Saturday, 29 December 2012

TOTALLY GORJUSS - NEW!

Hey Everyone

Did you all have a nice Christmas and get everything you wished for?

I hope so - we went to my Sister's this year as it's the first Christmas they have had off for 10 years (they are both in the medical profession), so it was really nice and just to put the icing on the cake we managed to get a few minutes on Skype with my Nephew who is serving out in Afghanistan. Got to say it brought a lump to my throat when his little 18 month old daughter was telling him how much she missed him and was blowing him kisses and telling him she loved him - awww!

I'm going to be cleaning out my craft room this weekend - gulp - as I have so much stuff I either can't find anything or forgot where I put it - so wish me luck! ;o)


Well it's Saturday again - already - so that means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the challenge is "New" and our generous sponsor is Lili of the Valley.

New can mean pretty much anything - a new house or a new baby or just anything new you have that you have used on your card.  So, to be in with a chance to win £10 to spend in the Lili of the Valley on line shop get your creations made and posted over at Totally Gorjuss and don't forget to check out what the lovely DT ladies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


I just love these Saturated Canary designs and this digi stamp is NEW along with the Cheery Lynn Doily Die, the Prima Flowers and the Doohickey Die.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Pack Light - by Krista Smith
Papers:  My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2 - Blush from Dies to Die For
Doily Die:  Cheery Lynn - Nautical Wheeler Doily from Dies to Die For
Flowers:  Prima Serenade and Encore (oh my how gorgeous these are!)
Die Cut Leaves:  Doohickey - Clover With Flowers
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Stax from Dies to Die For
Lace, Ribbon, Charm and Button:  From my Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Top:  B00 BG000 BG0000
Trousers:  R85 R83 R81
Handbag:  B00 BG000 BG0000 / R85 R83 R81
Suitcases:  E31 E30 E0000 / E37 E35 E34
Camera:  C6 C4 C2 / E37 E34
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image has been outlined with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
I added some Stardust Stickles to the Flowers for a bit of bling

One final 'arty' shot of the inside:


And that's it.  There's just one more thing to do ....

I WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY, PEACEFUL, HEALTHY 
AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

Thank you all for all your support and comments throughout 2012 - you are all just the best!

Toodle pip

Saturday, 22 December 2012

TOTALLY GORJUSS - EASY DOES IT

Hello Everyone

Are you already for the big day for when 'you know who' visits us and leaves us lots and lots and lots of crafty goodies under the tree seeing as we have all been soooooo good! ;o)


It's Saturday already so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss where this week the theme is 'Easy Does It' - simples eh!

Our very generous sponsor this week is Craftwork Cards, so if you want to be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher to spend in their on-line shop then make sure you get your entries in.  As always, check out the Totally Gorjuss blog and see what the lovely, talented DT ladies have made for you.

DON'T FORGET WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OF NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN OUR SUPER FRIENDLY TEAM SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED E-MAIL US AT:

totallygorjuss@gmail.com

THIS CALL OUT CLOSES ON 7 JANUARY 2013.

So, onto my card for this week:


Now, I must apologise for the absolutely pants photo - its so grainy; someone had been messing with my camera settings and I hadn't realised when I had taken these pictures but as this was a commissioned card I couldn't re-take them as it was winging its way to the receipient!

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Tiddly Inks - Winter Wryn and Extra Snowman
Kraft Card:  Craftwork Cards (this is awesome kraft card!)

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin: E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E53 Y21 Y11 / N0 (shading)
Dress and Hat:  E39 E29 E27 E24 E22 / N0 (shading)
Boots:  N7 N6 N5 N4 N3
Snowman:  C2 C1 C0 C00
Snowman Hat:  N7 N6 N5 N4 N3
Snowman Scarf:  E39 E29 E27 E24 E22 / N0 (shading)
Snowman Nose:  YR18 YR12
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

To finish the card off, I stitched around the outside of the card and added lots of Glamour Dust to the Snowman and Wryn's hat and dress.

So, there is only one thing left for me to do .........

I WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
A HAPPY, PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

Thank you all for your lovely comments and support this year - you are all amazing.

Take care

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

BABY - WELCOME

Well Hello Everyone

How are you all?

