Saturday, 7 June 2014

The Hobby House Art Pads

Well Hello to You All - Remember Me Photobucket 
I think I'm finally making progress and getting back into the swing of things slowly but surely and have a card to share with you today Photobucket

Ain't he just so sweet.

Here is a picture of the full card:

The colouring is still a bit rusty and I will have to try and practise more.

Now, let me tell you about these wonderful Art Books from The Hobby House;  each book has a theme with 6 different Elisabeth Bell images of which you get 5 of each, so 30 pages in total.  The card the image is printed on works wonderfully with any alcohol pens so you can colour it whatever colour you want and die cut the image out in whatever shape you want too.

I gotta tell ya these are great value for money at just £5.99 each - I love them.

So on to the recipe for my card:

Image:  Summer Daze Art Book from The Hobby House
Digi Papers:  Echo Park - All About a Boy

I have coloured the image with my Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Clothes:  B05 B04 B02
Boots:  E43 E42 E41 E40
Horse:  E33 E31 E30 / Y21 E53 E51 E50
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0 W00

I have outlined the image with C3
The papers have been distressed to within an inch of their life and then edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

And that's it.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.  I hope you all have a great weekend.

Toodle Pip

Monday, 21 April 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Easter to you all - I hope you have all had a lovely time.

Thank you all for all your kind words - I really appreciate it.

So without further ado, it's time to announce the three winners of some candy - drum roll please ..........


Maryann Laursen

Pat P

Marianne's Craftroom

A big CONGRATULATIONS ladies - can you please e-mail me your address (my link is in my side-bar) so I can get some goodies off to you.

Enjoy the rest of the long weekend.


Sunday, 20 April 2014


Well Hello Everyone - long time no see as they say Photobucket

First of all the UPDATE ..... for those of you who don't know I had an operation on my hand which has stopped me crafting for what seems an absolute age - well it is really, but the good news is is that it seems to be healing well so hopefully I will be back crafting soon.

Can't wait to be honest, got some wonderful watercolour pencils for Christmas that I'm just dying to have a play with - I've just had to sit and look at them for a while.

So, secondly a THANK YOU to all you lovely people who have sent me messages to see how I am getting on and when I will be back - you are all fabulous and I really appreciate you taking the time out to send me some wishes.

So, finally, some CANDY .....

I haven't managed to put it together on a picture but as a thank you I will put up for grabs some lovely candy which will have lots of beautiful goodies in them like flowers, gems, charms and lots more too, oh and I will draw THREE WINNERS - how's that?

So down to the rules of entry:

You DON'T need to be a Follower although I would love it if you wasPhotobucket

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

The candy IS NOT open to Candy Only BlogsPhotobucketplease 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 midnight on Sunday, 20 April 2014, and I will draw the three winners on Monday, 21 April 2014.

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.

Saturday, 11 January 2014


Hi Everyone

How are you all?  I hope you have all had a good week.

This is my first week back after the Christmas break - sheesh, doesn't feel like we've had a holiday :-O

It's Saturday already which means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and our theme for this week is "Manly".

Our generous sponsor for the challenge is Crafter's Companion, 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 Totally Gorjuss.

Here is the card I have made:

And here's another shot of the front so you can see the sentiment stamp a bit better:

ANOTHER CAS card I hear you all cry!  Well, as some of you may remember, I had an operation on my hand a few weeks ago and I've found that making CAS cards and not spending lots of time colouring is actually helping my hand heal quicker so you will just have to bear with me for a few more weeks until my hand is hopefully back to normal ;;) 

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Diamond-Shape Die:  Clearly Besotted - Geometric Style
Sentiment Stamp:  Clearly Besotted - It's Your Birthday

The papers are just some tiny scraps that I had left over which were just perfect for the job and that is it as they say.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a great weekend.


Tuesday, 7 January 2014


Hi Everyone

Hope you are all well.

Before I get started I have a little bit of news to share .....

I've just found out that I was Runner Up in the Simply Cards & Papercrafts Card Designer of the Year for 2013!!


I am so very chuffed and will share the designs I entered some time soon.

Tuesday already so that means it's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly where our theme for this week's challenge is "Anything Goes" - easy peasey huh!  There is also an optional extra to make something to celebrate something new like a new house, new baby etc or what about a new techique you've never done before, it's entirely up to you.

