Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Bonnie Loves Bows...

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

It's Wednesday again - and so I'm over at Stamping Bella doing my 'Wonderful Wednesdays With' feature!!  Can't help but say I'm still so thrilled to be asked to do these!!

Today I've used a gorgeous Tiny Townie by the name of Bonnie..  Here's Bonnie's story..

'Bonnie was getting ready for a night out with the love of her life.  Now as Bonnie is a very modern girl - and believes in equality in all things - she's decided to declare her love and give her heart to her man.  Of course, for this occasion she had to wear THE RIGHT dress to impress him...  and decided on her fabulous PINK party frock - finished off with the most wonderful bow in her hair - the pink would set off her complexion better than any other colour!  Then she just HAD to have her glittered petticoat underneath her dress.. she wouldn't feel right without some gorgeous sparkle.  She decided to put a lush polka dot bow around her heart too. I hope her man appreciated all the effort she'd gone to when she told him of her undying love.....   '

Card Info:
Image - Stamping Bella Bonnie Loves Bows
Dies - Spellbinders Oval Stax
Hearts Embossing Folder
Paper - Doodlebug Design Sweetheart
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - C5/7/9
Dress - RV0000/52/63/55/17
Petticoat - C0/1
Tights - C7, RV17
Heart - R35/37/39 E57
Glitter and Bow

Happy Crafting.....
Big hugs

Friday, 13 January 2017

String of Hearts....

Hi again lovely bloggers....

Today it's time to share another of the CC Designs January release...  and I just love this little Roberto's Rascal.... she's called String of Hearts - I think you can see why!

Card Info:
Image - CC Designs Roberto's Rascals String of Hearts
Sentiment CC Designs XOXO Sentiments
Dies - CC Designs Make a Card #14 for Hearts
Paper - scrap from stash
Paper Smooches Dots and Dashes
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/53/55/57
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Dress - R30/32/37
T Shirt W0/1
Hearts - R24/46, E30/31
Shading T0/1/3

Hope you like this little cutie!

It's nasty weather here in the UK today...  the east coast is expecting a 'storm surge'...  so I'm really glad we live inland!  Stay safe wherever you are!

Big hugs

Thursday, 12 January 2017

You're My Cup of Tea...

Hi Lovely Bloggers....

I'm still doing a happy dance here - because today I have another of the wonderful Stamping Bella release to share......  and OMG - it's Edna - and she's my favourite of all!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabulous image!!!

Edna is just having a little rest - she's been busy gossiping with her friends at her local fairy tea shop..  and she does look comfy, so I think she's drunk her cuppa first!

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Edna's Cup of Tea
Paper - MFT Farm Fresh Gingham
Dies - MFT Double Stitched Rectangles
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E23/25/27/29
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Cup - RV52/63/55/17/09, YG63
Boa - C0/1/2/3
Wings - RV000/00
Shading - N0/1/2/3
Glitter and Twine

I'm still swooning away at this release - it's so difficult to colour with hearts floating cartoon like from my eyes!!  I can't wait to order my long list on Monday!!  

Big hugs

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Do you believe in fairy tales??

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

I'm sooooo excited to be sharing a card using one of the wonderful new release from Stamping Bella!!  It's Day 3 of the sneaky peekies... 

Of course, M'Lady needed her pink...  and when Sir Knight saw her glittered hat thing-a-mi-bob...  he was soooo jealous and wanted sparkle too......  so I glittered his feathers!  Well fair dos... I couldn't let him be seen in public without, could I??  

OK... I live in fairy-tale world - it's a lovely world to live in!!  

Card Info:
Image and Sentiment - Stamping Bella Fairy Tale Squidgies
Paper - Scraps from Stash
Dies - MFT Pierced Circle Stax, PTI Loop de Loop border, 
Pretty Pink Posh Mini Tags, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Border
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/71, R20
Hair - E21/E23/25/27
Dress and Hat - RV91, R81/83/85
Armour - C0/1/3/5
Shading - W0/1/3/5

I know I'm going to be bankrupt by the time I've spent on this new release...  but ohhhhh - there are so many FAB-U-LOUS images that I NEED!!  So please......  Mr Bank Manager....  take kindly to my spends!!

Make sure you pop over to the Stamping Bella Blog HERE to check out what the wonderful DT have created for your eyes to feast on!  The release will be available next Monday - January 16th... so not long to wait!

Big hugs...

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Be Mine...

Hi Lovely Bloggers....

I'm back today to share another of the CC Designs January release...  this little guy has already won MY heart!  He was a dream to colour.... even his red hair!  I did my little curly c's again to give his hair texture..  and I think it worked..

Card Info:
Paper - Doodlebug Design
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - YR18/14, E08/18
Reds - R24/46
Greens - YG21/23/25
Blues B12/23/24/18
Note - W0/1
Shading T0/1/3

He looks like he's concentrating really hard on writing his love note...  with his tongue sticking out of the corner of his mouth!  I wonder how many of us do that?  I know I do!! LOL!

