Monday 29 February 2016

Easter Funnies (Part 2!)


Hi Peeps...

Well that was an apt way to start this post... as these little chicks are peep-ing all over the place...  that's all I hear!  (Yes...  you're right, I'm losing it BIG time... aren't I?)

Today's card is a DT card for CC Designs......  and I love these little guys!  They are from the Easter Funnies set and are available from the store HERE.

Materials used:
Lil' Inkers Stitched Sun
Papers - Doodlebug Designs Hello Spring 6 x 6 pad
Colouring - Copics
Chicks Y00/21, YR23
Greens YG23/25
Pinks R81/83
Purples BV00/01
Blues (shading) B0000/000/00/02
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils

Hope you like this little pair running off with their chocolate egg!

Big hugs

Sunday 28 February 2016

Ballerina Lizzie


Hi lovely blogging friends....

Happy Sunday!

Just here sharing my DT card for Whimsie Doodles - this ballerina has been sitting on my desk for a little while waiting patiently to be coloured.... so it was her turn today.  I think she turned out vaguely oriental with that black hair...  don't you think?  And as all little ballerinas would like to be stars....  I gave her a starry background.

Materials used:
Paper - Polka Doodles Digi Paper
Star Embossing Folder
Skin - E000/00/01/11/70, R20
Hair C0/1/3/5/7/9
Dress and Ballet Pumps RV000/91/93/95
Tights C1
Glitter and Wink of Stella for sparkle
Buttons and Tulle

Now.... we're currently having a Design Team call at Whimsie Doodles - if you're interested, click on the logo above and go straight there.  It's a lovely team to be on!

Big hugs to all and thanks for looking....

Tuesday 23 February 2016

Easter already??


Hello lovely blogging buddies...

Well no, it's not Easter quite yet.... but like all good card makers who are working in advance of themselves - I've got some Easter cards ready... and this is one of my favourites!

Meet Chickie from CC Designs...  isn't she just THE cutest little girlie??  holding out her banner as the Easter bunny is around...  but I hope that little chick on her head behaves himself!

Materials used:
Image - CC Designs Chickie Clear Stamp
Dies - CC Designs Cutter Square #1 Dies
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Hello Spring
Colouring - Copics and Prismacolour Pencils
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Dress/Shoes V04/17, Y21/00
Pink R81/83
Chick Y21, YR23
Greens G82, YG61
Mint BG11
Shading B0000/000
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils and Uni Posca White Pen
Button Twine and Sequins from Stash

I am enjoying using lovely pastel Spring-like colours just lately...  with just a HINT of pink... (of course!)  Maybe Spring is just around the corner??  Hope so!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Thursday 18 February 2016

Sooooooooo Cute!


Hi Blogging Friends...

Today it's the turn of In The Pink - we have a new challenge starting and the theme is 


Now - when I DON'T want my cards to be cute.... (when I think they're possibly a bit arty.... ok - I know it's not often!)  I get lots of lovely comments saying 'how cute' etc...  Sooooo you'd think it'd have been easy for me to find what I thought was a 'cute' image or stamp in my mahoosive stash.... NOT SO!  

But I did look though my collection (ok - more of a library!) of LOTV stamps and came up with this one that I knew fit the 'cute' bill completely!  And I decided to go less CAS and more shabby chic...  I kinda managed it I think as I ended up quite pleased with how it turned out...

Image - LOTV Baby Girl
Papers - Maja Design
Dies - Spellbinders Square, Spellbinders Captivating Squares, 
Tim Holtz Alphabet
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Pinks - Rv91/93/95
Socks and Pram Wheels C0/1
Teddies E30, W1/2
Shading W0/1/3/5
Uni Posca Pen for White Dots
Stickles Icicles (round the distressed edge and on pram hood - difficult to see)


If you'd like to enter our SO CUTE challenge - pop over to In The Pink HERE.  You could win a fab $10 from Paper Nest Dolls if your entry is chosen as a Perfect Pinkie and then randomly picked!  Hope to see you there...

