Saturday, 30 June 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 138 - Sweet & Simple

Good Day to You All

I hope you have all had a good week and you are looking forward to the weekend.


Our challenge this week over at Totally Gorjuss is "Sweet & Simple" and our fabby sponsor this week is the one and only Lili of the Valley.  So to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their shop we want to see all your Sweet & Simple designs.  As always, make sure you check out what the incredible DT ladies have made for your inspiration over at the Totally Gorjuss site.

Here is the card that I have made:


Ain't she "Sweet"?

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Tiddly Inks Wryn Blooms
Sentiment:  Created on my computer and printed under the picture

Image coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E37 E35 E34 E33
Dress & Shoes:  BV04 BV02 BV01 / R85 R83 R81
Flowers:  BV04 BV02 BV01 / R85 R83 R81 / C2 C1
Leaves:  G46 G43
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

And that's it - "Simple"!  "Sweet and Simple."  To finish off the card I have stitched around it with my sewing machine.

One other picture of the inside for you:


And there you have it.

I hope you can join in the fun with us.

Stay safe and have a great weekend.

Toodles

Friday, 29 June 2012

Dies to Die For - Princess Tilda of the Valley

Hello and a Happy Friday to Everyone


And a "HELLO" to my new follower Cheremene - thank you for joining me - I'm very flattered.

I hope you have all had a lovely week and also hope that you haven't been effected by the horrible rain we have had.  I was driving through Birmingham yesterday and it was just awful - never seen rain like it.  Some poor people were desperately using buckets to try and stop the water from getting into their houses - I hope everything was okay for them.


It's my turn today to post on the Dies to Die For blog and today I would like to share with you a card using the lovely Pricess Tilda of the Valley from Magnolia.  I think this is the very first Magnolia stamp I have used on my blog - amazing, seeing as I have quite a few of them (more neglected rubber!).

Here is a picture of the full card:

The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics (these are just A-MAZING!)
Flowers:  Memory Box Fancy Blossoms
Corner:  Whimsy Corner Die Set
Sentiment:  Whimsy Circle Postmark Sentiments

The image has been coloured with CopicsFlexmarkers and Promarkers

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Top. Skirt & Boots:  Cloud Blue (Flexmarker), Powder Blue (Promarker), B91 / W1 W0 W00
Foilage:  G46 G43
Crown:  C1 C0 C00

The image has been outlined with a masking technique using Weathered Wood Distress Ink

Before I forget have you been across and entered the Die-ing for a Challenge Blog competition?  If not you can find the link HERE.  Don't forget there is a whooping £25 voucher to spend in the store and oh my there are just some awesome goodies to get your hands on - so what are you waiting for?

Enjoy the rest of your day and I hope you have a nice weekend.

Toodles


Saturday, 23 June 2012

Dies to Die For - Spring is Back

Hey Everyone

Another second post for today - this is starting to become a habit!

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.


It's my turn to post on the Dies to Die For Blog today and I would like to share with you a card using a lovely Sarah Kay stamp called "Spring is Back" (have we even had Spring? ;o) and where is Summer!!!)

Here is the card I have made:


Ain't she just lovely?

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Sarah Kay Spring is Back
Papers:  My Minds Eye So Sophie Graceful
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy Friendship Ticket Sentiment
Border Die:  Doohickey Scalloped Stitch Lace
Flowers:  Doohickey Vintage Flowers & Leaf

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Hat:  E53 E51 E0 / BG75 BG72 BG70
Top:  YG97 YG95 YG93 YG91
Trousers:  BG75 BG72 BG70
Flowers:  V99 V95 V93 V91

I masked the image and outlined the stamp and all the papers in Antique Linen Distress Ink

Have you been across and entered the Die-ing for a Challenge Blog competition?  If not you can find the link HERE.  Don't forget there is a whooping £25 voucher to spend in the store and oh my there are just some awesome goodies to get your hands on - so what are you waiting for?

One final picture to show you of the inside of the card:


And there you have it.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Take care and be safe.

Ta ra for now.



Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 137 - Something Yellow

Hello All

Mmm, another week of wet weather - me no likey :o(


So to try and get some sunshine going the challenge over at Totally Gorjuss this week is "Something Yellow".  Well, the first thing that springs to mind for me is SUNSHINE (we neeeeeed some!), but it can be anything you want it to be so long as there is something yellow and our lovely sponsor this week is Meljen's.  As always, please make sure you pop onto the Totally Gorjuss blog to see what the lovely DT ladies have created for you to whet your appetite.

So, without further ado here is the card I made - brace yourself and don some sunglasses!


Wowzers - now that is yellow!  Told ya to put on your sunglasses!

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Meljen's Tutu Sweet
Papers:  My Minds Eye Miss Caroline "Howdy Doody" from Dies to Die For
Border Die:  Doohickey "Scalloped Stitch Lace" from Dies to Die For
Sentiment:  Whimsy "Magical Mini Letter Seals" from Dies to Die For
Punched Flowers:  Medium and Small Retro Flower Punches

Image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E00 / R20 R30
Hair:  E37 E35 E34 E31
Tutu:  YR24 YR23 YR21 YR20 YR0000
Flowers:  YR02 YR01 YR00 YR000
Leaf:  G46 G43

I have edged everything with Wild Honey Distress Ink

One final picture of the inside as per my usual:


Sorry about the rubbish photo, but I think you get the idea.

And that's it.  Thank you all as always for your words of encouragement and kindness they are always cherished and appreciated.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Ta ra for now.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Die-ing for a Challenge

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all keeping well.


Today sees a new challenge over at Die-ing for a Challenge and Caz has chosen this month's theme which is Pink and Green - simple eh! Plus you can win yourself a whooping £25 voucher to spend in the fabulous Dies to Die For store - how generous is that.

Now there are a few rules to observe which are:

RULES:

* All entries must have at least one Dies to Die for product on
* You can combine our challenge with NO MORE THAN 3 OTHER CHALLENGES
* You must link back to the Dies to Die for Blog
NO back linking, new projects/cards only please
* Only 2 Entries per person please
* Entries which fail to observe the above will be removed and will not be eligible for the prize

So dig out your dies, Big Shots, Sizzix, Wizards, Grand Caliburs and starting crafting.

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Bildmalarna Mimosa Picnic
Papers:  My Minds Eye Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky
Flowers:  Memory Box Fancy Blossoms
Corner Die:  Die-Namics Photo Corners
Sentiment:  Whimsy Stylized Notables 1
Charm:  Heart

Image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair & Shoes:  E37 E35 E34 E31
Hat, Trousers & Basket:  E31 E30 E0000
Top:  R85 R83 R81
Bread & T-Towel:  E53 E51 E50
Bicycle:  T6 T4 T2 / N7 N6 N5 N4 N3 / C3 C1 C00
Flowers:  R59 R56 RV95 YR23 / YG97 YG95 YG93

I have edged everything with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink

One final picture of the inside of the card where I follow the sketch through:


And there you have it.  So what are you waiting for?  We can't wait to see all your wonderful creations.

Thanks for taking the time to come and see me.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Hey Daddy-O

Hello To You All

And a Big "HELLO" to my new follower - thank you for joining me - I am extremely flattered.

Well we've had another week of yukkie weather - are we ever going to get a Summer?  Still I hope you have all had a lovely week and are looking forward to the weekend.


I would like to share with you today a male card that I have made using a Kraftin' Kimme stamp called "Danny".

Here is the full card:


Just how cool is this guy - for those of you old enough to remember the American Sitcom "Happy Days" this fella reminds me of The Fonze!  Do ya remember him?  He always said "Heeeeyyyyy" with his thumb in the air.

Anyway enough waffle - here is the recipe for the card:

Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimme Danny
Papers:  My Minds Eye On the Bright Side - One
Card:  Bazzill Cardstock Artic and Stonewash
Star Die:  Die-namics Stacking Stars

All the above is from Dies to Die For

Image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000
Hair:  C8 C6 C5 C3
Jacket, Glasses & Boots:  N8 N7 N6 N5 N4 N3
Jeans:  B99 B97 B95 B93
T-Shirt:  C1 C00
Motorbike C8 C7 C6 C5 C4 C3 C2 C1 C0 C00
Motorbike Tyres:  N8 N7 N6 N5 N4 N3
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image with Slate Grey Prismacolour Pencil and used a little 90% and 70% Cool Grey and 90% and 70% Warm Grey Prismacolour Pencils on the image

I have also gone around all the edges of the card with Faded Jeans Distress Inks and used some Glossy Accents on his glasses

And there you have it - a cool card for a cool dude.

