Thursday 28 January 2016

"It's a BIT PINK...."


Hi Peeps.....

"It's a BIT pink........ " were the first words out of my lovely man's mouth when I showed him this card..... hmmmm I wonder what he expected?  He knows me well enough!!  And yes, OK, I probably do need to get away from my fav colour for a little while...  (maybe one or two cards)...  just so I can come back to it with fresh enjoyment!

Anyways.....  this little lady is from Whimsie Doodles - she's my DT Inspiration Card for this month.....  isn't she lovely???  And I was delighted to find that heart shape in my scrap box (from when I did a shaker card the other day), so I put it to good use!

Materials used:
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp Roses for You
Paper - MFT Painted Prints - Smitten
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/53
Pinks RV91, R81/83/85
Sequins, Gems and Glitter from Stash

Hope you like what I did.  There are lots more new Valentines images coming very soon in the Whimsie Doodles store..  why don't you take a peek?  

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Another of my favourite little guys...


Hi Lovely Friends......

Oh yes.......  the cupids are out again......  who could resist??  This little fellow is another of the CC Designs Roberto's Rascals Cupids (they come in a set of three clear stamps!)

And yes......  he hit me with his little arrow..... and I'm truly in love.... with HIM!

Materials Used:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/50/70, R20
Pinks - R20/81/83
Glitter and Ribbon

Do you like his pale pink hair by the way??  I couldn't resist!

I decided to make a tag for a change this time...  and really enjoyed myself so you may see more tags in the near future!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Monday 25 January 2016

Star Light..... Star Bright!


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today it's my turn again for a DT card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps..  and I chose to use Jr Hatter Starlight.  And..... (and here's the BIG 'AND').... - I thought I'd give my Copic Airbrush another go!  I think the jury is still out on whether I'm any good with it or not... LOL!  I'm relatively happy - but I don't ever seem to get it without being patchy!   However, the photograph again isn't showing the true colours I've used...  it IS less patchy in real life than you see here.  And I'm happy with it.... so that's OK! LOL

Die: Dienamics Stitched Rectangle Frame
Colouring - Copics
Background - B37, C9
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair E50/51/53
Dress E81/83/85
Stars Y21, YR23
Bag E30/31/34
Glitter Card for Frame
Sharpie Poster Pen for white dots

Hope you like what I did..  a little bit different for me, but it still has a touch of pink!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Friday 22 January 2016


Hi All......

OK... I own up.... I FORGOT!  I forgot to blog this little Cupid.........!!  I don't know how I managed it, but I did!!  I made it for the CC Designs Newsletter a few days back, and I have no excuse as to why it made the newsletter but not my blog.  I just forgot!  Senility setting in maybe??  

ANYWAYS....  It's here now.  And I have to admit to my love and adoration of these fabulous little guys from Roberts's Rascals!  They are a real joy to colour... like colouring the snuggliest of cute little babies...  and you get THREE!! OK, I'm rattling on now...

Materials Used:
Dies - CC Designs Make A Card #12, Heart and Scalloped Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/50/70, R20
Hair - E21/23
Pinks RV32, R81/83
Glitter, Acetate and Sequins for Shaker Card from Stash

I've another make using another of the cupids to come in the near future...  I think I'm in love!!

Big hugs and have a good weekend...

Thursday 21 January 2016

BLING time!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Time for another challenge at my favourite place - it's BLING IT ON time at In The Pink!

And you know me, not one to shy away from a bit of the sparkly stuff.... I went all out to shine!

Materials Used
Image - LOTV Little Fairies
Spellbinders Circle Dies
Papers - LOTV
Gems (new to my stash but from Sammy Taylors)
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV91, R81/83/85
Hair - E50/53/34
Skin - E000/00/70, R20
Shading - B0000/Pastel Blue Promarker
Glamour Dust

OK, maybe I over-did the bling slightly........  but hey.....  it's allowed....  it's BLING time! LOL!


Hope to see you pop over to enter the challenge... you could win a fabulous £10 gift voucher from  our generous sponsor - Dies to Die for....  so what're you waiting for?? 

Big hugs

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Awwwwwww I LOVE YOU....


Hi All.....

Still a bit chilly out there isn't it?  But I've been busy in my craft room so not noticed the cold too much!

I'm here to share another of this month's release from CC Designs - this is the gorgeous new Pollycraft Aimmee and Valentino with their gorgeous balloons!

Materials Used:
Image - CC Designs Pollycraft Aimmee and Valentino
Sentiment - CC Designs Smoochie Sentiments
Papers: CC Designs Smoochies Paper Pad, MFT Paper Pad
Dies - CC Designs Circle Cutters, CC Designs Make a Card #12 Smoochies
CC Designs Smoochie Enamel Dots
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - Hers - E21/23/25 His - E50/51/53
Pinks - Balloons and her clothes - R81/83/85/56
His clothes - RV91, W1/3/5/7
Blue Shading - B0000/Pastel Blue Promarker

I do love pink and black together.... though to be quite honest, I think that may be a very dark brown - NEARLY black!

Hope you like what I did...

Big hugs

Monday 18 January 2016

Hugs for you...


Hi Blogging Friends......

Hope you're all keeping warm now it's got a bit chilly outside..  I've got to admit to not having been out very much over the last few days... my daily walks have become daily shuffles around the house!  I really must get back to it..

Today's card is my DT card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps using one of the new digi images that were personalised for some of our winners.  And yes... you're at the right blog - I AM using green...  but there are hints of pink around too!

This little girl is Polka-Dot-Pals Danni..... she's so cute hugging her little heffalump!

Materials used:
Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 In The Meadow
Die - Simon Says Stamp 'Sending'
Sentiment MFT - Sending Big Hugs
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/23/25
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Elephant T1/2/3, RV000, R81
Greens G000/82, Promarker Pastel Green
Shading W0/1/2/3

Thanks for looking today - your kind words always mean a lot to me if you have time to say hello.  

Have a lovely day...
Big hugs

Saturday 16 January 2016

Hearts a plenty!


Hi Blogging Buddies.....

So sorry I'm not here as often as I'd like just lately - I've been finding it difficult to push myself to get into my craft room - but I got there today and hopefully you'll like the result!

This is my card for the new Whimsie Doodles Challenge -

I used this little lady called 'Heart Strings' - just cos I love her!

Sentiment - Paper Smooches Simply Said
Paper - MME Dwell 6x6 Paper
Colouring - Copics
Hair E50/51/53
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Dress RV32, R83/85
Hearts R85/89
Tights and Shading C1
White Uni Posca Pen for white highlights and dots
Wink of Stella Clear Sparkle Pen
Sequins and Gems from Stash

You could win an image of your choice if you enter...  click on the link above!

Big hugs

Monday 11 January 2016

Wish Upon a Star....

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends

Here I am with my DT card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  This is one of the new January release........  there are some FABULOUS images to choose from - take a peek HERE!

Materials Used
Dies - MFT Dienamics Double Stitched Rectangle, 
Memory Box Tessatina Border
Colouring  Copics
Sentiment - Handwritten
Buttons and Bow from stash

I still haven't managed to master the settings on my phone camera yet - so these photos are slightly stronger colours than in real life.  But I'm working on it! LOL!

Big Hugs

Thursday 7 January 2016

It's CC Designs BLOG HOP time!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

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Today is the official RELEASE DAY for all of our new JANUARY products!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these items are perfect for Valentine's Day and all those lovey dovey cards! You can view the entire release HERE!

As we mentioned all our stamps going forward will be CLEAR! We have 8 adorable clear stamps, 1 Smoochie Sentiments Clear Stamps, Circle Layering Dies, Make A Card #12 Die, Smoochie Enamel Dots, and 1 new Smoochie 6x6 Paper Pad.
I chose to use Lil' Love Bug - and teamed her up with the fantastic new dies - perfect for Valentines Day!

Image - CC Designs Lil Love Bug
CC Designs Smoochies Paper Pad
CC Designs Make a Card #12 Dies (I LOVE this die set!)
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E23/25/29
Pinks - V05, R56/85, RV91/93
Shoes - N0/1/3
Shading - T0/1/2/3

Going forward, we will have a New Release Blog Hop with every release to showcase our talented Design Team! If you get lost along the way, this is our hopping list.
Christine (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, January 10th at NOON, 12pm EST! Winners will be announced the following week!
Happy Hopping!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh........... back to my comfy PINK place...


Hi Lovely Friends.......

It's Happy New Year time over at In The Pink today...... and our first challenge of the year is an easy one.... it's ANYTHING GOES!

And because I've been so miserable lately, and to brighten our lives, I've used a lovely summery lady that I've been wanting to get at for a while!  Trouble was, that dang thing starting with a C took over my life until the end of last month and I couldn't get around to doing any proper pink stuff...  but I'm back firmly in my comfy zone now!

This is one of the Messy Bessy images from My Besties by Sherry Baldy - this one is Img 790.

Dies: MFT Stitched Oval Frame, Lil' Inkers Stitched Hearts, PTI Scalloped Edge
Paper - CC Designs Smoochies Paper Pad
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/53
Pinks - R81/83/85/89, RV10/11/91/93
Shading C0/1, T1, B0000/000
Glitter, Glitter Card, Glossy Accents, Gem and Tulle from stash

Now, if you're chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies, you could win a lovely package of trimmings from The Ribbon Girl who are our generous sponsors this time...  an example is shown in the photo below, but please note, the contents may vary.

Hope you'll pop on over to In The Pink to join in the Anything Goes PINK fun!!

Big hugs

Monday 4 January 2016

And......... R-E-L-A-X


Hi Again Lovely Blogging Friends...

Yes, me again...  well I thought I better make up for my lack of makes this last few weeks!  

This one is my DT card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps - she's a lovely little Polka Dot Pal called Lirienne...  and I didn't have to think too much to make a sentiment for her.... it's what everyone has been telling me to do lately while I've not been too good....... RELAX!  I thought it'd be a nice card to send to someone who may be suffering stress/anxiety...

Sentiment - done on PC
Papers - Bo Bunny Ambrosia Collection, Echo Park Everyday Eclectic
Colouring - Copics
Skin - Usual
Hair - YR21/27/14, R85
Clothes - R81/83/85
Stars on Cushion R85/89
Browns/Beiges (book, cat, cushion -E30/31/33/34/57)
Button Twine Bow and Pearls from Stash

The colours aren't really true to the card - I'm still playing around with the camera to get them right!

Big hugs

CC Designs Preview Time!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends.....

Firstly, I'd love to wish you all a very happy new year - may 2016 bring you all the things you wish for.  

And secondly - my apologies to all for not being around for the last couple of weeks - I've had one or two health problems that I won't bore you with - but they've left me with little impetus to actually get on with my crafting - so I've not been doing my commenting, and this is the first card I've made in a while!

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But I couldn't miss the first preview day of the brand new release from CC Designs.... this is Marieta - she's very cute with her little love note in her hand... 

Image - CC Designs Marieta
Sentiment - CC Designs Smoochie Sentiments 
Red dotty paper from scrap box edged with 
Martha Stewart scalloped punch
Colouring -  Copics
Hair - E21/23
Skin - Usual
Dress - RV91/93/95
Reds - R24/27
Glossy Accents
Button Twine, Sequins and Hearts

Big hugs