Tuesday 29 November 2016

Breakfast Time!


Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

Glad to see you here!

I can't believe how fast the months are going just lately - it's time again for another wonderful new release from CC Designs - and I loved this little cutie so couldn't wait to colour her up.

Card Info:
Die - CC Designs Stitched Rectangles
Paper - scrap from scrap box
Sentiment - PC generated
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Dress, Slippers and Hair Bow - R81/83/85/89
Bagel - E34/31
Grounding - T0/1/3

I've seen this style of card around quite a lot lately and enjoyed giving it a try.  I think I'll probably be doing more as I was really pleased how it turned out!

Big hugs

Saturday 26 November 2016

Reindeer Games...

Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

I have a 'just for fun' card to share with you today...  I coloured some little reindeer from Mama Elephant a week or so ago - then got some fabulous inspiration from a lovely crafty friend - Sue - who had used this image on some fabulous tags.  So thanks Sue...   I turned mine into a little 4" x 4" card - hope you like!

Card Info:
Image - Mama Elephant Reindeer Games
Snowfall Embossing Folder
Die - MFT Pierced Circle Stax
Colouring - Copics
Reindeer - E50/51/53/55/57/43
Sky - B91/93/95/97
Gel Pen for Falling Snow

I was hoping that it would resemble a Christmas bauble...  and if you squint your eyes together a bit, I think it does!! hehe!  

(And not a touch of pink anywhere!)

Happy weekend all...
Big hugs

Friday 25 November 2016

Snow Couple

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Today I'm here with another of the fabulous images from the November release at CC Designs...  This is called Snow Couple for obvious reasons!

I tried to shade it to give the impression of the snow - it's helped by the shading outside of the image too.

Image - CC Designs Snow Couple
Die - Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Paper - LOTV
Hat - C5/7/9
Reds R35/37/39
Snowpeople - C0/1, BV01
Shading - B60/0000/000
Carrot - YR18/07
Twig Arms E57/27
Glitter, Stars and Glossy Accents

Hope you like what I did...

Big hugs

Thursday 24 November 2016

Cute and Cuddly

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Time for another challenge over at In The Pink today.... and this time our theme is


I had a quick look through my (somewhat huge!) stash of digi images and came up with this little cutie from Little Miss Muffet Stamps...  and I thought she suited pink so here she is!

Card Info:
Image - Little Miss Muffet Stamps Mimi With Gift
Dies - MFT Dienamics Stitched Circle Stax, Mama Elephant Mini Message Tags
Paper - an offcut from stash
Colouring - Copics
Mouse Fur - T0/1/3
Pinks - RV91, R81/83/85/89
Blush - R20
Shading - C0/1/3


There is a fabulous £10 voucher to be won from our generous sponsor - Dies to Die For - that's a really good reason if you needed one to join in the PINK fun...

Hope to see you there!

Big hugs

Tuesday 22 November 2016

It's Party Season!!

Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

Can you ever have enough PINK????  My answer to that question would be NEVER!  And because of that, I've used one of the fabulous November release images from All Dressed Up - and coloured with my favourite pink colour combo for all three outfits... it's a bit like the Pink Ladies having a night out!

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Anna Marie Designs Polka Dot Cardstock
Colouring - Copics
Clothes - R81/83/85/89
Black Hair - C3/5/7/9
Brown Hair - E23/25/27
Blonde Hair - E50/51/53/55
Glitter, Tulle, Ribbon and Gem 

This fabbie image from Wendy comes with all three girls together as I've used, but also has the girls separately too..  which is so useful!

Hope you like my PINK overload and that you'll pop over to All Dressed Up on Facebook to see what my lovely teamies created!

Big hugs

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Pingu time...

Hi Peeps....

