Friday, 24 April 2015


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Hope you've been enjoying the glorious sunshine we've had here in the UK for the last couple of days.... my lovely OH has had a few days holiday, so we've been catching up with jobs in the garden, then I think we'll be off out later today and for the next couple days!

Today I'm here with my Fabby Friday card for Tiddly Inks.  I decided to use this wonderful new image from Christy - it's for Autism Awareness.

I did struggle to come up with a suitable sentiment but decided on the above, as I think it must go some way to describe the feelings involved.

Materials used:
Dies: Spellbinders A2 Modern Stationery, PTI Ric Rac Border
Mama Elephant Confetti
Embossing Folder (sorry no name on it)
Sentiment done on computer
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E50/34/43
Blues: B9395/97/99
Reds: R24/29/89
Shading T0/1/3

Hope you'll take a peek at the blog to see the Fabby Friday cards the lovely DT have come up with.... click on the logo below and you'll go straight there..

Big hugs and Happy Crafting....

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Wryn The Mermaid


Hi Peeps....

I just thought I'd drop by with a card I made today while my lovely OH was at work - it's one of those 'just for fun' cards as I fell in love with this little lady and couldn't wait to use her!  I think we enjoy those 'fun' cards more sometimes, don't you?  When there's no time limit and no pressure...  And I sooooooo enjoyed colouring Wryn The Mermaid..  all that wonderful hair!  She's one of the wonderful new digi images available on Tiddly Inks this week.... check them out HERE... you won't be sorry... I promise!

I used my little blender tool with some gorgeous Distress Inks for the sea background... liberally sprinkled with some Martha Stewart tiny sequin stars....

Embossing Folder
Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - V01/12/06 RV66
Mermaid Body - BG10/11/23/72

I'd love to say welcome to my newest followers...  and thanks for joining me in my blogging adventures...

Biggest of crafty hugs...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Make it Sparkle!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Well I'm well and truly back in my lovely PINK zone today.... with our new challenge at In The Pink!  Our theme is...


I don't know about you, but it's not that often that I make a card and LOVE it straight away.... but this one I did... I think I want to BE that fairy with the gorgeous pink hair...  and to be able to use as much sparkly stuff as I liked... well, I was in my element..

I chose to use this lovely little fairy from Make it Crafty - she's called Vixie... isn't she just the most gorgeous fairy you ever did see???  I may be wrong in calling her a fairy.... I think she's probably a pixie with those long pointy ears..  but she has wings, so in my world that makes her a fairy!

Papers - LOTV Pastel Dreams
Stampin Up Scallop Border Punch
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair RV91/93/95
Dress RV91, R81/83/85/89
Wing Shading C0/1
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins
Pearl and crystal trim, and glitter from stash
The Ribbon Girl is very kindly sponsoring us again with a fabbie £10 voucher to be won - so pop over and see what the lovely Pink Ladies came up with...  and join in our pink fun!  We also have a lovely new Guest Designer too - Sue from Tanglemouse Cards - she's relatively new to our blogging world so I'm sure she'd be more than happy if you were to leave her a little love...

Big hugs..

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Whimsie Doodles Colour Challenge


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Today it's the start of a new challenge over at Whimsie Doodles... and this time it's a colour-themed challenge..  now, wait till you see the colour inspiration photo..

OK.... so those of you that know me well, would KNOW these colours are the stuff of nightmares for me...  BUT I managed!  

Papers: MME Tickled Pink, Doodlebug Design Sugar Shop
Die: Pierced Circle Stax
Trimming: Doodlebug Paper Frills
Sentiment: Paper Smooches Simply Said
Colouring: Copics
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair - E50/53/34
Dress: BG70/11/72
Accessories: Y35, YR04/24

So....  if I can do it, you can!! LOL!  

If you'd like to enter the challenge... click on the logo below...

Hope you're enjoying the lovely weather!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Flowers for you...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...  

Hope you're all well...

Today's card is for the fabulous new challenge - 'Spring's In' - over at Tiddly Inks - my thoughts were that some flowers were appropriate, and some gorgeous pastel colours..  

