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Friday, December 30, 2011

Digi Bells DT Card

Good Day E Bell Friends~~only 2 days to the New Year!!
I am here to share a card I made for The Digi Bells Blog today!!!
I used the following sketch to create with "Lots of Love" ~~found in the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection.
This sketch is from the blog~~ Craft your passion
the following is a card I made which is.... a "Just Because" card.........I just love getting surprises myself at random times throughout the year :D
Enjoy the pics and Recipe will be detailed at end of post ;)

Copics used--Hair and shoes... N3, 5, 7, 10   Skin..E 13, 11, 01, 00, R22   Dress...R85, 83, 81, white and grey pastel pencils   Boy's hair....E49, 27, 25, dark and light umber prisma pencils    Boy's pants....G99, 85, 82  Boy's shirt.. G24, 20, W1   Flowers....G 99, 85, 07, YG 01, 03, 06 and green pastel pencil with R59, 81 and touches of Gold Spica pen
***TIP***I just have to share.... that the HC Belle Rose leaf was cut out and then when I embossed had shifted under the embossing mat and at first I was upset but after I looked at it---and looked at it-----and the longer I stared at it........I thought how clever and unique this turned out :0)  so I then inked edges litely with TH aged mahogany ink and added rest of flowers and ribbon!!!

Inside of card~~following of sketch throughout :)  Small white area is for personal message!!

Don't you just love the vintage look of the sweet card...with the inking and embossing, vintage paper,  lacey ribbon and added lacey punches!!!
Stamps: EBell Digi--Lots of Love; (for you) From SU--element of style; (Just Because)-- Endless Creations
Paper:  DCWV textured CS; Prima Sparkling Spring pack; SU dp found in my stash
Ink:  Copics; pastel pencils; Gold Spica pen; TH Aged Mahogany DI
Tools:   SB Labels 4, Large Deckled Rectangles, Blossom Nesties; SU Corner punches; Nellie Snellen Multi frame; CB embossing folder; Magnolia border die
Embellies:  Heartfelt Creations Belle Rose Leaf die; Wild Orchid flowers; Jolee's lacey ribbon; sheer ribbon
Ok friends I am excited to have been able to share my fun and talent with you ALL this year and will definitely have more exciting and interesting creations in 2012!!!!!  Hope you continue to follow and enjoy my inspiration as well as the whole teams fun and amazing talent.....Click Here to check out The Fabulous Digi Bells Blog--which shares daily inspiration and monthly new Digital Images which can be won by you!!!!!!!
Challenges Entering~~
Craft Your Pasison #90~~ Sketch above
BnWhistles~~ Warm Earth Colors
Charisma Cardz #50~~ Anything Goes
Creatalicious #29~~Colour challenge--purple, green, pink, white
Elphine House #13~~ Around We Go--include circles
Simon Says~~ Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday#66~~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #111~~For someone special
Mary Lou

Monday, December 26, 2011

SWC #24~~ Anything Goes

Top O' The Mornin' Friends
Hope you ALL had a wonderful Christmas!!
Today I am sharing Crissy's Newest Snowmen Digi's for this year at Sunday's With Crissy!!!
Gosh these snowmen are... Oh So and the most festive little snow wonders :D
I Just Love them!!!!
These Adorable Snowmen can be found HERE at the Whimsy Stamps Store!!
My focus was to make "Thank You" cards or gifts.
Here they are all grouped together!! 3 differently shaped cards and a gift bag!!!  All snowmen images were colored with Copics and then embellished with love:D
Snowman Angel~~WOW...Isn't he darling!!!  Sparkled his wings, hat, cuffs, and snow with Frosted Lace Stickles!!! 

Snowman Top O' The Mornin'~~~ Also another wonderful image with her (could make it a him also--Hee hee) feathered friend:)  Here I added Frosted lace stickles to birds hat and berries on snowman's hat.  Diamond stickles to holly leaves and Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff to ground.  And check out the new teeny tiny Recollections snowflake punch I got for Christmas!!!  Love it!!!

Snowman Santa~~ so cute with his stocking full of gifts and jingle bells!!  Frosted lace stickles sparklized him totally:)  Sentiment made with SB ovals and "thank you" made with gold embossing powder and heat tool.  TH Antique linen distress stickles gave glitz to the scallops!!

