Saturday, 28 September 2013

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS COLOURS

Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday - I hope you all have had a good week.

Crikey it's nearly October already - where has this year gone too :-O


Well seeing as it's Saturday it means that it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and our theme this week is "Traditional Christmas Colours".  This gave me the opportunity to make another Christmas card although I still have around 40 + to do :((

We have two sponsors for this week's challenge who are Bunny Zoes and Whoopsi Daisy.  So if you want to be in with a chance to win then get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss.

Here is the card I have made:


I've used lots of green and gold for a change which is definitely new for me on Christmas cards as I am normally a red kind of girl ;)

The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  Maja - It's Christmas Time (stunning paper pad)
Stamp:  Bildmalarna - Mimosa - Falling Snow
Roses:  Die-namics - Mini Royal Roses
Daisy:  Die-namics - Rolled Daisy
Leaves:  Die-namics - Royal Leaves
Sentiment:  Whimsy - Mini Holiday Postage Stamps
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Mini Postage Die
Green Ribbon:  The Hobby House - Sage and Moss Green
Rhinestone Sparkler:  The Hobby House - Jewel Aurora

I have coloured the image with a mixutre of Copics and Twin Touch (TT) markers:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  TT BR101 BR104 Copic Y26 / BR134
Clothes:  R39 R37 R27 R24 R22 / E43 E42 E41 E40 / C1 C0
Boots:  R39 R37 R24 R24 R22 / C1 C0
Holly:  TG67 TG63 YG61 / R39 R24 R22
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0 W00

I have outlined the image using my Copic Airbrush and BG93
The papers and everything else have been edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

And that's it.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

IT'S A SKETCH!

Happy Tuesday Everyone

Well what a bootiful weekend we have just had - even though I was working at least I was outside and able to enjoy the weather :D


It's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week we have a fabulous sketch for you.  Now, you don't have to use this sketch, you can use any of the other PTW too which you can find HERE - good eh.

Our generous sponsor for the challenge is Simon Says Stamp, so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their store then get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly.

Here is the sketch:

Pretty straight forward huh?

Here is the card I have made:


How you ever cleaned your workspace or room up and then can NEVER FIND ANYTHING!!!  Well, that's what's happened to me with this card - I had a little sticky note with all the details on and VAMOUSH!  GONE!  I'm so sorry, but I can remember that the digi stamp is from Bugaboo called Stella Nursing - Stupidity - a bit like me eh :-S sorry.

So that's it.  Thank you for dropping by and I hope you will come and join in the fun with us.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Toodles

Saturday, 21 September 2013

DOTTY

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well.

I hope you are seeing this post as I am away working this weekend :(

This is just the start of a lot of weekend working for me right up until the end of October but at least it keeps my out of mischief, but means less time spent in the craft room :((


It's challenge time again over at Totally Gorjuss and this week's theme is "Dotty".  We have two prizes up from grabs this week from The Ribbon Girl and Heather's Hobbie Haven, so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in these stores, then make sure you get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss.

Here is a proper close-up of the image - can you tell I've been playing around with the black and white image above ;)


Enough pictures I hear you cry so here is the full card:


I am just loving this new set of Bildmalarna Little Winged Friends stamps, and have just seen the new Christmas ones - looks as though this is going to be expensive $-)

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmalarna - Little Winged Friends - Mushroom
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Lost and Found - Halloween (this is on offer at just £5 at the moment - grab one while you can)
Oval Die:  Die-namics - Oval STAX Set 1 and Oval STAX Set 2
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Love Mini Tickets
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Mini Ticket Die
Corner Die:  Die-namics - Photo Corners (I cut this down to size a little)
Button Dies:  Cheery Lynn - Buttons # 3
Twine:  Ribbon Girl - Card of Brown Earth Mix Hemp Twine (gorgeous stuff this is)

I have coloured the image with a mixture of Copics and Twin Touch Markers (TT):

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  TT - BR99 BR100 BR101 BR104
Clothes:  TT - BR95 BR112 BR97 BR107 / Copics:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Boots:  E49 E47 E44
Mushrooms:  E43 E42 E41 E40 / R39 R29 R24 R22
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W00

You will also see that I have used a stamp around the paper to make it look distressed and this is a Kaisercraft Clear Texture Stamp called "Distress" from Bunny Zoes and let me tell ya - at just £2.95 for a stamp which measures 5cm x 13cm, then these are just a MUST!

I have outlined the image with my Copic Air Compressor using E44
The papers have been edged in Walnut Stain Distress Ink

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

Toodle Pip


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

DESIGN TEAM CALL - TOTALLY GORJUSS

Hello Everyone

Just a quick post from my today to let you know that Totally Gorjuss are having a Design Team Call.

So if you want to have fun and work with some fabulous girls in blogland, then enter our challenge this week and put "DT" next to your name so we know that you are interested.

If you are interested, click HERE to enter our current challenge "Stripes".

Good luck everyone.

Ta ta for now.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

MAKE IT SPARKLE!

Hey Everyone

I hope you are all having a good week - hasn't the weather turned cool and so quickly too :-O


It's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and the theme for the challenge this week is "Make it Sparkle".

