Thursday 29 October 2015

A little bit of MAGIC...


Hi All....

Well after yesterday's Halloween creation - I just had to jump back into my PINK and happy place today...  for our new challenge at IN THE PINK!

Our theme this time is


so I found a lovely fairy image in my digital files...  complete with her magic wand!  This is Fairy Wishes from Tiddly Inks.

Image - Tiddly Inks Wryn Fairy Wishes
Dies: Dienamics Pierced Circle, Lil' Inkers Stitched Stars
Paper - Digi Paper from Polka Doodles
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E21/34/23
Pinks RV11/91/93, R81/83
Shading - B0000/000/Blender
Grounding T0/1/3
Ribbon, Glitter, Sequins and Gems from stash!!


Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to In The Pink and join in the MAGICAL fun!  We are very generously sponsored this time by Live and Love Crafts - you could win a £10 voucher to spend (exc of shipping) at their fabulous store - take a peek HERE.  So why not join in??

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 28 October 2015

A little bit scary....


Hi Lovely Bloggers....

YES - you are in the right place!!  This is just me having a little play at zombie colouring.........  about as far from pink and girlie as it's possible to get!  But the glitter did have to come out......  Well.... every self-respecting zombie has to have a bit of sparkle doesn't she???

It's my turn at Whimsie Doodles today...  and I chose to use Frankie's Girl.. she even scared me while I was colouring her - no doubt I'll have nightmares tonight!

Colouring - Copics
T1/3/5 and N4/5 plus a little bit of YG03
Tag sponged and blended with Distress Inks - Pumice and Black Soot

I think this is the last of my Halloween creations for this year...  time to put the cobwebs away..

Big hugs

Monday 26 October 2015

Need a hug???

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

OK... enough of Christmas for a little while... I'm back to my pink (as requested by Kat!).  

This time it's my DT card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps - and I used Polka Dot Pals Olive - who appears to be a little bit down-hearted... and in need of a hug..
She's just so cute!

Paper from Stash
Die: MFT Dienamics Double Stitched Rectangles
Sentiment done on PC
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E31/33/35/37 (new combo for me!)
Jeans - B000/93/97
Pinks - RV34, R83/85/89
Shading T0/1/3/5
Heart - R81/83/85/89
Papermania Sparkle Domes

Now... I just wanted to home in on this pic below - it's one of the 'Faye-Special' puffy hearts... I've been wanting to learn how to make these look like they're cushioned  for a while now - and it was one of the fab things I learned at her recent workshop... yay!!!  (Sorry the photo is a bit close so showing the blending worse than it is in real life... but you can see what I mean!)

Hope you like what I did with Olive today and you'll pop over to the Little Miss Muffet Stamps blog or Facebook page to check out the gorgeous creations by the lovely DT members..

Big hugs - Have a fab week!

CC Designs Lucy with Lights


Hi Peeps... me again!

On the grounds that 'you can never have too much of a good thing' - I'm here again with another CC Designs image!

This is the gorgeous Lucy with Lights - from the fabulous October release.  

Materials Used
Papers - Lawn Fawn - Peace Love Joy
Dies - Hero Arts Trees, Nestie Circle
Colouring - Copics
Reds - R30/22/24
Greens - YG91/63
Boots - W1/3/5
Skin - E000/00/21/11 R20
Hair E53/34/23
Doiley and Glitter from stash

Hope you like - and thanks for stopping by!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Friday 23 October 2015

CC Designs Blog Hop - Layering Dies

Hi Lovely bloggers...

For the October Release, C.C. Designs introduced 11 new character stamps, 2 new sentiment stamps, 1 background stamp, 1 stencil, Christmas enamel dots, Make A Card #10 Christmas die, paper, ribbon, and 6 new layering dies!! You can view the entire October Release HERE

We LOVE the new Layering Dies so much we decided to do a BLOG HOP to showcase how amazing they are, while giving 3 customers a chance to win one die each!! That's right folks....there will be 3 winners!! Keep scrolling to find out how to enter!

For my card today, I used the gorgeous Miss Claus from the Roberto's Rascals collection - she's available HERE.  She's such a cutie and obviously had to have some gorgeous glitter on her white fur...   I also used one of the Pollycraft Jolly Holiday Sentiments stamps too - stamped with Versamark and embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I used one of the square dies (with stitched edges) for the snowflake paper, then the scalloped ovals and plain ovals for the sentiment panel.

Come hop along with us and visit the blogs of our awesome Design Team. The next person on our hop is Colleen. 

If you get lost along the way, this is our hopping list:
C.C. Designs Blog

Here are the ways to enter!!

1. Leave a comment on all the DT Members' Blogs. One random DT Blog will have a die prize!
2. Leave a comment on the C.C. Designs Blog under the Blog Hop post letting us know you completed the hop. One random winner will receive a die.
3. Leave a comment on the C.C. Designs Facebook Page under the Layering Dies Post letting us know which one is your favorite. One random winner will receive a die. 

**This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, October 25th at NOON, 12pm EST! Winners will be announced the following week! 

Happy Crafting and Good Luck in the hop! 

Monday 19 October 2015

Memories of Summer!


Hi Lovely Bloggers..

OK.... I'm trying to hang on to a bit of summer with this card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps DT...  (ahem).... actually my printer died and this was the only image I had printed out a little while back that I was able to colour!

This is one of the lovely Polka Dot Pals - she's Trixie...  and I loved colouring her!  I thought she should be sitting on the grass on a sunny day..  so here she is..

