Sunday, 17 February 2013

WEE STAMPS TOPPERS - GUEST DESIGNER

Hello Everyone

Me again - and I hope that you are getting to see this post too as I am still away :o(

I have some exciting news to share with you ..... I have been asked by the one and only Sylvia Zet, designer of those oh so beautiful Wee Stamps, to be their Guest Designer for the toppers that are made by The Hobby House!  Someone pinch me please - I can't believe it, I am so very honoured - thank you Sylvia.


If you haven't worked with any of the pre-coloured Wee Toppers before then I can tell ya - you don't know what you are missing out on.  The quality of these coloured images are just incredible and they are all die cut and ready to go and cheap too, (you will not be disappointed) - you'll have your cards made in no time as you won't have to spend a long time colouring them in.

The Hobby House have just released three new sets of toppers which are:


Go and check them out by just clicking on the names above.

Wee Stamps are celebrating a new digi stamp release called Love Me Do and you can read more about it on Sylvia's Blog.  So what a great time to share with you the newly released Love Me Do Toppers from The Hobby House.

Here is a card I have made with the new release:


Aren't they just adorable!

The recipe for the card is:

Pre-Coloured Topper:  Love Me Do - The Hobby House
Papers:  First Edition Isabelle - The Hobby House (the 8 x 8 papers have been reduced to only £6.50 - get them while you can!)
Ribbon:  Green to Go - The Hobby House
Green Roses:  Mulberry Papers Roses - Summertime Large - The Hobby House
Cherry Blossom Flower:  Mulberry Paper Cherry Blossoms - Vanilla Ice - The Hobby House
Pearls:  Pearl Sparkling Flourish - The Hobby House
Leaves:  Memory Box - Lavish Branch
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart - Lace Heart Edge Punch

I have used Iced Spruce Distress Ink on the edges of the paper

Star Dust Stickles has been used around the image, as little highlights in the centre of the flowers on the image and on the leaves of the paper flowers

And that's it.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting.

Toodles

Saturday, 16 February 2013

TOTALLY GORJUSS - CHALLENGE 171 - FOR YOUR MEN

Well Hello Everyone

I hope you are seeing this post as I am away working for the next two weeks - boo!  I know I haven't been round to see all you fabulous people for a couple of weeks but I promise to make it up to you when I get back.

I would like to give a great big "HELLO" to my new follower Lisiane - thank you for choosing to come and look at my little creative spot I am very flattered.

Well what a week we have had with the weather - freezing cold, then lots and lots of snow, tons of rain and then sunshine!  For those in the UK, have you notice the nights are getting a little lighter - yay - let's hope it starts to get a little warmer for us.

Anyways, too much waffle .....


Yup, it's Saturday again so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss where this week we want to see all your creations "For Your Men".  Our sponsor for this week is Heather's Hobbie Haven and there is £10 up for grabs to spend on their on line store.

So what are you waiting for - I can't wait to see all your creations over at Totally Gorjuss and don't forget to check out what the fantastic DT ladies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is:

Digital Stamp:  Mo Manning - The Tramp

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / N0 (shading)
Jacket and Trousers:  N8 N7 N6 N5 N4
Hat:  N8 N7 N6 N5 N4 / E53 E51 E50
Waistcoat:  T9
Shoes and hair:  T7 T5 T3
Cane:  E34 E31
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image has been outlined with Weathered Wood Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Black Soot Distress Ink

I also used some Black Soot Distress Ink around all the inside edges of the card

And there you have it.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

DIES TO DIE FOR - SENDING YOU A HUG

Hi Everyone

How are you all?  We managed to escape the snow this weekend - phew!  Let's hope things start to warm up a little for us soon.

A quick hello to my new follower Lynsey Warren - thank you for choosing to follow my work I really appreciate it.


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using one of the new Little Darlings Saturated Canary designs called Free Hugs.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Little Darlings Saturated Canary - Free Hugs
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Fine and Dandy Girl
Corner Die:  Die-namics - Photo Corners
Enamel Dots:  My Minds Eye - Honey

The image have been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E18 E19 E17 E15 E13
T-Shirt and Hair Ribbons:  R17 R14 R32
Jeans:  B97 B95 B93 B91
Coupons:  E35 E34 E31 E30 / E43 E42 E41 E40

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

And that's it.  Thanks for stopping by and visiting me.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

TOTALLY GORJUSS - CHALLENGE 170 - LOVE

Hello Everyone

How are you all?  I hope you have all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend even if the weather forecast for us is more snow!  YUK!

