Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Bildmilarna - Skates

Hello Everyone

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.


Today I would like to share with you another beautiful stamp from Bildmilarna called Skates.  I so love the expression on their faces - they look as though they are having just the best time ever.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmilarna - Skates
Image Die and Border:  Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Labels 1 and Scalloped Labels 1
Snowflake Die:  Tim Holtz Alterations - On the Edge - Snow Flurries
Flowers:  Marianne - Chinese Rose
Banner:  Die-Namics - Fishtail Flags - STAX
Charm:  Bildmilarna - Gift Metal Charm

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

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  YR24 YR21 Y21 YR20
Dress:  B91 B41 B0000 / N0 (shading)
Scarf and Skates:  Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker) / E0000 / R24 R22 R21 /
N0 (shading) / C6 C4 C2 (skate blades)
Bear:  E55 E53 E51 E50 / R30 (cheeks and ear) / N0 (shading)
Stars:  YR24 YR23 YR21

I have outlined the image with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
All the papers and die cuts have been edged with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
I have used Glamour Dust on the stars, her wings and the flowers

Here is one more picture where you will be able to see that I have followed the layout through to the inside of the card.


Thank you for taking the time to visit.  I hope you all have a lovely week.

Take care

Toodles

Saturday, 24 November 2012

TOTALLY GORJUSS - NOT SQUARE

Hi Everyone

Firstly I need to apologise for my lack of commenting; I have been having horrible problems with blogger and the 'comments' section over the last couple of weeks, (even though everything else on there seemed to be working fine), so much so I had to get one of our IT bods at work to finally sort it out for me which he did today - thank you Rich - you are a lifesaver and I hope you enjoy your bottle of wine!

So I will be getting round to see you all over the next few days - I have been looking I just haven't been able to comment - weird :os - but thank you all for your comments - you really are the best.

I would like to say a big "HELLO" to my new follower - thank you - I'm very flattered that you have chosen to follow my work :o)



It's Saturday again (where did the week go too?) and that means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the theme is "Not Square" and our super generous sponsor is The Hobby House.

Now I have to admit, I really struggled with this challenge as everything I seem to make is square so I decided to make the square a little bit bigger at the sides and made a rectangle - ha ha ha ;o)

Here is the full card:


I've had this fab stamp from Sugar Nellie for quite some time but just never got around to inking her - a bit like all the other rubber stamps sat in my cupboard un-inked - bad Hazel!  I keep telling myself that I will rectify this and I will use the stamps I have bought before buying any others, but as always, I end up seeing some stamps that 'I just have to have' and the cycle continues!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Sugar Nellie - Fifi Goes Shopping
Papers:  Carta Bella - Winter Fun
Big Snowflake Die:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflowers Set 2
Small Snowflake Die:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflakes
Corner Die:  Whimsy - Corner Die Set
Banner Die:  Die-Namics - Fishtail Flags Stax
Border Die:  Doohickey - Mini Zig Zag & Scalloped Lace
Sentiment Stamp:  Papertrey Ink - Signature Christmas

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E27 E25 E35 E34
Jacket, Hat and Doggie Jumper:  BG78 BG75 BG18 BG72 / N0 (shading)
Boots:  BG78 BG75 BG18 BG72 / N7 N5 N3
Presents and Bags:  BG78 BG75 BG18 BG72 / N7 N6 N5 N4 N3 / B01 BG000 BG0000 /
E43 E42 E41 E40 / N1 (shading)
Dog:  E35 E34 E31 E30

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I have used absolutely oodles of Glamour Dust on her hat, jacket, boots and doggie jumper and all over the snowflakes but as usual you can't really see it on the picture due to my rubbish photography skills!

If you like the scalloped die there is a whopping 40% discount off it - and it comes with another border die too - click HERE to go and have a look - what a bargain!

One final picture where you can see I have copied the layout through to the inside of the card:


And that's it.

Thanks for stopping by and thank you for all your lovely comments.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Take care

Toodle Pip


Friday, 23 November 2012

Bildmilarna - Miss Diet

Hey Everyone

How are you all?  I hope you have all had a good week.


Today I would like to share with you another one of the new releases from Bildmalarna called Miss Diet. If you haven't checked out the new stamps and papers from Bildmalarna make sure you do they are just incredible and you can see them all by clicking here.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Image Stamp:  Bildmalarna - Miss Diet
Text Stamp (On the Tag):  Bildmalarna - Text - Food
Papers:  Bildmalarna - Welcome - Lovely World
Border Die:  Magnolia Doohickey - Antique Lace
Roses:  Marianne Design - English Rose
Leaves:  Poppystamps - Lorelai Leaf
Tag:  Magnolia Doohickey - Tilda Tag

I have coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers and a little bit of Cool Grey 50% Prismacolour Pencil for shading:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  C9 C7 C5 C3
Top:  RV95 RV93 RV91
Shorts:  Aubergine (PM) / Plum (PM) / Amethyst (PM)
Cake:  E33 E31 E30
Strawberries:  R29 R24 R22
Wafers:  E35

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

I have used Liquid Applique with some Glamour Dust to create the cream toppings and a little Glossy Accents on the glass

Here is a picture of the tag when you pull it out from behind the image:


And there you have it.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting.

