Saturday, 29 December 2012

TOTALLY GORJUSS - NEW!

Hey Everyone

Did you all have a nice Christmas and get everything you wished for?

I hope so - we went to my Sister's this year as it's the first Christmas they have had off for 10 years (they are both in the medical profession), so it was really nice and just to put the icing on the cake we managed to get a few minutes on Skype with my Nephew who is serving out in Afghanistan. Got to say it brought a lump to my throat when his little 18 month old daughter was telling him how much she missed him and was blowing him kisses and telling him she loved him - awww!

I'm going to be cleaning out my craft room this weekend - gulp - as I have so much stuff I either can't find anything or forgot where I put it - so wish me luck! ;o)


Well it's Saturday again - already - so that means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the challenge is "New" and our generous sponsor is Lili of the Valley.

New can mean pretty much anything - a new house or a new baby or just anything new you have that you have used on your card.  So, to be in with a chance to win £10 to spend in the Lili of the Valley on line shop get your creations made and posted over at Totally Gorjuss and don't forget to check out what the lovely DT ladies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


I just love these Saturated Canary designs and this digi stamp is NEW along with the Cheery Lynn Doily Die, the Prima Flowers and the Doohickey Die.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Pack Light - by Krista Smith
Papers:  My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2 - Blush from Dies to Die For
Doily Die:  Cheery Lynn - Nautical Wheeler Doily from Dies to Die For
Flowers:  Prima Serenade and Encore (oh my how gorgeous these are!)
Die Cut Leaves:  Doohickey - Clover With Flowers
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Stax from Dies to Die For
Lace, Ribbon, Charm and Button:  From my Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Top:  B00 BG000 BG0000
Trousers:  R85 R83 R81
Handbag:  B00 BG000 BG0000 / R85 R83 R81
Suitcases:  E31 E30 E0000 / E37 E35 E34
Camera:  C6 C4 C2 / E37 E34
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image has been outlined with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink
I added some Stardust Stickles to the Flowers for a bit of bling

One final 'arty' shot of the inside:


And that's it.  There's just one more thing to do ....

I WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY, PEACEFUL, HEALTHY 
AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

Thank you all for all your support and comments throughout 2012 - you are all just the best!

Toodle pip

Saturday, 22 December 2012

TOTALLY GORJUSS - EASY DOES IT

Hello Everyone

Are you already for the big day for when 'you know who' visits us and leaves us lots and lots and lots of crafty goodies under the tree seeing as we have all been soooooo good! ;o)


It's Saturday already so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss where this week the theme is 'Easy Does It' - simples eh!

Our very generous sponsor this week is Craftwork Cards, so if you want to be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher to spend in their on-line shop then make sure you get your entries in.  As always, check out the Totally Gorjuss blog and see what the lovely, talented DT ladies have made for you.

DON'T FORGET WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OF NEW MEMBERS TO JOIN OUR SUPER FRIENDLY TEAM SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED E-MAIL US AT:

totallygorjuss@gmail.com

THIS CALL OUT CLOSES ON 7 JANUARY 2013.

So, onto my card for this week:


Now, I must apologise for the absolutely pants photo - its so grainy; someone had been messing with my camera settings and I hadn't realised when I had taken these pictures but as this was a commissioned card I couldn't re-take them as it was winging its way to the receipient!

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Tiddly Inks - Winter Wryn and Extra Snowman
Kraft Card:  Craftwork Cards (this is awesome kraft card!)

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin: E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E53 Y21 Y11 / N0 (shading)
Dress and Hat:  E39 E29 E27 E24 E22 / N0 (shading)
Boots:  N7 N6 N5 N4 N3
Snowman:  C2 C1 C0 C00
Snowman Hat:  N7 N6 N5 N4 N3
Snowman Scarf:  E39 E29 E27 E24 E22 / N0 (shading)
Snowman Nose:  YR18 YR12
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

To finish the card off, I stitched around the outside of the card and added lots of Glamour Dust to the Snowman and Wryn's hat and dress.

So, there is only one thing left for me to do .........

I WISH YOU ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
A HAPPY, PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

Thank you all for your lovely comments and support this year - you are all amazing.

Take care

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

BABY - WELCOME

Well Hello Everyone

How are you all?

I'm so sorry I haven't been around to visit you all recently - everyone seems to be poorly with this hideous vomiting bug - YUK!  I promise I will get round to seeing you all before Christmas.


