Thursday 17 December 2015

A little Winter Bunny

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Just popping by with a card for CC Designs DT - this little guy is one of the Roberto's Rascals range...  Winter Bunny.

Now I thought I'd go for more of a simple, modern look with this one - not quite sure I've managed it as it's not my favourite recently... but what the heck, I love the bunny!  My phone camera is still no too good at not wiping out the colours (particularly reds) either so bear with.....

Dies - CC Designs Square Layering Die
Sentiment - CC Designs Christmas Sentiments
CC Designs Enamel Dots
Papers from Scrap Box
Colouring - Copics
Rabbit - E40/41/42/43/30/31/32 R20 E57
Reds - R24/27/46
Greens: G21/YG63/G99

Hope you're getting all ready for Christmas!

Big hugs

Thursday 10 December 2015

It's going to be a PINK CHRISTMAS.....


Hi Lovely Bloggers.....

YES........  it's PINK time again!! hehe

We have a lovely new challenge over at In The Pink - our theme is


So easy at this time of year... yes?

I decided to use one of the wonderful new December release images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps...  this is Jr-Hatter Holly........  and she's just fabulous to colour... in PINK of course!

Die: Tonic Scalloped Square
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair E23/25
Pinks - R81/83/85
Greens - G21/YG63
Shading T0/1/3
Grounding T0/1/3
Star Sequins from a Martha Stewart multipack
Glitter (of course!!)

I used my new MISTI stamp tool to place the sentiment perfectly.... OH HOW I LOVE that tool!!

Now, if you enter the challenge at In The Pink - and you have four weeks to do so as The Pink Ladies are taking a break....  you could be chosen to win a fabulous $15 voucher (exc of shipping) for Paper Nest Dolls who have some fabulous stamps to choose from!


Hope you'll join in the fun!

Big hug and Happy Crafting....

Monday 7 December 2015

Frosty the Snowman....


Hi Peeps....

OK, I'm singing the song - does anyone else remember 'Frosty the Snowman' from our younger days?? LOL!  Showing my age I think!

Today's card is my DT card for CC Designs... and it's another of the gorgeous November/Christmas release..  this IS Frosty!!  He's one of the wonderful Pollycraft rubber stamps and is available HERE in the store.

Now I have a new phone (and I use my phone a lot for taking photos of my cards) - and it is very good at changing the colours that are actually ON my card!  More fiddling with the settings to come I think - my older one got the colours perfect.  Mind you, it could be something to do with the fact that we've had no proper natural light this week..  I think one day, the lights stayed on all day in our house!  So bear with me on the colours please...  oooh and the snowflakes in the shaker bit AREN'T pink!

Image - CC Designs Pollycraft Frosty
CC Designs Snowy Sentiments
CC Designs #1 Square Layering Die
Lil' Inkers Stitched Circle Die
Paper - sorry, no name
Colouring - Copics
Skin and Hair - usual
Snowman - C0/1/2/3/5/9
Carrot Y38, YR18
Scarf R46, YG63
Sequins, Beads, Gems and Acetate from Stash

Hope you've not been affected by the floods over the weekend....  the weather has been pretty awful, hasn't it.... not at all suitable for the little guy above as he'd have melted in the warm temperatures we've been having with all this rain!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Sunday 6 December 2015

Merry and Bright...

Hi Peeps..

A quick, clean and simple one from me today.  I have fallen in love.... seriously... with this little reindeer from the Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together stamp set!   I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire to do something similar to her using a mask over the little reindeer after colouring him..  to sponge a little bit of sky.  This is my third attempt at the sky... and I gave up trying to make his nose glow!! LOL

But I'm happy with how he turned out eventually...  Hope you like too!

Image - Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together
Sentiment - MFT Hand Lettered Holiday Sentiments
Colouring - Copics
UniPosca Pen for snow
Glitter and Stickles

I think I'm definitely going far more CAS than I ever was.... they somehow appeal to me more!

Big hugs

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!

gif maker

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