I'm so sorry I haven't been around to visit you all recently - everyone seems to be poorly with this hideous vomiting bug - YUK!  I promise I will get round to seeing you all before Christmas.


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using one of the new releases from Bildmalarna called Baby - Welcome - oh my these stamps are just lush.

There is also a new challenge over at Die-ing For a Challenge and the theme this month is "Celebration".  There is a whooping £25 to spend in the Dies to Die For store up for grabs so make sure you get your entries in.

As always, there are a few rules to observe which are:

Rules:

* All entries must have a least one Dies to Die For product on it
* You can combine our challenge with NO MORE THAN 3 OTHER CHALLENGES
* You must back-link to the Dies to Die For Blog
* NO back-linking please, we only want to see your new projects / cards
* Only 2 entries per person please
* Entries which fail to observe the above will be removed and will not be eligible for the prize

So, what are you waiting for?  Get out your Big-Shots, Cuttlebugs, Sizzix and Grand Caliburs and get your entries in over at Dies to Die For.

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is:

Image Stamp:  Bildmilarna - Baby - Welcome
Text Stamp:  Bildmilarna - Ten Little Toes
Papers:  Bildmilarna - Welcome Collection and Welcome - Baby Blue
Corner Die:  Whimsy - Corner Die Set
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Fishtail Flags - Stax

The image has been coloured with Copics and a Flexmarker:

Baby Skin:  E21 E00 E000 - R20 R30 (cheeks)
Baby Blanket and Flower:  B93 B91 Glacier Blue (Flexmarker) / YR21 YR20
Stork:  C1 / YR27 YR12 YR00
Bear:  E27 E25 E23 E31 E30

The image has been outlined with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
All the papers have been edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Here is a final picture of the inside of the card which shows off that oh so lovely text stamp:


And there you have it.

I do hope you will come and join in the fun with us over at Dies to Die For.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care.

Toodles

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

MINI MIMOSA

Hello Everyone

I hope you all had a good weekend, not long now until Christmas finally arrives - gulp - I still have so much to do - including lots of Christmas cards still to make! :oO


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using the just oh so cute Mini Mimosa Snowflake.  These stamps are just amazing, they are as they say 'mini' with all the same fabulous detail of a normal sized stamp.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmilarna - Mini Mimosa - Snowflake
Papers:  Bildmilarna - Frosty Christmas - Mr Snowman
Snowflake Die:  Memory Box - Frostyville Wreath (I just snipped it to make a border)
Image Border Die:  Spellbinders - Floral Ovals
Corner Die:  Cheery Lynn - Lace Corner Deco A (I snipped this one to make it smaller)
Tag:  Magnolia Doohickey - Memory Tag
Sentiment Die:  Go Kreate - Rectangle Frilly #1
Flowers and Lace:  From My Stash
Sentiment Stamps:  Lili of the Valley - Christmas Handwritten Phrases

I have coloured the image with Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarkers:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E53 Y21 Y11
Hat and Dress:  B01 B00 B000 B0000 / R27 R24 (heart on the hat)
Gloves, Boots and Scarf:  Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker) / E0000
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have used a Cool Grey 50% Prismacolour pencil for shading on the image

The image has been outlined with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
All the papers and everything else has been edged in Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I have used Glamour Dust around all the edges of pretty much everything that you can see on the card and for the snowflake on the image

Here is a picture of the inside of the card where you will see that I have followed the layout through to match the front:


And one final picture of the tag:


Phew - and that's it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to come and visit.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Toodle pip.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

DT CALL - TOTALLY GORJUSS

Hello Everyone

Just a quick post to let you know that we are looking for a couple of people to come and join the Design Team over at Totally Gorjuss.

If you are interested please e-mail your blog details to:

     totallygorjuss@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great week.

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

TOTALLY GORJUSS - OH NO SNOW!

Well Howdy Y'All

A big "HELLO" to my new followers - thank you so much for choosing to follow me it means so much and I am very flattered indeed.


It's Saturday - again already - and that means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week we would like to see all your creations with a 'Snow' theme which is just perfect timing as I get to make another Christmas card, (oh my gosh I am sooooo behind!).

Our generous sponsor this week is Crafter's Companion, so if you would like to win a £10 voucher to spend in their store get your entries in and as always, make sure you check out what the wonderful DT ladies have made.

