Saturday 28 February 2015

Time for a little pampering....


Hi All

At this time of year, don't we all need to have a bit of pampering - a nice fragrant bath with lots of bubbles, fluffy towels waiting,  and a lovely glass of pink champagne to complete the picture.... yes??  Reality often dictates a quick jump in the shower.... hehe.... but we can dream, hey?

It's my Whimsie Doodles DT card today - and I chose to use Bubble Leah..  of course, she deserved to be in pink, didn't she??

Dies: Nesties Circle and Scalloped Circle, MFT Dainty Dots Border
Colouring: Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11, R20
Hair: E21/34/23
Pinks: RV91, R81/83/85/89
Shading W0/1/2
Glossy Accents, Glitter and Gems

It's very difficult to see, but the bath is covered in glossy accents, which affected my colouring somewhat...  but I thought it was a good idea at the time! LOL!

Hope you all have a good weekend, with maybe a little pampering...

Big hugs

Friday 27 February 2015

Fluttering by...


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies..

Yay!!!  It's Fabby Friday at Tiddly Inks - which means time to get out a lovely Tiddly Inks image and get colouring!

I chose to use Fluttering By to Say Hi (available HERE) - and to use a CAS layout with delicate colouring (as I'd been inspired to use these colours by a lovely blogger called Sue from Tanglemouse Cards) ... and I like how it turned out!

Image - Tiddly Inks Fluttering By to Say Hi
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, PTI Tiny Tags
Sentiment done on PC before tag was diecut
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/34/23
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Dress BG70/72
Wings and Butterflies V000/01/91
Shading: B0000/01 N1/3

Have a wonderful day!
Big hugs

Thursday 26 February 2015

A little Elfie....


Morning Lovely Blogging Buddies....

I had some happy post on Tuesday... my order from CC Designs arrived and this is one of the little stamps that I just couldn't wait to play with!  Meet 'Elfie'!  Isn't she just (one of) THE cutest little elves??  (the others may be listening!!)

Papers: Pink Petticoat
Die: Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes
Sentiment: Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Tiny Flower Punches
Colouring - Copics:
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E23/25/29
Clothes: V000/01/04
Ground: N1/3
Shading: B0000/Blender 
Ladybug: R89
Ribbon, Gems & Glitter

Now I blame my lovely blogging pal Faye for my spending on these little Pollycraft images... (that's what I tell my OH!).. as she always does such a magnificent job colouring them and bringing them to life... they just HAVE to be bought and coloured by me too!

Today I was supposed to be meeting a lovely friend of mine for lunch, but she's just had to cry off as she's full of cold (get well soon hon) - so I just MAY go colour some more images!  Well, I do need my legs and knees to recover from yesterday...  it was OH's day off, so we decided to go for a walk in Knaresborough... and it was MY idea.. yes (MINE) to climb up to the castle from the river!  Check out the jubilant pic below!!

(and this is the view we were treated to!)

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Tuesday 24 February 2015


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies..

Just a quick one here tonight from me - this is one of those non-DT cards that we love so much..  and no colouring too..  that makes such a change!

It's pretty CAS - here's what I used..

Simon Says Stamp - Sending Word Die
Simon Says Stamp - Sending and Wishing Stamp Set
Stampin Up - Edgelits - Adorning Accents
Stampin Up - Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Adorning Accents
MFT Die-Namics - Fresh Cut Flowers Die

It certainly does me lots of good to do a 'different' card every now and again..  hope you like!

My eldest daughter was here tonight - just her and I for dinner as my lovely OH was on lates..  She'd brought her big exercise ball for me to borrow - so picture the scene...  I was fine sitting on the ball and twisting this way and that.... then she told me to lay back OVER the ball to improve my core muscles (the reason she'd brought said ball)..  it was only THEN that we realised I totally LACK the muscles required to sit back up!  So I was prone with head nearly touching floor one end, and feet touching floor the other.... while she fell about giggling alongside me!!  And when I'd eventually been brought upright after much pushing and pulling - and we related the tale to OH later on...  he asked why hadn't Emma taken a photo!!!!  Charming!!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting.. 

Thursday 19 February 2015

Cute - at In The Pink


Hi Again Lovely Friends...

Three posts in three days.... got to be a record for me!

Today it's the turn of In The Pink - where our fabulous new challenge theme is CUTE.  Incredibly easy huh?  Well I thought so till I got out my Distress Inks and decided to use them instead of my trusty Copics!  

