Saturday, 30 March 2013

TOTALLY GORJUSS - CHALLENGE 177 - SOMETHING BLUE

Hey Everyone

A great big "HELLO" to my new follower - Liz McGuire - thank you for choosing to follow my work Liz, I am really flattered.


It's Saturday again and it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss where our theme this week is "Something Blue".  We have two very generous sponsors this week for the challenge and they are Quixotic Paperie and Bugaboo Stamps so if you want to be in with a chance to win make sure you get your entries in on the Totally Gorjuss blog and as always check out what the lovely DT ladies have made for your inspiration.

Here is my card for the challenge which I made sometime ago for a lady who wanted something modern and fun for her Grandson who was turning 18 - geez an ode to being 18 again!


I just love this image.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Kenny K - Goldfish Kid
Digital Papers:  Basic Grey - Dawson

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E55 E31 E30
Cap:  YR24 YR23 YR21
Shirt:  B41 B21 B0000
Trousers:  B99 B97 B95 B93
Trainers:  E44 E42 E41
Fish:  YR18 YR09 YR07 YR04
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I outlined the image with Copics - W1 W0

And there you have it.

I hope you all have a fabulous Easter weekend and get and eat lots and lots of chocolate - yum yum.

Take care

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 23 March 2013

TOTALLY GORJUSS - CHALLENGE 176 - SOMETHING BORROWED

Hello to You All

How are you keeping?  Just how cold is it - brrrrr - come on sunshine it's time for you to make an appearance - pretty please ;o)

"Hello" to my new follower - Christine Collins - thank you Christine for choosing to follow me, I am very flattered and really appreciate it.


It's Saturday again and its challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and this weeks challenge is "Something Borrowed" and our generous sponsor is the one and only Ribbon Girl.

So, if you want to be in with a chance to win £10 to spend in the on-line store then get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and as always don't forget to check out what the lovely DT ladies have made for your inspiration.

Here is my little creation for the challenge:


Now, I can see some of you looking at it and thinking "what's borrowed about that" ;o) well, the story goes I saw someone making something similar to hold chocolates in but the card was sideways on if you know what I mean - or maybe not - heh heh and I wanted to create something to enter the Cardmaking & Papercraft "Cardmaker of the Year" competition back in 2010 and this is what I came up with for the Lili of the Valley section (apologies for the pictures, but I did take these three years ago).

So you see, the idea was "borrowed" ;o)  a little tenuous I know, but I'm sticking with it.

Wow, so much waffle - sorry.  The recipe for the little tissue pack holder thingy (can't think of a name for it!), is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Get Well Bunny (I so love this little bunny)
Digi Papers:  Pink Petticoat - Little Gingham and Doodle Dots
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts

The image was coloured with Copics:

Bunny:  C3 C2 C1 C0 C00 / R20 (feet and nose)
Grapes:  V09 V17 V25
Medicine Bottle:  YR08 YR04 YR02

I used V01 and the Blender Pen to outline the image

Here is a picture of what the back looked like:


And there you have it.

I hope you all have a good weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Toodles

Friday, 22 March 2013

WEE STAMPS TOPPERS - SILVER FAIRY

Hey Everyone

How are you all?

Before I start this post, have you all heard about Bloglovin?

Now for all of you who follow me and receive your updated posts on your dashboard reading list, apparently this facility is going to be phased out in roughly around three months time - don't you just hate it when they change things!

So, I do hope you will continue to follow me by clicking on the 'Follow My Blog on Bloglovin' link at the top of my sidebar.

For those of you who aren't sure about Bloglovin, it is free to join and you will have to open this separately from your usual dashboard, but you can import all of your favourite blogs that you follow in one quick move by clicking HERE.

Right, I'm glad I have got that out of the way so I can get onto my post.


Today I want to share with you another one of those gorgeous pre-coloured toppers from The Hobby House and this one is the amazing 'Silver Fairy' from the Silver Fairy Collection.

Here is the full card:


I know you are probably bored of hearing me say this, but if you haven't tried these pre-coloured toppers then you just don't know what you are missing out on.  The quality of them is just amazing, the colours are so rich and vibrant and guess what, they are already die cut for you too, so no worrying about cutting the image out so it fits in the middle.  Try them - I promise you, you won't be disappointed.

The recipe for the card is:

Pre-Colour Topper:  Silver Fairy Collection - Silver Fairy - The Hobby House
Papers:  First Edition Dreamcatcher
Pearls:  The Hobby House
Felt for Flowers:  The Hobby House
Flowers:  Mulberry Cherry Blossoms - The Hobby House
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Circle Postmarks - The Hobby House

I have used Milled Lavender Distress Ink on the edges of the paper
I have used lots and lots of Glamour Dust on her wings and on the butterflies
Star Dust Stickles has been used as little highlights on the edges of the flowers

And that's it.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, whatever you are doing.

