Saturday, 5 May 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 130 - Sketch

Hey Everyone

How are we all today?  For those of you in the UK I hope you are managing to dry out a little - how horrible and wet has the weather been!

A few of you have asked me what "Toodle Pip" stands for well "Toodle Pip" is a variation on a similar exclamation of farewell.  This was first recorded in 1911 and there are two suggested roots:  (1)  The tooting of a horn, or (2) the English pronunciation of the French  à tout à l’heure, goodbye.

History lesson over - hope I didn't bore you too much with that and I'm not mad - well at least I don't think I'm mad! LOL


Let's get straight on to this week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss where this week all we want you to do is follow the sketch that Net created for us - simples!  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen and I know I keep repeating myself but go and check out Joanna's shop as it's free P&P - love it!

Here is the sketch we would like you to use:


Don't forget you can adjust it however you want as long as we can see that the sketch is in there then you're in!

As always, please go and check out what the wonderful ladies over at Totally Gorjuss have made for you, they are an incredible bunch to work alongside and I am so lucky!

Here is the card I have made:



So let's get straight onto the recipe:

Digi Image:  Saturated Canary "Party Hardy" by Krista Smith
Digi Papers:  Nitwit "Hey Cupcake"
Flower Die:  Die-Namics "Mini Rolled Rose" from Dies to Die For
Birthday Stamp & Die:  Whimsy Stamps "Celebration Circle Pennants" from Dies to Die For
Charm & Pearls:  The Hobby House
Seam Binding & Cheesecloth:  From My Stash

Image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E42 E41 E40
Dress, Hair Ribbon & Bunting:  R81 RV00 RV000 RV0000 / B00 B000 B0000 / E42 E41 E40
Cupcake:  E42 E41 E40 / RV29 RV25 RV23 / R29 R27

As you can see I have distressed pretty much everything to within an inch of its life!  I have gone around the inside edges of the paper with Picket Fence Crackle Paint and edged around the edges of everything else with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

One final picture for you to see before I bore you all rigid!


I have followed the outside layout through to the inside - and that's it!

I'm going to enter this card into the Saturated Canary Challenge where the theme this week is "Happy Birthday".

Thank you as always for your lovely comments, they are very much cherished and appreciated.  I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you may be doing.

Toodle pip

71 comments :

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card!!!♥♥

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Hazel - love all the distressed edges and beautifully coloured image.
I could never be bored looking at your stunning work.
Have a fabulous weekend.
Take care.
Debs xx

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous so soft and love the roses
Hugs Kate x

Star said...

What a beautiful girlie card Hazel. Love the colours you have chosen and the distressing is perfect, as is your colouring as always.
Love everything about it.
Have a great weekend too
Eileen x

kanda said...

Hi Hazel
What a gorgous card. I love the image and the colours you've used x

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,love the beautifully coloured image.xxx

CarmenAlice said...

charming card!

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous and I love the soft pinks and blues you have used...

Aunty Sue said...

oh a fab easy sketch and just love your colour combo and image

Rose Petal said...

Hello Hazel. such a pretty card and fab image. Love the design and your fab colours.
I love it when you say TOODLE PIP Hazel, its a Northern saying mostly isnt it. You carry on saying it.
Have a lovely weekend.
Love Sandra xxx

Crafteezee said...

Very pretty. Love the soft colours Hazel.
Hugs Tracy x

flossbite said...

Lovely card...and thanks for the history lesson. Brings back happy childhood memories. Mum and Dad would always say "Toodle Pip" after putting us to bed, and we'd reply "Pip Pip Hooray!". Sounds daft, but me and my Dad still say it instead of saying goodbye (He's 81, I'm 41!!) xx

Tags said...

This is gorgeous Hazel! I love the distressed edges, lovely! The colours are really pretty too, that charm is so cute :)

Toodle Pip! :D

Tags xx

Nenny said...

Gorgeous card Hazel! Love the colours you've used for this fabby Krista girlie. Love the papers too. I wish I had the mojo to try your distressing techniques. I think I'll have to find a class first though! x

Nenny said...

Meant also to say, that I love your 'toodle pip' sign off. My Grammy was from Yorkshire and she used that alot x

Tracy said...

