Tuesday, 31 July 2012

BLOGAVERSARY CANDY

TO ENTER MY BLOGAVERSARY CANDY, PLEASE CLICK HERE:


Toodle Pip

Hazel xx

Dies to Die For - Amy

Hi Everyone

If you are seeing this post then Mr Blogger is doing his job as I am on holiday in Wales at the moment and for all those people that live in Wales I will apologise in advance as it generally rains whenever and wherever I go - sorry!


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using the wonderful Amy from Wee Stamps - she is just so pretty.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Wee Stamps Amy
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Six by Six - Dwell
Border Die:  Memory Box Pearl Lace
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy Stamps Postage Stamp Sentiments
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy Postage Stamp Die
Flowers:  Memory Box Fancy Blossoms

I have coloured the image with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23 E21
Jacket & Boots:  E43 E42 E41 E40
Top:  R85 R83 R81
Shorts:  B95 B93 B91
Plant Pot:  E17 E15 E13
Flowers & Balloons:  R85 R83 R81 / YR23 YR21 YR20

I have outlined all the papers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Just to let you know that the wonderful Tracy at Dies to Die For is having some Olympic offers on this week where you can save up to 20% on some items - so if you need any new stuff (don't we all!), then get yourself across to the Dies to Die For site and get them ordered as this offer will close on Friday, 3 August.

One final image of the inside of the card:


I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care and be safe.

Toodle Pip.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 142 - Pearls

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all keeping well and have had a good week.


This week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss is 'Pearls' - easy peasey huh - and our fantastic sponsor this week is Dilly Beans who have such a great range of digi stamps - make sure you check them out.

Here is the card I have made:


I love this image - it's so different.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Dilly Beans Amalia's Daisy Crown
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Lime Twist - Life of the Party
Sentiment:  Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames Sentiment Stamps
Flowers:  Nellie Snellen "Flower" Punches
Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Clothes:  R39 R29 R27 R24 / E37 E34 / R22 R20
Flowers:  R39 R29 R27 R24 / R22 R21 R00 / BG13 BG11 BG10 / YG25 YG23 YG13

Yup, once again the masking technique is out and I have used Shabby Shutters Distress Ink to go around the image

I have outlined all the paper and card with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

One final picture of the inside:


And there you have it.

Don't forget to check out what the Gorjuss Girls over at Totally Gorjuss have made for your inspiration.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Toodle pip

Friday, 27 July 2012

A New Challenge Blog on the Block

Hey Everyone

Just a real quick post to let you know that there is a new Challenge Blog on the block called In the Pink - can you guess what the theme will be - its for everything pink.


The lovely Christine is the lady who has brought this to us along with the fabulous Sylvia.  Now the blog doesn't go live until 9 August but get yourself over there have a good read what it's all about and become a follower.

Have a great weekend.

Ta-ra for now.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Dies to Die For - Spring Bringer

Hi to you All


I hope you are all keeping well and are having a good week - isn't this sunshine we are having just lovely!



Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using one of the wonderful Wee Stamps called Spring Bringer.

Here is the card I have made:


Oh my - she is just so pretty isn't she?  You will have to excuse the glue on the ribbon, I didn't realise it was still wet when taking the pictures! :oS

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Wee Stamps Spring Bringer
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Happy (I so love this pad!)
Cardstock:  Bazzill Kraft
Sentiment:  Whimsy Birthday Letter Seals
Corner Die:  Die-namics Photo Corners
Flowers:  Cheery Lynn Medium Rose and Miniature Rose
Ribbon:  From my Stash

The image has been coloured in with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E34 E53 E51 E50
Clothes / Wings / Flowers:  R12 R11 R00 / E31 E30 E50 / G46 G43

I have outlined the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink

All the card and paper has been edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

I hope you like it.

A final picture of the inside of the card:


Have a great day everyone.

Take care and be safe.

Toots


Saturday, 21 July 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 141 - Leaf It In

Hello Everyone

How are you all?  I hope you have all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend with some sunshine (hopefully) at last.

Firstly I must apologise for not being around your blogs over the last week - home life has been a little hectic but I will be back to normal this weekend so thank you for all your lovely comments and continued support - you are all awesome!



So straight onto this weeks challenge over at Totally Gorjuss which is 'Leaf It In'.  Now I have to admit this did get the old little grey brain cells thinking for quite some time, but if you do need a little inspiration check out what the Totally Gorjuss DT girlies have created for you - they are such a talented bunch indeed.

This weeks sponsor is Heather's Hobbie Haven, so as usual, to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their store make sure you post your creation over on the Totally Gorjuss site and you're in.

