Saturday, 30 April 2016

So Long Whimsie Doodles.....

Hi Lovely Blogging Peeps....

Today I'm a little sad, as I have decided it's time for me to step down from the Whimsie Doodles Design Team...  

I've enjoyed being part of the team and using the fabulous images for a couple of years now - but it's about time I started to be able to use all the other wonderful stamps and images that I buy and that just sit on my desk and wait........ and wait!  
I chose to use Spring Lizzie for my card - and yes... there's very little pink..... I don't know if I'm happy or not with this!  Her hat is sort of peachy - not quite the nice pink I love - so not counted!  And I used yellow!  That's a colour I generally save that to only use on chicks! LOL!

Materials used:
Crafts Too Embossing Folder
Paper - Doodlebug Design Fruit Stand
Colouring - Copics
Hair - E21/23/25
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Dress - Y11/36/35, YG11/05/25
Hat, Shoes and Can R00/11/02/85
Glitter, Button Twine and Gems
Doodlebug Designs Enamel Dots

It's a bit warmer here today than the cold 4/5 deg C conditions we had yesterday...  My lovely OH and I walked to the end of our road where the Tour De Yorkshire was passing by......  they'd had rain and snow on their way - I have every respect for those cyclists!!

An amazing sight!

Big hugs to all and Happy Crafting...

Thursday, 28 April 2016

For a Child/Baby.....

Hi Lovely Blogging Pals...

Another fortnight has (oh so quickly) gone by , and it's time again for another lovely challenge at In The Pink.

This time, our theme is: 


and believe it or not, I did struggle to come up with an image out of all the stamps/digis that I have - that was most suitable for a child!  I think most of my collection are pretty childish anyways...  I just wanted to choose the most apt!  And this is what I came up with...

Materials Used:
Die - Lil' Inkers Stitched Squares
Paper - MFT Smitten Paper Pad
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair - E50/53/55/57
Eyes B12/14
Dress - R81/83/85/89
Fluffball - W0/1
Dragronfly - BV000
Glitter and Sequins

Yes....... that hair scared me.......  but I just took it a little at a time and was really pleased with the result!  But it's one of those things though that you could keep on adding to....... and adding to........ LOL! x

Hope we'll see you over at In The Pink joining in the fun and checking out what the lovely Pink Ladies came up with - there is a fabulous $6 voucher from Little Miss Muffet Stamps for the randomly picked Perfect Pinkie!

Big hugs

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Tickled PINK!


Morning Lovely Bloggers....

Have you heard the news??  There's a party going on a CC Designs...  to celebrate the Tickled Pink line going digi!

Of course, as you may well guess - I was ALSO Tickled Pink to be able to use one of these lovely images for a card today.... and yes....... you guessed it.... in PINK!

Sentiment done on PC
Colouring - Copics
Skin E000/00/11/70, R21
Hair and Dress RV000/91/93/95
Shading and Bow T0/1/3/5
Sequins and Glitter from Stash

Pop over to the CC Designs Facebook Page to join in the party - there's fun and games, prizes to be won, AND 25% off all Tickled Pink Digis until 30 April!  See you there!

Big hugs

Monday, 25 April 2016

MY Cupcake!!


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends....

Today's card is another for CC Designs from the April release - this is a little lady who attacks cupcakes just like I do!

Now, I DO try to do cards other than with pink..... honest I do, but it seems that my most 'go to' colours are here.....  

Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair YR14/18, E08/18
Dress - RV10/11/32/34/23
Shading T0/1/3

Hope you like what I did...

Big hugs

Friday, 15 April 2016

Whimsie Doodles Rainbow Challenge


Hi All..........

Yes........ tis me AGAIN!! lol!

This time it's the turn of Whimsie Doodles - today it's the start of our new challenge - and the theme is to use a photo inspiration - here's the colours we had to use:

I cheated just a tad... by using a colourful paper.... but then I did try to get all the colours on the image too...

