Wednesday 29 July 2015

Full of Grace...


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies....

Here I am today with my VERY LAST Sugar Nellie DT inspiration post!!  Sniff!

I decided to step down from the lovely team, as I think it's time for me to move on, and I have other DT's that need my full attention at the moment! LOL!  However, Sugar Nellie was probably one of the first stamp companies I bought from.....  all that luscious rubber so many years ago... so it's very difficult for me to go...  I feel 'attached' in some sentimental way!!

Anyway.... enough sniffling.....  I decided that for my last Sugar Nellie card I wanted to do one of the fabulous All Dressed Up images available at the store - this is 'Full of Grace' - and she DOES look full of grace..  a perfect ballerina!

Materials Used:
Paper - Nitwits
Martha Stewart edge punch
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11, R20
Hair - E50/43/57
Blues - B0000/000/12/93
Bling and Glitter from stash

All that is left is for me to say a big thank you to Karen, Fiona and the lovely Design Team... I have made lots of good friends while I've been part of this fab team...  so I'm sad to go....  sniff...  but I will certainly still be following and keeping in touch!

Big hugs to all and Happy Crafting...

Sunday 26 July 2015

Amanda is AWESOME!


Hi lovely blogging buddies...

Today I'm here to share a lovely summery image that I did for my inspiration post at Handmade Bliss.  This is one of the wonderful Tiny Townies from Stamping Bella...  they are all so very, very cute!  This one is  called 'Amanda is Awesome' and has it's own sentiment too - but I decided to use a different tiny sentiment which suited my design better.

Die and Sentiment: Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Colouring - Copics
Dress and Flower - RV91/32/34
Hair - E50/43/57
Skin - E00/21
Bench - E40/41/42/43/57
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils
Twine and Glitter

Doesn't she look SO cute?? LOL!

Take a look at the Handmade Bliss store by clicking on the logo above - there are lots of wonderful stamps and dies from the US - and warning..... you may be tempted!

Big hugs...

Thursday 23 July 2015

Starry, Starry... PINK!


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies.....

Gosh, I can't believe how fast the weeks are flying - as I'm here again with another DT card for In The Pink!  Our theme this time is 


and if anyone is reminded of the Don McLean song of the 70's - you must be nearly as old as me! LOL!  I've been singing it since I started doing today's post..  good job my OH is at work.... lol

I'm using a digi image today by an artist called Digi Darla - but I'm afraid I can't find the company any more on the net - it looks now like it doesn't exist.  But it was in my digi files - so I used it but sorry, I can't link.

Image: Digi Darla Blessings of Heaven
Paper - Pink Petticoat Vintage Stars - Pretty Pink
Dies: Tonic Scalloped Square, Lil' Inkers Stitched Stars
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair E50/43
Pinks: RV000/91/93
Shading on moon etc: C0/1
Shading around image: B0000/00

I hope you like what I did - and that you'll pop over to In The Pink to see what the lovely Pink Ladies came up with and to join in our fab challenge..  click on the link below to go straight there!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Sunday 19 July 2015

Hogs and Kisses...


Good Morning Lovely Bloggers.....

Just a quickie to share a little cutie - using the piggie from the MFT Whole Herd stamp set.  This set has been sitting on my desk waiting to be coloured..  and really I don't know why, because the colouring of the little piggie only took about 2 mins!! But I've been working up to doing a shaded background with my own 'created'  clouds..  and I know they're only tiny... but I DID it!!

Image and sentiment: MFT The Whole Herd
Dies: MFT Stitched Frames Square, Lil' Inkers Stitched Sun, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Piggie - R000/32/34
Sky and Clouds: B0000/000, C0, C1

So.... if you've seen me wandering around with my eyes upward - you'll know I've been peering at the clouds to SEE what they looked like properly and how I could colour (or not colour actually), something similar!

Happy Sunday all..
Big hugs

Friday 17 July 2015

A Birthday Princess....


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies.....