I AM only learning with the DI's - so go easy on me please..  I think I probably need a lot more practice before I'm confident with them.  It's a bit of trial and error at the mo!

Image - Mama Elephant Carnival Cupcake Clear Stamp Set
Sentiment - Mama Elephant Carnival Toppers Clear Stamp Set
Distress Inks 
Martha Stewart Tiny Stars Glitter 
Irridescent Glitter for Cupcake Icing
Nesties Rounded Rectangle Die
Bakers Twine

I do hope you'll stop by at In The Pink and join in the CUTE fun..  The Pink Ladies and I would love to have your company!  And we have a wonderful prize this time for the one Perfect Pinkie that's chosen from the hat - The Ribbon Girl is kindly sponsoring us and is donating a £10 gift voucher (ex shipping)!
Big hugs 

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Ladybug Day!


Hi Lovely Friends....

Hope all is well in your world.... if not, here's a big (((((hug))))).

In case you were worried, yes, you're at the right blog!!  This IS me - using some bright colours for a change and nooooooo pink! LOL

This is my card for Whimsie Doodles - and I've chosen to use an image called Ladybug Day - which I think is ideal for a new home card.  

Image - Whimsie Doodles Ladybug Day
Papers - Echo Park Summer Days
Dies: Lil'Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Joy Vintage Flourishes Grass
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border
Stampin Up Word Window Punch
Sentiment done on PC
Colouring - Copics:
Reds: R24/35/46/E57
Greens and Yellows - YR24/Y35/ YG00
Blues: B0000/000/01
Uni Posca White Pen for Dots
Glitter and Twine

I've got a busy day today - my car is in for it's MOT this morning (wish me luck!), and then I have to be at the hairdressers all afternoon while they get rid of my grey streak - it grows ever wider where my hair parts!

Big Hugs

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Tiddlyinks - Sketch challenge


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

Today it's time for a new challenge at Tiddlyinks...  this time the challenge is to use a sketch.  Easy-peasy huh???

I'd been itching to have a go at this lovely image - Friends Make Life Sweeter - and I thought it was just the perfect shape to use for the sketch.

Card Recipe:
Image: Tiddly Inks Friends Make Life Sweeter
Paper: Pink Petticoat
Stampin Up Scalloped Border Punch
Lil' Inkers Stitched Sun Die
Gem border is actually from a roll of Christmas trimmings bought at a local garden centre!
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E21/34/23
Fairy Dress: BV0000/000/00
Dragons and leaves: G20/82, W2/3, R20
Shading: B0000/B000
Grass done with Prisma Colour Pencils
Uni Posca Pen for white dots
Glitter (of course!)

Hoping to see you enter this wonderful challenge..  you can go straight to the challenge blog if you click on the logo below!

Big Crafty Hugs...

Sunday 15 February 2015

For a lovely lady...


Hi all....

Hope you're all well and enjoying the weekend.. we've not had it very cold here - just a bit grey and miserable... which is making me want to colour some summer flowery images to brighten the days!

Here's my card for the new Whimsie Doodles challenge - 'For the Ladies'.  I've used Flower Girl (available HERE) - as I thought she would be perfect for this challenge holding her little posie of flowers...

Papers MME Journey
Colouring: Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E21/34/23
Dress - BG70/10, G21
Pinks - R01/81/83/85
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Ovals, Mama Elephant Confetti

Hope we'll see you join in at the challenge...  click on the link below and go straight there!

Have a lovely Sunday all...
Big hugs

Friday 13 February 2015

Fabby Friday at Tiddly Inks....

Hi lovely blogging friends....

Yes.........  don't panic.... you're not seeing things .... it IS me - with a blue card!!  (Although there is a tiny bit of pink peeking in there...)

I decided to have a little change for my Fabby Friday card at Tiddly Inks - and to dig out my blues.... and I DID enjoy the change!

This little lady is Cocoa Wishes...  and as this is what I do most afternoons  - minus the marshmallows and ear muffs, oooh and the cross-legged posture (heaven forbid!), I wanted to colour her - perfect for this time of year!

Card Recipe:
Dies: Die-namics Pierced Circles, PTI Loop de Loop, 
PTI Large Scalloped Border
Sentiment - hand-written on scraps
Colouring: Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E23/25/29
Jeans - B000/93 C3/5
Boots - E41/42/43. W3/5
Pinks - RV91, R81/83
Shading T0/1/3 plus blender
Uni Posca Pen for White Dots

Hope you'll pop by the blog and take a peek at the fabby creations the lovely DT have come up with for your inspiration...