I hope you all have a great weekend; thank you as always for your lovely comments they are as ever very much appreciated.

Toodle Pip

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 136 - Holiday

Hello Everyone

I hope you have all had a lovely week.


Can you guess what this week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss is?  Yup - that's right its "Holiday".

Our generous sponsor this week is Heather's Hobbie Haven; so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their shop, then let us see all your fabulous creations themed around holiday.  The awesome DT ladies have come up with some wonderful designs for you so do make sure you pop on over to the Totally Gorjuss site and have a good old butchers!

Here is the card I have made:


When I found out what the challenge was I just couldn't resist this little Mo Manning beauty.  If you take a closer look you will see that I have given her some sunburn (this is exactly what happens to me in the sun), well, she should have put plenty of sun cream on shouldn't she!  Heh heh heh!

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Papers:  The Digi Chick Beach Babe
Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning Little Umbrella
Flowers:  The Hobby House (these where cream but I coloured them in pink with RV09)

Image has been coloured with Copics and a Promarker:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E27 E25 E23
Bikini:  RV09 RV13 Cerise (Promarker - I did say one Promarker didn't I ;o))
Beach Towel:  G00 G000 G0000 / BG01 BG000 BG0000 / C1 (for shading)
Sunglasses:  RV09 RV13 T8 T6
Cocktail Umbrella:  YR23 YR21 YR20
Sand:  E42 E31 E30

The sky has been done using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a mask.  To make a mask for a digi stamp is easy; just print out your stamp again onto a piece of paper; cut it out; spray the back with a little (not a lot) "Stick & Stay" from Crafter's Companion and dah dah - instant mask.

I actually really like this effect and doesn't take long to achieve it - me thinks you will be seeing this a lot more on my cards :o)

As always the final picture to show you of the inside where I follow the layout through:


And there you have it.

Thank you as always for popping by and having a look.

Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Toodle pip

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Dies to Die For - My First Post

Hello Again Everyone

Two posts in one day eh - check me out!


Well here it is - my very first post for the Dies to Die For Blog and just in case you didn't know they have a Monthly Challenge Blog too where you can win a whopping £25 to spend in the shop (so generous) - click HERE if you want to go and play.  The challenge is easy this month - Anything Goes With a Die - so you have no excuse to pop on over and get your entry in.  There are a few simple rules for you to follow which are:

RULES:

* All entries must have at least one Dies to Die for product on
* You can combine our challenge with NO MORE THAN 3 OTHER CHALLENGES
* You must link back to the Dies to Die for Blog
NO back linking, new projects/cards only please
* Only 2 Entries per person please
* Entries which fail to observe the above will be removed and will not be eligible for the prize

And that's it - it's definitely worth a go and there are some absolutely stunning goodies to get your hands on in the Dies to Die For Shop.

So onto the card I have made for this week:



Ain't she a cutie.

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Mo Manning Soaking Up the Joy
Papers:  First Edition Spring Drop
Flowers:  Cheery Lynn Medium Rose and Miniature Rose
Vines:  Whimsy Shapeology Vines
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy Sentiments Collection Circle Postmark Sentiments

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E09 E08 E15
Dress:  RV32 RV11 RV00
Dolls Skin:  E30 E000 E0000
Dolls Dress:  E97 E95 E02
Dolls Hair:  C8 C6
Flowers:  RV95 RV93 RV91 / RV32 RV11 RV00 / E97 E95 E02 / YR23
Leaves:  G46 G43

I have distressed everything to within an inch of it's life and then edged it all in Vintage Photo Distress Ink including the roses where I then added some Stardust Stickles

Here is one final picture of the inside of the card:


And there you have it.

