26 February 2014

"Close your eyes"

Good morning my lovelies and what a beauty it is today; still rather fresh but lovely blue skies out there and dare I say it a little spring like!  Right that's the kibosh put on the weather lets move on to my card.

I'm popping in to share with you all a card I have made using Whimsy's 'Ciara and Sandy' and are they not an adorable pair!  The beautiful sentiment comes with the stamp set and is in fact one of a few that you get with it, isn't that fab, I love it when you get complementing sentiments.  I took my colour inspiration from the gorgeous papers which are also Whimsy 'Love is in the Air'.  Loving these colours together should use this combo more often.  Time for some piccies me thinks.

Medium:  Copics/Promarkers
Dies:  Magnolia Doohickey 'Leaf and Swirl', Spellbinders 'Labels 22'

Okay a quick close up for you.  I put a little Glossy Accents on her glasses but not sure you can quite make it out from the piccie.

Copics/Promarkers used

Face/Body:   E000, E00, E11, R20, R81
Hair/Shoes:  E31, E33, E35, E37, E49
Clothes:  BG11, BG13, BG15, BG49/R32, R35, R37, R59
Puppy:  Promarkers Ice Grey 1, 3, 4 & 5

Challenges I would like to enter:-

I have a couple of hours to myself today and feeling like a Twilight kind of day, so going to make myself a coffee (may sneak in a choccy biscuit), put my Twilight dvd on and do a little colouring, sounds like a good day to me!

Catch you later folks, enjoy your Wednesday.

Take care, 

23 February 2014

Swing time with 'Emily'

Just popping in to say hi to you all on this beautiful Sunday.  Its quite a spring like day here and I love it!

I've got a card to share with you all today; made using some gorgeous Whimsy goodness.  I had a little play with the image 'Emily' by Wee Stamps from the January release and she is so very sweet.  I teamed her up with some Whimsy papers called 'Love is in the Air' and these are gorgeous by the way and the 'Everyday Moments' sentiments by Simonne Clay.  Okay time for piccies:-

Medium:  Copics

Everything has been distressed with Tim Holtz 'Walnut Stain'.  The flowers and dragonfly border were blitzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist 'Iridescent Gold' and there is a lovely little sheen to them but I don't think its picking up in the photos.  

Copic List

Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, R20, R81
Hair/Swing:  E41, E43, E47, E49
Dress:  E51, E53, E57
Shoes/Roses:  RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Leaves:  YG11, YG13, YG67
Pot/Necklace:  BG000, BG01, BG05, BG07
Dog:  C1, C3, C7, 100

Before I go I would like to enter my card into a couple of challenges:-

Right time for me to toodle on off now folks.  I hope you have had a great weekend with a little crafting thrown into the mix.  

Take care, 

19 February 2014

A little pully wagon

Hello my lovelies just dropping by to share with you all a little creation I made for my Dies to Die for DT.  I've been trying to get this finished since Monday, but as its half term we've had a few visitors and family over so I kept getting interrupted but I got there in the end!

When I saw this little Candibean stamp 'Penny's Pully Wagon' my first thought was gosh she's a cutie patootie and then I thought hey I could make a little wagon and it would be great to hold a little birthday gift.  So that's what I did and I had so much fun and a little heads up - she's on sale too over at the Dies to Die for shop.  

Once I'd made the basic wagon I decorated it with these gorgeous Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics 1909 papers - which are seriously lush folks and took a lot of will power to cut into I can tell you!  Anyway, all the edges were distressed with walnut stain and then I added the image and decorated with flowers and fab sentiment which I think is perfect for a little girl.  Piccies coming up next:-

Dies:  Whimsy Crown

Copics/Promarkers used

Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, R20, R81
Hair:  E50, E53, E57, E29
Clothes:  W1, W3, W5, W7/Promarker Pale Pink, Dusky Rose

Okay time for me to be off but I'm hoping to be able to do a little visiting around blogland later so catch up with you soon folks.  

Take care, 

15 February 2014

F for Flowers over at ABC Challenges

Good morning my lovelies, I hope you have had a good start to your weekend.  All is calm in our house at the moment, it's the weekend so pj's and mooching all round PLUS its the start of the half term, yeah!!! Not sure I'll be shouting 'yeah' by the end of the week, more like 'help me!' but that said I do love it when they're home.

Anyway, lets get on to why I'm popping in today.  Its the 15th of the month so we all know that means a new challenge over ABC Challenges and we have now moved on to the letter F so that's 'F' for Flowers folks how easy is that going to be!  We are being sponsored by Stamp and Create this time so make sure you join in to be in with a chance of winning the fab prize.  I've had a sneaky peaky at my teamies creations and they're gorgeous so why not toodle on over to have a looksie and grab yourself some inspiration.

It has been such a long time since I played with a Magnolia stamp I thought it was about time I put that right, so I inked up 'Summer Flower Tilda' as she's still one of my faves and used the fab sketch over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  Okay, lets get some piccies in here:-

Image:  Magnolia 'Summer Flower Tilda'
Medium:  copics/promarkers
Papers:  Papermania 'Henbury Lane'
Roses: WOC  Ribbon Rose: The Ribbon Girl

List of Markers

Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, R20, R81
Hair:  E50, E53, E57, E29
Pinks:  Promarker Fushia Pink, RV17, RV19, RV69
Greens:  G12, G14, G19

Okay, whilst its calm I'm going to make myself a coffee and do some mooching around blogsville to see what you've all been up to.  

Have a great weekend, take care.


12 February 2014

Come rain or shine!

Good afternoon folks and happy Wednesday to you all.  Just a quick pop in from me today to share with you some Dies to Die for sunshine.  