I'm back with a little Pingu...  and this one is as I like to be - all wrapped up for the chilly winter with a woolly hat and scarf.... and enjoying a lovely warming hot chocolate with pink marshmallows!!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella - The Penguin and The Marshmallow
Gold Mirri Card and Gold Embossing Powder
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV91/93/95
Lilacs - BV0000/000/01/04
Penguin - C7/9 - Shading C0/1/3
Shading around image B0000/000
Shading below image - T0/1
Glitter and Gold Cord

We've not long got home from a cinema trip - we went to the new Everyman Cinema in Harrogate to see Arrival with Amy Adams.  It's the first time we've been to that cinema and really enjoyed the experience...  such friendly staff and then there's a bar so you can take drinks into the film...  and there's two seater sofas and cushions for extra comfort!!  We'll definitely be going again!  As for the film....  I enjoyed it - but it left me slightly confused!!  If anyone has seen it and understands the ending - please let me know!

Big hugs

Monday 14 November 2016

A robin's song is soo sweet......


Hi Peeps...

Happy Monday!

Today I have a card to share using one of the sweet Roberto's Rascals Snowies images from CC Designs...  this little guy is just SO cute listening to that robin sing!  Their song is one of the sweetest songs we hear in the garden..  up their with the blackbirds and the thrushes.

There are four images in this fab set - I know I'll be using more very soon as they are all so gorgeous!  I gave this little guy extra red cheeks as he's out in the cold.... brrrrr!!

Card Info:
Paper - LOTV
Snowfall Embossing Folder
Mirri Card
Sentiment done on PC - the punched shape is from Stampin Up
Colouring - Copics 
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Coat - R35/37/39, E57
Jeans, Jumper and Hat - B91/93/95/97
Robin - E25/27, R35
Boots - E25/27
Grounding and Shading - T0/1/3

Hope you like what I did and that you'll say hi...

Big hugs

Sunday 13 November 2016

Santa is STUCK!

Hey Lovely Blogging Buddies....

I'm back yet again!!  This time I have a lovely little Santa to share with you!  But he's in a bit of a difficult situation to say the least...  he's got himself stuck!!  I hope no-one lights a fire in the hearth - or he'll jump out fast!!

I tried another snowy sky - this time I used Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks, with a little Scattered Straw around the chimney.  Again, I tried the splatter technique with my white paint - but I'm still not happy with the result.... one day I'll get it right!  He looks like he's in a bit of a blizzard this time!  I've tried to make the glittery base of the card look like a roof full of snow so the chimney is sticking up from it...  not sure that's succeeded either!  But it's all sparkly and that makes me happy....

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Santa is Stuck
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Sentiment - PC Generated - Amatic SC font
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Beard - C0/1/3
Fur C0/1/3
Chimney E33/99/57
Mortar E50, T1
Sky - Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire 
and a little Scattered Straw

That's yet another of my Christmas cards made and put away.  I'm still taking part in the 30 day Marker Challenge - but have used the background sky as my colouring today.  Not cheating really... is it?? hehe!

Big hugs

Saturday 12 November 2016

Back to my reds...

Hi Peeps...

Well as the title says, it's back to using my reds today..  for this gorgeous little Wryn from Tiddlyinks!  

As I'm taking part in the 30 day colouring challenge run by the lovely Kathy Racoosin..  I'm getting lots of images coloured and am trying to keep up with putting them on cards!  Not as easy as it looks because I always find the designing the difficult bit!

Card Info:
Image - Tiddlyinks Winter Wryn and Snowman
Dies - MFT Single Stitched Square Frame, Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes
Sentiment and Die - Mama Elephant Mini Messages
Paper - Bo Bunny
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E25/27/29
Reds - R35/37/39, E57
Fur - C0/1
Boots - E25/27
Snowman - C0/1, BV01
Hat - C5/7/9
Shading T0.1.3

Hope you like what I did.... and now I'm off to watch Strictly Come Dancing!!

Big hugs

Thursday 10 November 2016

Christmas Shoes!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

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


Now that could also mean anything that happens in Winter.... like Christmas..  or at least that's how I interpreted it!  I came up with these fabulous shoes...  wouldn't we all love to wear them?  I know I'd fall flat on my face if I tried though!

