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..

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Emily is going to a party...

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies..

I'm sharing a card with you today that I made with Nikky's gorgeous new image at Polka Doodles...  this is Emily Party - available HERE.

I wanted to use this image straight away... so opted for a design I've used before..  but it's a design I love, so thought you'd not be bored!

Emily is coloured with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers... but when I saw Nikky's own colouring of this image this morning - I didn't want to show mine!!  She's used such depth of colouring.. so my pale pastel colours look somewhat insipid!! LOL!  

I've tried to make my cake frosting sparkly...  (of course..)  then I used my Lil' Inkers Stitched Square die for the main die cut.  I used a little Paper Trey Ink Tiny Tabs die and stamp for the sentiment... a little bit of ribbon and a tiny bit of twine in a bow... and that was Emily ready for her party!  Hope you won't compare mine too harshly with Nikky's...  

Pop over to the Polka Doodles Blog here to see some fabulous ideas!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Poinsettia Girl...

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies....

Today it's my turn to show a Sugar Nellie card...  and for this one I opted for a style that I don't normally go for.  Firstly - it's green...  (my second green one in two posts!)... but this is a gorgeous forest/mint type green...  And then I did an easel card which I don't often do..  and used a fabulous Leanne Ellis stamp..  don't you just love her Scandinavian type style??

This is Poinsettia Girl - available from Funky Kits HERE.  She was very easy to colour..  I used Copics and Promarkers again...  then created the background of her frame by using my Copic Colourless Blender all over the space.... then my C0 and C1 in patches....  then went over the whole thing again with the Blender Pen.  I thought it gave a good effect.  I added some glitter (of course) in the form of snowflakes...  then a tiny bit of Glossy Accents on the poinsettia to make it stand out.  The bigger snowflakes are Martha Stewart punches - and again, are covered with glitter - with a gem in the centre of each.  Oooh and I used some fabulous LOTV paper from one of their new Christmas pads - it was the perfect green to match this image!

As it's an easel card, I thought I'd give you a side view!  The Merry Christmas stamp is from Poppy Stamps - and I've used it a lot lately!

I do hope you like this card.... I was really happy with how it turned out.... you know when something just goes together well??

Now.... it's going to be an exciting weekend at Sugar Nellie... we're teaming up with Kit and Clowder for their 4000 followers party...  there are lots of events, some giveaways... and lots of fun... so checkout the Facebook page soon!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Tuesday, 9 September 2014


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies....

I'm SO EXCITED!! And I just can't HIDE IT...  (got you singing yet??)

I was asked by the lovely Nikky from POLKA DOODLES to join her fab new team of Digi Queens...  (just look at this gorgeous badge..) so was really thrilled to able to take part!

So here I am with my first DT card for Polka Doodles..  I chose to use Amelia with Basket.... isn't she just the cutest??  And as I had decided to use green (YES GREEN.. not pink...), I thought she'd look good with kraft card too.   She's coloured with copics - then cut with my old spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies - I'm surprised these dies aren't worn out, I've used them so many times!  The paper is from a Doodlebug Designs pad - Springtime.
You can find Amelia at Polka Doodles here:

I added a little tiny wooden flower embellie topped with a rustic bow..  and finished the card with a PC generated sentiment.  Hope you like...

 I'm trying out different hair colour combos at the moment.... I think I like this one - a bit of red in there... yes?

I'm still doing a happy dance to be part of this super-duper talented team and to be able to use Nikky's superb images..  if you want to have a wander over to the Polka Doodles Blog (and I do suggest you do..) - you'll see the wonderful inspiration the other lovely Digi Queens have come up with this time..

Big hugs to all and Happy Crafting.. 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

All Dressed Up - September Launch..


Hi Ladies

Well....... is this year disappearing fast or WHAT??  Here I am, onto making Christmas cards...  yes it's early for me...  but I couldn't resist this little cutie from the new launch at All Dressed Up!

Let me introduce you to Little Christmas Girl 03!  She was a dream to colour (with Copics)  and fussy cut as always.  For the card, I decided to do relatively CAS..... so I did a Distress Ink sky (a la Viv Holden who'd seen the idea on YouTube)... using an ink blender, with Broken China, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot (in that order).  The first you use all over the sky.... then gradually layer the rest, ending with the Black Soot only about a third of the way down from the top.  I dotted stars with Stickles then I cut and glittered some 'hills'!