Have a great weekend.

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Dies to Die For - Die-ing For a Challenge - Christmas Kids

Well Howdy to Y'All

How are you?  I hope you had a good weekend.


There is a new challenge over at Die-ing for a Challenge where the theme this week is "Christmas" - 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

Wouldn't it be nice to bag some lovely goodies just before Christmas!

So what are you waiting for?  Get your entries in over at Die-ing for a Challenge and make sure you check out what the lovely DT girlies have made - beautiful as ever.

Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using one of the stamps from Moreheads Christmas Kids - Surprise Collection and what a little cutie he is too.  There are absolutely stacks of stamps in this collection so make sure you check it out.

Here is the full card:


I've tried to keep the card along the 'vintagey' theme with traditional Christmas colours which I just love.  All the items I have used can be found at Dies to Die For and the recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Moreheads - Christmas Kids - Surprise
Paper:  Echo Park - This & That Christmas (its not showing in the store at the moment but contact Tracy and I'm sure she will get it for you)
Kraft Card:  Bazzill Kraft
Holly Die:  Cheery Lynn - Holly Corner
Banner:  Die-Namics - Fishtail Banner

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 E0000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hat:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22 / G29 G46 G24 (holly) / YR24 YR23 YR21 YR20 (bell)
Top:  E43 E42 E41 E40
Sock:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22 / E43 E42 E41 E40
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

To outline the image and edge the papers I have used Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

To add some dimension to the card I made a frame out of Kraft card and stitched around it with my sewing machine before adding some foam pads to the back to adhere it to the main card.  Here is a picture so you can see the depth that this adds to the card:


And there you have it.  I hope you like it.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a look.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care.

Toodles

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Plain and Simple

Well Hellooooooo to You All

And a great big "HOWDY" to my new follower - thank you for deciding to follow my work - I'm truly very flattered.

So it's Saturday again already - sheesh, where are the week's going too - so that can only mean one thing - its challenge time again over at Totally Gorjuss.


This week we want to see all your "Plain and Simple" cards - sounds easy huh - but I got to admit, I struggle with the challenge - it's harder then some people think - for me anyway! ;o)

Our lovely sponsor this week is Heather's Hobbie Haven so to get your mitts on a £10 voucher to spend in their store make sure you get your entries in over at the Totally Gorjuss site and whilst your there make sure you have a look at what the lovely DT ladies have made - so talented aren't they!

Here is my full card:


Heh heh heh - I love this image ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Tiddly Inks - Minnie's Lights

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000
Hair:  E18 E19 E15 E13
Dress, Shoes and Glasses:  R39 R29 R27 R24 R22
Christmas Lights:  YR09 YR07 / RV09 RV06 / G07 G03 / Y19 Y13 / B05 B02 / R29 R24 / C6 C4

The image has been outlined with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I stitched around the edge of the paper with my sewing machine but you can just draw any kind of stitch you want with a fine-liner pen if you want.

I have also used Glossy Accents on her glasses and all the Christmas lights but I just couldn't get a good enough picture to show you - sorry - :o(

And that's it.  I hope you will come and join in the fun with us.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Toodle Pip

Monday, 12 November 2012

Bildmilarna - Baby Birthday

Hey Everyone

I hope you have all had a good weekend.


Today I would to share with you one of the new releases from the fabulous Bildmalarna called Baby Birthday.  Ain't she just the cutest and check out her little teddy; you can see how excited he is to get into his parcel - just adorable.  Make sure you check out the awesome new papers they have just released too, called Welcome - they are just stunning.

If you get a few minutes pop along to the Bildmalarna blog and see what the fabulous DT ladies have made with all the new releases - they are quite simply stunning.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Bildmalarna - Baby Birthday
Papers:  Bildmalarna - Welcome Collection
Kraft Card:  Bazzill Kraft - from Dies to Die For
Heart Die:  Heartland America Large - from Dies to Die For
Flower Die:  Die-Namics - Mini Royal Roses - from Dies to Die For
Leaf Die:  Poppystamps - Lorelai Outline Leaf - from Dies to Die For
Banner Die:  Die-namics - Fish Tail Banner - from Dies to Die For
Corner Die:  Whimsy - Corner Die Set - from Dies to Die For

I have coloured the image with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  YR23 YR21 YR20 E33
Dress & Socks:  R56 RV34 RV32
Teddy:  E55 E53 E51 E50 / E59 E57 E23
Presents:  E44 E43 E42 E41 / R00 R000 R0000 (bow)
Vase:  E17 E15 E13 / E55 E53 E51 E50
Flowers:  R56 RV34 RV32 / R01 R00 / G46 G43 / Y23
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image has been outlined using Weathered Wood Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink
I've put a little bit of Stardust Stickles on the flowers

And there you have it.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting.

