Monday 31 July 2017

Katy Without The Rain!


Hi there lovely bloggers...

Hope you had a good weekend and you're ready for the new month that's nearly here..

I have a bit of a busy week to come - with two of my Design Teams having a new release for the new month - so you may get a bit tired of seeing me.  Hope not though!

Today though, it's my inspiration card for Stamp AnnieThing.  I used the gorgeous Katy Without The Rain - and again, I enjoyed colouring her.  These stamped images are so clear - they make colouring a joy.  I'm struggling a bit to get photos that show the colour as I see them in real life - not sure what I'm going to do about that!

Card Recipe:
Card - Anna Marie Designs
Tim Hotlz Dotty Stencil
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71/93
Hair - E25/27/29
Brolly - B32/34/97
Coat - Y06/21/38

I doodled a little along the edges of the white card to finish it off.

Hope you like what I did.. and that you'll 'put up' with me this week!!

Big hugs

Friday 28 July 2017

Little Surfer


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Today I'm here with my Bellarific Friday card for Stamping Bella..  and this time we had a photo for inspiration!

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Now, as I'd just received my mahoosive haul from Stamping Bella - I decided to use one of my new stamp sets - this is the Littles Surfer Set.  I wanted to go with the seaside scene..  and this little girl was just perfect for the job!

I used some vellum for the sea - cut with an MFT Dienamics die - then glittered with Stickles.

Card Info:
(there's a CUT IT OUT die set also available)
Dies - MFT Making Waves, MFT Stitched Rectangles Scallop Frames 
Lil' Inkers Stitched Sun
Paper - MFT Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Pastels 
Sentiment - done on PC 
Colouring - Copics 
Skin - E000/00/11 
Hair - C5/7/9 
Bikini - RV13/14 
Surfboard - BG15, R30 
Vellum Sea- BG15 
Sky - B0000/000 

I'm loving these Littles - they're so easy to colour - and they have such a lot in each set!

Hope you'll pop over to the BLOG to see what the other fab Babes have come up with..

Have a great weekend...
Big hugs

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Who Loves Magical Unicorns? I DO!!

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

(Warning - Picture Heavy Post!)

I've been playing with these fabulous Magical Unicorns from MFT for a little while, and wanted to get just 'the right' background for behind the shaker bit.  You know what I mean by that?  Nothing else will do - you know what you want, and have to figure a way of getting it!  Well I scratched my head for a while, and this is what I came up with...

I used a light pencil to mark the size of the circle background I'd need - then set to with a pad of post it notes (the long ones, not the square ones), and I blended Distress Inks in a rainbow of colours - using the post-it note as a mask.  I started with the red, and worked through to the violet.  I was really pleased how it turned out, as I think unicorns NEED rainbows!  If you want to try this and need more help - just give me a quite shout.

I made three cards while I was in the Unicorn/Rainbow mood - and have more still to put together.  This is where it gets picture heavy! LOL!  (Scroll down for materials used)

Materials Used:
Dies - MFT Dienamics Peek-a-Boo Window Large
Mama Elephant Confetti Stars
Distress Inks for background
Colouring - Copics
Unicorn body - B60/63, C0
Unicorn manes -  
Lots of Glitter card and Lots of Sequins!

Hope you like my makes - I have a real love of unicorns and rainbows, so I really enjoyed playing with them... hope you will do too!  Like I say - if you need more help with the rainbow background - I could possibly be persuaded to do a YouTube tutorial.

Big hugs

Friday 21 July 2017

Let's Be Merry!


Hey there lovely friends...

Yes, OK, you got me...  this is a card for 'that occasion in December that in my house isn't mentioned till November!'  But I had to... that's my excuse!  In Stamping Bella land, it's Bellarific Friday, and it's time for a 'Christmas in July' challenge...  but I figured Edna could be popping out of a package at any time of the year (even though she has mistletoe in her hand, hmmm...)  And she's ALWAYS merry..  so I'm just about getting away with it... I think...

Card Info
Stamp - Stamping Bella Edna The Fairy Godmother
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler
Paper - Scrap from my stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/93
Hair - E23/27/29/79
Reds - R24/46/39, E57
Greens - YG25, G20/40/43
Doodlebug Design Matt Sprinkles
Glitter and Gem

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to join in our challenge for next week..  which this time, is taking inspiration from a photo that you'll find on the blog.

Have a good weekend all...
Big hugs

Thursday 20 July 2017

Fairy Queen Violet (well pink in my world!!)

Hi Lovely Friends...

We have a fabulous new challenge for you today over at In The Pink - our theme is 


Now that could be anything from a mermaid to a unicorn, but I decided to go with a fairy (not surprised, are you?) - in fact a fairy queen!!  I've got to say, I'm not sure fairies can be classed as fantasy creatures - as I definitely have fairies living in my garden.... don't you???  But for the purposes of this card - they ARE! lol!

I sooo wish you could see all the sparkle on this card, as I used a Wink of Stella pen all over her beautiful dress.  You can just about pick it up in the final photo.

Card Info:
Image - A Day For Daisies Fairy Queen Violet
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11
Hair - E42/43/44
Dress - RV0000/000/00/52/63/55
Frantage and a small foliage stamp around the edge of the square
MFT Sun Ray Stencil
Glitter and Gems
Wink of Stella Pen
I fussy cut the image so she's actually in 3D - hope you can see that.

Here's the link to In The Pink, and if you join in, you could be in with a chance of  winning a £15 voucher to spend at Dies To Die For!


Happy Crafting..
Big hugs

Monday 17 July 2017

Don't Let Anyone Burst Your Bubble....


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Hope you had a good weekend.  I've been resting up a little after pulling a muscle in my back on our walk (down a big hill!) on Thursday last. Nothing that a hottie bottle can't cure...  at least that's my thoughts..