We're off out today to meet up with a lovely friend who I've known since our children were young...  I can't wait to have a good natter and a catch up - though I think I'll have to take some throat sweets with me to keep the voice-box well lubricated.... this cold has left me a bit husky!

Big hugs....

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Easter Funnies (Part 1!)


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends

I'm here today to share one of my DT cards for CC Designs.....  isn't this guy THE cutest little bunny you ever did see??

To start with, I coloured him light brown and gave him/her pink shorts...  hmmmm...  I had to have a rethink as IT looked far too feminine!  So that bunny sits on my desk looking sorry for itself... while this new grey/white bunny has taken it's place on the tag!  I don't know why we automatically think bunnies like this are male... I'm sure there are just as many female bunnies, but maybe they don't get into mischief like the boys - as this one certainly has a mischievous gleam in his eye!

MFT Die-namics Grassy Fields, Lil' Inkers Stitched Sun
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Hello Spring
Rabbit - T0/1/2/3, R20 
Greens - YG61/63
Egg - Y21/23, BV00/01, R81/83
Uni Posca Pen for White Dots

Hope you like what I did.. and that you'll stop by to say hello if you visit..
Big hugs...

Monday 15 February 2016

A little fairytale....


Hi Lovely Bloggers....

Sorry I've been missing for a few days... I've been full of cold - sniffs and sneezes variety - so not felt much like being online or even being in my craft room!  

But as today is the new challenge day for Whimsie Doodles, I had to get colouring!  Our theme this time is..


so I decided to go for the Fairy Princess look complete with lots of sparkle... and lots of pink (to comfort me as I'm not well!!)

Papers - Authentique
Dies - MFT Stitched Circle Frame, Lil'Inkers Stitched Fishtail Tag, Your Next Die Fishtail Hearts
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair E50/51/53
Dress (guess!!) - R81/83/85/89
Sequins and Beads from stash

Hope you'll join in our challenge HERE - and exciting news, we're having a Design Team call in the very near future... so keep your eyes open!

Big hugs...  

Friday 5 February 2016

For My Tweet-Heart....

Morning Lovely Blogging Buddies....

Yes - me again - you'll be getting bored seeing me!  This is my 5th card this week!  but it's one of my favourites.... it's my DT card for Whimsie Doodles!

It's their new release today - and there are some fabulous images so perfect for romance.....  including this one - so aptly called 'Tweet-Heart'!  And yes, it's me using Spring colours again..  (which just a tiny hint of pink!)

Materials Used:
Dies: Lawn Fawn Spring Showers, Dienamics Stitched Arch Stax
Paper: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie, Dienamics Small Heart
Colouring - Copics
Birds  E34/E15, RV91, R81/83, YR23
Twig  E43
Leaves  G20/82, YG63
Shading B0000/B000
Ribbon and gem from stash

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to the Whimsie Doodles Blog HERE to see what the other lovely Doodleicious Divas have come up with!

Big hugs

Thursday 4 February 2016

It's CC Designs New Release Day - and a fabulous BLOG HOP

Hi All......

I'm so excited!!

1 CCD-Blog Hop Banner

Today is the official RELEASE DAY for all of the new FEBRUARY products from CC Designs!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these stamps are so CUTE! You can view the entire release HERE!

As mentioned before, our stamps going forward will be CLEAR stamps - they are such good quality that they stamp so well!  We have FIVE new adorable character clear stamps, one Sweet Spring Sentiments clear stamp set, and a set of Scalloped Circles Layering Dies.

I've chosen to use the wonderful Fairy Princess Bunny - isn't she just THE sweetest little fairy?  I decided she definitely needed Spring pastel colours and lots of glitter!

Materials Used:
Image - CC Designs Fairy Princess Bunny
Die - CC Designs Scalloped Circle Layer Dies
CC Designs Cutter Square #1 Dies
Small Flower Punches - flowers with Liquid Pearl centres
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/33/35
Greens - G000/G21
Wings - BG10
Lilac - Promarker Orchid
Pinks - V000, RV10
Socks - Y11/Y21
Shading - B0000/000, Promarker Pastel Blue
Sequins, lace and ribbon from stash

Your next stop on the hop is Colleen!! We will be having a blog hop for every new release - to showcase our DT makes.  Here's the list for the Blog Hop just in case you lose your way!

