Thursday, 16 October 2014

Going Dotty!!!

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

Here I am today back well and truly in my PINK world... with my DT card for our new challenge at In The Pink!

The challenge theme this time is to use DOTS AND/OR STRIPES - so I thoroughly enjoyed going through my paper stash to see what I could come up with!!  (Memo to self: I REALLY need to clear out that stash!)  

And then a little bit of inspiration hit me..(it sometimes does you know!), Mr Mojo knocked on the door..  hmmmm...  in actual fact, I spotted this little lady that I had bought and printed out a few months back but hadn't got around to colouring.  HA!!  She has spots AND stripes - perfect for this theme!!  I've got to admit, I really loved colouring her...  the hair went so well...  and then everything else followed in the same way....  the right papers showed themselves, the layout...  the sentiment... the fussy cutting (I didn't manage to cut a leg off which HAS HAPPENED before), so it was one of those days when it all went right!

Don't you just LOVE this little sassy lady??  I certainly do!

Sentiment: Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Papers: Stripes - Pink Petticoat Ribbon Stripes Digi, My Minds Eye Dots
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Borders, MFT Dienamics Blueprints 12 (for tab)
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E21, E25, E29
Dress and Ribbon - R81, R83, R85, G82 , C1, C2

Hope you like what I've done today and you'll stop by and say hello... it's always lovely to hear from you so I know you've visited - and I can then return the favour too!

We'll hopefully see you over at IN THE PINK - the challenge is open for two weeks, so there's plenty of time for you to dig out your pink!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Polka Doodles - Halloween!!


Hi Peeps...

Today I'm here with another Halloween card (not my FAVOURITE sort of card you'll know if you know me well as I live in a world of pinks and pastels)...  but what the heck, I thought I'd throw my all into it...

I used Amelia Witch Toad digi stamp from Polka Doodles - she's the cutest witch I've seen for a while - and she has a penchant for glitter!!  I used a mix of Copics and Promarkers for her colouring.... then dotted the background to create a sort of magical effect.  The glitter is through her hair, on her robe, and even on her socks.... the toad is looking a little disgusted by all the shiney stuff landing by his feet - but he did escape getting any on him! 
Here's the list of Copics and Promarkers I used:
Grays/Blacks C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100
Greens G21, G07, Promarkers Pine and Fresh Meadow
Purples BV00, V17, Promarker Aubergine
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Die: MFT Dienamics Stars
Embossing Folder - Crafts Too

Go on over the the blog HERE to see what the other Digi Queens have come up with - I promise you're in for a treat!

Now can I get back to my pinks and pastels.... PLEASE???

Ooooh and can I just say a big hello to my new followers... and give a mahoosive welcome to my little bit of cyberspace.... I'm chuffed that you decided to follow me - I do like to share my passion!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Sugar Nellie - Penguin Party!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

Today it's my turn to share a make at Sugar Nellie... and for this one I chose to use the gorgeous Penguin Party...  available from Funky Kits HERE.  As penguins seem to be very popular at the moment, and as I haven't used one for a long time, I thought I needed to dig out my black and greys - and some blues too - as they live in BRRRRRR.... cold places!!
Supplies: Image - Sugar Nellie Penguin Party, Paper: LOTV Frosty Christmas paper pad, Martha Stewart punched snowflake, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square die, Glitter and Gem
Copics: penguin - C1, C3, C5, C9, 100  Feet  and beak -Y35, YR24  Scarf and Hat -B60, B12, B91, 
Holly and Parcel  - G82, YG11, Berries - R46, Shading - N0, N2, N4

Now then... I didn't own up yet as to what I bought at the Harrogate Papercraft Show.... so here's a pic below:

More than I meant to get, as I really just went for a mooch around!!  It was fabulous that some lovely crafters (Lorraine and Stacey) recognised me from my blog pic and said hello so we could have a quick chat...  and I also met up with Avril B too and had a natter!

And I also have to own up that I had a little spend lately at Simon Says Stamp - and Clearly Besotted too.... oooh and I found a fabbie new site to order from - Sprinkle -Twinkle (what a fab name - and such quick service too).  More details on them when I use the gorgeous Lawn Fawn stitched snowflake die I got from them in the very near future!

But isn't it odd that after all that spend - it's the small things tickle me most!!  I got some glitter emery boards - and one is PINK!!  They are seriously GORGEOUS!

OK... enough rambling from me!!

Have a lovely day and Happy Crafting!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

All Dressed Up and Sugar Nellie.... TIME TO PARTY!

Hi there ladies...


We've just passed our birthday at All Dressed Up  and we have some very exciting news.
Wendy, the owner and designer of All Dressed Up will now be selling her gorgeous images as both rubber and digital stamps with none other than

whooop whoop whoop!!!!

Now as I'm lucky enough to belong to the Design Team of both All Dressed Up AND Sugar Nellie..  I'll be joining in BOTH parties! 