I chose to use Celebrate Joyfully Emma - as she has that little bunch of flowers (not so) hidden behind her back for someone special..

Papers - LOTV Promises
Dies: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle, Cheery Lynn Miniature Rose, Marianne Craftables CR1250
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E23/25/29
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Dress: V01/04/06/09/12/17
Flowers: Y35/YR24, V01
Shoes: E40/41/42/43
Grounding: T0/01/03
Shading: B0000/000/Blender

I do hope you'll pop over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog to take a peek at what the other lovely ladies on the Design Team have come up with..  Click on the logo below..

Hope to see you there!

Big hugs

Friday, 10 April 2015

Tiddly Inks Fabbie Friday

Hi Peeps

Hope you're enjoying the wonderful sunshine the UK is having at the moment... our garden is coming on so fast this week - things are growing almost while we're looking at them....  and unfortunately, that includes the weeds too! LOL!

Today I'm here to share my Fabbie Friday card for Tiddly Inks - and as my lovely next door neighbour had a nasty op just recently, I wanted to make her a card - and thought this one would be perfect.. and so easy to make!

Colouring - Copics (E41/42 for sheep, B0000/000 for shading) 
Prismacolour Pencils for grass
Stickles for a bit of sparkle...
Scraps of blue and green card

So very easy - so very little colouring.... and she loved it!

To pop over to Tiddly Inks to see what the other ladies have come up with today... click on the logo here:

Hope you have a wonderful weekend...
Big Hugs

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Miss You...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

Well... ignore the title, I'm not missing you, as you're here...  but I would miss you if you weren't...  hmmm.... do you follow?? LOL!

Today's card is my DT card for Whimsie Doodles - using the gorgeous little 'Leah's Secret'...  she's just so cute!

Card Recipe:
Papers - Pink Petticoat
Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Die - Nesties Circle, Punch - Stampin Up Scalloped Border 
Colouring - Copics
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair: E21/34/23
Pinks: RV91/93/95/34
Glitter and Sequins

Thanks for dropping by and saying hello...

Big hugs

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Just a note...


Hi All....

Happy Easter!  Hope the Easter Bunny came and brought you lots of chocolate!

Now, today it's the fabulous new release from Whimsie Doodles.. and I chose to use Harmony Abby - who is sitting strumming her guitar..  

Image - Whimsie Doodles Harmony Abby
Paper - Echo Park We Are Family
Die: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Colouring: Copics 
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Hair Y21, YR23, E15/18
Blues: B93/95/97/99
Guitar: E40/41/42/43
Socks C1
Paper Smooches Sentiments Sampler
Satin Ribbon

Hope you like what I did with this little lady and that you'll pop over to the blog HERE and see what the other lovely ladies form the Design Team came up with.

Hope you have a lovely day...
Big hugs

Thursday, 2 April 2015



Hi lovely blogging friends....

It's time for another challenge at In The Pink.... our theme this time is CELEBRATE - soooooooo I decided to try something new for me... 

This is 'smooshing' (apparently!)  I always love the style of cards like this...  they look so easy and so very arty!!  Let me tell you otherwise...  as a couple hit the bin before this one was born when I finally got the smooshed Distress Ink to go (and stay) exactly where I wanted it!! LOL!

It's done by using a piece of acetate....  smearing a Distress Ink pad onto said acetate, then spraying with a mini-mister.    THEN...  you turn the acetate so the paint faces downward - and 'smoosh' it against your white card or watercolour paper - I actually just used my normal card as it's got quite a smooth finish.  Then, after a bit of tipping and blowing...  you get a splodge!!  (OK an 'arty' splodge, but still a splodge!)

I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink - such a wonderfully strong pink.  Then I used a Paper Smooches Celebrate Word Die (cut three times and glued together to give depth), a Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterfly die (covered in Distress Ink Glitter), some sequins and gems... and it was done!

