Monday 30 November 2015

Sleigh Ride for Teddy


Morning Lovely Bloggers...

Just a quick post from me this morning - I'm in a rush as I have a Podiatrist appointment to try to sort out my feet!  I'm having trouble walking with any sort of balance just lately, hence the appointment - and NO... it's not the WINE!  I think my arches may have fallen or some-such!

Anyway, enough about that - here's my Monday creation for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.... this is Polka Dot Pals Alpini..  pulling her little teddy along through the snow.  As the challenge over at LMMS is still 'Thanks or Support', I decided to do a thank you card to use after Christmas...

Die - Dienamics In and Out Stitched Rounded Square
Papers - LOTV Frosty Christmas
Sentiment - Hero Arts Alphabet Letters
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair E23/25
Blues B91/93/95/97/99
Teddy and Sled E40/41/42/43/57
Shading N0/1/3
Glitter and Lace

Hope you'll pop over to Little Miss Muffet Stamps for the last couple of days of the challenge!

Big hugs and Happy Monday..

Saturday 28 November 2015

A Little Reindeer....


Hi Lovely Friends...

Today I'm here to share a little tag I made as my DT creation for Whimsie Doodles this time.....  

This is 'Little Reindeer' - and I've got to say that without doubt (and hoping not to offend the other reindeers on my desk!)...  this is the cutest one of them all!!  And so easy to colour too... E30 through to E35 - with a little touch of E57 too!

Die: Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #4
Sentiment - Paula Pascual Essential Christmas Collection
Colouring - Copics
Reindeer E30/31/33/35/57
Reds: R24/46/39, E57
Greens YG63, G99
Uni Posca White Pen
Ribbon from Stash - Stars and Dots are waste from another die

Hope you love this little reindeer as much as I do.....  I THINK I'm getting in the festive mood!!

Big hugs to all - have a fab weekend!  And thanks for popping by to say hello..

Thursday 26 November 2015

My Favourite Stamp/Image!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Time for another In The Pink challenge.... and this one was a little bit difficult to THINK about - but not to do - thank goodness!

Our theme is 


Hmmmm.... now...  there's the difficult bit!  My favourite image will depend on what I'm colouring at the time - sooo I had to do some thinking - and some looking back on my older cards.... and these little Sugar Nellie Fairies come up over and over.....  SOOOOOOO the decision was made!

I think I coloured this little fairy in blues last year - but I do think she suits her pink too!  and she did need lots of glitter - no self respecting fairy is seen without her sparkle!

I decided once again to make her wings and star 3D - the only problem being that another image has to be printed out and then the wings have to be cut off - to use on the first.  I get tears in my eyes each time I cut wings from a fairy (even if it's to use on another)......  especially if the rest of her sits in my waste bin for too long staring up at me so sadly...  sniff........

Sugar Nellie Elf Made Magic Digi Image
Paper - No name sorry - been in my stash for years - bought in the US.
Sentiment - Purple Onion
Die - Dienamics Pierced Circle Stax, Lil' Inkers Stitched Tag
Colouring - Copics
Skins: E000/00/21/11, R20
Hair - E23
Pinks - RV00/52/63/55, R89
Greens - YG63, G94/99
Shading C0/1/2/3
Sharpies Poster Paint Pen for White Dots
Stickles, Glitter, Seam Binding and Gem from Stash

Just to show the difference, here's how I coloured her last year...

 Hope you'll join in the fun at In The Pink - there's a fab Bunny Zoe's £10 Voucher to be won!

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Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Winter Kisses Lucy


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

I'm here to share another of the fabulous CC Designs November release today - I truly fell in love with all the new images, so am slowly working my way through them..  

This young lady is Winter Kisses Lucy..  isn't she sweet?  And of course, I heard her whispering 'I need pink...... I need PINK'!  Who was I to argue?? hehe!

Sentiment - CC Designs Snowy Sentiments
CC Designs Snowy Days  Enamel Dots
Paper - Little Claire Snowy Backgrounds
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Pinks - R81/83/85
Shading - C0/1, T0/1/3, N0

I must say - I do feel lucky to be part of the fab CC Designs team!!

Big hugs

Tuesday 17 November 2015

A very, very HAPPY Twila


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Well, this is a little different for me isn't it??  It's my DT card for CC Designs, using the gorgeous Roberto's Rascals Happy Twila.... and she does look extremely happy to be going outside to play in the snow!

I had a go at blending a panel using Distress Inks...  I still find it a struggle, but think I'm getting a little bit better!

Materials used:
Lawn Fawn Snowy Backdrop Die
Distress Inks - Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, 
Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire
Copics -
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Violets - BV000/00/11/23, V01
Turquoises - BG10/11/23/72/75
Boots N0/1/3
Glitter Card, Enamel Dots, Glitter and Glossy Accents

Hope you like what I did...

