Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Dies to Die For - Holly

Hi Everyone

I hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the extra hour in bed!



Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using one of the new Wee Stamps called Holly - ain't she just beautiful - I just love this image.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Wee Stamps - Holly
Kraft Card:  Bazzill Kraft
Papers:  Prima - North Country
Large Snowflake:  Memory Box - Bianca Snowflake
Small Snowflakes:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflakes
Ribbon, Rhinestones & Bells:  The Hobby House
Sentiment Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Grungy Christmas Messages

The image has been coloured with CopicsPromakers and Flexmarkers as follows:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (Cheeks)
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23 E21
Jumper:  B00 BG000 BG0000 / E74 E71 E70
Trousers:  E74 E71 E70
Leggins, Socks & Scarf:  E74 E71 E70 / Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker)
Ear Muffs:  B00 BG000 BG0000
Branch:  E37 E35
Holly:  R39 R29 R27 R24 / G29 G46 G24

I have outlined the image with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
The papers, card and snowflakes have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I have used some Liquid Applique covered in Glamour Dust to create the snow on the branch

And there you have it.  The Cheery Lynn Snowflakes is just awesome - there are stacks of snowflakes on it and they are so detailed too!

Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your lovely comments - they are so much appreciated.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care

Ta-ta for now

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 155 - Things With Wings

Hi Everyone

Phew I'm so pleased to be back with you all after my two weeks away working at the NEC.  One of the first things I need to get done is to come and see you all and see what you have been making whilst I have been away.

I will take this opportunity to say "HELLO" and "THANK YOU" to my new followers - I am totally thrilled and flattered that you have chosen to come and see my little blog.


So it's Saturday and that means only one thing ..... it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week's challenge is "Things With Wings".

Our generous sponsor this week is Crafty Poodles so to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their store make sure you get your entry in over at the Totally Gorjuss site and don't forget to check out and see what the wonderful DT ladies have created to inspire you.

Here is the card I have made:


I decided to go with a "Keep it Simple" theme but I think I might have ruined it by putting too much dark distress ink around the image.  However, I am reliably informed by my Mum that it's looks just fine.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Image:  Tiddly Inks - Christmas Pixie

The image has been coloured with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (Cheeks)
Hair:  YR24 Y26 YR21 E51
Hat & Dress:  R39 R29 R27 R24
Holly & Wings:  G29 YG67 YG63 G24

I have outlined the image (a bit too much!!!) with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
The card has been lightly shaded and edged in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
I have put a generous amount of Glamour Dust on her wings

And there you have it.

I look forward to catching up with you all this weekend.

Take care

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 153 - Traditional Christmas Colours & Bildmalarna "Christmas Letters"

Hello Everyone

I hope you are getting to see this post as I am away working (YUK!) at the moment at the NEC in Birmingham so hopefully Mr Blogger is behaving himself!


So it's Saturday again and that can only mean one thing - it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week's challenge is "Traditional Christmas Colours" which is sponsored by Crafter's Companion - easy huh?  As always, make sure you pop on over to the Totally Gorjuss site to see what the creative DT ladies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


Aren't these Bildmalarna stamps just gorgeous - the Little Winged Friends Christmas stamps are just so beautiful and I love them all.  If you get chance pop on over to the Bildmalarna Blog as there are some absolutely stunning creations for you to feast your eyes on and if you like it don't forget to become a Follower!

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmalarna - Little Winged Friends - Christmas Letters
Papers:  Bildmalarna - Frosty Christmas
Poinsettias:  Magnolia - Doohickey - Poinsettia
Holly:  Cheery Lynn - Holly Flourish
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley - Christmas Handwritten Phrases
Tag:  Lili of the Valley - Christmas Mini Icon Tags
Brads, Ribbon, Button and Rhinestones:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarkers with a touch of French Grey 50% and Warm Grey 50% Prismacolour pencils for shading as follows:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E37 E35 E34 E13
Dress, Scarf and Socks:  E39 E29 E27 E24 / Satin (Promarker), Antique White (Flexmarker), E000
Postal Sack and Letters:  E44 E43 E42 E41 E40
Birdies:  E37 E35 E34 E31 / E41 E40

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

I hope you will be able to come and join in with the challenge.

Thank you for your lovely comments and have a great weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Friday, 12 October 2012

Poinsettia Give-Away Winners

Hi Everyone

Thank you all for your lovely comments; I am pleased to announce that the 10 winners of the Poinsettia's are:
  1. Fabiola
  2. Caz
  3. Sue W
  4. Bettina L
  5. Christine Harrop
  6. Rose Petal
  7. Susan Flynn
  8. Marion
  9. Coops
  10. Lisa Jane
Congratulations ladies - could you please e-mail me with your address so I can get them in the post to you.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Toodles

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Bildmalarna - Christmas Fun


Hello Everyone

I hope you are all having a great week.


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using the beautiful Little Winged Friend - Christmas Fun.  These are just some of the most wonderful stamps I have seen - such fabulous images.

Here is the full card:


Ain't he just fabulous?

