Saturday, 29 June 2013

WINGS


Hi Everyone

How are you all?  I hope your week has been good and you are all keeping well.

Let's hope Mr Blogger is playing as I have had to schedule this post as I'm away working this weekend (boo) but should get back to normal soon.

I will be celebrating my third blogaversary soon so stay tuned for some candy.


It's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss where our theme for this week is "Wings" so as you can see I chose a fairy as she has wings ;o)

Our very generous sponsor for this challenge is Bunny Zoe so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their absolutely yummy store then get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and your in with a chance to win.  As always, check out what the wonderful DT Girlies have made to whet our appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


Ah, I so love Sylvia's images - just beautiful.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Whimsy - Wee Stamps - Rosetta
Papers:  Pion - For Mother - Mother's Day Rose
Daisy Die:  Die-namics - Rolled Daisy
Roses Die:  Marianne Design Creatables - English Rose
Fern Die: Poppystamps - Gentle Leaf
Butterfly Die:  Die-namics - Butterflies

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

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E35 E31 YR20
Clothes:  Satin (Promarker) Antique White (Flexmarker) E0000 / R83 R81 R000
Flowers:  R56 R85 R83 R81
Leaves:  YG67 YG63 YG61
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image has been outlined with Weathered Wood Distress Ink

And there you have it.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you will be able to come and join in the fun with us.

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing.

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

MR & MRS

Hello Everyone

And a big "HELLO" to my new follower - Lou - it was so lovely to meet you on Saturday Lou and thank you for choosing to come and visit me in my little world.


It's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and our challenge for you this week is a sketch!  For those of you who have been with me for a while it will come as no surprise to you that I just love working with sketches as it takes all the thinking time out of trying to figure out how you are going to lay your card out :o)

So, here is the sketch for this week's challenge:



Easy huh!  You can make anything you want and you can rotate and flip the sketch as long as we can see that the sketch is still there in some shape or form then you're in.

Our generous sponsor this week for the challenge is Simon Says Stamp so if you want to be in with a chance to win, then make sure you get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly and as always, make sure you check out what the super talented DT girlies have made to give you some inspiration.

Here is my card:


What a gorgeous couple.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Mr & Mrs
Papers:  Pion - Fiarytale of Spring - Lili of the Valley
Daisy Die:  Impression Obsession - Spiral Daisy
Roses:  Marianne Design Creatables - English Rose and Die-namics - Mini Royal Roses
Tiny Roses:  Impression Obsession - Spiral Flowers
Heart Stems:  Impression Obsession - Heart Stems
Fern Die:  Dee's Distinctively - Large Fern
Corner Die:  La La Land - Filigree Corner
Heart Charm:  Double Heart

I have coloured the image with Copics, a Promarker and a Flexmarker:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Tuxedo & Hat:  N7 N6 N5 N4 N3 / C4 C3 C2 C0
Waistcoat:  C4 C3 C2 C0
Bouquet:  YG67 YG63 YG61 (Leaves) / Satin (Promarker) Antique White (Flexmarker) E0000
Hearts:  R27 R22

I have outlined the image with Bundled Sage Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

I have covered the Heart Stems and Filigree Corner with Shabby Green and Aged Ivory Frantage

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


And that's it.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Happy Birthday

Well Hello to Everyone

How has your week been?  What a wonderful sunny start and then it started to rain just in time for the weekend too - typical huh!


It's Saturday again already which means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the challenge is Happy Birthday which should be easy peasy.

We have two generous sponsors this week - The Ribbon Girl and Whoopsi Daisy so you have even more chances to win.  So make sure you get your entries in over at the Totally Gorjuss blog and whilst you are there just check out the wonderful creations our lovely DT girls have made for you.

So, on with my card:


I love this image, I just fell in love with her cute cheeky smile - gorgeous isn't she!

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Little Darlings Saturated Canary - Balloon Wishes
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Lost & Found 3 - Ruby
Border Die:  Doohickey - Heart Flower Lace
Daisy Die:  Marianne Design Creatables - Branch and Flower 2
Rose Die:  Die-namics - Mini Royal Roses
Leaf Die:  Memory Box - Tender Leaves
Foliage Die:  Dee's Distinctively Dies - Large Green Leaf
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Mix and Match Banners
Die Behind Button and Bow:  Memory Box Crisp Bows
Button Die:  Cheery Lynn Buttons 3

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin: E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E27 E23 E21
Clothes:  E43 E42 E41 E40 / R39 R29 R27 R22
Boots:  E39 E37 E35 E33
Balloon:  E39 E29 E27 E22
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W1

I have outlined the image with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
The papers have been outlined with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Phew - I didn't realise just how many dies I had used.

And that's it.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend and thank you for stopping by.

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

For Dad

Well Hello Everyone

How are you all today?  I hope you have all had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.


It's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and what a great theme we have for you this week which is "For Dad" - makes sense being it Father's Day an all on Sunday.