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using one of the new releases from Bildmalarna called Baby - Welcome - oh my these stamps are just lush.

There is also a new challenge over at Die-ing For a Challenge and the theme this month is "Celebration".  There is a whooping £25 to spend in the Dies to Die For store up for grabs so make sure you get your entries in.

As always, there are a few rules to observe which are:

Rules:

* All entries must have a least one Dies to Die For product on it
* You can combine our challenge with NO MORE THAN 3 OTHER CHALLENGES
* You must back-link to the Dies to Die For Blog
* NO back-linking please, we only want to see your new projects / cards
* 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, what are you waiting for?  Get out your Big-Shots, Cuttlebugs, Sizzix and Grand Caliburs and get your entries in over at Dies to Die For.

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is:

Image Stamp:  Bildmilarna - Baby - Welcome
Text Stamp:  Bildmilarna - Ten Little Toes
Papers:  Bildmilarna - Welcome Collection and Welcome - Baby Blue
Corner Die:  Whimsy - Corner Die Set
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Fishtail Flags - Stax

The image has been coloured with Copics and a Flexmarker:

Baby Skin:  E21 E00 E000 - R20 R30 (cheeks)
Baby Blanket and Flower:  B93 B91 Glacier Blue (Flexmarker) / YR21 YR20
Stork:  C1 / YR27 YR12 YR00
Bear:  E27 E25 E23 E31 E30

The image has been outlined with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
All the papers have been edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Here is a final picture of the inside of the card which shows off that oh so lovely text stamp:


And there you have it.

I do hope you will come and join in the fun with us over at Dies to Die For.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care.

Toodles

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

MINI MIMOSA

Hello Everyone

I hope you all had a good weekend, not long now until Christmas finally arrives - gulp - I still have so much to do - including lots of Christmas cards still to make! :oO


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using the just oh so cute Mini Mimosa Snowflake.  These stamps are just amazing, they are as they say 'mini' with all the same fabulous detail of a normal sized stamp.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Bildmilarna - Mini Mimosa - Snowflake
Papers:  Bildmilarna - Frosty Christmas - Mr Snowman
Snowflake Die:  Memory Box - Frostyville Wreath (I just snipped it to make a border)
Image Border Die:  Spellbinders - Floral Ovals
Corner Die:  Cheery Lynn - Lace Corner Deco A (I snipped this one to make it smaller)
Tag:  Magnolia Doohickey - Memory Tag
Sentiment Die:  Go Kreate - Rectangle Frilly #1
Flowers and Lace:  From My Stash
Sentiment Stamps:  Lili of the Valley - Christmas Handwritten Phrases

I have coloured the image with Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarkers:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E53 Y21 Y11
Hat and Dress:  B01 B00 B000 B0000 / R27 R24 (heart on the hat)
Gloves, Boots and Scarf:  Satin (Promarker) / Antique White (Flexmarker) / E0000
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have used a Cool Grey 50% Prismacolour pencil for shading on the image

The image has been outlined with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
All the papers and everything else has been edged in Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I have used Glamour Dust around all the edges of pretty much everything that you can see on the card and for the snowflake on the image

Here is a picture of the inside of the card where you will see that I have followed the layout through to match the front:


And one final picture of the tag:


Phew - and that's it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to come and visit.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Toodle pip.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

DT CALL - TOTALLY GORJUSS

Hello Everyone

Just a quick post to let you know that we are looking for a couple of people to come and join the Design Team over at Totally Gorjuss.

If you are interested please e-mail your blog details to:

     totallygorjuss@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great week.

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

TOTALLY GORJUSS - OH NO SNOW!

Well Howdy Y'All

A big "HELLO" to my new followers - thank you so much for choosing to follow me it means so much and I am very flattered indeed.


It's Saturday - again already - and that means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week we would like to see all your creations with a 'Snow' theme which is just perfect timing as I get to make another Christmas card, (oh my gosh I am sooooo behind!).

Our generous sponsor this week is Crafter's Companion, so if you would like to win a £10 voucher to spend in their store get your entries in and as always, make sure you check out what the wonderful DT ladies have made.