Here is my card:


The recipe for my card is as follows:

Stamp:  Wee Stamps - Angelica from Dies to Die For
Papers:  Simple Stories from The Hobby House (if you can't see these on the web site give Jill a call and I'm sure she'll be able to sort them out for you)
Corner Die:  Whimsy - Corner Die Set from Dies to Die For
Flowers:  Kort and Godt
Rhinestones:  The Hobby House

I have coloured the image with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E44 E43 E42 E41 / N0 (shading)
Coat:  E29 E27 E24 E22
Top:  E42 E41 E40
Trousers, Leg Warmers and Socks:  E42 E41 E40 / E37 E35 E34
Squirrel:  E15 E`3 E11 E00 E0000 / R20 (cheeks)
Squirrel Hat:  E27 E24
Little Birdie:  E35 E34 E31
Branch:  E27 E24 E23

I have outlined the image with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Liquid Applique has been used for the snow on the branch which has been covered in Glamour Dust
Angelica's wings, coat, the squirrel's hat and all the snow has been doused in Glamour Dust

And there you have it.

I hope you will be able to come and join in the fun with us over at Totally Gorjuss.

Thank you for all your lovely comments - they mean so much.  I will be back later in the week with some blog candy as a way of saying "Thank You" for your continued support.

Have a great week.

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dies to Die For - Xmas Hamster

Well Hello Everyone

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Christmas is definitely on its way - our street has been transformed pretty much overnight with everyone getting their outside Christmas lights out - its so pretty.


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using the ever so sweet Xmas Hamster from Whimsy "Wee Stamps" - I just love him.

Here is the full card:


Ain't he just adorable - I just love his little expression.

All the products listed can be found at Dies to Die For and the recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Whimsy "Wee Stamps" - Xmas Hamster
Papers:  Kaisercraft - Turtle Dove
Fishtail Die:  Die-Namcis - Fishtail Flags Stax
Ticket Die:  Whimsy - Ticket Die
Ticket Stamp:  Whimsy - Friendship Ticket Sentiments

The image has been coloured with Copics and I have used a Cool Grey 70% Prismacolour pencil to shade the bauble:

Face:  E51 E50 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Fur:  E37 E35 E34 E31
Coat:  E29 E27 E24
Bauble:  YG99 YG97 YG95 YG93 UG91 / C3 C2 C1

I have outlined the image with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
All the papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

And that's it.

Have you entered Die-ing For a Challenge yet?  If not make sure you get your entries in as there is a whooping £25 to win to spend in the Dies to Die For store.

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone and thank you all for your lovely comments.

Toodles

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes With Glitter

Happy Saturday Everyone

Wow - 1st December already - where has this year gone too?

A nice big "HELLO" to my new followers - thank you so much for choosing to follow me, I am just totally flattered.


This week over at Totally Gorjuss our theme is "Anything Goes With Glitter" and up for grabs is a £10 voucher to spend in Joanna Sheen's store.  As always, go and feast your eyes on the wonderful creations the talented DT ladies have made to whet your appetite over at Totally Gorjuss.

Here is the card I have made:


I love Mo Manning's fairy images, they are just amazing.  I promise you there is oodles and oodles of glitter on this card; I'm afraid I'm a bit rubbish when it comes to taking pictures, I can just never get a good shot of glitter - any ideas would be gratefully appreciated.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Winter Fairy Talva
Silver Card:  From My Stash
Large Snowflake Die:  Memory Box - Bianca Snowflake from Dies to Die For
Medium Snowflake Die:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflake 5 from Dies to Die For
Smaller Snowflake:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflowers Set 2 from Dies to Die For
Tiny Snowflakes:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflakes from Dies to Die For
Corner Die:  Cheery Lynn - Lace Corner Deco C from Dies to Die For
Ribbon and Lace:  From My Stash
Diamante Spacer:  The Hobby House
Rhinestones:  The Hobby House
Snowflake Charm:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E00o / R20 R30 (cheeks) / N0 (shading)
Hair and Everything Else:  C4 C3 C2 C1 C0 C00
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image and edged the papers with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
I have sprayed the snowflakes first with Stick and Spray before dousing liberally with Glamour Dust
For the image I used a Quickie Glue Pen before covering with Glamour Dust
I have stitched around the card with my sewing machine

A final picture of the inside of the card so you can see how I have followed the layout through:


And tah-dah - there you have it.