Take care

Ta ta for now.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

DIES TO DIE FOR - SPRING - DIE-ING FOR A CHALLENGE

Hi Everyone

Hello to my new follower - Michelle Lawson - thank you so much for visiting me, I am totally flattered.

How are you all?  I have my main man down poorly, my little man down poorly and my Mum is poorly - I'm running around like a headless chicken!

I had a great time at the GNPE show in Harrogate; I got to meet up with lots of lovely ladies from Blogland and spent a whole load of money too - we are worth it though aren't we ;o)

Now this is a long post so I hope you will stay with me.



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

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, Cuttlebugs, 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

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 my favourite stamps from Wee Stamps called Spring Bringer; she is just adorable and I'm hoping she will bring some Spring weather for us really soon.

Here is the full card:


The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  My Minds Eye - The Sweetest Thing - Lavender
Stamp:  Whimsy - Wee Stamps - Spring Bringer
Corner Die:  Magnolia Doohickey - Cute Corner
Flowers Die:  Memory Box - Fancy Blossoms
Butterfly Die:  Cheery Lynn - Mini Dimensional Butterflies
Sentiment Die:  Die-namics - Fish Tail Banner

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

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E34 E53 E51 E50
Clothes and Wings:  RV00 RV000 RV0000 / Satin (PM) / Antique White (FM) / E0000
Flowers:  R27 R22 R20 / YG63 YG61

I have outlined the image with Phthalo Blue Tint Pan Pastel
The papers have been outlined with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
I have used a generous amount of glitter on the wings

Here is a close up of that gorgeous Magnolia Doohickey die:


As you can see I have covered over all the little holes with pearls.

And here is a final picture of the flowers:


To make these I die cut them out on normal white textured card and then coloured them with the Pale Pink Promarker and the darker colour is a Copic R22 - easy peasy huh, you can create whatever coloured flower you like.

Have a great week.

Toodles

Saturday, 16 March 2013

TOTALLY GORJUSS - CHALLENGE 175 - SOMETHING OLD

Well Hello To You All

And a big "HELLO" to my new followers - Regina and Lena - thank you for choosing to follow my work, I am very flattered.

I hope you are seeing this as it is a scheduled post as I am away at the GNPE in Harrogate this weekend so hopefully Mr Blogger will behave.  No doubt I will spend an absolute fortune even though my list of things I need is very small ;o)


So it's Saturday and it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss.  This weeks theme is "Something Old" and our generous sponsor is Heather's Hobbie Haven.  So, to be in with a chance to win a £10 voucher to spend in their on-line shop get your entries in and as always, do check out what the wonderful DT girlies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


As you can probably tell, this card was made for someone who is quite old and it was made by me who is relatively old ;o)

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - The Engineer

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / N0 (shading)
Shirt:  E53 E52 E51
Dungarees:  E44 E43 E42
Shoes, Hat and Scarf:  E49 E47 E44 E43
Train:  E49 E47 E44 E43 E42
Rails:  E44 E43 E42
Steam:  E42 E41

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

And that's it.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend - I may be back at a later stage to show you my purchases from Harrogate ;o)

Toodle Pip

Thursday, 14 March 2013

BUBBLES LOVES BUBBLY


Hello Everyone

How are you all today?  I hope you are keeping warm 'cos it's freezing outside.


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using a fabulous Stamping Bella stamp called Bubbles Loves Bubbly.

Here is the full card:


Mmmm, a nice hot bath with a glass of bubbly - just what the doctor ordered after a long day at work ;o)

All the items I have used are available from Dies to Die For and the recipe for the card is:

Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Ticket Die

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Hair:  E55 E53 E51
Pillow:  R29 R27 R24 R22
Bath Tub:  C2 C1 C0 C00 Blender Pen

I have used lots and lots of glitter on the bubbles even though it doesn't really show on the picture :o(
The image has been outlined with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
The papers have been edged with Black Soot Distress Ink

And that's it.  A quick and easy card to make.

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  Thank you for stopping by.

Take care

Toodles



Tuesday, 12 March 2013

WEE STAMPS TOPPERS - LOVE ME DO

Hello Everyone

Brrrrr, ain't it chilly - what's going on with the weather - it's suppose to be nearly spring and it's freezing.  I hope you are all keeping well wrapped up and warm.

Hello to my new follower Susan Dalton - thank you I'm really very flattered.