I have made a criss cross card today, this has to be one of my most favourite designs for a card.  I decided to use an Impression Obsession image called 'Pamela' and I thought she was rather apt for the weather we have been having of late.  She was teamed up with some gorgeous Prima 'Delight' papers which are so pretty and vintagey just love them.

Image and Sentiment:  Impression Obsession 'Pamela'
Papers:  Prima 'Delight'

A quick close up.  Isn't she sweet and so cheerful.

List of copics

Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, R20, R81
Clothes/Hat/Boots/Umbrella:  BG70, BG72, BG75/ E41, E43
Hair/Teddy:  E43, E47, E49

Okay, off to chop veggies for our beef stew in the slow cooker for tea tonight.  Real comfort food on a wet and soggy day, mmmmm!

Take care, 

10 February 2014

The Little Bird

Hello everyone.  Gosh Monday morning already I guess I blinked and missed the weekend then!!!

Well I'm popping in today to share with you some love of the Whimsy variety.  For my card I decided to ink up 'The Little Bird' by Cathy Delanssay from the latest Whimsy January release and teamed her up with the fabulous new 'Fairy Tale Dreams' sentiments by Simonne Clay and was inspired to make a card in the shape of a crown.  So let me show you some piccies of how it turned out:-

Sentiments:  'Fairy Tale Dreams' & 'Everyday Moments' by Simonne Clay SC Designs for Whimsy Stamps
Medium:  Copics and Prismas
Papers:  Papermania 'Henbury Lane'

I made a little tag which just tucks inside.  The sentiment on the tag is from the new 'Everyday Moments' set by Simonne Clay, lots of useful sentiments in this set folks. 

Okay last piccie is the usual close up of the gorgeous image.  I decided to add in the pleats on her dress with pencils this time.  Sometimes on larger spaces I find it easier to add in pleats with my pencils as they can be a bit more forgiving that copics.

Copic/Prisma list

Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair:  E43, E47, E49
Dress:  BG000, Light Aqua, Aquamarine & 70% Cool Grey
Branch/Leaves:  E43, E47, E49/G02, G07, G28

Right time to dash, must make some attempt at the housework today, seriously one would think a tornado has ripped through the house after all the debris the kiddies manage to leave lying around after the weekend!!!

Take care, 

5 February 2014

Letter for You!

Hello again my lovelies - posting two days on the trot, get me!!! Anyway, why I'm here - just popping in quickly to share with you my Dies to Dies For DT.  

I got to play with this gorgeous CC Designs Drozy Darlings stamp called 'Letter for You' and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to have a go at making a little mail box.  I've seen them around and I think they're so cute and would make a great gift.  Okay so let me show you some piccies:-

Medium:  copics

Copics List

Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, R20, R81
Dress/Shoes/Wings:  YG11, YG13, YG67
Flower/Wings:  YR000, YR00, YR02, YR07
Hair:  E50, E53, E57, E29
Pen:  W0, W1, W2, W3, W5

Lastly it's seems to have been a little while since I've joined in with any challenges so I would like to enter into the following:-

Okay folks, thank you so much for dropping in to see me it is very much appreciated.

Take care and happy crafting.


4 February 2014

'Something New' - Whimsy FB Challenge

Hello my lovelies, I hope you are all having a great start to the week.  Ours has been good so far just a tad wet and soggy, geesh I am so fed up of wind and rain and why is it that it seems to tip down the minute I set foot outside the front door I swear it waits for me - the upside I have SO mastered that drowned rat look!

Anyway, I've popped in today to share with you a little Whimsy goodness.  Do you know that Whimsy have a started a new Facebook Challenge and this month the theme is 'Something New', so a real easy one folks.  Why not pop over HERE have some fun and join in there's a fab Whimsy gift voucher up for grabs.

Okay so here is what I made with the theme I used one of Whimsy's new January releases 'Shopping Day' by Time for Tea Designs together with a sentiment from the new 'Everyday Moments' and its the first time I've made one of these cute little bags all made from one piece of card.

Medium:  copics
Papers:  First Edition 'Love Letters'

copics list

Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, R20, R30
Hair/Boots:  E50, E53, E57
Trousers:  E43, E47, E49
Top/Hat:  R81, R83, R85, R39
Scarf/Bags:  YG11, YG13, YG67/E11, E13, E15, E29

Okay that's all from me for today.  Don't forget folks you can have the chance of winning a fab Whimsy gift voucher if you enter and you have until 28th February to get your entries in so plenty of time.

Take care and happy crafting.


1 February 2014

E for Embellish over at The ABC Challenge

Good morning my lovelies I hope you are all having a good start to your Saturday.  Its going to be a quiet one here today me thinks as hubby is out at work all day, the kiddies are still in their pj's watching films and I've holed myself up in my craft room for an hour with a latte and matchmakers, mmmm good start to the morning!!! 

Anyway, as its the 1st today it means its time for a new challenge over on The ABC Challenge and we've moved on to the letter E for this challenge so that's 'E' for Embellish and we would like to see three or more embellishments on your creation please.  We are being sponsored by Kenny K and Bunny Zoes so some great prizes to be won and I got to play with Club Kid by Kenny K.

Okay so here's my card and I've gone a little clean and simple with this one and just love it.

Image:  'Club Kid' by Kenny K
Medium:  copics
Embellishments from stash

The usual close up so you can see the fab image.  

Copics list

Face/Body:  E000, E00, E11, R20, R30
Hair:  E11, E13, E15, E29
Clothes/Shoes:  W0, W1 W2, W3, W5, W7/B91, B93, B95, B97, B99/
R81, R83, R85/ Y21, YR23

Ok I'm off to enjoy my latte and have a mooch around blogsville.

Take care and happy crafting.