Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

Wow it's been so busy at home tonight my other half had to go out for more supplies!

Now you will have to bear with me as I have lots of pictures to show you of some Halloween cards that I have made; so in at number one is:


Bat Cat!  How magnificent is this image from Mo Manning - I just love it!  The only problem I have is I can't get the old Batman theme tune out of my head, (remember it - dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner dinner, dinner, dinner), but instead of signing "BAT MAN" I'm signing "BAT CAT" ;o) rolf!

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  "Bat Cat" by Mo Manning
Digi Papers:  "Can I Be Frank" by Nit Wit
Stars:  "Stacking Stars" by Die-Namics from Dies to Die For

Image has been coloured with Copics:

Cat:  T3 T2 T1
Mask:  N8 N6 N5 N4
Eyes:  G09
Pumpkins:  YR18 YR09 YR07 YR04
Shading & Outline:  W5 W3 W1 Blender Pen

Everything has been edged with Black Soot Distress Ink

Okay so in at number two with a full picture is:


Oh my how I just love this little Dracula, he is just the cutest!

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  "Mini Dracula" from Make It Crafty
Digi Papers:  "Obsessions" from Scrapbook Graphics
Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E42 E41 E40
Hair:  C7 C5 C3 C2
Cape, Jacket & Trousers:  T7 T6 T5 T4 T3 T2 & R29 R27 R24
Shading & Outline:  W5 W3 W1 Blender Pen

Everything has been edged with Black Soot Distress Ink

How you doin?  Still with me?  So last, but by no means least is:


This is one of my all time favourite stamps (if there is such a thing) from the wonderful girls at Lili of the Valley.  Here is the full card:


What do you think?  You can see that there has been a bit of a star thing going on but I just love that Die-Namics Die, its awesome.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  "Abracadabra" from Lili of the Valley
Papers:  "Monsters" from Nit Wit
Stars:  "Stacking Stars" by Die-Namics from Dies to Die For

Image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 R20 R30
Top:  YG07 YG03 BV01 BV31
Shorts & Shoes:  B95 B93 B91
Cape & Hat:  V09 V17 N8 N6 N5 N4 N3
Book:  E35 E34 E31 E42 E41 E40 C1 C0
Bear:  E53 E51 E50 R20
Outline:  C0 C00
Shading:  W5 W3 W1

Everything has been edged with Black Soot Distress Ink

Phew - so that's it.  I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I enjoyed making them.

Thanks for popping by and do leave me a comment, I promise I will try and get round to see everyone shortly as I know how bad I have been lately :o(  Your comments do mean the world to me so I thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.

I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween.

Ta-ra!


Saturday, 29 October 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 104 - I Remember .....

Hey Everyone

It's Saturday and time for another fantastic challenge at Totally Gorjuss


This week's challenge is "I Remember ....." and can be anything from your childhood memories to Remembrance Day.  Go and see what the DT girlies have created, there is a real mixture for you to have a good old nosey at.

Our sponsor this week is Fantastic Ribbons and oh my what a fantastic store it is too, all those lovely ribbons!

On to my card for the challenge:


My Nephew is serving in the Royal Air Force (hence the blue uniform) and is currently away on duties and is missing his new little baby girl so much I thought it fitting that I create a card which reminds us of all our men and women who leave their families to go and serve our country, not forgetting those that fought in WWI and WWII.

The recipe for my card is:

Stamp:  "Like Father Like Son" from Just Inklined
Digi Papers:  "Aviator" from Scrap Matters
Stamp:  Whimsy "Everyday Mini Postage Stamp Sentiments"

Image coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000
Hair:  E37 E35 E34
Dad's Uniform:  B99 B97 B95 B93 N7 N5
Ruck Sack:  W7 W6 W5 W4 W3
Son - Trousers:  E35 E33 E34
Son - Top:  B95 B93 B91
Flag:  R39 R37 R35
Shading:  W5 W3 W1
Outline:  W1 W0 Blender Pen

I have edged everything in Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

As normal I have copied the layout from the front of the card onto the inside:


So that's it from me, I hope to be back later in the day with some Halloween cards that I have made, but until then I hope you have a fabulous weekend, whatever you may be doing and hope that you can come and join in the fun with us at Totally Gorjuss.

Take care and Ciao for now.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 103 - Pastel Christmas

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a fabulous week.  I'm back from the NEC and I am absolutely cream crackered!  I think this weekend is going to be spent snoozing and just chillin' out.


This week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss is Pastel Christmas and our sponsor this week is Lili of the Valley.  So get your creative juices flowing and make a Christmas card in nice pastel colours.  If you need any inspiration nip over to the Totally Gorjuss site and see what the talented DT ladies have created.

For this challenge I decided to go with pastel pink and created this card for you:


I'm glad we had a Christmas challenge this week as I am already sooo behind with making my Christmas cards, but at least this is another one that I can add to my very small collection :os

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley "Dropping the Shopping"
Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Snowflake" and "Ribbon" collections
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy Stamps "Winter Letter Seals" from The Hobby House
Rhinestones:  The Hobby House
Flowers:  My Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 R20 R30
Dog & Hair:  E37 E35 E34
Coat:  RV10 RV00
Scarf:  E41 E40 RV10
Boots:  C7 C5 C3
Shading:  C1 C0

I have used Spun Sugar Distress Ink around the edges of the card and the flowers have had a good dosing of Stardust Stickles.  For the main image I have highlighted all her fluffy bits with Glamour Dust.

