Tuesday, 24 December 2013

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - PICK OF THE YEAR

Hi Everyone

Wowzers - Christmas Eve already - now ain't that just snook up on us so fast!


It's the final challenge of the year over at Papertake Weekly - yup you all get a whole week off next week - and the theme for our challenge is "Pick of the Year" which means you can choose any of the challenges that we have had over the last 12 months (2013), but please make sure you let us know which one you have picked when we come and see you on your blog.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp, so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend on their on-line store then get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly and don't forget to check out all the wonderful creations the very talented DT girls have made to whet you appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


For this challenge I chose Sketch Number:  33:


Remember you can use any of our sketches in the challenge, you just need to let us know which one.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Ride With Me
Digi Papers:  Nitwit - Bear Necessities
Heart Tag Die:  Doohickey - So Wrapped Lovely
Heart Border Die:  Cheery Lynn - Mesh Hearts Border
Heart Charm:  The Hobby House - Fancy Hearts
Lace:  The Hobby House - Natural Lace Collection

I have coloured the image with Copics and Twin Touch as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Girl Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Boy Hair:  E29 E25 E23
Girls Helmet:  R02 R01 R00 R000
Girl Clothes:  R02 R01 R00 R000 / E42 E41 E40
Boy Clothes:  B23 TT-PB76 B21 / TT - BR100 BR101 BR104 / E42 E41 E40
Moped:  E43 E42 E41 E40 / T7 T5 T4 T3 / B23 TT - PB76 B21 / C4 C3 C1 C00
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0 W00
Image Outline:  B01 Copic used with my Air Compressor

I have sanded all the papers and edged them with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

And there you have it.

I sent my list off to "him" early and I have been a very, very good girl this year - so I will be keeping my fingers crossed on Christmas Day.

So all that is left for me to do is to .....

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

Thank you all for your wonderful support and comments this year and I hope that Father Christmas brings you lots and lots of wonderful things crafty and to say "Thank You" properly I will pick a random comment on this post who will receive a "SPECIAL CANDY TREAT".

Take care everyone - have a wonderful time.

Toodle Pip

Monday, 23 December 2013

RIBBON CANDY WINNERS

Geez - I almost forgot to get the winners of my Ribbon Candy picked!

Thank you all for entering and thank you for your lovely comments.

So without further ado, the lucky winner of the purple bag full of organze ribbon is .....



CONGRATULATIONS Caz W 


and the second lucky winner of the pink bag full of all different types of ribbon is .....


CONGRATULATIONS Karen P

Well done ladies - can you please e-mail me with your addresses so I can get your prizes off to you.

Thanks again everyone.

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

WANT SOME RIBBON? CANDY UP FOR GRABS

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good week.

I am out of action for a couple of weeks as I had an operation on my hand on Tuesday :( so I thought it would be nice to put some candy up for grabs.

So - would you like to get your hands on some ribbon?  Well who wouldn't - I love ribbon :x

Here's what's up for grabs .....


I have two bags of ribbon up for grabs and yes those adorable ribbon storage bags come with it too.

In the Purple Bag:


Lots of yummy organza ribbon, and .....

In the Pink Bag:


A lovely mixture of velvet, sheer, grosgrain etc.

Do you want to be in with a chance to win one of these?

So down to the rules of entry:

You DON'T need to be a Follower although I would love it if you was :x

You DON'T need to have a picture of this in your side-bar but if you would like to spread the word about the candy that would be great and much appreciated =D>

The candy IS NOT open to Candy Only BlogsX(- please do not enter as I will remove them

I will post world-wide but I will not be liable for any customs charges and I will make sure that the parcel is marked as a "Gift"

And that's it.

The candy will run until 11.55pm on 21 December 2013, and I will draw the two lucky winners on 22 December 2013.

So, GOOD LUCK to you all.  Make sure you add your link by clicking on BLUE FROGGY below and if you would like to leave me a comment that would be fantastic too.

Toodle Pip





Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Anything Goes

Well Hello Everyone

I hope Mr Blogger is behaving and you are seeing this as I will be in hospital having an operation on my hand when this goes live - gulp!

Some of you may remember me saying some time ago that I thought I had avoided an operation as a steroid injection seemed to have done the trick but alas no :o(  On the positive side though the surgeon tells me that there is a 100% success rate so if that means no more pain then that's brilliant it will all be worth it.


It's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week we want to make it nice and easy for you as I expect you'll all be busy trying to get everything done ready for the festive season.  So this week's challenge is "Anything Goes" but we are giving you the extra option of doing a "Clean and Simple or CAS" as it's known.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Lili of the Valley so get your entries in to be in with a chance to win.

