Thursday, 1 December 2016


Hi Lovely Blogging Peeps...

It's Blog Hop time again at CC Designs to celebrate the fabulous new release!

The DECEMBER RELEASE is now available for purchase in the C.C. Designs Store. As you have seen from our Preview Days, we have a new kitty set with coordinating dies, mystical creatures, breakfast stamps, and two new dies. These amazing products are perfect for all your stamping needs.

I chose to use the little kitties and sentiment from the Meowy set - and had them peeking out from the Windows die - which I know I'll use that die a lot!!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - CC Designs Meowy
Die - CC Designs Windows
Paper - Scraps
Colouring - Copics
Cats - E50/51/53/ 43

Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team. Check out their amazing creations!

C.C. Designs Blog

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. There is a $25 CCD Store Gift Certificate hidden on one of our Design Member's Blog so you definitely want to comment on each blog. :)

*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, DECEMBER 4th at NOON, 12pm EST. Winners will be announced the following week. Don't forget to also comment on each CCD PREVIEW DAY Post for a chance at winning a $15 CCD Store Gift Certificate, and answer the Facebook question for a chance at a free stamp.

Happy Hopping!!

Christmas Tree Fairy

Hi again lovely blogging friends...

Yes, it's me again...

I'm here this time to share another fabulous All Dressed Up image - this is the gorgeous Christmas Tree Fairy....  isn't she just soooo cute??  I do hope she's not getting too prickled though on the top of that tree!!

And wonderful news - she's available today as a FREEBIE over at Kit and Clowder as part of their Advent Calendar celebrations!

I decided to go with the traditional colours for her..  and had what I thought was the perfect paper to co-ordinate!

Card Info
Paper - just a scrap from my 'must use sometime' box
Colouring - Copics 
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Wings - RV000/91
Reds - R24/37
Stars - YR21
Shading - T0/1/3
Greens - G82, YG63/67
Glitter and Sequins

Hope you like what I did...  

Happy Crafting...

Christmas Deer

Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

We have a fabulous new challenge starting at the All Dressed Up Facebook group today - and it's perfect for the time of year... as the theme is 


I decided to use glitter card to help my card sparkle - together with lots of loose glitter for the snow.

Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles, Tonic Scalloped Circle, Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly #6
Paper - Crafters Companion Contemporary Christmas
Copics - 
Deer - E30/31/33/34/35/42/53/57
Flowers R24
Leaves - G82
Sky shading - B0000/000

Hope you like what I did - and if you'd like to join in our SPARKLE challenge, you can do so by going to our Facebook Group HERE.

Big hugs

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Breakfast Time!


Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

Glad to see you here!

I can't believe how fast the months are going just lately - it's time again for another wonderful new release from CC Designs - and I loved this little cutie so couldn't wait to colour her up.

Card Info:
Die - CC Designs Stitched Rectangles
Paper - scrap from scrap box
Sentiment - PC generated
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Dress, Slippers and Hair Bow - R81/83/85/89
Bagel - E34/31
Grounding - T0/1/3

I've seen this style of card around quite a lot lately and enjoyed giving it a try.  I think I'll probably be doing more as I was really pleased how it turned out!

Big hugs

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Reindeer Games...

Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

I have a 'just for fun' card to share with you today...  I coloured some little reindeer from Mama Elephant a week or so ago - then got some fabulous inspiration from a lovely crafty friend - Sue - who had used this image on some fabulous tags.  So thanks Sue...   I turned mine into a little 4" x 4" card - hope you like!

Card Info:
Image - Mama Elephant Reindeer Games
Snowfall Embossing Folder
Die - MFT Pierced Circle Stax
Colouring - Copics
Reindeer - E50/51/53/55/57/43
Sky - B91/93/95/97
Gel Pen for Falling Snow

I was hoping that it would resemble a Christmas bauble...  and if you squint your eyes together a bit, I think it does!! hehe!  

(And not a touch of pink anywhere!)

Happy weekend all...
Big hugs

Friday, 25 November 2016

Snow Couple

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Today I'm here with another of the fabulous images from the November release at CC Designs...  This is called Snow Couple for obvious reasons!

I tried to shade it to give the impression of the snow - it's helped by the shading outside of the image too.

Image - CC Designs Snow Couple
Die - Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Paper - LOTV
Hat - C5/7/9
Reds R35/37/39
Snowpeople - C0/1, BV01
Shading - B60/0000/000
Carrot - YR18/07
Twig Arms E57/27
Glitter, Stars and Glossy Accents

Hope you like what I did...

Big hugs

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Cute and Cuddly

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Time for another challenge over at In The Pink today.... and this time our theme is


I had a quick look through my (somewhat huge!) stash of digi images and came up with this little cutie from Little Miss Muffet Stamps...  and I thought she suited pink so here she is!

Card Info:
Image - Little Miss Muffet Stamps Mimi With Gift
Dies - MFT Dienamics Stitched Circle Stax, Mama Elephant Mini Message Tags
Paper - an offcut from stash
Colouring - Copics
Mouse Fur - T0/1/3
Pinks - RV91, R81/83/85/89
Blush - R20
Shading - C0/1/3


There is a fabulous £10 voucher to be won from our generous sponsor - Dies to Die For - that's a really good reason if you needed one to join in the PINK fun...

Hope to see you there!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

It's Party Season!!

Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

Can you ever have enough PINK????  My answer to that question would be NEVER!  And because of that, I've used one of the fabulous November release images from All Dressed Up - and coloured with my favourite pink colour combo for all three outfits... it's a bit like the Pink Ladies having a night out!

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Anna Marie Designs Polka Dot Cardstock
Colouring - Copics
Clothes - R81/83/85/89
Black Hair - C3/5/7/9
Brown Hair - E23/25/27
Blonde Hair - E50/51/53/55
Glitter, Tulle, Ribbon and Gem 

This fabbie image from Wendy comes with all three girls together as I've used, but also has the girls separately too..  which is so useful!

Hope you like my PINK overload and that you'll pop over to All Dressed Up on Facebook to see what my lovely teamies created!

Big hugs

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Pingu time...

Hi Peeps....

I'm back with a little Pingu...  and this one is as I like to be - all wrapped up for the chilly winter with a woolly hat and scarf.... and enjoying a lovely warming hot chocolate with pink marshmallows!!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella - The Penguin and The Marshmallow
Gold Mirri Card and Gold Embossing Powder
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV91/93/95
Lilacs - BV0000/000/01/04
Penguin - C7/9 - Shading C0/1/3
Shading around image B0000/000
Shading below image - T0/1
Glitter and Gold Cord

We've not long got home from a cinema trip - we went to the new Everyman Cinema in Harrogate to see Arrival with Amy Adams.  It's the first time we've been to that cinema and really enjoyed the experience...  such friendly staff and then there's a bar so you can take drinks into the film...  and there's two seater sofas and cushions for extra comfort!!  We'll definitely be going again!  As for the film....  I enjoyed it - but it left me slightly confused!!  If anyone has seen it and understands the ending - please let me know!

Big hugs

Monday, 14 November 2016

A robin's song is soo sweet......


Hi Peeps...

Happy Monday!

Today I have a card to share using one of the sweet Roberto's Rascals Snowies images from CC Designs...  this little guy is just SO cute listening to that robin sing!  Their song is one of the sweetest songs we hear in the garden..  up their with the blackbirds and the thrushes.

There are four images in this fab set - I know I'll be using more very soon as they are all so gorgeous!  I gave this little guy extra red cheeks as he's out in the cold.... brrrrr!!

Card Info:
Paper - LOTV
Snowfall Embossing Folder
Mirri Card
Sentiment done on PC - the punched shape is from Stampin Up
Colouring - Copics 
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Coat - R35/37/39, E57
Jeans, Jumper and Hat - B91/93/95/97
Robin - E25/27, R35
Boots - E25/27
Grounding and Shading - T0/1/3

Hope you like what I did and that you'll say hi...

Big hugs

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Santa is STUCK!

Hey Lovely Blogging Buddies....

I'm back yet again!!  This time I have a lovely little Santa to share with you!  But he's in a bit of a difficult situation to say the least...  he's got himself stuck!!  I hope no-one lights a fire in the hearth - or he'll jump out fast!!

I tried another snowy sky - this time I used Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks, with a little Scattered Straw around the chimney.  Again, I tried the splatter technique with my white paint - but I'm still not happy with the result.... one day I'll get it right!  He looks like he's in a bit of a blizzard this time!  I've tried to make the glittery base of the card look like a roof full of snow so the chimney is sticking up from it...  not sure that's succeeded either!  But it's all sparkly and that makes me happy....

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Santa is Stuck
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Sentiment - PC Generated - Amatic SC font
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Beard - C0/1/3
Fur C0/1/3
Chimney E33/99/57
Mortar E50, T1
Sky - Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire 
and a little Scattered Straw

That's yet another of my Christmas cards made and put away.  I'm still taking part in the 30 day Marker Challenge - but have used the background sky as my colouring today.  Not cheating really... is it?? hehe!

Big hugs

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Back to my reds...

Hi Peeps...

Well as the title says, it's back to using my reds today..  for this gorgeous little Wryn from Tiddlyinks!  

As I'm taking part in the 30 day colouring challenge run by the lovely Kathy Racoosin..  I'm getting lots of images coloured and am trying to keep up with putting them on cards!  Not as easy as it looks because I always find the designing the difficult bit!

Card Info:
Image - Tiddlyinks Winter Wryn and Snowman
Dies - MFT Single Stitched Square Frame, Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes
Sentiment and Die - Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Paper - Bo Bunny
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E25/27/29
Reds - R35/37/39, E57
Fur - C0/1
Boots - E25/27
Snowman - C0/1, BV01
Hat - C5/7/9
Shading T0.1.3

Hope you like what I did.... and now I'm off to watch Strictly Come Dancing!!

Big hugs