Please pull up a chair, grab a cuppa and a slice of cake as you'll be here a while.
We're having a mahoosive blog hop with the Dressy Girls and some of the Sugar Nellie Design team too.

AND as an extra for all you  Dressy fans...  we have this gorgeous freebie
 and numbers (just in case you want to use them) designed especially for the celebration.

(click on the photograph to enlarge, then right click and save)

...and what is a hop without prizes?  Here's what can be won:

All Dressed Up
Prize: the four new digital images

 Crafty Ribbons
Prize:  £10 voucher
crafty ribbons
Prize:  Petal Lu Lucky Dip, which will be a box of 50 blooms

Prize:  $30.00 gift certificate

Prize:  goody bag or gift voucher

Prize:  2 prizes, each one being a magazine subscription from the time it is entered to June  
Scrap n' Art Online Magazine

Prize - online voucher to a class
Prize - Make It Crafty blending card
Prize - £10 voucher

We'd like to thank everyone who donated a prize.  Lot's of lovely goodies are up for grabs girls but you must follow our two simple rules ...

1. You must complete the hop and leave a comment for every one of the Dressy Girls and of course the Sugar Nellies too
2. You must create a card using the freebie and add it to Mr Linky on the All Dressed Up Challenge blog page.  

Now I guess you're all desperate to see these new images.  So, let's hop!!!

You should have arrived her from the lovely Bettina's page - and after you've commented here, you need to go see Lynne - but if you're getting lost - or need to start from the beginning, the fully list and order is below..

The first stop is our lovely Dressy Girl Nancy,  run on over to see her gorgeous creation then follow her link to the next Dressy Girl:)

As I said your first stop is Nancy - then

So you should now be heading off to see Lynne

The hop will run for two weeks, so you have until 21st October to get your card made and entered into the blog hop challenge, and to comment on all of the gorgeous cards along the way :)

Lastly huge congratulations to All Dressed Up's lovely designer Wendy.  We are all thrilled to be a part of your new journey and wish you loads and loads of success :)

NOW........ the bit you've all been waiting for..... here's my card using one of the fabulous new images:

Supplies: Image - All Dressed Up Time for Walkies, Paper - Echo Park Everyday Eclectic, Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border, Sentiment - LOTV Set 25 Tags, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Bakers Twine, wooden button came on a price tag from a top bought from The White Stuff (nothing gets thrown away in this house!)
Colouring: Copics: Skin E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, Hair E21, E25, E29, Clothes: BG70, BG11, BG72, BG75, Hat and Scarf: R81, R83, R85, Boots, leggings and dog: E33, E35, E25

Check out the other new images on the All Dressed Up Blog HERE

Don't forget to leave a comment on every blog girls, then create a card using the freebie All Dressed Up image...   We can't wait to see your creations.

So sorry this has been such a long post... but you did want to see all the luscious prizes on offer, didn't you???  WELL didn't you?????? LOL!

Happy Crafting and
Love to all ...

Thursday, 2 October 2014

All Dressed Up... Anything Goes

Hi Peeps....

Yes I'm here again.... that's two in one day!!  Can you believe it??

This time it's the turn of  All Dressed Up - we have a fabulous new ANYTHING GOES challenge.. and I chose to use a little cutie called Love Spring Time.  Yes - I do realise it's Autumn now - but I thought I'd show you that these images can be used all year round if you like..  I played around a little and removed the words and butterflies from the digi image you will receive (I use to do this) - and I think she looks like a birthday girl.... yes?  Hence the sentiment..

Colours: Dress - RV91, R81, R83, R85, Hair - E21, E34, E23, Shading: W0, W1, W3, Dots - White Gel Pen
Supplies: Image - All Dressed Up Love Spring Time, Dies - Spellbinders Rectangle Die, Simon Says Stamp Heart Flowers, Papers - First Edition Floral Pavillion, pearl gems from stash, sentiment done on computer

Hope you like what I did with her and that you'll pop over to our challenge HERE and join in the fun!  Don't forget to use an All Dressed Up image to enter the challenge.. you can win some lovely digis!

You can also join in the fun on Facebook too...  just click here:

Big hugs and Happy Crafting

In The Pink time again... get your bone-folder out!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

It's time again for another challenge at In The Pink.... and this time our theme is FANCY FOLD..  Easy to do, but NOT so easy to photograph!! hehe!  But I've done my best to show you what I made and how it opens.. 

This card was a card that didn't want to play with me........  you know that feeling??  Everything I tried went wrong... and though it looks relatively Clean and Simple.... it took me AGES!! lol! So please don't be too hard on me... and remind me next time to choose the paper BEFORE I colour!

Also, I tend to leave cards like this blank so that they can be used for any occasion.. (OK... so I couldn't decide on which sentiment to use...)

