26 June 2010

Happy Father's Day

Sorry for the lack of blogging again folks, as well as the usuall night shifts I have been re-organising my craft room ... again. I haven't finished yet but am getting there. So here is the card I made for my dad for Father's Day. I used the For Men collection by Wild Rose Studio available at Dies to Die for. I have stamped the Time For A Pint stamp and coloured with Copics. Cut out and mounted to Doodlebug 'Blue Jean' CS. I have then added to a white card blank which has been layered with more CS and then a sheet from the For Men Paper Stack. Elzybells message stamped and popped behind the image. Pebbles In Candy Dots added to finish.

STAMPS: Wild Rose Studio, Elzybells Art Stamps. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Anita's, Doodlebug Designs, Wild Rose Studio. ACCESSORIES: Pebbles Inc Candy Dots, Copic Markers: E0000, E000, E00, E50, E53, E55, E57, E77, E79, B32, B34, Y15, W01.

Have you seen the sad news about Elzybells? I just wanted to wish Elizabeth all the best for the future and it was a pleasure being part of such a beautiful company.

I hope you are all well and enjoying the summer we are having at the moment!!

21 June 2010

Making Memories Desktop Carousel

Does anyone know where I can find one of these please? I believe it was discontinued a couple of months ago but if anyone knows where I can still get hold of one (preferably in UK) I would be so so grateful.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer me and search etc. After much much much searching I have found that they are no longer available in the UK apart from the odd ones in the shops. Thanks to Amanda I have found a very simular one from the Great Little Trading Company. Thanks again for your help!

Michelle xx

8 June 2010

Thank You

I have made this card for my Nan & Grandad to say thank you for the birthday gift they gave me. I have used a gorgeous image by Crissy Croll (a BIG thank you goes to Caz for the link). I have been inpsired by the sample card and coloured her in using Copics and cut out and added on top of a rectangle cut using a Nestie die with the greeting printed from my PC; both have then been added to base with 3d foam pads. The base is a sheet of Elzybells Light Kraft CS added to a white card blank followed by a strip of MME So Sophie Gracious Greenery paper added on top. Ribbon wrapped around and tied in a bow with a button added. Gem stones (PM Aqua Capsule Collection) added to finish.

STAMPS: Crissy Croll Tiddly Inks. CS: Craftwork Cards, Elzybells Art Stamps, My Minds Eye. ACCESSORIES: Nestabilities dies, ribbon from stash, button by Doodlebug Designs, Karen Foster Scrappers Floss, Papermania Adhesive Gems, Copic Markers: E0000, E000, E00, E57, E55, R20, BG11, BG32.

7 June 2010

Happy Birthday Sarah

Today is wonderful Sarah's birthday ... happy birthday hun, hope you have a great day! ... and this is the card I made for her. I have used the gorgeous Busy Baking from LOTV and coloured with Copics and cut out using a Nestie circle die then added to base with DST. The base is made following the sketch from the Just Cute Bears Challenge 18. I have added various layers of paper from the DCWV Linen Closet Stack (I love this!) one of them cut using the Stampin' Up! Scallop Boarder Punch. Organza ribbon and ric-rac ribbon (from Dies to Die for) wrapped around and roses added to finish. The large one is by Prima and available from Dies to Die for and the two smaller are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Elzybells greeting stamped and gem stones added to finish.

STAMPS: Lili Of The Valley, Elzybells Art Stamps. INK: Memento Tuxedo Black. CS: Craftwork Cards, Anitas, Die Cuts With A View. ACCESSORIES: Nestabilities dies, Stampin' Up! Scallop Border Punch, ribbon by Ribbon Oasis and My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus, Prima Marketing Fairytail Roses, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, Papermania Hampstead gems, Copic Markers: E31, E33, E34, E35, E51, E53, C00, C01, C03, C05, B0000, B32, BG10, BG11.

1 June 2010

My Balloon

Finally ... a card! I bought a couple of these very cute Pure Innocence stamps a while ago and have been meaning to ink them up and yesterday I finally did! This one is called my Balloon. I have stamped her out and coloured with Copics adding glitter to the band on her dress. The background of the image has been inspired by a technique used by Crissy Armstrong. I have then cut her out with a circle Nestabilities die and added to base with 3d foam pads. The base is a sheet of DB 'Gumdrop' CS followed by a strip of DB 'Lilac' CS which has been punched using the fab MS Loops punch from Dies to Die for here. I have then wrapped around purple ribbon and Scrappers Floss abd added a button to the front. Elzybells 'A Little Hello' Message stamped and added to the layer. Elzybells have a massive sale starting today too see here for details. Apologies for the photo ... it is a really drissly day here in Surrey.

STAMPS: My Favourite Things, Elzybells Art Stamps. CS: Craftwork Cards, Doodlebug Designs. ACCESSORIES: Nestabilities dies, Martha Stewart Loops punch, Anita's ribbon, Karen Foster Scrappers Floss, Silly Monkey Crafts button, Copic Spica At You glitter pen, Copic Markers: E0000, E000, E00, E25, E27, V000, V00, V01, V12, V15, V17, B0000, B000.

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