Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Little Autumn Girls..


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies....

Today it's the turn of All Dressed Up - we have a brand new challenge - and the theme is 


Now anyone that knows me well, knows that I don't get on with browns... (give me pinks any day!)  but I decided to add a touch of spicy marmalade (and a little tiny bit of pink) too..  to brighten my card!

I used one of the lovely Little Autumn Girls (available HERE) - coloured with Copics, then sponged with Distress Inks around the image while the Spellbinders Rectangle die was still in place - to give the white frame.  I used some papers that I found in my stash (sorry no names on them), then created a sentiment on the PC using Always Here Font.  A couple of buttons and a bit of rustic yarn and the card was done.

Hope you like what I did with her and that you'll pop over to our challenge HERE and join in the fun!  Don't forget to use an All Dressed Up image to enter the challenge..

Big hugs and Happy Crafting

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Gift Wrapping..

Hi Ladies

Hope you're all well...  I've been ultra-busy this week, so if you were thinking I was MIA... I'm sorry, and I'll be around your blogs soon.  I have a quiet afternoon planned... so computer, here I come..

Now OK.... I give in.... I'm starting my Christmas cards!!  And I'm here today to share my Sugar Nellie DT card.... with this fabulous Christmas fairy!

I've used this gorgeous little fairy digi image... she's called 'Gift Wrapping' and is available from Funky Kits here.

I chose to colour her in blues using my copics to match the paper (from LOTV).  As I wasn't using a die to cut the square, I thought a bit of doodling my help to define the edge... and added a few pearl dots with Cosmic Shimmer Glue around the white space too.  

As I didn't have any plain card in the right colour to edge the card and image, I used my copic deeper blue to colour just the edge of a pale blue card.. a handy tip as I got EXACTLY the right colour by doing it that way.  

The sentiment is from Poppy Stamps... and the die is a Memory Box Gabriella border die.

Don't forget you still have time to enter our Furry Friends competition at Sugar Nellie.... details HERE.

Thanks for looking today - hope you have time to say hello...


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Fairies and Elves..

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Today it's FAIRY time over at In The Pink... and as you know, I need no excuse to dig out my fairy images and get colouring!  This lovely fairy is from A Day For Daisies who have some wonderful fairy images to choose from.   She actually called Delicate Fairy of Flowers and is available HERE.

There really is very little explanation to give of how I made the card.... I used a Papermania paper, then I coloured the image with Copics, gave her lots of glitter on her wings (to help her fly, obviously!), used a Spellbinders rectangle for her shape - and white organza ribbon for her bow.  I did use a fancy Cheery Lynn Anastasia Border which is just peeking out from under the ribbon.... maybe I'll use it differently next time so it's more obvious.  Then a sprinkle of Fairy Dust (hmmm ok, Frantage) and she was all ready to take flight!
Hope you like my little fairy... and that you'll pop over to In The Pink and join in the pink fairy fun!


Thanks for taking a peek at my blog today...  I hope that you like what you see and will say hello so I know you've dropped by and then I can return the favour..

Big hugs

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Another Gorgeous Furry Friend..

Hi Peeps....

Hope you're all well..

Today it's my turn to do the DT card for Sugar Nellie...  and here's my latest card using one of the gorgeous Furry Friends digital images that were launched a couple of weeks back..

This one is called  'Gift Wrapped' (for obvious reasons - lol!!) and is available from Funky Kits HERE.  Now I'm not normally a fan of colouring cute animals..  as I struggle a bit with the colouring (unless it's teddy fur!)... but I was really quite happy with this one... in fact I was a little MORE than pleased when it came out like it did!!  What is it they say about pride coming before a fall?  I'll be watching out today! LOL

Materials Used:
Colouring: Copics Fur: E41, E42, E57, E59, Parcel: RV92, R81, R83, Shading:W1, W3, W5, W7
Dotty card from Anna Marie Designs
Stamping Up Scalloped Border Punch
Glossy Accents and Glitter from stash
PC generated sentiment
MFT Fishtail Banner Die

He's so cute, don't you think??  I used a design/sketch that I'd seen my lovely blogging buddy Mary J use - thank you for the inspiration Mary..

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day..

Big hugs 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Hmmm... now which is my favourite Tiddlyinks image??

Hi Peeps...

OK.......  I can't answer the question in the title I don't think.....  as every one of Christy's Tiddlyinks images that I own have been at one time, and still are my favourites!!  From the Buggs..... to Wryn..... to the fairies...   I mean.... who couldn't love these gorgeous images that I've used ever since I started using digi images?  And I definitely couldn't upset all of the other images in my file by choosing just one myself and leaving the others unloved... then I came up with a solution!  I went to my computer.... and let my cursor decide...(kinda like sticking a pin in a page and less dangerous)!!  This little lady was is the result.. 

