Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Happy Days!!

Hi Lovelies...

Well, I don't know if you've seen, but it's a wonderful NEW RELEASE time over at Stamping Bella...  so it's certainly HAPPY DAYS!

Today I'm using the gorgeous Tiny Townie 'Frances Loves to Float' as my DT card - wouldn't you just feel like floating at the beach like Frances today?  I know I would as it's raining here as I look out of the window!

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Frances Loves to Float (available June 30)
Frame Die - Mama Elephant
Paper - Crafters' Companion
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/93
Hair - E23/25

Hope you like what I did...   The release will be available on Friday...  can you wait that long?? hehe!

Big hugs.......

Friday, 23 June 2017



Hi Lovelies....

I'm back today as it's another Bellarific Friday - we had a photo for inspiration this time.. 

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Of course, d'oh.... I opted for the cake and found one of my lovely Uptown Girls - Ava Loves to Celebrate - who just happens to be carrying a three tier variety!

Card Info:
Cardstock - Anna Marie Designs
Dies - Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Pieces Die, Whimsy Stamps Celebrate Word Die
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71/93
Hair - E50/51/52/53/55
Dress and Gifts- RV91, R81/83/85
Sequins and Glitter

Stamping Bella USA

Don't forget to pop over to the Stamping Bella blog to see what the other Babes came up with!

Big hugs

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A Special Occasion...

Hi Lovelies....

We have a fab new challenge over at In The Pink today - and our theme is 


Well, as my head is still in the land of weddings, I decided to make a card for one of THOSE special days...  it couldn't get more special really!

This is a digi image from Tiddly Inks - I fussy cut it after colouring...  then I created the background with Distress Inks smooched onto watercolour paper using acetate.  It's so quick to do - and I always love how it turns out!  It needed to be quick for me this time, as I've got to say, I was soooooo late making my card!

Card Info:
Simon Says Stamp Word Die - cut from background and 
raised using extra die cuts
Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71/93
Hair - E40/41/42/43
Dress and Suit - C0/1/2/3/5
Pink - RV63/55

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to In The Pink and join in the fun.  The Special Occasion theme can cover birthdays, anniversaries, etc.... in fact ANY occasion you'd make a card for.  Our generous sponsor this time is the Digi Stamp Boutique.. you could win a fab voucher!


Big Hugs...

Monday, 19 June 2017

Bicycle Made For Two - Emma's Wedding!!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

Well.........  the wedding came!!  My eldest daughter got married to her lovely new husband on Saturday up at Castle Bolton in the Yorkshire Dales.... and it couldn't have been more perfect in any way!!  The sun shone... and just everything went perfectly!!  (photos below!)  I've got to say a massive well done to Emma for all the organisation she did in just a few months...  I think she may missed her vocation - she should be a wedding planner!  Mind you, I think it's probably different when it's your own wedding you're planning...

Soooooo this is the card I made for her and Joe....  I'll freely admit I case'd it totally from a card I'd seen on Pinterest by Cristina 'Yainea' Nunez (from My Paper Journey) - when I spotted it I knew it was so perfect for them as they're both keen cyclists who think nothing of cycling through Europe together... but not on a tandem!  I changed the design slightly - but the sunset and grass etc, and the fancy fold are not my design and I have to give full credit to Christina!

Card Info:
Image - Lawn Fawn Bicycle Made For You
Distress Ink Background (Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw)
Colouring - Copics
Dies - Lawn Fawn Grass Edge, MFT Clouds

 They were so thrilled with the card - it made me really happy to see them open it!

Now..... photos!!! (if you click on them, they go larger..) 

(Iced by Joe's 93 year old Grandma!!)

My two lovely daughters - how proud am I!!!

(LOVED my hat!)

