Tuesday, 30 April 2013

CELEBRATION CANDY

Hi Everyone

This is a sticky post - please scroll down for other posts.

Did any of you see The Hobby House on Create & Craft on Friday, 5 April 2013, where they showcased some of their absolutely gorgeous products including a Wee Toppers Card Making Kit that I had the privilege of making the cards for?

The card making kit sold out within 40 minutes!  Although I'm not surprised as you get lots of goodies in the kit and as always the quality of the products is just excellent.  You can find details of the kit HERE and the other items that were featured on the show HERE.

Would you like to get your hands on one of these kits plus some extra goodies?

If so I have some wonderful candy to give away to you which is:


The contents on the candy is:

Hobby House Wee Stamps Card Making Kit
Crafts Too Ivy Leaf Die
Cheery Lynn Kiwi Doily Die
Whimsy Banner Pennants Die
Promakers Spring 2012 Collection
Promarkers Summer 2012 Colleciton

The Rules of Entry

You need to be or become a follower - but please only follow my if you like my work and no just for the candy.

Please put a picture of this candy in your side-bar with a link back to my blog.

The candy is NOT open to candy only blogs - I will remove them.

The candy is open worldwide although I am not liable to pay for any import / custom duties.

And that's it.

The candy will close at midnight on Tuesday, 30 April 2013.

Good luck to you all and thank you for your continued support - oh and don't forget to leave me a comment - ta!

WEE STAMPS TOPPERS - CANDY WINNER

Hi Everyone

The winner of the three digital stamps from Wee Stamps is:

Marion who said:

This is so sweet, love the papers and the image is so cute, have a lovely Sunday, hugs, Marion

Congratulations Marion, can you please e-mail me with the three digital images of your choice from the Wee Stamps Store.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Toodles

Sunday, 28 April 2013

WEE STAMPS TOPPERS - FLUFFY - AND A BIT OF CANDY

Well Hello Everyone

How are you all?  I hope you are all well.


This is my last post for the Wee Toppers :o(  I've had a fabulous time and really enjoyed myself and as a thank you Sylvia is going to give away three images of your choice from her Wee Stamps Store to one lucky person who will be picked randomly from the comments left on this post - thank you Sylvia.

So today I would like to share with you a card I have made using another of the fabulous pre-coloured toppers from The Hobby House and this little beauty is Fluffy and he is from the Bluebell Wood Collection.

I know, I know, I know I keep saying it, but you have just got to try these pre-coloured toppers.  The quality of the colour is amazing and as I have said before only £1.75 for six - what a bargain.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is:

Pre-Coloured Topper:  Fluff from the Bluebell Collection - The Hobby House
Papers:  Basic Grey - Wisteria
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy Birthday Fanciful Notables 1 - The Hobby House
Pearls:  The Hobby House

I have used Weathered Wood Distress Ink to edge all the papers and image

And there you have it.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Take care.

Toodles

Friday, 26 April 2013

GIVING AWAY .....


Hello Everybody

I hope you are all well.

Hello to my new followers - thank you ever so much for choosing to follow me, I really do appreciate it.


Today I would like to share with you a Christmas Card I have made using a beautiful Nellie Snellen stamp called Giving Away.  I love these images they are just gorgeous.

Here is the full card:


"YAY" another Christmas card complete - only another sixty or so to go :oO

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Nellie Snellen - Dawn Stamps - Giving Away
Papers:  Carta Bella - Winter Fun
Christmas Tree Die:  Dee's Distinctively - Snow Covered Stacker Tree - Small
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Holiday Circle Pennants
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Circle Pennants
Button Die:  Cheery Lynn - Ultimate Dimensional Dies - Buttons #2

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Jacket:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22
Hat:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22 / BG02 B01 B00 B000
Rabbit:  E55 E53 E51 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Presents:  E44 E43 E42 E41
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image has been outlined using Weathered Wood and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
The tree and images have been given a good dose of Glamour Dust

And that's it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Toodles



Tuesday, 23 April 2013

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - WEATHER WITH YOU

Hello Everyone

And a great big "HIYA!" to my new followers - thank you for choosing to follow my work, I am so flattered.


It's Tuesday and it's time for this week's challenge at Papertake Weekly and our challenge this week is "Weather With You".  So we want to see all your lovely creations that has anything to do with the weather, sun, rain a nice day - you get the gist?