Big hugs...

Sunday 8 February 2015

Step AWAY from the pink pens...


Hi Blogging Buddies....

Yes - someone is going to have to make me do JUST THAT in the near future... step AWAY from the pink pens...  or should I just hide them in a drawer?  When I look at an uncoloured image, then up at my Copic storage unit... my eye is immediately drawn to the pink section!  I really will try to bring in some other colours - in the near future - promise!  I'm even boring myself now (even though they are all different shades of pink that I've used lately... honest!)

Soooo... today's card is my DT card for Whimsie Doodles - and being as Valentines Day is nearly here, I've done yet another card for the occasion!

This little lady is called Heart Strings and is available at Whimsie Doodles HERE.  Like all of Melyssa's images, she was a delight to colour..  and so easy to fussy cut too.

Materials used:
Papers - Nitwits Valentine
Dies: Nellies Multi Frames Rectangle, MFT Die-Namics Sentiment Strips,
Simon Says Stamp Sending word die
Simon Says Stamp Wishing Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
Crafts Too Embossing Folder
Skin E000/00/21/11/04 R20
Hair - E21/34/23
Pinks - RV0000/00/63/52/55/17 R85
Greens - G20/YG05

You can always take a peek at Melyssa's other wonderful images too - by clicking on the logo below - you can see them all!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Friday 6 February 2015

Let them eat cake....


Hi Lovely blogging friends...

Just a quickie from me today..  I wanted to do a pretty birthday card for a lovely lady.. and I knew this cake would be perfect for her...  so straight to it!

Card Recipe:
Image - Digi Stamp Boutique - Love Cake
Paper - Nitwit Design Valentines (a leftover from a card I made recently)
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Spellbinders Stately Circles, Die-namics Fishtail Flags
Colouring - Copics
Cake E41/42/33
Icing and Flowers RV91, R81/83
Leaves G82
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Stampin Up Word Window Punch
Ribbon and Glitter

I have to say this is one of the quickest cards I've made lately..  it's such a simple design and so little colouring - so hope you like it!

My lovely OH is at work both days this weekend... so it'll be in my craft room for me I think!

Hope you are all well and that you have a lovely weekend..

Big hugs

Thursday 5 February 2015

Piggy Romance...


Hi - I'm here again....

This time I'm here with my DT card for the fabbie new release over at Whimsie Doodles!!  

Now - this little piggy (no pun intended) really tickled me!!  and of course, I could colour him PINK!! LOL!

He's called BACON (ouch!) and is available from Whimsie Doodles HERE.

Card Recipe:
Colouring - Copics
Piggy - R000/01 - Nostrils C3
Balloon - R05/24/27
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Tag, Stitched Square, Stitched Circle and Stitched Sun, Lawn Fawn Spring Showers for clouds
Digi Paper - free download from web
Sentiment - done on PC (couldn't resist this version of someBODY love you!!)

Hope you like... and that you'll pop over to Whimsie Doodles Blog HERE and see what the other lovely ladies have come up with!

Well that's my busy day over and one with....  time for some blog visiting and commenting from me!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting

It's PINK time again....

Hi Lovely Friends...

I can hear you all saying WHEN isn't it PINK time for me?  Well I DO get the urge for other colours every now and again...  honest! LOL! 

But this time I have a very good excuse - as it's our new challenge starting today at In The Pink - the theme is LOVE IS IN THE AIR..  nice and romantic - in PINK!! LOL

I chose to use a lovely little lady who has really found her way into my heart...  I do love her - and I do have quite a few stamps now, featuring her!  She is from CC Designs Pollycraft - and this image is called Freckles..

Card Recipe:
Image - CC Designs Pollycraft Freckles
Paper - Maja Design
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E21/34/23
Pinks: RV91, R81/83/85
Shading B0000/000/ N1/N0 Blender
Dies: Nesties Oval and Scalloped Oval, Mama Elephant Confetti for Hearts, Memory Box Heart Chain Border,
Stampin Up Scalloped Border Punch
Pearls from stash

And this time at In The Pink - we have a wonderful new sponsor - you could win a £10 gift voucher from the wonderful Live and Love Crafts - to be spent on their fabulous collection of Shabby Chic Craft Materials!

Wouldn't you like to win that?  See you at In The Pink!!

I'll be back a little bit later on today with my DT card for the new release at Whimsie Doodles... See you then!

Big hugs