Copics and Promarkers - Dress and Flowers: RV91, RV43, R81, Promarkers Blossom and Orchid;  Hair: E21, E34, E23,  Greens done with Prismacolour Pencils.. 

Supplies: Image - Crafters Companion Angelica and Adam - Bunches of Joy, Paper - Fizzy Moon 8 x 8 pad - Celebrations, Glitter, Gems and Pearl Trimming from stash

Hope you'll pop over to In The Pink and see what we've been up to.. and maybe join in the folding!

Big hugs to all and Happy Crafting...

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Sugar Bowl is BACK!!

Hi lovely blogging buddies....

I'm here today with some exciting news...  The Sugar Bowl is now back in action with a new challenge..  and we have some wonderful new Sweeties to welcome..  Pop over to see our challenge for this month - to see some FABULOUS inspiration from the lovely Sweeties - and join in the fun again...  we can't wait to see you!  And it's an ANYTHING GOES challenge too.. provided of course you use a Sugar Nellie image..  Click on the image below to go straight there... (not before you've read the rest of my post of course...)

Now for this special event, and also for my Sugar Nellie Inspiration post today, I took the chance to use one of my favourite Sugar Nellie fairy images (you can't beat them can you?)...  to make my card.  Meet 'Elf Made Magic' - available in digi form from Funky Kits - click on the link below.  You'll find some other fabulous images to choose from too - and be spoiled for choice!

I couldn't help but take one or two (ahem!) photos of this little elf...  can you tell I was pleased with my colouring??  hehe!  

Copics Used: Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, Clothes: BG70, BG10, BG72,  Fur: C1 Holly: G82, G99, 
Gifts: R24, Promarker Ruby, Shadow and Shading: N0, N2, N4, 

Materials: Paper - Lawn Fawn - Love Joy Peace, Dienamics Circle Stax, LOTV Handwritten Christmas Sentiment

And yes.... I figured out how to do a collage - so had to include that too!! hehe!

So even though I'm not quite back in my pink zone yet today, I'm certainly in my pastel place and loved it!  Maybe I'm not meant for stronger colours.... being the 'ever-so-delicate' person that I am!!  LOL!  Ok, don't choke when you read this!! hehe 

Bye for now - Big Hugs to all and see you in our challenge!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Polka Doodles S-C-A-R-Y Halloween........... EEEK!

Hi Best Blogging Buddies....

I'm here with probably one of my most UN-favourite type cards of the year........  I'm afraid I'm not a Halloween lover.........  but as this week's Polka Doodles Digi Queen's theme is for the very occasion.... and I'm not one to refuse a challenge...  I decided to give it a go.  Hmmmmm..  anyone want to buy a cobweb die???  LOL! Enough said!  

I used a scrap of Halloween paper that was languishing in my pile of odds and bits...  printing the SPOOKY MANOR straight onto it.  Then I used WITCHIE GOTH - coloured with my Copics (greyish witchie tinge for her face obviously) and fussy cut..  along with a cobweb die from Memory Box and a ric-rac die from Paper Trey Ink.  There IS a touch Wink of Sparkle pen and a bit of black ribbon in there, but it can  hardly be seen so not worth mentioning..

Copics used: 
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20, C2; Dress and Hat: C5, C7, 100, BV00, V09, V15 - White Gel Pen for Lace
Stockings and Hat band: E08, YR04, YR18

Now....... I'm not happy with this card (but that's OK cos I'll be back in my pastel corner soon!!).... however, if you pop over to the Digi Queen's challenge HERE... you'll see some creations that will truly knock your socks off! 

Big hugs and Happy Crafting all..

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Just up my street....... SPARKLE AND BLING!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

I have a card today for the fabulous new challenge over at In The Pink...  our theme this time is SPARKLE AND BLING...  yep - that's it.... like I said in the title, right up my glittery street!! hehe!

I chose the lovely Nevaeh from Saturated Canary - I knew her flowing, swirly skirt would be able to be glittered up within an inch of it's life..  and I'm happy with how she turned out...  she looks ready to party don't you think?!

Supplies: Image - Saturated Canary Nevaeh, 
Dies: Spellbinders Floral Oval, Spellbinders Curved A2 Borderabilities, Paper - Pion Designs Coffee in the Arbour, Gems and Glitter

Colouring: Copics - Hair E21,25,29, Dress, Socks and Shoes RV91,95,95,34, C1,  Shading W0, 1,3, 5,

Do pop over to In The Pink so you can see what the very talented Pink Ladies have come up with - and this time we're joined by a WONDERFUL GUEST DESIGNER.... I'm not telling you who... you have to go see for yourself!

I hope you're all well... and if you're not, big hugs for you.  I had the results from my MRI scan the other day and I'm told there's nothing abnormal showing up...... (PHEW!! - and no cracks please about my brain just being the abnormal bit!)... However, it doesn't help the fact that I still have a massive big blurry floater in my left eye and have had for 4+ months now!  Just getting old I guess...

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..