Wow I hadn't realised how long it's been since I last blogged! I got 3 new things to upload today!

Ok the first is my card for the Elzybells Sketch Challenge #3, which looks like this:

And my card looks like this:

I got my new Elzybell Christmas stamps a couple of weeks ago but have resisted making any Christmas cards until today. I still think it's too early for Christmas especially as Hallowe'en hasn't been yet.

The photo is a little on the dark side but that's so you can see the embossing on the glitter card which doesn't show up otherwise. I used Liquid Applique for the snow, heating it up and then patting it down so it wasn't so bumpy. I didn't want to do the snowman with it as well as I thought it would be just a bit too much.

Stamps - cold nose, warm heart set from Elzybells

Paper - White card blank from Craft Central, white and blue cs from LSS, DP from Dovecraft's Tis The Season collection, white glitter card

Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Ciao Markers in G99 Olive, E00 Skin White, YR07 Cadmium Orange, E37 Sepia, 100 Black, B23 Phthalo Blue, B93 Light Crockery Blue, B00 Frost Blue and C-1 Cool Gray No.1

Accessories - Circle Nestabilities, ribbon from Papermania, Liquid Applique for the snow

The second card
Ok strictly speaking this is not a card but a card front that I did for a Bella card front swap on Splitcoast Stampers.

I wanted to do this with a black, white and pink theme and I just love it. I had to make 11 of them (10 for the swap and one for me). I hope the sentiment is acceptable as it's a Stampin Up one not a Bella one but my only birthday Bella sentiment was way too big for this card front.

Stamps - Partygirlabella from Stamping Bella, Sentiment from Short and Sweet by Stampin Up

Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Ciao Markers in 100 Black, E00 Skin White, R85 Rose Red, RV21 Light Pink, RV10 Pale Pink, R20 Blush, RV23 Pure Pink, R11 Pale Cherry Pink and RV13 Tender Pink

Paper - Black and white cs, Pixie Pink cs from SU, Dotty paper from Papermania

Accessories - Clear EP, Word Window Punch, Spotty satin ribbon from, pink glitter brad from Doodlebug

The third card
This is another card front for an Elzybells swap hosted by the same lady on SCS.


This was a 4 1/4" square front. I tried to give the idea that inside the house/window was all lovely and warm and cold outside. Red and green are not my normal choices of Christmas colours, but I do like how they look on this front.


Stamps - Christmas Window and sentiment from cold nose, warm heart both by Elzybells

Papers - Real Red cs from SU, non SU white and green cs, DP from DCWV Christmas Wishes stack

Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Ciao Markers in RV29 Crimson, R27 Cadmium Red, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, E37 Sepia, E35 Chamois, G05 Emerald Green, YG06 Yellowish Green, B23 Phthalo Blue, G02 Spectrum Green, E31 Brick Beige, E02 Fruit Pink, B93 Light Crockery Blue, E21 Baby Skin Pink, B02 Robin's Egg Blue, RV13 Tender Pink and YG23 New Leaf (wow that's a lot of copics!!)

Accessories - Clear EP, white Liquid Applique, fine clear glitter, red and green grosgrain ribbons from Dovecrafts

That's all for now folks!!

Elzybells Sketches 1 and 2

Elizabeth has just started to do sketch challenges every fortnight on the Elzybells blog. Sketch challenge #1 looks like this:

and my card looks like this:

I just got this set the other day so had to break it out of the package and ink it straight up for this challenge. Now I know stars are not normally pink but I found this cute paper in my freebies stash (gotta get it down somehow!!) and went with that colour scheme.
I used a mixture of Copic Ciaos and Twinkling H20s to colour her in, just to add a bit of sparkle. The sentiment is in the Stardust and Moonbeams set - I just bent it round so it would stamp in the circle. I love how you can do this with clear stamps!

I'm not sure about the darker blue panel though. I didn't have a blue that matched the paper (should have checked that before I used it huh?!). I had every other shade possible but this one! Even Stampin Up colours were a little too pale or bright or just not right!


Stamps - Stardust and Moonbeams set from Elzybells

Paper - White square card blank from Craftonic, DP from card magazine (I think Crafts Beautiful), white, blue and pink cs from lss

Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Copis Ciao Markers in E31 Brick Beige and E00 Skin White, Twinkling H2os in Buttercup and Bashful Blue and Cosmic Shimmer Crimson Sparkle

Accessories - Circle Nestabilities, Clear EP, pink ribbon from lss

And in preparation for Sketch Challenge #2:

here's my card:

This little kitty is so cute hiding amongst the flowers. To keep the centre panel a square I added a strip of ribbon to the top and gave it that much needed extra oomph!


Stamps - Kitty Flowers and Happy Birthday from Elzybells

Papers - White square card blank from Craftonic, yellow, pink and white cs from lss, DP from card magazine

Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Ciao Markers in E33 Sand, E35 Chamois, YG06 Yellowish Green, G05 Emerald Green, YG23 New Leaf, BG15 Aqua, Y15 Cadmium Yellow, YR68 Orange, BV00 Mauve Shadow, BV04 Blue Berry, R85 Rose Red, R27 Cadmium Red and 0 Colorless Blender!!

Accessories - Clear EP, pink ribbon from lss, yellow primas, pink self-adhesive gems from Hero Arts, Circle nestabilities

Mojos 50 and 51

I completely forgot to post my Mojo card for Julee's Mojo Monday challenge last week and only just got around to doing this week's. Work's been manic the first week back and today was the only chance I've had all week to do anything fun!!

Anyways... this was the sketch challenge for Mojo 50:

and this is my card:

I got this cute little angel from Butterfly Kisses at the Simply Yours Craft Show at the end of August. It's actually a back and front stamp set in which you get the front and the back of the main character. This is so you can make suspension type cards with them. I got a snowman set for my Christmas cards too, but that's staying in the box for a while yet. I still think it's too early for me to start making my Christmas cards. Their website is not yet up and running but I keep checking just in case. I love these sets and have to have more!!

I stamped my little angel twice and cut her wings from the second layer before mounting her on foam pads. I moved the sentiment to the middle of the centre panel as it looked odd being so big on one side. The centre panel is also a stamp from the set - I just twisted and turned it each time to get a different swirly bit.


Stamps - Star Angel Around-2-it set from Butterfly Kisses

Paper - White card blank from Craft Central, Lilac pearlescent paper, yellow and white cs from lss

Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Ciao Markers in Y02 Canary Yellow, R20 Blush, E51 Milky White, BV02 Prune and Y15 Cadmium Yellow

Accessories - Clear EP, Sticky Ribbon from Anita's, Circle and Oval Nestabilities, D'vine Swirls Cuttlebug EF

And this is the sketch for Mojo51:

and this is my card:

I could not decide on what to put in the centre square, especially as it was at an angle, so I chose to have Tilda sitting on the edge instead. This is some more DP from my card magazine freebies pile. I would not normally matt and layer using white - I tend to use a contrasting colour, but I thought this card had enough contrast. My collection of Copic Ciaos is slowly growing but I just did not have a green to match the DP. However Tilda's dress does not look as minty as this irl. It's a softer green than the photo...oh well.


Stamps - Swing Tilda (without her swing)

Paper - White card blank from Craft Central, white cs from lss, DP from card magazine freebie

Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Ciao Markers in G00 Jade Green, G000 Pale Green, RV13 Tender Pink, R11 Pale Cherry Pink, E33 Sand, E31 Brick Beige, E00 Skin White

Accessories - Clear EP, Threading Water punch from Fiskars, Irridescent glitter glue, Pink ribbon from a box of Thorntons chocolates!! (It was too gorgeous a colour to throw away!)

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 32

Taylor's cupcake sketch challenge this week was cute and I finally had some time to do a bit of card making after being back at work and shattered all week.

This is the sketch for challenge #32:

and this is my card based on it:

I found this paper in my stash of freebies (usually papers I get from card magazines) so based my colours on that. I got this Ollie and Olivia stamp the other day after a snap decision that I wanted some Stampendous stamps (I ordered one of each of Fluffles, Changito, Ollie and the Chick stamps!) I coloured the image in with my Copic Ciaos and added some tiny Primas to the branch to add a bit of pink to it.

I was going to use the whole of the Happy Bird Day stamp but the Bird day bit was just too big for a semi circle so I just used the day part instead.


Stamps - Ollie and Olivia from Stampendous, Happy Bird Day from High Hopes

Paper - White card blank from Craft Central, pink, blue and white cs from local craft store, DP from card magazine (not sure which one though)

Inks - Versafine Onyx Black, Copic Ciao markers in E37 Sepia, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, E35 Chamois, YR07 Cadmium Orange, G05 Emerald Green and 0 Colorless Blender.

Accessories - Prima flowers, Self-adhesive gems from Hero Arts, Blue organza ribbon from local craft store

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