Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Christmas Stocking....


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Time for a DT card for All Dressed Up today - there's been a wonderful new release this month, and this little girl is one of the gorgeous images available.

Of course, she needed lots of pink I thought..  and lots of sparkle too, though you can't see a lot of the sparkle as unfortunately, there's been a lack of proper daylight here in the UK this week to take good photographs..  so you'll have to use your imagination... lol!

Card Info:
Paper - Polka Doodles Falling Snow
Die - Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Sentiment - Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55/57
Dress - R81/83/85/59
Stocking - R24/46, YG25
Doll - RV00, E50
Snowflake and Tag - C0/1/3
Shading - T0/1/2/3
Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen

Hope you like my make - if you pop over the our Facebook Page here, you'll be able to see more of what the other lovely DT ladies have come up with to inspire...

Big hugs

Friday, 17 November 2017

Frida Loves Frosty....

Hi there lovely bloggers....

It's Bellarific Friday again.....  and this time we had to use some embossing on our cards...

I chose to use this gorgeous pair, and used an embossed panel - but I also decoupaged some of the bits, and used my embossing tool to make them rounded before layering.  Difficult to photograph of course, but I hope you can get the idea.

Card Info:
Paper - Clipart Fairy Let It Snow
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Colouring - Copics
Snowman B60, C0/1
Hat - C5/7/9
Carrot - YR04/27
Scarf and Hatband - R24/46, E57
Girl's Hair (and Boots) - E51/53/55/57
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Coat - B91/93/95/97
Coat Fluff - W0/1

Hope this pic gives you some idea of the 3D effect.

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Next week, the challenge is to use the colours from this photo inspiration...  and you can join in by linking your card on the Stamping Bella Blog, or emailing it directly to

Big hugs 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Snow Village


Hi There Lovely Bloggers...

Today, my card is using one of the fabulous November release from CC Designs..  this little house is from the Snow Village stamp set, which includes another house too.

I pictured a gingerbread house, and tried to keep my colours similar..

Card Info:
Die - Your Next Stamp Stitched Scalloped Rectangle (made into a square!)
Paper - LOTV Nitwits
Sentiment - done on PC
Colouring - Copics
House - E51/53/55, Y21/38
Roof and Door - RV93/95
Trees - YG25/63/67, E99
Snow - C0/1
Shading around image - B0000/000

Hope you like what I did. I think I'm stock-piling my Christmas cards now..  I seem to have so many!  

Big hugs

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Smile for the camera....


Hi Lovelies...

I'm sharing my DT card today using one of the gorgeous images from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez...  have you seen her images yet??  They're FAB!

This is 'Snowman Taking Photos' - aptly named of course... LOL!  Now it's always difficult to colour snowmen (who are generally white!), but when you look closely, they have lots of shadows which gives them colour and lets you play with the pale gray colours, and even blue-violets, also shading around the image which makes them stand out.  And then of course, you can add SPARKLE!

Sentiment - Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes
Colouring - Copics
Snowmen - BV01, B60, C0/1
Hat - R24/46, E57
Sky - B0000/000/01
Camera - C3/5
Twigs - E44
Stickles and Sequins
Paper from Stash - no name

Hope you like what I did..  these little guys are the cutest!  

You can join in with Kinda Cute on our Facebook page HERE and if you pop over to the store HERE, you'll find lots of freebies as well as lots of wonderful digital images and now clear stamps too!

Big hugs

Friday, 10 November 2017

Santa Has Arrived (ok, not really!)


Hi Peeps....

I've got another C********s card to share today...  and one I just adored colouring!  It's Bellarific Friday (of course), and this little guy is one of the recent release from Stamping Bella - he's from The Littles, and is called 'Santa Has Arrived' (but not quite yet huh??)

We had a sketch to follow this week - and I think I came close..

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I created a night sky (which nearly matched my paper) with Distress Inks, sponging Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Salty Ocean...  before sprinkling with water, then using my Sharpie White Pen for the snow.  I fussy cut Santa and his chimney, but there is a fabulous cut-it-out die available for him.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Merry Christmas Die
Paper - from Stash
Dies - MFT Dienamics Stitched Scalloped Circle Frame, 
MFT Sentiment Tabs, 
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Beard and Moustache - W0/1
Reds - R24/46, E57
Green - YG23/63
Bricks - E33/99/57
Snow - C0/1, B60

Our challenge next week is to use EMBOSSING on your project - either dry embossing, or using embossing powder.  You could win Bella Bucks if you enter - and you can do that by linking your creation on the Stamping Bella Blog - or by emailing your make to

Big hugs

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Snowman Heidi...

Hi Peeps..

I'm back today with another card for you - this time the image is from the fabulous new release at CC Designs.  This is Snowman Heidi...

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I was in a pink mood when I coloured her - so of course, she's dressed in gorgeous shades of my favourite colour!

Card Info:
Sentiment and sentiment die - Mama Elephant
Dies - Spellbinders Circle, 
Whimsy Snowflake (each cut in half and placed around the circle)
Embossing folder
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - C7/9
Pinks - RV10/11/83/85/89
Hat, Tights and Boots - C3/5/7
Glossy Accents

Hope you like my make and maybe you'll pop over to the CC Designs Blog to see what the lovely DT members have come up with to inspire.  

Big hugs..

Poinsettia Joy

Hi There Lovely Bloggers...