Meet Fairy Happy Day - isn't she just gorgeous?? (available from Tiddlyinks HERE)  Yes.... OK.... I know I have a bit of a tendency for liking fairies......  and hmmm yes I have a (very slight!) tendency towards pink too (ahem)...  and yes...... I couldn't let a fairy image go by without the glitter touch.... could I?  So I was ultra happy my cursor took me in her direction.   I decided she needed a relatively CAS design so she could be the focal point (which is no more than any fairy deserves of course)..  and as you know, I so enjoy this style!  I sometimes enjoy the colouring far more than putting the card together I think... I go off into my own world listening to music and before I know it, hours have gone by..

Materials Used:
Image - Tiddlyinks Fairy Happy Day (digi image)
Colouring: Copics - Pinks R81, R83, R85, R89, Hair E21, E25, E29, Skin: EOOO, EOO, E51, E21, E11, E04, R20, Toadstool: W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9 and N2.
Grass: Prismacolour Pencils
Die: Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Twine and Seam Binding from my stash

And the wonderful news is that Tiddlyinks is having a Design Team call for some new members right now (up until tomorrow midnight), so you can enter too!  Click on the image below for details... 


Good Luck and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Hi Peeps..

I can't believe how fast time flies.... and here we are at In The Pink time again - and wowwww it's our SECOND birthday!!  Now....  I know I did a nice pale pink card just recently, soooooo I thought I'd go to the opposite extreme this time..  and as we've got an ANYTHING GOES theme to celebrate our birthday... I went all out!

I chose to use a Bestie for my card - meet Sophia Rose from Sherri Baldy Besties  She was a joy to colour...  but, I have to admit, I didn't enjoy colouring her hair so much!! Sooo many curls - and as I'm just starting doing the hair colouring classes with Alyce at Kit and Clowder - and haven't got to the curly hair lesson yet, I feel I may have gone a tad astray with my highlight/shadow bits!  Ah well.... don't look too closely (and shhhhh don't tell Alyce!!)  I think I've conquered straight hair texture.... but curls are yet to come!
Here's what I used:
Paper: Fancy Pants Key Lime Pie Papers - Heavenly
Dies: Nellies Multiframes Rectangle 3 (includes the scallops), Lawn Fawn Stitched Scallop Border
Ribbon, Glitter and Gems from Stash
Sentiment done on PC
Colouring: Copics...
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Clothes: RV00, RV52, RV55, RV09, G20, G21, G82
Eyes: B93
Shoes E33, E35, E57
(if I put my colours here I remember for next time! LOL)

Side view showing inside

Hope you like what you see and you'll say hello so I know you've been here...  then I can return the favour!


And I'd love you to pop over to In The Pink and join in our birthday fun!!

Big hugs

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Night Night Little One....


Hi Peeps...

It's All Dressed Up new release time again... and Wendy has decided we need a little babying..  so has come up with some super-sweet baby type images!  

I chose to use 'Night Night Little One' - such a gorgeous image! I used an MFT stitched circle die run through a Swiss Dots embossing folder...  then coloured and fussy cut the image.  I did print a second image so I could 3D the feet and flower..  then I used a Martha Stewart border punch for behind the main image... and finished with lots of punched flowers, gems and of course, glitter!  The stripey paper I've had in my stash for about 10 years!  I bought it at Michaels in the US... and think I maybe overdid it on thinking how many sheets I would need!

As most of you know, pink has to be my favourite of ALL colours... so this one was a joy for me to do!!

Sideways view to show the depth of the bunny!

Here are the other images available in this new launch:

We also have some fantastic papers to match 
The papers can be purchased here 

Aren't the new images all just soooo cute??  And I'm sure you can use them in the current challenge too!

I hope you'll take a peek over at the All Dressed Up blog HERE to see what the other Dressy Girls have come up with for your inspiration...  there are some wonderful cards there!

Hope you're having a good weekend!

Big hugs

Saturday, 2 August 2014

All Dressed Up - Anything but Square!


Hi Peeps....

You'll be tired of seeing me this weekend I think.....  it's just that a lot of DT work has come together..  Always the way isn't it?  Like the proverbial buses!

Today I have another All Dressed Up card - this time I've used one of the lovely Little Summer Girls (available HERE)

As our theme is ANYTHING BUT SQUARE - I was forced into getting out of my square card comfort zone... hmmm... so I decided on a stepper card as I haven't done one for a long time... and they always prove a challenge to me.... glue and DS tape everywhere! LOL


Image: All Dressed Up Little Summer Girls (I just used one)
Colouring: Copics
Papers: First Edition New Bloom
Dies: SB Rectangle, Die-namics Flower Trio, Lil' Inkers Sun, PTI Ric-Rac
SU Word Window Punch
LOTV Sentiment (from Set 26)
Twine, Gems and Glitter from stash

Hope you'll join in our fabbie fun challenge...  all you need to do is use an All Dressed Up image to be able to enter..... oooh, and do a card or creation that ISN'T SQUARE! 

Hope you had a lovely weekend!
Big hugs

Competition time at Sugar Nellie - and ooh what a prize!

