Thursday, 27 October 2016

A Christmas Tag...

Hi Peeps...

Yep I'm here again - this time with a tag that I've made using one of the fabulous designs from the October release at CC Designs.

This little lady is called Cinnamon with Stocking and she's from the Rustic Sugar range..   She's just gorgeous to colour... and I even managed to get a little pink in there!!

Card Info:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E50/51/53
Hat - R24/35/39, E57
Holly YG63, G99
Fur - C0/1
Suit - RV91/93
Teddy - E40/41/42/43/34
Stocking - YG25/63, G99, YR23, R35/39

Hope you like this little girl who is hoping for a visit from the 'big man in red' soon!!

Big hugs

Layering at In The Pink

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

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


We're sponsored by the very generous Polkadoodles for this challenge - so we're using their wonderful images - so perfectly girlie and just right for PINK!

I chose to use a little ballerina - hope you like!

Card Info:
Papers - Digi - from Pink Petticoat (now unavailable)
Dies - MFT double stitched rectangle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55/57
Tutu and Hairband- R81/83/85
Shading around image - T0/1/3
Shading on Floor - W0/1/3/5
Sentiment - Pebbles Inc Rub On
Sequins and Glitter


Thanks once again to Nikky at Polkadoodles for the generous sponsorhip - their images are so wonderful you'll be spoiled for choice if you click on the logo above to go to their website!

Friday, 21 October 2016

Little Carolers


Hi Lovely Friends...

I'm back today to share with you another of the wonderful Christmas images from CC Designs...  and I think these Carolers are sooooo cute!

I love traditional colours on a Christmas card - so went for the lovely reds and greens.

Card Info:
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Bo Bunny
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - His - E50/34/43, Hers - E50, YR31, E31
Reds - R35/37/39, E57
Greens YG25/63, G99
Shading W0/1/3,5
Dog - E40/41/43
Twine, Glitter and Sequins

Hope you like what I did - I do love these little characters - and am feeling much more like getting more Christmas colouring done now!

Can I just say a quick thank you for all the lovely words and thoughts you sent after my last post. My brother's funeral was yesterday - such a sad day - but now he's at peace.

Big hugs

Sunday, 16 October 2016



Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Firstly, apologies as I've been MIA this week...  I've not been getting to see any blogs etc as my mind has been elsewhere.  Sadly, my eldest brother passed away on Monday - and it's knocked me sideways a bit.  He hadn't been in the best of health for a little while - but we all thought he was invincible as he was managing to get through and live with problems that others would have given up on long ago.  He was a fair few years older than me (he was 80), and we didn't see each other that often...  but I'll miss him.  

Unfortunately, my anxiety problem is rearing it's head because of this - it's something I'd so love to rid myself of, but it seems that it just lies dormant for a while till next it feels like cropping up to create havoc!  I'm not sure how I'll face the funeral which is this Thursday... I'll really have to put on my big girl pants and a brave face!

So.....  'merry' is something I've not really felt lately - but decided to have a go anyway yesterday at getting back into my craft room.  I'd bought this little robins stamp last time I was at Samuel Taylors - and I had this design 'brewing' - know what I mean?

Card Info:
Image - Wild Rose Studio Robins on Branch
Dies - Oval Spellbinders, Clearly Besotted 'Merry'
Colouring - Copics
Robins - E30/31/33/34/37, R24/46/20, 
Hats - R24/46, C0/1 (for fur)
Holly - YG63/G99
Branch - E37
Mirri Card, Nuvo Drops (Berry Red), Gems and Glitter

The robins proved more difficult to colour than I thought they would - and I still haven't got them right (maybe it was the frame of mind I was in) - but they are the best I can do at the mo.

Right...... time for me to do some clearing up in my craft room - it looks like a bomb has hit it!!

Big hugs to all...

Monday, 10 October 2016

Little Pixie Angel...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

Happy Monday all!

I'm back with another of the fabulous October release from CC Designs - this time it's the turn of one of the Little Pixie Angels..  

I kept my card relatively CAS - as I thought she needed to be centre stage... and also kept the colouring quite soft - apart from her hair which actually turned out more vivid that I'd really wanted!  Ah well....

