Monday 30 January 2017

It's a Rainbow Kind of Day...

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Another month has rolled by - far too quick for my liking!  So it's Preview time for the wonderful new February release at CC Designs...

You'll love the new stamps...  and one of my favourites is Rainbow Lucy - I chose to use her today.

Card Info:
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55/57
Dress Y11/21, B01/02
Hearts R24/37
Rainbow - R37, YR14, YG25, B02
Clouds W0/1
Shading - B0000/000
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils

The release will be available on Thursday.  I hope you'll also check out the CC Designs Blog HERE during the week to see what my lovely teamies have come up with for your inspiration!

Big hugs

Wednesday 25 January 2017

I love you......

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Yayyyyyy... it's Wednesday again and I'm here with another gorgeous Stamping Bella make for their 'Wonderful Wednesdays With...'!

I used a stamp with this gorgeous pair of heffalumps that's been in my stash since last year and I've been waiting for Valentines' time to be use it!!  Mind you, shouldn't we always tell the people we love just that - no matter when it is?!

Dies - Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Paper - Pebble Inc Be Mine
Colouring - Copics and Prismacolours
Heffalumps - C0/1/2/3/5/7, R11
Hearts - R24/37
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils 

Hope you like what I did...

Did you get your order in yet for Stamping Bella's fabulous new release??  I certainly did!!  My package is winging it's way to me - I can't wait to receive it and start playing!!!

Big hugs

Monday 23 January 2017

Little Pixie...

Hi Lovely Bloggers....

I have another CC Designs January release card to share today.... this little cutie is called 'Winged Heart' - and she'd be ideal for Valentines - or just to send love to someone who needs a little bit.

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E50/51/43/57
Clothes RV0000/52/63/55
Shading T1/3

Hope you like what I did!

It's chilly here in Yorkshire today - but not as chilly as in the south of the country thank goodness!  Hope you're all keeping warm and safe...

Big hugs

Thursday 19 January 2017

What's New??

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

It's time for another new challenge over at In The Pink - and our theme this time is 


So we're wanting to see what you can come up with using something NEW!  Come on... get out all the lovely new stash that you got for Christmas and join in!!  You could interpret it in another way too...  for a new baby, or a new house etc..

I chose to use a new image that I got free when I joined in the Advent Calendar fun at Kit and Clowder...  it's from Stamp Anniething - a company whose images I adore!!  This is actually a digi - but they only actually sell rubber stamps.  Such a shame that we can't as yet buy them in the UK!  Oooh and I got some new papers on Saturday at Samuel Taylors - the plain pink is one of them - it's from Hobby House.

Image - Stamp Anniething - Brooke as Anna
Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Papers - Hobby House and Nitwits
Dies - MFT Dienamics Double Stitched Rectangle, 
Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders
Colouring - Copics 
Hair - E59/29/27/25
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dress - RV91/93/95
Cape - RV34, R85

Our sponsor this time at In The Pink is The Ribbon Girl who have a fabulous paper pad for our lucky winner chosen at random!

Hope we'll see you join in the fun!

Big hugs

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Bonnie Loves Bows...

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

It's Wednesday again - and so I'm over at Stamping Bella doing my 'Wonderful Wednesdays With' feature!!  Can't help but say I'm still so thrilled to be asked to do these!!

Today I've used a gorgeous Tiny Townie by the name of Bonnie..  Here's Bonnie's story..

'Bonnie was getting ready for a night out with the love of her life.  Now as Bonnie is a very modern girl - and believes in equality in all things - she's decided to declare her love and give her heart to her man.  Of course, for this occasion she had to wear THE RIGHT dress to impress him...  and decided on her fabulous PINK party frock - finished off with the most wonderful bow in her hair - the pink would set off her complexion better than any other colour!  Then she just HAD to have her glittered petticoat underneath her dress.. she wouldn't feel right without some gorgeous sparkle.  She decided to put a lush polka dot bow around her heart too. I hope her man appreciated all the effort she'd gone to when she told him of her undying love.....   '

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Bonnie Loves Bows
Dies - Spellbinders Oval Stax
Hearts Embossing Folder
Paper - Doodlebug Design Sweetheart
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - RV0000/52/63/55/17
Petticoat - C0/1
Tights - C7, RV17
Heart - R35/37/39 E57
Glitter and Bow

Happy Crafting.....
Big hugs

Friday 13 January 2017

String of Hearts....