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is J & C Creations, so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their on-line store that get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly and as always do check out what the wonderful ladies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is my card for the challenge:


Now I'm a great believer in publishing all my work good or bad, and for some reason I just feel that this is not one of my best :o(   I think it's because I really really struggled to find a nice green but I just adore this Mo image.

Anyways, enough of my ramble.  The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Baby Shower
Papers:  Simple Stories - Baby Steps (I got this from The Hobby House but it's not on their website yet, so if you want it, give them a call)
Charm:  Teddies - The Hobby House
Seam Binding:  Moss Green - The Ribbon Girl

The image has been coloured with Copics and Promarkers with a bit of 70% Cool Grey Prismacolour Pencil for some shading:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E37 E35 E34 E31
Umbrella:  Apple (Promarker) Meadow (Promarker) YG11
Nappy:  C1 C0
Dummy:  Boo B0000 / E31
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers and card have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

And there you have it.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I do hope you will come and join in the fun with us over at Papertake Weekly.

Have a fabulous week.

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 20 April 2013

LOVE YA!

Well Hello Everyone Again!

This is my second post of the day.


It's Saturday again which means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week our challenge is "Embossed".

Our sponsor for the challenge is the very generous 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 what are you waiting for?  As always make sure you check out what the lovely DT Girlies have made for your inspiration.

Here is my card:


I adore this sweet image - you can tell how much she loves and adores her precious teddy.

Now if you are wondering where the embossing is then take a good close look at the dark pink section - do you see it ;o) just a few little dots here and there.

Oh my look at the picture of the little roses - typical; when I want glitter to show up on my card it doesn't and when I want it to be subtle it ends up looking all clumpy like this ;o)  It looks much better in real life - honestly!

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Mo Manning for Stamping Bella - Love Ya
Papers:  Bildmalarna - Welcome Collection and Welcome Baby Pink
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Slider 1
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Everyday Sliders 1
Corner Die:  La La Land - Filigree Corner Die
Roses:  Die-namics - Mini Rolled Rose
Leaves:  Poppystamps - Gentle Leaf
Polka Dots Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug - Polka Dots

The image has been coloured with Copics, Promarker, Flexmarker and a bit of 70% Cool Grey Prismacolour Pencil:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Clothes:  RV95 RV93 RV91 / Satin (Promarker), Antique White (Flexmarker), E0000
Teddy:  E37 E35 E34 E31 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I have one more picture of the inside of the card to show you:


And that's it.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a great weekend.

Ta-ta for now.






WEE STAMPS TOPPERS - SYMPATHY BUGS

Good Day to You All

"HELLO" to my new followers - thank you for choosing to follow my work, I am so very flattered.


Today I would like to share with you another of those beautiful pre-coloured toppers from The Hobby House and the Sympathy Bugs are from the Silver Fairy Collection - aren't they just gorgeous.

Here is the full card:

The recipe for the card is:


Pre-Colour Topper:  Silver Fairy Collection - Sympathy Bugs - The Hobby House
Papers:  First Edition Dreamcatcher
Pearls:  The Hobby House
Flowers:  Mulberry Cherry Blossoms - The Hobby House

I have used Milled Lavender Distress Ink on the edges of the paper
I have used lots and lots of Glamour Dust on their wings
Star Dust Stickles has been used as little highlights on the edges of the flowers

Also, all three flowers began life as white until I took a Copic pen to one of them to create a different colour


And there you have it.

Thank you for stopping by, I will be back later with yet another post!

Have a great weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - ONE PAPER TAKER

Hello Everyone

How are you all?  I hope you are all keeping well.


It's Tuesday again which means it's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week's challenge is "One Paper Taker" which means you can only use one piece of patterened paper - easy huh?

Our lovely sponsor this week is The Ribbon Girl so if you want to be in with a chance to win make sure you get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly and as always check out and see what the wonderful creative DT ladies have made for you.

Here is my card:


Now I know some of you will be wondering why the Bride has red hair - well, my Sister asked me to make a wedding card for one of her friends and it just so happens that the Bride is sporting some rather lovely red hair - what a great way to personalise a card, I don't think  you would ever get a card in a shop with a Bride with red hair.

