Friday 23 December 2016

Happy Christmas To You All!!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies.....

I'm sharing what I hope will be my last Christmas card of the year...  barring anything last minute, I think I've got all my Christmas card making done!

I've used one of my favourite Tiddlyinks images for this one - he's called 'Something Warm' - I think you can see why!  His layer does look a bit crooked though... it's not IRL... I think it's one of those 'camera playing tricks' times!

Card Info:
Image - Tiddlyinks Something Warm
Die: Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Snowfall Embossing Folder
Colouring - Copics
Snowman - C0/1/3
Hat - C5/7/9
Reds - R35/37/39
Greens - YG63/67
Sky - B23/34/37
Uni Signo White Gel Pen
Sentiment done on PC

So that's it from me until after Christmas!  

I hope all my lovely blogland friends have a wonderful Christmas and I'm sending lots of love and hugs to you and yours!


Tuesday 20 December 2016

The Nice List!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

Well...... it's getting close!!!  In fact I've mailed or hand delivered most of my Christmas cards.... I hate to say I'm organised because I know pride comes before a fall...  but hey.... it's looking good!

I'm here to share another fun card today, made for my eldest daughter - and she received it last night so it's safe to blog.  She was delighted with it as her favourite colour is turquoise - and she loved the sky on something I did a little while back... so this one was custom made for her - and she's definitely on the 'nice list'!

Card Info
Image - MFT Jingle All The Way
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Mama Elephant Stitched Hillside, MFT Dienamics Winter Trees
Colouring - Copics
Santa Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Clothes - R35/37/39, E57
Scarf - YG25/63
Hair - E21/23/25
Reindeer E50/51/53/55/57
Antlers - E43
Background blended with Distress Inks Broken China and Tumbled Glass
White Gel Pen for Snow

Hope you're all OK at this somewhat stressful time of year...  I remember all too well how crippled with anxiety I was this time last year... and how much support you all gave me...    I'm just glad to say that this year I'm soooo much better and actually looking forward to Christmas!

Big hugs to all...

Sunday 18 December 2016

Mythical Cuties...


Hey Lovely Blogging Friends...

I'm back today with a 'non' Christmas card to share...  it's one of my DT cards for CC Designs using images from the fabulous December release.   This set is called Mythical Cuties...  for obvious reasons - I mean, it's not every day we see a unicorn flying overhead, is it?? 

Card Details
Image and Sentiment- CC Designs Mythical Cuties
Dies - CC Designs Rectangles, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/53
Skin - E11/00/000, R20
Dress - V000/01/04, W0
Unicorn -V000/01/04, C0/1
Distress Ink Blended Background - Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender
Glitter and Sequins

Hope you like my make today...

Big hugs

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Santa and Rudolph!!

Hi Lovely Blogging Peeps....

I'm here to share a 'just for fun' card I made in around 15 mins last night..  I had been inspired by the lovely Annette who makes such fabulous CAS cards..  and I wanted to give this style a go!

I chose to use an image from Digital Stamp Boutique - and used a sentiment from there too..  then I fiddled in Word a little bit to get there in just the right position..

Card Info:
Image - Digital Stamp Boutique Cute Santa and Rudolph
Sentiment - Digital Stamp Boutique - Christmas Sentiments
Colouring - Copics
Santa - Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Reds - R35/37/389, 
Beard and Fur - W0/1/2, 
Belt - C5/7/9, YR21
Rudolph - E50/51/53/55/57
Nose - R35/37/39
White Gel Pen for highlights

Hope you like what I did!

Big hugs

Saturday 10 December 2016



Hi Lovely Blogging Peeps...

Today's card features one of the fabulous December release images from CC Designs.  Now, I have a particular weakness for donuts.... so this image really appealed!!

Dies - CC Designs Shapers #2, Mama Elephant Confetti (stars)
Paper - MFT
Sentiment - done on PC
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/43
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Blues - B00/01/02
Greens - YV23/25/63

Hmmm... now I'm just drinking my morning cup of coffee.... and I could just do with...... a donut!!

Big hugs

Thursday 8 December 2016

In The Pink - Bearing Gifts...

Hi Lovelies...

Today we have a wonderful new challenge starting over at In The Pink - and being as it's the 'season to be jolly'.... our theme is


We're really getting into the Christmas spirit over at the Pink Palace..  (or should that be the Christmas spirit is getting into us???) hehe!!

Card Details:
Paper - Polkadoodles
Dies - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle, Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/43
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Pinks - RV0000/00/52/63/17
Crown - YR31, RV00
Grounding and Shading - T0/1/3

Our wonderful sponsor this time is Polkadoodles - they are offering our randomly chosen winner a fabulous £6.75 voucher to spend on digital images at their website.


