Monday, September 21, 2009

Moxie Fab: Household # 2

Hi guys,
Thanks for the comments on my light bulb entry - very kind.
I wanted to have another go at the Moxie Fab challenge and my hubby came up with the idea of a Hoover (Vacuum Cleaner as you guys say) with the slogan "Life Without You Sucks".

I couldn’t find a suitable stamp or image so I had to crank up the laptop and design my own. I made the Hoover into a brush and then repeated the stamp whilst reducing the size. The font used for the sentiment is Cooper Std. I stretched to look like it was being sucked into the Hoover. Enjoy!
Thanks for a great challenge Cath - I wonder what’s this week!

Image: "Hoover" My Own Digital Stamp
Font: Cooper Std

P.S. You can download my "Hoover" JPG and brush for free here. For personal use only ;-)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Moxie Fab Challenge: Household

Another great challenge over at Moxie Fab. For this challenge you need to create a paper crafted project that incorporates some kind of household item as its focal point. Cath has included lots of inspiration so check out the link above.

Okay, getting hold of a "household" stamp has been pretty impossible around here. So, I decided to opt for the old pen and paper and make my own doodle instead.

The light bulb and sentiment was drawn onto watercolour - I really love the bumpy texture. Then I popped them up with foam stickies and added some faux stitching to the DCWV paper. Voila!

Paper: DCWV Glitter Stack, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Artline 210 medium 0.6 in Black, UniBall Signo Broad in Silver

Deadline: Wednesday 21 September
Draw: Friday 23 Septmeber
Extra: Upload to World Card Making Day

Good Luck Everyone!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Halloween: Fabric of the Week * Closed *

Hello, On a bit of a whim I entered a sketch of some witches for a competition over at Spoonflower (it’s a print of demand fabric site). And, my design has been selected for round two of the competition. I am SO excited!

So, if you like my fabric please vote for me CraftBelle @ Spoonflower. No need to be a member - just click here or in the side bar to vote. The design is called "Witches by CraftBelle".

Thanks guys! Sweet!

Ps. For you budding fabric designers, this week's design theme is flowers and spoons!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

CPS #133

Time for CPS sketch #133. I've kept the sketch as is this week - love landscape format. I'm using another digital stamp this week - courtesy of Brooke over at Magnolia Grace. The character's name is Little Owl and in this stamp he sits on a branch. To see more of him, head over to
Thanks Brooke.

Okay, So I printed Little Owl out twice. The back image was coloured black to create a permanent shadow and top image was coloured with watercolour pencils and popped up with foam stickies. To frame the image, I created some abstract clouds/wind with stitching and used a sentiment and the branch to form the lower horizontal element of the sketch.

Paper: Kikki K in Gold and Pearl
Stamp: Little Owl by Magnolia Grace |
Ink/Colour: Artline 210 medium in Black (love these pens), Faber-Castel Watercolour Pencils
Adhesive: 3D Adhesive Foam Stickies by Paper Craft

Saturday, September 12, 2009

CPS #132 Happy Birthday

Time for another CPS Challenge #132. I must admit I've been a bit slow with this layout (not sure why). So, I headed over to the sponsor's site Sweet N Sassy Stamps to see what they are all about and I found this little Clown Fish.
Each Thursday Sweet N Sassy give away a digital stamp (cool huh!) and the Clown Fish was this weeks freebie. So cute!

Here is my card.

Firstly, I rotated the sketch (I'm a landscape kinda girl). I resized the Clown Fish and made some portholes for them to swim behind (all in MS Word would you believe). Then I coloured them up with watercolour pencils and silver pen for highlights. My hubby suggested some bubbly text for the sentiment (thanks sweetie). A few snips and some double sided sticky and it was all done.
Digi stamps are pretty cool - Thanks Sweet N Sassy.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Raspberry Suite #16

Hi, this is my first attempt at a Raspberry Suite challenge and I'm really excited. I made a special trip to the craft store to source some gold/orange paper (lovely and shimmery). No Kraft paper again, so I had to make do with the back of jotter pad! So, here goes.

I was thinking about silhouettes from the Moxie Fab challenge as well as the rich chocolaty palette and decided to create a boudoir kind of feel with a cameo. I designed and cut the profile piece (pencil and Kraft knife), and framed it with the chocolate cardstock (looks rich and dark in real life). I created some cheeky ruffles with ribbon for the cream element and added a little sparkle for the Orange/Gold. Voila!

Cardstock/Paper: Kikki K, The Paper Mill, DCWV
Ribbon: Boutique
Cut Out: Drawn & Cut by me CraftBelle
Other: Foam Pads by The Paper Mill

Caardvarks Candy

Candy give away from Kim Hughes over at Caardvarks. Kim Hughes reveals tips for publishing and an overview of her talents. Check out the blog Paper Hugs.
Candy: Autumn Stamps @ CHF. Draw: Not stated.