I'm here today to share my DT card for Stamp AnnieThing.  Now I bought this bubble die a while back at the Harrogate show, and have been waiting for just 'the right' card to use it on.. so when I saw Sofia and her bubble blowing wand, I knew that this was my opportunity!  I diecut the bubble from gold mirri card - but it's difficult to photograph well, although I think you can see it.

I do love colouring these gorgeous girlie images from Stamp AnnieThing - they really are a joy - particularly their hair - and I love to fussy cut them too.

Dies - Alexandra Renke Bubble Die, Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Doodlebug Design Spring Things, 
Anna Marie Designs Dotty Purple
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44
Dress - V01/15/17
Green - YG05
Socks C0/1
Gold Mirri Card

Hope you like what I did..

Happy Crafting

Friday 14 July 2017



Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Hope you're all well and enjoying the summer.

Now, it's time for another Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella- and we were given this sketch for inspiration.

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I chose to use one of the little Squidgies - this time with her huge Teddy who is bigger than she is.  Now I don't do fur a lot, so it was time for a little practice.  I did lots of curly fur by dotting the colour, as one of my daughter's had a teddy that looked just like this, and it was a firm favourite.  

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Squidgy and Teddy
Paper - Doodlebug Design Friendly Forest
Dies - MFT Pierced Circle, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle
Colouring - Copics
Bear - E40/41/42/43/44/47
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress and Shoes - R81/83/85
Shading - T0/1/2

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other Bella Babes have come up with.

Next week, the challenge is C*******S (that word we don't speak of till November) in July, so I'll have to dig out my reds!

Big hugs

Saturday 8 July 2017

Sweet as can be....

Hi Lovelies...

I'm back with my last card of the week (phew do I hear you say?? Lol)...  this is my third sneak peek DT card for Stamp AnnieThing - and this time using Violet - Sweet As Can Be.  Isn't she cute??  And so easy to colour and fussy cut!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamp AnnieThing Violet - Sweet as Can Be
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Paper - Scrap from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71/93
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44
Dress - RV17/19/09, E27
Socks - C0/1
Lolly - RV93/95
Glossy Accents

I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more of Stamp AnnieThing in the near future - they're images are so fabulous and so lovely to colour too!

Big hugs

Friday 7 July 2017

Day Dreaming...


Hi Again.....

I did tell you I was going to be busy this week - and I'm here with my second card of the day (there's another still to come!).  

This time, it's the turn of All Dressed Up - and this is my DT card for the fabulous new release.  I did try out a new style of layout on my card this time - having been inspired by the fabulous Inge Groot - I've admired her cards for some time, and love this type of layered layout.

Card Info:
Sentiment done on PC
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Lil' Inkers Circle, PTI Tag, 
Neat and Tangled Stars
Papers - Scraps from my Stash!
Colouring - Copics
Hair - C3/5/7/9
Skin - E000/00/11/71/93
Denim - B91/93/95/97/99
Pinks - R81/83
Button Twine

Hope you like my card - I think this is one of my recent favourites!

You can see what the other lovely All Dressed Up FB DT have made by clicking HERE.

I'll be back again soon - sorry if you're getting tired of seeing me - it's a problem when two or three of the Design Teams I'm on have a release at the same time!  I'll be quiet for a while now, I promise! 

Big hugs

Petunia Has a Party!

Hi there....

It's Bellarific Friday time again (the weeks go SO fast!), and we have a fabulous stamp of the month - this is Petunia Has Party.  I love colouring Petunia - and it looks like she's having a good time with a chickie friends..  

Stamping Bella USA

You can get Petunia in the Stamping Bella store HERE with 20% off the usual price..  right through to the end of July.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Birthday Sampler
Paper - Penny Black Summertime
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles
Petunia - R0000/000/00/01/02/30, RV10/11
Chicks - Y02/21/35, YR23, Buttercup Flexmarker
Shading - B0000/000/01
Hats - R24/46
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils
Glitter, Button and Twine

Hope you like my card and that you'll also pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog HERE to see what the other lovely Bella Babes have come up with to inspire!

Big hugs

Thursday 6 July 2017

Cocktail Anyone??


Hi Lovelies...

I'm sharing another of the sneak peeks for Stamp AnnieThing's July release today - this is Vanessa!  Now Vanessa is on her holidays - and is enjoying a nice cocktail or two..  lucky girl!

I enjoyed doing some more smooshing for this background - I'm loving the process and the effect it gives - I'm always able to make just 'the right' coloured background paper!

Card Info:
Image - Stamp Anniething Vanessa (available 7 July)
Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders
Distress Inks (smooshing) - Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, 
Mowed Lawn
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E25/27/29
Skin - E000/00/11/71/93
Greens - YG23/25/63/67
Flower - RV66/55
Studio Katia Crystal Clear Fusion Sequins
Button Twine

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to the Stamp AnnieThing blog HERE to see what the other lovely DT have made for your inspiration.

It's a busy week for me, I've got another three cards to share with you tomorrow...  hope you're not getting tired of seeing me!! LOL!

Big hugs

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Lets Hang Out...


Hi Lovelies...

It's new release time over at Stamp AnnieThing - and over the next few days, I have some sneaky peaks to show you!

Stamp Anniething

Today's peak is using Tony - and he's wanting to 'hang out'...   I decided he needed to have some red hair - and loved colouring him.

Card Info:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles
Paper - Doodlebug Design Flower Box
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71/93
Hair - YR14/18, E08/18
Blues - B91/93/95/97/99
Branch - E23/27 
Leaves - YG05/63/67

Hope you'll pop over to the Stamp AnnieThing blog HERE to check out the fab inspiration from the wonderful DT!

I'll be back tomorrow with another of the fab new release..

Big hugs