Friday, 5 February 2016

For My Tweet-Heart....

Morning Lovely Blogging Buddies....

Yes - me again - you'll be getting bored seeing me!  This is my 5th card this week!  but it's one of my favourites.... it's my DT card for Whimsie Doodles!

It's their new release today - and there are some fabulous images so perfect for romance.....  including this one - so aptly called 'Tweet-Heart'!  And yes, it's me using Spring colours again..  (which just a tiny hint of pink!)

Materials Used:
Dies: Lawn Fawn Spring Showers, Dienamics Stitched Arch Stax
Paper: Lawn Fawn Let's Polka Mon Amie, Dienamics Small Heart
Colouring - Copics
Birds  E34/E15, RV91, R81/83, YR23
Twig  E43
Leaves  G20/82, YG63
Shading B0000/B000
Ribbon and gem from stash

Hope you like what I did and that you'll pop over to the Whimsie Doodles Blog HERE to see what the other lovely Doodleicious Divas have come up with!

Big hugs

Thursday, 4 February 2016

It's CC Designs New Release Day - and a fabulous BLOG HOP

Hi All......

I'm so excited!!

1 CCD-Blog Hop Banner

Today is the official RELEASE DAY for all of the new FEBRUARY products from CC Designs!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these stamps are so CUTE! You can view the entire release HERE!

As mentioned before, our stamps going forward will be CLEAR stamps - they are such good quality that they stamp so well!  We have FIVE new adorable character clear stamps, one Sweet Spring Sentiments clear stamp set, and a set of Scalloped Circles Layering Dies.

I've chosen to use the wonderful Fairy Princess Bunny - isn't she just THE sweetest little fairy?  I decided she definitely needed Spring pastel colours and lots of glitter!

Materials Used:
Image - CC Designs Fairy Princess Bunny
Die - CC Designs Scalloped Circle Layer Dies
CC Designs Cutter Square #1 Dies
Small Flower Punches - flowers with Liquid Pearl centres
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/33/35
Greens - G000/G21
Wings - BG10
Lilac - Promarker Orchid
Pinks - V000, RV10
Socks - Y11/Y21
Shading - B0000/000, Promarker Pastel Blue
Sequins, lace and ribbon from stash

Your next stop on the hop is Colleen!! We will be having a blog hop for every new release - to showcase our DT makes.  Here's the list for the Blog Hop just in case you lose your way!

C.C. Designs Blog
Christine (me!)

And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here is 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. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!! 

**This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, February 7th at NOON, 12pm EST! Winners will be announced the following week!

Happy Hopping...

With Love....

Morning Lovely Blogging Friends....

Today I have to hang my head in shame, as my card is so very CAS - not a colouring pen in sight......  and it's all because I didn't organise myself properly and get ahead when I should have.  Hmmmmmmmmf - when have I EVER been organised?? LOL!  I'm a proper last-minute-Lizzy!

My card is my DT card for In The Pink - our new challenge theme is 'WITH LOVE' - and as this wonderful die has been sitting patiently waiting to be used, I decided it's turn had come!  Now, with it being such a fancy flourish, there isn't really a lot I could add - and certainly not a sentiment - so it is how it is and the 'with love' sentiment is inside.  I did do a little broderie anglais type border using a die - and threaded some ribbon through that..  and believe me, by the time I'd used my pokey tool to get all those little holes clear, I could have coloured an image!!

Materials used:
Impression Obsession Heart Flourish Die
Memory Box Border Die
Gems and Ribbon from Stash

Hope you like what I did and that you'll join us over at In The Pink for a play!  You could win a fabulous gift voucher from our generous sponsor this time - Little Miss Muffet Stamps - who have a fabulous range of both stamps and digis (including a wonderful new release today!) - take a look by clicking on the logo below...

Big hugs and Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Hello Chicky...

Hi all....

Hope you're all in one piece after the gale force winds yesterday...  that wind nearly blew me off my feet..... and believe me, that takes some doing! LOL!

Now, it's that exciting time again - it's preview time for CC Designs for their February release........  and oh my goodness.... such cuties all ready for spring!

