Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Dies to Die For - Peggy

Hello Everyone

I hope you all had a fab weekend.


Today I would like to share with you another fabulous Wee Stamps image called "Peggy" designed by the wonderful Sylvia Zet.

Here is the full card:


Ain't Peggy just so cute and I so love the little birdie!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Wee Stamps - Peggy
Papers:  Bildmalarna - Flowers of Spring (I broke into a sweat cutting these babies I can tell ya!)
Flower Die:  Memory Box - Fancy Blossoms
Sentiment:  Whimsy Stamps - Circle Postmark Sentiments

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair & Shoes:  E29 E27 E25 E23 E21 / V99 V95 (Bows on Shoes)
Dress:  RV95 RV93 RV91 / V99 V95
Socks:  E41 E40
Cute Little Birdie:  E37 E35 E34 / E40
Basket:  E34 E31 E30
Flowers & Leaves:  V99 V95 / YR23 / G46 G43
Shading Under the Image:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink
The papers and card have been edged with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink

Just to remind you Tracy has got loads and loads of fabby new products in the Dies to Die For store so make sure you go and have a good nose around.

Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you for all your comments - I so love reading them.

Ta-ta for now.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 145 - Baby Baby

Howdy Doody Everyone

How are you all?

A big "HELLO" to my new followers - thank you for coming and sharing a little bit of my world with me - I am so grateful.


It's Saturday, so that can only mean that there is a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss and this weeks challenge is Baby Baby - awwww!

Our very generous 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 store we want to see all your lovely creations centred around a Baby theme.  As always, check out what the talented DT ladies over at Totally Gorjuss have made for your inspiration.

Here is the card I made:


Awwww (again) - I so love this little stamp.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Baby Blanket
Papers:  Kaisercraft - Lullaby Collection
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley - For You Circular Sentiments
Buttons:  The Hobby House
Seam Binding:  From my Stash

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

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hat & Baby Grower:  Celestial Blue, Cloud Blue, Powder Blue / E41 E40
Blanket:  E30 E0000

I have outlined the image with Old Paper Distress Ink
All the paper and card has been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

I made the corners by cutting out a small square and then cutting it diagonally to make a triangle

And that's it as they say.  I hope you can come and join in the fun with us.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments - I will be around to see you all this weekend.

Take care

Ta ta for now.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Dies to Die For - Die-ing for a Challenge

Hey Everyone

"HELLO" to my new followers and thank you for joining me - I am grateful and flattered.


There is a new challenge over at Die-ing for a Challenge where the theme this week is "Anything Goes" - easy peasy huh!

Don't forget you can bag yourself a whooping £25 voucher to spend in the fabulous Dies to Die For store.  Wouldn't it be great to win with lots and lots of new products in the Dies to Die For store; but as always you have to be in it to win it so dig out your dies, Big Shots, Sizzix, Wizards, Grand Caliburs and starting crafting.

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


Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Wee Stamps - Winter Fairy
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Winter Wonderland
Snowflakes:  Martha Stewart Punch - Arctic Snowflake
Sentiment:  Whimsy - Winter Notables 1 Sentiments

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E53 E51 E50
Jacket & Boots:  B00 B000 B0000 / R39 R29 R27
Holly:  G28 YG67 YG63
Robin:  E35 E33 E34 / R27

I have used Weathered Wood Distress Ink to outline the image
All the paper and card has been edged with Fired Brick Distress Ink

And that's it.  I do hope you can come and join in the challenge this month.

Have a great week everyone.

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 145 - Strings the Thing

Hey Everyone

Happy Saturday to you all and a great big "HELLO" to my new followers.  Thank you so much for choosing to follow me, I really do appreciate it.


Can you believe it's Saturday again!  Jeez doesn't time fly?  Anyways, Saturday can mean only one thing and that's the next challenge over at Totally Gorjuss.

This week's theme is "Strings the Thing" and our lovely sponsor is Heather's Hobby Haven.  As always make sure you check out what the awesome DT ladies have created for your inspiration over at Totally Gorjuss.

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Digi Papers:  Scrappity Doo Dah - Spring Has Sprung
Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Kite
String & Clear Drops:  From My Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  YR21 E53 E51 E50
Jacket & Shoes:  R39 R29 R27 R24
T-Shirt:  B00 B000 B0000
Shorts:  B97 B95 B93
Kite:  YR21 YR20 YR30
Shading Under the Image:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image has been outlined with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers and card have been edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

And there you have it.

I'm off to finally finish a rather large garden project which I will hopefully get around to posting some before and after pictures soon.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend whatever you may be doing and thank you for all your comments.


Take care


Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Dies to Die For - Love Makes the World Go Round

Well Hello to You All

I hope you are having a good week.


Just a quick reminder to let you know that time is running out for the current Die-ing for a Challenge so make sure you get your entries in quick as it closes on Friday night and don't forget you can win yourself a whooping £25 voucher to spend in the fabulous Dies to Die For store.




Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using one of the wonderful Wee Stamps by Sylvia Zet called Bird Swing - aren't they just so cute!