Anyways, enough with the waffle.  The recipe for the card is:

Digital Stamp:  Make It Crafty - Over the Threshold
Paper:  Kaisercraft - Sweet Nothings (this is such a gorgeous pad!)
Roses:  Marianne Designs Creatables - English Rose
Leaf Die:  Joy - Vintage Flourishes - Thin Branch Leaves
Corner Die:  La La Land - Filigree Corner Die
Sentiment Die:  Spellbinders - Double Ended Tags
Sentiment:  Whimsy - Simple Everyday Greetings
Pearls:  The Hobby House
Heart Pins:  The Hobby House
Pearl Brads:  The Hobby House
Ribbon and Charm:  From My Stash

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

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Brides Hair:  R29 R24 R22
Grooms Hair:  E27 E25 E23
Wedding Dress and Shoes:  Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker) / E0000
Veil:  C1 C0
Grooms Suit:  N6 N5 N4 N3
Grooms Shoes:  W5 W3 W2 W1
Shading:  W5 W3 W2 W1 W0

The image has been outlined with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
The Papers have been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

One final picture to show you of the inside of the card:


Phew - and that's it.

Have a great week everyone and thank you so much for popping by.

Take care

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

BIG SHOES


Well Hello Again Everyone

This is my second post of the day - phew!

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


It's Saturday again already so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week our challenge is "Spring Shades" and our generous sponsor is Crafter's Companion.

So to be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher to spend in their on-line store, make sure you get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and as always check our what the lovely DT ladies have made for your inspiration.

Here is the card I have made:


Isn't she just adorable?

I've really missed my little sewing machine - love the finish you get so I guess you will be seeing me using it much more.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Mo Manning for Stamping Bella - Big Shoes
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline - Howdy Doody
Flower Die:  Memory Box - Fancy Blossoms

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000
Hair:  E17 E15
Clothes:  R01 R00 R000 R0000
Hat and Bag:  E53 E51 E50
Shoes:  R29 R27 R24 R22
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink

Here's a final picture of the inside of the card:



I haven't put a sentiment or verse on the inside, I will do that at a later date when I know who I will be sending it too.

And there you have it.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for dropping by.

Toodle Pip







WEE STAMPS TOPPERS - MOUNTAIN LILY

Hey Everyone

"HELLO" to all my new followers - thank you for choosing to follow my work I am so very flattered :o)


Today I would like to share with you another one of those gorgeous Wee Stamps Toppers from The Hobby House and this is Mountain Lily from the Bluebell Wood Collection.

Here is the full card:


Now I know I keep on repeating myself but I'm gonna tell you again anyway ..... If you haven't tried these wonderful pre-coloured toppers, you really don't know what you are missing.  The quality is just incredibly good and the colours are so vivid people will think that you have coloured them yourself.

There are lots and lots to choose from, so what are you waiting for?  At £1.75 for six, it's a bargain.

Okie dokie - just get on with it I hear you say! ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Pre-Coloured Topper:  Summer Fairy from the Bluebell Collection - The Hobby House
Papers:  Basic Grey - Wisteria
Flowers:  Mulberry Paper Roses and Cherry Blossoms - The Hobby House
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy Magical Mini Letter Seals - The Hobby House
Rhinestones:  The Hobby House

I have used Weathered Wood Distress Ink to edge all the papers and image
Lots and lots of Glamour Dust has been used on Mountain Lily's wings
Stardust Stickles has been used around the edges of the petals on the flowers

And there you have it.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Take care

Ta ta for now.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - BINGO

Hi To You All

This is my very first card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge, I was thrilled when I was asked to join their super talented DT team - thank you so much for having me.


So, what's this week's challenge ..... it's 'BINGO' and our very generous sponsor this week is Whiff of Joy.


Now for those of you who don't know about BINGO, it's quite simple really, you just choose a line ie; horiztontal, vertical, diagonal or all four corners and your creation has to have all those elements in it.  For example the top line going across would be "Glitter - Punches - Lace", so we want to see whatever you make with these items on it so don't forget to mention it on your blog.

So what are you waiting for?  Get you entries in over at Papertake Weekly and you could be in with a chance to win.  Don't forget to check out what the wonderful DT girlies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I made going with the bottom horizontal line - "Blooms - Ribbons - Gems":


The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Blanche - by Krista Smith
Digi Papers:  Scrapmatters - Winterberry - by Jennifer Labre Designs
Leaf Die:  Memory Box - Lavish Branch
Corner Die:  Joy Crafts - Cutting and Embossing - Fleur de Lys 2
Charm:  The Hobby House
Rhinestones:  The Hobby House
Ribbon and Flowers:  From My Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Dress:  BV08 BV04 BV02 / T7 T6 T5 T4 T3

I have outlined the image and papers with Dusty Concord Distress Ink

I have one more picture to show you of the inside of the card:


And there you have it.