I decided to go for the CAS card:


I made this card using a lovely owl stamp called "Stocking Owls" from Little Claire's which I coloured with Copics.  I outline the image with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and edged all the papers with my favourite Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap.

And that's it.

I hope you all have a good week.

Ta ta for now.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

BLOG HOP PARTY - PAPERCRAFT INSPIRATIONS

Well Happy Sunday Everyone


It's the 1st of December and what better way to get the month started then a Blog Hop Party over at the Papercraft Inspirations Blog.

I've made a selection of items for the party featuring everything gorgeous from The Hobby House along with some awesome pre-scored blank card collections from Which Craft.

Here is a picture of all the items I have made:


Now that definitely wasn't me who took that picture - but don't they look absolutely wonderful all together - love it.

The items I have used to make everything is as follows:

Papers:  First Edition - Nordic Christmas
Pre-Coloured Die Cut Toppers:  The Hobby House - Christmas Eve
White Cherry Blossoms:  The Hobby House - Lemonade
Roses:  The Hobby House - Red Velvet (Large) (if you want the smaller ones drop them a line)
Gingham Ribbon:  The Hobby House
Jingle Bells:  The Hobby House - 8mm Red
Rhinestone Sparkler:  The Hobby House - Jewel Aurora
Die Cut Leaves:  Die-namics - Royal Leaves
Self-Adhesive Rhinestones:  The Hobby House - Red
Charm:  The Hobby House - Christmas Stockings
Pearls Strings:  The Hobby House (please contact them for details as it's temporarily down on the web)
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Holiday Mini Postage Stamp
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Mini Postage Stamp
Cracker:  Which Craft - Paula's Crackers - White
Gift Box:  Which Craft - Tree Gift Box

I have outlined all the papers etc with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink before giving them a good old sanding down

Fancy being in with a chance to win lots of Hobby House products worth an amazing £100?  Well make sure you go and take a look at Papercraft Inspirations Blog from 10.30 this morning and good luck.

So now for all the individual items - are you ready ......

Here is the card:

Here is the tag:


Here is the beautiful cracker:

And last, but by no means least - here is the gorgeous gift box - perfect for hanging on a tree or filling it with a lovely present:


Phew - and that's it.

Thank you for dropping by - I hope you have the most wonderful week.

Toodle Pip

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

SWEET BLOSSOM

Hello Everyone

Me again!

WOW!  I hear you cry - two posts in two days from me =D>


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using some of the fabulous items you can get from The Hobby House and as you will see again - not a Christmas card in sight ;)

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  First Edition - Love Letters (these are a bargain at the moment - get them while you can!)
Pre-Coloured Topper:  Wee Stamps - Sweet Blossom
Pearl Flourishes:  Pearl Border Flourish
Foliage Punch:  Woodware - Grass
Butterfly Punch:  Woodware - Butterfly 2
Small Pearls:  2mm Ivory Silk Pearls

And that's it.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Ta ta for now.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

ALWAYS & FOREVER

Hey Everyone

Hope you all had a good weekend.

We've been busily untangling the Christmas lights - eek - it will be December this coming weekend - sheesh where has the time gone too :-O


It's Tuesday which means it's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week it's sketch time and we have a brand new one for you; don't forget though, you can use any of the Papertake Weekly Sketches - which you can find HERE just please make sure you let us know what number sketch it is on your blog.

Here is the sketch:


I love working with sketches - takes care of all the planning of the card.  Our super generous sponsor this this challenge is Simon Says Stamp so if you want to get your hands on some vouchers to spend in their store then get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly.

Here is the card I have made:


Yup no Christmas card for me this week - to be honest I'm a bit Christmas Carded Out so what a nice change it was to make something different ;;) 

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Papers:  Nitwit - Always and Forever (this is one of the most amazing kits ever!)
Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Kitchen Dance
Hearts:  Nitwit - Always and Forever
Doily:  Die-namics - Heart Doily
Tag:  Doohickey - Tea Label Tags
Daisy:  Die-namics - Rolled Daisy
Roses:  Die-namics - Royal Rose and Mini Royal Roses
Leaves:  Memory Box - Tender Leaves
Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Woman's Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Man's Hair:  E29 E25 E23
Skirt:  RV69 R59 R56
Top:  R85 R83 R81
Shirt:  R59 R56
Trousers:  W5 W4 W3 W2
Shoes:  C8 C6 C4 C3

I have outlined the image with B01 using my Copic Air Compressor
The papers have been edged using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

It's not cheese-cloth behind the image, just some cheap bandage from my local supermarket  :D

And that's it.

I hope you will come and join in the fun with us over at Papertake Weekly.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Toodles

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Childs Christmas

Hi Everyone

Brrrrr - winter is definitely here and Christmas will be here before we know it!


