Tuesday 26 July 2016

A little bit of gardening....


Hi Lovely Friends....

OK.... my gardening isn't REAL gardening... my lovely OH does most of that...  but I decided that these cute little chicks had waited long enough to be coloured up..  and here's my card to prove I did just that - it's my bit of gardening! LOL

In fact, I coloured it twice - but wasn't happy which the design of my first card so that hit the bin..  then I decided on this idea (not really new, I've used it before!)

Materials used:
Stamping Bella Gardening Chicks
Paper - A scrap from stash
Dies - Lil' Inkers Square Stitched Dies, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border, 
Sun from CC Designs Make a Card Summer #16 die set
Colouring - Copics
Chicks Y11/21, YR23/24
Beaks and Feet R24
Leaves - YG23/25/63
Flowers R81/83/85/89

I adore these little Stamping Bella Chicks..  I've got another few waiting to be coloured yet... so watch this space!

My lovely OH says my gardening tool is my finger.... pointed in the direction of what I think needs doing!! LOL!  

Big hugs and Happy Crafting.. 

Friday 22 July 2016

Such an easy card to make!

Hi Peeps...

I'm here with a really easy card today... highlighting this fabulous background die!!

It's from CC Designs - and is perfect for the background of any card - particularly using a word die-cut...  so it gives you lots uses!

The die is from the July release and can be found HERE at CC Designs... it's called Cutter A2 Circle Cut and Stitch and I used an MFT die for the word.  I used hot pink behind the circles - then gold mirri card behind that to highlight the word which is also cut from gold mirri.  I have layered the word up by cutting it three times - giving it some thickness.

I'm going to make a few of these cards to have in my stash - they're always handy to have in - and are so quick to make - not a Copic in sight!!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Thursday 21 July 2016


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Well, I've got to admit I did chuckle at our theme this time at In The Pink..  then after I stopped smiling - I got out my very favourite (at the moment because it's my newest) stamp and started colouring!!

The theme is

(use a rubber or clear stamp)

I did love colouring this fabulous Edna from Stamping Bella...  she's really a delight and I love ALL of the fabulous images using her... but this one in particular tickles my fancy...  my lovely OH says it does bear a passing resemblance to me...  I think he's meaning the glass in hand!! hehe!

Materials Used:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Edna Needs a Martini
Paper - Authentique
Dies - Spellbinders Double Stitched Rectangles (altered slightly to make the smaller rectangle for the sentiment)
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/23/25/29
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Dress - RV000/91/55/66, R81/56, N4
Wings - RV000/91
Grounding - N0/1/3/4
Twill Ribbon and Glitter from stash

Don't you just love her??

Now... I just wanted to share with you a photo of what I look while drinking my morning coffee on the lovely days we've had this week...  

yes... the flags do need a bit of brushing up as the birds have been digging in my pots!

Oooh and another bit of news.... I am no longer a part of the Passionate Paper Creations DT - sad, but it wasn't for me.

Hope you'll join in the stamping fun at In The Pink - I'd love to see you there!

Big hugs

Friday 15 July 2016

Siren of Pearls

Hi Lovelies...

We are having lots of fun over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends on Facebook...  it's a fabulous sponsor weekend, and we are celebrating all things Make it Crafty!  There's competitions and prizes to be won - why don't you join in? You can go straight there by clicking HERE.

You can also buy this wonderful digi image for $1 during the weekend- isn't she just so gorgeous??  But wow..... what hair!!  I gritted my teeth and got colouring...

Materials used:
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/11/70 R20
Hair RV91/93/95
Tail and top BG11/72/75 BV01 V01
Shell W0/1 V01

I created the background by sponging with Distress Inks then splattering with water...   I also added some glitter glue for good measure!  The white air bubbles are done with a Uni Posca white pen.

Hope you'll join in the fun... see you there! 

Have a good weekend all
Big hugs

Wednesday 13 July 2016

My Big Wheels

Hi Lovelies...

I'm sharing another card using one of the fabbie CC Designs July release to share with you today.. this image is called My Big Wheels (for obvious reasons!)

And as I'm really into colouring with this green at the moment, but didn't have any card to match,  I made some of my own using my Copics.  This is so easy to do, as you're only colouring the edge of your card.... and you then never need to be short of just 'the right' colour to match your colouring.

Materials Used:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11 R20
Hair E23/25/29
Scooter BG70/72/75
Shorts B05/16
Top and Flag Y00/YG01/63
Tyres and Grounding - N1/3/5/7

And have you seen that there are fabulous outline dies to match the images now at CC Designs??  No more fussy cutting needed! 

Happy Crafting 
Big hugs

Monday 11 July 2016

A Beary Special Birthday!

Hi Lovelies....

I'm back with another 'just for fun' card...  I fell in love with the gorgeous little bears released by MFT last week..  and treated myself to the stamp set, and also to the Dienamics Happy Birthday to You die (ok, yeah yeah, amongst other things!)  Of course, I reached for my PINK...  and had a play!

