Friday, April 19, 2013

Little Friends from Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection!

It's always a great day when I get to present and participate in The Digi Bell's Design Team monthly blog hop because it means I'm showing off another one of Elisabeth Bell's gorgeous images!  Today is no exception and I'm so proud to show off "Little Friends", her newest digital image!  You can find this sweet baby at Elisabeth Bell's Digital Collection.

If you came to me from the super talented Julie's blog, then you're on the right track.  If not, please hop on over to Rose's blog and start at the beginning.  There's a chance to win this sweetie but you've got to make sure you hop all around and make sure to leave a comment and some love to my designing sisters!

Please welcome ** Little Friends ** to our little family of Elisabeth Bell Digi's....
Blog hop starts on Friday, APRIL 19, 2013, at 9:00am (Arizona time)
ending on Friday, APRIL 26, 2013 at 9:00am (Arizona time).

Isn't she a baby doll?  Simply love her!  She's colored with copics and the papers are from my favorite paper pack, Euphoria from BasicGrey (it's pretty old and so precious to me!).  She's got some stickles on her top, pants and ribbon in her hair.  The flowers are from Recollections and my retro flower punch (gotta give a shout out to Lynda for her fabulous flowers a couple of days ago that inspired me!  Thanks, my dear!), and the ribbon and earls are from Hero Arts.  

Just love her sweet face!  She's just got that look of innocence and wonder to her. I cut her out using my circular Nestabilities and added a little bit of Distressed inks around the image.

Here's a couple of peeks of this inside.

I'm entering her in the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday - Love this layout!
Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Layer It On
Copics Marker Europe - Girls Aloud (Only female images)
Delightful Challenge - Color my world (anything colorful)
DRS Designs - bows
Forever Friends - Diecuts and punches
MilkCoffee Challenge - Welcome spring
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenges - Spring or Easter
Shelly's Images - April showers brings May flowers
C.A.S. Colours and Sketch Challenges - colors (Rich Razzleberry, Primrose Petals, Pool Party)
Creative Belli - Pastel colors
Creative Moments - Spring
Inky Impressions - punches/dies
The Paper Shelter Challenge - At least two flowers

Now hop on over to Sofia's blog and see her fabulous creation!  And remember, everyone needs Little Friends!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sweet New Girl from the Sunshine Set from Elphine House Australia

I may be a little ahead of myself, but Elphine House Australia has a couple of new cuties coming out from the Sunshine Set and I just can't help myself!  I had to use one of them!  So while I don't have a specific name for you, I'm giving you a preview of this cute pie!

Our challenge today over at Elphine House Australia Design Team has a theme of "Lace and Pearls".  If you know me, you know I love me some pearls and lace is right up there with one of my favorite embellishments!  Well, I decided to give this beauty a twist and used Baker's Twine as well my lace, but I hung tight with the pearls!

Isn't she a beauty?  I love yellow and orange together and thought pearls were so appropriate for her!  She's colored with copics and has some stickles in her hair, n her top, pants and I added some Diamond Glaze to the apples.  The paper is a beautiful pack from My Mind's Eye and the flowers and pearls are from Recollections.  She's cut out with my Floral Oval die from Spellbinders and the Baker's twine is from The Twinery.  I ran the layered paper through my BigShot (my poor cuttlebug finally died on me :(), and used my dotted swiss folder to add some texture to the panels.  I also used some Scattered Straw around the frame.  This layout is from The House That Stamps Built and I love it!  I'll use it pretty often.

Love, simply adore her face!  I think she looks so pretty and self-reliant, out there picking not only some apples, but some flowers to go with it!

I like the clean look of the inside.  And I love that Baker's Twine!

I am planning on entering her in the following challenges:

365 Cards - Welcome Spring
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - A card for a child or teen
LEJ Designs Challenge - Emboss it
Loves Rubber Stamps - Spring colors
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Make it girls (flowers are over 6 months old)
Riley and Company - Think Spring
Try It On Tuesday - Spring has sprung
ABC Challenge - L is for Lovely Lace
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything goes
House of Gilli - Anything goes and lace and pearls
Ladybug Crafts - Jump into Spring
Oozak - Anything goes with lace, pearls and ribbon
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Spring is in the Air

So head on over to our Elphine House Australia Design Team blog and show us your pearls and lace!

France Honey from Sassy Studio Designs

Just a quick post because the power has been going in and out for the last few days and I keep losing the internet connection.

I wanted to share my first easel card, France Honey, from Sassy Studion Designs, that I did for a challenge SSD is sponsoring for Brown Sugar Challenge.  They are looking for a step or easle card and I thought I'd finally try an easel card.

What fun I had making this!  I'd be making them for a long time if I knew they were this much fun and so easy!  I followed the instructions on splitcoaststamper and it was so easy I could hardly stand it!  She's colored with copics and I added some Stickles to her hat and top.  She's cut out and mounted on the floral oval die cut, and I added some swirls, all by Nestabilities.  The button and pearls are from Studio 112, the butterflies are from my Martha Stewart punch, and the flowers are homemade.  I love this gorgeous paper from My Mind's Eye.  Michael's has some beautiful 6 x 6 pads and I think I have most of them!  I love the greys and peaches together.

Here she is up close.  Isn't she just stunningly gorgeous?  I love that european look she has!

Here's a side of the card.

And this is a close up of the inside.  Gosh I had fun making this one!

Make sure to pull out your stamping and scoring stuff and head on over and join in the challenge.  Go have some fun!