Monday, 25 February 2013

Inspiration Monday 25th Feb

Some more inspiration from our Design Team:

Supplies: Image - Elisabeth Bell 'Creative Genius'
Copics and Promarkers
Papers: Echo Park Victoria Garden
Ribbon, pearls: The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment: Computer Generated


Image  Elisabeth Bell 'Summer Daze' 
Papers - free from magazine
Crystals - Rhinestones On Line
Flourish - Magnolia Doohickeys Die
Sentiment - LOTV Sentiment Stamp 


Image  Elisabeth Bell coloured with copics
Docrafts Papers

6x6 Kraft Craftwork Card Blank
Image - Elisabeth Bell (watercoloured with distress pens)
Design Papers - My Minds Eye (Life Stories Kraft cardstock)
Buttons - Prima
Spellbinders - Marvellous squares
Sentiments - Cosmo cricket

5x7 Scallop Card
Elisabeth Bell Digi Image
Docrafts Textured Card Stock
Copics to Colour

Monday, 18 February 2013

Inspiration Monday 18th February

Some more inspiration from our DT



Elisabeth Bell Digi image Bell Horses - Li'l Princess Tu-tu
Spellbinders Dies
Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch
Liquid Pearls

Elisabeth Bell Digi Image - winners image
Backing Papers - Whitewassh core-dinations & daisytrail driftwood paper
Prima Flowers
Spellbinders - Majestic Squares
Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Spectrum Noir Pens

Geraldine M 


Spectrum Noirs
Papers - Papermania Capsule
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp
Memory Box Dies
Ribbon, slider - The Ribbon Girl


Image by Elisabeth Bell, coloured with Promarkers
Cardstock from Papermill
Backing papers, free from various mags
Tag sentiments from Lili Of The Valley
Buttons, twine, gems from stash

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Meet the Team - Geraldine M

It's time to meet another member of the Design Team and it's Geraldine M's turn:

If you have a blog, what's the blog address..?

How did you start crafting?
I've always enjoyed having a go at crafts, especially baking and jewellery, but about 4 years ago I asked a card maker to make a card for my Godson's 1st birthday.  It was gorgeous and I thought .... I could do that!

What is your favorite product line?
That changes with the weather!  Enduring favourites are Hero Arts and Ranger

What do you watch/listen to when you're creating?
I get very absorbed but if I remember to put music on it's usually The Killers or Coldplay.

What do you snack on while crafting?
Chocolate! Far too much!

Any paper crafting pet peeves?
Glues that don't survive in a warm room and bits of card and embellishments start sliding off when the card is displayed. Grrr.

Do you distress everything, not at all or somewhere in between?
In between, it depends on the type of card.

What is your favorite tool in your scrappy space?
My Cuttlebug

What is your favorite item in your scrappy space?
Currently, a tin of Inktense watercolour pencils.

When creating a project, do you plan it out or go with the flow?
I plan it out but it almost always ends up far from the plan.

What type of adhesive do you use?
My fave tape runner at the moment is Tombow - it has passed the warm room test.  For embellishments I've started using a hot glue gun.

What is your favorite kind of cardstock?
Love Neenah solar white for stamping and colouring.

Do you enjoy stepping out of your zone when creating new projects?
I don't like to be stuck with just one crafting style, I love to try other styles I admire but they don't always work out.

About how many projects do you create in a month?
Around 10 - I'd love to have time for more.

When is the best time for you to create?
School mornings!

What quality do you like and admire in others?
I love how crafty people are so generous with their ideas on the blogs.

Here are a couple of recent cards:

Monday, 11 February 2013

Inspiration Monday 11th February

Some inspiration from our DT

Supplies used
Image - Elisabeth Bell
Backing Paper-Aimee Asher
Sentiment -Crafters Companion
Butterfly-Joy Crafts
Twine and Buttons my stash

Image from Elisabeth Bell
Backing Paper from Hunkydory and Papermania
Blue card stock
Seam Binding
Distress Ink
Spellbinders Dies
Post it Notes

Image from Elisabeth Bell
White linen cardstock
Promarker pens
Computer generated sentiments

Monday, 4 February 2013

Challenge #8 Sponsored by Elizabeth Bell

Welcome to another challenge here at CBN,

We have decided that it is fairer to pick the overall winner by Random .org so without further ado the winner this month is:
 and that is Katie G
Well done Katie, please could you contact us to claim your prize (craftybn @ - take out the spaces)

Top 3

Once again it was a tough job to decide, but we managed in the end and they are:

59. Alyce

123. Debbie S

191. Suzanne J Dean 

Well done girls, please feel free to grab the top 3 image to display on your blogs.

 February Challenge

This month we are sponsored by Elisabeth Bell

Elisabeth Bells Digital Collection features enchanting, whimsical, Digital stamps for all of your paper-crafting projects!
Although Elisabeth illustrates for several stamp companies, no one except Elisabeth Bell herself has a collection of sweet digital stamps, this is a perfect way to get your instant gratification.
With a growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps, Elisabeth offers a multitude of themes. Such as holidays, special occasions, children's adorable characters, and just the everyday cuteness that Elisabeth is famous for producing.
These Digi Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, and are great for resizing, and rotating to suite your needs.
Inspiration, by her very own Design Team, is posted, and shared daily,
on Elisabeth’s “Digi Bells Blog” using Elisabeth Bell’s digital art.

The theme for this month is Anything Goes and the prize is the 2 stamps below:


Supplies used.
Image from Elisabeth Bell
White cardstock from Papermill
Dies from Marianne and Spellbinders
Papers, pearls and ribbon from stash.


Supplies used
Image - Elisabeth Bell
Backing Paper-Nitwits
Sentiment -Whimsy Stamps
Ribbon and Buttons my stash


Elisabeth Bell Image
Indigo Blu Stamp onto shrink plastic
Cheery Lynn die
Dylusions sprays

Geraldine M

Image - Elisabeth Bell
Spectrum Noirs and Distress Inks
Papers, die cut background, tags - Papermania Vintage Notes
Ribbon, button - Papermania Capsule
Die Cuts - Spellbinders scalloped circles, Marianne Die LR0150


Supplies used
Image - Elisabeth Bell
Promarker Pens
Ranger Distress Inks
Papers and Ribbon Papermania Capsule
Starfish/Shells from stash



Image- Elisabeth Bell Digi
Copic Pens
Papers & Embellishments Docrafts Spots & Stripes Collection


Image - Elisabeth Bell Digi
Papers - Basic Grey (What's Up collection)


Image - Elisabeth Bell
Papers, Papermania Vintage Notes
Sizziz Accordion fold flower die & Flourish set/
 Spellbinders Dies