Sep 25, 2014

Apples and Twine.... Twine and Apples...



Happy Thursday my friends,  I have another card to share with you today.  This one is for the challenge of "Apples and Twine" over on the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog.  Any, and All Things Elisabeth Bell in one place, gotta love it!!!

This month we are sponsored by Elisabeth Bell and her digital collection.  Today I've used a stamp from Whimsy Stamps. She's a classic.... "Polka Dott" is just too cute, I had to use her for my Apples and Twine creation.



This darling image was colored with Copics. (colors listed below)
I'm not positive, but I believe that my papers are from K & Company.  I made the apple embellishments myself, topping them, as well as the apples and flowers in the adorable image with stickles just to make them sparkle a little.  I then added my twine underneath my apple embellies.  I just didn't think this card really needed any flowers, or anything extra, I wanted to the apples to be the main embellishments on this one.

Have you stopped by the Elphine House Challenge Blog lately?  They have a challenge theme of "An Apple A Day" ...  You could join both challenges this month.... Just like with Elisabeth Bell's World, Elphine House Australia's Challenge blog also will allow you to use ANY Elisabeth Bell Design. 

Also, don't forget The Digi Bells currently have a blog hop going on.... There is only 1 day left to join us... I promise you will find lots of inspiration along the way, and this month there will be FOUR WINNERS....  Wouldn't you like to be one of them?

Some Challenges that I've entered:


Copic Colors Used:
{Skin and Hair} E00, E07, E09, R02
{Clothing} Y06, Y21, YR23, Y28, 
R29, R35, R39, B41, B45
{Other} YG67, YG03, YG11, YR0000, YR04, R05, E25, E43, E0000.
Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura in Opaque White



Sep 19, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's Digital Release and Blog Hop for September 2014



Welcome to this months fabulous Digi release, featuring (not one, but TWO) of Elisabeth Bell's FABULOUS works of art to her Digital Collection.  What a perfect set for this time of year. Some of you may recognize these, I believe they were once released by Whiff of Joy.  Either way, I'm happy to have them for these festive Fall creations.

You should have arrived from Linda's Blog, but if not, why not head on over to the Digi Bells Blog, and join us for the blog hop today.

Meet "Corn Basket Beauty" and "Hay Day"... I've decided to use both of them on my creation today.





I've colored my image using  Copic Markers. (I've listed the colors below)

The papers I used are from my scraps stash.  It's always fun to go digging into the holiday scraps and see what I can find.  The tag, leaves, and acorns are from Elizabeth Crafts Die Set, called Holly/Berries, Acorns/Leaves.
The pumpkin is a digi from C.C. Designs.  
 

The next stop along the way is Mary Lou's Blog - But before you leave make sure to leave a comment here for a chance to win this sweet Digi.  Winners will be announced on the Digi Bells Blog on Saturday, September 27th.

Challenges I've Entered:

Copic Colors Used:
{Skin} - E00, E11
{Hair} - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
{Clothes} B41, B45, YR23, Y06, R29, R35, R39, E42, E43, W0
{Other} - E29, E33, YG03, YG17, YG67, YR04, YR15, YR23, R05



Sep 16, 2014

An Apple A Day......



You know what they say?  An Apple a Day keeps the Dr. away!  Do you think that's true?  Hmmm, I'm not so sure about that, but of course eating healthy will definitely help!  LOL

Today I have a tag to share with you all, using Elphine House Australia's "Sasha with Red and Golden Apples"   She was such a fun image to color.  This month the Challenge over at Elphine House Australia's challenge blog is "An Apple A Day"....  The DT girls and I all seem to have decided to use this very same image.  Talk about a major coincidence.  LOL

With Elisabeth Bell having SOOOO many designs out there that have an apple theme, it shouldn't be too hard to play along, so I invite you to join us if you can.  I love this time of year, and the whole "apple" theme of things.  I would LOVE to see what ideas you all can come up with for this challenge.




I've colored my image with Copic markers, and used odds and ends from my scrap stash for embellishing.
Wouldn't this tag be adorable on a basket of apples?  That's all I could think of the whole time I was making it.  What a fabulous gift idea for this time of year.

I've entered these challenges:




Sep 14, 2014

Just a Little Note, Featuring Apple Berry



Good Morning!  I've got a little bit of inspiration to share with you! I've made a Criss-Cross card, featuring "Apple Berry" from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.  I've shared this over on The Digi Bells Blog today as well.  I hope you enjoy it.



The inside looks like this.... when you pull it out....  There is also a place for writing more on the back side... Because if you are like me, you would never have only a little bit to say when sending a little note.
I would definitely NEED to continue my writing on the back.  LOL




Everything was colored using my Copics (a list of colors used is below) 

My flowers are not the greatest this time around, but I did try to create a flower that resembled an apple blossom.  Yep, I'd say I need to work on that a bit more...  