Saturday again so yup another challenge for you over at Totally Gorjuss where this week's theme is "Childs Christmas".


We have two generous sponsors for this challenge who are The RIbbon Girl and Bugaboo Digital Stamps so you have double the chance to win so make sure you get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and as always remember to check out what the very talented DT girlies have made for your inspiration.


Here is the card I have made:


I've used a pre-coloured die cut topper from The Hobby House as they are just perfect for putting together a quick card and in my opinion the quality is second to none.

The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  First Edition - Nordic Christmas
Pre-Coloured Topper:  The Hobby House - Christmas Eve (this may not be on the website yet but give them a call if you want it)
Rose:  The Hobby House - Vanilla Fudge
Cherry Blossoms:  The Hobby House
Ribbon:  The Hobby House - Plain Satin Reds
Rhinestone Sparkler:  The Hobby House - Jewel Aurora
Holly Leaf Die:  Tim Holtz - Festive Greenery
Letter Die:  Tim Holtz - Alphabetical
Self-Adhesive Rhinestones:  The Hobby House - 2mm Clear Rhinestones

I have edged all the papers with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

And that's it - those pre-coloured toppers really do save you so much time and it looks as though you have coloured it yourself!

Right, I need to get some Christmas presents wrapped!

Have a great weekend.

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Giving Thanks

Happy Tuesday Everyone

Hope your week is going well.


It's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week our theme is "Giving Thanks".  Thanksgiving is on 28 November so we want to see any project or a card or anything to say "Thank You" and our generous sponsor is The Ribbon Girl.

Now I'm going to share a card with you that I made about four years ago!  This was when I was starting to play with colouring and generally having a good old play.  Like I said, it's old but sometimes I think it's nice to show anything that was made sometime ago as you can see how much you've changed your style etc over the years so brace yourself ......


I did say it was old didn't I!

I have no recipe fr the card although you will have probably guessed that its a Magnolia image and the papers were Kay & Co if I remember rightly; it also looks like I've used a Cuttlebug embossing folder too.  Maybe the memory isn't that bad after all!

I hope you will come and join in the fun with us over at Papertake Weekly and don't forget to check out what gorgeous projects the lovely ladies have made for your inspiration.

Have a great week.

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

Hiya Everyone

Long time no see!  How are you all?  Good I hope.


It's Saturday so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and our theme for this week is "3 Patterned Papers".  Our generous sponsor for the challenge is Heather's Hobbie Haven so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their on-line store then get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and as always, check our what my wonderful teamies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is:

Digital Papers:  Nitwit - Woodland Wishes (GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!)
Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - James - Christmas Tree
Post Office Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Grunge Christmas Postmarks
Sentiment Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Christmas Grungy Messages
Trees and Stars:  Nitwit - Woodland Wishes
Pearls:  The Hobby House - Ruby Mix (these are on offer at just 75p at the moment - grab them while you can!)

I have coloured the image with Copics:

James the Bear:  E55 E53 E51 E50 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Tree:  YG99 YG97 YG95 YG93 / YR24 YR23 Y21 / E27 E25 E23
Hat:  TV69 RV66 V06/ C1 C0 C00
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0 W00

I have used a bit of normal bandage behind the image
I have outlined the image with B01 with my Copic Airbrush
The papers have been outlined with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

I have one more image of the inside of the card which is waiting for it's verse so you can get another quick look at those gorgeous papers:


And that's it.

It's good to be back and hopefully I will be able to catch up with a lot of you over the weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

PEARLS

Well Hello Everyone

November already!!!  Eeek, it will be Christmas soon and I still have lots and lots of cards to do :-O


Well, it's time for another challenge over at The Hobby House Challenge Blog and our theme for this month is "Pearls" so we want to see all your beautiful creations using some of the the Hobby House Pearls or Pearl Strings and the prize up for grabs is:

(postage paid by winner)

Good luck everyone.

Here is the card I have made:


Whoo Hoo!  Another Christmas card made - there's another one off my list :D

The recipe for the card is:

Roses:  Red Velvet - Large
Cherry Blossoms:  Lemonade
Leaves:  Die-namics - Royal Leaves
Charm:  Christmas Charm Selection
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Holiday Ticket Sentiments
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Ticket Die
Satin Ribbon:  Reds
Pearls:  Pearls String Collection
Button:  Mixed Buttons - Seasonal Collection


I have edged all the papers and flowers with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
I have edged the petals of the White Cherry Blossoms with Glossy Accents and dipped it in clear glitter

And that's it.

I hope you will come and join in the fun with us.

Have a great weekend.

Ta ta for now.