Friday, 20 May 2016

Doodle Dragon...


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

Sorry I've been quiet for a little while...  we've been (forcibly!) upgrading the PC to Windows 10 - and then having to install a new printer too as ours was old and couldn't handle the change.... so the brain has been a bit befuddled trying to get to grips with the new technology!  But I think I'm getting there.....  so here we go!

For my card today, I've used a cutie-pa-tootie Doodle Dragon from the wonderful May release at CC Designs...  he was a darling to colour - and yes, no pink!  I really have gone OTT on the CAS bit today - but he's so gorgeous, I thought he could handle it... 

The set that he comes in has two other fabulous garden monster-type images - and a couple of sentiments too... you'll love it!

Materials used:
Colouring - Copics
Dragon YG61/63, G99
Flower and BeeY21/35

I do love seeing doodling on other people's cards - but when it came to doing it on my own, I was a bit nervous..... but I went for it and I THINK it's OK...

Hope all is well in your world...
Big hugs

Challenge entered - Squirrels World Wild Thing!

Thursday, 12 May 2016



Hi Peeps....

Today there is a fabulous new challenge at In The Pink - our theme is 


so it's an easy peasy one..  

I decided to use a word die and had seen a couple of techniques I wanted to try with it .. and now I can't make up my mind which I like more!  

On my first card I used an old Stamping Up flower image - and used the resist technique  - stamping first with Versamark, then embossing with white embossing powder, then blending various pink inks over the image which 'resists' the colour.  The diecut is from Hero Arts and comes in a set called Stamp and Cuts - Happy... the birthday word also comes with the set - along with lots of others... such as anniversary etc.

Then for my second card - I used a technique I'd seen used by Jennifer McGuire - although mine didn't seem to work as well as hers... more practice needed I think!  I used a double sided sticky sheet - sticking one side to white card - and then on the other side, using glitter which is pressed hard into the sticky - then colouring with alcohol markers in varying shades of pink.  The glitter still shows up well.  Again I used the Hero Arts set - with a couple of sequins too.

Hope you'll pop over to In The Pink and join in the 'Happy' fun...  you could win a fabulous £10 voucher from Dies to Die for if your creation is picked at random from our Perfect Pinkies.

Looking forward to seeing you at In The Pink...

Big hugs... 

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

So pretty in PINK


Hi Peeps...

Today I'm here to share a card that is close to my heart..... no, not because I wear a tutu while doing my housework (!)......  but because of the fabulous sentiment!!    In my world.... Pink DOES make everything better!! LOL!  The sentiment comes (along with a couple of others) with this gorgeous Swiss Pixie Ballerina from CC Designs...

Materials used:
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E 50/51/53/55
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Pinks - RV91/93/95 (a favourite combo!)

We decided to take advantage of the nice weather yesterday and head on up to the Dales for a picnic then a cream tea...  unfortunately the weather had other ideas and decided to drizzle all day - so the picnic was eaten in the car and we sat inside the cafe for our cream tea!  Ah well........  but we did manage to photograph this fabulous sight along our way..  ain't nature grand?!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Unicorn Dreams...

Hi Lovely Blogging Pals.....

Happy Weekend!  Hope you're having a lovely one - the sun is shining here - so we're off to watch a local village cricket match this afternoon - that's a first!  Well, OK, I used to do it when I was in my teens - there were a lot of handsome young cricketers to watch in those days!!

Now... onto my card - which is the reason you're here....  It's another of my DT cards for CC Designs (yes, I know, the dates have all come together this month - but hopefully you're not tiring of seeing these fabulous images!)

I used the scrumptious Meoples Unicorn Dreams stamp set - it includes both unicorns, the clouds and rainbow images, the stars... and sentiments too!

Materials used:
Paper - CC Designs Rainbow 6x6 paper pad
Dies - CC Designs Square Cutter Dies, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Dies
Colouring - Copics
Background - Distress Inks blended then splattered with water
Wink of Stella Pen
Glitter and Sequins from Stash

I did give the Unicorns the once over with a Wink of Stella pen, but unfortunately, it's not really see-able in the photos!  Ah well...... the best laid plans etc...

Big hugs...

Thursday, 5 May 2016

CC Designs May Release Blog Hop


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Time for another blog hop at CC Designs...  can you believe another month has crept by??

Today is RELEASE DAY at C.C. Designs for all of the new MAY products!! As you have seen from the Preview Days, all of these products are so CUTE and ADORABLE! For the month of May, there are 6 adorable character stamps and one new paper exciting as always!!