For my card today, I used a gorgeous little CC Designs image - this is Princess Birgitta..  isn't she just too cute?  I decided to move slightly from my safe pink mode to a violet shade (OK, I didn't want to go TOO far!) LOL!

Paper: Pink Petticoat
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Die: Mama Elephant Confetti Stars
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair E23/25/29
Violets V000/01/06/12

It's slightly wet here in Wetherby this morning - although I don't think we had any of the storms overnight... at least I didn't hear them if we did!  I was in the land of zzzzzzzzzzzz....

Have a good weekend all...
Big hugs

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Sent with Love.....


Morning Peeps.....

Hope you're all well...  sorry I've not been around much lately - our garden has been needing some tending, so I've had to spend time out there with hoe in hand and secateurs in my pocket!  Barry had to be careful not to stand still for long......  especially with my eyesight as it's been!! LOL!

But I'm here today with my inspiration card for Sugar Nellie - and I've used one of the wonderful Gorjuss Girls...  keeping her relatively CAS - but hoping that focuses more on the image.  

Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Marianne Design Tiny Hearts
Paper - digi from All Dressed Up
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11, R21
Hair: C0/1/3/5/9
Dress: RV91/93/95
Boots - C3/5
Bakers Twine and Button from stash

Thanks for looking today - as you know, your comments always mean a lot to me.

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Thursday 9 July 2015

Some Flowers for You!


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies....

Time for another challenge at In The Pink - and we have a FLORAL theme this time - so I decided to use one of my favourite (you may have guessed!) Tiddly Inks Wryns - this one is Wryn Blooms...  and she's just gorgeous!

I so enjoyed colouring this little lady - even though some of my deeper coloured Copics got a little sticky at times (apparently it has something to do with the heat - as I promise, they were all cleaned and full!!!)

Card Recipe:
Die: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Digi - Lori Whitlock Smiles
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E23/25/29
Pinks: R81/83/85/89
Greens: YG03/63
Shading: B0000/000
Grounding: T0/1/3
Polka Doodles Enamel Dots

Hope you'll join in the floral fun at In The Pink - there's a wonderful Hobby House Voucher to be won too!

And while we're talking floral.....  here's a couple of photos I took in our garden  last weekend - just after one of the storms...  but it shows how wonderful nature is when it can create like this! (pics were taken on my phone btw!)

(Yes........ of COURSE I have PINK roses in my garden!)

Big hugs and Happy Crafting....

Tuesday 7 July 2015


Hi Peeps...

Just a quickie from me today... these little gnomes have certainly won my heart,  so I'm sharing another card I made with one of them - peeking through his little window!  (I do love this little window die - it makes for fabulously quick cards - and you can use just a portion of an image!)

I just think they are so perfect for this time of the year - when we're all thinking of gardening...  OK... THINKING of... not doing! hehe!

Materials used:
Dies - MFT Peekaboo Circle Window, MFT Blueprints 3 (for the sentiment,
Li'l Inkers Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Reds: R24/46/39
Greens: YG63/67
Blues: B18/24
Beard: W0/1/2
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R21
Shading: B0000/000
Sentiment - Font KG Skinny Latte - white on colour technique on PC
Buttons and Twine

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

Big Crafty Hugs

Monday 6 July 2015

Lucy with her little Teddy Bear...

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Today I'm here to share one of my very favourite images from the new July  release at CC Designs...  I wonder if you can tell why? LOL!  She's right up my (card-making) street.... and definitely needed to be coloured with pink!  Isn't she just sooooo cute??  Meet Lucy with Teddy..  

Paper is a scrap from my scrap box
Die: Lil' Inker Stitched Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11, R21
Hair: E50/53/43
Pinks: R0000/00/81/83
Rainbow: V000/YG11/B000
Bear: E40/41/42/31
Shading: B0000/000
Grounding: T0/1/3

Hope you like this lovely little girl as much as I did.....  and I'm so sorry to put temptation in your path...!