I hope you will come and join in the fun with us over at Totally Gorjuss.

Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for your wonderful comments.

Toodles

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Bildmilarna - Skates

Hello Everyone

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.


Today I would like to share with you another beautiful stamp from Bildmilarna called Skates.  I so love the expression on their faces - they look as though they are having just the best time ever.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmilarna - Skates
Image Die and Border:  Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Labels 1 and Scalloped Labels 1
Snowflake Die:  Tim Holtz Alterations - On the Edge - Snow Flurries
Flowers:  Marianne - Chinese Rose
Banner:  Die-Namics - Fishtail Flags - STAX
Charm:  Bildmilarna - Gift Metal Charm

The image has been coloured with Copics, Promarker and Flexmarker:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  YR24 YR21 Y21 YR20
Dress:  B91 B41 B0000 / N0 (shading)
Scarf and Skates:  Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker) / E0000 / R24 R22 R21 /
N0 (shading) / C6 C4 C2 (skate blades)
Bear:  E55 E53 E51 E50 / R30 (cheeks and ear) / N0 (shading)
Stars:  YR24 YR23 YR21

I have outlined the image with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
All the papers and die cuts have been edged with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
I have used Glamour Dust on the stars, her wings and the flowers

Here is one more picture where you will be able to see that I have followed the layout through to the inside of the card.


Thank you for taking the time to visit.  I hope you all have a lovely week.

Take care

Toodles

Saturday, 24 November 2012

TOTALLY GORJUSS - NOT SQUARE

Hi Everyone

Firstly I need to apologise for my lack of commenting; I have been having horrible problems with blogger and the 'comments' section over the last couple of weeks, (even though everything else on there seemed to be working fine), so much so I had to get one of our IT bods at work to finally sort it out for me which he did today - thank you Rich - you are a lifesaver and I hope you enjoy your bottle of wine!

So I will be getting round to see you all over the next few days - I have been looking I just haven't been able to comment - weird :os - but thank you all for your comments - you really are the best.

I would like to say a big "HELLO" to my new follower - thank you - I'm very flattered that you have chosen to follow my work :o)



It's Saturday again (where did the week go too?) and that means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the theme is "Not Square" and our super generous sponsor is The Hobby House.

Now I have to admit, I really struggled with this challenge as everything I seem to make is square so I decided to make the square a little bit bigger at the sides and made a rectangle - ha ha ha ;o)

Here is the full card:


I've had this fab stamp from Sugar Nellie for quite some time but just never got around to inking her - a bit like all the other rubber stamps sat in my cupboard un-inked - bad Hazel!  I keep telling myself that I will rectify this and I will use the stamps I have bought before buying any others, but as always, I end up seeing some stamps that 'I just have to have' and the cycle continues!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie - Fifi Goes Shopping
Papers:  Carta Bella - Winter Fun
Big Snowflake Die:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflowers Set 2
Small Snowflake Die:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflakes
Corner Die:  Whimsy - Corner Die Set
Banner Die:  Die-Namics - Fishtail Flags Stax
Border Die:  Doohickey - Mini Zig Zag & Scalloped Lace
Sentiment Stamp:  Papertrey Ink - Signature Christmas

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E27 E25 E35 E34
Jacket, Hat and Doggie Jumper:  BG78 BG75 BG18 BG72 / N0 (shading)
Boots:  BG78 BG75 BG18 BG72 / N7 N5 N3
Presents and Bags:  BG78 BG75 BG18 BG72 / N7 N6 N5 N4 N3 / B01 BG000 BG0000 /
E43 E42 E41 E40 / N1 (shading)
Dog:  E35 E34 E31 E30

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I have used absolutely oodles of Glamour Dust on her hat, jacket, boots and doggie jumper and all over the snowflakes but as usual you can't really see it on the picture due to my rubbish photography skills!

If you like the scalloped die there is a whopping 40% discount off it - and it comes with another border die too - click HERE to go and have a look - what a bargain!

One final picture where you can see I have copied the layout through to the inside of the card:


And that's it.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all your lovely comments.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Take care

Toodle Pip


Friday, 23 November 2012

Bildmilarna - Miss Diet

Hey Everyone

How are you all?  I hope you have all had a good week.


