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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Digi Bell DT Post

Hello again to all the wonderful Elisabeth Bell Fans!!!
I am posting a card for The Digi Bell's Design Team Blog!!!
The digi image I used from  Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection is
Made a "Valentine Card"
Colored with Copics~~R 59, 39, 37, 35, 32, 30.....W7, 5, 3 and shadowed image with C1
Papers:  Black CS and EP Dots and Stripes Christmas Collection :)  Cut a slit using craft knife and threaded layered ribbons (Sheer black, fancy white and red).  Decided to use MS rtp rain drop punches--thought they would be fitting with parasol :D  Printed saying, which was created by Mwah,  as I printed the digi.  Fancied top of card with EK Success border punch.  Finished off with blingy rhinestones and stardust stickles---oh and I did softened edges of image with TH weathered wood ink.
This is inside--used reverse side of EP paper......Above you see the dots and here you see the stripes---hee hee.   Hearts are a craft stamp from local Michael's store.  Left space for a personal message and there's the stickles again~~I really don't think I create anything without stickles :D  Yes I love the glitz!!!!!!!!*@#!!!!!
Just another view :) The image and the black bordered layer are popped up with foam tape.
Thanks so much for visiting and do have until Feb 4 to Hop along with us and possibly win this month's newest digi--CLICK!!!!

Would like to enter these challenges:
CRAFT #139~~ Recipe..use  digi image, ribbon and buttons ( I used diamond rhinestone buttons with digi image and ribbons)
Charisma Cardz #3~~Pretty in Pink
Little Darlings #16~~Polka Dots
Make It Colorful #44~~Shading Red!!
Simon Says~~Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #28~~New Crafty Goodies (New Echo Park dp)
Elphine House~~Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps #23~~ Pearls or Bling
Stamptacular Sunday #149~~Diamonds or Pearls!
Paper Sundaes #105~~Valentine's

Appreciate your visit and Blessings to all!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Birthday Love

Over the Christmas Holidays~~The Sugar Nellie Blog was very generous and giving and made me very very happy cuz..... I won some stamps.  Thanks so very much gals :)
Today I made a birthday card using one of the stamps that was sent to me.........
"Knotted With Love"
Isn't this just too sweet!!!  Colored with copics and added TH stormy sky background with stipple brush.  Inked edges of all papers with TH brushed corduroy.  DecoArt Ice Crystal ultra fine glitter paint was used on hat brim, scarf, pom poms, woven heart as well as small hearts in image.  Stardust stickles were added to wings and on woven heart also
Followed the Sugar Bowl #76 sketch and the middle panel was stamped with HB sentiment stamp and the embossed with CB folder before inking edges with TH brushed Corduroy.  Sentiments are both from SU using brushed corduroy ink also. 
Finished card with large Prima flower dazzled with Xmas red stickles and tucked in a few Wild Orchid Roses and a heart charm.
This is the sketch at The Sugar Bowl!!!
Would also like to enter--- Allsorts challenge~~~One or more hearts!!
Simon Says~~ Anything Goes
Thanks for visiting
Hope you have a wonderful week!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

SWC #35 DT Post

Today is my day to share some fun on the Sunday's with Crissy Blog!!!  Our challenge for this month~~Beat the Mid-Winter Blues!!  You may interpret this however you would like ;)  I chose to view it as.......a beautiful summer day spent with a furry friend!!  
Used Crissy's super sweet image called "Nose to Nose" merged with MiCrafty crooked picket fence ------I think it turned out pretty dern sweet!!!  Truly takes me back in time when our girls were little :)   Love them memories!!!
 Colored with Copics~~Girl Face--E21, 01, 00, R20, W1.....Hair--Y26,21,31,E55....Shirt--B21, 0000....Pants--B39, 37, 34, 32.... Puppy--N1, 3, 5, 7 R20, E42....Fence--C7, 5, 3, 2 00....Ground and grass--YG67, 03, G82, W3, 1....Sky Blue pastel pencil with B0000, C1, 00
Papers are SU Black CS and Memory Box Minuet pack.  Sentiment was computer generated and given several layered dimensions using foam tape.  Dp edges were fancied with EKSuccess punch and Image was punched with MS RTP layered arches
 Sorry for the blurry pic here but it is to give you a peek of inside.
Now it's your turn to show us your 'BEAT THE MID-WINTER BLUES' 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 Sarah's post by clicking HERE
Come on now....You have until Jan 31st to enter--that gives you about 5 more Go Go Go!!!!!!!!! 
Thanks for visiting and Hope you are all beating the winter blues :D
God Bless