Here is the card I have made for you:


The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning Kai (ain't he just so cute!)
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Fine & Dandy - Boy from Dies to Die For
Button Die:  Cheery Lynn Buttons # 2 from Dies to Die For

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Jacket:  E27 E25 E23 / YR18 YR14 YR12
Trousers:  E31 E30 E50 / E27 E25
Shoes:  E43 E42 E41 E40
Leaves:  BG99 BG95 BG93 / BG15 BG13 BG11 / E17 E15 / YR18 YR14 YR12 / YR24 YR23 YR21

I know I'm probably boring you all to death with this technique but I have outlined with image using my current favourite masking duly dabbed around with some Old Paper Distress Ink

The papers have been outlined in Walnut Stain Distress Ink

One more picture of the inside of the card:


And that's it.

I do hope you can come and join in with us and I look forward to catching up with all your blogs over the weekend.

Take care and be safe.

Toots

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Die-ing For a Challenge - Mimosa Hat

Hey Everyone

How are you all?  I hope you are all having a lovely week.



Today sees a new challenge over at Die-ing for a Challenge and I got to pick this months challenge so I decided to go with a sketch 'cos you all know how I love my sketches and of course it keeps it simple - right up my street!

Don't forget you can win yourself a whooping £25 voucher to spend in the fabulous Dies to Die For store - Tracy is just so generous.

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 sketch we would like you to follow:


Don't forget you can flip it, turn it upside-down and move things around a little if you want to, so long as we can see the sketch in there then you are in with a chance to win.

Here is the card I made:


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmalarna Mimosa - Hat
Card:  Bazzill Kraft
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline - Dolled Up
Flowers:  Die-namics Flower & Leaf Trio
Sentiment:  Whimsy Friendship Ticket Sentiments
Ticket Die:  Whimsy Ticket Die
Ribbon:  From my stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 (a change for me!) E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Hat:  E31 E30 E50 / BG13 BG11 BG10
Flowers:  R22 R21 R20 / R12 R11 R00
Top:  R22 R21 R20 / E30 E50
Trousers:  BG13 BG11 BG10
Boots:  E43 E42 E41 E40

I have used my current favourite masking / shading technique around the stamp with Antique Linen Distress Ink

All the card and paper has been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

One final picture of the inside before I bore you all rigid:


And there you have it.

I do hope you will come on over to the Die-ing For a Challenge Blog and join in the fun with us.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care and toodle pip.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 140 - Christmas in July

Howdy Everyone

I hope you are all keeping well.

I'm sending a big "HELLO" to my new followers - thank you I am so very flattered.


This week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss this week is 'Christmas in July' and our lovely sponsor is Crafter's Companion.  So as usual, to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend at the Crafter's Companion store, we want to see all your lovely Christmas creations - easy huh!

Don't forget to pop on over and see what the lovely DT ladies have created to whet you appetite over at Totally Gorjuss.

So without further ado, here is the card I have made:


This is the first Christmas Card I have made this year - I so need to crack on and get some more made, I always leave it to the last minute and my close friends and family are so not impressed if I send then a shop bought card - ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Noel" by Krista Smith
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Lost & Found - Merry & Bright from Dies to Die For
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Corner Die:  Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco A from Dies to Die For
Holly Punch / Pearls:  The Hobby House
Sentiment Stamp:  Papertrey Ink
Ribbon:  From My Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Jacket / Skirt / Scarf:  R89 R39 R37 R35 / E31 E30 E50
Leg Warmers / Hat / Gloves:  N7 N 6 N5 N4 N3 / R89 R39 R37 R35
Spats:  C0 C00
Songbook:  E41 E41 E40

The image has been outlined with Antique Linen Distress Ink using my favourite masking technique (is it getting boring for you yet ;o) )
The papers have been outline with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I have used 'Diamond' Stickles on the flowers

One final picture of the inside as always:


And there you have it.

Thank you for all your lovely comments - they are always treasured and very much appreciated.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodle pip

Dies to Die For - Lovely Moments

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.

This is my first of two posts today and I so hope that Mr Blogger is playing nicely as they have been scheduled whilst I'm away at the Doncaster Summer Crafting Show buying lots and lots of nice goodies for me to play with :o)


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using the lovely Bildmalarna Mimosa - Lovely Moments stamp.