Lastly Snowman Skating~~FUN FUN FUN!!!!  Here I altered a white gift bag...created a scene...skating in the Moonlight.... with DCWV dp--oh such pretty paper----lantern made with versamark, black embossing powder and added yellow stickles to give light a glowing look :)  Oval is shiny dp to resemble moonlight with SB ribbon banner with "Thank You" stamped and then  outlined with Viva Decor ruby glitter liner pen.  Sentiment on bottom is from MFT.
Thanks for hanging in there with this LOOONNNGGG post.....
Now it's your turn to show us your 'ANYTHING GOES' cards!! There will be five free digi's given to one lucky challenge participant who will be chosen by at the end of the month! You may now use images from any company and still be included in the draw for the blog candy prize! Those who use one of Crissy's images, either from her rubber or digital collections will be entered twice in the draw. But please respect the rule of no more than three entries per month. Otherwise your entries could be deleted.
You can link up you project on my first post by clicking HERE. Just scroll to the end of that post to find the Blue Linky button and add your project!
Challenges Entering~~
Charisma Cardz #50~~ Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe Crafts #19~~ Shaped Cards
Bearly Mine #26~Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday #144~~Winter Photo
Blessings and wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year!!!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

EB World DT Project

Christ IS Born!!!!!
Today is time for a new Elisabeth Bell World Monthly Challenge!!!
Holiday tic-tac-toe~~so you need to choose 3 in a row anyway they connect :)
HAVE FUN~~Hope you join us!!! You have until Jan 22, 2012!!!!
Be sure to join in the fun this month as......... The winner will get their choice of 2 digis from the Elisabeth Bell Gallery and then we would like for the "winner" to join us as our "Special guest" for the JANUARY 25th Challenge.
******There is also a special surprise package worth just over $25.00 for this months winner. Sponsored by The Wonderful Janiel!!!!!!******

Remember to qualify you MUST use an Elisabeth Bell Image!!!
Now onto my project :D
I made a Christmas Tag or you could consider it a Tree Ornament or better yet BOTH (LOL)!!!!
Colored with Copics--added Viva Decor Holo Iridescent Glitter Liner for sparkle on her hat, coat, ground, oval edges and homemade flower!!  To give texture to snowball and ground added Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff--OOoooo this makes it look so soft and fluffy!! 
This view shows sparkle, how the curly lace wraps this little cutie, and the homemade flower with large and small decorative metal spacers and that Incredibly gorge Wild Orchid Pearl Brad!!!  Finished flower accents with McGill branches and sparkly snowflake charm
Made with SB Mega ovals and scallop ovals. 
Ok now it is your turn to think and create~~GREAT prizes for the lucky winner :D
Simon Says~~  Bingo (Gems, Nodp, flower)
Paper Shelter #43~~ The Lace Look
CRAFT #134~~ Pastelles for Christmas!!
Lexi's Creations #55~~ Untraditional Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday #144~~Winter Photo Inspiration
TopTip Tuesday #65~~ Anything Christmas
God Bless and Thanks for visiting!!!!
Mary Lou

Friday, December 23, 2011

Winner Revealed

Congratulations Shelby and could you please contact Michelle at Michelle's Scrapbooking and let her know the Digi image of your choice!!!  Please allow a few days for her to contact you cuz she is enjoying the holidays.
Thanks to all who joined in the Fun Blog Hop and especially to those who visited and left me comments!!!  Hope to see you back for more Pixie Cottage Fun!!!!!

To see all "The winners" go to The Pixie Cottage Blog!!!
God Bless

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Pixie Cottage Challenge #101

It is time for another Pixie Cottage challenge.  Challenge #101 is this sketch  and/or
The Theme...."Somebody Special" which will run for the next two weeks!!!
Remember you can use the sketch, the theme or both!!!! It is your choice :D
Sentiment made using Hero Arts stamp which was popped up onto a Die cut element found in the Kaisercraft Chapter One paper pack.  The left side border is also a diecut found in the pack :)  Softened edges of card and layers with TH Antique Linen DI.  Accented edges with Lime green stickles for sparkle!!!
This cute bunny was colored with Copics.  Outfit: BG15, 13, 11, 10  Bunny E47, 44, 43 42 & R20, 22 Chick and present: YR 24, Y13, 11  Bag: E77, 74, 71  Then added silver glitter glue to coat and hat brim and silver sparkly flower soft to hat pompom!!
Cut out image and Popped it upon SB circle nestie using Kaisercraft Chapter One dp. The black dotted paper is flocked~~oooohh so soft and fuzzy :D
Flowers are from prima and check out the black one---it is flocked and then I scrunched it for more texture and dimension.  Center is a large silver domed metal spacer and Wild Orchid White Poppy.  Holly leaves made from Sizzix die and accented with lime green stickles again!!!

Hope you are able to join us in the fun to win some of your very own Pixie Cottage Stamps from Michelle's Scrapbooking Store!!!
Click check out what the rest of the Amazing DT has to share!!!!