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

EB World DT Project

is "LOVE" and to use hearts...hearts...and more hearts :)
This month the winner will get their choice of 2 digis from the
We would like for the winner to join us in the fun for the FEBRUARY 25th Challenge as our special guest. We hope that you would accept the invite to join us for a month.
This month as a special sponsorship we have Angie from LOVE TO STAMP.
Angie is offering 3--6 x 6 paper pads
MME Lime Twist – Life Of The Party
Crate Paper – Emma’s Shoppe
BoBunny – Zoology
Angie has lots of items for your card making and scrapbook needs. Why don't you stop by and see just what she has to offer! Always service with a smile and the shipping is fast. You will love to buy from Angie at the LOVE TO STAMP STORE!!
Now onto my EB World Project

I made a Tri-shutter Wedding Card~~My first!!!
Images:  Elisabeth Bell for Elphine House Australia~~Kathy Bride with Kitty and Groom: Forever Yours!!
I won these on the EH challenge awhile back and.....aren't they WONDERFUL!!!
Thanks so very much Lew, Helen and The DT!!!!!!
Colored both images with copics and sparkled with Jelly roll clear star pen. On Kathy's dress and ribbon streamers I swiped alittle Moonlight Smooch--to give a glistening shine... esp. in the lite.  Don't you even like her cream eye shadow---Hee Hee :)
This is the middle inside area~~~place for a personalized message
This view is when card is lying flat.  Papers are DCWV Love and Wedding stack, MM vintage findings, Bazzill swiss dot CS (which I stamped with Inkadinkado script stamp).
Hearts made with SB nesties, MS heart punch.  Swirls are Fancy Pants rub-ons.  Sentiment is from SU Whimsical words.  Finished with Wild Orchid pearls, Zva pearl flourishes and Diamond stickles.

Be sure to check out the rest of The EB World DT's projects~~They are Marvelous!!!!
Would like to enter challenges below:
Elphine House Australia~~ Anything Goes!!
CYPC #94~~ Color Bingo~~ I used pink, red, brown diagonal
Stamptacular Sunday #148~~ Seeing Spots
Truly Scrumptious #72~~ Something Forgotten  (used my Fancy Pants rub-ons that I got last year for my birthday)
Simon Says~~Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations~~ Fancy Folds

One more thing~~~~~If you would like to Create with EBell's images and stamps.....The Digi Bell's DT Blog has a GDT call going on until Jan 28th--Click Here for details :D
Appreciate your visit and Love your comments!!!
God Bless
Mary Lou 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Remember When....

The Sugar Bowl #75 challenge is the following sketch
***my take***
I have had Winifred colored for month's....just trying to find time to create something and enter "The Sugar Bowl" challenge~~~Well today is the day!!!!  YEAH--Clap--Jumping :D
Sitting in her antiquish chair is "Winifred" from the Sugar Nellie Simply Adorable collection--isn't she just darling :)  Colored her with Copics--added gold spica pen to sweater buttons, design on collar and berries on her dress and hairties.  Cut her out with deckled rectangle nestie.  Papers are PTI cream CS, Bazzil grey textured CS and Authentique dp.  Sentiment is a Heidi Grace sticker.  
Flowers made with my new---SB Rose Creations dies. The metal flower centers and glitter brads are from my stash.  Finished arrangement with Magnolia doohickey swirl, Wild Orchid pin and stamens.  
Inside of card

Would also love to enter~~~
I-Copic #65~~ Unloved Colors
Allsorts #138~~Needles and Pins (I used pins)
Sparkles Monthly #28 ~~ New Craft Goodies  (SB Rose Creations)
Totally Papercrafts ~~Make your own flowers
Truly Scrumptious #72~~ Something Forgotten  (I haven't used my doohickey swirl in a long time and I have had this image colored for month's now)
Bunny Zoe Crafts #20~~Photo Inspiration

Thanks for visiting.......Enjoy your day!!!!!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Good Morning Dear Elisabeth Bell Friends~~Oh is that time again to reveal another sweet digital release by the uberly awesome Elisabeth Bell~~~YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!
If you came here from Eva's blog you are right on track :D   This brilliant image was created with our Dear Janneke in mind :)  Janneke's birthday was last month.... so in her honor...cuz she lourve's photography~~~~Meet

Colored with Copics---added stickles---and as you can see I made a shaped card and created my own dp under the image with SB Butterfly impressability and TH walnut stain ink.   If you would like any details please leave a comment and I will be sure to answer :D
3 winners again this month!!
If you would like to win this sweet little digi this month please just follow our simple rules.
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 and select the winners  from the comments using You will have until February 3, 2012 at 9 AM to leave comments. The winners will be picked and posted to the Digi Bells Blog on February 4 2012.
The second way to win will be to make a card and post it on the Digi Bell Blog. Using the theme of "ANYTHING GOES". You must use a Elisabeth Bell image. This will also end on February 3 Arizona Time and the winner will be posted on the Digi Bell's blog the next morning. (February 4)

OK your next stop is the wonderful Linda's Blog!!!!
Don't forget we are having a Guest DT call~~~Click Here for details!!!!

