Wednesday 30 August 2017

Halloween Fun!


Hi Peeps...

I'm back today with another of my cards for CC Designs using Dragon Hansel from the August release...  isn't he CUTE??

I decided to keep the card very CAS - we always need cards now and again in a hurry, and this is the perfect design for that.  I cut a stitched rectangle - then used a Distress Ink in Wilted Violet to create the colour behind the image.

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Mama Elephant Confetti for Stars
Colouring - Copics
Sparkly Stars

Hope you like what I did.  It's been a busy week here on my blog - I'm thoroughly enjoying time in my crafty room....

Big hugs

Monday 28 August 2017

A bit of sunshine...

Hi Lovely Peeps..

I'm back again for my second card of today - this is my DT card for Stamp Anniething - and I've used the gorgeous Molly Sunflower - and kept the design fairly simple..  a style which I'm enjoying lately!

Card Info:
Papers - Scraps from my stash (I think the clouds are Echo Park)
Dies - MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle, Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border, 
Lawn Fawn Spring Showers
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E40/41/42/43/44
T Shirt - R81/83
Shorts - B93/95/97/99
Shading - B0000/000
Ground - YG23/25

 Hope you like what I did.  It's a lovely sunny day here today after the miserable weather we've had lately in the UK - so Molly could be out there tending her sunflowers!

Big hugs

Time for some Sneaky Peekies from Stamping Bella!


Hi Lovely Peeps....

Squeeeeeeeee......  I'm excited!!  Why???  Cos there's soon to be a brand new release from Stamping Bella!!!  The release is happening next Monday, September 4th - but of course, we couldn't wait to share some of the fabulous new images with you this week..... just to give you a little peek at what's going to be coming along!

This little witch HAS to be one of my all time favourites and I'm enjoying using lots of purple too just lately.  There is a shaker element on the background, but it was so difficult to photograph properly - you'll have to peer to see it!

I created the background by doing a little bit of smooshing again - using Distress Inks in Black Soot, Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves.  Believe it or not, that started as a piece of white Bristol Smooth watercolour paper!  Then I used a bit of Distress Paint in white to create some stars - I did the usual splashing from a small brush - which I think I'm getting a bit better at now!

Card Info:
Sentiment done on PC
Dies - MFT Star with Shaker Pouch
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E25/29
Hat and Cat - C3/5/7/9
Dress - V22/V17/V01
Tights and Hatband - YR04/YR18, C1
Broom - E40/41/43/44
Moon - Y21/Y08
Sequins and Gems

Sooooooo  that's my first of the sneaky peekies this week- be sure to pop over to the blog later today to see what the lovely Bella Babes have come up with to show... and I'll be back soon with more....

Big hugs

Friday 25 August 2017

Monique LOVES Macarons....

Hi Lovely Peeps....

Well it's a week since I blogged... did you miss me??  LOL!  I don't often get quiet DT weeks just lately..  so I've been catching up on trying to get ahead of myself.. not quite succeeding I don't think.  Ah well... always tomorrow...

Today, my card is for our Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella - we had a photo to inspire us this week..  

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I've got to say my mouth was watering as I was colouring 'Monique Loves Macarons!  I mean - who doesn't love them?? LOL!  I was obviously inspired by the photo and tried to stick to the colours shown too.

Card Info:
Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border
Paper - Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00
Hair - E25/27
Dress - R81/83/85
Pink - RV10/11/13/14
Yellow - Y00/02/06/35
Green - G20/40/43/14
Violets - V01, BV00/000/01, V17/25
Shading B0000/000
Grounding - W0/1/2/3
Button and Twine

I loved using the bright pastel colours on this image - I always feel at my happiest using this type of colour combo..  don't you?

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to Stamping Bella later to see what the other fabulous babes came up with, and then join in the fun next week... it's a free-form week so you can use ANY current Stamping Bella image you like...  such a hardship (I don't think)!! LOL! 

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend
Big hugs

Friday 18 August 2017

The Bunny Wobble and The Peony....

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

It's Bellarific Friday time at Stamping Bella - yayyyyy!  And our criteria this time was to make a 'thank you' or a 'thinking of you' card - and I chose the first.

I got this little Bunny Wobble in my last haul from Stamping Bella and have been itching to colour him/her...  and as my peonies in the garden are deep pink, that's the colour I went with - for the flower headband too!

I decided to go for a white bunny - as is shown on the stamp illustration on the pack - and I love the effect such little colouring gives.  All that was needed was shading really - oh and the pink feet and ears!  I shaded around the bunny and flower too - as I always feel that it makes the image pop a little.