Today I have a card for the brand new challenge at In The Pink - our theme is 


so I chose to use spots..  I used them both on the background card, then I dotted around the flower image to give some more spots... just call me Dotty!  I used an image from our sponsor - A Day For Daisies - this is the fabulous Christmas Poinsettia.  After colouring and die-cutting the image, I took the MFT Joy word die - and die-cut through the coloured image.  I cut another couple of plain white words - and layered those in the space left by the original word, before replacing the coloured word on the top...  hmmm, hope you followed that!  Although it shows up well in real life, it was quite difficult to photograph... so I tried from different directions so you can see the depth of the word.

Card Info:
Dies - Your Next Stamp Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, MFT Joy word die
Cardstock - Anna Marie Designs Pink Dotty
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - R81/83/85/89
Greens - YG63, G40/99
Shading and Dots - W0/1/3

You could win a fabulous $12 voucher to spend at A Day For Daisies if your name is chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies...  so why not join in?


Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Little Snowman


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today it's the first preview day of the new November release from CC Designs..  and I promise you, you'll LOVE these new images!

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I chose to use Little Snowman for my card - and wanted to try another shaker card.. so this little girlie seemed perfect for the idea.

Card Info:
Paper - LOTV/Nitwits Frosty Friends
Dies - MFT Stitched Scalloped Round Frame, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R21
Hair and Boots - E50/51/53/55/57
Blues - B91/93/95
Pinks - RV10/11
Snowman - BV23, C7/9

Hope you like my make and that you'll pop over to the CC Designs Blog to see what the other lovely DT ladies have come up with... then watch out for the release on Thursday!

Big hugs

Friday, 3 November 2017

For You......


Hi Lovelies

It's Friday again and you know what that means...  yes, it's Bellarific Friday time - and because it's the first Friday in the month, we have a new STAMP OF THE MONTH - this time it's the fabulous Giftabella!

This fabulous stamp and it's matching sentiment will be available discounted by 20% for the whole of November.. yay!!  

Card Info:
Paper - MFT
Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders, 
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11
Dress - BG70/72/75
Gifts - V15/17, RV52/63/55/66, B91/93
Doodlebugs Design Enamel Dots

Hope you like my make.  Next week - we have a sketch to follow..

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We'd love to see you join in!  Don't forget to use a current Stamping Bella image - then you can link your card on the Stamping Bella Blog - or email it directly to

Happy Crafting..
Big hugs

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Time to Sparkle...


Hi Lovelies...

Today my card is for our fabulous new 'Time to Sparkle' Challenge at All Dressed Up - and as I love all things sparkly, this challenge is right up my street!

I used an All Dressed Up image that is only available as a stamp from LDRS - and of course, she had to be in my favourite colour - didn't she?  Unfortunately, I'd just filled my markers (hmm OVER-filled?), and so this is my second attempt - I got a massive blob on my first, and a smaller blob on this one - but I was just about able to save it with the use of lots of blender pen!  

Card Info:
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Hair - C5/7/9
Skin - E000/00/11/71
Dress and Shoes- R81/83/85/89
Shading - T0/1/2/3

I hope you'll join in the sparkly fun at the All Dressed Up Facebook page HERE..  we'd love to see your sparkly creations - but remember to use an All Dressed Up image!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 31 October 2017



Hi there...

I'm back today to share another 'just made for fun' card - using a Gerda Steiner image that I bought before last Christmas that's been waiting for me to colour.  I'm a sucker for a Rudolph, and this guy certainly is cute - and he's lovely to colour too.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Pebbles Inc Rub On
Paper - scrap from stash
Colouring - Copics
Reindeer - E50/51/53/55/57
Antlers and Hooves- E43/44
Reds - R24/46
Greens - G07/14
Yellows - YR23/24
Shading - T0/1/2/3
Mirri Card
Glossy Accents and Glitter

Hope you like my Christmas make...

Big hugs

Friday, 27 October 2017

Happy Fall...


Hi Lovelies..

My card today is for our Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella...  we had a photo for inspiration that had such fabulous autumnal colours, it was easy to decide which image to use..

This is the gorgeous Tiny Townie Layla Loves Leaves... and she's having a fun time kicking up all the leaves on her woodland walk.

I did a little Distress Ink 'smooshing' to create the background with all the colours from the photograph... but then I added a few gold gilding flakes to give it some more interest.

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Layla Loves Leaves Rubber Stamp (or available in the UK at Dies to Die For here)
Sentiment - Stamping Bella Fall Sentiments
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E25/27/29
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dress - E07/08/09
Jacket - YR23/24/27
Tights and Shoes use above colours
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Carved Pumpkin, Crushed Olive

If you'd like to join in the fun at Stamping Bella - next week it's an Anything Goes week...  all you need to do is use a current Stamping Bella image on your creation (how hard is that?!!) and then either link it to the Stamping Bella Blog, or email it directly to  - you could win some fabulous Bella Bucks to spend!

The sun is shining here today - I hope it stays for the weekend - have a fabulous one, whatever you're up to!


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Gingerbread Lucy

Hi Lovelies...

I'm back again today to share my card using the gorgeously cute Gingerbread Lucy from CC Designs.  I decided to make a Christmas tag with her, so fussy cut around the image so I was able to pop her up on 3D foam tags.

I used some kraft card for the tag, together with a little bit of LOTV/Nitwits Christmas paper.  

Card Info:
Die - CC Designs Make a Tag (retired)
Paper - LOTV/Nitwits
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - Y21, YR21/23/24
Dress and Shoes - E51/53/55/57
Reds - R24/46
Shading - W0/1
Sequins and Button Twine

Hope you like what I did..  I'm stacking up my makes for 'that thing we don't mention until December' - I'll counting on being organised this year!

Big hugs