I hope his valentine doesn't disappoint him....

Big hugs

Thursday, 5 January 2017

CC Designs January Blog Hop!

Hi Lovely Bloggers....

Today is RELEASE DAY for the new JANUARY Stamps at C.C. Designs. As you have seen from our Preview Days, these new stamps revolve around LOVE and Valentine's Day. There are 3 new Little Pixie stamps, and 3 new Roberto's Rascals stamps. We also have a new sentiment set called XOXO Sentiments. Another big announcement.....we are going back to the pre-cut rubber for our stamps. We'll keep the sentiments clear so they are easy to line up on your cards.
I've used the gorgeous little pixie called Balloon Heart for my shaker card.... she's so cute and pretty!

Card Info:
Paper - Doodlebug Design
Dies - CC Designs Layering Tags (turned to alter size and shape slightly), 
MFT Peek-a-Boo Jumbo Stax
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/43/57
Dress - RV52/63/55/17
Shoes - E23/25
Sequins and Seed Beads for the Shaker Element

Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our awesome Design Team. Check out their amazing creations!

C.C. Designs Blog

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, JANUARY 8th at NOON, 12pm EST. All 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!!

Anything Goes at In The Pink!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

It's time again for a new challenge at In The Pink......  and we're starting off the new year with a bang by choosing the theme of


I'm afraid my 'be organised' resolution has gone out of the window already, as I made the card very last minute.... but it was one of those that I knew what I wanted to make - unusual for me - so I could just get on and do it!

I chose a gorgeous image from All Dressed Up to colour... and made a Distress Ink backdrop for her..  I'm getting to enjoy these splatter type backgrounds!

Card Info:
Image - All Dressed Up Party Frock (now available as a stamp from LDRS)
Sentiment - done on PC
Background - Distress Inks - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry
Image colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E41/43/44/47
Dress - R81/83/85/89, W0/1
Sequins, Gem and Glitter

You could win a fabulous prize from All Dressed Up who are our generous sponsor this time..  if your entry is chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies.

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Hope you'll join in the pink fun!

Big hugs

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Exciting Times!!

Hi Lovely Blogging Peeps....

I've got some really exciting news to share with you today - well exciting for me!!  At last I can share the secret that I've been asked to do a Guest Spot for Stamping Bella's 'Wonderful Wednesdays With..'!!!  Can you believe?? I'm joining the sistahood for a little while!  I've been a fan of their stamps for years.... they were one of the first companies that I ordered from across the pond..  and my love of their fabulous images is the same now as ever it was - and goes from strength to strength with their fabulous new characters!
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I think I've said before that Edna is my very favourite of all Stamping Bella  characters - Edna was my Mum's name so I always think of her while I'm colouring.  And I love how sassy this lady is...  all snuggled up on her (casually thrown on of course!) boa... with sparkly fairy dust flying from her heels!

Card Info:
Die - MFT Stitched Frames
Paper - Authentique Bubble Gum Too
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E25/27/29
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Dress, Boa and Shoes - R81/83/85/56
Wings - RV91
Glitter, Stickles and Sequins

To colour her bubbly hair and her boa, I did lots of tiny C shapes with my Copic pens in the different shades - I think it helps give the illusion of texture.

Then I used the sentiment that's included in the set on the inside of the card... and stamped/fussy cut the crown a second time for an added little extra.

I took lots of photos so you could see this little lady from all angles.... she cries out for attention don't you think??!! hehe!

I'm still having to pinch myself to believe I'm a Guest Designer with my favourite stamp company..  I may just have to go lie down to recover now!! hehe!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Valentine Cupcakes


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies...

Here we are again with a wonderful new release from CC Designs!!  I bet you can guess what the main theme for this release is - it's the most romantic day of the year next month, and CC Designs has certainly come up with some wonderful images to suit!!

This little cutie is called Valentine Cupcakes.... she's truly gorgeous to colour - and I tried a little colour blending on her pigtails!  Of course, I'm back to my lovely pinks too - well she suits them so much!

Card Info:
Dies - CC Designs Stitched Squares, CC Designs Make a Card #14 (for the heart cut out on the banner!)
Paper - CC Designs Pastel My Belle
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Dress - R81/83/85, Hearts - R35/37
Cakes - E51/53, W0/1, R81/83, R35/37 (Cherry)
Shoes - E21/23/25
Shading W0/1/3

There's good news too that these new stamps are all back into pre-trimmed, cling mounted rubber!  Only the sentiments are now clear stamps.

 I'll be back soon with another new release image - see you then!

Big hugs

Sunday, 1 January 2017



Hi Lovely Bloggers....

Happy New Year!!!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and celebrated the New Year in style...  here's to a happy, crafty 2017!  