Morning All....

Happy Saturday to you!!   

It's competition time at Sugar Nellie to celebrate the  fabulous new release of some simply GORGEOUS Furry Friends...  and a wonderful competition too.......  and the special prize is...........  wait for it............(drum roll)....... a colouring class with the wonderfully talented Alyce over at Kit and Clowder!  Who wouldn't want to win THIS prize!

You could also be chosen to be a Guest Designer at Sugar Nellie too.....  

All you have to do to enter, is to join in our fun Blog Hop, then use one of our new release images and enter into our Challenge.  Full details HERE.


Whether you're a cat, dog or teddy lover, there's something in this launch for you!  The images are digital (for immediate download and instant gratification of course!)...  and are available at FUNKY KITS HERE - at a special launch weekend price too!!  It couldn't get better than that, could it??

I chose to use Picket Post Lane for my card - I do love colouring teddies just lately, and I try to give them a little bit of texture (reminding me of a curly haired teddy I have - yes OK, I own lots!)..  I've developed a bit of a technique to do this colouring - I've been asked a few times, so am thinking of doing a tutorial on it...  let me know if you'd like me to!

I coloured with my Copics, but did the grass with my Prismacolour pencils.  The sun die is from Lil' Inkers, and the cloud die is from Memory Box.  

Now..... for the Blog Hop part.  You should have arrived her from Janine's blog - but here's the list in case you need a little guidance!


and now you're off to see Lisa...

You have the whole month of August to take part in the competition so plenty of time.... but do look at the images this weekend as don't forget, they are being launched at a special price!

Right....... that's it for now..  though I'll be back later on today.. it's another weekend you may get bored of seeing me!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend..

Big hugs

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Sugar Nellie time..

Hi Ladies...

Well I'm back in the land of the fairies (YES...ok, enough with the 'away with them more like' thoughts!)...  And today I've used one of the super new Scrapberry Fairies from Sugar Nellie... this one is Fairy Birthday and is available HERE from Funky Kits

As she's quite a large stamp, I decided to go with a CAS style...  to be quite honest, I couldn't fit much else on!  I've seen a lot of the purple/blue colourway around lately - so I thought I'd give that a go too...  I think I like!

There isn't much for me to explain about the card - I used my Copics, and then doodled around the edge with a fine liner.  Then I used lots of Stickles and Glitter - which looks so much better in real life......  ah well...

I used the little sentiment that comes with this fairy stamp...  and unusually for me, stamped it after I'd coloured the image......  YIKES..... but it worked! 

Hope you all have a lovely day today...

Big hugs and Happy Crafting..

Saturday, 26 July 2014

We're famous!!

Hi Ladies...

Happy Saturday to you all!

Today I'm here to show you a card that I made for All Dressed Up a little while ago - and it's now featured in this month's Complete Cardmaking magazine (out now)...  along with cards from the other lovely DT ladies..... soooooooo we're famous!! anyone need an autograph?? hehe!  

This is one of my favourite of all of Wendy's fabulous designs...  if you haven't met here before, this is Abi Ballerina - and she's actually a FREEBIE and can be found HERE.

I like to make her the real focal point of a card.... so I colour her with my copics, and then I use a CAS layout.  I did print our her skirt a second time though and fussy cut it, then added it 3D (with sticky pads) onto the first image.  The die I used for the square is a Lil' Inkers Stitched Square (my regular followers will know this is I think I've nearly worn it out - I've used it so much!)  

Then I used some of Wendy's lovely All Dressed Up digital paper scraps run through with my MFT Fishtail Die - and also used one of my number dies to create the SIX in glitter card... 

Of course, a ballerina had to have sparkle..... and as you can see, I added loads!  

Do watch out for the Complete Cardmaking magazine.... it's got lots of lovely All Dressed Up designs from the other DT ladies.... AND there are two exclusive images that you can get your hands on too!  

Hope you have a lovely day.... I'm off to Matalan to stand there for a few hours promoting the children's hospice lottery.......  wish me luck!! 

Big hugs

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Animal Antics...

Hi Ladies

We have another challenge starting today at In The Pink...  and this time our theme is 'Animal Antics'!  Hmmmm I don't know who thought of that one, but it did pose me a problem for a while!!  Then I came up with an idea and put a card together... only for it to end in the bin!  I'd shown it to my lovely OH only for him to shake his head..... a SURE SIGN that it's not good!

So onto card number two!!  I did use the same animal that I'd rescued from the original card..  and think this one came together better... hope you like..

Image: Crafters Companion Wild About You
Colouring: Copics
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Circles, Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags (with sentiment), and their Loop de Loop II border die
Paper: Echo Park Hippity Stripe (reverse side)
Doodlebug Design Sequins

So don't forget to pop over to In The Pink to join in the animal fun....  teddy bears, soft toys, ducks and even birds are included by the way! 

Big hugs and Happy PINK crafting..