Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Elisabeth Bell's Hug in a Mug

Here's one of Elisabeth Bell's beautiful stamps named Hug in a Mug.

Here's a close up of this adorable image in pink with her rosy cheeks and hot chocolate.

Here's the right side showing my bow with a fluffy snowflake in the middle with a pearl center ( the snowflakes dies are by Whimsy and Sizzix) Marianne Die cut trees, two pretty roses from Wild Orchid and a fern punch by Martha Stewart for the leaves.

Here's the left side showing my paper doily, the largest of the fluffy snowflakes with the pearl center, a crocheted flower with a an array of Wild Orchid flowers and white punched ferns.

I put Studio G glitter glue on the edge of all the flowers and I used Cool Glitter Ritz all over my paper doily. I made my fluffy snowflakes by diecutting heavy cardstock then applying white glue all over them and coating them with white Fun Flock. I let it dry and then applied another layer of white glue and more Fun Flock. It was quite messy, especially the glue on my fingertips, but the effect is wonderful and looks even nicer in person. I love non-traditional colors for winter cards and pink is one of them.
                                         Thanks for visiting my blog!
                                                           Hugs, Gail

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:

Elphine House Blogspot - Paper Doilies
Elisabeth Bells World Challenge Blog  - White Fluffy Snowflakes
Fresh Brewed Designs - Anything Goes
Natalie And Amy Blogspot  - Your Favourite Things (flowers)
Inky Chicks Blogspot  - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Blogspot - Baby It's Cold Outside
Pin and Tack Blogspot - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Challenges - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All year Around - Anything Goes As Long As It's Christmas
Forever Friends Challenge Blogspot - Your Favourite Embellishment (flowers)
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
Paper-Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Whoopsie Daisy - Monocromatic
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
Sassy Studio Designs - Let It Snow
All Sorts Challenge - Dies and Punches
Simply Create Too - Let It Snow
By The Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly
Crafts And Me - Something New (new tree die)
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything Goes
Delicious doodles - Anything Goes Using Favourite Colors (pink)


  1. What an adorable little girl in your lovely winter wonderland, Gail! The colors look outstanding, and the glitter is so pretty.

  2. Awhhh. Gail this is sooooo sparkly, bright and beautiful!!!! Thanks for joining us in our snowflake challenge at EBWORLD !!!
    Biggest hugs

  3. The coloring, image, die cuts, & everything all come together to make such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us for challenge #12 at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. See you again soon! Patti

  4. Fab girl card! love those trees too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Allsorts, hugs Samantha :0)

  5. She's so sweet, Love the tree die and that gorgeous floral oval, very pretty card my friend
    hugs julie P

  6. WOW - WOW - WOW, Gail, what an absolutely breath taking creation.... This truly is stunning! I'm so glad that you joined in on both Elphine House Australia's Challenge and the Elisabeth Bells World Challenge with this gorgeous card... I love Love LOVE it!!
    Big Hugs,

  7. What a cute image and colored so beautifully! Love all of the die cuts, color combo, papers and little details! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create this week! Hope you come play again!


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  8. That stamp is sooooo pretty Gail...gorgeous done in those colours! Thanks for joining our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox :)

  9. Hi, What a pretty card so beautifully presented too.....Thank you for joining in our Challenge over at Forever Friends Embellishments and good luck in the challenge hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  10. Gorgeous card, Gail. Such a wealth of beautiful details!- and so pretty!

  11. SO VERY PRETTY! I love the colors and all of those pretty, white, sparkly embellishments / die cuts

    Thank you for playing along at our Freshly Brewed Challenge for Jan.,
    I hope to see you at the hop this weekend!
    Heather D.

  12. Precious, absolutely precious!!! Love your embellies and that sweet image. Thanks for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Blog for our Anything Goes challenge.


  13. Wow!! What a really stunning creation!! LOVE your colors and the sparkle with the lovely scene you've made!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Elphine House challenges...good luck and hope to see you again!! HUGS :)

  14. Absolutely gorgeous...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  15. What a gorgeous card. I am hoping to do so well some time.

    Nana Jo

  16. sucha cute card, love the image. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts. Kim x

  17. Very Pretty. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD.

  18. absolutely amazing card!! love it!!

  19. Oh Gail, my how stunning and gorgeous this card turned out. What a wonderful design and awesome coloring. I love the colors and the design of this elegant card and thank you so very much for sharing it with us at Elphine House. Good luck in the challenges. "Hugs", Carol DT

  20. So very beautiful Gail. Pink is such a great color for winter cards & this is the perfect little girlyness image for it. Love the glitter & every embellishment is totally wonderful.
    Hugs, Janie

  21. What else can I say besides "pretty in pink" . . . and sure hope that after 29 challenges, you can at least win at TWO of them . . . good luck . . . you need your own personal secretary to be checking in on the sites for you!! Sweet and adorable card . . .

  22. What a sweet image and such an awesome design. Your coloring is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at CCAYR. ♥ Denise

  23. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week Carol DT x

  24. Very pretty Gail. Thanks for joining BunnyZoe challenge this month.
    Hugs Tracy x

  25. What a wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

    Maria DR

  26. Gorgeous card Gail. Loving the pretty colours and lovely image. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. Carolxx

  27. Beautiful card Gail, I love snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at EBW this month, good luck! Pami x

  28. Such a pretty card Gail! Love that image and your colouring.

    Hope you're keeping well.
    Wedgie xxx

  29. Beautiful colouring - a great card! Love all
    the embellishing. Thank you for joining our
    challenge at Pattie's Creations.

  30. I love the colors & I love the bling. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

  31. woooooooooooooo sooo cute love color,lover stamps is beautifull thaks marialex DT CCCB

  32. This is so pretty! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

  33. beautiful card love tha image thanks so much for joining us at crafts and me this week
    hugs sara x x

  34. Gail, your beautifully colored Hug in a Mug looks fabulous dressed in her pink outfit on this pretty card. So glad to see your entry at the Elisabeth Bell's World "Fluffy White Snowflakes" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  35. This is a lovely winter themed card - bet that drink warmed her up! Thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x

  36. Such a sweet card!! I love the coloring and the warm feel eventhough you made a perfect intrepretation of our snowflake-challenge!! Thank's for joining us at EBWC this month!

  37. So glad you joined us this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next month! Just as an FYI - We are doing a DT Call...
    Karen C (DT coordinator)