Tuesday, 24 December 2013


Hi Everyone

Wowzers - Christmas Eve already - now ain't that just snook up on us so fast!

It's the final challenge of the year over at Papertake Weekly - yup you all get a whole week off next week - and the theme for our challenge is "Pick of the Year" which means you can choose any of the challenges that we have had over the last 12 months (2013), but please make sure you let us know which one you have picked when we come and see you on your blog.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp, so if you want to be in with a chance to win a voucher to spend on their on-line store then get your entries in over at Papertake Weekly and don't forget to check out all the wonderful creations the very talented DT girls have made to whet you appetite.

Here is the card I have made:

For this challenge I chose Sketch Number:  33:

Remember you can use any of our sketches in the challenge, you just need to let us know which one.

The recipe for the card is:

Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Ride With Me
Digi Papers:  Nitwit - Bear Necessities
Heart Tag Die:  Doohickey - So Wrapped Lovely
Heart Border Die:  Cheery Lynn - Mesh Hearts Border
Heart Charm:  The Hobby House - Fancy Hearts
Lace:  The Hobby House - Natural Lace Collection

I have coloured the image with Copics and Twin Touch as follows:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 / R20 R30 (cheeks)
Girl Hair:  E55 E53 E51 E50
Boy Hair:  E29 E25 E23
Girls Helmet:  R02 R01 R00 R000
Girl Clothes:  R02 R01 R00 R000 / E42 E41 E40
Boy Clothes:  B23 TT-PB76 B21 / TT - BR100 BR101 BR104 / E42 E41 E40
Moped:  E43 E42 E41 E40 / T7 T5 T4 T3 / B23 TT - PB76 B21 / C4 C3 C1 C00
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0 W00
Image Outline:  B01 Copic used with my Air Compressor

I have sanded all the papers and edged them with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

And there you have it.

I sent my list off to "him" early and I have been a very, very good girl this year - so I will be keeping my fingers crossed on Christmas Day.

So all that is left for me to do is to .....


Thank you all for your wonderful support and comments this year and I hope that Father Christmas brings you lots and lots of wonderful things crafty and to say "Thank You" properly I will pick a random comment on this post who will receive a "SPECIAL CANDY TREAT".

Take care everyone - have a wonderful time.

Toodle Pip

Monday, 23 December 2013


Geez - I almost forgot to get the winners of my Ribbon Candy picked!

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

So without further ado, the lucky winner of the purple bag full of organze ribbon is .....


and the second lucky winner of the pink bag full of all different types of ribbon is .....


Well done ladies - can you please e-mail me with your addresses so I can get your prizes off to you.

Thanks again everyone.

Ta ta for now.

Saturday, 21 December 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good week.

I am out of action for a couple of weeks as I had an operation on my hand on Tuesday :( so I thought it would be nice to put some candy up for grabs.

So - would you like to get your hands on some ribbon?  Well who wouldn't - I love ribbon :x

Here's what's up for grabs .....

I have two bags of ribbon up for grabs and yes those adorable ribbon storage bags come with it too.

In the Purple Bag:

Lots of yummy organza ribbon, and .....

In the Pink Bag:

A lovely mixture of velvet, sheer, grosgrain etc.

Do you want to be in with a chance to win one of these?

So down to the rules of entry:

You DON'T need to be a Follower although I would love it if you was :x

You DON'T need to have a picture of this in your side-bar but if you would like to spread the word about the candy that would be great and much appreciated =D>

The candy IS NOT open to Candy Only BlogsX(- please do not enter as I will remove them

I will post world-wide but I will not be liable for any customs charges and I will make sure that the parcel is marked as a "Gift"

And that's it.

The candy will run until 11.55pm on 21 December 2013, and I will draw the two lucky winners on 22 December 2013.

So, GOOD LUCK to you all.  Make sure you add your link by clicking on BLUE FROGGY below and if you would like to leave me a comment that would be fantastic too.

Toodle Pip

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Anything Goes

Well Hello Everyone

I hope Mr Blogger is behaving and you are seeing this as I will be in hospital having an operation on my hand when this goes live - gulp!

Some of you may remember me saying some time ago that I thought I had avoided an operation as a steroid injection seemed to have done the trick but alas no :o(  On the positive side though the surgeon tells me that there is a 100% success rate so if that means no more pain then that's brilliant it will all be worth it.

It's challenge time over at Papertake Weekly and this week we want to make it nice and easy for you as I expect you'll all be busy trying to get everything done ready for the festive season.  So this week's challenge is "Anything Goes" but we are giving you the extra option of doing a "Clean and Simple or CAS" as it's known.

Our sponsor for this week's challenge is Lili of the Valley so get your entries in to be in with a chance to win.

I decided to go for the CAS card:

I made this card using a lovely owl stamp called "Stocking Owls" from Little Claire's which I coloured with Copics.  I outline the image with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and edged all the papers with my favourite Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap.

And that's it.

I hope you all have a good week.

Ta ta for now.

Sunday, 1 December 2013


Well Happy Sunday Everyone

It's the 1st of December and what better way to get the month started then a Blog Hop Party over at the Papercraft Inspirations Blog.

I've made a selection of items for the party featuring everything gorgeous from The Hobby House along with some awesome pre-scored blank card collections from Which Craft.

Here is a picture of all the items I have made:

Now that definitely wasn't me who took that picture - but don't they look absolutely wonderful all together - love it.

The items I have used to make everything is as follows:

Papers:  First Edition - Nordic Christmas
Pre-Coloured Die Cut Toppers:  The Hobby House - Christmas Eve
White Cherry Blossoms:  The Hobby House - Lemonade
Roses:  The Hobby House - Red Velvet (Large) (if you want the smaller ones drop them a line)
Gingham Ribbon:  The Hobby House
Jingle Bells:  The Hobby House - 8mm Red
Rhinestone Sparkler:  The Hobby House - Jewel Aurora
Die Cut Leaves:  Die-namics - Royal Leaves
Self-Adhesive Rhinestones:  The Hobby House - Red
Charm:  The Hobby House - Christmas Stockings
Pearls Strings:  The Hobby House (please contact them for details as it's temporarily down on the web)
Sentiment Stamp:  Whimsy - Holiday Mini Postage Stamp
Sentiment Die:  Whimsy - Mini Postage Stamp
Cracker:  Which Craft - Paula's Crackers - White
Gift Box:  Which Craft - Tree Gift Box

I have outlined all the papers etc with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink before giving them a good old sanding down

Fancy being in with a chance to win lots of Hobby House products worth an amazing £100?  Well make sure you go and take a look at Papercraft Inspirations Blog from 10.30 this morning and good luck.

So now for all the individual items - are you ready ......

Here is the card:

Here is the tag:

Here is the beautiful cracker:

And last, but by no means least - here is the gorgeous gift box - perfect for hanging on a tree or filling it with a lovely present:

Phew - and that's it.

Thank you for dropping by - I hope you have the most wonderful week.

Toodle Pip