  Then I took another piece of white card, and cut an aperture using a Lil' Inkers stitched circle die.  I raised that up on foam pads to give a bit of depth, put the Little Christmas Girl on the card, then added a sentiment (from Poppy Stamps) - with a rustic bow to finish.  Oh, and I found a tiny star punch to add to the sky which I think worked!

Soooo I do hope you'll pop over to the blog HERE to see what the other lovely Dressies have cume up with...  I promise you won't be disappointed and your shopping list will grow longer!

Here are the new images to take a peek at:

Three Little Christmas Girls
Christmas Dolls

Christmas Owl

Christmas Reindeer

Big Hugs and Happy Crafting..

Thursday, 4 September 2014

In The Pink .... Buttons and Bows!


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

I'm here today with my card for our new challenge at In The Pink - the theme this time is 


Of course, I decided to make life difficult and go for both!
I used a lovely new image from Polka Doodles - let me introduce you to Maddie Shy Curl - available HERE.  I couldn't resist her...  so coloured her with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers.  The paper is also available in digi form from Polka Doodles in a fabulous kit - HERE.

I used a Lil' Inkers Stitched Oval Die for the centre of the card so I could place the image behind it...  then a Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Border for the top and bottom...  I then made a double bow from organza ribbon.... added some buttons around the image... and some of my favourite glitter to finish her!

Hope you'll all pop over to In The Pink HERE and join in......  and also welcome our lovely new Pink Ladies with their fabulous creations!

Big Hugs and Happy Crafting..

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Little Autumn Girls..


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies....

Today it's the turn of All Dressed Up - we have a brand new challenge - and the theme is 


Now anyone that knows me well, knows that I don't get on with browns... (give me pinks any day!)  but I decided to add a touch of spicy marmalade (and a little tiny bit of pink) too..  to brighten my card!

I used one of the lovely Little Autumn Girls (available HERE) - coloured with Copics, then sponged with Distress Inks around the image while the Spellbinders Rectangle die was still in place - to give the white frame.  I used some papers that I found in my stash (sorry no names on them), then created a sentiment on the PC using Always Here Font.  A couple of buttons and a bit of rustic yarn and the card was done.

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..

Big hugs and Happy Crafting

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Gift Wrapping..

Hi Ladies

Hope you're all well...  I've been ultra-busy this week, so if you were thinking I was MIA... I'm sorry, and I'll be around your blogs soon.  I have a quiet afternoon planned... so computer, here I come..

Now OK.... I give in.... I'm starting my Christmas cards!!  And I'm here today to share my Sugar Nellie DT card.... with this fabulous Christmas fairy!

I've used this gorgeous little fairy digi image... she's called 'Gift Wrapping' and is available from Funky Kits here.

I chose to colour her in blues using my copics to match the paper (from LOTV).  As I wasn't using a die to cut the square, I thought a bit of doodling my help to define the edge... and added a few pearl dots with Cosmic Shimmer Glue around the white space too.  

As I didn't have any plain card in the right colour to edge the card and image, I used my copic deeper blue to colour just the edge of a pale blue card.. a handy tip as I got EXACTLY the right colour by doing it that way.  

The sentiment is from Poppy Stamps... and the die is a Memory Box Gabriella border die.

Don't forget you still have time to enter our Furry Friends competition at Sugar Nellie.... details HERE.

Thanks for looking today - hope you have time to say hello...


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Fairies and Elves..

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Today it's FAIRY time over at In The Pink... and as you know, I need no excuse to dig out my fairy images and get colouring!  This lovely fairy is from A Day For Daisies who have some wonderful fairy images to choose from.   She actually called Delicate Fairy of Flowers and is available HERE.

There really is very little explanation to give of how I made the card.... I used a Papermania paper, then I coloured the image with Copics, gave her lots of glitter on her wings (to help her fly, obviously!), used a Spellbinders rectangle for her shape - and white organza ribbon for her bow.  I did use a fancy Cheery Lynn Anastasia Border which is just peeking out from under the ribbon.... maybe I'll use it differently next time so it's more obvious.  Then a sprinkle of Fairy Dust (hmmm ok, Frantage) and she was all ready to take flight!
Hope you like my little fairy... and that you'll pop over to In The Pink and join in the pink fairy fun!

Thanks for taking a peek at my blog today...  I hope that you like what you see and will say hello so I know you've dropped by and then I can return the favour..

Big hugs

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Another Gorgeous Furry Friend..

