Monday, 7 May 2012

New Elzybells stamps

Well, not truly new designs but I found a place in the Netherlands who do have some brand new Elzybells image stamps for sale, which I think they've had since the days when Elzybells were still trading :) Sadly, no sentiments (which Elzybells did so well) but I still ordered half a dozen 'cos it would have been rude not to wouldn't it?

I whipped up a quick card using one of the stamps:
It's a bit like a patchwork quilt, with a lovely blank space in the centre just perfect for a sentiment. Although it's been coloured with bright colours, it would be great for a baby card in soft blues or pinks maybe - I was just eager for some time to play at colouring after writing the snippets roll call on Saturday.

I used:

- 4" x 4" square white card stock

- Elzybells 'Patchwork' stamp, stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Pro Markers

- sentiment from the LOTV 'General Greetings - small' set stamped in Memento 'Tuxedo Black'

- Josy Rose red heart

This is another one layer card for St. Luke's Charity Card Challenge. That's two from me now, so I'm watching to see who else joins in :) Go on - I dare you!

Di
x

21 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi Di, terrific card - love the patchwork stamp - I can imagine it is fun to colour in. You were lucky to find it. Have a great day. Elizabeth x

Caz said...

Lovely card Di, fabulous stamp.
Hugs
Caz x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Cute one layer card Di. Well done for sourcing some Elzybells!

I made a one layer card yesterday, ready to load on my blog today for the St Lukes Challenge! So I missed you dare by a gnat's whisker! xxx

Mrs F said...

Great card Di, I really like the colours you have used. The stamp has so many possibilities, good purchase :)

Have a great Monday xx

Amanda said...

Oh my I love elzybells stamps too, I have noticed some of her designs in clear penny black stamps, one set ....wishes and a bear set too. Love the card off to look at the link. Hus, Amanda x

May said...

Love that stamp Di, Fabulous colours and design, Just perfect... Hugs May x x x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...tis a loVely eye catching card Di...Mel :)
Thankyou for your loVely words earlier, I can't wait to get started & have missed being part of a team...xx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the patchwork effect....

Craftilicious said...

and another cracking one layer card it is too Di! I love that patchwork stamp. Elzybells was one of my faves too and I have lots of her stamps. I have noticed that 4 of her sets are available again through the new Penny Black T for Transparent release - including one of her great sentiment sets. Hopefully they will continue to release more both old and new!
Thanks again for playing along in our challenge at St Luke's this month.
Tara x

Karen said...

Lovely Elzybells stamps there! What a great find. I love them but found out too late that they had closed. A real shame. Have fun!

Twiglet said...

Great card. Maxine was here yesterday and we made patchwork cushions together - very "on trend" at the mo - so I am told!!! have a good week. x Jo

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the patchwork effect on your card Di....yes I loved Elzybels too..thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes..

Anne

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Di,

I really like the patchwork stamp - it makes for a nice card!

Hugs,
Kay

Kathleen said...

Great card, fabulous stamp and very well coloured, would have liked to have seen it with a white square in the middle instead of kraft colour. Not a kraft fan.
Sloppy bit has gone now, back to telling it like it is, lol.
Pretty disappointed that you didn't volunteer to do my ironing.

Kath xx

Tracy @ Cardmaker's Delights said...

Simple and neat card Di, very nice. The red heart is the perfect finishing touch! Tracy xxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous card Di and not heard of Elzybells before now. Right up my street with patchwork too.
I just noticed your reference to cutting your fringe. I did that when I was 3! Not much of an issue you may think but I was Flower Girl at my Aunt and Uncle's wedding the next day!!!! To say my Mum was not amused was an understatement. Especially when she caught me later the same evening trying to pierce my ears with my Dad's tie pin!!! Hee Hee. I had to promise not to try it again if she took me to have them done the week after the wedding. Needless to say when I started school I was the only girl with pierced ears! Dare to be different is quite apt for me!!

Hazel said...

Oh I love that stamp (another one for the wish list) - I keep forgetting about St Luke's this month - must get on and think of how to enter x

Jenny said...

Love the colourful quilt Di..... So on trend at the moment too :0)
Thanks for joining us at St Luke's this month.
Jenny x

Karen said...

Great card Di - just love that patchwork effect.

Deborah Frings said...

Love the patchwork quilt effect! I like the simple sentiment with the touch of bling. Very pretty. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous stamp Di, makes me feel all homely. Thanks for joining again at St Lukes.
Lynne xxx