Friday 30 January 2015

Fabbie Friday at Tiddlyinks....


Good Morning lovely friends...

Today is my first time playing in Fabby Friday at Tiddlyinks.. I'm still really excited to use all these wonderful images...  and I chose another of the Sweet Tooths from this month's new release..  So meet Goody Gumdrops...  ain't she sweet??

Of course, she cried out for pink...  yes??  with mint green accessories..  she's certainly a fashionable lady!

Card Recipe:
Paper - Nitwits Valentine Digi Paper
Dies: Spellbinders Nestie Oval, Lil' Inkers Stitched Tag
Stampin Up Scalloped Border Punch
Tiny Punched flowers
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04 R20
Hair: E21/34/23
Pinks: RV91, R81/83/85
Greens: G21/82
Shading - W3
Pearls and Glitter from Stash
Sentiment done on PC - Font - Connie


Why don't you take a little minute to pop over to the blog here to check out the other lovely DT's fabbie makes..  you'll be glad you did!

Big hugs

Wednesday 28 January 2015

Dreams and Wishes..


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Time for another fabulous challenge at The Sugar Bowl!  It's another wonderful Anything Goes theme.... so I decided that I'd do one of my favourite of the fairy images..  this one is Dreams and Wishes and is available in digi HERE from Funky Kits.

Card Recipe:
Papers - Pink Petticoat
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04 and R20
Hair - E21/34/23
Dress and Wings - BV/0000/000/00/
Toadstool - W0/1/2/3/5 and Uni Posca White pen for dots
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Marianne Craftables Border
Doodlebug Dots and Glitter from Stash

I hope you'll join in the fun at The Sugar Bowl...  there are some fabulous creations to look at by the lovely Design Team - then we'd love to see you enter with a Sugar Nellie image..

You have four weeks to join in...  hope we see you there..

Big Hugs and Happy Crafting..

Monday 26 January 2015

A little romance...


Hi Peeps....

Knowing the dates that's coming up... there's more romance in the air!  And today it's a special anniversary for me, so I'm feeling the romance too!

So here's my Whimsie Doodles share...  this couple - 'Holding Hands'  are just the sweetest to colour!

Card Recipe:
Image: Whimsie Doodles Holding Hands
Papers - Echo Park Digital 'Head Over Heels'
Dies: Lil' Inkers stitched square (altered slightly!), Lil' Inkers Stitched Hearts
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 R20
Her Hair: E21/34/23
His Hair: YR18/14 E08/18
His Shirt: R14/39/59
His Jeans: B000/B34/B93
Her Dress Shading: R01/02 N1
Shoes: E34/23/57
(her dress is paper pieced with Echo Park Life is Good digi)
Glossy Accents and rustic twine to finish

Time to also say hello and welcome to my newest followers...  I'm thrilled to have you here!

Big Hugs 

Saturday 24 January 2015

Yes!! I'm a Tiddlyinker!! And here's a wonderful new release....


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

It really is exciting times for me......  last week I was chosen to be part of the Tiddlyinks Design Team and these are my first cards for the DT!!!  Now if you know me at all, you'll know how much I wanted this.... I got close last year...  but WOW... to be actually chosen and to be working alongside some of what I consider to be the QUEENS of card-making.. well, I keep on having to pinch myself to see if it's real!!

AND... to make it even more exciting...  there is a brand new release today!!!  Such wonderful new images available...  you really will fall in love with them when you see - and truly will be spoiled for choice!! 

For my first card of this release, I chose to use Wryn's Heart.  She's just sooo darn cute!

Card Recipe:
Die: Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Red Twine
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/21/11/04 R20
Hair E23/25/29
Reds R32/24/37
Shading B0000/B000/32/Blender
Glossy Accents on Hearts 

And then I made this one too!!  This is Candy Dandy from the Sweet Tooth range..  of course, she cried out for pink...  (or was that me??)

Card Recipe:
Dies: Nellies Multi Frames Straight Oval, Creative Expressions Delicate Daisies Open Petals
Paper - Best Creations Inc Sweet Baby
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/21/11/04 R20
Hair E21/34/23
Pinks RV91, R81/83/85/89
Shading B0000/B000/B32/Blender/ C1/2/3
Uni Posca White Fine Pen for dots 

Why don't you hop on over to the blog HERE and see what the other lovely DT ladies have come up with to inspire.... I can promise you, you won't be disappointed.... their creations are ..... well.... just WOW!!!  Then if you click on  the pic below... you'll go straight to the store and see the wonderful new release!


Big hugs

Thursday 22 January 2015

A bootalicious fairy!