****Would like to enter "The Emerald Fairies" challenge which is Green and Gold/Yellow

Thank you all for stoppin' in~~hope to see you soon :D

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PC #104

Happy Day Pixie Friends!!!
Time for another weekly challenge at The Pixie Cottage Blog!!
Challenge #104 is the sketch below and/or the theme is Embossing.  You know the rules use either the sketch or the theme......or if you are like me, I like to combine the two :D
You are probably thinking Christmas is over but I just couldn't resist coloring this cute Hannah!!!  As you can see I followed the sketch and also did include dry and heat embossing as well as using already embossed dp :)  Dry embossing was done with CB square lattice (which is kinda hard to see on base of card) and swiss dot folder on dp behind image.
Shows the Heat embossing using SU baroque swirl which was stamped with Versamark--sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set~~~~MMmm I love this stamp set!!!
Inside has more embossing!!!  Used a labels 14 for saying--- dry embossed using CB swiss dot folder and then stamped Hero Arts saying with versamark....sprinkled with white embossing powder and set with heat tool :)
Colored image with copics and pastel pencils.  Cut image and sentiment out with SB Labels 14 nesties.  Inked while still in nestie with TH Tea dye ink.  
This pic shows sparkle and shine!!  DecoArt Glistening snowwriter on hat; diamond glaze on coat buttons, coat edging, candle, bow and soles of boots;  yellow stickles on star, flame, leaves and ground!!  

Hope you can all join in this fun challenge at The Pixie Cottage Blog!!  Be sure to go and check out the wonderful inspiration the rest of this amazing DT has to offer!!!

Entering these challenges~~
Sparkles Forum #28~~  New crafty Goodies--used my new SB and paper ;)
Stamptacular Sunday #147~~TEXTURE please
Truly Scrumptious #72~~Something Forgotten (I haven't used my CB folders in a very long time)
Whimsy Stamps #22~~ Color combo--blue and brown

Thanks for visiting and Love your comments!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chantelle at the Races

Today I made a Gift Set for a Friend :) 
 Being wintertime here....her and I both LOVE "Chai" as our winter warm-up beverage :D  So yupper--- I found a container to decorate and filled it with powder chai to give her. 
 Fun Fun Fun!!!!
Wow what an AWESOME DIVA image to color and of course I colored her with my FAVE colors!!!  
Papers are MM dp and SU cardstock. Colored with Copics and dazzled bracelet, earrings, flower centers and shoes with Jelly roll clear star pen.
Hair~~E35, YR24, YR 31 and Y23   Skin~~E11, 01, 00     Blues~~B97, 95, 93, 91  Pinks~~RV 17, 14, 11, 10    Shadowed with C02, 00
Decorated chai container with SU "Yummy" sentiment stamped with TH faded jeans ink on lite blue CS.  Large flowers are Wild Orchid 2-tone Curly Wild Roses and all the rest are from my stash :)  Added MM chippies and few hearts.  Sparkled with Diamond Stickles
A few challenges I would love to enter are~~~
Wild Orchid #40~~ Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps #21~~ January Blues (Use Blue colors)
Whimsy Stamps #21~~ Happy Birthday!!

Truly Appreciate your visit and comments!!
God Bless

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Digi Bells DT Card

Hello Dear EBell Friends~~~~Today before I share my card with you.......I have GGREEEAAAATT  News~~ The Digi Bells Design Team going to be having a Design Team Call--Oh Yes I said DT CALL!!!!   Watch ~~HERE~~ for more details starting tomorrow!!!

Now onto my card.....I used the new Christmas Digi that Lizzybee dreamed up!!!   It is called........
Made a winter themed card using PTI bright pink CS, Gold foil AC Specialty Paper and BG Eva dp's!!  The middle dividers are SB Borderablities Dies~~ "Lotus Border Petites" which were laced with gold/sheer ribbons.    MS holly leaves border punch fancied the top and bottom dp.  The flowers were made using the punch outs of the borderabilities--I softened with stylus and curled edges before adding snowdrops and rhinestone centers.  
This view shows dimension of course but... if you look close the matted marroon BG dp under the image was made with SB Contemporary Hearts Pendant die--alot of the design has gotten covered up by image but.....the open hearts that were punched out were used as accents throughout the card :)  Other embellies include MiCrafty Flower leaf swirls and Paper Studio holly gem brads as well as more Marvy Snowdrops!!! :)
Colored with Copics.  Added stardust stickles to wings and yellow stickle to light, holly leaves and wreath and.......then used my "Marvy Snow Maker" pen to add tons of snowdrops :)
Used the sketch below from
Also entering in these fun challenges:
SSCC~~ Use Dies...The dies I used can be found at Stamping Scrapping Store Here!!
Simon Says Stamp~~Spots and/or Stripes
CYPC #92~~ Mythical Creatures (fairies, gnomes, mermaids etc)
CES #67~~Anything Goes

God Bless and.......
Deeply Appreciate your visit!!!