Heather's Hobby Haven is our very generous sponsor for this week's challenge, so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their on line store then as always, get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and check out the little beauties our super creative DT ladies have made for your inspiration.

Here is the full card:


Now I did say "simple" didn't I and they don't come much simpler then this ;o)  but ain't he just the cutest.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  My Favourite Things - I'm Raptor Round Your Finger

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Raptor Suit:  G28 YG67 YG63 / E43 E42 E41 E40
Hearts:  R39 R29 R27 R22
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

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

And it's as simple as that.

Thank you for dropping by and I hope you have a great weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

HELLO BOYS

Hello Everyone

Me again!

Thank you again for all your best wishes - I really am touched.


It's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week's theme is "Hello Boys" seeing as it's Father's Day on Sunday so we want to see all your lovely creations for a man or boy.

We have two very generous sponsors for the challenge which are Whiff of Joy and J & C Creations.  So if you want to be in with a chance to win get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly and as always make sure you check out what the very talented DT ladies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card that I have made:


This is one of my all time favourite images from the Lili of the Valley girls and I just love it.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Big Present
Digital Papers:  The Shabby Shoppe - Parker Collection
Star Die:  Die-namics - Stacking Stars

I have used Copics to colour the image as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E47 E44 E43 E41
Top:  C2 C1 C0
Shorts:  B97 B95 B93 B91
Shoes:  N5 N4 N3 N2 / B97 B95 (laces) / C1 C0
Present:  E43 E42 E41 E40 / B95 B93 B91 (string) / C1 C0 (tag)
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

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

And that's it.

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

Thank you so much for dropping by.

Have an amazing week.

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 8 June 2013

TOTALLY GORJUSS - CHALLENGE 187 - HEY BABY

Hi Everyone

Have you missed me?  ;o)  I'm back at last - whoo hoo!

My finger seems to have healed well and is not currently going into spasm or causing me any pain and there are no more injections on the horizon so I have been given a clean bill of health - yay - which also means no operation any time soon - awesome!

Before I get on with the post I would just like to say "Thank You So Much" to all you truly wonderful people out there who have sent me all good wishes - I am very touched - you are all amazing.

I would like to say a big "HELLO" to my new follower - Emz - thank you for choosing to come and take a peak at my little world - I am very flattered.


So it's Saturday, which means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss where our theme this week is "Hey Baby.

Our generous sponsor for the challenge is Crafter's Companion so if you want to be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher to spend in their on line store - then what are you waiting for?  Get yourselves over to the Totally Gorjuss challenge blog and get your entries in.  If you are stuck for inspiration, check out what the wonderful DT girlies have made to whet you appetite.

So, without further ado, here is the card I have made:


Ain't he just so sweet!

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Wee Stamps - Angel Cody
Papers:  Maja - Vintage Spring Basics
Roses Dies:  Die-namics - Large Rolled Rose and Mini Rolled Roses
Daisy Die:  Marianne Design Creatables - Branch and Flower 2
Swirl & Foliage Die:  Magnolia Doohickey - Leaf and Swirl
Sentiment Die:  La La Land - Stitched Tabs

I have coloured the image with mainly Copics and a Flexmarker and Promarker:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E25 E34 E31
Clothes:  Cloud Blue (Flexmarker) Powder Blue (Promarker) B91
Stars:  Y19 Y15 Y11
Cloud:  C3 C2 C1 C0
Ladybird:  R39 R22

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

And that's it.

Thanks you all again for your wonderful comments - it's so good to be back.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and thank you for popping by.

Toodle pip

Saturday, 1 June 2013

THE HOBBY HOUSE - ANYTHING GOES

Well Hello to You All

Long time no see as they say.

It's good to be back, but my hand is still not fully functional - I'm still struggling to colour as my finger still goes into spasm, but not as bad as it has been in the past :o) and hopefully I will be back to normal towards the back-end of next week so keep your fingers crossed for me.


I am thrilled to announce that I have been one of the very lucky ladies chosen to be on The Hobby House Design Team and today is challenge day for the brand new Hobby House Challenge Blog.  The lucky winner will get a massive £25 of Hobby House vouchers to spend in their shop - yum yum.

So, to get you started this month's challenge is "Anything Goes" - easy peasy huh - and what's more o this occasion you don't have to use The Hobby House items to be in with a chance to win and you must check out what the very talented DT ladies have made for you HERE.

Here is the card I have made:


I love these Kenny K pre-coloured die-cut toppers which means no colouring for me and no pain in my hand - yay!

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Papers:  Basic Grey - Dawson Kit
Pre-Coloured Die-Cut Topper:  The Hobby House - Kenny K - Totally Awesome
Alphabet Die:  Tim Holtz Alterations - Typeset (Jill might still have this is stock so give her a call)

I have outlined the papers and image with Stormy Sky Distress Ink

And that's it as they say.  I hope you will be able to join in the fun with us over at The Hobby House Challenge Blog.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Ta ta for now.