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies... (and you ARE, you know..)

Today it's another fabulous new challenge at In The Pink...  this time our theme is PINK AND PEARLIE!

I'd fallen in love with this gorgeous fairy from A Day for Daisies when I spotted her a little while back... so I knew she's be perfect for my card this time...  She's definitely as I said in my title, BOOT-A-LICIOUS!   Don't you just love the song 'All about the Bass..' by Meghan Trainor... (listen to the words..) well... this fairy is definitely 'all about the bass!!'  

I did love shading her wonderful shape... and those fabulous wings!  But do you think she is TOO pink?  IS there such a thing??? 

Card Recipe:
Paper: Pink Petticoat Falling Snowflakes
Embossing Folder - no name.. sorry!
Die: Doo Hickey Romantic Lace
Colouring - Copics:
Skin - E000/E00/21/11/04 R20
Hair - E21/34/23
Pinks - RV91/63/55/17

And exciting news if you enter.... we have up for grabs a fabulous £10 voucher generously donated from The Ribbon Girl for one of the Perfect Pinkies chosen from our Pink and Pearlie creations... they have such a wonderful variety of ribbons and trimmings... how can you resist trying for it??

We have more exciting news too....  we have two new lovely Pink Ladies joining our fab team at the Pink Palace...  so do pop on over and give them a big welcome please!

I do hope you'll join us at In The Pink with some pink and pearlie creations!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting... 

Thursday 15 January 2015

A Fishy Valentine...


Hi Peeps...

Yes it's me... back again!!  And yes (for those of you who are shocked) it's me... using orange!!  But for good reason, I promise...

Today is the start of a new challenge at Whimsie Doodles - and our theme for the first one of the year is...


Now when I looked through the fabulous Valentines images at Whimsie Doodles, I saw this one, and for whatever reason, it really appealed to my sense of humour - so I dug out my oranges and this is what I came up with - hope you like...  

Card Recipe:
Papers - My Minds Eye Tickled Pink (! even though they are orange and blue)
PC generated sentiment of my own imagination
Die: Paper Trey Ink Ric Rac Border
Glitter and Glossy Accents
Colouring - Copics
Fish YR00/02/24, W3
Blue Water: B000/01/14
Sand E42/33
Reds: R32/24
Glass - C1

Why don't you pop over to the blog HERE and see what the very talented DT ladies have come up with to inspire..  there are some real beauties I can promise you and I know that you'll be spoiled for choice with the images!  There are prizes to be won, and GDT places too!

That's me done for a little while now (why do the posting dates all come at once?  Good job I was well organised in advance! YES I was!! LOL)

Big crafty hugs... 

Sweet Strawberry Bunny...

Hi Blogging Friends...

You're going to get tired of me this week, so I'll keep this one short and sweet!  Here's my Sugar Nellie Inspiration card for you using one of the new Scrapberry Stamps - this one is Strawberry (for obvious reasons if you look closely!)  I used some dotty pink paper I had in stock to create the frame and added some glitter stickles around the edge.  I raised the frame up with some 3D foam tape.

Card Recipe:
Paper from stash - no name, sorry
Dies: MFT Dienamics Blueprints 14 for leaves, daisy
Colouring: Copics
Bunny - E40/41/42/43
Pinks - RV91, R81/83/85
Greens - YV63, G82/99
Shading N0/1/2/3/4/Blender

And I'll be back soon.........

Big Crafty Hugs

Wednesday 14 January 2015

"Abby Birthday"

Hi Blogging Buddies...

Hope you're all well in this chilly weather!

It's my turn to bring you a card for Whimsie Doodles - this time I chose to use one of this month's new releases - this is Birthday Abby and can be found HERE.  Isn't she just such a cutie?  I was also tempted to use a colour that I don't normally go for as you know... yellow...  but it seemed to suit her personality!  OK, I confess...  every image I colour takes on a personality and gives me hints on which colours to use...!!  Will you send for the men in white coats now?? LOL!

Card Recipe:
Papers: My Minds Eye - My Girl, October Afternoon Thrift Shop
Dies - Memory Box Heart Chain Border Die, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, La La Lands Crafts Stitched Tag
Copics - 
Shading W0/1/3/5/Blender
Yellows Y06/35, YR02/04/20
Pinks R81/85, RV55/09
Blues B0000/01, BG15
 Skin E000/00/21,/11/04, R20
Hair E21/34/23
A hint of glitter 

I also put some paper and a stitched rectangle on the inside too.

There are lots of fabulous images over at the shop - you won't be able to resist if you click below!

