Saturday, 31 March 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 125 - Swirly Whirly

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all well and for those of you residing in the UK I hope you have soaked-up the lovely weather we have had this week!

Without further ado, let's get straight onto this week's challenger over at Totally Gorjuss which is 'Swirly Whirly'.  Now I have to admit, this is a challenge that I really struggled with but managed to get a few swirls and whirls on my card.

This week's sponsor is Meyer Imports; if you're in to a bit of bling and glitter then this is the place to go.  As always make sure you check out the stunning creations the lovely DT ladies over at Totally Gorjuss have made for your inspiration.

Here is the card I created:


My Sister asked if I would make a card for a lady who is just about to turn 80 and I just had to use this stunning Mo Manning stamp - she is so cooool!

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning "Mammu"
Sentiment Stamp:  Lili of the Valley
Papers:  First Edition "Love Letters"
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug "D'Vine Swirl"

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E00 R20 R30
Hair:  C5 C3 C1 C0
Jumper:  R85 R83 R81
Skirt:  E42 E41 E40
Shoes:  E37 E35 E34

I have edge the papers with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

And that is that as they say.

Hope you all have a fab weekend whatever you are doing.

Toodles.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 124 - Spots and Stripes


Well Helloooooo to everyone

And a great big "HELLLOOOOO" to all my new followers - thank you all so much for deciding to follow me I do really, really appreciate it.

I will be posting my 100 + Followers candy over the next couple of weeks or so - all I can tell ya at the mo is that it is going to come from The Hobby House so please keep checking in every now and again 'cos I wouldn't want you to miss out.  For those fans of The Hobby House - Jill is currently updating her web with a new look and loads and loads of fabby new stuff for us to completely indulge ourselves in.

Anyway that is just far too much waffle from me.


Our challenge this week at Totally Gorjuss is Spots and Stripes and our most generous sponsor is the one and only Lili of the Valley.  To be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their shop we want to see all your creations based on a spots and stripes theme.  As always, check out the wonderful work the DT ladies have created for you at Totally Gorjuss - they are such a talented bunch that is for sure.

Here is my card:


I know I keep saying it but one day I WILL master Photoshop and get my pictures better than this - it looks so bright but I promise you it is much more muted in real life.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley "Summer Garden Angel"
Digi Papers:  Basic Grey "Hello Luscious"

The Image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E49 E47 E44 E42
Dress:  RV000 RV00 R85
Flowers:  RV29 RV25 RV23 Y17
Grass, Stems & Leaves:  G85 G82 G46 G40 G24

I have edged everything with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and used a Magnolia Doohickey "Bon Voyage" die with some little paper roses in the middle from Wild Orchid Crafts

I also broke out the Glamour Dust for the angels wings and used some Stardust Stickles on the paper flowers.

Here is the inside of the card where I have followed the sketch through:


And that's it as they say.  I'm going to enter this card into the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge where this week there is a fab sketch to follow from Jacque and also in Lili of the Valley's National Craft Month Challenge.

Thank you for all your lovely comments they are as always very much cherished.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodle pip

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 123 - Spring


Hey Everyone

I hope Mr Blogger is behaving himself as I have scheduled this post as I will be at the GNPE show in Harrogate where I intend to spend lots of money on all the things I just need and have to have - I'm sure you all know what I mean ;o)

Before I get onto this week's challenge I need to give a great big WELCOME to all my new followers - I am totally flattered and blown away that you have decided to follow me - THANK YOU all so much.  Stay posted as I will be sorting out some blog candy shortly seeing as I have surpassed the 100 mark - any ideas for blog candy would be welcome.

Anyways enough waffle from moi - onto this week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss which is "Spring".


To be in with a chance to win some vouchers we want to see all your creations that has a "spring" theme and our lovely sponsor this week is Heather's Hobby Haven - go and check out what the DT girlies have made over at Totally Gorjuss there is just a plethora of inspiration for you.

Here is my card:


Another CAS card for me with a SPRING lamb on the front and I've got to say I'm really lovin' the clean and simple look.  The recipe for the card is as follows:

Digi Stamp:  Whimsy Digital Stamps - Crissy's Digi "Spring Lamb"

Image Coloured with Copics:

Face:  C2 C1 C0 C00 R30
Legs & Feet:  C2 C1 C0 C00 C7 C5 C4
Flowers:  BV00 BV000 BV0000 Y15
Grass:  G46 G43 G40
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have used Liquid Applique for the sheep's coat (love this stuff!)

And that's all there is to it.  I have mounted the card onto some lilac card stock and stitched around it with my sewing machine.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments as always - I love visiting all your blogs, I get so much inspiration from them.

Ta ra for now and have a fabulous weekend.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 122 - Anything With a Button


Hello to you All

Hope you've all had a good week and that you are enjoying a lovely relaxing weekend.


This week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss is "Anything With a Button" - how easy peasey is that!  You can make anything you want as long as it has a button on it and our generous sponsor this week Crafter's Companion.  Don't forget as always to pop on over to the Totally Gorjuss site to see what the talented ladies have created for your inspiration.


OMG I am completely infatuated with Krista Smith's Saturated Canary designs - can you tell ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Skateboard" by Krista Smith
Digi Papers:  Basic Grey "Dawson"
Buttons & Twine:  From My Stash

Image Coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
T-Shirt:  B01 B00 B000 YR24 YR23 YR21 YR07 YR04
Cap:  B97 B95 B93
Trousers:  B97 B95 B93 YR24 YR23 YR21
Skateboard:  E44 E43 E42 E41 C8 C6 C2
Shoes:  E44 E43 E42 E41
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have edged the papers with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and drawn some lines around the papers with a black fine liner

One final picture of the inside before I go where you can see I usually follow the sketch through to the inside.


Thanks for taking the time to have a look - and please come and join in our fun over at Totally Gorjuss.

Ta ra for now.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 121 - Sketch

Hello To Everyone

I hope you are already enjoying your weekend.  Isn't it nice that it's starting to get just that little bit lighter on a night - I love it.


So without further ado let's get straight on to this week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss which is a sketch.  Our generous sponsor this week is the wonderful Joanna Sheen so to be in with a chance to win a voucher for her shop here is the sketch that we would like you to follow:


And that's it - you can play around with the sketch a little by using a mirror image or turning it upside down just so long as we can see that you have followed it then your in with a chance to win.  Don't forget to drop by the Totally Gorjuss challenge blog and see was the lovely DT ladies have created for you - just stunning.

Here is my card:


Now I must confess I'm quite out of my comfort zone with this colour palette, but I gotta say, I quite like how it's turned out - even if I do say so myself lol!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Penelope & Posey" by Krista Smith
Papers:  My Minds Eye "Stella Rose"

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair & Boots:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Tights:  E42 E41 E40
Top & Skirt:  YR09 YR07 YR04 BG49 BG15 BG13 BG32
Rabbit:  C3 C1 C0 R20

I have gone around the edges of the paper with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink

One final picture of the inside of the card where I have just carried the sketch through:


And that's it.  We can't wait to see all your fabulous creations.

A big thank you for taking time to look at my blog and all comments as always are cherished.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodles