Thursday 29 September 2016


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

I'm back into my pink zone today, as it's time for another challenge at In The Pink - and this time our theme is 


Now I'm JUST old enough to remember the sixties and flower power at it's height....  I had wonderful psychedelic coloured posters pinned up all around my bedroom!  I was a bit of a hippie... not really old enough to be a proper one though - but I did wear lots of suede fringing and long skirts!!  

Our lovely sponsor this time is Bugaboo Stamps - and I chose to use one of their fabulous images for my card.  She's a real cutie and has a massive bunch of flowers for someone special.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Simply Said
Dies - Dienamics Double Stitched Rectangle, Your Next Stamp Heart Banner
Paper - Authentique
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Dress, Bow and Flowers- R81/83/85
Leaves G80, YG61/63
Flower Wrapping - RV91/93 Uni Posca Pen for the Dots
Button, Twine and Glitter

Hope you like what I did - it's relatively CAS - I think that's my favourite type!

We'd love for you to join in the fun at In The Pink - click on the logo and you'll go straight there!

Big hugs

Sunday 25 September 2016

Rudolph the Skating Reindeer


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

Well....... it's happened.....  I've made my first Christmas card for this year and it's only September!  Blame that Stamping Bella....  my head was turned by their wonderful release...  so much so that my bank manager got a bit nervous...  but hey, the happy mail I received made me smile, and surely that's what money is for!

So... meet Rudolph The Skating Reindeer!  The title is self explanatory really....  and reminds me of the wonderful scene in Bambi where the little guy is trying to find his feet on ice!  Remember?  Ooh lovely memories of going to see that at the cinema (yes I'M THAT old!)...

Now I'm still practising with Distress Ink backgrounds - I really do struggle when all these tutorials I watch on YouTube make it look sooooo easy! But I'm relatively happy... 

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Rudolph the Skating Reindeer - available from Dies to Die for in the UK
Die - Double Stitched Rectangle (slightly altered to give the size I needed)
Paper - from stash - no name
Colouring - Copics
Reindeer - E30/31/33/34/37/57/47
Nose and Scarf - R21/37/89
Hooves and Skates - N5/7
Shading N0/1
Background - Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire
Snowflakes - Sharpie Poster Pen
Glitter, Twine and Glossy Accents (for his nose!)

So..... it's over with!  My first 2016 Christmas card done!!  Expect to see a few more in the near future - I have a huge pile of stamps to get through!! LOL!

Big hugs  

Monday 19 September 2016

From Me to You...

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

My card today is another using an image from the fabulous September release at CC Designs (I'm soooo getting into Autumn!).... this one is a little Swiss Pixie called Apple Lucy....  isn't she gorgeous?? 

Of course, my favourite colour is pink (like you all don't know!), and one of my favourite combos is pink and brown...  the look so good together!  I took my time fussy cutting around this image - and I'm happy how it turned out.

Image and Sentiment - CC Designs Swiss Pixie Apple Lucy
Die - CC Designs Cutter LayeringTags Dies (such a useful set!)
Paper - Basic Grey Indian Summer
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair E21/23/25/29
Jacket R81/83/85/89
Skirt and Shoes  E23/25
Apple G40/82
Basket - E30/31/33

I think it'd make a perfect tag for an Autumnal/Fall birthday gift - now I just have to find someone with a birthday between now and Christmas!! LOL!

Big hugs

Thursday 15 September 2016

In The Pink...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

It's time again for a new challenge at In The Pink - and this time we have a photo to inspiration for you...

Such wonderful trimmings and embellishments - so all you have to do is use this photo as your inspiration for whatever you make!  

I decided to make a criss-cross card which opens both ways... and to edge with the lace.

Card Details:
Image - Pink Petticoat Material Girl (no longer available)
Dies - Dienamics Pierced Circle Stax, Tonic Studios Scalloped Circles
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - R81/83/85/89
Greens - YG61/63
Shading - T0/1/3/5
Paper - Maja Design Sofiero
Lace (hand coloured by Copic) and Ribbon from Stash

Our wonderful sponsor at In The Pink this time is Live and Love Crafts - you could win a £10 voucher to spend if your name is chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies!


Click on our link HERE to go straight to In The Pink and join in the PINK fun!

Big hugs..

Wednesday 14 September 2016

Puppy Love...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

I'm here today to share a card I made using an older image from All Dressed Up - but it's still one of my all time favourites!!  It's such a delicate image and of course, lends itself so well to my love of PINK!

I've made very similar before, but as I needed to restock my cards which sell well at Craft Fairs - I decided 'if it ain't broke' etc!