Big hugs

Monday 16 November 2015

Yes..... another Christmas Card...


Hi Lovely Bloggers.....

I'm back today with a quick post to show my DT card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps...  meet Star Chester (named for obvious reasons!!)  I fancied doing another bit of traditional colouring - and I was happy with how it turned out - so I think Mr Mojo may be showing his face a little bit again....

Die - MFT In and Out Diagonal Stitched Square (altered to be a rectangle!)
Paper - PolkaDoodles
Sentiment - Pebbles Inc Rub-on
Colouring - Copics
Reds R24/27/46/39, E47
Greens YG25/63, G99
Chester E42/43/33/23/13, R20
Shading - W1/3/5
Gem, Sequins and Ribbon from stash

The challenge at LMMS is Anything Goes - hope you'll pop over and join in the fun.  There's also fabulous Weekly Giveaways too...

Now... I mentioned that I altered the die - all I do is run it partially through my cuttlebug to cut half way around the image- then rewind and remove the die - placing it again around the image but from the other end...  you can feel when it 'sit's' in place with the cuts already there - and then run it again only halfway through the cuttlbug and back.  Hey presto - you can turn a square die into a rectangle...  it works with dies that have a very regular pattern like this one and the stitched ones.

I didn't sleep well last night so was up early this morning - and I watched the sun come up while finishing this card...  it was beautiful to watch - and I'm happy to say it's still shining here!  

Big hugs

Sunday 15 November 2015

Have you been Naughty or Nice??


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

I'm here today with my DT card for the fabulous new challenge at Whimsie Doodles......  our theme is

so I just had to choose a Santa from the wonderful collection in the store for my card!  This is Mr Santa (he comes in a set called Santa and Friends with Mrs Claus, a snowman and a gingerbread man too - all for $4!) - but on my card he's been checking up on who's been good and deserves lots of gifts...... do you??

Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square (used SO often!)
Paper - Polka Doodles
Sentiment - Done on PC - MTF Skinny Jeans font
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Reds - R24/27/46/39, E47
Belt - C3/5/7/9
Gloves and Buckle - YR23/24
Glitter, Glossy Accents, Button Twine and Bells from Stash

Hope my card makes you smile today - with the sad happenings in the world we all need a little something to smile about...

Big hugs

Saturday 14 November 2015

Tawny time...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Today I'm back in autumnal mode - even though we've been hit with a storm here in the UK over the last couple of days and have had endless rain!

This little lady is another of my DT cards for CC Designs..  and I really fell for her when I first saw her... and no surprise that she is called 'Tawny'!

Sentiment - Paper Smooches Chubby Chums (I thought it was as close to the noise an owl makes as I could get! lol)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Die: MFT Fishtail Flags Stax
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E34/23/35
Clothes R05, E08/15/18
Greens - YG91/95
Owl - E40/42/43
Shoes T1/2/3

Hope you like my Autumnal make..
Big hugs

Thursday 12 November 2015

In the Pink time again....


Hi Lovely Friends...

The weeks are really rushing by at the moment - and because of that it's time for another challenge at In The Pink.

Our theme this time is


and I've got to admit, Mr Mojo deserted me here so I'm not at all happy with what I came up with.  I left it till last minute which didn't help - I was on the DT naughty step all on my ownio feeling very sad and lonely..  sniff... sniff (pass the tissues please - my sleeve is full!)  Anyway... here's what I came up with WITHOUT Mr Mojo's help...  Unfortunately the lack of light didn't help either for the photograph.... the card in real life is not as blue-ey pink as shows here!

Paper - Dotty is Anna Marie Designs - Patterned is just a scrap
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E21/34/43
Pinks - R81/83/85
Sequins, Lace and Gems from Stash

Our generous sponsor this time at In The Pink is The Hobby House - who have such a fabulous range of crafty goodies!  You could win a £10 voucher to spend in their store - so the challenge is worth entering!


Hope to see you join in the pink fun over at In The Pink.

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Monday 9 November 2015

Autumnal Shades...


Hi Lovely Friends....

I'm back in Little Miss Muffet Stamps mode today - sharing my autumnal coloured creation for the Anything Goes Challenge.  Now, looking out of my window at the moment, I see anything BUT these shades... as everything is wet because we've had so much rain..  however, I know when the wind starts to blow and the bright autumn mornings are here again, these will be the very colours of the leaves that sit all over my lawn!

Paper - Echo Park The Story of Fall
Die: Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Stampin' Up Scalloped Edge Punch
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E23/25/29
Hat - E07/08/09/13/19
Blouse E50/53, R02
Button Twine and Wooden Embellishment from Stash

Take a peek at the Challenge by clicking on the logo above - it's Anything Goes - so easy to enter!