Hello to my newest follower Tamara - thank you for choosing to follow my work, I am very flattered.


So it's Saturday and it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss where this week the theme is 'Love' and our generous sponsor for this challenge is Crafter's Companion.

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Making Valentines - by Krista Smith
Papers:  My Minds Eye - Love Me
Big Flower Die:  La-La Land - Rolled Rose - Large
Small Flower Die:  La La Land - Rolled Rose Set - Small and Medium
Pennant Die:  Whimsy - Banner Pennants
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Stax
Sentiment Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Simply Sophisticated
Leaf Punch:  Nellie Snellen Floral Punch - Jumbo Rose Leaves
Pearl Hearts and Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
T-Shirt and Shoes:  E42 E41 E40
Trousers:  T5 T4 T3 T2
Hearts:  R27 R24 R22 R21 R20

The image has been outlined with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

One final arty picture to show you:


And there you have it.

Thank you for taking the time to come and see me.  I hope you all have a great weekend.

Take care

Toodles

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

DIES TO DIE FOR - JUST TO SAY

Hey Everyone

How are you all today?


If you don't already know we are half-way through January's Die-ing For a Challenge where the theme this month is "Anything Goes" - easy peasy eh!

You have the chance to bag yourself a whooping £25 voucher to spend in the fabulous Dies to Die For store but as always, you have to be in it to win it so dig out your dies, Big Shots, Grand Caliburs and Cuttlebugs and start crafting.

Now there are a few little rule 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 two 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 your entries in over at Die-ing For a Challenge.

Today, I would like to share with you a card I have made using one of the new Little Darlings Rubber Stamps called "Thank You".


The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Little Darlings - Saturated Canary - Thank You
Papers:  First Edition - Blank Canvas
Corner Die:  La La Land - Filigree Corner Die
Butterfly Die:  Cheery Lynn - Mini Dimensional Butterflies
Leaf Die:  Cheery Lynn - Flourish Leaf Strip
Flowers:  Prima - Gillian - Coffee

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (Cheeks)
Hair:  E27 E25 E23 E21
Dress, Tights, Shoes and Ribbon:  YR01 YR00 YR000 / R02 R01 R00 / E42 E41 E40
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have outlined the image with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

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

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

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 2 February 2013

TOTALLY GORJUSS - ANYTHING GOES + LACE

Well Hello to Everyone

How are you all?  I hope you are all keeping well.  I know I haven't been around for a little while but I have been working away and then managed to get struck down with the flu which knocked me for six I can tell ya!  I will make sure I catch up with you all this weekend - can't wait to see what you've all been up too!

A great big 'HELLO' to my new followers - I'm thrilled you have chosen to follow me in my little world - thank you.


So, it's Saturday and it's time for a challenge over at Totally Gorjuss and this week the challenge is "Anything Goes + Lace" - easy peasy huh!

Our generous sponsor for this week is J & C Creations, so if you want to be in with a chance to win £10 to spend on their on-line shop then make sure you get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and check out what the lovely DT ladies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


There are so many talented people out there in blog-land and I so admire their creations - they give me such inspiration.  I love the cards where all the embellishments go outside the card edges and this was my attempt at it!  I so must try harder - although I did manage to get a few little bits outside the edges ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Marry Me by Krista Smith
Papers:  Kaisercraft - Sweet Nothings
Berries:  Magnolia - Whitely
Corner Die:  Memory Box - Corner Bow
Metal Corners and Pearls:  The Hobby House
Flower Ribbon, Netting and Small White Flowers:  From My Stash

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E37 E35 E34 E31
Dress:  C2 C1 C00 Blender Pen
Flowers:  YR01 YR00 YR000
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

The image has been outlined with Iced Spruce Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Here is my arty picture of the inside:


And there you have it.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and for all your lovely comments.

Have a great weekend.

Toodle pip

Friday, 1 February 2013

NEW YEAR CANDY WINNER

Hi Everyone

The winner of my New Year Candy is ......



That's you  Sharon K - congratulations and well done - please e-mail you address so I can get the items in the post for you.

Thank you all for entering and for all your lovely comments.

Toodle Pip

Hazel xx