And of course, any self-respecting angel has to have some glitter, doesn't she??  

Card info:
Colouring - Copics
Hair - YR31, E33/35
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Dress - RV91/93/95, C0/1
Shoes - C1/2/3
Glitter and Gems

This fabulous set includes two gorgeous angels and some sentiments too, so it's really good value!

Hope you're all enjoying the turning of the season - autumn is definitely in the air now and the leaves are turning...  and we have our central heating on!!

Big hugs

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Christmas Shaker Tags!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Today is RELEASE DAY for all of the new OCTOBER Products at C.C. Designs!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, this release revolves around Christmas (which is right around the corner folks)!! For the month of October, we have 13 new character stamps, 4 dies, a Holiday Background stamp set, and a new Sentiment set.

Now I couldn't resist using these gorgeous little characters from the Christmas Tags Stamp Set - and I also used the tag die from this release too to create a shaker card...

Colouring - Copics
Reindeer - E30/31/33/35/37/47
Snowman - C0/1/2
Hat - B91/93
Carrot - Y35, YR18
Shading - B60

 Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team. Check out their amazing creations!
 And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here's how to enter:
Leave a comment on each DT Member’s Blog, and then head back to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. There is a $25 CCD Store Gift Certificate hidden on one of our Design Member's Blog so you definitely want to comment on each blog. :)
*This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, OCTOBER 9th at NOON, 12pm EST. Winners will be announced the following week. Don't forget to also comment on each CCD PREVIEW DAY Post for a chance at winning a $15 CCD Store Gift Certificate, and answer the Facebook question for a chance at a free stamp.
Happy Hopping!!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Reindeer Games...

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends

Well as we're into October now (where did the year go?!!), it's time for another fabulous release from CC Designs. You'll adore the images in this release... I know I do - and I think you'll be spoiled for choice!  You'll have to wait until Thursday though for Release Day - and we'll be having a Blog Hop too...

My first card for the new release uses an image from a set called Reindeer Games - this set has three fabulous reindeer images and sentiments too - what more could you ask?

Card Info
Paper - LOTV Nitwits
Colouring - Copics
Deer - E30/31/33/34/37/47
Reds - R24/39/46
Greens - G40, YG63
Glossy Accents for his nose

I used the diagonal stripe from the gorgeous Holiday Backgrounds stamps by inking it up and stamping with Versamark, then sprinkling with glittery embossing powder and heat embossing.  It wasn't easy to get it to show up on camera - but in real life it glistens!

Hope you like what I did...  I do like using traditional Christmas colours at times (when I'm not using pink!), and I think I certainly tick that box with this one!

Big hugs...

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Sending Big Hugs... and Exciting News!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends

I have some exciting news!!  I've been asked to rejoin the Design Team at All Dressed Up!!  Now if you remember, I was part of the original Design Team a couple of years back and have always loved Wendy's fabulous girlie artwork - so I was more than happy to rejoin!

I decided to use one of the gorgeous Little Autumn Girls - they come in a set of three but can be used individually as I've done.

Card Info:
Die - Sending Word Die - Simon Says Stamp
Cardstock - Anna Marie Designs
Sentiment done on PC
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E23/25
Hat and Scarf - R81/83/85/89
Dress and Boots- E23/25/29
Uni Posca Pen for Dots
Glitter and Sequins

Hope you like my Autumnal/Fall card... and that you'll pop over to the blog to see what the other lovely DT ladies have created!

Big hugs

Thursday, 29 September 2016


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

I'm back into my pink zone today, as it's time for another challenge at In The Pink - and this time our theme is 


Now I'm JUST old enough to remember the sixties and flower power at it's height....  I had wonderful psychedelic coloured posters pinned up all around my bedroom!  I was a bit of a hippie... not really old enough to be a proper one though - but I did wear lots of suede fringing and long skirts!!  

Our lovely sponsor this time is Bugaboo Stamps - and I chose to use one of their fabulous images for my card.  She's a real cutie and has a massive bunch of flowers for someone special.

