Saturday, 26 October 2013

Spooky!

Well Hello Everyone

I'm kind of back - as you know I've been away working and have just got back and I'm absolutely shattered.  Thank goodness the clocks go back this weekend - ah an extra hour in bed - bliss.

Lots has been happening whilst I've been away some personal stuff that I'm not gonna publish on here, but it's not good :(  and then a bit of good stuff - a shock really - I've only been asked to join the one and only Nitwit Design Team! :D/  Can't believe it!  It's really brought a smile to my face.


So it's Saturday and it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week our theme is "Spooky".  We have two generous sponsors for the challenge who are The Ribbon Girl and Milk and Coffee Digital Stamps.  So if you wanna be in with a chance to win a prize then get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss.

Here is the card that I have made:


What a great opportunity to use some of those fabulous digital Nitwit papers and elements :D.  Its just great you can print everything out as many times as you want and not worry about having just one piece of paper left - love it!

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmilarna - Mimosa Moon
Digital Papers and Elements:  Nitwit - Trick or Treat
Star Die:  Tim Holtz Alterations - Stacked Stars
Alphabet Die:  Tim Holtz Alterations - Vintage Market

I have coloured the image with both Copics and Twin Touch Markers (TT) as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair: TT BR95 BR112 BR97 BR107
Hat:  T8 T7 T6 T4 T3 T2
Dress:  TT P81 P281 P83 / Copics T8 T7 T6 T4 T3 T2 / YR18 YR16 YR14 YR12
Boots:  T8 T7 T6 T4 T3 T2
Cat:  N7 N6 N5 N4 N3 N2
Moon:  YR18 YR16 YR14 YR12
Stars:  YG05 YG03 YG01 / TT  P81 P281 P83

I have outlined the image with my Copic Airbrush and N3 marker
The papers and everything else have been edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

And that's it from me.

I'll be back sporadically over the next few weeks whilst I recover and will look forward to catching up with you all.

Have a wonderful weekend whatever you are doing.

Toodle Pip

Monday, 7 October 2013

THE HOBBY HOUSE - GINGERBREAD WISHES

Hi Everyone

If you are seeing this then Mr Blogger is behaving - if not then I'm in trouble as you all know I am away working at the moment :-/


Today I want to share with you a card I have made using some of the beautiful pre-coloured toppers from The Hobby House.  Have you tried them yet - if not, why not as they are a bargain at just a mere £1.75 for size pre-cut, pre-coloured toppers.  Trust me, the quality of these are just incredible that your friends and family will think you coloured them yourself ;)

Here is the full card:


Yay!  Another Christmas card made, but still a lot to go!

The recipe for the card is:

Paper:  Papermania - Home for Christmas
Topper:  Gingerbread Wishes
Roses:  Red Velvet - Large
Red Roses:  Die-namics - Mini Royal Roses
Leaves:  Memory Box - Holly Vine
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Holiday Mini Postage Stamps
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Mini Postage Stamp
Ribbon:  Contact The Hobby House for Details
Bells:  8mm Jingle Bells
Button:  The Hobby House Mixed Button Pack - Seasonal Mix
Rhinestones:  The Hobby House Self-Adhesive Rhinestones - Red

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

And that's it - thank you so much for stopping by.

See you soon.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

ROSES

Well Hello Everyone

I'm once again keeping my fingers crossed that Mr Blogger is working for me as this is another scheduled post as I am away with work which gives me no to time to craftX(


It's time for another challenge over at The Hobby House Challenge Blog and our theme for this month is "Roses" - yup, we want to see all your beautiful creations using some of the most fabulous roses from The Hobby House and the prize up for grabs is:

(postage paid by winner)

There are so so many gorgeous things you could buy with this voucher - so good luck everyone.

Here is the card I have made:


Christmas will be here before you know it, so I thought I would take the opportunity to get a few made - even though I have lots and lots still to do :(

The recipe for the card is:

Leaves:  Die-namics - Royal Leaves
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Holiday Mini Postage Stamps
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Mini Postage Stamp
Organza Ribbon:  Contact The Hobby House for Details
Rhinestone Sparkler:  Jewel Aurora

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

Here's a close-up of those gorgeous roses:


And that's it.