Sorry I've not been around in blogland since before the holidays - I decided to be brave and step away from my computer...  it took a bit of doing because I always want to see who's made what...  but I managed to stay away!  I think sometimes we do need that bit of time having a break from the usual - then we don't get tired and look at things afresh!

Now...  onto my card today.  It's new challenge time on the All Dressed Up Facebook page...  and our theme this time is..


Well.... my magical world is filled with fairies and glitter - so that's what I decided on!  I also wanted to go as far from Christmas images as I could - but still managed to use lots of red and green.  I chose the paper before I coloured the image.... getting good, aren't I?? hehe!  It's usually the opposite way around!

Card Info:
Dies - MFT Rounded Banner Stax, CC Designs Toadstool Border
Sentiment - PC generated
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E21/23/25
Dress - YG23/25
Wings - V000
Toadstools - R24/37/39, E40/41/43
Grass - YG23/25/63
Flowers - Y21

I stamped around the edge of the arch with a tiny stamp which gives the impression of a climber plant with flowers..  kinda like you're looking through a window at this magical woodland... yes???  Well it does in MY head! LOL!

Hope you'll pop over to our Facebook page HERE and check out what the other lovely DT ladies have come up with, before you join in this fab challenge!

Big hugs

Friday, 23 December 2016

Happy Christmas To You All!!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Buddies.....

I'm sharing what I hope will be my last Christmas card of the year...  barring anything last minute, I think I've got all my Christmas card making done!

I've used one of my favourite Tiddlyinks images for this one - he's called 'Something Warm' - I think you can see why!  His layer does look a bit crooked though... it's not IRL... I think it's one of those 'camera playing tricks' times!

Card Info:
Image - Tiddlyinks Something Warm
Die: Lil' Inkers Stitched Square
Snowfall Embossing Folder
Colouring - Copics
Snowman - C0/1/3
Hat - C5/7/9
Reds - R35/37/39
Greens - YG63/67
Sky - B23/34/37
Uni Signo White Gel Pen
Sentiment done on PC

So that's it from me until after Christmas!  

I hope all my lovely blogland friends have a wonderful Christmas and I'm sending lots of love and hugs to you and yours!


Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Nice List!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

Well...... it's getting close!!!  In fact I've mailed or hand delivered most of my Christmas cards.... I hate to say I'm organised because I know pride comes before a fall...  but hey.... it's looking good!

I'm here to share another fun card today, made for my eldest daughter - and she received it last night so it's safe to blog.  She was delighted with it as her favourite colour is turquoise - and she loved the sky on something I did a little while back... so this one was custom made for her - and she's definitely on the 'nice list'!

Card Info
Image - MFT Jingle All The Way
Dies - Lil' Inkers Stitched Square, Mama Elephant Stitched Hillside, MFT Dienamics Winter Trees
Colouring - Copics
Santa Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Clothes - R35/37/39, E57
Scarf - YG25/63
Hair - E21/23/25
Reindeer E50/51/53/55/57
Antlers - E43
Background blended with Distress Inks Broken China and Tumbled Glass
White Gel Pen for Snow

Hope you're all OK at this somewhat stressful time of year...  I remember all too well how crippled with anxiety I was this time last year... and how much support you all gave me...    I'm just glad to say that this year I'm soooo much better and actually looking forward to Christmas!

Big hugs to all...

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Mythical Cuties...


Hey Lovely Blogging Friends...

I'm back today with a 'non' Christmas card to share...  it's one of my DT cards for CC Designs using images from the fabulous December release.   This set is called Mythical Cuties...  for obvious reasons - I mean, it's not every day we see a unicorn flying overhead, is it?? 

Card Details
Image and Sentiment- CC Designs Mythical Cuties
Dies - CC Designs Rectangles, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/53
Skin - E11/00/000, R20
Dress - V000/01/04, W0
Unicorn -V000/01/04, C0/1
Distress Ink Blended Background - Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender
Glitter and Sequins

Hope you like my make today...

Big hugs

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Santa and Rudolph!!

Hi Lovely Blogging Peeps....

I'm here to share a 'just for fun' card I made in around 15 mins last night..  I had been inspired by the lovely Annette who makes such fabulous CAS cards..  and I wanted to give this style a go!

I chose to use an image from Digital Stamp Boutique - and used a sentiment from there too..  then I fiddled in Word a little bit to get there in just the right position..

Card Info:
Image - Digital Stamp Boutique Cute Santa and Rudolph
Sentiment - Digital Stamp Boutique - Christmas Sentiments
Colouring - Copics
Santa - Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Reds - R35/37/389, 
Beard and Fur - W0/1/2, 
Belt - C5/7/9, YR21
Rudolph - E50/51/53/55/57
Nose - R35/37/39
White Gel Pen for highlights

Hope you like what I did!

Big hugs