Friday 28 April 2017



Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

OK.... don't blame me.... the colours on my card are clashing!!  But it's inspiration photo week at Stamping Bella.....  and we had this photo for colouring inspiration.....

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So I tried to use them all.....  Now, they look good on the photo above...... and not so good together on my card!  I used my Prismacolour Pencils to colour, then fussy cut.  To me, the image is a Mum and daughter.....  such close family members... hence my diecut sentiment.

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Simon Says Stamp Word
Colouring - Prismacolour Pencils, Distress Ink sponged background

The word is diecut from the background first, then cut again with plain cardstock.  The background word is lifted out, then adhered over the plain word, then both are placed back into the negative - giving a raised effect for the word.

Do pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog HERE to see what my uber-talented teamies have come up with... 

OK... 'nuff said.....  I'll be back to my comfy Copic zone next time.....  promise!

Big hugs

Thursday 27 April 2017

Pretty Peonies...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

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


I bought this Mama Elephant Pretty Peonies stamp set recently, so decided to use that for my card - peonies are one of my favourite flowers.  I stamped on Bristol Smooth card with Versamark, then embossed with white embossing powder.  I then coloured with my (little used) Zig Clean Colour Markers.  I was reasonably happy with how it turned out...  but need to do more practice with these pens I think.  Also, I used some Tonic Nuvo Jewel Drops on the peonies to look like dew drops - but unfortunately, they affected the colour of the pink underneath them.  Eeeek!  Ah well... the best laid plans of mice and men....  

Card Info:
Image - Mama Elephant Pretty Peonies
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink
Die - MFT Scalloped Frames
Colouring - 
Zig Clean Colour Markers in various pinks and greens

As my photos above look more blue-ish than the colours do in real life, I decided to try for a different photograph on a different day...  and this is what happened.  It was sunny when I took the photo below, and it was a cool day with no sun on the photos above.  Just shows you how the weather can make a difference to the lighting on your photo, doesn't it?


You could win a fabulous £10 voucher from our very generous sponsor - Digi Stamp Boutique if you're chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies...  so what're you waiting for??  Get out your PINK pens!! 

Big hugs

Friday 21 April 2017

Celebrate in Style...

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

It's Bellarific Friday time again - and this time our challenge was Birthday Wishes/Celebrations - well, I just couldn't decide to start with as there are so many lovely Bella images that would have suited the occasion!  But then I homed in on one of my favourites.... this is Tiny Townies Birthday Party..  and these girlies are celebrating in style!

Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border
Sentiment - Make it Crafty chipboard word
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - C5/7/9, E41/42/43, E50/51/53
Dresses RV52/66/55, R81/83/85, V01/05/17
Grounding and Shading - T0/1/3

Hope you like what I did...

Big hugs

Wednesday 19 April 2017

Some bunny..........


Hi Lovely Peeps...

Here's a quick card I made at the weekend for my daughter - I thought it was just right for Easter-time.

I used a couple of MFT Some Bunny Loves You bunnies - and created a little hillside behind them.  I did a little bit of distress ink blending for the sky (complete with splatters of water for interest), then added a bit of green card for the hill.  I fussy cut the bunnies, then added some clouds.

Image - MFT Some Bunny Loves Me
Dies - Spellbinders Circle, Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, CC Designs Clouds
Paper - MFT Gingham
Colouring - Copics
Bunnies - E40, W0/1/3
Pinks - E11/32/34
Violets - V01/04

Hope you like my CAS card as much as I loved making it.

Big hugs

Monday 17 April 2017

Little Balloon Lucy

Hi Lovely Bloggers.....

Hope you had a lovely Easter...  with plenty of chocolate!  I know the Easter Bunny was very kind in our house..  he left lots of the yummy stuff for us to munch on! Diet?  What diet?? lol!

Today I'm here with another of my DT cards for CC Designs - this is Balloon Lucy - and I've been inspired lately to use stronger colours by the lovely Jessie Banks.. so here's the result.  I was really pleased how she turned out - and enjoyed using the colours!

Card Info:
Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Paper - MFT Country Fair
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44
Reds R24/46
Yellows - Y35/38
Blues - B12/14
Greens G40/43/46
Browns - E43/44

Hope you like Lucy as much as I do...

Big hugs

Friday 14 April 2017

Sweet Pea

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

I hope you're all preparing for a wonderful Easter...  I'm not sure the weather here in the UK is going to be as lovely as we'd like it to be, but we can be prepared to dash out when the big yellow thing in the sky appears!

It's Bellarific Friday again... (where do the weeks go?)..  and we had a fabbie sketch to use this time...

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I think I stuck relatively close to the sketch..  well, as close as I could!

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Garden Girls Sweet Pea
Paper - Bo Bunny Petal Lane Happiness
Die - MFT double stitched rectangle (made longer by fiddling and cutting from either end -
if you want to know how, just ask!),
Simon Says Stamp Sending word die
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E25/27/29
Pinks - RV11/32/34
Greens - G40/43/46
Grounding and Shading - T0/1/2
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils
Gold Mirri Card
LOVE word - done on PC

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella blog HERE to see what the other lovely BABES have come up with!