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Wee Stamps - Bird Swing
Kraft Card:  Bazzill Kraft Card
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Six by Six - Meadow
Sentiments:  Whimsy - Love Mini Tickets
Ticket Die:  Whimsy - Mini Ticket Die
Flowers:  Cheery Lynn - Miniature Rose
Leaves:  Cheery Lynn - Flourish Leaf Strip

The image has been coloured with Copics as follows:

Birds:  BG01 BG00 B000 B0000 / R30 / YR23 YR21 YR20
Swing:  E25 E23 E53 / YR23 YR21 YR20
Flowers:  BG01 B00 B000 B0000
Leaves:  G46 G43

I have outlined with image with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
All the papers and card have been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Toodles

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 144 - Lacy Lacy


Hello Everyone

Saturday again - can you believe it!  Time is just flying by before you know it Christmas will be here and I am soooooo behind with my Christmas cards - again I might add!


This week's challenge over at Totally Gorjuss is Lacy Lacy - so we want to see all your creations with lace on them.  Our generous sponsor this week is Crafter's Companion and remember to check out what the fabulous DT ladies over at Totally Gorjuss have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


I have so so so many Lili of the Valley stamps (un-inked too!), that I just had to use one of them and there will certainly be more to follow that is for sure.

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley Little Dot
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Lime Twist - Life of the Party from Dies to Die For

The image has been coloured with Copics and a Black Polychromos pencil for shading

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E34 E53 E51 E50
Dress:  R85 R83 R81
Present:  BG32 BG11 BG10
Flowers:  R85 R81 / BG32 BG10 / Y35 Y32 / YR18
Shoes:  E37 E35 E34
Grass:  G46 G43

I have outlined the image with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
All the paper and card has been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

What do you think to the flowers?  I made them using an EK Success Medium Retro Flower Punch and then stick them together.  Whilst it is a little time consuming I like the fact that you can get the flowers to match the colour of your card exactly as I get frustrated when the colour shade is just a tad off (OCD I know).

A final picture of the inside as usual:


And there you have it.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend.  Thank you for all your lovely comments, I know I've been MIA for a while, but I will be round to visit you all soon.

Toodle pip

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Dies to Die For - Christmas Blessings

Hi Everyone

First of all a quick 'Hello' to all my new wonderful Followers - I'm totally flattered that you like to come and look at my little pieces of work :o)

Secondly, a 'Thank You' to all of you who have wished me a speedy recovery.  I'm feeling soooo much better now and recovering well (hopefully!).


Today I would like to share with you my third Christmas Card so far using a fabulous Mo Manning image called I Even Love the Box.  Gulp - I am so far behind with Christmas cards already I so must try harder and get some more made as quickly as possible!

Here is the full card:


I so love this image - she / he is just the cutest!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Mo Manning - I Even Love the Box
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Holly Jolly
Card:  Bazzill Kraft
Corner Die:  Die-namics - Photo Corners

The image has been coloured with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hat:  R39 R29 R27 R24 / C1 C0 C00
Jumpsuit:  R39 R29 R24 / YG67 YG63 YG61
Box:  E37 E35 E33 E53 E29
Wrapping paper:  YG67 YG63 YG61
Tag:  E42 E41 E40 E44 / YG67
Bow:  Y26 Y21 Y32

I have used Old paper Distress Ink around the image
All the paper and card has been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

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


I hope you all have a fabulous week.

Take card and be safe.

Toodles.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 143 - Sketch

Hey Everyone

I hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying the Olympics.

I'm so sorry I am late with my Totally Gorjuss post this week; I came back from holiday on Thursday and brought back a nasty viral infection with me which completely knocked me for six.

As you know I was due to attend a Copic Certification class on Saturday, which I had been looking forward too for months, but was too ill to attend that too - so I'm feeling a little sorry for myself at the moment :o(

But on the positive side, I'm now six pounds lighter, (not a great way to lose weight though I have to say), and I have spent lots of time watching the Olympics.  I got to say it brings a tear to my eye when you see the athletes receiving their medals and they play their national anthem as they have worked so hard for it.

Right enough with my waffle.



It's the beginning of the month - wow August already - and that can only mean one thing over at Totally Gorjuss which is a sketch and here it is:


Our generous sponsor for the challenge is the wonderful Joanna Sheen and don't forget you can play around a little with the sketch by flipping it, mirror it etc.  As always the Gorjusettes have made some awesome creations so don't forget to go and have a look over at the Totally Gorjuss site.

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary Love Letters by Krista Smith
Papers:  My Minds Eye Love Me
Scallop Border Die:  Die-Namics Jumbo Scallop Die from Dies to Die For
Sentiment:  Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames
Heart Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been colours with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Top:  R39 R29 R27 R24
Trousers:  N4 N3 N2 N1
Eyes:  B23 B21

I have outlined the image with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
All the papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

A final picture of the inside of the card:


And there you have it.

Thank you all for your lovely comments - enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a great week.

Toodle pip.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Blogaversary Candy Winner

Hi Everyone

Well here I am in Wales where the wind is howling and it's raining!

We arrived at our place in Wales early Monday evening after a little jaunt to Chester Zoo - where it rained - and we went out for a little jaunt yesterday into Snowdonia - where it rained - and here I am contemplating what to do today as again, it's raining!

We are coming home tomorrow as I am going to a Copic Class on Saturday in Cheshire run by Wendy Kadzidlo at Stamps & Memories, so hopefully I will have a certificate to show you - fingers crossed.

Anyways enough with the waffle I hear you say - it's time for me to draw my Blogaversary Candy Winner.  Thank you all for entering and for your lovely comments - so without further ado the winner is:


That's you Elaine Wheeler - congratulations - please e-mail me your address so I can get your goodies posted out to you.

Hope you all have a lovely week - be back soon.

Take care.

Toodle pip