Monday, October 19, 2009

Top Trio

My Gretyl card made TOP TRIO over at 365 Cards. I entered it for the motion challenge and was commended for my use of stitching. My Gran will be so proud! Thank you all for your kind comments on my blog. You can see the orginal post here. Congratulations to my fellow winners Deane and Juanita. And a super thanks to Pam @ 365 cards.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Joy | Circle & Colour Challenge

Hi, Here is my take on the Embellish Circle Card Colour that's a bit of a tongue twister. I thought I had missed the deadline but it's been extended to Oct 18 so you have a few more days. The Stamp is a free digi by Katie Pertiet "One word" over at Designer Digitals. I used it here to make my own patterned paper & cut out. I love this stamp. A little ribbon and some stitching - really into my stitching at the mo too.
All done. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Moxie Fab Shout Out!

OMG I'm so chuffed to get a Moxie Fab Shout Out from Cath for the Gradient is Radient challenge. See the post here. It was an excellent challenge with realy great work. Congratulations to the winners Maille, Amy, Nina, Vanessa and Anya.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gretyl | Halloween Digi

Hi all, I’m going for a quadruple whammy for this post - 4 challenges in one.
I've been doing some more doodling and came up with "Gretyl" a little witch on a broom for Halloween. She's no good sitting on my laptop so I decided to make a card and it just so happens that there are a few challenges that will work for her.

1. The first is CPS #137. 2. The next, ABC F is for Flying which fits in perfect with my witch (OCT 27). 3. Then there is 365 Card's Tuesday challenge is In Motion. 4. And seeing as my witch "Gretyl" is digital I thought I'd enter her at Digital Tuesday challenge BOO! - make a Halloween card.

So, here is my card. I rotated the sketch to be landscape. For the horizontal element, I hand added stitched some abstract clouds/wind in the same style as my "Little Owl" card - see here. I coloured, printed, and cut my digital witch "Gretyl" for the main element and popped her up with foam pads. I think she's having a great time flying around.

If you'd like Gretyl for yourself you can download her here or see the link in my sidebar. NB. This is for personal use only ;-). Please give credit to CraftBelle and link back here. Enjoy!

Image: "Gretyl" by CraftBelle
Font: Kristen ITC
Other: Linen Yarn by Gutermann, Foam Stickies by Paper Craft

Sunday, October 11, 2009

My Template | CD Wallet

Hi guys,
I thought I'd share a 3D craft for this post. My wonderful sister and her husband came over to visit us over a year ago now and we finally mangaed to complete a DVD momento of their time here in glorious Sydney. We normally send CD's and DVD's home of our adventures but this time (...and probably because its taken so long to get together) I decided to make them look a little bit more special by creating a pesronalised CD Wallet to send them in. I looked around for shop bought products but couldn't find anything suitable, so I decided to create my own.

When my sister received the DVD's she was absolutely thrilled with the packaging and its contents...aah!

So, considering I put a fair bit of effort into the DVD & template I thought I'd share it with all who might find it useful.

The template is plain, and is designed to fit onto standard A4 paper which makes it perfect for home printing. A few score lines, cuts with a craft knife, some double sided sticky tape and voila you have your very own customisable CD wallet. If you're handy with a graphics package (or even Word) then you can add a graphic, hand stamp, hand write or just print on some wacky paper.

Download CD Wallet Template by CraftBelle (PDF 1045 KB)

If you like the template and find it useful then please tell your friends, attribute and link back to me CraftBelle @

Please note: This template is for personal use only. Please do not share or distibute this file in digital or hard copy. Instead tell your friends to download it from my site directly.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Hello | Gradient Challenge

Wow, It's been such a long time since I posted anything. I'm just in time for the Gradient challenge over at MoxieFabWorld. Cath has extended the deadline until October 12, so you've all got just a wee while longer. There's lots of great work up so do check it out.

Okay, I wanted to keep this card clean and simple and I was thinking about using geometric shapes or tiles for stepping out the colour change when I came across these Alpha blocks by Katie Pertiet over at Designer Digitals. They looked just like my doodle and were ready to go. So, I spelt out "Hello" to create a sentiment and graphic in one - yeah!

Next, I selected a colour change of yellow to a burnt orange, which I think sits nicely with Autumn as well as for spring here in OZ. I made a gradual change in the shade of paper (Jesse Edwards) of each block to make the gradient. And then cut and popped them up with foam pads. Finally I added some Frangipani inspired flowers (an altered K Petiert graphic), buttons, French knots and lifted the corners to add a little dimension.


"Hello" Supplies:
Paper: DCWV Glitter Stack, Derwent Art Paper, Jesse Edwards Colour Challenge Digital Papers
Stamps: Block Alpha & Web Chellenge Kit 8-9-09 by K Pertiet @ Designer Digitals
Adhesive: 3D Adhesive Foam Stickies by Paper Craft