Hi Peeps....

Hope you're all well..

Today it's my turn to do the DT card for Sugar Nellie...  and here's my latest card using one of the gorgeous Furry Friends digital images that were launched a couple of weeks back..

This one is called  'Gift Wrapped' (for obvious reasons - lol!!) and is available from Funky Kits HERE.  Now I'm not normally a fan of colouring cute animals..  as I struggle a bit with the colouring (unless it's teddy fur!)... but I was really quite happy with this one... in fact I was a little MORE than pleased when it came out like it did!!  What is it they say about pride coming before a fall?  I'll be watching out today! LOL

Materials Used:
Colouring: Copics Fur: E41, E42, E57, E59, Parcel: RV92, R81, R83, Shading:W1, W3, W5, W7
Dotty card from Anna Marie Designs
Stamping Up Scalloped Border Punch
Glossy Accents and Glitter from stash
PC generated sentiment
MFT Fishtail Banner Die

He's so cute, don't you think??  I used a design/sketch that I'd seen my lovely blogging buddy Mary J use - thank you for the inspiration Mary..

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day..

Big hugs 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Hmmm... now which is my favourite Tiddlyinks image??

Hi Peeps...

OK.......  I can't answer the question in the title I don't think.....  as every one of Christy's Tiddlyinks images that I own have been at one time, and still are my favourites!!  From the Buggs..... to Wryn..... to the fairies...   I mean.... who couldn't love these gorgeous images that I've used ever since I started using digi images?  And I definitely couldn't upset all of the other images in my file by choosing just one myself and leaving the others unloved... then I came up with a solution!  I went to my computer.... and let my cursor decide...(kinda like sticking a pin in a page and less dangerous)!!  This little lady was is the result.. 

Meet Fairy Happy Day - isn't she just gorgeous?? (available from Tiddlyinks HERE)  Yes.... OK.... I know I have a bit of a tendency for liking fairies......  and hmmm yes I have a (very slight!) tendency towards pink too (ahem)...  and yes...... I couldn't let a fairy image go by without the glitter touch.... could I?  So I was ultra happy my cursor took me in her direction.   I decided she needed a relatively CAS design so she could be the focal point (which is no more than any fairy deserves of course)..  and as you know, I so enjoy this style!  I sometimes enjoy the colouring far more than putting the card together I think... I go off into my own world listening to music and before I know it, hours have gone by..

Materials Used:
Image - Tiddlyinks Fairy Happy Day (digi image)
Colouring: Copics - Pinks R81, R83, R85, R89, Hair E21, E25, E29, Skin: EOOO, EOO, E51, E21, E11, E04, R20, Toadstool: W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9 and N2.
Grass: Prismacolour Pencils
Die: Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Twine and Seam Binding from my stash

And the wonderful news is that Tiddlyinks is having a Design Team call for some new members right now (up until tomorrow midnight), so you can enter too!  Click on the image below for details...

Good Luck and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Hi Peeps..

I can't believe how fast time flies.... and here we are at In The Pink time again - and wowwww it's our SECOND birthday!!  Now....  I know I did a nice pale pink card just recently, soooooo I thought I'd go to the opposite extreme this time..  and as we've got an ANYTHING GOES theme to celebrate our birthday... I went all out!

I chose to use a Bestie for my card - meet Sophia Rose from Sherri Baldy Besties  She was a joy to colour...  but, I have to admit, I didn't enjoy colouring her hair so much!! Sooo many curls - and as I'm just starting doing the hair colouring classes with Alyce at Kit and Clowder - and haven't got to the curly hair lesson yet, I feel I may have gone a tad astray with my highlight/shadow bits!  Ah well.... don't look too closely (and shhhhh don't tell Alyce!!)  I think I've conquered straight hair texture.... but curls are yet to come!
Here's what I used:
Paper: Fancy Pants Key Lime Pie Papers - Heavenly
Dies: Nellies Multiframes Rectangle 3 (includes the scallops), Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Border
Ribbon, Glitter and Gems from Stash
Sentiment done on PC
Colouring: Copics...
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Clothes: RV00, RV52, RV55, RV09, G20, G21, G82
Eyes: B93
Shoes E33, E35, E57
(if I put my colours here I remember for next time! LOL)

Side view showing inside

Hope you like what you see and you'll say hello so I know you've been here...  then I can return the favour!

And I'd love you to pop over to In The Pink and join in our birthday fun!!

Big hugs