Thanks for visiting and Have a Great Week!!
Christmas Blessings To All
Mary Lou

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Digi Bells DT Card

Hi~~to all the E Bell friends around the world!!!
My turn to post on The Digi Bell's DT Blog :D
 Today I am featuring Elisabeth's Newest Digital Image
Found in E Bell's Digital Collection HERE
She is so dern cute~~she just melts my heart!!!!  I had gotten my inspiration to try Gold Copic coloring from my Dear Friend and teamie--Renkata (She is Superbly masterful at bringing realism to images using copics!!!)  Hi Hun~~Waving to you from afar  Hee Hee :o)  Click HERE to view her awesome post!!!
Made a side step Card
Copic details~~ Hair-E77, 74, 70   Dress--kitty--prezzie--stars--lampost YR24, Y19, 15, 13, 11  Greens- sorry I forgot :(  Blues--B01, 00, 0000  Cloud--C2, 00 and B0000
 Added yellow stickles to wings, holly vines and litebulb.  The snowflakes were made with Viva Decor Iced While Pearl Pen--mmm....mmm....mmmm I love these pens!!!    Cut out image with SB blossom nestie using the "Outside the Box" technique and matted with SB circle nestie using gold CS.  DP is Memory Box Tinsel pack.  Thinking of you lace is held in place with MM antique brads.  Finished side strips with some very shimmery poinsettia ribbon.  

Hey dear friends would you like to win this Littlest Angel Digi Image--Click HERE to find out the deets......  You have until Dec 30!!!!!!
I have one more thing to share with you today~~~  The Digi Bell Design Team had done a Secret Santa Ornament Exchange and The Amazingly Talented Co-Leader--Lynda Nielsen of the Digi Bell's Blog was my wonderful  santa and here is what she made me!!!!

A Beautimous Snowball with snowflakes, Merry sledding image and decorated blossoms are covered in tons of Modge Podge~~Oh my Word it feels like glass!!!
Thank You Dearly Sweet Lynda!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!  IT WAS THE FIRST AND ONLY ORNAMENT HANGING ON MY TREE FOR AWHILE :D   I ADMIRE IT EVERYDAY :)   If you are a TRUE do know we talk to our creations often :D  LOL
Thanks for visiting
Blessings and Smiles
Mary Lou

Friday, December 16, 2011

Elisabeth Bell's December Digi Release

is featuring EBell's Newest Digi.......
**The Littlest Angel**
If you came here from Dear Penni's Blog you are in the right place.  The entire list can be found  ~~HERE~~ 
OMWORD~~~~Sweet Elisabeth has been at it once again!!! Her December Digi is Beyond Utterly Amazing!!!!!   You can get it now---it is in the Elisabeth Bell Digital Collection
AND our Surprise for all of you is..... that Sweet, Dear, Adorable Elisabeth is joining us today in our hop!! Yeah --Clap Clap--Jump jump--toot toot :D

Isn't this a MUST in your collection :S)  Ho Ho Ho!!!!
To win the digi you will have to hop through and leave comments on EACH blog, in order to better the chances to win! Lynda will pick 2 blogs at random that the winners that will be picked from the comments using a You will have until DECEMBER 30 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be picked and posted to the Digi Bells Blog on DECEMBER 31, 2011.

The second way to win will be to make a card and post it on the Digi Bell Blog. Using the theme of "CHRISTMAS"You must use a Elisabeth Bell image. This will also end on December 30 at 9 AM Arizona Time and the winner will be posted on the Digi Bell's blog the next morning.

Thanks so very merry much for visiting~~~The happiest of holiday's to you all and Now you are off to The Little J girl's Blog--Janneke!!!!

Entering in:
Elphine House #12~~ white on white
BnWhistles~~ Let's Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss #110~~ Let It Snow!!
Little Darlings #13~~ Christmas
I Copic #60~~ Holidays
Bizzy Bec's Store Blog~~ Dec is Christmas!!
Lexi's Creations #55~~ Untrad. Christmas--no red or green
Colour Create #86~~ blue, silver and white
Paper Play week 50~~ Christmas
Stamps: EB Digi-The Littlest Angel; Imaginisce sentiment
Paper:  White cs and bazzill swiss dot in white
Ink:  Copics, TH stormy sky DI
Tools:  Sizzix die for sentiment, MS RTP punches, SU border punch
Embellies: Wild Orchid roses and pearls, Star dust stickles, diamond glaze, ribbon, Iridescent medium, recollection stars
Christmas Blessings To All

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pixie Cottage Special Celebration Blog Hop