I made a shaker card with acetate behind the diecut words..  sprinkling sequins and seed beads into the shaker space.... then took my life in my hands by adding the pink larger square and HOPING to get it straight!  With hindsight, I'd have been better to add a second lot of acetate or even pink card to seal the shaker bit - BEFORE adding it to the larger pink square.  Ah well, it worked this time but I'll know better next time! LOL!

Materials Used:
MFT Beary Special Birthday
MFT Dienamics Happy Birthday to You
Sequins and Beads from stash
Colouring - Copics
Bear - E50/52/53/55/57, R20
Cake E40/42/43
Icing - R81/83

I did uhhm and ahhhh as to whether to add the sequins to the white space, and eventually decided to go with it...  I THINK I made the right decision...  what do you think?

I promise it does look better in real life (like most cards do), and the shaker rattle is fab.  I think you'll be seeing more of these little bears in the near future..  maybe less jaundiced looking.... hehe!

Big hugs...

Saturday 9 July 2016

Ice Scream!!


Hi Lovelies...

OK, I'm back again...   you'll be tired of me soon!

Today I have a card to share with you using another of the CC Designs fabulous  July release...  this little lady is from the Ice Scream Clear Stamp set...  can't you just taste that chocolate ice cream that's dripping as she's licking??  LOL!

Materials Used:
Image - CC Designs Ice Scream Clear Stamp Set 
(she comes with another image and sentiments too!)
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Fruit Stand and Springtime
Dies - CC Designs Cutter Circle Dies
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Bikini and Bow - YG01/03/05
Ice Cream - E57/47
Doodlebug Designs Enamel Dots

As you can tell by the colours I've used lately, I'm feeling summery.... now,  I only hope the weather knows that and the sun comes out from it's hiding place behind the clouds!

Big hugs

Friday 8 July 2016

Ching Chou Kuik Sponsor Weekend


Hello Lovelies...

It's fun time this weekend over at Passionate Papercraft Creations - we're having a Sponsor's Weekend and we're celebrating the fabulous Ching Chou Kuik..  I've used one her stunning images on my card today.  This image is called Wishing Stars...  and I think she needed the 'shabby chic' treatment.... 

Materials Used:
Papers - Maja Design
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Eyes - B000/00
Hair - E21/23/25
Dress - RV000/00/91/93/95, R56
Sequins, distressed seam binding and glitter from stash

I loved colouring this image and practising my folds - it really is a gorgeous image to colour and so glamorous!

Pop by our Facebook page HERE and see what fabulous images are being used..

Have a lovely weekend all...
Big hugs

Thursday 7 July 2016

CC Designs July Release Blog Hop!

Hi Lovelies....

Today is RELEASE DAY for all of our new JULY products at C.C. Designs!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these products are AMAZING! For the month of July, we have 6 adorable character stamp sets (2 are from a brand new artist), 1 Circle Cut & Stitch Die, and a coordinating Circles Stencil!

I used the gorgeously sweet Popsicle for my card...  I could almost taste that ice lolly while I coloured her!

Materials used
Image - CC Designs Popsicle
Die - MFT In and Out Stitched Rounded Square
Paper - Doodlebug Fruit Stand
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Top - RV55/66
Shorts - YG23/25
Lolly - YR04/09

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
Christine (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, July 10th at NOON, 12pm EST. Winners will be announced the following week.

Happy Hopping!!


Hi Lovelies.....

It's time for another challenge at In The Pink - and this time our challenge is another easy one....


In other words, what we had to do was come up with something Fussy and Fancy, OR something equally Clean and Simple..  get the idea?  

Now those of you that know me well.... know I'm not one for going very fussy - in fact, the more CAS the better!  BUT... the gauntlet was thrown down to me by the lovely Lucy..  challenging me to avoid my usual CAS longings and to do the opposite!!  Hmmmmm... not one to avoid a challenge, I dug out my box of flowers and got to work..  But I was SO out of my comfort zone - I actually got a headache trying to think where to put my embellies.. (don't answer that!)  This is the result...  and as FAF as I was willing to get... 


Materials Used:
Paper - Authentique Bubble Gum
Die - Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E57/59
Dress and Hat - RV91, R81/83/85/89, G21/82, YG63
Flowers, Flat Backed Pearls and Ribbon from Stash

I loved using this little Hatter from Little Miss Muffet Stamps..  and if you enter the challenge, and your name is randomly chosen from our Perfect Pinkies, you could win a fabulous $6 voucher to spend at their store!

Hope you like what I did and that you'll stop by and say hello.  

Big hugs

Monday 4 July 2016

CC Designs July Preview time!


Hi Lovely Bloggers... 

Happy Monday!

It's that time of the month again - and we're showing the fabbie new images to be released later this week from CC Designs.

This lovely lady is Adora...  she's so sassy with her little tutu and stripey tights!   

Materials Used:
Paper - Pink Petticoat Digital (no long available)
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E25
Dress and Tights - RV04/19/23/29/34
Glossy Accents and Ribbon

You'll see lots of other creations from the DT during the week - and we have the usual blog hop on release day (Thursday!)

I promise you, it's another FABULOUS release and you'll love it all!

Big hugs