C.C. Designs Blog
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, February 7th at NOON, 12pm EST! Winners will be announced the following week!

Happy Hopping...

With Love....

Morning Lovely Blogging Friends....

Today I have to hang my head in shame, as my card is so very CAS - not a colouring pen in sight......  and it's all because I didn't organise myself properly and get ahead when I should have.  Hmmmmmmmmf - when have I EVER been organised?? LOL!  I'm a proper last-minute-Lizzy!

My card is my DT card for In The Pink - our new challenge theme is 'WITH LOVE' - and as this wonderful die has been sitting patiently waiting to be used, I decided it's turn had come!  Now, with it being such a fancy flourish, there isn't really a lot I could add - and certainly not a sentiment - so it is how it is and the 'with love' sentiment is inside.  I did do a little broderie anglais type border using a die - and threaded some ribbon through that..  and believe me, by the time I'd used my pokey tool to get all those little holes clear, I could have coloured an image!!

Materials used:
Impression Obsession Heart Flourish Die
Memory Box Border Die
Gems and Ribbon from Stash

Hope you like what I did and that you'll join us over at In The Pink for a play!  You could win a fabulous gift voucher from our generous sponsor this time - Little Miss Muffet Stamps - who have a fabulous range of both stamps and digis (including a wonderful new release today!) - take a look by clicking on the logo below...

Big hugs and Happy Crafting

Tuesday 2 February 2016

Hello Chicky...

Hi all....

Hope you're all in one piece after the gale force winds yesterday...  that wind nearly blew me off my feet..... and believe me, that takes some doing! LOL!

Now, it's that exciting time again - it's preview time for CC Designs for their February release........  and oh my goodness.... such cuties all ready for spring!

I chose to use Chicky Henry...  isn't he just adorable?  Although I'm still getting colour problems with my camera...  the chick outfit in real life is less bright than is shown in the photo..  methinks a new camera may be called for soon...  And I've tried to give a feather impression too - hope you like.

Image - CC Designs Chicky Henry (available Thursday)
Dies: Spellbinders Borderabilities - A2 Curved Border One
Paper - Doodlebug Hello Spring
Colours - Copics
Hair - E13/99/19
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Feathers - Y11/Y21, YR23
Legs - YR20/24
Shading - B0000, Pastel Blue Promarker
Button Twine and Button from Stash

And more exciting news.... there's going to be a Spring blog hop on release day (Thursday)!  Watch out as you can win fabulous prizes!

Big hugs

Monday 1 February 2016


Morning Lovely Friends...

Hope you're all well.... and here in the UK, that you're prepared for our next storm due today...  this time it's Henry!  We seem to be getting through the alphabet pretty quickly at the moment..  I really hope it doesn't cause much damage this time and that you all stay safe and not too wet!

Today my DT card is for Little Miss Muffet Stamps - in fact it's my last card for them as I'm standing down this week as my term has come to an end.  Even though I do like moving on, I've very much enjoyed being part of a lovely team and being allowed to play with all the superb images!  An today's is no exception - this one is from a new release of Valentines' images that are fantastic!  

Paper - Pebbles Inc - Be Mine
Dies - Dienamics Stitched Mini Scallop Squares, Dienamics Sitched Fishtail Flag, Simon Says Stamp Life Family Love
Colouring - Copics
Elephant  C1, N1/2/3/4/5, RV91
Reds R24/29/46
Shading W0/1/3/5
Ribbon from stash

To take a peek at the new Valentines' images, pop over to the store by clicking on the image above.

I'd like to say a very big thank you to LMMS for having me as part of the DT for the last few months..

Hope you like what I did with this little heffalump...  she is such a cutie!

Have a good week all..

Big hugs