Thursday 30 April 2015

Fussy and Fancy OR Clean and Simple at In The Pink

Oh my goodness ladies... I've got no Internet so I'm doing this on my phone!  So it'll be short and sweet!

Updated now my beloved Internet is back!!

Time for a new challenge  at In The Pink... the theme is Fussy  and Fancy OR Clean and Simple. . So you can all join in easily!  Guess which style I went for???

Image - Pollycraft Sweetheart (available from Little Miss Muffet Stamps)
Lil' Inkers Stitched Square Die
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/21/11/04, R20 (E11 needs a refill Faye before you spot it!)
Hair E50/34/43/57
Pinks RV34/63/91
Grounding N0/1
Shading B0000/000/Blender

We've a sad day at In The Pink as we're losing Rebecca - one of our lovely Pink Ladies...  but she's on to new career opportunities so we wish her all the best and thank her for being a lovely part of the team!

Now.... hope you'll pop over to join in the fun - our fabulous sponsor this time is Little Miss Muffet Stamps who are supplies of all sorts of wonderful crafty items, not to mention gorgeous digi images!  Take a look by clicking on the logo below..


Big hugs to all
Christine xx

Tuesday 28 April 2015

So Sweet at Tiddlyinks..


Hi all....

How're you doin??

Today this card could be my last challenge card as DT for Tiddly Inks...  (sniff)...  I have re-applied in the new DT call - but there are so many wonderful entries that it's totally understandable for Christy to give others this fabulous opportunity....  I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed playing with these images!  This will no doubt continue - as I have endless images in my collection - I've always adored Tiddly Inks - and am a little in love with Wryn!

Soooo  as the new challenge theme is -


- I thought what better image to use than Wryn holding a lusciously sweet strawberry??  

Materials Used:
Die: Spellbinders Border
Sentiment - done on PC
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E23/25/29
Reds - R24/27/46/39 and E57 (for depth)
Toadstool Stems - E42, W3
Greens - YG03/63/67, G99
Shading: B0000/000/02
Shading on Dress - C0/1
Uni Posca White Pen to enhance Toadstool Dots

Hope you'll stop by the challenge blog and see what the other lovely DT members have come up with...  and then to join in the 'Sweet' fun!!  

Big hugs

Monday 27 April 2015

Tent time....

Hi Peeps...

A quickie from me this morning on a little card I made yesterday...  After seeing my lovely blogging friend Kat's fabulous tent card a little while back - I decided it was time for me to give it a go.  I didn't realise how easy it was!  

The image is one off the Little Fairies sheet from LOTV - so many on that sheet to choose from - and it took very little colouring.  Then the rest has to be self-explanatory....  you can see from the pics how it looks from all angles!  If you want me to, I'll do a quick video tutorial - just let me know.

The tent style really solves the 'flop' of cards that fold at the top (know what I mean?) - but obviously the message from the sender has to be written on the back.  I left this one 'sentiment-less' (like most of my cards!) so it can be used for any occasion.

Image - LOTV Little Fairies
Paper - Nitwits Digi
Dies: Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle
Flower and Leaf Punches
Colouring - Copics
Pinks: RV91, R81/83
Shading N0/1/Blender Pen
Skin and Hair as usual
Gems and Glitter

Hope you all have a lovely week... the sun is shining here but it's chilly!!

Big hugs

Sunday 26 April 2015

Seaside wishes!


Hi Peeps....

Hope you're all OK - big hugs to you if not..

Time for my Whimsie Doodles Inspiration post..  I've used Beach Hat Ava and created a little scene...

Now, when I chose this little lady to use from the Summer Fun collection, the sun was shining brightly - and I could have gone straight to the beach with her and played in the sand.... but I'm afraid I wouldn't have looked as good as her in my swimsuit and hat.... for a start, mine ISN'T pink (believe it or not! LOL)

I paper pieced her hat, bag and swimsuit - after finding a scrap of paper with a tiny print in my bit box.

Paper - a scrap from my bit box - and some blue Bazzill dotty embossed
Dies: Die-namics Rounded Banner Stax and Lil' Inkers Sun
Sentiment - LOTV Set 26 Simply Sophisticated
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E50/34/57
Sand - E41/42/33
Pinks - RV91/93/95, R81/83
Sky - B0000/000/Blender Pen

Hope you like what I did with her!

And of course, now the sun has gone behind the clouds in the UK... and there is even some snow forecast in the next few days!!  Can you believe that?? 

Big hugs

Friday 24 April 2015


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Hope you've been enjoying the glorious sunshine we've had here in the UK for the last couple of days.... my lovely OH has had a few days holiday, so we've been catching up with jobs in the garden, then I think we'll be off out later today and for the next couple days!

Today I'm here with my Fabby Friday card for Tiddly Inks.  I decided to use this wonderful new image from Christy - it's for Autism Awareness.

I did struggle to come up with a suitable sentiment but decided on the above, as I think it must go some way to describe the feelings involved.

Materials used:
Dies: Spellbinders A2 Modern Stationery, PTI Ric Rac Border
Mama Elephant Confetti
Embossing Folder (sorry no name on it)
Sentiment done on computer
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E50/34/43
Blues: B9395/97/99
Reds: R24/29/89
Shading T0/1/3

Hope you'll take a peek at the blog to see the Fabby Friday cards the lovely DT have come up with.... click on the logo below and you'll go straight there..

Big hugs and Happy Crafting....

Sunday 19 April 2015

Wryn The Mermaid


Hi Peeps....

