Tuesday 31 March 2015

Hey buddy....

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Hope you're all well...  I'm sending big cyber hugs if you're not.

It's time for a lovely new challenge at Tiddly Inks...  and the theme this time is 

(as long as it's with a Tiddly Inks image)

I think I'm a little in love with Wryn...  and I had this little lady sitting on my desk waiting to be coloured.. sooooo here she is peeking out of her little window... hope you like!

Card Recipe:
Dies: Spellbinders Nesties - Circle and Scalloped Circle
Sentiment: Paper Smooches Simply Said Collection
Colouring - Copics
Hair: E21/34/25
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Blues: B93/95/97/99

Why don't you pop over to Tiddly Inks to see what the lovely ladies in the Design Team have come up with to inspire... click on the link below...

Big hugs

Friday 27 March 2015

Walking on Sunshine....

Hi Lovely Friends...

OK, so who remembers Katrina and The Waves singing that song for Eurovision??  In other words, who is as old as me??? hehe!

Today's card is for our Fabby Friday post at Tiddly Inks - a time when we can choose one of our favourite images and go colour!

I chose to use the lovely Fairy Sunny Day...  and look at me - yet again, I made a card where the strongest colour isn't pink!  In fact...  really.... shock/horror.... it's yellow again!!  Yellow is a colour I don't normally go for (as most of you may have picked up in my previous posts..) but I'm getting to like it!  Do you think I need treatment??  Is there a cure???

Card Recipe:
Paper - Echo Park Sweet Girl
Dies: Dienamics Fishtail Banner and Button Border (for the one button!)
Colouring - Copics:
Hair - Y21, YR23, E15/18
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Pinks - RV91/95 (Wings), RV14, R56/39
Greens - G82/99
Flowers - C1/3/5
Sequins, Gems, Glitter and Hemp Cord from Stash

I have to admit, this little fairy really brightened my day when I coloured her... hope she can bring some sunshine to you too!

Why don't you take a little peek at what the other lovely ladies on the Tiddly Inks Design Team have come up with today...  click on the badge below and go straight there!

Big hugs

Sunday 22 March 2015

Little Bobo Petal Sprite...

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies..

When I saw this gorgeous little cutie called Bobo Petal Sprite from Make It Crafty..  I knew I had to create a CAS style card with her...she just NEEDED to be centre of attention with not much else to distract us from looking at her - although she is doing her very best to hide in that rose - she's obviously feeling a little bit shy today!

Can you tell I'm back in my pink comfort zone? LOL!

Make It Crafty have a current Design Team call for Clean and Simple styled cards...  so I thought I'd enter as I do love their fabulous images! (Click on the pic below to get further details)

Card Recipe:
Dies: Lil' Inker Stitched Square, Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Sentiment done on PC
Hemp Cord and Glitter
Colouring - Copics:
Pinks: RV91, R81/83/85/89
Greens: G20 (Dress), G82/99 (Leaves)
Shading: B0000/000/12/Blender

 Hope you like...

The sun is shining in my part of the world today - so I'm going out for a walk to enjoy it.  Then when I'm back, I may just have to do a little gardening... everything is just starting to peek through to see the Spring sunshine - such an exciting time in the garden as each year, I forget what's been planted the year before. Who knows - I may just find a little Bobo hiding amongst the buds!

Big Hugs

Thursday 19 March 2015

Lots of Layers at In The Pink...


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

I can't believe it, but another two weeks has gone by - and here I am sharing a DT card again for In The Pink.  Our challenge this time is 'Lots of Layers' - it sounds easy - but when it's me you're talking to...  it's not! LOL!  Because most of my cards now are becoming quite clean and simple - and because I choose not to use flowers...  I did find this one hard!!  But...  I found some delicious paper that I'd bought at the Harrogate papercraft show (some last year, some this)..  I thought I'd use a bit of matting and 'layering..' - well, that counts, doesn't it??

It's a new shade of pink for me too... I don't often go for a quiet pale salmon..  but matching the paper otherwise would have been difficult.

So there you go..  hope you like!

