Thursday 31 March 2016

No colouring!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

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


so I decided to bite the bullet and not use an image at all on my card - and I thoroughly enjoyed using just diecuts and punched out shapes to create interest!

I can't tell you what the papers are I'm afraid, as they were just bits in my scrap box - but I can tell you what the dies were....

Large Tag - Mama Elephant Tags a Lot
Square - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Sentiment Tag - Lil' Inkers Stitched Fishtail Tag
Large Daisy - Cheery Lynn Designs Daisy Strip
Other Flowers - MFT Dienamics Flower Trio
Bigger leaves - Stamping Up Sizzlets Little Leaves
Smaller Leaves - Woodware Punch
Sentiment - Rub on from Pebbles Inc

Hope you'll pop across to In The Pink and join in the fun - of course, you can use an image if you like too - just as long as you use dies and/or punches on your project.  Our sponsor this time is Dies to Die For - you could win a fabulous £10 voucher to spend at their store!


Happy Crafting....

Wednesday 30 March 2016

Nancy Gardens...


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Me again - with yet another CC Designs DT card - this is my last for the March release!  But they've all been equally as fabulous - and I think I may have saved the best till last!

If you've not caught sight of her before, this is Nancy Gardens...  and she's the sweetest to colour!

Materials Used:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/53/55/57
Dungarees - R14/27/56, E57
Greens - G82, YG63
Hat - E50/42/43
Flowers - Y35, YR23, R24/46
Toadstools - E43, R24/46
Watering Can - C1/3
Shading around image - B0000/000,
and Promarker Pastel Blue
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils
Uni Posca White Pen

I used a stencil and some chalks for the cloudy background - I like the effect they give!  And of course, my trusty Prismacolour pencils for the grassy mound...  dotted with a few bits of white to resemble daisies!

Hope you like what I did!

Big hugs

Tuesday 29 March 2016

In The Garden........


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends.....

A very simple card from me today - made ultra quickly as I was late with my DT card!  Meet Garden Lizzie from Whimsie Doodles - she's a little cutie and much like how I look when I'm gardening... (NOT!) lol!

I think you all know by now that my 'reach for' paper is dotty - this is no exception - so that came first - then I coloured Lizzie with Copics.

Paper - Anna Marie Designs
Die - Dienamics Double Stitched Rectangle
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Colouring - Copics
Hair E21/23/25/29
Skin E000/00/11/70, R21
Dungarees B000/91/93/95
Pinks RV91, R81/83/85
Trowel E11/13, C1/C3
Pot E11/13
Leaves G82, YG61,63
Uni Posca Pen for White Dots
Doodlebug Designs Enamel Dot

Hope you had a lovely Easter and are now gearing up for Spring - despite the stormy weather we had over the weekend, the garden IS growing!  Hope you didn't suffer much damage wherever you are.

Happy Crafting...

Monday 28 March 2016

Buzzy Buzzy BEE!!

Hi Lovely Bloggers.....

Buzzzzzzz........ Buzzzzzzzz...    Yes, it's me buzzing around.....  I'm back today with another DT card for CC Designs.......  using the gorgeous Bee Heidi!!  She's just fabulous to colour with her lovely stripey suit...  and I think she deserved the glitter on her tiny wings... yes?

Materials Used:
Image - CC Designs Bee Heidi
Sentiment - CC Designs Bee-Cause Stamp Set
CC Designs Cutter #1 Square Dies
CC Designs Honeycomb Stencil
Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Paper - Bo Bunny Ambrosia Paper Pad
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/23/25
Skin E000/000/11/70, R20
Browns E74/77
Yellows Y06/21/35, YR23
Leaves - YG63
Shading W0/1/3
Ground E42/43

 Hope you like what I did.... this March release has been fabulous (I know it's late March now) - and I've still got another one to share in a couple of days!  Click on the logo above to go straight to CC Designs and see the whole release... you won't be sorry......

Big hugs and Happy Crafting 

Wednesday 23 March 2016

Easter Bunny Chick!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends

OK... I admit.... I've fallen in love with these chicks!!  This one isn't the last.... you're going to see more.......... and more........  my whole world is turning yellow and fluffy!!  (Shhhhhhhhhhhh don't tell the PINK!)

This is another of the fabbie Stamping Bella chicks...  and as you can probably guess, this one is Easter Bunny Chick!  Of course, I did manage to get some pink on the card.....  well, a girl's just gotta!  

Materials Used:
Dies - Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Paper - Doodlebug Design Hello Spring
Colouring - Copics
Chick - Y06/11/21, YR23/24
Beak and Claws - YR18/27
Pinks - RV00/52/63/55
Greens G40/YG61/63
Shading E42/43/44
Shading around image - B0000/000 Promarker Pastel Blue

Now, notice I haven't referred to this chick as a he or she.... the jury is still out on that one...

Big hugs

Monday 21 March 2016



Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Hope you're all well and enjoying a bit of Spring.