Materials used:
Dies - Dienamics Doubled Stitched Rectangles, Dienamics Stars Stax
Paper - Echo Park Little Man
Colouring - Copics
Skin - E000/00/11/70, R20
Hair E21/25/29
Clothes R24/29/46, B000/91/93/95, V09/17
Yellows Y21/35
Ground YG61/63
Shoes E23/25
Shading W0/1/3/5

Hope you'll pop over to Whimsie Doodles HERE and join in the RAINBOW fun!

(and look at me - no pink AGAIN! lol!)

Big Hugs

Birthday CAKE!


Hi All........ 

Yes I'm back again - somehow a lot of my DT cards come at once!  Anyway...  I hope you don't get bored... and if you do, I apologise now!  

It's the turn of CC Designs for my first card today.....  and as you may have already gathered, I'm truly in LOVE with these little characters from the Cupcakes and Balloons set of the April release  They are just UBER-UBER cute - would you just look at her face here?? LOL!

Hair E21/23/25/29
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Dress and Shoes V000/04/12
Cake E21/23, V000/04
Socks C1
Glossy Accents

Yes..........  and NO pink!! hehe!

Big hugs

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Edna Blows a Kiss...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

I can't believe how fast these fortnights are going - here we are again so quickly with another challenge at In The Pink!  Today's theme is


so it's another nice easy one.... yes?

I decided to use one of the lovely Stamping Bella rubber stamps that have been waiting for my attention.....  meet Edna!  She's special to me, as that was my Mum's name - and I still miss my Mum even though she passed away in 1989.  So, I wanted Edna to look like she was perching on a ledge, blowing her kisses off to the clouds...  I think I managed it...

I fussy cut around Edna - and around the clouds that come in the set also - I do like my fussy cutting - it's a bit of an addiction!  Her hair was a something of a challenge... but I'm happy how it turned out!

Materials used:
Paper - Digi from Etsy
Colouring - Copics
Hair E21/25/29
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Dress and Headband RV000/91, R81/83/85
Wings RV000/91 and Blender Pen
Pearl Strips and Glitter from Stash

So.. I hope you'll pop over and join in the fun at In The Pink - if your name is randomly drawn from our Perfect Pinkies...  you could win a £10 Live and Love Crafts gift voucher!


Big Hugs and Happy (PINK) Crafting...

Monday, 11 April 2016

Cupcakes and Balloons


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

OK.......  I have to say, first off, that I'm not going to be held responsible if you just 'have to have' this little girlie and her friend.........  she is truly irresistible and comes with another little girlie and her cupcake!  So... don't blame me if you 'have to have' a little spend - it's not my fault!   She's from the fabulous April release at CC Designs.......  and to be quite honest, you'll be spoiled for choice if you go take a look-see at the whole release... here...

Materials used:
(these are a HAVE TO HAVE too - so many gorgeous shapes!)
Colouring - Copics
Hair E21/25/29
Skin E000/00/11/70, R20
Pinks RV91, R81/83/85/89
Balloon V000/01/01/12

So.... don't you just love her???????  And can you resist???  

Big hugs

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Woo Hoo!! It's release day at CC Designs!

Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Yes! Today is RELEASE DAY for all of the new APRIL products atCC Designs!! As you have seen from our Preview Days, all of these products are perfect for those upcoming birthday celebrations...WOO HOO!! time to PAAAAARTY! 

For the month of April, we have 7 adorable character stamps, 1 sentiment stamp set, 3 awesome die sets, and a new paper exciting as always!!

I chose to use the beautiful Birthday Princess for my card... in a colour I'm not used to.... it's peach, not PINK! LOL!

the waste hearts from the die around the image!)
Colouring - Copics
Peaches - R000/11/30/32
Shading - W1/3/5/7
Lots of Glitter on her frilly skirt!!

Your next stop on the hop is Colleen.  Every release we will have a New Release Blog Hop to showcase our talented Design Team. Check out these fabulous creations...

Christine (me!)

And we can’t have a Blog Hop without a PRIZE!! Here's how to enter:

 Leave a comment on each DT member’s blog, and then head back here to the C.C. Designs Blog to let us know you completed the hop. One random winner will receive a prize for completing the blog hop!! 

**This Blog Hop will end on Sunday, APRIL 10th at NOON, 12pm EST! Winners will be announced the following week!

Happy Hopping!!