Wednesday, 27 November 2013

SWEET BLOSSOM

Hello Everyone

Me again!

WOW!  I hear you cry - two posts in two days from me =D>


Today I would like to share with you a card I have made using some of the fabulous items you can get from The Hobby House and as you will see again - not a Christmas card in sight ;)

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  First Edition - Love Letters (these are a bargain at the moment - get them while you can!)
Pre-Coloured Topper:  Wee Stamps - Sweet Blossom
Pearl Flourishes:  Pearl Border Flourish
Foliage Punch:  Woodware - Grass
Butterfly Punch:  Woodware - Butterfly 2
Small Pearls:  2mm Ivory Silk Pearls

And that's it.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Ta ta for now.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

ALWAYS & FOREVER

Hey Everyone

Hope you all had a good weekend.

We've been busily untangling the Christmas lights - eek - it will be December this coming weekend - sheesh where has the time gone too :-O


It's Tuesday which means it's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week it's sketch time and we have a brand new one for you; don't forget though, you can use any of the Papertake Weekly Sketches - which you can find HERE just please make sure you let us know what number sketch it is on your blog.

Here is the sketch:


I love working with sketches - takes care of all the planning of the card.  Our super generous sponsor this this challenge is Simon Says Stamp so if you want to get your hands on some vouchers to spend in their store then get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly.

Here is the card I have made:


Yup no Christmas card for me this week - to be honest I'm a bit Christmas Carded Out so what a nice change it was to make something different ;;) 

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Papers:  Nitwit - Always and Forever (this is one of the most amazing kits ever!)
Digi Stamp:  Mo Manning - Kitchen Dance
Hearts:  Nitwit - Always and Forever
Doily:  Die-namics - Heart Doily
Tag:  Doohickey - Tea Label Tags
Daisy:  Die-namics - Rolled Daisy
Roses:  Die-namics - Royal Rose and Mini Royal Roses
Leaves:  Memory Box - Tender Leaves
Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Woman's Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Man's Hair:  E29 E25 E23
Skirt:  RV69 R59 R56
Top:  R85 R83 R81
Shirt:  R59 R56
Trousers:  W5 W4 W3 W2
Shoes:  C8 C6 C4 C3

I have outlined the image with B01 using my Copic Air Compressor
The papers have been edged using Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

It's not cheese-cloth behind the image, just some cheap bandage from my local supermarket  :D

And that's it.

I hope you will come and join in the fun with us over at Papertake Weekly.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Toodles

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Childs Christmas

Hi Everyone

Brrrrr - winter is definitely here and Christmas will be here before we know it!


Saturday again so yup another challenge for you over at Totally Gorjuss where this week's theme is "Childs Christmas".


We have two generous sponsors for this challenge who are The RIbbon Girl and Bugaboo Digital Stamps so you have double the chance to win so make sure you get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and as always remember to check out what the very talented DT girlies have made for your inspiration.


Here is the card I have made:


I've used a pre-coloured die cut topper from The Hobby House as they are just perfect for putting together a quick card and in my opinion the quality is second to none.

The recipe for the card is:

Papers:  First Edition - Nordic Christmas
Pre-Coloured Topper:  The Hobby House - Christmas Eve (this may not be on the website yet but give them a call if you want it)
Rose:  The Hobby House - Vanilla Fudge
Cherry Blossoms:  The Hobby House
Ribbon:  The Hobby House - Plain Satin Reds
Rhinestone Sparkler:  The Hobby House - Jewel Aurora
Holly Leaf Die:  Tim Holtz - Festive Greenery
Letter Die:  Tim Holtz - Alphabetical
Self-Adhesive Rhinestones:  The Hobby House - 2mm Clear Rhinestones

I have edged all the papers with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

And that's it - those pre-coloured toppers really do save you so much time and it looks as though you have coloured it yourself!

Right, I need to get some Christmas presents wrapped!

Have a great weekend.

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Giving Thanks

Happy Tuesday Everyone

Hope your week is going well.


It's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week our theme is "Giving Thanks".  Thanksgiving is on 28 November so we want to see any project or a card or anything to say "Thank You" and our generous sponsor is The Ribbon Girl.

Now I'm going to share a card with you that I made about four years ago!  This was when I was starting to play with colouring and generally having a good old play.  Like I said, it's old but sometimes I think it's nice to show anything that was made sometime ago as you can see how much you've changed your style etc over the years so brace yourself ......


I did say it was old didn't I!

I have no recipe fr the card although you will have probably guessed that its a Magnolia image and the papers were Kay & Co if I remember rightly; it also looks like I've used a Cuttlebug embossing folder too.  Maybe the memory isn't that bad after all!

