Saturday, 31 August 2013

TEXTURE

Happy Saturday Everyone!

How are you all?  I hope you have all had a good week and you are ready for the weekend.

Hello to my new follower "Chris Carter" - thank you for choosing to come and look at my little crafting space - I'm very flattered :o)


It's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and the theme this week is "Texture".  We have two generous sponsors this week - Quixotic Paperie and Bugaboo Stamps - so if you want to be in with a chance to win a prize - then what are you waiting for?  Get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss as we want to see all your creations with "texture" in mind.  As always, check out what the awesome DT girls have made for your inspiration.

Here is the card I have made:


Another Christmas card off my list - still another 50 + to go :oS

For the "texture" on my card I have used an embossing folder on the larger red section and I have distressed all the edges of the paper.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Whimsy - Little Cottage Cuties - Two Turtle Doves by Elisabeth Bell
Papers:  Kaisercraft - Just Believe - I also got the Sentiment and scalloped border from this paper pad too
Flowers:  Die-Namics - Mini Rolled Rose / Marianne Creatables - English Rose / Impression Obsession - Spiral Daisy
Foliage:  Cheery Lynn - Holly Flourish
Corners:  Die-namics - Photo Corners
Rhinestone Sparkler:  The Hobby House (these are just amazing!)

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23 E21
Jumper:  YG99 YG97 YG95 YG93
Dress:  E42 E41 E40 / R39 R29 E27 R24 R22 / C2 C0
Trousers:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Shoes:  T6 T5 T4 T3 T2
Turtle Doves:  E44 E43 E42 E41
Cage:  C3 C2 C1
Holly and Foliage:  YG99 YG97 YG95 YG93
Ribbon:  R39 R29 E27 R24 R22
Bells:  YR24 YR23 YR21 YR20
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink - no air compressor this time ;o)
The papers have been edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

And that's it.  Thank you for popping by and I hope you have a great weekend.

Toodle pip

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

TEE IT UP

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

How are you?  Did you enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend?  Me and my man have had a busy old time playing golf and stripping out the borders in our garden and then re-planting them all!  I think I need a long weekend so I can have a rest ;o)


It's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week's challenge is a sketch!  I adore working with sketches, they take all the thinking time out of a design for me - love em.

Our sponsor for the 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.  As always, check out what the lovely DT girls have made to whet your appetite.

So, here is the sketch we want you to follow:


You can turn it upside-down or move some of the sections up and down, left to right etc as long as we can still see the sketch then you are in with a chance to win.

Here is the card I have made:


I've been playing with my Copic Air Compressor again - what do you think?  I know I have accidentally made the bottom of her legs blue but what about the shading around the image?  Let me know your thoughts - I think I still need a lot of practise :oS

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Papers:  Gotta Pixel - Golfin' Diva
Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Tee it Up by Krista Smith
Button Die:  Cheery Lynn - Buttons # 3

I have coloured the image with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Top:  R02 R12 R01 R00
Skort:  BG57 BG45 BG53 / R02 R00
Golf Club:  T6 T4 T2 / C3 C2 C1

I have outlined the image with B000 Copic using the Air Compressor
The papers have been edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

And that's it.

I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Thanks for popping by.

Toodles

Saturday, 24 August 2013

BOWS

Hi Everyone

How are we all?  Good I hope.

Haven't we had great weather this week - although I think its going to be rainy over the weekend - typical as its Bank Holiday too ;o(


It's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week our them for the challenge is "Bows" so we want to see all your creations with bows in mind.

Who better to sponsor us for this challenge then the one and only Ribbon Girl so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl store - and trust me you will spend it quickly as there is just so much gorgeous stuff in there - then get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss.  Remember as always to check out what my wonderful teamies have made for your inspiration.