Ain't she just so pretty!  The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmalarna Mimosa - Lovely Moments
Papers:  My Minds Eye - On the Brightside - Two
Corner Die:  Die-namics Photo Corners
Flowers:  Memory Box - Fancy Blossoms
Sentiment:  Whimsy - Friendship Ticket Sentiments
Ticket Die:  Whimsy - Ticket Die

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E33 E53 E51 E50
Top / Flowers / Butterfly:  YR18 E97 E95 E00
Trousers:  BG57 BG53 B00
Socks:  E41 E41 E40 / E97 E95
Birdie:  BG01 BG000 BG0000 / Y35
Teddy:  E35 E34 E31 E30 / E41 E40 / C7 C5
Dog:  W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 / C7 C5
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The card and papers have been edged with Broken China Distress Ink

And there you have it.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 139 - Sketch

Hello Everyone

Once again, my second post of the day - please scroll down for my earlier one.


Well, it's the first Saturday of the month which can only mean one thing for us at Totally Gorjuss - it means this week's challenge is a sketch - whoop whoop!  For those of you who drop by regularly you will know that I just sooooo lurve working with sketches, it just takes all the hard work out of thinking about the layout.

Our lovely generous sponsor this week is Joanna Sheen, so to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in her shop let's see all your wonderful creations that follow the sketch.  Don't forget you can mirror it and flip it etc, so what are you waiting for .....  Oh yes, it would be nice for you to see the actual sketch wouldn't it!  Well here it is:


Easy peasy lemon squeezy eh?

Here is the card that I have made:


The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary Honey by Krista Smith
Papers:  My Minds Eye "Love Me" from Dies to Die For
Kraft Card:  Bazzill Kraft Cardstock from Dies to Die For

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Top:  E42 E41 E40
Skirt:  R24 R22 R21
Tights:  R24 R22 R21 / E42 E41 E40
Boots:  T8 T7 T6 T5 T4 T3 / R24 R22 R21
Rabbit:  E34 E31 E30
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have used my current favourite masking technique and gone around the image with Weathered Wood Distress Ink

All the papers have been outlined with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

And there you have it.  As always make sure you check out what the lovely DT girlies have made for you over at the Totally Gorjuss site.

I hope you all have a great weekend whatever you may be doing.

Thank you for all your lovely comments.

Take care and be safe.

Toodle pip

Dies to Die For - Brigette


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good week, but most importantly that you have all managed to stay dry - the weather is just something else isn't it!


I would like to say a big "HIYA" (this is a Hull saying meaning "Hi" or "Hello") to all my new followers.


Today I would like to share with you a card that I have made using the lovely Brigette stamp from Kraftin' Kimme.


This is just what I like to do after a wet horrible day - she looks as though she is completely relaxed.


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimme Brigette
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Happy
Cardstock:  Bazzill Kraft
Corner Die:  Whimsy Corner Die Set
Hearts:  I have used Pink Hearts Trim ribbon and just separated the hearts

Image has been coloured with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23 E21
Bath Tub & Tap:  C3 C2 C1 C00
Towels:  E42 E41 E40 / R22 R21 R30

For extra depth / shading I have used a Polychromos Cool Grey IV pencil

I used some Liquid Applique and Glamour Dust for the bubbles
The image has been outlined in Weathered Wood Distress Ink
All the edges of the card / paper have been edged with Brush Corduroy Distress Ink

And there you have it.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend - let's hope it stays a little drier for us.

Toodles

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Blogaversary Candy - I'm a Year Old Today

Hello Everyone

It's time for me to celebrate - my blog is one year old today!  I can't believe it - doesn't time fly when you are having fun.

So the only thing for me to do to show my appreciation for all you lovely people out there who stop by each week and leave me some lovely comments, is to put some blog candy up for grabs.



The items are:

EK Success Edger Punch
Whimsy Corner Die Set
Nellie Snellen Foilage Punch
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 3

Items from the Hobby House:

Fancy Flourish Pearls
Ornate Pearls
Pastel Hearts Pins
Pastel Teardrop Pins
Sugar & Spice Pearls (Small & Medium)
Wedding Day Pears (Small & Medium)
Pink Pearl Flowers
Cream Pearl Flowers
Mixture of Ribbons
Mixture of Paper Flowers
Crochet Pink Flowers

The Rules of Entry

You need to be / become a follower but please only follow me if you like my work and not just for the candy.

I would appreciate it if you could post a picture of this in your side bar with a link back to my blog.

This candy is NOT open to candy only blogs - I will remove them.

The candy is open worldwide although I am not liable to pay for any import / customs duties. 

And that's it.

The candy will close on Tuesday, 31 July 2012, where I will draw a winner.

Good luck to you all and thank you again for your continued support.

To enter please click on the Blue Froggy and don't forget to leave me a comment.

Hazel x