Big hugs

Saturday 7 November 2015

One of Santa's Elves...


Hi Lovely Bloggers....

OK - I'm seriously in the festive mood!!   (It's been raining so heavily that I've had no choice really!) I've had these little elves for a couple of weeks now and they've been keeping on 'giving me the eye' from the 'to do' box on my desk, begging for a little bit of colour......  SO, as I had a bit of quiet time - I decided it was their time to be in the spotlight...

This is the first one of a set of three - the clear stamp set is from My Favourite Things and is called (unsurprisingly!) Santa's Elves!  I thought he definitely needed traditional colours - and wanted to do a shaker card too..  so this is what I came up with..

Sentiment - My Favourite Things Hand Lettered Holiday (gold embossed)
Paper - Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Square and Stitched Circles
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E25
Reds - R24/46/39, E47
Greens - G21/07/99
Yellows - YR21/23
Shading - W0/1
Glossy Accents, Glitter, Sequins from stash

Hope you like my card - I did enjoy the making!

Big hugs

Thursday 5 November 2015

Celebrating CC Designs Release Day!!

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today is the official RELEASE DAY for all of our new November products!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these items are perfect for upcoming holidays and wintry days. You can view the entire release HERE!

We have 15 Character Stamps, 1 Sentiment Stamp Set, Snowflake Die Set, Make A Card #11 Winter Die, Snowy Day Enamel Dots, and 1 new Snowy Day 6x6 Paper Pad.  I told you....this release is AMAZING!!

For my card today, I used STACK OF SNOWMEN..  I really did enjoy the shading around the image.. to make the snowmen pop! 

Materials Used:
Image - CC Designs Stack of Snowmen
Sentiment - CC Designs Snowy Sentiments
Paper - CC Designs Snowy Day Paper Pad
Die - Dienamics Double Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Blues - B91/93/97
Reds - R24/46/39, E47
Twigs - E35/47
Greens - G21/07/99
Shading C0/1/2/3, N4
Carrots Y35, YR24 
Sharpie Poster Pen for falling snow

Going forward, we will have a New Release Blog Hop with every release to showcase our talented Design Team!  You want to visit COLLEEN next, but if you get lost along the way, this is our hopping list.

C.C. Designs Blog
Christine L. (Me!)

And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here is how to enter:
 Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!! 

**This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, November 8th at NOON, 12pm EST! Winners will be announced the following week!

There are also 3 more chances to win prizes on the C.C. Designs Facebook Page!! Head over and join us for more fun! 

Happy Hopping!
Big hugs



Hi Lovely Bloggers...

I can't tell you how simple today's card is - it's from the new release of digi images at Whimsie Doodles - HERE.

This image is JOY TILES - self-explanatory really......  all I did was shade in the tiles slightly - the wood-grain effect is already there..  then I shaded the snowman and coloured his carrot nose and ear muffs.  I cut round each of the tiles, mounted them on gold mirri card, added a little bow and some holly leaves onto a diecut red layer.... added all that onto more gold mirri card...  and hey presto - my card was done!  It's only a small 4" x 4" card (hence the LITTLE in the title of this post) - but the more I look at it the happier it makes me!

Martha Stewart Holly Punch
Copics -
Tiles - E40/41/42/43
Snowman W0/1/2
Carrot Y38, YR18
Ear Muffs R24/46/39
Red Stickles for holly berries and glitter for snowman and holly

Like I said..........  such a very easy card.... but I'm happy to say, an effective one too!  I think I may produce a few of these!

If you're off to the NEC show today - enjoy yourselves and spend LOADS as I give you full permission!! hehe!

Big hugs

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Preview times...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

It's exciting times at CC Designs as our November release previews have begun!!  And wow..........  this is a FABULOUS release and I guarantee you won't be able to decide on your favourite of the new images and other fabulous items.  AND......  even more exciting - on each day of the preview days, there is to be a GIVE-AWAY on our Facebook page...  sooooooo you gotta go there!  The release itself is on Thursday 5th November!!

Now... for my card today I chose to use this lovely little girl...... she's called Robyn - isn't she just SOOOO sweet??  I used colours from one of our new paper pads too...  pink and blue looks so good together.

Image - CC Designs Robyn
Paper - CC Designs Snowy Days Paper Pad
Dies: All CC Designs Make A Card #11 Winter, Stitched Ovals, Stitched Squares
Pink Stitched Ribbon from CC Designs
Snnowy Days Enamel Dots
Colouring - Copics 
Skin: E000/00/21/11, R20
Pinks RV91, R8/83/85
Blues: B32/14
Robins: E42/43, R27/37
Grounding N1/3/5
Distress Ink Sponged Background
Uni Posca Pen for Falling Snow

Facebook Changes

Here's the link to our Facebook page to join in the Give-Away fun!

Big hugs