Here is the the card I have made:


I got me a Copic Air Compressor as I thought it would be great to use as I generally use an Ink Duster and Distress Ink to go around my image.  This is the first time I have used it and I think I definitely need a bit more practise that is for sure ;o) but I was pretty pleased how it turned out.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Whimsy - Little Jack Drumming - by Elisabeth Bell
Papers:  Kaisercraft - Twig and Berry
Square Die:  Cheery Lynn - Stacking Nesting Dies - Square Classic - XL1
Square Scalloped Die:  Cheery Lynn - Stacking Nesting Dies - Square Scalloped - XL2
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Winter Postage Stamps
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Postage Stamp
Roses Die:  Die-namics - Mini Royal Roses
Flourish Die:  Doo Hickey - Leaf and Swirl
Rhinestone Sparkler:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with both Copics and Twin Touch Markers which are new to me and the lady in question has a lot to answer for that is for sure - you know who you are!  TT stands for Twin Touch:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 (cheeks)
Hat:  TT BR100 BR101 BR104 / R39 R27 R24 R22 / TT GY235 GY237 GY175
Shirt:  TT - GY235 GY237 GY175
Tank Top:  R399 R29 R27 R24 R22
Trousers:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Holly:  G28 UG67 YG63 / R29 R22 (berries)
Scarf:  R39 R27 R24 R22 / TT GY235 GY237 GY175
Drum:  R39 R27 R24 R22 / TT GY235 GY237 GY175 / C2 C1 C0
Shoes:  T10 T6 T5 T4 T3 T2
Cat:  N6 N5 N4 N3 N2 / YR24 YR23 YR21
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image using B01 (Copic) with my new Copic Compressor ;o)
The papers have been edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

And that's it.

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Take care

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

FLOWER POWER

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well.

Well, it's been back to work this week after having a wonderful whole three weeks off - yuk!

Had plenty to do though, as most of you may know I managed to get myself married :o) and here is a picture of us both as I promised to post at least one.


You also may have noticed that I've been playing around with my blog - Autumn is on its way so I thought I would use a nice autumnal theme - let me know what you think.


So, it's Tuesday which means it's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week the theme for our challenge is "Flower Power," so we want to see your creations using something floral; it could be paper, an image or embellishments, it's up to you.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is the one and only Ribbon Girl so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their store then make sure you get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly and as always, check out what the wonderful DT ladies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is my card:


The recipe for the card is below, but once again, I lost my little note that details the Copic colours I used - sorry :o(

Digital Papers:  Nitwit - Hoppy Hearts Collection
Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Gift Wrapped
Sentiment Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Happy Circular Sentiments

And there you have it.

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

Have a great week.

Toodles

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

OCCASION-ALLY

Hi Everyone

I hope you all had a good weekend.


It's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and our theme for this week is "Occasion-ally" which means we want to see your card / project for an occasion ie; Birthday, Wedding, Anniversary, Retirement etc.

Our sponsor for the challenge is the fabulous Whiff of Joy, so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their on line store then make sure you get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly and as always, make sure you check out what the wonderful DT girls have made to whet your appetite.

Here is my card:


I made this card for an older couple who where celebrating their Anniversary and whilst I would love to give you the recipe for the card, my little yellow note has disappeared from inside so I'm stuck and can't give you the list - sorry :o(

Anyway, I hope you all have a good week.

Take care

Toodles

Saturday, 10 August 2013

HOT!

Well Hello Everyone!

How are you all?  Have you missed me? ;o)

I've had a busy old month; first of all my Brother-in-Law passed away at only 57 :o( and then I have just gotten myself married!  You will see my new name on my watermarks.

Hopefully everything is now getting back to normal, so I should be able to start crafting again - I've missed it so much.


So to get things back to normal - it's Saturday which means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and our theme is "Hot Colours" which is perfect given the weather we have had over the last week or so.

Our sponsor this week is Crafters' Companion so if you want to bag yourself a voucher to use in their on line store then what are you waiting for? Get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and you're in with a chance to win and as always, make sure you check out what the wonderfully talented DT ladies have made for you.

Here is my card:


Do you see the new name ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Elisabeth Bell - Summer Time Peekers (these are on offer so grab them while you can!)
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Stella Rose - Mabel
Square Die:  Spellbinders - Decorative Elements - Lacey Squares
Large Cloud Die:  Doohickey - Cloud & Flag
Small Cloud Die:  Joy Crafts - Clouds
Large Flower Die:  Joy - Floral Flourishes - Flower 3
Centre Flower Die:  Doohickey - Clover with Flowers
Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E29 E27 E23 E21
Swimsuit:  YR18 YR16 YR12 / BG15 BG13 BG11
Bucket:  BG15 BG13 BG11 / YR18 YR16 YR12 / YR23
Starfish:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Sand:  E55 E53 E51 E50

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

And that's it.

It's good to be back and thank you for dropping by.

Have a wonderful weekend.