose Studio.  I used my Magnolia Heart Flower Lace border die and added some glamour dust, mulberry flowers and pearls.  The sentiment is a rub on from Bazzill.  I really like this colour combination and really enjoyed colouring her in!

I hope you like her, I will need to make a few more thank you cards for the new year!  Please pop on over to the Digi Bells blog for lots more wonderful inspiration!

That's it from me today.  
Before I go I would like to thank all of you for visiting me during the year and leaving wonderful comments. I love to hear from you all!  I would also like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful, healthy 2013.  

Love and Hugs

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Holly's Happy Mail - Elisabeth Bell Digital Gallery; Sentiment - Bazzill Rub On;
Paper/Card - Butterfly Garden from Wild Rose Studio;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Polychromos - Skin - E11, E00, E000; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40, Walnut Brown;  Clothes - R85, R83, R81, Pink Carmine, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, Warm Grey V; Apron - E43, E42, E41, Bister;
Dies/Punches - Heart Flower Lace Die from Magnolia;
Other - Glamour Dust, Pearls, Mulberry Flowers
Friday 21 December 2012

Digi Bells Blog Hop!!

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you have had a great week!  I have now finished work until 2 January, woo hoo!!  
I hope you are all ready for the Big Day!  I'm off to the ballet tonight to see the Nutcraker so should be really Christmasy!  

Anyway, enough waffle, I am actually here to celebrate the launch of a brand new digi from Elisabeth Bell.  As usual the Digi Bells are having a blog hop to celebrate!  The new image is called Christmas Bells and you can buy her now from the Digital Gallery.  

You should have arrived from the gorgeous Alethea's blog.  If you get lost along the way head back to the Digi Bell's blog to start there.  Here is my card:

Isn't she gorgeous!  I used more traditional colours for this card and have used LOTV Classic Christmas papers.  I used some holly ribbon from my stash and the corner die is called Snowflake Corner from Memory Box. 

You now need to head over to the fantastically fabulous Linda's blog!  I hope you enjoy the hop, I know the girls won't disappoint, I am off to hop now myself!  

The hop will end at 9am Arizona Time on Friday 28 December.  The winners will be chosen from the comments left on the DT's blogs and will be announced on the Digi Bells blog on 29 December.  

Love and Hugs

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Christmas Bells from Elisabeth Bell;  
Paper/Card - LOTV Classic Christmas Paper Pack;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Polychromos - Skin - E11, E00, E000; Hair - E74, E71, E70; E40, Dark Walnut;
Clothes - R29, R27, R24, G29, G28, Red, Pine Green; Outline - Cerulean Blue;
Dies/Punches - Snowflake Corner from Memory Box;
Other - Holly Ribbon; Glamour Dust; Pearls
Thursday 20 December 2012

"Sweet" Excitement for the New Year!

Hi All!

Just popping in today with some exciting news for all you Sugar Nellie fans!  We have some Sweet Adorables being released in the new year!  I don't know about you but I can't wait!

See you tomorrow with a brand new digi image from Elisabeth Bell! 

Love and Hugs
Thursday 13 December 2012

Let It Snow at Sugar Bowl

Good Morning All!

I hope you are well today.  I am off for a Christmas lunch tomorrow with so gorgeous ladies who I used to work with a while ago.  Have taken the afternoon off work so I can enjoy a glass or two of wine!  

I am here today for our new sketch challenge at the Sugar Bowl.  The option extra this week is "Let It Snow".  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

I have used the gorgeous "Wish Upon a Star".  You can get this and lots of other gorgeous images from Funky Kits. I love her!  She is coloured with copics and polychromos and I have teamed her with LOTV Krafty Christmas paper.  The sentiment is also from LOTV.  I have used my Die-namics Let It Snowflake die and added a snowflake charm.  The frosty border is from Memory Box.  

Please pop on over to the challenge blog for more fabulous inspiration.  This will be our last challenge of 2012 so you have plenty of time to enter.  We will see you again on 10 January!  

Speak soon and have a great day.

Love and Hugs

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Wish Upon A Star - Sugar Nellie;  Sentiment - LOTV;
Paper/Card - Krafty Christmas from LOTV;  Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Polychromos - Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40, Walnut Brown; Dress - BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000, Colbalt Turquoise; Stars - Y17, Dark Chrome Yellow; Outline - Light Cerulean Blue;
Dies/Punches - Die-namics Let it Snowflake; Memory Box Frost Border;
Other - Glamour Dust; Snowflake Charm;
Wednesday 12 December 2012

Elisabeth Bell - Winter Card

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all well and your week is going ok.  I can't wait for the weekend.  Am getting my tree on Saturday and then a lovely meal in the evening.  And then just one more week at work!!  

Anyway, I am racing ahead of myself, got to finish the week off first!  I am back today with my card for the Digi Bells blog.  Here it is:

The image is called Teen Village Girl.  You can't currently buy this but do go along to the Elisabeth Bell's Digital Gallery for all the gorgeous images you can purchase now. 

This image is great for either Christmas or just a winter birthday.  I coloured her with copics and polychromos.  She is teamed with LOTV Frosty Christmas and I have added some mulberry flowers.  The dies are from Marianne Design and I used white glitter paper to add some extra sparkle.  

I hope you like her!  Pop on over to the Digi Bells blog to find more amazing inspiration!

Have a great day!
Love and Hugs

I would like to enter into the following challenges:
  • Will do this later
Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Teen Village Girl from Elisabeth Bell;
Paper/Card - Frosty Christmas from LOTV; Bazzill CS; Glitter CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Polychromos - Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40, Walnut Brown;  Coat and Hat - C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, Cold Grey V; Trousers - B97, B95, B93, Prussian Blue; Presents - R29, R27, R24, Deep Red;  Outline - Light Cerulean Blue;
Dies/Punches - Icicle Border and Leave Swirl from Marianne Designs;
Other - Glamour Dust, Mulberry Flowers, Gems
Friday 7 December 2012

Winter Skating!

Good Evening Everyone

I'm sorry I haven't been back here for a week.  Where did that week go!  I am so glad its over though, I am now relaxing with some nice red wine and forgetting about work until Monday morning! 

I am sharing another Christmas card today.  I am using an image I haven't used before, I think I may be the only person in blogland who hasn't used any Magnolia images!  Here is my card:

I have used Tilda and Edwin Skating. I used Echo Park Winter Wishes paper which went perfectly with this image.  Coloured with my copics and polychromos.  I added some snowflake charms that I had in my stash and finished off with glamour dust and gems.  

I hope you like!  

So what are you up to this weekend?  I am writing cards and may start to do some wrapping!   Have a great one whatever you do!  Speak soon.

Love and Hugs

I would like to enter into the following challenges:

Card Ingredients
Stamp/Image - Tilda & Edwin Skating;
Paper/Card - Echo Park Winter Wishes Paper Pack; Bazzill CS;
Colouring Mediums - Copics/Polychromos - Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20; Hair - E74, E71, E70, E40, Walnut Brown; Clothes - B29, B28, B26, Indanthrene Blue, C6, C5, C4, C3, Cold Grey IV, RV95, RV91, Middle Purple Pink;  Skates - C2, C1;  Outline - Light Cerulean Blue
Other - Glamour Dust; Gems; Snowflake Charms