Today I would like to share with you another one of the new releases from Bildmalarna called Miss Diet. If you haven't checked out the new stamps and papers from Bildmalarna make sure you do they are just incredible and you can see them all by clicking here.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Image Stamp:  Bildmalarna - Miss Diet
Text Stamp (On the Tag):  Bildmalarna - Text - Food
Papers:  Bildmalarna - Welcome - Lovely World
Border Die:  Magnolia Doohickey - Antique Lace
Roses:  Marianne Design - English Rose
Leaves:  Poppystamps - Lorelai Leaf
Tag:  Magnolia Doohickey - Tilda Tag

I have coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers and a little bit of Cool Grey 50% Prismacolour Pencil for shading:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  C9 C7 C5 C3
Top:  RV95 RV93 RV91
Shorts:  Aubergine (PM) / Plum (PM) / Amethyst (PM)
Cake:  E33 E31 E30
Strawberries:  R29 R24 R22
Wafers:  E35

I have outlined the image with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I have used Liquid Applique with some Glamour Dust to create the cream toppings and a little Glossy Accents on the glass

Here is a picture of the tag when you pull it out from behind the image:


And there you have it.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting.

Have a great weekend.

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Dies to Die For - Die-ing For a Challenge - Christmas Kids

Well Howdy to Y'All

How are you?  I hope you had a good weekend.


There is a new challenge over at Die-ing for a Challenge where the theme this week is "Christmas" - easy peasy huh!

Don't forget you can bag yourself a whooping £25 voucher to spend in the fabulous Dies to Die For store.  Wouldn't it be great to win with lots and lots of new products in the Dies to Die For store; but as always you have to be in it to win it so dig out your dies, Big Shots, Sizzix, Wizards, Grand Caliburs and starting crafting.

Now there are a few rules to observe which are:

RULES:

* All entries must have at least one Dies to Die for product on
* You can combine our challenge with NO MORE THAN 3 OTHER CHALLENGES
* You must link back to the Dies to Die for Blog
NO back linking, new projects/cards only please
* Only 2 Entries per person please
* Entries which fail to observe the above will be removed and will not be eligible for the prize

Wouldn't it be nice to bag some lovely goodies just before Christmas!

So what are you waiting for?  Get your entries in over at Die-ing for a Challenge and make sure you check out what the lovely DT girlies have made - beautiful as ever.

Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using one of the stamps from Moreheads Christmas Kids - Surprise Collection and what a little cutie he is too.  There are absolutely stacks of stamps in this collection so make sure you check it out.

Here is the full card:


I've tried to keep the card along the 'vintagey' theme with traditional Christmas colours which I just love.  All the items I have used can be found at Dies to Die For and the recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Moreheads - Christmas Kids - Surprise
Paper:  Echo Park - This & That Christmas (its not showing in the store at the moment but contact Tracy and I'm sure she will get it for you)
Kraft Card:  Bazzill Kraft
Holly Die:  Cheery Lynn - Holly Corner
Banner:  Die-Namics - Fishtail Banner

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 E0000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hat:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22 / G29 G46 G24 (holly) / YR24 YR23 YR21 YR20 (bell)
Top:  E43 E42 E41 E40
Sock:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22 / E43 E42 E41 E40
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

To outline the image and edge the papers I have used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

To add some dimension to the card I made a frame out of Kraft card and stitched around it with my sewing machine before adding some foam pads to the back to adhere it to the main card.  Here is a picture so you can see the depth that this adds to the card:


And there you have it.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a look.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care.

Toodles

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Plain and Simple

Well Hellooooooo to You All

And a great big "HOWDY" to my new follower - thank you for deciding to follow my work - I'm truly very flattered.

So it's Saturday again already - sheesh, where are the week's going too - so that can only mean one thing - its challenge time again over at Totally Gorjuss.


This week we want to see all your "Plain and Simple" cards - sounds easy huh - but I got to admit, I struggle with the challenge - it's harder then some people think - for me anyway! ;o)

Our lovely sponsor this week is Heather's Hobbie Haven so to get your mitts on a £10 voucher to spend in their store make sure you get your entries in over at the Totally Gorjuss site and whilst your there make sure you have a look at what the lovely DT ladies have made - so talented aren't they!