Our generous sponsor for the challenge is Lili of the Valley so why not come and join in the fun with us over at Papertake Weekly and as always, make sure you check out some of the incredible creations the DT ladies have made for your inspiration.

I have gone with the "Anything Goes" theme and here is the card I have made:

Yup, another CAS card - I am loving these at the moment - there is a certain person responsible for this who will remain nameless although she knows who she is and I'm not sure whether to thank her or hunt her down!  Heh heh heh only joking, she has really inspired me so it will be a definite THANK YOU!

The recipe for the card is:

Leaf / Swirl Die:  Craft Ann - Flourish 3
Butterfly Die:  Die-namics - Butterflies
Senitment Stamp:  Clearly Besotted - Thanks a Bunch
Self Adhesive Pearls:  The Hobby House

I have coloured the die cut butterfly with Copics:  YR18 YR16 YR12

And it's as easy as that!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a good week.

Ta ta for now.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014


Hi Everyone


I wish you all the very best for 2014!

Before I forget - the winner of some secret candy from my last post is Helena (Gvendalen) - Helena can you please e-mail me your address so I can get your prize off in the post please.

It's the first of the month which means it's challenge time over at A Little Bit Crafty and what better theme to have then "CELEBRATE" - so we want to see all your creations along this theme.

We have three wonderful sponsors for this challenge so you have three chances to win and our sponsors are: 
Prize to be Confirmed

Please Visit My Shop!
£15 Voucher to Spend at Scribble and Scrap

Petal Lu - £10 selection of blossoms

A good friend of mine has started to make CAS (Clean and Simple) cards and she has really inspired me to try it as I adore what she has made so far so I thought I would give it a go for this challenge using some of the beautiful flowers from Petal Lu:

Now I've used a lot of flowers in my time but I've got to tell ya, these flowers from Petal Lu are just exquisite!  They are just so delicate but so, so beautiful, I WILL DEFINITELY NEED MORE!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Flowers:  Petal Lu
Border Die:  Cheery Lynn - Mesh Hearts (Vertical) Border
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink - Mega Mixed Messages
Self-Adhesive Rhinestones:  The Hobby House

And that's it as they say - a CAS card for me.

Thank you for stopping by.


Tuesday, 24 December 2013


Hi Everyone

Wowzers - Christmas Eve already - now ain't that just snook up on us so fast!

It's the final challenge of the year over at Papertake Weekly - yup you all get a whole week off next week - and the theme for our challenge is "Pick of the Year" which means you can choose any of the challenges that we have had over the last 12 months (2013), but please make sure you let us know which one you have picked when we come and see you on your blog.

Our generous sponsor for this 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 and don't forget to check out all the wonderful creations the very talented DT girls have made to whet you appetite.

Here is the card I have made:

For this challenge I chose Sketch Number:  33:

Remember you can use any of our sketches in the challenge, you just need to let us know which one.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Ride With Me
Digi Papers:  Nitwit - Bear Necessities
Heart Tag Die:  Doohickey - So Wrapped Lovely
Heart Border Die:  Cheery Lynn - Mesh Hearts Border
Heart Charm:  The Hobby House - Fancy Hearts
Lace:  The Hobby House - Natural Lace Collection

I have coloured the image with Copics and Twin Touch as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Girl Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Boy Hair:  E29 E25 E23
Girls Helmet:  R02 R01 R00 R000
Girl Clothes:  R02 R01 R00 R000 / E42 E41 E40
Boy Clothes:  B23 TT-PB76 B21 / TT - BR100 BR101 BR104 / E42 E41 E40
Moped:  E43 E42 E41 E40 / T7 T5 T4 T3 / B23 TT - PB76 B21 / C4 C3 C1 C00
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0 W00
Image Outline:  B01 Copic used with my Air Compressor

I have sanded all the papers and edged them with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

And there you have it.

I sent my list off to "him" early and I have been a very, very good girl this year - so I will be keeping my fingers crossed on Christmas Day.

So all that is left for me to do is to .....


Thank you all for your wonderful support and comments this year and I hope that Father Christmas brings you lots and lots of wonderful things crafty and to say "Thank You" properly I will pick a random comment on this post who will receive a "SPECIAL CANDY TREAT".

Take care everyone - have a wonderful time.

Toodle Pip