Here is my card:


The recipe for my card is as follows:

Stamp:  Wee Stamps - Angelica from Dies to Die For
Papers:  Simple Stories from The Hobby House (if you can't see these on the web site give Jill a call and I'm sure she'll be able to sort them out for you)
Corner Die:  Whimsy - Corner Die Set from Dies to Die For
Flowers:  Kort and Godt
Rhinestones:  The Hobby House

I have coloured the image with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E44 E43 E42 E41 / N0 (shading)
Coat:  E29 E27 E24 E22
Top:  E42 E41 E40
Trousers, Leg Warmers and Socks:  E42 E41 E40 / E37 E35 E34
Squirrel:  E15 E`3 E11 E00 E0000 / R20 (cheeks)
Squirrel Hat:  E27 E24
Little Birdie:  E35 E34 E31
Branch:  E27 E24 E23

I have outlined the image with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Liquid Applique has been used for the snow on the branch which has been covered in Glamour Dust
Angelica's wings, coat, the squirrel's hat and all the snow has been doused in Glamour Dust

And there you have it.

I hope you will be able to come and join in the fun with us over at Totally Gorjuss.

Thank you for all your lovely comments - they mean so much.  I will be back later in the week with some blog candy as a way of saying "Thank You" for your continued support.

Have a great week.

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Dies to Die For - Xmas Hamster

Well Hello Everyone

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  Christmas is definitely on its way - our street has been transformed pretty much overnight with everyone getting their outside Christmas lights out - its so pretty.


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using the ever so sweet Xmas Hamster from Whimsy "Wee Stamps" - I just love him.

Here is the full card:


Ain't he just adorable - I just love his little expression.

All the products listed can be found at Dies to Die For and the recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Whimsy "Wee Stamps" - Xmas Hamster
Papers:  Kaisercraft - Turtle Dove
Fishtail Die:  Die-Namcis - Fishtail Flags Stax
Ticket Die:  Whimsy - Ticket Die
Ticket Stamp:  Whimsy - Friendship Ticket Sentiments

The image has been coloured with Copics and I have used a Cool Grey 70% Prismacolour pencil to shade the bauble:

Face:  E51 E50 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Fur:  E37 E35 E34 E31
Coat:  E29 E27 E24
Bauble:  YG99 YG97 YG95 YG93 UG91 / C3 C2 C1

I have outlined the image with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
All the papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

And that's it.

Have you entered Die-ing For a Challenge yet?  If not make sure you get your entries in as there is a whooping £25 to win to spend in the Dies to Die For store.

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone and thank you all for your lovely comments.

Toodles

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes With Glitter

Happy Saturday Everyone

Wow - 1st December already - where has this year gone too?

A nice big "HELLO" to my new followers - thank you so much for choosing to follow me, I am just totally flattered.


This week over at Totally Gorjuss our theme is "Anything Goes With Glitter" and up for grabs is a £10 voucher to spend in Joanna Sheen's store.  As always, go and feast your eyes on the wonderful creations the talented DT ladies have made to whet your appetite over at Totally Gorjuss.

Here is the card I have made:


I love Mo Manning's fairy images, they are just amazing.  I promise you there is oodles and oodles of glitter on this card; I'm afraid I'm a bit rubbish when it comes to taking pictures, I can just never get a good shot of glitter - any ideas would be gratefully appreciated.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Winter Fairy Talva
Silver Card:  From My Stash
Large Snowflake Die:  Memory Box - Bianca Snowflake from Dies to Die For
Medium Snowflake Die:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflake 5 from Dies to Die For
Smaller Snowflake:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflowers Set 2 from Dies to Die For
Tiny Snowflakes:  Cheery Lynn - Snowflakes from Dies to Die For
Corner Die:  Cheery Lynn - Lace Corner Deco C from Dies to Die For
Ribbon and Lace:  From My Stash
Diamante Spacer:  The Hobby House
Rhinestones:  The Hobby House
Snowflake Charm:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E00o / R20 R30 (cheeks) / N0 (shading)
Hair and Everything Else:  C4 C3 C2 C1 C0 C00
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image and edged the papers with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
I have sprayed the snowflakes first with Stick and Spray before dousing liberally with Glamour Dust
For the image I used a Quickie Glue Pen before covering with Glamour Dust
I have stitched around the card with my sewing machine

A final picture of the inside of the card so you can see how I have followed the layout through:


And tah-dah - there you have it.

I hope you will come and join in the fun with us over at Totally Gorjuss.

Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for your wonderful comments.

Toodles