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Holly Die:  Cheery Lynn - Holly Corner from Dies to Die For
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley - Christmas Grungy Sentiments
Tiny Tags:  Lili of the Valley - Christmas Icon Tags
Pearls:  The Hobby House
Button Twine & Button:  The Ribbon Girl

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

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (Cheeks)
Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Jacket:  R39 R29 R27 R24
Trousers & Scarf:  G94 YG63 G21
Socks:  R39 R29 R27 R24 / Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker) / E0000
Holly:  G29 G46 G24
Dog:  E37 E35 E33 E31 E30 / T6 T4 (Nose)
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image using Antique Linen Distress Ink
All the papers have been edged using Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I have drawn faux stitching all around the edges of the paper using a black fine-liner pen

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today.  I hope you have a lovely week and thank you for all your lovely comments.

Take care.

Toodle pip




Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Dies to Die For - Birthday Fun & a Little Giveaway

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a good week so far - even though it is only Tuesday.

I would just like to say a great big "HELLO" to my new followers - thank you so much for coming and having a little look at my blog; I am very flattered and I do so appreciate it.

Before I get on to this week's post I would like to give away some Wild Orchid Crafts Poinsettia's as a little way of saying thank you to you all for your continued support - you are a great lot and I love it that you drop in and leave me some wonderful comments.


I have two bags of poinsettias (I will mix them up so you get both colours in large and small), to give away to ten lucky people.  No rules this time, just leave me a comment and I will draw ten random names on Friday and I will post worldwide - so good luck.

Right, now that's done let's get down to business.


I would like to share with you another card from the totally fabulous Lulu on the Move.  This is the last, (but by no means least), one left out of the set of three that I just had to use.

Here is the card I have made:


This set of three stamps is just brilliant - I love these little beauties and they are such a bargain too.

All the items I have used can be purchased from the Dies to Die For store and the recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Kratin' Kimme - Lulu on the Move
Papers:  My Mind's Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Lavender
Kraft Card:  Bazzill Kraft Card
Border Die (Top and Bottom):  Magnolia Doohicky - Scalloped Stitch Lace
Centre Die:  Die-Namics - Jumbo Scallop
Flowers:  Magnolia Doohickey - Clover with Flower

The image has been coloured with CopcisPromarkers and Flexmarkers as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E18 E17 E15 E13
Top:  R85 R83 R81 / V25 V22 V20
Skirt:  Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker)
Shoes:  R85 R83 R81 / E43 E42 E41 E40
Bike:  R29 R27 R25 / C8 C7 C6 C5 C4
Wheels:  N8 N7 N6 N5 N4 N3

The image has been outline with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I have drawn faux stitching with a black fine-liner pen

So there you have it.

Thanks again for all your support - it means so much.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 152 - Anything Goes

Happy Saturday to You All!

I hope Mr Blogger is behaving himself as this is a scheduled post as I will be at the GNPE Show in Harrogate treating myself to lots and lots of new stash!


Saturday can only mean one thing - yup - its challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week's theme is "Anything Goes" - easy peasy lemon squeezey!

Our kind and generous sponsor this week is the one and only Joanna Sheen so if you want to win a voucher to spend in her store (remember P&P is FREE), then get yourself over to the Totally Gorjuss site and get your entry in.  Whilst you are there have a look at the awesome creations the lovely DT ladies have made for you.

Here is my card:


I was asked to make an anniversary card for some 'older' but trendy parents and I thought this image from Mo Manning was just perfect.

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Date
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Six by Six - A Beautiful Life from Dies to Die For
Corner Die:  Die-Namics - Photo Corners from Dies to Die For
Foliage Die:  Magnolia Doo Hickey - Heart Swirl from Dies to Die For
Flower Punches:  Nellie Snellen Rose Flower (I am SOOOOO loving these babies - awesome!)
Sentiment:  Papertrey Ink - Fillable Frames
Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (Cheeks)
Ladies Hair:  E34 E33 E51 E50
Gents Hair:  W5 W3 W1
Ladies Dress:  R59 R39 R56
Ladies Cardigan:  YG97 YG95 YG93
Ladies Shoes, Bag and Belt:  E17 E15 E13
Gents Jumper:  E17 E15 E13
Gents Trousers:  B95 B93 B91

The image has been outlined with Antique Linen Distress Ink
All the card and paper have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

And there you have it.

I hope you all have a great weekend and thank you for your lovely comments.

Ta-ra for now

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Dies to Die For - Hoopy Birthday

Happy Tuesday Everyone

Hope your week is going well.


Today I would like to share with you another of those beautiful stamps from Kraftin' Kimme called Lulu on the Move.  There are three stamps and loads of sentiments in this set and they are just brilliant to work with and I love them.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimme - Lulu on the Move
Papers:  My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine
Enamel Dots:  My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Tangerine (e-mail Tracy to get your hands on these - they are just incredible!)
Flowers:  E-Line Flowers

The image has been coloured with CopicsPromarker and Flexmarkers as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E18 E19 E17 E15
Top:  YR02 YR01 YR00 / BG13 BG11 BG10
Skirt:  Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker)
Socks:  Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker)
Shoes:  BG13 BG11 BG10 / Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker)
Hula Hoop:  C6 C5 C4 C3 C2
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I used a little Warm Grey 50% Prismacolour Pencil for some shading on the image
The image has been outlined with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
I have drawn faux stitching around the edges of the paper with a black fine-liner

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care

Ta-ra for now.