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edge 2, Simon Says Stamp Thanks Word
Paper - MFT Sweet Celebration Paper Pad
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - B60/63, C0/1
Flowers - RV52/63/55/19, Y35
Leaves - YG25/63
Grounding - W0/1/3/5
Shading - B0000/000/01

I die-cut the 'thanks' three times and layered/glued them one on top of the other, which makes the word stand out in 3D.

Hope you like...  and why not pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the other Bella Babes have come up with?

Big hugs - have a great weekend!

Thursday 17 August 2017

It's our 5th Birthday at In The Pink


Hi There Lovely Bloggers...

We're celebrating today at In The Pink - we've been in existence now for FIVE WHOLE YEARS!  That's five years of fabulous pinkness - in every shape and form!!

So my card today obviously had to be apt - and what better way to celebrate than with a sparkly card.  I diecut the word, then rubbed stickles over with my finger, making the whole word sparkle and I did the same with my star die cuts too.  To make the shaker element, I used one of MFT's brilliant shaker pouches to hold some sparkly pink sequins - and the card was nearly done...

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Celebrate word, MFT Happy Birthday Circle Frame, MFT Circle,
Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Mama Elephant Confetti (stars)
MFT Round Shaker Pouch
Stickles Glitter Glue


Hope you like my sparkly make - and that you'll join us at In The Pink to celebrate - you have four whole weeks to enter - and you could be lucky - if your name is chosen at random from our perfect pinkies, you'll win a wonderful £15 gift voucher to spend at Dies To Die For!

Happy PINK crafting..
Big hugs

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Candy Mouse...


Hi There...

My card today is a Halloween card - yes, it's creeping up on us. I know it's only mid-August now, but that means in our crafting world, we have to prepare! I'm using the fabulous Candy Mouse from CC Designs' August release.

Card Info:
Die - Tonic Scalloped Circle
Paper - Doodlebug Designs Forest Friends
Colouring - Copics
Mouse - W0/1/3/5
Pumpkin - YR04/18/14/27, Y35/38
Candy - E18, YR24

You can see more fabulous inspiration of you pop over to the CC Designs Blog and take a peek at what my lovely teamies are making!

Big hugs

Monday 14 August 2017

A favourite pastime...

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Hope you're all well and enjoying the August weather..  I don't know, we've had such heavy rain lately, it seems remarkable to have a little bit of warmth and sunshine!

My card today is my GDT card for Stamp AnnieThing - this is Kelly - Book.  She's got her book propped in front of her and is thoroughly enjoying a little time to herself reading.  I think it'd make the perfect card for a girl who loves her books - or for someone who is studying.... yes?

Card Recipe:
Paper - Authentique
Die - Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E25/27/79
Top - R81/83/85
Skirt - B95/97
Book - C1

Of course, I'm back into my pink world...  and happy being there!

Big hugs

Friday 11 August 2017

Meet Edna...

Hi There Lovelies...

My Bellarific Friday card today features the oh-so-sassy Edna.... this is Meet Edna - a little late to 'meet' her I know, as I've used her lots in different poses in my cardmaking up to now.  But, this is a new stamp to me - for some reason I didn't realise I didn't have her in my collection - so I had to correct that tout suite!!

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We had the sketch above to follow this week - it save's all that 'layout thinking' time...

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Bo Bunny Petal Lane Happiness
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E23/27/79
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dress - RV11/32/34
Wings - V000, RV000
Shading - B0000/000/01
Grounding - W0/1/3
Gold Mirri Card
Ribbon, Jewels and Glitter

I stamped a second image of Edna - and fussy cut her wings (ouch!) so I could add them in 3D to her image..  giving the impression that she's ready to take flight if she's spooked...

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

Big hugs

Thursday 10 August 2017

Down and Dirty!


Hi Lovely Peeps....

Well........  as you can see by my card, I've been getting 'down and dirty' with my Distress Inks!!  LOL!  I did some smooshing for the background of this little lady  - Oct 31 Nora - from the CC Designs August release..  I wasn't sure how it'd turn out as I've never really played like this with the darker colours.... but wow..... it worked and I was really pleased with the result.

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Smooshing (for those that haven't tried it yet) is fab - but you have to be prepared to get dirty fingers.  All you do is plop your DI inkpad upside down (to leave some colour) onto a craft mat or something that's not porous - spray a mini-mister onto the colour that the pad left - then upturn your card (preferably use a Bristol Smooth watercolour card) - and SMOOSH the two together!  I tended to use my heat gun to dry each layer before adding another colour.  You'll be amazed by the effects you can achieve using a few colours!  I used Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, and Seedless Preserves - then I did some white acrylic paint splattering too, for the stars.  That made more mess really than the Distress Inks!  I finished off using a Sharpie White Poster Paint pen for the brighter stars.

Card Info:
Die - Mama Elephant Confetti (for stars in glitter card)
Distress Inks for background - Black Soot, Wilted Violet, 
Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves
Colouring - Copics (with the odd Promarker too)
Hair - C5/7/9
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dress - Promarkers Amethyst and Aubergine, V15/17/25
Moon Y11/21, YR23
Pumpkin - YR04/14/18/24, Y21/35
Spider - C3/7
Leaf - E31/34
Stem - YG63/65
Glitter Card for stars
Jewels from Lucy's Cards

Hope you like my make - I'm not the best at Halloween creations - so I really was thrilled at how this turned out!

Big Hugs

Tuesday 8 August 2017

A Summer Day


Hi Lovely Bloggers... 

At last, I have my internet back!!  We've been without for a few days - and it's been like my right arm has been cut off!  So many things rely on it..  and you only realise just how much when it's not working!  Ah well, back now with brand new modem..

Today (it should have been yesterday..) I'm sharing my DT card for the fabulous new release at All Dressed Up..  this is Summer Day (for obvious reasons!)  She's lazing on her deckchair soaking up some rays - and is being a good girl with her face in the shade of that fantastic hat!

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Simon Says Stamp Life Word, 
Lawn Fawn Spring Showers (sun), Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Paper - Echo Park
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11,71, R20
Hair - E25/27
Chair - E30/31/33, BG70/72
Dress - RV32/34
Hat - E30/31/33/34/35
Shading - B0000/000/01
Grounding - W0/1/3
Jewels from Lucy's Cards

Hope you like my summer lady..  wish I was where she is as we've had pouring rain all day today, and I could do with a little bit of sun!

Big hugs

Friday 4 August 2017

I get a kick out of you!! Stamp AnnieThing Preview Day 3


Hi..... again.....!!!

Phew.......  it's my last post for this week...  but it's an exciting one, as it's time for the new release at Stamp AnnieThing!!

You've been loving the sneak peeks of these little guys, and this one I think, is my favourite.  His name is Tony - and the stamp is called 'Kick Out of You' (for obvious reasons!).  I used an embossing folder for the starry background - then a sun-ray digi paper behind that.

Card Info:
Star Embossing folder
Sunray Digi Paper (from Etsy)
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E18/08, YR14/18
Skin - E000/00/11/71/93
Suit - E40/41
Belt - R24

It's been a fabulous release with boy images to please all I think.  I know I love girlie cards, but I do love making boy cards here and there!

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to the Stamp AnnieThing blog here to see what the lovely DT have come up with.

Big hugs - have a great weekend...

Bedelia The Bunny


Hi Again Lovelies...

I'm back yet again this week - this time with my card for our Bellarific Friday over at Stamping Bella.  We were to use the gorgeous Stamp of the Month - Bedelia The Bunny - for our makes..  what a fabulous expression she has!  And she's available with 20% discount this month - right through until the end of August ...  that's gotta be good!

Card Info:
Sentiment - done on PC (font - LD Going Nuts)
Paper - Doodlebug Design Spring Things
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, CC Designs Clouds 
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - E40/41/42/43/44/47
Grass and Leaves - YG23/25
Flowers - R81/83
Shading - B0000/000/01, BG72
Hemp Cord

Hope you'll take a look over at the Stamping Bella Blog to see what the fabulous Bella Babes have come up with to inspire..  

Big hugs

Thursday 3 August 2017


Hi All...

Me again!!  It's time for the CC Designs new August release... and my card is using SUPERGIRL!  I have vivid memories of Wonder Woman played by Linda Carter in years gone by, so I loved colouring this little lady (who is as close to Wonder Woman as I'll see!)!  

Don't you just love her fab costume??

Card Info:
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle (slightly elongated by me!)
Verve Stars
Paper from stash (no name, sorry!)
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R21
Hair - E21/23/25
Reds - R24/46, E57
Blues - B26/28/99
Golds - Y38, YR23
Shading - W0/1/3/5
Gild Mirri Card

Just thought I'd do a side-on shot which shows the gold mirri more..  but none of my pics actually do my card colours justice - they all look a bit washed out..  I NEED better equipment I think!

Here are the wonderful new stamps available at CC Designs from today..

So many to choose from!

Big hugs