I'm here today using another fabbie stamp set from the March release at CC Designs..  this is from a set called Bee-Cause - and it has a wonderful mix of smaller images and sentiments...  Well these bees needed a sky to fly in, and a couple of clouds too...  then a lovely friend of mine came to my aid when I thought the middle was a bit bare..  so the sequins were added!  That's the lovely thing about blogland - there's always someone that can suggest something when we're stuck - a bit like having our very own consultant designers!

Materials Used:
Dotty cardstock from stash
Colouring - Copics
Yellows Y06/11/21, RY23/24
Browns E55/74/79
Clouds done with chalks
Sequins and Glitter

Hope you like these buzzy bees....  they're far too cute to sting!!

Big hugs

Saturday 19 March 2016

Oui Oui?


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

A quick one from me today - this little chick has been coloured up on my desk for more than a week just waiting for a card design - so this is what I came up with!  Don't you just LOVE these little chicks from Stamping Bella in their new release?  I do... suffice to say, I ordered one or two.........  (ahem)...  ok.. may be a few...  well I can't really lie to you as you'll see them on here soon!!

This one is called 'Slick Chick' - and she's got a certain attitude - don't you think?  The 'oui oui' sentiment comes with the chick and I decided to use it - but I'm not sure what occasion it could be used for... (answers on a postcard please!)

(from Dies to Die for in the UK)
Echo Park Hello Summer Paper
Lil' Inkers Stitched Square Die
Colouring - Copics
Yellows: Y06/11/21, YR23/24
Beak - YR18
Rose - R24/46/89
Ground - E42/43
Shading - B0000/000

Hope you like what I did and you'll say hello so I know you've been..

Have a great weekend...
Big hugs

Thursday 17 March 2016

Spring Flowers....


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies....

We're back in challenge mode at In The Pink again - and our theme this time is 


Now, as I've got the decorators in.... and I've been lifting and carrying (do we ever realise how much stuff we have till we have to move it??) - I've kept my card CAS.... but I'm hoping you'll like it.

Image - Digi Stamp Boutique Spring Vase
Die - Dienamics Double Stitched Rectangle
Paper - sorry no name - was a 6 x 6 piece from my stash
Sentiment - Pebbles Inc Rub On
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV91/93, R81/83/85/89
Greens - YG61/63
Shading - B0000/000, T0/1, C1

You could win a lovely goodie bag from The Ribbon Girl if you're the randomly picked winner from our Perfect Pinkies!
Now some of the Pink Ladies are on a day out today to the big show at the NEC...  it's not often I let them out of The Pink Palace en masse as they tend to get into mischief - but I made an exception this time.  So, if you see them... say hello and let them buy all the PINK lovely goodies that they can!!

Big hugs to all...

Thursday 10 March 2016

Yayyyy!!! It's Blog Hop Time at CC Designs....

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

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

1 CCD-Blog Hop Banner

For the month of March, we have 6 adorable character stamps, 2 sentiment stamp sets, 3 die sets, 1 stencil, and a new paper exciting as always!!

For my Blog Hop card I used the fabulous Big Bow Birgitta... (sounds like a lady you wouldn't want to mess with - don't you think? LOL!) - she's so cute!

Image CC Designs Big Bow Birgitta
Small Flowers - from CC Designs Happy Sentiments Set
Paper - CC Designs Pastel My Belle Paper Pad
Dies - CC Designs Scalloped Rectangles
Sentiment - CC Designs Happy Sentiments
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/01/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Pinks - RV0000/00/52/63/55/95
Shoes and Grounding - T1/3/5

Your next stop on the hop is Colleen! Every time we have a new release we will have a Blog Hop to showcase our talented Design Team..  If you get lost along the way, this is our hopping list.

CC Designs Blog
Christine (that's me!)

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. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!! 

**This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, March 13th at NOON, 12pm EST! Winners will be announced the following week! 

Happy Hopping!!

Tuesday 8 March 2016

It's Nearly Time.........

Hi Lovely Bloggers.....

Well, I'm so excited, as it's nearly time for the March release at CC Designs - and today I'm here to preview one of the fabulous new stamps that are going to be available on 10th March.

The whole release is so fabulously cute that I had difficulty deciding which to preview...  but then I went for Butterly Twila....  isn't she just gorgeous?  She's flying through the air sprinkling her butterfly kisses everywhere she goes!

Materials used:
Image - CC Designs Butterfly Twila
Paper - CC Designs Pastel My Belle Paper Pad
Sentiment - Happy Sentiments Clear Stamp Set
 Dies - CC Designs Shapers #1 Dies, Make a Card #13 Die Set (for clouds)
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E53/35/59
Violets - V000/01/91
Wings BG70, V000
Shading - B0000/000, Promarker Pastel Blue
Sharpie Poster Pen for White dots
Sequins and Stickles (round the edge of image and sentiment) from Stash

If you go to the blog by clicking on the logo below, you'll be able to see what the lovely ladies of the DT have come up with ready for the release on Thursday...   and on that day we'll also be having a blog hop with prizes too so you need to be there!

Hope you all have a lovely day..
Big Crafty Hugs