Sorry if I've gone on a little bit and I hope you have managed to stay with me until the end of this post.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend and a huge 'THANK YOU' for stopping by and having a look.

Toodle Pip

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 135 - Sunshine

Hello Everyone

I hope you have all had a wonderful Jubilee week even though the weather has been just pants!  Typical, I've had a week off work and the only two days we haven't had any rain was spent clearing out and re-planting part of the garden and now that that's done the weather has become just horrible!  I just know when I go back to work on Monday it will be lovely :oS


Anyways moan over - it's time for the weekly challenge over at Totally Gorjuss where this week the theme is 'Sunshine' and our lovely sponsor is Crafter's Companion.  As always make sure you go and see what the lovely DT ladies have made for you.

Here is the card I have made:


Now, when I think about lovely hot sunshine one of my first thoughts is ice cream - I mean who wouldn't ;o)  so this is where my inspiration came from - mmmm strawberry and chocolate ice cream - my favourite.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Make It Crafty Frenchie Claudine
Papers:  My Minds Eye Stella Rose Hazel
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy Circle Postmark Sentiments
Ribbon:  From My Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E34 E55 E53 E51 E50
Hat, Top, Skirt:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22 / C2 C1 C0 C00
Ice Cream Strawberry:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22 G29 G46
Cream:  C2 C1 C0 C00
Chocolate Ice Cream:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Strawberry Ice Cream:  R85 R83 R81
Cornet:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Wafers:  E31 E30 E0000

I have also used Cold Grey V Polychromo Pencil for shading
I have used Walnut Stain Distress Ink around all the edges of the papers and image

One final picture of the inside of the card:


And for those of you who are eagle-eyed you will see that I managed to stick this into my card upside-down ;oS heh heh heh.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you all have a great weekend.

Toodle pip

Monday, 4 June 2012

Some Exciting News

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all enjoying the nice long Bank Holiday weekend even though the weather has been pants.

I've got some really exciting news for you that I've been just busting to tell you .....

I've only been invited to join the Design Team for Dies to Die For for the next three months - I just can't believe it!  It must have taken me all of a nano-second to say "YES".  Whoop Whoop Whoop!

Thank you ladies for having me I'm so looking forward to it.

Make sure you check out not only the Dies to Die For Blog but the amazing Dies to Die For Shop there is such a plethora of goodies for you.

Dies to Die For also holds a Monthly Challenge where the name of the game is dies and die cuts where you can win a £25 voucher to spend in their store (how generous is that!) and you can find this here.

I have the rest of the week off where I will be starting my garden project (both front and back), so I may take some before and after pictures - only if it turns out okay though - heh heh heh! ;o)

Thanks as always for your lovely comments - I really enjoy reading them.

Have a great week.

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 134 - Sketch

Hello Everyone

I just wanted to say a great big "THANK YOU" for all your lovely comments on my Guest DT Spot for Copic Marker Europe - I will come around and thank you all individually - you are all so kind - MWAH!

It's June!  Can you believe it - June already - wow.  Now the good thing about it being the first weekend in June means we get to work with a sketch for this week's Totally Gorjuss challenge.


I know you all know I love to work with sketches so I won't harp on about it again - or maybe I just have! ;o)

Here is the sketch we would like you follow:


Remember you can flip it, mirror it and pretty much do whatever you want with it so long as we can see that the sketch is in there then you are in with a chance to win a voucher from our generous sponsor Joanna Sheen.  Please drop by the Totally Gorjuss site to see what the lovely ladies have created for you this week.

Here is my card:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Digi Image:  Kenny K "Soho"
Digi Papers:  These are called 'Fleury' by Wendy Page but I can't find the link anywhere so not sure what's happened there - sorry!
Sentiment:  Whimsy Celebration Circle Pennants (love this set!)
Charm & Pearls:  The Hobby House
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart Lace Doily Punch
Ribbon:  From my stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Dress:  B97 B95 B93 B91
Boots:  E43 E42 E41 E40
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

Everything, including the edges of the ribbon has been given a good dose of Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

And lastly, a picture of the inside:


And that's it - phew!

I hope you all have a lovely Jubilee Weekend.

Thanks for dropping in.

Toodle pip.