And even better news - you'll have an extra two weeks for this challenge - the Pink Ladies and I are going to be putting our feet up for a little while over Christmas, so the challenge will run for four weeks rather than two.

Hope to see you join in!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Merry and Bright!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Today I'm sharing a card I made to celebrate the December new release at All Dressed Up

This image is called Merry and Bright... and I thought deserved to be just that...  so I chose reds as her main colour!!

Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle 
(played with in the Cuttlebug to make it long enough!)
Paper - My Minds Eye Be Merry
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/43/57
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Reds - E24/35/37/39
Antlers - E43/44
Gifts - YG23/25, G99, YR21/23
Glitter, Twine and Bells!

There are other fabulous images in this release... pop over to our Facebook Page HERE to see what my lovely teamies came up with!

Big hugs

Thursday 1 December 2016


Hi Lovely Blogging Peeps...

It's Blog Hop time again at CC Designs to celebrate the fabulous new release!

The DECEMBER RELEASE is now available for purchase in the C.C. Designs Store. As you have seen from our Preview Days, we have a new kitty set with coordinating dies, mystical creatures, breakfast stamps, and two new dies. These amazing products are perfect for all your stamping needs.

I chose to use the little kitties and sentiment from the Meowy set - and had them peeking out from the Windows die - which I know I'll use that die a lot!!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - CC Designs Meowy
Die - CC Designs Windows
Paper - Scraps
Colouring - Copics
Cats - E50/51/53/ 43

Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team. Check out their amazing creations!

C.C. Designs Blog

And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here's 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. There is a $25 CCD Store Gift Certificate hidden on one of our Design Member's Blog so you definitely want to comment on each blog. :)

*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, DECEMBER 4th at NOON, 12pm EST. Winners will be announced the following week. Don't forget to also comment on each CCD PREVIEW DAY Post for a chance at winning a $15 CCD Store Gift Certificate, and answer the Facebook question for a chance at a free stamp.

Happy Hopping!!

Christmas Tree Fairy

Hi again lovely blogging friends...

Yes, it's me again...

I'm here this time to share another fabulous All Dressed Up image - this is the gorgeous Christmas Tree Fairy....  isn't she just soooo cute??  I do hope she's not getting too prickled though on the top of that tree!!

And wonderful news - she's available today as a FREEBIE over at Kit and Clowder as part of their Advent Calendar celebrations!

I decided to go with the traditional colours for her..  and had what I thought was the perfect paper to co-ordinate!

Card Info
Paper - just a scrap from my 'must use sometime' box
Colouring - Copics 
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Wings - RV000/91
Reds - R24/37
Stars - YR21
Shading - T0/1/3
Greens - G82, YG63/67
Glitter and Sequins

Hope you like what I did...  

Happy Crafting...

Christmas Deer

Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

We have a fabulous new challenge starting at the All Dressed Up Facebook group today - and it's perfect for the time of year... as the theme is 


I decided to use glitter card to help my card sparkle - together with lots of loose glitter for the snow.

Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles, Tonic Scalloped Circle, Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly #6
Paper - Crafters Companion Contemporary Christmas
Copics - 
Deer - E30/31/33/34/35/42/53/57
Flowers R24
Leaves - G82
Sky shading - B0000/000

Hope you like what I did - and if you'd like to join in our SPARKLE challenge, you can do so by going to our Facebook Group HERE.

Big hugs

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Breakfast Time!


Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

Glad to see you here!

I can't believe how fast the months are going just lately - it's time again for another wonderful new release from CC Designs - and I loved this little cutie so couldn't wait to colour her up.

Card Info:
Die - CC Designs Stitched Rectangles
Paper - scrap from scrap box
Sentiment - PC generated
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Dress, Slippers and Hair Bow - R81/83/85/89
Bagel - E34/31
Grounding - T0/1/3

I've seen this style of card around quite a lot lately and enjoyed giving it a try.  I think I'll probably be doing more as I was really pleased how it turned out!

Big hugs

Saturday 26 November 2016

Reindeer Games...

Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

I have a 'just for fun' card to share with you today...  I coloured some little reindeer from Mama Elephant a week or so ago - then got some fabulous inspiration from a lovely crafty friend - Sue - who had used this image on some fabulous tags.  So thanks Sue...   I turned mine into a little 4" x 4" card - hope you like!

Card Info:
Image - Mama Elephant Reindeer Games
Snowfall Embossing Folder
Die - MFT Pierced Circle Stax
Colouring - Copics
Reindeer - E50/51/53/55/57/43
Sky - B91/93/95/97
Gel Pen for Falling Snow

I was hoping that it would resemble a Christmas bauble...  and if you squint your eyes together a bit, I think it does!! hehe!  

(And not a touch of pink anywhere!)

Happy weekend all...
Big hugs