Fantastic card Hazel! Love your color interpretation and all that fun distressing too. :-) Nothing like coloring a SC image to brighten your day. Thanks for the explanation of "Toodle pip". Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love a bit of distressing and this is so gorgeous. Love the image and gab colour scheme. Have a good weekend. I ahve sme candy on offer.

Liselot said...

What a a lovely card this is Hazel!
Have a nice weekend,
Liselot

marion said...

She looks so lovely !! Gorgeous card. Hugs, Marion

Christine L said...

Hi Hazel...

Another stunner.... love the delicate pastels on this card - your image is gorgeous and coloured perfectly too! And all that distressing.... FAB!

Hugs
Christine x

Carol said...

Beautiful girly card Hazel, love the cheesecloth layer. Carol x

Caz said...

Beautiful card Hazel. Love the image and the colour combo is my absolute favourite. Gorgeous!
Hugs
Caz x

Kizzy said...

What a gorgeous new card Hazel, you choose wonderful paper, love the soft colors, and wauww that stamp! Wonderful!
Hugs Kizzy

Susan Flynn said...

This is just gorgeous Hazel what a lovely SC image too! Hope you have a nice weekend - xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is gorgeous .. so pretty
Mad? You? aren't we all!!
Lisa x

Linda Palmer said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Wow!! I love how you colored her and the entire card is beautiful. Great design!

Victoria said...

The cheesecloth works a treat underneath the image panel like that - the texture adds so much interest. She's just about ready to tuck in so I won't waffle on...

karen said...

Hiya Hazel, another totally gorgeous card, pretty colours too! have a lovely weekend, karenx

tilly's crafts said...

lovely card Hazel, very effective with the layers & textures, and the colours are fab!
Kim x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Hazel...and beautifully coloured too hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

purpleprincess2007 said...

love your card hazel, the image is coloured perfectly and your distressing looks great! hugs xx cara xx

Bettina L. said...

This is so gorgeous Hazel. Love the pastel colour combo and all of your embellishments. I particularly love the math, flower and pearlswirls. Superb colouring too. Have a lovely evening and thanks for your lovely comment in my blog too. Hugs Bettina xx

Elaine said...

Ooooo this is simply divine Hazel! A very sweet image and I adore these colours, beautifully embellished and distressed too! I don't 'do' distressing..it brings me out in hives :)

Congratulations on all those 400+ followers! They are very much deserved and will always be in for a treat when they visit your blog.

Hugs Elaine xx

Samantha said...

Hazel! tehheheee I Love that you post Toodle pip! so cute! OH MAN Hazel this is oooooober! CUTE!! In fact Stinkin!!!! cute!! as I said on the DT blog I LOVE it!! you can send it to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it! thehhehe fabby well done xx Did I say I love it yet?? Blown away! hugs me!!
TOOODles! xx

coops said...

so stunning hazel.i love the cutie image and really gorgeous pretty colours ;D

xx coops xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Hazel,
Gorgeous card,lovely image and pretty details
Have a lovely weekend :) x

Sarah said...

Hi Hazel, oh my this is just so gorgeous! Love your colouring and colour choice - I've had the same image sitting printed out for absolutely ages but not got round to colouring her in yet!

You won't bore me with the history lesson - I'm fascinated by language and the history of words / sayings. You may have noticed that I like words (hence my endless waffle!!).

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Sarah

May said...

O my word this is stunning Hazel... your colouring and shading is just AmAzing... fabulous detail!! Hugs May x x x

Claudia said...

Hi Hazel
Beautiful card!!! I like the soft colors you used.
hugs

Ali said...

Gorgeous card the image is gorgeous I love how you have coloured her xxx

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful card Hazel. Love the gorgeous colours and the very pretty details.

Donna x

Wendy said...

Stunning card Hazel, she's adorable and love the soft pretty colours.
Wendy xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

WOw Hazel this is nothing short of brilliant"! I love it! I always thought our 'Tootle Pip' saying must be a Yorkshire thing! lol Judy x

Shazza said...

gorgeous card Hazel, I have this image partly coloured, maybe I should go finish it today x

xxxtglxxx said...