Hi again lovely bloggers....

Today it's time to share another of the CC Designs January release...  and I just love this little Roberto's Rascal.... she's called String of Hearts - I think you can see why!

Card Info:
Image - CC Designs Roberto's Rascals String of Hearts
Sentiment CC Designs XOXO Sentiments
Dies - CC Designs Make a Card #14 for Hearts
Paper - scrap from stash
Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/53/55/57
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dress - R30/32/37
T Shirt W0/1
Hearts - R24/46, E30/31
Shading T0/1/3

Hope you like this little cutie!

It's nasty weather here in the UK today...  the east coast is expecting a 'storm surge'...  so I'm really glad we live inland!  Stay safe wherever you are!

Big hugs

Thursday 12 January 2017

You're My Cup of Tea...

Hi Lovely Bloggers....

I'm still doing a happy dance here - because today I have another of the wonderful Stamping Bella release to share......  and OMG - it's Edna - and she's my favourite of all!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabulous image!!!

Edna is just having a little rest - she's been busy gossiping with her friends at her local fairy tea shop..  and she does look comfy, so I think she's drunk her cuppa first!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Edna's Cup of Tea
Paper - MFT Farm Fresh Gingham
Dies - MFT Double Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E23/25/27/29
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Cup - RV52/63/55/17/09, YG63
Boa - C0/1/2/3
Wings - RV000/00
Shading - N0/1/2/3
Glitter and Twine

I'm still swooning away at this release - it's so difficult to colour with hearts floating cartoon like from my eyes!!  I can't wait to order my long list on Monday!!  

Big hugs

Wednesday 11 January 2017

Do you believe in fairy tales??

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

I'm sooooo excited to be sharing a card using one of the wonderful new release from Stamping Bella!!  It's Day 3 of the sneaky peekies... 

Of course, M'Lady needed her pink...  and when Sir Knight saw her glittered hat thing-a-mi-bob...  he was soooo jealous and wanted sparkle too......  so I glittered his feathers!  Well fair dos... I couldn't let him be seen in public without, could I??  

OK... I live in fairy-tale world - it's a lovely world to live in!!  

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Fairy Tale Squidgies
Paper - Scraps from Stash
Dies - MFT Pierced Circle Stax, PTI Loop de Loop border, 
Pretty Pink Posh Mini Tags, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E21/E23/25/27
Dress and Hat - RV91, R81/83/85
Armour - C0/1/3/5
Shading - W0/1/3/5

I know I'm going to be bankrupt by the time I've spent on this new release...  but ohhhhh - there are so many FAB-U-LOUS images that I NEED!!  So please......  Mr Bank Manager....  take kindly to my spends!!

Make sure you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog HERE to check out what the wonderful DT have created for your eyes to feast on!  The release will be available next Monday - January 16th... so not long to wait!

Big hugs...

Tuesday 10 January 2017

Be Mine...

Hi Lovely Bloggers....

I'm back today to share another of the CC Designs January release...  this little guy has already won MY heart!  He was a dream to colour.... even his red hair!  I did my little curly c's again to give his hair texture..  and I think it worked..

Card Info:
Paper - Doodlebug Design
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - YR18/14, E08/18
Reds - R24/46
Greens - YG21/23/25
Blues B12/23/24/18
Note - W0/1
Shading T0/1/3

He looks like he's concentrating really hard on writing his love note...  with his tongue sticking out of the corner of his mouth!  I wonder how many of us do that?  I know I do!! LOL!

I hope his valentine doesn't disappoint him....

Big hugs

Thursday 5 January 2017

CC Designs January Blog Hop!

Hi Lovely Bloggers....

