Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Happy Dance in Yorkshire!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends.....

WELL........  Do I have exciting news to share???!!!!  Today is my first DT make for the wonderful CC Designs.......  yes - I was so excited to be accepted onto their fab team and I'm still doing a happy dance now! I have been really looking forward to making my first card for them.. so without further ado.... here it is! 

Now........ the image I've used on this card is a sneak peek from the wonderful new release - which will be available on July 2nd - meet Superhero Henry!  He's just so cute and is obviously on his way to right wrongs... like Superman of course!

Materials Used:
Image - CC Designs Superhero Henry (available HERE on 2 July)
Dies: CC Designs Make a Card #7 Superhero (Stars and Words),
Tonic Studios Scalloped Square 
Papers: Superhero Digi Starry Paper from Etsy,
Doodlebug Designs Sugar Shoppe
Colouring - Copics
Skin  E000/00/21/11 R21
Hair: E50/34/43
Blues: B93/95/97/99
Reds: R24/46/39
Shorts and Gloves: T0/1/3/4

 Here's the new DT..

So now I've shared my wonderful news... I'm going to try to catch up on my blog commenting.......  so sorry I've been a bad blogger just lately - but I had a good excuse - I had a tummy bug over the weekend - and am just getting back to feeling better now! 

Big Crafty Hugs..

Friday, 26 June 2015

Up, Up and Away..........


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Today I'm sharing this card I made for my gorgeous daughter Emma as it's her birthday today..    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Emma!  (and if you're reading this before you open your card... stop now! LOL!)

And this is also my Handmade Bliss DT inspiration post - using one of the gorgeous new Stamping Bella images available in the store now!

Materials used:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Tiny Townies Blossom - available HERE
Dotty Card - Anna Marie Designs
Ribbon, Gem and Glitter from stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11, R21
Hair: E18/23/34
Violets: V000/01/06
Shading: B0000/000
Clouds - using a stencil and chalk

Hope you all have a lovely day - thanks for stopping by and for saying hello...

Big Crafty Hugs..

Thursday, 25 June 2015

In The Pink............. Vintage/Shabby Chic


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Yes......... that's it.......... another two weeks have gone by in a flash and I'm here again with another card for In The Pink!

Our fabulous theme this time is 


which proved a difficult one for me - as I've been in the land of CAS lately....  but I dug out my Frantage and my trusty distressing tool......  and here's the result... hope you like!

Materials used:
Image - Saturated Canary Vintage Swim (came on a CD I got with Complete Cardmaking Mag - but still available in 'Another bunch of digis' from Krista)
Papers: Maja Design
Die: Spellbinders Floral Oval
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R21
Hat and Swimsuit - RV91/93/95
Flower: RV000/00/93
Shading: BV0000/000/Blender
Shabby White Frantage
Lace (from Kefalonia!), Gem  and Distressed Seam Binding from Stash

Hope you'll join in the Shabby Chic/Vintage fun over at In The Pink and take a peek at what the gorgeous Pink Ladies have come up with - you can go straight to the challenge HERE.

Big hugs...

Monday, 15 June 2015

Summer Fun from Whimsie Doodles


Hi Peeps.....

The sun is shining up here in Yorkshire today..  so I'm pleased to say my card celebrates the sun......  as you can see by the sentiment!

Over at Whimsie Doodles we have a brand new challenge for you..  

As this ISN'T a photograph inspiration - you can interpret this challenge any way you want!  

I chose to use one of the lovely Summer Fun digis available at Whimsie Doodles - this is Watermelon Treat.

Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles, Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes
Papers: LOTV Perfect Pair, Echo Park Hello Summer
Colouring - Copics:
Skin E000/00/21/11/04, R21
Hair E21/34/23
Greens YG03/63/67
Watermelon Pinks: RV11/14
Dress: B000/00, RV91/93
Sentiment done on PC - Font is Clicker Script

Hope you'll join in with this fun challenge - there are fab prizes to be won - if you click on the logo below you'll go straight there and you can also see what the other Doodleicious Diva's have come up with to celebrate Summer!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Summer Fun - in PINK!


Hi Lovely Blogging Pals.....

I'm firmly back in my lovely PINK zone today...  as it's time for a new challenge at In The Pink!  Our theme this time is 'Summer' - and what better way to show a lovely Summer's day than a girlie beach scene.... obviously reminiscent of myself on the beach in Kefalonia last week (ahem... NOT!)

I chose to use a Tiddly Inks image...  and do a bit of merging to get exactly the scene I wanted.

