Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Coffee time..

Morning girlies

Time for a quick coffee break...  in fact, time for another challenge at Anything Goes - and this time the theme is Coffee/Food.  This fabulous LOTV image (Coffee Break) sprung to mind straight away...  and I thought I'd ignore pink for a change and  have a go with lilac....  a colour I also love.
I used copics and promarkers as usual...  and these two little ladies look like they're sharing some good gossip...  Don't we all love to do that - have a lovely coffee and a natter with a good friend?

Not a great deal else to tell you about the making of it - a square Nestie for the shape... Crafters' Companion dotty paper... Pebbles and Co rub on for the sentiment - and a layer of Bazzill too.... then of course, the 'have to have' glitter!

Why don't you pop over to Anything Goes to see what my teamies have come up with?  I know one of the lovely ladies and I have duplicated this image (great minds think alike)... but we've used totally different colours and styles.  The you should check out the Craft Den website for lovely crafty goodies - they're still being made-over, but can take phone orders..

I'm actually thinking of popping to the LOTV shop today to say hello to Lisa and co - I promise I won't spend too much!!

Big hugs and happy crafting
Christine x

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Time for Totally Gorjuss..

Hi Girls

A quick card from me today - this time for our Christmas In July challenge at Totally Gorjuss.  I think you can tell I'm not 100 per cent well yet as I'm not very happy with this... in fact it may well end up in the bin!  But I didn't know what else to do!  Maybe I'll add a sentiment and see what it looks like, maybe not...

Anyway... it's using an image from one of our delightful sponsors... Krista at Saturated Canary.  Our other sponsor is The Ribbon Girl.  This image is called 'Nutcracker' - and I coloured her as usual with a mix of Copics and Promarkers.   Then I just used the largest of my Li'l Inkers Square Dies with the faux stitching.... mounted it on red card, added a bit of red yarn, and called her done.

Don't forget to pop over to the blog and see what the other Gorjusette have come up with...  you may find better inspiration there!! LOL!  Then you could win a lovely prize from our sponsors.

Hope you've all got a nice weekend planned.... I'm going to try to get out and do a bit of gardening, if only trimming the roses.  My lovely OH is at work, so it'll be a quiet one.

Big hugs and Happy Crafting
Chrisitne x

Thursday, 25 July 2013

And then another comes along.... (like buses)

Hi Girls

And I'm back again with another card.... this time for The Sugar Bowl Challenge.  I decided this time to use a Leanne Ellis Design from Sugar Nellie.... she is called 'Poise'.... and she has that in bucketfuls!!

I coloured her with Copics and Promarkers, then I chose some gorgeous vintage papers to match her... and used some vintage seam binding also for the bow with some pearls to complete.  The word die is from Simon Says Stamp.

Why not enter this fabulous challenge..... the prize on offer is FOUR Sugar Nellie gorgeous pieces of rubber of your choice.....  and all you have to do is enter USING A SUGAR NELLIE IMAGE on your creation.  Simples!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..
Christine xx

A card from me at long last..

Hi Girls

Well...  I'm back - at least for a while.... I've had a pretty awful virus type thing that has really washed me out... I have absolutely zero energy, and didn't go over the doorstep for nearly two weeks.... all I could do was try to rest on the settee and stay cool...  or on some days, try to stay warm with a fleece over me!  So much for the hot weather!  Anyway - it's easing now, but has left me really shakey - a feeling I don't like at all!

Onto nicer things.... it's In The Pink time again.... and this time the challenge theme is HOT PINK!  I tried to find some photo inspiration to help here... and this is what I came up with:

Don't you just love these fab vibrant shades?

Anyway...my card...  I used a lovely little LOTV image called 'Best Dress'...  coloured with Copics and Promarkers, then I used a rectangle Spellbinders die.  Glitter finished off her dress and gift...  and then a bit of ribbon to match the paper I'd used (sorry, I have no name for the paper!)

It's a relatively simple one for me.... as it was the first time back in the craft room for two whole weeks - and I just didn't have a lot of energy.  Hope you like - and that it'll inspire you to join us at In The Pink.

Big Hugs
Christine x

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Sweet... (and Simple!)

Hi ladies..

Hope you're all coping in the heatwave...  I must admit, it's getting a bit hot for me!  I could just do with a bit of a breeze too... just so there's a bit of air movement.. but won't complain too much in case we lose the sun again!

Today, I have a very simple card for you...  as it's Totally Gorjuss time again.  The theme this time is 'Sweet' - and I thought I couldn't get much sweeter than a cupcake!!  I've had this image for a few years now, and often use it for a quickie card.  I 3D the icing, so it stands out a little..