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

Have a great weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Friday, 4 October 2013

MEGA BLOG CANDY WINNERS

Hi Everyone

Phew - home for a few hours and then off on my travels again, but I did promise to post the winners of my Mega Blog Candy - so without further ado the winners are ........... 

PRIZE NUMBER 1


The Winner of the Graph It Markers is:


Iris that's you - CONGRATULATIONS!

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PRIZE NUMBER 2


The Winner of the Prismacolour Pencils is:


Paula that's you - CONGRATULATIONS!

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PRIZE NUMBER 3

   

The winner of the Derwent Inktense and Watercolour Pencils is:


Margaret Wright that's you - CONGRATULATIONS!

Ladies can you please e-mail me your address as soon as possible to:  hazel@hconboy.karoo.co.uk so I can get your prizes in the post to you as I'm going away with work for a while.

I would like to say a great big "THANK YOU" to you all for entering and well done with to the winners - I will be back at the end of October - when I finally get back - with some more lovely candy for you.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Toodles

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

TRICK OR TREAT!

Hello Everyone

Here's my second post today - fingers crossed you are seeing it.


It's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week our theme is "Anything Goes" - easy peasy - with the optional extra to make a Halloween Treat.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Lili of the Valley, so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend on their on-line store then what are you waiting for?  Get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly and you're in.

As you can see from the picture above, I chose to make some little Halloween Treat Boxes filled to the brim with sweeties - such a shame that there were lots of sweeties left over which I just had to eat as we wouldn't want them to go to waste now would we ;)

Here is another picture for you:


The recipe for the boxes is:

Digi Paper:  Shabby Miss Jenn - Trick or Treat
Ribbon:  From My Stash
Sweeties:  Whatever Takes Your Fancy

One final picture for you which shows the inside drawer to the box which I did in a different paper:


And that's it.

I will be back on Friday to pick the winners of my candy.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.


Toodles


A LITTLE BIT SHABBY HALLOWEEN STYLE!

Well Hello Everyone

O-M-G!  It's October already!  I'm just amazed how quick this year seems to be flying by.

What do you think to my new blog header?  Thought it was perfect for October.

Now, a quick apology - I'm away at the moment and realised that I should be picking the winners of my Mega Blog Candy - DOH!  The good news is I'm back for a few hours on Friday, 4 October for a few hours before going off again, so I'll pick the winners then - sorry :


This is the first of two posts today so I do hope Mr Blogger behaves himself and gets them out on time.

It's challenge time over at A Little Bit Crafty and the theme for this month is "A Little Bit Shabby".  We have a couple of sponsors for this month's challenge and they are:

 
and

 £7.50 Voucher
I just lurve Octopode images :x - they are just so different but I really like that.

Here is the card I have made:


What do ya think?  Shabby?

Did you ever do something on a card that you wish you hadn't?  Well I've done it on this card - I've seen so many beautiful cards made with some gorgeous Frantage around the edges so I thought I would give it a go - not very good at it am I!  Lots and lots of practise required there that is for sure!

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  The Octopode Factory - Bat Boy
Digi Papers:  Whimsy - Halloween Grunge by Michele R Designs
Edge Die:  Tim Holtz - On the Edge - Plaque & Postage
Clock Die:  Tim Holtz - Alterations - Weathered Clock
Frantage:  Stampendous - Aged Black Embossing Enamel
Film Strip:  Tim Holtz - Film Strip Ribbon
Corner Die:  Die-namics - Photo Corners

I have coloured the image with Copics:

Skin:  E00 E000 E0000
Hair:  C9 C8 C6 C4 C2
Clothes:  C9 C8 C6 C4 C2 / YR18 YR16 YR12
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0 W00

I have outlined the image with my Copic Airbrush using T3
The papers and everything else has been edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

And that's it.

Look out for card number two a little bit later today.

Thanks for dropping by and it would be lovely if you would leave me a comment so I can read them when I get back.

Toodles

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