Card Recipe:
Image - Tiddly Inks Wryn Beach Babe and Wryn Beach Bonanza
Die: MFT Scalloped Square
Paper: Echo Park Hippity Hoppity
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R21
Hair - E21/34/23
Pinks - RV91/R81/83/85/89 (my favourite combo!)
Shading-  B0000/000
Sentiment - PC generated

Hope you like what I did and that we'll see you over at the challenge blog - the theme covers ANYTHING to do with Summer......  so it can be whatever you'd see in the summertime...... flowers, birds, bees, beach fun... etc.... etc!!  Why don't you pop over and see what the lovely Pink Ladies have come up to show you?  Click on the logo below and go straight there...

And... there's a £10 voucher to be won, donated by the wonderful Ribbon Girl   who are generously sponsoring us this time...
Have a lovely day!
Big hugs

Friday, 5 June 2015

Tow-Tally The Best Dad!

Hi lovely blogging buddies....

Today it's the fabulous new release from Whimsie Doodles, and I'm here to show you yet another CAS card I made - I used 'Tow-Tally' - such a perfect image for Father's Day which is getting close of course!  I promise you a more fancy card soon - I just seem to be falling into doing this simple style.... and as I've been struggling to keep my eyes open since we got back from our hols...  just what I needed!

Card Recipe:
Image - Whimsie Doodles Tow-Tally
Papers - Digi from Etsy - Super Hero
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Mama Elephant Confetti
Copics - See photo below..

Why don't you pop over to Whimsie Doodles to see the other new releases and what the lovely Doodlelicious Divas have done with them.. click on the link below:

Well I'm back from my jollies..... we had a wonderful time as Kefalonia is such a fabulous place!  It's the fourth time we've been to the hotel we stayed at - so it's like our home from home!  And you should see the food there.......  I jumped on the scales when we got home, and was pleasantly surprised to find I'd actually lost 1 lb!  There's quite a bit of walking up and down hill at the hotel as it's built on a cliff..  I can only think I walked off the calories!  Here's a few pics that show how beautiful the place is... (you can stop reading now if you get bored easily! But if you want to see the photos larger, just click on the first then scroll forward)

Argostoli Harbour 
Turtles in the harbour (that are up to 100 years old!) 

 Of course, I had to find THIS shop - Igot some lovely lace trimmings!
A Shirley Valentine place to sit and have a glass or two.. 
A handsome man (mine!) at Sami 
A handsome man (not mine!) serving my cocktails on the beach! 
A gorgeously decorated cafe in Argostoli! 
Double-chin hiding pose.. 
The view from our bungalow balcony...

And THEN....... we came home to glorious colours like this in our garden..

OK... enough already... Sorry if I got boring!

Have a lovely day - and thanks for stopping by and saying hello...

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Sugar Nellie time again..


Hi Peeps....

Today's card is a real quickie.... it's my turn for an inspiration card at Sugar Nellie....... and when in a hurry, I generally will go to a digi that I LOVE... and this is no exception!  It's Princess...  and she's still available in digi format!

Paper from stash... sorry, don't know name
Die: Dienamics In and Out Diagonal Stitched Square
Sentiment - CC Designs
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11, R20
Hair: E21/34/23
Pinks: R81/83/85/89
Shading T0/1/3
Sparkly Pink Domed Circles..  from a lovely blogging friend - thanks!)
(and there's no actual glitter!! See, I must have been in a hurry!)

Hope you like what I did!

Big hugs...

Monday, 1 June 2015

Hello Spring!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

Firstly - I have some lovely news to share with you.....  I've been asked to join the fabulous Design Team at Handmade Bliss......  which is a wonderful new online store, run by a lovely lady called Joanne..  and she's specialising in stocking lots of goodies from the excellent companies in the US!  And you KNOW how partial I am to these wonderful companies...  Mama Elephant, MFT, Stamping Bella, WPLUS9, Avery Elle etc...  so I'm really thrilled to be able to join in - as there's more companies to come too!

And the card I made is using an image from a clear stamp set by a fabulous new US company called Avocado Arts...  they are BRAND NEW to the UK..  and they are all gorgeous!!

As it's challenge time too at Handmade Bliss and we have a colour theme to follow..  I used colours that are not usual for me...  but actually quite enjoyed myself!  Here's the photograph with the colours needed..

I think I got close to using them all...  but kept the card relatively CAS too..  Hope you like!

Image - Avocado Arts Hello Spring  - available HERE
Papers - Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe - avaialable HERE
Die - Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle (slightly altered!)
Colouring - Copics
BG01/72 (Vase)
YR02/04/09 (Flower)
G82 - leaves
NO/1/3 - Shading

I can vouch for the customer service from Joanne at Handmade Bliss - it's ultra fast - perfect for us crafters who have little or NO patience ... hmmmm like me!

Why don't you join in the fun at the challenge?  Click HERE to go straight there...  and you could win a fab prize!  You do need to use a product that is available at Handmade Bliss - and become a follower of the blog too..  but that's easy!

Or you could pop over to the Facebook page too...... click HERE for that.. and you'll find out earlier when there's fabbie new stock - I'll look forward to seeing you there!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..