I chose to use Chicky Henry...  isn't he just adorable?  Although I'm still getting colour problems with my camera...  the chick outfit in real life is less bright than is shown in the photo..  methinks a new camera may be called for soon...  And I've tried to give a feather impression too - hope you like.

Image - CC Designs Chicky Henry (available Thursday)
Dies: Spellbinders Borderabilities - A2 Curved Border One
Paper - Doodlebug Hello Spring
Colours - Copics
Hair - E13/99/19
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Feathers - Y11/Y21, YR23
Legs - YR20/24
Shading - B0000, Pastel Blue Promarker
Button Twine and Button from Stash

And more exciting news.... there's going to be a Spring blog hop on release day (Thursday)!  Watch out as you can win fabulous prizes!

Big hugs

Monday, 1 February 2016


Morning Lovely Friends...

Hope you're all well.... and here in the UK, that you're prepared for our next storm due today...  this time it's Henry!  We seem to be getting through the alphabet pretty quickly at the moment..  I really hope it doesn't cause much damage this time and that you all stay safe and not too wet!

Today my DT card is for Little Miss Muffet Stamps - in fact it's my last card for them as I'm standing down this week as my term has come to an end.  Even though I do like moving on, I've very much enjoyed being part of a lovely team and being allowed to play with all the superb images!  An today's is no exception - this one is from a new release of Valentines' images that are fantastic!  

Paper - Pebbles Inc - Be Mine
Dies - Dienamics Stitched Mini Scallop Squares, Dienamics Sitched Fishtail Flag, Simon Says Stamp Life Family Love
Colouring - Copics
Elephant  C1, N1/2/3/4/5, RV91
Reds R24/29/46
Shading W0/1/3/5
Ribbon from stash

To take a peek at the new Valentines' images, pop over to the store by clicking on the image above.

I'd like to say a very big thank you to LMMS for having me as part of the DT for the last few months..

Hope you like what I did with this little heffalump...  she is such a cutie!

Have a good week all..

Big hugs

Thursday, 28 January 2016

"It's a BIT PINK...."


Hi Peeps.....

"It's a BIT pink........ " were the first words out of my lovely man's mouth when I showed him this card..... hmmmm I wonder what he expected?  He knows me well enough!!  And yes, OK, I probably do need to get away from my fav colour for a little while...  (maybe one or two cards)...  just so I can come back to it with fresh enjoyment!

Anyways.....  this little lady is from Whimsie Doodles - she's my DT Inspiration Card for this month.....  isn't she lovely???  And I was delighted to find that heart shape in my scrap box (from when I did a shaker card the other day), so I put it to good use!

Materials used:
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp Roses for You
Paper - MFT Painted Prints - Smitten
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/51/53
Pinks RV91, R81/83/85
Sequins, Gems and Glitter from Stash

Hope you like what I did.  There are lots more new Valentines images coming very soon in the Whimsie Doodles store..  why don't you take a peek?  

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Another of my favourite little guys...


Hi Lovely Friends......

Oh yes.......  the cupids are out again......  who could resist??  This little fellow is another of the CC Designs Roberto's Rascals Cupids (they come in a set of three clear stamps!)

And yes......  he hit me with his little arrow..... and I'm truly in love.... with HIM!

Materials Used:
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/50/70, R20
Pinks - R20/81/83
Glitter and Ribbon

Do you like his pale pink hair by the way??  I couldn't resist!

I decided to make a tag for a change this time...  and really enjoyed myself so you may see more tags in the near future!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Monday, 25 January 2016

Star Light..... Star Bright!


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today it's my turn again for a DT card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps..  and I chose to use Jr Hatter Starlight.  And..... (and here's the BIG 'AND').... - I thought I'd give my Copic Airbrush another go!  I think the jury is still out on whether I'm any good with it or not... LOL!  I'm relatively happy - but I don't ever seem to get it without being patchy!   However, the photograph again isn't showing the true colours I've used...  it IS less patchy in real life than you see here.  And I'm happy with it.... so that's OK! LOL

Die: Dienamics Stitched Rectangle Frame
Colouring - Copics
Background - B37, C9
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair E50/51/53
Dress E81/83/85
Stars Y21, YR23
Bag E30/31/34
Glitter Card for Frame
Sharpie Poster Pen for white dots

Hope you like what I did..  a little bit different for me, but it still has a touch of pink!

Big hugs and Happy Crafting...

Friday, 22 January 2016


Hi All......

OK... I own up.... I FORGOT!  I forgot to blog this little Cupid.........!!  I don't know how I managed it, but I did!!  I made it for the CC Designs Newsletter a few days back, and I have no excuse as to why it made the newsletter but not my blog.  I just forgot!  Senility setting in maybe??  

ANYWAYS....  It's here now.  And I have to admit to my love and adoration of these fabulous little guys from Roberts's Rascals!  They are a real joy to colour... like colouring the snuggliest of cute little babies...  and you get THREE!! OK, I'm rattling on now...

Materials Used:
Dies - CC Designs Make A Card #12, Heart and Scalloped Square
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/50/70, R20
Hair - E21/23
Pinks RV32, R81/83
Glitter, Acetate and Sequins for Shaker Card from Stash

I've another make using another of the cupids to come in the near future...  I think I'm in love!!

Big hugs and have a good weekend...

Thursday, 21 January 2016

BLING time!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Time for another challenge at my favourite place - it's BLING IT ON time at In The Pink!

And you know me, not one to shy away from a bit of the sparkly stuff.... I went all out to shine!

Materials Used
Image - LOTV Little Fairies
Spellbinders Circle Dies
Papers - LOTV
Gems (new to my stash but from Sammy Taylors)
Colouring - Copics
Pinks - RV91, R81/83/85
Hair - E50/53/34
Skin - E000/00/70, R20
Shading - B0000/Pastel Blue Promarker
Glamour Dust

OK, maybe I over-did the bling slightly........  but hey.....  it's allowed....  it's BLING time! LOL!


Hope to see you pop over to enter the challenge... you could win a fabulous £10 gift voucher from  our generous sponsor - Dies to Die for....  so what're you waiting for?? 

Big hugs

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Awwwwwww I LOVE YOU....


Hi All.....

Still a bit chilly out there isn't it?  But I've been busy in my craft room so not noticed the cold too much!

I'm here to share another of this month's release from CC Designs - this is the gorgeous new Pollycraft Aimmee and Valentino with their gorgeous balloons!

Materials Used:
Image - CC Designs Pollycraft Aimmee and Valentino
Sentiment - CC Designs Smoochie Sentiments
Papers: CC Designs Smoochies Paper Pad, MFT Paper Pad
Dies - CC Designs Circle Cutters, CC Designs Make a Card #12 Smoochies
CC Designs Smoochie Enamel Dots
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - Hers - E21/23/25 His - E50/51/53
Pinks - Balloons and her clothes - R81/83/85/56
His clothes - RV91, W1/3/5/7
Blue Shading - B0000/Pastel Blue Promarker

I do love pink and black together.... though to be quite honest, I think that may be a very dark brown - NEARLY black!

Hope you like what I did...

Big hugs

Monday, 18 January 2016

Hugs for you...


Hi Blogging Friends......

Hope you're all keeping warm now it's got a bit chilly outside..  I've got to admit to not having been out very much over the last few days... my daily walks have become daily shuffles around the house!  I really must get back to it..

Today's card is my DT card for Little Miss Muffet Stamps using one of the new digi images that were personalised for some of our winners.  And yes... you're at the right blog - I AM using green...  but there are hints of pink around too!

This little girl is Polka-Dot-Pals Danni..... she's so cute hugging her little heffalump!

Materials used:
Paper - Lawn Fawn 6x6 In The Meadow
Die - Simon Says Stamp 'Sending'
Sentiment MFT - Sending Big Hugs
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/23/25
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Elephant T1/2/3, RV000, R81
Greens G000/82, Promarker Pastel Green
Shading W0/1/2/3

Thanks for looking today - your kind words always mean a lot to me if you have time to say hello.  

Have a lovely day...
Big hugs