Here is my full card:


Heh heh heh - I love this image ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Tiddly Inks - Minnie's Lights

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000
Hair:  E18 E19 E15 E13
Dress, Shoes and Glasses:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22
Christmas Lights:  YR09 YR07 / RV09 RV06 / G07 G03 / Y19 Y13 / B05 B02 / R29 R24 / C6 C4

The image has been outlined with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I stitched around the edge of the paper with my sewing machine but you can just draw any kind of stitch you want with a fine-liner pen if you want.

I have also used Glossy Accents on her glasses and all the Christmas lights but I just couldn't get a good enough picture to show you - sorry - :o(

And that's it.  I hope you will come and join in the fun with us.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodle Pip

Monday, 12 November 2012

Bildmilarna - Baby Birthday

Hey Everyone

I hope you have all had a good weekend.


Today I would to share with you one of the new releases from the fabulous Bildmalarna called Baby Birthday.  Ain't she just the cutest and check out her little teddy; you can see how excited he is to get into his parcel - just adorable.  Make sure you check out the awesome new papers they have just released too, called Welcome - they are just stunning.

If you get a few minutes pop along to the Bildmalarna blog and see what the fabulous DT ladies have made with all the new releases - they are quite simply stunning.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Bildmalarna - Baby Birthday
Papers:  Bildmalarna - Welcome Collection
Kraft Card:  Bazzill Kraft - from Dies to Die For
Heart Die:  Heartland America Large - from Dies to Die For
Flower Die:  Die-Namics - Mini Royal Roses - from Dies to Die For
Leaf Die:  Poppystamps - Lorelai Outline Leaf - from Dies to Die For
Banner Die:  Die-namics - Fish Tail Banner - from Dies to Die For
Corner Die:  Whimsy - Corner Die Set - from Dies to Die For

I have coloured the image with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  YR23 YR21 YR20 E33
Dress & Socks:  R56 RV34 RV32
Teddy:  E55 E53 E51 E50 / E59 E57 E23
Presents:  E44 E43 E42 E41 / R00 R000 R0000 (bow)
Vase:  E17 E15 E13 / E55 E53 E51 E50
Flowers:  R56 RV34 RV32 / R01 R00 / G46 G43 / Y23
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image has been outlined using Weathered Wood Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
I've put a little bit of Stardust Stickles on the flowers

And there you have it.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting.

Have a great week everyone.

Toodle pip

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 157 - Pastel Christmas

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all well and have had a good week.



It's Saturday again, so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week we would like to see some lovely pastel Christmas themes.

Our generous sponsor for the challenge is Crafter's Companion so to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their store make sure you get your entry in.  As always, don't forget to see what the lovely Gorjussetts' have made over at the Totally Gorjuss site.

So, here is my little creation for you:


What do you think?  I am so loving this little Winter Fairy Halla from Mo Manning - she is just the cutest and easy peasy to colour too!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Winter Fairy Halla
Papers:  My Minds Eye - All is Bright - from Dies to Die For
Snowflake Die:  Memory Box - Bianca Snowflake - from Dies to Die For
Heart Tag:  Magnolia Doohickey - So Wrapped Lovely - from Dies to Die For
Banner Die:  Die-Namics - Mix and Match Banner Set - from Dies to Die For
Sentiment Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Grunge Christmas Postmarks

The image has been coloured with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Headband & Clothes:  BG11 BG10 BG000 / C0 (shading)

I have outlined the image and the papers with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
The little bit of gauze on the heart tag and behind the image is sterile gauze swabs from Boots - cool eh! ;o)

I have used Glamour Dust everywhere on the card - on the image, snowflakes and heart tag, but it never really shows up on the photographs really well - here is a close up for you:


If anyone could give me any tips on how to get a good picture of glitter I would appreciate it.  I use Crafter's Companion Stick & Spray on the die cuts before covering it liberally with Glamour Dust as it gives a great finish.

I am going to enter this card in the Christmas Stamping All Year Round challenge blog, where the challenge this week is 'Anything Goes'.

And that's it.  I hope you like it and I wish you all a fantastic weekend.

Thank you for all your lovely comments.

Toodle pip