Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Snuggle Bunnies...


Hi Peeps...

Today, I'm sharing another one of those 'loved making' cards...  using the gorgeous little Snuggle Bunnies from My Favourite Things..  what a cute pair - I've been itching to colour them up since I received them, ok, I admit, a couple of months ago!  The card really made me smile when I'd finished it..  like I say... I loved making it and it turned out better than I'd hoped for!

 I saw a card on the MFT blog by Stephanie Klauck using a similar layout but with different stamps - and it inspired me to use my Snuggle Bunnies in a similar way - so thanks Stephanie!  I love the layout so much, I may well use it again soon!  It's done by fussy cutting around the bunny's ears and head - then cutting a straight line along the rest of the white card.  See what I mean?

Materials Used:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangle
Paper - Pink Petticoat Pretty Little Hearts (no longer available)
Colouring - Copics
Bunny - E30/31/33/34/E50/51, R20
T-Shirt - B91/93/95
Teddy E50/51/53/57

Hope you like what I did and that you'll say hi to let me know you've been around...

Big hugs

Monday, 27 June 2016

Happy Birthday Emma!


Hi Peeps.....

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my lovely daughter Emma...  it was her birthday yesterday and we had birthday cake - yes......  believe it or not, handmade by me!  It's a while since I did much baking......  M&S is just so much easier to go buy something!

Back to the card.....  this was a bit of a labour of love.  I'd seen a gorgeous card by Faye using these balloon flower images a while back..  and had logged the idea to use.  I didn't have the die for the flowers, so each had to be coloured then fussy cut!  Eeek!!  Then the diecut letters.... each had to be diecut three times and layered one of top of the other to give some depth to the letters..  so you can imagine how long it took me and how glue-y I got!

I wanted to personalise the colours too - Emma her loves purples, lilacs and aquas... so that's what I chose.  I did struggle on how to design the card when I had all the bits together.....  I think I got a bit too close to it as I really did struggle then!

Materials Used:
Colouring - Copics
Deep Purple - V12/15/17
Aqua - B01, BG01, B05
Lilac - BV000/01/11
Teddies - E30/31/34

Now......... a bit of exciting news!!  I was so thrilled and uber happy to be asked to join the Design Team at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends!!!  I had to think about it for all of 0.5 of a second.......  before I bit Rhea's hand off by accepting quickly!!

If you click on the logo - you'll go straight to our Facebook Page where we'd love you to share your fabulous creations with like-minded people.  There's also fun weekends with prizes up for grabs... it's a wonderful place - and I'm so thrilled to be part of it!  The aim is to share, encourage and learn...  

Right.... time for breakfast and for me to get into my 'no referendum news' bubble!!  I'm sick of hearing about it all!  

Have a lovely day...
Big hugs

Friday, 24 June 2016

On The Beach...... (wish I was.....)


Hi Blogging Buddies..

I've got another CC Designs card for you today from the fabulous June release...  this one is called 'Teeny Bikini' - and you can probably see why!

I would like to BE this little lady right now - what with all the doom and gloom going on in the media regarding the referendum decision for the UK to leave the EU.  I have turned all news off in this house - and the place is filled with music!!

OK... back to my card...

Materials Used:
Dies - CC Designs Make a Card #16 Summer, Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair E21/23/25/29
Sunglasses - W1/3/5, RV55
Bikini Y35/38 and white dots using Uni Posca pen
Shading - B0000/000, 
Sand and Starfish- E30/31/33
Glossy Accents

Hope you like what I did and that you can see the shine on her sunglasses!  Now if that was me - I'd also be reaching for a nice long cocktail served by a deliciously tanned hunk!!

Big hugs and have a lovely weekend all..

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Dress Rehearsal...


Hey there..... 

It's time for another challenge over at In The Pink - this time, our theme is..


Easy huh?  Noooooooo!!  My style is getting more CAS at the moment, so putting lace on made me scratch my head when it came to the design...   but I decided to go for an 'A Day For Daisies' image which is slightly lacy-ish...  and used some of my Maja Design papers.  I THINK I managed it...

Materials Used:
Papers - Maja Design
Die - MFT Double Stitched Rectangle, Dienamics Flower Trio
Sentiment done on PC
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11, R20
Hair - E23/25/29
Dress - RV91/93/95... Frill RV0000/000
Shadow and Grounding N0/1/3
Glitter (lots of!), Gems, Sequins, button and twine

Challenge entered: A Day for Daisies - Use Glitter

We're sponsored this time by one of our fab new sponsors... Di's Digi Stamps - if you take a peek at their website by clicking on the logo below, you'll see that they have lots of wonderful digi images - you'll be spoiled for choice!!  If your name is randomly chosen from our Perfect Pinkies - you can win a $12 to spend at their store.

So why don't you dig out your lace and join us?