Card Recipe:
Image - LOTV Fairy Tea
Paper - Reprint Hobby - Basics Collection
Colouring - Copics and PrismaColour Pencils
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E21/34/23
Pinks: R0000/000, RV11/32/95/42
Green shades Prismacolour for Grass
Dies: Nesties Circle and Scalloped Circle, PTI Scalloped Border
Pearls, Glitter and Ribbon

Hope you'll join us at In The Pink this time - you've got to be better at layers than me!!  And there's a wonderful voucher to be won from the very generous Ribbon Girl too...  so what's stopping you??  LOL!  There's some fabulous inspiration from the lovely Pink Ladies too - you'll be glad you popped over!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Easter is getting close...


Morning Lovely Bloggers..

I thought we all needed a bit of cheering up as we've had such grey skies just lately...  so I decided to use some really bright spring colours for my Whimsie Doodles DT inspiration card this time...

Card Recipe:
Papers: Doodlebug Designs Spring
Colouring - Copics
Bunny C0/1/2/3/5
Yellows: YR20/34 Y35
Greens: YG03/05
Blues: B000/00/01
Pinks: RV52/63/55
Die: MFT Dienamics Flower Trio
Sentiment done on PC - Tag hand-cut

There are some fabbie Easter images available in the shop - why don't you take a peek?


Big Hugs

Tuesday 17 March 2015

My Super Boy!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Yes.... I'm out of my pink comfort zone well and truly today!!  It's time for our wonderful new challenge at Tiddly Inks - and the theme is


I'd seen this little guy a while back, and he did appeal to me - so I took on the challenge to make a male card - even if only for a young male!  And guess what... I enjoyed every minute of this bright card!

Papers: HERE at Etsy
Stars Embossing Folder
Lil' Inkers Stars Die Set
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: YR14/18, E08/18
Reds: R27, 29, 37, 89
Blues: B24/37/99
Yellows: Y35/24, E08

I hope we'll see you over at the Challenge - take a peek first at what the lovely and very talented DT members have come up with to inspire you... you'll be amazed!  Click on the logo below to go straight there:

Have a wonderful day...
Big hugs

Sunday 15 March 2015


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mum's and all the Special Ladies out there!  Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Today it's the turn of Whimsie Doodles who have a wonderful new challenge - and the theme is:


I couldn't think of anything more spring like than bunnies and Easter - so combined the two!  I did aim for pale pastels - but maybe went a little two pale?  In actual fact - in real life, it's not as pale as the photo is showing..  but hey... that's a camera for you - frustrating at times!

Card Recipe:
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Border, Lil' Inkers Stitched Tag
Paper - Pink Petticoat
Colouring - Copics
Violets: BV0000/00/04
Pinks: RV91/93
Yellows: Y11
Bunny: T0/1/3/5
Basket: E40/42/43
Uni Posca Pen for white dots

I do love springtime - the longer days, everything just starting to show through in the garden, exciting times - as we generally have to guess what the plant is going to be!  Neither my lovely OH nor I have good memories as to what's been planted previously!

Pop by the blog to see what the fabulous DT ladies have come up with for inspiration... then take a peek at the fabulous Easter images available in the store..  

Big Hugs

Friday 13 March 2015

Fancy a little dance, Ducky??


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

It's Fabby Friday time at Tiddlyinks!!

It's OK, don't try to re-adjust your monitor... it IS me with another un-pink card!

And this time, apart from skin and hair etc, it's without Copics either!  I decided to used my Promarkers that are sitting unloved..  and being as how I love this kind of green and purple together..  they jumped out at me! 

But then, after I'd coloured...  I didn't have a clue what paper I would use (typical me!)... I was hoping there would be something that would MAYBE go with the colouring in my stash - but when I looked, I found this LOTV paper - how perfectly it matched - PHEW!!!  It would have been a totally CAS card otherwise!

Card Recipe
Paper - LOTV Promises 8 x 8 pad
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Dienamics Rounded Banner Stax
Skin - Copics E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: Copics E23/25/29
Promarkers: Orchid/Amethyst/Purple
Tea Green/Soft Green/Holly
Beaks and Webbed Feet: Copics -Y35/YR24/YR07
Shading Copics B0000/B000/Powder Blue Promarker
Copics: T0/1/3/5
Uni Posca Pen for White Dots
Flowers and Leaves - Small Punches
Gems, Button and Twin

I'm so loving being able to use these wonderful Tiddly Inks images..  they really are fabulous to colour and bring to life... and there's so much choice!