Card Info:
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Simply Said
Dies - Dienamics Double Stitched Rectangle, Your Next Stamp Heart Banner
Paper - Authentique
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Dress, Bow and Flowers- R81/83/85
Leaves G80, YG61/63
Flower Wrapping - RV91/93 Uni Posca Pen for the Dots
Button, Twine and Glitter

Hope you like what I did - it's relatively CAS - I think that's my favourite type!

We'd love for you to join in the fun at In The Pink - click on the logo and you'll go straight there!

Big hugs

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Rudolph the Skating Reindeer


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

Well....... it's happened.....  I've made my first Christmas card for this year and it's only September!  Blame that Stamping Bella....  my head was turned by their wonderful release...  so much so that my bank manager got a bit nervous...  but hey, the happy mail I received made me smile, and surely that's what money is for!

So... meet Rudolph The Skating Reindeer!  The title is self explanatory really....  and reminds me of the wonderful scene in Bambi where the little guy is trying to find his feet on ice!  Remember?  Ooh lovely memories of going to see that at the cinema (yes I'M THAT old!)...

Now I'm still practising with Distress Ink backgrounds - I really do struggle when all these tutorials I watch on YouTube make it look sooooo easy! But I'm relatively happy... 

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Rudolph the Skating Reindeer - available from Dies to Die for in the UK
Die - Double Stitched Rectangle (slightly altered to give the size I needed)
Paper - from stash - no name
Colouring - Copics
Reindeer - E30/31/33/34/37/57/47
Nose and Scarf - R21/37/89
Hooves and Skates - N5/7
Shading N0/1
Background - Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire
Snowflakes - Sharpie Poster Pen
Glitter, Twine and Glossy Accents (for his nose!)

So..... it's over with!  My first 2016 Christmas card done!!  Expect to see a few more in the near future - I have a huge pile of stamps to get through!! LOL!

Big hugs  

Monday, 19 September 2016

From Me to You...

Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

My card today is another using an image from the fabulous September release at CC Designs (I'm soooo getting into Autumn!).... this one is a little Swiss Pixie called Apple Lucy....  isn't she gorgeous?? 

Of course, my favourite colour is pink (like you all don't know!), and one of my favourite combos is pink and brown...  the look so good together!  I took my time fussy cutting around this image - and I'm happy how it turned out.

Image and Sentiment - CC Designs Swiss Pixie Apple Lucy
Die - CC Designs Cutter LayeringTags Dies (such a useful set!)
Paper - Basic Grey Indian Summer
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair E21/23/25/29
Jacket R81/83/85/89
Skirt and Shoes  E23/25
Apple G40/82
Basket - E30/31/33

I think it'd make a perfect tag for an Autumnal/Fall birthday gift - now I just have to find someone with a birthday between now and Christmas!! LOL!

Big hugs

Thursday, 15 September 2016

In The Pink...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

It's time again for a new challenge at In The Pink - and this time we have a photo to inspiration for you...

Such wonderful trimmings and embellishments - so all you have to do is use this photo as your inspiration for whatever you make!  

I decided to make a criss-cross card which opens both ways... and to edge with the lace.

Card Details:
Image - Pink Petticoat Material Girl (no longer available)
Dies - Dienamics Pierced Circle Stax, Tonic Studios Scalloped Circles
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - R81/83/85/89
Greens - YG61/63
Shading - T0/1/3/5
Paper - Maja Design Sofiero
Lace (hand coloured by Copic) and Ribbon from Stash

Our wonderful sponsor at In The Pink this time is Live and Love Crafts - you could win a £10 voucher to spend if your name is chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies!


Click on our link HERE to go straight to In The Pink and join in the PINK fun!

Big hugs..

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Puppy Love...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends..

I'm here today to share a card I made using an older image from All Dressed Up - but it's still one of my all time favourites!!  It's such a delicate image and of course, lends itself so well to my love of PINK!

I've made very similar before, but as I needed to restock my cards which sell well at Craft Fairs - I decided 'if it ain't broke' etc!

Materials Used:
Dies - Spellbinders Rectangle, Doohickey hearts border
Papers, Gems and Ribbon from Stash
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Dress - R81/83/85
Puppy - C1/3/5
Flower - Y21
Leaves YG61/63
Shading B0000/000

Hope you like what I did - it's definitely one of my favourite images of them all from All Dressed Up!

Big hugs