Now.... we're off out over to Skipton today to have lunch with some lovely old friends...  the type that even though you haven't seen them for ages, you feel like it was only yesterday... Lesley and I can chatter all day if left to it!!  I'm really looking forward to it - and hope the sun shines...  just a bit!! 

Big hugs...

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Hi Peeps....

I'm here again with a DT card using another fab image from the June release at CC Designs.... this one is from the Roberto's Rascals Splashies set which can be found here.

I really enjoyed making this fun card - (ok I enjoy making them all!) - but this one gave me a chance to use my Distress inkpads  to create the background..  I got inky and loved it!  

Now, the little boy needed to be swimming - so I had to create some water for him!   I used vellum so he could be seen through it - and I was happy with the result.

Materials Used:
Dies - CC Designs Make A Card #16 Summer (fish and waves)
Sentiment from same set
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E23/25/29
Shorts - YG23/25
Flippers and Snorkel - BG01/06
Fish - Y38, YR04/14
White Sharpie Poster Paint Pen for bubbles

Hope you're all enjoying the slightly warmer weather.... I do wish it would warm up properly and show us some Summer - we've had enough rain for a while methinks!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Molly Shares.....


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends.....

Today I'm here with a 'just for fun' card - you know the ones?  The ones where you just HAVE to colour a new image you've got....  or you desperately want to colour and older one that's in your head?  And you get so much pleasure because there's no rush or deadline to meet?  Yes....  THOSE cards!  Don't ya just love 'em?? 

Well, I spied some new Tiddly Inks stamps last Friday.... introducing a new character - Molly.   And PING (not pink!) - I fell for her BIG style!  I bought a couple and couldn't wait to get colouring........  and here's the result!  This is Molly Shares....  isn't she fabulous?  Lots of hair I know (YIKES!).....  but I'd seen a fabbie card using a different Molly by the lovely Faye - and I took inspiration from the hair colours she'd used - so thank you lovely lady!  I also did some fold shading on her skirt which was pretty scary too... but I think I got there......  at least, I'm happy with it.......

Materials Used:
Paper - MFT Smitten 6 x 6 paper pad
Die and Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E71/74/77/79/49
Dress and Flowers - RV91, R81/83/85/56
Pot E31/33
Leaves G21/82, YG63
Grass - Prismacolour Pencils

This is one of those cards I couldn't wait to share - so I hope you like it and will say hello.

Big hugs...

Monday, 13 June 2016

Happy Birthday Princess...

Hi Peeps....

Today, we are having a Mid-Month Release Blog Hop at C.C. Designs! Last Thursday, we introduced these new stamps in the CCD Store, but today we wanted to show them off! The Mid-Month Release features 5 different characters and 4 sentiment sets.

I chose one of the gorgeous Princesses for my card - you know my love of Princesses and there are four in the set so you'll be spoiled for choice!

Materials Used:
Paper - very old - sorry no name, has been in my stash for YEARS!)
Die - MFT Dienamics Stitched Fishtail Banner
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E50/51/53/55
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Dress and Crown - BV0000/000/00/01/02
Glitter and Sequins

The best way to showcase our amazing Design Team is with a BLOG HOP, of course! You can check out their fabulous creations by clicking on each link below!

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. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!!

*This Blog Hop will end on Friday, June 17th at NOON, 12pm EST.

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, 9 June 2016

CC Designs - It's JUNE release day!

Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

Today is RELEASE DAY for all of our new JUNE products at C.C. Designs!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these products are fabulous! For the month of June, we have 4 adorable character stamp sets, 1 Jumbo Numbers Die, and an awesome Make A Card Summer Die!

In addition, we have a Mid-Month Release that is also in the store now featuring 5 different characters and 4 sentiment sets. We'll be doing a BLOG HOP for the Mid-Month Release on Monday, June 13th so be sure to stop back by for a chance at another prize!

AND, to make things even more exciting, we have 8 NEW DoveArt Studios Stamps as well!! I'm telling you, there are all sorts of goodies to purchase today!! The DoveArt Studios team is also doing a BLOG HOP for a chance at a prize!

You can participate in the DoveArt Studios BLOG HOP here: DoveArt Studios

This card features the new DoveArt Studio Flower Lily:

Now - onto my card......
I chose to use the fabulous 'Under The Sea' stamp set - and wanted to make a shaker card...

Materials Used:
Image - CC Designs Under the Sea Stamp Set
CC Designs Teeny Bikini Stamp Set (for the starfish)
Die - MFT Stitched Frame
Paper - Anna Marie Designs Dotty Cardstock
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair E50/51/53/55
Top - BV0000/00
Tail - BG70/72/75
Pearls - E30/31
Sequins, Beads, Glitter and Glossy Accents

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. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!!

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

Happy Hopping!!