Today is RELEASE DAY for the new JANUARY Stamps at C.C. Designs. As you have seen from our Preview Days, these new stamps revolve around LOVE and Valentine's Day. There are 3 new Little Pixie stamps, and 3 new Roberto's Rascals stamps. We also have a new sentiment set called XOXO Sentiments. Another big announcement.....we are going back to the pre-cut rubber for our stamps. We'll keep the sentiments clear so they are easy to line up on your cards.
I've used the gorgeous little pixie called Balloon Heart for my shaker card.... she's so cute and pretty!

Card Info:
Paper - Doodlebug Design
Dies - CC Designs Layering Tags (turned to alter size and shape slightly), 
MFT Peek-a-Boo Jumbo Stax
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/43/57
Dress - RV52/63/55/17
Shoes - E23/25
Sequins and Seed Beads for the Shaker Element

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, JANUARY 8th at NOON, 12pm EST. All 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!!

Anything Goes at In The Pink!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

It's time again for a new challenge at In The Pink......  and we're starting off the new year with a bang by choosing the theme of


I'm afraid my 'be organised' resolution has gone out of the window already, as I made the card very last minute.... but it was one of those that I knew what I wanted to make - unusual for me - so I could just get on and do it!

I chose a gorgeous image from All Dressed Up to colour... and made a Distress Ink backdrop for her..  I'm getting to enjoy these splatter type backgrounds!

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Party Frock (now available as a stamp from LDRS)
Sentiment - done on PC
Background - Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry
Image colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E41/43/44/47
Dress - R81/83/85/89, W0/1
Sequins, Gem and Glitter

You could win a fabulous prize from All Dressed Up who are our generous sponsor this time..  if your entry is chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies.

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Hope you'll join in the pink fun!

Big hugs

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Exciting Times!!

Hi Lovely Blogging Peeps....

I've got some really exciting news to share with you today - well exciting for me!!  At last I can share the secret that I've been asked to do a Guest Spot for Stamping Bella's 'Wonderful Wednesdays With..'!!!  Can you believe?? I'm joining the sistahood for a little while!  I've been a fan of their stamps for years.... they were one of the first companies that I ordered from across the pond..  and my love of their fabulous images is the same now as ever it was - and goes from strength to strength with their fabulous new characters!
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I think I've said before that Edna is my very favourite of all Stamping Bella  characters - Edna was my Mum's name so I always think of her while I'm colouring.  And I love how sassy this lady is...  all snuggled up on her (casually thrown on of course!) boa... with sparkly fairy dust flying from her heels!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Frames
Paper - Authentique Bubble Gum Too
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E25/27/29
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Dress, Boa and Shoes - R81/83/85/56
Wings - RV91
Glitter, Stickles and Sequins

To colour her bubbly hair and her boa, I did lots of tiny C shapes with my Copic pens in the different shades - I think it helps give the illusion of texture.

Then I used the sentiment that's included in the set on the inside of the card... and stamped/fussy cut the crown a second time for an added little extra.

I took lots of photos so you could see this little lady from all angles.... she cries out for attention don't you think??!! hehe!

I'm still having to pinch myself to believe I'm a Guest Designer with my favourite stamp company..  I may just have to go lie down to recover now!! hehe!

Big hugs

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Valentine Cupcakes


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

Here we are again with a wonderful new release from CC Designs!!  I bet you can guess what the main theme for this release is - it's the most romantic day of the year next month, and CC Designs has certainly come up with some wonderful images to suit!!

This little cutie is called Valentine Cupcakes.... she's truly gorgeous to colour - and I tried a little colour blending on her pigtails!  Of course, I'm back to my lovely pinks too - well she suits them so much!

Card Info:
Dies - CC Designs Stitched Squares, CC Designs Make a Card #14 (for the heart cut out on the banner!)
Paper - CC Designs Pastel My Belle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Dress - R81/83/85, Hearts - R35/37
Cakes - E51/53, W0/1, R81/83, R35/37 (Cherry)
Shoes - E21/23/25
Shading W0/1/3

There's good news too that these new stamps are all back into pre-trimmed, cling mounted rubber!  Only the sentiments are now clear stamps.

 I'll be back soon with another new release image - see you then!

Big hugs