Thursday, 31 May 2012

Copic Marker Europe Guest Designer

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying your week.

I was asked if I would do a Guest Designer spot for the Copic Marker Europe Blog - honestly I couldn't believe it - I even asked if they had me mixed up with someone else - but no they said it was definitely me - so how could I say no!

Have you been across to their site?  If not go and check it out here - they have so much inspiration and step-by-step instructions on there plus a bunch of super talented ladies who just make the most gorgeous creations - oh and not forgetting lots of Guest Designers too!

This is a card I have made for one of my blogging friends - although she probably won't have received it so I will just have to hope that she doesn't see it beforehand (fingers crossed!).


I just had to use one of Krista Smith's new digi stamps over at Saturated Canary called "Sketchie" which I thought would fit perfectly for a 'Copic' Blog, plus I love her images so much too.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Digi Papers:  Nit Wit "Hey Cupcake" (just lurve these!)
Digi Image:  Saturated Canary "Sketchie" by Krista Smith
Lace, Seam Binding & Cheese-Cloth:  From My Own Stash
Self Adhesive Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has of course been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E42 E41 E40
Wings / Leotard / Shoes:  R81 RV00 RV000 RV0000
Tights:  E42 E41 E40
Bows:  B00 B000 B0000
Copic Sketch Pen:  C5 C4 C3 C2 C1 C0 C00 R81 RV00 RV000 RV0000
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have used some Glamour Dust on her wings, leotard and tights to give her a bit of bling and the sentiment was something I made myself.

I always try to use the same layout on the inside of the card as that of the outside like this:


I hope you like my card and I would like to thank Copic Marker Europe for having me as a guest designer - I am still pinching myself!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Toodle Pip!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 133 - Something New

Hello Everyone

I hope you have all had a lovely week - Ooooh isn't this warm weather for us in the UK soooo nice!  So nice in fact, that it gave me a chance to use this little beauty of a digi stamp below which celebrates the great British pastime of caravanning!  I am a bit bias though as I do work to a touring caravan manufacturer and yes, I do go caravanning / motorhoming and what a fab time you can have - sorry waffle over.


Our challenge this week at Totally Gorjuss is "Something New".  As always you can interpret this however you want and my interpretation this week is a "New" Digi Stamp that I haven't used yet - well I have now but it's the first time if you know what I mean ;oS - oh my I think the sun has gone to my head!

Our generous sponsor this week is Craft All Day so if you would like to win a voucher to spend in their store then get yourself over to the Totally Gorjuss blog add your name with a link back to your card and you're in.  Make sure you have a look at what the lovely ladies have created for you - lots of different ideas for your inspiration.

So without further ado here is the card that I made:


There's not much difference between the two pictures I hear you say, but I so do enjoy making CAS cards and with Krista Smith's Saturated Canary images they just seem to fit.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Winnie" by Krista Smith

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Clothes, Boots & Bunting:  E35 E33 E34 RV81 RV00 RV000 RV0000
Caravan Stripe:  E53 E51 E50
Caravan Curtains:  E42 E41 E40
Wheels:  N9 N7 N5 C3 C1 C0
A-Frame:  C3 C1 C0
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

Oh and I used a little brad in the centre of the wheel

And there you have it.

I do hope you can come and join in with us - I so love looking at the cards / creations you make they are just packed full of inspiration.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend - I'm trying to re-design my garden at the mo in the hope that we do get a summer after all (fingers and toes and legs and arms and anything I can get crossed!).

Take care and toodle pip until next time.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 132 - Charmed

Good Day to You All

I hope you have had a good week.  It's nice to see the weather has improved a little bit here - not so much rain and a tiny bit warmer.

Another great big "HELLO" to my new followers - thank you for following me I really do appreciate it. 

And now for something a little different .....


This week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss is "Charmed". 

Our lovely sponsor this week is Heather's Hobbie Haven so to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their store make sure you pop on over to the Totally Gorjuss site, add your name and link and you're in.  Don't forget to check out the great creations the lovely DT ladies have made for you this week.

Here is the card I created:


You can interpret the charmed theme however you want - I've gone along the lines of the boy is trying to "Charm" his lovely girl - a little tenuous I know and just in case you think I've completely gone bonkers you will see that I have added a little charm underneath the flowers!

I decided I wanted to try a different colour combination this week - what do you think?

The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  My Minds Eye "Stella Rose Hattie"
Digi Stamp:  Make It Crafty "Geeky Love"
Postage Stamp:  Whimsy Everyday Mini Postage Stamp Sentiments from The Hobby House
Charm & Pearls:  The Hobby House

Image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Girl's Hair:  E35 E33 E31
Boys Hair & Shoes:  E29 E27 E25 E23 E41 E40
Girls Jumper & Shoes:  BG78 BG75 BG72 E41 E40
Girls Skirt & Boys Jumper:  YR24 YR23 YR21 E41 E40
Boys Jeans:  B97 B95 B93
Shading:  W5 W3 W1

I have edged everything with Faded Jeans Distress Inks.

Here is a picture of the inside of the card where I follow the sketch through:


And there you have it.

I hope you can come and join us - I just love looking at everyone's wonderful creations they give me such inspiration.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look and for all your comments.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Toodle Pip.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 131 - Pink and Green

Hello to You All

I hope you have all had a good week.

The weather here has been just horrible - again - lots and lots of rain and generally just wet and cold - YUK!

I would like to say "HELLO" to my new followers - thank you for joining me - I'm very flattered that is for sure.

So let's get straight onto this weeks challenge over at Totally Gorjuss:


The challenge this week is "Pink and Green" - so we want to see all your beautiful creations based on this colour scheme and our sponsor this week is Crafter's Companion.

Now, I have to admit, pink and green is not one of my favourite colour combos, (even though I know I've used it before), so I hope you like it!


My recipe for the card is:

Papers:  MME "Quite Contrary" that were a freebie with a magazine
Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning "Kisses"
Bunting:  Whimsy Raindrop Echo Celebration Pennants from The Hobby House
Chain, Charm & Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarker:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E37 E35 E34 E31
Dress:  R85 R83 R81 / Flexmarker G367 "Chartreuse" / Promarkers "Leaf Green" & "Meadow Green"
Shoes & Socks:  E37 E35 E34 E31 E41 E40
Flowers:  R81 RV000 G46 G43 YR31
Heart Pendant:  BG72 BG53

And there you have it.

One final picture of the inside of the card where as usual I have mirrored the front layout:


I hope you all have a great weekend.

Toodle pip!

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

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Hey Everyone

Well what can I say, I am absolutely overwhelmed by the number of entries for the blog candy - thank you all for your kind words and a great big thank you to all my new followers.

Unfortunately there can only be one winner and as you may or may not have seen the Inlinkz Blue Froggy thing has chosen a winner and that winner is:

No:  178 - Carmen Alice

Many congratulations Carmen - can you please e-mail me with your full name and address and I will arrange to get this sent out to you (there is a button in my sidebar - just click on it to e-mail me).

I'm hoping to run a more regular monthly candy so stay tuned.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Toodle pip.