I hope you will come and join in the fun with us over at Papertake Weekly and don't forget to check out what gorgeous projects the lovely ladies have made for your inspiration.

Have a great week.

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

Hiya Everyone

Long time no see!  How are you all?  Good I hope.


It's Saturday so it's challenge time over at Totally Gorjuss and our theme for this week is "3 Patterned Papers".  Our generous sponsor for the challenge is Heather's Hobbie Haven so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend in their on-line store then get your entries in over at Totally Gorjuss and as always, check our what my wonderful teamies have made to whet your appetite.

Here is the card I have made:


The recipe for the card is:

Digital Papers:  Nitwit - Woodland Wishes (GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!)
Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - James - Christmas Tree
Post Office Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Grunge Christmas Postmarks
Sentiment Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Christmas Grungy Messages
Trees and Stars:  Nitwit - Woodland Wishes
Pearls:  The Hobby House - Ruby Mix (these are on offer at just 75p at the moment - grab them while you can!)

I have coloured the image with Copics:

James the Bear:  E55 E53 E51 E50 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Tree:  YG99 YG97 YG95 YG93 / YR24 YR23 Y21 / E27 E25 E23
Hat:  TV69 RV66 V06/ C1 C0 C00
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0 W00

I have used a bit of normal bandage behind the image
I have outlined the image with B01 with my Copic Airbrush
The papers have been outlined with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

I have one more image of the inside of the card which is waiting for it's verse so you can get another quick look at those gorgeous papers:


And that's it.

It's good to be back and hopefully I will be able to catch up with a lot of you over the weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

PEARLS

Well Hello Everyone

November already!!!  Eeek, it will be Christmas soon and I still have lots and lots of cards to do :-O


Well, it's time for another challenge over at The Hobby House Challenge Blog and our theme for this month is "Pearls" so we want to see all your beautiful creations using some of the the Hobby House Pearls or Pearl Strings and the prize up for grabs is:

(postage paid by winner)

Good luck everyone.

Here is the card I have made:


Whoo Hoo!  Another Christmas card made - there's another one off my list :D

The recipe for the card is:

Roses:  Red Velvet - Large
Cherry Blossoms:  Lemonade
Leaves:  Die-namics - Royal Leaves
Charm:  Christmas Charm Selection
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Holiday Ticket Sentiments
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Ticket Die
Satin Ribbon:  Reds
Pearls:  Pearls String Collection
Button:  Mixed Buttons - Seasonal Collection


I have edged all the papers and flowers with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
I have edged the petals of the White Cherry Blossoms with Glossy Accents and dipped it in clear glitter

And that's it.

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

Have a great weekend.

Ta ta for now.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Sparkle and Shine

Well Hi To You All

Wow - where did that cold snap come from??  You can really feel Autumn here now although I'm not complaining, Autumn is my favourite time of year especially the colours and a morning frost too.


Well I can't believe it's 1 November already, this year has just flown by and here I am AGAIN with tons of Christmas cards still to make and rapidly running out of time!

So, if it's the first of the month then it's challenge time over at A Little Bit Crafty and our theme for you this month is "Sparkle and Shine".  We have three sponsors for this month's challenge and check out what's up for grabs:

 
(Two Digital Stamps)


   
(Prize to Follow)


(£20 Voucher)

Not bad eh!  So what are you waiting for?  Get your entries in over at A Little Bit Crafty and you're in with a chance to win.

Here is the card I have made:


Whoop Whoop - another Christmas card off the list!

Now you are probably thinking where is the Sparkle and Shine??  Well let me tell ya, the image is just full of glitter and so is that snow flurries border, I swear I just can't get my pictures to show it off well to ya so sorry, but it's there promise.

Now the shine - look closely, very closely at the snowman's buttons ..... do you see that I've used some Glossy Accents to make em shiny?  No - never mind I know they are there and must invest in a better camera!

The recipe for the card is:

Digi Stamp:  Pink Gem Designs - Andy With Snowman
Digi Kit:  Nitwit - Winter Wishes (make sure you check this out - only $3.49 for the WHOLE KIT!)
Snowflake Die:  Tim Holtz - Snow Flurries

I have coloured the image with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Clothes:  B95 B93 B91 / E44 E43 E42
Boots:  T6 T5 T4 T3
Snowman:  C1 C0 C00
Snowman Hat and Scarf:  E44 E43 E42
Buttons and Arms:  T6 T5 T4 T3
Nose:  YR18 YR16 YR12

I have outlined the image with T2 using my Copic Airbrush
The papers have been edged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

Phew - and that's it.

Have a great weekend everyone whatever you are doing and thank you for dropping by.

Toodles