Have a great week everyone.

Toodle pip

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 157 - Pastel Christmas

Hello Everyone

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



It's Saturday again, so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week we would like to see some lovely pastel Christmas themes.

Our generous sponsor for the challenge is Crafter's Companion so to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their store make sure you get your entry in.  As always, don't forget to see what the lovely Gorjussetts' have made over at the Totally Gorjuss site.

So, here is my little creation for you:


What do you think?  I am so loving this little Winter Fairy Halla from Mo Manning - she is just the cutest and easy peasy to colour too!

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Winter Fairy Halla
Papers:  My Minds Eye - All is Bright - from Dies to Die For
Snowflake Die:  Memory Box - Bianca Snowflake - from Dies to Die For
Heart Tag:  Magnolia Doohickey - So Wrapped Lovely - from Dies to Die For
Banner Die:  Die-Namics - Mix and Match Banner Set - from Dies to Die For
Sentiment Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Grunge Christmas Postmarks

The image has been coloured with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Headband & Clothes:  BG11 BG10 BG000 / C0 (shading)

I have outlined the image and the papers with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
The little bit of gauze on the heart tag and behind the image is sterile gauze swabs from Boots - cool eh! ;o)

I have used Glamour Dust everywhere on the card - on the image, snowflakes and heart tag, but it never really shows up on the photographs really well - here is a close up for you:


If anyone could give me any tips on how to get a good picture of glitter I would appreciate it.  I use Crafter's Companion Stick & Spray on the die cuts before covering it liberally with Glamour Dust as it gives a great finish.

I am going to enter this card in the Christmas Stamping All Year Round challenge blog, where the challenge this week is 'Anything Goes'.

And that's it.  I hope you like it and I wish you all a fantastic weekend.

Thank you for all your lovely comments.

Toodle pip

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Dies to Die For - Heidi

Hey Everyone

I hope you all have had a great weekend and are having a good week.


Today I would like to share with you another beautiful Wee Stamp and this one is called Heidi - gorgeous isn't she.

Here is the full card:


Mmm - do you think I've overdone it with the snowflakes?  I am so out of my comfort zone with having bits going outside the edges of the card (I must have OCD that is for sure), but I have always admired all the talented ladies who do this and do it so well.

Anways, the recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Wee Stamps - Heidi
Papers:  My Minds Eye - All is Bright
Kraft Card:  Bazzill Kraft
Large Side Snowflake Die:  Tim Holtz Alterations - On The Edge - Snow Flurries (this is showing out of stock at the moment but drop Tracy an e-mail and I'm sure she'll get it for you)
Small Snowflakes Die:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflakes
Sentiment Die:  Die-Namics - Fishtail Flags
Ribbon, Button & Bells:  The Hobby House
Mesh & Button Twine:  The Ribbon Girl

The image has been coloured with Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarkers as follows:

Skin: E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E59 E37 E35 E34 E31
Hair Ribbons:  R39 R29 R27 R24
Dress:  Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker) / E0000
Jacket & Boots:  E43 E42 E41 E40

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
All the papers and card have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I have given a good old Glamour Dust treatment to all the snowflakes and the jacket, handwarmer and pom poms

I thought I would try and show you a close up of that fabulous Cheery Lynn Snowflakes die:


The picture really doesn't do it justice, you get absolutely oodles of snowflakes on this die - it's just brilliant.

Well that's it from me for now.  I hope you all have a fantastic week.

Take care and be safe.

Ta ta for now

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 156 - Anything Goes With A Button

Hey Y'all

How are you?  I hope you have had a good week.

A big "HELLO" to my new followers - thank you, I am totally flattered.


So it's Saturday again and that means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the challenge is easy peasey - it's "Anything Goes With a Button".  So what are you waiting for?  Get yourself entered and you could be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in Joanna Sheen's store.

As always, check out what the fabulous DT ladies have created to whet your appetite over at the Totally Gorjuss site.

Here is the card I have made for the challenge:


 The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Gardener Guy
Papers:  Simple Stories - "Generations" from The Hobby House
Kraft Card:  Bazzill Kraft from Dies to Die For
Sentiment:  Whimsy - Vintage Birthday Tabs 1 from Dies to Die For
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Tab 1 Die from Dies to Die For
Buttons:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  C3 C2 C2
Shirt:  R89 R39 R56 E04
Trousers:  E29 E27 E25 E23
Apron:  E31 E30 E50
Box: E44 E43 E42 E41
Plant Pots:  E19 E15 E13 / G46 (plants)
Shoes:  E44 E43 E42 / T5 T4 T3
Shading:  E5 E3 E1 E0

The image has been outlined with Antique Linen Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

One final 'arty' picture to show you so you can see that I have copied the sketch through to the inside of the card:


And that's it.

I hope you will come and join in the fun with us.

Thank you all for your lovely comments and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Take care

Toodle Pip