I chose to use 'Star' for my blog hop card...  she's just SO darn cute!

Materials used:
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/23/25
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Pinks - RV91, R81/83
Stars Y21/35
Shoes E23/25
Shading - W0/1/3

Your next stop on the hop is Colleen! Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our fabulous Design Team! Check out their amazing creations!
 And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here's how to enter:

Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!!

**This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, May 8th at NOON, 12pm EST. Winners will be announced the following week.

Happy Hopping!!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

A little bin of sunshine.... (I hope!)


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

My title gives my feelings away......  I'm hoping for a little bit of sunshine...... and soon please!!  We've had ENOUGH cold weather.... for goodness sakes, it's May!   Roll on Summer!  

But the other reason for the title is that the little person on my card today is ALSO called Sunshine.....  and she certainly brightened my world when I coloured her.

Today is the second preview day for the brand new May release from CC Designs (available Thursday) - and oooohhh you'll ADORE what's to come...


I felt a shaker card coming on when I saw this little girlie..  so that's what I did!  

Image - CC Designs Sunshine
Doodlebug Designs Paper - Fruit Stand
MFT Jumbo Peek-a-boo window dies
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Top and Shorts - RV02/17, R81
Sun - Y21/11/35
Sequins and beads from stash

(I carried the sun theme from to the inside of the card!)

Hope you'll pop over to the CC Designs Blog here to see what the other lovely ladies on the DT have come up with - then there's going to be a blog hop on Thursday (when the new release becomes available), with lovely prizes to win!

Big hugs and thanks for looking...

Saturday, 30 April 2016

So Long Whimsie Doodles.....

Hi Lovely Blogging Peeps....

Today I'm a little sad, as I have decided it's time for me to step down from the Whimsie Doodles Design Team...  

I've enjoyed being part of the team and using the fabulous images for a couple of years now - but it's about time I started to be able to use all the other wonderful stamps and images that I buy and that just sit on my desk and wait........ and wait!  
I chose to use Spring Lizzie for my card - and yes... there's very little pink..... I don't know if I'm happy or not with this!  Her hat is sort of peachy - not quite the nice pink I love - so not counted!  And I used yellow!  That's a colour I generally save that to only use on chicks! LOL!

Materials used:
Crafts Too Embossing Folder
Paper - Doodlebug Design Fruit Stand
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/23/25
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Dress - Y11/36/35, YG11/05/25
Hat, Shoes and Can R00/11/02/85
Glitter, Button Twine and Gems
Doodlebug Designs Enamel Dots

It's a bit warmer here today than the cold 4/5 deg C conditions we had yesterday...  My lovely OH and I walked to the end of our road where the Tour De Yorkshire was passing by......  they'd had rain and snow on their way - I have every respect for those cyclists!!

An amazing sight!

Big hugs to all and Happy Crafting...

Thursday, 28 April 2016

For a Child/Baby.....

Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

Another fortnight has (oh so quickly) gone by , and it's time again for another lovely challenge at In The Pink.

This time, our theme is: 


and believe it or not, I did struggle to come up with an image out of all the stamps/digis that I have - that was most suitable for a child!  I think most of my collection are pretty childish anyways...  I just wanted to choose the most apt!  And this is what I came up with...

Materials Used:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares
Paper - MFT Smitten Paper Pad
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/53/55/57
Eyes B12/14
Dress - R81/83/85/89
Fluffball - W0/1
Dragronfly - BV000
Glitter and Sequins

Yes....... that hair scared me.......  but I just took it a little at a time and was really pleased with the result!  But it's one of those things though that you could keep on adding to....... and adding to........ LOL! x

Hope we'll see you over at In The Pink joining in the fun and checking out what the lovely Pink Ladies came up with - there is a fabulous $6 voucher from Little Miss Muffet Stamps for the randomly picked Perfect Pinkie!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Tickled PINK!


Morning Lovely Bloggers....

Have you heard the news??  There's a party going on a CC Designs...  to celebrate the Tickled Pink line going digi!

Of course, as you may well guess - I was ALSO Tickled Pink to be able to use one of these lovely images for a card today.... and yes....... you guessed it.... in PINK!

Sentiment done on PC
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/11/70, R21
Hair and Dress RV000/91/93/95
Shading and Bow T0/1/3/5
Sequins and Glitter from Stash

Pop over to the CC Designs Facebook Page to join in the party - there's fun and games, prizes to be won, AND 25% off all Tickled Pink Digis until 30 April!  See you there!

Big hugs