Hey Pixie Fans~~~

It's a very special challenge at The Pixie Cottage this week as we are celebrating our 100th challenge! 
To mark this special occasion we are having an "Anything Goes Christmas" challenge and also a blog hop for some very special prizes!
You should have come to me from The Sweet and Talented Tina's Blog and if not then please go back to The Pixie Cottage so that you don't miss a spot on the hop.
You'LL need to collect Letters from aLL the blogs on the hop to be in with a chance of winning.  ***Hint hint***my letter is in red!!!
Also you must leave a comment at all the blogs as each of us is giving away a.... Pixie Cottage Digital Image plenty of prizes to be had.     You know the rules--create something either with below Sketch or theme~~ Anything Goes Christmas!  or bettter yet~~ use Both!!!   
Check out this Fun Lovin' image by ArTish called "Candy Cane Wishes"

Used the same CB folder on inside to actually write Santa a letter or list :D

Finally when you get back to the The Pixie Cottage  leave your name and link to your blog in the Inlinkz box for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to Michelle's Scrapbooking!  We'd love you to enter with a Christmas card/project but if you are only entering the blog hop please add BH after your name. Only one "Blog Hop Only" entry per person.
I am your last stop on the hop so... leave me a comment and then hop along to The Pixie Cottage to carry on with the fun!  Once again you know the Rules....create using the 
sketch or theme or Both:D
Entering AT::
CES #65~~Traditional Christmas
I Copic #60~~Holidays!!
Charisma Cardz #49~~Last Min Christmas Makes
Stamps~ PC-Candy Cane Wishes by ArTish, BnW Christmas Tickets Digital word Art, Inkadinkado scripted stamp
Ink~ Copics, TH fired brick, walnut stain, and tea dye distress inks
Paper~ DCWV Holiday Collection, CS in white and kraft
Tools~ SB nestie, BG snowflake sizzlet, QuicKutz embossing folder, MS snowflake punches
Embellies~ Diamond glaze, Snowflake chippies, button, Lime green and red stickles, Red and green sparkle flower soft, pearls and Marvy Snow Marker
Thanks for visiting
Mary Lou

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pixie Cottage Challenge #99

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!  Wow Christmas is less than 3 weeks away--Unbelieveable for me :0)
Today is another Pixie Cottage Challenge 
Remember you can use the sketch below and/or make a "Last Minute Gift"
As you see~~ I made a Christmas Gift Bag using the sketch!!!  I so LOVE how this turned out is a gift in itself~~I suppose I should put alittle gift inside~~Hee Hee
Image is Sandra Hammer's "Eerie Books"--I really enjoyed coloring this image.  Funny thing is that my Mom came to visit a few weeks ago and saw this image on my desk and wanted to take it home with her--I sadly had to say "NO WAY" I need to create something with it--so maybe I will surprise her with it for christmas--can't tell you what will be inside cuz she reads my blog **LOL**
The layer behind image is made with kraft paper and Inkadinkado background christmas stamp which I stamped using TH walnut stain ink.  All edges inked with the same TH ink.  Flowers are Wild Orchid which I inked edges also and branches are Nellie Snellen and McGill punches and then of course sparkled with silver glitter glue.  SU punches created the Hero Arts stamped sentiment.
Shows dimension~~stamped candle 2 more times.  Candle popped up with zap dots and flame was given 3 layers with zap dots---not sure yet if I like these better than my regular foam tape.  They are clear so you don't see them :)  Candle was coated with diamond glaze and dish it has melted onto was coated with silver glitter glue.
Well friends this is my first time trying "The Reflection Technique"~~What do ya think??  I do like :D

Now be sure to check out the rest of the DT creations~~they are AWESOME!!!!  Click Here to view them all.  Hope you have time to join in this fun challenge ;)
God Bless
Mary Lou

Monday, December 5, 2011

Digi Bells DT Card

Hello Digi Bell Friends~~~  I am here today with a Birthday Card using EBell's Sweet Digi Image called "Little Rapunzel"   The Digi Bell's DT Blog has some amazing inspiration for you all everyday!!!  You can find Little Rapunzel in EBell's Digital Collection
She was colored with Copics and a Gelly Roll Clear Star pen dazzled the flower centers in her hair and on her shirt and pants ;)  Oh I love how this pen gives sparkle!!!  
Papers are SU textured Cardstocks and BGrey's little black dress pad.  The corner of the rose appliqued dp was made with a Nellie Snellen die.  Birthday sentiment was created using SU modern labels punch.  Little Rapunzel was cut out and layered onto a SB Scalloped Square--which was layered onto SB Fleur De Lis Pendant.  Finished with Prima Rhinestones.

Note~~I want to Thank those who entered our New release challenge for Nov.  Be on the lookout for another new digi SOON!!!!!!!   You still have time to enter The Elisabeth Bell's World sketch Challenge ~~HERE~~ the winner gets choice of 2 EB digi's;  a wonderful $20 Gift Card from Michelle's Scrapbooking and... an invite to join us as a Special Featured Guest  in January!!   The deadline is Dec 22.  Hope to see you there :D