Have a lovely Easter - hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots of yummy chocolate!

Big Hugs

Thursday 13 April 2017

Pearlie Pink!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

We have a fabulous new challenge starting today over at In The Pink - our theme this time is 


I found it quite easy to use pearls... I used a little stamp that's been gathering dust in my 'to use' pile - and surrounded her with a ring of pearl string!

Card Info:
Image - Stampendous Ballerina Kiddo
Paper - MFT Lucky Prints
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44
Pinks - R81/83/85
Grounding and Shadow - T0/1/2
Flowers, Pearl String and Organza Ribbon

Hope you like what I did and that you'll join in the fab challenge at In The Pink by clicking on the logo above!  You could win a wonderful $12 voucher to spend at Di's Digi Stamps if you're creation is chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies!


Happy Crafting
Big hugs..

Saturday 8 April 2017

Pretty in Plaits


Hi again lovely bloggers...

I'm late with this post - it should have been up last night, but blogger was behaving badly - I eventually gave up and didn't get it done!

It's new release time at All Dressed Up - and there are four fabulous new images to choose from - I chose to use Pretty In Plaits.

Card Info:
Paper - LOTV
Die - Nellies Ovals
Colouring - Copics
Lilacs - V000/V01/V04
Aquas - BG11/72
Hair - E25/27/29
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Glitter, Twine and Gem

Have a lovely weekend - it's going to be sunny here in the UK - so we'll be out in the garden catching up on all the jobs we need to get done!

Big Hugs

Friday 7 April 2017


Hey Lovely Bloggers...

It's the first Friday of the month... and you know what that means??  It's Stamp of the Month time over at Stamping Bella...  and this time it's the turn of Uptown Girl Reilly to grab the spotlight!  Well, she isn't really, as she's hiding behind that big armchair..  with her feet up and a large glass of red wine in her hand!  

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Pierced Circle, Brittania Large MultiFlower, Leaf Punch
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV91/63/09/34
Skin E000/00/11

Hope you like what I did... I'm not sure if there could be TOO much pink here???  or should I wash my mouth out??!!  LOL!

Have a lovely weekend all..

Thursday 6 April 2017

CC Designs April New Release Blog Hop

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends........

Today is RELEASE DAY for the new APRIL Stamps at C.C. Designs. As you have seen from our Preview Days, these new stamps revolve around birthday parties and celebrations!

I chose to use 'Sneaking a Lick' - something I'm often guilty of!! hehe!

Card Info:
Paper - Echo Park Little Man
PTI Ric Rac Border
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44
Hake E30/31/33
Blues - B12/14
Greens - YG23/25
Shading and Grounding - T0/1/2

Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team. Check out their amazing creations! This month we have an awesome Guest Designer joining us! Please give a warm welcome to Mindy Baxter of My Creative Scoop!

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. The winner from the Blog Hop will receive FREE stamps!!

*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, APRIL 9th at NOON, 12pm EST. All winners will be announced the following week.

Don't forget we also have a give-away on the C.C. Designs Facebook Page. Head over, find the Preview Day Banner, and answer the question in the FACEBOOK comment section. You have until Sunday, APRIL 9th to leave an answer for a chance at winning! 

All of these products are now available in the C.C. Designs Store!

Happy Hopping!!


Monday 3 April 2017

HB2U Shaker...

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

This week, it's the turn of CC Designs to have a new release... and I have some sneak peeks to show you. 

Today I'm starting with the gorgeous Birgitta..  I felt like making a shaker card so used one of the large frames so the whole card became a shaker - complete with lots of seed beads and sequins.  I did do a chalked sky behind Birgitta...  but I think because I've shaken the card (a lot!), some of the blue chalk has disappeared.  I can still see the clouds in real life, but the camera and acetate seem to have wiped them out! Ah well - lesson learned!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Frame
Anne Marie Designs Polka Dot Cardstock 
Colouring - Copics 
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20 
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44 
Dress and Hat - R81/83/85, YG21/23/25 
Banner - R35, Y06/21, YG63, B91 
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils 
Sequins and Acetate 

Hope you'll pop by the blog during the week to see what the other lovely DT members have come up with! 

Big hugs

Saturday 1 April 2017

My Best Friend


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Hope you're having a good weekend...  

I'm back to share my card for the new Facebook challenge over at All Dressed Up - our theme is...


Well there are some fabulous All Dressed Up images that feature four legged friends..  so I decided to use one of those..  this is My Best Friend..

Card Info:
Paper - Spring Things
Die - MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55/57
Pinks - R81/83/85
Blues - B01, BG11/72
Dog - E40/41/43/44
Grounding - T0/1/2
Shading - B0000/000
Button Twine

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to the Facebook page HERE to check out the other lovely DT creations and enter too!

Big hugs