Do take a look and see what the wonderful ladies of the DT have come up with for you..  there are fabulous creations to be seen and to inspire!

Have a lovely weekend... I'm off to the Harrogate Papercraft Show this morning..  if you're going and see me there - give me a nudge as I'm useless at recognising people!!

Big hugs

Monday 9 March 2015



Hi lovely blogging buddies..

I'm sharing a little fun card today..  I couldn't resist buying these gorgeously cute  little MFT bunnies when they came out... and tried to come up with a fairly CAS design..  hope you like!

(Sorry the pinks look so totally different when the angle is changed!)

Card Recipe
Image and sentiment: MFT Somebunny Clear Stamp Set
Dies: MFT Peek-a-Boo CircleWindows, Nestie Circle
3D tape to raise the front to give depth
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - W0, W1, T3, R20
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils
Sky - Chalk

You're going to see a lot more of these little bunnies... as there are LOADS in the set..  and I love them!!

Hope you're all well and now that the weather is a bit chilly again, that you're getting a bit more crafty time!

I'd love to say a big hello to my newest followers too..  lovely to have your company!

Big hugs

Sunday 8 March 2015

Count on me when things get sticky...


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

Happy Sunday!

I'm here today with my DT inspiration card for Whimsie Doodles..  I wanted to go for a brighter image and to try different colour tones than my norm - so I went for Lollipop Girl - (she's holding a mahoosive lollipop!) which also includes a separate sentiment that's perfect to send to someone who's having a bit of a struggle..

Card Recipe
Die: Dienamics Diagonal Stitched Squares (first time out for me!), Mama Elephant Confetti
Paper - Echo Park Hello Sunshine
Copic Colouring -
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E21/34/23
Oranges: YR000/02/04, E08
Yellows: YR31/35
Pinks: RV32/34
Shading: B0000/000
Grounding: T0/T1
Lollipop Stick - C1

She really brightened my day as I made her...  and you never know, I may use yellow and orange again soon now I know they're not so scary!

Big Hugs...

Thursday 5 March 2015

March New Release at Whimsie Doodles


Yes.... me again...

This time I'm here with a card using one the fabulous new release images out today at Whimsie Doodles!  Let me introduce you to Rainy Day Abby - isn't she just the cutest?  And to get away from pink (for a little while) - I've used blues...  but did sneak in pink tights, bow and brolly!!  Call me sneaky!! hehe

Card Recipe:
Lil' Inkers Stitched Circle Die
Paper: Prima - All About Me
Colouring - Copics:
Hair: E21/34/23
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Blues: B91/95/99
Pinks: RV91, R81
Uni Posca White Pen for the dots
Ribbon from stash (bought in the US 10 years ago!)
Sentiment done on PC
Glossy Accents for the puddle and splashes

The lovely ladies on the Design Team have come up with some fabbie creations - I hope you'll pop over to the blog HERE to see them before you join in!

Big hugs

In The Pink time - For a Special Lady!


Hi Blogging Friends...

Today's card from me is for our new challenge at In The Pink - our theme this time is 'For a Special Lady' being as Mother's Day is fast approaching here in the UK - but in other parts of the world it's later in the year - so we thought 'Special Lady' apt!

I totally fell in love with this Uptown Girls image as soon as I saw it.... and she definitely needed PINK!  There is actually a lot of glitter on the image too.. but it's difficult to see it on the photo!

Card Recipe:
Image - Stamping Bella Uptown Girls - Fiona Loves Flowers
Paper - a scrap from stash - no name, sorry!
Colouring - Copics
Hair: E23/25/29
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Pinks: RV91/52/17
Green - G82
Shading around image: B0000/000
Shading on base: T1/3
Grosgrain Ribbon for Bow and Glitter from Stash

We have another fabulous sponsor this time too... the lovely Tracy over at Dies to Die For has kindly donated a £15 voucher for the Perfect Pinky picked at random..... a good enough reason to pop over to In The Pink and join in the fun!

Big hugs