Materials Used:
Image - LMMS PDP-Trixie
Die: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Sorry it was a scrap in my bits box
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/21/11/04 R20
Hair E21/34/23
Greens YG21/23/63
Pinks R81/83/85
Eye Shading T1/3
Blue shading: B0000/000, Promarker Pastel Blue
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils
Chalked Clouds

Hope you like this summery image which doesn't match at all the view of the weather today out of my window....  true Autumn with a mist hanging around!  Ah well... we can dream, can't we?? LOL!

I spend a fab day yesterday with the lovely Faye - she came to give another blogger (Sue) and me a Copic workshop.  It was so exciting to meet up and have fellow crafters in the house.....  and I can't believe how fast the time went!  Hopefully I did learn too..  and will try to put what I learned into practice very soon!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Thursday 15 October 2015

A Little Boobie Love


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Hope you're all well and looking forward to a brand new challenge over at In The Pink! 

As it's Breast Cancer Awareness month, we decided to go with a challenge in their honour as most of know someone who has been affected...  so the theme is...


I chose to use a special Breast Cancer Awareness image by Saturated Canary - this is the very apt Boobie Love!

Image - Saturated Canary Boobie Love
Paper - Pink Petticoat
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Pink Hair and Top - RV91/93/95
Pink Trousers - R81/83/85
Shading B0000/000
Glitter, Glossy Accents, Ribbon and Gem Buckle from stash

Unfortunately, as I was so very late finishing my card this time, the other Pink Ladies put me on the naughty step (!)... so when I tried to photograph it, the light had gone and the pink actually looks a bit like lilac!  Ooops! It really is pink though.... you know me - it would have to be!

Our fab sponsor this time is The Paper Nest Dolls - you can win a $15 voucher (exc of shipping) - take a look at the fabulous digi images and stamps in their store!

Hope you'll join in and that we'll see you over at In The Pink!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Wednesday 14 October 2015

A Little Prayer...


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Yes.... I'm here with another DT card using a fabulous stamp from the new release by CC Designs.. have you seen them yet??  So many lovely stamps to choose from!

This is one of the new Roberto's Rascals - Praying Twila..  with a mischievous glint in her eye!  It reminds me of when my daughters used to be in their Nativity Plays at primary school - there was always a little look sideways to see where Mum and Dad were sitting!

(stamped with Versamark onto vellum and heat embossed)
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E21/34/23
Gown and Wings - C0/1/3/5
Background - B91/93 with a bit of B60 for the floor
Uni Posca White Pen
Glitter for halo and wings
Embossing paste used with stencil and glitter added 
(you can never have too much sparkle!)

Although I used the square die - I did actually create a rectangle for the image.  I did this by taping the die onto the card to be used - running it partway through my diecutting machine (going into reverse to take it out backward!), then placing it (again with the tape) to exactly the size rectangle needed - and running it through the machine only partway again.  The idea is that you don't (either time) get to the other end of the square.  OK, that all sounded a bit mixed up - but I'm sure you know what I mean!  Maybe I need to do a video tutorial on it if you don't??

This card was sooooooo difficult to photograph as I used mirri card for the frames..  so I kept on getting a glint of reflection.  I hope you can see the effect.

Big hugs and Happy Crafting

Monday 12 October 2015

LARKing around...

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Yayyyyyyyyy - this is my 600th blog post!! 

Here I am at last,  (because I'm late!), with my DT card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  The challenge at the moment is Anything Goes - and nothing couldn't be more 'anything goes' (colourwise) than this! LOL!  I love this paper - so bright and colourful.......  and for once, I chose the paper and the pens BEFORE I started colouring.. so unusual for me, but so worth it!

Meet ' Polka Dot Pals Lark' - available HERE.

Paper -
Copic Colours
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R21
Hair - Y21/35, YR23/24
Pinks R81/83/85/89
Turquoises BG10/11/72/75
Greens YG01/05/23/63
Shading T0/1/3
Glitter and Glossy Accents

(you may notice that there is a hefty dose of PINK in there too for those that have been mentioning my lack of the fabulous colour lately!)

I'm happy with how this lovely little clown turned out...  hope you smile too.

Big hugs

Friday 9 October 2015

Snowy Days...


Hi lovely bloggers....

Here I am again with another of the fabulous new release from CC Designs.....  this little guy is part of a set of two cute penguins..  but I wanted to try this design with just the one to see if it worked..  and I was happy with the result - hope you like..

Image - CC Designs Holiday Penguins
Paper - scrap from stash
Dies: CC Designs Make a Card #10 Rectangle,  Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border
Rectangle coloured with Distress Inks
Penguin C3/5/7/9, T0/1/3, YR23/24
Stickles for hillside and stars
Glossy Accents for his glowing nose!

If you pop over to CC Designs you'll see the full release...... and wow... you'll be spoiled for choice!

Big hugs

Thursday 8 October 2015

Turkey Time!


Hey Lovely Bloggers..

Time for my DT card for Whimsie Doodles.....  I'm running a bit late with this as there's been a couple of things happening in our road that have kept me a bit busy..  but I managed to get it done this afternoon...  and this turkey did make me smile while I coloured him - so all was good!

I decided that as I'd done a Christmas card already - I should get a Thanksgiving card done too..

This is Alternative Turkey - available HERE on the Whimsie Doodles site - along with lots of other fun Turkey images..

Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Border
Paper - Echo Park The Story of Fall
Sentiment done on PC
YR18, E15/19
Stampin Up Enamel Dots
Glossy Accents and Button Twine from stash

Hope you like what I did!

Big hugs