Card Info:
Doodled Square by Delicious Scraps
Colouring - Copics
R81/83/85, G82, YG63
Shading - T0/1/3


Bugaboo is our generous sponsor this time..  if you're randomly chosen from our Perfect Pinky choice, you could win 7 free digi images!

Hope we'll see you over at In The Pink to join in the Winter fun!!

Big hugs

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Caroling Chicks...

Good Morning Lovely Peeps....

How're you all doing??  I'm trying to keep up with The 30-day Colouring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin - I made this one yesterday for Day 7 and managed to get it on Instagram last night, but was too sleepy to put it on my blog......... sooooo here it is!!

I received this fabulous stamp from a lovely friend as a gift a little while back - and this is it's first outing...  I'm sure there'll be more as these chicks are tooooo cute!!

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Caroling Chicks
Paper - Scraps from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Chicks Y02, YR21/23
Reds and Greens - R35/39, YG25
Hat - C5/7/9
Snow Shading - C0/1/3
Sky Shading - B0000/000/01

Hopefully I'll be back again later today with more colouring!

Big hugs

Sunday 6 November 2016



Hi Peeps...

Yes, I think it's true to say that I'm getting carried away with these little Santas....  colouring them makes me feel happy!!

Today I have made a tag - and I'm ever so carefully trying the splatter technique for the snowy background...  but I'm not wonderful at it yet, I think I'm being TOO careful!  Ah well... I'm trying!  I blended a little Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks for the background and used a little bit of glitter card for the hill.

Card Info:
Image - MFT Jingle All The Way
Die - PTI Tag
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Beard and Fur - C0/1
Reds - R24/35/39, E57
Belt and Boots - C7/9
Rudolph - E50/51/53/55/57

This is my make for Day 6 of the 30 Day Colouring Challenge hosted by Kathy Racoosin - I'm loving being part of this!

We've had a fabulous weekend with Barry's lovely grandson visiting with his Mum and Dad too..  lots of fun and chat, and lots of games too!  Guess who lost??? hehe!

Big hugs

Saturday 5 November 2016

A Little Snowman...

Hi Lovely Peeps...

I have yet another card using the CC Designs November release today - can you tell how excited I am by these gorgeous images??

My card today uses the gorgeous Rustic Sugar Snowman with Squirrels..  and I thought I'd have another go at a dark blue snowy sky background for him..

Card Info
Die - MFT Dienamics Double Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Sky B45/37/99
Snow Shading T0/1, BV23
Scarf - YG25/63
Squirrels - E15/18/09
Twig Arms - E74/79
Hat and Coal Buttons - C3/5/7
Hat Band R24/37/39
Lots of Glitter for snow on ground

Hopefully this little guy won't be around tonight - he may melt a bit with all the Guy Fawkes bonfires around!!  I've made a Sticky Gingerbread Parkin which we love - but it takes soooooo much eating!

Big hugs

Thursday 3 November 2016

CC Designs Blog Hop Time!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Today is RELEASE DAY for the new NOVEMBER Stamps at C.C. Designs. As you have seen from our Preview Days, these new stamps revolve around those chilly, wintry days....except for those last minute mermaids that made their way into this release! And, don't forget about the 12 new DOVEART stamps that were released at the end of October. You have a lot of amazing choices this month for your stamping needs.

I chose to use the gorgeous Snow Lucy for my card... she's so pretty and of course, had to have pink!!  I made a shaker card so she's sitting on the frame... hope those sequins are comfy for her to sit on!!

Card Info:
CC Designs Snow Lucy
CC Designs Make a Card #11 Winter Dies for snowflakes, MFT Single Stitched Frame
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Skin E000/00/11, R20
Pinks - R81/83/85
Boots C5/7
Fur C0/1
Glitter and Gems
Lots of sequins and seed beads for shaker window

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

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, NOVEMBER 6th 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!!