So that's it from me for this weekend.  I'm off for a lie down and some more sleep.

Hope you have a great weekend whatever you may be doing.

See ya all later.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 102 - Bingo

Hello Everyone

This is a scheduled post as I am away at the NEC working - so if you are seeing it then great Mr Blogger is working.


Onto this week's challenge at Totally Gorjuss which is BINGO.  I love this kind of challenge; below is a table and all you have to do is choose 3 items but they have to be in a line either horizontally, vertically or diagonally, or if you want too add something extra you can go for all four corners - simple eh!

Incorporate these 3 items onto your card then get yourself entered onto the challenge blog to be in with a chance to win a voucher from our fab sponsor who this week is Simon Says Stamp.  Make sure you check out what all the wonderful DT girlies have created - just fantastic as always.

Lace
Ribbons
Bows
Stars
Buttons
Pearls
Flowers
Swirls
Bling

I went for the bottom row and chose "Flowers, Swirls & Bling" and here is what I created:


Aw, they are just soo in love and check out Jack's snazzy red belt - you go guy!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Mo Manning "Jack & Ginger"
Digital Papers:  Scrapbook Graphics "Obsessions"
Swirl:  Magnolia Doohickey "Leaf & Swirl" Die from Dies to Die For
Gems, Rhinestones & Spacer:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000
Hair:  C2 C1 C0
Everything Else:  C9 C8 C7 C6 C5 C4 C3 C2 C1 Reds:  R29 R27 R24
Grass:  YG67 YG63

I have edged everything in Black Soot Distress Ink.

For the flower:

I have created this with large and medium Retro Flower Punches which you can get from The Hobby House.  Punch four large and three medium flowers, then cut randomly across the top of the petals and put a rhinestone brad through the centre to hold them altogether. Feather them out with your fingers or tweezers until you are happy with it and dah dah - your own home made flower.  Easy peasy.

Right, I rambled on far too much and I hope I haven't bored you all silly!

Have a great weekend.

Ciao!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 101 - Oooh La La

Hey Everyone

Saturday is here - again!  I know I keep saying it, but the weeks are just whizzing by at the moment and before I know it Ill be breaking out in a cold sweat thinking how on earth I'm going to get all my Christmas cards done in less than a couple of weeks!  ;o)

So on to this weeks cheeky little challenge at Totally Gorjuss


The theme for this week is "Oooh La La" and is sponsored by the fabulous Crafter's Companion.  So to be in with a chance to win a Crafter's Companion voucher to spend on their web site, make a card using the theme and enter in through Mr Linky on the Totally Gorjuss blog.  If you need some inspiration go and check out what all the wonderful girlies created - fantastic as always.

Here is the little creation I made for the challenge:


How cheeky is she?

For the card I have used:

Stamp:  "Maid" from May Chu's "Digital Chu"
Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Lola's Boudoir" (I don't think you can get this collection any more though - sorry - but do check out Liz's collections - they are awesome!)
Ribbon:  My Stash
Rhinestones:  The Hobby House

As usual the image has been coloured with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000
Hair:  E55 E31 E30
Dress & Hairband:  C9 C7 C5 C4 C3 C1 C0
Shading:  C1 C0 C00

Everything has been edged with Black Soot Distress Ink

Here is a picture of the inside of the card - as normal I always try to follow the same layout as the front and will leave it blank until I send the card to someone where I then add my verse:


That's all from me for now folks - I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Thank you for all your lovely comments.

Cheerio for now.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 100 - Sketch

Happy Weekend to you all

What awesome weather we are having.

It's Saturday and its time for the Totally Gorjuss Challenge, where this week the challenge is a sketch.  Yep it's that simple - I just love working with sketches - where would I be without them ;o)

Here is this week's sketch:


Our sponsor for the challenge is the fabulous Joanna Sheen so get your entries in and make sure you pop on over and see what all the lovely DT ladies have made.

Here is the card I have made for this week's challenge:


What do you think?  The image Kenny K "Miss Thang" - she is just so cool.


The recipe for my card is:

Stamp:  Kenny K "Miss Thang"
Papers:  Basic Grey Digital "Blush"
Ribbon:  Was originally white until I coloured it with Fired Brick & Walnut Stain Distress Inks
Metal Corner:  The Hobby House - Again was silver until I covered it in Picket Fence Crackle Paint, a light helping of Walnut Stain Distress Ink before being covered in Stardust Stickles
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and Stardust Stickles
Charm:  From My Stash

I have coloured the image with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000
Hair:  E37 E35 E34 E33
Track Suit:  R29 R27 R24 R22 R20
Trainers:  E41 E40 R29 R27 R24 E35 E34 E33
Shading:  W5 W3 W1

That's it from me today, I have some work going on in the background that is going to keep me busy all weekend.

Thanks for all your lovely comments and have a great weekend whatever you are doing.

Cheerio!