The Venue - Bolton Castle, Castle Bolton, Swaledale, Yorkshire


 (some of my input.. though I didn't do the napkin or make the gin - the booze was down to Emma and Joe!  I also did the hessian table runners, the table plan, the menus, the order of the days..... etc.... etc)

Sorry to overload the photos...  but hope you can get a glimpse of how perfectly the day went.. there was even a ceilidh in the evening with lots of fun!

Big hugs

Friday, 9 June 2017

Mail Chick


Hi Lovely Peeps...

The week has rolled around quickly and it's time again for another Bellarific Friday..  this time we had a sketch to work with.

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I had this little Mail Chick ready to colour for a while - so here he is!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle
Papers - MFT Lucky Prints and Gingham Galore
Colouring - Copics
Chick - Y00/21/38, YR18
Heart R24/46
Shading - N0/1/2/3
Grounding - W0/1/3
Glossy Accents

Hope you like what I did.

Have a fab weekend all...


Thursday, 8 June 2017

Let them eat CAKE!

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

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


so the Pink Ladies and myself have been salivating while we've been colouring - as we all love a bit of cake!!

I chose to use an image from Tiddly Inks - this is Wryn - Eat More Cake- I think she is perfect for this challenge as Wryn always looks good in pink!

Card Info:
Image - Tiddly Inks Wryn Eat More Cake
Papers - 
Die - MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/01/11/71/93
Hair - E21/25/27/59
Dress - R83, RV17/19
Icing - RV91/93
Cake - E30/31/33
Shoes - E25/27
Shading and Grounding - T0/1/3
Glitter and Twine

Here's a shot from the side which helps to capture the sparkle on the icing!

Hope you'll pop over to In The Pink and join in the cake fun!  You could win a $12 voucher from Di's Digi Stamps if you're chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies..


Now - you obviously know all about my love of pink......  I also have a love of peonies too..  and I just wanted to share this photo (combining both loves) of one of the blooms from a peony plant we're growing in our garden!  

And this was after the rain and wind we've had for the last few days...  Isn't nature wonderful??

Big hugs 

Challenge Entered: Tiddly Inks Make it a Rectangle

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Summer Breeze


Hi There Lovely Bloggers...

Well I'm smiling at my title for this post - because as I look out of the window while I'm typing, I see heavy rain and strong wind!!  Not at all summery - but this card helped me feel more in the mood!

This is one of the fab new images released today from All Dressed Up - it's called Summer Breeze, (hence the title!) - isn't she just gorgeous?  I decided to go relatively CAS... and just give her a small frame.  I wanted the butterflies and leaves to float out of the frame so had to keep it flat against the card.

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Summer Breeze
Die - MFT Dienamics Single Stitched Square Frame
Paper - MFT Just Delightful
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/01/11/93
Hair - E21/25/27/29
Dress, Flowers and Butterflies - R81/83/85 (fav combo!)
Shading - B0000/000/93
Dandelion Heads - C1
Leaves - YG25
Glitter and sequins

It seems I'm back in my PINK and happy place!

Don't forget to pop over to All Dressed Up Facebook Page to see what the other lovely Dressie Girls have come up with to inspire!

Big hugs

Friday, 2 June 2017

Ellie Loves Phant........ 2!


Hi Lovely Bloggers..

Well I'm a little bit more colourful today after my monochrome outing yesterday - but I decided to use my Copic T's again for these gorgeous little elephants, surrounding them with colour.

It's Bellarific Friday time - and this is the stamp of the month which you can find on offer (20% off until June 30) at the Stamping Bella website!  I've used the image a few times recently - it's one of my favourites (OK, like they all aren't?! LOL!)

Card Info:
Dies, MFT Double Stitched Square, Lil' Inkers Stitched Flag
Paper - MFT
Colouring - Copics
Elephants - T0/1/3/5, R000
Greens - YG25, Y46
Blues - B0000/000
Reds R24/46
Button, Twine and Glossy Accents

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to the Stamping Bella blog HERE to see what the lovely Bella Babes have been up to!

Have a fab weekend all..