Materials Used:
Dies - Spellbinders Rectangle, Doohickey hearts border
Papers, Gems and Ribbon from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Dress - R81/83/85
Puppy - C1/3/5
Flower - Y21
Leaves YG61/63
Shading B0000/000

Hope you like what I did - it's definitely one of my favourite images of them all from All Dressed Up!

Big hugs

Sunday 11 September 2016

Such Adorable Elephants!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

I've had these little elephants sitting on my craft table for a while - so I thought it time they saw a Copic!!  I've been a bit in the mojo doldrums lately, so thought they may give me a bit of inspiration - and I'm glad I played!

I fussy cut the little guy and made him 3D by using some foam pads..  I thought it gave him just that bit extra.

Card Details:
Image and Sentiment - MFT Adorable Elephants
Dies - Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
Paper - Pink Petticoat Pretty Little Hearts (now unavailable)
Colouring - Copics
Elephant - T0/1/3/5/7, RV000/00
Flowers Y21, R81.83
Sequins and Glitter from stash

He's such a cute little elephant - I loved working with him..... and I also love being back in my lovely pink zone!  

Big hugs and Happy Sunday..

Friday 9 September 2016

Cinnamon with her Sunflower


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends

A quickie from me today as I'm having a little break from blogging/commenting while my lovely OH has holiday - but had to share this card using one of the fabulous CC Designs September release..  this is Cinnamon with Sunflower from the new Rustic Sugar range.  Isn't she gorgeous??

Card Details:
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Friendly Forest
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E23/25/29
Clothes - BG72/75, V12/15/17, 
Tights - E30/YR18
Sunflower - YR21, E25, YG61/63
Shading T0/1/3/5
Button Twine and Leaf Charm from stash

I must admit that I do struggle using Autumn/Fall colours - and I generally rush back to my girlie colours and sparkle quite quickly!  But I hope you like what I did...

Big hugs and Happy Friday..

Saturday 3 September 2016

Pixie Wishes....

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

I'm here again with another of my DT cards for the new release at CC Designs it's such a wonderful Autumn/Fall release, that again, I had to use rich colours.... and........ NO PINK! 

This time, I thought I'd give 'no lines colouring' a try for a change!  I stamped the image in Memento Desert Sand - then used a Copic Fineliner to go over the face details and fox's eye.  I'm not sure I'm over-happy with the result... but enjoyed playing!

Materials Used
Images - CC Designs Forest Pixie Clear Stamp Set
Dies - CC Designs Forest Pixie Outlines, CC Designs Cutter Scalloped Circle
CC Designs Birch Trees
Paper - Basic Grey Indian Summer
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Dress and Shoes - YR23/24/27
Fox YR14, E07/08/50/51
Toadstools - R24/56, E42/43
Bird E25, R56
Trees and Stump - E33/23/25

Hope you have a lovely weekend - Barry has some time off from tomorrow so I won't be around as much commenting in the near future as we plan to enjoy ourselves!  I'll be back soon though..

Big hugs

Thursday 1 September 2016

CC Designs September Release Blog Hop

Today is RELEASE DAY for all of the new SEPTEMBER Products at C.C. Designs!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, this release revolves around the Fall Season! For the month of September, we have 9 new character stamps, 5 new dies, and 1 new sentiment set. We are also introducing a new artist to C.C. Designs and the new line is called RUSTIC adorable!!!

For my card I've used one of the fabulous Four Seasons Girls...  and as this little lady is Autumn/Fall - I thought I'd give her rich auburn hair!

Materials used:
Digi Paper - Echo Park The Story of Fall
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - YR27, E08/09
Jeans - B93/95/97
Jumper - YR23/14/27, E07/08
Shading - T0/1/3/5

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

Buttons and Bows...


Hi Lovely Bloggers..

We have another challenge starting today over at In The Pink - and our theme this time is 


I dug out an image I've had for a long time from the lovely Lori Boyd..  it's a very CAS image, so my card had to follow suit... but I managed to get some buttons and a bow on it.  

Materials Used:
Image - Lori Boyd Puddle Jumpers Birthday Emma
Paper - Girls Paperie
Spellbinders Label Die
Martha Stewart Edge Punch
Colouring - Copics 
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Dress, Balloons and Shoes - RV91/93/95
Glitter, Buttons and Ribbon from Stash


We'd love to see you join in at In The Pink - you could win a fabulous voucher to spend at Little Miss Muffet Stamps online store...  and there are wonderful images to choose from..

Hope we'll see you there!

Big hugs