Thursday, 31 January 2013

NEW YEAR CANDY

Hey Everyone

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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

To say a great big "THANK YOU" to you all for all your comments and support last year I thought it would be nice to kick start the year with a little bit of candy for you and here it is .....


The items are:

Cheery Lynn "English Tea Party" Doily Punch

Items from The Hobby House:

Cupcake Girls Die Cut Toppers
Street Kids Die Cut Toppers
Day Dreaming Die Cut Toppers
Lilac Rhinestones
Lilac Pearls
Light Lilac Velvet Ribbon
Medium Lilac Velvet Ribbon
Pink Velvet Ribbon
Pink Mixed Ribbon
Pink Rhinestones
Pink Pearls
Brown Ribbon
Blue Ribbon
Six Sets of Different Paper Flowers
Tub of Blue, Green, Brown and White Buttons

The Rules of Entry:

You need to be or 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 the candy in your side-bar with a link back to my blog.

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

The candy is open worldwide although I am not liable to pay for any import / customs duty and I will mark the item as a gift.

And that's it.

The candy will close on Thursday, 31 January 2013, and I will draw a winner on Friday, 1 February 2013.

So, good luck to you all and thank you again for all your support and comments throughout 2012 - you really are the best!

To enter, please click on the Blue Froggy, (please only enter once), and don't forget to leave me a comment.

Hazel

Saturday, 19 January 2013

TOTALLY GORJUSS - KISS

Hey Everyone

I hope Mr Blogger is behaving himself as this is a scheduled post as I am working away in Manchester at the moment - so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


It's Saturday again so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the challenge is K.I.S.S. which translated means 'Keep It Simple'.

Our generous sponsor this week is the wonderful Crafter's Companion so to be in with a chance to win £10 to spend in their on-line store get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and don't forget to check out what the talented DT girlies have made for your inspiration.

Here is my card:


Oh I do so love the expression on their faces - they are just soooo in love ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Bugaboo - Stella Love - Person to Annoy

The image has been coloured with Copics as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Ladies Hair:  E35 E34 E31
Dress and Slippers:  E27 E24 E22
Man's Hair, Slippers and Shorts:  N5 N4 N3
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

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

And that's it.

Thank you for all your lovely comments - I will be by to see you all when I get back next week.

In the meantime, stay warm and safe.

Ta ta for now.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

DIES TO DIE FOR - LI'L SWEET TWEETER

Hey Everyone

Brrrrr - well the white stuff has finally arrived - yuk when you're working and lovely when you are watching it from inside a cosy warm house when you don't have to go out ;o)


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using the oh so lovely Li'l Sweet Tweeter from Whimsy Stamps by Elisabeth Bell - I just love that little birdie!


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Whimsy Stamps - Li'l Sweet Tweeter by Elisabeth Bell
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Lost and Found 3 - Ruby
Doily Die:  Cheery Lynn - French Pastry
Foliage Die:  Memory Box - Lavish Branch
Corner Die:  Whimsy - Corner Die Set
Birdie Die:  Marianne Design Creatables - Ivy
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Ticket
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Friendship Ticket Sentiments
Pink Flowers:  Prima - Lady Godivas - Strawberry Ice

The image has been coloured using Copics as follows:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
hair:  E25 E23 E21
Hat and Trousers:  W3 W2 W1 W0 W00
Top and Ribbon:  R00 R000 R0000
Stool:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Bird Cage and Stand:  E37 E35 E34 E31 E30
Birdie:  B00 BG000
Flowers:  R27 R24 R22 R21 / YG63

I have outlined the image using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Pumice Stone Distress Ink

One final arty picture to show you the inside:


And there you have it.

Thank you for taking the time to pop and have a look - I hope you like it.

Enjoy the rest of your week and stay safe.

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 12 January 2013

TOTALLY GORJUSS - SPOTTY!