After the initial feeling of 'something missing' because I didn't have to colour, and then the next unsure feeling where I nearly gave up,   I quite enjoyed myself!  So there may be more of these type of little cards appearing here soon!  I'll become 'Arty Christine'!! hehe!  But, tell me, why is it some people can do something like this so easily...  like some people can arrange flowers perfectly by just plopping them into a vase, or put pictures up on a wall where they look just right.... and I struggle and struggle, and even then, end up still not sure!

Why don't you pop over to In The Pink to take a look at the lovely Pink Ladies' cards - and join in the fun??  We have a fabulous new sponsor - The Hobby House - who are kindly offering a £10 voucher for the Perfect Pinkie who is chosen at random when the challenge is over!  Good enough reason or what??

Hope you all have a lovely Easter!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Hey buddy....

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Hope you're all well...  I'm sending big cyber hugs if you're not.

It's time for a lovely new challenge at Tiddly Inks...  and the theme this time is 

(as long as it's with a Tiddly Inks image)

I think I'm a little in love with Wryn...  and I had this little lady sitting on my desk waiting to be coloured.. sooooo here she is peeking out of her little window... hope you like!

Card Recipe:
Dies: Spellbinders Nesties - Circle and Scalloped Circle
Sentiment: Paper Smooches Simply Said Collection
Colouring - Copics
Hair: E21/34/25
Skin: E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Blues: B93/95/97/99

Why don't you pop over to Tiddly Inks to see what the lovely ladies in the Design Team have come up with to inspire... click on the link below...

Big hugs

Friday, 27 March 2015

Walking on Sunshine....

Hi Lovely Friends...

OK, so who remembers Katrina and The Waves singing that song for Eurovision??  In other words, who is as old as me??? hehe!

Today's card is for our Fabby Friday post at Tiddly Inks - a time when we can choose one of our favourite images and go colour!

I chose to use the lovely Fairy Sunny Day...  and look at me - yet again, I made a card where the strongest colour isn't pink!  In fact...  really.... shock/horror.... it's yellow again!!  Yellow is a colour I don't normally go for (as most of you may have picked up in my previous posts..) but I'm getting to like it!  Do you think I need treatment??  Is there a cure???

Card Recipe:
Paper - Echo Park Sweet Girl
Dies: Dienamics Fishtail Banner and Button Border (for the one button!)
Colouring - Copics:
Hair - Y21, YR23, E15/18
Skin - E000/00/21/11/04, R20
Pinks - RV91/95 (Wings), RV14, R56/39
Greens - G82/99
Flowers - C1/3/5
Sequins, Gems, Glitter and Hemp Cord from Stash

I have to admit, this little fairy really brightened my day when I coloured her... hope she can bring some sunshine to you too!

Why don't you take a little peek at what the other lovely ladies on the Tiddly Inks Design Team have come up with today...  click on the badge below and go straight there!

Big hugs

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Little Bobo Petal Sprite...

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies..

When I saw this gorgeous little cutie called Bobo Petal Sprite from Make It Crafty..  I knew I had to create a CAS style card with her...she just NEEDED to be centre of attention with not much else to distract us from looking at her - although she is doing her very best to hide in that rose - she's obviously feeling a little bit shy today!

Can you tell I'm back in my pink comfort zone? LOL!

Make It Crafty have a current Design Team call for Clean and Simple styled cards...  so I thought I'd enter as I do love their fabulous images! (Click on the pic below to get further details)

Card Recipe:
Dies: Lil' Inker Stitched Square, Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Sentiment done on PC
Hemp Cord and Glitter
Colouring - Copics:
Pinks: RV91, R81/83/85/89
Greens: G20 (Dress), G82/99 (Leaves)
Shading: B0000/000/12/Blender

 Hope you like...

The sun is shining in my part of the world today - so I'm going out for a walk to enjoy it.  Then when I'm back, I may just have to do a little gardening... everything is just starting to peek through to see the Spring sunshine - such an exciting time in the garden as each year, I forget what's been planted the year before. Who knows - I may just find a little Bobo hiding amongst the buds!

Big Hugs