The "apple" themed paper is actually a stamp from Magnolia, that I've scanned, and reduced the size, and made into a pattern and then printed it out.  I also colored each of those individual apples using copics.  I completely enjoy creating papers. Sometimes it's just FUN just to do something different, and make the perfect paper to go along with an image that I'm using.
Have you seen some of the digital papers I've made?
You can find them in the Tab along the top of my blog.

Don't forget to mark your calendars.  The Digi Bells DT will be having another blog hop on Friday....  (September 19th)

We hope to see you joining us for this months fun...

I've decided to enter these challenges:

Copic Colors Used:
{Skin} E00, E93
{Hair} E07, E09, R02
{Clothing} G14, G16, YG11, W00, W1, R29, R35, R39, YR14
{Other} E25, E33, E40, E42, E43
--Apple Paper --
YG67, YG11, G14, R29, R35, E40, E93  






Aug 25, 2014

Pretty In Pink



Happy Monday my friends,  I have another card to share with you today.  This one is for the challenge of "Pretty in Pink" over on the Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge Blog.  Any, and All Things Elisabeth Bell in one place, gotta love it!!!

This month we are sponsored by Elphine House Australia, they have some of the cutest Elisabeth Bell designs around.  =)  I've used the classic "Daisy" for my Pretty in Pink creation today.


This darling image was colored with ONLY Prisma Colored Pencils.  I didn't know if I could do it, because I just love the coverage of my Copics, but I really managed it.  I even impressed myself. ha ha!
The flowers are doohickey dies from Magnolia. (Leaves/branches are a Martha Stewart punch) Ohhh, and in the background I've used the "Cherish Border" from Memory Box. The top corner pieces were punched from a EKSuccess corner punch.  All papers are from DCWV, and the rest, as they say, is history!  LOL

Have you stopped by the Elphine House Challenge Blog lately?  Just like with Elisabeth Bell's World, Elphine House Australia's Challenge blog also will allow you to use ANY Elisabeth Bell Design.

Also, don't forget The Digi Bells currently have a blog hop going on....  Why not join in, for some fun and inspiration?

Some Challenges that I've entered:



Aug 22, 2014

Elisabeth Bell's Digital Release and Blog Hop for August 2014



Greetings Elisabeth Bell followers....  Today is the day that The Digi Bells are sharing this months Digital Release by Elisabeth Bell.  I hope that you've decided to join the blog hop.

If you have arrived here and not following the hop, then please take a moment and start the blog hop off right, by visiting The Digi Bells Blog where you can start at the beginning.

You should have arrived here from our talented GDT girl Vicky's Blog.  Isn't her creation ADORABLE???

For today's release, I have decided to create an easel card, with a "Book Theme" to go along with this Very VERY sweet little doll and her bear.


 The sentiment is actually a phrase that has been posted on a sign outside of our public library all summer.  I really liked what it said, as I would see it often, every time I went for a walk.  How true this sentiment really is!

I've colored my image with Copics, Used some gold embossing powder, and the flowers are punched flowers using my EKSuccess Retro flower punch.  The vines are called "Lavish Corner" from Memory Box Dies.



Be sure to leave a comment below to be eligible to be in the drawing to win this adorable Digi.  When you're done with the comment, then it's time to hop on over to Linda S. Blog to see what beautiful creation she has to share with you today.

Challenges I've decided to enter:




Aug 19, 2014

Recycle and Re-use Challenge



Hello there everyone... What a crazy month this has been.  I haven't been on my blog that often, but hopefully that will start to change...  I've got a few things to share with you over the next week or so....

Don't forget that Friday of this week is The Digi Bells Blog Hop.....  You won't want to miss it.

Okay, on with today's post.  I've created a little Boo-Boo Box for this months Elphine House Australia Challenge - The Challenge theme is "Recycle and Re-use"  This could mean that you are making something out of something that might otherwise have gone in the garbage, OR, you could re-purpose odds and ends to embellish your cards etc.  Basically if it's had another use, we want to see what else you can do with it....

I've used "Evania - Nursing Boo Boo" from Elphine House Australia's online store... to help me create this very cute little Boo Boo Box.  The perfect place to keep all those cute cartoon character band-aides and maybe some medical tape and small scissors.  Lets not forget the Neosporin.  I couldn't live without that.  LOL

You will never believe what I've used to create this box. I've decided to re-purpose the tin that my Zutter Distress it all came in.  I knew there was a reason I held onto this box.  It has been the perfect box to work with for my Boo Boo Box.



and here is another angle of the box.



I've used Copics for coloring my image, as well as the flourishy branches, which are actually a "Memory Box, Lavish Corner" Die.   The ribbon that is tucked under the image was a mistake that I made, but never threw away the ribbon, so I guess that counts as recycling as well.  The pink mesh is from a Shower Scrunchie (a clean one) LOL  Such fun things you can find to use...  That's the whole fun in crafting, isn't it?

So what types of things can you find to recycle or re-use????  We'd love to have you join us in this months challenge over at Elphine House Australia.


Challenges I've entered: