Monday, December 27, 2010

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards

Hello everyone, I hope you have all had a fabulous christmas and santa brought you all some lovely prezzies! Today I just have a quick post and I thought it would be fun to join in with Debby's favourite five

So here are my top five, in no particular order.......



I picked this one as I love the colour combo and I think these are my favourite christmas DPs this year.


I love the simplicity of these cards, I love how the poinsettia turned out and the general look of the cards....less is more in this case!


Again, the colour combo and one of my favourite Tildas....she is so versatile and can be used all year round.


This card has loads of bling in real life and I loved the way it turned out, its just unfortunate we don't have bling cam just yet!


Finally, I love this cute hanglar girl so she just had to feature in my top five. I love all the layers on this card too.... definitely not one for cheap postage!!

Well, that's it. Thanks for stopping by today and I will have my favourite five from 2010 next week. x

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 122

Hello everyone, today on Cupcake Challenge 122 we have a theme of thank you and this week we are sponsored by The Creative Cottage who are giving us a £10 gift voucher as a prize and Tickled Pink who are giving the lucky winner either the choice of two digis or one rubber stamp. I am also entering my card into this month's Quixotic Challenge where the theme is also thank you.


For my card I have used a WOJ stamp from the birdie love stamp kit and it is coloured with copics and highlighted with stickles. The DP is from papermania and the embossing was done with my divine swirl folder. I hand wrote the sentiment and finished off with some ribbon and jewels. This card was really quick and easy to make, but I'm not happy with it......I used a cream card base and therefore embossed cream card for the front and I'm not too sure about it! lol!

So, the other girls have done a great job as usual and provided some fabulous inspiration and also, don't forget our Cupcake Madness... this month we are sponsored by Wild Rose Studio and they are giving us a prize of two gorgeous stamps. All you have to do to enter is join in with at least two cupcake challenges this month and your name will be included in the draw.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Cream and blue card, Papermania
Stamps: WOJ - Birdie Love
Colouring: Copics - B32, B23, B24, YG03, G21, YG67
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels, stickles
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, d'vine swirl folder, sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Create4Fun Challenge 73

Hello everyone, today over on Create4fun Challenge 73 we have another fabulous sketch to follow and this week the prize is a gorgeous MS punch. I am also entering this card for Stamp with Fun Challenge 89 which has a theme of christmas.


For my card I have used a digi stamp from Create4fun called Timothy Light Wrap and it is coloured with copics and I have added some glossy accents to the baubles. The DP is from Echo Park and the punched border was done with an MS trellis punch. The sentiment is from studio g and I have finished off with some ribbon and jewels.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Ivory, blue and red card, Echo Park
Stamps: Create4fun - Timothy Light Wrap, Sentiment - Studio G
Colouring: Copics -E00, E11, R20, E53, E25, E29, B93, B95, B97, R32, R35, R37, B32, B23, B39, G94, G99, Y17, E33, E31, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Jewels, ribbon, glossy accents
Tools: Sewing machine, MS trellis punch, cuttlebug, nesties
Thanks for looking x

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 121

Hello everyone, today over on Cupcake Challenge 121 it was my turn to set the theme and I have chosen the festive theme of non traditional christmas. This week we are sponsored by Meljen Designs and they are giving us the fabulous prize of four digi images! I am also entering this card for the following challenges; Just Magnolia Challenge Challenge 85 where the theme is a christmas card, Stamp with Fun Challenge 89 has a theme of Christmas, and  Copic Creations Challenge 40 where the theme is light source (I have mine from the front).


For my card I have used Christmas Eve Tilda from the Magnolia So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection 2009 and she is coloured with copics. For the background I have sponged the edges with weathered wood distress ink and have stamped the Silent Night background from the Magnolia Santa Collection 2008. The DP is from Bo Bunny and the tag was cut with a Magnolia Doo Hickey die and stamped with the silent night background. I finished the card off with some ribbon, a ribbon slider, some pearls and a little glossy accents on the present and the ribbons in her hair.

So, the other girls have done a great job as usual and provided some fabulous inspiration and also, don't forget our Cupcake Madness... this month we are sponsored by Wild Rose Studio and they are giving us a prize of two gorgeous stamps. All you have to do to enter is join in with at least two cupcake challenges this month and your name will be included in the draw.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White and lilac card, Bo bunny
Stamps: Magnolia - Christmas Eve Tilda - So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection 2009, Silent Night background - Santa Collection 2008
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, V12, V17, YG11, YG03, YG06, W1, W3, W5, W7, C1, C3, C5, C7, 100, 0. Distress inks - weathered wood
Embellishments: Ribbon, ribbon slider, pearls, glossy accents
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, TH blending tool, Doo Hickey tag die
Thanks for looking x

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Create4fun Challenge Challenge 72

Hello everyone, today over on Create4fun Challenge 72 we have a sketch to follow and this week the prize for one lucky winner is a gorgeous whipper snapper stamp. I am also entering this card for the following challenges; Totally Gorjuss Challenge 60 has a theme of snow, A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 133 has a theme of a christmas card, and Creative Card Crew has a theme of anything goes.


For my card I have used two stamped images that were very kindly sent to me by a blogging bud (thanks x) and they are from Hanglar. The images have been coloured with copics, cut out and mounted using foam pads. The DP is from echo park and the embossing was done with my snowflake folder. Finally, I finished off with some ribbon and jewels.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White, blue and red card. Echo park
Stamps: Hanglar
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, B32, B23, B24, B39, R35, R37, R39, E53, E25, E29, G21, G94, G99, C1, C3, C5, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels
Tools: Cuttlebug, snowflake folder, sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 120

Hello everyone, today over on Cupcake Challenge 120 we have a theme of Little Red Robin and we would lke to see a robin on your cards/projects. This week we are sponsored by our regular sponsor Simon Says Stamp and they are giving us a $20 gift certificate + free shipping as a prize.


I am also entering my card into the following challenges: this week's Stamp Something has a theme of christmas colour combos, and Secret Crafter Challenge 112 has a theme of christmas.


For my card I have used a Penny Black stamp.... I haven't used any of my PB stamps for ages so I thought it was about time to dust one off!!! The image is coloured with copics and the DP is from DCWV. The embossing was done with my snowflake folder and I used my corner rounder punch and an MS punch for some punched detail. I finished off with a ribbon and some jewels. For my bow I used my new bow easy and made a double bow....very cute!

So, the other girls have done a great job as usual and provided some fabulous inspiration and also, don't forget our Cupcake Madness... this month we are sponsored by Wild Rose Studio and they are giving us a prize of two gorgeous stamps. All you have to do to enter is join in with at least two cupcake challenges this month and your name will be included in the draw.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Red and white card, DCWV - Christmas wishes
Stamps: Penny Black - Tokens of Love
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, R22, R27, R29, R59, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, B24, G94, G99, YR04, V04, V09, YR23, YG03, C1, C3, C5, C7, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels
Tools: MS punch, sewing machine, bow easy, cuttlebug, snowflake folder
Thanks for looking x

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Secret Tilda

Hello everyone, if you saw my sneek peek the other day but didn't make it over to my Magnolia blog, here is the card in all its glory!


For my card I have used Secret Tilda from the Magnolia Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010 and she is coloured with copics. The DP is from Bo Bunny and the sentiment from cats life press. I have finished off with some ribbon, jewels and a christmas tree charm.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Green, lilac and white card, Bo Bunny
Stamps: Magnolia - Secret Tilda - Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010, Sentiment - Cats Life Press
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, YG11, YG03, YG06, E53, E25, E29, V12, V17, C1, C3, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels, charm
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties

Thanks for looking. x

Friday, December 3, 2010

Magnolia Advent Calendar Day 3

Hello everyone, today is day 3 of the Magnolia Advent Calendar and I am today's host. Below is a sneek peek of my card......


To see it all and to participate in the advent calendar, please pop over to my Magnolia Blog.

Thanks for stopping by. x

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Magnolia Advent Calendar

Hi Everyone, Magnolia have a new look inspirations blog and to celebrate they are hosting an advent calendar with a prize up for grabs each day in December. The first day starts at the Magnolia blog and for all of the other days you will be directed to one of the design team blogs for a chance to win, so to take a look at the new blog, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.

Liza x

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CAS Poinsettia


Hello everyone, today I have a CAS card to show you that was really easy to make but looks really effective.....well I think so anyway! This month my fellow cupcakes have a challenge between us with a theme of "no image" so this card is perfect for the job!


For my card I used a Creatables Poinsettia die, for the card above I used the smaller die. I cut and embossed a shape out of red card and before I removed it from the die I sponged it with fired brick distress ink. I then removed it from the die and sponged the edges to add some definition. I repeated this again with red card and once with green card. When all of my shapes were cut I shaped them with a ball tool and I used liquid glue to stick them together. For the centre I used black card and I added a jewel to finish off.

The embossed background was done with my snowflake folder and the sentiment is computer generated. Finally, I stitched around the edge to finish off.


The final picture is of the two cards I made, the top one was made with the small die and the other one was made with the large die.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Red, green, black and white card
Ink: Distress inks - fired brick and peeled paint
Embellishments: Jewels
Tools: Cuttlebug, creatables poinsettia die, snowflake folder, sewing machine, ball tool, TH ink applicator tool
Thanks for looking x

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 119

Hello everyone, today on Cupcake Challenge 119 we have a theme of "Light it up" and we would like to see a candle somewhere on your card or project. This week we are sponsored by The Character Cafe and they are offering one lucky winner a $10 gift voucher as a prize. Apologies for the yellowish hue on my photo, the light was bad and the paper has a creamy/goldenish finish which didn't help!!


For my card I have used Willow with Lantern from Whiff of Joy.....love this stamp, I think she looks so elegant..... and I have coloured her with distress inks and added some sparkle with red stickles. The DP is from Fancy Pants and the ribbon, charm and jewels are from my stash.

Both the centre panel with the ribbon threaded through and the poinsettia have been created with creatables dies. For the poinsettia I used the smaller die in the pack and I cut and embossed two red shapes and one green one. Before I removed my shape from the die I sponged the red ones with fired brick distress ink and the green one with peeled paint to make the embossed elements really stand out. I then removed the shape from the die and I sponged around the edges. Finally I shaped them with a embossing ball tool, glued them together with a small blob of liquid glue and I added a golden jewel to the centre.

Also, don't forget our Cupcake Madness this month which is sponsored by Some Odd Girl, and make sure you check out the creations make by the other cupcakes....awesome!

Supplies
Card/Paper: Ivory and red card, Fancy Pants
Stamps: Willow with Lantern - WOJ, Sentiment - Studio G
Colouring: Distress inks - tattered rose, vintage photo, antique linen, walnut stain, weathered wood, black soot, peeled paint, spiced marmalade, fired brick
Embellishments: Jewels, red stickles, ribbon, bell charm
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, creatables dies
Thanks for looking x

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 118

Hello everyone, today over on Cupcake Challenge 118 we have a theme of Fairytales or Panto and this week we are sponsored by Digital Delights who are giving us the fab prize of a $10 gift voucher.


For my card this week I have used the gorgeous Lizzy Princess digi stamp from Create4fun and she is coloured with copics. The DP is from PM and the doily is from Create4fun. I have used a spellbinders fancy tag and the sentiment is from WOJ. As usual, I have finished off with some stitching, ribbon and jewels.

Also, don't forget our Cupcake Madness which is sponsored by Some Odd Girl this month.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White and pink card, PM - Blueberry hill
Stamps: Lizzy Princess - Create4fun, sentiment - WOJ
Colouring: E00, E11, R20, E50, E31, E25, R81, R85, B00, B32, B23, B24,B39, C1, C3, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels, doily, glossy accents
Tools: Cuttlebug, fancy tags
Thanks for looking x

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 117

Hello everyone, today over on Cupcake Challenge 117 we have a theme of house warming and this week we are sponsored by Black Leaf Studios and they are giving us the fabulous prize of a set of christmas images.
 

For my card I used a digi stamp from sketching stamper called Daisy Crazy... I love this stamp, it is so quick and easy to colour and looks so effective on cards. The paper is from PM and I thought the daisy theme matched quite well! The embossing was done with a folder from craft concepts called cottage floral and the ribbon and jewels are from my stash. The little sentiment was cut with the smallest circle nestie and I hand wrote the sentiment.

The other girls have made some awesome cards once again this week and don't forget our Cupcake Madness which is sponsored by Some Odd Girl this month.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White and navy card, Papermania - Venetian skies
Stamps: Daisy Crazy - Sketching Stamper
Colouring: Copics - Y11, Y17, BG10, B00, YG03, YG67,0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, Craft Concepts embossing folder - Cottage floral, sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 116

Hello everyone, apologies for my lack of blogging once again, I have a lot going on behind the scenes but hopefully things should settle down soon. This week on Cupcake Challenge 116 we have a fabulous sketch to follow that was done by my teamie Denise. This week we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and they are giving us the fab prize of four digi images. I am also entering this card for the following challenges; Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 128 has a theme of embellishments and Just Magnolia Challenge 80 has a theme of anything goes with the added option of beads.


For my card I have used Tilda with Jolly Wreath from the Magnolia So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection 2009 and she is coloured with copics. I have added loads of bling to the image with various different colours of stickles and some glossy accents. My DP is from echo park and the ribbon is one of my Florida purchases. The punched border is done with an MS punch and the jewels are fom my stash.

The rest of the cupcakes have done an awesome job this week so head on over to the challenge blog to check out their creations.... and don't forget our Cupcake Madness Challenge where one lucky winner has the chance to win a $9 voucher from Some Odd Girl.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Red and white card, Echo park DP
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda with Jolly Wreath - So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection 2009
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, E21, E31, E25, E29, G21, G94, G99, R22, R27, R29, R59, B00, B32, B24, B39, C1, C3, C5, C7, 100, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels, glossy accents, stickles - icicle, silver, christmas red, waterfall
Tools: MS punch, sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 115

Hello everyone, well I have got my act together after my holidays and I am now back in the swing of DT creations too so this week over on Cupcake Challenge 115 we have a theme of thank you with autumn colours. This week we are sponsored by our regular sponsor Simon Says Stamp and as usual the prize is a fabulous $20 gift certificate + free shipping. I am also entering this card into this week's Creative Card Crew Challenge and Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 127 as they both have a theme of punches.


For my card I have used Christmas Eve Tilda from the Magnolia So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection 2009 and I have colored her with distress inks. I love this stamp as I love the way that it can be used all year round for a variety of different occassions..... so versatile!!! The background has been inked with antique linen and vintage photo and I have stamped the Old Valentine Letter from the Magnoia Valentine Collection 2009 in vintage photo ink too.

All the DPs are from Papermania and each one has been inked with antique linen and edged with walnut stain inks. The punched edge was done with an MS punch that was one of my new purchases from when we were in Florida and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash. The sentiment is from WOJ, the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I punched out the little branches with my leone em punch.

Also as it is the start of a new month we have a new Cupcake Madness prize up for grabs and this month it is sponsored by Some Odd Girl. To be eligible for this prize all you need to do is enter at least two different Cupcake Challenges this month for your name to be aded to the draw.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Ivory pearlescent card, PM - Exquisite Collection
Stamps: Magnolia - Christmas Eve Tilda - So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe Collection 2009, Old Valentine Letter - Valentine Collection 2009, Sentiment - WOJ
Colouring: Distress inks - tattered rose, antique linen, walnut stain, vintage photo, black soot. Gold gel pen
Embellishments: Flowers, ribbon, pearls
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, leone em punch, MS punch, sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Saturday, October 30, 2010

CAS Christmas

Hello everyone, the card I have made today is certainly the quickest card I have ever made! My fellow cupcakes and I have a challenge among ourselves and this month the theme is CAS christmas. Well this couldn't have come at a better time as I vowed that this year I would try and come up with a design that would be quick for me to do so I wouldn't be frantically making christmas cards at the last minute.

Well I love doing CAS cards but I always colour an image and at least one piece of DP slips its way into the design, but I was determind to try something else. I don't have many just stamping stamps.... you know the kind I mean where you just stamp the image and its done.... mine are mostly stamp an image and colour it in types.... but I hunted through my Magnolias and found two snowflakes and a sentiment..... perfect!....but what to do with them........

....well as always I always find so much inspiration from my fellow bloggers and I just LOVE the cards that Sarita at Little Princess Cards produces....if you haven't been there check out her blog it is just fantastic! So filled with ideas this is what I made.....


I think it looks a little better in real life as it is a bit of a dull day today and my picture hasn't turned out too well.... but I'm really pleased with how the card turned out. I might just try and do a few more CAS cards in the future.... I think I have the bug!!

Supplies
Card/Paper: White and pink card
Stamps: Magnolia Christmas Collection 2008
Embellishments: Ribbon
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties
Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm Back with Hugs!

Hello everyone, I am back from my hols in Florida. We had such a great time but I think I left my mojo in the states as it has taken me ages to get back into the swing of it again. However this week I managed to pick up a copic and use some of the new stash I bought while I was away. The card I have made fits the following challenges; I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers Challenge 125, this week's Simon Says has a theme of punches and die cuts, Totally Gorjuss Challenge 53 has a theme of sparkle, Just Magnolia Week 78 has a theme of pink, and this week's Papertake Challenge has a theme of sparkly and bright.


For my card I have used Tilda Wants a Hug from the Magnolia Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010 and I have coloured her with copics...... although having been away for a while and out of practice I had to paper piece the dress to hide a bad colour choice and naff colouring!!!! The DP is from K & Co and the ribbon and jewels are from my stash. The flourish die cut was cut with a Marianne Creatables die and I stitched around the edges of all the elements with my sewing machine.

I know that technically this is a christmas stamp but I have added two little star shaped jewels to her hair and I hope the holly leaves aren't too obvious!!

Supplies
Card/Paper: Green and ivory card, K & Co - Small Wonders Girl
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda Wants a Hug - Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, Y21, YR23, E31, E35, E50, E51, E53, RV000, YG03, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Jewels, ribbon, stickles
Tools: Sewing machine, Marianne creatables die, cuttlebug
Thanks for looking x

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 113

Hello everyone, over on Cupcake Challenge 113 we have a theme this week of Boys and their Toys and we are sponsored by Gotta Craft who are giving us a $10 gift certificate as a prize.

This is the final week of my holidays and I will be back next week with a creation for the challenge. As usual the other girls have made some fabulous cards/projects so please pop over and take a look. Thanks for stopping by. Liza x

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 112

Hello everyone, over on Cupcake Challenge 112 we have a theme this week of Scary Creatures/Halloween and this week we are sponsored by Soft Pencil who are providing the prize of a $20 gift certificate!!

I am still on my holidays and haven't made a card for this week but the other girls, as usual, have made some fabulous creations, so pop on over and join in with the fun! Thanks for stopping by. Liza x

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lizzy with Daisy

Hello everyone, this is a scheduled post as I am on my hols, so hopefully you are reading it and blogger hasn't let me down! This week on the Create4fun Challenge we have a theme of use a Digi image and I have used the ever so sweet Lizzy with Daisy that is available to purchase from Create4fun.


I have coloured her with copics and my DP is from dovecraft. The swirl is cut with a Marianne Creatables die and it is quite a large one so after fiddling around for ages with the placement of it, I decided to cut it in two and arrange it around my image! The lush satin ribbon is from my stash, as are the jewels.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Black and white card, Dovecraft
Stamps: Create4fun - Lizzy with Daisy
Colouring: Copics - E00, E02, E11, R20, B93, B95, B97, R81, R83, B23, B32, B39, YG11, YG03, G21, Y11, Y17, BG10, C1, C3, C5, C7, 100, 0. Silver gel pen
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels
Tools: Sewing machine, Marianne Creatables die
Thanks for looking x

Monday, October 4, 2010

Every Belle and Roses

Hello everyone, this is another scheduled post as I am on my holidays so hopefully you are reading it and blogger hasn't let me down! For this card I am using three of my favourite images from the new Changeabelles Collection from Belles 'n Whistles. I just love this latest collection as there is such an array of images you can use them to create cards for all occassions.


For my card I have coloured my images with copics and the DP is from my stash, as is the ribbon and jewels. The lace and pins are both from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have finished off with my usual stitching and a little stickles on the flowers.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White and blue card, DP from stash
Stamps: Belles 'n Whistles - Every Belle, Roses and Table - Changeabelles Collection
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, E50, E31, E25, R81, R85, B00, B32, B23, B24, YG03, G21, C1, C3, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Lace, ribbon, pins, jewels, stickles
Tools: Sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Cupcake Challenge 111

Hello everyone, over on Cupcake Challenge 111 we have a theme this week of Happy Hour and we are sponsored by our regular sponsor Simon Says Stamp who are giving us a $20 gift certificate plus free shipping as a prize.

I am having a three week break from Cupcake while I am on my holidays but I know the girls have made some fabulous creations to inspire you. Thanks for stopping by x

Friday, October 1, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles Candy Winner

Hi everyone, just a quick post before I go to let you know that the winner of my Belles 'n Whislte blog hop candy is...... Mary Lou of Mary Lou's Corner.

Congratulations! Please can you contact me with your mailing address and your choice of stamp from the new collection to liza.carruthers@yahoo.com

Christmas tree o christmas tree

Hello everyone, today I have my second post for Belles 'n Whistles and I am using a gorgeous accessory stamp from the new Changeabelles collection. From time to time we all need to make multiple cards be it for christmas cards, invitations, thank you cards or just a set of pretty notelets and the new Belles 'n Whistles collection has stamps for all those occasions and the accessory stamps are perfect for the job!


I have used the christmas tree accessory stamp to make a simple but effective card and tag set. The image took me hardly any time to colour with my copics and I have added some red and gold stickles to the baubles for a bit of sparkle. For the embossing I used my snowflake folder and the gorgeous ribbon and jewels are from my stash.... the photo doesn't do the ribbon justice in real life it has a nice gold metallic sheen!


Here is a closer look at just the card, using a simple layout it would take no time at all to whip up a dozen cards!

I love the accessory stamps in this new collection because they are so versatile the possibilities are endless! The new collection of stamps are available for pre-order now and shipping will begin next week, so hop on over to the Belles 'n Whistles shop to take a look.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Red, green and white card, DP from my stash
Stamps: Belles 'n Whistles - Changeabelles Collection
Colouring: Copics - G21, G94, G99, Y11, Y17, R46, E31, E35, E37, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels, stickles
Tools: Sewing machine, cuttlebug, snowflake folder, nesties

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles New Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone, welcome to the Belles 'n Whisltes new release blog hop! I know you have seen some beautiful creations already and you should have arrived here from Rosette's blog but if not, please go to to Belles 'n Whistles blog to start from the beginning.


For my card I have used a gorgeous new Belles n' Whistles stamp and she is coloured with copics. The DP is from MME and I have used my MS trellis punch for the border. The sentiment is from crafty sentiments and I have finished off with some ribbon, jewels and a charm.

Now for the candy.... the very generous Summer is offering some lucky winners the chance to win some Belles 'n Whisltes stamps.... each of the girls in the blog hop will pick a winner from their blog to received a stamp of their choice from the new release and one lucky winner will be chosen from the Belles 'n Whistles blog to receive a full set of the new stamps.... an awesome prize!!! So to be in with a chance to win, please leave a comment on each of the blogs and it could be you that is the lucky one!! Good luck!!

The next stop on the hop is Mary Frances and I know she has something gorgeous to show you.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White and blue card, MME
Stamps: Belles 'n Whistles
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, E53, E25, E29, R81, R83, C1, C3, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, Charm, jewels
Tools: Sewing machine, cuttlebug, nesties, d'vine swirl folder, MS trellis punch
Thanks for looking x

Monday, September 27, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 110

Hello everyone, today over on Cupcake Challenge 110 we have a theme of pink and brown and this week we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps and they are giving us the fab prize of 5 digi images. As usual the rest of the girls have made some fabulous creations so make sure you check out their blogs!


For my card I have used a Tilda with Cherries from the new Cozy Family Autumn Collection 2010 and she is coloured with copics. The DPs were provided by Magnolia and I have used my MS trellis punch for the border. I have finished off with some ribbon and jewels.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Pink and white card, DP provided by Magnolia
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda with Cherries - Cozy Family Autumn Collection 2010
Colouring: Copics - E00, E02, E11, R20, Y21, YR23, E33, RV000, R32, R35, R27, R46, R59, E53, E57, YG03, G21, YG67, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels
Tools: Corner rounder punch, MS trellis punch, sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Saturday, September 25, 2010

It's Your Day

Hi everyone, this is my first GDT post that is on the Belles 'n Whistles blog. The inspiration came to me for this card while I was making some cupcakes the other day....but all I can say is that I wish my cupcakes had turned out like hers!! I think I have a long way to go before I can achieve that!!! lol! I am also entering this card into Charisma Cardz Challenge 38 where the theme is anything goes.


This gorgeous stamp is called Cupcake and I have coloured her with copics. The DPs are my all time favourite from Papermania and the doily has been cut with a Marianne Creatables die. The sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments and I have finished off with some ribbon, jewels and some pink and blue stickles on her hat.

Tip: I have a little tip for you today that will help you when you are using the marianne creatables dies. If, like me, you find that you have difficulty removing your die cut from the die and lots of little bits of card/paper become stuck in the die after you have cut and removed your shape....well, try putting a bit of wax paper or baking parchment between the die and your card/DP, run it through your die cutting maching and your shape and all the little bits will easily pop out of the die.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White, blue and pink card, Papermania - Blueberry Hill
Stamps: Belles 'n Whistles - Cupcake, Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, E50, E51, E53, E31, E25, B93, B95, B97, RV000, RV10, RV13, R37, B00, B23, YG03, YG67, C1, C3, W1, W3,W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels, stickles
Tools: Sewing machine, cuttlebug, Marianne Creatables die
Thanks for looking x

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 109

Hello everyone, today over on Cupcake Challenge 109 we have the theme of transport and this week we are sponsored by AiFactory and the lucky winner will win a $10 gift certificate. I am also entering this card into Copic Creations Challenge 35 which has a theme of shading.


For my card I have used Simon from Mo's Digital Pencil and I have coloured him with copics. The DPs are from basic grey and the sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments. I have finished off with some stitching and a couple of brads.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Cream and navy card, Basic Grey - Boxer
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil - Simon. Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, B93, B95, B97, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0. Silver gel pen
Embellishments: Brads
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Lizzy with Strawberries

Hello everyone, we have a new sketch challenge over on the Create4fun Challenge blog this week and I am also entering this card and tag set into Secret Crafter Challenge 101 where they have a theme of anything goes and this week's Stamp Something has a theme of use something digi.


For my card I used Lizzy with Strawberries which is a new digi stamp from Create4fun and she is coloured with copics. My DP is from K & Co and I only had a small amount left so I decided to make a matching tag to go with the card. The sentiment is from Magnolia and it goes perfectly with this image.


I used my d'vine swirl folder for the embossing and I finished off with some ribbon and jewels.


Supplies
Card/Paper: Green, red and white card, K & Co
Stamps: Create4fun - Lizzy with Strawberries, Sentiment - Magnolia
Colouring: Copics - E00, E02, E11, R20, E50, E31, E25, E35, E37, YG11, YG03, G21, B32, B23, B39, R27, R29, R59, BG10, C1, C3,C5, W1, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, sewing machine, d'vine swirl folder
Thanks for looking x

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop - September 2010

Hello everyone and welcome to another Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop! This month we have a theme of Clean and Simple.... nice and easy! I am also entering this card into this week's Papertake challenge where they have a picture for you to take inspiration from, I have chosen the colours pink and blue...my favs!!!

You should have arrived here from Jak's Blog, but if not head over to Lori's Blog to start from the beginning.


For my card I have used the gorgeous I dunno from Mo's Digital Pencil. The image is coloured with copics and my DP is from doodlebug. I finished off with a bit of ribbon and some stitching.

Right, the next stop on the hop is Peri's Blog where she has something fabulous to show you.... happy hopping!

Supplies
Card/Paper: White and blue card, Doodlebug
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil - I Dunno
Colouring: Copics - E00, E02, R20, R22, R81, R85, R02, R27, R59, E53, E25, E29, B00, B32, B23, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon
Tools: Sewing Machine
Thanks for looking x

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 108

Hello again...I'm like a bus today....no posts for a week then two at once!! This card is my DT card for Cupcake Challenge 108 where I have set the theme of a sketch. This week we are sponsored by our regular sponsor Digi Doodle Shop and one lucky person will be the winner of a $10 gift certificate.


For my card I have used Waiting Tilda from the Magnolia Winter Collection 2008 and she is coloured with copics. The DPs are from Basic Grey and I fair much better with this pad (see previous post!!). The gorgeous die cut doily has been cut with a Creatables die as is the panel that my ribbon has been threaded through and both are available from Create4fun. The pins, ribbon and jewels are all from my stash.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White, pink and blue card, Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses
Stamps: Magnolia - Waiting Tilda - Winter collection 2008
Colouring: Copics - E00, E02, E11, R20, R81, R85, E53, E25, E29, E51, E57, C1, C3, C5, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels, pins
Tools: Sewing machine, creatables dies
Thanks for looking x

Belles n' Whistles - Lace and Frills

Hi everyone, another busy week for me this week, hence the lack of posts. I have been trying to get some cards made so I can schedule some DT posts while we are away on holiday.... this time in three weeks we will be in Florida....roll on!!!! This card is my first GDT card for Belles n' Whistles and I have made it for their challenge this week which is Lace and Frills. I am also entering it for this weeks Papertake challenge where I have followed their sketch, this weeks Stamp Something would like to see spots and stripes (They are on my DP) and Totally Gorjuss Challenge 47 where they have a theme of flowers.


I have use the very sweet Tania Baking from Belles n' Whistles and she is coloured with copics. My DP is from Basic Grey and I have to say that I can't really get away with this pad.... I like it, but when I make a card with it I'm just not sure about it. The lace is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the flowers are made from Marianne Creatables that are available from Create4fun. The brads, spacers and jewels are all from my stash.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Brown, white and red card, Basic Grey - Nook and Pantry
Stamps: Belles n' Whistles - Tania Baking
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, E50, E31, E25, E35, E37, B93, B95, B97, R81, R85, R32, R35, R37, R46, C1, C3, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0. Distress ink - vintage photo (for my flowers)
Embellishments: Brads, spacers, jewels, lace
Tools: Sewing machine, fiskars threading water punch, marianne creatables dies
Thanks for looking x

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 107

Hello everyone, today over on Cupcake Challenge 107 we have a theme of books and stories and this week we are sponsored by our regular sponsor Simon Says Stamp who are giving us a $20 gift certificate + free shipping as a prize. I am also entering my bookmark into Copic Creations Challenge 34 where the theme is pleats or folds.


For my bookmark I have used Willow Reading from WOJ. She has been coloured with copics and I have highlighted her wings with some silver stickles. The DP was a scrap I found in my scrap basket but I think it is from Dovecraft, and the ribbons and charm are from my stash.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White and pink card, DP - Dovecraft (I think!)
Stamps: WOJ - Willow Reading
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, E50, E25, E31, E51, E53, B93, B95, B97, R81, R85, R29, C1, C3, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, charm
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Rainy Days Emily

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a fab weekend. I have been chasing my tail a bit this week and ment to get this card posted yesterday, but I'm late as usual!!! I have made this card using the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge 35 and I am also entering it into this week's Stamp Something Challenge where the theme is cute.


For my card I have used the gorgeous Rainy Days Emily from Create4fun. There is a range of digi stamps available at Create4fun and I will be featuring some of them on my blog over the next few weeks. I have coloured my image with copics and I have distressed the edges with antique linen distress ink. The DP is from MME, the sentiment is computer generated and the ribbon and jewels are from my stash.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Cream and orange card, MME - Bloom and Grow
Stamps: Create4fun - Rainy Days Emily
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, E50, E25, E31, YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, B32, B23, B39, YG03, G21, YG67. Distress inks - Antique linen
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels, chain
Tools: Cuttlebug, nestabilities, sewing machine, TH ink blending tool
Thanks for looking x

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Strawberry Girl

Hello everyone,I'm having a really busy week but I have managed to squeeze in this post! This card is for this week's Papertake challenge where the theme is just one.... I have used one piece of DP and one ribbon, and I am also entering it into Cute Card Thursday Challenge 128 where they would like to see some material on your card/project.


For my card I have used the gorgeous Strawberry Girl by Mo Manning and I have coloured her with copics. The DP is from basic grey and the ribbon and jewels are from my stash.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White and Red card, Basic Grey - Nook and Pantry
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil - Strawberry Girl
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, E50, E25, E31, C1, C3, BG10, R46, R29, R59, Y17, R81, R85, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels
Tools: Sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Monday, August 30, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 106

Hello everyone, today over on Cupcake Challenge 106 we have a theme of digi's and we would like to see you use digi stamps, sentiments or papers. This week we have a new sponsor, Glitterbabe's Art, and they are giving us the fabulous prize of three digital images.


My card was a commission for a 40th birthday and the fabulous handbag digistamp is from Sketching Stamper and it is coloured with copics and hightlighted with stickles. The DPs are from basic grey and I have used my d'vine swirl folder for the embossing and my MS trellis punch for the border. The jewels, ribbon and charm are fom my stash and the sentiment and the "40" are computer generated.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Red and white card, Basic Grey - Lemonade
Stamps: Sketching Stamper - Her Bag
Colouring: Copics - R32, R35, R37, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Stickles, ribbon, charm, jewels
Tools: MS trellis punch, cutlebug, nesties, d'vine swirl folder, sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cupcake Challenge 105

Hello everyone, today on Cupcake Challenge 105 we have a theme of blue and green and this week we are sponsored by the Cutting Cafe and they are offering the lucky winner three sets of their choice. I am also entering this card into the current Creative Card Crew challenge which has a theme of sparkle and shine.


For my card I have used my much loved Lockhart stamp and it is coloured with copics and I have added stickles to the blue flowers for a bit of sparkle. My DP is from basic grey and I have finished off with some stitching, ribbon and jewels.

Now... on to the winner of my Cupcake 2nd Birthday Blog Hop Candy..... the winner of the Magnolia stamp is...... Lulu from Lulu and Cardmaking. Well done hun! Please can you e-mail me with your address at : liza.carruthers@yahoo.com and I will get your prize set out to you.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White, blue and pink card, Basic Grey - Olivia
Stamps: Lockhart - Cottage Flowers
Colouring: Copics - YG03, G21, YG67, B32, B23, B39R81, R85, B00, B10, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels, stickles
Tools: Sewing machine, cuttlebug, nesties
Thanks for looking x

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop - August 2010

Hello everyone, its that time again, yes it is Mo's Digital Pencil Monthly Blog Hop and as children are preparing for a new term ahead I have decided to use Trinity who would be perfect for a back to school card. This month we have a theme of die cuts, nesties or punches so I pulled out my nesties for this one! You should have arrived here from Jak's Blog, if not head over to Rosette's Blog to start from the beginning.


So, for my card I have coloured Trinity with copics and as with all of Mo's images, she was a joy to colour. The DP is from my stash and I have used my circle and scalloped circle nesties for the die cut element. The white circle I then embossed with my swiss dots folder to carry the spotty theme through from the DP. I finally finished off with some ribbon and I coloured the jewels with a red copic to match the card.

Right, onward! The next stop on this month's hop is Cheryl's Blog where I know she has something delightful to share with you.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Black, white and red card, DP from my stash
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil - Trinity
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, E35, E31, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, E57, R27, R29, R59, G21, C1, C3, C5, C7, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cupcake 2nd Birthday Blog Hop

Hello everyone, Welcome to the Cupcake Craft Challenge 2nd Birthday Blog Hop and Cupcake Trail! :)

If you've just come from Kathrin's Blog then you are in the right place! While you're here, please leave me a comment and then pop over to Shelly's Blog next. Don't forget to enter this weeks All the Two's Challenge at Cupcake to be eligible to win Design Team Cupcake Candy or this weeks fabulous sponsored prizes.

If you think you've lost the cake crumb trail, you can go back to Cupcake and start from the beginning!


For my DT card I have used Dancing Willow from WOJ and she is coloured with copics. The DP is from my stash as are the flowers, ribbon, brads and jewels. I used my Leone Em punch for the branches and I have stitched around each element. I am also entering this card into Friday Sketchers Challenge 115, Secret Crafter Challenge 96 where the theme is girly and Totally Gorjuss Challenge 43 where they have a theme of aqua.

Ok, onto my candy.... to be eligible to win you must enter this week's Cupcake Challenge and leave me a comment here..... and this is what you can win.... a Tilda Animal Keeper Stamp.


Good Luck with your entries you have until 8pm Saturday 21 August to enter and all the winners will be announced on the Cupcake blog on Monday 23 August.

Don't forget, the next stop on the hop is Shelly's Blog

Supplies
Card/Paper: Black and white card, DP from stash
Stamps: WOJ - Dancing Willow
Colouring: Copics - E00, E11, R20, R22, B00, B32, B23, B24, C3, C5, C7, 100, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0, Silver gel pen
Embellishments: Flowers, brads, ribbon and jewels
Tools: Sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bouquets of Wishes

Hello everyone, today my card shows a gorgeous WOJ stamp that I haven't used in a while. I am entering this card for this weeks Simon Says Challenge that has a theme of summertime blues, I am using the blue element of this week's Papertake theme, Charisma Cardz Challenge 32 would like to see an easel card, and I have followed the sketch from Sketch Saturday Week 115.


Both the image and the sentiment stamp are from the Whiff of Joy Store Stamp Kit Blooming Spring and I have coloured the image with copics and added flowersoft for the flowers. My DP is from Papermania and the doily is from my stash. I finished off with the usual ribbon and jewels.

Supplies
Card/Paper: White, pink and blue card, Papermania - Blueberry Hill
Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Store Stamp Kit Blooming Spring
Colouring: Copics -E00, E11, R20, E50, E31, E25, R81, R85, B00, B32, B23, B24, YG03, G21, YG67, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Jewels, ribbon, flowersoft, doily
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, sewing machine
Thanks for looking x

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

My First Acetate Card

Hello everyone, today I have a card to show you for the Just Magnolia Special Monthly Challenge which is to use acetate. This is the first time I have actually got around to entering one of the special challenges and when I saw that it was acetate I was determined to enter! I have wanted to make an acetate card for ages now and a few weeks ago my DT teamie over on the CCC blog set the theme of acetate but unfortunately I was ill that week and couldn't take part... so today, here we are with my very first acetate card!!! I really love how it has turned out although I have to say it was a bit difficult to photograph and you can see the tiny little bits of fluff or whatever on the acetate....very annoying!! I am also entering this card into Wild Orchid Challenge 3 which has a theme of one for the girls.


So, for my card I have used Spooky Tilda and cut her out so the broom wasn't showing - a great way to use the stamp for other occasions. She is coloured with copics, popped up on foam pads and mounted onto a die cut nestie that has been embossed with my d'vine swirl folder. The DP is from Imaginisce, the flowers are from wild orchid and the jewels and ribbon are from my stash.


For the inside I have used Sweet Tilda on the left and Bridesmaid Tilda on the right. The layout and everything on the left side is the same as the front except that I haven't used the flowers and I have used a ribbon slider instead of a bow so that the inside wasn't too bulky. The right had side is just simple, I stamped Tilda straight onto the card along with the sentiment that is from Crafty Sentiments.


Finally, I just used a stamp from WOJ on the back... kept it CAS!

Supplies
Card/Paper: Acetate, white and pink card, Imaginisce
Stamps: Magnolia - So Spooky Tilda - So Spooky Collection 2009, Sweet Tilda - Right Through My Heart Collection 2010, Bridesmaid Tilda - Wedding Collection 2010, Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments, Created with Love and Care Stamp - WOJ
Colouring: Copics - E00, E02, E11, R20, R81, R85, E31, E33, E35, E50, E25, Y11, Y17, YR23, Y21, YG03, G21, YG67, C1, C3, C5, C7, 100, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Flowers and ribbon slider from Wild Orchid, jewels, ribbon, brads, stickles
Tools: Sewing machine, cuttlebug, d'vine swirl folder, nesties, leone em branch punch
Thanks for looking x

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pammy with Stocking

Hello everyone, today I have a DT card to show you for Mo's Digital Pencil and it features the gorgeous Pammy with Stocking, I just love the hair on this image!! I am entering this card for this week's Simon Says challenge that has a theme of sing it baby...well almost any christmas song could go with this one so I will pick "We wish you a Merry Christmas", and the other challenge is Charisma Cardz Challenge 31 which has a theme of bears....she has one in her stocking.


I have coloured my image with copics and the DP is from my stash. I added some red stickles to the holly berries on my paper to bling it up a bit! The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy and I finished off with some ribbon and jewels.

Supplies
Card/Paper: Red and Cream card, DP from stash
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil - Pammy with Stocking, Sentiment - WOJ
Colouring: Copics - E00, E02, E11, E50, E51, E53, E31, E25, E29, R22, R46, R29, R59, R81, R85, YR20, YR23, G21, G94, G99, C1, C3, C5, W1, W3, W5, W7, 0
Embellishments: Ribbon, jewels, stickles
Tools: Sewing machine
Thanks for looking x