Materials used:
  • Image - Pink Petticoat Cupcakes
  • Colouring Medium - Copics
  • Paper - Pink Petticoat 'Perfect Papers'
  • Dies - Marianne Creatables Circle and Flower Stitch, Memory Box Banner, SB Grand Circle
  • Sentiment Computer Generated
  • Glitter, Gems, Glossy Accents
Our generous sponsor this time is Crafter's Companion so you could win a voucher to spend on something nice!

Why don't you pop over to the Totally Gorjuss blog... check out my teamies' sweet creations, then see what you can come up with.

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..
Christine x

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Yes.... it's me... with another Tilda!!

Hi Girls

Hope you're all coping well with this heat....  I know we're always complaining, but it gets a tad TOO hot at times, doesn't it??

Now, it's time for our next challenge at In The Pink...  this time the theme is 'Pink and Pearlie'...  so I decided to make it very girlie too (poetry there methinks)...  and to play with one of the new release little Tilda's I bought a few weeks back.  (Yes..... I do have a little stash of Tildas now.... I own up!!  But these new ones were very hard to resist..)

I've been seeing some cards around blogland with the 'no lines' technique, so decided to try that too...  but as I didn't have a pale Memento ink, I just stamped a couple of images first, then used the next one which was by then, pale grey - to colour.

I think I'm OK with it... but not totally sure as it's so different from normal for me....  I will have to practice some to get better!

Materials Used:
  • Image - Tilda with Spitz Pocket
  • Dies - SB Opulent Ovals, La La Land Crafts Banner, PTI Double Ended Banner
  • Papers (swoon..) - Maja Design Sofiero (Limited Edition) - sooooooooo difficult to cut into
  • Colouring Medium - Copics, Flexmarkers, Promarkers
  • Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Glue for Dots
  • Shading - Adirondack Lights Shell Pink
  • Ribbon, Pearls, Glitter Card and Stickles from stash
  • Sentiment - done on PC 
I'd love you to join in with this challenge...  pop over to In The Pink to see what the lovely Pink Ladies have come up with for wonderful inspiration...  then get out your pink pens and paper, and enjoy some pink time - I mean.... we all love a bit of pink.... don't we girls???

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..
Christine x

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Round, like a circle in a spiral... like a wheel within a wheel...

Hi Girls

Bet you'll all be singing that today now... at least those of you old enough to remember the song...  it's funny how a tune gets in your head and won't go... no matter how you try!

Today the challenge at Totally Gorjuss is Anything Goes plus Circles... time to dig out my new stitched circle dies from Li'l Inkers I thought!  I used a little freebie image from Whimsie Doodles (just go to their website and click on the freebies sections... some fabulous images there)  then I wrote the sentiment by hand.. The other dies used are Li'l Inkers too...  stitched squares...  and a stitched sentiment flag die.    I just used a small Martha Stewart Flower punch and a glittery brad to finish.  Hope you like this different take on a circle.. even though it's an 'off the edge' one!

So glad we have the sun (for a few days at least).... though for the tennis followers that have to look at the sun through the window... it's difficult!  I must admit although I'm not a sports fan, I have watched Murray's progress...  and wish him luck on Sunday.

Have a good weekend all.. hope wherever you are, you enjoy some outside time...  for us.... it's gardening today!

Big hugs
Christine x

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

I fancied a bit of gingham...

Hi lovely blogging friends...

Firstly - I'd love to say a very big welcome to my newest followers.... thank you for choosing to follow my little bit of blogland...

Now - time for another challenge at Anything Goes...  the theme is 'Checks, Stripes and Flowers' ..... well I've cheated just a bit.... and used a gingham background from Pink Petticoat (it actually is plum but looks blue-y purple on the pic)...  and for the stripes - check out her trousers and hair-band....  and the flowers - well - she's carrying them!  Not sure if I'll be put in the naughty corner for this one...

The image is actually a fab pre-coloured Wee Stamps Card Topper called Silver Fairy... and is available from The Hobby House.  All I added was a bit of glitter......

The dies I've used are Li'l Inkers Stitched Scallop Border, and La La Land Crafts Stitched Tabs ...  and the sentiment is computer generated.

Do pop over to Anything Goes and check out the inspiration from my fellow DT members... they've come up with some stunners.  And don't forget, lots of fab crafty goodies can be obtained from Lynn at The Craft Den.

Big hugs and Happy Crafting
Christine xx