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

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 6 April 2013

HOKEY POKEY

Good Day to You All

I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Hello to my new follower Karen - thank you for choosing to follow my little world I really appreciate it and I'm so very flattered.


It's Saturday again so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the theme is Anything Goes + Sparkle.  Our generous sponsor for the challenge is J & C Creations so if you want to be in with a chance to win £10 to spend on their on-line shop, then get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and as always, make sure you check out what the wonderful DT ladies have made for your inspiration.

Here is my card:


Yup, this is my first Christmas card this year - I remember saying that I was going to make at least one Christmas card a week so I am just a tad behind! ;oO

The recipe for the card is:


Papers:  Carta Bella - Winter Fun
Stamp:  Nellie Snellen - Dawn's - Hokey Pokey
Snowflake Dies:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflake 5 and Snowflowers Set 2
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Mix and Match Banner

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Jacket:  R29 R27 R24 R22
Skirt:  B01 B00 B000 B0000 / C1 (shading)
Present:  R29 R27 R24 R22 / B01 B000
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image with Neutral Grey Pan Pastel
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I have given the snowflakes a good dose of Glamour Dust

Here is a final picture to show you of the inside of the card:


And there you have it.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit me.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Friday, 5 April 2013

WEE STAMPS - BIRD SWING

Hi Everyone

A big "HELLO" to my new follower Lexie - thank you Lexie for choosing to come and look at my little crafting space.


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using another of those amazing pre-coloured toppers from The Hobby House and this one is from the Love Me Do Collection and is called "Bird Swing".

I know, I know, I know I keep repeating myself, but if you haven't yet tried any of the pre-coloured die-cut toppers, then what are you waiting for?  The quality of the image and the colours are just second to none, trust me you just have to try them - six images for £1.75, what a bargain.

Here is the full card:


Aw, I so love this image - they are just so cute.

All the goodies to make this card can be found at The Hobby House and the recipe for the card is:

Pre-Coloured Wee Topper Collection:  Love Me Do
Papers:  First Edition - Isabelle
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Mini Ticket Die
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Love Mini Tickets
Cherry Blossoms:  Mulberry Blossom Collection
Ribbon:  Green to Go

I have edged the papers with Antique Linen Distress Ink
I have given the flowers a good coating of Stickles - Star Dust

Before I go, if you can get access to Create & Craft then you need to be tuning in at 1.00pm today to see  The Hobby House in their very first TV appearance where they will be showcasing a new card kit along with some charms and pearls etc - DON'T MISS IT!

And that's it.

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.


Take care


Toodle Pip

Monday, 1 April 2013

A LITTLE BIT CRAFTY

Well Hello to You All

I hope you are enjoying the Easter break and like me you may have eaten just a wee bit too much chocolate!

I have news for you - I have been invited to be part of the DT Team over at Paula Holifield's new Challenge Blog called "A Little Bit Crafty" - how fabulous - thank you Paula for having me.

The Challenge Blog will run once at month and new posts will be on the 1st of each month.


So, it's the first of April, and time for the very first challenge over at A Little Bit Crafty so to get you all up and running, the first challenge is "Anything Goes" - easy peasy eh!

Our three generous sponsors this week are:


So, to be in with a chance to win a prize from one of the above sponsors, get your entries in over at A Little Bit Crafty and make sure you check out what the wonderful DT girlies have made to whet you appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


This is my very first attempt at colouring sea - and you can tell, I definitely need the practise!

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Lacy Sunshine - Eleanor and Pickles Digging for Clams
Digi Papers:  Nitwit - From the Sea

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks and lips)
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Hat, Glasses, Ribbons and Swimsuit:  BG02 BG01 BG000 BG0000 / R29 R27 R24 R22
Bucket, Snorkel and Flippers:  C5 C4 C3 C2 C1 C0
Clams: E43 E41 E41
Pickles:  G99 YG67 YG25 / C5
Sea:  B34 B32 B91
Sand:  E55 E53 E51 E50

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
I have also used Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Ink for the Sand
The papers have been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

A final picture of the inside of the card:


And that's it.

I hope you will come and join in the fun and support Paula in her new venture over at A Little Bit Crafty.

Have a great week everyone.

Take care

Toodle Pip