Hello To You All

And a great big "HOWDY" to my new Followers.  Thank you ever so much for choosing to come and follow me, I am very flattered and I do appreciate it.

Is it me or has it turned REALLY COLD this week - brrrrrrr - it's freezing - let's hope the white stuff stays away.


It's Saturday again so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss where the theme this week is "Spotty".  Our lovely new sponsor for this week is Bunny Zoe, so to be in with a chance to win £10 to spend on their web-site then get your entries in.

As always, make sure you check out that the lovely DT girlies over at Totally Gorjuss have made to inspire you.

Here is my card:


I was asked to make a 60th Husband Birthday Card with a Garden Theme and as you can see I have used some 'Spotty' paper, there are some 'Spots' around the blue flowers in the top right-hand corner and of course there are 'Spots' on his handkerchief! ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  My Minds Eye - Miss Caroline - Dilly Dally
Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Big Guy's Garden
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Mix & Match Banners
Buttons & String:  From My Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000
Dungarees & Hat:  E44 E43 E42 E41
Shirt:  BG78 BG76 BG72
Shoes:  W8 W6 W4
Basket:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Tomatoes:  R29 R24 R22 / YG67 YG63 (stem and leaves)
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image and papers have been outlined and edged with Weathered Wood Distress Ink

Here is a final arty picture of the inside:


And there you have it.

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

Thanks for stopping by and if you leave my any comments they are as always, very much appreciated.

Have a great weekend and keep warm!

Ta ta for now.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

DIES TO DIE FOR - BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL

Hey Everyone

How are you?  It was my first day back at work yesterday after having a whole lovely two weeks off - now that is something I could definitely get used too!


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using the oh so sweet Baby Birthday Girl by Whimsy Stamps designed by the fabulous Sylvia Zet.


The recipe for the card is as follows:

Stamp:  Whimsy Stamps - Birthday Baby Girl by Sylvia Zet
Papers:  My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Lavender
Small Rose Flower Die:  Memory Box - Small Pinwheel
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Fish Tail Banner

The image has been coloured with Copics with some 50% Cool Grey Prismacolour Pencil for shading:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 E0000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23 E53
Clothes and Bib:  R85 R83 R81 / E43 E42 E41 E40
Cake:  E35 E31 E30
Icing:  E51 E50 E0000
Flowers:  YT23 YR21 YR20 / YR27 (centre of flower)
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink

Here's a close up of the flower arrangement:


And lastly, the arty shot where you will see that I have followed the layout through to the inside of the card:


And that's it.

Thank you for dropping by - any comments are always very much appreciated.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care

Toodles

Saturday, 5 January 2013

TOTALLY GORJUSS - ANYTHING GOES + RIBBON

Well Hello Everyone

I hope you are all well.  Before I forget if you are interested in joining the Totally Gorjuss Design Team then make sure you have sent an e-mail with all your details to:

totallygorjuss@gmail.com

as the closing date is 7 January 2013.


It's Saturday again already - wow doesn't time just seem to fly by - and that means that it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss.  This week the challenge is "Anything Goes + Ribbon" and our sponsor this week is J & C Creations.

As always, if you need a little inspiration the lovely girlies over at Totally Gorjuss have made some fab creations so make sure you check them out.

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Belle - by Krista Smith
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Lost & Found - Blush
Corner Die:  Whimsy - Corner Die Set
Lace & Button:  The Hobby House
Tulle, Twine & Ribbon:  My Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E29 E27 E25 E23 E53
T-Shirt:  R85 R83 R81
Trousers:  T6 T5 T4 T3
Trainers:  E44 E43 E42 E41 / T3 T2 T1
Mobile Phone & Handbag:  R29 R24 R22
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image has been outlined with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink

A final picture to show you the inside where I have mirrored the front of the card:


And there you have it.

Right - time for me to start getting everything ready for my first day back at work on Monday :o(  What a culture shock that will be after having the last two weeks off!

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for dropping by to see me.

Toodles