Now, can I just take a minute to welcome my newest followers...  thank you for taking the time to look at my creations and read my ramblings..  Hope you'll say hello so I can return the favour.

Big Hugs

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Hugs and Kisses....

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

I seem to be on a colouring roll at the moment...  you know when you can't wait to get in your craft room and colour ANOTHER image??  That's kinda how it is with me! Unfortunately, the dreaded (shhhhhhhhh) housework is suffering...  but hey... the dust will still be there tomorrow - so I'll actually be saving myself time... yes??  Well that's my logic!

I was having a Tiddlyinks moment... I have seen some beautiful Tiddlyinks Creations recently, so dug into my bulging computer files and saw amongst all my other Tiddlyinks images,  this gorgeous little fairy..... Fairy Tenderhearted...  oooh she's just soooo cute - and she flew out at me, whispering about a lovely new die that's (ahem...) landed in my stash recently and saying that she'd like to be placed sitting above said die... so who was I to argue??

Card Recipe:
Paper - Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Die - Noor Design Joy Autumn 6002/0317
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Punch - Stampin Up Word Window
Copics -
Skin E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair E34/23/25/29
Greens G20/99 YG63
Tree Branch E40/42/43
Flowers R32/24/35
Toadstools W3/5, R35/37/46
Shading B0000/000/14/Blender
Uni Posca White Pen for dots
Ribbon and Glitter

I've decided along with a lot of other talented crafters, to throw my hat in the ring and have a go at the Tiddlyinks DT call as I do sooooo love their images..  so wish me luck!

I nearly left it a bit too late - but have made it by the skin of my teeth!

Soo...  that's me done for today... but I'll be back soon!

Big Crafting Hugs

Saturday 10 January 2015

All of my Heart....

Hi Peeps....

Hope you're all well and that you've stayed safe with the awful weather over the last couple of days..  I do hate the wind more than any other weather.... it's the noise that gets to me!

OK, I'm here with a CAS card to show you today.  Recently my attention was drawn to images from Art By Mi Ran - and how on earth I hadn't seen them before, I have no idea!  ANYWAY...  I had to rectify the fact that I hadn't used one..  so here you go!  This one is 'All of My Heart' - available HERE.

Again, I didn't think she needed more than I gave her in the way of embellishments so she's CAS...  and please note, there is NO PINK on this card... apart from the blush on her cheeks! (Her shoes are 'light red LOL!)  I did glossy accent the hearts..  but like always, difficult to get them to show on the photo... you'll have to use your imagination!

Colours Used
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E23, E25, E29
Coat and Bag: G21, G82, then changed my mind and went for W5, W7 over top
Shading: B0000, B000

Hope you like what I did with her!

Big Hugs.. 
Challenges: Art By Mi Ran
Sweet Stamping - Girly but no Pink

Thursday 8 January 2015

A little cutie at In The Pink...

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Today it's time for another challenge at In The Pink - and it's an ANYTHING GOES challenge so nice and easy!

I chose to use yet another little cute image (think I'm falling in love and finally finding my 'thing'!)  This little lady is from CC Designs Pollycraft - and is called Sugar...  hmmm, I think that title is self-explanatory as she's soooooo sweet!

Now I decided to do a shaker card... but wanted the aperture to be totally see- through instead of the usual white background - and I've tried to take some photographs to show what I've done.  There are two layers of acetate, but without the usual foam pads so it doesn't have too much depth - just enough depth for the sequins and stars to float around in!  The first layer of acetate was added behind the pink layer - and the second on to the front of the card (after the circle aperture was diecut through both the pink and white together - to ensure it being in the right place!)  Then I added some thin double sided tape around the aperture to keep the sequins inside!

And because the aperture is see through, you can't just print or write a sentiment on the inside of the card as it can be seen!

So... I printed out the inside sentiment and made another little plain folded card shape... that lifts up to show the sentiment! Does all that make sense??  Hope so!

Card Recipe:
Colouring: Copics -
Hair: E21, E25,  E29,
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Dress, Shoes and icing: R81, R83, R85, RV91, RV34
Cakes E30, E25
Uni Posca White Pen for hearts on dress
Dies: Lil Inkers Stitched Circles and Stitched Tags, Mama Elephant Confetti
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Glitter, Sequins, and Martha Stewart Iridescent Stars from Stash

Why don't you pop over to In The Pink HERE to see what the other lovely Pink Ladies have made and to join in the Anything Goes fun?

Thanks to all that take the time to look through my blog and continue to support me by leaving comments...  They do all mean a lot to me and I just want to let you know they are all very much appreciated!

Big hugs