Lovely cute card Hazel! :)

I was just using this image today, I love how kooky she looks! :D Great papers and layout too hun.

Have a smashing week and just so you know you aint going mad - TTFN!! :D lol xx

hugs

xxalisonxx

Molecraft said...

Absolutely gorgeous, brilliant image and love the colours!
Helen x

Fabiola said...

oh trop chouette, elle est trooop craquante! biz

Pat said...

Such a beautiful card Hazel, love the bp and the lovely colours you have used on your image (don't you just love Krista's images, I can't seem to get enough!). Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.

Pat xx

pinky said...

Oh wow Hazel I adore this card, so many pretty embellishments the effect is just beautiful.

Loopylou. said...

squeeee Hazel! this is just too cute!!! I love the colours and layers and that little sentiment just peeking out the side is fabulous!!
thank you so much for popping in and playing along with us over on the saturated canary challenge blog this week
hugs Lou xx

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely beautiful sweetie, I love everything about this card x

Sonia said...

...Oh Hazel, so sweet card! I adore this stamp...gorgeous :)
Hugs,
Sonia

Tracey said...

Stunning card hazel, I love that image & the colours r so pretty :-)
Hugs
Tracey
Xx

Gemma said...

Absolutely stunning Hazel...

Hope your having a great weekend!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Melanie,
Well this card of yours is as you say....'Totally Gorjuss'. Adore the shabby look.
Don't give up on the history lessons, I love to learn new things everyday. I used Toodle Pip as I grew up, but I would make it a bit more fun sometimes with 'Toodly Pip'. Unfortunately alot of the people I mixed with thought it 'snobby and too posh' and so I stopped using it in my late teens. Kids aye!
I would like to say thank you also for your wonderful words of comfort on my blog. It means the world to me. Bless you. Linda x

Klare said...

cheeky little stamped image there. shes cutie. nice colour combo. roses are just so sweet .
klare
:o)
x

Kelly L said...

Another beautiful Saturated Canary image ... ohh, I so love these sweet faced little girls. I want to collect them all! :) Thank you so much for sharing them with us and introducing me to them. I found some time to create my own Ellie's birthday before I flew off to Atlanta for the week. Now I am back home and hoping to get some time again today to make another :) Hugs and best wishes for a dryer week for you all in the UK.

Flowergirl said...

Wonderful card! Love your fab design and beautifully coloured image x
Wendy x

Alison said...

That is such a fun image and the colours are so girly- gorgeous!
Hugs, Alison xxx

scrapbookertink said...

Gorgeous card and image, take care, Doreen x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Hazel...lovely image and so beautifully coloured.
Debbie x

Melanie-Jane said...

Hazel,
Your card looks amazing. I love these soft colors. I wish I could eat the ice-cream she is holding hihih...
Thanks for your explanation concerning "Toodle Pip" I was also wondering what that ment :0)

I wish you a great day and see you soon, à tout bientôt chère Hazel ;0)
Melanie-Jane

Elaine said...

Wow Hazel this is stunning I love the soft colours and the fabulous details , love the little charm , great work Hugs Elaine

Betty said...

Love this card Hazel the colours are gorgeous and I love the way you've attached the little charm
Bettyxxx

Shelly said...

Hi Hazel! Wow what a pretty card... cute image and the colours are beautiful! You have a knack for colouring too ;) Shelly x

Shelby said...

Wow girl this is just gorgeous! Love your color combo, layout and of course your coloring rocks.

Shelby

Del said...

Stunning card Hazel, she's a beauty. Loving the colours xx

June Nelson said...

yOU COULD NEVER BORE ME RIGID, i LOVE YOUR CARDS, THIS IS STUNNING DARLIN XXXXXXXXXX

Isabelle Linnér said...

What a wonderful nice card and so wonderful you got it all together with the stamp :)
Hugs Isabelle

Choccy said...

Absolutely gorgeous !!!

Choccy xx

~@ngie~ said...

WOW WOW WOW.... I LOVE IT!! love everything about it as usual :) I especially like how you've connected the charm... I might have to invest in some chain links... any tips on where is best & cheapest??? TIA & keep up the awesome work :) hehehe

love n hugz Angie xXx