Today I would like to share with you another fabulous pre-coloured topper from The Hobby House and this one is called Mr & Mrs Teddy Bear and is from the 'Love Me Do' Collection.

Here is the full card:


What a gorgeous couple.

The recipe for the card is:

Pre-Coloured Topper:  Love Me Do Collection from The Hobby House
Papers:  First Edition Isabelle from The Hobby House
Chiffon Flowers:  The Hobby House
Charm:  Simply Hearts from The Hobby House
Self Adhesive Pearls:  The Hobby House
Sentiment:   Whimsy Sentiments Collection

I have edged all the papers and card with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

And there you have it.  Simples huh!

I hope you all have a lovely week.

Take care

Toodle Pip

Saturday, 9 March 2013

TOTALLY GORJUSS - CHALLENGE 174 - FOR MUM

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Me - again - I know - three times this week!!


It's Saturday already which means it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss.

Our theme this week is "For Mum" and our generous sponsor is Crafter's Companion so to be in with a chance to win £10 to spend on their on-line store make sure you get your creations posted over at Totally Gorjuss.  Don't forget to check out the wonderful work the DT girlies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I have made for the challenge:


Now I must apologise for the poor quality and somewhat squiffy picture.  I made this card a couple of years ago, (before I had a blog), for a friend who wanted me to make a card for his two little boys to give to their Mummy.  As you can tell from the picture I knew absolutely nothing about taking good quality photographs or editing them etc - I did say in an earlier post that it was a blast from the past for me, but I just wanted to share this card with you as I just absolutely adore the image.

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Image:  'Brothers' - Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers:  'Land Ho' - Nitwit

The image was coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E11 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Blond Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Brown Hair:  E37 E35 E34 E33
Large Boy's Jumper:  BG02 BG01 BG000 / B26 B24
Large Boy's Trouers:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Large Boy's Shoes:  W4 B23
Small Boy's Jumper:  E18 E17 E15
Small Boy's Trousers:  B26 B24 B23
Small Boy's Shoes:  W4
Rabbit:  C3 C2 C1 C0
Teddy Bear:  E27 E356 E34 E33

And that's that as they say.

I hope you didn't mind the poor picture.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Toodles

Friday, 8 March 2013

WEE TOPPERS - BLUEBELL WOOD

Howdy Everyone

Me - again!  One minute I'm MIA and then here I am again for the second time this week! ;o)

HELLOOOOOO to my new follower Sandy - thank you for choosing to come and see me, I am so very flattered.


Today I want to share with you another one of those gorgeous pre-coloured Wee Toppers from The Hobby House and this time it is from the Bluebell Wood Collection.

I know you've heard me say it before, but the quality of these images are just absolutely stunning - you will definitely not be disappointed - and you get a whooping six images already die-cut for only £1.75!!

Here is the full card:


Such gorgeous colours - love it!

The recipe for the card is:

Pre-Coloured Topper:  Summer Fairy from the Bluebell Collection - The Hobby House
Papers:  Basic Grey - Wisteria (an oldie but a goodie!)
Flowers:  Mulberry Paper Roses and Cherry Blossoms - The Hobby House
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy Circle Postmarks - The Hobby House
Ribbon:  The Hobby House

I have used Iced Spruce Distress Ink to edge all the papers and image
Lots and lots of Glamour Dust has been used on Summer Fairy's wings
Stardust Stickles has been used around the edges of the petals on the flowers

And there you have it.

Now one more thing before I forget have you heard that The Hobby House have a Design Team Call going on for their new blog!  If you are interested you can read all about it HERE.

Thank you for stopping by.  I'll be back on Saturday with a little blast from the past - for me anyway.

Take care

Toodle Pip

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

WEE STAMPS TOPPERS - SILVER FAIRY

Well Helloooooo Everyone

Have you missed me? ;o)  I've been away working (boooo), but I'm now back so hopefully normal service will resume shortly and I can't wait to see what you have all been creating.



I have another fabulous pre-coloured Wee Toppers design to share with you from the fabulous "Silver Fairy" collection from The Hobby House.

Here is a card I have made with the oh so cute Ruby who is in this delightful collection:


Ain't she just so bloomin lovely!

The recipe for the card is:

Pre-Coloured Topper:  Silver Fairy Collection - Ruby - The Hobby House
Papers:  First Edition Dreamcatcher
Ribbon:  The Hobby House
Rhinestones:  Rhinestone Corner Flourish - The Hobby House
Felt for Flowers:  The Hobby House
Pearls:  The Hobby House

I have used Milled Lavender Distress Ink on the edges of the paper

Star Dust Stickles has been used as little highlights in the centre of the flowers on the image

And that's it.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting.

Toodles