I just thought I'd drop by with a card I made today while my lovely OH was at work - it's one of those 'just for fun' cards as I fell in love with this little lady and couldn't wait to use her!  I think we enjoy those 'fun' cards more sometimes, don't you?  When there's no time limit and no pressure...  And I sooooooo enjoyed colouring Wryn The Mermaid..  all that wonderful hair!  She's one of the wonderful new digi images available on Tiddly Inks this week.... check them out HERE... you won't be sorry... I promise!

I used my little blender tool with some gorgeous Distress Inks for the sea background... liberally sprinkled with some Martha Stewart tiny sequin stars....

Embossing Folder
Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - V01/12/06 RV66
Mermaid Body - BG10/11/23/72

I'd love to say welcome to my newest followers...  and thanks for joining me in my blogging adventures...

Biggest of crafty hugs...

Thursday 16 April 2015

Make it Sparkle!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Well I'm well and truly back in my lovely PINK zone today.... with our new challenge at In The Pink!  Our theme is...


I don't know about you, but it's not that often that I make a card and LOVE it straight away.... but this one I did... I think I want to BE that fairy with the gorgeous pink hair...  and to be able to use as much sparkly stuff as I liked... well, I was in my element..

I chose to use this lovely little fairy from Make it Crafty - she's called Vixie... isn't she just the most gorgeous fairy you ever did see???  I may be wrong in calling her a fairy.... I think she's probably a pixie with those long pointy ears..  but she has wings, so in my world that makes her a fairy!

Papers - LOTV Pastel Dreams
Stampin Up Scallop Border Punch
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair RV91/93/95
Dress RV91, R81/83/85/89
Wing Shading C0/1
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Pearl and crystal trim, and glitter from stash
The Ribbon Girl is very kindly sponsoring us again with a fabbie £10 voucher to be won - so pop over and see what the lovely Pink Ladies came up with...  and join in our pink fun!  We also have a lovely new Guest Designer too - Sue from Tanglemouse Cards - she's relatively new to our blogging world so I'm sure she'd be more than happy if you were to leave her a little love...

Big hugs..

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Whimsie Doodles Colour Challenge


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Today it's the start of a new challenge over at Whimsie Doodles... and this time it's a colour-themed challenge..  now, wait till you see the colour inspiration photo..

OK.... so those of you that know me well, would KNOW these colours are the stuff of nightmares for me...  BUT I managed!  

Papers: MME Tickled Pink, Doodlebug Design Sugar Shop
Die: Pierced Circle Stax
Trimming: Doodlebug Paper Frills
Sentiment: Paper Smooches Simply Said
Colouring: Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E50/53/34
Dress: BG70/11/72
Accessories: Y35, YR04/24

So....  if I can do it, you can!! LOL!  

If you'd like to enter the challenge... click on the logo below...

Hope you're enjoying the lovely weather!

Big hugs

Tuesday 14 April 2015

Flowers for you...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...  

Hope you're all well...

Today's card is for the fabulous new challenge - 'Spring's In' - over at Tiddly Inks - my thoughts were that some flowers were appropriate, and some gorgeous pastel colours..  

I chose to use Celebrate Joyfully Emma - as she has that little bunch of flowers (not so) hidden behind her back for someone special..

Papers - LOTV Promises
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Cheery Lynn Miniature Rose, Marianne Craftables CR1250
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E23/25/29
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Dress: V01/04/06/09/12/17
Flowers: Y35/YR24, V01
Shoes: E40/41/42/43
Grounding: T0/01/03
Shading: B0000/000/Blender

I do hope you'll pop over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog to take a peek at what the other lovely ladies on the Design Team have come up with..  Click on the logo below..

Hope to see you there!

Big hugs

Friday 10 April 2015

Tiddly Inks Fabbie Friday

Hi Peeps

Hope you're enjoying the wonderful sunshine the UK is having at the moment... our garden is coming on so fast this week - things are growing almost while we're looking at them....  and unfortunately, that includes the weeds too! LOL!

Today I'm here to share my Fabbie Friday card for Tiddly Inks - and as my lovely next door neighbour had a nasty op just recently, I wanted to make her a card - and thought this one would be perfect.. and so easy to make!

Colouring - Copics (E41/42 for sheep, B0000/000 for shading) 
Prismacolour Pencils for grass
Stickles for a bit of sparkle...
Scraps of blue and green card

So very easy - so very little colouring.... and she loved it!

To pop over to Tiddly Inks to see what the other ladies have come up with today... click on the logo here:

Hope you have a wonderful weekend...
Big Hugs

Wednesday 8 April 2015

Miss You...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

Well... ignore the title, I'm not missing you, as you're here...  but I would miss you if you weren't...  hmmm.... do you follow?? LOL!

Today's card is my DT card for Whimsie Doodles - using the gorgeous little 'Leah's Secret'...  she's just so cute!

Card Recipe:
Papers - Pink Petticoat
Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Die - Nesties Circle, Punch - Stampin Up Scalloped Border 
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E21/34/23
Pinks: RV91/93/95/34
Glitter and Sequins

Thanks for dropping by and saying hello...

Big hugs

Sunday 5 April 2015

Just a note...


Hi All....

Happy Easter!  Hope the Easter Bunny came and brought you lots of chocolate!

Now, today it's the fabulous new release from Whimsie Doodles.. and I chose to use Harmony Abby - who is sitting strumming her guitar..  

Image - Whimsie Doodles Harmony Abby
Paper - Echo Park We Are Family
Die: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Colouring: Copics 
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair Y21, YR23, E15/18
Blues: B93/95/97/99
Guitar: E40/41/42/43
Socks C1
Paper Smooches Sentiments Sampler
Satin Ribbon

Hope you like what I did with this little lady and that you'll pop over to the blog HERE and see what the other lovely ladies form the Design Team came up with.

Hope you have a lovely day...
Big hugs