We have a generous sponsor for the challenge - none other than the fabulous Ribbon Girl so if you you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their store then get your entries in over at Paperake Weekly and as always, make sure you check out what the lovely DT ladies have made for your inspiration.

Here is my card:


Now I have to confess that I made this card an absolute age ago, but I still love the simplicity of it and I really enjoyed the paper piercing.

I made it that long ago I have no recipe for the card except the digi images and digi paper was from Pink Petticoat.  Now unfortunately I think some of these images are in retirement, but do check out Liz's Pink Petticoat site as there is just an abundance of digi stamps, papers and sentiments which are just fabulous to work with.

Thank you all for popping by, I hope you will join in the fun with us over at Papertake Weekly.

Have a great week.


Toodles


Sunday, 15 September 2013

THE HOBBY HOUSE

Hi Everyone

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Thank you all for your kind comments - they brought a little smile to my face after such a horrible week and made me feel a little better - you really are the best :) 


I'm back with a quick bit of inspiration for you from The Hobby House and to remind you of the current challenge running over at The Hobby House Challenge Blog where the theme this month is:

Hobby House Artists

So this is a creation using a Topper, Digi or Rubber Stamp from our fabulous artists

Mo Manning
Elizabeth Bell
Sylvia Zet
Kenny K

and the fabulous prize is from non other than

(postage paid by the winner)

Here is the card I have made:


I just love this image, especially as it's got a cat on it! ;)

The recipe for the card is:

Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Celebration Pennants
Charm:  Baby Time
Self -Adhesive Pearls:  Snow White

So what are you waiting for?  Get your entries in over at The Hobby House Challenge Blog and you could be in with a chance to win this fabulous prize.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 14 September 2013

STRIPES

Hello Everyone

Brrrrr, Autumn has definitely arrived here with us this week - the heating is on!

Sorry I was MIA last week but since last Thursday I have had the most horrible few days :( 

I had to put my Sister's beautiful cat "Paddy" to sleep last Thursday, and she doesn't know yet as she is on holiday and not back until this weekend!  For those of you who know me, you will know how much I just adore cats, especially my Winston :o) and I was the one who chose Paddy for my Sister from our local RSPCA nearly 14 years ago - I am just heart-broken :(( 

Then my best friend sent me a text on Wednesday morning to say that her Brother had passed away - he was only 54 and was diagnosed with brain cancer just 8 weeks ago.

Finally, one of my dealers passed away on Thursday at the ripe old age of 48!!!! What!  He was diagnosed with stomach cancer just three weeks ago and now he's not here!  He leaves behind a wonderful family with three children, 2 girls aged 21 and 11 and the most gorgeous little boy aged just 2!  I just can't believe it - I am just shocked and I am angry - I just don't understand why


I'm surprised that I have managed to make a card this week, but I tucked myself away in my craft room to take my mind off everything and have put one together.

So, it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and our theme for this challenge is "Stripes" - yup, we want to see stripes on your creations and you could be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in our Sponsor's store, who this week is Crafter's Companion.

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  Bazzill - Miss Teagen Sue 
Stamp:  Bildmalarna - Little Winged Friends - Leaf
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Everyday Button Collection
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Button Die
Roses Die:  Die-namics - Large Rolled Rose and Mini Rolled Roses
Daisy Die:  Die-namics - Rolled Daisy
Butterfly Die:  Die-namics - Butterflies
Leaves Die:  Memory Box - Tender Leaves
Self-Adhesive Pearls:  The Hobby House

I have coloured the image with a mix of Copic and Twin Touch (TT) as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  TT - BR99 BR116 BR115
Dress:  E97 E95 YR00 YR000
Top, Trousers, Socks:  E53 E51 E50
Shading:  W5 W3 W1

I have outlined the image with Pumice Stone Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

I wanted to show you a close-up image of the flowers - these are just so easy to make and it makes life so much easier when you want to co-ordinate the colours:


And that's it.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Friday, 13 September 2013

MEGA BLOG CANDY

Hi Guys

I clearly forgot about my Anniversary Blog Candy - DOH! :-O  but better late than never as they say :)

So the theme for my Blog Candy is all about colouring and there are three prizes up for grabs which are:

PRIZE NUMBER 1:


There are 72 brand new Graph It marker pens which includes all the Skin Tones, Trend Colours and all the Browns too - there are 5 duplicate pens and a couple of Blender pens in the package too - everything you need to get yourself started that is for sure.


PRIZE NUMBER 2:
A set of 48 brand new Prismacolour Pencils.


PRIZE NUMBER 3:

        

A set of 24 Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils along with a set of 24 Derwent Watercolour Pencils

Sounds good?

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 the end of September and I will draw the three winners on 1 October 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.

Toodles

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

VIDEO BOY

Good Day to You All

Wow - it's nearly the middle of September already :-O Christmas will be here before we know it!


It's Tuesday again so its challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week our theme is "Child's Play" - what a great theme. :D

Our generous sponsor this week is Whiff of Joy so if you want to be with a chance to win - then get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly and as always remember to check out what the wonderful DT ladies have made for your inspiration.

Here is my card:


The recipe for the card is:

Digi Papers:  Basic Grey - Skate Shoppe
Digi Image:  Mo Manning - Video Boy

I have coloured the image with Copics

And there you have it.

Thank you for popping by.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Ta ta for now.