While I'm here, I need to say a quick sorry if I'm not commenting as much as I'd like to at the mo - I'm having that blurry problem with my left eye again and it's always worse on the computer - so I'm trying to stay away from the monitor as much as I can!  I'm hoping it's just to do with the warmth - as my optician tells me my eyes are very dry - but even though I'm using the gels and eye drops I'm supposed to be, it's still causing problems.  I've not been in my craft room much of the last few days either - so something MUST be up! LOL!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Thursday 2 July 2015

Release Day at CC Designs!!


Hi there lovely friends...

YES... It's release day!!!  

I'm not going to rabbit on today as you'll be fed up of reading my waffle......  suffice to say that at noon today EST - 5 pm UK time, you can get your hands on the new release at CC Designs!!

And you still have time to join in the wonderful prize draw too..  click on the pic below!

Here's my final sneak peek...  meet Superhero Twila! (available July 2)

Image: CC Designs Superhero Twila (available July 2)
Paper - MME Lime Twist
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04 R20
Hair: E21/34/23/18
Cloak BG10/11/72/75
Dress and Boots: V000/01/06

Hope you've enjoyed my first venture into CC Designs Superhero land...  I have loved using and sharing these fabbie images!!  

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Wednesday 1 July 2015

You Gnome Me.... Version 4!


Hi again.......

Now for a card to make you smile!!  Those sneaky little gnomes from MFT got to me again - and begged to be made into a lovely summery card - perfect for this wonderful sunny weather - yes?  Hope you're all enjoying it - I know it's a little TOO hot at the mo - I have my fan on to keep me cool - but isn't it wonderful to see blue skies!

So... here's my DT card for our new challenge at Handmade Bliss.  It's a sketch challenge this time - the sketch is below.  Of course, this little man fitted perfectly into the circle after I'd done lots of fussy cutting! 

Paper - Echo Park Hello Summer
Dies: Spellbinders Circle, MFT Die-namics Grass(but you could use the wonderful Mama Elephant one available HERE at Handmade Bliss)
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11, R21
Reds: R24/46/39, E57
Trousers: E25/57/29
Beard: W0/1
Blues: B93/95
Greens: YG03/63
Pot: E31/33
Flowers R83/85
Uni Posca Fine White Pen for Dots
Sentiment done on PC
Pearls, Button and Twine from Stash

If you click on the logo below, you'll go straight to the Handmade Bliss blog where you can enter using the sketch and win a fab prize!

Have a wonderful day.... hope you can keep cool - maybe install a fan in your craft room??  LOL!

Big hugs

I'm here again........


Hi Peeps....

Well here I am again - I think you may get tired of seeing me this week - but hopefully you won't get tired of my cards!  This time I'm here to share another peek from the fabulous new July release from CC Designs....  you can get hold of them from tomorrow - July 2nd at 12 noon EST (7 am UK time)..

Soooo, meet Starla!!  Isn't she just fabulous?  And so perfect for lots of occasions too!  I've used her with one of the sentiment stamps from Super Sentiments (also from this release)..  they are really useful sentiments for the young (at heart or otherwise!)

Materials used:
Image: CC Designs Starla (available July 2 at 12 noon EST)
Dies: CC Designs Make a Tag (same as above)
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E53/43/57
Blues: B23/18
Reds: R24/29/46/39
Yellows: Y35/YR24

I'm so sorry to be laying temptation in your path..  but really....  you HAVE to see this new release.... you'll love it!  I'm also back tomorrow with one more.....  I did say you'd be fed up of seeing me by the end of the week, didn't I? LOL!  Maybe for tomorrow's post, I'll just put pics and no words!! Hmm... as if!! 

Don't forget to pop over to the CC Designs Blog too - to see fabulous creations from the wonderful DT - AND to enter the draw for the chance to win a fabulous pack from each of the designers... Three lucky winners will be chosen - but entries close on July 2nd - so get yourself over there now!!

Big hugs..
(and did you notice there's no pink - AGAIN!)